AZPPSE OFFICE UPDATE - October 1, 2021
The staff of the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education primarily works remotely. Each staff member has full access to systems that will allow all work to be completed without interruption. For quicker service to your questions, email is the preferred method of communication, however, voice mails will be retrieved a few times per day.
* Please limit postal mail. It is best to send any communication to the board via email. PPSE is thankful and proud to be a 100% online/electronic office. Our preference is to have any documents and payments sent electronically, however we accept all payment types.
[email protected] – Executive Director
[email protected] – Deputy Director/ STRF/Complaints/Investigations
[email protected] – Student Records/Transcripts/Letter of Intent (New School Applications)
[email protected] – Programs/Program Mods/
SCHOOL CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT
CollegeAmerica (Center for Excellence in Higher Education) Closure Date 8/1/2021
CollegeAmerica - Phoenix and Flagstaff Transcript Request
Arizona - Student Tuition Recovery Fund Application
Independence University Transcript Request
US DOE WEBINARS - IMPORTANT
The US Department of Education will be hosting webinars to provide students with information and options related to the Center for Excellence in Higher Education (CollegAmerica - Independence University). Here are the links.
8/5/2021 1 PM Eastern (10 AM Arizona Time) Link: US DOE Webinar - 8/5/21 1PM EST
8/5/2021 8 PM Eastern (5 PM Arizona Time) Link: US DOE Webinar - 8/5/21 8 PM EST
Important US DOE Document: US DOE Information for Students Affected by the CEHE Closure
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) Information on CEHE Closure
On July 28, 2021 the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education received notification from the Center for Excellence in Higher Education (CEHE) of the eminent closure of all brands associated with their organization. This includes CollegeAmerica (Phoenix and Flagstaff). The closure will occur on August 1, 2021. Board staff is working with CEHE to retrieve all student transcripts and financial documents. We encourage any student currently attending, or was in attendance from April 1, 2021 through August 1, 2021 to contact our office ([email protected] or 602-542-5716) for additional information.
CEHE Information for Students
CEHE Student Notice
CEHE Student FAQ's
Arizona Summit Law School Transcripts - Now available. Please complete the Closed School Student Record Form and submit the $10 fee.
6/16/2021 ITT DEBT RELIEF - US DOE INFO
US DOE Statement on ITT Debt Relief
SOUTHWEST UNIVERSITY OF VISUAL ARTS (SUVA) - SCHOOL CLOSURE INFORMATION
The State Board was notified on Thursday, November 12, 2020 that Southwest University of Visual Arts (SUVA) will cease operations on Friday, December 18, 2020. State Board staff, along with representatives from Veterans Administration and the United States Department of Education will be hosting information sessions for students shortly. Please check back frequently for updates.
Transcripts - Transcripts are now available. Please follow this link.
Higher Learning Commission - Approval of Teachout Agreements
Southwest University of Visual Arts, Tucson, AZ
Approved the Provisional Plan and accompanying Teach-Out Agreements with the following institutions:
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO
Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
SUVA STUDENT/FAMILY TOWN HALL SESSION - Thursday, January 7, 2021 @ 6 PM
Join by phone
(US) +1 475-328-0712 PIN: 846 726 967#
Previous Session (November 2020)
Recorded Session Links Below.
1 PM Recorded Session Link
6 PM Recorded Session Link
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS (UPDATED 12/29/2020)
1. Student Tuition Recovery Form (Seeking restitution for cash paid to SUVA)
2. United States Department of Education FAQ's (Closed Schools)
3. Important Contact List
LETTER TO SCHOOLS - COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS
State Board Guidance
2021 PPSE BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE
ARIZONA SUMMIT LAW SCHOOL - CLOSURE/TRANSCRIPTS
Arizona Summit Law School officially closed on May 31, 2020. Transcripts can be ordered by clicking this link to the National Student Clearinghouse.
ITT - US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
US DOE to Cancel Debt of Thousands of ITT Students - Please read this important article if you attended ITT.
ARGOSY UNIVERSITY - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
This section of our website will be updated as more information becomes available. If you have any questions specific to the closure, please email Kevin LaMountain at [email protected].
Argosy University Transcripts - Parchment is now responsible for all Argosy transcripts. Please follow this link to order your transcripts.
ARGOSY TRANSCRIPTS & DIPLOMA VIA PARCHMENT
Argosy Training Files - All training files have been shipped to The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards.
Closed School Discharge Information (updated 3/14)
US DOE Argosy Site (updated 3/12)