Filing a complaint in your state

University of Phoenix is regulated by a large number of state regulatory bodies across the country for filing complaints in the state that a student resides. If a student chooses to file a complaint, he or she can submit an internal complaint to the University’s Office of Dispute Management or file an external complaint with the designated state regulatory agency. For Online students who reside in Arizona and Georgia, students can file a complaint with their own state regulatory agency.

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

University of Phoenix is approved by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) as a SARA member institution (http://nc-sara.org). The University has reciprocity with other SARA states for its distance education programs. Please visit the NC-SARA website for the most current list of states that participate in SARA.

Online students residing in a SARA state may appeal a complaint to the Arizona SARA Council (AZ SARA) for review after exhausting the institution’s internal complaint process. SARA complaints must first be submitted internally for resolution through the University’s Office of Dispute Management. The Arizona SARA Council will not review complaints regarding student grades or student code of conduct violations. For more information visit the AZ SARA Council website (http://azsara.arizona.edu).

All other Online students should file external complaints with the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education.

Office of Dispute Management

In writing:

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
1400 W. Washington, Room 260
Phoenix, AZ 85007

By phone:
602.542.2399

On the Internet: www.azppse.gov

In writing:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
PO Box 980818
W. Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

By phone:
888.370.7589 or 916.431.6959

On the Internet: www.bppe.ca.gov

In writing:

Department of Higher Education
Commission on Higher Education

1300 Broadway Rd., Second Floor
Denver, CO 80203

By phone:
303.866.2723 or 303.866.4209

In writing:

Commission for Independent Education
325 W. Gaines St., Suite 1414
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400

By phone:
850.245.3200 or 888.224.6684

In writing:

Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
2082 E. Exchange Pl., Suite 220
Tucker, GA 30084

By phone:
770.414.3306

In writing:

Visit: http://cca.hawaii.gov/hpeap/ or
Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
P.O. Box 541
Honolulu, HI 96809

By phone:
808.586.7327

In writing:

Illinois Board of Higher Education
1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333
Springfield, IL 62701-1377

By phone:
217.557.7359

On the Internet: www.ibhe.org

In writing:

State of Louisiana Board of Regents
PO Box 3677
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

By phone:
225.342.4253

In writing:

Maine State Board of Education (MSBE)
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023

By phone:
207.624.6616

In writing:

Michigan Department of Education
PO Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909

By phone:
517.373.9235

In writing:

Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education
3663 E. Sunset Road, Suite 202
Las Vegas, NV 89120

By phone:
702.486.7330

In writing:

New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education
20 W. State St.
PO Box 542
Trenton, NJ 08625-0542

By phone:
609.292.4310 or 609.984.2709

In writing:

New Mexico Higher Education Department
2048 Galisteo St.
Santa Fe, NM 87505-2100

By phone:
505.476.8400

On the Internet: www.hed.state.nm.us

In writing:

Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina
General Administration

910 Raleigh Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688

By phone:
919.962.4558

In writing:

Oregon Office of Degree Authorization
1500 Valley River Dr., Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401

By phone:
541.687.7478

In writing:

Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market St.
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333

By phone:
717.783.6785

In writing:

Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Parkway Towers, Suite 1700
404 James Robertson Pkwy
Nashville, TN 37243-0830

By phone:
615.741.3605

In writing:

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
P.O. Box 12788
Capitol Station, Austin, TX 78711

By phone:
512.427.6520

On the Internet: www.thecb.state.tx.us/studentcomplaints

Rules Governing Student Complaints:

View Title 19 of the Texas Administrative Code, Sections 1.110-1.120

 

In writing:

Utah Division of Consumer Protection
160 East 300 East, 2nd FL
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

By phone: 801.530.6601
Or toll-free in Utah: 800.721.SAFE

In writing:

Commonwealth of Virginia Council of Higher Education
James Monroe Building
101 N. Fourteenth St.
Richmond, VA 23219

By phone:
804.225.2600

In writing:

Washington Student Achievement Council
PO Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98504-3430

By phone:
360.753.7869 or 360.753.7866

In writing:

Government of the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission
810 1st Street, NE, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20002

By phone:
202.727.2824