Student Complaint Form

Complainant Information

All fields are required.

Please note that the Commission for Higher Education cannot act on anonymous complaints.

Name of complainant:

Affiliation with the college or university named below:
Current student
Former student
Parent or guardian of current/former student

Address (number, street and apartment number):



ZIP code:

Preferred phone number:

E-mail address:

How do you prefer to be contacted?
No preference

If Commission staff members need to contact you via phone, may they leave a phone message or voicemail?

School Information

Name of institution:

Location of institution (City):

Location of institution (State):

Degree level and major/concentration (e.g. B.S. in Accounting) of affected student:

Dates of attendance at institution:

Start date:

End date:

Complaint Information

Have you gone through the institution's formal complaint process?

If you answered "Yes," please submit documentation showing that you have exhausted your appeals at the institutional level. Please see below on how to send in such documents.

If you answered "No," please explain in your detailed complaint description below why you were unable to complete the complaint process. Note that the Commission will normally only address complaints after a student has exhausted his/her appeals at the college or university level.

Please describe your complaint in detail, including the names of any college or university faculty or staff you spoke to about the complaint.

Please give titles and contact information for the individuals (if any) you mentioned above.

How would you like your complaint to be addressed? (Please note that the Commission cannot, by law, review complaints related to course grades, academic sanctions or discipline/conduct matters.)

Will you be submitting additional documentation (such as e-mails from school officials, transcripts, course syllabi, contracts, brochures, catalogs and/or tuition bills) that substantiates your complaint?

Please send copies of any documents that support your above complaint and/or show that you have gone through your institution's complaint procedure to or mail them to:

Indiana Commission for Higher Education
ATTN: Complaints
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 550
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-1984

By submitting this form, I affirm that I am a current or former student of the institution named above or the parent or guardian of a current or former student of that institution who is currently under age 18 and/or under my legal guardianship. I agree to allow the Indiana Commission for Higher Education to submit a copy of my complaint and supporting materials to the above-named institution for a response. I further authorize the institution to transmit student records related to me or to the individual(s) under my guardianship affected by the institution’s actions to the Commission for review. I understand that I may have to submit an information release form to the institution. Additionally, I recognize that my complaint may be subject to Indiana’s public records law as defined in Indiana Code 5-14-3. I certify that the information I have provided to the Commission is complete, true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.