Consumer Information

This is a notice of availability of information in the following general categories.  Unless otherwise stated, all the following information is included in the CAVT catalog and CAVT Student Guide (available in paper form upon request from Laura Vertucci at (719) 219-9636; e mail, LVertucci@CAVT.edu:

  1. General disclosures for enrolled or prospective students. This includes:
    1. Financial assistance available to students. CAVT students may apply for Pell Grants and Direct Student Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized). Veteran’s Association education benefits are available to qualifying military veterans or their dependents. Information about financial aid programs includes:
      1. Procedures and forms students use to apply for assistance
      2. Student eligibility requirements
      3. Criteria for selecting recipients of student financial assistance from the group of eligible applicants, and
      4. Criteria for determining the amount of a student’s aid award
    2. Information about academic programs that includes the following information is available in the CAVT catalog. The latest version can always be requested from Laura Vertucci using the contact information at the top of this section.
      1. Information about the veterinary technology program.
      2. Instructional, laboratory, and other physical facilities relating to the veterinary technology program.
      3. The CAVT faculty.
      4. Plans to improve the academic program.
      5. A description of any Memorandums of Understanding.
    3. Information about school costs including:
      1. Tuition and fees for part time students.
      2. Cost estimates for books and supplies.
      3. Estimates for room and board charges and transportation costs.
      4. Laboratory and other required fees.
    4. Withdrawal procedures, refunds, and return of student aid including:
      1. Requirements for officially withdrawing from school.
      2. Refund policy for return of unearned tuition and fees.
      3. Requirements for return of federal grant or loan funds.
      4. CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO Treatment of Title IV Aid
    5. Accreditation and licensure including:
      1. Agencies, associations, and governmental bodies that accredit, approve, or license the CAVT and its veterinary technology program
      2. Procedures by which documents describing accreditation procedures may be reviewed
      3. Contact information for filing complaints with accrediting bodies and the Colorado state licensing body.
    6. Disability services:
      1. Services and facilities available to students with disabilities including students with intellectual disabilities.
    7. FSA eligibility for study abroad:
      1. None available at the CAVT.
    8. Transfer credit policies including:
      1. Established criteria the CAVT uses regarding transfer of credit earned at another institution.
      2. Any schools with which the CAVT has an articulation agreement (currently: None).
    9. Contact information including:
      1. Titles of persons designated by the school to provide information to enrolled and prospective students and information regarding how and where these persons may be contacted.
    10. Penalties and institutional policies on copyright infringement including:
      1. This CAVT statement against copyright infringement:
        1. Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement. Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov.
      2. A summary of the penalties for violation of federal copyright laws.
      3. A summary of the CAVT policy against peer-to-peer file sharing, including disciplinary actions that may be taken against students who engage in illegal downloading or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials using the CAVT information technology system.
      4. The legal alternatives for downloading or otherwise acquiring copyrighted material, based on the CAVT’s periodic review.
  2. Retention and placement rates.
  3. Gainful employment disclosures.
  4. Campus crime and safety report.
  5. Textbook information including pricing and ISBN numbers.
  6. Loan counseling.
  7. Drug and alcohol abuse prevention including:
    1. Information about  preventing drug and alcohol abuse.
    2. Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs and alcohol by students and employees on the school’s property or as part of school activities.
    3. Sanctions imposed under local, state, and federal law for unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol.
    4. Any drug and alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation programs available to students and employees.
    5. Health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and alcohol and
    6. Clear sanctions imposed by the CAVT including explusion, termination of employment, and possible referral for prosecution.
  8. Information about the CAVT vaccination policy.
  9. The CAVT net price calculator is available on the CAVT website at: Net Price Calculator
  10. Information that the CAVT does not provide private loans nor does the CAVT act as a private lender, nor does the CAVT provide a preferred lender list.
  11. Annual security report and annual fire safety report. CAVT Campus Security and Safety Report 2017
  12. A report on athletic participation rates.
    1. The CAVT does not maintain any athletic programs.
  13. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) information.
    1. Updated information can always be requested from Laura Vertucci using the contact information at the top of this section.

This information is available in hard copy (paper form) upon request from Laura Vertucci, Executive Assistant to the CEO at (719) 219-9636 or LVertucci@CAVT.edu. Comprehensive student aid information is available for prospective students, current students, and their families at the Federal Student Aid website. The US Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center includes information for students and parents about college costs, tuition, fees, and net prices. These lists are available at the College Navigator website.