The law defines the characteristics and requirements that institutions must meet to be considered Title-IV eligible. The requirements vary somewhat among the three fundamental types of eligible institution, which are: public or private nonprofit institutions of higher education; proprietary (for-profit) institutions of higher education; public or private nonprofit postsecondary vocational institutions. Regulations elaborate on the basic statutory requirements, which address such factors as admissions criteria, type and length of academic program, accreditation, and state authorization to operate.
Related topics in this Index: Administrative Capability; Financial Responsibility; Program Eligibility; Program Participation Agreement
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The Compliance Engine is comprised of two modules: the Self-Evaluation Checklists which allows administrators to evaluate their programs in a centralized, shared online space, and the P&P Builder, a tool designed to assist institutions in the creation and maintenance of a policies and procedures manual. Along with an online space to update and maintain policies and procedures, the P&P Builder includes legislation and regulation associated with compliance with Title IV requirements.
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