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What You Need to Know

As previously reported, AACS is currently working with Members of Congress to circulate a bi-partisan letter which requests that the Department postpone the effective date of the recently revised 100% Certification Rule to July 1, 2025.

Additionally, on May 31, 2024, the Cortiva Institute School of Beauty, Health and Wellness and the Coalition for Career Schools filed a complaint against the U.S. Department of Education in the Fort Worth Division of the Northern District of Texas, seeking to invalidate the revised 100% Certification Rule. The complaint provides that the Department’s Final Rule “unlawfully assert[s] control over” Title IV clock-hour programs. In addition to the complaint, the Plaintiff’s filed a motion for a Temporary Restraining Order, Preliminary Injunction and Stay of the provision in the Final Rule. If granted, this motion will effectively prevent the Department from implementing the Bare Minimum Rule, or in the alternative, delay its effective date pending the outcome of the litigation.

Why This is Important to You

AACS remains concerned over the revised 100% Certification Rule and its harmful impact on institutions and programs. We applaud our friends the Cortiva Institute School of Beauty, Health and Wellness, and the Coalition for Career Schools for bringing this action on behalf of all impacted institutions. The complaint and the motion for a Temporary Restraining Order are first steps in seeking to invalidate this rule. 

For more information:

Bi-Partisan Letter


Motion for Temporary Restraining Order

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