2.06 – Program Disclosure Compliance

A. Purpose

To establish processes to meet federal disclosure compliance regulations for programs offered in all modalities.

B. Policy

The college will meet federal disclosure compliance regulations for programs offered in all modalities and to students living in or from states outside of Missouri.

C. Procedures

State Authorization

The college will maintain enrollment in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) to maintain compliance with offering postsecondary education through distance education to students located in states in which the college does not maintain a physical location. State authorizations will be evaluated on an annual basis for changes and updates.

Student Location

A student’s state of residence will be determined initially at the time of admission to the college as disclosed by the student. It is the student’s responsibility to inform the college if their state of residence changes at any point during their educational process at the college.

Program Disclosure

The college will comply with federal regulations and publish, on college websites and within the college catalog, information on state licensure/certification. This will include a listing of states for those college programs that do meet the requirements for licensure/certification, states where those programs do not meet requirements, and states for which the college has not made a determination of meeting educational requirements for program licensure/certification. Program requirements will be reviewed and updated annually.

Students who reside outside of the state of Missouri at the time of admission to the college will be notified whether their program of interest meets the educational requirements of the student’s state of residence for state licensure/certifications that may be required for employment.

Upon annual review of programs or notification of a state of residence change by a student, if a student has a designated program of study that does not meet the educational requirements for licensure/certification for anticipated employment in that state, the student will be informed within 14 days of such determination or notification.

Acknowledgement of Action

Students who reside in a state whose educational requirements will not be met by the college’s program or if the college is unable to make a determination and the student chooses to continue with the program of study, will be required to sign written documentation acknowledging their acceptance of this information.

Appeals/Grievance Procedures

The college has established an equitable and orderly process to resolve academic dissatisfaction at the college through the Academic and Course Grade Appeal process (2.62). Any concerns related to the program disclosure compliance should be reported through the procedures of policy 2.62.

D. Definitions

Modality is the instructional delivery method of the course.

E. Authority

This policy is maintained under the authority of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

F. Related Policies

2.62 Academic and Course Grade Appeal

G. Implementation

This policy is effective July 1, 2020.

Policy approved and adopted by the Board of Trustees on June 8, 2020.


Purpose, procedures, responsibilities and definitions approved and adopted by the Cabinet on May 20, 2020. Set for review in fiscal year 2026 – 2027.