Consumer Information Disclosures
1. Adult Education Course Costs
Adult Education course costs are based on course length. Additional fees may apply based on applicable fees, supply lists, textbooks, uniforms, and certification examinations. Please refer to individual course descriptions for more information. Questions pertaining to course costs can be addressed to the CV-TEC Student Services Office at (518) 561-0100 x 240 or 957-2241, or online through our Course Catalog.
2. Adults in CV-TEC Daytime Programs:
Students are responsible for all payments based on the “Adult Student Tuition and Fees Payment Agreement”. Acceptance into some programs may incur a non-refundable deposit. This deposit is credited against the outstanding balance if a student enrolls.
3. Notice to Adult Students Receiving Title IV Funding:
Adult students receiving Title IV Federal Funding will be obligated to comply with all applicable federal policies.
4. Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information:
Adult students interested in attending CV-TEC may be eligible to receive financial aid through a variety of sources.
If you have barriers to employment due to a disability, and are interested in our educational programs, you may contact ACCES VR to find out if you are eligible for financial support or services. The contact information for ACCES-VR in our region is:
209 West Main Street, Suite 3
Malone, NY 12953
Phone: 518-483-3530 or 1 800-882-2803
Many adults applying for admission to one of CV-TEC’s accredited programs qualify for Title IV financial aid. Adult applicants may qualify for PELL grants and/or Stafford Guaranteed Student Loans. Information on Title IV aid may be obtained through the FAFSA website or by calling 1-800-4FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). You may also contact our Student Services Representative, Lucy Marbut at 518-561-0100 x241 or our Financial Aid Advisor, Chris Chaffin, at (518) 561-0100 x245.
If you are a Veteran, or related to a Veteran, you should check the following information to find out if you qualify for benefits.
Federal and State Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding may be available to eligible students by contacting the regional OneWorkSource office at: 518-561-0430 x3044. Qualifying students may be eligible for funding through one of the following sources:
Additional educational funding may also be available through CV-TEC’s High School Equivalency (HSE) program. Information can be obtained by calling 518-561-0430 x3088 or by visiting the HSE office at the regional OneWorkSource office.
For those students who qualify, CV-TEC provides information on Sallie Mae educational loans through our Financial Aid Office. You may also wish to contact your own bank or savings and loan to determine your eligibility for student loans.
If you have questions regarding financial aid or other sources of funding, please speak with our Student Services Counselor or our Financial Aid Officer.
For a list of programs that qualify for these funds, please refer to CV-TEC’s most recent Course Catalogue and Program Guide (add link here).
A packet of information and instructions is available through our Student Services Office.
Questions? Call: 518-561-0100 x 241 or 240.
5. Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information:
Financial Aid information can be obtained by contacting CV-TEC’s Financial Aid Office:
Chris Chaffin, Financial Aid Officer
CV-TEC Main Campus
1585 Military Turnpike
Plattsburgh, New York 12901
(518) 561-0100 x245
6. Student Financial Aid Information:
· CV-TEC makes Student Financial Aid information available online (see Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information above), through the current CV-TEC Course and Program Catalogue; and through printed documents provided by the Financial Aid Office (https://www.cves.org/?page_id=333) and Student Services Office
Information available through CV-TEC’s Financial Aid Office:
Note: As CV-TEC does not offer study abroad-type programs, study abroad related financial aid information does not apply.
7. Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilities:
CV-TEC supports the unique learning styles and needs of all students. As a public education institution, CV-TEC meets all ADA-related requirements for educational facilities and works ACCES-VR to provide adults with disabilities the educational supports necessary for their success.
Questions regarding these services at any of our campus locations may be directed to our Student Services Office at: 518-561-0100 x 240.
8. Price of Attendance:
Prospective and enrolled students may find a chart containing all program related costs in the CV-TEC Course and Program Catalogue found on our website (Continuing Education link). Information on the price of attendance, including tuition and fees, books and supplies, and any additional costs can be found there. Hard copies are available upon request through the Student Services Office.
9. Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal, and Return of Title IV Financial Aid (Policy # 4340):
Students are responsible for all payments based on the “Adult Student Tuition and Fees Payment Agreement”.
Acceptance into some programs may incur a non-refundable deposit. This deposit is credited against the outstanding balance if a student enrolls.
CV-TEC Adult Education Payment/Refund and Withdrawal Policy (#4340)
CV–TEC Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs Refunds will be calculated based on the following schedule:
|Withdrawal prior to or on the first day of class:||100%|
|Withdrawal through the first 10% of instructional days||90%|
|Withdrawal between 10% – 25% of instructional days||50%|
|Withdrawal between 25% – 50% of instructional days:||25%|
|Withdrawal after 50% of instructional days:||0%|
*NOTE: For students entering a Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs part way through the school year, the refund is based upon the percentage of school days from the date of entry until the withdrawal date against the number of school days from the date of entry through the end of the school year.
10. Academic Program (Educational Program, Instructional Facilities and Faculty):
Copies of these documents are available through the CV-TEC main office.
11. Transfer of Credit Policy and Articulation Agreements:
12. Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions (Including Computer Use and File Sharing):
Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject CV-TEC students to civil and criminal liabilities. Policies and associated penalties associated with copyright infringement, unauthorized peer-to-peer sharing, illegal downloading or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material using CV-TEC’s information technology system are prohibited.
Specific policies and procedures pertaining to these behaviors can be found in CV-TEC’s Acceptable Use Policy (# 9010) (https://www.cves.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/9010-Acceptable-Use-Policy-for-Technology-and-Internet-Protection-July-2016.pdf) and Code of Conduct (# 5300) (https://www.cves.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/5300-Code-of-Conduct-July-2016.pdf).
Enrolled students are required to sign statements agreeing to comply with CV-TEC’s established standards annually.
13. Required Written Arrangements Disclosures:
CV-TEC does not provide accredited programs designed to be offered by a third party entity.
14. School and Program Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure:
CV-TEC receives school and program accreditation/approval/licensure from the following Federal and NYS entities:
Individual Program Approvals:
National Accreditation (Post-Secondary):
LPN Accreditation (Dual Accreditation):
Aviation Technology Licensure:
Information pertaining to CV-TEC’s accreditation and licensure may be obtained through CV-TEC’s main office at 1585 Military Turnpike, or by calling 518-561-0100 x 236.
15. Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Related Offenses (Proposed Policy Pending BOE Approval):
The following policy applies to CV TEC students only:
(1) A student who is convicted of any offense under any Federal or State law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance, as defined by Federal Law for conduct that occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving any Federal student grant, loan, or work assistance may not be eligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance under this title from the date of that conviction for the period of time specified in the following table:
If convicted of an offense involving:
Possession of a controlled substance: Ineligibility period is:
The sale of a controlled substance: Ineligibility period is:
(2) REHABILITATION. – A student whose eligibility has been suspended under paragraph (1) may resume eligibility before the end of the ineligibility period determined under such paragraph IF:
a. The student satisfactorily completes a qualifying drug rehabilitation program, including two unannounced drug tests; or
b. The student successfully passes two unannounced drug tests conducted by a drug rehabilitation program that complies with such criteria as the Secretary hall prescribe in regulations for purposes of subparagraph (1); or
c. The conviction is reversed, set aside, or otherwise rendered nugatory.
It is the student’s responsibility to provide certification to CV-TEC of the date of any qualifying conviction and the successful completion of any drug rehabilitation program.
16. Vaccinations Policy (Proposed Policy Pending BOE Approval):
The following policy applies to CV TEC students only
1. In accordance with New York State’s Public Health Law regarding Colleges and other institutions of Higher Learning CV-TEC requires the following regarding vaccinations:
2. Students attending CV-TEC must provide to CV-TEC a certificate from a health practitioner or other acceptable evidence of such student’s immunization, unless the student qualifies under subdivisions 8, 8-a, or 9 below.
3. A student who has not complied with subdivision two of this section shall present himself or herself to a health practitioner and request such practitioner to administer such immunization.
4. If any person is unable to pay for the services of a private health practitioner, such person shall present himself or herself to the health officer of the county in which such person resides, or the county in which CV-TEC is located who shall then administer the immunization without charge.
5. The health practitioner who administers such immunization to any such person shall give a certificate of such immunization to such person.
6. In the event that a student registers at CV-TEC and has not complied with subdivision two of this section, the institution shall inform such student of the necessity to be immunized, that such immunization may be administered by any health practitioner, or that the student may be immunized without charge by the health officer in the com1ty where the student resides or in which the institution is located. In the event that such student does not comply with this section, he or she shall be given notice that attendance at the institution requires immunization unless a valid reason is provided by such student pursuant to subdivision eight or nine of this section.
7. CV-TEC shall not permit any student to attend in excess of thirty days without complying with subdivision two of this section. However, the thirty-day period may be extended to not more than forty-five days for a student where such student is from out-of-state or from another country and can show a good faith effort to comply with subdivision two of this section.
8. If any licensed physician or nurse practitioner certifies that such immunization may be detrimental to the person’s health or is otherwise medically contraindicated, the requirements of this section shall be inapplicable until such immunization is found no longer to be detrimental to such person’s health or is no longer medically contraindicated.
8-a. Proof of honorable discharge from the armed services within ten years from the date of application to an institution shall qualify as a certificate enabling a student to attend the institution pending actual receipt of immunization records from the armed services. If while awaiting the receipt of actual immunization records a health risk shall arise at an institution, a student presenting a certificate under the terms of this subdivision shall be removed from the institution if proper immunization cannot be proved or otherwise rectified.
9. This section shall not apply to a person who holds genuine and sincere religious beliefs which are contrary to the practices herein required, and no certificate shall be required as a prerequisite to such person being admitted or received into or attending an institution. The student must submit a written request to CV-TEC for a religious exemption which explains the nature of the person’s beliefs in detail. CV-TEC may contact the student for additional information prior to rendering a decision regarding such a request for an exemption from vaccination. Any denial of a student’s request shall be in writing including the reason(s) for the denial.
NY CLS Pub Health§ 2165
17. Consumer Information on College Navigator Website:
CV-TEC posts various information on the College Navigator website through the IPEDS reporting process. Information includes:
Information can obtained at the following website address: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
18. Student Body Diversity:
Each year, CV-TEC posts information pertaining to the demographic characteristics of adult students enrolled on the College Navigator website through the IPEDS reporting process. Information includes:
Information can obtained at the following website address: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
19. Net Price Calculator:
CV-TEC’s Net Price Calculator can be found at the following web address: https://www.cves.org/?page_id=333
20. Textbook Information: (Proposed Policy Pending BOE Approval)
The following policy applies to CV-TEC students only:
To the extent practically possible, CV-TEC discloses supply and textbook identification information and an estimated retail price based on program of enrollment. Programs that require students to purchase textbooks and/or supplies provide them with the necessary purchasing information. Some programs re-sell textbooks while others have found it more cost effective for the students to purchase textbooks online or through other means.
CV-TEC does not have a college book store, but makes local and online purchasing options known to students (e.g., Amazon.com). CV-TEC’s course catalogue notifies students that supplies and/or textbooks may be required by specific programs.
21. Accountability for Programs that Prepare Teachers:
CV-TEC does not offer a teacher preparatory program.
22. Voter Registration Forms:
CV-TEC makes NYS and Federal voter registration forms available to all students in its course and program catalogue and online at the following address:
23. Constitution Day:
Constitution Day will be recognized annually on September 17th, commemorating the signing of the Constitution.
24. Legal Sanctions and Risks Regarding Unlawful Possession, Use or Distribution of Illicit Drugs and Alcohol (Proposed Policy Pending BOE Approval)
CV-TEC makes available to all students its Code of Conduct which clearly outlines CV-TEC’s policies related to the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on school property or during any school-sponsored activities. The Code cites applicable sanctions.
CV-TEC provides all students with information on available counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation services through its Student Services Office. CV-TEC also provides information regarding drug and alcohol-related health risks through its Student Services Office.
On an annual basis, CV-TEC reviews its Health and Safety plan. CV-TEC monitors the number of drug and alcohol-related violations as well as accompanying sanctions through its Student Management System (SMS) (PowerSchool, 2015-2016; School Tool 2016-2017). CV-TEC ensures that sanctions are consistently applied (per Code of Conduct). Health and safety data is made available annually as required under 34 CFR 86.100. with data made available at: http://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
Health Risks of Alcohol and Controlled Substances:
Alcohol consumption causes a number of significant changes in behavior, including but not limited to: impaired judgment, impaired coordination, sleepiness, passing out, increased aggressiveness, impairments in higher mental functions, including reduced or total memory loss “brown outs” and blackouts”. Very high doses cause respiratory depression and death. If combined with other depressants much lower amounts of alcohol can cause the above effects. Repeated use of alcohol can lead to dependence. Alcohol withdrawal can be life threatening and withdrawal can cause symptoms including severe anxiety, tremors, hallucinations, and convulsions. Long-term use of large amounts of alcohol can also cause permanent organ damage, including to the liver and brain.
Use of alcohol during pregnancy can cause significant damage to the fetus such as permanent organ damage, improper body and brain development and permanent brain damage.
Controlled substances have significant and potentially life threatening health impacts which differ based upon the type and amount of controlled substance used. For a summary of such effects for the most common types of controlled substances, go to: www.drugabuse.gov and select the particular controlled substance from the menu.
|Effects of Drugs|
|Table 1: Health Consequences of Alcohol and Other Drug Use|
|Drug||Short Term Effects||Long Term Effects
of Heavy Use
|Effects of Use
|Dependency: Phys. Psych.|
|Alcohol||Depresed central nervous
Impeded attention and
Impaired vision, other
senses and coordination
Irregular or poor sleep
High doses can result in
|Damage to liver,
Irritation of gastro-
High blood pressure
|Can cause severe
damage to developing
fetus, resulting in: fetal
damage, mental retard-
ation, heart defects,
facial and/or limb ir-
|Depressed central nervous
Mildly impaired coordination
Impaired judgment and
short term memory
Reduced anxiety, lethargy
Can control siezures
High doses can cause ir-
regular breathing, impaired
reflexes, coma, and death
and impaired coord-
Reduced sex drive,
|Can harm the develop-
ing fetus causing:
physical dependence at
birth, possible birth de-
fects such as cleft lip and
palate, growth deficiencies, heart defects
Some common types:
|Some of these are synthetic
substances that are often
much more potent than the
drugs they are designed to
mimic, and may contain
impurities that can be
hazardous to health
Changes in perception,
mood, thought and brain
Loss of judegement
Disorientation, mild confusion
Increased heart rate, blood
pressure and body temp-
Nausea, vomiting and
High doses of some hal-
lucinogens can cause death
(e.g., MDA, PMA)
|LSD could precipitate
Flasbacks can re-
|Little is known about
the effects of halluc-
pregnancy. It is
safest for women
planning to become
pregnant or breast-
feeding, not to use
In addition to sanctions applied by CV-TEC, the following State and Federal sanctions also apply:
25. Description of Available Counseling, Treatment, Rehabilitation and Re-entry Programs:
CVES performs a biennial review of CV-TEC’s drug program. Such information is available upon request and such requests are administered through CV-TEC’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) procedures.
26. Completion/Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid:
CV-TEC does not offer Athletically Related Student Aid.
27. Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data:
CV-TEC does not offer Athletically Related Student Aid.
28. Completion/Graduation and Transfer-out Rates (Including Disaggregated Completion/Graduation Rates and Students Right-to-Know Act Information):
CV-TEC annually reports through appropriate publications, mailings or electronic media, Completion, Placement and Transfer-out rates in accordance with the Council on Occupational Education’s accreditation-related Standards and Conditions. This data is collected by CV-TEC in its IPEDS (Graduation Rate Survey – GRS).
Disaggregated Completion/Graduation Rates feature analysis by:
Data for these categories, by year, can obtained through the College Navigator website:
29. Placement in Employment:
In accordance with the Council on Education’s Standards and Conditions, CV-TEC annually reports through appropriate publications, mailings or electronic media, information regarding the placement in employment of, and types of employment obtained by, graduates of CV-TEC certificate-bearing programs. CV-TEC ensures that the source of the placement information is valid and reliable.
Employment data, by year, can obtained through the College Navigator website
30. Job Placement Rates: CV-TEC calculates job placement rate information through exit and bi-annually surveys, the Career and Technical Education Department Survey (CTEDS), the BOCES Report Card, and Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Information is made available to prospective students through written and online means. Data includes employment, graduation, and applicable licensure statistics. CV-TEC ensures that all data used is valid and reliable.
Job placement data, by year, can obtained through the College Navigator website
31. Types of Graduate and Professional Education in Which the School’s Graduates Enroll:
CV-TEC is a Technical School and not a degree-granting, collegiate institution.
32. Retention Rate:
CV-TEC makes retention rates reported through IPEDS available to the public. The most current rates may be obtained 24/7 through the College Navigator website
33. Security Report Including Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures, Timely Warnings, and Crime Log:
[NOTE: Item Under Revision and Review]
CV-TEC makes a Campus Security Report available to prospective students and employees annually on the school’s website. Prospective students and prospective employees receive notice of the report and may receive a copy upon request.
34. Security Report- Missing Person Notification Policy:
CV-TEC does not offer on campus housing.
35. Security Report- Programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking Policy:
[NOTE: Item Under Revision and Review]
36. Institutional disciplinary action in cases of alleged dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking:
[NOTE: Item Under Revision and Review]
37. Privacy of Student Records – family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA):
CV-TEC annually provides a notice to all enrolled students about:
In order to disclose directory information without prior consent, a school must provide to students a notice of directory information that includes:
38. Fire Safety Report:
As CVES and the CV-TEC Division does not maintain any on-campus student housing facilities, it does not issue an annual fire safety report. As a public education institution, CVES and CV-TEC provide regular fire safety drills for faculty and students, receive regular fire safety inspections, and are in compliance with all NYSED and local building ordinances related to fire safety. A CVES “Safety Committee” comprised of faculty and BOE members reviews all fire and safety-related issues on a regular basis throughout the school year. A Health Risk Management Coordinator has been charged with the task of ensuring that all fire/safety practices are followed.
39. Fire Log:
As CVES and the CV-TEC Division does not maintain any on-campus student housing facilities, it does not maintain a written fire log. However, records are maintained regarding all practice drills and all fire/safety inspections. A CVES “Safety Committee” comprised of faculty and BOE members reviews all fire and safety-related issues on a regular basis throughout the school year. A Health Risk Management Coordinator has been charged with the task of ensuring that all fire/safety practices are followed.
40. Gainful Employment (GE):
The October 29, 2010, regulations effective July 1, 2011, include a provision, at 34 CFR 668.6(b), that requires institutions to disclose, for each of their GE Programs, certain information about the programs to prospective students. CV-TEC annually updates GE information on its Web site (www.cves.org/cvtec).
41. Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members:
CV-TEC does not participate in the Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions.
42. State Grant Assistance:
CV-TEC informs all eligible borrowers enrolled in the school about the availability of and their eligibility for grant assistance. Information is available through CV-TEC’s Financial Aid Office on its main campus in Plattsburgh, New York, and by calling 518-561-0100 x245.
43. Student Loan Information Published by the U.S. Department of Education:
CV-TEC provides information published by the U.S. Department of Education to students regarding loan availability. Our literature includes information pertaining to the rights and responsibilities of students and schools under Title IV, HEA loan programs.
44. National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS):
As a Title IV provider, CV-TEC informs students or parents that loan information will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and schools determined to be authorized users of the data system.
45. Entrance Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers:
Prior to the first disbursement, CV-TEC provides first-time borrowers of a Federal Direct Loan (other than consolidated or Parent PLUS loans) comprehensive information on the terms and conditions of the loans and of the borrower’s responsibilities. The information includes:
The obligation of the borrower to repay the full amount of the loan regardless of whether the borrower complete program or completes within regular time for completion, is unable to obtain employment upon completion, or is otherwise dissatisfied with or does not receive the educational or other services the borrower purchased from the school
Consequences of default
Information about the NSLDS and how the borrower can access the borrowers records
Name and contact information for individual the borrower may contact with questions about the borrower’s rights and responsibilities or the terms and conditions of the loan
CV-TEC also provides prospective borrowers in-person counseling and the opportunity to complete a terms and conditions entrance document.
46. Exit Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers:
CV-TEC provides counseling to borrowers of loans under the Federal Direct Loan program (other than consolidated or Parent PLUS loans) shortly before the student borrower ceases at least half-time study at the school. The counseling will provide information on:
The obligation of the borrower to repay the full amount of the loan regardless of whether the borrower completes program or completes within regular time for completion, is unable to obtain unemployment upon completion, or is otherwise dissatisfied with or did not receive the educational or other services the borrower purchased from the school
Availability of the Student Loan Ombudsman’s office
Information about NSLDS. The U.S. Department of Education is required to provide a disclosure form for students and prospective students about NSLDS
47. Private Education Loan Disclosures (Including Self-Certification Form):
CV-TEC provides information to prospective borrowers regarding private education loans (Navient, formerly Sallie Mae) and provides information to the prospective borrower, including:
The information regarding private education loans is presented in a manner that makes it distinct from information regarding Title IV, HEA program Loans. The link to the Sallie Mae website
48. Self-Certification Form:
CV-TEC, upon request, provides in written or electronic form to enrolled or admitted student applicants for a private education loan the self-certification form for private education loans required under Section 128(e)(3) of the Truth in Lending Act (15 U.S.C. 1638(e)(3)), and the information required to complete the form, to the extent the school possesses the information. The self-certification form for private education loans is published in DCL-GEN-10-01
49. Code of Conduct for Education Loans:
With respect to FFELP or private education loans, CV-TEC prohibits a conflict of interest with the responsibilities of its agent of the school. Its agents are informed annually of the provisions of the code. The code of conduct specifically prohibits, and agents are annually reminded that they are to avoid the following:
50. Preferred Lender Lists:
As CV-TEC does not offer FFEL Stafford Loan options, it does not provide prospective students with Preferred Lender Lists.
51. Preferred Lender Arrangements:
CV-TEC does not participate in the Preferred Lender Arrangement process.