Sec. 132.023: Memorandum of Understanding for Regulation of Career Schools and Colleges

(a) The commission shall develop, in consultation with the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation and each state agency that regulates career schools and colleges in this state, a comprehensive strategy to reduce default rates at the regulated career schools and colleges and to improve the overall quality of the programs operated by these schools and colleges.

(b) The commission shall execute a memorandum of understanding outlining the strategy with the corporation and each state agency regulating career schools and colleges and shall adopt rules to carry out the commission's duties under this section. The Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation shall adopt the memorandum of understanding as procedures of the corporation, and each agency by rule shall adopt the memorandum of understanding.

(c) The memorandum of understanding shall:

(1) require the development and monitoring of indicators that identify career schools and colleges that have excessive loan default rates, poor program performance, or both;

(2) require the sharing of specific information relating to the indicators between the commission and the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation or other agency; and

(3) require the application of specific sanctions by the commission or by the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation or other agency, as appropriate, to lower the default rates, improve program performance, or both.

(d) If the commission enters into a memorandum of understanding with the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation related to the regulation of career schools and colleges, the commission may require each career school or college governed by this chapter to provide information to the commission that is necessary for the purposes of the memorandum of understanding.

Comments

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 813, Sec. 4.05, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Redesignated from Education Code Sec. 32.25 and amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 2, eff. May 30, 1995. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 655, Sec. 11.37, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 364, Sec. 2.11, eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 817, Sec. 8.26, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.