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School Notices Changing
Attention Private Vocational Schools that have been licensed for 10 years or less!
The Washington Administrative Code that regulates private vocational
schools was recently revised. There are
several changes to the regulations and we encourage you to become
familiar with them, but we want you to be particularly aware of a change to your
scheduled renewal and Tuition Recovery Trust Fund (TRTF) payment
the next year, we will align your TRTF due dates with your license renewal due
date. This means both TRTF payments
will be due at the same time as your license renewal application. You will receive one notification per year
rather than three. We believe
this will make it easier for you because you'll have just one deadline
to remember. We also hope it results in fewer late fees.
we roll out this process, we are bound to make mistakes; we apologize in
advance. Please feel free to contact us
with questions or concerns. If one lump
sum payment is a hardship for you, please contact us and we will make different
Changed Catalog Requirements
Washington's Administrative Code was recently revised, creating new catalog requirements for private career schools. At the next renewal period, please include the following changes in your catalog:
- Provide a statement that your school does not "discriminate against students or potential students on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability."
- Provide a statement explaining the procedure to be used by a student with a
disability to request a reasonable accommodation.
Include the following statement in the school's student conduct policy: "Nothing in the
policy prevents the student from contacting the Workforce Board at 360-709-4600
at any time with a concern or complaint."
- Describe facilities and training equipment (including ADA access, if available).
- Ensure the Workforce Board's contact number is correct in the catalog and
enrollment agreement, 360-709-4600.
Note: Please make sure you update your catalog checklist online and send the revised materials electronically or by mail with your renewal payment.
U.S. Education Department Announces Debt Relief for Everest Students
The U.S. Department of Education announced that students who were defrauded at Corinthian Colleges campuses, operating under its Everest and WyoTech brands, in states including Washington, have a clear path to loan forgiveness. Read more about this announcement and how to apply for debt relief.