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State Authorization

Amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965 include program integrity regulations that require an institution offering distance education to acquire authorization from any state in which it operates. The authorization is required to maintain eligibility for students of that state to receive Federal financial aid. In compliance with the USDOE State Authorization Regulations in Section 600.9 of the October 29, 2010, final program integrity rule, The University of Texas System has made a “good faith effort” in pursuing state authorization from all 54 states and territories within the U.S. UT System and UT Permian Basin are working with higher education authorities in all states and other U.S. jurisdictions to ensure compliance with all state and federal authorization requirements that govern the offering of online courses in those states, including complaint processes.

Why It Matters To You

Before UT Permian Basin can accept an enrollment from an exclusively online student, the University must be in compliance with the regulations on distance education in the state in which the student resides. If you have questions about the status of your state of residence and UT Permian Basin on the USDOE state authorization requirement, please contact REACH or the Admissions Office.

Student Complaints

UT Permian Basin encourages you to resolve issues or complaints by using the University Complaint Form or the student grievance process. However, if an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may file a complaint about UT Permian Basin with your state of residence or the University’s accrediting organization.

UT Permian Basin Approved States for Online Learning

The University will continue to monitor developments in state laws in each state in which it enrolls students, and, if authorization or licensure is or becomes necessary, will obtain such additional approvals.

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas (Excluding the Ed Leadership Program)
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut (Excluding the Ed Leadership Program)
  • Delaware (Excluding the Ed Leadership Program)
  • Florida (Excluding the Ed Leadership Program)
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois (Excluding the Ed Leadership Program)
  • Indiana
  • Iowa (Excluding the Ed Leadership Program)
  • Kentucky (Excluding the Ed Leadership Program)
  • Louisiana (Excluding the Ed Leadership Program)
  • Maine
  • Maryland (Excluding the Ed Leadership Program)
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri (Excluding the Ed Leadership Program)
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire (Excluding the Ed Leadership Program)
  • New Jersey (Excluding the Ed Leadership Program)
  • New Mexico
  • New York (Excluding the Ed Leadership Program)
  • North Carolina (Excluding the Ed Leadership Program)
  • Ohio (Excluding the Ed Leadership Program)
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee (Excluding the Ed Leadership Program)
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermount (Excluding the Ed Leadership Program)
  • Virginia
  • Washington (Excluding the Ed Leadership Program)
  • West Virginia (Excluding the Ed Leadership Program)
  • Wisconsin (Excluding the Ed Leadership Program)