(1) A school shall make plans and take measures to protect the rights of present and former students if it goes out of business.
(2) Upon cessation of instruction or termination of approved status, a school shall immediately furnish to the department by certified mail or hand delivery:
(a) Its certificate of approval;
(b) Name, address, and telephone number of the person who will be responsible for closing arrangements;
(c) The student's name, address and telephone number, the name of the course, the amount of class time remaining to complete the course, and the total amount of tuition and fees paid by the student for the course;
(d) A copy of a written notice which shall be mailed to all enrolled students in clock hour courses who have not completed a current course because of cessation of instruction; the notice shall explain the procedures students must follow to secure refunds or to continue their education;
(e) Procedures for disbursement of refunds to enrolled students, in the full amount to which they are entitled, no later than thirty days from the last day of instruction.
(3) Upon closing, a school shall arrange for a person approved by the department to retain the records required under WAC 308-124H-935
. If a school closes without arranging for record retention, the department may obtain the records to protect the former students.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.85.040 and 18.85.041. 10-06-078, § 308-124H-940, filed 3/1/10, effective 7/1/10.]