Ferris Online
Maryland - Ferris State Authorization Status

Admission to Online Programs

Ferris State may admit residents of this state to our fully online programs.

Ferris State University has registered with the Commission of Higher Education in Maryland, and is determined to be in compliance with the requirements of the Education Article, § 11-202.2 of the Annotated Code of Maryland and COMAR 13B.05.01 for fully online programs.

Currently for online programs with an internship/practicum component (Automotive Management,HVACR, Health Information Management, Bachelor of Integrative Studies, or Master of Science in Nursing) that component cannot be completed in Maryland. Many of our programs have alternatives that are acceptable, so check with your program advisor about other options that may be available.

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

The State of Maryland also has a student complaint process which may be used after exhausting the Ferris State University process. Ferris State University is subject to investigation of complaints by the Office of the Attorney General or the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Complaints should be directed to:

Maryland Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
200 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD
21202 410-528-8662 / 888-743-0823

Tuition Refund for Total Withdrawal

Maryland legislation requires that Maryland residents who are in fully online programs from out of state institutions receive refunds according to a very specific refund schedule. If you are a resident of Maryland in an online program with Ferris, and determine you must withdraw from all courses, contact the Online Learning office for more information regarding tuition refunds. Contact information:Online@ferris.edu or 800-562-9130.


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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