State Authorizations

PLEASE NOTE:  THIS REGULATION ONLY GOVERNS ONLINE PROGRAMS, AND BRICK-AND-MORTAR PROGRAMS THAT HAVE OUT-OF-STATE FIELDWORK, CLINICAL, AND/OR PRACTICA REQUIREMENTS.

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Education released new "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.

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.

Sage point of contact:

 

Albert Orbinati
Dean
School of Professional and Continuing Education
(518) 292-1774
spcedean@sage.edu

 

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: