These departments require educational entities to follow strict requirements to receive approval. Schools must submit an application that provides detailed information, including school demographics, school agents, required disclosures, course syllabus, required evaluator reports of the entire curriculum, inventory of equipment, list of training materials, list of reference materials, financial documents, safety inspection, advertising materials, course catalog, enrollment agreement, instructor credentials, instructor list and more.
By attending a school that is regulated and has earned licensure, a student can have confidence that regulators reviewed the program and determined it beneficial. Regulations require each school to file quarterly and annual reports with the department. These regulations also require an annual bond calculation, instructor forms, graduation data and placement statistics. The department routinely performs on-site visitation of the approved school.
The most important protection for students is the surety bond some states require. This bond protects students in the event of school closure, student dispute or refund required to the student. Student enrollment dictates the bond amount and ensures full coverage of all tuition collected.
As a licensed college, we must follow strict rules related to the handling of student complaints. As outlined in our enrollment agreement, a student can directly file and verify complaints by contacting the department of higher education for private postsecondary education. You can find each state catalog and link to the state education commission site on the respective campus page.
No. Current law prohibits any school from guaranteeing job placement as an inducement to enroll students.