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Central Michigan University complies with authorization requirements in the states/provinces in which it offers classes. Some states require that specific statements regarding an institution’s status within the state be made available to students. The following statements are included here to fulfill the requirements of these states/provinces.

Georgia: Central Michigan University is authorized by the Non-public Postsecondary Education Commission to deliver the following degrees at Atlanta Metro: Graduate Certificates in Administrative Essentials, College Teaching, General Administration, Health Services Administration, Human Resources Administration, Information Resource Management, Integrated Homeland Security, International Administration, Leadership, Project Management, Public Administration, Research Administration, and Training and Development; Master of Arts in Education with concentrations in Curriculum and Instruction, Integrated Science, and Training and Development; Master of Arts in Educational Leadership; Master of Arts in Reading and Literacy; Master of Arts in Sport Administration; Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership; Master of Business Administration with concentration in ERP Using SAP Software; Master of Health Administration (Option MHA 697 & 699); Master of Public Administration; Master of Public Health: Public Health Practice; Master of Science in Administration with concentrations in Digital Management, Emergency Management and Homeland Security, General Administration, Health Services Administration, Human Resources Administration, International Administration, Leadership, Project Management, Public Administration, Research Administration, and Training and Development; and Specialist in Education with concentrations in Administrative Leadership K-12 (Plan A & B) and Instructional Leadership K-12 (Plan A & B).

Additionally, CMU is authorized to deliver the following programs to Georgia residents through Online delivery: The Bachelor of Applied Arts, Major in Administration with concentration in Organization Administration; Bachelor of Applied Arts, Major in Early Childhood Development and Learning; Bachelor of Applied Arts, Major in Entrepreneurship; Bachelor of Applied Arts, Major in Fashion Merchandising and Design with concentrations in Product Development and Visual Merchandising; Bachelor of Science, Major in Administration with concentrations in Industrial Administration, and Organization Administration; Bachelor of Science, Major in Early Childhood Development and Learning; Bachelor of Science, Major in Fashion Merchandising and Design with concentrations in Product Development and Visual Merchandising; Bachelor of Science, Option in Community Development (Option SWK 470); Bachelor of Science, Major in Organizational Leadership; Bachelor of Science, Major in International Relations; Bachelor of Science, Major in Political Science; Bachelor of Science, Major in Psychology; Bachelor of Science, Major in Public and Nonprofit Administration; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: General Business Administration with Applied Business Communication Concentration; Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity, Professional and Technical Writing, and Social Media; Graduate Certificates in Administrative Essentials, College Teaching, Cybersecurity, ERP Using SAP Software, Health Systems Leadership, International Health, and Logistics Management; Master of Arts in Education with concentrations in Curriculum and Instruction and Training and Development; Master of Arts in Educational Leadership; Master of Arts in Learning, Design, and Technology; Master of Arts in Reading & Literacy; Master of Arts in Special Education: The Master Teacher; Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership; Master of Business Administration; Master of Entrepreneurial Ventures; Master of Health Administration (Option MHA 697 & 699); Master of Public Administration with concentrations in General, Nonprofit Management, and State & Local Government; Master of Public Health: Public Health Practice; Master of Science in Information Systems; Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (Plan A & B); Master of Science in Administration and Graduate Certificates with concentrations in Digital Management, Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Engineering Management, General Administration, Human Resources Administration, International Administration, Leadership, Logistics and Acquisitions, Philanthropy and Non-profit Organizations, Project Management, Public Administration, Recreation and Park Administration, Research Administration, and Training and Development; Specialist in Education in General Education Administration with concentration in Administrative Leadership K-12 (Plan A & B); Doctor of Educational Technology (DET); Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership; and Doctor of Health Administration (DHA). In the State of Georgia, student grievances not resolved at the university level can be addressed to the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission, 2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220, Tucker, Georgia 30084, via phone at (770) 414-3300, or via the website at: https://gnpec.georgia.gov/student-complaint-forms.

Georgia students will be allowed a refund of the withdrawal fee. Additionally, Georgia students will be provided refunds based on tuition paid for segments of instructional program as described by the institution in the enrollment agreement, i.e., quarter, semester, module, or term, in case more than twelve (12) months; if the institution’s refund policy is more favorable, the student will be refunded the greater amount; refunds will be made in full to the student within forty-five (45) days of the date of withdrawal; refunds are determined based on the proration of tuition and percentage of program completed at withdrawal, up to 50% of the program; if student withdraws after completing 50% of the program, no tuition refund is required; this policy only applies to full withdrawals and it is up to the institution to determine policies for refunds for partial (course) withdrawals. Please contact Financial Operations at 800-664-2681, option 4, for details.

Hawaii: Central Michigan University is currently authorized by the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program (HPEAP). Authorization is renewed by HPEAP every two years pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes §305J-12(a) and §305J-14. In the state of Hawaii, student complaints not resolved at the university level can be addressed to Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program, 335 Merchant Street, Room 310, P.O. Box 541, Honolulu, HI 96809, (808) 586-7327. Website: http://cca.hawaii.gov/hpeap/student-complaint-process/.

Louisiana: Central Michigan University is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.

Maryland: Central Michigan University is authorized by the Maryland Higher Education Commission to deliver programs at: Joint Base Andrews, to offer the Master of Science in Administration and Graduate Certificates with concentrations in General Administration, Health Services Administration, Human Resources Administration, Information Resource Management, Integrated Homeland Security, International Administration, Leadership, Project Management, Public Administration, and Training and Development.

North Carolina: Central Michigan University is licensed by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina to offer the following programs at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, NC: the Master of Science in Administration and Graduate Certificates with concentrations in General Administration, Human Resources Administration, Leadership, Public Administration, and Training and Development.

Central Michigan University maintains a tuition guaranty bond as required by the Rules and Standards established by the Board of Governors of University of North Carolina for non-public institutions conducting post-secondary degree activity in North Carolina. Students may obtain a copy of the tuition guaranty bond by submitting a request via letter to CMU, Coordinator, Licensure & Regulatory Services, 1101 S. Washington Street, Ronan Hall 350, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859. CMU does not provide health care services at locations within North Carolina. Students will be provided with contact information regarding locally available health care facilities; however, students are responsible for securing their own health care services. For NC residents who enroll in courses delivered electronically through CMU Online in Mount Pleasant, MI, students are provided information regarding faculty/student interaction, prerequisite technology competencies and skills, technical equipment requirements, and availability of academic support either online at https://www.cmich.edu/global/future/Pages/default.aspx or upon registration for each course delivered electronically. Students grievances that are not resolved on the local level or regional level can be forwarded to the Student Ombuds, Office of the President, Ronan Hall 227, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859, 989-774-3010, or via the website at: https://www.cmich.edu/office_president/Pages/presidents_office_staff.aspx.

In the state of North Carolina, student grievances not resolved at the university level can be addressed to North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints, University of North Carolina System Office, 910 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688, (877) 566-7226.

Ohio: Central Michigan University is licensed by the Ohio Department of Higher Education to deliver programs at Wright Patterson Air Force Base: the Master of Science in Administration and Graduate Certificates with concentrations in Digital Management, Emergency Management and Homeland Security, General Administration, Health Services Administration, Human Resources Administration, Leadership, Logistics and Acquisitions, and Public Administration.

Virginia: Central Michigan University is certified to operate in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education to deliver degree programs at: Fort Belvoir, 9625 Belvoir Road, Building 1017, Barden Education Center, Room 142, Fort Belvoir, Virginia 22060-1598, to offer the Master of Health Administration (Option MHA 697 & 699), the Master of Public Administration with concentrations in General, Nonprofit Management, and State and Local Government; and the Master of Science in Administration and Graduate Certificates with concentrations in Digital Management, General Administration, Health Services Administration, Human Resources Administration, Leadership, Project Management, and Training and Development; and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Combined Operations Facility, Building Number 417, Room 215, 239 Sheridan Avenue, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia 22211-1223, to offer the Master of Science in Administration and Graduate Certificates with concentrations in Digital Management, General Administration, Human Resources Administration, Leadership, Logistics and Acquisitions, and Public Administration.

Student grievances can be forwarded to the Student Ombuds, Office of the President, Ronan Hall 227, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859, 989-774-3010, or via the website at: https://www.cmich.edu/office_president/Pages/presidents_office_staff.aspx.

In the state of Virginia, student grievances not resolved at the university level can be addressed to Commonwealth of Virginia, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, James Monroe Building, 101 North Fourteenth Street, Richmond, VA 23219, 804-225-2600. Website at http://www.schev.edu/index/students-and-parents/resources/student-complaints.

The University prohibits retaliation against any student for filing a grievance under this process or against any other individual participating in the investigation of the grievance. Anyone committing retaliation may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination or sanctions in accordance with applicable student conduct and academic integrity policies.

In compliance with the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, Title of Regulations: 8VAC 40-31-160(N)9, for students attending classes in Virginia, “A student who withdraws or is terminated during the third quartile (more than 50% but less than 75%) of the program shall be entitled to a minimum refund amounting to 25% of the cost of the program”.

In compliance with the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, Title of Regulations: 8VAC 40-31-160(N)10, for Virginia students participating in distance education (online) courses, “A student who starts the program but withdraws after completing up to the third quartile (more than 50% but less than 75%) of the program is entitled to receive as a refund a minimum of 25% of the stated cost of the course or program for the period”.

The Virginia State Approving Agency (SAA), is the approving authority of education and training programs for Virginia. Their office investigates complaints of GI Bill® beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact the Virginia SAA office via email to saa@dvs.virginia.gov.

Transfer Credit Student Notification: When a student is awarded transfer credit, a notification from the department is sent to the student indicating the number of credits they have been awarded. Additionally, the transfer credits are also input into Degree Progress, CMU's online tool for students to track their course requirements needed for graduation. We also provide transfer credit information for students to the Department of Veterans Affairs when requested as part of a compliance survey.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.  

Ontario, Canada: “This program is offered under the written consent of the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities granted for a seven-year term commencing on September 18, 2020. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate for their needs (e.g. acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies or other educational institutions).”

Central Michigan University and its satellite locations are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Students will generally find that CMU credits are transferable to any institution that accepts credits from appropriately accredited institutions, provided that the credits requested for transfer are relevant to the program the students plan to pursue. Students should contact any institution to which they may want to transfer credit to determine transferability.