/ OTBC Consumer Information

OTBC Consumer Information is intended to supplement the information provided in the OTBC Catalog. This section indicates where additional information relating to a subject may be located, either in one of our school's publications, the school’s website, posted at locations around the school, or on a third-party website (e.g., the College Navigator website maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics). 

The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), includes many disclosure and reporting requirements. A disclosure requirement is information that all postsecondary educational institutions are required to distribute or make available to another party, such as students, parents and/or employees. A reporting requirement is information submitted to the U.S. Department of Education (US DOE) or other agencies. Disclosure and reporting requirements sometimes overlap. For certain topics, institutions are required to make information available to students or others and to submit information to the US DOE.

Additionally, according to Under 34 CFR 668.6 (a & b), an institution is required to report and disclose information with regard to preparation of its students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. It is the intention of OTBCto assist its students in becoming very familiar with the intricacies and options that exist when managing the financial and all other elements of their education. The links found on our website in conjunction with the catalog provide the consumer information elements required to be disclosed in accord with the HEOA and US DOE rules.

For assistance with any of the consumer information provided in this document, prospective and current students may contact the Campus Director. 

Academic programs and accreditation:

OTBC Catalog

Annual Security Report:

OTBC Security Report

Code of Conduct:

Our employees with Title IV loan responsibilities adhere to a code of conduct policy.  This policy is available here and prohibits conflicts of interest for our financial aid personnel.  OTBC staff are required to comply with this code of conduct

Financial Aid Compliance Code of Conduct OTBC is committed to ensuring the integrity of its employees and students with respect to all aspects of its schools and operations. The position you hold within OTBC is evidence of the trust we have in you. Compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and OTBC policies and procedures, and performance of duties according to the highest standards of honesty and integrity, is expected of all of us.

 This Code of Conduct for Financial Aid Compliance professionals applies to all OTBC employees who are employed in a compliance role. If you violate provisions of the Code of Conduct, you subject yourself to discipline, up to and including termination of your employment. If you do not understand or if you have any questions about OTBC policies and procedures, a school Catalog, or this Code of Conduct, you should contact your supervisor, or school director.  

 

Completion or Graduation Rates and Retention Rates

The Student-Right-to-Know graduation rate at U.S. Department of Education’s College Navigator website:  http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator

In addition to providing the overall graduation rate, the College Navigator website also provides the Student-Right-to-Know graduation rate and Diversity of Student Body disaggregated by:

  • Gender
  • Major racial and ethnic subgroup (as defined by the U.S. Department of Education)
  • Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant
  • Recipients of a subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant
  • Students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or subsidized Stafford Loan

Current and prospective students also may request a copy of any OTBC Student-Right-to-Know disclosure from the Campus Director.

 

Federal On-Time Graduation Rate:

Beginning July 1, 2011, in accordance with federal regulations, OTBC will make available an “On-Time Graduation Rate” for our barber program which is found within Gainful Employment Disclosures for each program located at:

http://otbcollege.com/npc/NetPriceCalculator/npcalc.htm
http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator

 

Copyright Policy

Copyright is a form of legal protection to the authors of original works, in whatever medium, that is provided for by the laws of the United States to the owners of copyright. Copyright law applies to types of works that include, but are not limited, to literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, pictorial, graphic, film and multi-media works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. Many people understand that printed works such as books and magazine articles are covered by copyright laws but they are not aware that the protection extends to software, digital works, and unpublished works and it covers all forms of a work, including its digital transmission and subsequent use. 

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was enacted into law on October 28, 1998. This act amended the copyright law to provide regulations for works cited in the World Wide Web. This act obligates the college to block access to infringing material when a copyright violation is reported. Students who engage in illegal file-sharing are subject to civil penalties from copyright owners. The College and individuals can be subject to the imposition of substantial damages for copyright infringement incidents relating to the use of college network services. In a civil action, the individual infringer may be liable for either actual damages or statutory damages of up to $30,000 (which may be increased to up to $150,000 if the court finds the infringement was willful). In addition, individual infringers may be subject to criminal prosecution. Criminal penalties include up to ten year’s imprisonment depending on the nature of the violation. 

 

Cost of Attending the Institution – Tuition and Fee Schedule

 OTBC Catalog

Course Schedule Information

Course schedule information is available upon request to any school representative or school director.    

Emergency Notification

In the event of a campus closure the method of alerting the school community without delay is our texting system.  This system utilizes the mobile number on file for each student at the campus.  In order to be listed as a student in this notification system, SMS Permission needs to be granted.  To add or remove your number from the list, contact your school director. 

Fraud Prevention

Help Prevent Financial Assistance/Scholarship Fraud

On November 5, 2000, Congress passed the College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 2000 (CSFPA). The CSFPA enhances protection against fraud in student financial assistance by establishing stricter sentencing guidelines for criminal financial assistance fraud. It also charged the Department of Education, working in conjunction with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), with implementing national awareness activities, including a scholarship fraud awareness site on the ED Web site. As a student or parent seeking financial assistance you can help prevent financial assistance/scholarship fraud. If you witness the following telltale pitch lines used by fraud perpetrators, you should file a complaint. 

According to the FTC, perpetrators of financial aid fraud often use these telltale lines. 

• The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.

 • You can’t get this information anywhere else.

 • I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship.

 • We’ll do all the work. 

• The scholarship will cost some money.

 • You’ve been selected by a “National Foundation” to receive a scholarship or “You’re a Finalist”, in a contest you never entered. 

To file a complaint, or for free information, students or parents should call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). Or visit: http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/reporting.phtml

 

FERPA Rights - The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires that access to areas containing student-sensitive materials be posted as restricted and that access be limited to OTBC employees or appropriate federal agencies or authorized individuals. 

Students are permitted limited or no access to the following areas. 

• Instructors’ computers, desks, and file cabinets. (Absolutely no access by students.) • Administrative Offices are restricted unless the student has received direct permission by the administrator to be there. The student may not enter any administrative office without that administrator or an authorized OTBC employee being present.

 

Student Civil Rights and Complaint Procedures

 OTBC encourages all students to appreciate the opportunity to participate in both your local and national government process. OTBC offers opportunities at the school to be able to register to vote if they have previously not been registered. We also encourage students to vote and if unable to vote prior or after class, a student may make arrangements to leave class to vote. Please contact your Director to receive this approval. OTBC also recognizes Constitution Day each year on September 17. 

 

Gainful Employment Program Disclosures

http://otbcollege.com/npc/NetPriceCalculator/npcalc.htm

 

Net Price Calculator: 

http://otbcollege.com/npc/NetPriceCalculator/npcalc.ht

http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator

 

Official Withdrawal Procedures

OTBC Catalog

 

Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy was developed as an extension of our commitment to combine the highest-quality products and services with the highest level of integrity. It is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide and to help you in making informed decisions when using our site, products and services. This Privacy Policy will be continually assessed against new technologies, business practices and our customers’ needs.

Access to and use of this web site is available only to United States residents who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. If you do not qualify, you may not use the web site. In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, no one under 13 years of age can use the web site. If you are a minor between the ages of 13 and 18, you may use the site only in conjunction with your parent, legal guardian or other responsible adult.

As described below, some of your personally identifiable information will be used by us for the purpose of contacting you regarding the information that you have requested. By using the web site, you expressly consent to our use of your personal information and also to the disclosure to and use of this information in our efforts contact you and for continued marketing effort by our school and agents charged with communicating with our customers and potential customers. You acknowledge that communications to, from and through this web site are not confidential. You agree that by submitting communications through this web site, no confidential, fiduciary, and contractually implied or other relationship is created between you and this web site other than pursuant to this Privacy Policy.

 

What information do we collect?

We collect personally identifiable information you voluntarily choose to disclose and aggregate information that is automatically collected when you visit the web site.

Personally identifiable information refers to information that tells us specifically who you are and is collected when you choose to request information from our school. This information can include your name, address, phone number, current email address, programs of interest and other information you choose to provide. If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain your email address and messages together with our responses.

Like many websites, we use “cookies”. Cookies are small programs that we transfer to your hard drive that allow us to recognize you and to pass information about your website visit to different portions of this web site. If you do not want us to use cookies, you can easily disable them by going to the toolbar of your web browser, and clicking on the “help” button. Follow the instructions that will prevent the browser from accepting cookies, or set the browser to inform you when you receive a new cookie. In addition, you may visit this and other websites anonymously through the use of utilities provided by other private companies.

How do we use the personal information that you provide to us?

Your personal information is used to contact you regarding educational opportunities and products offered by our school. We may store your information for the purpose of communicating with you about the programs and services offered by our school and send you updates if and when they become available. We also use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service, and making other products and services available to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to the web site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. 

 

Services and Facilities for Students with Disabilities

OTBC is committed to providing an accessible and supportive environment for students with disabilities, consistent with its obligations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Accordingly, OTBC does not discriminate on the basis of disability against otherwise-qualified individuals in any program, service, or activity offered by OTBC, and strives to ensure that no otherwise-qualified individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated, or otherwise treated differently than other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids or other appropriate services.  However, accommodations cannot result in an undue burden to OTBC or fundamentally alter the requirements essential to a program of instruction.

 

Textbook / Uniforms / Kits Pricing Information

OTBC Catalog

 

Transfer Credit Policies

Transfer of credits is at the discretion or the receiving institution.  OTBC’s policy for the receiving of credits from another institution is available in our catalog.

OTBC Catalog

 

Vaccination Policies

OTBC Catalog

 

Voter Registration Forms

OTBC recognizes the right to vote is a fundamental part of being a community at work and vital to our democracy.  For your convenience, we have identified the state voter registration website below:

Kansas:  https://www.kdor.org/voterregistration/Default.aspx  

Individuals also may visit their local post office to obtain a voter registration form, or visit the U.S. Election Assistance Commission at http://www.eac.gov/voter_resources/register_to_vote.aspx to obtain a National Mail Voter Registration form.    

 

Finance

Title IV:

Financial Aid Eligibility - Catalog Page 10 OTBC Catalog

Need and Cost of Attendance

Need and Cost of Attendance Once the FAFSA is completed, the financial information will be used in a formula established by the US Congress that calculates the EFC, need, and helps determine eligibility. When combined with other aid and resources, a student’s aid package may not exceed the cost of attendance.

Students Rights and Responsibilities  

At OTBC we believe in the possibility of higher education for everyone assisting our students to obtain all the financial aid they may qualify for.

Please visit with our financial aid staff to discover your personalized options.  OTBC participates in Title IV funding through the Department of Education and administers the following programs:

  • Pell Grant
  • Federal Stafford and PLUS Loan programs

For more information, we recommend you visit the Department of Education’s Student Aid website which gives you comprehensive detail about federal student aid programs: www.studentaid.ed.gov

To apply for financial aid, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is the basis of determining your eligibility for Title IV funding. To complete your FAFSA, please go to: www.fafsa.ed.gov.

 

Entrance and Exit Counseling

Entrance and Exit Counseling Entrance and Exit Counseling is required by the Department of Education for all students that have borrowed subsidized or unsubsidized loans. 

A student may complete this requirement online at: • Entrance Counseling – http://www.student loans.gov/ Exit Counseling - http://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/

 

Refund Policies

OTBC Catalog   - Page 10

 

Remember - For assistance with any of the consumer information discussed herein, prospective and current students may contact the School Director during regular business hours.