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Florida Atlantic University(FAU) State Authorization Status


State Authorization of Distance Education is a requirement in all U.S. States. Many of these state laws and regulations also apply to online, distance and correspondence educational instruction offered in that state. To be legally authorized to provide post-secondary educational instruction in a state, post-secondary educational institutions must receive such authorization. Florida Atlantic University and its online/distance educations programs must be authorized in certain states prior to offering those courses or programs to students residing in those states. 

Florida Atlantic University's goals are to deliver all of its online programs in every state. However, the complexity of requirements in some states, including differing requirements by academic programs, makes this impractical. FAU's online courses and programs are approved in the following states. From the list below, please click on the state in which you currently reside and review its current status, including any special requirements for your academic program. If your state is not currently listed, please check back as the information changes often.


Complaint Resolution Contacts by State


FAU students residing outside the State of Florida who desire to resolve a grievance are encouraged to follow the University’s Student Grievance Process.

If an issue cannot be resolved internally, a complaint may be filed with the State of Florida University SystemFAU’s accrediting agency, FAU's accreditation agency, or the appropriate state agency for handling complaints in a student’s state. FAU's online courses and programs are approved in the following states. FUA is authorized to offer online courses and programs in the states listed below. From the list, please click on the state in which you currently reside and review its distance learning complaint process.

Arizona Mississippi   Tennessee  
California Montana   Texas  
Colorado Nebraska   Utah  
Connecticut Nevada   Vermont  
Hawaii New Jersey   Virginia  
Idaho New Mexico   Washington  
Illinois New York   Washington D.C.  
Louisiana Ohio   West Virginia  
Massachusetts Oklahoma   Wisconsin  
Michigan Rhode Island      

Florida Atlantic University Accreditation


Florida Atlantic University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges,1866 Southern Lane,Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 to award degrees at the baccalaureate, master's, specialist, and doctoral levels, including the Doctor of Medicine. Information regarding SACS’ complaint process can be found on the SACS website under Complaint Procedures.

 Florida Atlantic University participates in the Southern Regional Education Board's Electronic Campus. Electronic Campus Logo, EC

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