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State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements Contact

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Coordinator:

B.B. Stotts

Phone: 620-235-4181
Fax: 620-235-4219

Address:
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Complaint Process for Out of State Students

Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act includes regulations regarding the delivery of distance education to out-of-state residents. The United States Department of Education (USDOE) requires that institutions comply with any applicable state approval or licensure requirements in each state to which distance education instruction is delivered.

Students have the right to file a complaint against an institution when these requirements are not followed or regarding the loss of tuition and fees as a result of unfair business practices. Institutions must provide both current and prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with its accrediting body and the appropriate state agency for handling complaints in a student’s resident state.

Pittsburg State University (PSU) is accredited by:

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411
Phone: 800.621.7440 / 312.263.0456 . Fax: 312.263.7462 . info@hlcommission.org This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have a complaint about PSU's distance education programs, contact the appropriate authority in your state of residence. Below is a list of available complaint process information for all states. The State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) also maintains an up-to-date list (PDF) of this contact information. You may also file a complaint with PSU's regional accrediting agency.

In most cases, these complaint procedures require the student to exhaust all complaint avenues internal to the institution before a complaint can be filed at the state or accrediting agency level. PSU students are advised to first attempt to resolve complaints with PSU administration.

For more information please contact:

Pittsburg State University Office of the Provost
220 Russ Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762-7554
Phone: 620-235-4113
Fax: 620-235-6192
E-Mail: provost@pittstate.edu

Alabama

Alabama Commission on Higher Education
www.ache.state.al.us
(334) 242-1998 (334) 242-0268

Alaska

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
http://akadvantage.alaska.gov/
(907) 465-2962 (907) 465-5316

Arizona

Arizona State Board for Private Post-secondary Education
Student Grievance Procedure
(602) 542-5709 (602) 542-1253

Arkansas

Arkansas Department of Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure (pdf)
(501) 371-2000

Colorado

Colorado Department of Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure
(303) 866-2723 (303) 866-4266

Connecticut

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
www.ctregents.org
(860)947-1801

Delaware

Delaware Department of Education
www.doe.k12.de.us
(302) 735-4000 (302) 739-4654

Florida

Florida Department of Education
Student Grievance Procedure
(850) 245-0505 (850) 245-9667

Idaho

Idaho Board of Education
Student Grievance Procedure (pdf) (Page 8)
(208) 334-2270 (208) 334-2632

Illinois

Illinois Board of Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure
(217) 782-2551 (217) 782-8548

Iowa

Iowa College Student Aid Commission
www.iowacollegeaid.gov
(515) 725-3400 (515) 725-3401

Kansas

Board of Regents
Student Grievance Procedure
(785) 296-4917 (785) 296-7052

Kentucky

Kentucky Council on Post-secondary Education
Student Grievance Procedure
(502) 573-1555 (502) 573-1535

Louisiana

Louisiana Board of Regents
Student Grievance Procedure (pdf)
(225) 342-4253 (225) 342-9318

Maine

Maine Department of Education
www.maine.gov/education
(207) 624-6600 (207) 624-6700

Maryland

Maryland Higher Education Commission
Student Grievance Procedure (pdf)
(410) 260-4500 (800) 974-0203

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure
(617) 994-6950 (617) 727-0955

Michigan

Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth
Student Grievance Procedure
(517) 373-1820 (517) 373-2129

Minnesota

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure
(651) 642-0567 (651) 642-0675

Mississippi

Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation
www.ihl.state.ms.us/mcca
(601) 432-6198 (601) 432-6225

Missouri

Missouri Department of Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure (pdf)
(573) 751-2361 (573) 751-6635

Montana

Montana University System, Montana Board of Regents
http://mus.edu/board
(406) 444-6570

Nebraska

Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Post-secondary Education
www.ccpe.state.ne.us/PublicDoc/CCPE
(402) 471-2847 (402) 471-2886

Nevada

Nevada Commission on Post-secondary Education
Student Grievance Procedure
(702) 486-7330 (702) 486-7340

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Post-secondary Education Commission
Student Grievance Procedure
(603) 271-3494

New Jersey

New Jersey Commission of Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure
(609) 588-3226

New Mexico

New Mexico Higher Education Department
Student Grievance Procedure
(505) 476-8400 (505) 476-8453

North Carolina

North Carolina Community College System, Office of Proprietary School Services
Student Grievance Procedure (pdf)
(919) 807-7146 (919) 807-7164

North Dakota

North Dakota State Board for Career and Technical Education
www.nd.gov/cte
(701) 328-3180 (701) 328-1255

Ohio

Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
Student Grievance Procedure
(614) 466-2752 (614) 466-2219

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
www.okhighered.org
(405) 225-9100

Oklahoma Department of Education - Private and Career Schools Office
Student Grievance Procedure
(503) 947-5600 (503) 378-5156

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Program Services
Student Grievance Procedure
(717) 783-6137 (717) 783-6139

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education
http://www.ces.gobierno.pr
(787) 641-7100 (787) 641-2573

South Carolina

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure (pdf)
(803) 737-2260 (803) 737-2297

South Dakota

South Dakota Board of Regents
Student Grievance Procedure
(803) 737-2260 (803) 737-2297

Tennessee

Tennessee Higher Education Commission
http://www.tn.gov/thec
(615) 741-3605 (615) 741-62307

Texas

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
www.thecb.state.tx.us
(512) 427-6101

Utah

Utah Division of Consumer Protection
Student Grievance Procedure
(801) 530-6601 (801) 530-6001

Vermont

Vermont State Board of Education
education.vermont.gov/index.htm
(802) 828-3135

Washington

Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
www.hecb.wa.gov
(360) 753-7869

Washington DC

Washington DC – Education Licensure Commission
app.dcra.dc.gov/about/index_bpla_education.shtm
(202) 442-4343 (202) 442-4465

West Virginia

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
Student Grievance Procedure
(304) 558-4016

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Educational Approval Board
canderson@hepc.wvnet.edu (email)
(608) 266-1996 (608) 264-8477

Wyoming

Wyoming Department of Education
edu.wyoming.gov
(307) 777-5712