For questions about academic compliance related to programs or locations, contact us.
Public Disclosure Statements
NAU is required by federal regulations to document students’ physical location - the state, District of Columbia, or U.S territory they live - while enrolled in online courses/programs, enrolled in academic programs that lead to professional licensure, and for students enrolled in experiential activities. In addition, institutions must provide notice to the public if an enforcement action or prosecution is brought against the institution by a State or Federal law enforcement agency in any matter where a final judgement against the institution, if rendered, would result in an adverse action by an accrediting agency against the institution, revocation of State authorization, or limitation, suspension, or termination of eligibility under Title IV.
Determining a Student’s Location
Upon admission to the university, students provide NAU with their physical location by noting the state, District of Columbia, or U.S territory they live.
At the beginning of each academic term (e.g., spring, summer, fall, and winter), all continuing students receive a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) critical message when they access the Central Authentication Service (CAS) to begin their enrollment process for the academic term. Students are asked to view the message to update their physical location for compliance purposes. Students continue to receive the message until they respond.
If a student changes the state, District of Columbia, or U.S territory they live, students should inform NAU by changing their physical location in LOUIE or they can complete and submit the change of location form.
NOTE: When a student changes their physical location, it does not impact the student’s ability to take online courses or continue in online programs. Please contact your academic program regarding potential impacts of your physical location change on “experiential” activities.
Adverse Actions by Accrediting Agency or State
No adverse actions have been initiated to our programs, online or in -person, by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR), the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) or the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) against Northern Arizona University.