STUDENT POLICIES:

Please Observe The Following

  • Scent-free classroom to accommodate those with allergies to scents.
  • Cell phones must be turned to vibrate. Emergency phone calls are to be taken outside the classroom.
  • No shoes past the front door.
  • While sitting on the floor, position the soles of your feet away from the instructor or cover with a blanket. (yogic tradition)

Credit Transfer & State Licensing

  • The institution where you completed your transfer course work must be accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Transcript must be  from a state or federally accredited school, with the exception of ITEC schools.
  • You may transfer a maximum of 200 credits with transcripts no older than 5 years.
  • Courses may transfer to SAMA if you have received grades of C or better.
  • All courses you submit for transfer must be completed within the past five years.
  • All courses submitted for transfer must be applied for and posted to your SAMA academic record prior to your enrollment.
  • You may be required to submit a portfolio demonstrating your competency in the transfer course objectives.
  • The final decision regarding your transfer is determined by the Owner of SAMA.
  • The administrative fee for In-house transfers from one program to another within SAMA is $108
  • Approval of transfer course work for the Massage Program does not guarantee transfer of the same courses for another academic program at SAMA. 

Transfer policies are subject to change.

  •             $700 off for 100 hours
  •             $1050 off for 150 hours
  •             $1400 off for 200 hours - Max

Eligibility For Enrollment:

High school graduation certificate or GED or equivalency, ie, home-school certificate. All foreign students must also provide proof of the same. Exceptions: We can allow a student without such a certificate into the program on "probation" for the first 225 hours. If that student meets all other standards during the 225 hours of probation, the student will automatically be accepted fully into the program. We can also accept current high school students into our program under special circumstances. Contact our office for details.

SAMA's Philosophy

SAMA is a unique school because we cultivate sattvic behavior based on the Yama's and Niyamas, which is an ethical way of living based on Yogic Philosophy. We expect students to be accountable for their behavior, mood, success, and experiences at the school. In order to create the space for others to heal, we must first establish a sattvic gentleness within our self. "When Sattva predominates, the light of wisdom shines through every gate of the body." (Bhagavad Gita 14: 11).                                              

When a student is steadily rooted in the science of self-study, then the term "self-referral" in all things at all times will support students in their learning experience and their level of happiness and fulfillment. This supports the theory that we, as human beings, are accountable for everything that happens to us and for every experience and feeling we encounter. We ask students to "come back to the Self" or the Divine within the Self, especially during times of discomfort instead of blaming or bullying others.

Students who learn to "stay in their own lane" and stop minding everyone else's business, comparing themselves to others, judging or "blowing whistles", will have a much more rewarding and successful educational journey. According to the laws of Nature, this way of living will support their life's purpose with unbounded joy. Meditation is one of the best ways to establish self-awareness and raise the consciousness of the "knower".

"What is the basis of all study? Naturally, it is the student, the knower. The knower is the common basis of all knowledge. Unless the knower of knowledge is brought to conscious awareness, the common basis of all branches of learning will not be structured in the mind. Therefore, knowledge of the knower is the direct means to arrive at the goal of interdisciplinary study." (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, 1972, 28–5) 

The 10 Ethical Ways of Living: The Yamas and the Niyamas

The Yamas:

  • Ahimsa ~ Nonviolence
  • Satya ~ Truthfulness
  • Asteya ~ Nonstealing
  • Brahmacharya ~ Nonexcess
  • Aparigraha ~ Nonpossessiveness

The Niyamas:

  • Saucha ~ Purity
  • Santosha ~ Contentment
  • Tapas ~ Self-discipline
  • Svadhyaya ~ Self-study
  • Ishvara Pranidhana ~ Surrender

Books, Materials & Learning Tools

Students are responsible for buying their own books and learning tools. A list of books and materials can be found online at the SAMA website and will be provided to students. Class materials for specific seminars may amount to approximately $175 by the end of the program, as each seminar's required materials amount to about $5-15. Student are required to supply their own massage linens and oils. SAMA will supply massage tables for practice.

Use Of Space:

This will be a coed classroom. Modesty and privacy will be respected and honored.  

Safety/Parking:

There are available parking spots in the lot around our building. Please be sure to lock your car to keep your belongings safe.

Restaurants/Stores/Local Map:

Many places to eat, shop, and explore are in walking distance from SAMA. Feel free to bring your own food too, as there is a small refrigerator available.

GRADING:  

75% correct on all quizzes and exams is considered passing. Anything below 75% is failing. Students who fail quizzes, exams, and other projects will be required to make them up within a 2-week period. Categories and percentages are subject to change. Progress reviews will be presented quarterly and recorded in student records. Students will be provided with copies of all documents they sign, as well as progress reviews.

·Clinic Tracking Sheets, Student Evaluations, signature forms, etc.) After 5 days of a late Progress Review, an extra Independent Homework Assignment will be mandated to that student.Satisfactory attendance: 10%

  • Quizzes: 20%
  • Exams: 40%
  • Research/homework: 10%
  • Participation/attitude: 5% 
  • Clinic Professionalism & Timeliness 15% (including Submission of all required forms: Clinic Tracking Sheets, Student Evaluations, signature forms, etc.) After 5 days of a late Progress Review, an extra Independent Homework Assignment will be mandated to that student.

Quizzes & Exams

Quiz and exam deadlines and due dates must be adhered to, unless a doctor's note is provided. If a student misses an exam and does not make it up, a 0 (zero) will be assigned to the missed quiz/exam. 

Please Observe The Following During Hands-On Classes

  1. Students with deteriorated disks, osteoporosis, herniated disks or degenerated disks must avoid the spinal layout directly over the spinal column.
  2. Students intending to receive Sacred Stone Therapy (hot stone massage) should be aware that Accutane and other medications (antibiotics) could make their skin hypersensitive to heat. In such cases, a low temperature must be used and a waiver must be signed.
  3. It is contraindicated for pregnant women to receive any form of thermo-therapy because it is important not to overheat the fetus or the mother.  In such cases, a very low temperature can be used and a waiver must be signed.

Early Departure

If a student is unhappy in our classroom and wishes to leave the program, they may leave the program and receive a pro-rated refund. Please refer to our refund policy below for complete refund information for early departure. 

Snow Days

If more than 10% of a program is missed, anything above 10% needs to be made up by scheduling another time on campus or at least give students the option to make it up on campus. Otherwise, students are still responsible for the reading, lessons and homework despite the weather. 

Monthly Installments

All monthly installments due must be paid via bank auto-deduct on the 1st of each month. We do not accept checks. Late installments will be charged an additional fee of $5 per each date of tardiness.

Clinic Requirements

Students should manicure their nails to be short and free of polish, for hygiene and safety reasons. Long hair needs to be tied back.  To prevent skin sensitivity shaving or waxing any part of the body that might be exposed to the hot stones, salt glows or steam treatments on the same day as the practicum is not recommended. 150 hours of clinical internship is required by the state for licensure. The 150 hours are to be completed at the NMS on-site field Clinic. 

Intern Progress Evaluations Forms, signed by a SAMA Supervisor are due on the 1st of each month. Students are responsible for tracking ALL of their clinic hours on a sheet provided by NMS. The hours tracked on this sheet must match the signed supervisor forms totaling 150 hours in order to graduate.  

Student Complaints

We hope to resolve all complaints by privately meeting with the person (in a timely manner) who is complaining and try to come to some resolution that makes both parties happy.  There will be two different school authorities the student can choose to meet with privately or together. If resolution is unattainable, the student can choose an early departure with a pro-rated refund. Please refer to our refund policy below for complete refund information for early departure.

SAMA will provide explicit response to all complaints and maintain comprehensive records of all complaints and their resolutions. These records will be made available to the RIOHE upon request. If no resolution is reached, the RIBGHE will refer the student or third party individuals with complaints related to federal laws and regulations to the appropriate federal or state agency; individuals with complaints relevant to accrediting agency standards will be referred to the accrediting agency.

ATTENDANCE
Students are graded on attendance and are allowed to miss up to 10% (35 hours) of the state mandated hours listed below. Any hours past 10%, (36-70 hours) not exceeding 20%, will need to make up the hours with independent study on campus with an approved supervisor.

CORE CURRICULUM

  • 100-110 hours of Theoretical, Applied Anatomy & Physiology
  • 120 hours of Principles, Practice, Kinesiology, Pathology

ELECTIVES

  • 30 hours of Ethics
  • 30 hours of Office Procedure & Professionalism
  • 30 hours of Business, Law & Marketing
  • 5-10 hours of First Aid
  • 10-20 hours of MBLEX (National Exam) Review

Tardiness/Timeliness
If you are an early bird, please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes to class because the classroom may not be open yet. Students are expected to arrive on time. Instructors will be tracking attendance sheets for the class. When a student arrives 15 minutes or more after the official start time of class, the will be marked tardy with a note of what time they arrived. Tardiness equates to missed class time and will be factored into your allowed 35 hours of absence. (Example: If you are 30 minutes late each day you have missed one and a half hours of class time in 3 days)   Students should not take it upon themselves to take a break while class is going on. Teachers always allow for breaks in the schedule. 
Showing up on time and prepared for class (which includes following the dress code - see below) shows respect for yourself, other students who arrive on time, the teacher, and the school. 

DRESS CODE:
Students are required to dress appropriately (White or black tops: sweaters, shirts, blouses, pull-overs, clean t-shirts and jerseys). No sleeveless or tank tops allowed, no mini skirts, cut-off shorts or ripped up jeans allowed. Any other clean, comfortable slacks, pants, jeans, shorts (just above the knee) and or skirts can be worn with the professional tops.   Nails must be trimmed very short. Only clear nail polish allowed. Long hair must be tied back. Instructors will also check off whether students are following the dress code. Students in violation shall receive a written warning. In the event of a 2nd written warning about inappropriate attire, the student must purchase professional massage school uniforms at this link.

MAKE UP HOURS:
Missed State Mandated Hours:
 Students must make up missed hours in the above curriculum between 36-70 hours. These make up hours require scheduling independent study hours with an approved SAMA supervisor. It is the student's responsibility to pay the hourly rate to the faculty/supervisor for all hours being made up.  Students may team up to make up missed classes in order to save money paying the SAMA supervisor. It is the student’s responsibility to organize this with the supervisors and their classmates. Students are given a list of approved supervisors with contact information. These subjects are mandated by the RIBGHE for every massage school in RI. During these make up hours of independent study, students must do research in the subject they missed and submitting a one-page summary of their findings, including a bibliography. If a student misses more than 70 hours of the subjects above, re-enrollment into the next massage program will be necessary. Independent Study submissions are due within 1 month of the missed hours. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Missed 150 Clinic Hours: Students will have the option to purchase and perform more clinic hours after graduation to receive their transcripts for up to 1 year from the graduation date of the original program that they were registered. 150 Clinic hours are mandatory for graduation.

Missed ABS classes Make-up Policy: 

The ABS (Ayurveda Bodywork Specialist) program requires full participation/completion of all 14 Units of study, which are offered over the course of 11 weekends. For the ABS Classes available as a “Home Study Course”  (http://learn.sacredstonehealing.com/account/)  *Username is always your e-mail. If you do not know password, simply click on “forgot password”

  1.  View the instructional video.
  2.  Complete the on-line exam with a passing grade (auto-corrected, results are e-mailed to the student).
  3.  Complete 5 practice sessions on five different people with a brief testimony from each client (one or two sentences).  Practicum forms available at student learning center (website listed above) under the forms tab.
  4.   Directions on how to submit Practicum forms are also listed on the above website.

For all ABS Classes NOT available as HOME STUDY COURSE, there are four acceptable options for making up missed a ABS class:

  1. Retake the course the next time it is offered at NMS.
  2. Hire a NMS ABS approved instructor for private training  (If multiple students need to re-take the same class you may wish to coordinate and split the fee for the ABS instructor).
  3. Take the course with a NCBTMB approved provider (ie Kripalu) and submit course credentials/course completion certificate to NMS.
  4. Develop a curriculum for the missed course to include the following:
  • Create an 8 page manual outlining the content of the missed course
  • Turn in a 30 minute video of yourself performing the missed treatment
  • Create a 30-question multiple-choice test (giving 3 options for each question -a, b, or c) and a   separate answer key for the 30-questions
  •  Turn in no later than ONE MONTH after the missed course

Probation, Dismissal & Suspension
A student on probation can’t be tardy or miss more than their allotted “missed days/nights” or they will be put on a three-day suspension. Those three days will been to be made up on their own time by participating in an approved educational workshop or class within SAMA that is relevant to the missed course material. Such approved education ranges from $50-$300. A student will be dismissed if he or she does not comply with the policies as stated and no refund will be given. The conditions for re-entry are that the student must pay the full tuition (pro-rated) in its entirety on the first day of return and will not be given any warnings or probations should another violation occur. Students demonstrating continual aggressive, attention-seeking, loud, dishonest behavior or constant disruption to the class will be given one written warning. After three written warnings, if this behavior persists, this will be grounds for dismissal. If the student continues with the same disruptive, unacceptable behavior while on probation, the student will be dismissed without a refund or transcript.  SAMA reserves the right to dismiss a student if their behavior or attitude continuously prevents other students or staff from having a harmonious learning experience.   SAMA is a unique school because we cultivate Sattvic Behavior and "right action" based on the Yama's and Niyamas, which is an ethical way of living based on ancient Vedic texts. 

OTHER CONDITIONS FOR DISMISSAL

  1. Failure to fulfill the requirements of academic, behavioral, and attendance standards.
  2. Failure to keep tuition payments up to date.
  3. Attending classes under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  4. Failure to demonstrate an attitude and behavior consistent with that of a professional, caring member of the health science community.
  5. Behavior in any manner that may be harmful to the learning environment, fellow students, staff, or to the reputation of the school.
  6. Failure to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  7. Failure to wear professional attire to school and clinic.
  8. Failure to demonstrate Sattvic thoughts and actions.
  9. After receiving 3 written warnings.
  10. Using fowl language 
  11. Abusing drugs and/or alcohol while on campus

 

Late Payments:
Past due payments of more than 60 days automatically incur a $35 late fee and the student will no longer receive credit hours for classes or clinic until the balance is met.   After 60 days of being past due, students may enter into a “student holding status" for 30 more days, providing  more time to pay off the debt.  After 30 days in a "student holding status" without payment, students will need to reapply to the school, pay another $50 application fee, make up their missing hours and try to catch up with the curriculum. Otherwise, students can wait until the next program to re-enroll. 

GENERAL PROCEDURES:

  • Each seminar participant must read and review all information on the “Classroom etiquette Guidelines” page of the packet. Please adhere to this, as it creates and ideal learning environment for both the instructor and student.
  • The classroom will be locked up over the lunch break unless the classroom Class Liaison or Instructor volunteers to remain. Please take items you will need with you. We cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items when the classroom is not locked.
  • Please do not change the settings on the thermostat in the classroom. It needs to remain on auto in order to regulate the classroom. If the classroom temperature becomes uncomfortable, please inform the Class Liaison or NMS Staff who will make any adjustment allowed. Dress to adjust to your body temperature needs. Please do not expect the Class Liaison or Instructor to maintain the classroom temperature for your comfort if it causes discomfort for other students. 

CLASS LIAISON
Each class is assigned a Class Liaison who acts as the bridge of communication between the teacher, student and administration. Class Liaisons are generally students with an accomplished resume or transcript, carefully interviewed and selected by the Director or Owner of the school prior to enrollment. Should classmates have concerns or questions, they must first contact their Class Liaison who will come up with a resolution for the student or contact the teacher or administration for an answer.  If the Liaison agrees the concern is beyond his or her area of expertise, the student may come directly to the administration. The Class Liaison is the only student that is allowed to initiate and send bulk emails to fellow classmates regarding school agendas, suggestions, policies, concerns or ideas.  Bulk or group emails sent by other students to fellow classmates must be limited to social topics with a friendly tone, and only if classmates have given written permission to the Liaison to use their email for such purposes. If a student, who is not the Class Liaison, is found sending bulk or group emails to fellow classmates about school-related matters, a warning will be issued and an Incident Report will be documented in their file.

ETIQUETTE GUIDELINES (Classroom/Clinic)
Listed below are some policy and etiquette guidelines for attending the program and Intensive lectures, created to make the experience pleasant and effective for all students:

  • Please turn off all cell phones and pagers. Make all cell phone calls outside of the building.
  • No tape recorders, computers, cameras or video cameras allowed. You may purchase an audio of this seminar (if we record it) from our office.
  • To respect the instructor’s time schedule, please ask questions only pertaining to the current subject being taught; be brief and concise with your questions. Please do not interrupt the flow of a lecture to ask questions, wait until the instructor requests questions before asking. Please do not request information or advice about personal situations during the seminar sessions.
  •  When the instructor asks for volunteers for demonstrations, limit your volunteering to one time only so that other students may also have the opportunity to participate.
  • Eating is allowed only in the designate break area, not in the classroom except during scheduled “food events.” Beverages are allowed only in containers with lids. Please do not bring meat or meat products on institute property.
  • This is a No smoking facility. Smoking is NOT allowed in the school on the property.
  • Students are required to keep their fingernails short and free of nail polish.
  • Long hair needs to be tied back.
  • Classroom attire shall be modest and respectful. Participants will refrain form wearing shorts, short skirts, clothes revealing bare midriffs, low cut tops, transparent (see-through) clothing, tank shirts, tops with thin straps or strapless, t-shirts with negative or crude slogans.
  • Refrain from wearing perfume, strong essential oils, cologne or heavy products.
  • No babies, children, or pets are allowed in the classroom sessions. Certified assistance dogs are welcome.
  • In keeping with traditional Vedic customs, we ask everyone to remove their shoes before entering the classroom. Also, please refrain from pointing the soles of your feet toward the teacher, the altar, or fellow students. Remain seated at the end of the sessions until instructor has exited the room.
  • Please do not approach Instructor or other instructors for personal consultations or diagnosis during breaks or before/after sessions. This is designed as a seminar, not a consultation clinic. Although we recognize your interest in diagnosis and consultation, this is not the appropriate time for it. 
  • Please allow Instructors to take a rest during the breaks, keep your discussions brief to allow time for other participants to approach them as well. Please respect our Instructors if they request you give them this break.
  • Please complete any purchases and transactions in the office on weekdays.
  • We seek to help all participants enjoy their experience with us. Because of the diverse group of people who attend our seminars, from time to time it is necessary to make a decision in support of the group as a whole, which may not necessarily please an individual. Our Class Liaisons and Instructors are given the responsibility and authority to oversee the classroom and make decisions according to NMS school policies.  
  • Waxing/shaving prior to receiving In-House Clinic treatments is discouraged as it increases skin sensitivity and the student may have an adverse reaction to the massage/hot stone/Ayurvedic treatment.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT: The Newport Massage School has a ZERO tolerance Sexual Harassment Policy. Students engaging in verbal or physical sexual harassment will be dismissed from the program immediately and are without refund.

DRUG & ALCOHOL POLICY

It is our goal to prepare our students for success, which includes employment (self or other) in the Massage Therapy industry. Therefore, we will implement the following policy in accordance of legal mandates as well as its philosophy of providing a safe, secure and optimum learning environment for our students and professional environment for our visiting presenters, teachers and clients.

This policy serves to clearly outline the NMS policy on drugs and alcohol as outlined in the Probation, Dismissal, and Suspension Policy under ‘Other conditions for dismissal’:

# 3. Attending classes under the influence of alcohol or drugs

#11. Abusing drugs and/or alcohol while on campus

The Newport Massage School does not condone use of drugs or alcohol anywhere on the premises, in the parking lot, or during class/clinic time (including breaks). If a student comes into the classroom/clinic smelling of marijuana or alcohol he or she will be placed on immediate probation and asked to leave the premises. For the safety of students, staff, and the public (clinic), NMS students will display professionalism at all times.

Medical Marijuana:

  •  If you are under a doctor’s care and have been prescribed marijuana for medicinal purposes, we ask that you provide the proper documentation. 
  •  In keeping with the NMS policy of maintaining a scent-free classroom to accommodate those with allergies to scents, we ask that you respect students, staff, and clients may have an aversion to the scent.

Students violating this policy forfeit their right to a transcript or refund

Certificate Of Completion Guidelines

SAMA is please to provide certificates of completion to our Seminar and Intensive participates through several professions organizations or our own general certificates.

Professional organizations require attendees to follow certain procedures before a certificate can be issued. Please read this information prior to your participation to assure there are no misunderstandings.

  1. Payment: Payment for the Seminar/Intensive must have been received in full.
  2. Attendance sheet: You must “initial” in at every session when you attend: morning, afternoon or evening. (Please note that check marks and X’s are not acceptable.)
  3. Attendance: Everyone is required to sign in whether requesting a certificate or not. You must initial that you are present for each session of every day of the course. You must attend 100% of the seminar or intensive to earn a certificate of completion. The Friday evening session is included in this required attendance as it lays down the foundation for the remainder of the weekend, missing a session prevents you from earning the certificate. You may not earn those hours by listening to audio versions of the seminar.

Evaluation Forms: On the final day of the seminar or intensive you will receive an evaluation form.

  • It must be signed with your name, completed and returned. This is required in order to earn a certificate of completion.
  • In the event you fail to turn it in on the final day of participation, you have a maximum of 3 months to return it to the institute if you wish to earn a certificate of completion.
  • Evaluation information will be summarized by the institute and shared anonymously with the instructor to assure continued improvement. Suggestions for future seminar subjects will be considered.

Replacement Certificates: There will be a $25 fee for replacement of a certificate lost for any reason

 

Refund Policy
Policy version: 1.2 - 06.08.15 - Download PDF
SECTION I. Pre-Paid Students (Paid In Full)
I.I Cancellation prior to your program start date
You may request, in writing, cancellation of enrollment prior to your program start date, entitling you to a full refund of any tuition monies paid, including deposit, less application fees, within three (3) business days of signing the Student Enrollment Agreement (SEA) and paying your tuition in full. If SAMA rejects your enrollment for any reason, you will receive a full refund of any tuition monies paid, including deposit, less application fees. Refunds will be administered within ten (10) days from the date of cancellation.

a. If you request cancellation prior to your program start date, but after more than three (3) business days of signing the Student Enrollment Agreement (SEA) and paying your tuition in full, you are entitled to a partial refund using the guidelines set forth in section I.V (a).
b. The date of cancellation will be determined using the guidelines set forth in section I.IV (c).

I.II  Cancellation after your program start date
You may request, in writing, cancellation of enrollment after your program start date, entitling you to a partial refund of any tuition monies paid, including deposit, less application fees, based on your period of enrollment, expressed as "clock hours," using the guidelines set forth in section I.V. An academic transcript will not be issued and graduation will not be possible. Refunds will be administered within thirty (30) days from the date of cancellation.

a. Clock hours are defined as the duration from the program start date to the program cancellation date. Program clock hours are divided into four (4) quarters, with each quarter representing twenty-five (25%) percent of the total clock hours for the full program (100%).
b. The date of cancellation will be determined using the guidelines set forth in section I.IV (b).

I.III Dismissal after your program start date
If you are dismissed from your SAMA program for any reason, as deemed by SAMA to mandate dismissal, there will be no refund of any monies paid. An academic transcript will not be issued and graduation will not be possible. SAMA, in its sole discretion, will determine what offenses rise to the level of dismissal. All SAMA decisions are final.

I.IV  Effective cancellation and dismissal dates
For all purposes of refunds, the effective date used will be as follows:

a. If you are dismissed by SAMA, the last day of attendance.
b. If you choose cancellation of enrollment, the post-marked date of your written cancellation notice, or ten (10) days following your last day of attendance, whichever date is earlier.
c. If you request cancellation prior to the program start date, the post-marked date of your written cancellation notice.

I.V Refund distribution terms for pre-paid students
For all purposes of refunds, the distribution percentages used will be as follows:

a. During the first (1st) quarter of the program; a refund of seventy-five (75%) percent of the tuition, less a registration fee not to exceed one hundred ($100) dollars.
b. During the second (2nd) quarter of the program; a refund of fifty (50%) percent of the tuition, less a registration fee not to exceed one hundred ($100) dollars.
c. During the third (3rd) quarter of the program; a refund of twenty-five (25%) percent of the tuition, less a registration fee not to exceed one hundred ($100) dollars.
d. During the fourth (4th) quarter of the program, students are obligated to pay the full tuition price, and no refunds shall be given.
e. Books, learning tools, insurance, and instructional supplies are purchased by the student and are not considered as part of the tuition, and therefore are non-refundable.

SECTION II. Post-Paid Students (Private Financing)
II.I Cancellation prior to your program start date
You may request, in writing, cancellation of enrollment prior to your program start date, entitling you to a 50% refund of any deposit monies paid, less application fees, within three (3) business days of signing the Student Enrollment Agreement (SEA) and paying your full deposit. If SAMA rejects your enrollment for any reason, you will receive a full refund of any deposit monies paid, less application fees. Refunds will be administered within ten (10) days from the date of cancellation.

a. If you request cancellation prior to the program start date, but after more than three (3) business days of signing the Student Enrollment Agreement (SEA) and paying your deposit in full, you are bound by the terms of the Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) agreement using the guidelines set forth in section II.V (a).

II.II Cancellation after your program start date
You may request, in writing, cancellation of enrollment after your program start date, however you will be bound by the terms of the Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) using the guidelines set forth in section II.V (a). An academic transcript will not be issued and graduation will not be possible.

a. The date of cancellation will be determined using the guidelines set forth in section II.IV (b).

II.III Dismissal after your program start date
If you are dismissed from your SAMA program for any reason, as deemed by SAMA to mandate dismissal, you will be bound by the terms of the Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP), using the guidelines set forth in section II.V (a). An academic transcript will not be issued and graduation will not be possible. SAMA, in its sole discretion, will determine what offenses rise to the level of dismissal. All SAMA decisions are final.

II.IV Effective cancellation and dismissal dates
For all purposes of obligation, the effective date used will be as follows:

a. If you are dismissed by SAMA, the last day of attendance.
b. If you choose cancellation of enrollment, the post-marked date of your written cancellation notice, or ten (10) days following your last day of attendance, whichever date is earlier.

II.V Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) terms
As a post-paid student, you are bound by the terms of the Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP). For all purposes of cancellation or dismissal, your obligated repayment terms will be as follows:

a. During the first (1st) quarter of the program; an obligation of twenty-five (25%) percent of the tuition, plus a registration fee not to exceed one hundred ($100) dollars with credit for any monies paid to date.
b. During the second (2nd) quarter of the program; an obligation of fifty (50%) percent of the tuition, plus a registration fee not to exceed one hundred ($100) dollars, with credit for any monies paid to date.
c. During the third (3rd) quarter of the program; an obligation of seventy-five (75%) percent of the tuition, plus a registration fee not to exceed one hundred ($100) dollars, with credit for any monies paid to date.
d. During the third (4th) quarter of the program; an obligation of one hundred (100%) percent of the tuition, plus a registration fee not to exceed one hundred ($100) dollars, with credit for any monies paid to date.
e. Books, learning tools, insurance, and instructional supplies are purchased by the student and are not considered as part of the tuition, and are owned by the student.

Thank you for your cooperation with the above policies.