Distance Education Disclosure

Federal regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education pursuant to Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and amendments thereto, require institutions participating in Title IV programs and offering distance education at the post-secondary level to conform with state regulations pertaining to degree programs. Although Newlane University does not participate in Title IV programs this does not lessen the University’s responsibility to adhere to applicable state laws and regulations dealing with delivery of distance education to the residents of any U.S.state, territory or protectorate.

Upon review of state laws and regulations, the University understands that it is free to offer online courses and programs in most states, territories and protectorates without further effort under its no-physical presence definition. The University has a physical location in Lehi, Utah, and no additional location or branch campus located in a domestic or foreign location. Moreover, the physical location in Lehi, Utah, is the university headquarters. It is not a site for in-person courses. All Newlane University programs are conducted online. 

Newlane University offers online distance education programs that allow students access to their coursework 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via the Internet. At Newlane University, online courses are developed and primarily taught as any regular on-campus classes. The readings, assignments, and examinations mirror courses taught in an on-campus setting. These courses include structured and special instructional resources to help you succeed as an online student. 

The structure in an online course is different from the convenient structure of an in-person course. Students won’t have the convenience of just showing up to class and connecting with other students in person to help motivate their learning, and help them complete course goals and objectives. While there are clear benefits to distance education, including the flexibility in geography and scheduling that is afforded to distance education students, if a student doesn’t complete their course work because they can’t or don’t make progress without the benefits of in-person learning environments, these benefits may not represent significant value.

Students conduct all necessary assessments for passing a course online. This includes self-assessing mastery of the course goals and objectives, completing a computer-scored course exam, and participating in a live course hearing over video chat with a live expert. 

The University discloses that there has not been a determination as to whether or not its distance education program meets applicable prerequisites for professional licensure or certification in the state or jurisdiction where its students reside.

Only institutions certified by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) can enroll F or M nonimmigrant students for study within the United States. As the University is not so certified, it does not admit F or M nonimmigrant students to on-campus study. There is no such restriction for online study by international students. Newlane does admit students that don’t reside in the United States.

The University discloses that it has a formal refund and course cancellation policy, which provides for refunds when a student requests cancellation of their enrollment. See our Cancellation and Refund Policies for more information.

The University maintains a complaint procedure designed to assist students who have perception of unfair and/or unlawful treatment. See Newlane University’s Complaint/Grievance Policy 

The University discloses that there have been no adverse actions initiated by the State of Utah or any accrediting agency related to the University’s distance education programs within the five calendar year period prior to the publishing of this disclosure. (Higher Education Act of 1965 and the rule adopted thereto at 34 CFR Part §668.50(b)(4)).

Further Information by Jurisdiction

The laws of states, territories and protectorates are always subject to change. The University updates this information as it participates in the state authorization process.