What is State Authorization? State Authorization allows Regis University to legally offer educational activities, including on-ground experiences like internships and clinicals, outside Colorado. Authorization requirements for out-of-state activities vary by state and program. At Regis University, we work with various entities to ensure we research and meet state regulations, seek and maintain program approvals, and communicate and disclose information to help you succeed no matter where you may decide to live both while studying and then pursuing your career goals. SARAAuthorizationStudentComplaintInformationProfessionalLicensureProgramsInternationalStudents The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is a national initiative to increase access to distance education courses and programs while maintaining compliance standards with state regulatory agencies. Institutions participating in SARA can offer educational opportunities in all 49 SARA member states, districts, and territories without seeking separate approvals. Regis University was approved as an institutional SARA participant in 2015. Participation expands educational opportunities for students nationwide and reduces the cost to offer Regis University programs nationally. SARA establishes national standards for offering interstate education, but additional approvals may be required for programs that lead to professional licensure or programs placing more than 10 students at a field experience site in a SARA state. To learn more about SARA, visit nc-sara.org. Regis University is authorized to offer out-of-state educational activities in all 50 states. (Please see program specific exceptions below.) SARA Authorization Regis University participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), which allows Regis to offer courses and programs in all SARA member states, territories, and districts. Non-SARA States Regis University also may offer courses or programs to students located in states that have not joined SARA: California: The California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education does not require out-of-state non-profit accredited institutions to register with them. Therefore, Bureau approval for Regis University to offer distance education in California is not required PROGRAM EXCEPTIONS Due to regulatory requirements in the states listed below, Regis University’s Loretto Heights School of Nursing is unable to accept or enroll students who intend to reside and/or do clinical in any of these states while pursuing RN-BSN, MS Nursing, Post-Graduate Certificate, or DNP education through any of our distance learning formats. Kentucky | Louisiana | New York | North Dakota | Oregon (APRN only) Regis University Complaint Process Students enrolled in a Regis University course who have a complaint about a course or experience should follow Regis University’s Student Complaints Policy. SARA State Complaint Process Students enrolled in a course that takes place outside Colorado in a SARA member state must first follow Regis University’s Student Complaints Policy for the resolution of complaints. If a student is not satisfied with the outcome of that process, a complaint involving allegations of dishonest or fraudulent activity, including the provision of false or misleading information, may be brought to the Colorado SARA portal entity. The SARA portal entity in the state where the student is located will be notified that the complaint was received and may assist as needed. Resolution of the complaint by the Colorado SARA portal entity is final. Please note that grade appeals and student conduct appeals are not allowed under SARA. Non-SARA State Complaints Students participating in a course that takes place in a non-SARA state may file a complaint with the Colorado Department of Higher Education, or may file a complaint in the state where the student is located: California: A complaint may be filed by writing to the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) or calling DCA’s Consumer Information Center (CIC) at: California Department of Consumer Affairs Consumer Information Center 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N-112 Sacramento, California 95834 Telephone: (833) 942-1120 firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, you may also go to the DCA website. Regis University programs that lead to a professional license or certification in Colorado may not meet eligibility requirements for a license or certificate in another state. If you are planning to seek professional licensure or certification outside Colorado, it is strongly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification prior to enrollment at Regis University. If your program leads to a professional license or certification, authorization may or may not be required from the state professional licensing board prior to beginning a clinical or field experience in a state other than Colorado. Check with your program's internship or clinical coordinator with questions about state professional licensure board requirements prior to beginning an internship or field experience in another state. Due to regulatory requirements in Kentucky, Louisiana, New York, and North Dakota, Regis University’s Loretto Heights School of Nursing is unable to accept or enroll students who intend to reside and/or do clinical in any of these states while pursuing RN-BSN, MS Nursing, Post-Graduate Certificate, or DNP education through any of our distance learning formats. Regis University’s Loretto Heights School of Nursing is also unable to accept or enroll students who intend to reside and/or do clinical in the state of Oregon for the APRN program. Alabama Alabama Commission on Higher Education PO Box 302000 Montgomery, AL 36130-2000 https://www.accs.cc/index.cfm/school-licensure/complaints/ Alaska Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education PO Box 110505 Juneau, AK 99811-0505 Email: EED.ACPE-IA@alaska.gov Arizona Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education 1400 W. Washington Street Room 260 Phoenix, AZ 85007 https://ppse.az.gov/complaint Arkansas Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board Arkansas Department of Higher Education 114 East Capitol Ave Little Rock, AR 72201 PDF: http://www.adhe.edu/institutions/academic-affairs/institutional-certification-advisory-committee/grievance-form California California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education P.O. Box 980818 W. Sacramento, CA 95798-0818 PDF: http://www.bppe.ca.gov/forms_pubs/complaint.pdf Colorado Colorado Department of Higher Education 1560 Broadway, Suite 1600 Denver, CO 80202 http://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/Complaints/default.html Connecticut The Office of Financial & Academic Affairs for Higher Education 61 Woodland Street Hartford, CT 06105-2326 http://www.ctohe.org/studentcomplaints.shtml Delaware Delaware Department of Education Higher Education Office John G. Townsend Building 401 Federal Street Dover, DE 19901 Email: email@example.com District of Columbia District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education Education Licensure Commission 810 First Street, NE 2nd Floor Washington, DC 20002 http://osse.dc.gov/service/public-complaints Florida Florida Commission on Independent Education 325 W. Gaines Street Suite 1414 Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400 http://www.fldoe.org/policy/cie/file-a-complaint.stml Georgia Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission 2082 E. Exchange Pl. #220 Tucker, GA 30084-5334 PDF: http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/docs/392/5/06.pdf Hawaii Hawaii State Board of Education PO Box 2360 Honolulu, HI 96804 http://hawaii.gov/dcca/ocp/consumer_complaint Idaho Idaho State Board of Education 650 West State Street PO Box 83720 Boise, ID 83720-0037 http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/priv_col_univ/student_complaint.asp Illinois Illinois Board of Higher Education 431 East Adams, 2nd Floor Springfield, IL 62701-1404 firstname.lastname@example.org Institutional Complaint Hotline: (217) 557-7359 Indiana Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education Attn: Director of Regulatory Compliance 302 W Washington Street, Room E201 Indianapolis, IN 46204 http://www.in.gov/cpe/2329.htm Iowa Iowa College Aid 603 E. 12th Street, 5th Floor Des Moines, IA 50319 https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/content/constituent-request-review Kansas Kansas Board of Regents 1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 520 Topeka, KS 66612-1368 http://www.kansasregents.org/state_university_student_complaint_form Kentucky Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education 1024 Capital Center Dr. #320 Frankfort, KY 40601-7512 http://cpe.ky.gov/campuses/consumer_complaint.html Louisiana Louisiana Board of Regents PO Box 3677 Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3677 PDF: http://www.regents.la.gov/page/StudentComplaints Maine Maine Department of Education Complaint Investigator 23 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0023 Maryland Maryland Higher Education Commission 6 N. Liberty Street Baltimore, MD 21201 http://mhec.maryland.gov/institutions_training/Pages/career/pcs/complaint.aspx Massachusetts Massachusetts Department of Higher Education One Ashburton Place Room 1401 Boston, MA 02108 http://www.mass.edu/forstufam/complaints/complaints.asp Michigan Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth Office of Postsecondary Services Proprietary School Unit Staff 201 N. Washington Sq. Lansing, MI 48913 PDF: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/Post-Secondary_Student_Complaints_498839_7.pdf Minnesota Minnesota Office of Higher Education 1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350 St. Paul, MN 55108 http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=1078 Mississippi Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation 3825 Ridgewood Road Jackson, MS 39211 PDF: http://www.mississippi.edu/mcca/downloads/studentcomplaintform.pdf Missouri Missouri Department of Higher Education 205 Jefferson Street PO Box 1469 Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469 PDF: http://www.dhe.mo.gov/documents/POLICYONCOMPLAINTRESOLUTION-reviseddraft.pdf Montana Montana University System Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education 2500 Broadway PO Box 203201 Helena, MT 59620-3201 http://www.mus.edu Nebraska Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education PO Box 95005 Lincoln, NE 68509-5005 http://www.ccpe.state.ne.us/PublicDoc/CCPE/ Nevada Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education 3663 East Sunset Road Suite 202 Las Vegas, Nevada 89120 http://www.cpe.state.nv.us/CPE%20Complaint%20Info.htm New Hampshire New Hampshire Higher Education Commission 101 Pleasant Street Concord, NH 03301-3494 http://www.education.nh.gov/highered/colleges/index.htm New Jersey State of New Jersey PO Box 542 Trenton, NJ 08625 http://www.state.nj.us/highereducation/More_HE_Resources/accreditation.htm New Mexico New Mexico Higher Education Department 2048 Galisteo Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 http://www.hed.state.nm.us/students/hed-student-complaint-form.aspx New York New York Office of College and University Evaluation New York State Education Department 5 North Mezzanine Albany, NY 12234 http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/spr/COMPLAINTFORMINFO.html North Carolina The University of North Carolina General Administration Post-secondary Education Complaints c/o Assistance Director of Licensure and Workforce Studies 910 Raleigh Road Chapel Hill, NC 27514 http://www.northcarolina.edu/?q=complaints North Dakota North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education State Capitol - 15th Floor 600 E. Boulevard Ave. Dept. 270 Bismarck, ND 58505-0610 http://www.nd.gov/cte/ Ohio Ohio Board of Regents 30 East Broad Street, 36th floor Columbus, OH 43215-3414 http://www.ohiohighered.org/ Oklahoma Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education 655 Research Parkway Suite 200 Oklahoma City, OK 73104 Oregon Oregon Office of Degree Authorization 1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100 Eugene, OR 97401 http://www.osac.state.or.us/oda/accreditation.html Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Department of Education 333 Market Street, 12th Floor Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333 http://www.education.pa.gov/Postsecondary-Adult/College%20and%20Career%20Education/Pages/Students-Complaints.aspx#tab-1 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education PO Box 1900 San Juan, PR 00910-1900 http://www.de.gobierno.pr/ Rhode Island Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education Shepard Building 80 Washington Street Providence, RI 02903 http://www.ribghe.org/ South Carolina South Carolina Commission on Higher Education 1122 Lady Street, Suite 300 Columbia, SC 29201 PDF: http://www.che.sc.gov/Portals/0/CHE_Docs/academicaffairs/license/complaint_procedures_and_form.pdf South Dakota South Dakota Board of Regents 306 E. Capitol Ave, Suite 200 Pierre, SD 57501-2545 Tennessee Tennessee Higher Education Commission 404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1900 Nashville, TN 37243 Texas Texas Workforce Commission Career Schools and Colleges 101 East 15th Street, Room 226-T Austin, TX 78778-0001 PDF: http://www.twc.state.tx.us/svcs/propschools/ps401a.pdf Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 1200 E. Anderson Lane Austin, TX 78752 http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=051F93F5‐03D4‐9CCE‐40FA9F46F2CD3C9D Utah Utah Division of Consumer Protection 160 East 300 South Salt Lake City, UT 84111 http://consumerprotection.utah.gov/complaints/index.html Vermont Vermont Department of Education State Board of Education 120 State Street Montpelier, VT 05620-2501 PDF: http://www.education.vermont.gov/new/pdfdoc/pgm_postsecondary/EDU-Complaint_Resolution_Statement_for_Postsecondary_Education_Matters.pdf Virginia State Council of Higher Education for Virginia 101 N. 14th St., 9th Floor James Monroe Building Richmond, VA 23219 PDF: http://www.schev.edu/forms/StudentComplaintInformation.pdf Washington Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board 917 Lakeridge Way PO Box 43430 Olympia, WA 98504-3430 http://www.wsac.wa.gov/protecting-education-consumers West Virginia West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission 1018 Kanawha Blvd E., Ste 700 Charleston, WV 25301-2800 http://www.wvhepc.com/ Wisconsin Wisconsin Educational Approval Board 201 W. Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor P.O. Box 8696 Madison, WI 53708 - 8696 http://eab.state.wi.us/resources/complaint.asp Wyoming Wyoming Department of Education 2300 Capitol Avenue Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050 If you are an international student interested in enrolling in an online program, please note: Countries may or may not regulate education provided to students in their jurisdiction, requiring higher education institutions to comply with their regulations. At this time, Regis University cannot guarantee that a program meets the curriculum requirements in your country. International students interested in enrolling in Regis University's degree programs should review the Admission Guidelines to verify eligibility.