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State Authorization

State Authorization


State Authorization


What is SARA?

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. Nebraska is a member of SARA and Doane University is a participating institution in SARA.

Questions related to State Authorization

In the event that a complaint cannot be resolved at the University level, a student may contact the Nebraska state portal agency.

State Portal Agency Contact
Kathleen L. Fimple, Ph.D., Acad. Programs Officer
Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Ed.
P.O. Box 95005,
Lincoln, NE 68509-5005
Student Complaints Against Postsecondary Institutions

If you are not a resident of the State of Nebraska, you have the option of filing a complaint with your state licensing authority or with the Higher Learning Commission.