Out of State Approval

Online education is an integral part of Lamar University and LU Online's program offerings, with many students participating in federal financial aid. Recent amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965 include changes in regulation for State Authorization that may impact online, distance, and correspondence education providers.

LU Online is working in cooperation with a variety of resources on-campus and throughout Texas in order to comply with these new regulations so we can continue providing educational access to students across the country. We are continually evaluating and complying with these changes and will provide up-to-date information when available.

Complaint Resolution

Lamar University and LU Online desire to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in an expeditious, fair and amicable manner. Students residing outside of the State of Texas while attending Lamar University who desire to resolve a grievance should follow the University's Student Grievance Procedure. However, if an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may file a complaint with your state.

These new regulations require us to provide prospective and current students with contact information for filing complaints with the appropriate agency in the state where the student resides. Please click on your state to be connected to the contact information or provided with a form should you have a complaint about Lamar University and LU Online.

Lamar University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lamar University. Information regarding complaint process for SACS may be accessed by clicking here.

Licensure Requirement

For the students considering an academic program that leads to professional license in your state, such as Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, Principal Certificate or Superintendent Certificate, it is highly recommended that you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency in your home state. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the appropriate licensing board in their home state before beginning these academic programs. The student should confirm with the licensing agency whether the programs at Lamar University meet with requirements for licensure in their state. A list of professional licensure contact information may be found here.

State Authorization

Please click on your home state of record to view the online degree programs Lamar University can currently offer, as well as the Complaint Procedures for that state.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Puerto Rico

*Pending Approval