1370.001 Learner Location


Effective July 1, 2020, 34 CFR 600.9(c) and 34 CFR 668.43(c), require institutions to determine the state in which the student is located while enrolled at an institution. In 34 CFR 600.9(c), student location determines the state(s) in which the institutions that offer distance or correspondence education must be authorized. In 34 CFR 668.43(c), student location determines the conditions under which the institution must make professional licensure disclosures.

The purpose of this policy is to comply with Federal Regulations, individual state and international laws, and state authorization reciprocity agreements [e.g., National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)]. The physical location of the student during an educational activity may impact FIU’s authorization to offer online education and experiential learning experiences to that student. The difference between “location” and “residence” plays an important role in FIU maintaining compliance with several regulations. While residency requirements vary by State, a State’s authorization jurisdiction is based upon the location of the educational activity.

Published on 2020-05-27

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