ORS 345.110¹
Tuition Protection Fund
  • payments by schools
  • effect of failure to pay
  • claims
  • superintendent’s contracting authority

(1) The Tuition Protection Fund is established separate and distinct from the General Fund. Interest earned by the fund shall be credited to the fund. Proceeds of the fund are continuously appropriated to the Department of Education to protect students when a career school ceases to provide educational services and for administrative expenses incurred under subsection (5) of this section.

(2) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall maintain and administer the fund, and the State Board of Education shall adopt by rule procedures governing the administration and maintenance of the fund, including requirements relating to contributions to and claims against the fund.

(3) Each career school shall pay to the Tuition Protection Fund an initial capitalization deposit in amounts and within time limits established by rule of the board. Thereafter, each school shall make installment payments based on a matrix adopted by rule of the board. In establishing the amount and frequency of payments, the board may consider the enrollment and financial condition of each school and such other factors as the board considers appropriate. The superintendent may deny, suspend or revoke the license of a school which fails to make payments or fails to conform to other requirements of this section or rules adopted by the board under this section.

(4) The superintendent shall deposit moneys received under this section with the State Treasurer in the Tuition Protection Fund.

(5) The superintendent may disburse moneys from the fund by checks or orders drawn upon the State Treasurer in conformance with rules of the board and only for tuition protection purposes, including the superintendent’s costs in administering and maintaining the fund.

(6) The superintendent may enter into contracts to carry out the purposes of the fund. The provisions of ORS 279.835 (Definitions for ORS 279.835 to 279.855) to 279.855 (Entities that may obtain goods and services through Oregon Department of Administrative Services) and ORS chapters 279A and 279B do not apply to contracts entered into under this subsection. [Amended by 1975 c.478 §11; 1981 c.897 §49; 1989 c.333 §9; 1991 c.534 §4; 1993 c.45 §264; 1995 c.343 §7; 2003 c.540 §2; 2003 c.794 §257a]

Chapter 345

Atty. Gen. Opinions

State's authority to regulate and license foreign correspondence schools, (1972) Vol 36, p 271; authority to regulate private de­gree-granting voca­tional schools, (1978) Vol 38, p 1765

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 345—Private Schools, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­345.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 345, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­345ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.
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