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Nebraska Private Postsecondary School Bond

How much does a private postsecondary school surety bond cost in Nebraska?

The Nebraska Department of Education requires private postsecondary career schools to be licensed and bonded. School agents, who are employed by the school to recruit students or otherwise represent it, must obtain a permit and a surety bond. Schools must carry a $20,000 bond, while agents need a $5,000 bond. Agents can be covered under a blanket bond with $5,000 of coverage per agent (for example, three agents could be covered under a $15,000 blanket bond).

The cost of your private postsecondary school or school agent bond depends on a review of your financial statement and on the bond’s amount. Applicants with good credit can pay as little as 1% of the bond amount. Request your free bond quote today! Fill out an online bond request form.

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost by Credit Score*
680 and up 679 - 600 599 or lower
Private Postsecondary School Bond School $20,000 Starts at 1% 3-9% 10%+ Apply Now
Private Postsecondary School Bond Agents $5,000 Starts at 1% 3-9% 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 contact a surety expert online.

Why do I need this bond?

This bond ensures that schools adhere to Nebraska’s Private Postsecondary Career Schools Act. In the event of school closure or violations of the Act resulting in damages, the bond can reimburse students or their guardians for those damages.

Private postsecondary career school agents’ bonds ensure agents do not misrepresent the school in order to recruit students. Violations of the Act are considered a Class II misdemeanour by the state.

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What’s the fine print?

Both agents’ and schools’ bonds can be cancelled with 30 days’ notice to the Department of Education. The school should be covered for the duration of operation, or until the Nebraska Tuition Recovery Cash Fund reaches $250,000, at which time the Department may not require surety bonds. Agents’ bonds should cover the duration of their permits.

How to become licensed as a private postsecondary education institution in Nebraska

Nebraska’s Private Postsecondary Career Schools Act requires all private postsecondary schools to meet certain criteria to maintain approval with the Board of Education. This includes the following requirements:

  • Posting and maintaining a surety bond
  • Completing the application for Inaugural Authorization to Operate
  • Paying a $360 application fee

For complete licensing information, refer to the Additional Resources section below.

If you’re ready to take the next step to get your school licensed with the state of Nebraska, contact us now to start the bonding process.

How to get a private postsecondary education institution agent permit in Nebraska

In order to become an private postsecondary education institution agent, an applicant most submit the following:

  • Agent’s permit application
  • $150 fee

For more licensing information, refer to the Additional Resources section below.

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Additional Resources

Private Postsecondary School Forms

Nebraska Revised Statutes Private Postsecondary Career Schools Act 85-1601 to 85-1658

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