State Authorization: Strategies for Online Providers

State Authorization: Strategies for Online Providers


You work hard to make sure that your online programming utilizes the best pedagogical knowledge and the best of educational technologies, and offers learning experiences.

But there is one more thing you need to tend to as you march headlong into the future of higher education: state authorization.

Along with your work to create quality courses and train excellent online teachers, online education also brings with it a whole new set of regulations that your institution must follow. To make things more complicated, these regulations vary from state to state, with some states requiring nothing and others demanding filings and fees. Before youíre through, it can require a serious investment of time and money.

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What your institution needs to do to remain compliant depends on where your students are and how their home states authorize institutions to educate their citizens. And the onus is on your institution to figure out what, if anything, you need to doóall on a state-by-state basis.

It sounds daunting, but the new Magna white paper State Authorization: Strategies for Online Providers can simplify things for you. This 50-page white paper offers:

  • An update on legal proceedings regarding federal requirements for institutions offering online programs
  • Clear guidance on how to remain compliant now
  • Resources that simplify compliance efforts
  • Strategies for advancing a national reciprocity model that could minimize the regulatory burden for institutions offering online programs
  • A thorough discussion of a proposed reciprocity model


As online programs continue to proliferate, states are getting more serious about enforcing their regulations and about levying penalties when institutions fail to comply. In the most extreme cases, states could ultimately refuse to recognize degrees awarded by noncompliant institutions.

Donít put your programs or your students in peril. State Authorization: Strategies for Online Providers tells you what you need to do now and what you can do to facilitate the adoption of a national reciprocity model that will ease the authorization administrative burden without compromising educational quality for students.

Itís a must-have resource for any institution that offers or is considering offering online degree programs.

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