State Regulatory Information and Consumer Statements

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Alliant International University State Authorization Status


State Authorization Compliance

The US Department of Education requires that any institution offering online programs to students who reside outside of its home state must acquire authorization from the states in which students reside. Regulations vary from state to state, as such, federal, state, and institutional policies may limit or prohibit Alliant’s authorization for delivery of online education to students in certain states. Alliant will continue to monitor state and federal laws and regulations and if authorization or licensure is or becomes necessary, will promptly seek to obtain such approvals in states in which it enrolls students.

While the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), established a voluntary state-level reciprocity process with comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance-education courses and programs, California higher education institutions are not yet eligible to take advantage of the SARA reciprocity agreement if they offer distance education in other states. Therefore, Alliant must seek authorization in all states in which the university intends to enroll distance education students.

Alliant does not enroll students from states where the university is not authorized, exempt or otherwise approved to offer distance education programs.

Consumer Complaints

All students are encouraged to utilize the University Problem Solving and Dispute Resolution Guidelines detailed in the Student Rights and Responsibilities section of the Academic Catalog to informally or formally file complaints. However, any student may contact his or her specific state agency directly to register a complaint. The US Department of Education further requires that Alliant provide information for submitting complaints to the State authority in which the university’s main campus is located.

Alliant’s main campus is located at:
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA 92131

Alliant is approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 and the California Code of Regulations.

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about Alliant with the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s internet website (https://www.bppe.ca.gov/).

Alliant is also required to provide a description of the process for submitting consumer complaints in each State in which enrolled students reside. The complaint process for those states in which Alliant is authorized, exempt or otherwise approved to offer distance education programs and enrolls students is detailed in the Authorization Information section below.

Professional Licensure/Certification Disclosure

While some programs at Alliant are intended to prepare students to sit for licensure or certification in the state of California, completion of any program by itself does not provide licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession should carefully research the requirements for licensure or certification prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. Alliant University does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional licensure or certification.

For programs leading to professional licensure or certification, Alliant is required to disclose enrolled and prospective students educational prerequisites for licensure or certification in each state in which Alliant enrolls distance education students or has made a determination regarding the educational pre-requisites. Professional licensure information is detailed in the Authorization Information section below.

Please be aware that while Alliant strives to provide the most up-to-date information, state licensure requirements may change anytime, Alliant urges all applicants to visit the board responsible for licensure or certification in any state in which they wish to obtain licensure for the most current licensure or certification requirements.

Professional Licensure/Certification Disclosures

Impact of Change in Location of Residence

Students must contact Alliant Admissions to discuss any change in their state of residence prior to relocation. Should a student relocate to a state in which Alliant is not authorized to provide distance education, continued enrollment cannot be guaranteed. This may also impact a student’s Title IV financial aid eligibility, loan repayment or deferment and/or veteran’s benefits. Students should consult with the Student Financial Services Office and/or Alliant’s Veterans Services Office to determine the impact of a change in location.

Authorization Information

The list below summarizes Alliant’s authorization status in those states in which the university currently offers distance education programs to that state’s residents; the complaint process for those states in which Alliant is authorized, exempt or otherwise approved to offer distance education programs; and professional licensure or certification information where applicable.

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  • Alaska

    Authorization Status – Exempt

    Alliant has been determined by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education to meet the criteria for exemption from the authorization provisions of AS 14.48, per regulation 20 AAC 17.015(a)(8) because the programs are online or distance delivered and Alliant does not have a physical presence in the state.

    Refund Policy

    The university is not subject to Alaska specific refund policies. The university’s refund policy can be found in the academic catalog.

    Authorization Agency & Complaint Process

    Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
    PO Box 110505
    Juneau, AK 99811-0505

    The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) processes complaints alleging violations of state institutional authorization law relative to postsecondary institutions or programs in Alaska. The complaint investigation process is described in AS 14.48.130 and 20 AAC 17.130-145. A student is encouraged to pursue the complaint/grievance process at their institution prior to contacting ACPE. This process is outlined in the institution’s catalog. To request a complaint form please send an email to: EED.ACPE-IA@alaska.gov.

    For questions or assistance relative to complaints please contact:

    Kierke Kussart
    Program Coordinator for Institutional Authorization
    907-465-6741
    EED.ACPE-IA@alaska.gov

  • Arizona

    Authorization Status – Licensure Not Required

    The Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education does not require licensure of distance education programs if there will be no physical presence in Arizona. The Board defines physical presence as the use of any Arizona address, Arizona phone numbers, contact information of anyone listing an Arizona address or program offerings in Arizona. Alliant does not have a physical presence in Arizona and is therefore not required to be licensed.

    Refund Policy

    The university is not subject to Arizona specific refund policies. The university’s refund policy can be found in the academic catalog.

    Authorization Agency & Complaint Process

    Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
    1740 W. Adams, Suite 3008
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    Phone: (602) 542-5709
    Fax: (602) 542-1253

    In accordance with State law, the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (“Board”) is responsible for investigating student complaints against Educational institutions licensed by this Board. Because Alliant is not currently required to be licensed by the Board please direct any complaints to the Arizona Office of the Attorney General.

    Please see the Complaint Information section above for details on how to file a complaint with the Arizona Attorney General.

  • California

    Authorization Status – Approved to Operate

    Alliant International University is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 and the California Code of Regulations. The California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) can be contacted at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400 Sacramento, CA 95833, https://www.bppe.ca.gov/, (916) 574-8200, and toll-free phone: 1-888-370-7589.

    California Education Code § 94934 and California Code of Regulations § 74110 require institutions to submit an annual report to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by September 1, annually. As Alliant was recently approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, the first submission of an annual report took place September 1, 2015.

    Refund Policy

    Alliant’s refund policy, as required by the BPPE, can be found in the academic catalog.

    Authorization Agency & Complaint Process

    Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
    P.O. Box 980818
    West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
    Phone: (916) 431-6959
    Toll Free: (888) 370-7589
    Main Fax: (916) 263-1897

    A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about Alliant with the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s internet website (https://www.bppe.ca.gov/).

  • Colorado

    Authorization Status – Authorization Not Required

    The Colorado Department of Higher Education policy permits out-of-state institutions to enroll Colorado residents into its online courses and programs without requiring authorization so long as there is not physical presence. Alliant’s activities in Colorado do not trigger a physical presence; therefore Alliant is not required to be authorized in Colorado.

    Refund Policy

    The university is not subject to Colorado specific refund policies. The university’s refund policy can be found in the academic catalog.

    Authorization Agency & Complaint Process

    Colorado Commission on Higher Education
    1600 Broadway
    Suite 2200
    Denver, CO 80202

    The Colorado Commission on Higher Education complaint process does not apply to Alliant; therefore, please direct any complaints to the Colorado Office of the Attorney General.

  • Hawaii

    Authorization Status – Authorization Not Required

    Alliant’s activities in Hawaii do not trigger a physical presence; therefore Alliant is not required to be authorized by the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program.

    Refund Policy

    The university is not subject to Hawaii specific refund policies. The university’s refund policy can be found in the academic catalog.

    Authorization Agency & Complaint Process

    Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program
    King Kalakaua Building
    335 Merchant Street
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
    Phone: (808) 586-7372
    Email: hpeap@dcca.hawaii.gov

    The Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program complaint process does not apply to Alliant; therefore, please direct any complaints to the State of Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

     

  • Idaho

    Authorization Status – Registration Not Required

    Alliant is currently not required to register with the Idaho State Board of Education because the programs offered in Idaho have no physical presence and the programs do not include medical/osteopathic education clinical instruction with more than ten (10) students simultaneously at a single field site, within the state of Idaho.

    Refund Policy

    The university is not subject to Idaho specific refund policies. The university’s refund policy can be found in the academic catalog.

    Authorization Agency & Complaint Process

    Idaho State Board of Education
    650 West State Street, 3rd Floor
    Boise, ID 83702
    Phone: 208-334-2270
    Fax: 208-334-2632
    Email: board@osbe.idaho.gov

    The Idaho State Board of Education complaint process does not apply to Alliant; therefore, please direct any complaints to the Idaho Office of the Attorney General.

  • Illinois

    Authorization Status – Continuous Approval (Exemption)

    Alliant has been granted continuous approval (exemption) from the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IIBHE) because Alliant meets the definition of an Institution with Limited Physical Presence in Illinois as defined under 23 Illinois Administrative Code Section 1030.10.

    Refund Policy

    The university is not subject to Illinois specific refund policies. The university’s refund policy can be found in the academic catalog.

    Authorization Agency & Complaint Process

    Illinois Board of Higher Education
    1 North Old State Capitol Plaza,
    Suite 333
    Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377
    Phone: (217) 782-2551
    Fax: (217) 782-8548
    TTY: (888) 261-2881

    The Illinois Board of Higher Education complaint process does not apply to Alliant; therefore, please direct any complaints to the Illinois Office of the Attorney General.

     

  • Kansas

    Authorization Status – Approval Not Required

    The Kansas Board of Regents has determined that Alliant is not currently required to seek approval.

    Refund Policy

    The university is not subject to Kansas specific refund policies. The university’s refund policy can be found in the academic catalog.

    Authorization Agency & Complaint Process

    Kansas Board of Regents Private Postsecondary Education Department
    1000 SW Jackson Street
    Suite 520
    Topeka, KS 66612-1368
    Phone: (785) 430-4240

    The Kansas Board of Regents complaint process does not apply to Alliant; therefore, please direct any complaints to the Kansas Office of the Attorney General.

  • Louisiana

    Authorization Status – Licensed

    Alliant is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by a professional agency or organization.

    Refund Policy

    The university is not subject to Louisiana specific refund policies. The university’s refund policy can be found in the academic catalog.

    Authorization Agency & Complaint Process

    Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana
    1201 N. Third St., Suite 6-200
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    Phone: (225) 342-4253

    The Louisiana Board of Regents complaint process does not apply to non-SARA schools; therefore, please direct any complaints to the Louisiana Office of the Attorney General.

     

  • Maine

    Authorization Status – Authorized

    Alliant does not have a physical presence in Maine and is thus currently authorized by the Maine Department of Education to provide postsecondary distance education programs to Maine citizens.

    Refund Policy

    The university is not subject to Maine specific refund policies. The university’s refund policy can be found in the academic catalog.

    Authorization Agency & Complaint Process

    Maine Department of Education
    23 State House Station
    Augusta, ME
    04333-0023
    Phone: (207) 624-6856

    The Maine Department of Education complaint process does not apply to Alliant; therefore, please direct any complaints to the Maine Office of the Attorney General.

  • Massachusetts

    Authorization Status – Authorization Not Required

    The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education is undertaking the process of updating its regulations regarding the approval of out-of-state online/hybrid programs and courses at this time. Therefore, Alliant is not required to gain authorization in Massachusetts.

    Refund Policy

    The university is not subject to Massachusetts specific refund policies. The university’s refund policy can be found in the academic catalog.

    Authorization Agency & Complaint Process

    Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
    One Ashburton Place, Room 1401
    Boston, MA 02108
    Phone: (617) 994-6950

    The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education does not currently have a complaint process for out-of-state institutions enrolling Massachusetts residents in online/hybrid programs and courses.; therefore, please direct any complaints to the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General.

  • New York

    Authorization Status – Approved

    Alliant has been determined by the New York State Education Department to meet the criteria for approval from the authorization provisions of Title 8, Section 49-2, of the New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (8 NYCRR 49-2). Approved institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by a professional agency or organization.The scope of this approval includes the distance education programs, courses, or portions thereof that are currently offered in New York State. Changes in New York State offerings may require additional approval.

    Refund Policy

    The university is not subject to New York specific refund policies. The university’s refund policy can be found in the academic catalog.

    Authorization Agency & Complaint Process

    New York State Education Department
    Office of College and University Evaluation
    89 Washington Avenue EBA Room 960
    Albany, New York 12234

    The New York Department of Education processes complaints alleging violations of state institutional authorization law relative to postsecondary institutions or programs in New York State. The complaint investigation process is described in 914 126.9(a)(17) set forth by Education Law Section 5003. A student is encouraged to pursue the complaint/grievance process at their institution prior to contacting NYSED. This process is outlined in the institution’s catalog. Please complete the New York State Complaint Form and mail to:

    New York State Education Department
    Office of College and University Evaluation
    89 Washington Avenue EBA Room 960
    Albany, New York 12234

    For questions or assistance relative to complaints please contact:

    Andrea Richards
    Office of College and University Evaluation (OCUE)
    (518) 474-1551
    Andrea.Richards@nysed.gov

  • Ohio

    Authorization Status – Meets Standards

    The Chancellor’s staff at the Ohio Department of Higher Education has determined that Alliant meets the Chancellor’s standards for offering online programs with on-ground components in the state. As a result, Alliant may offer the following experiences in Ohio to fulfill program requirements for the indicated degree programs.

    • Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology – clinical/practicum
    • Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling – clinical/practicum, field placement, internship/externship, residency
    • Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy – clinical/practicum, field placement, internship/externship, residency

    Refund Policy

    The university is not subject to Ohio specific refund policies. The university’s refund policy can be found in the academic catalog.

    Authorization Agency & Complaint Process

    Ohio Department of Higher Education
    25 South Front Street
    Columbus, Ohio 43215
    Phone: (614) 466-6000
    Fax: (614) 466-5866

    The Ohio Department of Education complaint process does not apply to Alliant; therefore, please direct any complaints to the Ohio Office of the Attorney General.

  • Pennsylvania

    Authorization Status – Registered

    Alliant is registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Education as an out-of-state provider of distance education to Pennsylvania residents.

    Refund Policy

    The university is not subject to Pennsylvania specific refund policies. The university’s refund policy can be found in the academic catalog.

    Authorization Agency & Complaint Process

    Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Postsecondary & Adult Education
    333 Market Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17126
    Phone: (717) 783-6788

    The Pennsylvania State Board of Education complaint process does not apply to Alliant; therefore, please direct any complaints to the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General.

  • Tennessee

    Authorization Status – Exempt

    Alliant meets the criteria for exemption based on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission from the authorization provisions of Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-7-2004 and Rule 1540-01-02-.05 because the programs are online or distance delivered and Alliant does not have a physical presence in the state.

    Refund Policy

    The university is not subject to Tennessee specific refund policies. The university’s refund policy can be found in the academic catalog.

    Authorization Agency & Complaint Process

    Tennessee Higher Education Commission
    404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1900
    Nashville, TN 37243
    Phone: (615) 741 -3605

    The Tennessee Higher Education Commission complaint process does not apply to Alliant; therefore, please direct any complaints to the Tennessee Office of the Attorney General.

  • Texas

    Authorization Statuses

    Alliant is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code; therefore, a license or exemption from the Texas Workforce Commission is not required.

    Alliant currently has a distance education exemption with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, until such time as at least one clinical/field-based learning experience is scheduled.

    Refund Policy

    The university is not subject to Texas specific refund policies. The university’s refund policy can be found in the academic catalog.

    Authorization Agencies & Complaint Process

    Texas Workforce Commission
    (800) 628-5115

    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
    PO box 12788
    Austin, TX 78711-2788
    Phone: 512-427-6101
    Fax 512-427-6127

    The Texas Workforce Commission and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board complaint processes do not apply to Alliant; therefore, please direct any complaints to the Texas Attorney General.

  • Utah

    Authorization Status – Exempt

    Utah Division of Consumer Protection
    Box 146704
    Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6704
    (801) 530-6601
    Fax: (801) 530-6001

    Alliant has been determined by the Utah Division of Consumer Protection to meet the criteria for exemption from registration requirements of U.C.A § 13-34-105 because Alliant is accredited by a Regional accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education.

    Refund Policy

    The university is not subject to Utah specific refund policies. The university’s refund policy can be found in the academic catalog.

    Authorization Agency & Complaint Process

    Utah Division of Consumer Protection
    PO Box 146704
    Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6704
    Phone: (801) 530-6601
    Fax: (801) 530-6001
    Email: consumerprotection@utah.gov

    The Utah Division of Consumer Protection complaint process does not apply to Alliant; therefore, please direct any complaints to the Utah Office of the Attorney General.

  • Virginia

    Authorization Status – Certification Not Required

    Alliant is not required to obtain certification by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia because the university does not have a physical presence in Virginia.

    Refund Policy

    The university is not subject to Utah specific refund policies. The university’s refund policy can be found in the academic catalog.

    Authorization Agency & Complaint Process

    State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
    101 N. 14TH St., 10TH FL
    James Monroe Building
    Richmond, VA 23219 – 3659
    Tel: (804) 225-2600
    Fax: (804) 225-2604

    The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia complaint process does not apply to Alliant; therefore, please direct any complaints to the Virginia Office of the Attorney General.

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