The Council on Postsecondary Education has established a process for non-profit institutions who are interested in offering distance learning opportunities to RI residents but whose home state is not part of NC-SARA (non-SARA).
In order to protect consumers, the Council requires institutions to make substantive academic, financial, and procedural commitments:
Out-of-state, Non-Profit, Non-SARA Institutions: Initial Application Fees
Out-of-state, Non-Profit, Non-SARA Institutions: Annual Authorization Fees
If your institution is interested in applying to operate as a non-SARA institution, please complete the form below so that we can follow up with you.
If you have questions about eligibility, you can contact Paula Szulc, Associate Commissioner for Student Success, who is the SARA coordinator for Rhode Island: Paula.Szulc@riopc.edu or 401-736-1100.