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State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) Participant

Post University is an institutional participant in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) initiative. “The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement is a voluntary agreement among its member states and U.S. territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance-education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state.”

For more information, visit http://nc-sara.org/


SARA Participating States
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska

New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wyoming
       


State Authorizations

Post University is required to seek approval to offer distance education (online) programs in most states in the country. In addition to SARA, some states require additional information. The states that require this are listed below. Please select your state's contact information from the State By State Directory to get more information on your state’s regulatory requirements.

Post University is approved to operate in the United States, either through licensure, registration, or exemption.

California: STUDENT TUITION RECOVERY FUND (STRF)
The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled, or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss.
Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Fund STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf, if you are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition.
You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program.
It is important that you keep copies of your enrollment agreement, financial aid documents, receipts, or any other information that documents the amount paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, (916) 431-6959 or (888) 370-7589.
To be eligible for STRF, you must be a California resident or enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid or deemed to have paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

  1. The institution, a location of the institution, or an educational program offered by the institution was closed or discontinued, and you did not choose to participate in a teach-out plan approved by the Bureau or did not complete a chosen teach-out plan approved by the Bureau.
  2. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution within the 120 day period before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, or were enrolled in an educational program within the 120 day period before the program was discontinued.
  3. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution more than 120 days before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, in an educational program offered by the institution as to which the Bureau determined there was a significant decline in the quality or value of the program more than 120 days before closure.
  4. The institution has been ordered to pay a refund by the Bureau but has failed to do so.
  5. The institution has failed to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federal student loan program as required by law, or has failed to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the institution in excess of tuition and other costs.
  6. You have been awarded restitution, a refund, or other monetary award by an arbitrator or court, based on a violation of this chapter by an institution or representative of an institution, but have been unable to collect the award from the institution.
  7. You sought legal counsel that resulted in the cancellation of one or more of your student loans and have an invoice for services rendered and evidence of the cancellation of the student loan or loans.

To qualify for STRF reimbursement, the application must be received within four (4) years from the date of the action or event that made the student eligible for recovery from STRF.
A student whose loan is revived by a loan holder or debt collector after a period of noncollection may, at any time, file a written application for recovery from STRF for the debt that would have otherwise been eligible for recovery. If it has been more than four (4) years since the action or event that made the student eligible, the student must have filed a written application for recovery within the original four (4) year period, unless the period has been extended by another act of law.
However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.

Florida: Post University is currently exempt from applying for state authorization. No regulatory authorization is required because under the Florida requirement we do not create a physical presence. This does not limit the University from enrolling students that live in Florida.

Massachusetts: The University has registered as a foreign corporation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. No formal application for licensure has been submitted.


Tuition Refund by State

Certain states require specific policies regarding refunds of tuition and fees charged for students from these states taking online courses. Please select your state below to get more information.

For Kentucky, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, and Oregon:
Weeks Attended Refund for 8-week module
Week One 100%
Week Two 80%
Week Three 65%
Week Four 50%
Week Five 40%
Weeks Six – Eight0%


For Wisconsin and Iowa:
Days Attended Refund for 8-week module
Days 0-7
100%
Days 8-14 86%
Days 15-21 73%
Days 22-33 61%
Days 34-560%


Unless listed above, the university tuition refund policy will apply. 


Registering a Complaint with a State
To register a complaint in a student’s state of residency please visit our website for a complete listing of state-by-state information athttp://www.post.edu/about/student-satisfaction-and-performance/state-by-state-complaint-process.