Symposium University is a nonprofit, religious, educational institution owned by University Church.
Symposium University is accredited by The American Positive Psychology Association. The AMPPA is recognized by the U. S. Department of Education. Neither Symposium University nor AMPPA participates in any federal student loan programs and therefore neither institution is listed on the U. S. Department of Education website.
The U. S. Department of Education considers all accrediting bodies as equal and favors none!
We are opposed to federal student loan programs because they allow traditional colleges and universities to over-charge students. These students do not realize how difficult these loans will be to pay back upon graduation. Federal student loan programs are a kind of predatory lending by the U. S. government.
Symposium University tuition is a fraction of the tuition charged by traditional colleges and universities so loans are generally not necessary to afford the tuition!
Symposium University is exempt from government regulation pursuant to the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and religion. There is a wall of separation between church and state. This constitutional principle was affirmed in a 2007 Texas Supreme Court decision that prohibited the State of Texas from regulating religious education.