State Specific Authorizations

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CSU Global is proud to offer educational programs to students in all U.S. states and territories and around the world.

As a regionally accredited public university that participates in federal financial aid programs, CSU Global works to ensure that it provides students with accurate and complete regulatory information. This includes documenting compliance with the state laws in any states where educational programming is offered as required by the U.S. Department of Education's Program Integrity Rules.

Not all states require state specific authorizations, and the activities that require authorization vary from state to state. Please direct any questions related to state authorizations to state.authorizations@csuglobal.edu.

NC-SARA

CSU Global is a participating member in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). SARA is an agreement among member states, districts, and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. SARA is overseen by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and administered by four regional education compacts. For the State of Colorado, this is the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).

Once a state has joined SARA, and then subsequently approves a school or college as a participating institution, a university may offer distance education to students residing in SARA participating states. Approved institutions will have no restrictions on advertising, marketing, and program offerings, and minimal restrictions on clinical practice and internships (no greater than 10 students at one location).

For a list of Colorado approved institutions see: http://nc-sara.org/states/co

For a list of currently approved institutions and participating states see: http://nc-sara.org/sara-states-institutions

Internships and Practica

Some states have restrictions regarding internships, student teaching, and practica, and as such, these opportunities may not be available in all states.

International Students

Many countries regulate the recognition of foreign degrees and credentials. Some countries do not officially recognize online degrees awarded by foreign colleges or universities. CSU Global strives to monitor regulatory requirements related to international authorization. However, it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that a degree awarded by CSU Global will be recognized by a foreign country for the purpose of employment or enrollment in other educational programs.

State Contact Information for Grievances

Students who have not reached a satisfactory resolution upon completion of the institutional grievance process may file a complaint with the appropriate agency listed below:

For grievance resolution in Colorado and the following states and territories that have reciprocity with Colorado:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

States and Territories not Participating in Reciprocity:

  • California residents can file complaints through the California Department of Consumer Affairs online at www.dca.ca.gov or call toll-free 833-942-1120

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