As a provider of an online degree program, AAMI is subject to the regulations and requirements of each state with regard to delivering online courses to students residing in each respective state. State Regulations vary from state to state, requiring educational institutions wishing to offer a degree to comply with these regulations and apply for authorization to offer the degree. AAMI has not sought approval in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon or Wisconsin and is unable to accept students for admission from those states.
In compliance the Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2008, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) conducted a Negotiated Rule Making Process in 2010, requiring institutions offering distance education to provide enrolled and prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with its accrediting agency and with the appropriate state agency for handling complaints in the student’s state. Below is information on AAMI’s accrediting agency, followed by a state-by-state listing of the agencies in each state responsible for complaints regarding out-of-state distance education programs. AAMI strongly advises students to try to resolve any and all complaints with the school first, prior to contacting Accrediting or State Agencies.
The Funeral Service degree program and American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service are accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), 992 Mantua Pike, Suite 108, Woodbury Heights, NJ 08097 (816) 233-3747. Web: www.abfse.org The New York State Board of Higher Education has authorized AAMI to offer an Associate Degree in Occupational Studies. Information regarding the complaint processes for these agencies can be found on their websites: http://abfse.org and http://www.highered.nysed.gov/