SageOnline - State Authorizations

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Education released new online "program integrity" regulations in order for students to be eligible for federal financial aid. The State Authorization regulation required institutions offering distance or correspondence education to acquire authorization from any state in which it operates. This authorization is required for institutions to legally serve students in that state, and to maintain eligibility to provide those students with federal financial aid.

For the individual college seeking approvals from all 50 states (and Puerto Rico) this process is, in many cases, excessively complicated and prohibitively expensive. The Sage Colleges continue to seek approvals from as many states as realistically feasible, given our current student population and where we anticipate the majority of our future enrollments to come from.

If you are an applicant to The Sage Colleges from a state in which we do not have authorization and have further questions, please feel free to contact:

Albert Orbinati
School of Professional and Continuing Education
(518) 292-1774

A full list of approved and unapproved states is located here. Please pay close attention to those programs that do and do not have practicum/clinical requirements as often times authorizations differ: