Category: Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

A New Office to Support Students

Visualize an organization within DCA whose core purpose is to help students of private postsecondary schools during some of the most trying times of their educational journey. As of July 6, that visualization came into sharp focus as the newly formed Office of Student Assistance and Relief (OSAR) rolled out its multitude of services. Established…

Do Your Homework When Choosing Career Training

As you think about your future, you may be considering options other than attending a traditional four-year college or you may be looking at changing careers. You could be planning for a vocation or employment that instead requires special training, a certificate or a two-year degree. If so, you will need to do some homework…

Considering a Private College? Do Your Homework

When choosing a postsecondary school, basic factors such as location, areas of study, and cost are all important to consider. However, in light of last week’s nationwide shutdown of ITT Technical Institute schools, as well as the high-profile collapse of Corinthian Colleges in 2014, other crucial factors should be considered before making a commitment. If…

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education Orders ITT to Stop Accepting New Students in California

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) has issued an Emergency Decision requiring ITT Educational Services, Inc. (ITT) to stop accepting new students at its 15 California locations. To read the full release, click here.

Students Counseled After Beauty School Owner Arrested

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education advises attendees of San Diego Area cosmetology school of their student rights. SACRAMENTO – Tramy Van, 41, owner of Tramy Beauty School with facilities in Escondido and San Diego, was arrested Thursday, August 11, 2016, for felony grand theft and theft under false pretenses. To read the full release, click…

Effective July: CA New Laws 2016

Governor Brown signed 807 new State laws for 2016. Many laws—including the increase in the minimum wage from $9 to $10 per hour, the mandate that 50 percent of the State’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2030, and the prohibition of the sale of e-cigarettes to minors—went into effect on January 1. Some laws, however,…

DCA Complaint Resolution Program Comes to an End

After processing more than 201,395 complaints and recovering $32.4 million for consumers, DCA’s Complaint Resolution Program (CRP) will close its doors on June 30, 2016. Established in 1994 and originally called the Complaint Mediation Division, CRP was created to consolidate and streamline consumer complaint processing. CRP staff review complaints and act as a neutral third…

BPPE Participates in Webinar for Students Affected by Corinthian Colleges

The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education participated in a webinar earlier this week for students affected by the Corinthian Colleges school closures. You can view the webinar here. Please note you will need to register to view the archived webinar. 

BPPE Staff at Everest College and WyoTech

Emergency Decision Halts New Student Enrollment at Corinthian Colleges’ WyoTech and Everest College Locations

The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education has issued an Emergency Decision effective at the close of business April 23, 2015, ordering Corinthian Colleges’ Everest College and WyoTech locations in California to cease enrolling new students. Read the news release here.

%d bloggers like this: