Distance Learning Complaint Process for Out-of-State Students

Pursuant to the United States Department of Education's Program Integrity Rule, Nebraska Methodist College is required to provide all prospective and current students with the contact information of the state agency or agencies that handle complaints against postsecondary education institutions offering distance learning or correspondence education within that state.

Students residing outside the state of Nebraska while enrolled in a online course offered by Nebraska Methodist College are first encouraged to utilize the institution's internal complaint or review policies and procedures found in the course catalog prior to filing a complaint with the state agency or agencies. Nebraska Methodist College desires to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in an expeditious, fair and amicable manner.

However, if the complaint is not resolved internally through these processes, a student may use the following list to indentify the office(s) in the state in which the student resides where the complaint may be filed. Nebraska Methodist College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Alabama

Alabama Commission on Higher Education
www.ache.state.al.us
(334) 242-1998 (334) 242-0268

Alaska

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
http://akadvantage.alaska.gov/
(907) 465-2962 (907) 465-5316

Arizona

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
Student Grievance Procedure
(602) 542-5709 (602) 542-1253

Arkansas

Arkansas Department of Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure (pdf)
(501) 371-2000

Colorado

Colorado Department of Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure
(303) 866-2723 (303) 866-4266

Connecticut

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
www.ctregents.org
(860)947-1801

Delaware

Delaware Department of Education
www.doe.k12.de.us
(302) 735-4000 (302) 739-4654

Florida

Florida Department of Education
Student Grievance Procedure
(850) 245-0505 (850) 245-9667

Idaho

Idaho Board of Education
Student Grievance Procedure (pdf)(Page 8)
(208) 334-2270 (208) 334-2632

Illinois

Illinois Board of Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure
(217) 782-2551 (217) 782-8548

Iowa

Iowa College Student Aid Commission
www.iowacollegeaid.gov
(515) 725-3400 (515) 725-3401

Kansas

Board of Regents
Student Grievance Procedure
(785) 296-4917 (785) 296-7052

Kentucky

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
Student Grievance Procedure
(502) 573-1555 (502) 573-1535

Louisiana

Louisiana Board of Regents
Student Grievance Procedure(pdf)
(225) 342-4253 (225) 342-9318

Maine

Maine Department of Education
www.maine.gov/education
(207) 624-6600 (207) 624-6700

Maryland

Maryland Higher Education Commission
Student Grievance Procedure (pdf)
(410) 260-4500 (800) 974-0203

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure
(617) 994-6950 (617) 727-0955

Michigan

Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth
Student Grievance Procedure
(517) 373-1820 (517) 373-2129

Minnesota

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure
(651) 642-0567 (651) 642-0675

Mississippi

Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation
www.ihl.state.ms.us/mcca
(601) 432-6198 (601) 432-6225

Missouri

Missouri Department of Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure (pdf)
(573) 751-2361 (573) 751-6635

Montana

Montana University System, Montana Board of Regents
http://mus.edu/board
(406) 444-6570

Nebraska

Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
www.ccpe.state.ne.us/PublicDoc/CCPE
(402) 471-2847 (402) 471-2886

Nevada

Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education
Student Grievance Procedure
(702) 486-7330 (702) 486-7340

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission
Student Grievance Procedure
(603) 271-3494

New Jersey

New Jersey Commission of Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure
(609) 588-3226

New Mexico

New Mexico Higher Education Department
Student Grievance Procedure
(505) 476-8400 (505) 476-8453

North Carolina

North Carolina Community College System, Office of Proprietary School Services
Student Grievance Procedure (pdf)
(919) 807-7146 (919) 807-7164

North Dakota

North Dakota State Board for Career and Technical Education
www.nd.gov/cte
(701) 328-3180 (701) 328-1255

Ohio

Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
Student Grievance Procedure
(614) 466-2752 (614) 466-2219

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
www.okhighered.org
(405) 225-9100

Oklahoma Department of Education - Private and Career Schools Office
Student Grievance Procedure
(503) 947-5600 (503) 378-5156

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Program Services
Student Grievance Procedure
(717) 783-6137 (717) 783-6139

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education
http://www.ces.gobierno.pr
(787) 641-7100 (787) 641-2573

South Carolina

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure (pdf)
(803) 737-2260 (803) 737-2297

South Dakota

South Dakota Board of Regents
Student Grievance Procedure
(803) 737-2260 (803) 737-2297

Tennessee

Tennessee Higher Education Commission
http://www.tn.gov/thec
(615) 741-3605 (615) 741-62307

Texas

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
www.thecb.state.tx.us
(512) 427-6101

Utah

Utah Division of Consumer Protection
Student Grievance Procedure
(801) 530-6601 (801) 530-6001

Vermont

Vermont State Board of Education
education.vermont.gov/index.htm
(802) 828-3135

Washington

Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
www.hecb.wa.gov
(360) 753-7869

Washington DC

Washington DC - Education Licensure Commission
app.dcra.dc.gov/about/index_bpla_education.shtm
(202) 442-4343 (202) 442-4465

West Virginia

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
Student Grievance Procedure
(304) 558-4016

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Educational Approval Board
canderson@hepc.wvnet.edu (email)
(608) 266-1996 (608) 264-8477

Wyoming

Wyoming Department of Education
edu.wyoming.gov
(307) 777-5712