Proprietary Institution Conversions

Proprietary Institution Conversions

The U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) administers the student financial assistance programs authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (Title IV, HEA programs), and the Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) program transferred from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under Public Law 113-76.

FSA is responsible for monitoring and oversight of institutions of higher education participating in Title IV, HEA programs. One aspect of FSA’s administration involves reviewing and making determinations regarding a proprietary institution’s request to convert to a nonprofit or public status.

Consistent with the Explanatory Statement issued by Congress for the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020 (Public Law 116-94), we have shared a list of proprietary institution conversion requests (both approved and disapproved) since Fiscal Year 2017 below. FSA will periodically update this information.

OPE ID Number Institution Name Type of Conversion Department’s Decision Decision Date
00107400 Grand Canyon University Proprietary to nonprofit institution Approved Change in Ownership (CIO) but denied conversion to nonprofit recognition 11/6/2019
02179900 Argosy University Proprietary to nonprofit institution Denied CIO and denied conversion to nonprofit recognition 2/27/2019
02110800 California College San Diego Proprietary to nonprofit institution Approved nonprofit recognition 12/17/2018
03120300 CollegeAmerica Arizona Proprietary to nonprofit institution Approved nonprofit recognition 12/17/2018
02594300 CollegeAmerica Denver Proprietary to nonprofit institution Approved nonprofit recognition 12/17/2018
00367400 Stevens-Henager College Proprietary to nonprofit institution Approved nonprofit recognition 12/17/2018
00170300 Kendall College Proprietary to additional location of nonprofit institution Approved as additional location of nonprofit institution (National Louis University) 9/20/2018
00458600 Kaplan University (now known as Purdue University Global) Proprietary to affiliate of public institution Approved as affiliate of public institution (Purdue University) 8/2/2018
04195600 Tribeca Flashpoint College Proprietary to additional location of nonprofit institution Approved as additional location of nonprofit institution (Columbia College Hollywood) 6/11/2018
00962100 Herzing University Proprietary to nonprofit institution Approved CIO and conversion to nonprofit recognition 2/1/2018
00743700 Pittsburgh Technical Institute Proprietary to nonprofit institution Approved CIO and conversion to nonprofit recognition 9/13/2017
02524000 Sunstate Academy - Clearwater Proprietary to nonprofit institution Approved CIO and conversion to nonprofit recognition 9/6/2017
02326900 Sunstate Academy - Ft. Myers Proprietary to nonprofit institution Approved CIO and conversion to nonprofit recognition 9/6/2017

The list was most recently updated on March 13, 2020.

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