Nov 25, 2020  
Official Catalog September 2020 
    
Official Catalog September 2020

Financing Your Education



A student’s decision to attend Bryant & Stratton College should be based on interest in our programs and not on the ability to meet all college costs. Bryant & Stratton College believes students should not be denied the opportunity to pursue their career interests because of a lack of financial resources.

Bryant & Stratton College participates in several types of financial assistance programs-gift aid (scholarships and grants), federal student loans, and employment opportunities. In many cases, our Financial Services Office awards qualified students a financial aid package which includes all three types of financial aid.

Assistance with financial planning is available for families on an individual basis to help them determine how they can best utilize their own resources and other funds to meet college costs. The Financial Services Office will gladly discuss the various types of financial assistance available and will provide students with assistance in completing financial forms during their visit to Bryant & Stratton College.

How to Apply

Students are encouraged to meet with a financial aid advisor in order to determine financial aid qualifications.

Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in establishing eligibility for federal and most state aid programs. The FAFSA can be completed electronically and is available online at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.  The FAFSA should be completed as early as possible each year. FAFSA information is used to determine the expected family contribu­tion (EFC) which serves as the basis for the student’s financial aid package.

Verification

The U.S. Department of Education selects certain applicants to verify the accuracy of the information submitted on their FAFSA application. The Financial Aid Services Office will notify selected students of this require­ment to submit the specific documentation from the student and, if required, the parent, needed to verify the items reported on the FAFSA. This documentation must be submitted before the student’s federal student aid is disbursed.

This documentation may include a copy of income tax transcripts and additional information as required. These documents are used to verify the information reported on the FAFSA. Additional documentation may be required if the information on the FAFSA conflicts with the information provided as part of the verification process. Failure to submit documenta­tion may result in the loss of aid.

New York State students will receive a notification from NYSHESC to complete an application for the NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).  A student may also contact NYSHESC directly for an application for this aid program.

Upon evaluation of the above forms, the Financial Services Office will provide students with an award letter detailing their eligibility for financial aid or of any other steps they may take to receive further consideration for assistance.

Students are required to apply on an annual basis for financial aid consideration. The FAFSA application is generally available online beginning approximately October 1. Assistance with the application is available through the Financial Services Office.

Rights and Responsibilities of Students Receiving Financial Aid

Students are eligible to receive financial aid as long as they remain in good academic standing and continue to meet all eligibility standards. If students fail to maintain satisfactory academic progress, the Dean will notify them (see Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress section). Financial aid will not be disbursed to students who fail to meet the academic progress standards.

Student Eligibility Requirements

Financial aid is distributed to students based on their computed financial need as determined by the financial aid application(s) filed. Financial need is the difference between the cost of the student’s education (tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, travel, and personal expenses) and the total contribution expected from his/her family. The family’s contribution is based on an analysis of the FAFSA. Among the items considered are family income, assets, liabilities, the number of people in the household, the number of family members in college, and the student’s own resources, such as savings.

Campus-based financial aid programs, including the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) and the Federal Work-Study (FWS) program, may be administered through Bryant & Stratton College. Students may apply for these programs directly at the Financial Services Office. Students may be eligible for a combination of these programs, and a Pell Grant, and/or a state grant, or for just a single program. Aid from these programs is awarded on the basis of need; however, each program has different requirements. Consult with the Financial Services Office for further information on these programs.

The general eligibility requirements for the federal assistance programs are:

  • Enrollment or acceptance for enrollment into a program;
  • U.S. citizenship or eligible non-citizen;
  • Have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent;
  • Maintaining satisfactory academic progress;
  • Not being in default on any federally insured student loans (i.e., Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized, PLUS, Consolidation, Perkins Loan , Stafford Loan, Supplemental Loan, etc.) at any college;
  • Not owe a repayment on federal or state grants at any institution;
  • No Conviction or possession or sale of drugs during the enrollment period;
  • Sign a Statement of Educational Purpose;
  • If required, register with the Selective Service;
  • Provide evidence of financial need.

Disbursement of Financial Aid

All student aid grants (Federal Pell, FSEOG, Federal Direct Student loans, TAP and Ohio College Opportunity Grants) are credited to the student’s account each semester the student enrolls as a matriculating student in an eligible program. All Federal Direct Loans are deposited to the student’s account within three (3) days of the College’s receipt of an electronic fund transfer (EFT) disbursement. Federal Direct Student loans are normally disbursed in two payments. Federal Work-Study payroll is disbursed directly to the student in accordance with the employer’s routine payroll cycle.

Financial Aid Programs

The following federally-funded programs are the major financial aid resources available to students. Students may receive assistance from any one of these programs or from a combination of these programs. Eligibility for these programs is based on the completion of the FAFSA.

Federal Programs

Pell Grant

Federal Pell Grants are need-based awards available to students to help fund post-secondary education for undergraduate students and are determined by the U.S. Department of Education and based on information submitted on the FAFSA. The maximum Pell Grant for the 2020-2021 award year for full-time students is $6,345.00.

A student is eligible to receive the equivalent of 12 full-time semesters of Pell.

In accordance with the Higher Education Act, Bryant & Stratton College allows all students to purchase books and certain supplies from the College’s Online Bookstore and charge the expenses to their student accounts. Pell eligible students who do not wish to charge these purchases to their student account must notify their Financial Services Advisor who will determine their eligibility for an excess funds disbursement.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants Program provides financial assistance to Federal Pell grant eligible students who demonstrate financial need. Grants range from $100 to $4,000 per academic year. Eligibility for these grants is limited and is determined by the Financial Services Office of the College.

Federal Work-Study Program (FWS)

This is a federal program of student employment for students with financial need to help them pay for their educational expenses. Students may work part-time at the College while attending classes. On-campus jobs include work in offices, library, computer labs, etc. Off-campus employment with qualifying agencies may also be available. Bryant & Stratton helps students find jobs; certain restrictions apply.

Federal Direct Loan Program

The U. S. Department of Education provides Federal Direct Loans to eligible applicants to fund their cost of education. Unlike grants and federal work-study, loans must be repaid with interest and terms determined by the U.S. Department of Education. A student must be enrolled in at least six credit hours to be eligible for a direct loan. These loans also have an origination fee that is subtracted from the loan prior to disbursement. For more information on interest and loan fees for Federal Direct Loans, please visit https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/loans/interest-rates.

The amount borrowed for undergraduate student may not exceed $31,000 for dependent students and $57,500 for independent students, with no more than $23,000 of this funding obtained from subsidized loans. Annual Loan Limits for Undergraduate Direct Loans is outlined in the chart below. The Direct Loan Program includes two distinct loan programs.

Federal Direct Subsidized Loan

The Federal Direct Subsidize Loan is available to students who demonstrate financial need, provides an interest subsidy to students while in school, and for loans issued in certain award years during the grace period (the first six months after leaving school or dropping below half-time enrollment).

Beginning July 1, 2013, first-time borrowers (those who have no principal or interest balance on any Direct or FFEL loans on the date they receive a Direct Loan on or, after July 1, 2013) may not receive Direct Subsidized Loans for more than 150% of the published length of the academic program in which they are currently enrolled. Your Financial Services Advisor can help you determine your specific eligibility status.

Federal Unsubsidized Loan

The Federal Unsubsidized Loan is available to students who do not demon­strate a specific financial need. Interest on unsubsidized loans begins when the loan is disbursed and is not paid by the federal government. Students have the option of paying this interest while in school. Your Financial Services Advisor can provide information on your interest payment options.

Federal Direct Loan borrowers are required to sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and completed Entrance Counseling prior to the disbursement of their first student loan. Federal Direct Student Loan borrowers are also required to complete loan exit counseling when they graduate, are enrolled less than half time or withdraw from school. Your Financial Services Department will notify you of your requirement to complete exit counseling. For more information on Federal Direct Student Loans, visit studentloans. gov/myDirectLoan/index.action.

Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

The Federal PLUS Program enables parents to borrow directly from the US Department of Education lending institutions to pay for a dependent child’s cost of education. Repayment begins on the date the loan is fully disbursed, and payment is made over a ten or twenty year period. Payments may be deferred upon request. The interest is a variable rate as determined annually by the federal government.

Annual Loan Limits for Undergraduate and Graduate/Professional Students

Effective for loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2008


Dependent Students (excluding students whose parents cannot borrow PLUS) Base Amount Sub/Unsub Additional Unsubsidized Loan Amount Loans first distributed on or after July 1, 2008

First-year undergraduate $3,500 $2,000
Second-year undergraduate $4,500 $2,000
Third-year and beyond undergraduate $5,500 $2,000

Independent Students (and depending students whose parents cannot borrow PLUS) Base Amount Sub/Unsub Additional Unsubsidized Loan Amount Loans first distributed on or after July 1, 2008

First-year undergraduate $3,500 $6,000
Second-year undergraduate $4,500 $6,000
Third-year and beyond undergraduate $5,500 $7,000

Other Financial Sources

Governmental Agencies

Various governmental agencies administer programs that assist with educational costs. These agencies may include the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), New York Vocational Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID), Trade Readjustment Act

(TRA), Workforce Investment Act (WIA), and others. For further information regarding eligibility, contact your high school guidance counselor, other social services agencies, or Bryant & Stratton College.

Scholarship and Grants

Tuition scholarships and grants are available to students to fund education and expenses. A list of available awards are posted to the website at www.bryantstratton.edu. A printed listing is also available at the admissions office.

Bryant & Stratton College Scholarship and Grant Programs

Bryant & Stratton College administers scholarships for students demonstrating outstanding leadership qualities, academic abilities and/or financial need. Students interested in applying for scholarships during their time at college should consult the scholarship listings available in the Financial Services Department or at https://www.bryantstratton.edu/pdf/CampusSGA.pdf for specific criteria.

Academic Excellence Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded at most Bryant & Stratton College campuses on a competitive basis. These scholarships are available to recent high school seniors, adult learners, online learners, and Bachelor Degree Program students. Scholarships are awarded based upon the materials submitted to the Scholarship Committee. Scholarships may be awarded contingent upon the application submittal and acceptance deadline set forth in the scholarship to a Bryant & Stratton College degree program. An award can be used at any campus location during the awarded school year(s) and is not transferable for use by any other person. Scholarships may be renewable for each semester that the recipient continuously attends, maintains satisfactory academic progress, a GPA of 3.0 unless otherwise indicated on the Scholarship and Grants charts.  Scholarship recipients must adhere to the College’s regulations and policies as outlined in the Official Catalog. Scholarship awards cover all or part of the cost of tuition. All other costs such as college fees, books, supplies and proficiencies are paid in full by the student.

Bryant & Stratton College requires scholarship recipients to apply for federal and state grants. Any funds awarded under such grant programs will be applied first toward the student’s tuition. The Bryant & Stratton College Scholarship will then be applied to any remaining tuition balance. The value of any scholarship will not exceed the cost of tuition after the amount of federal and state only grant award(s) has been applied. Scholarships are funded proportionally on a consecutive semester basis without interruption over the scholarship award period. Should circumstances warrant other consideration, only the Campus Director may grant approval.

Matching Scholarships

Bryant & Stratton College will match the dollar value of any scholarship awarded to any student from a professional organization with a valid academic scholarship program. The organization cannot be affiliated with Bryant & Stratton College. Organizations, typically 501(c)(3)s, may include but are not limited to unions, civic or fraternal groups, philanthropic societies, educational entities, and local or national professional groups and business firms. Scholarships from private or public businesses must be reviewed and pre-approved by the College. The focus of the review will include history of the program, past award amounts, award criteria, breadth of eligible award recipients and potential annual total award amounts. Scholarships provided to employees of public or private businesses must include eligibility criteria in addition to employment to be eligible for a matching scholarship. Internal College-specific scholar­ships are excluded from the matching program.

The dollar value will be applied towards tuition up to the full value of the scholarship that qualifies the student for this program, and in no instance will the amount exceed the total tuition for the program in which the student originally enrolled. The value of the scholarship will not exceed the cost of tuition after the amount of state and federal grant awards has been applied. Bryant & Stratton College Matching Scholarships are funded on a consecutive semester basis without interruption over the award period identified by the granting agency. Documented proof of the organization’s academic scholarship program must accompany the Bryant & Stratton College Matching Scholarship application and must include written and specific eligibility criteria and/or conditions for awarding scholarship funds. Documentation should be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the start of classes.

Early Acceptance Scholarship Program

The Bryant & Stratton College campuses can award one-time scholarships of $500 each to students who complete the entire enrollment process by a deadline predetermined and specified by the local scholarship committees at each campus.

To be eligible for the award a student must:

  • Meet with an admissions representative for a personal interview to determine program selection;
  • Complete an application for enrollment;
  • Submit an essay that addresses these questions:
    • “Why are you interested in Bryant & Stratton College?”
    • “Why are you the best candidate for the scholarship?”
    • “How do you plan on using your Bryant & Stratton College education?”

The selection of winners will be based on the highest evaluation scores and the strength of the application as determined by the Scholarship Committee.

Institutional Grant Programs

Bryant & Stratton College offers various institutional grant programs that are need-based programs designed to assist students in paying educational costs. The grants are administered on a first-come, first-served basis for eligible students. The value of the grant will not exceed the total cost of tuition, fees, and books, minus all other forms of financial aid, which includes: grants, student loans, parent loans, scholarships and matching scholarships. Under extraordinary circumstances the College may allow student credit balance refunds when disbursing institutional grants.

Student eligibility for an institutional grant is determined when the student is packaged for financial aid. Certain institutional grants will be disbursed to the student’s account during the last week of the term. If a student withdraws, stops attending within a term, is academically dismissed or suspended, the student will no longer be eligible for the institutional grant for that term. Please see your campus financial services office for additional information as criteria for grants vary.

Students interested in applying for grants during their time at college should consult the grant listings available in the Financial Services Department or at https://www.bryantstratton.edu/pdf/CampusSGA.pdf for specific criteria.

Programs of Study-New York

  CAMPUS LOCATIONS
  B&SC Code CIP Code Hegis Code Albany Amherst Buffalo Greece Henrietta Southtowns Syracuse Syracuse North
Health Care-Non-Clinical                      
Health Services Administration-BS HSAD 51.2211 1202 C     C   C/O   C
Health Services Administration-AAS HSAA 51.2211 5299 C         C/O C C
Health Services Administration Assistant-Diploma DHSA 51.2211 1202 C         C/O C C
Medical Reimbursement & Coding-AAS MCCG 51.0713 5213   C       C/O   C
Medical Billing and Coding-Diploma DMBC 51.0713 5213           O   C
Medical Administrative Assistant-AAS MDAA 51.0716 5005 C C C C C C/O C C
Medical Office Assistant-Diploma DMOA 51.0710 5214     C C C C/O C  
Health Care-Clinical                      
Medical Assisting-AAS MATG 51.0801 5214 C C C C C C C C
Occupational Therapy Assistant-AAS OTAP 51.0803 5210       C     C  
Physical Therapist Assistant-AAS PTAP 51.0806 5219           C C  
Business                      
General Management (GM)-BBA GMGT 52.0201 0506   C C     C/O    
Business-AAS BUSS 52.0101 5001 C C C C C C/O C C
Business Assistant-Diploma DBUA 52.0101 5004 C C C C C C/O C C
Accounting-AAS ACCT 52.0301 5002 C C C C C C/O C C
Accounting Assistant-Diploma DACA 52.0301 5002 C C C C C C/O C C
Digital Marketing-AAS DMAA 52.1499 0509           C/O    
Digital Marketing Specialist-Diploma DDMA 52.1499 0509           C/O    
Office Management-AAS OITT 52.0401 5005 C C C C C C/O C C
Office Administrative Assistant-Diploma DOAA 52.0401 5005 C C C C C C/O C C
Human Resources Specialist-AAS HURS 52.1001 5099 C C C C C C/O C C
Technology                      
Networking Technology-AAS NETW 11.1002 5199 C C C C C C/O C C
Information Technology Assistant-Diploma DITA 11.1002 5101 C C C C C C/O C C
Human and Legal Services                      
Criminal Justice Studies-AAS CJST 43.0103 5505 C   C C C C/O C  
Criminal Justice and Security Services-Diploma DCJS 43.0112 5505 C   C C C C/O C  
Paralegal Studies-AAS PLEG 22.0302 5099 C C     C O   C
Legal Office Assistant-Diploma DLOA 22.0302 5005   C C C C C/O C C
Design                      
Graphic Design-AAS GRAD 50.0409 5012   C     C     C
Hospitality                      
Restaurant and Hotel Management-AAS REST 52.0901 5010           C/O C  
Hospitality-Diploma DHOA 52.0901 5010           C/O    

Approved for: C-Campus delivery O-Online delivery

NOTE: All programs may not be offered at each campus every semester.

Financial Aid Programs-New York

In order to meet the general eligibility requirements for the state financial assistance program in New York, a student must:

  • Be a legal New York State (NYS) resident (for one year) and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be enrolled full time and matriculated in a program of study at Bryant & Stratton College.
  • Not be in default on any NYS or federally insured student loans.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress according to New York State standards.
  • Meet the requirements of accelerated TAP as outlined.
  • Students must attempt 12 credits to receive TAP. Therefore online learners who do not attend their second session classes forfeit their eligibility for these grants.
  • Have graduated from high school in the United States, earned a GED or passed a federally approved “Ability to Benefit” test as defined by the Commissioner of the State Education Department.

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

TAP is a New York State grant program which is available to New York State residents for full-time study at approved institutions. TAP grants are based on your family’s New York State taxable income, federal, state or local pension income and private and annuity income, if applicable, for the prior year. Your financial status (independent or dependent) and the number of family members in college may also impact your reward. Your TAP award, depend­ing upon your status, can range from $500 to $5,165 per academic year.

By law, undergraduate students’ TAP awards are subject to a $100 annual reduction after students have received the equivalent of two full years of TAP Assistance the reduction is taken. The state will take these reductions in $50 intervals each term.

New York State TAP Program Requirements

The New York State TAP program has additional requirements for satisfac­tory academic progress standards that must be met for continued eligibility:

Successful Program Pursuit requires completion of a percentage of the minimum full-time course load according to the following schedule:

  Year of Eligibility Percent Completed
  1st (0-12 points) 50% (6 credit hours)
  2nd (13-24 points) 75% (9 credit hours)
  3rd (25-36 points) 100% (12 credit hours)
  4th (37-48 points) 100% (12 credit hours)

Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress for the Purpose of Determining Eligibility for State Student Aid

Students should contact their Financial Services Advisor to determine which version of the NYS SAP charts will be applied.

Enhanced Tuition Award (ETA)

The New York State Enhanced Tuition Award (ETA) provides tuition funds to New York State residents attending private colleges in New York State. The ETA program provides up to $6,000 through a combination of a student’s TAP award, the ETA award, and a matching award from Bryant & Stratton College. Please note that any Bryant & Stratton College scholarship and/or grant will be used to meet the required match from Bryant & Stratton College.

You must apply for this award by a deadline specified by New York State each year.  The final deadline for applying for the 2020-2021 award year is August 31, 2020*.  This grant is available for the September and January terms.  This award is not available for the May term.  Students must reapply each year at www.hesc.ny.gov (follow link to the ETA program).  To be eligible for this award, your household adjusted gross income must meet certain requirements.  Please check here for the updated 2020-2021 award year eligibility rules.

You must be enrolled full-time (12 semester credit hours) to be eligible for this award. Continuation is dependent on your academic success in that you must earn a total of 30 credit hours over the course of the corresponding academic year. Bryant & Stratton College will freeze your tuition if you remain eligible for this award. If you do not meet these requirements, your award will be converted into a loan.

Other requirements include the need to reside in New York State for the number of years equal to the award you received. For example, if you received two years of ETA, you must live and work in New York State for two years. Failure to meet these requirements will also result in the conversion of your award to a loan.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically reduced state revenues and the processing of new applications is pending on Federal assistance, which has been delayed since April.  Enhanced Tuition Awards may have to be reduced and/or prioritized for current recipients as provided for under the program.

Program: Baccalaureate Semester Based Program Chart (2006 Standards)- applies to students first receiving aid in 2007-08 through and including 2009-10 and remedial students first receiving aid in 2007-08 and thereafter.

Before being certified for this payment 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
A student must have accrued at least this many credits 0 3 9 21 33 45 60 75 90 105
With at least this grade point average 0 1.1 1.2 1.3 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0

Program: Baccalaureate Semester Based Program Chart (New Standards in Proposed Budget)-applies to non-remedial students first receiving aid in 2010-11 and thereafter.

Before being certified for this payment 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
A student must have accrued at least this many credits 0 6 15 27 39 51 66 81 96 111
With at least this grade point average 0 1.5 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0

Program: Associate Degrees Semester Based Program Chart (2006 Standards)-applies to students first receiving aid in 2007-08 through and including 2009-10 and remedial students first receiving aid in 2007-08 and thereafter.

Before being certified for this payment 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
A student must have accrued at least this many credits 0 3 9 18 30 45
With at least this grade point average 0 0.5 0.75 1.3 2.0 2.0

Program: Associate Degrees Semester Based Program Chart (New Standards in Proposed Budget)-applies to non-remedial students first receiving aid in 2010-11 and thereafter.

Before being certified for this payment 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
A student must have accrued at least this many credits 0 6 15 27 39 51
With at least this grade point average 0 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.0

If students transfer from other postsecondary institutions or if they change their major program at Bryant & Stratton College, they will be positioned in the Standards of Academic Progress Chart to their best advantage as indicated by the number of credit hours approved for transfer into the program.

Specific criteria which explains in detail the level of performance required for good academic standing as approved by the New York State Education Department are available to all students in the Academic Office at each campus.

Satisfactory TAP Academic Progress Program Pursuit and Pursuit Level

Students who have lost TAP eligibility may have this standing restored in one of the following ways:

  • Make up past academic deficiencies by completing one semester of study without any state aid or scholarships
  • Be readmitted to College after an absence of at least one calendar year
  • Transfer to another institution
  • Use a one-time TAP waiver

TAP Waiver

Regulations of the New York State Commissioner of Education permits students to receive a one-time wavier of TAP academic progress and pursuit level requirements as an undergraduate. Waivers to these requirements may be granted upon specific application and must be completed in accordance with the institution’s criteria. The institution may grant a wavier only in extreme situations where extenuating circumstances warrant its use. The chief academic official in conjunction with the Financial Services official approves or declines waiver requests.

Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS)

The Aid for Part-Time Study Program is a New York State grant program which provides up to $2,000 per year not to exceed actual tuition cost to help part-time students meet their educational expenses, and has limited availability of funds.

Accelerated TAP

Effective January 2007, any student enrolled in his or her third consecutive semester must have earned 24 credit hours, or their equivalent, during the preceding two semesters to be eligible for TAP during that semester.

NYS-GI Bill Educational Benefits

Bryant & Stratton College programs are approved for the training of eligible veterans, eligible selected reservists, and eligible dependents by the New York State Bureau of Veterans Education.

New York State Veteran’s Tuition Awards are awarded to eligible full-time and part-time veterans matriculated in an undergraduate degree program. 2014-2015 awards are set at 98% of tuition or $6,195; whichever is less. If a student also receives TAP, the combined award may not exceed tuition. If the combined award does exceed tuition TAP will be reduced.

Programs Of Study-New York

In New York State, Bryant & Stratton College campuses are authorized by the New York State Board of Regents to confer the Associate of Occupational Studies and Associate of Applied Science degrees and related diploma programs. The Amherst, Buffalo and Southtowns campuses are approved by the NY State Board of Regents to confer the Bachelor of Business Administra­tion degree. The Southtowns, Syracuse North and Albany campuses are approved by the NY State Board of Regents to confer the Bachelor of Science degree. Documents describing the particular Campus’ accreditation are available for review in the office of the Campus Director.

The Medical Assisting programs offered at Albany, Amherst, Buffalo, Greece, Henrietta, Southtowns, Syracuse and Syracuse North campuses are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org), on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review (MAERB).

Campus Program Accreditation

The occupational therapy assistant programs at Rochester and Syracuse are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Graduates of the Rochester and Syracuse programs will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the graduate will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, most states require licensure to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
Telephone: 301-652-AOTA
www.acoteonline.org

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

12 South Summit Avenue, Suite 100
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Telephone: 301-990-7979
www.nbcot.org

Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Bryant & Stratton College- Southtowns Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/ institution directly, please call 716-677-9500.

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Bryant & Stratton College-Syracuse Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 315-472-6603.

Student Complaints

Bryant & Stratton College prides itself in providing a positive experience for all students. In the event you become dissatisfied with any aspect of your educational experience, you have the right to post a formal complaint. To register a formal complaint you should adhere to the following procedure.

  1. Prepare a written complaint describing the nature of the problem, the date of occurrence, and your student identification number. You can mail, e-mail or submit a paper copy of your complaint. Send this formal complaint to the manager of the appropriate department. If your concern does not relate to a specific department, address your complaint to the Dean.
  2. You will receive a return message within 5 business days, confirming that your complaint has been received.
  3. Within 10 business days of receipt of the complaint, you will receive an official response from the manager or campus designate. The response may include a scheduled meeting, resolution action, or referral to a committee.
  4. All formal complaints are retained as part of the student files.
  5. If you are dissatisfied with the response from the campus department manager, you may submit your concern to the Campus Director.

Immunization

Every student born on or after January 1, 1957 and is enrolled in six (6) or more credit hours at a New York State college or university are required by New York State Public Health Law 2165 to provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella. Persons born prior to January 1, 1957, are exempt from this requirement. Proof of immunity is accomplished by providing official documentation of two (2) measles immunizations, one (1) mumps immunization, and one (1) rubella immunization or by submitting serological proof of immunity.

New York State Public Health Law 2167 also requires the college to distribute information about meningococcal disease and vaccination to all students regardless of age. Students are encouraged to review the materials provided to them. Students must provide to your campus, a record of meningococcal immunization with the past 5 years; or an acknowledge­ment of meningococcal disease risks and refusal of meningococcal immunization signed by the student or student’s parent or guardian using the Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination Response Form.

Proof of immunity is required of students for continued college attendance beyond 30 days in New York State. Students who fail to produce adequate documentation within 30 days of the start of their first semester of enrollment will be dismissed from the College. An admissions representative can provide full information on this requirement and the necessary forms.

Campus Crime Reporting and Statistics

The Advisory Committee on Campus Safety will provide within ten days of request all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education. This request may be made in person or by contacting your campus Business Office at the following number:

  Buffalo Campus 716-884-9120 ext. 252
  Amherst Campus 716-625-6300 ext. 254
  Southtowns Campus 716-677-9500 ext. 2126
  Greece Campus 585-292-0660  
  Henrietta Campus 585-292-5627  
  Syracuse Campus 315-472-6603 ext. 277
  Syracuse North Campus 315-652-6500 ext. 230
  Albany/Malta Campus 518-437-1802 ext. 228

You may also access this information online at https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety/#/

Programs of Study-Ohio

  CAMPUS LOCATIONS
  B&SC Code CIP Code Cleveland Downtown Solon Parma Akron
Health Care-Non-Clinical            
Health Services Administration-BS HSAD 51.2211 C C C/O C
Health Services Administration-AAS HSAA 51.2211 C C C/O C
Health Services Administration Assistant-Diploma DHSA 51.2211 C C C/O C
Medical Administrative Assistant-AAS MDAA 51.0716 C C C/O C
Medical Office Assistant-Diploma DMOA 51.0710 C C C/O C
Medical Reimbursement & Coding-AAS MCCG 51.0713 C C C/O C
Medical Billing and Coding-Diploma DMBC 51.0713 C C C/O C
Health Care-Clinical            
Nurse Generalist-BSN BSNG 51.3818     C  
Registered Nurse to BSN RNNG 51.3818     C/O  
Nursing-AAS NURS 51.3801   C C C
Licensed Practical Nurse-Diploma LPND 51.3901     C C
Medical Assisting-AAS MATG 51.0801 C C C C
Occupational Therapy Assistant-AAS OTAP 51.0803   C    
Physical Therapist Assistant-AAS PTAP 51.0806     C  
Business            
Accounting-BBA BACT 52.0305 C C C/O C
Accounting-AAS ACCT 52.0301   C C/O  
Accounting Assistant-Diploma DACA 52.0301 C C C/O  
General Management (GM)-BBA GMGT 52.0201 C C C/O C
Business-AAS BUSS 52.0101 C C C/O C
Business Assistant-Diploma DBUA 52.0101 C C C/O C
Human Resources Specialist-AAS HURS 52.1001 C C C/O  
Office Management-AAS OITT 52.0401 C C C/O  
Office Administrative Assistant-Diploma DOAA 52.0401 C C C/O  
Technology            
Electronic Engineering Technology-BS BSET 15.0399   C C  
Electronic Technology-AAS ELET 15.0399   C C  
Networking Technology-AAS NETW 11.1002 C C C/O  
Information Technology Assistant-Diploma DITA 11.1002 C C C/O  
Human and Legal Services            
Criminal Justice Studies-AAS CJST 43.0103 C C C/O C
Criminal Justice and Security Services-Diploma DCJS 43.0112 C C C/O C
Human and Social Services-AAS HUSS 44.0000 C C C/O C
Human and Social Services Assistant-Diploma DHUS 44.0000 C C C/O C
Paralegal Studies-AAS PLEG 22.0302 C C C/O C
Legal Office Assistant-Diploma DLOA 22.0302 C C C/O C
Hospitality            
Hospitality Management-AAS HOSS 52.0901 C C C/O C
Hospitality Assistant-Diploma DHOA 52.0901 C C C/O C

Approved for: C-Campus delivery O-Online delivery

NOTE: All programs may not be offered at each campus every semester.

Programs of Study-Ohio

All four Ohio Campuses are authorized by the state of Ohio to confer Associate and Baccalaureate Degrees. These degrees are also approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

The Medical Assisting programs at the Akron, Cleveland Downtown, Solon, and Parma campuses are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) www.caahep.org, on recom­mendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

The Licensed Practical Nurse Diploma program offered at the Akron and Parma campuses has approval by the Ohio Board of Nursing. The Akron and Parma LPN nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commis­sion for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

The A.D.N. programs offered at the Solon and Parma campuses are viewed as one program by the Ohio Board of Nursing and have provisional approval. Solon and Parma campuses are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

The Akron campus ADN nursing program is viewed as a separate program by the Ohio Board of Nursing, has provisional Board of Nursing approval and is accredited by ACEN.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Telephone: 404-975-5000
www.acenursing.org

Students are notified of new policies or changes to existing nursing program policies and procedures from the Nursing Program Director. Students also receive updates to the Nursing Handbook and Official Catalog each semester.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing program at the Parma campus is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW Suite 750 Washington, D.C. 20001 202-887-6791. The BSN Generalist program at the Parma campus has approval by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

The occupational therapy assistant program at Solon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Graduates of the Solon program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the graduate will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, most states require licensure to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
Telephone: 301-652-AOTA
www.acoteonline.org

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

12 South Summit Avenue, Suite 100
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Telephone: 301-990-7979
www.nbcot.org

Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Bryant & Stratton College-Par­ma Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 216-265-3151.

Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG)

Ohio residents attending Bryant & Stratton College at one of the Ohio campus locations, may be eligible for this grant. Grants are available to full- or part-time students and are based on the student’s effective family contribution (EFC) of $2,190 or less and a maximum household income of $96,000 for the 2020-2021 aid year. Students can receive an award ranging from $345 to $1,300 per year, limited to ten (10) semesters of any combination of state, needs-based grants. For the most current information regarding OCOG awards visit the state of Ohio website at www.ohiohighered.org.

Programs of Study-Virginia

  CAMPUS LOCATIONS
  B&SC Code CIP Code Hampton Richmond Virginia Beach
Health Care-Non-Clinical          
Health Services Administration-BS HSAD 51.2211 C C C/O
Health Services Administration-AAS HSAA 51.2211 C C C/O
Health Services Administration Assistant-Diploma DHSA 51.2211 C C C/O
Medical Administrative Assistant-AAS MDAA 51.0716 C C C/O
Medical Office Assistant-Diploma DMOA 51.0710 C C C/O
Medical Reimbursement & Coding-AAS MCCG 51.0713 C C C/O
Medical Billing and Coding-Diploma DMBC 51.0713 C C C/O
Medical Services Management-BBA MSMT 51.0701 C C C/O
Health Care-Clinical          
Registered Nurse to BSN RNNG 51.3818 C C C/O
Nursing-AAS NURS 51.3801 C C C
Licensed Practical Nurse-Diploma LPND 51.3901   C  
Medical Assisting-AAS MATG 51.0801 C C C
Business          
Accounting-BBA BACT 52.0305 C C C/O
Accounting-AAS ACCT 52.0301 C C C/O
Accounting Assistant-Diploma DACA 52.0301 C C C/O
General Management (GM)-BBA GMGT 52.0201 C C C/O
Business-AAS BUSS 52.0101 C C C/O
Business Assistant-Diploma DBUA 52.0101 C C C/O
Digital Marketing-BBA DGMK 52.1499 C C C/O
Digital Marketing-AAS DMAA 52.1499 C C C/O
Digital Marketing Specialist-Diploma DDMA 52.1499 C C C/O
Human Resource Management-BBA HRMT 52.1001 C C C/O
Human Resources Specialist-AAS HURS 52.1001 C C C/O
Office Management-AAS OITT 52.0401 C C C/O
Office Administrative Assistant-Diploma DOAA 52.0401 C C C/O
Technology          
Networking Technology-AAS NETW 11.1002 C C C/O
Information Technology Assistant-Diploma DITA 11.1002 C C C/O
Human and Legal Services          
Criminal Justice Studies-AAS CJST 43.0103 C C C/O
Criminal Justice and Security Services-Diploma DCJS 43.0112 C C C/O
Human and Social Services-BS HSBS 44.0000 C C C/O
Human and Social Services-AAS HUSS 44.0000 C C C/O
Human and Social Services Assistant-Diploma DHUS 44.0000 C C C/O
Paralegal Studies-AAS PLEG 22.0302 C C C/O
Legal Office Assistant-Diploma DLOA 22.0302 C C C/O
Hospitality          
Hospitality Management-AAS HOSS 52.0901 C C C/O
Hospitality Assistant-Diploma DHOA 52.0901 C C C/O
Education          
Early Childhood Education-AAS ECEA 13.1210 C C C/O
Early Childhood Care and Development-Diploma DECC 13.1210 C C C/O

Approved for: C-Campus delivery O-Online delivery

NOTE: All programs may not be offered at each campus every semester.

Programs of Study-Virginia

Bryant & Stratton College is certified by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to confer diplomas, Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees and Baccalaureate degrees. SCHEV recognizes the AAS as a terminal degree. Additionally, SCHEV requires 30% of total degree plan credits to be earned at the institution granting the credential.  Students in Virginia are able to receive 70% of the credits required for the degree for which they are enrolled through high school articulation, including both transfer of high school course content and concurrent enrollment; proficiency evaluation; college transfer credits; AP credits; and/or credits awarded by ACE, unless the student is registered as part of a SOC agreement.

Bryant & Stratton College is a Principles of Excellence school and approved for participation in various veteran aid programs including Military Tuition Assistance and GI Bill® for the training of U.S. veterans and their families. Military students and their families should contact their Department of Veterans Affairs representative for more information on a veteran’s benefit eligibility. The College is approved for administering educational programs sponsored by state agencies such as the state rehabilitative services.

Medical Assisting Associate Degree

The Medical Assisting programs at Richmond, Virginia Beach, and Hampton are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Licensed Practical Nurse Diploma

The Licensed Practical Nurse program offered at the Richmond campus has initial approval by the Virginia Board of Nursing. This nursing education program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Nursing Associate Degree

The associate degree nursing program offered at the Virginia Beach and Hampton campuses have initial approval by the Virginia Board of Nursing. The A.D.N. Nursing education program at Hampton and Virginia Beach are candidates for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The associate degree nursing program offered at the Richmond campus has full approval by the Virginia Board of Nursing, and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, (ACEN).

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Telephone: 404-975-5000
www.acenursing.org

RN to BSN

The baccalaureate degree in nursing program at the Richmond campus is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW Suite 750 Washington, D.C. 20001, 202-887-6791.

Students are notified of new policies or changes to existing nursing program policies and procedures from the Nursing Program Director. Students also receive updates to the Nursing Handbook and Official Catalog each semester.

Academic Advisement and Support

Students enrolled at Bryant & Stratton College are assigned an academic advisor to support their degree or diploma plan. Students are guided to achieve both academic and career goals. Academic advisors are available on campus for in-person or phone meetings. The ADA Coordinator and Grievance Coordinator email addresses are listed on the website under student services.

Administrators and Faculty

Bryant & Stratton College’s Administrators and faculty members, by location, are detailed in the Faculty and Administrative Staff Guide.

Instructional faculty are accessible to students for academic and course advising at stated times outside regularly scheduled class hours when a course is offered, and throughout the period during which the course is offered.

Criminal Justices Programs

The Criminal Justice Studies AAS and Criminal Justice and Security Services diploma programs will not provide the required training for entry level position in law enforcement, corrections, armed security, certain unarmed security and other careers requiring certification, licensure, or registration with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). Students who complete these programs in Virginia will be required to obtain certification through CDJS approved training facilities to meet the minimum requirements for those positions.

Health Services Administration Program

The Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration program does not satisfy the education and training requirements for initial licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator or Assisted Living Facility Administrator in the state of Virginia. Students seeking licensure are strongly encouraged to research the state licensure requirements prior to enrollment. A criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.

Early Childhood Education Program

A career in Early Childhood Education may involve meeting certain licensing, training and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. Virginia residents should refer to licensure regulations for school personnel at the following government site: law.lis.virginia.gov/admincode/title8/agency20/chapter22.

Teacher candidates will find additional information at the Virginia Depart­ment of Education at the address below:

Virginia Dept. of Education
James Monroe Building
101 N. 14th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
www.doe.virginia.gov

Tuition Refunds-Virginia Only

For a student who officially withdraws from the Virginia Campuses of Bryant & Stratton College, a refund will be computed according to the following guidelines:

  1. A student who enters College but withdraws during the first 1/4 (25%) of the period is entitled to receive as a refund a minimum of 50% of the stated cost of the course or program for the period.
  2. A student who enters College but withdraws after completing 1/4 (25%), but less than 1/2 (50%) of the period is entitled to receive as a refund a minimum of 25% of the stated cost of the course or program for the period.
  3. A student who withdraws after completing 1/2 (50%), or more than 1/2 (50%), of the period is not entitled to a refund.

GI Bill Grievances - Information from Virginia State Approving Agency

The Virginia State Approving Agency (SAA), is the approving authority of education and training programs for Virginia.  Our office investigates complaints of GI Bill beneficiaries.  While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, if the situation cannot be resolved at the school, the beneficiary should contact our office via email at saa@dvs.virginia.gov.

Programs of Study-Wisconsin

  CAMPUS LOCATIONS
  B&SC Code CIP Code Wauwatosa Bayshore Racine
Health Care-Non-Clinical          
Health Services Administration-BS HSAD 51.2211 C/O C C
Health Services Administration-AAS HSAA 51.2211 C/O C C
Health Services Administration Assistant-Diploma DHSA 51.2211 C/O C C
Medical Reimbursement & Coding-AAS MCCG 51.0713 C/O C C
Medical Billing and Coding-Diploma DMBC 51.0713 C/O C C
Medical Administrative Assistant-AAS MDAA 51.0716 C/O C C
Medical Office Assistant-Diploma DMOA 51.0710 C/O C C
Medical Services Management-BBA MSMT 51.0701 C/O C C
Health Care-Clinical          
Nurse Generalist-BSN BSNG 51.3818 C C C
Registered Nurse to BSN RNNG 51.3818 C/O C C
Nursing-A.D.N. NURS 51.3801 C C  
Licensed Practical Nurse-Diploma LPND 51.3901 C C C
Medical Assisting-AAS MATG 51.0801 C C C
Occupational Therapy Assistant-AAS OTAP 51.0803 C    
Physical Therapist Assistant-AAS PTAP 51.0806 C    
Business          
Accounting-BBA BACT 52.0305 C/O C C
Accounting-AAS ACCT 52.0301 C/O C C
Accounting Assistant-Diploma DACA 52.0301 C/O C C
General Management (GM)-BBA GMGT 52.0201 C/O C C
Business-AAS BUSS 52.0101 C/O C C
Business Assistant-Diploma DBUA 52.0101 C/O C C
Digital Marketing-BBA DGMK 52.1499 C/O C C
Digital Marketing-AAS DMAA 52.1499 C/O C C
Digital Marketing Specialist-Diploma DDMA 52.1499 C/O C C
Human Resource Management-BBA HRMT 52.1001 C/O C C
Human Resources Specialist-AAS HURS 52.1001 C/O C C
Office Management-AAS OITT 52.0401 C/O C C
Office Administrative Assistant-Diploma DOAA 52.0401 C/O C C
Technology          
Networking Technology-AAS NETW 11.1002 C/O C C
Information Technology Assistant-Diploma DITA 11.1002 C/O C C
Human and Legal Services          
Criminal Justice Studies-AAS CJST 43.0103 C/O C C
Criminal Justice and Security Services-Diploma DCJS 43.0112 C/O C C
Human and Social Services-BS HSBS 44.0000 C/O C C
Human and Social Services-AAS HUSS 44.0000 C/O C C
Human and Social Services Assistant-Diploma DHUS 44.0000 C/O C C
Paralegal Studies-AAS PLEG 22.0302 C/O C C
Legal Office Assistant-Diploma DLOA 22.0302 C/O C C
Design          
Graphic Design-AAS GRAD 50.0409 C C C
Hospitality          
Hospitality Management-AAS HOSS 52.0901 C/O C C
Hospitality Assistant-Diploma DHOA 52.0901 C/O C C
Education          
Early Childhood Education-AAS ECEA 13.1210 C/O C C
Early Childhood Care and Development-Diploma DECC 13.1210 C/O C C

Approved for: C-Campus delivery O-Online delivery

NOTE: All programs may not be offered at each campus every semester.

Programs of Study-Wisconsin

The State of Wisconsin Educational Approval Program (EAP) has approved the programs, which Bryant & Stratton College offers, and the EAP has authorized the College to confer the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and Baccalaureate degrees (BBA, BS, BSN).

The Racine, Bayshore, and Wauwatosa Medical Assisting programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

The ADN Nursing program offered at the Wauwatosa and Bayshore campuses is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The Wisconsin Board of Nursing and the ACEN view the Nursing programs at these campuses as one accredited program.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing programs at Bayshore and Wauwatosa are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW Suite 750 Washington, D.C. 20001, 202-887-6971.

Licensed Practical Nurse Diploma

The Licensed Practical Nurse diploma program offered at the Wauwatosa, Bayshore, and Racine campuses has approval to admit students by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing.

The Licensed Practical Nurse diploma program located in Wauwatosa, Racine, and Bayshore, WI are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Telephone: 404-975-5000
www.acenursing.org

Nursing students are notified of new policies or changes to existing nursing program policies and procedures from the Nursing Program Director. Students also receive updates to the Nursing Handbook and Official Catalog each semester.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Wauwatosa is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) for the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Graduates from this program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the Occupational Therapy Assistant, administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Ther­apy Assistant (COTA). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
Telephone: 301-652-AOTA
www.acoteonline.org

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

12 South Summit Avenue, Suite 100
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Telephone: 301-990-7979
www.nbcot.org

Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Bryant & Stratton Col­lege-Wauwatosa Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/ institution directly, please call 414-302-7000.

Facility Fee

Each student at the Wauwatosa and Bayshore Campuses will be charged $125 each semester for bus passes, parking, and shuttle services.

Leaves of Absence

Bryant & Stratton College does not recognize leaves of absence except for active military duty.

Placement Advisement

All graduates who have successfully completed a degree program at Bryant & Stratton College are eligible for placement advice. Graduates of Bryant & Stratton may receive placement advice at any Bryant & Stratton College location.

Records Retention

The College retains student financial and academic records for a period of six years. Academic transcripts are permanently retained.

Tuition Refunds-Wisconsin only

Refunds will be computed according to the following guidelines:

A student who withdraws or is dismissed after attending at least one class or submitting at least one lesson, but before completing 60% of the potential units of instruction in the current enrollment period, shall be entitled to a pro rata refund, as calculated below, less any amounts owed by the student for the current enrollment period.

  1. Pro rata refund shall be determined as the number of units remaining after the last unit completed by the student, divided by the total number of units in the enrollment period, rounded downward to the nearest ten percent. Pro rata refund is the resulting percent applied to the total tuition and other required costs paid by the student for the current enroll­ment period.
  2. Refunds shall be paid within 40 days after the effective date of termination.
  3. No refund is required for any student who withdraws or is dismissed after completing 60% of the potential units of instruction in the current enrollment period unless a student withdraws due to mitigating circumstances, which are those that directly prohibit pursuit of a program and which are beyond the student’s control.

A student who cancels his/her enrollment within three business days of having enrolled is entitled to a full refund within ten business days.