State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

NC-SARA Approved Institution LogoNortheast Iowa Community College participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) through its approval by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission. SARA is an agreement among member states that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. The agreement allows the college to offer online courses and programs, supervised field experiences, student teaching, and most clinical placements to students who reside in states that also participate in SARA.

Online programs that lead to licensure or certification in Iowa may not meet requirements in another state for similar licensure. If you do not reside in Iowa, please contact online@nicc.edu so we may determine whether our program meets the requirements for professional licensure in your state.

Process for Resolving Complaints

Online students residing in a SARA state should attempt to resolve grievances through NICC's institutional process for filing a complaint. If a student is not satisfied with the outcome of NICC's process, the complaint (except for those involving grades or student conduct violations) may be brought to the Iowa College Student Aid Commission. For more information regarding the complaint process for students residing in SARA states, please visit the SARA website.

State Regulatory Information

Northeast Iowa Community College is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

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