|(a) If an approved course of instruction is discontinued
for any reason, the Agency shall be notified within 72 hours of discontinuance
and furnished with the names and addresses of any students who were
prevented from completion of the course of instruction due to discontinuance.
Should the school fail to make arrangements satisfactory to the students
and the Agency for the completion of the course of instruction, the
full amount of all tuition and fees paid by the students are then
due and refundable. Any course of instruction discontinued will be
removed from the list of approved courses of instruction.
(b) The Agency may suspend enrollments in a particular
course of instruction at any time the Commission finds cause. For
purposes of this subsection, cause includes, but is not limited to:
(1) inadequate instruction;
(2) unapproved or inadequate curriculum;
(3) inadequate equipment; or
(4) inadequate facilities.
(c) If a school begins teaching a course of instruction
or revised course of instruction that has not been approved by the
Agency, the Agency may require the school to refund to the enrolled
students all or a portion of the tuition fees.
(d) If upon review and consideration of an original,
renewal, or revised application for course of instruction approval,
the Agency determines that the applicant fails to meet the requirements
in the Act or this chapter, the Agency shall notify the school, setting
forth in writing the reasons for the denial. This may include summaries
of peer evaluations from both educators and employers offering similar
courses of instruction.
(e) The Agency may revoke approval of a school's course
of instruction at any time the Agency finds cause. For purposes of
this subsection, cause includes, but is not limited to:
(1) any statement contained in the application for
the course of instruction approval which is untrue;
(2) the school's failure to maintain the instructors,
facilities, equipment, or courses of instruction, or course of instruction
outcomes on the basis of which approval was issued;
(3) advertising made on behalf of the school which
is false, misleading, or deceptive, including those that use the words
commonly associated with a degree other than those approved by the
(4) courses of instruction without clearly stated limited
transferability if there are no articulation agreements with other
postsecondary institutions in the same geographic area;
(5) courses of instruction for which financial aid
is advertised but is not available;
(6) repeated violations by the school that negatively
impact the quality of a particular course of instruction; or
(7) violations by the school of any applicable provision
of the Act or this chapter.
(f) A school whose course of instruction approval is
denied or revoked shall have the right to appeal. The Agency will
conduct hearings in accordance with Agency policies and procedures
applicable to the appeal.