Disclosure

  • 668.50(b)(4) & §668.50(b)(5) Adverse Actions Initiated by a State Agency

Dakota State University online education programs have no previous, current, or pending adverse actions initiated by any state agencies as of March 14th, 2018.

  • 668.50(b)(5) Adverse Actions initiated by an Accrediting Agency

Dakota State University (DSU) online education programs have no previous, current, or pending adverse actions initiated by any accrediting agencies Higher Learning Commission (HLC) DSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). There are two tracks to accreditation with the HLC. DSU follows the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) process. Our participation in AQIP reflects an ongoing commitment to continuous improvement and to organizational learning and development. The AQIP process works in tandem with our existing strategic planning and project review processes. It provides a framework that focuses on data analysis and the achievement of its published goals and objectives. The alternate accreditation review process is every ten years. With AQIP, our accreditation is reviewed yearly in cycles and culminates in a Reaffirmation of Accreditation at the end of a seven-year cycle.   State of Accreditation Status for DSU

  • 668.50(b)(6) Refund Policies

Dakota State University follows the refund policy published by the South Dakota Board of Regents. For additional information review the DSU Tuition Refund and Withdrawal Policy, Return of Title IV Funds and South Dakota Board of Regents Policy 5:7Related Information

DSU Accreditor Higher Learning Commission

Programmatic/specialized accreditation information.

Undergraduate and Graduate, tuition information and fee schedules.

General information about DSU Financial Aid office and services.

Individual Disclosures

  • 668.50(c)(1)(i) Prior to prospective student enrollment – determination of student home state PLC pre-education requirements.
  • 668.50(c)(1)(ii)(A) Each enrolled and prospective student – Adverse Actions initiated by a state or accrediting agency – 30-day notification
  • 668.50(c)(1)(ii)(B) Each enrolled and prospective student – Program ceases to meet PLC pre-education requirements – 14-day notification

Individual Disclosure Acknowledgement

  • 668.50(c)(2) “For a prospective student who received disclosure under paragraph (c)(1)(i) of this section and who subsequently enrolls in the program, the institution must receive acknowledgement from that student that the student received the disclosure and be able to demonstrate it received the student’s acknowledgement.”

Disclosure Requirements of Other States:

Florida –6E-1.0032

Fair Consumer Practices (advertising of expected salaries for graduates, making claims that are up-to-date with citations of the source of such claims, where and what other disclosures are required, as well as a list of institutional catalog requirements.  Also, notification if program doesn’t make the graduate eligible to take required professional examination in that field or practice regulated professions; also, licensure and accreditation status.

North Dakota – 15-18.1-17

Compliance with professional board registration and certification requirement. A postsecondary educational institution shall give written notification to potential students applying for enrollment in a course or program that customarily leads to professional registration or certification of the status of the course or program compliance with the registration or certification requirements of the appropriate professional board in the state. A postsecondary educational institution shall give written notification to all students enrolled in a program or course that customarily leads to professional registration or certification of any change in the status of the course or program compliance with the registration or certification requirements of the appropriate professional board in the state.

 Massachusetts – 940 CMR 31.04 (7)
False or Misleading Statement Regarding Employment Opportunity and 940.31.05 In 2014, the Massachusetts Attorney General updated and amended 1978 regulations 940 CMR 3.10 with 940 CMR 31.00, specifically addressing for-profit degree-granting and non-degree granting institutions, including those that have no physical presence in the state but deliver distance education to Massachusetts residents.

 Oregon – ORS 583-030-0035(8)

Standards for Schools Offering Degree Programs in or from Oregon (d)    Where a degree or certificate implies preparation for a specific occupation, the school shall explain clearly the true relationship between its curriculum and subsequent student qualification for occupational practice, including employment rates in the field and graduates’ success rates in passing licensure examinations if applicable.

 Wisconsin – EAB 5.03

 Misrepresentation of extent or nature of accreditation or approval. (3)   A school shall not falsely represent that a program has been approved by a particular industry, or that successful completion thereof qualifies the student for admission to a labor union, similar organization, or apprenticeship program, or for the receipt of a state or federal license to perform certain functions.