MAPCS News | May 2014
Keeping You Informed

Welcome New Member


MTTI Technical Training Institute

1241 Fall River Avenue

Seekonk, MA 02771

Phone: (508) 336-6611

Fax: (508) 336-8887

Sharon Ring, 

Admissions Director


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Mark Your Calendar


June 13, 2014
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Professional Development Seminars

ITT Technical Institute 
Wilmington, MA

More information coming soon.

Contact MAPCS

11 Robert Toner Blvd. 
# 234 

North Attleboro, MA  02763

Phone: 508-695-3919 

Fax: 508-232-6005


Catherine Flaherty
Executive Director


Victoria Ranko
Program Assistant


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Higher Education For All

APSCU recently launched, a gainful employment specific campaign site, to provide members and key stakeholders with the latest information on the proposed regulation. You can use the site for quick reference to the following types of information:

New Protections for Students of Private Occupational Schools Who Cannot Complete Courses Due to Military Service


On April 3, 2014, Governor Patrick signed into law An Act Relative to Veteran's Allowances, Labor, Outreach, and Recognition, also known as "VALOR Act II."  Included within this new law is a provision that protects students enrolled in private occupational schools, or post-secondary academic courses at a public or private institution of higher education, from incurring academic or financial penalties as a result of performing military service.  Specifically, where a student is unable to complete an academic course because that student is called to, or enlists in, active duty, schools must allow that student the option of:


  • Completing the course at a later date without penalty; or
  • Withdrawing from the course with a full refund of fees and tuition paid. 

If a student chooses to complete the course at a later date and the course is no longer available upon the student's return, the student must be allowed to complete a replacement course for equivalent credit without penalty.  If a student chooses to withdraw from the course, the student's record must reflect that his or her withdrawal is due to active duty military service.


This provision of VALOR Act II is now in effect, and can be found in the General Laws at M.G.L. c. 15A 43(a). Thank you for your attention to this matter. 


A copy of this notice may also be found on DPL's website for Occupational Schools: