State Authorizations and Federal Disclosures

The federal government has adopted new rules requiring educational institutions to disclose specific information related to distance education and correspondence programs. The various required disclosures are outlined below.

State Authorizations and Consumer Complaints

The University of Redlands is committed to complying with other states' authorization regulations. The list below identifies the states in which Redlands is authorized to enroll students, the approved programs, and the appropriate state agency through which students of that state may file complaints.

Students are encouraged to bring complaints directly to University administration, however may also direct complaints to the agencies listed below.


State Agency Name and Link to Complaint Process Authorized Programs
Alaska Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education MBA
Arizona Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education MBA, MAEd
California California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education MBA, MAEd
Colorado Colorado Department of Higher Education MBA
Delaware Delaware Office of Higher Education MBA, MAEd
Hawaii Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program, Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs MBA, MAEd
Idaho Idaho State Board of Education MBA, MAEd
Illinois Illinois Board of Higher Education MBA, MAEd
Kentucky Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education MBA
Louisiana Louisiana Board of Regents MBA
Maine Maine Department of Education, Office of Higher Education Services MBA
Mississippi Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation MBA
Montana Montana University System, Montana Board of Regents MBA, MAEd
Nebraska Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education MBA, MAEd
Nevada Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education MBA, MAEd
New Hampshire New Hampshire Department of Education, Division of Higher Education, Higher Education Commission MBA, MAEd
New Jersey New Jersey Commission on Higher Education MBA, MAEd
North Carolina The University of North Carolina Board of Governors MBA, MAEd
Ohio Ohio Board of Regents MBA, MAEd
Oklahoma Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education MBA, MAEd
Rhode Island Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education MBA
South Carolina South Carolina Commission on Higher Education MBA
South Dakota South Dakota Secretary of State MBA, MAEd
Tennessee Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Division of Postsecondary School Authorization MBA, MAEd
Texas Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board MBA, MAEd
Utah Utah Division of Consumer Protection MBA, MAEd
Vermont Vermont State Board of Education, Vermont Department of Education MBA
Virginia Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Private & Out‐of‐State Postsecondary Education MBA, MAEd
Washington Washington Student Achievement Council MBA, MAEd
West Virginia West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission MBA
Wyoming Wyoming Department of Education MBA, MAEd


The University of Redlands is only authorized to offer educational programs in the states as listed above. If you plan to move to a state not listed above and continue in your current program, please consult with the appropriate state agency in your new state of residence about possible consequences.

Consumer Complaints in the State of California

Redlands provides an opportunity for enrolled students and the public in general to submit academic and non-academic complaints. The policy, process, and procedures for submitting complaints is outlined in the Student Conduct and Complaints page.

Students residing in the state of California are encouraged to bring complaints directly to University administration, however may also direct complaints to the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.

Adverse Actions Initiated by a State Agency

As of September 15, 2017, the University of Redlands distance education programs have no previous, current, or pending adverse actions initiated by any state agencies.

Adverse Actions initiated by an Accrediting Agency

As of September 15, 2017, the University of Redlands distance education programs have no previous, current, or pending adverse actions initiated by any accrediting agencies.

Refund Policies

The University of Redlands’ refund policy complies with federal guidelines (per University Catalog):

Students who withdraw or take a leave of absence from the University during an academic term may receive prorated aid and tuition based on their federally required withdrawal calculation. The withdrawal calculation reevaluates aid eligibility at the time of withdrawal by accounting for “earned” versus “unearned” aid based on the amount of time that has elapsed during the term. There are three steps that the University of Redlands must complete to comply with the federal policy:

1. Determine the withdrawal date

2. Determine the amount of earned federal aid

3. Return unearned federal funds to the appropriate program(s)

The withdrawal date is the date the student gives official notification of his or her intent to withdraw. For the withdrawal to be considered official, the student must provide written notification to the Registrar’s Office after consultation with his or her Student Services Manager. If the student fails to withdraw officially, the applicable date will become the midpoint of the term, unless the University can document a later date. In certain circumstances, if a later date of last academic activity is substantiated, this date can be used in lieu of the midpoint of the term.  Students who withdraw before completing at least 60 percent of the term will “earn” funds in direct proportion to the time they were enrolled. The percentage of earned aid is determined by dividing the total number of calendar days enrolled by the total number of days in the term. Students who complete at least 60 percent of the term are eligible for 100 percent of their federal financial aid. Unearned aid must be returned to the appropriate programs in accordance with the calculations schedule approved by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Refunds to specific Title IV programs will be made according to current regulations.


The University of Redlands is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.