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Citations: (R)602.4
AsOfDate: 12/31/98

Sec. 602.4 Submission of information to the Secretary by recognized accrediting agencies.

Each accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary shall submit to the Secretary--

(a) Notice of final accrediting actions taken by the agency with respect to the institutions and programs it accredits;

(b) A copy of any annual report prepared by the agency;

(c) A copy, updated annually, of the agency's directory of accredited institutions and programs;

d) A summary of the agency's major accrediting activities during the previous year (an annual data summary), if so requested by
the Secretary to carry out the Secretary's responsibilities related to this part;

(e) Upon request of the Secretary, information regarding an accredited or preaccredited institution's compliance with its Title IV,
HEA program responsibilities, including its eligibility to participate in Title IV, HEA programs, for the purpose of assisting the
Secretary in resolving problems with the institution's participation in these programs;

(f) The name of any institution or program accredited by the agency that the agency has reason to believe is failing to meet its
Title IV, HEA program responsibilities or is engaged in fraud or abuse and the reason for the agency's concern; and

(g) Any proposed change in the agency's policies, procedures, or accreditation standards that might alter the agency's--

(1) Scope of recognition; or

(2) Compliance with the requirements of this part.

(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1099b)

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1840-0607)

Note: OMB number amended September 7, 1994, effective September 7, 1994.