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Regulation #6-339: Postsecondary Distance Education Reciprocity

Rescinds Chapter 741 and adds Chapter 741a to set the fees for institutions of higher education seeking to join the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), and repromulgates sections relating to definitions, SARA membership, fees nonrefundable and annual renewals.

Regulation Details
IRRC Number 3296 Proposed Regulation Received March 09, 2021
Agency Name Department of Education PA Bulletin Publish Date March 20, 2021
Regulation Status Final-Form Close of Public Comment April 19, 2021
PA Code 22 Pa. Code Chapter 741
22 Pa. Code Chapter 741a
Final Due By April 19, 2023
Analysts Assigned Fiona E. Cormack  (FEC)
Michelle L. Elliott  (MLE)
IRRC Comments Due May 19, 2021
Final-Form Regulation Received September 22, 2021
Public Meeting Date November 18, 2021
Published as Final January 15, 2022
Actions Taken
Approved by Law (no comments Section 5(g) ) November 17, 2021
House Committee Deems Regulation Approved November 17, 2021
Senate Committee Deems Regulation Approved November 17, 2021

  • Proposed Regulation
  • Final Regulation
  • Related Documents

Public Comments on Proposed Regulation

March 30, 2021

March 30, 2021

Legislative Comments (on the Proposed and Final Regulation)

There are currently no legislative comments on the proposed or final regulation.


IRRC Comments on Proposed Regulation

May 19, 2021

Public Comments on Final Regulation

There are currently no public comments on the final regulation.


Legislative Comments (on the Proposed and Final Regulation)

There are currently no legislative comments on the proposed or final regulation.


IRRC Order(s)

APPROVAL November 17, 2021

In addition to comments, IRRC occasionally receives other correspondence and written materials from state agencies and the legislature regarding pending regulations. These documents can be found on this portion of our website.

There are currently no related documents.