State Authorization Disclaimers
In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education’s new regulation (34 C.F.R. § 600.9) regarding legal authorization to provide postsecondary education through distance or correspondence education 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, Kansas State University makes the following disclaimers per authorization by each state regulatory agency.
Students seeking to enroll in a Kansas State University distance education program residing outside the state of Kansas, but within the United States, District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories (excludes International locations), should check the University’s authorization status below or contact K-State Global Campus at email@example.com or (785) 532-5575 or toll free at 1-800-622-2578 regarding enrollment. We will continue to serve out-of-state students while working with individual state authorization agencies to meet institutional authorization requirements; unless otherwise indicated. Links to each state’s regulatory agency(ies) is also included.
Please note that your state of residence may have unique disclosure requirements related to authorization to offer distance education courses and programs within your state, including, but not limited to, tuition and fee waivers or adjustments.
These statements do not apply to students enrolled at one of K-State’s physical campuses (Manhattan, Salina, Olathe, or other approved locations).
Alabama (2 agencies)
Alabama Commission on Higher Education, Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning—working towards authorization
Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education, Office of Private School Licensing Division—working towards authorization
Public, out-of-state degree granting institutions qualify for an exempt authorization status by the Alaskan Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) under Alaska Statute (AS) 14.48. Application for exemption is currently pending. [January 18, 2013]
Kansas State University is exempt from the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education due to the fact that there will be no physical presence in Arizona, as defined by A.R.S. § 32-3001(5). The board does not license, regulate or have any jurisdiction over public institutions. [November 7, 2011]
Arkansas (2 agencies)
Kansas State University is exempt from the Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education as we are a public institution. [October 17, 2011]
Arkansas Department of Higher Education Coordinating Board—application for certification of nine programs is pending, to be decided by ADHE board in April 2014.
As an out-of-state public institution, Kansas State University is exempt from the California Private Postsecondary Act of 2009, Section 94858, of the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, which only requires private postsecondary educational institutions to obtain state approval prior to operating. [November 10, 2011]
Colorado (2 agencies)
Under current policy of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, institutions of higher education must have a physical presence in the state to meet the criteria for authorization, and the location of enrolled students does not constitute physical presence. Therefore, Kansas State is exempt from the Colorado Department of Higher Education. This policy will likely change in the near future, however. [October 18, 2011]
Kansas State University is exempt from the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools as we do not fall under their authority as a public, out-of-state degree granting institution. [October 2011]
Kansas State University is exempt from the Connecticut Office of Financial and Academic Affairs for Higher Education due to the fact that their authority only reaches to institutions with a physical presence in Connecticut (Section 10a-34-24 of the Connecticut Regulations for Licensure and Accreditation of Institutions and Programs of Higher Education). [October 24, 2011]
Due to the fact that the Delaware Department of Education only requires approval of institutions in the state of Delaware, Kansas State University is exempt from their jurisdiction. However, notification should be made if a student is receiving federal financial aid. [November 1, 2011]
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission—working towards authorization
As long as Kansas State University continues to only offer distance learning education (online and correspondence courses), we are exempt from The Florida Commission for Independent Education. [[October 19, 2011]
Kansas State University need take no further action to provide on-line, distance, or correspondence education to Georgia residents under the procedures in effect as of the issuance of this letter by the Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (NPEC). This determination will extend to whichever of the following dates occurs first: a) August 31, 2013; or b) the date this institution first engages in an activity to determine to require an application for a Certificate of Authorization.
Georgia students should follow the Complaint Process posted on the NPEC website.
The State of Hawaii does not endorse, license, approve, or register postsecondary educational institutions. Therefore, Kansas State University is exempt from the State of Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection. [October 18, 2011]
Kansas State University does not maintain a ‘brick & mortar’ presence in the state of Idaho; therefore, K-State is exempt from registering with the Idaho State Board of Education. [June 2012]
Illinois Board of Higher Education—working towards authorization
The Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education determined that Kansas State University is exempt from regulation in accordance with IC 21-17-1-13. This code states that educational institutions established by law and financed in whole or part by public funds are not considered to be postsecondary proprietary education institutions. [October 14, 2011]
Pursuant to the requirements of the Iowa College Student Aid Commission and the Iowa Code (Iowa Code Chapter 261B), Kansas State University was granted approval on January 17, 2014 to offer distance education programs to residents in the state of Iowa. This approval is for two years through January 17, 2016. The Iowa College Student Aid Commission may be contacted at 515-725-3470 or through their website.
Kentucky (2 agencies)
Kansas State University does not meet the physical presence definition as defined by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education per 13 KAR 1:020 Section 1(8)(b); therefore, we are exempt from their regulations. [February 2013]
Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education (formerly Kentucky State Board for Proprietary Education) does not regulate public 4-year institutions. [October 2011]
Louisiana Board of Regents—working towards authorization
Kansas State University is exempt from the State of Maine Department of Education as it does not have a physical presence within the boundaries of the State of Maine. [November 7, 2011]
Pursuant to the requirements of the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) and Education Article, §11-202.2(c)5: Registration with the MHEC is currently pending. Kansas State University has submitted the “Online Education Registration” form and is waiting for a response. K-State distance students residing in the state of Maryland may find information on how to file a complaint about Kansas State University with the MHEC.
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education—working towards authorization
The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs does not require public universities to seek approval or licensure to offer distance education, operate, advertise, recruit or employ faculty within the state. [January 25, 2012]
Pursuant to the requirements of the state of Minnesota, the following verbatim disclosure is made: Kansas State University is registered as a Private Institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions. (Status: Pending)
Mississippi (2 agencies)
The Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation—does not regulate academic degree-granting institutions that are not domiciled, incorporated, or otherwise located in Mississippi that offer academic courses and/or programs solely online. MCCA authorization is not required at this time. [March 2012]
Kansas State University is exempt from the Mississippi Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration because it does not regulate public, out-of-state degree granting institutions. [June 2012]
The states of Kansas and Missouri have a reciprocal agreement such that each state is exempt from applying for authorization in the other.
As a public institution, Kansas State University is exempt from the Montana University System. However, in order to meet the educational requirements for State Authorization, please provide an electronic copy of the most recent institutional accreditation letter from the HLC. [October 13, 2011]
Pursuant to the requirements of the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education (CCPE), Kansas State University is approved to operate in Nebraska through April 1, 2017. Kansas State University is authorized to offer less than a complete degree program, limited to clinical rotation for which credit is received (courses) in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. [April 2012]
Kansas State University is exempt from the Private Postsecondary Career School Act distance education compliance regulations of the Nebraska Department of Education. Exemption is due to Nebraska State Statute 85-1604 (9). [October 12, 2011]
Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education—working towards authorization
New Hampshire Department of Education, Division of Higher Education, Higher Education Commission—working towards authorization
New Jersey (2 agencies)
New Jersey Commission on Higher Education—working towards authorization
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Center for Occupational Employment Information—working towards authorization
New Mexico Higher Education Department—currently drafting regulations; status waived until June 30, 2013
New York (2 agencies)
Kansas State University is exempt from the New York State Education Department as we do not have physical presence in the state of New York. [November 9, 2011]
Kansas State University is exempt from the New York State Education Department, Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision as we do not fall under their authority as a public, out-of-state degree granting institution. [November 2011]
North Carolina (2 agencies)
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors—working towards authorization
North Carolina Community College System, Office of Proprietary School Services—working towards authorization
North Dakota University System—application exemption is pending
Ohio (2 agencies)
Ohio Board of Regents—Kansas State University is exempt from applying for authorization as all of our programs are 100% distance and do not trigger physical presence in Ohio.
Kansas State University is exempt from the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools as we do not fall under their authority as a public, out-of-state degree granting institution. [October 2011]
Oklahoma (3 agencies)
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education—working towards authorization
Kansas State University is exempt from the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education since it regulates only the state technology centers. [September 2011]
Kansas State University is exempt from the Oklahoma Board of Private Schools as we do not fall under their authority as a public, out-of-state degree granting institution. [June 2012]
Oregon (2 agencies)
Oregon Office of Degree Authorization—Kansas State University is exempt from applying for authorization as all of our programs are 100% distance and do not trigger physical presence in Oregon. We are in the process of completing our application for exemption.
Kansas State University is exempt from the Oregon department of Education, Private and Career Schools Office as we do not fall under their authority as a public, out-of-state degree granting institution. [October 2011]
Pennsylvania Department of Education—Kansas State University was approved on July 12, 2013 to offer all distance programs to residents in the state of Pennsylvania. The authorization is valid through June 30, 2015.
Kansas State University is exempt from the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education due to the fact that we have no physical presence in Rhode Island. [October 26, 2011]
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education—working towards authorization
Kansas State University is exempt from The South Dakota Board of Regents as they do not supervise private institutions or out-of-state institutions that deliver postsecondary degree programs or credit-bearing courses. [February 15, 2011]
Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Division of Postsecondary School Authorization—working towards authorization
Texas (2 agencies)
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board—Kansas State University is exempt from applying for authorization in Texas as all of our programs are 100% distance, and we are a public accredited institution. We are required to pay $200 to register two recruiters ($100 each) who are located in Texas. These registrations were effective September 20, 2013 and remain in effect until September 20, 2018.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Texas Workforce Commission, the following verbatim disclosure is made: Kansas State University is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code; Kansas State University, and its degree programs, are regulated by the Kansas Board of Regents; and Kansas State University’s Notification of the Student Complaint Process in accordance with the U.S. Department of Education’s Program Integrity Rule, 34 C.F.R. Part 600.9 may be viewed here. [November 1, 2011]
Pursuant to the requirements of the State of Utah Department of Commerce: Kansas State University has met the requirement of Utah Code Ann. §13-34-107.5 to be an exempt institution by the Utah Division of Consumer Protection required under 34 C.F.R 600.9 to be legally authorized by the state of Utah.
Because the programs offered by Kansas State University are only offered online with no physical presence in Vermont, the university is exempt from the Vermont Department of Education and Vermont State Board of Education. [October 20, 2011]
Since Kansas State University has acknowledged that it does not plan to operate any campuses in Virginia and its online instruction will not be initiated out of Virginia, we are exempt from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. SCHEV does not prohibit Kansas State University from offering distance education. [October 18, 2011]
Washington Student Achievement Council—working towards authorization
Kansas State University is exempt from the Washington Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board as we do not fall under their authority as a public, out-of-state degree granting institution. [June 2012]
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission—Kansas State University is exempt from applying for authorization as all of our programs are 100% distance and do not trigger physical presence in West Virginia.
Kansas State University is exempt from the State of Wisconsin Educational Approval Board as it is supported by taxes. This is in accordance with s.38.50(1)(e)2. Wis. Stats. [October 20, 2011]
Pursuant to the requirements of the Wyoming Department of Education and Wyoming statue §W.S. 21-2-401: Kansas State University is a registered school with the Wyoming Department of Education and we meet the minimum standards for registration pursuant to the private schools licensing act, WYO. Stat.21-2-401 Ed. Seq.
Puerto Rico Council on Education—working towards authorization
Republic of Palau
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Federated States of Micronesia
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Republic of the Marshall Islands
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U.S. Virgin Islands
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Northern Mariana Islands
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