Refund Policy
Certificate Programs

Cancellation:

A student not accepted by the School will receive a full refund. A student may cancel enrollment any time before the start of class by sending a written Notice of Cancellation to the School. If cancellation is effective within three days of the execution of the Enrollment Agreement and before the start of classes, the student shall receive a full refund. Cancellation shall be effective as of the date of mailing. If cancellation is effective more than three days after execution of the Enrollment Agreement and before the start of class, the student shall receive a refund of all money paid, less any deduction for fees of services provided, and books received but not returned in reusable condition. Refunds are made within 30 days of receiving the Notice of Cancellation.

Applicants who have not visited the institute facility prior to enrollment will have the opportunity to withdraw without penalty within three days following either attendance at a regularly scheduled orientation or following a tour of the institute facilities and inspection of equipment.

Dismissal:

Students may be dismissed for violation of any of the following: a. Failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress. b. Failure to comply with the school’s attendance policy. c. Violation of any of the conditions set forth in the signed Enrollment Agreement.

Withdrawal:

If a student withdraws after the period allowed for cancellation of the agreement as stated above or is terminated by the school for violation of any of the above, but within the first 60% of the program, tuition refunds will be based on program costs using the pro-rata refund policy. After 60% of program completion, there is no refund. A $100 administrative fee and other fees used will not be refunded.

Pro-Rata Refund Policy:

The institute will perform a pro-rata refund for students who are attending HDS Truck Driving Institute and terminate their training before completing more than 60% of their enrollment. Refunds are calculated using the program tuition only. Refunds are calculated by dividing the total number of clock hours comprising the period of enrollment for which the student has been charged into the number of scheduled clock hours remaining to be completed by that student in that period as of the last recorded day of attendance by the student.

Any monies due the student shall be refunded within 60 days from the last date of student attendance or within 60 days from the date of receipt of payment in the event that the date of such receipt is after the student’s last date of attendance.

Refund Policy
Professional Truck Driver Program

Institutional Refund Policy

Refunds are calculated based on the portion of the course completed. The date from which refunds are calculated is the student’s last date of attendance. Refunds are made within 45 days of the determination of withdrawal.

Return of Title IV Funds Policy

The portion of the federal grants and loans that a student is entitled to receive is calculated on a percentage basis by comparing the total number of calendar days in the period of enrollment to the number of calendar days that the studentwas expected to complete as of the last date of attendance. For example, if a student is expected to complete 30% of the period of enrollment, then 30% of the approved federal aid that was disbursed or could have been disbursed for the period of enrollment would be earned. This means that 70% of the student’s aid that was disbursed or could have been disbursed remains unearned and must be returned to the Federal Title IV programs.

After the 60% point of the period of enrollment, a student has earned 100% of the Title IV funds disbursed or that could have been disbursed for the period of enrollment. This policy governs the earned and unearned portions of the student’s Federal Title IV financial aid only and determines how much, if any, the student and/or the training facility may need to return. If it is determined that a portion of the financial aid received on the student’s behalf is unearned, the training facility has the responsibility of returning those funds to the Federal Title IV programs within 45 days of the date of determination of withdrawal. Unearned funds are returned in the following order:

  • Unsubsidized Direct Stafford loan
  • Subsidized Direct Stafford loan
  • Direct PLUS loan
  • Federal Pell Grant

Any student eligible for a Post‐withdrawal disbursement of loan funds is offered those funds within 30 days of the date of determination and notified if an overpayment is due. The calculation of Title IV funds earned by the student has no relationship to the student’s incurred institutional charges. The Institutional Refund Policy is outlined above and will be used to determine the reduction, if any, in the student’s charges. The student is responsible for paying any outstanding charges to the training facility.

The institution returns Title IV funds to the programs from which the student received aid during the period of enrollment, in the following order:

  • Unsubsidized Direct Federal Loans
  • Subsidized Direct Federal Loans
  • Direct PLUS Loans
  • Federal Pell Grants for which a return of funds is required

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Prior to Commencement of Classes

All monies paid by an applicant are refundable if requested within 3 days after signing an enrollment agreement. An applicant requesting cancellation more than 3 days after signing an enrollment agreement, and making an initial payment prior to entering training, is entitled to a refund of all monies paid minus the registration fee and the cost of the physical/drug screen, if applicable.

Applicants who have not visited the institute facility prior to enrollment will have the opportunity to withdraw without penalty within three days following either attendance at a regularly scheduled orientation or following a tour of the institute facilities and inspection of equipment.

An applicant rejected by the institution is entitled to a refund of all monies paid minus $25.00 of the registration fee; physical/drug screen cost, if applicable; and books and supplies that are not reusable or are not returned within 20 days.

Withdrawal After Commencement of Class

The withdrawal date is always the last date of attendance as determined by the institution’s attendance records. The withdrawal date is used to determine the percentage of the period of enrollment completed, the amount of the student’s obligation, and the amount of aid the student has earned. The date of determination of withdrawal for a student who does not provide notification is, except in unusual circumstances, 14 days after the last day of attendance as determined by the institution’s attendance records. The date of determination of withdrawal for a student that provides notification within 14 days after the last day of attendance is the date the student notifies the School Director of the intent to withdraw. If the student does not return at the end of an approved leave of absence or a scheduled break of five consecutive days or more, the date of determination is the date the student was scheduled to return or the date the student notifies the institution he or she will not be returning, whichever is earlier.

Formal Leave of Absence Policy

The institution’s Leave of Absence Policy requires a student to provide a written, signed, and dated request in advance for a leave of absence. If unforeseen circumstances prevent a student from providing an advance written request, the institution may grant the student’s request for a leave of absence and document its decision.

The leave of absence may not exceed 180 days in a 12‐month period. The institution, at its discretion, may allow multiple leaves of absence. However, the leave of absence and any additional leaves of absence must not exceed a total of 180 days in any 12‐month period. This 12‐month period begins on the first day of the student’s initial leave of absence.

Upon receipt of the student’s request for a leave of absence, the school will determine if there is a reasonable expectation that the student will return to training, and approve or deny the request. There are no additional institutional charges to the student as a result of the leave of absence, the student’s need does not increase, and the student is not eligible for any additional federal student aid.

Upon the student’s return from the leave, he or she continues to earn the Title IV aid previously awarded for the period. Once the student has earned half the required hours and completed half the number of weeks in the payment period, the student has earned the Title IV funds he or she was previously paid. At that point, if otherwise eligible, the student may receive a second or subsequent disbursement of Title IV program funds.

If a student fails to return to school at the end of an approved leave of absence:

  • The withdrawal date is the last date of attendance as documented by the institution’s attendance records.
  • The determination date is the date the student was scheduled to return from the leave of absence or the date the student notifies the school that they will not be returning, whichever is earlier.
  • If the student is a Title IV recipient, he or she is entitled to an initial grace period of six consecutive months before entering into repayment on his or her loans. The six month grace period begins the day after the last day of attendance. Therefore, the borrower will exhaust some or all of the grace period.
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