2017 ORS 345.017¹
Application of ORS 345.010 to 345.450 to school that confers academic degrees
  • student eligibility for moneys from Tuition Protection Fund

When a school that is licensed under ORS 345.010 (Definitions for ORS 345.010 to 345.450 and 345.992 to 345.997) to 345.450 (Annual inspection fee) is approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission to confer or offer to confer an academic degree under ORS 348.606 (Prohibition on conferring or offering of degree before approval obtained) and the school continues to offer a course or program that does not lead to an academic degree:

(1) The school must continue to be licensed as a career school and meet the requirements of ORS 345.010 (Definitions for ORS 345.010 to 345.450 and 345.992 to 345.997) to 345.450 (Annual inspection fee) until:

(a) All courses or programs offered by the school are approved by the commission; and

(b) All students who were first enrolled in the school when the school was licensed as a career school have:

(A) Completed the course or program for which the student contracted with the career school; or

(B) Terminated enrollment in the career school for any reason.

(2) A student who is enrolled in a course or program for which a school must be licensed under ORS 345.010 (Definitions for ORS 345.010 to 345.450 and 345.992 to 345.997) to 345.450 (Annual inspection fee) is eligible for moneys from the Tuition Protection Fund established under ORS 345.110 (Tuition Protection Fund) if the student:

(a) Qualifies for moneys under rules adopted by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission under ORS 345.110 (Tuition Protection Fund); and

(b) Was first admitted to the school when the school was licensed as a career school under ORS 345.010 (Definitions for ORS 345.010 to 345.450 and 345.992 to 345.997) to 345.450 (Annual inspection fee).

(3) When a course or program that did not lead to an academic degree is approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission to lead to an academic degree, the regulatory authority for that course or program transfers to the commission upon the approval. [2009 c.340 §2; 2011 c.637 §133; 2012 c.104 §22]

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—Career Schools, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors345.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 345, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano345.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.