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STRF Assessment Fee FAQ Now Available

STRF Assessment Fee FAQ Now Available

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

Student Tuition Recovery Fund
The STRF is a fund administered by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (Bureau) that relieves or mitigates economic loss suffered by a student while enrolled in a qualifying institution – generally, one that is approved or registered by the Bureau. At the time of his or her enrollment, the student must have been a California resident or enrolled in a California residency program, prepaid tuition, and suffered economic loss.
Effective February 8, 2021, the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) assessment rate changed from zero ($0) per one thousand dollars ($1,000) of institutional charges to fifty cents ($.50) per one thousand dollars ($1,000) of institutional charges. (5, CCR Section 76120)
STRF Requirements
Institutions approved or registered with the Bureau are required to comply with the following STRF requirements:
  • Include STRF disclosures on both its enrollment agreement and school catalog (5 CCR Section 76215)
  • Collect STRF assessments (if applicable) from enrolling students who are CA residents or in a CA residency program (5 CCR Section 76120)
  • The student or third-party payer will pay the STRF fee at the time the first payment is made to the school (5 CCR section 76130)
  • Submit quarterly STRF Assessment Reporting Form and remit payment (if applicable) to the Bureau (5 CCR Section 76130)
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