Ariz. Admin. Code § R4-39-308 - Tuition, Pricing, and Refund Policies

A. A licensee offering a non-accredited program may charge students enrolled in the same program different tuition and student fees, only:
1. After publishing notice of a program price change to be effective for all students enrolling in the program or starting classes on or after a specified date;
2. For students who have chosen to modify programs or services so that a tuition reduction is warranted;
3. For students requiring additional services or otherwise incurring additional charges;
4. For students who are eligible for tuition reductions associated with payment schedules, financing options, or educational loans;
4. 5. For students meeting tuition discount eligibility requirements in subsection (B); or
5. 6. For students receiving tuition scholarships under subsection (C).
B. A licensee offering a non-accredited program that offers a tuition discount shall:
1. Publish in the licensee's catalog, required under R4-39-301, allowable tuition discounts and student eligibility requirements for each tuition discount, including tuition discounts for students:
a. Enrolling as part of a group,
b. Who are similarly situated, or
c. Enrolling under the same program or course schedule; and
2. Make tuition discounts available to all students who meet eligibility requirements.
C. A licensee offering a non-accredited program that offers a full or partial tuition scholarship shall:
1. Publish in the institution's catalog, required under R4-39-301, available tuition scholarships and student eligibility requirements for each tuition scholarship, including terms, conditions, application procedures, deadline dates, basis for selection, range of award amounts, and aggregate award amounts; and
2. Objectively evaluate all applicants for tuition scholarships, and award tuition scholarships only to students who meet eligibility requirements.
D. A licensee offering a non-accredited program that offers a full or partial educational loan shall:
1. Publish in the licensee's catalog, required under R4-39-301, available full or partial educational loans and student eligibility requirements for each full or partial educational loan, including terms, conditions, application procedures, deadline dates, range of loan amounts, aggregate loan amounts, interest rates, and loan repayment requirements;
2. Make the full or partial educational loans available to all students who meet eligibility requirements; and
3. Offer and administer the full or partial educational loans as required under R4-39-406.
E. A licensee offering a non-accredited program that offers payment schedules or financing options shall:
1. Publish in the licensee's catalog, required under R4-39-301, payment schedules and financing options and student eligibility requirements for each payment schedule and financing option, including terms and conditions, application procedures, interest rates, and monthly payments; and
2. Make the payment schedules and financing options available to all students who meet eligibility requirements.
F. A licensee offering a non-accredited program:
1. Shall not require a prospective student to make a non-refundable payment until the prospective student signs an enrollment agreement and is accepted for enrollment, and
2. Shall ensure that a prospective student understands the prospective student's rights under R4-39-404.
G. A licensee offering a non-accredited program shall have a refund policy that:
1. Applies to all students,
2. Meets the requirements in R4-39-404, and
3. Is described using identical language in both the catalog that is required under R4-39-301 and the student enrollment agreement that is required under R4-39-104 and meets the standards at R4-39-401.
H. A licensee offering a non-accredited program shall ensure that all student tuition, student fees, tuition reductions, discounts, and scholarships, educational loans, payment schedules, financing options, and refund policies applicable to a student are:
1. Fully disclosed in writing on a student's enrollment agreement or applicable financial documents;
2. Consistent with information in the licensee's catalog, required under R4-39-301, and any brochures, promotional materials, or advertisements provided to or intended for students or potential students; and
3. Authorized under this Section.
I. A licensee offering a non-accredited program shall:
1. Charge a student tuition and student fees as identified in writing on a student's enrollment agreement or applicable financial documents;
2. Collect tuition and student fees from a student according to a payment schedule or financing option identified in writing on a student's enrollment agreement or applicable financial documents; and
3. Refund tuition and student fees charged to a student according to the refund policy identified in writing on a student's enrollment agreement or applicable financial documents.

Notes

Ariz. Admin. Code § R4-39-308
Adopted effective May 21, 1985 (Supp. 85-3). Amended effective February 23, 1993 (Supp. 93-1). Former Section R4-39-308 renumbered to R4-39-307; new Section R4-39-308 renumbered from R4-39-309 and amended by final rulemaking at 5 A.A.R. 4451, effective November 3, 1999 (Supp. 99-4). Amended by final rulemaking at 11 A.A.R. 2262, effective August 6, 2005 (Supp. 05-2). Amended by final rulemaking at 22 A.A.R. 921, effective 6/4/2016.

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