State Authorization for Online Education

San Francisco State University is approved to offer online programs to students residing in California and the following states. This list will be updated with additional authorizations and exemptions as they become available.

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Louisiana
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin


Students residing outside of California wishing to resolve a grievance should contact the appropriate office (e.g., Bursar's OfficeOffice of Student Financial Aid, etc.). If the issue continues, please follow the CSU Internal Complaint Process.

CSU Internal Complaint Process

Pursuant to the United States Department of Education’s Program Integrity Rule, each institution of higher education is required to provide all prospective and current students with the contact information for the state agency or agencies that handle complaints against postsecondary education institutions offering distance learning within that state.

Students are encouraged to use California State University’s internal complaint or review policies and procedures prior to filing a complaint with a state agency. Executive Order (EO) 1063 outlines the internal complaint process at the CSU. If you are a student wishing to file a complaint in your home state, please select the state contact at the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association to file a complaint directly in your state.

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