Student Consumer Complaint Process

PLNU takes complaints and concerns about the institution very seriously.

The Complaint Process

For distance education students, complaint information by state and agency is available here.

State Authorization

State authorization is a formal determination that PLNU is approved to conduct educational activities regulated by that state or U.S. Territory. PLNU is not required to obtain state authorization in every state or U.S. Territory, and the university has opted at this time not to seek authorization in certain states and U.S. Territories. Additionally, PLNU meets the criteria for exemption from authorization in certain states.

At this time, PLNU does not have authorization in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and the U.S. Territories. 

Authorizations in specific states may change periodically. PLNU recommends contacting PLNU admissions at (800) 733-7770 for the latest information.

State Authorization Map Color Key

For additional information on authorizations, refund policies, adverse actions, and complaint contacts, please click on the color-coded button located on each state.

  • Green: Distance Education Allowed and Internships Allowed
  • Yellow: Distance Education Allowed, Internships May Be Allowed
  • Brown: Distance Education Allowed, Internships Not Allowed
  • Purple: Distance Education Not Allowed, Internships Allowed
  • Blue: Distance Education Not Allowed, Internships May Be Allowed
  • Red: Distance Education and Internships Not Allowed
  • Orange: Distance Education and Internships are Allowed for select programs only

Adverse Actions


Refund Policy

The refund policy from your state can be accessed by clicking on your state of residence.

Professional Licensure

Point Loma Nazarene University is physically located in the State of California. If you are considering an academic program that leads to Professional Licensure or Certification, it is strongly recommended that you seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency in your state or U.S. Territory of interest BEFORE enrolling in the academic program at PLNU.

State-by-State Licensure Disclosure

Full Breakdown 

Teach-Out Policy & Procedures

For a breakdown of the Teach-Out Policy click here