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State Authorization and Regulatory Information

Bellevue University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. The Higher Learning Commission is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

To file a complaint, please click the drop-down menu for your state and follow the link provided. Each link will be located near the top of each state's authorization.

Bellevue University is committed to complying with all states' regulations for its distance learning programs. For specific information regarding state authorization, approval, licensure or exemption, please email State_authorization@bellevue.edu.

Alabama

Commission on Higher Education
Alabama Commission on Higher Education,
PO Box 302000
Montgomery, AL 36130-2000
www.ache.state.al.us/federal-reg.pdf

Department of Postsecondary Education
Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education,
PO Box 302130
Montgomery, AL 36130-2130
Alabama Complaint Submission

Alaska

Bellevue University is a proud member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). For more information, please visit: http://www.nc-sara.org/what-are-student-benefits, or download the NC-SARA FAQ PDF.

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
PO Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811-0505
EED.ACPE-IA@alaska.gov
Alaska Complaint Submission

In the event that a complaint cannot be resolved at the University level, a student may contact the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) portal agency.
State Portal Agency Contact
Joann Rieselbach
School Relations Manager
Alaska Commission on Post Secondary Education
PO Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811-0505
907-465-6678
joann.rieselbach@alaska.gov

Bellevue University is exempt from authorization under AS 14.48 because programs are online and the University does not have a physical presence in Alaska.

Arizona

Bellevue University is a proud member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). For more information, please visit: http://www.nc-sara.org/what-are-student-benefits, or download the NC-SARA FAQ PDF.

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
1400 W. Washington Street, Room 260,
Phoenix, AZ 85007
http://azppse.gov/student_info/compliance.asp

Arkansas

Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Arkansas Department of Higher Education
114 East Capitol Ave.,
Little Rock, AR 72201
ADHE_Info@adhe.edu
Arkansas Complaint Process

Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education
501 Woodlane, Suite 312S,
Little Rock, AR 72201
sbpce@arkansas.gov
Arkansas Complaint Submission

California

California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education
Approved Institutions:
California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education,
PO Box 980818, W.
Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
bppe@dca.ca.gov
California Complaint Submission

Exempt Institutions:
Attorney General's Office
California Department of Justice
Attn: Public Inquiry Unit
PO Box 9044255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
California Complaint Submission

Colorado

Bellevue University is a proud member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). For more information, please visit: http://www.nc-sara.org/what-are-student-benefits, or download the NC-SARA FAQ PDF.

Colorado Department of Higher Education Commission on Higher Education
1560 Broadway, Suite 1600
Denver, Colorado 80202
Colorado Complaint Submission

Colorado Department of Higher Education Division of Private Occupational Schools
1560 Broadway, Suite 1600
Denver, Colorado 80202
Colorado Complaint Submission

In the event that a complaint cannot be resolved at the University level, a student may contact the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) portal agency.
State Portal Agency Contact
Heather Delange
Academic Policy Officer
Department of Higher Education
1560 Broadway, Suite 1600
Denver, Colorado 80202
303-866-4209
heather.delange@dhe.state.co.us

Connecticut

Connecticut Office of Higher Education
61 Woodland Street,
Hartford, CT 06105-2326
860-947-1800,
info@ctdhe.org
Non-degree institutions: Connecticut Complaint Submission

Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
165 Capitol Avenue, Room 110,
Hartford CT 06106
trade.practices@ct.gov
Connecticut Complaint Submission
Consumer Complaint Hotline: (800) 842-2649

Delaware

Delaware Higher Education Office
John G. Townsend Building, Suite 2,
Dover, DE 19901
dheo@doe.k12.de.us

Delaware Attorney General
Consumer Protection Wilmington:
820 N. French Street 5th floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
consumer.protection@state.de.us

Florida

Florida Commission for Independent Education
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414,
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Florida Complaint Submission

Georgia

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
2082 E. Exchange Pl. #220,
Tucker, GA 30084-5334
Georgia Complaint Process

Hawaii

Hawaii Postsecondary Education Authorization Program (HPEAP)
PO Box 541,
Honolulu, Hawaii 96809
hpeap@dcca.hawaii.gov
Hawaii Complaint Process

Idaho

Bellevue University is a proud member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). For more information, please visit: http://www.nc-sara.org/what-are-student-benefits, or download the NC-SARA FAQ PDF.

Idaho State Board of Education
Attn: State Coordinator for Private Colleges and Proprietary Schools
650 West State Street, PO Box 83720,
Boise, ID 83720-0037

In the event that a complaint cannot be resolved at the University level, a student may contact the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) portal agency.
State Portal Agency Contact
Valerie Fenske
Idaho Private Colleges & Proprietary Schools Coordinator
Idaho State Board of Education
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0037
208-332-1587
valerie.fenske@osbe.idaho.gov

Illinois

Board of Higher Education
Illinois Board of Higher Education 431 East Adams, 2nd Floor
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1404
info@ibhe.org
Institutional Complaint Hotline: (217) 557-7359

Indiana

Bellevue University is a proud member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). For more information, please visit: http://www.nc-sara.org/what-are-student-benefits, or download the NC-SARA FAQ PDF.

This institution is authorized by:

The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
101 W. ohio St., Suite 670
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984

Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of Regulatory Compliance
302 W Washington Street, Room E201
Indianapolis IN 46204
Indiana Complaint Process

Department of Workforce Development, Office of Career and Technical Schools
Complaint Adjudicator
DWD/Office of Career and Technical Schools
10 N. Senate Avenue, Suite 203
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Indiana Complaint Submission

In the event that a complaint cannot be resolved at the University level, a student may contact the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) portal agency.
State Portal Agency Contact
Ken Sauer
Senior Associate Commissioner for Research and Academic Affairs
Indiana Commission for Higher Education
101 W. Ohio Street, Suite 550
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984
317-464-4400
ksauer@che.in.gov

Iowa

Bellevue University is registered to operate in Iowa with the Iowa College Student Aid Commission.

Iowa Student Aid Commission
450 E. Grand Ave., 3rd Floor,
Des Moines, IA 50319
info@iowacollegeaid.gov
https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/content/constituent-request-review

LEGAL PROVISIONS FOR THE HANDLING OF CHILD ABUSE INFORMATION

261.9 Definitions

h. Develops and implements a consistent written policy for an employee who in the scope of the person’s employment responsibilities examines, attends, counsels, or treats a child to report suspected physical or sexual abuse. The policy shall include an employee’s reporting responsibilities. The reporting responsibilities shall designate the time, circumstances, and method for reporting suspected child abuse to the accredited private institution’s administration and reporting to law enforcement. Nothing in the policy shall prohibit an employee from reporting suspected child abuse in good faith to law enforcement.

Redissemination of Child Abuse Information (Iowa Code 235A.17)

A person, agency, or other recipient of child abuse information shall not redisseminate this information. However, redissemination is permitted when all of the following conditions apply:

  • The redissemination is for official purposes in connection with prescribed duties or, in the case of a health practitioner, pursuant to professional responsibilities.
  • The person to whom the information would be redisseminated would have independent access to the same information under Iowa Code Section 235A.15.
  • A written record is made of the redissemination, including the name of the recipient and the date and purpose of the redissemination.
  • The written record is forwarded to the Registry within 30 days of the redissemination.

Criminal Penalties (Iowa Code 235A.21)

  • Any person is guilty of a criminal offense when the person:
    • Willfully requests, obtains, or seeks to obtain child abuse information under false pretense.
    • Willfully communicates or seeks to communicate child abuse information to any agency or person except in accordance with Iowa Code Sections 235A.15 and 235A.17.
    • Is connected with any research authorized pursuant to Iowa Code Section 235A.15 and willfully falsifies child abuse information or any records relating to child abuse.
  • Upon conviction for each offense, the person shall be punished by a fine of up to $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than two years, or by both fine and imprisonment.
  • Any person who knowingly, but without criminal purposes, communicates or seeks to communicate child abuse information except in accordance with Iowa Code Sections 235A.15 and 235A.17 shall be fined not more than $100 or be imprisoned not more than ten days for each such offense.
  • Any reasonable grounds for belief that a person has violated any provision of Iowa Code Chapter 235A shall be grounds for the immediate withdrawal of any authorized access that the person might otherwise have to child abuse information.

Information Concerning the Impact of Military Duties

(Mobilization, Activation, Temporary Duty Assignments)

Bellevue University appreciates the important contributions you make in the service of our country. We realize your education may be interrupted by a Military Service obligation.

In support of your military commitment, Bellevue University has established procedures that provide maximum flexibility so you can fulfill your military service and meet your educational goals. These procedures apply to a student who is a member of the military, or the spouse of a student who is a member of the military, if the member has a dependent child. Please note these procedures apply to active duty service and do not apply to reservists who need to fulfill their annual reserve requirements.

Choose one of these options:

  • Withdraw your entire registration and receive a refund of 100% of the tuition and mandatory fees.
  • Make arrangements directly with your instructor(s) for grades or incompletes (to be made up later) in the course(s). Your registration will remain intact and tuition, and mandatory fees, will be assessed in full. If arrangements are made to obtain grades or incompletes for only some of your courses, the registration for those courses will remain intact. Tuition and mandatory fees for those remaining courses will be assessed. Any courses for which arrangements cannot be made for grades or incompletes can be dropped and the tuition, and mandatory fees, for those courses will be refunded.

The best choice for your situation will depend on the point in the term when your military service obligation occurs. Please note Financial Aid will be refunded in accordance with existing University and Federal policies for each of the above situations. In addition, there may be implications for any financial aid you have through various federal programs. The rules for these programs are not necessarily within the control of the University. Please direct your questions to Bellevue University’s Office of Student Financial Services.

Iowa Requirement

Adopts a policy to offer not less than the following options to a student 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 national guard duty or federal active duty: (a) Withdraw from the student’s entire registration and receive a full refund of tuition and mandatory fees. (b) Make arrangements with the student’s 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. (c) Make arrangements with only some of the student’s instructors for grades, or for incompletes that shall be completed by the student at a later date. If such arrangements are made, the registration for those courses shall remain intact and tuition and mandatory fees shall be assessed for those courses. 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. (2) As used in this lettered paragraph, “dependent child” means the same as defined in section 260C.14, subsection 14, paragraph “b”, subparagraph (2), subparagraph division (a).

Kansas

Bellevue University is a proud member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). For more information, please visit: http://www.nc-sara.org/what-are-student-benefits, or download the NC-SARA FAQ PDF.

Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 520,
Topeka, KS 66612-1368
Kansas Complaint Submission

Kentucky

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Dr. #320,
Frankfort, KY 40601-7512
Sarah.levy@ky.gov

Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education
Capital Plaza Tower, Room 302, 500 Mero Street,
Frankfort, KY 40601-3319
Kentucky Complaint Submission

Office of the Attorney General
Capitol Suite 118, 700 Capitol Avenue,
Frankfort, KY 40601-3449
consumer.protection@ag.ky.gov
Kentucky Complaint Process

Louisiana

Bellevue University is a proud member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). For more information, please visit: http://www.nc-sara.org/what-are-student-benefits, or download the NC-SARA FAQ PDF.

Louisiana Attorney General Office, Consumer Protection Section
PO Box 94005,
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
ConsumerInfo@ag.state.la.us
1-800-351-4889, 225-326-6465
Louisiana Complaint Submission

Secondarily, complaints may also be sent to:
Louisiana Board of Regents,
Attn: Nancy Beall or Dr. Larry Trembly,
PO Box 3677,
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3677
Louisiana Complaint Process

Maine

Maine Department of Education
Deborah Friedman - Complaints
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023

Maine Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division
6 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Maine Complaint Submission

Maryland

Bellevue University is registered with:

Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 North Liberty Street, 10th Floor,
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410)767-3388,
Maryland Complaint Process

Bellevue University is subject to investigation of complaints by the Office of the Attorney General or the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Complaints should be directed to:

Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division
200 St. Paul Place,
Baltimore, MD 21202
Consumer Protection Hotline: (410) 528-8662
Attorney General toll free number: (888) 743-0823
consumer@oag.state.md.us
Maryland Complaint Submission

or directly to Student Experience Feedback and Complaints

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place
Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108
Massachusetts Complaint Process

Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure, Office of Private Occupational School Education
1000 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
Massachusetts Complaint Submission

Michigan

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Commercial Services, Licensing Division
Proprietary School Unit Staff
201 N. Washington Sq.,
Lansing, MI 48913
Michigan Complaint Process

Minnesota

Bellevue 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.

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350,
St. Paul, MN 55108-5227
Minnesota Complaint Process

Mississippi

Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation
3825 Ridgewood Road,
Jackson, MS 39211-6453
Mississippi Complaint Submission

Mississippi Commission of Proprietary Schools and College Registration
3825 Ridgewood Road,
Jackson, MS 39211-6453
Mississippi Complaint Submission

Consumer Protection Division, Office of the Attorney General
PO Box 22947,
Jackson, MS 39225-2947
http://www.ago.state.ms.us/index.php/contact (email)
Mississippi Complaint Submission

Missouri

Bellevue University is a proud member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). For more information, please visit: http://www.nc-sara.org/what-are-student-benefits, or download the NC-SARA FAQ PDF.

Missouri Department of Higher Education
205 Jefferson Street,
PO Box 1469,
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469,
info@dhe.mo.gov
Missouri Complaint Process

Montana

Bellevue University is a proud member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). For more information, please visit: http://www.nc-sara.org/what-are-student-benefits, or download the NC-SARA FAQ PDF.

Montana Board of Regents
Office of Commissioner of Higher Education
Montana University System
2500 Broadway Street
PO Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620-3201

Montana Office of Consumer Protection
2225 11th Avenue
PO Box 200151
Helena, MT 59620-0151
contactocp@mt.gov
http://doj.mt.gov/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/complaintform3.pdf

In the event that a complaint cannot be resolved at the University level, a student may contact the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) portal agency.
State Portal Agency Contact
Karin Janssen
State Authorization Compliance Agent
Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education
PO Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620-3201
406-444-0607
kjanssen@montana.edu

Nebraska

Bellevue University is a proud member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). For more information, please visit: http://www.nc-sara.org/what-are-student-benefits, or download the NC-SARA FAQ PDF.

Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
PO Box 95005,
Lincoln, NE 68509-5005

Nebraska Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division
2115 State Capitol,
Lincoln, NE 68509
Nebraska Complaint Process
Consumer Protection Hotline: (800) 727-6432

Nebraska Department of Education, Private Postsecondary Career Schools
Investigations Office
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 98987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
Nebraska Complaint Submission

Complaints to the Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education regarding Nebraska degree-granting postsecondary institutions participating in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) may be filed here.

Please note that the first step in resolving complaints is to attempt to resolve the matter directly with the involved institution under established institution complaint or grievance procedures. Generally, a person who contacts the CCPE office regarding complaints about Nebraska institutions participating in SARA will be referred to college or university officials. In the event that institutional processes do not result in a successful resolution of a SARA complaint, CCPE is responsible for resolution of any such complaints originating at any SARA participant institution, public or private. Conversely, if you are a Nebraska resident attending a distance education program at a SARA institution in another state, you will need to begin the complaint process at the institution you attend. In the event that institutional processes do not result in a successful resolution of your complaint, the SARA portal agency of that state is responsible for resolution of the complaint. If help is needed in working with another state, CCPE will provide assistance. Please note that the Commission cannot, by law, review complaints related to course grades, academic sanctions, or discipline/conduct matters.

State Portal Agency Contact
Kathleen L. Fimple, Ph.D.
Academic Programs Officer
Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 95005
Lincoln, NE 68509-5005
402-471-0030
Kathleen.Fimple@nebraska.gov

Nevada

Bellevue University is a proud member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). For more information, please visit: http://www.nc-sara.org/what-are-student-benefits, or download the NC-SARA FAQ PDF.

Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education
8778 S Maryland Parkway,Suite 115,
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Nevada Complaint Process

In the event that a complaint cannot be resolved at the University level, a student may contact the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) portal agency.
State Portal Agency Contact
Crystal Abba
Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs
Nevada System of Higher Education
2601 Enterprise Road
Reno, NV 89512
775-784-4901
crystal_abba@nshe.nevada.edu

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Higher Education Commission
Patricia Edes, New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-0257
Patricia.Edes@doe.nh.gov

New Hampshire HEC-Career School Licensing
Kimberly Kenneally, NH Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-6443
Kimberly.Kenneally@doe.nh.gov

New Jersey

Secretary of Higher Education
New Jersey Higher Education
PO Box 542,
Trenton, NJ 08625
nj_che@che.state.nj.us

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
124 Halsey Street,
Newark, NJ 07102
New Jersey Complaint Submission

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Center for Occupational Employment Information
Training Evaluation Unit,
PO Box 057,
Trenton, NJ 08625-0057
New Jersey Complaint Submission

New Mexico

New Mexico Higher Education Department
2048 Galisteo,
Santa Fe, NM 87505
New Mexico Complaint Submission

New York

Office of College and University Evaluation
New York Office of College and University Evaluation
New York State Education Department
5 North Mezzanine,
Albany, NY 12234
ocueinfo@mail.nysed.gov
New York Complaint Process

New York Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision
New York State Education Department
99 Washington Avenue, Room 1613 OCP,
Albany, NY 12234
New York Complaint Submission
New York Complaint Process

North Carolina

Board of Governors for the University of North Carolina
Postsecondary Education Complaints
c/o Assistant Director of Licensure and Workforce
University of North Carolina General Administration
910 Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27515
studentcomplaint@northcarolina.edu
North Carolina Complaint Submission

Community College System State Board of Proprietary Schools
200 West Jones St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
North Carolina Complaint Submission

North Dakota

Bellevue University is a proud member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). For more information, please visit: http://www.nc-sara.org/what-are-student-benefits, or download the NC-SARA FAQ PDF.

North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education (if institution is "authorized")
State Capitol - 15th Floor,
600 E. Boulevard Ave. Dept. 270
Bismarck, ND 58505-0610
cte@nd.gov

North Dakota Consumer Protection Division (if institution is "exempt" or not authorized)
Office of Attorney General
Parrell Grossman, Director, Consumer Protection Division, 701-328-5570
Gateway Professional Center,
1050 E Interstate Ave. Suite 200,
Bismarck, ND 58503-5574
North Dakota Complaint Submission

In the event that a complaint cannot be resolved at the University level, a student may contact the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) portal agency.
SARA Portal Agency
Tanya Spilovoy, D. Ed.
Director of Distance Education and State Authorization
North Dakota University System
1815 Schafer St., Ste. 202
Bismarck, ND 58501-1217
tanya.spilovoy@ndus.edu

Ohio

Ohio Board of Regents
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215-4183

Ohio Attorney General, Consumer Protection Section
30 E. Broad St., 14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3400
Ohio Complaint Submission

Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
30 East Broad Street, Suite 2481
Columbus, OH 43215
Ohio Complaint Submission

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
655 Research Parkway, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Oklahoma Complaint Submission

Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection Unit
Attn: Investigative Analyst
313 NE 21st Street,
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Oklahoma Complaint Submission

Oklahoma State Board of Private Vocational Schools
3700 Classen Boulevard, Suite 250
Oklahoma City, OK 73118-2864

Oregon

Bellevue University is a proud member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). For more information, please visit: http://www.nc-sara.org/what-are-student-benefits, or download the NC-SARA FAQ PDF.

Oregon Higher Education Coording Commission, ODA
775 Court St. NE,
Salem, OR 97301

Oregon Attorney General Financial Fraud/Consumer Protection Section 1162 Court St. NE, Salem, OR 97301-4096 Oregon Complaint Submission

Oregon Department of Education, Private Career Schools Office
255 Capitol Street NE,
Salem, OR 97310-0203
Oregon Complaint Process

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street,
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Pennsylvania Complaint Submission

Office of Attorney General, Bureau of Consumer Protection
14th Floor, Strawberry Square,
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Pennsylvania Complaint Submission

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education
Shepard Building, 80 Washington Street,
Providence, RI 02903

Rhode Island Department of Attorney General, Consumer Protection Unit
150 South Main Street,
Providence, RI 02903
Rhode Island Complaint Submission
Rhode Island Complaint Process

South Carolina

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
1122 Lady St., Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29201
803-737-3918
South Carolina Complaint Submission

South Dakota

Bellevue University is a proud member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). For more information, please visit: http://www.nc-sara.org/what-are-student-benefits, or download the NC-SARA FAQ PDF.

South Dakota Secretary of State Jason M. Gant
State Capitol
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
sdsos@state.sd.us

South Dakota Office of Attorney General, Division of Consumer Protection
1302 E Hwy 14 Suite 3,
Pierre SD 57501-8053
South Dakota Complaint Submission

Tennessee

Tennessee Higher Education Commission
404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1900,
Nashville, TN 37243
Tennessee Complaint Submission

Texas

Higher Education Coordinating Board
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
1200 E. Anderson Lane,
Austin, TX 78752
Texas Complaint Process

Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
PO Box 12548,
Austin, TX 78711-2548
Texas Complaint Submission

Texas Workforce Commission
Career Schools and Colleges - Room 226-T
101 East 15th Street,
Austin, TX 78778-0001
Texas Complaint Submission

Additional complaint information is available here.

Utah

Utah Division of Consumer Protection
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
consumerprotection@utah.gov
Utah Complaint Submission

Vermont

Vermont Agency of Education
120 State Street,
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501
Vermont Complaint Process

Vermont Attorney General's Office
109 State Street,
Montpelier, VT 05609-1001

Virginia

Bellevue University is a proud member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). For more information, please visit: http://www.nc-sara.org/what-are-student-benefits, or download the NC-SARA FAQ PDF.

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
101 N. 14th St., James Monroe Building,
Richmond, VA 23219
communications@schev.edu
Virginia Complaint Process

Washington

Bellevue University is a proud member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). For more information, please visit: http://www.nc-sara.org/what-are-student-benefits, or download the NC-SARA FAQ PDF.

Washington Student Achievement Council
917 Lakeridge Way,
PO Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98504-3430
dainfo@wsac.wa.gov
Washington Complaint Process

Washington Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board
128 10th Avenue SW
PO Box 43105
Olympia, WA 98504-3105
workforce@wtb.wa.gov
Washington Complaint Process (instructions)

In the event that a complaint cannot be resolved at the University level, a student may contact the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) portal agency.
State Portal Agency Contact
Michael Ball
Associate Director for State Approving Agency & Degree Authorization
Student Achievement Council
PO Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98504-3430
360-753-7866
michaelb@wsac.wa.gov

West Virginia

Bellevue University is a proud member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). For more information, please visit: http://www.nc-sara.org/what-are-student-benefits, or download the NC-SARA FAQ PDF.

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
1018 Kanawha Blvd E., Ste 700
Charleston, WV 25301-2800

Community and Technical College System of West Virginia
1018 Kanawha Blvd. E., Ste. 700
Charleston, WV 25301

West Virginia Office of the Attorney General Consumer Protection Division
PO Box 1789,
Charleston, WV 25326-1789
West Virginia Complaint Process

Wisconsin

To review the Wisconsin Statutes and Annotations in full, please visit http://eab.state.wi.us/.

Printable PDF Version

  • GENERAL INFORMATION
    • No additional requirements
  • ADMISSIONS AND ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
    • Requirement 1: A description of the training the school will provide and how a student will benefit.
      • Response: We do not offer training to residents in Wisconsin.
    • Requirement 2: A statement regarding the school's admission policy on enrolling ability-to-benefit students, if applicable.
      • Response: Bellevue University does not have an admissions policy on enrolling ability-to-benefit students.
    • Requirement 3: The school's application deadline.
      • Response: Applications must be received by registration deadline.
  • ADVANCED STANDING
    • Requirement 1: The effect advanced standing has on their program cost and length.
      • Response: Transfer credits that are applied to a degree will affect the completion date and cost of the degree program.
    • Requirement 2: If the school measures its program in vocational credits, a disclosure stating the school does not award a degree to students who complete the program.
      • Response: We do not measure our programs in vocational credits.
  • STUDENT PROGRESS
    • Requirement 1. A description of how and when students receive their grades or progress reports.
      • Response: Faculty must submit final grades within 10 days of the course end date. Grades are viewable to students on the Bellevue Real-time University Information Network (BRUiN).
  • STUDENT RECORDS
    • Requirement 1. Description of student records the school maintains while a student is enrolled and after a student is no longer enrolled.
      • Response: See Addendum Table 1.A
    • Requirement 2. The length of time that student records are kept after a student leaves (State law requires a minimum of at least 6 years. Student transcripts are to be kept permanently).
      • Response: See Addendum Table 1.A
  • ACADEMIC PROBATION, DISMISSAL AND READMITTANCE
    • No additional requirements.
  • STUDENT CONDUCT
    • No additional requirements.
  • LEAVE OF ABSENCE
    • Requirement 1. Your school's policy on whether or not it grants leave of absence.
      • Response: Bellevue University does not have a formal leave of absence policy. A student may exit and reenter a program at any time that aligns with the program schedule.
  • ATTENDANCE
    • Requirement 1. The standards the school uses to determine the way absences are recorded. And also, how the School maintains records for attendance.
      • Response: Initial attendance is monitored and reported through the university BRUIN system. Unless otherwise noted, faculty are required to verify attendance status for all students during the attendance verification period. This requirement is for courses of any length or delivery format. Attendance standards for international students and students receiving Title IV funds are established by federal regulation. Bellevue University complies with these federal regulations
  • TARDINESS
    • Requirement 1. The school's definition of tardiness (e.g., ten minutes late).
      • Response: Bellevue University does not have a formal tardiness policy.
    • Requirement 2. How tardiness affects attendance.
      • Response: Bellevue University does not have a formal tardiness policy.
  • STUDENT COMPLAINTS
    • Requirement 1. Who students can contact if complaints are not satisfactorily resolved with the school (must contain EAB contact information, including address, phone number, e-mail, and website).
  • TUITION AND FEES
    • Requirement 1. A statement regarding whether books, materials and supplies must be purchased from the school.
      • Response: Common books, materials and supplies are not required to be purchased from Bellevue University; however, some courses do require custom book packages which are only available at the Bellevue University Book Store.
  • CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS
    • Requirement 1. Explanation of withdrawal/cancellation policy that includes the following: A description of the three-business-day cancellation, a statement notifying students who utilize the cancellation privilege that full refund will be made in 10 business days. (Wis. Stats. 38.50 (7) (e) provides that a student shall have the right to cancel enrollment for a program until midnight of the third business day after receipt of notice of acceptance).
      • Response: Bellevue University Cancellation and Refund Policy: Students are allowed to cancel enrollment for a full tuition and fee refund up until seven days after a course or program session begins. Bellevue University will refund tuition and fees paid in advance no later than seven business days after notice of cancellation is received. See the Bellevue University Catalog for additional information.
      • For Wisconsin students: To request a cancellation, please visit http://eab.state.wi.us/resources/forms/1.07.pdf
    • Requirement 2. Disclosure of appropriate provisions regarding when a student is deemed to have provided constructive notice of withdrawal. It is also required that there be: No language requiring or implying that the student must provide a written notice of withdrawal. No language requiring or implying that the student must ask the school to issue a refund.
      • Response: Prior to withdrawing from a program, students are encouraged to meet with their professor and Academic Advisor, to discuss alternatives. If a student must withdraw from an accelerated cohort-based program they will fowl the withdraw schedule as stipulated in their financial agreement. A student may initiate the withdrawal through their Academic Advisor, and the student is strongly encouraged to ensure the withdrawal is complete. Confirmation of withdraw is available through their BRUIN student account.
    • Requirement 3. A statement in accordance with Wis. Adm. Cod EAB 8.05 notifying students that they will receive their refund within 40 days after dismissal or notification of withdrawal.
      • Response: Bellevue University Cancellation and Refund Policy: Students are allowed to cancel enrollment for a full tuition and fee refund up until seven days after a course or program session begins. Bellevue University will refund tuition and fees paid in advance no later than seven business days after notice of cancellation is received. See the Bellevue University Catalog for additional information.
  • PROGRAM CURRICULUM
    • No additional requirements.
  • EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
    • Requirement 1. A Statement indicating the type of employment services the school intends to offer.
      • Response: Bellevue University offers Employment Advisory Services only. Services include an online job posting system, on-campus recruiting programs and an annual career fair. See page 30 for additional information.
    • Requirement 2. A statement that the school does not guarantee employment.
      • Response: Bellevue University does not guarantee employment.
    • Requirement 3. A statement that student referrals to prospective employers are not based on direct contact with the employer regarding current job openings.
      • Response: Student referrals to prospective employers are not based on direct contact with the employer regarding current job openings.

Addendum Table 1.A

Document Type

Description

Minimum Retention

Student Accounts purged
(Balance Forward Books)

Yearly, AR transactions are purged from the SIS. History is maintained in Balance Forward Books

Permanent - Retain until superseded, then archive.

Refunds

Student history and refund check back-up

Seven (7) years.

Payment Activity

Receipts and online activity

Seven (7) years.

Posting Reports

All transactions posted to AR & GL

Seven (7) years.

Corporate & Military Billings/Reimbursement Documents

Billings/payments received

Seven (7) years.

Deposit Records

Daily Deposit Information

Seven (7) years.

Journal Entries

Account Maintenance on Student Accounts

Twenty (20) years.

Student Files (Cohort programs & Collections)

Retains pertinent information regarding student history

Seven (7) years after graduation or date, term, or semester and year of last attendance.

Work permit

Employment authorization

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

Alien Registration Receipt Card

Evidence of permanent residence

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

I-20 Forms

Certificates of eligibility for F-1 visa status

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

I-94 Cards

Arrival-Departure Record issued to non-immigrants

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

IAP 66 Certificates

Certificates of eligibility for J-1 status

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

Passport Number

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

Statement of Educational Costs

Estimate of total year costs

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

Statement of Financial Responsibility

Evidence of adequate financial resources

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

Applications for Graduation

Pre-printed electronic form

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

Applications for Admissions

Pre-printed and electronic forms

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

Admission Letters

Notice of admission, denial etc.

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

Change of Grade Forms

Pre-printed form or memo

Permanent - Retain until superseded, then archive.

Grade rosters

Paper grade sheets or electronic posting by faculty

Permanent - Retain until superseded, then archive.

Correspondence relevant to student academic record

Letters, memos, e-mail

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

Credit by examination reports/scores

Locally designed forms

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

FERPA documents

Student release forms and related correspondence including disclosure request , waivers, and review requests

Permanent - Retain until superseded, then archive.

Graduation lists

Computer listings

Permanent - Retain until superseded, then archive.

Personal Data Update Request

Pre-printed form with copy of legal document e.g. change of address, race, ethnicity, name, social security number

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

Registration Forms

Pre-printed and electronic forms

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

Enrollment Request Actions

Including add, drop, and withdrawals

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

Third Party Transcripts

Official paper and electronic copies

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

Grievance

various course or university issues not grade or FERPA related

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

Disciplinary action records

violations of academic or conduct and related sanctions

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

Attendance Verification

As pertains to federal attendance verification requirements

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

Athletic Records

Initial and continuing eligibility information, participation

Initial and continuing eligibility information, participation

Substitutions and Waivers

Approvals to meet program requirements with requested actions

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

Transfer Credit Evaluations/Degree Audits

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

Bellevue University Academic Transcripts

Official paper and electronic copies

Permanent - Retain until superseded, then archive.

Degree Changes/History

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

Documents related to SAP, enrollment status and period of enrollment

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

Documents related to the receipt of aid , and calculations used to determined aid amounts

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

Documentation of initial of exit loan counseling

Documentation of initial of exit loan counseling

Data used to establish students Federal Financial Aid eligibility

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

Standard of Progress (Academic Warning, Probation, Suspension)

Seven (7) years after the later of graduation or date of last attendance.

Wyoming

Wyoming Department of Education
2300 Capitol Avenue, Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050
Wyoming Complaint Process

Attorney General's Office
123 Capitol Building, 200 W. 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Territory Authorization and Regulatory Information

District of Columbia

District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Education Licensure Commission
810 First Street, NE, 9th Floor,
Washington, DC 20002
District of Columbia Complaint Submission

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education
PO Box 1900,
San Juan, PR 00910-1900

Puerto Rico Department of Justice
PO Box 9020192,
San Juan, PR 00902-0192

Guam

Not yet developed

Virgin Islands

Government of the United States Virgin Islands
Department of Education, Office of the Commissioner
1834 Kongens Gade
St. Thomas, V.I. 00802

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