Higher Learning Commission

Federal Compliance Report 2018

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is required to assure that all its member institutions are meeting their Title IV program responsibilities as well as complying with the expectations of specific regulations accreditors must enforce as a part of their recognition by the U.S. Department of Education. Compliance with these requirements by both institutions and HLC is necessary to ensure that institutions accredited by the HLC are eligible for federal financial aid.

The issue-areas that are part of the federal compliance report  include, but are not limited to:

  • Assignment of Credits, Program Length and Tuition
  • Institutional Records of Student Complaints
  • Publication of Transfer Policies
  • Practices for Verification of Student Identity
  • Title IV Program Responsibilities
  • Required Information for Students and the Public
  • Advertising and Recruitment Materials and Other Public Information
  • Review of Student Outcome Data
  • Publication of Student Outcome Data
  • Standing With State and Other Accrediting Agencies
  • Public Notification of Opportunity to Comment

Items in the bullet list above are included as appendices, and can be accessed by university staff at T:\Collaboration\HLC\Federal Compliance\Final Report.