State Authorization

State Authorization

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is licensed as an institution of higher learning by the State of Connecticut Office Higher Education and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). NEASC is an accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

What is State Authorization

If a distance learning student resides outside the state of Connecticut while taking a course or program, UConn must be authorized by that state or territory. This “state authorization” may be obtained on a state by state basis or via the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

UConn is a SARA Institution, and is authorized to deliver distance learning to students in SARA and non-SARA states. Click here to determine whether you reside in a SARA state or non-SARA state. UConn is currently not authorized to deliver distance learning to students residing in Guam, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico.

Access the UConn State Authorization Dashboard by clicking on the map below

UConn State Authorization

For details on UConn distance learning programs authorized in your state or territory, please visit:

UConn State Authorization Dashboard

Student Complaint Process

If you are a UConn Graduate or Undergraduate wishing to issue a complaint, please visit the Student Complaint Process to access additional information.

State Complaint Listing

You are encouraged to discuss concerns and complaints with College personnel and should expect a timely and appropriate response.

Professional Licensure or Certification

Questions related to distance learning programs leading to professional licensure or certification should be discussed with the appropriate UConn academic department or program.

Financial Aid

If you receive Federal Student Aid (otherwise known as Title IV funding) while enrolled solely
in an eligible online program and you move to a state or territory currently not authorized, you will lose your eligibility to receive Title IV funding. Visit the Financial Aid Website for more program eligibility information.