CONSUMER & SAFETY INFORMATION

                                               NON-DISCRIMINATION NOTICE
Vee’s School of Beauty Culture  is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the bases of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, disability, and any other legally-protected class in admissions and educational programs, services and activities, in accord with applicable federal and state law.
Catalogs
CAMPUS CATALOG
The Campus Catalog  contains a wide variety of consumer information, including information relating to academic programs, facilities, courses, costs, financial aid, and institutional policies.  To view the Campus Catalog for Vee’s school , please visit  www.vees.edu/catalogs. Questions relating to Campus Catalogs may be directed to your Campus Director or submitted via email to consumerinfo@vees.edu
Entities that Accredit, License, or Approve the Institution
The names of the organizations that accredit, approve, or license Vee’s School of Beauty Culture  and its programs are detailed in the current Campus Catalog for that location, along with contact information for each such organization.  The Campus Catalog school is available on our website. The College also will make available upon request a copy of each school’s accreditation, licensure, or approval documentation. To request a copy of any such documentation, students should submit a written request to the appropriate Campus Director or via email to consumerinfo@vees.edu
 COST OF ATTENDING THE INSTITUTION
The institutional costs associated with attending e Vee’s school (e.g., tuition, fees, books and supplies) are detailed in the current Campus Catalog for each location.  As noted above, the Campus Catalogs for the Institution is available on our website.  Questions relating to institutional costs may be directed to your Campus Director or submitted via email to consumerinfo@vees.edu.
CAREER SERVICES
Vee’s School of Beauty Culture does not and cannot guarantee that its graduates will obtain employment, or employment in any particular field.  Vees School of Beauty Culture  is committed, however, to fully preparing graduates to enter the workforce, and staff a Career Services department entirely for the purpose of assisting students with their job search.  Indeed, providing students with the skills and training they need to embark on a successful career is at the very core of Vee’s School of Beauty Culture’s mission.  Questions relating to career services may be directed to your campus Career Services department or submitted via email to consumerinfo@vees.edu.
GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DATA

Federal regulations that went into effect on July 1, 2011, include a provision that requires postsecondary institutions to disclose to prospective students certain information about each of their “gainful employment” programs.  For institutions like Vees School of Beauty Culture , a program is a gainful employment program if eligible students enrolled in the program can obtain federal financial aid.  The specific information that must be disclosed for each gainful employment program is as follows:

  • The name and U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code of the occupations that the program prepares students to enter, along with links to occupational profiles on the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET Web site or its successor site.
  • The on-time graduation rate for students completing the program.
  • The tuition and fees the institution charges a student for completing the program within normal time.
  • The typical costs for books and supplies (unless those costs are included as part of tuition and fees), and the cost of room and board, if applicable.
  • The job placement rate for students completing the program.
  • The median loan debt incurred by students who completed the program.
  • THE FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)
Vees School of Beauty Culture  seeks to ensure the accuracy and privacy of student records.  To this end, our organization adheres to the guidelines of the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), as amended, a federal law that protects student information and affords students who are currently or were formerly enrolled, regardless of their age or status in regard to parental dependency, the following rights with respect to their education records.

 

  • The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the institution receives a request for access.
  • The right to request the amendment of education records the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.
  • The right to provide written consent before the institution discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without con­sent.
  • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply with the requirements of FERPA. Following, we have set out a more detailed discussion of each of these rights and guidance regarding the manner in which they may be exercised.
  • The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the institution receives a request for access.
    With certain exceptions, an “education record” is defined under FERPA as any record (1) from which a student can be personally identified and (2) that is maintained by the institution. A student wishing to inspect his or her education records should submit to the Registrar a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect.  The school will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.  If the records are not maintained by the Registrar, the Registrar will advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed. Copies of requested educational records will only be provided in the event that circumstances effectively prevent a student from exercising the right to inspect and review the education records requested and no other feasible arrangements can be made. In such instances, a fee may be charged to cover the production of copies.The right to request the amendment of education records the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. To question the accuracy of education records, students should first informally confer with the custodian or originator of the record at issue.  A student who then wishes to ask the school to amend a record should write the official responsible for the record, clearly identifying the part of the record that he or she believes should be amended and the basis for why it should be amended. If the school decides not to amend the record, it will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s right to a hearing with school officials regarding the request for amendment.  Additional information regarding hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
      1. The right to provide written consent before the institution discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without con­sent. Students may consent to their school disclosing personally identifiable information from the student’s education record to a third party.  This consent must be made to the Registrar, in writing, signed and dated by the student, and must (1) specify the records to be disclosed, (2) state the purpose of the disclosure, (3) and identify the party to whom the disclosure is to be made.  This release requirement is applicable to disclosures to parents or other family members who inquire about a student’s education record.

Students wishing to file complaints relating to FERPA matters may submit such complaints to the following office of the U.S. Department of Education, which administers FERPA:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC  20202-5901

In addition, Vees School of Beauty Culture encourages students to file any such complaints or concerns with their school pursuant to the Student Grievance Policy located in the school’s Campus Catalog.

Students with questions regarding their rights pursuant to FERPA, or desiring additional guidance concerning the appropriate manner in which to exercise such rights at their school, can contact Student Affairs director via email at studentaffairs@vees.edu, or email their inquiry to consumerinfo@vees.edu.

DRUG PREVENTION

Vees School of Beauty Culture is committed to providing a healthy and safe learning environment for its students, faculty, staff, and guests.  Abuse of alcohol and other drugs disrupts this environment, interfering with the academic and personal development of our students, and the personal and professional development of our employees.  For this reason, as a matter of policy, Vee’s School of Beauty Culture prohibits the unlawful manufacture, possession, use, sale, dispensation, or distribution of controlled substances and the possession or use of alcohol by students and employees on its property or at any Vee’s School of Beauty Culture school activity.

Any violation of these policies will result in appropriate disciplinary action up to and including expulsion in the case of students and termination in the case of employees, even for a first offense.  Violations of the law also will be referred to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.  It is unlawful to sell, furnish or provide alcohol to a person under the age of 21.  The possession of alcohol by anyone less than 21 years of age in a public place or a place open to the public is illegal.

Students or employees also may be referred to abuse help centers.  If such a referral is made, continued enrollment or employment will be subject to successful completion of any prescribed counseling or treatment program.

Information regarding Vee’s School of Beauty Culture’s  drug and alcohol abuse prevention program and policies may be obtained from Vee’s  school’s Financial Aid Office.

Questions relating to Vee’s School of Beauty Culture’s drug and alcohol abuse prevention program and policies may be directed to your Campus Director or submitted via email toconsumerinfo@vees.edu.

CAMPUS SAFETY AND SECURITY

Campus security and safety are important issues in postsecondary education.  In recognition of this fact, and in keeping with applicable federal requirements, Vees School of Beauty Culture publishes each year a Campus Safety and Security Report.  This Report discloses information concerning campus safety and security policies and procedures, as well as statistics regarding certain types of crimes reported to the campus and local law enforcement during the prior calendar year.  Among other things, each Report includes policies and procedures relating to:

  • Security Awareness
  • Security of and Access to Campus Facilities
  • Campus Law Enforcement
  • Possession, Use, and Sale of Alcoholic Beverages of Illegal Drugs
  • Sex Offenses and Offenders
  • Reporting of Crimes and Emergencies
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Crime Statistics

This Report thus provides students, prospective students, employees, and prospective employees with key information regarding the security of the campus and surrounding areas, and ultimately, creates a safer, more secure campus environment.

The most recent Campus Safety and Security Reports for Vee’s schools can be found here. To request a paper copy of the Campus Safety and Security Report for a specific campus, or for assistance with any of the information discussed therein, individuals may contact the Campus Director or send their request via email to consumerinfo@vees.edu.

Vee’s School of Beauty Culture strongly encourages students to seek resolution of any concern through the Student Grievance Policy outlined in the Campus Catalog, so that the school may have the opportunity to address and resolve the concern.  In addition, students with complaints or concerns may at any time contact Vee’s Administrator of Student Affairs via email at studentaffairs@vees.edu.  However, as is also noted in the Campus Catalog, students may at any time choose to file a complaint with any one of the school’s regulators.

RETURN OF TITLE IV FUNDS

The Return of Title IV Funds Policy for Vee’s School of Beauty Culture is available on our website and also may be accessed by contacting the school administrator at consumerinfo@vees.edu.In addition, the U.S. Department of Education hosts various, free websites available to students that provide information regarding the regulations, requirements, and application for Federal Student Aid, including www.ed.gov, www.fafsa.ed.gov, www.studentaid.ed.gov, and

Questions relating to financial aid may be directed to your campus Financial Aid Director or submitted via email to consumerinfo@vees.edu.

The withdrawal and refund policies for the Institution is described in detail in each student’s Enrollment Agreement, as well as in the Campus Catalog for each location.   Questions relating to withdrawal and refunds policies may be directed to the Campus Director or via email to consumerinfo@vees.edu.
The policy pursuant to Vee’s school return of federal financial aid is described in detail in the school’s Campus Catalog.  The current Campus Catalog for the school is available online.  Questions relating to withdrawal and refunds policies may be directed to the school’s Financial Aid Office, or via email to consumerinfo@vees.edu.

COMPLAINTS AGAINST THIS SCHOOL MAY BE REGISTERED WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL REGULATIONS. The Springfield Office address is 320 West Washington, Springfield, Illinois 62786, 217-782-8556. The Chicago office address is 100 West Randolph, 9th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60601, 312-814-4500. Visit www.idpr.com to find out more information regarding filing complaints.