SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): November 17, 2011
Apollo Group, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|4025 S. Riverpoint Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona||85040|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (480) 966-5394
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
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Section 8 Other Events
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On Thursday, November 17, Universidad de Artes, Ciencias y Comunicación (UNIACC), an arts and communications university based in Santiago, Chile owned and operated by an indirect majority-owned subsidiary of Apollo Group, Inc., was advised by the National Accreditation Commission of Chile that its institutional accreditation would not be renewed. UNIACC is seeking clarification and evaluating the circumstances pending receipt of the formal notice and detailed description of the basis for the action. UNIACC expects to appeal the decision. The loss of accreditation from the National Accreditation Commission would not impact UNIACCs ability to operate or confer degrees and would not directly affect UNIACCs programmatic accreditations. However, without this institutional accreditation, government scholarship and student loan programs would not be available to new students enrolled after a final adverse determination in the appeals process.
For Apollo Groups fiscal year ended August 31, 2011, UNIACC generated $27 million of revenue and experienced an operating loss of $13 million. Approximately 30% of UNIACCs revenue in fiscal 2011 was derived from some form of governmental assistance that would no longer be available to new students without the accreditation by the National Accreditation Commission.
Additionally, as of August 31, 2011, Apollo Group had recorded approximately $21 million of goodwill and intangible assets on its balance sheet related to UNIAAC. Apollo Group is assessing whether an impairment of UNIACCs assets has occurred, which impairment, if any, would be reflected in Apollo Groups fiscal 2012 first quarter financial results.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Apollo Group, Inc.|
|November 21, 2011||By:||/s/ Brian L. Swartz|
Name: Brian L. Swartz
Title: Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer