Denial of Recertification Notice Issued to Computer Systems Institute (CSI)

Notice of Intent to Deny Recertification to Computer Systems Institute (CSI)

After a lengthy investigation, on Jan. 29, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued a letter notifying CSI that ED has denied CSI's application to be recertified for eligibility to participate in the federal student aid programs. ED took this step after finding that CSI submitted false job placement rates to its students, ED, and its national accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

The letter notified CSI that, upon its effective date of Jan. 31, 2016, CSI’s participation in the programs would end. The letter permits CSI until Feb. 12, 2016, to provide ED with factual evidence to dispute ED’s findings. If that evidence causes ED to change its determination, CSI's application to be recertified may be approved to allow the institution to regain its ability to receive program funds.