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GENERAL DISCLOSURES & CONSUMER INFO
Cosmetology and Esthetics Student Handbook/Catalog
Gainful Employment Disclosures
A vital part to any career training is job placement. Job placement preparation will begin prior to your graduation with interview and resume techniques. The school provides an information board, which includes current job openings. The school also has numerous local contacts and can provide assistance to those graduate students who are interested. We will also transmit any information to prospective employers to assist in your job search. Even though every effort will be made to assist in your career search, VskiCosmetology School cannot and does not guarantee placement. If any instructor, representative, or other employee of VskiCosmetology School tells you otherwise please inform the Director immediately in writing. Successful placement is based not only on educational achievements of each student, but also on his/ her desire to succeed, professionalism, and positive attitude.
Our School also invites salons/spas to our Career Days. These Career Days provide a means in which the current students can ask the salon/spa managers questions regarding employment opportunities. Many salons/spas set up times with our School Directors in order to interview our students who are about to graduate. This is an excellent opportunity for our students to provide the salon/spa manager with a resume that they had completed as part of their salon business requirements.
Even though VskiCosmetology School does not guarantee employment, we maintain constant contact with over 100 salons, shops and spas in the Southeast area.
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Please see the following website for educational statistics: nces.ed.gov
Please visit the following website for voter registration information and deadlines: scvotes.org
Student Support Services - Fact Sheets
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Availability of Financial Assistance
All tuition required is due on the first day of enrollment unless prior arrangements have been made with the finance department. Any payment plans will be implemented and enforced according to the student’s contract. ALL STUDENTS ARE ELIGLBLE TO APPLY FOR FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID ONCE VSKICOSMETOLOGY SCHOOL BECOMES ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN FEDERAL FUNDING PROGRAM. STUDENTS MAY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS TO SATIFY ANY OUTSTANDING TUITION BALANCES. Please refer to the following refund policy for specific consumer information pursuant to the federal financial aid program. VskiCosmetology School has received its "accreditation" by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc. [NACCAS]
General Information on the School
School Performance Statistics:
VskiCosmetology School has gathered data to show performance statistics for the most current reporting year:
Most Recent Annual Report Year - 2018
School Name - Vski Cosmetology School
School ID - 050046-00
Graduation Rate 91.67% (Percentage of students whom enrolled and completed the program in full)
Placement Rate 90.91% (Percentage of students whom graduated and then passed the state board exam)
Licensure Rate 100.00% (Percentage of students whom became gainfully employed)
Drug Free Policy
VskiCosmetology School is in compliance with Federal Government Regulations for a drug free workplace for both students and employees. No alcoholic beverages are permitted on school property either in the building or parking area.
VskiCosmetology School supports a Drug Free Environment, as well as a safe environment for students, staff and clients. The possession, use of or intent to distribute drugs, alcohol or weapons is unlawful. Any student or employee who is found to be in possession of or under the influence of illicit drugs or alcohol on school premises or at any school sponsored function, or who has the intention of distributing any illicit drugs, alcohol or weapons will be immediately terminated from any association with the school. That person, whether student or employee, would be immediately prosecuted according to South Carolina and Federal law, and referred to an agency that could counsel them about their actions. The school has established relationships with such agencies and can make referrals as needed, or at the request of any student or staff member.
Please see above: Student Support Services - Fact Sheets
Annual Security Report – Cleary Act
Campus Safety – The Student Right to Know:
VskiCosmetology School has designated the School Director as the contact person for any issues relating to Campus Security. All criminal activity or actions are to be reported to the school director, or in her absence, the designated person. Campus security procedures are to be covered with all incoming students during their first day of class. Due to no previous serious criminal activity or actions, no programs designated to inform students and employees about campus security procedures have been needed. VskiCosmetology School has no off-campus housing facilities or any formal student organizations, which conduct activities off campus. Therefore, the institution has no authority to request notification of criminal activity engaged in by students at off-campus locations. VskiCosmetology School will report any instances to the campus community of crime considered to be a threat to its students and employees. These crimes would be murder, sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft.
VskiCosmetology School maintains a well-lit facility with designated parking area. While every effort is taken to provide a secure learning environment the administration should immediately be informed of any unauthorized people, criminal activity, or action on the premises. VskiCosmetology School is a private facility and permits no use of drugs or alcohol anywhere on the property (inside or out), and smoking is not permitted within the building. Firearms are forbidden. In the case of an emergency the local fire or police should be summoned immediately. All employees are responsible for the security of the facilities and grounds.
Student Rights Under Family Education Right to Privacy Act (FERPA)
Student Records, Privacy and File Access Policy:
In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
VskiCosmetology School follows policies that:
A) Guarantee each student (or parent or guardian if the student is a dependent minor) access to that student’s records;
B) Requires written consent from the student or guardian for release of records in response to each third party request unless otherwise required by law;
C) VskiCosmetology School does not publish “directory information” about students;
D) Provide and permit access to student and other school records as required for any accreditation process or audit initiated by the institution or by the accrediting agency or in response to a directive of the accrediting agency should the school ever become accredited. E) Student records are kept permanently at the school.
Access to records must be arranged previously and director of education must be present while the records are being reviewed. Copies of file documents may be obtained at a cost of $0.15 per copy. The school will make its student files available to accrediting, regulatory and other governing agency representatives who have the legal right to examine such files for compliance reviews. No portion of a file may be removed or reproduced without the permission of the owner of the school as all material and records contained therein are property of VskiCosmetology School.
Internal Grievance Procedure Policy:
In accordance with the institution's mission statement, the school will make every attempt to resolve any student complaint that is not frivolous or without merit. Complaint procedures will be included in new student orientation thereby assuring that all students know the steps to follow should they desire to register a complaint at any time. Evidence of final resolution of all complaints will be retained in school files in order to determine the frequency, nature, and patterns of complaints for the institution. The following procedure outlines the specific steps of the complaint process.
1. The student should register the complaint in writing on the designated form provided by the institution within 48 hours of the date that the act, which is the subject of the grievance, occurred.
2. The complaint form will be given to the school Director.
3. The complaint will be reviewed by Director and a response will be sent in writing to the student within 30 days of receiving the complaint. The initial response may not provide for final resolution of the problem but will notify the student of continued investigation and/or actions being taken regarding the complaint.
4. If the complaint is of such nature that it cannot be resolved by the Director, it will be referred to an appropriate organization if applicable.
5. Depending on the extent and nature of the complaint, interviews with appropriate staff and other students may be necessary to reach a final resolution of the complaint.
6. Students should attempt to resolve the complaint through the institution’s internal complaint process before submitting the complaint to the school’s accrediting agency, if applicable.
7. A written record of all complaints filed will be maintained at the School through two complete accrediting cycles.
Leave of Absence Policy
All students must follow the institution’s policy in requesting a Leave of Absence.
A Leave of Absence (LOA) is a temporary interruption in a student’s program of study and may be requested for extreme circumstances. LOA refers to the specific time period during an ongoing program when a student is not in academic attendance. There is a Leave of Absence Policy and Form that can be requested from the office. This form must be completed in advance and sign by the student, including the reason for the students request, as well as the approving staff member, and should note the date of return, as well as any other documentation needed for the student files. In the case of an emergency, the student should contact the school as soon as they become aware that the will be absent for an extended period, citing the reasons, and requesting the leave. Do not wait until your return to school to request that your time out be counted as a Leave.
LOA’s may NOT be used for vacations, work related, personal time off, breaks or any other reason. LOA’s are ONLY for events that will result in the student being absent for more than 14 consecutive days and must be for medical or nature of emergency.
The institution allows for unforeseen Leave of Absences based on the following examples:
If a student were injured in a car accident and needed a few weeks to recover before returning to the institution, the student would not have been able to request the leave of absences in advance.
An institution may grant a leave of absence to a student who did not provide the request prior to the leave of absence due to unforeseen circumstances if the institution documents the reason for its decision and collects the request from the student at a later date. In this example, the beginning date of he approved leave of absences would be determined by the institution to be the first date the student was unable to attend the institution because of the accident.
If granted financial assistance - No Title IV funds will be disbursed to cover a Leave of Absence; however, no penalty will be suffered by the student.
(1) If a student has been granted a Leave of Absence, the scheduled graduation date would automatically be extended for the same number of days as the Leave of Absence.
(2) While there is no penalty for taking a Leave of Absence, the student must understand that the amount of financial aid originally expected to be disbursed may change since he/she will not be clocking the same number of hours first estimated when deter- mining aid eligibility.
Approval of student’s requests for a Leave of Absence is in accordance with the institution’s policy.
If approved, the official LOA will stop the contracted scheduled hours in place for the time of the LOA and extend the contract for the same number of days/hours as the LOA. No re-entry fee will be charged if the student returns to class on or before the first class day scheduled after the termination of the Leave of Absence. A student granted a leave of absence that meets these criteria is not considered to have withdrawn, and no refund calculation is required at that time. The institution must extend the student’s contract period by the same number of days taken in the leave of absence. Changes to the contract period on the enrollment agreement must be initialed by all parties or an addendum must be signed and dated by all parties.
A student returning from a leave of absence or other official interruption of training will remain in the same status with respect to satisfactory progress.
If the student is not making satisfactory progress before the interruption of training, the student will resume his/her training in the same status as prior to the interruption. LOA’s will generally not be accepted while student is in 1st Core of Instruction and may require the student to withdrawal and then re- enter at a later date picking up where they left off in their training.
The institution may not assess the student any additional institutional charges as a result of the leave of absence. The LOA together with any additional LOAs must not exceed 180 days, in any 12-month period.
VskiCosmetology is an institution required to take attendance, the withdrawal date for the purpose of calculating a refund is always student’s last day of attendance. See Institutional Refund Policy for additional terms and/or see school director for leave of absence form.
If a student fails to return on their scheduled return date, the student will be considered to have withdrawn from the school as of the first day of the LOA. The school has thirty days after the last day of an approved, documented leave of absence to calculate and return any funds due. WARNING: If you fail to return to school on your scheduled return date, your grace period for your financial aid loan payments will start retroactively from the day the LOA began, and repayment will begin sooner than expected.