Educational entities must follow strict requirements to receive approval from these departments. These entities must submit an application providing detailed information including school demographics, school agents, required disclosures, course syllabus, required evaluator reports of the entire curriculum, inventory of equipment to be used, list of training materials, list of reference materials, financial documents, safety inspection, advertising materials, course catalog, enrollment agreement, instructor credentials, instructor list and more.
Licensing and regulation protect students in many ways. With licensure, a student can be confident that the education has been reviewed and determined to be beneficial. The regulation requires each college to file both quarterly and annual reports with the department. These regulations require an annual bond calculation, instructor forms, graduation data and most important, placement statistics. The department routinely performs on-site visitation of the approved college.
Lastly, the most important protection for students is the surety bond required in some states. This bond protects all 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.