Revision of Iowa College Student Aid Commission from Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:47
The Iowa College Student Aid Commission administers provisions of Iowa Code Chapter 261B that may require an entity to seek registration (i.e., authorization) approval if a person compensated by the school conducts any portion of a course of instruction in Iowa (including through distance education) or if the school otherwise has a presence in this state. (See additional information about “presence” below.) The Iowa College Student Aid Commission also administers independent provisions of Iowa’s consumer protection law (Iowa Code Sections 714.18, 714.19, and 714.23) that may require such an entity to file evidence of financial responsibility with the state of Iowa, or establish a tuition refund policy for students who withdraw from the school.
The Iowa College Student Aid Commission is an Iowa state agency governed by a board of Commissioners. Registration applicants are evaluated by Commission staff, the Postsecondary Registration Administrator, who prepares registration recommendations for final approval by the agency’s board of Commissioners. The Postsecondary Registration Administrator administers the financial responsibility and tuition refund policy provisions of Iowa Code Chapter 714 under the oversight of the Iowa Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division.