State Contact Information for Online Students

The U.S. Department of Education requires disclosure of contact information for state regulatory agencies to residents of all states. Listed below is contact information for agencies for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It should not be construed as informative of agency regulation where an institution is licensed or in which states an institution is required to be licensed.

Alabama

Alabama Commission on Higher Education

PO Box 302000
Montgomery, AL 36130-2000
www.accs.cc/complaintform.aspx

Alaska

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

PO Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811-0505
customer.service@alaska.gov 

Alaska Office of Attorney General

Consumer Protection Unit

1031 W. Fourth Avenue, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99501
attorney.general@alaska.gov
www.law.state.ak.us/pdf/consumer/FORM_complaint.pdf

Arizona

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
1400 W. Washington Street

Room 260
Phoenix, AZ 85007
azppse.state.az.us/student_info/compliance.asp

Arkansas

Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Arkansas Department of Higher Education

114 East Capitol Ave
Little Rock, AR 72201
ADHE_Info@adhe.edu
www.adhe.edu/SiteCollectionDocuments/AcademicAffairsDivision/ICAC Rules and Regulations/APPENDIXJ.pdf

Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education (SBPCE)

501 Woodlane, Suite 312S

Little Rock, AR 72201
501.683.8000
SBPCE suggests that a student who believes that his or her rights have been violated first seek to resolve the problem by following the university's complaint process. The student should next meet with the dean of his or her division. If the problem is not solved at the university level, the student should then contact the Arkansas SBPCE.
sbpce@arkansas.gov
www.sbpce.org/complaint_process.html

California

Attorney General's Office

California Department of Justice
Attn: Public Inquiry Unit
PO Box 9044255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
ag.ca.gov/contact/complaint_form.php?cmplt=PL

Colorado

Colorado Department of Higher Education

1560 Broadway, Suite 1600
Denver, CO 80202
highered.colorado.gov/Academics/Complaints/default.html

Connecticut

Connecticut Department of Higher Education

61 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105-2326
info@ctdhe.org

Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

165 Capitol Avenue
Room 110
Hartford, CT 06106
trade.practices@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/dcp/lib/dcp/pdf/forms/consumer_statementcpfr-2_rev_8-06_edited1106.pdf
Consumer Complaint Hotline: 800.842.2649 

Delaware

Delaware Higher Education Office

Carvel State Office Building, 5th floor
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801-3509
dheo@doe.k12.de.us

Delaware Attorney General

Consumer Protection Wilmington

820 N. French Street, 5th floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
consumer.protection@state.de.us

District of Columbia

District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Education Licensure Commission

810 First Street, NE
9th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
osse.dc.gov/seo/frames.asp?doc=/seo/lib/seo/elementary_and_secondary_education/may_2011/complaint_form_4_11.pdf

Florida

Florida Commission on Independent Education

325 W. Gaines Street
Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Commissioner@fldoe.org
www.fldoe.org/cie/complaint.asp

Georgia

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

2082 E. Exchange Pl. #220
Tucker, GA 30084-5334
www.gnpec.org
www.gnpec.org/forms/pdf files/ComplaintProcess.pdf

Hawaii

Hawaii State Board of Education

PO Box 2360
Honolulu, HI 96804
ocp@dcca.hawaii.gov
hawaii.gov/dcca/ocp/consumer_complaint

Idaho

Idaho State Board of Education

Attn: State Coordinator for Private Colleges and Proprietary Schools
650 West State Street
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0037 

Illinois

Illinois Board of Higher Education

431 East Adams, 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62701-1404
info@ibhe.org
Institutional Complaint Hotline: 217.557.7359 

Illinois State Board of Education

100 N. 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62777
Email: webprod1.isbe.net/contactisbe 

Illinois Attorney General

Consumer Fraud Bureau
500 South Second Street

Springfield, IL 62706
www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/about/email_consumers.jsp
www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/conscomp.pdf
Consumer Fraud Hotline: 800.243.0618 

Indiana

Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education
Attn: Director of Regulatory Compliance

302 W Washington Street, Room E201
Indianapolis, IN 46204
www.in.gov/cpe/files/sf39280-complaint.pdf

Iowa

Iowa Student Aid Commission

603 E. 12th Street, 5th Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319
info@iowacollegeaid.gov
www.iowacollegeaid.gov/images/docs/file/forms/constituentrequestform.pdf

Kansas

Kansas Board of Regents

1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612-1368
www.kansasregents.org/resources/PDF/524‐ComplaintProcedureandForm.pdf

Kentucky

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

1024 Capital Center Dr. #320
Frankfort, KY 40601-7512 

Kentucky Board of Proprietary Education

911 Leawood Drive

Frankfort, KY 40601-3319
www.bpe.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/1BB8CA02-8F89-43A3-8957-AB01DB805389/0/ComplaintForm.doc

Office of the Attorney General

Capitol Suite 118

700 Capitol Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601-3449
consumer.protection@ag.ky.gov
www.ag.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/19D2FEF3-0666-49B5-A184-38006DA45B2C/0/complaint_gen.pdf  

Louisiana

Louisiana Board of Regents

PO Box 3677
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3677
regents.louisiana.gov/assets/docs/ProprietarySchools/StudentComplaintProcedure.pdf  

Maine

Maine Department of Education

Complaint Investigator
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
jonathan.braff@maine.gov

Maine Attorney General

Consumer Protection Division

6 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
www.maine.gov/ag/consumer/complaints/complaint_form.shtml

Maryland

Maryland Higher Education Commission

839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
Annapolis, MD 21401-3013
www.mhec.state.md.us/career/pcs/gripe.asp

Maryland Attorney Generals

Consumer Protection Division

200 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
consumer@oag.state.md.us
web.oag.state.md.us/editor/customer/onlineformhelpers/formviewer.aspx?filename=MUGeneral.htm
Consumer Protection Hotline: 410.528.8662

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place

Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108
www.mass.edu/forstudents/complaints/complaintprocess.asp

Michigan

Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth
Office of Postsecondary Services
Proprietary School Unit Staff

201 N. Washington Sq.
Lansing, MI 48913
www.michiganps.net/complaint.aspx  

Minnesota

Minnesota Office of Higher Education

1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108-5227
www.ohe.state.mn.us/oheContactForm.cfm (email)

Minnesota Attorney General's Office

1400 Bremer Tower

445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
www.ag.state.mn.us/ElectronicForms/ComplaintForm.pdf

Mississippi

Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation

3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211-6453 

Mississippi Commission of Proprietary Schools and College Registration

3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211-6453  

Consumer Protection Division - Office of the Attorney General

State of Mississippi

PO Box 22947
Jackson, MS 39225-2947
www.ago.state.ms.us/index.php/contact (email)
www.ago.state.ms.us/images/uploads/forms/MSAGO_Complaint_Form.pdf

Missouri

Missouri Department of Higher Education
205 Jefferson Street

PO Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469
info@dhe.mo.gov  

Montana

Montana Board of Regents
Office of Commissioner of Higher Education
Montana University System

2500 Broadway Street
PO Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620-3201 

Montana Office of Consumer Protection

2225 11th Avenue
P.O. Box 200151
Helena, MT 59620-0151
contactocp@mt.gov
www.doj.mt.gov/consumer/consumer/consumercomplaint/complaintform.pdf   

Nebraska

Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

PO Box 95005
Lincoln, NE 68509-5005  

Nebraska Department of Education

Investigations Office

301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 98987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
www.education.ne.gov/PPCS/PDF Folders/PDF Documents/PPCS Forms/Complaint-form.pdf  

Nebraska Attorney General

Consumer Protection Division

2115 State Capitol
Lincoln, NE 68509
www.ago.state.ne.us/consumer/emailforms/consumer_complaint.htm
Consumer Protection Hotline: (800) 727-6432  

Nevada

Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education

3663 East Sunset Road
Suite 202
Las Vegas, Nevada 89120
www.cpe.state.nv.us/CPE Complaint Info.htm

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission

3 Barrell Court #300
Concord, NH 03301-8531
www.nh.gov/postsecondary/complaints  

New Jersey

New Jersey Commission on Higher Education

PO Box 542
Trenton, NJ 08625
nj_che@che.state.nj.us

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

1 John Fitch Plaza
PO Box 110
Trenton, NJ 08625-0110
schoolapprovalunit@dol.state.nj.us
lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/forms_pdfs/edtrain/Conflict Resolution Questionnaire.pdf  

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs

124 Halsey Street

Newark, NJ 07102
www.nj.gov/oag/ca/complaint/ocp.pdf

New Mexico

New Mexico Higher Education Department

2048 Galisteo
Santa Fe, NM 87505
www.hed.state.nm.us/uploads/FileLinks/b23fc959f37c44bb8e3caae612e0dba7/PPS%20Complaint%20Form.pdf   

New York

New York Office of College and University Evaluation
New York State Education Department

5 North Mezzanine
Albany, NY 12234
ocueinfo@mail.nysed.gov
www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/spr/COMPLAINTFORMINFO.html  

New York Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision

New York State Education Department

99 Washington Avenue, Room 1613 OCP
Albany, NY 12234 

New York State Department of State

Division of Consumer Protection

Consumer Assistance Unit

5 Empire State Plaza - Suite 2101
Albany, NY 12223-1556
www1.consumer.state.ny.us/cpb/CauComplaintForm.html  

North Carolina

North Carolina Community College System Office of Proprietary Schools

200 West Jones St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/Proprietary_Schools/docs/PDFFiles/StdtCompltForm.pdf

North Carolina Consumer Protection

Attorney General's Office

Mail Service Center 9001
Raleigh, NC 27699-9001
www.ncdoj.gov/getdoc/59be4357-41f3-4377-b10f-3e8bd532da5f/Complaint-Form.aspx  

North Dakota

North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education
State Capitol - 15th Floor

600 E. Boulevard Ave. Dept. 270
Bismarck, ND 58505-0610
cte@nd.gov

North Dakota Consumer Protection Division

Office of Attorney General
Gateway Professional Center

1050 E. Interstate Ave. Suite 200
Bismarck, ND 58503-5574
www.ag.state.nd.us/cpat/PDFFiles/SFN7418.pdf  

Ohio

Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools

35 East Gay Street, Suite 403
Columbus, OH 43215-3138
scr.ohio.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=+waKHWPRAH8=&tabid=68  

Ohio Board of Regents

30 East Broad Street, 36th floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3414  

Ohio Attorney General

Consumer Protection Section

30 East Broad Steet, 14th floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3400
www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/consumercomplaint  

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

655 Research Parkway
Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73104 

Oklahoma State Board of Private Vocational Schools

3700 Classen Boulevard
Suite 250
Oklahoma City, OK 73118-2864  

Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General

Consumer Protection Unit
Attn: Investigative Analyst

313 NE 21st Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
www.oag.state.ok.us/oagweb.nsf/ccomp.html  

Oregon

Oregon Office of Degree Authorization

1500 Valley River Drive
Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401

Oregon Department of Education

Private Career Schools Office

255 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97310-0203
www.ode.state.or.us/teachlearn/specialty/pcs/forms/complaint-procedures.doc  

Oregon Attorney General

Financial Fraud/Consumer Protection Section

1162 Court Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-4096
www.doj.state.or.us/finfraud/pdf/concompform.pdf  

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Education

333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333 

Office of Attorney General

Bureau of Consumer Protection
14th Floor, Strawberry Square

Harrisburg, PA 17120
www.attorneygeneral.gov/uploadedFiles/Complaints/BCP_Complaint_Form.pdf

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education

PO Box 1900
San Juan, PR 00910-1900  

Puerto Rico Department of Justice

PO 9020192
San Juan, PR 00902-0192  

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education
Shepard Building

80 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903  

Rhode Island Department of Attorney General

Consumer Protection Unit

150 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
www.riag.state.ri.us/documents/consumer/ConsumerComplaintForm.pdf  

South Carolina

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

1333 Main Street, Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29201
www.che.sc.gov/AcademicAffairs/License/Complaint_procedures_and_form.pdf  

South Dakota

South Dakota Board of Regents

306 E. Capitol Ave, Suite 200
Pierre, SD 57501-2545

South Dakota Office of Attorney General

Division of Consumer Protection

1302 E. Hwy 14 Suite 3
Pierre, SD 57501-8053
atg.sd.gov/Consumers/HandlingComplaints/ConsumerComplaintForm.aspx  

Tennessee

Tennessee Higher Education Commission

404 James Robertson Parkway
Suite 1900
Nashville, TN 37243
www.tn.gov/thec/Divisions/LRA/PostsecondaryAuth/Complaint Form.rtf  

Texas

Texas Workforce Commission
Career Schools and Colleges - Room 226-T

101 East 15th Street
Austin, TX 78778-0001
www.twc.state.tx.us/svcs/propschools/ps401a.pdf  

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

1200 E. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752

Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division

PO Box 12548
Austin, TX 78711-2548
www.oag.state.tx.us/consumer/complaintform.pdf  

Utah

Utah Division of Consumer Protection

160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
consumerprotection@utah.gov
consumerprotection.utah.gov/complaints/index.html

Vermont

Vermont Department of Education
State Board of Education

120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501  

Vermont Attorney General's Office

109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-1001  

Virginia

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

101 N. 14th St.
James Monroe Building
Richmond, VA 23219
communications@schev.edu
www.schev.edu/forms/StudentComplaintInformation.pdf  

Washington

Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
917 Lakeridge Way

PO Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98504-3430
dainfo@hecb.wa.gov
www.hecb.wa.gov/autheval/daa/ConsumerInformation.asp

Washington Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board

128 10th Avenue SW
PO Box 43105
Olympia, WA 98504-3105
workforce@wtb.wa.gov
www.wtb.wa.gov/PCS_Complaints.asp (instructions)  

Washington State Office of the Attorney General

1125 Washington Street SE
PO Box 40100
Olympia, WA 98504-0100
fortress.wa.gov/atg/formhandler/ago/ContactForm.aspx?subject=Consumer%20Protection (email)
fortress.wa.gov/atg/formhandler/ago/ComplaintForm.aspx (complaint form)  

West Virginia

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

1018 Kanawha Blvd E., Ste 700
Charleston, WV 25301-2800 

Community and Technical College System of West Virginia

1018 Kanawha Blvd. E., Ste. 700
Charleston, WV 25301

West Virginia Office of the Attorney General

Consumer Protection Division

PO Box 1789
Charleston, WV 25326-1789
www.wvago.gov/pdf/general-consumer-complaint-form.pdf  

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Educational Approval Board

30 W. Mifflin St., 9th Floor
P.O. Box 8696
Madison, WI 53708
eabmail@eab.state.wi.us
eab.state.wi.us/resources/complaint.asp  

Wyoming

Wyoming Department of Education

2300 Capitol Avenue
Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050  

Attorney General's Office

123 Capitol Building

200 W. 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002

 
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