California Jumps in With Sweeping Regulatory, Statutory Proposals Affecting VA Benefits, Other Issues
California has introduced a legislative package of seven new bills that would substantially impact institutions operating in California under the approval of or through registration with the BPPE. This is the first in a series of blog posts on these bills.
On June 27, 2018, the California Legislature passed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law on the same day, and the CCPA is set to become effective on January 1, 2020.
Another Disclosure Requirement for California Higher Education Institutions Signals an Accelerating State Role in Student Disclosure
Beginning with the 2018-19 academic year, all higher education institutions in California, except the California Community College system, will have to provide their students an annual summary of their total borrowing to pursue their education and an estimate of their future monthly payments.
The California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education recently published amended regulations governing the Student Tuition Recovery Fund effective as of August 10, 2017. The changes will impact institutions approved to operate by the BPPE and institutions that have registered as out-of-state distance learning providers.
Reminder: July 1 Deadline for Out-of-State Schools to Register to Enroll Distance Learning Students in California
Effective July 1, private postsecondary institutions outside of California that enroll California students are generally subject to new “Out-of-State Institution Registration” regulations.
While there are indications that Washington has lessened its antipathy towards for-profit institutions, states continue to go in their own directions. This post focuses on the California Assembly’s recommendation to eliminate for-profit institutions from the Cal Grant program.
As the Department of Education Revisits the Gainful Employment Rule California Legislators Propose a State Alternative
With continued questions about the Trump Administration’s commitment to Obama-era regulations, including the Gainful Employment (GE) Rule, one state is ready to jump into the fray and offer its own state-based alternative to the federal GE Rule.
California’s Student Online Personal Information Protection Act is the First State Law to Comprehensively Address Student Privacy
California recently passed the first state law in the nation that comprehensively addresses student privacy.