State Authorization

Dakota State University (DSU) is committed to complying with other states’ authorization regulations. Please visit the DSU Online Degree site for locations where programs may be completed online or contact onlilne@dsu.edu for information.  If a student moves to or resides in a different state after admission to the program, continuation within the program will depend on the availability of the program within the new state where the student resides. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the institution of a change in their state of residence. DSU does not provide all online programs in all states or countries. Please check to ensure the program you are interested in is offered in your state or country. While DSU does monitor laws in each state, authorization of distance education is a dynamic environment and you should check this site often for updates. Federal financial aid cannot be disbursed to a student if the student resides in, or changes his or her state of residence to a state where DSU does not meet state authorization requirements or, in the case of a program that may lead to professional licensure or certification, where the DSU program does not meet educational prerequisites for licensure or certification requirements in the state where the student resides.  Contact the DSU Office of Online Education online@dsu.edu for more information. Related Information

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NC-SARA Member State – Dakota State University (DSU) is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). As an institutional member of NC-SARA, DSU is authorized to deliver online programs in other NC-SARA member states.

Exempt by State Statute –Dakota State University (DSU) has received specific authorization from applicable state agency or DSU may be exempt from seeking specific authorization. Please visit the DSU Online Degree site for locations where a program may be completed online or contact onlilne@dsu.edu for information.

Not Authorized to Deliver Online Programs in the State/Country – Dakota State University (DSU) does not have authorization or may have chosen not to seek authorization to offer online degree programs in some states, U.S. territories, or countries. Please visit the DSU Online Degree site for locations where program may be completed online or contact onlilne@dsu.edu for information.