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34 CFR--PART 600

View Printed Federal Register page 85 FR 54812 in PDF format.

Amendment(s) published September 2, 2020, in 85 FR 54812

Effective Dates: July 1, 202120210701-->-->

7. Section 600.52 is amended by revising the definition of “Foreign institution” and removing the authority citation at the end of the section to read as follows:

§600.52   Definitions.

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Foreign institution: (1) For the purposes of students who receive title IV aid, an institution that—

(i) Is not located in the United States;

(ii) Except as provided with respect to clinical training offered under §600.55(h)(1), §600.56(b), or §600.57(a)(2)—

(A) Has no U.S. location;

(B) Has no written arrangements, within the meaning of 34 CFR 668.5, with institutions or organizations located in the United States for those institutions or organizations to provide a portion of an eligible program, as defined under 34 CFR 668.8, except for written arrangements for no more than 25 percent of the courses required by the program to be provided by eligible institutions located in the United States; and

(C) Does not permit students to complete an eligible program by enrolling in courses offered in the United States, except that it may permit students to complete up to 25 percent of the program by—

(1) Enrolling in the coursework, research, work, or special studies offered by an eligible institution in the United States; or

(2) Participating in an internship or externship provided by an ineligible organization as described in 34 CFR 668.5(h)(2);

(iii) Is legally authorized by the education ministry, council, or equivalent agency of the country in which the institution is located to provide an educational program beyond the secondary education level; and

(iv) Awards degrees, certificates, or other recognized educational credentials in accordance with §600.54(e) that are officially recognized by the country in which the institution is located.

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1)(ii)(C) of this definition, independent research done by an individual student in the United States for not more than one academic year is permitted, if it is conducted during the dissertation phase of a doctoral program under the guidance of faculty, and the research is performed only in a facility in the United States.

(3) If the educational enterprise enrolls students both within the United States and outside the United States, and the number of students who would be eligible to receive title IV, HEA program funds attending locations outside the United States is at least twice the number of students enrolled within the United States, the locations outside the United States must apply to participate as one or more foreign institutions and must meet all requirements of paragraph (1) of this definition, and the other requirements of this part. For the purposes of this paragraph (3), an educational enterprise consists of two or more locations offering all or part of an educational program that are directly or indirectly under common ownership.

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