Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. If financial assistance is needed, there are two types of grants that may be awarded. The Federal Pell Grant and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG). Grants do not have to be repaid.

Students wishing to apply for financial aid must submit the following forms in order to determine eligibility; a student must submit a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at The student will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) in approximately 4 weeks via mail. If the student wishes, the application can be sent electronically and an Electronic Student Aid Report (ESAR) will be received at the school in approximately 3 days. The ESAR will determine how much aid the student is eligible for, based on the information from the SAR and program the student is enrolled in.

Because students sometimes make errors on their applications, and or a student application is selected for verification Futura Career Institute has procedures for verifying the reported information by requesting additional information in writing from the student. The school must notify the student within one week of requiring any verification from the student in order to complete his/her financial aid. The student must submit to the school within 30 days all requested verification.

Individual and group advisement is provided throughout a student’s tenure at the school. Students are encouraged to seek advisement with instructors or with the school’s administration regarding academic, personal or any issues that may interfere with our training.

The Institute’s library is open from Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 10:00 pm.  The students are encouraged to expand their experiences by use of this facility in the area of professional books, magazines, computers and visual aids.

Futura Career Institute’s placement office assist its students in obtaining employment and provides assistance to all graduates in their quest for it. Services include employment listings, orientation, resumes, mock interview as well as referral and job assistance.  The service entails no charge and is available to all students.
Although the placement office will provide you with this guidance, the school does not guarantee employment to any student. You may also visit the websites below for employment listings:

Graduates of a Spanish-speaking program may encounter employment limitations due to the fact that most businesses requires fluency in the English language.

Futura Career Institute does not provide transportation; however, public transportation is readily available in the area.           

The Institution’s policy indicates that the student has a right to appeal a decision that can be prejudicial to his/her interest. A requirement of appeal must be done in writing and must be directed to the discipline committee that will also be in writing and will be a part of the student’s record.  The Executive Director will determine on the case and the decision will be final.  Students may refer their grievances if unsolved to the following address: The Commission for Independent Education 325 West Gaines Street Suite 1414 Tallahassee, FL32399-0400. Phone Number: (850)245-3200.Toll free number (888)224-6684. You may also visit

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement. Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S.
Copyright Office at

This school’s policy is consistent with Federal policy as to discrimination.  Futura Career Institute does not discriminate regardless of sex, age, origin, handicap, racial, religious, or social background; and no qualified applicant will be excluded from enrollment for any such discriminatory reason.  Regardless of graduation date or previous employment, the school does not guarantee employment.

INFORMATION DISCLOSURE (School Privacy Act 1974)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the Institute receives a request for access. A student should submit to the registrar, dean, head of the academic department, or other appropriate official, a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect.  The Institute official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.  If the records are not maintained by the Institute official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. A student who wishes to ask the Institute to amend a record should write the Institute official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the Institute decides not to amend the record as requested, the Institute will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s right to a hearing re­garding the request for amendment.  Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  3. The right to provide written consent before the Institute discloses personally identifiable information from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without con­sent.  The Institute discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.  A school official is a person employed by the Institute in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law en­forcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the Institute has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using Institute employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance com­mittee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educa­tion record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the Institute.
  4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the Institute to comply with the requirements of FERPA.  The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC  20202-5901

The school is not responsible for any lost or stolen personal equipment.  Students are encouraged to adequately identify through labeling or marking all theirs supplies and equipment.

You have the right to ask the school:

  1. The name of the associations, agencies or governmental bodies which license Futura Career Institute and its programs, and the procedures under which any current or prospective student may obtain or review upon request a copy of the document describing the schools licensing and accreditation.
  2. The cost of attending the institution, including; Tuition and fees, books, and supplies; estimates for transportation.
  3. The academic program of the institution; Educational and training program; the institution laboratory other facilities which relate to the academic program, the facility and other instructional personnel.
  4. A statement of the refund policy.
  5. The methods by which and locations in which students and prospective students may obtain the information concerning their rights.
  6. Availability of financial assistance including all federal, state, local private and institutional financial aid programs. The procedures and deadlines for submitting financial aid applications; Criteria used to select financial aid recipients; how is financial needs determined; how financial aid is awarded; and types and amounts of assistance in the financial aid package.The standards which the students must maintain in order to be considered to be making satisfactory academic progress.
  7. Special facilities and services provided to the handicapped.

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All students are required to wear a clean uniform.  The student will project the expected professionalism their future career will demand.

No eating, drinking or smoking allowed in the classrooms or clinic areas.  All students are expected to maintain all areas clean at all times. Additional information regarding Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program can be found in our website

All students are required to keep high standards of sanitation in their prospective stations, including shampoo bowl, mirrors, station, personal equipment and floor. Note: floors must be swept and sanitized after each service.

All students are responsible for their own equipment. Students must use personal and school equipment in a safe and professional manner.  Any damaged equipment will be reported immediately.

Programs at Futura Career Institute are offered in both English and Spanish. Courses in each of those languages are available in the day session and the evening session. Please speak with your admissions representative for details on program schedules for programs in Spanish and English. Courses whose content are taught in Spanish will be taught in that language only. All exams and projects will be conducted in Spanish. All courses whose content is taught in English will engage students only in English language materials, exams and all other assignments. At the time of admission, student’s language of instruction will be selected according to their first language. Completing a course or program in a language other than English may reduce employability where English is required.

Practical Services
All students are expected to perform services assigned to them.  Any Student, who refuses to perform a service, will be dismissed from class and will not be credited for that day. A valid medical excuse may be accepted if accompanied by a doctor’s certification

All payments must be made in accordance with the Enrollment Agreement subscribed between the school and the student.

The school operates on a continuous basis throughout the year; (Monday through Saturday) applicants who are approved will start classes on the next program start date following approval. The school reserves the right to change its schedule if they are in the best interest of the students.






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School’s Break for 2017-2018 will be from December 25, 2017 until January 1, 2018.
The school will not open for classes on the following Holidays:

- New Years                                                                              - Labor Day
- President’s Day                                                                      - Thanksgiving Day
- Good Friday                                                                           - After Thanksgiving Day
- Memorial Day                                                                         - Christmas Eve
- Independence Day                                                                - Christmas Day       


Standards of Academic Progress

Students are expected to meet specific standards of satisfactory academic progress while working toward a diploma at Futura Career Institute. Students will be evaluated for academic progress at the end of each payment period. The satisfactory academic progress policy measures two factors:


1. Qualitative Measure (Cumulative GPA)

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher for all hours (or credits) attempted to remain compliant with SAP Policy. This amounts to a “C” average. The grade of “W” has no effect on the student’s cumulative grade point average.

2. Quantitative Measure

Quantitative Measure (Credit Hour Progression)

In addition to the minimum cumulative grade average listed above (Qualitative Measure), students must also be progressing toward successful completion of the program within a maximum time frame not to exceed 150% of the published length of the program. The student must complete at least 67% of credit hours attempted each payment period to remain compliant with SAP Policy. Credit hour progression will be based on a cumulative total of attempted credits to earn. For example, a student enrolls for 14 credit hours the student is required to successfully complete a minimum of 9 credit hours (14 x 67% = 9) for the term.


Quantitative Measure (Clock Hour Progression)

In addition to the minimum cumulative grade average listed above (Qualitative Measure), students must also be progressing toward successful completion of the program within a maximum time frame. The maximum time frame for program completion may not exceed 150% of the published length of the program measured in clock hours completed. For example, if an academic program published length is 600 clock hours the maximum time frame to complete the program is 900 clock hours. A typical 600 hour program normally takes 30 weeks to complete. Futura Career Institute allows a maxi­mum timeframe of 45 weeks to complete the program, and students must complete at least 200 clock hours out of the 300 clock hours of each payment period.

The maximum allowable timeframe for receiving aid is equal to 150% of the length of the program. For example, if you are pursuing a program that requires 30 credits for graduation, you would reach the maximum timeframe at 45 credits attempted. The student will be withdrawn once it is determined that they have exceeded the allowable maximum time frame.

If you are a transfer student, your accepted transfer coursework will be counted in the maximum timeframe and hours that count toward the student’s current program will count as both attempted and completed hours.

SAP Terminology

“Attempted” means all credit hours/clock hours for which a student is enrolled and has attended after the drop/add date for class enrollment.

Successful completion of a course is defined as a passing grade. Grades of “W” (withdrawn), and “F” (failing), are not considered successful completion. A grade of “I” (incomplete) is not considered to be successful completion until the course has been completed and the new grade has been officially received and recorded.

A grade of “W” is given when a student drops from a course after it begins and they have attended.
An Incomplete “I” is a temporary grade which may be given at the instructor’s discretion to a student when illness, necessary absence, or beyond the student control, that will prevent completion of course requirements by the end of the payment period. Students will have 30 days from the payment period end date to complete course work. Otherwise, the grade will convert to an F.

Pass/fail grades count as both attempted and completed hours.

The Institution does not provide for proficiency credits, non-credit courses, and remedial courses, therefore are not considered part of the students satisfactory academy progress.

Repeat coursework

Students must successfully pass all courses to graduate from the Institution. Repeated courses are not eligible for Federal Financial aid (Title IV). The Institute allows a student to repeat a failed course and allow only the last grade to count in the grade point average. A failed course is a course in which a student received an “F”. The policy does not remove the previous grade, but eliminates the effect of that grade on the cumulative GPA by removing it from the computation. The repeated course will be included in the attempted credit hours/clock hours in calculating maximum timeframe to complete the course.

Categories of Academic Progress:

  1. SAP Warning - A student will be placed on SAP Warning at the end of a term for which the satisfactory academic progress standards outlined above have not been met. This status is only available for students making satisfactory academic progress in the prior term. A financial aid warning is valid for one term and allows the student to remain eligible for Title IV (financial aid) funds for one term. If after one term the student is again meeting satisfactory academic progress, the student will be removed from SAP warning.
  2. SAP Probation - A student will be placed on academic probation for not meeting the standards outlined above for a second payment period. A student placed on academic probation is ineligible for Title IV (financial aid) funds unless a successful appeal is filed with the school director. The student appeal must include the reasons for which the student failed to meet SAP and what has changed that will allow the student to make SAP at the next evaluation.  If the appeal is approved, the student will be allowed to remain on probation until the next payment period and regain eligibility for Title IV (financial aid) funds. As a result of a successful appeal, the student will be placed on an academic plan designed by an instructor that must be followed. If the student is meeting the requirements of the academic plan, the student is eligible to re­ceive Title IV aid as long as the student continues to meet those requirements and is reviewed according to the requirements specified in the plan. If after one term, the student is again meeting satisfactory academic progress, the student will be removed from SAP probation.
  3. Academic Suspension - A student will be placed on suspension for not meeting the academic standards outlined above after a term of probation and lose eligibility for Title IV (financial aid) funds as a result. 


Conditions for Reinstatement         

To be reinstated as a regular student after financial aid eligibility has been terminated, a student must retake previously failed courses so that the recalculated cumulated grade point average and maximum time frame levels meet or exceed the minimum requirements. Financial aid eligibility resumes only after student returns to satisfactory recalculated qualitative and quantitative standards.

Futura Career Institute is a quarter credit hour institution. However, for Financial Aid purposes due to Federal regulations disburses financial aid funds to the Cosmetology, Full Specialist and HD/Design Barber program in a clock hour bases. For financial aid purposes the Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technician and Electrical Technician program unit of credit is Quarter credit hour bases. The Commission for Independent Education/ Florida Department of Education and the Council on Occupational Education define credit hours as Ten (10) clock hours of theory equals 1 credit hour. Twenty (20) clock hours of lab/shop equals 1 credit hour, and thirty (30) clock hours of work-base activities equal 1 credit hour. The U.S. Department of Education comprises a period of sixty (60) minutes with a minimum of fifty (50) minutes of instruction in the presence of an instructor, and 25 hours of instruction equals one credit hour.

The Cosmetology, Full Specialist and HD/Design Barber program in a clock hour bases for The Commission for Independent Education/ Florida Dept. of Education, the Council on Occupational Education, and clock hour bases for the U.S. Department of Education. The Commission for Independent Education/ Florida Dept. of Education and the Council on Occupational Education recognize credits as comprising a period of sixty (60) minutes with a minimum of fifty (50) minutes of instruction in the presence of an instructor. The Commission for Independent Education/ Florida Dept. of Education and the Council on Occupational Education defines credit hours as Ten (10) clock hours of theory equals 1 credit hour. Twenty (20) clock hours of lab/shop equals 1 credit hour, and thirty (30) clock hours of work-base activities equal 1 credit hour. The U.S. Department of Education comprises a period of sixty (60) minutes with a minimum of fifty (50) minutes of instruction in the presence of an instructor equals one clock hour.

Academic Policy
An academic year is defined as 30 credits and 36 weeks for the Air Conditioning\Refrigeration Technician and Electrical Technician program, and for the Cosmetology, Full Specialist and HD/Design Barber program our academic year is defined as 900 hours (and 26 weeks) as per the U.S. Department of Education.

The school bases its grades on results by theory, clinic and practice, from written and practical examinations. The student’s professionalism and conduct are also taken into account.  The following is the academic value system the school uses for grading purposes:








4.0 points


80%- 89%


3.0 points




2.0 points

  Bellow Average



        1.0 points




 0.0 points




 0.0 points


Evaluation will be accomplished by a final exam on every course of instruction in the program. Cumulative G.P.A. (Grade Point Average) is computed by multiplying the grade received by the attempted credits, and then the total number is divided by the total number of credits attempted. Students will be given a copy of their progress report on every midpoint evaluation period. Records are maintained by the school on a permanent basis and if the school should close, the student files will be send to the Commission for Independent Education to be maintained.

The grades of theory, laboratory, and clinic are assigned based on tests and assigned work taking into consideration the level of the student’s application to theory and professional skills. We could require that a student repeat a service to obtain major skills and better him.

Futura Career Institute believe attendance is vital for a student and every effort should be made to maintain good attendance.
The students are responsible for their tardiness and absences. Attendance is take in a daily basis and instructors maintain weekly attendance records for each student. If a student is late more than 15 minutes after the start of a regularly scheduled class, he is considered late.  Late arrivals are excused at the discretion of the instructor.  After a student, has more than 4 late arrivals, he/she is referred to the Administration Office for counseling to determine what steps need to be made by the student and Administration to correct the situation.
If the student is unable to attend class, it is recommended they contact the school in advance to advise it. Absences due to medical reasons or for circumstances beyond the student’s control will be excused through the School’s office.  All other absences will be considered unjustified and could result in suspension or possible dismissal of the student. 
Please be advised that if a student misses more than 14 consecutive calendar days, they will be withdrawn from school and upon return would have to reapply for admission.

A leave of absence is a special permission given to a student under extreme circumstances to allow him/her to be absent from the school for a 180-day period.  The Leave of Absence has to be approved by the schools Director in writing, and the student will not be eligible to receive Federal financial aid assistance during the leave of absence period. The scheduled graduation will be extended for the time indicated.  If the student fails to return to school on the scheduled return day he/she will be terminated immediately. One Leave of Absence is permitted per school year.

The student has until their evaluation period mid-point to change any incomplete or failing grade. If not, any incomplete (I) grade will be changed to an (F), and any failed exam by mid-point is final, and the student grade point average will be re-calculated accordingly.
Cumulative G.P.A. (Grade Point Average) is computed by multiplying the grade received by the attempted credits, and then the total number is divided by the total number of credits attempted. Students will be given a copy of their progress report on every midpoint evaluation period.

Any student who is absent from class and does not take a test will take the test the very next day he/she attends class.

Any decision on the comparability of credits is at the sole discretion of the receiving institution. Students should not assume that any credits of any course maybe transferred to another institution.
Futura Career Institute will accept up to 75% of a students’ credit for previous training if compatible to what’s offered by the institution in preservation of the consumer with a passing score of a C according to our satisfactory policy grading scale. Students applying for advanced credit because of previous training must be tested and evaluated by the school with a passing grade of a “C” at a minimal according to our satisfactory progress grading scale.  The student must submit a transcript from their previous school documenting their hours and grades. If a student is from a foreign country and cannot provide a transcript, he/she must sign an affidavit stating the reason why they cannot provide said transcript. Futura Career Institute has no articulation agreement with any other educational institution.
The transferability of credits earned at Futura Career Institute will be determined by the receiving institution’s policy.  It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.
A transcript of the student’s record may be issued upon a student’s request or to his or her designate representative. Transcripts are maintained by the school in permanent fire proof cabinets.  If a student decides to transfer from one program to another they will be given credit for all credit hours earned as long as the program is related.


  1. Reimbursement and Cancellation Policies
  2. Satisfactory Progress
  3. School Rules and Regulations

Teachers will keep weekly progress records for each student which is then summarized in monthly progress report cards.  Students will receive copies of their progress report every evaluation/mid-point period.

In order to graduate a student must have completed the program of studies he or she enrolled within the specified time; average and attendance requirements outlined in the Satisfactory Progress Policy of the Institution and have completed all fiscal requirements and obligations with the school.

After the completion of the program, the student receives a diploma providing that the final examination is approved and all requisites and financial obligations with the institution have been met.

The school reserves the right to dismiss a student for failure to maintain satisfactory progress, excessive tardiness, breach of school rules and regulations or any cause the school deems necessary for the good of the school and/or the students.

The course numbering system uses a five or six digit alphanumeric identifier. The prefixes are characters that represent the type of course and the suffixes are numbers that represent the sequence in which they are taught.