Neumann University and State Authorization of Distance Education

Amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) include new federal requirements related to the authorization of higher education institutions to enroll out-of-state students in online degree programs.  Neumann University is working to achieve full compliance with the law, which appears in the Federal Register as 34 CFR ยง600.9, State authorization: 

 

“If an institution is offering postsecondary education through distance or correspondence education to students in a State in which it is not physically located or in which it is otherwise subject to State jurisdiction as determined by the State, the institution must meet any State requirements for it to be legally offering postsecondary distance or correspondence education in that State. An institution must be able to document to the Secretary [of Education] the State’s approval upon request.” (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1001 and 1002)

 

Therefore, the US Department of Education now requires all post-secondary educational institutions to be legally authorized or exempt in order to provide post-secondary instruction in states other than the home state of originating licensure. Many of these state laws and regulations now also apply to online, distance and correspondence education. As such, Neumann University and its online/distance education programs must be authorized in certain states prior to offering enrollment to students residing in those states. 

 

Admission of out-of-state applicants to any online degree program or individual course offered by Neumann is dependent upon the University's ability to secure authorization from the applicant's state of residence. The grid below indicates where the University is duly authorized or exempt from authorization to offer online coursework to residents. In some cases authorization is pending; in others the University has opted to decline admission to prospective online learners in the states or territories listed below.

 

If Neumann has not been authorized by the applicant's state of residence to offer online, distance, and correspondence education the applicant is not eligible for enrollment. The University will periodically update the list due to changes in authorization status. 

 

The University reserves the right to refuse enrollment to any student wishing to enroll in online courses or degree programs if the student resides in a state where Neumann is not authorized to offer distance education.

 

Neumann University is able to offer online programs in the following states:

 

 

 

Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Kansas
Louisiana

Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri

Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

Ohio
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wyoming

 

Please check back regularly; this list will be updated as we receive approval to offer this program in additional states.


Last updated: June 13, 2016

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