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Michigan Proprietary School Bond

How much will my Michigan private school bond cost?

Michigan proprietary school bond amounts vary depending on the total fees paid to the institution by students who have not yet completed their courses. The cost of this specific bond is subject to underwriting and requires an assessment of the applicant’s personal credit report.

To speed up the bonding process, have your current business financials and a personal financial statement available. Most surety underwriting companies require these credentials to produce school-related surety bonds.

If you have any questions about the amount or cost of the bond you need, give us a call at 1 (800) 308-4358 or fill out an instant surety bond request! We have surety specialists standing by to answer all of your inquiries and to walk you through our easy bonding process.

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost by Credit Score*
680 and up 679 - 600 599 or lower
Proprietary School Bond (Accredited with fewer than 100 students) $5,000 Starts at $100 $250-500 $500+ Apply Now
Proprietary School Bond (Accredited with 100-500 students) $7,500 Starts at $100 $375-750 $750+ Apply Now
Proprietary School Bond (Accredited with more than 500 students) $10,000 Starts at $100 $500-1,000 $1,000+ Apply Now
Proprietary School Bond (Unaccredited) $200 per student (minimum $5,000) Starts at 1% 5-10% 10%+ Apply Now
*The bond premium rate quotes provided to you through this website are for pricing comparisons and quotation estimate purposes only. The bond rate quotes provided are based on general assumptions that may or may not be applicable to you and are subject to change at any time. These rate quotes do not constitute an offer of insurance, nor is any contract, agreement, or bond coverage implied, formed or bound by the provision of rate quotes. Bondability, final bond premium rate quotes and an offer of insurance, if any, will be determined by the insurance company providing your bond. You must contact us directly to obtain a quote for binding purposes.

If you’re ready to get bonded, call SuretyBonds.com at 1 (800) 308-4358 or fill out our online bond request form.

Why do I need this bond?

Michigan proprietary school surety bonds protect individuals from financial loss resulting from not being able to complete a class or program because the principal (proprietary school) shuts down. If an institution ceases to offer courses but refuses to refund students’ tuition, a claim can be filed against the bond. The surety will compensate tuition payers for any damages, but the principal is ultimately responsible for reimbursing the surety.

Submit a bond request, and one of our surety experts will contact you right away. You’ll have your free bond quote in just one business day of applying!

What’s the fine print?

When purchasing a Michigan proprietary school surety bond, applicants must know the name of the school and the school’s main address.

Michigan proprietary school surety bonds expire annually on June 30. If the bond is canceled or otherwise terminated prior to this date, the surety underwriting company must inform the state.

Existing schools must use the current number of full-time students enrolled in the school to determine the required surety bond amount. New establishments must project the number of full-time students that will be enrolled to determine the bond amount. This figure is subject to readjustment 60 days following the start of the program.

How to start a proprietary school in Michigan

To become licensed to operate a private school in Michigan, an applicant must submit an application that contains information about the school’s curriculum, instruction, facilities and administration for the department’s evaluation.

The department will issue an applicant school a permit for a 12-month period before issuing a license. A permit authorizes the applicant to offer specific programs at a definite location under the management as stated on an application. A separate permit is required for each location at which instruction is offered, except a school can offer instruction at an alternative classroom or a public assembly site without obtaining a separate permit for that location. The department will issue a license if an evaluation of the school shows that it has been in compliance with the act and rules throughout operation in the previous 12 months.

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Michigan Proprietary Schools Act (Act 148 of 1943)

Department Licensing & Regulatory Affairs: Proprietary Schools

Department Licensing & Regulatory Affairs: Proprietary School Forms

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