ADMISSIONS

DESCRIPTION OF FACILITIES

The school is located on Lincoln Blvd in the plaza building built in 1991 with ample parking and 2 public restrooms for students and visitors. This location is only 5 minutes from 90 and 405 freeways. It’s fully equipped and accommodates a reception area, one theory classroom, one practical classroom, admission office, break room, one restroom. The massage class includes six private massage bays.

Equipment Used by Instructor and Student.

For all programs, the Kamana Academy provides the minimum level of equipment for use during training including; anatomy chart, essential Oils, portable massage tables, massage chairs, massage stools and massage stone sets, pillows, bolster and lotion as required. Books are not included in the cost of each course unless otherwise noted.

ADMISSION

Program classes are organized into modules which are typically ten calendar days in duration. These modules run on a continuous basis. Please contact the admission office for the exact start date of the next module. In order to enroll, all students must conduct a personal interview with the admission office, after which they will receive a tour of the facilities and the application form. An entrance test is required to pass in order to start the program.

ABILITY TO BENEFIT STUDENTS

No Ability to Benefit Students will be admitted. High school graduation or its equivalent is required.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Kamana Academy is an equal opportunity institution. All applicants will be considered for enrollment regardless of age, gender, race, national region, handicap or religion. Each applicant must meet the following requirements for enrollment:
1) Be a high school graduate, or hold a GED certificate showing high school equivalency.
2) Be at least 18 years of age.
3) Completion of an interview and completion of an enrollment application; there is a $250.00 non-refundable application fee.
4) Be physically capable of performing the required tasks of the program.
5) The institution reserves the right to reject students of the items listed above are not successfully completed.
6) No ability-to-benefit students as defined in AB48 will be enrolled.

INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE

Instruction is provided only in English. All written materials and lectures are conducted in English.
At this time, the institution does not provide English language services.

An English Entrance Exam is required for Foreign Students. English Entrance Exam is meant to verify English proficiency requirement for admission. Part 1 of the exam is a multiple choice questions that cover grammatical issues such as tenses, verb forms, prepositions, articles etc. Part 2 of the test concerns student’s understanding of text types and vocabulary.
Time allowed: 60 min
Total marks for the test: 40
Marking scheme: 1 mark for each correct answer

1) In addition to aforementioned Admission requirements a foreign student must be conversant in both oral and written English and have a score of 70% or more on the English entrance test.
2) Kamana Academy does not provide visa services. Kamana Academy cannot vouch for student status.

ACADEMIC FREEDOM

Kamana Academy is committed to assuring full academic freedom to faculty. Confident in the qualifications and expertise of its faculty members, the college encourages its faculty members to exercise their individual judgments regarding the content of the assigned courses, organization of topics and instructional methods, providing only that these judgments are made within the context of the course descriptions as currently published, and providing that the instructional methods are those officially sanctioned by the institution. This institution, therefore, supports and encourages instructors and students to engage in discussion and dialog. Students and faculty members alike are encouraged to freely express views as long as they believe it would advance understanding in the specialized discipline being studied.

PLACEMENT SERVICES

This institution does not represent to the public, in any manner, or by any mean, that it offers job placement assistant.

PERCENTAGE ABSENCE

Students missing 20% of the total clock hours per module will receive a verbal warning.
Student missing 30% or more of the total clock hours per module must immediately meet with the academic director to determine eligibility for continue enrollment.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Students may request a leave of absence in case of a family loss, serious illness or injuries. Home work or lecture missed for these reasons must be made up upon the student’s return to class. Should circumstances be such that a leave of absence is to be requested, a student must submit an application for a leave of absence. At the discretion of the Chief Academic Officer, a leave may be granted for a reasonable time, as warranted by the circumstances. If a student repeatedly resorts to the use of a leave of absence, and if such applications show a pattern of delays, or should the issuance of a leave of absence be such that it would significantly interfere with the planned completion of a program of study, the Chief Academic Officer may, in his/her sole discretion, dismiss a student from the program and issue the appropriate refunds as may be required.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT

Attendance in class is critical to student academic success. Completion of all coursework is required for graduation; the make-up assignments are designed to meet the needs of the student while retaining the integrity of the program. Make-up assignments may include, but not limited to, viewing pertinent videos, clinical make-ups, and individual study projects. It is the sole responsibility of each student to obtain any missed notes, handouts, or homework assignments. All instruction is provided on site; Institution does not currently offer any distance education program however, field trips in the industry is supported to improve the overall study of real career experience.

• Student must attend the class on time; tardiness will adversely affect the attendance score of that class.
• All students must clock in and out on a daily basis. Cards are to remain at institution at all times.
• Students should notify the instructor of any planned absences.
• A student must be present for no less than 85% of the actual class time to be considered to have completed that day’s class time.
• Loss time must be recovered to complete 500 total hours requirement

STUDENT SERVICES

This institution does not provide orientations, airport reception services, housing assistance or other services. Further, this institution maintains a focus on the delivery of educational services. Should a student encounter personal problems which interfere with his or her ability to complete coursework, this institution will provide assistance in identifying appropriate professional assistance in the student’s local community but does not offer personal counseling assistance.

STUDENT HOUSING

Institution does not have dormitory facilities under its control, and does not assume responsibility for finding housing for students. A wide variety of housing rental options are available in the area. Cost vary widely, one bedroom apartment can be found starting around $1,000 per month. Single room rentals represent a considerably less expensive alternative.

This institution, which is a non degree program, is not accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

CANCELLATION, WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY STUDENT’S RIGHT TO CANCEL:

A student has the right to cancel this enrollment agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid. This option is available through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.
A notice of cancellation shall be in writing and given to the institution. Student withdrawal may be caused by the student’s written notice or by the student’s conduct, including, but not necessarily limited to, a student’s lack of attendance. In the event of cancellation, a written confirmation will be provided to student.
In the event of cancellation, the student is financially obligated to the institution according to the following:

  • If the cancellation occurs with seven days after the date of enrollment, or before the first schedule class session (whichever is later) the institution shall refund 100% of the amount paid for institutional charges, minus the $250 non-refundable application fee.
  • If withdrawal or termination occurs before the completion of 60% of the total class hours (60% of 500 hours=300 hours), the student shall be entitled to a prorate refund of tuition. The institution may retain book, materials and equipment fees, and any other legitimate charges owned by the student. The institution shall pay or credit refunds within 45 days of a student’s cancellation or withdrawal.
  • If withdrawal or termination occurs after completion of 60 percent of the total class hours, the student shall be obligated for the tuition charged for the entire program (the student shall not be entitled to any refund.)

The term “tuition” refers to the charges for instruction. Tuition does not include the $250 application fee or other non refundable identified program fees. A refund for materials costs (ie. Books, lab supplies or kits, etc) will be issued only if the cancellation occurs with seven days after the date of enrollment, or before the first schedule class session. Thereafter no refund shall be issued for material costs. When a cancellation, withdrawal, or termination occurs, a calculation of all allowable charges shall be made within 45 days,

If the institute has received total payments greater than its allowable charges:

  • After the date termination of such cancellation, withdrawal or termination a written statement allowable charges and total payments received shall be delivered to the student by institute, together with a refund equal in amount to dollar amount paid to the institute in excess of those allowable charges.
  • If the student has received federal student aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of money not paid from federal student financial aid program funds. If the student has received funds from other assistance program(s), including student loan programs, regulations governing refund notification and awarding within respective program(s) shall prevail, but only with respect to the covered portion thereof.
  • In the event of payments to a student account are delivered from a sponsoring public agency, private agency, or any other source other than the student, the statement of charges and payments received together with an appropriate refund maybe delivered instead to such as party (ies) in interest, but only with respect to the covered portions thereof

In the unfortunate case of a disabling illness or accident, death in the immediate family or other circumstances beyond the student’s control that causes the student to leave school, the institution shall arranged a prorated tuition settlement that is reasonable and fair to both parties.

Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF ) Disclosures.

It is a California state requirement that a student who pays his/her tuition is required to pay a state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund, currently $0.00 per $1000 of institutional charges. The purpose of this fund is to ensure students are given proper refunds in the event of a school closure. More information about the fund, including procedures for filing claims, can be found in the California Code of Regulations, Division 7.5 (Private Postsecondary Education). This currently can be found online at: www.bppe.ca.gov/lawsregs/regs.pdf

(a) A qualifying institution shall include the following statement on both its enrollment agreement for an educational program and its current schedule of student charges:

    “You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:

  • You are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and
  • 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, or are not enrolled in a residency program, or
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 State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency programs attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education.

You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, 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 course 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 costs.
4. There was a material failure to comply with the Act or this Division within 30 days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.
5. An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act.” However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.

PRIVACY ACT

It is this institution’s intent to carefully follow the rules applicable under the family Education Rights and Privacy Act. It is our intent to protect the privacy of a student’s financial, academic and other school records. We will not release such information to any individual without having first received the student’s written request to do so, or unless otherwise required by law.