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State Approvals

Post University is required to seek approval to offer distance education (online) programs in most states in the country. Some states require additional information, the states that require this are listed below. Please select your state's contact information from the State By State Directory to get more information on your state’s regulatory requirements.

Post University is approved to operate in the United States, either through licensure, registration, or exemption.

Alabama: Post University has received a Private School License from the State of Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education. The University has received a Certificate of Approval from the Alabama Commission on Higher Education.

Alaska:
Post University is exempt from authorization under AS 14.48 and 17.015 because the program is online or distance delivered and does not have a physical presence in the state.

Arizona: The programs of the University are not under the jurisdiction of the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. This exemption states the University does not have any physical presence in Arizona.

Arkansas: The Arkansas Department of Higher Education has approved initial certifications for Post University, except B.S. in Emergency Management & Homeland Security. A certification merely indicates that certain criteria have been met as required under the rules and regulations implementing institutional and program certification as defined in Arkansas Code §6-61-301. The student should be aware that these degree programs may not transfer.

California: The California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulates through licensure all private colleges and universities that are not formally accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Post University is accredited by New England Association for Schools and Colleges (NEASC); therefore the University is not required to be licensed by the Bureau.

Colorado:
Post University is currently exempt from applying for state authorization. No regulatory authorization is required because under the Colorado requirement we do not create a physical presence. This does not limit the University from enrolling students that live in Colorado.

Connecticut: Post University has received accreditation from the New England Association of Colleges and Schools and Connecticut’s Office of Higher Education, which represents the final step in achieving full authorization to operate in the state. No further action is required.

Delaware: Post University is currently approved to offer credit-bearing courses and degree programs by the State Board of Education.

Florida: Post University is currently exempt from applying for state authorization. No regulatory authorization is required because under the Florida requirement we do not create a physical presence. This does not limit the University from enrolling students that live in Florida.

Georgia: Post University is currently exempt from applying for state authorization. No regulatory authorization is required because under the Georgia requirement we do not create a physical presence. This does not limit the University from enrolling students that live in Georgia.

Hawaii: Post University is currently exempt from applying for state authorization. No regulatory authorization is required because under the Hawaii requirement we do not create a physical presence. This does not limit the University from enrolling students that live in Hawaii.

Idaho: Post University is currently exempt from applying for state authorization. No regulatory authorization is required because under the Idaho requirement we do not create a physical presence. This does not limit the University from enrolling students that live in Idaho.

Illinois: Post University is currently exempt from applying for state authorization. No regulatory authorization is required because under the Illinois requirement we do not create a physical presence. This does not limit the University from enrolling students that live in Illinois.

Indiana: Post University is currently exempt from applying for state authorization. No regulatory authorization is required because under the Indiana requirement we do not create a physical presence. This does not limit the University from enrolling students that live in Indiana.

Iowa:
Post University is waiting for registration to operate as a provider of distance education programs in the State of Iowa. Students who have questions or concerns about the University may contact: Iowa College Student Aid Commission 430 E. Grand Ave., 3rd floor Des Moines, IA 50309 877.272.4456 http://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/constituentrequest.asp. Also, Post University offers Iowa residents an amended refund policy.

Refund Policy for Iowa Residents
Tuition refunds will be based on the amount of the tuition charges for the 8-week module in which the student withdrew.  A full refund will be granted to students who are assessed charges and terminate enrollment prior to beginning attendance in a course or courses in an 8-week module.

An Iowa resident who withdraws from Post University receives a tuition reduction equal to 90% of tuition charged, multiplied by the ratio of the number of calendar days remaining in the 8-week module to the total number of calendar days in the 8-week module for which the student was charged.

A refund of tuition will be provided within 45 days following the date of the school’s determination that the student has terminated the program.  Students will not be charged a fee or other penalty for terminating the program.

Refund Policy for Iowa Military Residents
An Iowa resident who is a member, or the spouse of a member if the member has a dependent child, of the Iowa national guard or reserve forces of the United States and who is ordered to state military service or federal service or duty, shall have following options:

i.   The student may withdraw from their entire registration and receive a full refund of tuition and mandatory fees. 

ii.  The student may make arrangements with the instructors for course grades, or for incompletes that shall be completed by the student at a later date. If such arrangements are made, the student's registration shall remain intact and tuition and mandatory fees shall be assessed for the courses in full.

iii.  Any course for which arrangements cannot be made for grades or incompletes shall be considered dropped and the tuition and mandatory fees for the course refunded.

Kansas: Certificate of Approval, #300411.

Kentucky: In accordance with KRS 164.945-.947 and 13 KAR 1:020, Post University is hereby licensed as a postsecondary, out of state institution in Kentucky to offer our online programs.

Louisiana: Post University has received approval by the State of Louisiana Board of Regents to operate as a postsecondary academic degree-granting institution in Louisiana pursuant to the provisions in R.S. 17:1808.

Maryland: The University is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission to enroll Maryland students on its fully online programs. The Maryland Higher Commission or the Office of the Attorney General will receive complaints that were unable to be resolved through the institution’s internal complaint process. Complaints should be directed to: Maryland Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division, 200 St. Paul Street, and Baltimore, MD 21202 410.528.8662 or 888.743.0823. Please be aware that, if you live in Maryland and are enrolled in the B.S. in Child Studies, the program meets the education standards for the Connecticut State Department of Education’s Early Childhood Teaching Credential and that those anticipating to seek licensure in the State of Maryland should consult with the Maryland State Department of Education to determine licensure requirements and eligibility. Also, due to state regulations, Post University offers Maryland residents an amended refund policy.

Refund Policy for Maryland Residents

% of Term Completed as of Withdrawal Tuition Refund
Less than 10% 90% refund
10% up to but not including 20% 80% refund
20% up to but not including 30% 60% refund
30% up to but not including 40% 40% refund
40% up to but not including 60% 20% refund
 More than 60%  No Refund


Massachusetts:
The University has registered as a foreign corporation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. No formal application for licensure has been submitted.

Michigan: Post University is exempt from licensure since it does not maintain physical facilities or offer instructional programs on the ground within the state.

Minnesota: Post 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. Please note that Minnesota general education requirements are different from the State of Connecticut. Please contact admissions@post.edu for information on how to satisfy these requirements.

Mississippi: Post University is exempt from licensure since it does not maintain physical facilities or offer instructional programs on the ground within the state.

Missouri: At this time, no formal application for licensure has been submitted/is required.

Montana: Post University submitted accreditation notification to the Office of Commissioner of Higher Education. This will serve as evidence that the University has complied with all of the laws and regulations concerning out-of-state institutions that come into Montana to offer coursework and programs.

Nebraska: Post University is exempt from licensure since it does not maintain a physical presence within the state.

Nevada: Post University is authorized to operate from the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education to offer educational courses.

New Hampshire: Post University is authorized to operate in the state in accordance with the New Hampshire Code of Administration Rules, Pos 1008.

New Jersey: Post University is exempt from licensure since it does not maintain physical facilities or offer instructional programs on the ground within the state.

New Mexico: Post University has submitted an application to operate within the state with the New Mexico Higher Education Department. NOTE: New Mexico Higher Education Department will receive complaints that were unable to be resolved through the institution’s internal complaint process. Generally, in order to file a complaint with NMHED, you must have already filed with and received a response from the institution that you are complaining against. If you have legitimate reasons preventing you from filing a complaint with the institution, you must provide supporting documentation to that regard. Please visit this website for additional information: http://hed.state.nm.us/Complaint.aspx.

New York: Post University is exempt from licensure since it does not maintain physical facilities or offer instructional programs on the ground within the state.

North Carolina: Post University is authorized to enroll students in the state. Note: North Carolina students seeking licensure are responsible for contacting the following North Carolina organizations for requirements: North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (NCBLPC) and NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB). Licensure in the Human Services field is a professional process that varies from state to state and area of specialization. Post University’s Master of Science in Human Services affords students the opportunity to take additional coursework toward licensure eligibility, but it is not a licensure program.

North Dakota: Post University is exempt from licensure and has filed with the Department of Career and Technical Education, since it does not maintain physical facilities or offer instructional programs on the ground within the state.

Ohio: The following online degree programs that contain on-ground components to be completed in Ohio have been authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents: A.S. in Early Childhood Education, B.S. in Child Studies, B.S. in Sport Management, B.S. in Human Services; and M.S. in Human Services.

Oklahoma: Post University is exempt from licensure since it does not maintain physical facilities or offer instructional programs on the ground within the state.

Oregon: Post University has received approval from the Office of Degree Authorization to offer online courses, certificates and degree programs to students in Oregon and includes approval to place students at appropriate sites in Oregon. Due to state regulations, Post University offers Oregon residents an amended refund policy.

Refund Policy for Oregon Residents
Tuition refunds will be based on the amount of the tuition charges for the 8-week module in which the student withdrew.  A full refund will be granted to students who are assessed charges and terminate enrollment prior to beginning attendance in a course or courses in an 8-week module.

The Post University refund schedule for Oregon residents is as follows:

Weeks Attended Refund for 8-week module
Week One 100%
Week Two 50%
Week Three 25%
Week Four 10%
Weeks Five – Eight 0%

 

Pennsylvania: In compliance with 34 CFR 600.9, The Pennsylvania Department of Education has approved Post University to offer our degree programs in the state.

Rhode Island: Post University is exempt from licensure since it does not maintain physical facilities or offer instructional programs on the ground within the state.

South Carolina: Post University is exempt from licensure since it does not maintain physical facilities or offer instructional programs on the ground within the state.

South Dakota: Post University is exempt from licensure since it does not maintain physical facilities or offer instructional programs on the ground within the state.

Tennessee: Post University is exempt from licensure since it does not maintain physical facilities or offer instructional programs on the ground within the state.

Texas: Post University is currently authorized to enroll students in the state through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. After exhausting Post's University grievance/complaint process, current, former, and prospective students may initiate a complaint with Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) by sending the required forms either by electronic mail or by mail to the THECB. Information regarding THECB's process can be found at: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=051F93F5-03D4-9CCE-40FA9F46F2CD3C9D.

Utah: Post University is currently registered with the State of Utah, Department of Commerce and can enroll students in the state.

Vermont: Post University is exempt from licensure since it does not maintain physical facilities or offer instructional programs on the ground within the state.

Virginia: Post University is exempt from licensure since it does not maintain physical facilities or offer instructional programs on the ground within the state.

Washington: Post University is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirement and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Post University to offer field placement components for specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.

West Virginia: Post University is exempt from licensure since it does not maintain physical facilities or offer instructional programs on the ground within the state.

Wisconsin: Post University has been approved by the State of Wisconsin Education Approval Board (EAB) as a private school, subject to the provision of Wisconsin Statues 38.50. A representative for the EAB can be reached at 201 W. Washington Street, 3rd floor, Madison, WI 53708, telephone 608. 266.1996; email eabmail@eab.state.wi.us/. Due to state regulation EAB 8.05, Post University offers Wisconsin residents an amended refund policy. Please contact financial aid at 800.345.2562 for more information regarding Wisconsin’s refund.

Wyoming: Post University maintains approval with the state Department of Education, pursuant to Wyoming Statues Section 212-401 through 21-2-407. The District of Columbia: Post University is exempt from licensure since it does not maintain physical facilities or offer instructional programs on the ground within the state.

State Authorization Websites

  • The National Association of State Administrators and Supervisors of Private Schools (NASASPS)

  • State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO)

Registering a Complaint with a State
To register a complaint in a student’s state of residency please visit our website for a complete listing of state-by-state information at http://www.post.edu/about/student-satisfaction-and-performance/state-by-state-complaint-process.

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