The relationship between private voluntary postsecondary accrediting agencies and the federal eligibility for student financial aid programs has attracted public scrutiny, due to the magnitude of loan defaults and the insistence of the agencies that accredited higher education institutions become more demographically diverse. The history of Department of Education recognition of such agencies is examined.
Jeffrey C. Martin,
Recent Developments Concerning Accrediting Agencies in Postsecondary Education,
57 Law and Contemporary Problems
Available at: http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/lcp/vol57/iss4/6