Postsecondary registration is the term used in Iowa law to describe the process by which a college or university gains authorization to offer programs in Iowa or to Iowa residents. A school that wants to offer educational instruction to students in Iowa may be required to comply with one or more of the following requirements of Iowa law:
- Iowa Code Chapter 261B - Registration of postsecondary educational institutions (examples that require registration),
- Iowa Code Sections 714.18 and 714.19 - Evidence of financial responsibility or a claim of exemption,
- Iowa Code Section 714.23 - Iowa tuition refund policy for for-profit educational institutions, or
- Iowa Code Section 714.25 - Student disclosures for for-profit postsecondary educational institutions that do not participate in the federal student aid programs.
Notice of Proposed Rules Revision for Postsecondary Registration
The Iowa College Student Aid Commission has released a notice of intended action to revise its rules on Iowa postsecondary registration (authorization). These are proposed rules subject to a comment deadline of 4:30 pm (central time) on October 6, 2015. The introduction to the proposed rules provides additional information about how and to whom you should direct comments.
You may access the proposed rules at https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/aco/arc/2143C.pdf.
Please contact the Postsecondary Registration Administrator Carolyn Small by email at Carolyn.email@example.com or by phone at (515) 725-3413 if you have any difficulty opening the document at the link provided above.
Links and Resources
Iowa College Student Aid Commission Contact Information
For additional information regarding the State of Iowa's postsecondary registration, financial responsibility, tuition refund and disclosure requirements, please contact:
Postsecondary Registration Coordinator
Iowa College Student Aid Commission
430 East Grand Avenue, FL 3
Des Moines, IA 50309-1920
(877) 272-4456 option 4