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“As a federally recognized accrediting agency, 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.” (HLC, n.d., https://www.ncahlc.org/Policies/federal-compliance-program.html)
Federal Compliance Reports and Consumer Information
Accreditation by recognized accrediting agencies provides the public with the assurance that the college meets the requirements of the accrediting bodies and meets their quality standards. Verification of fulfillment of HLC/NCA standards is important to our students, current and potential, and all our other constituencies. Accreditation impacts transfer options for students, the university’s eligibility for grants, and the ability to obtain and award financial aid. The accrediting process gives the college an opportunity to do an intensive review of its strengths and weaknesses and to use this information to direct its continuous improvement efforts.