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Education Laws and Regulations

603 CMR 3.00:
Private Occupational Schools

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3.14: Advertisements

(1) A school shall not call itself a "college" or "university" in advertising or elsewhere.

(2) A school shall not advertise or imply that the Department "supervises," "recommends," "endorses," "accredits," or "approves" the school. A licensed school may indicate in literature or advertising that the school is "Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education."

(3) A school shall not advertise or imply that the school guarantees employment, or specify a wage per hour or gross salary, for those who complete a course or program offered by the school.

(4) All advertising is governed by 940 CMR 3.10, violations of which are enforceable under the provisions of M.G.L. c. 93A, the Consumer Protection Act.

Regulatory Authority:
603 CMR 3.00: M.G.L. c. 75C, § 7; c. 75D, § 8 and c. 93, § 21B.



Last Updated: April 4, 1997
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