REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES
A personal interview and visit to the school is required in order to enroll. The admissions representative will review the school’s catalog and evaluate the applicant qualifications and aptitudes during the interview.
Students must be above the compulsory age of high school or at least 16 years of age to apply for admission to Futura Career Institute and have a High school diploma, a General Education Development (GED) Certificate or equivalent.
Foreign students must have U.S Government authorization in order to enroll. If a student is from a foreign country that doesn’t have diplomatic relations with the United States and cannot provide proof of High School, he/she must sign an affidavit stating they did complete High School and the reason why they cannot obtain proof.
ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION PROCESS
- Student enrollment interview must be conducted at the school
- Complete the Admission application and submit required documents:
a) Proof of, age must be at least 16 years old.
b) Evidence of High School Diploma, or GED.
c) Foreign students must submit U.S Government legal status authorization
d) Proper Id.
- Explanation of Enrollment Agreement, signature, and policies and procedures of the school.
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS POLICY
The purpose of this policy is to establish a policy and related procedures for validating the high school diplomas for students enrolling in FUTURA CAREER INSTITUTE. This policy must be carefully followed by the admissions and financial aid departments.
Definition of a Diploma Mill: “An entity that: 1. Charges someone a fee and requires him/her to complete little or no education or coursework to obtain a degree, diploma, or certificate that may be used to represent to the general public that he has completed a program of postsecondary education or training; and 2. Lacks accreditation by an agency or association that is recognized as an accrediting body for institutions of higher education by the Secretary (pursuant to Part H, Subpart 2 of Title IV) or a federal agency, state government, or other organization that recognizes accrediting agencies or associations.”
To enroll in the Institution, a student must have a valid high school diploma or GED. This policy must be followed when the school has reason to believe that the copy of the high school diploma provided by the student for admissions is invalid or was not obtained from an entity that provides secondary school education. In those cases, the school must evaluate the high school diploma provided prior to acceptance into the Institution.
The Institution maintains an “unofficial” list of unacceptable high schools. The list is unofficial because an official list does not exist. This listing is maintained and updated by the Director of Admissions. The list is updated, anytime information is obtained and verified noting a high school should or should not be on the list of unacceptable high schools. Moreover, the Institution is encouraged to communicate with our peers and compare lists of valid high schools and update our list as necessary.
Futura Career Institute by the knowledge in foreign diploma denominations recognizes the equivalence to High School Diploma or GED as follows:
Foreign Diploma Equivalent
Bachiller Diploma High School Diploma
Pre-University Graduated High School Diploma
Technical School High school Diploma
Certification of Studies Finished High School Diploma
FOC (Faculty Worker Peasant) GED
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION PROCESS
- Introduction to faculty/staff.
- Explanation of Code of Conduct and Regulations.
- Explanation of student rights and responsibilities.
- Explanation of cancellation and refund policy.
- Explanation of student services available.
- Review of calendar.
- Explanation of academic policies.
- Explanation of office hours and school hours.
- Explanation of health and safety procedures.
CODE OF CONDUCT AND SCHOOL REGULATIONS
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that will reflect the integrity and professionalism of the School. Therefore, all students must adhere to the following rules and regulations. Any breach may subject a student to disciplinary action, which may include an immediate warning, probation, suspension or dismissal for any of the following reasons:
- Failure to fulfill the requirements of academic probation or attendance.
- Noncompliance with Enrollment Agreement in its entirety including failure to pay Tuition.
- No student will be allowed in the institution under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drugs and alcoholic beverages are not permitted on school premises and violators will be prosecuted and expelled from institution.
- Dangerous behavior to clients, fellow students, instructor, directors, and/or administrative staff will result in suspension
- Students are required to wear enclosed shoes and proper uniform for designated class. Violation will result in the student being sent home for the day.
- Lost uniform will result in $ 25.00 fee.
- Vandalism on school property will not be tolerated.
- No gum chewing is permitted on premises.
- Fourteen (14) unexcused absences.
- All student services must be approved by appropriate staff.
- Punctuality, integrity and quality is a must.
- The student is responsible for all personal belongings.
- No solicitations of any kind while on school premises.
- Sexual misconduct and/or sexual harassment will not be tolerated.
- Futura career Institute will not be responsible for any loss of student property.
- Providing false information or documentation.
- Cheating on exams.
- Abusive or foul language.
- Disrespectful, insubordinate, and unprofessional towards other students, staff and administration will not be tolerated.
- Futura Career Institute does not provide daycare.
Futura Career Institute is committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students. By providing awareness, prevention and education in the promotion of a school atmosphere in which bullying, harassment, and intimidation will not be tolerated.
Futura Career Institute expects students, staff visitors, and all other employees to conduct themselves appropriate keeping focus on education, safe school activities, and care of the facilities and equipment. The development of this atmosphere requires respect for self and others.
Any student, who believes he/she has been victim of hazing by another student or staff, should immediately report any alleged acts to school officials as outlined in the Code of Student Conduct.
This policy supplements the administrative and academic procedures of FCI and provides a grievance policy that ensures a just and reasonable process and fear treatment for faculty members. It is expected that the grievance procedure will only be initiated if a dispute cannot be resolved. Mediation shall be available at any stage of this process. A mediator will be assigned from the institute and both sides of the conflict will be heard. The mediation process should not be longer than a day unless necessary. Each individual brings their grievance form completed as evidence and support.
- Description of the events leading to the grievance.
- Description of grievance.
- Grounds for the grievance.
- Statement of remedy.
- Other supporting documents.
The mediator then shall arrange to consult with the School Director within 7 days. The two will review the case and render a fair and impartial decision. Note: if the School Director cannot serve then the Academic Director will assume the role of conducting and reporting recommendations to the President of the institute. The final report shall be submitted to the President within 14 days of the conclusion of the hearing and a copy delivered to the faculty member.
- Work areas will be kept clean at all times.
- Students are required to clean their work areas at the end of the day.
- Equipment will be returned to their designated supervisor.
- Trash will be disposed in designated containers.
- All equipment will be sterilized before and after use.
- School discipline must be enforced at all times.
- Suggestions are welcomed.
- All programmed tasks must be completed.
- All payments must be made punctually.
- No children or guests will be allowed during class time.
- Administrative office is for school related matters only.
- Students must attend all registered class on time.
- All admission documents become property of Futura Career Institute and are part of the student’s permanent record.
INSTITUTIONAL CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
Should a student be terminated or cancel for any reason, all refunds will be made according to the following refund schedule:
- All monies will be refunded if the Institution does not accept the applicant or if the student cancels within three (3) business day after signing the Enrollment Agreement and making initial payment.
- Cancellation after the third (3) business day, but before the first day of class, will result in a refund of all monies paid, except for $ 100.00 of the Registration Fee.
- Cancellation after attendance has begun, but prior to 50% completion of the scheduled hours/days of the payment period will result in Pro-rata refund. After the student attended 50% completion of the scheduled hours /days of the payment period the student has earned the total amount charged for the period and will result in no refund.
- The books and tool kits issued to the student become the property of the student and are not subject to the refund policy after the 3rd day of commencing the program. Tool Kits are not returnable due to state and local health laws.
- Withdrawal date: The withdrawal date for refund computation purposes is the last date of actual attendance by the students.
- Refunds will be made within thirty (30) days from termination or receipt of cancellation notice.
- If the student fails to attend ten (14) unexcused class days without an approved Leave of Absence, they will be withdrawn from the program. Refunds of unused tuition shall be made within thirty (30) days.
- The school reserves the right to dismiss a student for lack of satisfactory progress, failure to attend a minimum number of classes, non-payment of tuition, a breach in school rules and policies.
- The Definition of the first day class is the first day of physical attendance to the last day of physical attendance. In the event a program/class is cancelled a refund of all monies paid will be returned.
RETURN OF TITLE IV, HEA POLICY (R2T4)
When you apply for financial aid, you sign a statement that you will use the funds for educational purposes only. Therefore, if you withdraw before completing your program, a portion of the funds you received may have to be returned. Futura Career Institute will calculate the amount of tuition to be returned to the Title IV, HEA Federal fund programs according to the policies listed below.
RETURN TO TITLE IV FUNDS POLICY
This policy applies to students who withdraw officially, unofficially or fail to return from a leave of absence or dismissed from enrollment at Futura Career Institute. It is separate and distinct from the FUTURA CAREER INSTITUTE’S refund policy. (Refer to the institutional refund policy in our school catalog)
The calculated amount of the Return of Title IV, HEA (R2T4) funds that are required for the students affected by this policy, are determined according to the following definitions and procedures as prescribed by regulations.
The amount of Title IV, HEA aid earned is based on the amount of time a student spent in academic attendance, and the total aid received; it has no relationship to student’s incurred institutional charges. Because these requirements deal only with Title IV, HEA funds, the order of return of unearned funds do not include funds from sources other than the Title IV, HEA programs.
Title IV, HEA funds are awarded to the student under the assumption that he/she will attend school for the entire period for which the aid is awarded. When a student withdraws, he/she may no longer be eligible for the full amount of Title IV, HEA funds that were originally scheduled to be received. Therefore, the amount of Federal funds earned must be determined. If the amount disbursed is greater than the amount earned, and unearned funds must be returned.
The institution has 45 days from the date that the institution determines that the student withdrew to return all unearned funds for which it is responsible. The institution is required to notify the student if they owe a repayment via written notice.
The school must advise the student or parent that they have 14 calendar days from the date that the school sent the notification to accept a post withdraw disbursement. If a response is not received from the student or parent within the allowed time frame or the student declines the funds, the school will return any earned funds that the school is holding to the Title IV, HEA programs.
If you have questions about your Title IV program funds, you can call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FEDAID (1-800-433-3243). TTY users may call 1-800-730-8913. Information is also available on Student Aid on the Web at www.studentaid.ed.gov and our website www.futuracareerinstitute.net.
1. The School Director may, at their discretion, terminate the student prior to completion for
- Insufficient progress
- Failure to comply with school rules
- Failure to comply with the verification documented needed in order to complete the Financial Aid process within 30 days.
2. Special Cases: in case of illness, accidents, family problems or any other circumstances that may hinder the student’s training, the school may enter into a reasonable agreement with the acceptance of both parties.
3. The school reserves the right to cancel, make changes as to the class content, class schedule, unit textbooks, starting dates, etc. If changes are made by the school, there will be no financial penalty to the student.