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NSU's Approval Status for the state of Iowa

Online Programs: All eNSU degree programs are authorized.

Northwestern State University is authorized to enroll students from this state because the university participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

NC-SARA:  National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

(Pre-SARA Participation) Supporting Documentation:

NSU's letter of inquiry to Carolyn Small, Postsecondary Registration Administrator, Iowa College Student Aid Commission
Carolyn Small's response to NSU's letter of inquiry
NSU's follow-up inquiry requesting permission to enroll Iowa students in programs that do not trigger physical presence in Iowa
Carolyn Small's response granting permission to enroll Iowa students in programs that do not trigger physical presence in Iowa

Helpful Hints:

1.) For more information, go to the Iowa College Student Aid Commission website.

2.) For detailed information on the conditions that require registration:  Registration of Postsecondary Educational Institutions Under Iowa Code Chapter 261B

2.) The contact for State Authorizations in Iowa is Ms. Carolyn Small, Postsecondary Registration Administrator, Iowa College Student Aid Commission, 515-725-3413, carolyn.small@iowa.gov .