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.
Application Packet (fill-in version)
Form available at Private Career School Licensure
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