Refund Policy

OFFICE FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL SCHOOLS

REFUND POLICY:
(This is provided on the second page of the enrollment form. Which can be downloaded under “Student Portal –> Student Forms.”)

1. A student is entitled to a full refund if one (1) or more of the following criteria are met:

(a) The student cancels the enrollment agreement or enrollment application within six (6) business days after signing.

(b) The student does not meet the post-secondary proprietary educational institution’s minimum admission requirements.

(c) The student’s enrollment was procured as a result of a misrepresentation in the written materials utilized by the post-secondary proprietary educational institution.

(d) If the student has not visited the post-secondary educational institution prior to enrollment, and, upon touring the institution or attending the regularly scheduled orientation/classes, the student withdrew from the program within three (3) days.

2. A student withdrawing from an instructional program, after starting the instructional program at a post-secondary proprietary institution and attending one (1) week or less, is entitled to a refund of ninety percent (90%) of the cost of the financial obligation, less an application/enrollment fee of ten percent (10%) of the total tuition, not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100).

3. A student withdrawing from an instructional program, after attending more than one (1) week but equal to or less than twenty-five percent (25%) of the duration of the instructional program, is entitled to a refund of seventy-five percent (75%) of the cost of the financial obligation, less an application/enrollment fee of ten percent (10%) of the total tuition, not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100).

4. A student withdrawing from an instructional program, after attending more than twenty-five percent (25%) but equal to or less than fifty percent (50%) of the duration of the instructional program, is entitled to a refund of fifty percent (50%) of the cost of the financial obligation, less an application/enrollment fee of ten percent (10%) of the total tuition, not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100).

5. A student withdrawing from an instructional program, after attending more than fifty percent (50%) but equal to or less than sixty percent (60%) of the duration of the instructional program, is entitled to a refund of forty percent (40%) of the cost of the financial obligation, less an application/enrollment fee of ten percent (10%) of the total tuition, not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100).

6. A student withdrawing from an institutional program, after attending more than sixty percent (60%) of the duration of the instructional program, is not entitled to a refund.

Student Protection Fund IC 22-4.1-21-15 and IC 22-4.1-21-18 requires each educational institution accredited by the Office for Career and Technical Schools to submit an institutional surety bond and contribute to the Career College Student Assurance Fund which will be used to pay off debt incurred due to the closing of a school, discontinuance of a program, or loss of accreditation by an institution. To file a claim, each student must submit a completed “Student Complaint Form.”

This form can be found on OCTS’s website at http://www.in.gov/dwd/2731.htm. OCTS Resident Refund

This must be downloaded, signed and dated prior to enrollment. The downloadable and fillable PDF form can be found on the website under “Student Portal –> Student Forms.”

Policy Revised 7/20/17