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State Approvals

Alaska

San Joaquin Valley College does not have a physical presence in Alaska. The programs offered through distance education are exempt from authorization by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education under AS 14.48.

California

SJVC is a private institution and is approved to operate as an accredited institution by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means that SJVC has been found in compliance with the standards set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Title 5, Division 7.5,-Private Postsecondary Education of the California Code of Regulations. As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement. A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the Bureau’s internet website (www.bppe.gov).

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SJVC’s 2017 BPPE Annual Report

SJVC’s 2016 BPPE Annual Report

SJVC’s 2015 BPPE Annual Report

SJVC Locations Approved by the BPPE

SJVC Programs Approved by the BPPE

Additional State Approvals for SJVC

Georgia

San Joaquin Valley College is Authorized by the Georgia Non-public Postsecondary Education Commission to offer its programs through its Online Division. Grievance Policy: The student has the right to appeal all unresolved matters or the final institutional decision to The State of Georgia Non-public Postsecondary Education Commission 2082 East Exchange Place. Suite 220 Tucker. Georgia 30084 (770) 414-3300. The procedure is also available online at https://gnpec.georgia.gov/student-resources/student-complaints

Iowa

San Joaquin Valley College is registered with the Iowa College Student Aid Commission (Iowa College Aid) for its programs offered through the Online Division. Pursuant to Iowa Code Section 261.9(1) “g” Iowa’s military deployment tuition and fee refund policy for students is as follows:

A policy to offer not less than the following options to a student who is a member, or the spouse of a member of the member has a dependent child, of the Iowa national guard or reserve forces of the United States and who is ordered to state military service or federal service or duty:

  1. Withdraw from the student’s entire registration and receive a full refund of tuition and mandatory fees.
  2. Make arrangements with the student’s instructors for course grades, or for incompletes that shall be completed by the student at a later date. If such arrangements are made, the student’s registration shall remain intact and tuition and mandatory fees shall be assessed for the courses in full
  3. Make arrangements with only some of the student’s instructors for grades, or for incompletes that shall be completed by the student at a later date. If such arrangements are made, the registration for those courses shall remain intact and tuition and mandatory fees shall be assessed for those courses. Any course for which arrangements cannot be made for grades or incompletes shall be considered dropped and the tuition and mandatory fees for the course refunded.

Pursuant to Iowa code, tuition reimbursement for non-military Iowa students is as follows:

San Joaquin Valley College shall provide to a terminating Iowa student a refund of tuition charges in an amount that is not less than ninety percent (90%) of the amount of tuition charged to the student multiplied by the ratio of the remaining number of calendar days in the school period to the total number of calendar days in the school period.

Maryland

San Joaquin Valley College is pending approval with the Maryland Higher Education Commission for its programs offered through the Online Division.

Texas

San Joaquin Valley College is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code.

Grievances

San Joaquin Valley College has established the General Student Grievance Policy in order to provide for the prompt, effective, and equitable resolution of student grievances not governed by a specific policy or procedure. Under the provisions of the General Student Grievance Policy, students have the right to submit grievances, have their grievances considered by Campus Administration, and be notified of the College’s decision on the grievance. A full description of the General Student Grievance Policy is published in the Student Handbook. Any questions or additional information concerning this policy should be directed to Campus Administration.

Complaints

Students who are citizens of California can file a complaint with the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education, under the California Department of Consumer Affairs.

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

1747 North Market Suite 225

Sacramento, CA 95833

Telephone: (916) 431-6924

Fax: (916) 263-1897

http://www.bppe.ca.gov/forms_pubs/complaint.pdf

Any student of the college can file a complaint through the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Western Associate of Schools and Colleges

10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204

Novato, CA 94949

Telephone: (415) 506-0234

Fax: (415) 506-0238

http://www.accjc.org/complaint-process