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Title: Private Career School License
Alternate Title: Private Career School License
Description: Private Career School Licensure by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education is required for most for-profit private schools and training firms that offer occupational programs below the baccalaureate level in Minnesota.
Subject: Schools
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:16:22 PM
Modification Date: 5/14/2010 3:12:32 PM
Agency Name: Office of Higher Education, Minnesota
Agency URL: http://www.ohe.state.mn.us
Agency Description: The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is a cabinet-level state agency providing students with financial aid programs and information to help them gain access to postsecondary education. The agency serves as the state's clearinghouse for data, research and analysis on postsecondary enrollment, financial aid, finance and trends.
Agency Phone: 651-642-0533
800-657-3866
Agency Fax: Agency URL: http://www.ohe.state.mn.us
Agency Address:
1450 Energy Park Dr., Suite 350

St. Paul
MN
55108
Division Name: Email
Division URL:
Division Description:
Division Phone: Division Fax: Division URL:
Audience: Hold Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:
Requirements:

Private Career School Licensure is required for most private schools and training firms that offer occupational programs below the associate level in Minnesota.

If you are a private institution and you offer occupational programs below the associate level in Minnesota, proceed to Private Career School Licensure to determine whether you are required to obtain licensure prior to advertising or offering training programs in Minnesota.


    Rules: 4880.1500 - .2800

    Statutes: 136A.82 - .834

    Forms:

    Application Packet (fill-in version)

    Form available at Private Career School Licensure


    Fees:

    New School License Fee

    Schools that will offer no more than one program its first year - $2,500

    Schools that will offer more than one program its first year - $2,500 + $500 per additional program


    School License Renewal Fee for category (A) schools

    Schools offering one program - $1,150

    Schools offering two or more Programs - $1,150 + $200 per additional program. Maximum annual licensing fee of $2,000 

    Renewal licensure fee; late fee

    Private career school that offers one program license renewal fee - $1,150

    Private career school that offers more than one program license renewal fee - $1,150, plus $200 for each additional with a maximum renewal licensing fee of $2,000

    Private career school licensed exclusively due to the use of the term "college," "university," "academy," or "institute" in its name license renewal fee is $750

    Private career school licensed by another state agency and also licensed with the office exclusively in order to participate in state student aid programs license renewal fee  -  $750

    If a license renewal application is not received by the office by the close of business at least 60 days before the expiration of the current license, a late fee of $100 per business day, not to exceed $3,000, shall be assessed.


    Program addition fee  -  $500 per program

    Visit or consulting fee  -  (1) $400 for the team base fee or for a paper review conducted by a consultant if the office determines that a fact finding visit is not required; 
                                            (2) $300 for each day or part thereof on site per team member; and 
                                            (3) the actual cost of customary meals, lodging, and related travel expenses incurred by team members.

    Solicitor Permit Fee  -  Per Solicitor $350

    Multiple Location(s)  -  Location(s) 2-5 $250 per site 

                                       - Location(s) 6 or more $100 per site 

    Modification fee  -  $100


    Period of Issuance:

    One year.


    Length of Determination: 2 to 3 months
    Other Info:
    Activity: Schools
    License Detail URL:

    Private Career School Licensure

    School Licensure and Registration

    Minnesota Office of Higher Education


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