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  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Compliance


    The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Compliance from Drexel University's Thomas R. Kline School of Law provides in-depth study of crucial issues in higher education rules and regulations. It is designed for those working in higher education, such as financial aid counselors, risk management officers, and student advisors, and allows a greater understanding of the legal aspects of these jobs. In this program, you’ll learn both the foundations of the law and how to apply them to your everyday work-life.

    Drexel also offers a Master of Legal Studies with a concentration in Higher Education Compliance.

    Program Features

    • Entirely online, with courses taught by award-winning professors from the Kline School of Law and the School of Education
    • Covers higher education rules and regulations such as FERPA, Financial Aid, Campus Safety, Risk Management, Title IX, and more
    • Special tuition plans for employees and members of partner organizations

    Online Open House

    Join us on Tuesday, March 6th from 7 - 8 p.m. EST to learn more about our Legal Studies programs and have your questions answered by a Drexel representative. Register Today!

    View the recording of a previous open house.

    State restrictions may apply to some programs.


    Required Courses 
    LSED 532SLegal Landscape of Student Rights and Campus Safety3.0
    LSED 533SInstitutional Compliance: Aid and Accreditation3.0
    LSED 534SHigher Education Institutions: Financial Rules and Regulations3.0
    LSTU 501SCompliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting3.0
    LSTU 507SRisk Assessment and Management3.0
    Total Credits15.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended 
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $1200 per credit.

    • This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • All students must contact within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


    Academic Calendar

    2017-2018 Academic Year


    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Fall 2017

    August 21, 2017

    December 14, 2017

    Spring 2018

    January 8, 2018

    May 4, 2018

    Summer 2018

    May 21, 2018

    August 3, 2018

    Apply today for the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Compliance

    Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online!


    Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission.

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