Institutional Refund Policy

A student who cancels their enrollment within 7 days of signing the Enrollment Agreement will receive a 100% refund of all money paid to the School related to the current enrollment. Thereafter, a student will be liable for:

  1. The cost of any books and supplies accepted, plus
  2. Tuition liability as of the student’s last date of physical attendance

Tuition liability is divided by the number of “terms” in the program. Terms are defined in NYS regulation. Total tuition liability is limited to completed terms and the term during which the student withdrew or was terminated.

“Terms” for NYS Refund Policy

Term Type

Number of Terms

Term Length in Weeks

    

Medical Assistant Program – Day (31 Weeks)

Semester

2

15.5

Medical Assistant Program – Eve-Eve/Wknd (39 Weeks)

Quarter

3

13

ESL – Day (57 weeks)

Semester

3

19

Accounting and Bookkeeping – Day (31 Weeks)

Semester

2

15.5

Accounting and Bookkeeping – Eve-Eve/Wknd (39 Weeks)

Quarter

3

13

Home Health Aide (84 hours)

Semester

1

5

Abdominal Ultrasound (85 weeks)

Semester

4

21

Tuition liability is calculated based upon the scheduled class days through the student’s Last date of Attendance (LDA), regardless of number of absences prior to the LDA. The tuition liability schedule is as follows:

 

Accounting and Bookkeeping Evening and Weekends

 

First Quarter of Study

 

School May Keep

Second Quarter

School May Keep

 

Third Quarter

 

School May Keep

 

If Termination Occurs

      

Keep

      
             
               
 

Prior or during first week

0%

= $0

 

During first week

25%

= $350

first week

25% = $350

 
 

During second week

25%

= $350

 

During second week

50%

= $700

second week

50% = $700

 
 

During third week

50%

= $700

 

During third week

75%

= $1050

third week

75% = $1050

 

During fourth week

75%

= $1050

 

After fourth week

100% = $1400

fourth week

100% = $1400

 

After fourth week

100% = $1400

          
                

 

Accounting and Bookkeeping Day

 

First Semester of study

 

School May Keep

 

(b) Second Semester

 

School May Keep

 
     
 

If Termination Occurs

              
 

Prior to or during the first week

  

0%

= $0

  

During the first week

 

20%

= $420

  
        
        
 

During the second week

  

20%

= $420

  

During the second week

 

35%

= $735

  
 

During the third week

  

35%

= $735

  

During the third week

 

50%

= $1050

  
 

During the fourth week

  

50%

= $1050

  

During the fourth week

 

70%

= $575

  
 

After the fourth week

  

70%

= $1575

  

After the fourth week

 

100% = $2100

  
 

After the fifth week

  

100% – $2100

         
                

 

Abdominal Ultrasound 

First Semester of study

If Termination Occurs

School May Keep

(b) Second Semester

School May Keep

Prior to or during the first week

During the second week

During the third week

During the fourth week

After the fourth week

0% = $0

25% = 750

50% = 1500

75% = 2250

100% = 3000

 

During the first week

During the second week

During the third week

After the fourth week

 

25% = 750

50% = 1500

75% = 2250

100% = 3000

 

Abdominal Ultrasound (cont.) 

Thirr Semester of study

If Termination Occurs

School May Keep

(b) Forth Semester

School May Keep

During the second week

During the third week

During the fourth week

After the fourth week

25% = 750

50% = 1500

75% = 2250

100% = 3000

 

During the first week

During the second week

During the third week

After the fourth week

 

25% = 750

50% = 1500

75% = 2250

100% = 3000

 

 ESL and Business Communications

 

First Term of Study

School May

Second Term

School May Keep

 

Third Term

 

School May Keep

 

If Termination Occurs

Keep

    

Keep

          
                     
 

Prior or during first week

0%

= $0

 

During first week

25%

= $479

first week

25% = $479

  
 

During second week

25%

= $479

During second week

50%

= $958

second week

50% = $958

  
 

During third week

50%

= $958

During third week

75%

= $1437.50

third week

75% =$1437.50

 
 

During fourth week

75%

= $1437.50

After fourth week

100%

= $1916

fourth week

100% = $1916

 
 

After fourth week

100% = $1916

              
                       
                       

 

Home Health Aide (HHA) 

Mini Refund Policy

School May Keep

(b) Quarter Refund

School May Keep

0 – 15  % of the program

16 – 30 % of the program

31 – 45 % of the program

46 – 60  % of the program

After 60 % of the program

 

0%

25%

50%

75%

100%

 

Prior to or during the first week

During the second week

During the third week

During the fourth week

After the fourth week

0%

25%

50%

75%

100%

 

 

 Medical Assistant (Day)

  

First Semester of study

    

School May Keep

 

(b) Second Semester

   

School May Keep

          
                   
  

If Termination Occurs

                                           
                                             
  

Prior to or during the first week

   

0%  = $0

    

During the first week

  

20% = $420

           
  

During the second week

      

20% = $420

   

During the second week

  

35% = $735

           
  

During the third week

      

35% = $735

   

During the third week

  

50% = $1050

           
  

During the fourth week

      

50% = $1050

   

During the fourth week

  

70% = $575

           
  

After the fourth week

      

70% = $1575

   

After the fourth week

  

100% = $2100

           
  

After the fifth week

      

100% – $2100

                                 
   

Medical Assistant Evening

                                        
                                
   

First Quarter of Study

   

School May Keep

  

Second Quarter

 

School May Keep

   

Third Quarter

 

School May Keep

 
   

If Termination Occurs

                   

May Keep

                    
                                       
   

Prior or during first

   

0%  = $0

   

During first week

 

25% = $350

     

first week

25% = $350

    
                   
   

week

   

25% = $350

  

During second

 

50% = $700

     

second week

50% = $700

    
   

During second week

   

50% = $700

  

week

     

75% = $1050

    

third week

75% = $1050

    
   

During third week

   

75% = $1050

  

During third week

 

100% = $1400

    

fourth week

100% = $1400

  
   

During fourth week

   

100% = $1400

  

After fourth week

                           
   

 

   

 

  

 

                           
   

After fourth week

                                             

 

Student Financial Responsibility

A student/graduate will not receive a Certificate or Academic Transcript unless all financial obligations have been met in accordance with the terms of the policies in this Catalog and on E.D.P.’s website, and the policies set forth in E.D.P. School’s Enrollment Agreement.

It is important to note that after the calculation of any tuition refund and the corresponding Return to Title IV (R2T4) calculation, a balance due may remain on the student’s account at the School. The student is financially responsible for any such balance, and the School may pursue collections and/or other appropriate legal action.

School Policy Regarding Refunds

Students should read and understand the School’s policy regarding tuition refund and cancellation prior to signing an Enrollment Agreement. If you have any questions regarding the School’s explanation, please ask your admissions agent or another member of the School’s staff before signing your enrollment agreement. You may ask for assistance from the New York State Education Department, Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision, 116 West 32nd. Street, 5th. Floor, New York, New York 10001, or telephone the Department at (212) 643-4760. The failure of a student to immediately notify the School Director in writing of the student’s intent to withdraw may delay refund of tuition due to the student pursuant to section 5002(3) of the Education Law.

Return to Title IV Policy

If a financial aid recipient withdraws from enrollment at EDP, or has their enrollment terminated for administrative, disciplinary, attendance, or other reasons prior to course completion, a calculation for Return of Title IV funds (R2T4) will be completed and any required returns by the School shall be paid promptly to the Federal Student Aid Programs.

After all applicable returns to the Federal Student Aid Programs by the School have been calculated, the School will determine any amount owed to the Federal Student Aid Programs by the Student. In the unlikely event that a student has received excess Pell Grant, IASG and/or SEOG funds, he/she may be required to refund the unearned portion of the aid to the U.S Department of Education.

In general, a student will keep only the pro-rated portion of student aid “earned” through attendance in the first sixty percent of the enrollment period. Upon completion of the first sixty percent of the enrollment period, all of a student’s financial aid is considered “earned” and no return of funds is necessary. The school will calculate the amount of aid earned/retained using the following method:

  • Step One:    Determine the percentage of the payment period the student attended before withdrawing.
  • Step Two:    Determine the amount of Title IV aid earned by multiplying the total Title IV aid for which the student qualified by the percentage of time enrolled.
  •  Step Three: Compare the amount earned to the amount disbursed. If less aid was disbursed than was earned, the student may receive a late disbursement for the difference. If more aid was disbursed than was earned, determine the amount of Title IV aid that must be returned (i.e., that was unearned) by subtracting the earned amount from the amount actually disbursed.
  • Step Four:   Allocate the responsibility for returning unearned aid between the school and the student according to the portion of disbursed aid that could have been used to cover institutional charges and the portion that could have been disbursed directly to the student once institutional charges were covered (as defined by federal regulation).
  • Step Five:    Distribute the unearned aid back to the Title IV programs.

Detailed information on the Return of Title IV Funds may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.