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State Authorization

Alabama

AU is not currently pursuing state authorization in the state of Alabama and has no students who reside in the state.

Alaska

AU is exempt from authorization under AS 14.48 as an online distance delivered program and does not have a physical presence in the state.

Arizona

AU’s programs are not under the jurisdiction of the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education since the university has no physical presence in Arizona.

Arkansas

AU is not required to be licensed by the Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education since the institution has no physical presence in Arkansas.

Arkansas State Refund Policy

The Arkansas State Refund Policy applies when students who are residents of Arkansas withdraw, drop, or are administratively dropped from a course or the institution.

Tuition Due Student:

Proportion of Total Course, Program, or Term Completed as of Tuition Refund Date of Withdrawal or Termination

Less than 25% Prorated

25% up to but not including 50% 50% Refund

50% up to but not including 75% 25% Refund

More than 75% No Refund

California

AU is not required to be licensed by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education since the institution has no physical presence in California.

Colorado

AU’s online programs and activities do not constitute physical presence within Colorado; therefore, Colorado approval is not required to continue offering online degree and certificate programs.

Connecticut

AU is not required to be licensed by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education since the institution does not have a physical presence in Connecticut.

Delaware

AU is not incorporated in Delaware and does not have a physical presence. Therefore, Delaware Department of Education approval is not required.

District of Columbia

AU is not required to be licensed by the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission.

Florida

AU is not required to be licensed with the Florida Commission for Independent Education (Commission) since the institution is not physically located in Florida and instructors do not have face-to-face contact with students.

Georgia

AU does not have a physical presence in Georgia and is therefor not required to obtain state authorization.

Hawaii

AU does not have a physical presence in the State of Hawaii; therefore, authorization is not required.

Idaho

AU is not required to register in Idaho, since it is an online-only school outside of Idaho.

Illinois

AU is not currently pursuing state authorization in the state of Illinois and has no students who reside in the state.

Indiana

Indiana State Refund Policy

The Indiana State Refund Policy applies when students who are residents of Indiana withdraw, drop, or are administratively dropped from a course or the institution.

Tuition Due Student:

Proportion of Total Course, Program, or Term Completed as of Tuition Refund Date of Withdrawal or Termination

Less than 10% 90% Refund

10% up to but not including 25% 75% Refund

25% up to but not including 50% 50% Refund

50% up to but not including 75% 25% Refund

More than 75% No Refund

Iowa

Iowa State Refund Policy

The Iowa State Refund Policy applies when students who are residents of Iowa withdraw, drop, or are administratively dropped from a course or the institution and is calculated as follows:

Remaining # of scheduled school days (up to 60% of the total scheduled school days)

Divided by the total number of scheduled school days (up to 60% of the total scheduled school days)

Multiplied by 90% of the charged tuition.

If at any time, a student terminates a postsecondary educational program due to the student’s physical incapacity, the terminating student shall receive a refund of tuition charges in an amount that equals the amount of tuition charged to the student multiplied by the ratio of the remaining number of calendar days in the school period to the total number of calendar days in the school period.

Kansas

AU’s online programs and activities do not constitute physical presence within Kansas; therefore, Kansas approval is not required to continue offering online degree and certificate programs.

Kentucky

AU is not currently pursuing authorization in Kentucky and has no students enrolled who reside in Kentucky.
Louisiana

AU is not regulated by the Board of Regents, since it offers courses and programs fully online and does not maintain physical facilities in the State of Louisiana.

Maine

AU is exempt from State of Maine approval or authorization requirements to offer online instructional programming to citizens of Maine.

Maryland

Maryland State Refund Policy

The Maryland State Refund Policy applies when students who are residents of Maryland withdraw, drop, or are administratively dropped from a course or the institution.

Tuition Due Student:

Proportion of Total Course, Program, or Term Completed as of Tuition Refund Date of Withdrawal or Termination

Less than 10% 90% Refund

10% up to but not including 20% 80% Refund

20% up to but not including 30% 60% Refund

30% up to but not including 40% 40% Refund

40% up to but not including 60% 20% Refund

More than 60% No Refund

Massachusetts

AU is not required to seek licensure with the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education to enroll residents of Massachusetts into online courses and programs.

Michigan

AU has no physical presence in the State of Michigan and is therefore not required to be licensed to provide online instruction to Michigan residents.

Minnesota

AU is not currently pursuing authorization in Minnesota and has no students enrolled who reside in Minnesota.

Mississippi

AU offers programs solely online and is not regulated by the Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation. AU is in the process of applying for registration with the Mississippi Commission on Proprietary School & College Registration.

Mississippi State Refund Policy

The Mississippi State Refund Policy applies when students who are residents of Mississippi and are enrolled in certificate programs withdraw, drop, or are administratively dropped from a course or the institution.

Tuition Due Student:

Proportion of Total Course, Program, or Term Completed as of Tuition Refund Date of Withdrawal or Termination

Less than 10% 90% Refund

10% up to but not including 25% 50% Refund

25% up to but not including 50% 25% Refund

More than 50% No Refund

Missouri

AU does not have a physical presence in the State of Missouri and, therefore, is not required to be licensed by the Missouri Department of Higher Education.

Montana

AU is in the process of obtaining an exemption from Montana.

Nebraska

AU has no physical presence in Nebraska and is not required to seek authorization to offer online courses or programs.

Nevada

AU is not required to be licensed in Nevada by the Commission on Postsecondary Education due to lack of physical presence.

New Hampshire

AU offers online education to New Hampshire residents which does not require authorization.

New Jersey

The New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education notified the Distance Education and Training Council on June 21, 2012 that N.J.S.A. 18A:3-15.3 regulation includes all out-of-state institutions that have received accreditation from bodies recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or U.S. Department of Education as a duly authorized institution of higher education. AU fully meets this requirement. The New Jersey Secretary of State confirmed in October 2013 that AU is not required to seek licensure.

New Mexico

AU is not required to register in the State of New Mexico since the institution offers online courses and programs and does not require an internship/externship.

New York

AU has no physical presence in New York and is not required to seek approval.

North Carolina

AU's activities within North Carolina do not require licensure by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina.

North Dakota

AU is exempt from oversight of the North Dakota University System Board since there is no physical presence in the state.

Ohio

AU is awaiting a letter of exemption from the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Oklahoma

AU delivers courses and programs exclusively through an online format and is therefore not required to be licensed by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Oregon

AU is not required to register in the State of Oregon since the institution offers online courses and programs and does not require an internship/externship.

Pennsylvania

AU is not required to seek approval with the Pennsylvania Department of Education since a physical presence has not been established. However, AU has received confirmation to enroll residents of Pennsylvania through July 1, 2016.

Rhode Island

AU is not required to be authorized by the Rhode Island Office of Higher Education since physical presence in the State of Rhode Island is not established.

South Carolina

AU is not required to be authorized by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education since physical presence in the State of South Carolina is not established.

South Dakota

AU is not required to be authorized by the South Dakota Secretary of State's office since physical presence in the State of South Dakota is not established.
Tennessee

AU has sent a regulatory compliance inquiry to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to confirm that the institution does not need to obtain authorization from the Commission.

Texas

AU is exempt from oversight of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board since there is no physical presence in the state. The Board recognizes the accrediting commission of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). AU is excluded from the Texas Workforce Commission's licensing requirements for enrolling Texas residents. AU is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code.

Utah

AU is awaiting a letter of exemption from the Utah Division of Consumer Protection.

Vermont

AU is not required to be approved by the Vermont Department of Education or the State Board of Education since it only offers online programs with no physical presence in Vermont.

Virginia

AU has been licensed by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia for more than ten years and is now exempt from renewal.

Washington

AU is not currently required to be authorized by the Higher Education Coordinating Board. AU has made inquiry into the state related to new regulatory language.

West Virginia

AU does not meet the definition of physical presence as defined in Series 20, Authorization of Degree Granting Institution. Therefore, authorization to offer online programs to West Virginia residents is not required.

Wisconsin

AU is exempt from obtaining approval from Wisconsin's Educational Approval Board at this time.
Wyoming

AU is in the process of obtaining approval from the Wyoming Department of Education.