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Virtual College

Hammond Hall 201
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601
Phone: 785-628-4291
Toll Free: 800-628-FHSU
Fax: 785-628-4037
virtualcollege@fhsu.edu 
  

 Out of State Authorization and Complaint Process

 As of April 3, 2015, Fort Hays State University has been approved to join the NC-SARA initiative. The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. Fort Hays State University has worked with each state who is not a member of the SARA to obtain authorization.

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 Authorization by State

* denotes a SARA state 

Alabama * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Alabama
Alaska * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Alaska
Arizona * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Arizona
Arkansas * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Arkansas
California Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in California
Colorado * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Colorado
Connecticut Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Connecticut
Delaware Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Delaware
Florida Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Florida
Georgia * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Georgia
Hawaii Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Hawaii
Idaho * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Idaho
Illinois * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Illinois
Indiana * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Indiana
Iowa * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Iowa
Kansas * Home State
Kentucky Fort Hays offers limited programs in Kentucky. Excludes Undergraduate Education and Nursing
Louisiana * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Louisiana
Maine * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Maine as long as the student arranges internships, clinicals, student teaching, etc.
Maryland * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Maryland
Massachusetts Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Massachusetts
Michigan * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Michigan
Minnesota * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Minnesota
Mississippi * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Mississippi
Missouri * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Missouri
Montana * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Montana
Nebraska * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Nebraska
Nevada * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Nevada
New Hampshire * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in New Hampshire
New Jersey Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in New Jersey
New Mexico * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in New Mexico
New York Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in New York
North Carolina Fort Hays offers limited programs in North Carolina. Excludes Undergraduate Education and Nursing
North Dakota * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in North Dakota
Ohio * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Ohio
Oklahoma * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Oklahoma
Oregon * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Oregon
Pennsylvania Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Pennsylvania
Rhode Island * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Rhode Island
South Carolina Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in South Carolina
South Dakota * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in South Dakota
Tennessee * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Tennessee
Texas * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Texas
Utah Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Utah
Vermont * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Vermont
Virginia * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Virginia
Washington * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Washington
West Virginia * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in West Virginia
Wisconsin Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Wisconsin
Wyoming * Fort Hays is authorized to offer online programs in Wyoming
   

Complaint Resolution by State

Fort Hays State University is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Fort Hays State University, using due process, desires to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in an expeditious, fair manner. Students residing outside of Kansas and enrolled at Fort Hays State University who desire to resolve a grievance should follow the University's Student Appeal Procedure. However, if an issue cannot be resolved at Fort Hays, you may file a complaint with your state, listed below. Unresolved student concerns regarding programs authorized through SARA may be directed to the state portal agency. Click here for the SARA complaint procedure.

Alabama Alabama Commission on Higher Education
Alaska Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
Arizona Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
Arkansas Arkansas Department of Higher Education
California California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
Colorado Colorado Department of Higher Education
Connecticut Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
Delaware Delaware State Board of Education
Florida Florida Department of Education
Georgia Board of Regents of the University system of Georgia
Hawaii University of Hawaii System
Idaho Idaho State Board of Education
Illinois Illinois Board of Higher Education
Indiana Indiana Commission for Higher Education
Iowa Iowa College Student Aid Commission
Kansas Kansas Board of Regents
Kentucky Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
Louisiana Louisiana Board of Regents
Maine Maine Department of Education
Maryland Maryland Higher Education Commission
Massachusetts Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
Michigan  Michigan Department of Treasury
Minnesota Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Mississippi Mississippi Commission of College Accreditation
Missouri Missouri Department of Education
Montana Montana University System
Nebraska Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education
New Hampshire Division of Higher Education- Higher Education Commission
New Jersey Office of Secretary of Higher Education
New Mexico New Mexico Higher Education Department
New York New York State Education Department, Office of College and University Evaluation
North Carolina University of North Carolina Board of Governors
North Dakota  North Dakota University System
Ohio Ohio Higher Ed
Oklahoma  Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Oregon Oregon Department of Education
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Department of Education
Rhode Island Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education
South Carolina South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
South Dakota  South Dakota Board of Regents
Tennessee Tennessee Higher Education
Texas  Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Utah Utah Division of Consumer Protection
Vermont Vermont Agency of Education
Virginia State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
Washington Washington Training and Education Coordinating Board
West Virginia West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin System
Wyoming Wyoming Attorney General
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