Student Complaint Procedures Related to Distance Education

Students enrolled in distance education courses or programs should follow the University's compliant procedures as described in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook and the University's Academic Bulletin. If you are unable to resolve your complaint within the University, you may contact the state agency listed in the table below for the state in which you reside (or resided while you were enrolled).

Out-of-state distance education students who have completed the above grievance processes may appeal non-instructional complaints to the FL-SARA PRDEC Council. For additional information on this process, visit the FL-SARA Complaint Process website.

If you wish to file a complaint against the University of Miami with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, download the SACSCOC "Compliant Procedures against the Commission or its Accredited Institutions" policy and form.

Complaints against the University of Miami may also be filed with the Florida Department of Education's Commission for Independent Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400.

Student Complaint Information By State

Authorized: UM is authorized to offer online courses or programs to students within this state.
Exempt: UM has received an exemption to offer online courses or programs to students within the state.
Restricted: UM is restricted from offering online courses or programs to students within this state.
Not Required: State authorization is not required in this state for online courses or programs.


State
UM Authorization Status
Contact Information for Student Complaint Process
Alabama Authorized via NC-SARA Alabama Commission on Higher Education
PO Box 302000
Montgomery, AL 36130-2000
Complaint Form
Alaska Authorized via NC-SARA Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
PO Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811-0505
Email: customer.service@alaska.gov
Arizona Authorized via NC-SARA Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
1400 W Washington St., Rm. 260
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Complaint Form
Arkansas Authorized via NC-SARA Arkansas Department of Higher Education
423 Main Street, Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 371-2060
Email: alana.boles@adhe.edu
California Not Required California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education
PO Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Email: bppe@dca.ca.gov
Complaint Form
Colorado Authorized via NC-SARA Colorado Department of Higher Education
1560 Broadway, Ste. 1600
Denver, CO 80202
Complaint Form
Connecticut Authorized via NC-SARA Connecticut Office of Higher Education
39 Woodland St.
Hartford, CT 06105
Email: info@ctdhe.org
Delaware Authorized via NC-SARA Delaware Department of Education
Delaware Higher Education Office
Townsend Building
401 Federal Street, Suite 2
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 735-4120
Email: Shana.Payne@doe.k12.de.us
District of Columbia Authorized via NC-SARA District of Columbia
Education Licensure Commission
810 NE First St., 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Complaint Form
Florida Authorized via NC-SARA Florida Commission for Independent Education
325 W. Gaines St., Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Email: amy.lefstead@fldoe.org
Complaint Form
Georgia Authorized via NC-SARA Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
2082 E Exchange Pl., #220
Tucker, GA 30084-5334
Complaint Form
Hawaii Authorized via NC-SARA Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program
335 Merchant Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Email: ocp@dcca.hawaii.gov
Complaint Form
Idaho Authorized via NC-SARA Idaho State Board of Education
Attn: State Coordinator for Private Colleges and Proprietary Schools
650 W State Street
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0037
Email: valerie.fenske@osbe.idaho.gov
Complaint Form
Illinois Authorized via NC-SARA Illinois Board of Higher Education
1 North Old State Capital Plaza, Suite 333
Springfield, IL 62701-1377
(217) 782-2551
Indiana Authorized via NC-SARA Indiana Commission for Higher Education
101 W. Ohio Street, Suite 550
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984
(317) 232-1090
Email: academics@che.in.gov
Iowa Authorized via NC-SARA Iowa College Student Aid Commission
430 East Grand Ave, FL 3
Des Moines, IA 50309-1920
(515) 725-3431
(515) 725-3401 fax
Email: jayna.grauerholz@iowa.gov
Kansas Authorized via NC-SARA Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson St., Ste. 520
Topeka, KS 66612-1368
Complaint Form
Kentucky Authorized via NC-SARA Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Dr., #320
Frankfort, KY 40601-7512
Email: Jevonda.Keith@ky.gov
Louisiana Authorized via NC-SARA Louisiana Board of Regents
PO Box 3677
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3677
Complaint Form
Maine Authorized via NC-SARA Maine Department of Education
Complaint Investigator
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
Email: harry.osgood@maine.gov
Maryland Authorized via NC-SARA Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 North Liberty Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
(410) 767-3297
Email: koliwe.moyo1@maryland.gov
Massachusetts Not Required Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place, Rm. 1401
Boston, MA 02108
Complaint Form
Michigan Authorized via NC-SARA State of Michigan
Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing
Schools and Licensing
PO Box 30718
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 241-6806
(517) 373-2162 fax
Email: beamishm@michigan.gov
Minnesota Authorized via NC-SARA Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Dr., Ste. 350
St. Paul, MN 55108-5227
Complaint Form
Mississippi Authorized via NC-SARA Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation
3825 Ridgewood Rd.
Jackson, MS 39211-6453
Email: mdykes@mississippi.edu
Missouri Authorized via NC-SARA Missouri Department of Higher Education
205 Jefferson St.
PO Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469
Email: leroy.wade@dhe.mo.gov
Complaint Form
Montana Authorized via NC-SARA Montana University System
Office of Commissioner of Higher Education
2500 Broadway Street
PO Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620-3201
Nebraska Authorized via NC-SARA Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
PO Box 95005
Lincoln, NE 68509-5005
Nevada Authorized via NC-SARA Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education
8778 South Maryland Parkway, Suite 115
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Complaint Form
New Hampshire Authorized via NC-SARA New Hampshire Department of Education
Division of Higher Education
Higher Education Commission
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3494
(603) 271-0256
New Jersey Authorized via NC-SARA State of New Jersey
Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
PO Box 542
Trenton, NJ 08625
Email: njhe@njhe.state.nj.us
New Mexico Authorized via NC-SARA Diane Vigil-Hayes
Private & Proprietary Schools Administrator and Compliance Officer
New Mexico Higher Education Department
2048 Galisteo Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 476-8418
Email: Diane.Vigil@state.nm.us
New York Authorized via NC-SARA New York Office of College and University Evaluation
New York State Education Department
5 N Mezzanine
Albany, NY 12234
Email: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov
Complaint Form
North Carolina Authorized via NC-SARA University of North Carolina General Administration
North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
c/o Terrence R. Scarborough
910 Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688
Email: trscarborough@northcarolina.edu
North Dakota Authorized via NC-SARA North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education
State Capitol - 15th Floor
600 E Boulevard Ave., Dept. 270
Bismarck, ND 58505-0610
Email: pgrossman@nd.gov
Ohio Authorized via NC-SARA Ohio Board of Regents
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 728-3095
Email: msmith@regents.state.oh.us
Oklahoma Authorized via NC-SARA Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
655 Research Pky., Ste. 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Email: darcher@osrhe.edu
Oregon Authorized via NC-SARA Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission
Office of Degree Authorization
775 Court Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 947-5977
Email: juan.baez-arevalo@state.or.us
Pennsylvania Authorized via NC-SARA Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market St.
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Puerto Rico Not Required Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education
PO Box 19900
San Juan, PR 00910-1900
Rhode Island Authorized via NC-SARA Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education
Shepard Building
80 Washington Street, Suite 524
Providence, RI 02903
South Carolina Authorized via NC-SARA South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
1122 Lady Street, Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 737-7781
Complaint Form
South Dakota Authorized via NC-SARA South Dakota Board of Regents
306 E Capitol Ave., Ste. 200
Pierre, SD 57501-2545
Tennessee Authorized via NC-SARA Tennessee Higher Education Commission
404 James Robertson Parkway, Ste. 1900
Nashville, TN 37243
Complaint Form
Texas Authorized via NC-SARA Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
1200 E Anderson Ln.
Austin, TX 78752
Complaint Procedure
Complaint Form
Utah Authorized via NC-SARA Utah Division of Consumer Protection
160 E 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Email:consumerprotection@utah.gov
Complaint Form
Vermont Authorized via NC-SARA Vermont Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641
(802) 479-1030
Email: Cassandra.Ryan@state.vt.us
Virginia Authorized via NC-SARA State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
James Monroe Building
101 N 14th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Complaint Form
Washington Authorized via NC-SARA State of Washington
Washington Student Achievement Council
917 Lakeridge Way
PO Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98504-3430
Email: dainfo@hecb.wa.gov
Complaint Form
West Virginia Authorized via NC-SARA West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
1018 E Kanawha Blvd, Ste. 700
Charleston, WV 25301-2800
(304) 558-2101
Email: mark.stotler@wvhepc.edu
Wisconsin Authorized via NC-SARA Wisconsin Educational Approval Board
431 Charmany Drive, Suite 102
Madison, WI 53719
Email: eabmail@eab.state.wi.us
Complaint Form
Wyoming Authorized via NC-SARA Wyoming Department of Education
2300 Capitol Ave.
Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050
Complaint Form

Last updated December 27, 2017.