Louisiana Proprietary School Certificate Bond When a school applies for its initial license, the application must be accompanied by a school bond or certificate of deposit in the amount of $10,000. Secondly, each school must contribute to the “Student Protection Fund”. These two protective features are not to be used for purposes other than the protection of enrolled students in the event of a school closure and the students are unable to receive their remaining instruction at another school at no cost. The student is responsible for filing a claim with the proprietary schools section should he/she be unable to complete his/her education. Applying for a refund of tuition losses is not automatic; it is a lengthy, complicated legal process, but, in verifiable instances, very worthwhile.