ACCLAIM EDUCATION has approval to operate in California and Nevada.
In California, ACCLAIM EDUCATION is approved to operate by the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE).
In Nevada, ACCLAIM EDUCATION is approved to operate by the Commission on Postsecondary Education (CPE).
Both California and Nevada require all other approved schools – including ACCLAIM EDUCATION – to describe their refund policies in very precise language. The following refund policies have been approved by California and Nevada.
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The State of California has approved the following refund policy.
A student has the right to cancel a program of instruction, without any penalty or obligations, through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh calendar day after enrollment, whichever is later. After the end of the cancellation period, a student also has the right to stop school at any time, and any student has the right to receive a pro-rata refund if he/she has completed 60% or less of the scheduled hours in his/her program through the last day of attendance. If the student has completed more than 60% of the period of attendance for which the student was charged, the tuition is considered earned, and the student will receive no refund.
Cancellation of a program may occur when the student mails or delivers a written notice of cancellation to The Coding Forum at the school’s main address. If the notice is mailed, cancellation is effective as of the date of the notice’s postmark.
The written notice of cancellation need not take any particular form and, however expressed, it is effective if it shows that the student no longer wishes to be bound by the Enrollment Agreement.
If the Enrollment Agreement is timely cancelled, then the school will refund the student any money he/she has paid, within 45 days after the notice of cancellation is received.
For the purpose of determining a refund under this section, a student shall be deemed to have withdrawn from a program of instruction when any of the following occurs:
- The student notifies the school of his/her withdrawal.
The school terminates the student’s enrollment for failure to maintain satisfactory progress, failure to abide by the rules and regulations of the school, excessive absences, and/or failure to meet financial obligations to the school.
The student has failed to attend classes for four consecutive school days.
The student fails to return from a leave of absence.
To determine the refund amount, the date of the student’s withdrawal shall be deemed to be the last date of recorded attendance. The amount owed equals the hourly charge for the program (total institutional charge divided by the number of hours in the program), multiplied by the number of hours scheduled to attend prior to withdrawal. To determine when the refund must be paid, the student shall be deemed to have withdrawn at the end of one week (seven consecutive calendar days).
If any portion of the tuition was paid from the proceeds of a loan or third party, the refund shall be sent to the lender, third party or, if appropriate, to the state or federal agency that guaranteed or reinsured the loan. Any amount of the refund in excess of the unpaid balance of the loan shall be paid to the student.
The State of Nevada has approved the following refund policy. The refund policy adheres to NRS 394.449, which is quoted below.
- Each postsecondary educational institution shall have a policy for refunds which at least provides:
- That if the institution has substantially failed to furnish the training program agreed upon in the enrollment agreement, the institution shall refund to a student all the money the student has paid.
- That if a student cancels his or her enrollment before the start of the training program, the institution shall refund to the student all the money the student has paid, minus 10 percent of the tuition agreed upon in the enrollment agreement or $150, whichever is less.
- That if a student withdraws or is expelled by the institution after the start of the training program and before the completion of more than 60 percent of the program, the institution shall refund to the student a pro rata amount of the tuition agreed upon in the enrollment agreement, minus 10 percent of the tuition agreed upon in the enrollment agreement or $150, whichever is less.
- That if a student withdraws or is expelled by the institution after completion of more than 60 percent of the training program, the institution is not required to refund the student any money and may charge the student the entire cost of the tuition agreed upon in the enrollment agreement.
- If a refund is owed pursuant to subsection 1, the institution shall pay the refund to the person or entity who paid the tuition within 15 calendar days after the:
- Date of cancellation by a student of his or her enrollment;
- Date of termination by the institution of the enrollment of a student;
- Last day of an authorized leave of absence if a student fails to return after the period of authorized absence; or
- Last day of attendance of a student,
- Books, educational supplies or equipment for individual use are not included in the policy for refund required by subsection 1, and a separate refund must be paid by the institution to the student if those items were not used by the student. Disputes must be resolved by the Administrator for refunds required by this subsection on a case-by-case basis.
- For the purposes of this section:
- The period of a student’s attendance must be measured from the first day of instruction as set forth in the enrollment agreement through the student’s last day of actual attendance, regardless of absences.
- The period of time for a training program is the period set forth in the enrollment agreement.
- Tuition must be calculated using the tuition and fees set forth in the enrollment agreement and does not include books, educational supplies or equipment that is listed separately from the tuition and fees.