After all the lies and false advertising, some students have found ways out of their ISA. Here, I will keep an updated list of states and what other students report to me. Just because your state does not have a law to protect you does not mean you should give up! Many states have laws regarding contracts signed under false pretenses. We have gathered hundreds of documents and screenshots showing false advertisement by Lambda Here is what you do:p>
- Contact Lambda and demand to be let out. Whether you are still in or not, inform Lambda you will share your story with as many people as you can if they do not release you. I have heard of this working for many students. If you want out this is the quickest / most painless way to go.
- Check the list and see how other students in your state have broken their contracts.
- Check the list for your state's regulatory body and contact them. This is how the process started in California and Texas. Regulatory agencies do not know if you do not tell them. Most states have laws which make Lambda's actions illegal but know most students cannot afford a lawyer to fight them on their behavior. They are betting on this false safety net. Please, call these agencies and they will spend the money to investigate if Lambda is breaking the law.
- If you have any information not already here (Agency Phone #, or Legal Update), please email it to: email@example.com
- It may be worth noting, four students have told me in their states you can file a suit in small claims court to attempt to recoup money. While you most likely will not win, the overall goal is to have Lambda absolve your ISA. People are reporting Lambda will simply agree to throw out your ISA instead of going to court.
- The more people who send us information, the more we will have. I cannot research every state myself. Please come back for state updates weekly.
Here is a list of states with laws that have protections. You wouldnt beleive how many people I have spoken with who agree lambda is uperating ilegally but they needs the complaints to start a formal investigation. If your state is here contact the agancy and read the laws mentioned. Even if your state doesnt have an exact law for your situation there is alot more than just the fact they operate ilegally. You need to do you part and call your state agenciesAlso Make sure you leave a review with the BBB this is for sure a great step. https://www.bbb.org/us/ca/san-francisco/profile/data-analytics/lambda-school-1116-925800
THE ALABAMA COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION (http://www.ache.state.al.us/Default.aspx) is responsible for programmatic review (Code of Ala. §16-5-5) 2. THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION (www.accs.cc ) is responsible for licensing (Code of Ala. §16-46-5) Student complaints should be filed with the Alabama Department of Higher Education. Instructions and a complaint form can be found on the Department’s website here: https://www.accs.cc/index.cfm/school-licensure/complaints/ Statutes: Code of Ala. §16-46-1 et seq. Code of Ala. §16-5-1 (Ala. Commission on Higher Ed) Regulations: Ala. Admin Code r. 290-1-2-.02; 290- 030-050-.02 et seq.; 300-2-1-.01 et. seq.
ALASKA COMMISSION ON POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION Alaska Stat. § 14.48.040, 14.48.050, 14.48.070 http://acpe.alaska.gov/ Complaints: http://acpe.alaska.gov/EDUCATORSCHOOL/Postsecondary_Institutions/Consumer_Protection Statutes: Alaska Stat. § 14.42.010 - § 14.42.210 Regulations: 17 Alaska Admin. Code 17.015 – 17.145
HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD A.C.A. § 6-61-301, 6-61-302 http://www.adhe.edu/aboutadhe/ahecboard/Pages/board_p2.aspx Statutes: A.C.A. § 6-61- 301 - § 6-61-304 Regulations: Ark. Admin Code 008.09.1 et seq.
CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION (BPPE) (CA Educ. Code § 94875) Until January 1, 2015. http://www.bppe.ca.gov/ Complaints: http://www.bppe.ca.gov/enforcement/complaint.shtml Statutes: CA Private Post-Secondary Educ. Act of 2009. Cal. Educ. Code § 94800 et seq.; Cal. Ed. Code § 94875 et seq. Regulations: 5 C
COLORADO DIVISION OF PRIVATE OCCUPATIONAL SCHOOLS (within Colorado’s Department of Education) Colo. Rev. Stat. 12-59-101 http://highered.colorado.gov/dpos/ Complaints: http://highered.colorado.gov/DPOS/Students/complaint.html Statutes: C.R.S. § 12-59- 101 et seq., C.R.S. § 23- 60-102, 103. Regulations: Colo. Code Regs 1504-1:I et seq.
OFFICE OF HIGHER EDUCATION (OVERSEES BOTH INDEPENDENT DEGREE-GRANTING AND OCCUPATIONAL INSTITUTIONS) DEGREE GRANTING INSTITUTIONS: OFFICE OF HIGHER EDUCATION Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10a-34s DEGREE-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS Statutes: Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10- 34s “No person, school, board, association or corporation shall confer any degree unless authorized by act of the General Assembly.” Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10a-34(c) PRIVATE OCCUPATIONAL SCHOOLS (NON-DEGREE GRANTING) (CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORIZATION FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IS REQUIRED FOR PRIVATE OCCUPATIONAL SCHOOLS) Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10a-22b http://www.ctohe.org/POSA/Default.shtml Complaints: http://www.ctohe.org/POSA/StudentInfo.shtml#Complaint
ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON PRIVATE BUSINESS AND TRADE SCHOOLS (advises Delaware’s Secretary of Education as to the conduct of private business schools operating in the state 14 Del. C. § 8502) Complaints: Department (of Education) may upon its own motion investigate the actions of any school holding a certificate to operate (or claiming to hold a certificate or permit); the Department must investigate a school upon the written complaint of any person. (14 Del. C. § 8517) Written and signed complaints should be filed with the Delaware Department of Education. Delaware Higher Education Office Carvel State Office Building, 5th Floor, 820 N. French Street Wilmington, DE 19801-3509 firstname.lastname@example.org and / or Delaware Attorney General Consumer Protection Wilmington: 820 N. French Street 5th floor Wilmington, DE 19801 email@example.com Statutes: Del. Code Ann. Tit. 14, § 8501 to 8530 (2014) Regulations: Delaware Administrative Code: Title 14, Chapter 200 (CDR 14-200), section 255, 258, 278, 282, 292
COMMISSION FOR INDEPENDENT EDUCATION Fla. Stat. § 1005.21, 1005.22) http://www.fldoe.org/cie/ Complaints: http://www.fldoe.org/cie/complaint.asp Statutes: Fla. Stat. §§ 1005.01 to 1005.39 Regulations: Florida Administrative Code, Title 6, Division 6E (Fla. Admin. Code r. 6E-1.003 et seq.)
PRIVATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AUTHORITY (Ga Code Ann § 20-3-202) Complaints: Procedure located at Ga Comp. R. & Regs. 392-5-.06 Statutes: Ga. Code Ann. § 20-3-201 et seq. Regulations: Ga Comp. R. & Regs. 392-1-.01 et seq.
POSTSECONDARY AUTHORIZATION PROGRAM IS ADMINISTERED BY THE DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS (HRS § 305J-1) Complaints: Procedure can be found at HRS § 305J-17 http://cca.hawaii.gov/ocp/consumer-complaint/ Statutes: HRS § 305J-1 et seq. and HRS § 446E-1 Regulations: HAR §§ 20- 40-2, 20
DIRECTOR OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (oversees registration of post-secondary institutions and proprietary colleges Idaho Code § 33-2407) and THE STATE COORDINATOR FOR PRIVATE COLLEGES & PROPRIETARY SCHOOLS Complaints: Procedure found at: IDAPA 08.01.11.500 http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/priv_proprietary/student_complaint.asp Statutes: Idaho Code § 33-2401-2409; § 33- 2402, 2403 Regulations: IDAPA 08.01.11.000 et seq.
S BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION (110 ILCS 205/1 et seq.) http://www.ibhe.org/default.htm Statutes: 110 ILCS 1005/0.01 et seq., 1 Regulations: 23 Ill. Complaints: Contact the Illinois Board of Higher Education Institutional Complaint Hotline: (217) 557-7359 Or Illinois Attorney General, Consumer Fraud Bureau: Consumer Fraud Hotline: (800) 243-0618
COLLEGE AND STUDENT AID COMMISSION (Iowa Code § 261.1 et seq., Iowa Code § 261B.3) Complaints: https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/content/constituent-request-review Statutes: Iowa Code § 261B.1 et seq., Iowa Code § 261.1 et seq. (Commission) Regulations: 281 IAC 12.1 et seq.
ADVISORY COMMISSION ON PRIVATE AND OUT-OF-STATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS (K.S.A. 74- 32,166) http://www.kansasregents.org/kansas_postsecondary_education_advisory_commission Complaints: http://www.kansasregents.org/resources/PDF/2771- 2014_PrivatePS_complaintprocedureandform_April2014.pdf Statutes: K.S.A. §74- 32,162 et seq. Regulations: K.A.R. §88- 28-1 et seq
KENTUCKY COMMISSION ON PROPRIETARY EDUCATION (KRS § 165A.340) http://educationcabinet.ky.gov/departments/proped/ Complaints: http://educationcabinet.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/CDBBA760-41A5-47FE-933E1E7DC18CD45C/0/FormtoFileaComplaint.pdf (KRS § 165A.400 & 201 KAR 40:030) Statutes: KRS § 165A.310 et seq. Regulations: 201 KAR 40:020 et seq.
BOARD OF REGENTS PROPRIETARY SCHOOLS ADVISORY COMMISSION (La. R.S. 17:3141.3) Complaints: http://regents.louisiana.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/StudentComplaintProcedure.pdf (La. R.S. 17:3141.3(D)(2)(b), La. R.S. 17:3141.18) Statutes: La. R.S. 17:314 et seq. Regulations: La. Admin. Code tit. 28, pt. III, §2101; §103; §501 et seq.; §701; §703; §901- §905; §1101;§1301; §1501; §1701; §1901- §1905
COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION 20-A M.R.S. § 9501 http://www.maine.gov/doe/highered/proprietary/index.html Complaints: 20-A M.R.S. § 9502-A Statutes: 20-A M.R.S. § 9501 through 20-A M.R.S. § 9508 Regulations: CMR 05- 071-147
MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION (Md. EDUCATION Code Ann. § 11-201) http://www.mhec.state.md.us/ Complaints: COMAR 13B.01.01.14 Statutes: Md. EDUCATION Code Ann. § 11-101 et seq. Regulations: COMAR 13B.01.01 et seq.
http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/government/oca-agencies/dpl-lp/ Complaints: 603 CMR 3.18 http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/docs/dpl/complaint.pdf CAREER SCHOOLS (PRIVATE OCCUPATIONAL SCHOOLS) Statutes: ALM GL ch. 112, § 263, ALM GL ch. 13, § 8 Regulations: 603 CMR 3.01 et seq. Complaints: 610 CMR 2.07 CAREER SCHOOLS (“PRIVATE OCCUPATIONAL SCHOOLS”): DIVISION OF PROFESSIONAL DEGREE-GRANTING SCHOOLS: Statutes: ALM GL ch. 69, § 30 et seq. Regulations: 610 CMR 2.00 et seq.
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, LABOR, AND ECONOMIC GROWTH / DEPT. OF EDUCATION (MCLS §§ 395.101, 395.101a, MICH. ADMIN. CODE R 390.562) http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-35299_61343_35414_60647_2739-93964--,00.html Complaints: MCLS § 395.102c http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-35299_61343_35395_35396---,00.html Statutes: MCLS Ch. 395, Act 148 et seq. Regulations: MICH. ADMIN. C
MINNESOTA OFFICE OF HIGHER EDUCATION Minn. Stat. § 136A.61 et seq. http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=197 Complaints: http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=1078 Statutes: Minn. Stat. § 136A.61 et seq., Minn. Stat. §§ 141.20 – 141.37 Regulations: Minn. R. 4880.1500 et seq.
COMMISSION ON PROPRIETARY SCHOOL AND COLLEGE REGISTRATION Miss Code Ann. §37-101-241, Miss. Code Ann. § 75-60-4 http://www.sbcjc.cc.ms.us/program/psDefault.aspx Complaints: http://www.sbcjc.cc.ms.us/pdfs/pg/PSComplaintForm.pdf Statutes: Miss. Code Ann. § 75-60-1 et seq. Regulations: CMSR 09-000-04 et seq.
COORDINATING BOARD FOR HIGHER EDUCATION §§ 173.600, 173.604 R.S.MO. http://dhe.mo.gov/cbhe/ Statutes: § 173.6
BOARD OF REGENTS (DEGREE GRANTING SCHOOLS ONLY) Note – No governing regulations were found on the approval process required for proprietary schools in Montana Statutes and regulations related to higher education in Montana can be found at Title 20 of the Montana Code Annotated.
COORDINATING COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION / DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Neb. Rev. Stat. §§85-1602, 85-2404 http://www.ccpe.state.ne.us/PublicDoc/CCPE/ Complaints: Nebraska Admin. Code Title 92, Ch. 43 http://www.ccpe.state.ne.us/PublicDoc/Ccpe/Complaint.asp Statutes: Neb. Rev. Stat. § 85-1602 et seq., Neb. Rev. Stat. §85-2401, et seq. Regulations: Nebraska Admin. Code Title 281, Ch. 1 et seq., Nebraska Admin. Code Title 92, Ch. 41 – Ch. 44.
COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 394.125 http://www.cpe.state.nv.us/ Complaints: Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 394.520 http://www.cpe.state.nv.us/CPE%20Complaint%20Info.htm Statutes: Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 394.005 et seq., Regulations: NAC 394.300 et seq.
HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 21-N:8-a, 188-G:1 http://www.education.nh.gov/highered/ Complaints: N.H. Admin. Rules, Hedc 308.01 Statutes: N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 188-G:1 et seq. Regulations: N.H. Admin. Rules, Hedc 301.01 et seq.,
NEW JERSEY COMMISSION OF HIGHER EDUCATION N.J. Stat. § 18A: 54-10.1; N.J.A.C. 9A:1-1.2; N.J. Stat. § 18A: 68-3 http://www.state.nj.us/highereducation/ Statutes: N.J. Stat. §§ 18A: 54-10.1, N.J. Stat. § 18A: 54-10.3, N.J. Stat. §§ 18A: 68-1 to 18A: 68- 11, N.J. Stat. § 18A: 68-5 Regulations: N.J.A.C. 9A:1-4.1 to 9A:1-4.7; N.J.A.C. 9A:1- 1.1 to 9A:1-1.12
HIGHER EDUCATION DEPARTMENT N.M. Stat. Ann. §§ 21-23-5; 21-23-2 http://www.hed.state.nm.us/institutions/private-proprietary-schools.aspx Complaints: 188.8.131.52 NMAC http://www.hed.state.nm.us/institutions/private-proprietary-schools.aspx Statutes: N.M. Stat. § 21-23-1 et seq. Regulations: 184.108.40.206 NMAC et seq.
CAREER SCHOOLS (“LICENSED PRIVATE CAREER SCHOOLS”) BUREAU OF PROPRIETARY SCHOOLS NY Educ. Code §§ 5001 to 5010 http://www.acces.nysed.gov/bpss/ Complaints: NY Educ. Code § 5003 http://www.acces.nysed.gov/bpss/students/disclos.htm DEGREE GRANTING SCHOOLS THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK Statutes: N.Y. Educ. Code § 201 et seq. Regulations: N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 8, §§ 3.46 to 3.58 CAREER SCHOOLS (“LICENSED PRIVATE CAREER SCHOOLS”) BUREAU OF PROPRIETARY http://www.acces.nysed.gov/bpss/students/documents/ComplaintForm.pdf SCHOOLS Statutes: NY Educ. Code § 5001 et seq. Regulations: N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs, tit
STATE BOARD FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION N.D. Cent. Code, §§ 15-20.4-01, 15-20.4-03 http://www.nd.gov/cte/ Statutes: N.D. Cent. Code, § 15- 20.1 et seq.
STATE BOARD OF CAREER COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS Note – Degree Granting Schools must get approval from both the Board of Regents and the state board of Career Colleges and Schools ORC Ann. 3332.03, 031. http://scr.ohio.gov/ Complaints: ORC Ann. 3332.091, OAC Ann. 3332-1-18 http://scr.ohio.gov/ConsumerInformation/FilingaComplaint.aspx Statutes: ORC Ann. 3332.01 et seq. Regulations: OAC Ann. 3332-1-01 et seq.
OKLAHOMA BOARD OF PRIVATE VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS http://www.ok.gov/agency.php?agency_id=130 Complaints: 70 Okl. St. § 21-102 Statutes: 70 Okl. St. § 21-102 to 70 Okl. St. § O.A.C. § 565:1-3-2 21-116 Regulations: O.A.C. § 565:1-1-1 et seq.
HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING COMMISSION ORS § 345.020 http://education.oregon.gov/Pages/Higher-Ed-Coordinating-Commission.aspx Complaints: Or. Admin. R. 715-045-0023 Statutes: O.R.S. § 345.010 to O.R.S. § 345.997, ORS § 471.580, ORS § 690.225, 351.086 Regulations Or. Admin. R. 715-001- 0000 et seq.
STATE BOARD OF PRIVATE LICENSED SCHOOLS 24 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 6502, 22 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 73.11, 22 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 73.81. http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/private_licensed_schools/8720 Complaints: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/forms_and_documents/7206 Statutes: 24 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 6501 et seq. Regulations: 22 Pa. Code § 73.1 et seq.
BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION R.I. Gen. Laws § 16-97-1 et seq., R.I. Gen. Laws § 16-40-1 http://www.ride.ri.gov/BoardofEducation/Overview.aspx Statutes: R.I. Gen. Laws § 16-40-1 et seq.
COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION S.C. Code Ann. § 59-58-40, S.C. Code Regs. 62-1 http://www.che.sc.gov/Students,FamiliesMilitary/ProprietaryForProfitInstitutionInformation.aspx Complaints: S.C. Code Regs. 62-27 http://www.che.sc.gov/Students,FamiliesMilitary/LearningAboutCollege/ConsumerInformation.aspx Statutes: S.C. Code Ann. § 59-58- 10 et seq. Regulations: S.C. Code Regs. 62-1, et seq
SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION S.D. Codified Laws § 13-3-47 Complaint: http://doe.sd.gov/octe/documents/TIComplnt.pdf Statutes: S.D. Codified Laws § 1- 45-13; § 13-3-1.4; § 13- 1-12.1; § 13-3-47 Regulations: ARSD 24:43:03:01 et seq., ARSD 24:43:04:01 et seq.
Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-7-2005; Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 1540-01-02-.02 http://www.state.tn.us/thec/ Complaints: Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-7-2011; Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 1540-01-02-.19 http://tn.gov/thec/Divisions/LRA/PostsecondaryAuth/ComplaintForm.pdf Statutes: Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-7- 2002 et seq. Regulations: Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 1540-01-02-.01 et seq.
CAREER SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES: TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION Tex. Educ. Code §§ 132.021, 132.022; Tex. Labor Code § 301.002 http://www.twc.state.tx.us/ Complaints: 40 TAC §§ 807.301-302 http://www.twc.state.tx.us/svcs/propschools/ps401b.pdf DEGREE-GRANTING SCHOOLS: Statutes: Tex. Educ. Code § 61.301 et seq. Regulations: 19 TAC § 7.1 et seq. CAREER SCHOOLS & COLLEGES Statutes: Tex. Educ. Code § 132.001 et seq. Regulations: 40 TAC § 807.1 et seq.
DIVISION OF CONSUMER PROTECTION Utah Code Ann. § 13-34a-102 through 104. http://consumerprotection.utah.gov/registrations/schools.html Complaints: Utah Code Ann. § 13-34a-206 http://consumerprotection.utah.gov/complaints/index.html Statutes: Utah Code Ann. § 13-34- 101 et seq.; §13-34a-101 et seq. Regulations: Utah Admin. Code R152- 34-1 et seq.; R277-426-1 et seq
VERMONT HIGHER EDUCATION COUNCIL 16 Va. Code Ann. § 2881 http://vtcolleges.org/vhec.html Statutes: 16 Va. Code Ann. § 175 through § 177; §§ 2881, 2882 Regulations: CVR 22-000-007
THE STATE COUNCIL OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR VIRGINIA Va. Code Ann. § 23-276.1, 23-276.3; 8 Va. Admin Code 40 Agency Intro http://www.schev.edu/ Complaints: http://www.schev.edu/students/studentcomplaint.asp Statutes: Va. Code Ann. § 23- 276.1 et seq. Regulations: 8 Va. Admin Code 20- 542-10 et seq.
DEGREE-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS: STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT COUNCIL Wash. Rev. Code § 28B.85.010, § 28B.85.020 http://www.wsac.wa.gov/ Complaints: Wash. Rev. Code § 28B.85.090; WAC § 250-61-190 http://www.wsac.wa.gov/protecting-education-consumers “QUALIFIED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION” DEGREE-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS: Statutes: Wash. Rev. Code § 28B.85.010 et seq. Regulations: WAC
WEST VIRGINIA HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY COMMISSION & WEST VIRGINIA COUNCIL FOR COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION W. Va. Code §§ 18B-1B-4; 18B-2B-6 Higher Education Policy Commission: http://www.wvhepc.com/ Council for Community and Technical Education: http://www.wvctcs.org/ Complaints: West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission: http://www.wvhepc.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Student-Complaint-Process-revised-3.pdf OR – West Virginia Council for Community and Technical Education: http://www.wvctcs.org/index.php/2013-06-28-14-21-50/student-complaint-process Statutes: W. Va. Code § 18B-1B-1 et seq., § 18B-2B-1 et seq. Regulations: W. Va. CSR § 132-1-1 et seq.; W. Va. CSR § 133-1- 1 et seq.
WISCONSIN EDUCATION APPROVAL BOARD Wis. Stat. § 38.50 http://eab.state.wi.us/ Complaints: http://eab.state.wi.us/resources/complaint.asp Statutes: Wis. Stat. § 38.50 Regulations: Wis. Adm. Cod
WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Wyo. Stat. § 21-2-401 http://edu.wyoming.gov/beyond-the-classroom/school-programs/private-school-licensing/ Complaints: http://edu.wyoming.gov/beyond-the-classroom/school-programs/private-school-licensing/ (link to “student complaint process”) Statutes: Wyo. Stat. § 21-2-401 et seq. Regulations: WCCR 005-000-001, 030