Schools Cannot Withhold Student Transcripts or Charge a Higher Fee to Obtain Transcripts Because of Unpaid Student Debts

Thursday, June 9, 2022
News Description: 

An amendment to Article 13-C, §640 of the New York Education Law, effective June 3, 2022, prohibits licensed private career schools from withholding a student’s transcript because of unpaid debts or charging students who owe a debt a higher fee to obtain their transcript. This legislation ensures that students can access their transcript when necessary, so that they may continue their education or find employment. 

Please view the text of New York Education Law §640.

View the BPSS Policy Guideline