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DOE waives fees for NH Career Schools

Helping small businesses recover from COVID-19

For Immediate Release
June 29, 2020

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CONCORD- The New Hampshire Department of Education’s Office of Career School Counseling today applauded Governor Chris Sununu waiving fees for a year in order to help New Hampshire’s 60 career schools reopen and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. These fees will be waived from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

“We are pursuing every option to help New Hampshire businesses recover, and our Career Schools are no exception,” said Governor Chris Sununu.

“New Hampshire’s 60 career schools have been hit with the same challenges as all of our state’s small businesses,” said Jeff Newman, Administrator of the Office of Career School Counseling. “Waiving these fees removes one small obstacle in their way as they recover.”

“Whenever we can lower barriers to education options, we do,” added Stephen Appleby, Director of the Division of Educator Support and Higher Education. “Career schools serve 19,000 students across New Hampshire. We’re happy Gov. Sununu is helping get them up and running again.”

“Through sound fiscal management, we have been able to build a surplus in the account funded by these user fees,” said Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut. “This allows us to let our Career Schools keep more of their own money when they need it most.”

The waived fees include the bolded items on the table below:

Career School Licensing Fee Schedule

  • Initial Licensing - $1,000 (waived)
  • Annual Renewal Licensure Fee, based on annual gross tuition - (AGT)
    • $75,000 or less - $450 (waived)
    • $75,001 or more - 006 of AGT (waived)
  • New Course(s) - $75 per course/$750 max (waived)
  • New Program(s) - $750/$75 per course, whichever is less (waived)
  • Governance - Acquisition, $650 Merger, Transfer, Or Sale Of Assets
  • School Closure - $250 (may be waived by demonstrating hardship)
  • Closed School Transcripts - Transcript request fee - $20 (waived)
  • Stipends - External consultant review - $500 per day plus expenses

For more information, contact Katelyn Komisarek at (603) 271-6443 or by email [email protected] or visit the Department of Education’s Office of Career School Licensing.

For information on Closed School Transcripts or to request a transcript, contact Patricia Moquin at (603) 271-0289 or by email [email protected] or visit the Department of Education's Closed School Transcripts webpage.