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CONSUMER INFO

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1. Cost of Attendance & Gainful Employment (GE) Disclosures

Select from one of the following programs:

 

2. Net Price Calculator

For estimated net price information (click here)

 

3. College Navigator Site

http://www.collegebound.net

 

4. Student Body Diversity

Female Full-Time Federal Pell Grant Recipients out of 166 total recipients

Ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino 33%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4%
African American 18%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 3%
White 35%
Two or More races 2%
Unknown 4%
Male Full-Time Federal Pell Grant Recipients out of 166 total recipients

Ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino .03%
Asian .03%
White .03%

 

5. Obtaining Title IV Aid - Financial Aid Page

To obtain Title IV financial Aid, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. By obtaining a pin number at www.FSAid.ed.gov you can electronically sign your application and send it to our Financial Aid Department by entering our six digit school code. (013232)

Financial need is based on:

1. Cost of Attendance
2. Expected Family Contribution
3. Financial Need

Steps to obtaining title IV funds:

1. Obtain an FSA User ID: https://fsaid.ed.gov
2. Complete the FAFSA application: https://fafsa.ed.gov
3. Complete a Master Promissory Note http://studentloans.gov
4. Complete Entrance Counseling http://studentloans.gov

 

6. Entrance/Exit Counseling - Financial Aid Page

Entrance Counseling is to be completed prior to class start date at http://studentloans.gov.

To download the Entrance Counseling Guide (click here) or visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/next-steps/entrance-counseling for more information.

Exit Counseling

Upon Completion or Withdrawal from course, students must complete exit counseling at http://www.studentloans.gov

To download the Exit Counseling Guide (click here)

Written entrance and exit counseling is also available during enrollment for those who cannot complete the online versions.

 

7. Title IV Code of Conduct

The Higher Education Opportunity Act conditions the eligibility of educational institutions to participate in Title IV programs on the development of and compliance with a code of conduct prohibiting conflicts of interest for its Financial Aid personnel [HEOA § 487(a)(25)]. Academy of Hair Design employees are required to comply with this code of conduct.

• We shall not share revenue with any lender
• We shall not receive gifts from any lender
• We shall not engage in contracting arrangements with any lender
• We shall not assign a first time borrower to a lender of our choice
• We shall not refuse or delay certification based on student’s choice of lender
• We shall not request, accept, or offer any funds to be used for private education loans
• We shall not request or accept and funding for staffing purposes
• Any staff member employed in financial aid, and/or members of advisory board shall not accept anything of value from lenders or guarantors, with the exception of reimbursement for reasonable expenses

 

8. Private Loan Conduct/TILA-Self Certification

Academy of Hair Design does not currently offer Title IV FFELP loans, therefore, we do not have preferred lender arrangements or a preferred lender list. Students can borrow or choose any lender for financial aid assistance. All Title IV loans are generated through the Federal Direct Loan Servicing Center.

Academy of Hair Design also offers flexible in house private financing for any student that applies to the school

• This program shall be made available to all interested students
• Interest rates on all in house financing shall be a fixed rate based on a 12 month period
• Truth in Lending documentation shall be furnished to all participating students.
• Self-Certification documentation shall be furnished to all participating students. To obtain a Self-Certification form (click here).

 

9. State Grant Assistance

The State of Nevada offers no grant assistance at this time.

 

10. FERPA Policy & Student’s Right to Privacy

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. Please (click here) for information regarding student and institutional rights.

Also See (FERPA General Guidance for Students)

Student’s Right to Privacy

Students (or parents, if student is a dependent minor), may have access to the student's educational cumulative records, including counseling reports, attendance reports, and progress reports. This may be arranged by the school office manager. The school will provide interpretation of student's files upon request. Copies of any material requested by the student will be provided @ the rate of twenty five cents per copy.

Students are not entitled to inspect the financial records of their parents. Written consent is required before educational records may be disclosed to third parties with the exception of accrediting commissions or governmental agencies so authorized by law.

Prior to publishing “Directory Information” for either the student or guardian , such as name, address, phone number, e-mail addresses of student, date and place of birth, major course of study, dates of attendance, awards received, graduation date, previous schools attended, the student or guardian can deny the authority to publish one or more of the items.

Providing e-mail addresses indicates your consent to receive e-mailed information from Academy of Hair Design (AHD). E-mails received from AHD will have a provision to opt-out.

Providing your cell phone number and/or telephone number indicates your consent to receive text based messages and/or voice messages from Academy of Hair Design (AHD). Depending on the terms of your cell phone calling plan, you may incur a charge for receiving text messages.

 

11. Facilities & Administrative and Faculty Staff

Location

Academy of Hair Design
5191 W. Charleston Blvd. Ste. 150
Las Vegas, NV 89146

Staff

Sandy Dunham Owner & Director
John Grieco Chief Executive Officer
Carol Garrett Manager & Financial Aid Director
Kira Shaffer Career Planner
Crystal Walker Career Advisor & Financial Aid Officer
Lori Grieco Career Co-ordinator
Jeanne Orf Educator/Client Co-ordinator
Darcy Camera Educator/Clinic Co-ordinator
Mark Dorian Educator/Evaluator Co-ordinator
Donna Nelson Educator
Shimiaka Chadwick Educator
Amy Meccariello Educator
Susie Heckathorn Educator
Cecely Rogers Educator
Daphne Balsas-Tounis Educator
Deborah Deschene Educator
Kimberly Cuadra Educator
Stephanie Coulon Educator
Brandi Semrad Purchasing Agent

 

12. Withdrawal and Tuition Refund Policy

1. An applicant not accepted by the school shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid less the $25 application fee.

2. If a student (or in the case of a student under legal age, his/her parent or guardian) cancels his/her enrollment and requests his/her money back in writing, within three business days of signing the enrollment agreement or contract, all monies collected by the school shall be refunded. The cancellation date will be determined by the postmark on the written notification, or the date said information is delivered to the school administrator/owner in person. This policy applies regardless of whether or not the student has actually started training.

3. If a student cancels his/her enrollment after three business days after signing but prior to entering classes, he/she shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid to the school less a registration or enrollment fee of $125.00.

4. Official cancellation or withdrawals shall use the cancellation date of the post mark date on written notification, or the date said information is delivered to the school administrator/owner in person.

5. There will be a withdrawal or administrative fee of $100 charged to any student who withdraws or otherwise discontinues their course once instruction has begun.

6. Students that do not return from an approved leave of absence shall use the expiration date of approved LOA OR the date student notified the institution that he/she will not be returning; whichever date is earlier, is the official withdrawal date.

7. In the event the student is expelled, the actual date of expulsion is the official withdrawal date.

8. If a course is canceled subsequent to a student’s enrollment, but prior to actual start of training, the school shall at its option, provide a full refund of all monies paid or provide completion of the course.

9. Any monies due to the applicant or student shall be refunded within thirty days of formal cancellation by the student or formal termination by AHD, which shall occur no more than thirty days from the last day of physical attendance. AHD shall be entitled to all actual and reasonable costs of collection, including reasonable attorney fees in the event of any default hereunder as permitted by law.

10. If the school is permanently closed and no longer offering instruction after a student is enrolled, the student shall be entitled to a pro-rata refund of tuition pursuant to Nevada Law, Academy of Hair Design has posted a Surety Bond with the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology for the sole purpose of ensuring student protection in the event of closure.

RETURN OF TITLE IV:

For students receiving Title IV financial aid, any unearned financial aid must be returned to the Department of Education or to the Federal Stafford or parent’s Federal Plus loan lenders. Aid is earned in proportion to the number of hours achieved prior to the student’s complete withdrawal. The school must calculate, according to a specific formula the percentage of total scheduled financial assistance that the student has earned and is therefore entitled to retain. If a student received (or the school receives on the students behalf) more assistance than they earn, the unearned funds must be returned. Students who have not completed the verification process are ineligible to receive any financial aid. This policy does not affect the student’s charges. The school’s refund policy will be used to determine the reduction, if any, in the student’s tuition and fees. The student is responsible for paying any outstanding charges to the school. If the student has received personal payments of Title IV aid, he/she may be required to return the aid to the applicable program.

For any student who enrolls and begins classes, the following schedule of tuition adjustment is authorized: (Kit & books are non-refundable items)


0.01 to 4.9% 20% 15% to 24.9% 45%
5% to 9.9% 30% 25% to 49.9% 70%
10% to 14.9% 40% 50% and over 100%

 

13. Transfer of Credit

Students transferring with hours from other cosmetology schools must present certification from the state board of cosmetology; credit given will be based on when the previous training ended.
Hours that were accumulated within the past 12 months: full credit will be granted.
Hours that were accumulated from the past 13 months through 48 months will be granted 75% of the previous hours.
Hours that were accumulated past 4 years, no credit will be given.
VA students must present transcripts from any and all previous training taken. Transcripts can be obtained from the following websites:

 

14. Copyright Materials & Infringement

It is Academy of Hair Design’s policy to comply with all Nevada copyright laws. The unauthorized use of works under copyright is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to: Text Books, Catalogs, Manuals, Periodicals, as well as file sharing between peers. Punishment for such proven acts may include student and/or employee termination. Violators may also be subject to sanctions under Nevada State and Federal laws of copyright infringement.

 

15. Campus Safety and Security Reports

Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA): Policies, Reporting, Warnings and Notifications.

 

16. Emergency Response & Evacuation

Please see Academy of Hair Design’s Emergency Response and Evacuation Plan located in our Student Hand Book.

Downloadable version of Student Catalog & Handbook coming soon!

 

17. Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention

Standards of Conduct

The Drug and alcohol Abuse Prevention Program policy applies to all students and all employees. The unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol are strictly prohibited at this institution. This includes all forms of alcohol, beer, wine and distilled spirits. Recreational drugs include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, methamphetamines, depressants, stimulants and ecstasy. Please refer to the campus crime report for further information.

Institutional Sanctions

The institution will notify these students or employees in writing if the institution becomes aware of any violation of this policy.

Staff and students who violate these standards of conduct subject themselves to disciplinary action. Upon notification of a violation, disciplinary action will take place with 30 days. Disciplinary action rages from a letter of admonishment, suspension from school or work, and/or enrollment into a rehabilitation program to termination from school or employment.

Legal Sanctions (Federal, State and Local)

There are numerous legal sanctions under local, state and federal laws which can be used to punish violators. Penalties can range from suspensions, revocation and denial of a driver’s license to 20-50 years imprisonment at hard labor without benefit of parole. Property may be seized. Community services may be mandated.

In addition, Federal, State and Local Sanctions may be enforced.

 

18. Vaccination Policy

Academy of Hair Design does not require vaccination records for admission into our programs.

 

19. Voter Registration

Please see Academy of Hair Design's administration for voter registration.

 

20. Services for students with disabilities

Reasonable Accommodations Policy: Any potential student with a valid and documented disability is responsible for disclosing their disability to an Admission Advisor prior to enrollment. Academy of Hair Design may request disability documentation and/or a doctor’s release prior to enrollment. After reading our policy found in our catalog, students can make their reasonable accommodations request in writing to Academy of Hair Design’s Administration Office. All written requests are subject to review and must be agreed upon by both parties prior to enrollment. It is important to provide all the necessary documentation in order to establish an appropriate accommodations plan.

Physical Demands

Physical demands of the cosmetology profession include, but are not limited to: working on your feet, standing for long periods of time in one location, having emotional control, repetitive motor skills, and can require long hours for the beginning or experienced cosmetologist.


Cosmetologists are required to stand about 75 percent of the time. Cosmetologists must lean forward, stoop, bend and twist. Standing and leaning over clients is a common position when washing a client’s hair or administering a facial.

A cosmetologist's hands are frequently exposed to water and cleansing. The back experiences significant stress during the course of a cosmetologist's day. Back stress intensifies during hair treatments, which must be performed in steps.

Cosmetology tools can cause cuts and other injuries, so it's important that a cosmetologist have reasonably good vision so she can handle the tools safely. Dexterity to grasp scissors, razors and small make-up tools is important.


Handicap Accessibility

Academy of Hair Design is in accordance with the ADA regulations for small businesses. We are equipped with handicap accessible restrooms, entrance ramps and parking. There are no special services offered to handicap students.

 

21. Graduation Rates, On-time Completion Rates & Placement Rates

For rates based on the 2014 Calendar Year please click on the links below:

Cosmetology - on-time completion 77%, Graduation rate 71%, Placement Rate 80%
Hair Design – on-time completion 56%, Graduation rate 73%, Placement rate 91%
Aesthetics – on-time completion 77%, Graduation rate 87%, Placement rate 64%
Nail Technology – on-time completion 86%, Graduation rate 91%, Placement rate 68%

 

22. Title IX - Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy

Academy of Hair Design (AHD), is committed to providing a safe educational environment which is free of violence, harassment and discrimination. Therefore, in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”), along with its amendments made pursuant to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (“VAWA”), AHD has adopted strict policies regarding these matters.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

AHD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Questions regarding non-discrimination policies can be referred to your school’s Title IX Coordinator at 702-878-1185 or via email at titleix@ahdvegas.com.

Prohibited Conduct

AHD strictly prohibits sexual or other unlawful harassment or discrimination as well as sexual violence as defined above. Sexual or other unlawful harassment or discrimination includes any verbal, physical, or visual conduct based on sex, race, age, national origin, disability or any other legally protected basis if:

1. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s education or employment;
2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for decisions concerning that individual’s education or employment; or
3. It creates a hostile or offensive environment, which means the alleged conduct is sufficiently serious to limit or deny a student’s ability to participate or benefit from the student’s education program.

Unlawful harassment or discrimination may include racial epithets, slurs and derogatory remarks, stereotypes, jokes, posters or cartoons based on race, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or other legally protected categories.

Sexual harassment is conduct based on sex, whether directed towards a person of the opposite or same sex, and may include explicit sexual propositions, sexual innuendo, suggestive comments, sexually oriented “kidding” or “teasing”, practical jokes, jokes about or displays of obscene printed or visual material, questions about sexual fantasies, preferences or history, and physical contact such as patting, pinching, or intentionally brushing against another person’s body. Gender-based harassment, including acts of verbal, nonverbal or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility based on sex or sex-stereotyping are strictly prohibited, even if those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

Complaint/Grievance Procedure

If you believe that you have experienced or witnessed harassment or sexual violence, notify your instructor, supervisor, Executive Director, Human Resources, or management as soon as possible after the incident. Do not allow an inappropriate situation to continue by not reporting it, regardless of who is creating the situation. Also, it is important to preserve any evidence that may assist in proving that an alleged criminal offense occurred or that may be helpful in obtaining a protection order. No employee, contract worker, student, vendor, or other person who does business with the School is exempt from the prohibitions in this policy. In order to facilitate the investigation, your complaint should include details of the incident or incidents, names of the individuals involved and names of any witnesses.

Following an alleged offense, victims will be provided with written information on their rights (Victim’s Rights form) and options for, and available assistance in, changing academic and working situations. AHD will make these accommodations if the victim requests them and if they are reasonably available, regardless of whether the victim chooses to report the crime to local law enforcement. Students have the right to request the reasonable academic accommodations through the Director. Accommodation requests will be handled via the Title IX Coordinator.

Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator has the responsibility of overseeing all Title IX related activities, complaints and investigations. The Title IX Coordinator, or Deputy Title IX Coordinator, can be reached at:

Academy of Hair Design
5191 West Charleston Blvd. #150
Las Vegas, NV 89146
702-878-1185
Email: titleix@ahdvegas.com

Investigation of Complaints

In response to all complaints, AHD promises prompt and equitable resolution through a reliable and impartial investigation of complaints, including the opportunity for both parties to present witnesses or other evidence. The time necessary to conduct an investigation will vary based on complexity but will generally be completed within sixty (60) days of receipt of the complaint. AHD shall maintain confidentiality for all parties to the extent possible, but absolute confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. In cases where a student does not give consent for an investigation, AHD will weigh the student’s request for confidentiality against the impact on School safety to determine whether an investigation must proceed. Complainants should be aware that in a formal investigation due process generally requires that the identity of the charging party and the substance of the complaint be revealed to the person charged with the alleged harassment.

The preponderance of the evidence standard will apply to investigations, meaning AHD will evaluate whether it is more likely than not that the alleged conduct occurred. Both parties will receive written notice of the outcome of the complaint.

During the investigation, AHD will provide interim measures, as necessary, to protect the safety and well being of students and/or employees involved.

If AHD determines that unlawful harassment or sexual violence has occurred, immediate appropriate corrective action will be taken in accordance with the circumstances involved, and AHD will take steps to prevent the recurrence of any harassment or discrimination. Any employee determined by AHD to be responsible for unlawful harassment or discrimination will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination. Remedies for student-related claims may include, but are not limited to, an order to stay away, suspension, or expulsion.

To initiate a criminal investigation, reports of sexual violence should be made to “911” or local law enforcement. The criminal process is separate from the School’s disciplinary process. To the extent that an employee or contract worker is not satisfied with the School’s handling of a harassment or discrimination complaint, he or she may also contact the appropriate state or federal enforcement agency for legal relief.

Retaliation Prohibited

AHD will not retaliate against anyone for filing a complaint, and will not tolerate retaliation by students or employees. If you believe you have been retaliated against, you should promptly notify the Title IX Coordinator.

Reporting Requirements

Victims of sexual misconduct should be aware that School administrators must issue timely warnings for incidents reported to them that pose a substantial threat of bodily harm or danger to other members of the campus community. AHD will make every effort to ensure that a victim’s name and other identifying information is not disclosed, while still providing enough information for community members to make safety decisions in light of the danger. AHD reserves the right to notify parents/guardians of dependent students regarding any health or safety risk, or a change in student status.

 

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