Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF)
In accordance with 5 CCR §76215(a), ”You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:
1. You are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all of part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and
2. Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party.
You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment if either of the following applies:
1. You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program, or
2. Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party.”
In accordance with 5 CCR §76215(b), "The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency program attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.
You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:
1. The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.
2. The school's failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school.
3. The school's failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs.
4. There was a material failure to comply with the Act or the Division within 30-days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30-days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.
5. An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act."
However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.
California Welding Institute LLC does not offer student loans.
If a student obtains a loan to pay for the course(s), the student will have to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund, and if the student receives federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of the moneys not paid from federal financial aid funds, in accordance to the cancellation and refund policy stated in this catalog.
Per CEC94911(g)(1)(2), If a student defaults on a federal or state loan, both the following may occur:
- the federal or state government or a loan guarantee agency may take action against the student, including applying any income tax refund to which the person is entitled to reduce the balance owed on the loan,
- the student may not be eligible for any other federal student financial aid at another institution or other government financial assistance until the loan is repaid.
Notice Concerning Transferability of Credits and Credentials Earned at Our Institution
The transferability of credits you earn at California Welding Institute is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the course completion certificate and welder certification you earn from our Welder Training Courses & Career Builder Packages is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the course completion certification and welder certification that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution meets your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending California Welding Institute to determine if your course completion certificate and welder certification are transferable.