State Authorizations

State Authorizations

We are authorized to deliver a transformational learning experience online.

Sofia University is authorized to deliver online education to students in the following states or territories listed below. If you live in a state or territory that is not listed, please contact our Office of Admissions by emailing admissions@sofia.edu or calling 888.820.1481 for more information.

U.S. Department of Education Requirements:

The U.S. Department of Education requires that any institution offering online programs to students who reside outside of its home state must acquire authorization from the states in which students reside. Regulations vary from state to state and, as such, federal, state, and institutional policies may limit Sofia University’s authorization to deliver online education to students in certain states.

Sofia University continues to monitor the requirements in other states and may modify the below listing of approvals or exemptions.

NOTE: Change in Location of Student

Students must note that changing their location from a state where Sofia meets State requirements to a state where Sofia does not meet State requirements may have consequences including the inability to enroll or loss of eligibility for Title IV federal financial aid funds. Students must contact their advisor to discuss any change in location prior to relocation. Should a student relocate to a state in which Sofia University is not authorized to provide distance education, continued enrollment cannot be guaranteed.

This applies to distance education programs only that do not require clinical/practicum experiences, unless otherwise indicated.


Sofia University and its programs have been determined to meet the criteria for exemption from the authorization provisions of AS 14.48, per regulation 20 AAC 17.015(a)(8).

Sofia University is authorized by the State of Ohio Department of Education to offer clinical/practicum experiences to students located in the state and enrolled in the MA in Counseling Psychology. This authorization does not extend to “on-ground” components in any other Sofia degree program. For more information, contact an Admissions Counselor.

Refund Policy:

The Sofia University Tuition Refund Schedule applies to students who drop or are administratively dropped from a course or the institution. For the full policy and refund schedule, please visit https://www.sofia.edu/consumer-information/.

Student Complaints:

Students wishing to file a complaint may refer to the Grievance Policy section of the University Catalog for information on state agencies and the complaint process.

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State Authorizations

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