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Contact Information for Filing Complaints

Owner: Vice Provost

URL: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/policylibrary/Contact Information for Filing Complaints

Teachers College provides both informal and formal grievance and dispute resolution procedures.   For additional information about procedures, please refer to the policy on Grievance Procedures: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/policylibrary/diversity-and-community-affairs/grievance-procedures/

Pursuant to 34 CFR § 668.43(b) (Code of Federal Regulations), Teachers College must provide students  ….”with contact information for filing complaints with its accreditor and with its State approval or licensing entity and any other relevant State official or agency that would appropriately handle the student’s complaint”.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

3624 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

267 284-5000

New York

New York State Education Department

Office of College and University Evaluation

http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/spr/COMPLAINTFORMINFO.html

 

Alabama

Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education

https://www.accs.cc/index.cfm/school-licensure/complaints/

 

Alaska

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

http://acpe.alaska.gov/ABOUT_US/Consumer_Protection

 

Arizona

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education

https://ppse.az.gov/complaint

 

Arkansas

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

http://www.adhe.edu/students-parents/colleges-universites/student-grievance-form/

 

California

Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education

http://www.bppe.ca.gov/enforcement/complaint.shtml

 

Colorado

Colorado Department of Higher Education

http://www.bppe.ca.gov/enforcement/complaint.shtml

 

Connecticut

Connecticut Office of Higher Education

http://www.ctohe.org/StudentComplaints.shtml

 

Delaware

Delaware Department of Education

http://www.doe.k12.de.us/

http://www.doe.k12.de.us/sara

 

District of Columbia

Office of the State Superintendent of Education

https://osse.dc.gov/service/higher-education-licensure-commission-helc-public-complaints

 

Florida

Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education

http://www.fldoe.org/policy/cie/file-a-complaint.stml

 

Georgia

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

https://gnpec.org/consumer-resources/

 

Hawaii

Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Authorization Process

http://cca.hawaii.gov/hpeap/forms/student-forms/

 

Idaho

Idaho State Board of Education

https://boardofed.idaho.gov/priv_col_univ/student_complaint.asp

 

Illinois

Illinois Board of Higher Education

http://www.ibhe.state.il.us/consumerinfo/complaint.htm

 

Indiana

Indiana Commission for Higher Education

http://www.in.gov/che/2744.htm

 

Iowa

Iowa College Student Aid Commission

https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/sdrf-start

 

Kansas

Kansas Board of Regents

http://kansasregents.org/academic_affairs/private_out_of_state/complaint_process

 

Kentucky

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

http://cpe.ky.gov/campuses/consumer_complaint.html

 

Louisiana

Board of Regents

http://regents.state.la.us/page/about-regents

 

Maine

Office of the Attorney General

http://www.maine.gov/ag/consumer/complaints/index.shtml

 

Maine Department of Education

http://www.maine.gov/doe/highered/sara/sara-complaint-form.pdf

 

Maryland

Maryland Higher Education Commission

http://mhec.maryland.gov/institutions_training/Pages/acadaff/acadaffairsdepartments.aspx

 

Massachusetts  

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

http://www.mass.edu/forstufam/complaints/complaints.asp

 

Michigan

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-61343_35395_35396---,00.html

 

Minnesota

Minnesota Office of Higher Education

http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=1078

 

Mississippi

Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation

http://www.mississippi.edu/mcca/student_complaint_process.asp

Missouri

Missouri Department of Higher Education

http://dhe.mo.gov/documents/POLICYONCOMPLAINTRESOLUTION-reviseddraft.pdf

 

Montana

Montana Department Board of Regents

http://www.mus.edu/MUS-statement-of-complaint-process.asp

 

Nebraska

Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

https://ccpe.nebraska.gov/student-complaints-against-postsecondary-institutions

 

Nevada

Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education

http://www.cpe.state.nv.us/CPE%20Complaint%20Info.htm

 

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Department of Education

http://www.education.nh.gov/highered/compliance-allegation.htm

 

New Jersey

Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

http://www.state.nj.us/highereducation/OSHEComplaintInstructions.shtml

 

New Mexico

New Mexico Higher Education Department

http://www.hed.state.nm.us/students/complaints.aspx

 

New York

New York State Education Department

Office of College and University Evaluation

http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/spr/COMPLAINTFORMINFO.html

 

North Carolina

University of North Carolina General Administration

https://www.northcarolina.edu/complaints

 

North Dakota

North Dakota University System

http://www.ndus.edu/system/state-authorization/

 

Ohio

Ohio Department of Higher Education

https://www.ohiohighered.org/students/complaints

 

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

http://www.okhighered.org/current-college-students/complaints.shtml

 

Oregon

Higher Education Coordinating Commission

http://www.oregon.gov/highered/institutions-programs/private/Pages/private-postsecondary-complaints.aspx

 

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Education

http://www.education.pa.gov/Postsecondary-Adult/College%20and%20Career%20Education/Pages/Students-Complaints.aspx#.VmgxFf7lvcs

 

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education

http://www.ribghe.org/pdfs/BOGStudentComplaintProcessII011012.pdf

 

South Carolina

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

http://www.che.sc.gov/Portals/0/CHE_Docs/academicaffairs/license/Complaint_Procedures_and_Form.pdf

 

South Dakota

South Dakota Board of Regents

https://www.sdbor.edu/administrative-offices/academics/SD-SARA/Pages/default.aspx

 

Tennessee

Tennessee Higher Education Commission

http://www.tn.gov/assets/entities/thec/attachments/ComplaintForm.pdf

 

Texas

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?ObjectID=4494F260-E342-2613-4D0A7428287BF99A

 

Utah

Utah Division of Consumer Protection

http://consumerprotection.utah.gov/complaints/index.html

 

Vermont

Vermont Agency for Education

http://education.vermont.gov/documents/postsecondary-program-complaint-resolution

 

Washington

Washington Student Achievement Council

http://www.wsac.wa.gov/student-complaints

 

West Virginia

 

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

http://www.wvhepc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Student-Complaint-Process-revised.pdf

 

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Education Approval Board

http://eab.state.wi.us/resources/complaint.asp

 

Wyoming

Wyoming Department of Education

http://edu.wyoming.gov/downloads/schools/student-complaint-form.pdf