State Authorization

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EWU currently offers educational opportunities to students in multiple state jurisdictions through distance education. Due to the state authorization initiative, all universities offering education outside of their home state must be authorized by each state in which they offer education at a distance. EWU is monitoring developments in state laws in every state.

StateAuthorization Status
AlabamaDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
AlaskaDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
ArizonaDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
ArkansasDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
CaliforniaDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
ColoradoDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
ConnecticutDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
DelwareDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
FloridaDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
GeorgiaDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
HawaiiDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
IdahoDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
IllinoisDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
IndianaDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
IowaDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
KansasDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
KentuckyDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
LouisianaDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
MaineDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
MarylandDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
MassachusettsDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
MichiganDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
MinnesotaDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
MississippiDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
MissouriDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
MontanaDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
NebraskaDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
NevadaDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
New HampshireDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
New JerseyDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
New MexicoDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
New YorkDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
North CarolinaDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
North DakotaDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
OhioDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
OklahomaDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
OregonDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
PennsylvaniaDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
Rhode IslandDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
South CarolinaDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
South DakotaDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
TennesseeDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
TexasDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
UtahDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
VermontDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
VirginiaDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
WashingtonDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
West VirginiaDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
WisconsinDistance education activities are allowed in this state.
WyomingDistance education activities are allowed in this state.

Please check back periodically for changes to our admission policy. If you are a state agency and have questions about Eastern Washington University’s distance education programs, please contact Ashley Stettler in EWU Outreach and Engagement at astettler23@ewu.edu or 509.359.6849.

Student Complaints & Grievances

Students who have complaints relating to issues covered by the EWU Student Code of Conduct should follow EWU Student Complaints procedure.

Students in Washington State who have complaints against the university relating to fraud, false advertising, or other deceptive practices who feel that their complaint was not solved through the institutional complaint and appeals process can file a complaint with the Washington Student Achievement Council.

Students located outside of the State of Washington, who are not located in the State of California, who feel that their complaint was not solved through the institutional complaint and appeals process can also file a complaint with the Washington Student Achievement Council.

Students located in the State of California who feel their complaint was not solved through the institutional complaint and appeals process can file a complaint with the enforcement authority in the state.

Examples of issues that may arise in regard to alleged fraudulent activity or more general complaints should be directed to the aforementioned agencies include:

  • Veracity of recruitment and marketing materials;
  • Accuracy of job placement data;
  • Accuracy of information about tuition, fees, and financial aid;
  • Complete and accurate admission requirements for courses and programs;
  • Accuracy of information about the institution’s accreditation and/or any programmatic/specialized accreditation held by the institution’s programs;
  • Accuracy of information about whether course work meets any relevant professional licensing requirements or the requirements of specialized accrediting bodies;
  • Accuracy of information about whether the institution’s course work will transfer to other institutions; and
  • Operation of distance learning programs consistent with practices expected by institutional accreditors (and, if applicable, programmatic/specialized accreditors) and/or C-RAC Guidelines for distance education.

The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) has the authority to investigate student complaints against specific schools. WSAC may not be able to investigate every student complaint. Please view the WSAC complaint process to start.

Students who have complaints relating to the University’s quality of education, or other issues appropriate for its accrediting body to consider, can file a complaint with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Visit EWU Institutional Accreditation to view documents describing the university’s accreditation and state approval.

If you have further questions, please contact Ashley Stettler in EWU Outreach and Engagement at astettler23@ewu.edu or 509.359.6849.