Approved Proprietary Schools

The Council on Postsecondary Education authorizes proprietary schools to offer certificate programs to individuals seeking occupational training in the development of their careers.  A list of proprietay schools and an information sheet specifying certificate programs and respective costs for each school can be found on the Proprietary Schools page.


Closed Schools

In the unfortunate event of school closings, there may be options available for transferring any earned credites or for discharging any student loans.  The following schools closed between the Springs of 2017-2018:

  • Newport School of Hairdressing
  • Ridley-Lowell School of Business, Inc.

To inquire about transfer options and other available resources, you may contact us using the provided means on the Contact Us page.  More information about available options in the event of school closings can be found on the Federal Student Aid website. The link is also provided below:

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/closed-school