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State Authorization

Messiah College is required by the U.S. Department of Education to be in compliance with state laws where we offer distance and/or correspondence education.  Each state has a different set of laws that regulate higher education institutions. The chart below lists each state and any restrictions that apply to Messiah College students.  In addition, for students who wish to register an official complaint, the SHEEO webpage provides information needed. Under “Reports from Survey Data” on the SHEEO webpage, click on the link for “Student Complaint Process by State” and go to your home state’s process.

States A - I
States K - M
States N - R
States S - W

Information for Permanent Residents of Maryland

Messiah College is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission through June 30, 2015 to enroll Maryland residents in our fully-online distance education programs. When appropriate we will make application to extend our registration through June 30, 2016. As such we are providing the following link to Maryland residents per the Maryland Commission on Higher Education regulations.  Messiah College is subject to investigation of complaints by the Office of the Attorney General of the Maryland Higher Education Commission. This link provides Maryland students with the appropriate contacts regarding their rights and the complaint/grievance process. In addition, Maryland residents have a distinct refund policy that can be found here.   If you have questions regarding these polices please contact the Graduate Programs Office.

Any questions regarding this information should be directed to the Graduate Programs Office.