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Supporting Academic Freedom Through Regulatory Relief Act

The Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act (H.R. 970) will repeal three unnecessary federal regulations that restrict choice and opportunity in higher education: the gainful employment regulation, the state authorization regulation, and the federal credit hour regulation.


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American Council on Education
Association of American Universities
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
Council for Higher Education Accreditation
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Regional Accrediting Organizations: 
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools 
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges 
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE)
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools 
The Higher Learning Commission (NCA-HLC) 
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities 
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Commission on Colleges 
Western Association of Schools and Colleges 
Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (WASC-ACCJC) 
Western Association of Schools and Colleges 
Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WASC-ACSU)

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