Haw. Code R. § 16-255-4 - Authorization

Current through February, 2022

In addition to the requirements of chapter 305-J, HRS, an institution shall:

(1) Seek and maintain authorization to operate in the State;
(2) Provide information and respond to inquiries from the department including, but not limited to, data that is directly related to student enrollment and degree completion and, if applicable, student financial aid and educator preparation programs;
(3) Notify the department of any material or substantive changes within thirty calendar days including, but not limited to the following types of changes:
(A) Ownership;
(B) Campus locations;
(C) Accreditation status, including reaffirmation or loss of accreditation, approval of a request for change, a campus evaluation visit, a focused visit, or approval of additional locations;
(D) Substantive changes regarding operations and programs;
(E) Official contact person for authorization purposes;
(F) Official contact person for the public regarding complaints;
(G) Any disciplinary or legal decision issued against the institution in another jurisdiction;
(H) U.S. Department of Education eligibility for Title IV Student Financial Aid; or
(I) Approval from any other state authorization agency.
(4) Notify the department immediately if its accrediting body is no longer recognized by the U.S. Department of Education;
(5) Provide bona fide instruction in accordance with the standards and criteria set by the institution's accrediting body or in accordance with the requirements set forth for seminaries and religious training institutions;
(6) Timely submit all applicable fees;
(7) Provide information to prospective and enrolled students regarding its authorization status; provided that, an authorized institution shall not use the department as a perceived endorsement of the institution;
(8) Notify the department in writing at least one year prior to ceasing its operations;
(9) If applicable, annually recalculate the amount of the surety bond based on a reasonable estimate of the maximum prepaid, unearned tuition, and fees received by the institution for the applicable period or term; and
(10) Have an affirmative duty to cooperate with requests from the department for information regarding any investigation or inspection.


Haw. Code R. § 16-255-4
[Eff 7/31/2017] (Auth: HRS § 305J-5) (Imp: HRS §§ 305J-5, 305J-8)

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