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Authorization and Complaint Procedures by State

State Authorization is a legal issue dealing with an institution's adherence to state requirements for colleges to secure authorization to offer instruction in that state.

Regent students who desire to resolve a grievance are encouraged to follow the University's Student Appeals and Grievances Process located in the Student Handbook.


Alabama

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.ache.state.al.us

Alaska

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://acpe.alaska.gov/EDUCATOR-SCHOOL/Postsecondary_Institutions/Consumer_Protection

Arizona

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://azppse.state.az.us/student_info/compliance.asp

Arkansas

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.adhe.edu/sitecollectiondocuments/academicaffairsdivision/icac%20rules%20and%20regulations/appendixj.pdf

California

Authorization Information: California will be authorized when California joins SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.bppe.ca.gov/enforcement/complaint.shtml

Colorado

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/Complaints/default.html

Connecticut

Authorization Information: Connecticut will be authorized when Connecticut joins SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.ctohe.org/StudentComplaints.shtml

Delaware

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.doe.k12.de.us/

District of Columbia

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://osse.dc.gov/service/public-complaints

Florida

Authorization Information: Authorized by SREB* Electronic Campus**
Student Complaints: http://www.fldoe.org/cie/complaint.asp

Georgia

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.gnpec.org/MainMenu.asp

Hawaii

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://cca.hawaii.gov/ocp/

Idaho

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/priv_col_univ/student_complaint.asp

Illinois

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.ibhe.state.il.us/consumerinfo/complaint.htm

Indiana

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.in.gov/che/2744.htm

Iowa

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/content/constituent-request-review

Kansas

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.kansasregents.org/private_postsecondary_complaint_process

Kentucky

Authorization Information: Authorized by SREB* Electronic Campus**
Student Complaints: http://cpe.ky.gov/forstudents/consumercomplaints

Louisiana

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.ag.state.la.us/Article.aspx?articleID=36&catID=0

Maine

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.maine.gov/ag/consumer/complaints/index.shtml

Maryland

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://mhec.maryland.gov/career/pcs/gripe.asp

Massachusetts

Authorization Information: Massachusetts will be authorized when Massachusetts joins SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.mass.edu/forstudents/complaints/complaintprocess.asp

Michigan

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-35299_61343_35414_60647_2739---,00.html

Minnesota

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=1078

Mississippi

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.mississippi.edu/mcca/downloads/studentcomplaintform.pdf

Missouri

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.dhe.mo.gov/documents/POLICYONCOMPLAINTRESOLUTION-reviseddraft.pdf

Montana

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://mus.edu/MUS-statement-of-complaint-process.asp

Nebraska

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=85-2418

Nevada

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.cpe.state.nv.us/CPE Complaint Info.htm

New Hampshire

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.education.nh.gov/highered/colleges/index.htm

New Jersey

Authorization Information: New Jersey will be authorized when New Jersey joins SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.nj.gov/oag/ca/complaint/ocp.pdf

New Mexico

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.hed.state.nm.us/students/complaints.aspx

New York

Authorization Information: New York will be authorized when New York joins SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/spr/COMPLAINTFORMINFO.html

North Carolina

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.ncdoj.com/Consumer/2-2-12-File-a-Complaint.aspx

North Dakota

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.ag.nd.gov/CPAT/CPAT.htm

Ohio

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://scr.ohio.gov/ConsumerInformation/FilingaComplaint.aspx

Oklahoma

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.okhighered.org/resources/Student-Complaint-Form/

Oregon

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: https://justice.oregon.gov/complaints/

Pennsylvania

Authorization Information: Pennsylvania will be authorized when Pennsylvania joins SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.education.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/higher_education/8711/complaint_procedure/1004474

Rhode Island

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.ribghe.org/8a1031912.pdf

South Carolina

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.che.sc.gov/CHE_Docs/AcademicAffairs/License/Complaint_procedures_and_form.pdf

South Dakota

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://atg.sd.gov/Consumers/HandlingComplaints/ConsumerComplaintForm.aspx

Tennessee

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: https://www.tn.gov/consumer/complaint.shtml

Texas

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/

Utah

Authorization Information: Utah will be authorized when Utah joins SARA
Student Complaints: http://consumerprotection.utah.gov/complaints/index.html

Vermont

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://education.vermont.gov/documents/EDU-Complaint_Resolution_Statement_for_Postsecondary_Education_Matters.pdf

Virginia

Authorization Information: Authorized
Student Complaints: http://www.schev.edu/forms/StudentComplaintInformation.pdf

Washington

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.wsac.wa.gov/protecting-education-consumers

West Virginia

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://www.wvhepc.com/inside-the-commission/offices-and-affiliates/legal/

Wisconsin

Authorization Information: Wisconsin will be authorized when Wisconsin joins SARA
Student Complaints: http://eab.state.wi.us/resources/complaint.asp

Wyoming

Authorization Information: Authorized by NC-SARA
Student Complaints: http://edu.wyoming.gov/downloads/nutrition/cacfp-policy-0114-formal-complaint-procedure-2.pdf

SARA — The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) establishes a state-level reciprocity process that will support the nation in its efforts to increase the educational attainment of its people by making state authorization more efficient, effective and uniform.

*SREB — SREB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Atlanta. Member states are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. SREB's work is funded by member appropriations and by grants and contracts from foundations and local, state and federal agencies.

**Electronic Campus — is an "electronic marketplace" of online courses and programs from the South's colleges and universities. The Electronic Campus was designed to provide learning opportunities from accredited colleges and universities that offered courses and programs that exceed SREB's Principles of Good Practice.

For programs requiring authorization check with your state department of education.

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