State Regulatory Information

State Authorization Overview

All institutions with their primary location in California are required to seek authorization from certain other states in order for residents of those states to participate in 100% online programs offered by California institutions. Regulations vary from state to state; as such, federal, state, and institutional policies may limit or prohibit Meridian University’s authorization for delivery of 100% online education to students in certain states. Meridian University will continue to monitor state and federal laws and regulations. In the event that authorization becomes necessary, the University will promptly seek to obtain the approval of states in which enrolled students reside.

If a student’s current location is outside the state of California but inside the United States and the student is enrolled in a Meridian University degree program on a 100% online basis, the student should review the information below to verify that they can participate in the 100% online format.

Meridian University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and approved by the US Department of Education for participation in the Federal Student Aid programs. WASC is also the regional accreditor for Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, and UCLA and is recognized by the US Department of Education. State authorization for distance education is not accreditation. Meridian’s accreditation is recognized by the US Department of Education and therefore all 50 states.

  • The information on this webpage is relevant for the 100% online learning format, not the hybrid format. The information on this webpage is also only relevant to degree and certificate programs, not open-enrollment / non-credit programming.
  • The information on this webpage is not relevant for international students.
  • Students are responsible for updating their address in the University's learning platform if the address they reported upon initial enrollment is no longer accurate.

Authorized States

The list below summarizes Meridian University’s state authorization status. Statuses include exempt, approved, no approval required, or approval pending. Students who are residents of states not listed on this page can enroll in the hybrid format but not the 100% online format.

States Approved to Offer Distance Education Programs

ArizonaAuthorizationNo Approval Required
ColoradoAuthorizationNo Approval Required
FloridaAuthorizationNo Approval Required
HawaiiAuthorizationNo Approval Required
IdahoAuthorizationNo Approval Required
IowaAuthorizationNo Approval Required
KentuckyAuthorizationNo Approval Required
LouisianaAuthorizationNo Approval Required
MaineAuthorizationNo Approval Required
MassachusettsAuthorizationNo Approval Required
MississippiAuthorizationNo Approval Required
MissouriAuthorizationNo Approval Required
NebraskaAuthorizationNo Approval Required
New HampshireAuthorizationNo Approval Required
New JerseyAuthorizationNo Approval Required
North DakotaAuthorizationApproved
OhioAuthorizationNo Approval Required
OklahomaAuthorizationNo Approval Required
PennsylvaniaAuthorizationNo Approval Required
South CarolinaAuthorizationNo Approval Required
South DakotaAuthorizationNo Approval Required
TennesseeAuthorizationNo Approval Required
TexasAuthorizationNo Approval Required
VermontAuthorizationNo Approval Required
WashingtonAuthorizationNo Approval Required
West VirginiaAuthorizationNo Approval Required

Seeking Approval to Offer Distance Education Programs

ConnecticutAuthorizationPending Approval
DelawareAuthorizationPending Approval
KansasExemptionPending Approval
MarylandAuthorizationPending Approval
MichiganAuthorizationPending Approval
MinnesotaAuthorizationPending Approval
New MexicoAuthorizationPending Approval
OregonAuthorizationPending Approval
VirginiaAuthorizationPending Approval

If prospective students have questions about this, they are welcome to contact the Admissions Team at Enrolled students are encouraged to contact the Student Services Team if clarification is required, not the Admissions Team.

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