Degree program(s) of study offered by Living University have been declared exempt from the requirements for licensure under provisions of North Carolina General Statutes Section (G.S.) 116-15(d) for exemption from licensure with respect to religious education. Exemption from licensure is not based upon any assessment of program quality under established licensing standards. Students seeking to transfer degrees or credits should consult with receiving institutions.
Federal regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education pursuant Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and amendments thereto, require institutions participating in Title IV programs and offering distance education at the post-secondary level to conform with state regulations pertaining to degree programs. Although Living University does not participate in Title IV programs this does not lessen the University’s responsibility to adhere to applicable state laws and regulations dealing with delivery of distance education to the residents of any state.
Persons who reside outside North Carolina will only be admitted to online degree completion programs, diploma programs, certificate programs or individual online courses offered by Living University if the University has secured authorization from the applicant’s state of residence, when required. Upon review of state laws and regulations, the University understands that it is free to offer online courses and programs in 45 states without further effort under the individual state’s religious education exemption clause or under its no-physical presence definition.
The states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Nevada and Wyoming have laws and regulations in place that require the University to meet specific licensure requirements. Therefore, residents of Georgia may not enroll in courses or in credential (degree, diploma, and certificate) progrms, and residents of the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Nevada and Wyoming may not enroll in degree programs. Students residing in Alabama, Arkansas, Nevada and Wyoming may enroll in certificate and diploma programs or in online courses.
Generally state licensure deals with consumer protection and ensuring that institutions meet minimum standards of educational quality and have a formal complaint procedure in place. Refer to Student Complaints and Grievances set forth in the University General Catalog for University complaint procedures and for more information. If a complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the University’s complaint and grievance procedure, the individual may file a complaint with the office cited below. The individual can contact UNC Administration for further details.
Post-Secondary Education Complaints
c/o Assistant Director of Licensure and Workforce Studies
University of North Carolina General Administration
910 Raleigh Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514