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.
Effective for all registration applications the Commission receives on or after January 15, 2014, the Commission charges a $1000 application fee payable to the State of Iowa that the school must submit by check at the time of the application, and a $1000 registration fee that is due and payable to the State of Iowa upon registration approval. The registration term is 2 years. Please refer to Iowa Code Chapter 261B for additional information about additional administrative rule changes that became effective on January 15, 2014.
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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