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standards:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.01(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> that the quality and content of each course or program of instruction, training, or study are such as may reasonably and adequately achieve the stated objective for which the course or program is offered;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.01(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> that the institution has adequate space, equipment, library and physical facilities, instructional materials, and personnel to provide education of good quality;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.01(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> that the education and experience qualifications of the directors, administrators, supervisors, and instructors are such as may reasonably ensure that the students will receive education consistent with the objective of the course or program of instruction or study and that each director and instructor shall satisfactorily meet educational qualifications and other requirements established by the Commission;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.01(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> that the institution provides students and other interested persons with a catalogue or other written description containing information describing the programs offered; program objectives; length of program; schedule of tuition, fees, and all other charges and expenses necessary for completion of the course of study; cancellation and refund policies consistent with the standards adopted by the Commission; prior year's enrollment; graduation and job placement rates; and such other material facts concerning the institution and the program or course of instruction as are reasonably likely to affect the decision of the student to enroll therein, together with any other disclosures specified by the Executive Director or defined in the Rules of the Commission; and that such information is provided to prospective students prior to enrollment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.01(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> that upon satisfactory completion of training, the student is given appropriate educational credentials by such institution indicating that such course or courses of instruction or study have been satisfactorily completed by said student;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.01(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> that adequate records are maintained by the institution to show attendance, progress, or grades and that satisfactory standards are enforced relating to attendance, progress, and performance;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.01(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> that the institution is maintained and operated in compliance with all pertinent ordinances and laws including rules and regulations, relative to the health and safety of all persons upon the premises;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.01(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> that the institution is financially sound and capable of fulfilling its commitments to students;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.01(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> that neither the institution nor its agents engage in advertising, sales, collection, credit, or other practices of any type which are false, deceptive, misleading, or unfair;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.01(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> that the chief executive officer, trustees, directors, owners, administrators, supervisors, staff, and instructors are of good reputation and character and that each institution has an education director who meets the requirements established by the Commission for such position which requirements shall be substantially related to the predominant course offerings at that institution;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.01(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> that the student housing owned, maintained, or approved by the institution, if any, is appropriate, safe, and adequate and meets all local fire, safety, and health codes;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.01(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> that the institution has and maintains a reasonable and proper policy for the refund of the unused portion of tuition, fees, housing or dormitory fees, and any other charges in the event a student enrolled by the institution fails to begin a course or withdraws or is discontinued therefrom prior to completion, which policy shall take into account those costs to the institution that are not diminished by the failure of the student to enter or complete the course of instruction;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.01(m)">(m)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> that the institution maintains a policy of allowing any student a minimum of 72 hours from the date of the contract or agreement to cancel any contract or rescind any agreement to become a student at the institution and that in the event of any such cancellation or recision, the student shall receive a refund of the total tuition and fees, if any, paid to the institution at the time of or in connection with the execution of the contract or agreement and that such policy shall be a clearly stated part of any written contract or agreement required of students attending the institution; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.01(n)">(n)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> that the institution posts continuously in a conspicuous place a notice, in such form as required by the Commission, which sets forth the procedures for filing a complaint with the Commission for any alleged violation of this Rule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.01(o)">(o)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> that the institution has a structured job placement assistance program which it makes available to its graduates.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/392-5-.02" name="392-5-.02" title="392-5-.02">Rule 392-5-.02 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Criteria for Meeting Minimum Standards</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Commission has adopted criteria which, when met or completed, will indicate whether the institution has met the minimum standards.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Different sets of criteria have been adopted for degree-granting and nondegree-granting institutions, and for traditional and nontraditional degree granting institutions. (A traditional program is one in which the major instructional load is performed on campus.) Criteria may be obtained at the Commission's office during normal business hours or by sending a written request to the Executive Director. The different sets of criteria, each of which is incorporated herein by reference, are identified as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.02(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Minimum Standards Criteria for Nonpublic Degree-Granting Institutions, Criteria for Traditional Programs, Part I and Part II, adopted by the Commission on January 12, 1993.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.02(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Criteria and Minimum Standards for Nonpublic Degree-Granting Institutions, Nontraditional Programs, Part I and Part II, adopted by the Commission on January 11, 1994.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.02(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Minimum Standards for Nondegree-Granting Institutions, Part II, adopted by the Commission June 25, 1992.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/392-5-.03" name="392-5-.03" title="392-5-.03">Rule 392-5-.03 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Criteria for Approval for Receipt of Tuition Equalization Grant Funds for Proprietary Institutions of Higher Education</a></h2> <P>No proprietary institution shall qualify for receipt of tuition equalization grant funds unless such institution submits evidence to the NPEC that it meets all of the following criteria:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.03(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The institution is a baccalaureate degree granting institution of higher learning.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.03(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The institution is accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.03(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The institution is not a Bible school or college (or, at the graduate level, a school or college of theology or divinity). Institutions holding an exemption under O.C.G.A. Section 20-3-250.3(a)(6) cannot qualify for Tuition Equalization Grant Funds.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.03(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The institution admits as regular students only persons who have a high school diploma, a general education development (GED) certificate, or a degree from an accredited postsecondary institution.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.03(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The students of the institution are eligible to participate in the federal Pell Grant program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.03(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The institution has been in existence in the State of Georgia for at least ten years.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.03(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Criteria for graduation rates, job placement rates and developmental studies placement rates will correspond to criteria for University System of Georgia institutions as established for the HOPE Scholarship program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.03(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Repealed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.03(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Repealed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.03(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The institution meets requirements for faculty and all other Minimum Standards Criteria employed by the commission in reviewing an institution for authorization to operate as provided by O.C.G.A. Section 20-3-250.5.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.03(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The institution is eligible to participate in all federal education programs as set forth in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. If an institution is subsequently removed from participation in any Title IV program, it will no longer be eligible for tuition equalization grant funds.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.03(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The institution has an articulation agreement with at least one other regionally accredited baccalaureate degree granting institution to ensure that a majority of a student's credits may transfer to a regionally accredited baccalaureate degree granting institution or has the generally accepted designation in the Transfer of Credit Practices published by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.03(m)">(m)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The only students who will receive tuition equalization grants are students attending classes at one of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.03(m)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> a bona fide campus, </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.03(m)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> a satellite campus regularly operated for educational purposes by the institution, or </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.03(m)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> a distance learning center which had been approved by NPEC.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.03(n)">(n)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Neither the institution nor any of its agents will refer to tuition equalization grant funds in a false, deceptive, misleading, or unfair manner in any advertising brochure, catalog, or other promotional material.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/392-5-.04" name="392-5-.04" title="392-5-.04">Rule 392-5-.04 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Procedures for Biennial Review</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In compliance with O.C.G.A. § 20-3-250.5(e), a previously authorized program of instruction at any institution which has received accreditation by a national or regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education may be eligible for Biennial review if the institution has completed the five-year requirement for the Tuition Guaranty Trust Fund. The Executive Director will also consider administrative longevity, financial stability, enrollment stability, faculty longevity, the institution's record of accurate and timely reporting and the number of student complaints and manner in which complaints are resolved.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon designation of being eligible for biennial review the institution will alternate between full application for reauthorization and an abbreviated application that will include the payment of fees. The abbreviated application will provide for collection of enrollment and financial data and other updating information.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.04(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Institutions that are selected will be notified 120 days in advance of the renewal date. An alternate, abbreviated application is to be submitted 60 days prior to the renewal date. An on site review will be required no less often than biennially. All fees remain the same.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/392-5-.05" name="392-5-.05" title="392-5-.05">Rule 392-5-.05 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Collection of Tuition and Fees from Students</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.05(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All educational institutions must collect tuition and fees based on segments of the instructional program as described in the enrollment agreement, i.e., quarter, semester or term, as defined by the institution, but in no case more than twelve (12) months. Any cash payments made by students, promissory notes made by an educational institution, student loans or other financial aid funds received by an educational institution must be collected and disbursed in accordance with subsection (b) of this rule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.05(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Student loans and financial aid: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.05(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Student loans or other financial aid funds received from federal, state, or local governments or administered under the federal student financial assistance programs governed by Title IV of the "Higher Education Act of 1965," <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/United_States_Code/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=1070&amp;title=20&amp;getbrowsepage=yes#" target="_newtab">20 U.S.C.A. 1070</a><I>et seq.</I>, as amended, must be collected and applied in the manner as controlled by the applicable federal, state, or local regulations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.05(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Cash payments made by students, promissory notes made by an educational institution, student loans or other financial aid funds received from private entities including, but not limited to banks, financing companies, credit card companies, and other lending sources must be collected or disbursed in the following manner: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.05(b)2.A.">A.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Cash payments made by students, promissory notes made by an educational institution, loans or other financing payments for amounts $5,000 or less may be collected or disbursed as a single disbursement, regardless of the term length.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.05(b)2.B.">B.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For certificate-granting programs cash payments made by students, promissory notes made by an educational institution, loans or other financing payments for amounts greater than $5,000 that reflect a term of six months or less must be collected or have two (2) equal disbursements. The collection or disbursement schedule is as follows: one-half (1/2) of the tuition amount collected or released initially and the remainder collected or released half way through the term.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.05(b)2.C.">C.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For degree-granting programs cash payments made by students, promissory notes made by an educational institution, loans or other financial payments may be collected or disbursed as a single disbursement for segments of the instructional program as described in the enrollment agreement, i.e., quarter, semester or term, as defined by the institution.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.05(b)2.D.">D.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Cash payments made by students, promissory notes made by an educational institution, loans or other financing payments for amounts greater than $5000 that reflect a term greater than six (6) months up to twelve months must be collected or have three (3) equal disbursements. The collection or disbursement schedule is as follows: one-third (1/3) of the tuition collected or released immediately, the second disbursement collected or released one-third (1/3) of the way through the term, the third disbursement collected or released two-thirds (2/3) through the length of the term.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.05(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No educational institution may enter any contract or agreement with, or receive any money from private entities including, but not limited to banks, financing companies, credit card companies and other private lending sources unless the private entity has a disbursement policy that, at a minimum, meets the requirements of subsection (b)2. of this rule.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/392-5-.06" name="392-5-.06" title="392-5-.06">Rule 392-5-.06 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Student Complaint Process</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.06(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any person/student claiming damage or loss against an institution subject to the regulation of NPEC may file a verified complaint with the executive director after going through the complaint process published by the institution. The Complaint must contain a detailed description of the claim, including dates, times, and full names of all involved. Verification means that the complaint must be signed by the student/person filing the complaint and notarized and state that the matters set forth in the complaint are true and correct.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.06(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The complaint shall be investigated by the appropriate Standards Administrator (SA). The SA shall attempt to resolve the complaint between the institution and the student. If the complaint can not be resolved, the SA will issue a decision and inform each party that either has a right to request a hearing in writing before the Executive Director within 10 days of receipt of the SA's decision.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.06(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Executive Director may set a date and time for a hearing which shall be delivered to both parties by certified mail. This hearing shall be recorded and conducted pursuant to the Georgia Administrative Procedures Act.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.06(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> After hearing all the evidence, the Executive Director shall issue an order to both parties finding (1) no violations of NPEC's rules and regulations, (2) that the institution must cease and desist from actions that violate NPEC's rules and regulations, (3) that the student(s) is entitled to full or partial restitution for any damage or loss or (4) any penalty provided for in 20-3-250.21.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.06(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Alternatively, the Executive Director may refer any request for a hearing to the Office of Administrative Hearings (OSAH). The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) appointed by OSAH will hear the matter and issue a decision in a timely manner.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.06(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If any party is not satisfied with the decision of the Executive Director or OSAH, either party may appeal to the full Commission. If OSAH has made the decision, the Executive Director also has the right to appeal it to the Commission. All appeals must be in writing and sent to NPEC by certified mail within 10 days of the initial decision. If the appeal is not filed within 10 days of the decision, the decision will become final.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.06(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The full Commission will review any appeal at its next regularly scheduled meeting and issue a final decision within a reasonable time thereafter. Any party aggrieved with a final decision of the Commission may appeal it to Superior Court pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 20-3-250.16.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/392-5-.07" name="392-5-.07" title="392-5-.07">Rule 392-5-.07 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Authorization of Message Therapy Schools</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="392-5-.07(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In addition to meeting the Minimum Standards and Criteria established by the Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission for authorization, schools offering Massage Therapy Programs must also meet the requirements established by the Georgia Board of Massage Therapy. Specifically, such schools must meet the following requirements stated in the Rules and Regulations, State of Georgia, Georgia Board of Massage Therapy: <P>Section 345-8-.01 Curriculum Requirements</P> <P>Section 345-8-.02 Faculty Requirements</P> <P>Section 345-8-.03 Additional Requirements</P> </td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/392-5-.01" name="392-5-.01" title="392-5-.01">Rule 392-5-.01 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Minimum Standards for Educational Institutions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/392-5-.02" name="392-5-.02" title="392-5-.02">Rule 392-5-.02 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Criteria for Meeting Minimum Standards</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/392-5-.03" name="392-5-.03" title="392-5-.03">Rule 392-5-.03 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Criteria for Approval for Receipt of Tuition Equalization Grant Funds for Proprietary Institutions of Higher Education</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/392-5-.04" name="392-5-.04" title="392-5-.04">Rule 392-5-.04 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Procedures for Biennial Review</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/392-5-.05" name="392-5-.05" title="392-5-.05">Rule 392-5-.05 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Collection of Tuition and Fees from Students</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/392-5-.06" name="392-5-.06" title="392-5-.06">Rule 392-5-.06 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Student Complaint Process</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/392-5-.07" name="392-5-.07" title="392-5-.07">Rule 392-5-.07 [Repealed effective 11/10/2019]Authorization of Message Therapy Schools</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2019 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>