Application Process for Exempt Institutions Required to File a Bond


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    Review Exemption Categories

    Please review [O.C.G.A. § 20-3-250.3] #13 OR #14 to review these specific exemption categories.

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    Log into EDvera

    Please follow the directions below to log into Edvera. Once you have logged in, you may update your contact information and begin submitting the information and/or documents needed to renew your institution’s exemption from other GNPEC requirements.

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    Update Account Information

    You will now see your “Dashboard” with your institution's information listed.

    • Your name should appear in the top right corner of the screen.
    • Click on your name to access your Profile and Notifications (this is your mailbox).
    • If needed, please update your contact information. 
    • Save the information by clicking the save button at the bottom of the screen.
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    Complete Application

    Select the “Documents” tab at the top of the page.

    • Select the “+Start Document” tab.
    • Select Bond Only Exemption”.
    • Select “Continue” if the correct application is listed at the top of the screen. 
    • Enter your institution’s information into each appropriate field. You can save this document and return if necessary. The document will be under the In Progress tab under Documents.
    • Upload the most recent audited financial statement and current accreditation documentation. 
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    Submit Application for Approval

    • Once you have completed the forms, click the “submit” button at the bottom of the screen.
    • Once you have provided all required information, your institution’s status will be “Pending RS Approval”. After it has been reviewed and approved, you will receive a confirmation email. You may print this information for your records.
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    Submit Additional Requirements

    Original proof of the bond must be submitted to the GNPEC office at the listed address below. 

    The Financial Viability Assessment Fee ($500) may be paid online through the Schedule of Fees page or by check mailed to the GNPEC office.

    Please note that a $100 late fee will apply to renewal applications and FVA fees not received 30 days prior to the June 30 expiration date.

    Contact Bond Exemption

    Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
    Attn: Bond Exemption
    2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220
    Tucker, GA 30084