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Concerns Regarding a FL-SARA Approved Institution

  1. Students must first go through the institutional process listed in the institution’s website.
  2. If the student is not satisfied with the outcome, he/she may notify the state agency that governs the institution (see lists of state agencies under Contact Directory).
  3. If the student is not satisfied with the outcome he/she may appeal to the Council by sending an email to


  1. Student concerns must be filed within two years of the incident.
  2. Complete the institutional and state agency process prior to notifying the Council.
  3. Student concerns must be a formal assertion in writing that the terms of SARA, or of laws, standards or regulations incorporated by SARA, are being violated by a person, institution, state, agency or other organization or entity operating under the terms of SARA.
  4. You are a student of a FL-SARA approved institution. See list of approved institutions.  (The student is a distance education student living outside-of-the-State of Florida at the time that the incident occurred.
  5. If you are not a student, but have a concern about any of the above, you may also use the above process.