17 December

Are you having problems getting Authorized by GNPEC?

It wouldn’t be the first time I’ve seen people having problems getting Authorized by GNPEC… This is a long process, and your ducks must be in a row.  Common mistakes people make in their initial application for authorization… Errors on the Financial Spreadsheet.  You must factor expenses and income for an entire year! Not enough […]

31 March

Personnel Qualifications to Operate a Post-Secondary-School: GNPEC

Qualifications to operate as school, as dictated by GNPEC are fairly stringent, and for a non-degree granting institution, according to minimum standard 1.6: The certificate-granting institution has designated a director who: is responsible for the administration of the institution and has sufficient education and experience including at least two of the following qualifications that can […]

30 March

GNPEC to Vote on New Fines for Certain Illegal Activities

So… GNPEC is finally doing what they were authorized to do as far back as 2010 Georgia Code TITLE 20 – EDUCATION CHAPTER 3 – POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION ARTICLE 7 – SCHOLARSHIPS, LOANS, AND GRANTS PART 1A – NONPUBLIC POSTSECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS § 20-3-250.21 – Fines for violations O.C.G.A. 20-3-250.21 (2010) 20-3-250.21. Fines for violations Any […]

03 March

Georgia for-profit schools enjoy lax policing

This is old news. From our standpoint, since this investigative report was issued by the AJC in 2014, many of the issues have been fixed, except for the lack of funding for more Regulatory Specialists to reduce the work load on the agency, and the time required for Authorization. The original article from 2014: Georgia […]

28 February

GNPEC Renewal Authorization Application Fees

A. Authorization Fee This fee is assessed annually to institutions as part of the application for authorization and must be made payable to GNPEC. The Authorization Fee is calculated based on 2/10 of one percent of tuition and fees minus refunds. For campuses located in Georgia this figure will be based on tuition and fees for […]

28 February

GNPEC Application Fees

B. Initial Authorization Fees This fee is assessed to cover the evaluation of an application for authorization of an institution seeking initial authorization. This fee must be made in advance of the review of the application and made payable to GNPEC. Nondegree-granting institution $1,000 Associate degree-granting institution $2,000 Bachelor degree-granting institution $3,000 Master/Specialist degree-granting institution […]

28 February

GNPEC Bonding, Bond Amounts

On our latest initial application for authorization with GNPEC, our client required a $20,000 bond, and the cost was surprisingly cheap, only $200 for a calendar year. Total Tuition and Fees After Refunds Minimum Bond Amount $0-$50,000 $20,000 $50,001 – $100,000 $30,000 $100,001- $200,000 $50,000 $200,001 – $300,000 $75,000 $300,001 – $400,000 $100,000 $400,001 – […]

26 February

Financial Requirements Changes to Standard 8.

The commission did a great job with this, and it finally makes financial sense for educational institutions looking to achieve authorization to operate in the state of Georgia. Standard Eight: Financial Resources The following criteria are used by professional staff members and evaluation committees as indicators of compliance for the standard. The institution provides the […]

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