ACCREDITATION

Douglas Education Center is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), 750 First Street, NE, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002-4241, 202-336-6780, to award certificates, diplomas, and Associate in Specialized Business (ASB) degrees.

Accrediting Council for
Independent Colleges and Schools

750 First Street, N.E. Suite 980
Washington, D.C. 20002-4241
(202) 336-6780

LICENSING

DEC is licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education, State Board of Private Licensed Schools. The Cosmetology Academy at DEC is licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of State, Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs, and State Board of Cosmetology.

State Board of Private Licensed Schools
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333

(717) 783-8228

Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
Department of State State Board of Cosmetology
PO Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2699

APPROVALS

  • Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) for PHEAA grants
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education for Training Veterans
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation for the training of rehabilitation students (OVR)
  • U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service for attendance by non-immigrant students
  • Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board
  • Southwest Corner Workforce Investment Area-Washington, Greene and Beaver Counties

AUTHORIZATION

DEC is authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, State Board of Private Licensed Schools, to award diplomas and certificates upon the successful completion of the academic requirements of the respective programs.

The authorization to award Associate in Specialized Business Degrees has been granted to Douglas Education Center by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Degree Granting Division of the State Board of Private Licensed Schools.

DEC is approved by the United States Department of Education for federal student financial assistance programs such as: Southwest Corner Workforce Investment Area-Washington, Greene and Beaver Counties

  • Federal Pell Grant Program
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Federal Work Study Program (student employment)
  • The William Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
  • Direct Plus Loan for Parents of Dependent Students
  • Federal Consolidation Loans

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