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Federal Student Aid Programs by visiting FAFSA. www.fafsa.ed.gov    Branford Academy 041288
        of study. Practical’s are evaluated according to text procedures and set forth in practical   LOA is NOT considered withdrawn and no refund calculations will be done while on a
        skills evaluation criteria adopted by the school. Students must maintain a written grade   LOA.  The student enrollment contract will be extended for the same number of days taken
        average of 75% and pass a Final written and practical exam prior to graduation. Students   and maximum time frame in the LOA. Changes to the contract period on the enrollment
        must make up failed or missed tests and incomplete assignments. Numerical grades are   agreement must be initialed by all parties or an addendum must be signed and dated by all
        considered according to the following scale              parties. Students returning from an authorized LOA will retain all credit for clock hours
                                                                 and work projects completed and will return to the same SAP status they held prior to their
        Grading Scale                                            LOA. There must be reasonable expectation that the student will return from the LOA.
            ✓ Academics                                          Students returning from an LOA must coordinate their return with the campus registrar.
                 75 – 100                       =   Satisfactory        Students who fail to return from an LOA on their scheduled return date will be
                  0 -74               =   Unsatisfactory / Failing            terminated and will be considered dismissed as of the last day of attendance prior to the
                                                                 start of their LOA. At an institution required to take attendance, the withdrawal date for the
              ✓  Practical / Lab                                 purpose of calculating a refund is always student’s last day of attendance. A student granted
                                                                 a LOA that meets these criteria is not to be considered to have withdrawn, and no refund
                   75 – 100                             =   Satisfactory    calculation is required at that time. If enrollment is temporarily interrupted for a LOA, the
                   0 -74                                   =   Unsatisfactory /Failing            student will return to school in the same progress status as prior to the LOA. Hours elapsed
                                                                 during a leave of absence will extend the student’s contract period and maximum time
        Determination of Progress:                               frame by the same number of days taken in the LOA and will not be included in the
        Students meeting the minimum requirements for academics (75%) and attendance (70%) at   student's cumulative attendance percentage calculation.
        the evaluation point are considered to be making satisfactory academic progress until the       The student will be withdrawn if the student takes an unapproved LOA or does not
        next scheduled evaluation. Students will receive a copy of their Satisfactory Academic   return by the expiration date of an approved LOA. Students who withdraw prior to
        Progress Determination at the time of each of the evaluations. Students deemed not   completion of the course and wish to re-enroll will return in the same satisfactory academic
        maintaining Satisfactory progress may have their Title IV funding ( if applicable)   progress status as at the time of withdrawal. Student who withdraw from the program are
        interrupted, unless the student is on warning or has prevailed upon appeal resulting in a   required to gather all personal items. Any items left behind by the student will be stored for
        status of probation.                                     60 days, at which time the items become the property of Branford Academy of Hair &
                                                                 Cosmetology.
        Academic counseling sessions with students are provided ongoing as needed. These       Students wishing to withdraw and transfer to another institution must attend an exit
        sessions are to establish a productive proactive plan to assist and guide a student through   interview and pay all monies owed the school or made satisfactory arrangements for debts
        graduation & employment.                                 as approved by the School.
        Warning:                                                 Appeal Procedure:
        Students who fail to meet minimum requirements for attendance or academic progress are       If a student is determined to not be making satisfactory academic progress, the student
        placed on warning and considered to be making satisfactory academic progress while   may appeal the determination with in 10 calendar days. Reasons for which students may
        during the warning period. The student will be advised in writing on the actions required to   appeal a negative progress determination include death of a relative, an injury or illness of
        attain satisfactory academic progress by the next evaluation. If at the end of the warning   the student, or any other allowable special or mitigating circumstance. The student must
        period, the student has still not met both the attendance and academic requirements, the   submit a written appeal to the school on the designated form with supporting
        student becomes ineligible for Title IV funds.  A student may be placed on Financial Aid   documentation of the reasons why the determination should be reversed. This information
        Probation if he/she appeals the decision and it prevails, as applicable.   should include what has changed about the student’s situation that will allow them to
                                                                 achieve Satisfactory Academic Progress by the next evaluation point.
        Probation:                                               Appeal documents will be reviewed and a decision will be made and reported to the
        Students who fail to meet minimum requirements for attendance or academic progress after   student within 30 calendar days. The appeal and decision documents will be retained in the
        the warning period will be placed on probation and considered to be making satisfactory   student file. If the student prevails upon appeal, the satisfactory academic progress
        academic progress while during the probationary period, if the student appeals the   determination will be reversed and federal financial aid will be reinstated, if applicable.
        decision, and prevails upon appeal. Additionally, only students who have the ability to
        meet satisfactory Progress Policy standards by the end of the evaluation period may be   Incomplete’s, Repetitions and Noncredit, Remedial Courses:
        placed on probation. Students placed on an academic plan must be able to meet   Incomplete’s, Repetitions and Noncredit, remedial courses do not apply to this institution.
        requirements set forth in academic plan by the end of the next evaluation period. Students   Therefore, these items have no effect upon the school's satisfactory academic progress
        who are progressing according to their specific academic plan will be considered making   standards.
        satisfactory Academic Progress. The student will be advised in writing of the actions
        required to attain satisfactory academic progress by the next evaluation. If at the end of the   Transfer Policy Hours:
        probationary period, the student has still not met both the attendance and academic   With regard to Satisfactory Academic Progress, a student’s transfer hours will be counted
        requirements required for satisfactory academic progress or by the academic plan, he/she   as both attempted and earned hours for the purpose of determining when the allowable
        will be determined as NOT making satisfactory academic progress and, if applicable,   maximum time frame has been exhausted.
        students will not be deemed eligible to receive Title IV funds.
                                                                 Graduation Requirements:
        Re-Establishment of Satisfactory Academic Progress:      A student is considered graduated when he/she has completed the required clock hours of
        Students may re-establish satisfactory academic progress and Title IV aid, as applicable, by   instruction for their chosen field.  Upon successful completion the student will be awarded
        meeting minimum attendance and academic requirements by the end of the probationary   a Certificate of completion. The Branford Academy will release the affidavit of hours
        period.                                                  ONLY after all financial commitments have been achieved.  Any student, in any course,
        Reentry Students will be accepted provided:              that has a balance with Branford Academy, MUST be paid in Full prior to completing all
        - Outstanding tuition, fees and overtime expenses are paid in advance or the student has   hours prior to having 50 hours remaining.  If a student still has a balance, she/he will be
        made satisfactory arrangements with the Financial Aid officer.   place on a suspension until all fees are paid.  If two weeks passes and the balance is not
                                                                 paid, the student will be terminated at that pint.  Refund calculations will be done and our
        Interruptions, Course Incomplete’s, Withdrawals:         re entry policy will then proceed for the student to graduate.
        Leave of Absence  Policy
        The Branford Academy will only grant  a Leave of Absence  for MEDICAL circumstances    Employment Assistance Policy:
        only.  All other reasons a student is not able to attend school  will be treated like a   While Branford Academy of Hair & Cosmetology cannot guarantee employment for its
        withdrawal. Only under MEDICAL circumstance will a LOA be granted.  The head of   graduates, assistance in finding suitable employment is provided by posting job openings
        school will determine the need.  If granted, , students may experience extended personal or   on the career opportunities bulletin board. Students also receive training in Resume
        medical problems which make it difficult for them to attend their classes. The School may   development, Professionalism and Job interview skills. Branford Academy of Hair &
        allow a student experiencing such circumstances to take a Leave of Absence (LOA) from   Cosmetology maintains a relationship with professionals and potential employers of
        their program.  Students are required to follow the institutional policy with requesting a   Branford Academy graduates. Job referrals are made known to interested graduates as
        LOA. Students must be enrolled in their program for a minimum of sixty (60) days before   available. A Criminal background may prohibit a student / Graduate from obtaining
        a Leave of absence could be approved.  All LOAs must be pre-approved by the   employment.
        administration, and students must submit their requests to the school in writing. The
        written request for an LOA must be submitted in advance, and include the reason for the   Drug-Free Campus and Workplace Policy:
        request, include the starting and ending date of the LOA, and must include the student   The Branford Academy of Hair & Cosmetology is committed to providing a school
        signature. Branford Academy  may grant an LOA to a student who did not provide the   environment free of the abuse of and the illegal use of alcohol and other drugs. In order to
        request prior to the LOA due to unforeseen circumstances, (such as a car accident or   promote a safe, efficient educational and work environment, the Drug-Free Campus and
        emergency surgery etc.) Branford Academy will document the reason for this decision and   Workplace Policy Statement has been adopted to supplement existing policies, practices
        will collect the written leave of absence when the student returns to class.  Branford   and procedures.  Implementation of this policy statement is subject to restrictions contained
        Academy would then determine that the beginning of the leave of absence would be   in all local, state, and federal laws.  This policy statement is in compliance with the Drug-
        determined to be the first day the student was unable to attend class. A student is eligible   Free Workplace Act of 1988 and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of
        for a total of 180 days leave of absence during a 12 month period at Branford Academy.    1989.
        The minimum length of an LOA is 14 days. . Any approved LOA will be granted in
        accordance with the Federal guidelines for LOA which state a student will not be granted a   Standards of Conduct:
        LOA if the LOA, together with any additional LOAs previously granted, exceed a total of   The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of illicit drugs or
        180 days in any 12-month period   A LOA will not be granted to an active student who   alcohol by students or employees is prohibited at any time on school property or at any
        exceeded or surpassed the 100% point of scheduled hours of their program. Students on a   school activity.  No employee who is impaired by an illegal drug or by alcohol will report
        LOA will not be assessed additional tuition charges while on their LOA.  A student on a   to work or will work or be present in the workplace.  No student who is impaired by illegal
                                                                 drugs or alcohol will attend classes or any school activity.
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