Amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965 include changes in regulation for state authorization for online programs. Specifically:
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 the State's approval upon request. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1001 and 1002)
St. Bonaventure University is authorized or exempted from authorization in all states except as noted below.
ARKANSAS, MINNESOTA, OREGON and WISCONSIN:
At this time, St. Bonaventure University is unable to accept new applications for admissions to online programs and courses from students residing in Arkansas, Minnesota, Oregon, and Wisconsin.
St. Bonaventure University is applying for out-of-state online registration with the Maryland Higher Education Commission. The Commission’s registration of the fully online programs is not an authorization of the institution to operate in Maryland or an approval or endorsement of the institution’s programs.
Pursuant to the Code of Maryland Regulations 13B.05.01, the university's fully online programs will follow the Maryland refund policy. The minimum refund policy that shall be paid to a Maryland student who withdraws or is terminated after completing only a portion of a course, program, or term within the applicable billing period is as follows:
St. Bonaventure University is subject to investigation of complaints by the Office of the Attorney General or the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Maryland students may make complaints about St. Bonaventure University by following the process outlined below under the header “Complaints.”
ALABAMA, INDIANA, MISSOURI, MONTANA:
St. Bonaventure University is completing state authorization applications for these states. We are unable to enroll students from these states in online programs until these application processes are complete.
For additional information about our avenues for addressing complaints and concerns, visit the Conduct at SBU page.
Individuals are encouraged to resolve complaints directly with the office or individuals involved. Only after all grievance procedures at the University have been exhausted will The Office of College and University Evaluation of the New York State Department of Education review a complaint.
Complaints must be filed in writing using the appropriate form. Please note that the form indicates the limits of reviews conducted by The Office of College and University Evaluation.
St. Bonaventure University is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
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Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680
Maryland students may contact:
Maryland Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
200 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
888-743-0823 (Toll Free)
Utah students may contact:
The Utah Division of Consumer Protection
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
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