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State-Specific Authorizations

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.


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.

At this time, Internships and Practica are not available in the following states: Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New York, or Puerto Rico.

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 that have reciprocity with Colorado:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Colorado Department of Higher Education

Heather DeLange Academic Policy Officer
1560 Broadway, Suite 1600
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: (303) 866-2723
Fax: (303) 866-4266


California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education

2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833

Telephone: 916.431.6959
FAX: 916.263.1897


Connecticut Department of Higher Education

61 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105-2326

Telephone: 860.947.1800


Florida Department of Education

325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400

Telephone: 850.245.3200
Fax: 850.245.3238
E-mail: cieinfo@fldoe.org


Massachusetts Board of Higher Education

Office of the General Counsel
One Ashburton Place, Room 1401
BOSTON, MA 02108

Phone: (617) 994-6950
FAX: (617) 727-0955


New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education

20 West State Street, 4th floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0542

Phone: (609) 292-4310
Fax: (609) 292-7225


New York State Education Department

Office of College and University Evaluation
EBA Room 969
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234

Telephone: 518.474.2593
Fax: 518.486.2779


Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education

P.O. Box 19900
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00910-1900

Telephone: 787. 641.7100
Fax: 787.641.2573



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