All students are required to acknowledge having received the terms and conditions prior to enrollment.
All enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Right to Withhold Certificate of Completion
If you are in default of fee obligations, your certificate may be withheld until fees are paid.
Program locations are scheduled in advance but may change as planning progresses. More than one class location may be necessary during the program as classroom space may become limited. If a change is required, you will be notified immediately. Schedule or location changes will not be considered grounds for a refund.
All programs offered by or through an adult school or other public education entity are the product and property of that organization. Boston Reed serves as the authorized agent of these organizations, providing registration, advertising, and logistical support. Any inquiries regarding programs listed on this site should be directed to Boston Reed for processing and referral.
Assumption of Risk
You agree to assume liability and financial responsibility for any injury you receive in the classroom or in an externship as an enrolled participant in any of the listed programs. For this reason, Boston Reed recommends that you carry medical insurance.
There will be a $30 charge for each returned check.
It is your responsibility to keep address and contact information current with Boston Reed. If your contact information changes, fill out and submit an Information Change Form.
Notification of Class Changes
As a Boston Reed student, you will receive notifications of class changes or cancellations via text message to your mobile phone. Please note that normal text messaging charges may apply.
Tuition is not transferable to other programs or person. If you are registered for a program held through a California Adult School location and need to transfer, you will need to submit the request in writing for consideration. If the transfer is approved there will be a $250.00 processing fee due at time of transfer. If textbook version has changed, a $150.00 textbook fee will also be due at time of transfer.
Grounds for Dismissal
Permanent dismissal may be imposed on a student for any one of the following: (1) Disruptive behavior or a lack of common courtesy and respect for the instructor or one's fellow students. (2) Behavior that could be interpreted as sexual harassment.
(3) Behavior that could be related to alcohol or drug use. (4) Failure to pay fees when due. (5) Breach of student guidelines. (6) A positive drug test. If you are dismissed or expelled after completing more than 60 percent of instruction, Boston Reed may charge the entire cost of tuition as agreed upon in the enrollment application.
BPPE (Bureau for Private Post-Secondary Education)
Boston Reed's approval to operate in the State of California is based on provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009, which became effective January 1, 2010. Boston Reed, under Section 94802(a) of CPPEA, will by operation of law, be approved until December 31, 2013. The Act is administered by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, under the Department of Consumers Affairs. The Bureau can be reached at: P.O. Box 980818, Sacramento, CA 95798-0818, 916-574-7720 or www.bppe.ca.gov.
Refund Policy and Student's Right to Cancel
A student has the right to cancel his or her agreement for a program, without any penalty or obligations (with the exception of the $200 non-refundable registration fee), through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later. After the end of the cancellation period, you also have the right to stop school at any time; and you have the right to receive a pro rata refund if you have completed sixty (60) percent or less of the program. The amount of that refund is to be "pro-rated" according to the not completed portion of the program, less the cost of any equipment returned in good condition (good condition does not include equipment that has been opened, or is marked or damaged in any way) and a registration fee of $200. Cancellation may occur when the student provides a written notice of cancellation at the following address:
By mail: Boston Reed 2799 Napa Valley Corporate Drive Napa, CA 94558
By facsimile: 707-307-5017
By e-mail: email@example.com
The written notice of cancellation, if sent by mail, is effective when deposited in the mail properly addressed with proper postage. If the Enrollment Agreement is cancelled, Boston Reed will refund the student any money he/she has paid, less a registration fee not to exceed $200, and less any deduction for equipment or textbooks not returned in good condition, within 45 days after the notice of cancellation is received. If you have satisfactorily completed the program but are unable to complete the externship, you may apply in writing to receive a refund not to exceed $150 and a certificate of completion for the classroom portion of the course. If the program is cancelled in its entirety for any reason, you are entitled to a full refund of all fees, including the application and textbook fees (if the books are returned in excellent condition). Upon request, Boston Reed will provide a UPS shipping label for you to return the textbooks. We will issue the refund within 10 business days.
Why Prices Vary by Location
Boston Reed's school partners (Adult Schools, Colleges and Universities) are revenue-based non-profit organizations. Each division has to cover overhead costs for electricity, registration, business office processes, and staff salaries (and in some cases room rental). There are three price ranges in the community. The private schools are between $6000 and $10,000. The community college/university program averages $2995. The adult school averages $2695. The difference between the adult school and the college/university is that the Certificate of Completion will have the college/university logo on it and the curriculum has been approved by a college/university level instructional dean.
Equal Opportunity Nondiscrimination
Boston Reed is an equal opportunity employer and provider of services and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, religion, color, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, or medical condition in its educational programs, employment, or activities.
Academic Freedom Policy
Boston Reed supports and protects academic freedom for each instructor employed by the college. Academic freedom is guaranteed to all instructors acting within the scope of their employment. Instructors are free within their classrooms to discuss their fields of expertise, to conduct research in their fields, and to publish the results of their research. Also, Boston Reed recognizes that when instructors speak and write on their own time and as private individuals outside of their classroom, they are absolutely free from censorship or from any form of retaliation (such as discipline or dismissal) that affects their employment status at the college.
Boston Reed will not tolerate academic dishonesty. Dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, knowingly assisting another student in cheating or plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information to instructors, externship site staff, or Boston Reed personnel. For complete policy information, please refer to the Student Handbook.
Request for Accommodations
Boston Reed provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 1990) for individuals with documented disabilities who request and demonstrate the need for accommodation. ADA regulations define a person with a disability as someone with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Boston Reed requires documentation to validate that the individual is covered under ADA as a disabled individual and to allow accommodations to be specifically matched with the identified functional limitation. Participants with an identified disability per ADA guidelines must send Boston Reed a written request for an accommodation, including all appropriate supporting documentation, at least four weeks before the anticipated start date of the program. Additional information can be found under Program Resources.
Certificate of Completion
Certificates will be mailed to graduates within 30 days of receipt of completion requirements. If a certificate is returned because your address is not current, you will be charged $25 for replacement. If you lose your certificate or need an additional certificate, the charge is $25. Replacement certificates can be ordered by submitting a Document Request Form.
Classroom Requirements: To obtain a certificate of completion, students must successfully pass the classroom portion of the program. Attendance Requirements: Perfect attendance is required for Phlebotomy Technician and all programs that are 16 hours or less. For all other programs, students will be allowed to miss a maximum of 14 hours for the duration. More than the allowed number of hours may result in the student being dismissed from the program. Students will be required to make up any work that is missed as a result of an absence. In addition to making up assigned work, the student will be required to complete additional work assigned at the instructor's discretion.
Transferability of Credit
Transferability of credits and acceptance of the certificate you earn is at the discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the certificate you earn at this institution is not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some of all of your coursework at that institution. You should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals.
You are responsible for repaying the loan amount plus any interest, less the amount of any refund. If a student is eligible for a loan guaranteed by the federal or state government and the student defaults on the loan, both of the following may occur: (1) The federal or state government or 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. (2) The student may not be eligible for any other federal student financial aid at another institution or other government assistance until the loan is repaid.
Sexual Harassment Policy
Boston Reed will not tolerate sexual harassment or assault of or by students. Any person found to have engaged in such conduct will be subject to discipline, up to and including expulsion or termination, as appropriate, from the Boston Reed community. Victims are urged to report any harassment or assault as soon as possible to school and police authorities.
If you have any questions, contact Boston Reed at 800-201-1141. If you call after office hours, leave a message and a Customer Care associate will return your call the following business day.
A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling 916-574-7720 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the Bureau's website, www.bppe.ca.gov. Boston Reed is an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau. Boston Reed has never filed for bankruptcy petition, operated as a debtor in possession or had a petition of bankruptcy filed against it under Federal law.
Student Tuition Recovery Fund
The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by California residents who were students attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postseceondary and Vocational Education. You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following: (1) The school closed before the program 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 cost. (4) There was a decline in the quality of the program of instruction within 30 days before the school closed or, if the decline began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period of decline determined by the Bureau. (5) An inability to collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act. 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 who is a California resident and prepays all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans. (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. (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. The STRF payment is included in the tuition prices.