POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Charges for tuition are adjusted upon withdrawal from a Allegheny Valley Institute of Technology® program only if the student obtains an Official Withdrawal Form at the Office of Student Affairs and presents it to the Director of Educational Services. Adjustment of tuition is based upon the date of the last class attended provided an Official Withdrawal Form is received by Allegheny Valley Institute of Technology® within one calendar month of that date, otherwise the adjustment will be based on the date the Official Withdrawal Form is filed with the Director of Educational Services. Students who meet this condition are entitled to receive an adjustment of charges for tuition for the Program in accordance with the following schedule: If a student cancels after the fifth calendar day following the date of enrollment but prior to the beginning of classes, monies in tuition paid to the school shall be refunded in full, including costs incurred for both the Applications and Student Services fees.
If a student withdraws or discontinues after the term has begun but prior to completion of the term, the following refunds apply: For a student dropping during the first 7 calendar days of the term, the tuition charges refunded by the school shall be 75% of the tuition for the term. For a student dropping after the first 7 calendar days, but within the first 25% of the term, the tuition charges refunded by the school shall be 55% of the tuition for the term. For a student dropping after 25%, but within 50% of the term, the tuition charges refunded by the school shall be 30% of the tuition for the term. For a student dropping the program after 50% of the term, the student is entitled to no refund in tuition.
Note: This Tuition Reimbursement Policy does not include costs incurred for admission fees, books, equipment and materials.
Allegheny Valley Institute of Technology® is committed to providing a learning and employment environment that is free of harassment and to promoting a culture of respect and mutual understanding among staff and students.
Allegheny Valley Institute of Technology® has established internal grievance procedures to address complaints of discrimination, unfair treatment or harassment. Our Student Affairs Officer has been assigned the responsibility of helping to resolve grievances as quickly as possible.
The student has the right to present a problem or appeal free from interference, restraint, coercion, or reprisal. At every step the student shall have the right to present witnesses and evidence to support the grievance.
The Student Affairs Officer will discuss the matter with the student and/or faculty member in an effort to resolve problems and misunderstandings before they become formal grievances. If the concern cannot be resolved at this level, a formal grievance must be initiated. All formal grievances shall be in writing and submitted to the Director of Educational Services at Allegheny Valley Institute of Technology®. The step 1 procedure calls for a formal meeting between the parties involved: the student, the Student Affairs Officer and the Director of Educational Services. The purpose of this meeting will be to resolve the grievance issues to the mutual benefit of all parties concerned.
In the event that the step 1 procedure fails, the grievance will be elevated to a step 2. Step 2 procedure calls for a formal meeting between the parties involved: the student, the Student Affairs Officer, the Director of Educational Services and the Director of Allegheny Valley Institute of Technology®. The purpose of this meeting will be to resolve the grievance issues to the mutual benefit of all parties concerned.
In the event that the step 1 and step 2 procedures fail, the grievance will be elevated to a final step 3, in which the grievance shall be resolved by arbitration pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration Association and the rules of the COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA. If the questions, concerns or complaints are not satisfactorily resolved by the School Director, a written letter concerning the issue may be sent to the attention of the State Board of Private Licensed Schools, Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333.
Notes: Those persons filing grievances alleging discrimination because of age, sex, race, color, national origin, religion, creed, handicap, or political affiliation shall file directly with the Pennsylvania Office of Equal Opportunity Program.
Grievances not involving illegal discrimination must refer to events or actions occurring during the previous 90 days.
This Allegheny Valley Institute of Technology® assumes that entering students have developed mature behavior patterns, positive attitudes, and acceptable conduct conducive to this environment. Therefore, the campus is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy institution, free from the influence of substance abuse.
It is the policy of the Allegheny Valley Institute of Technology® that any person found to be in possession of, under the influence of, using, selling, offering for sale, or trading drugs or alcohol on our campus may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from school.
Allegheny Valley Institute of Technology® does not discriminate because of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, disabilities or age, in employment procedures or in recruitment and acceptance of students.
Allegheny Valley Institute of Technology® welcomes prospective qualified students, including those with disabilities. Title I and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act are strictly adhered to and the school has made reasonable alterations in facilities, services, policies, and practices in order that qualified individuals with disabilities may have access to both employment and training. The President and CEO of Allegheny Valley Institute of Technology® serves as the contact/information source for all matters relating to this Act.