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Graduate Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Graduate Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Indiana


Grissom ARB

Approval

Columbia College is authorized by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education/the Indiana Commission for ProprietaryEducation, 101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206.

Indiana was approved as a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) member state on February 21, 2014. ColumbiaCollege was approved as a SARA institution on February 26, 2015 and can off er distance education programs to students in the state of Indiana.

Indiana Uniform Refund Policy

Institution’s Onsite Refund Policy

The postsecondary educational institution shall pay a refund to the student in the amount calculated under the refund policy specified in this section or as otherwise approved by theCommission/Board. The institution must make the proper refund no later than thirty-one (31) days of the student’s request for cancellation or withdrawal.

(b) The following refund policy applies to each resident postsecondary educational institution, except as noted in:
(1) A student is entitled to a full refund if one (1) or more of thefollowing criteria are met:

(A) The student cancels the institutional student contract or enrollment agreement within six (6) business days after signing.
(B) The student does not meet the postsecondary 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 postsecondary educational institution.
(D) If the student has not visited the postsecondary 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 postsecondary educational 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 often 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.

Institution’s Online Refund Policy

The institution shall cancel a student’s enrollment upon requestof the student. The student’s obligation at the time ofcancellation will be calculated as follows:

(A) Within six (6) days following the signing of the contract, no obligation and all monies paid, if any, to be fully refunded.
(B) After six (6) days, but before beginning of training, a registration fee of 20% of the total tuition not to exceed $100.00.
(C) After beginning of training, the registration fee, plus 10% of the total tuition until student completes 10% of the assignment.
(D) After completing 10% of the assignments, but prior to completing 25% of the assignments, the registration fee plus 25% of the total tuition.
(E) After completing 25% of the assignments but prior to completing 50% of the assignments, the registration fee plus 50% of the total tuition.
(F) After completing 50% of assignments, but prior to completing 75% of the assignments, the registration fee plus 75% of total tuition.
(G) After completing 75% of assignments, the student is responsible for total tuition
(H) The contract shall state a length of time for a student to complete his course of study. If a student does not cancel by the end of such time, he is responsible for his total tuition.
(I) The institution will make a proper refund, within thirty-one (31) days of the student’s request for cancellation.
(J) If the student has paid tuition extending beyond twelve (12) months all such charges shall be refunded.

General Student Grievance Policy

To view the entire policy, please visit the General Student Grievance Policy section of the Columbia College Policies website.

The Student Conduct section of the catalog details information regarding the student grievance process, student code of conduct, overview of the conduct process, as well as other pertinent information that students should be aware of.  

  • Complaints about sex discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation are handled in accordance with the College’s Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Policy and corresponding procedures.
  • Complaints about discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation, not based on sex, are handled in accordance with the College’s Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy and corresponding procedures.
  • Complaints related to the ADA/Section 504 accommodation process or related to the implementation of approved reasonable accommodations are handled in accordance with the College’s ADA/Section 504 Grievance Policy.

Further Complaint Resolution

On occasion, students may believe that these administrative procedures have not adequately addressed their concerns and or circumstances related to alleged violations of state consumer protection laws, that include but are not limited to fraud and false advertising; alleged violations of state laws or rules relating to the licensure of postsecondary institutions; and complaints relating to the quality of education or other state accreditation requirements.

Complaint process information is provided below for students who wish to address their concerns to the appropriate agency.

State Regulatory Agency Contact Information

Indiana Commission for Higher Education
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206
Phone: (317) 232-1033
Website: https://www.in.gov/bpe/contact-us/