On October 29, 2010, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) released the final “program integrity” regulations. One regulation requires postsecondary institutions offering distance or correspondence courses to students not living in the institution’s state to obtain authorization from states in which it operates (has enrolled students). This authorization is required for students of that state to receive federal financial aid (gvtc.org).
CGTC is a member of Southern Regional Educational Board (SREB), one of the four regional compacts which comprise NC-SARA. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Additional information on CGTC’s State Authorizations and Program Integrity is provided below.
Central Georgia Technical College is authorized to provide online education to students who reside in 48 SARA member states*:
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The following states do not require authorization for colleges with no physical presence in the state*:
*Certain online programs, which include internships, practicums, or other experiential requirements may trigger additional State Authorization requirements. Individuals may check program availability in your state by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any complaints pertaining to a Central Georgia Technical College online course or program should be filed with Central Georgia Technical College first. Complaints not resolved at the college level may be submitted to TCSG using the Program Integrity Complaint Form.