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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 3. POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION [66000 - 101060]

  ( Title 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 10. PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY AND HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS [94000 - 95010]

  ( Division 10 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 59. PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY AND HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS [94000 - 95010]

  ( Part 59 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 8. Private Postsecondary Institutions [94800 - 94950]

  ( Chapter 8 added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 310, Sec. 6. )

ARTICLE 17. Fees [94930 - 94931.5]
  ( Article 17 added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 310, Sec. 6. )

94930.
  

(a) All fees collected pursuant to this article, including any interest on those fees, shall be deposited in the Private Postsecondary Education Administration Fund, and shall be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for expenditure by the bureau for the administration of this chapter.

(b) If the bureau determines by regulation that the adjustment of the fees established by this article is consistent with the intent of this chapter, the bureau may adjust the fees. However, the bureau shall not maintain a reserve balance in the Private Postsecondary Education Administration Fund in an amount that is greater than the amount necessary to fund six months of authorized operating expenses of the bureau in any fiscal year.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 310, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2010. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 94950.)

94930.5.
  

Subject to Section 94930, an institution shall remit to the bureau for deposit in the Private Postsecondary Education Administration Fund the following fees, in accordance with the following schedule:

(a) The following fees shall be remitted by an institution submitting an application for an approval to operate, if applicable:

(1) Application fee for an approval to operate: five thousand dollars ($5,000).

(2) Application fee for the approval to operate a new branch of the institution: three thousand dollars ($3,000).

(3) Application fee for an approval to operate by means of accreditation: seven hundred fifty dollars ($750).

(b) The following fees shall be remitted by an institution seeking a renewal of its approval to operate, if applicable:

(1) Renewal fee for the main campus of the institution: three thousand five hundred dollars ($3,500).

(2) Renewal fee for a branch of the institution: three thousand dollars ($3,000).

(3) Renewal fee for an institution that is approved to operate by means of accreditation: five hundred dollars ($500).

(c) The following fees shall apply to an institution seeking authorization of a substantive change to its approval to operate, if applicable:

(1) Processing fee for authorization of a substantive change to an approval to operate: five hundred dollars ($500).

(2) Processing fee in connection with a substantive change to an approval to operate by means of accreditation: two hundred fifty dollars ($250).

(d) (1) In addition to any fees paid to the bureau pursuant to subdivisions (a) to (c), inclusive, each institution that is approved to operate pursuant to this chapter shall remit both of the following:

(A) An annual fee for each campus designated by the institution as a main campus location in California, in an amount equal to 0.45 percent of the campus’ total gross revenue derived from students in California, but not to be less than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) and not to exceed sixty thousand dollars ($60,000).

(B) An annual campus fee for each branch of the institution in an amount equal to 0.45 percent of the branch’s total gross revenue derived from students in California, but not to be less than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) and not to exceed sixty thousand dollars ($60,000).

(2) The amount of the annual fees pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be proportional to the bureau’s cost of regulating institutions under this chapter, but shall not exceed seven hundred fifty thousand dollars ($750,000) for any institution.

(e) The bureau may assess both of the following fees, if applicable:

(1) An out-of-state institution registration fee in an amount of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500).

(2) A request for inactive status fee in an amount of five hundred dollars ($500).

(f) It is the intent of the Legislature that the fees established pursuant to this section be evaluated during the 2017–18 state budget process and, if necessary, adjusted by subsequent legislation based upon information provided to the Legislature by the department and the bureau.

(g) Notwithstanding subdivision (d), effective July 1, 2018, the annual fee for each campus described in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) shall be in an amount equal to 0.55 percent of that campus’ total gross revenue derived from students in California, but not to be less than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) and not to exceed sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) for each campus.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 593, Sec. 20. Effective January 1, 2017. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 94950.)

94931.
  

(a) A fee that is not paid on or before the 30th calendar day after the due date for the payment of the fee shall be subject to a 25 percent late payment penalty fee.

(b) A fee that is not paid on or before the 90th calendar day after the due date for payment of the fee shall be subject to a 35 percent late payment penalty fee.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 310, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2010. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 94950.)

94931.5.
  

(a) The bureau may propose modifications to the fee schedule in Section 94930.5 to the Governor and the Legislature to add or delete categories of fees related to work performed by the bureau and propose to the Governor and the Legislature the maximum amount to be charged for each fee category added to the fee schedule. The fee schedule shall provide adequate resources for the bureau to effectively implement this chapter.

(b) The bureau shall annually publish a schedule of the current fees to be charged pursuant to this article and shall make this schedule available to the public.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 310, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2010. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 94950.)

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