Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject a student to civil and criminal liabilities. The legal penalties for copyright infringement are:
1. Infringer pays the actual dollar amount of damages and profits.
2. The law provides a range from $200 to $150,000 for each work infringed.
3. Infringer pays for all attorneys fees and court costs.
4. The Court can issue an injunction to stop the infringing acts.
5. The Court can impound the illegal works.
6. The infringer can go to jail.
Students who are found to have violated the school’s copyright infringement policy, including students who have engaged in illegal peer-to-peer file sharing as described above, and notably if such action was undertaken by means of the school’s network or information technology systems, will be subject to dismissal for code-of-conduct violation.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy
AFNA is committed to student safety and good health. Students who are suffering from the effects of alcohol and/or drug addiction may contact the school for resources and counseling options that could help remedy their situation.
Beyond the inherent health and legal problems that may arise from the illegal use of drugs and alcohol, any student who is convicted of a drug felony crime is ineligible to participate in Title IV financial aid programs.
AFNA is committed to maintaining a safe, secure, and crime-free learning environment that is completely free of alcohol and use of illicit drugs, Please refer to these other school policies regarding the use of drugs and alcohol on campus:
• Advisement Regarding Drug Offense Felony Conviction
• Unlawful Possession, Use, or Distribution of Illicit Drugs and Alcohol
• No Tobacco Use or Marijuana Use – No Smoking.
AFNA has a formal complaint procedure, which is designed to provide students with an avenue and recourse for presenting and resolving complaints. Only the president of the campus director are authorized to receive and resolve student complaints.
Students may submit complaints in writing with the date of the submission of the complaint. AFNA shall respond to all written complaints within 10 days of receiving the complaint, providing the student with a written response, including a summary of the investigation and disposition of the complaint. Participation in the complaint process shall not affect a student’s status or in any way limit or waive one’s right to other remedies or legal recourse.
If, after following the school’s established Grievance Policy (see ‘Grievance Policy’ published in this catalog), a student should feel unfairly treated or their concern unresolved, he or she may file a complaint to ACCET. The ACCET Complaint Procedure is posted publicly at the school and a copy of this policy can be provided upon request. Separately or in tandem with any complaint to ACCET, a student or member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.
Accrediting Council for Continuing
Education and Training (ACCET)
1722 N St NW
Washington DC, 20036
Phone: (202) 955-1113
Fax: (202) 955-1118
California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
PO BOX 980818
West Sacramento, CA
Phone: (888) 370-7589
Fax: (916) 263-1897
A student or member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s internet website at http://www.bppe.ca.gov.
For grievance or objections related specifically to Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), including ineligibility for participation in Title IV financial aid programs, please refer to the school’s SAP policy.
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
AFNA’s policies comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99). FERPA is Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, please click here.
Federal Student Aid Programs
AFNA is an approved institution for Title IV federal student aid, including Pell Grant and direct student loans. For assistance with completing your FAFSA and for selecting the financial aid package that best fits your needs, please schedule an appointment with our financial aid office.
AFNA is also an approved institution with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Eligible veterans, active service member spouses, and dependents may all be eligible to fund all or part of their tuition at the school. For more information, please contact the school directly or the Department of Veterans Affairs at (800) 827-1000.
If you believe you may be eligible for VA education benefits and are interested in enrolling at AFNA, please click here.
Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEV-P)
AFNA is an approved institution with the Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEV-P). The school is authorized to issue the Form I-20 for students wishing to enter the United States and study under the provisions of the M-1 Student Visa. If you are not a citizen or legal resident of the United States and would like to enroll at AFNA.