California Jumps in with Sweeping Statutory Proposals – Part II (Registered Online Institutions and STRF) – Cooley Ed
Part two in our series on the seven new bills a group of six California Assembly members have introduced focuses on registered online institutions and the California Student Tuition Recovery Fund.
As noted in our blog post last week, a group of six California Assembly members have coordinated in authoring a legislative package of seven bills impacting higher education in (and out of) that state. This is part two in our discussion of these legislative proposals, which may reshape parts of higher education regulation in California and create ripple effects for other institutions around the country and the students they serve.
These bills (AB1340 through 1346) focus on institutions offering education to residents of California under the approval of, or through registration with, the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Framing the bills to capture institutions with BPPE authorization or registration potentially could have a huge impact on the latter category. Specifically, the reference to registration captures many out-of-state institutions that serve students in California or enroll California residents in their online programs.