Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 173
Department of Higher Education
Section 173.608

August 28, 2013


Fee for certificate--disposition--additional fees authorized, when--fund created, purpose.

173.608. 1. The base annual fee for a proprietary school certificate of approval shall be $.0013 per one dollar of net tuition and fees income (excluding refunds, books, tools and supplies), with a maximum of five thousand dollars and a minimum of five hundred dollars per school. For a school having a certificate of approval for the sole purpose of recruiting students in Missouri, the net tuition used for this computation shall be only that paid to the school by students recruited from Missouri and the fee shall be five hundred dollars plus the amount produced by the foundation calculation, with a maximum of five thousand dollars. Every five years, beginning with fiscal year 2013, the coordinating board may increase the base annual fee as well as the related minimum and maximum amounts by administrative rule no more than the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), 1982-1984=100, not seasonally adjusted, as defined and officially recorded by the United States Department of Labor, or its successor agency, for the period since the last fee increase.

2. In addition to the annual fee for a certificate of approval, the coordinating board may establish by administrative rule additional appropriate fees if necessary to generate funding sufficient to cover the entirety of costs associated with the operation of the proprietary school certification program, with advice of the proprietary school advisory committee.

3. Any school which operates at two or more locations, or has franchised schools as provided in section 173.606, may combine tuition and fees for all locations for the purpose of determining the annual fee payable under sections 173.600 to 173.618.

4. All revenue received by the coordinating board from the fees authorized in this section shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the "Proprietary School Certification Fund" which is hereby created for the sole purpose of funding the costs associated with the operation of the proprietary school program. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 33.080 to the contrary, any moneys remaining in the fund at the end of the biennium shall not revert to the credit of the general revenue fund.

(L. 1983 H.B. 560 11, A.L. 1991 H.B. 51, et al., A.L. 2012 H.B. 1042)


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