State Authorization for Online Students

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MCCC has been approved
to participate in the National
Council for State  Authorization
Reciprocity Agreements.”

Colleges and universities are required to comply with the distance education laws of each individual state. MCCC has joined the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) initiative and is authorized to enroll online students from all NC-SARA member states and U.S. territories. NC-SARA oversees distance education. It is a voluntary agreement among its member states and U.S. territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance-education courses and programs.

Refunds and Fee Adjustments: Refunds for online, out-of-state (distance education) students residing in a state other than Michigan are determined by Monroe County Community College. Refer to MCCC’s Tuition & Fees Policy: (Inside Policy 3.05 Tuition & Fees).  

Licensure requirements by state:
NURSING: The AAS-Nursing program at MCCC meets the state education requirements for a registered nursing license in the state of Michigan and Ohio. MCCC has not determined if the AAS-Nursing program at MCCC meets the state education requirements in any other state or any U.S. Territory. Students are encouraged to contact the state regulatory agency for nursing in any other state for which this information is needed. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has resources that may be helpful including:

Thinking of Moving? As an out-of-state student, you will be responsible for checking state authorizations before you relocate to another state. Relocation to a state in which your program is not authorized could result in loss of transferability of your program credits. Contact Jeff Peters in the department of eLearning and Instructional Support for more information: