State Contact Information

The Guide to Student Rights and Responsibilities contains detailed procedures for sexual harassment, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and Title IX complaints, along with the procedures about how to file a complaint on the basis of protected class. Each school within the university establishes procedures to address matters of unfair academic evaluation or arbitrary and capricious grading. Information about these procedures is available from the department chair and/or associate dean of the school in which the course is offered.

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State Agencies

If you are unable to resolve your issue through the above process or by speaking with your instructor, you can contact the higher education regulatory agency in the District of Columbia or the state in which you reside.

District of Columbia

District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Higher Education Licensure Commission
1050 First Street, NE
5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002

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Alabama Commission on Higher Education

PO Box 302000
Montgomery, AL 36130-2000

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Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

PO Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811-0505

Email: [email protected]

Alaska Office of Attorney General

Consumer Protection Unit
1031 W. Fourth Avenue, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99501

Email: [email protected]

Consumer Complaint Form (PDF)


Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education

1400 W. Washington Street
Room 260
Phoenix, AZ 85007

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Arkansas Division of Higher Education

423 Main Street
Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201

Email: [email protected]

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California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education

PO Box 980818
W. Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

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Colorado Department of Higher Education

1560 Broadway, Suite 1600
Denver, CO 80202

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Connecticut Department of Higher Education

61 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105-2326

Email: [email protected]

Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

165 Capitol Avenue
Room 110
Hartford, CT 06106

Email: [email protected]

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Consumer Complaint Hotline: (800) 842-2649


Delaware Higher Education Office

Carvel State Office Building, 5th Floor
820 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801-3509

Email: [email protected]

Delaware Attorney General

Consumer Protection Wilmington
820 N. French Street 5th floor
Wilmington, DE 19801

Email: [email protected]


Florida Commission on Independent Education

325 W. Gaines Street
Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400

Email:  [email protected]

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Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

2082 E Exchange Pl. #220
Tucker, GA 30084-5334

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Hawaii State Board of Education

PO Box 2360
Honolulu, HI 96804

Email: [email protected]

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Idaho State Board of Education

Attn: State Coordinator for Private Colleges and Proprietary Schools
650 West State Street
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0037


Illinois Board of Higher Education

431 East Adams
2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62701-1404

Email: [email protected]

Institutional Complaint Hotline: (217) 557-7359

Illinois State Board of Education

100 N. 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62777

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Illinois Attorney General

Consumer Fraud Bureau
500 South Second Street
Springfield, IL 62706

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Consumer Fraud Hotline: (800) 243-0618


Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education

Attn: Director of Regulatory Compliance
302 W Washington Street, Room E201
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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Iowa College Student Aid Commission

430 E. Grand Avenue
3rd Floor
Des Moines, IA 50309

General Inquiries: (877) 272-4456, option 4

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Kansas Board of Regents

1000 SW Jackson Street
Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612-1368

Complaint Form (PDF)


Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

1024 Capital Center Dr #320
Frankfort, KY 40601-7512

Kentucky Board of Proprietary Education

911 Leawood Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601-3319

Complaint Form (PDF)

Kentucky Office of the Attorney General

Capitol Suite 118
700 Capitol Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601-3449

Email: [email protected]

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Louisiana Board of Regents

PO Box 3677
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3677

Complaint Form (PDF)


Maine Department of Education

Complaint Investigator
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023

Email: [email protected]

Maine Attorney General

Consumer Protection Division
6 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

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The George Washington University online programs are registered in the State of Maryland under the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

Maryland Higher Education Commission

6 N. Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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Maryland Attorney General

Consumer Protection Division
200 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

Email: [email protected]

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Consumer Protection Hotline: (410) 528-8662


Massachusetts Board of Higher Education

One Ashburton Place
Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108

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Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Corporations, Securities, & Commercial Licensing Bureau
Administrative Services Section - Complaint Intake
PO Box 30018
Lansing, MI 48909

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Minnesota Office of Higher Education

1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108-5227

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Minnesota Attorney General’s Office

1400 Bremer Tower
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101

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Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation

3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211-6453

Mississippi Commission of Proprietary Schools and College Registration

3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211-6453

Mississippi Office of the Attorney General

Consumer Protection Division
PO Box 22947
Jackson, MS 39225-2947

Contact Attorney General's Office

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Missouri Department of Higher Education

205 Jefferson Street
PO Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469

E-mail: [email protected]


Montana Board of Regents

Office of Commissioner of Higher Education
Montana University System
2500 Broadway Street
PO Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620-3201

Montana Office of Consumer Protection

2225 11th Avenue
PO Box 200151
Helena, MT 59620-0151

E-mail: [email protected] 

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Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

PO Box 95005
Lincoln, NE 68509-5005

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Nebraska Department of Education

Investigations Office
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 98987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987


Nevada Office of the Attorney General

100 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701

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New Hampshire

New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission

3 Barrell Court #300
Concord, NH 03301-8531

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New Jersey

New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

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New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

1 John Fitch Plaza
PO Box 110
Trenton, NJ 08625-0110

E-mail: [email protected]

Conflict Resolution Questionnaire (PDF)

New Mexico

New Mexico Higher Education Department

2048 Galisteo
Santa Fe, NM 87505

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New York

New York State Education Department

Office of College and University Evaluation
5 North Mezzanine
Albany, NY 12234

E-mail: [email protected]

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New York Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision
99 Washington Avenue, Room 1613 OCP
Albany, NY 12234

New York State Department of State

Division of Consumer Protection
Consumer Assistance Unit
5 Empire State Plaza – Suite 2101
Albany, NY 12223-1556

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North Carolina

North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints

c/o Student Complaints
University of North Carolina System Office
910 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688

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North Carolina Attorney General's Office

Consumer Protection
Mail Service Center 9001
Raleigh, NC 27699-9001

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North Dakota

North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education

State Capitol – 15th Floor
600 E. Boulevard Ave. Dept. 270
Bismarck, ND 58505-0610

E-mail: [email protected]

North Dakota Office of Attorney General

Consumer Protection Division
Gateway Professional Center
1050 E Interstate Ave. Suite 200
Bismarck, ND 58503-5574

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Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools

35 East Gay Street, Suite 403
Columbus, OH 43215-3138

File a complaint

Ohio Board of Regents

30 East Broad Street, 36th floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3414

Ohio Attorney General

Consumer Protection Section
30 E. Broad St., 14th floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3400

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Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

655 Research Parkway
Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Oklahoma State Board of Private Vocational Schools

3700 Classen Boulevard
Suite 250
Oklahoma City, OK 731182864

Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General

Consumer Protection Unit
Attn: Investigative Analyst
313 NE 21st Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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Oregon Office of Degree Authorization

1500 Valley River Drive
Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401

Oregon Attorney General

Financial Fraud/Consumer Protection Section
1162 Court St. NE
Salem, OR 97301-4096

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Pennsylvania Department of Education

333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333

Office of Attorney General

Bureau of Consumer Protection
14th Floor, Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Consumer Complaint Form (PDF)

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education

PO Box 1900
San Juan, PR

Puerto Rico Department of Justice

PO 9020192
San Juan, PR

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education

Shepard Building
80 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903

Rhode Island Department of Attorney General

Consumer Protection Unit
150 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02903

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South Carolina

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

1333 Main Street, Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29201

Student Complaint Form (PDF)

South Dakota

South Dakota Board of Regents

306 E. Capitol Ave, Suite 200
Pierre, SD 57501-2545

South Dakota Office of Attorney General

Division of Consumer Protection
1302 E Hwy 14 Suite 3
Pierre SD 57501-8053

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Tennessee Higher Education Commission

404 James Robertson Parkway
Suite 1900
Nashville, TN 37243

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Texas Workforce Commission

Career Schools and Colleges – Room 226-T
101 East 15th Street
Austin, TX 78778-0001

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Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

1200 E. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752

Texas Office of the Attorney General

Consumer Protection Division
PO Box 12548
Austin, TX 78711-2548

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Utah Division of Consumer Protection

160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

E-mail: [email protected]

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Vermont Department of Education

State Board of Education
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501

Vermont Attorney General’s Office

109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-1001


State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

101 N. 14th St.
James Monroe Building
Richmond, VA 23219

E-mail: [email protected]

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The George Washington University is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes the George Washington University to offer field placement components for specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.

Washington Student Achievement Council

917 Lakeridge Way
PO Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98504-3430

E-mail: [email protected]

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Washington Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board

128 10th Avenue SW
PO Box 43105
Olympia, WA 98504-3105

E-mail: [email protected]

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Washington State Office of the Attorney General

1125 Washington Street SE
PO Box 40100
Olympia, WA 98504-0100

West Virginia

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

1018 Kanawha Blvd E., Ste 700
Charleston, WV 25301-2800

Community and Technical College System of West Virginia

1018 Kanawha Blvd. E., Ste. 700
Charleston, WV 25301

West Virginia Office of the Attorney General

Consumer Protection Division
PO Box 1789
Charleston, WV 25326-1789

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Wisconsin Educational Approval Board

30 W. Mifflin St., 9th Floor
PO Box 8696
Madison, WI 53708

Email: [email protected]

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Wyoming Department of Education

2300 Capitol Avenue
Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050

Wyoming Attorney General’s Office

123 Capitol Building
200 W. 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002