Ferris Online
Alaska - Ferris State Authorization Status

Admission to Online Programs

Ferris State currently has no restrictions on admission of residents of this state to our online programs. We look forward to having you as a Ferris Bulldog!

State Disclaimers

Ferris State University is exempt from authorization in Alaska under AS 14.48 and 20 AAC 17.015 because our programs are delivered online and we do not have a physical presence within the state.  We do support our online students with a full range of student services such as assignment of an academic advisor and assistance with registration and other student service functions.  Should you need any assistance please call our Online Learning office at 800-562-9130.

Complaint Process

Ferris State University makes every effort to provide high quality education in our online programs. Ferris State also has established policies and procedures to assist students in resolving concerns or issues they may encounter. A listing of specific policies for addressing various types of complaints and the escalation of complaints at Ferris State University may be found here:  http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/admision/financialaid/complaints.htm

Students are encouraged to pursue resolution to complaints within Ferris State University prior to escalation of the complaint to external agencies, as the university's personnel will be in the best position to remedy any concerns.

Complaints regarding broad institutional academic practices, such as those that raise issues regarding the University's ability to meet accreditation standards, may be forwarded to our accrediting agency.  See this link for the process to submit a complaint to the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association as well as their contact information:  http://ncahlc.org/HLC-Institutions/complaints.html

A student who has pursued the Ferris complaint processes but is still unsatisfied may contact the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education.  Their consumer protection and student complaint page with additional information may be found here:



If you have additional questions about Ferris online programs and/or how this might impact residents from your state, please email us at online@ferris.edu.

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