Current Students : State Authorization & Compliance
Department of Education Compliance and State Authorization
Online education is an important part of Bowling Green State University program offerings, with many students participating in federal financial aid. Recent amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965 include changes in regulation for State Authorization that may impact online, distance, and correspondence education providers. The relevant language includes:
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.
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1001 and 1002)
What BGSU is doing:
BGSU is working to evaluate and comply with these changes and will provide up-to-date information as it becomes available. If you are an out of state online student, and want to know BGSU is in compliance with your state please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Complaint Resolution at BGSU
Bowling Green State University is committed to students with an environment where they may pursue their studies with the highest quality educational opportunities available. In compliance with the language passed in the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) conducted a Negotiated Rule Making Process in 2010, institutions offering distance education must provide enrolled and prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with its accrediting agency and with the appropriate state agency for handling complaints in the student's state.
- Click Here for information on the NCA website on how to report a complaint to our accrediting association.