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Advocates urge NC-SARA to add more consumer protections for online students

February 13, 2023

A dozen policy advocates and higher education groups are calling on the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, an organization that controls an important interstate distance learning pact, to bake more consumer protections into its policies.

NC-SARA was founded in 2013 with the goal of easing regulatory burdens for online colleges operating across state lines. The private nonprofit controls a multistate reciprocity agreement that enables online colleges to avoid having to seek separate authorization for each state where they enroll students.

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