1000 E. University
Laramie, WY 87071
Phone: (307) 766-3152
The University of Wyoming continues its efforts to comply with state authorization regulations by the U.S. Department of Education.
On October 29, 2010, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) released new “program integrity” regulations. One of the regulations focused on the need for institutions offering distance or correspondence education to acquire authorization from any state in which it "operates.” This authorization is required to maintain eligibility for students of that state to receive federal financial aid. Institutions have until July 1, 2014, to have obtained the appropriate approvals. Meanwhile, institutions are required to demonstrate a 'good faith' effort to comply in each state in which it serves students.
The implementation of the Higher Education Act and current state authorization regulations has affected the admission of out-of-state students in the University of Wyoming’s distance education programs. At this time, the University of Wyoming will not be admitting distance education students from the following states: Arkansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Minnesota. Land Surveying Certificate courses have been approved for Iowa and Kansas residents. We have adopted this policy to comply with regulations in these states.
Current students from these states will be allowed to complete their program.
Additional information about State Authorization will be posted as it becomes available.