State Authorization Requirements for Distance Education

The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) requires institutions offering distance or correspondence education to acquire authorization from all states from which students are enrolled. This authorization is required to maintain students’ eligibility to receive federal financial aid. The deadline to receive appropriate authorization is July 1, 2013. Jackson State University has demonstrated a “good faith” effort to comply with other states’ regulations and may choose not to enroll students from states where they are not authorized. At the present time, JSU is authorized to accept enrollments for distance/correspondence education from the states below.

Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Illinois
Indiana
Michigan
Mississippi
Nebraska
Nevada
New Jersey
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
South Carolina
South Dakota
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Wisconsin
Virginia

This list will be updated as additional states grant authority to enroll their residents. Questions about your state of residence and your ability to enroll in distance/correspondence courses may be addressed by calling 601.979.0779.  Students who are impacted by state authorization will receive the university’s assistance to resolve the matter.  Click the link to view the Federal Code in its entirety.

 

Complaint Resolution

Students residing outside the State of Mississippi who desire to resolve a grievance are encouraged to follow the University’s Student Grievance Process outlined on page 67.  If an issue cannot be resolved internally, a complaint may be filed with the Commission of Colleges Southern Association of Colleges and Schools or the appropriate state agency for handling complaints in a student’s state.  If you have a complaint and would like to contact the appropriate agency in the state where you reside, click on your state for the contact form.