Accreditation is the process by which colleges and universities demonstrate that they meet quality and integrity standards of higher education. In order for its students to be eligible for Title IV financial aid, a college or university must be accredited by a federally recognized regional accrediting body. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is the regional accrediting organization for the New York City College of Technology. As of 2018, an institution must meet seven standards to earn accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In addition, the institution must verify that it complies with applicable federal regulations.