Student / Consumer Information

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@dev.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.

Annual FERPA Rights Notification PDF

DAVE School Retention Rate PDF

DAVE School Student Right to Know Graduation Rates PDF

Copyright Infringement and Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Policy PDF

DAVE School Annual Security Report PDF

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.

Student / Consumer Information