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Missouri Proprietary School Bond

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How much does a proprietary school bond cost in Missouri?

The Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) requires those wishing to start a proprietary school to post a surety bond. The amount of the bond varies greatly, from $100 to $100,000, depending on the previous year’s gross income. The bond amount is equal to 10% of the previous year’s gross tuition, unless the MDHE requires a bond for more than $100,000.

Because the amounts of these bonds vary, the premiums for these bonds also vary. The premiums are based on a review of an applicant’s credit report, and an applicant with very good credit could pay as little as 1% of the total bond amount.

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!

Bond Type
$100-$100,000Proprietary School Bond

Why do I need this bond?

All proprietary schools must adhere to the rules and regulations in the Code of State Regulations. This specific bond type ensures that if students or sponsors suffer any financial losses as a result of the principal’s (school’s) poor business practices, they will be compensated. Specifically, this bond guarantees that the tuition and other fees paid by the students or their sponsors will be handled responsibly and used solely for the benefit of the student. It also ensures that all students enrolled in the education program will receive the education contracted and promised.

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

What’s the fine print?

Proprietary school bonds are effective for one year and must be renewed annually unless they are claimed against or cancelled. The surety may cancel the bond if they give 90-days’ written notice to the Department of Higher Education.

How to start a proprietary school in Missouri

In order to start a proprietary school, an applicant must submit the following:

  • An application, which can be found by contacting the MDHE
  • A surety bond in the proper amount
  • $500 certification fee

Applications can’t be filled out online, so it is necessary to contact the MDHE. Their contact information is provided below.

Ready to get started?

Call 1 (800) 308-4358 to talk with a Surety Expert