Accreditation, Accrediting Agencies, Institutions and Programs

"Accreditation, Accrediting Agencies, Institutions and Programs" submitted by SchoolGrantsfor Editorial Team and last updated on Monday 25th April 2011

Accreditation means that the school meets certain minimum academic standards, as defined by the accrediting body. The school must have accreditation from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to be eligible to participate in the administration of federal student aid programs. Accreditation means that the school meets certain minimum academic standards, as defined by the accrediting body.

The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accreditation in the United States involves non-governmental entities as well as governmental agencies. Accreditation is the key to unlocking federal student aid. Schools must be accredited to be eligible for student aid. More Details: