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Plaza College’s Career Pathways Programs

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number
A19IL0103
What We Did

The objectives of our audit were to determine whether (1) Plaza College’s career pathway programs met the program eligibility requirements set forth in section 484(d)(2) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA); (2) students enrolled in Plaza College’s career pathway programs met the student eligibility requirements set forth in section 484(d)(1)(A) of the HEA; and (3) Plaza College excluded from students’ enrollment statuses and costs of attendance the component of its career pathway programs that enables a student to attain a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent.

What We Found

All seven of Plaza College’s career pathway programs satisfied all seven of the program eligibility requirements in section 484(d)(2) of the HEA. Additionally, Plaza College’s records showed that all 94 students (100 percent) included in our sample met the student eligibility requirements in section 484(d)(1)(A) of the HEA. Finally, Plaza College properly excluded the high school completion component of its career pathway programs from the enrollment statuses and costs of attendance of all 94 students (100 percent) included in our sample.

What We Recommend

Because we did not identify any instances of noncompliance with section 484(d) of the HEA or 34 C.F.R. section 668.151 (ATB requirements), we did not make any recommendations.

Management Challenge Area

Oversight and Monitoring—Federal Student Aid

Related Work Products

This in one in a series of 3 reports on this subject, see UEI College’s Career Pathways Program, and  Long Island Business Institute’s Career Pathways Programs.

Recommendations

No recommendations at this time.