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ABC Adult School

Cuesta Campus

12254 Cuesta Drive

562.229.7960

finaid@abcadultschool.com

Cabrillo Campus

20122 Cabrillo Lane

562.809.9011

finaid@abcadultschool.com

  1. Basic Financial Aid Information
  1. Academics
  2. Financial Aid Application Process/Award Determination
  3. Net Price Calculator
  1. General School Information
  1. Cost of Attendance
  2. Refunds
  3. Withdrawals: Requirements and Procedures
  4. Return to Title IV
  5. Accreditation
  6. Leave of Absence
  1. Financial Aid Office
  1. Contact Info
  2. Information Availability
  1. Security/Drug/Crime Information
  1. Annual Safety Report

Academics

Earn a Career Path Technical Diploma by taking a prescribed number of professional courses directed to specific careers. The Career Path Technical Diploma is designed to verify to business and industry that you have the skills required for entry-level positions. The ABC Adult Education Program is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and the Council on Occupational Education (COE), and exclusively employs State of California certificated teachers

  • The order of the classes is the suggested sequence. Some classes may be taken concurrently
  • When the Career Program core classes are completed, additional classes may be added if time permits.
  • To qualify for a certificate, students must get a passing grade of 70% or better and attend class according to the course syllabus (at least 80% of the scheduled time).
  • Not all classes are offered each nine-week session.
  • Most Career Programs can be completed in 12 months or less by most full-time students.
  • Certain certificates over 6 months old may require a basic test to ensure skills are current prior to issuance of Career Technical Diploma (Keyboarding and Data Entry).
  • Students without a high school diploma or a GED will receive a Certificate of Proficiency in lieu of the Career Technical Diploma.
  • Students must meet all the general admission requirements for ABC Adult School as stated on our website.
  • Students must meet the requirement of keyboarding at 40 words per minute before graduation.
  • Students must meet certain individual requirements set forth for each program. These requirements may be found on our website in the Program of Study Data Sheet.

OUR PROGRAMS

Accreditation 


ABC Adult School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

11590 West Bernardo Court, Suite 120

San Diego, CA 92127-1602

Phone 951 693-2550

Fax 951 693-2551

Email mailsocal@acswasc.org

ABC Adult School is fully accredited with COE – The Council on Occupational Education.

7840 Roswell Road

Building 300, Suite 325

Atlanta, GA 30350

Telephone (Local): 770-396-3898

WASC Self-Study Report 2017
COE Self-Study Report 2015
WASC Midterm Report 2014

Admissions

Admissions Policy

ABC Adult School enrolls students from a schedule posted on the campus website and at the campuses.

All students wishing to enroll must have completed any appropriate assessments, finished the application process and paid applicable fees. Students may enroll in a particular course online from the website or in person during the enrollment windows published in the school calendar. Anyone interested in attending ABC Adult School should visit or call for the schedule of academic assessments and the general orientation. Students are not officially enrolled in a pathway until they receive an official letter from ABC Adult School.

Services for students include admissions and registration assistance, career information, aptitude and academic assessment, financial assistance, and job placement information. Students must be at least 18 years of age (unless otherwise specified), possess interest in career education for employment purposes, and have the basic skills necessary to achieve success in the career certificate program or course chosen. Completion from high school with a diploma or its recognized equivalent, such as a High School Equivalency exam (GED, HiSET, TASC).

Licensure and certification programs may require drug screenings, physical examinations or fees for liability or other insurance. Applicants are responsible for paying these costs. For additional admissions information, contact a counselor or advisor at ABCAS.

An applicant of a health science program that requires a clinical experience training component at a hospital, nursing home or other health care facility must submit to a Level I criminal background check and may be required to submit a Level II criminal background check as well as a drug screening test in some cases, in accordance with requirements set forth by The Joint Commission (TJC) and the Jessica Lunsford Act. The applicant is responsible for paying these costs even though the results may prevent enrollment in the career certificate program.

All centers comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1973 and strictly adhere to the nondiscrimination policy adopted by the School Board of ABC Unified School District. Reasonable accommodations can be made for special needs students.

Applicants having the interest and wanting to benefit from a career training program are accepted on a nondiscriminatory basis.

*Disclaimer: Courses subject to cancellation if enrollment is not sufficient.

Annual Safety Report

2017-2018 Annual Security Report Available Here

This report has been produced in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, and is available in electronic format at ​www.abcadultschool.edu​.  Hard copies are available at the ABC Adult School Main Office and Financial Aid Office. For more information regarding the Act, please click here:  ​https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-20/pdf/2014-24284.pdf


Campus Incidents/Crime Log 

Many crimes are not reported to the police. As such, by collecting data through established guidelines from other sources, ABC Adult School is able to obtain a more accurate count of crimes on campus and affiliated locations. A crime is reported when a witness, a victim, a third party or the offender, regardless of that person’s affiliation, brings it to the attention of law enforcement or a campus security authority. In turn, ABC Adult School discloses crimes in the statistical portion report regardless of whether the crimes have been investigated by the police, and of this regardless of whether a finding of guilt or responsibility has been assigned. ABC Adult School makes a good faith effort to obtain the statistics by requesting them, in writing, from non-police campus security authorities and allied law enforcement agencies. ABC Adult School relies on the information obtained, but is not responsible if the information is inaccurate or is not provided. ABC Adult School also gathers statistical information about fires at on-campus student housing facilities. The Campus Fire Marshal collects this information from a variety of sources including campus security authorities, fire department personnel, and other reporting parties.

Daily Crime Logs

The Daily Crime Log lists crimes reported to ABC Adult School staff for the previous 60 days. The information listed in the log includes the nature of the crime, general location, date/time occurred, disposition, and date reported. The Daily Crime Log is accessible from our website:

https://www.abcadultschool.edu/crime-log/

Any information pertaining to the Daily Crime Log that is older than the previous 60 days can be made available within two business days, upon request.

Career & Placement Services 

CAREER ASSESSMENT

Career Assessment is a systematic process of evaluating the career abilities, interests and aptitudes of the student in order to provide assistance in making informed decisions about a career choice. This free service is available to prospective or current students upon request in the CTEC office.

CAREER COUNSELING

Counselors and advisers are available to assist with program information and career counseling. Students may receive assistance in the areas of career development, testing, test interpretation, and third party agency sponsors.

Completion Rate 

Graduation Rates
In accordance with the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, each postsecondary educational institution must publish information regarding graduation rates as defined by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This graduation measure includes the cohort of full-time, first-time (FTFT) certificate-seeking undergraduate students and tracks their completion status at 150% of the normal time to complete all requirements of their program of study. A first-time student is defined as a student who has no prior postsecondary experience attending any institution for the first time at the postsecondary level. Data are collected on the number of students entering the institution as FTFT certificate-seeking post-secondary students in a particular cohort year. The graduation rates shown below represent students from. the 201617 cohort.

(COE Report: December 2017)
ABC Adult School is a nontraditional institution that caters to a wide variety of students, including many who have previously attended another institution of post-secondary education, and would not be classified as first-time students.

Contact Information 

Cuesta Campus
12254 Cuesta Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7960

Cabrillo Campus
20122 Cabrillo Lane
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 809-9011

Office Hours
Monday – Thursday
7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am – 3:30 pm


Office Hours
Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am – 3:30 pm


Copyright Infringement 


Any sharing of copyrighted material without proper licensing or permission from the owner/author/software manufacturer is prohibited by law, and is not condoned by ABC Adult School. Any students accused of copyright violation or infringement will be required to resolve matters on their own without involvement from ABC Adult School. Additionally, all students are subject to the ABC Unified School District Acceptable Use Policy and subject to disciplinary action should those policies be violated.


Acceptable Use Policy


Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws
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 visit the U.S. Copyright Office Web site, especially the FAQs section.

Cost of Attendance 

Office Assistant Program-720 clock hours

Full-time student

Length of Program

24 weeks/30 hours per week (3 quarters)

 

Tuition

$520

Fees

$335

Books/Supplies

$416

Room/Board

$9969

     Transportation & Personal/Misc

$3180

     Total per year (assuming 4 quarters):

$14420

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Administrative Assistant Program-900 clock hours

Full-Time student

     Length of Program

30 weeks - 30 hours per week.

Tuition

$640

Fees

$335

Books/Supplies

$1350

Room/Board

$9969

     Transportation & Personal/Misc

$3180

    Total per year (assuming 4 quarters):

$15474

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Accounting Clerk Program-756 clock hours

Length of Program for Full-Time student

 26 weeks - 30 hours per week

Tuition

$560

Fees

$335

Books/Supplies

$954

Room/Board

$9969

Transportation & Personal/Misc

$3180

Total:

$14998

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Medical Office and Billing Specialist Program- 990 clock hours

Length of Program for Full-Time student

33 weeks - 30 hours per week.

Tuition

$700

Fees

$335

Books/Supplies

$1505

Room/Board

$13292

Transportation & Personal/Misc

$4240

Total:

$20072

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Medical Assistant Program-952 clock hours

Length of Program for Full-Time student

32 weeks - 30 hours per week

Tuition

$1705

Fees

$335

Books/Supplies

$1134

Room/Board

$13292

Transportation & Personal/Misc

$4240

Total:

$20706

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Pharmacy Technician Program-874 clock hours

Length of Program for Full-Time student

29 weeks - 30 hours per week.

 

Tuition

$1665

Fees

$335

Books/Supplies

$1320

Room/Board

$9969

Transportation & Personal/Misc

$3180

Total:

$16469

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Web Design Program-810 clock hours

Length of Program for Full-Time student

27 weeks - 30 hours per week.

Tuition

$560

Fees

$335

Books/Supplies

$1061

Room/Board

$9969

Transportation & Personal/Misc

$3180

Total:

$15105

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Graphic Media Design Program-810 clock hours

Length of Program for Full-Time student

27 weeks - 30 hours per week

Tuition

$560

Fees

$335

Books/Supplies

$965

Room/Board

$9969

Transportation & Personal/Misc

$3180

Total:

$15009

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Animated Graphic Design Program-810 clock hours

Length of Program for Full-Time student

27 weeks - 30 hours per week

Tuition

$650

Fees

$335

Books/Supplies

$785

Room/Board

$9969

Transportation & Personal/Misc

$3180

Total:

$14919

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IT Technician Program- 868 clock hours

Length of Program for Full-Time student

29 weeks - 30 hours per week.

Tuition

$860

Fees

$335

Books/Supplies

$1670

Room/Board

$9969

Transportation & Personal/Misc

$3180

Total:

$16014

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Cosmetology Program- 1600 clock hours

Length of Program for Full-Time student

54 weeks - 30 hours per week.

Tuition

$3843

Fees

$585

Books/Supplies

$1571

Room/Board

$19938

Transportation & Personal/Misc

$6360

Total:

$32297


FERPA

Student Records, Directory Information and Privacy

According to the ABC Adult School (ABCAS) Policy, ABC Adult School shall assure that student records are maintained in compliance with applicable federal and state laws relating to the privacy of student records.


Any currently enrolled or former student of ABCAS has a right of access to any and all student records relating to him or her maintained by the ABCAS.

A school may disclose personally identifiable information without student consent to the
following parties:

  • School officials with legitimate educational interests
  • U.S. Comptroller General, U.S. Attorney General, U.S. Department of Education
  • State and local officials
  • Authorized organizations conducting educational research
  • Accrediting agencies
  • Alleged victim of a crime
  • Parent of a Dependent Student as defined by the IRS
  • Parent of a student under 21 regarding the violation of a law regarding alcohol or drug abuse


Our current FERPA policy may be downloaded here:
FERPA 2017-18

Financial Aid Application Process 

To begin the federal financial aid process, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at http://www.fafsa.gov.This is the first step in determining a student's eligibility for federal financial aid. Federal financial aid will be processed after submitting an application for admission and registering for courses in an eligible program.

Statement of Educational Purpose: The parent or student signing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) certifies the following: (1) use federal and/or state student financial aid only to pay the cost of attending an institution of postsecondary education, * (2) is not in default on a federal student loan or has made satisfactory arrangements to repay it, (3) does not owe money back on a federal student grant or has made satisfactory arrangements to repay it, and (5) will not receive a Federal Pell Grant from more than one school for the same period of time.

The parent or student signing the FAFSA agrees, if asked, to provide information that will verify the accuracy of the completed form. This information may include federal or state income tax forms filed or that are required to file. In addition, the parent or student certifies and understands that the Secretary of Education has the authority to verify information reported on this application with the IRS and other federal agencies. If the parent or student signs any document related to the federal student aid programs electronically using a personal identification number (PIN), username and password, and/or other credential, that person certifies that he or she is the person identified by the PIN, username and password, and/or other credential and has not disclosed that PIN, username and password, and/or other credential to anyone else.

If the parent or student purposely gives false or misleading information, he or she may be fined up to $20,000, sent to prison or both. * Federal aid funding is available only for those credits required to complete the student's primary program of study. Federal aid funding will cease once the maximum number of credits for the primary program have been completed. Federal financial aid may not be available for additional coursework in the pursuit of a concentration or otherwise, if not included within the requirements of the primary program of study.

 Basic Eligibility

Your eligibility depends on your Expected Family Contribution, your year in school, your enrollment status, and the cost of attendance at the school you will be attending. The financial aid office at your college or career school will determine how much financial aid you are eligible to receive.

  • The financial aid staff starts by deciding upon your cost of attendance (COA) at that school.
  • They then consider your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
  • They subtract your EFC from your COA to determine the amount of your financial need and therefore how much need-based aid you can get.
  • To determine how much non-need-based aid you can get, the school takes your cost of attendance and subtracts any financial aid you’ve already been awarded.

Cost of Attendance

Your COA is the amount it will cost you to go to school. Most two-year and four-year colleges will calculate your COA to show your total cost for the school year (for instance, for the fall semester plus the spring semester). Schools with programs that last a different period of time (for instance, an 18-month certificate program) might give you a COA that covers a time period other than a year.

If you're attending at least half-time, your COA is the estimate of:

  • Tuition and fees;
  • the cost of room and board (or living expenses for students who do not contract with the school for room and board);
  • the cost of books, supplies, transportation, loan fees, and miscellaneous expenses (including a reasonable amount for the documented cost of a personal computer);
  • an allowance for child care or other dependent care;
  • costs related to a disability; and/or
  • reasonable costs for eligible study-abroad programs.

Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

Your EFC is an index number that college financial aid staff use to determine how much financial aid you would receive if you were to attend their school. The information you report on your FAFSA is used to calculate your EFC.

The EFC is calculated according to a formula established by law. Your family's taxed and untaxed income, assets, and benefits (such as unemployment or Social Security) all could be considered in the formula. Also considered are your family size and the number of family members who will attend college or career school during the year. The EFC Formula guide shows exactly how an EFC is calculated.

Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Offenses

Your eligibility might be suspended if the offense occurred while you were receiving federal student aid (grants, loans, or work-study). When you complete the FAFSA form, you will be asked whether you had a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid. If the answer is yes, you will be provided a worksheet to help you determine whether your conviction affects your eligibility for federal student aid.

If your eligibility for federal student aid has been suspended due to a drug conviction, you can regain eligibility early by successfully completing an approved drug rehabilitation program or by passing two unannounced drug tests administered by an approved drug rehabilitation program. If you regain eligibility during the award year, notify your financial aid office immediately so you can get any aid you’re eligible for.

If you are convicted of a drug-related offense after you submit the FAFSA form, you might lose eligibility for federal student aid, and you might be liable for returning any financial aid you received during a period of ineligibility.

Leave of Absence

Leave of Absence Request Form

Leave of Absence must be filed at least 10 days prior to requested leave.

Students requesting a Leave of Absence (LOA) while enrolled at ABC Adult School must adhere to the policies and procedures established by the institution's administration.

  1. Students must apply in advance for a LOA unless unforeseen circumstances prevent the student from doing so.
  2. In addition; students receiving financial aid must understand and follow Federal Title IV Leave of Absence regulation as stated in accordance with (34 CFR 668.22(d)).
  3. Any student, including a student receiving Title IV financial aid, shall be considered for a Leave of Absence only under the following conditions:
  • Students may request a Leave of Absence if they are expected to be out from class for FOUR days or more and are under the care of a medical professional.
  • Students may request a Leave of Absence that lasts no more than 30 school days.
  • In the event a medical leave needs to be extended beyond the original approved leave, the total of the first and second LOA's may not exceed 180 days.
  • An additional petition for a Leave of Absence and medical verification will be required for a subsequent leave.
  • A subsequent Leave of Absence may not exceed 30 days and may be granted to the same student due to an unforeseen circumstance such as: military duty, jury duty or a circumstance covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA).

https://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/fmlaAmended.htm#SEC_102_LEAVE_REQUIREMENT


Net Price Calculator

Net Price is the amount that a student pays to attend an institution in a single academic year AFTER subtracting scholarships and grants the student receives. Scholarships and grants are forms of financial aid that a student does not have to pay back.

Net Price Calculator

Refunds and Withdrawal - R2T4

Program Refunds (students officially enrolled in a CTE program)
Students may withdraw at any time during a term.  Refund amounts will be determined by the formulas listed below whether or not the student is receiving financial aid.

We realize that outside circumstances may sometimes impact a student’s ability to complete the program of study. When a student stops attending all of his or her classes, depending on the circumstances, it may be classified as a “withdrawal,” or “dismissal” from the institution. For the purpose of charges assessed and financial aid eligibility listed below, a dismissal will be handled the same as a withdrawal from the Institution. Students who do not complete at least 60% of the hours of each pay period listed in the financial aid calendar,  must repay the unearned portion of all awarded aid. This unearned portion is based on the total number of hours scheduled to be completed and divided by the total hours in the pay period (Title IV Refund Process below). Students must repay the amount received as an overpayment. Students who owe repayments or overpayments are ineligible for additional Federal and/or State Aid. When learning of an over-award, ABC Adult School (“ABC Adult”)  will report the overaward to the funding source.

REFUND PROCESS
I. GENERAL
Federal Law regulations require that schools compute a student withdrawal refund calculation to determine the federal student aid & state aid earned by the student when he or she withdraws from a school either officially, or unofficially.
A. Official Withdrawal after commencement of classes
1. The date the student notifies ABC Adult School of withdrawal or
2. The date of withdrawal, whichever is earlier.
B. Unofficial Withdrawals after commencement of classes
1. The beginning date of any start date, in which a student fails to start classes,
2. The first business day following 10 consecutive class days of absences or
3. The date when the school terminates the student’s enrollment.
C. Cancellations - Applicants not accepted by ABC Adult, or who cancel within 3 to 5 business days are entitled to a refund of all monies paid. Minus a $25 dollar registration fee.

II. INITIATING WITHDRAWAL PROCESS/TIMELINES
Schools are required to withdraw students from school within the guidelines indicated above in section (B) or as soon as the school determines that the student will not be returning. Withdrawal calculations are processed by the Financial Aid Counselor and sent to the Financial Aid office within 7 days of notification or withdrawal.
A. The withdrawal is initiated for any of the following occurrence:
1. Student’s failure to maintain satisfactory progress.
2. Student’s failure to follow attendance policy guidelines.
3. Student notifies school that they are withdrawing.
4. Student is dismissed from the program.
B. The individual at the campus who is responsible for updating the school’s computer system must change the student’s status to withdrawn. The following dates must match:
1. The effective date of change on the Student Status Change Form.
2. The date the student signs and dates the Student Status Change Form (if Applicable).
3. The computer system termination or drop date.
4. The date of determination for return of Title IV calculations. (This date must reflect the date the student was not eligible to continue, or the date the student notified the school they would not be returning).

C. The person/department responsible for initiating the drop completes the effective date of change on the Student Status Change Form. Copies of all Student Status Change Forms are given to the Student Accounts and Student Services Office. Both departments continue the paperwork. The office has 7 consecutive days from the date of determining the withdrawal to communicate to Student Services and Student Accounts department by paper.

III. FINANCIAL AID WITHDRAWAL PROCESS
The Financial Aid Counselor is responsible for handling all student status change forms received by the academic department. ABC Adult uses the Department of Education Template R2T4 form “Treatment of Title IV Funds When a Student Withdraws”. ABC Adult School certificate programs are measured in clock hours.
A. Review - The Financial Aid Counselor reviews the following Data on the Status Change Form for accuracy:
1. The number of clock hours the student has completed versus the computer system.
2. Verifies the student funding source (Federal, Institutional, etc.)

B. RT24 Completion – The Financial Aid Counselor completes the Refund Calculation form for all Title IV recipients. The R2T4 form is completed steps 1-10 according to the directions of the form and ensures that the following is completed correctly:
1. The net amount of Title IV funds disbursed, and what could have been disbursed for the payment period is multiplied by the percentage of the payment period completed. The result is the amount of “unearned” Title IV.
2. The earned aid is subtracted from the aid that was actually disbursed to or on behalf of the student.
3. The Institution will return the lesser of the total earned aid or the unearned institutional charges for the payment period.
4. If the R2T4 form requires a Title IV refund due by the school under “Step 6” of the RT24 form the Financial Aid Counselor completes award adjustments in the database system and exports the refund to COD.
5. Student Accounts, ensures that all refunds due are refunded to G-5 account.
6. The Financial Aid Counselor is responsible for providing copies of the R2T4 forms for all Title IV recipients to the Student Accounts department within 7 calendar days from the first day of receiving the status change form.

C. Post Withdrawal Disbursements - A Student who withdraws, or otherwise ceases attendance, has lost Federal Student Aid eligibility and generally may not receive further disbursements for the enrollment period. A post-withdrawal disbursement distinguishes payments made after a student loses eligibility, whereas Post-withdrawal disbursements is aid a student has “earned” based solely on the period of enrollment calculated on the Return of Title IV Funds Calculation (RT24) and must be disbursed within 90 days of the date of determination (withdrawal date). If the student is eligible to receive a post-withdrawal disbursement for the period of enrollment for which an R2T4 calculation was determined, the Financial Aid Counselor may only approve a post withdrawal disbursement for amounts indicated in the completed R2T4 calculation. To ensure the correct amounts are approved and disbursed, the Financial Aid Counselor provides copies to student accounts of the R2T4 post-withdrawal disbursement information with the disbursement Batch roster request.

IV. STUDENT ACCOUNTS WITHDRAWAL PROCESS
Institutional Drop Calculation - Student Accounts completes an Institutional drop calculation for all students, regardless of their funding. Identification is made if the student withdrew prior to the 60% point or after the 60% point of the program.

To determine the percentage of the payment period completed, the number of days attended in the payment period is divided by the total days in the payment period. Days are calendar days for purposes of this formula, and therefore include weekends and holidays. Only scheduled breaks of 5 days or more and approved leave of absences are excluded.
The percentage of federal student aid will be returned as “unearned” by the student if the withdrawal is prior to completing over 60% of their program. The portion of Title IV federal student aid earned by the student as of the withdrawal date is calculated on a prorated basis by comparing the total program hours to the total number of hours of class and/or lab time attended, or scheduled to have been attended prior to withdrawal. Federal Regulations state that the amount of the Title IV refund is based on the percentage of Title IV funds earned by the student at the time of withdrawal. In order to determine whether Title IV funds must be returned, the school must calculate the following:
A. Refunds of Unearned Aid - Student Accounts is responsible to complete all refunds of unearned aid back to the funding source in the following order as specified by law:
1. Pell Grant
2. Other sources.
B. Recording Refunds - Student Accounts Staff is responsible for the completion of the all necessary refunds and record the refunds to the student account ledger indicating the source and the refund amounts.

V. 45 DAY OR LESS TIMEFRAME
It is ABC Adult School’s policy that the timeframe from withdrawal date, to receipt of drop calculation at the student accounts department, be no longer than 15 days from the date of determination that the student withdrew. Adherence to this policy ensures refunds are processed in a timely manner. This is critical to the success of the school, as late refunds are the most serious audit finding by the U.S. Department of Education, and can cause serious liabilities for the school. Therefore, drops must be fully processed at the student accounts office by: 15 days from the date of determination that the student withdrew. The 15-day timeframe will allow student accounts to meet the 45 day timeframe policy per the U.S Department of Education. An Institution must return the amount of Title IV funds for which it is responsible as soon as possible, but no later than 45 days after it determines, or should have determined that the student withdrew.

Retention Rates

     In accordance with the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, each postsecondary educational institution must make available information regarding retention rates of certificate seeking first-time, full-time (FTFT) students entering the institution. Retention rate is a measure of the rate at which students persist in their educational program at an institution, expressed as a percentage. The table shown below is the percentage of FTFT certificate-seeking students from the previous fall who were still enrolled in the next fall.

(COE Report: December 2017)

Student Body Diversity

In accordance with the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, each postsecondary educational institution must make available information regarding student diversity. Data reported are for enrolled ABC Adult School students. Table below represents all enrolled students from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

Voter Registration

Voter Registration forms are located in the Cuesta Campus Main Office and in the Cabrillo Campus Office. Forms are available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean and Chinese. Online Voter Registration is also available at: http://registertovote.ca.gov/