Going the Distance
Consumer Protection for Students Who Attend College Online

August 29, 2018
The Institute for College Access & Success

Three million Americans now go to college entirely online, including 1.3 million enrolled at a school online in a state other than where they live. This represents an important new choice for students, but also a new challenge for states seeking to ensure the quality of the education provided to residents. Going the Distance: Consumer Protection for Students Who Attend College Online outlines improvements to federal rules and ways states can collaborate to expand college opportunity without putting students at risk of unmanageable debt from poor-quality online colleges.