Student Complaint and Grievance


The U.S. Department of Education requires every state in which the institution is located to have a process to review and appropriately act on complaints concerning the institution. To this end, Allegany College of Maryland is making available to its students the contact information for filing complaints with its State accreditor and/or State approval or licensing agency.

Students who wish to file a complaint must first exhaust the complaint process established by Allegany College of Maryland. Our complaint process is located in the Student Handbook

After reviewing and following the steps shown in the Handbook, if the complaint remains unresolved, students can file a complaint by following the appropriate link below.

File a complaint with our State Accreditor (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
For students attending our campus in Maryland: Student Complaint Process
For students attending our campus in Pennsylvania: Student Complaint Process


For students participating solely in our Distance Education courses, please use the corresponding state link found in the pages below.

Student Complaints

Student Grievance Contact Information for Individual States


Student Grievance Contact Information for Individual States reproduced with permission from Lorain County Community College, August 2011.
Allegany College of Maryland is responsible for maintaining updated information.


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Alabama Commission on Higher Education

Telephone: (334) 293-4500
Fax: (334) 293-4526
Complaint Procedures


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Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

Telephone: (907) 465-6741
Consumer Protection and Student Complaints


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Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education

Telephone: (602) 542-5709
Complaint Form


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Arkansas Department of Higher Education

Telephone: (501) 371-2000
Student Grievance Form



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Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

Telephone: (833) 942-1120
Complaint Forms and Process


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Colorado Department of Higher Education

Telephone: (303) 862-3001
Fax: (303) 996-1329
File a Student Complaint


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Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Telephone: (303) 996-1329
Student Complaints



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Delaware Department of Education

Telephone: (302) 735-4000
Fax: (302) 739-4654
Complaints and Reporting


Florida Logo


Florida Department of Education

Telephone: (850) 245-0505
File a Complaint


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Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

Telephone: 770-414-3300
Fax: 770-414-3309
Student Complaints


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Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

Telephone: (808) 586-7327
Student Complaint Process


Idaho Logo

Idaho Board of Education

Telephone: (208) 332-1587
Student Complaint Procedures



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Illinois Board of Higher Education

Telephone: (217) 782-2551
Fax: (217) 782-8548
Register an Institutional Complaint


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Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education

Telephone: (317) 234-8232
Student Complaints



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Iowa College Student Aid Commission

Telephone: (877) 272-4456
Fax: (877) 272-4456
Student Complaints


Kansas Logo

Kansas Board of Regents

Telephone: (785) 430-4240
Complaint Process


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Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Telephone: (502) 573-1555
Fax: (502) 573-1535
File a Consumer Complaints


Louisiana Logo

Louisiana Board of Regents

Telephone: (225) 326-6465
Fax: (225) 326-6499
Consumer Disputes


Maine Logo


Maine Department of Education

Telephone: (207) 626-8800
Fax: (207)
Consumer Complaints


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Maryland Higher Education Commission

Telephone: (410) 260-4500
Student Complaint Process


Massachusetts Logo


Massachusetts Board of Higher Education

Telephone: (617) 994-6950
Fax: (617) 727-0955



Michigan Logo

Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth

Telephone: (517) 335-9700
Fax: (517) 373-2129
File a Complaint


Minnesota Logo


Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Telephone: (651) 256-3965
Fax: (651) 797-1664



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Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation

Telephone: (601) 359-3680
Fax: (601) 432-6225
Student Complaint Process


Missouri Logo

Missouri Department of Higher Education

Telephone: (573) 751-2361
Complaint Resolution Policy



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Montana University System, Montana Board of Regents

Telephone: (406) 449-9124
Fax: (406) 449-9171
Complaint Process



Nebraska Logo

Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

Telephone: (402) 471-2682
Fax: (402) 471-3297
Student Complaints


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Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education

Telephone: (702) 486-7330
Fax: (702) 486-7340
Student Complaints


New Hampshire Logo

New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission

Telephone: (603) 271-3494
Complaints and Concerns


New Jersey Logo


New Jersey Commission on Higher Education

Telephone: (609) 584-4480
Filing a Complaint


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New Mexico Higher Education Department

Telephone: (505) 476-8400
Student Complaints



New York Logo

Office of College and University Evaluation

Telephone: (518) 486-3633
Fax: (518) 486-2779
Filing a Complaint


North Carolina Logo


North Carolina Community College System, Office of Proprietary School Services

Telephone: (919) 716-6000
Student Complaint Process


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North Dakota State Board for Career and Technical Education

Telephone: (701) 328-3180
Complaint Process


Ohio Logo


Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools

Telephone: (614) 728-3095
Student Complaint Information


Oklahoma Logo


Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

Telephone: (405) 225-9100
Student Complaints


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Department of Education - Private and Career Schools Office

Telephone: (503) 881-273​8
Student Complaints


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Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Program Services

Telephone: (717) 783-6788
Complaint Form


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Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education

Telephone: (787) 722-2121
Fax: (787) 722-2684
SARA Information


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Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education

Telephone: (401) 222-4600
Rhode Island Department of Education


South Carolina Logo


South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

Telephone: (803) 737-2260
Fax: (803) 737-2297
Student Complaint Procedures and Form


South Dakota Logo

South Dakota Board of Regents

Telephone: (605) 773 3455
Complaint Form


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Tennessee Higher Education Commission

Telephone: (615) 253-7458


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Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Telephone: (512) 427-6101
Student Complaints


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Utah Division of Consumer Protection

Telephone: (801) 530-6601
Fax: (801) 530-6001


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Vermont State Board of Education

Telephone: (802) 828-5535
Complaint Resolution


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Private & Out-of-State Postsecondary Education, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

Telephone: (804) 225-2600
Fax: (804) 225-2604
Student Complaints


Washington Logo


Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board

Telephone: (360) 753-7800
Student Complaints


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Washington DC – Education Licensure Commission

Telephone: (202) 727-6436


West Virginia Logo

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

Telephone: (304) 558-2101
Fax: (304) 558-1011 
Student Complaint Process


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Wisconsin Educational Approval Board

Telephone: (608) 266-2112
Fax: (877) 617-1565
Complaint Form


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Wyoming Department of Education

Telephone: (307) 777-7675
Fax: (307) 777-6234
Student Complaint Process

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