Digital Animation & Visual Effects School (“DAVE”) supports prospective and current students, as well as faculty, staff, and other members of the DAVE community, to access the information they need in order to make informed decisions regarding their education and career. To that end, we have provided this Consumer Information section, which includes information regarding, among other things, our schools’ operations, facilities, programs, policies, financial aid opportunities available to our students, and various consumer disclosures.

The information is intended to supplement the information provided in our Catalog, and other publications. In some instances, this section indicates where additional information relating to a subject may be located, either in one of our publications, on the official DAVE website, or on a third-party website.

This website also serves to notify current and prospective students regarding the availability and location of consumer information in accordance with certain state and federal laws applicable to our campuses.

For assistance with any of the consumer information discussed herein, prospective and current students may contact the Campus Director at any of our schools during regular business hours. Requests also may be e-mailed to consumerinfo@daveschool.com.

The Campus Catalog contains a wide variety of consumer information, including information relating to academic programs, facilities, courses, costs, financial aid, and institutional policies.  To view the Campus Catalog please click on the link below.

DAVE School Catalog

 

DAVE School is a college accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award Bachelor degrees, Associate of Science degrees, and academic diplomas. ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. ACICS is located at 750 First Street, NE, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002 (202) 336-6780.

DAVE School is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free (888) 224-6684.

DAVE School is a member of the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges.

NOTICE: Credits and degrees earned from colleges which are licensed in the State of Florida do not necessarily qualify the holder to participate in professional licensing examinations in Florida. Any person interested in practicing a regulated profession in Florida should contact the appropriate State regulatory agency in the field of his or her interest.

Federal regulations that went into effect on July 1, 2011, include a provision that requires postsecondary institutions to disclose to prospective students certain information about each of their “gainful employment” programs.  The specific information that must be disclosed for each gainful employment program is as follows:

  • The name and U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code of the occupations that the program prepares students to enter, along with links to occupational profiles on the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET Web site or its successor site.
  • The on-time graduation rate for students completing the program.
  • The tuition and fees the institution charges a student for completing the program within normal time.
  • The typical costs for books and supplies (unless those costs are included as part of tuition and fees), and the cost of room and board, if applicable.
  • The job placement rate for students completing the program.
  • The median loan debt incurred by students who completed the program.

The DAVE School maintains a distinct webpage, or “Disclosure Page” listing this information for each gainful employment program offered at each school.  Once there, navigate to the Program name you are interested in attending (listed in alphabetical order).

Please click here to learn the methodology ACICS applies to define the outcomes reported by member institutions.

Planning for a postsecondary education can seem like an insurmountable task, and sometimes it seems that the financial aid office has a language all its own.  The purpose of the Net Price Calculator is to give first time, full-time students (and their parents) a better idea of what their “estimated” educational cost will be.

The estimates provided by the Net Price Calculator will provide you a general snapshot of what you can expect for planning purposes, should you enroll in a Florida Technical College program.  The estimate provided is based on cost of attendance and financial aid provided to students in that program in the most recent award year (e.g., 2011-2012).  It is important to understand, however, that cost of attendance and financial aid availability change year to year, and awards are determined on an individual basis.  Moreover, not all students receive financial aid.  Therefore using the information provided, while helpful for planning, may only provide a partial overview of what you can expect to receive in financial aid.

Also, please keep in mind that actually applying for financial aid is a separate process.  In order to receive a federal financial aid award, for example, an eligible student must first submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or “FASFA” (to learn more about the FAFSA, students may visit http://www.fafsa.ed.gov).

To calculate the net price for the largest FTC program you are considering attending, click the appropriate link below.

Also, we have included the following glossary terms below, which may help explain the meaning of the terms used in the Net Price Calculator and how they relate to you.

  • Estimated total price of attendance: Also referred to as the Cost of Attendance (COA). The cost of attendance is based upon average costs and educational expenses for a student in your category. The cost of attendance helps us to determine your financial aid award, but does not reflect the amount you owe DAVE School. You will receive a bill that shows your actual charges.
  • Estimated Tuition & Fees: This number represents the cost of tuition for classes and any applicable fees.
  • Estimated Room & Board: This amount is an average figure based on information gathered by DAVE School each year. It is expected that additional financial aid proceeds will be used to pay living expenses.
  • Estimated Books and Supplies: This is an average amount you might spend on books and supplies. This amount is not actually billed to your student account.
  • Estimated Other Expenses: Also referred to as Miscellaneous and Personal. This is an estimate of what you might spend during the school year on personal items, clothing, recreation and travel, and is not an amount billed by DAVE School.
  • Estimated total Grant Aid: The median amount of grant aid, which is aid that does not have to be repaid (also known as gift aid) received by DAVE School students in your category. This amount includes Federal Aid (such as Pell Grant), as well as State & Institutional grant aid.  It does not include any outside scholarships you may receive.
  • Estimated net price: This is the price of attendance minus any grant aid you receive.

To access the Net Price Calculator please use the following link: http://www.daveschool.com/NPC/npcalc.htm

Questions regarding the Net Price Calculator may be directed to your campus Financial Aid Director or submitted via email to consumerinfo@dave.com.

Information relating to financial aid opportunities available to eligible students attending the DAVE School may be found in the Campus Catalog.  The Campus Catalog is available here.

In addition, the U.S. Department of Education hosts various, free websites available to students that provide information regarding the regulations, requirements, and application for Federal Student Aid, including www.ed.gov, www.fafsa.ed.gov, www.studentaid.ed.gov, and www.college.gov.

Questions relating to financial aid may be directed to your campus Financial Aid Director or submitted via email to consumerinfo@thedaveschool.com.

The add/drop period is the first week for which the student is financially committed. If the student withdraws before the end of the add/drop period, the student will be refunded all tuition and fees, as well as any funds paid for supplies, books, or equipment which can be and are returned to the institution. No adjustments will be made for courses dropped after this date. Please refer to the refund policies set forth below for more information.

Residential Programs Institutional Refund Policy

  1. All monies will be refunded if the student cancels within three (3) business days after signing the Enrollment Contract.
  2. All monies will be refunded if a student who has not toured the facility cancels within three (3) business days after visiting the facility.
  3. Cancellation after the third (3rd) business day, but before the first class will result in a refund of all moneys paid.
  4. If an applicant never attends class (no-show) or cancels the contract prior to the class start date, all refunds due will be made within thirty (30) calendar days of the first scheduled day of class or the date of cancellation, whichever is earlier.
  5. Cancellation after attendance has begun, but prior to 50% completion of the program, will result in a prorated refund computed on the number of hours completed to the total program hours.
  6. For an enrolled student, the refund date will be calculated using the last date of attendance (LDA) and be paid within thirty (30) business days from the documented date of determination.
  7. The date of determination is the date the student gives notice of withdrawal to the institution or the date the institution terminates the student by applying the institution’s attendance, conduct or Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.
  8. A student can be dismissed at the discretion of the Executive Director for unsatisfactory academic progress, nonpayment of tuition or failure to comply with rules.
  9. Cancellation after completing 50% of the program length will result in no refund.

Online Institutional Refund Policy

The withdrawal date for refund calculation purposes will be the last date of attendance. Refunds shall be calculated as follows:

Percent of Period of Obligation Attended: Percent of Tuition to be refunded:

Up to 10%……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..90%

More than 10% to 20%…………………………………………………………………………………….80%

More than 20% to 30%…………………………………………………………………………………….30%

More than 30% to 50%…………………………………………………………………………………….25%

More than 50%………………………………………………………………………………………………….0%

The student has the right to cancel his/her application within three (3) business days after the date the application was signed, by submitting a signed cancellation request to the Registrar. If paid, Registration Fee will be refunded to the student in full.

Full tuition and applicable fee refunds for a period of obligation will be made if the course is canceled by the College or if a student is denied admission by the College. Tuition and applicable fees may also be refunded in full for courses that are attempted but not completed during the quarter if written notice documents one of the following circumstances within 30 days of the occurrence:

  1. Involuntary call to active military duty.
  2. Documented death of student or a member of his/her family (independent parent or dependent spouse, child, or sibling).
  3. Illness of the student of such severity or duration, as approved by the College and confirmed in writing by a physician, that completion of the period of enrollment for which the student has been charged is precluded.
  4. Exceptional circumstances with approval of the Executive Director or the Campus Dean/Director of Education.

All institutions participating in the Title IV programs are required to use a statutory schedule to determine the amount of Title IV funds a student has earned when he or she ceases attendance based on the period the student was in attendance. The Higher Education Amendments of 1998 in general, require that if a recipient of Title IV funds withdraws from a school during a payment period or a period of enrollment in which the recipient began attendance, the school must calculate the amount of Title IV funds the student did not earn and those funds must be returned. Up through the 60% point in each payment period or period of enrollment, a pro rata schedule is used to determine how much Title IV funds the student has earned at the time of withdrawal. After the 60% point in the payment period or period of enrollment, a student has earned 100% of the Title IV funds. The percentage of the payment period or period of enrollment completed is determined by the percentage of the payment period or period of enrollment completed is the total number of calendar days* in the payment period or period of enrollment for which the assistance is awarded divided into the number of calendar days* completed in that period as of the day the student withdrew.

*Scheduled breaks of at least five consecutive days are excluded from the total number of calendar days in a payment period or period of enrollment (denominator) and the number of calendar days completed in that period (numerator). Days in which a student was on an approved leave of absence are also not included in the calendar days for the payment period or period of enrollment. The day the student withdrew is counted as a completed day.