This is your notice that institutional and financial aid information is available to you by calling or visiting this school’s Admissions Office, located at 2913 W. White Oaks Drive, Springfield, Illinois 62704, (217) 753.8990. You may also email your requests to email@example.com. This notice is handed out annually to all students.
Students are provided required disclosures through the following sources:
Disclosures we provide include: student financial aid information (see website and course catalogue), facilities/services available to students with disabilities (see website and course catalogue), student body diversity (including gender and race, in our orientation book and by request in our office), price of attendance (includes tuition, registration fee, books, kits, room and board equivalent, transportation and miscellaneous costs by request in our office), net price calculator (see website), refund policy (see website and course catalogue), requirements for withdrawal and return of Title IV, HEA financial aid (see website and course catalogue), academic programs (see website and course catalogue), accreditation and licensure (see website and course catalogue), copyright infringement policies and sanctions including computer use and file sharing (see your orientation book and annual handout), textbook information (see website), voter registration (annual handout), code of conduct for loans (see website), retention rate/completion rate (disaggregated)/placement in employment rate (orientation book and by request in our office), drug and alcohol abuse prevention program (see website and annual handout), crime statistics (see website and annual handout) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and your right to refuse to have directory-type information disclosed (website, orientation book and annual handout).
A student may have access to the information in their file. This right also applies to parents (per FERPA guidelines). Students or eligible parents (per FERPA) have the right to view all of the student’s education records, including financial records. Schools are not required to provide copies of records, unless special circumstances are such that parents may not be able to visit the school. When copies are provided, USCA will charge $1.00 per page.
Students currently enrolled may review their file information, by appointment, with the School Director or Business Office staff. For students who have dropped or graduate, an appointment with the School Director or Business Office staff is required. The appointment must be during business hours, and 24 hours notice is appreciated. No documents from the student’s file may leave the school premises.
Student file information is maintained by the school for the length of time required by relevant government agencies; that is, Department of Education for financial aid records; Illinois Department of Professional Regulation for attendance, grade and related information. However, all file information is maintained for a minimum of three years.
By October 1st of each year the school’s campus security report and campus crime report will be posted in the break room for all to view. This report contains information on emergency responses, timely warning and statistics on various crimes and whether or not they occurred on campus or on neighboring properties. A paper copy will be provided to you upon request. This report is provided to all prospective students in their orientation books and to employees prior to hire.
Students may download a voter registration form at the following web address: http:// www.elections.state.il.us
The transfer of a student’s hours, grades, and financial aid information is processed upon written request from the student or the school to which the student is transferring (for students who have dropped from USCA). Hours are released only when a student has paid tuition and fees equal to the amount that USCA has calculated as earned; if a student has a balance due, hours will not be transferred. For a transfer of hours and grades, a written request from the student is required, along with the fee stated in the student’s contract. Transfer paperwork is usually completed within 2-3 business days.
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A student's right to privacy is very important!
USCA’s Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, Jacki Vaught-Slightom, prepares this report annually in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Included in the crime statistics are any campus reports of criminal offenses, hate crimes and arrests or referrals for disciplinary action.
|USCA Crime Statistics Table - published August 1, 2012|
|OFFENSE||YEAR||ON-CAMPUS PROPERTY||RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES||NON-CAMPUS PROPERTY||PUBLIC PROPERTY||TOTAL|
FORCIBLE OR NON-FORCIBLE
|MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT||2010||0||0||0||0||0|
|ARRESTS OR PERSONS REFERRED FOR CAMPUS DISCIPLINARY ACTION FOR LIQUOR LAW VIOLATIONS, DRUG RELATED VIOLATIONS AND WEAPONS POSSESSION||There were no arrests or disciplinary actions reported for 2010, 2011 or 2012.|
|HATE CRIMES (includes criminal homocide, sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation and destruction/damage/ vandalism of property and any other crime involving bodily injury reported to local law enforcement agencies or a campus security authority that manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator's bias.||There were no hate crimes reported for 2010, 2011 or 2012.|
University of Spa and Cosmetology Arts and University of Spa and Massage Therapy is a drug-free campus.
Students and staff will receive an annual distribution of drug and alcohol abuse prevention literature describing the ill health effects and possible legal sanctions under state, federal and local laws. In addition, pamphlets are available in the restrooms. It is the policy of the school that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession or use of alcohol or illicit drugs is prohibited on this institution’s property. Counseling is also available to advise of treatment locations.
Any violations will be cause for dismissal, for employees and or students.
In addition, if a student is convicted, during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV, HEA program funds, under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs, they will lose their eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan or work-study assistance.
The school will conduct a biennial review of this drug and alcohol abuse prevention program and that biennial review is available for the public to review. Below are the details of the last biennial review conducted:
Date conducted: 1-2-13
Effectiveness of program/needed changes: Program deemed effective/no changes needed
Number of drug/alcohol-related violations and fatalities that occurred on campus or were reported to campus officials: None
Number and Type of Sanctions imposed: None
Were the sanctions consistently enforced: N/A
Since 1990, NACCAS has commissioned several Job Demand Surveys, to provide quantitative data on cosmetology careers, earnings potential, and job openings. The most recent survey, completed in May 2007, compiles data from 6,203 salons responding to a national survey.
The 2007 Job Demand Survey results indicate that salons in Illinois plan to hire 20,320 new employees in the next twelve months. The average annual salary for a salon professional in Illinois is $38,646. This amount does not include tips and gratuities. Nationally, the average salon professional’s salary is $35,973.
Most importantly, 72 percent of Illinois salon owners who attempted to hire new employees in 2006 said they were unable to find properly-trained applicants. This means that jobs would be immediately available for salon professionals.
Chart 1 – Percent of anticipated new hires by job category
As of January 2007, there were 103,074 professionals employed at Illinois’s salons. 70 percent of salons in the state are employer-owned, and 13 percent are booth-rental salons. The other 17 percent are a combination of the two.
53 percent of Illinois salons are classified by their owners as full-service salons; 23 percent are listed as haircutting salons. Barbershops make up 9 percent of the total. Nationally, 58 percent of salons are listed as full-service, meaning that Illinois has a slightly higher percentage of specialized establishments.