FEDERAL DISTANCE EDUCATION RULE DISCLOSURES
This page contains information about The Baptist College of Florida related to:
- Authorization to Offer Online Education
- Distance Education Complaints by SARA Students
- Refund Policies
- General Disclosures about Programs Leading to Professional Licensure
The Baptist College of Florida is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education (CIE), Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at:
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
(toll free) 888-224-6684
Authorization to Offer Online Education in Other States and Territories
The Baptist College of Florida participates with NC-SARA (the National Council of State Authorization of Reciprocity Agreements) in order to provide online education to students in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. California is not included in NC-SARA. For more information about NC-SARA, please visit www.nc-sara.org.
Authorization to Offer Online Education in California
The Baptist College of Florida is a non-public (private) higher education institution that is non-profit and accredited. Per Section 94801.5 of the California Education Code, The Baptist College of Florida is exempt from the requirement to register with the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education and may offer online courses to students residing in the State of California.
Distance Education (Online) Student Complaints
Out-of-state distance education students participating under SARA, who have completed the internal institutional grievance process and the applicable state grievance process, may appeal non-instructional complaints to the FL-SARA PRDEC Council. For additional information on the complaint process, please visit http://www.fldoe.org/sara/complaint-process.stml .
(per the College Catalog)
Drop/Add Refund Policy
Students who drop courses prior to the beginning of classes or during the drop/add period of any semester will receive a full refund of tuition and fees. No refunds will be granted for drops after the end of the drop/add period. In the fall and spring semesters drop/add begins the first day of the semester and extends for seven calendar days, not class days (see BCF Academic Calendar). In the one, two and three week summer sessions, drop/add period ends after the first day of classes. In the twelve week summer session, drop/add begins the first class day and extends for seven calendar days (not class days). Since students are permitted to enroll in only one short term course per summer session, all drops are treated as withdrawals, and refunds are granted under the withdrawal schedule as follows.
Regular Withdrawal Refund Policy
Students who officially withdraw from school during the Fall or Spring semester will receive a tuition refund according to the following schedule.
Fall and Spring Semesters (Days=Calendar Days)