State Authorization and Program Availability

Recent changes to federal legislation include changes in the regulation for state authorization of online education providers. All online education providers must apply for and meet individual state requirements, as reflected in the language below:

If an institution is offering postsecondary education through distance or correspondence education to students in a State in which it is not physically located or in which it is otherwise subject to State jurisdiction as determined by the State, the institution must meet any State requirements for it to be legally offering postsecondary distance or correspondence education in that State. An institution must be able to document to the Secretary the State’s approval upon request.

State Authorization Regulation Chapter 34, § 600.9(c)

The University of New Orleans and PaCE are working to comply with these authorizations so that we can improve our educational access to students across the country. We are evaluating and working with state agencies on a state-by-state basis and will provide up-to-date information here when available. With specific questions on state authorization and program availability, contact:

Tina Chang, J.D., Ph.D.
Associate Vice President
Division of Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE)