South Dakota Codified Law 13-48
South Dakota Codified Law Chapter 13-48, Authorization to Provide Postsecondary Education addresses the authorization process to offer postsecondary education services in South Dakota. On Oct. 29, 2010, the USDOE (United States Department of Education) released new â€œprogram integrityâ€ regulations focused on the need for institutions offering distance or correspondence education to acquire authorization from any state in which it â€œoperatesâ€. This is required to maintain eligibility for students of that state to receive federal financial aid.
Simply defined as:
- No postsecondary institution may provide educational programs at physical locations in this state unless it has been issued a certificate of authorization from the Secretary of State (SDCL 13-48-35)
- If any institution changes its name or the physical location of any campus, the institutions must notify the Secretary of State in writing within 30 day (SDCL 13-48-39).