Student Consumer Information



Accreditation and Licencing
Information on GIA's accreditation and licencing can be found in the Education Catalogue. 

2018 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus
Education Catalogue for Texas Residents

ACCSC Graduation and Employment Rates
- Carlsbad Campus - New York Campus Annual Safety Report (ASR)
Keeping GIA campuses safe for our students, employees and visitors is one of our top priorities. Information about safety and security on campus, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and a disclosure of any crimes occurring on or near our campuses is published in GIA’sAnnual Disclosure of Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics. For additional information, please contact us at studentconsumerinfo@gia.edu

California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education Annual Report
GIA is approved to operate in California by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), and publishes its BPPE Annual Report on its website.

California BPPE Annual Report

California School Performance Fact Sheet
GIA publishes a California School Performance Fact Sheet for each approved course and programme on its website, as required by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE).

- California On Campus School Performance Fact Sheets: - California Distance Education School Performance Fact Sheets: Careers Services
GIA's Career Services team can help you develop your career plans and prepare for your future in the gem and jewellery industry. Additional information can be found in the Education Catalogue.

2018 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus

Catalogue
GIA's Education Catalogue provides information about available programmes, costs, schedules, policies and more.

2018 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus

Clery Report: Annual Disclosure of Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics
Keeping GIA campuses safe for our students, employees and visitors is one of our top priorities. Information about safety and security on campus, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and a disclosure of any crimes occurring on or near our campuses is published in GIA’s Clery Report: Annual Disclosure of Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics. For additional information, please contact us at studentconsumerinfo@gia.edu

Annual Disclosure of Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics

College Navigator
College Navigator provides national comparative information for universities, including costs, student demographics, student outcomes and other institutional information as published by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Carlsbad Campus
New York Campus

Constitution Day
GIA promotes responsible citizenship among our students and we celebrate Constitution Day each year on or near 17 September.

National Endowment for the Humanities Site

Copyright Infringement and P2P File Sharing Policy
GIA's policies prohibit the illegal downloading and/or sharing of copyrighted material, including web pages, peer-to-peer file sharing software and email. Additional information can be found in the Education Catalogue and details can be found in GIA's policy statement.

Copyright Infringement and P2P File Sharing Policy
2018 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus

Cost of Attendance (COA)
Information about programme costs is available on this page, along with a web tool to help you estimate your costs and financial aid as a first-time student. Additional information can be found in the Education Catalogue.

2018 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus
Cost of Attendance

Drug and Alcohol Policy - Preventing Drug and Alcohol Abuse
GIA maintains strict policies regarding drug and alcohol abuse by our students and employees. GIA's comprehensive policy includes information about illegal drugs, addiction and local treatment providers. Additional information can be found in the Education Catalogue and Clery Report.

2018 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus
Annual Disclosure of Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics

Emergency Communication and Notification System: Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications
In the event of an emergency, GIA will contact affected students by phone, text and email, and will provide additional information on the GIA website and on the GIA telephone answering system. Additional information is found in the Clery Report: Annual Disclosure of Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics and the Education Catalogue.

Annual Disclosure of Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics
2018 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus

For additional information, please contact us at studentconsumerinfo@gia.edu

Entrance Counselling for Student Borrowers
Students receiving federal financial aid must participate in entrance counselling. More information is available in the Education Catalogue

2018 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus

Exit Counselling for Student Borrowers
Students receiving federal financial aid must participate in exit counselling. More information is available in the Education Catalogue.

2018 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus

Financial Aid and Scholarships
GIA will provide you with information about available programmes, eligibility requirements, how to apply, how awards and distributions are made, your rights and responsibilities, the cost of attendance, and the withdrawal, cancellation and refund policies. Additional information can be found in the Education Catalogue.

2018 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus
Financial Assistance & Scholarships

Financial Aid Refunds/Return to Title IV (R2T4)
Federal law specifies how GIA determines the amount of Title IV programme assistance that a student earns if he/she withdraws from school. Additional information can be found in the Education Catalogue.

2018 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus
Financial Aid Refunds

Gainful Employment Information Sheet
The US government has issued regulations that seek to determine whether certain post-secondary educational programmes prepare students for gainful employment in a recognised occupation. Information about GIA's graduation rates, graduate employment rates, the median debt of students who complete the programme and other important information is included in the Gainful Employment (GE) Information Sheet. Additional information can be found in the Education Catalogue. For additional information, please contact us at financialaid@gia.eduGraduation Requirements
All students must meet specific requirements to graduate. Additional information can be found in the Education Catalogue.

2018 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus

Net price calculator
Information about programme costs is available on this page, along with a web tool to help you estimate your costs and financial aid as a first-time student. Additional information can be found in the Education Catalogue.

2018 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus
Net Price Calculator

Non-Discrimination Policy
GIA prohibits unlawful discrimination in employment and in its educational programmes and activities, and conducts its programmes, services and activities consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and orders. Additional information can be found in the Education Catalogue.

2018 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus

Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
Students receiving federal financial aid are subject to specific restrictions if convicted of the possession or sale of illegal drugs while attending classes at GIA. Additional information can be found in the Education Catalogue.

2018 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
GIA maintains high standards for academic performance, including separate standards for continuing eligibility for federal financial aid. Additional information can be found in the Education Catalogue.

2018 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus
Financial Aid Academic Requirements

Sexual Harassment and Assault Policy
GIA is committed to providing an environment free of sexual or any other form of unlawful harassment or discrimination. Additional information is found in the Clery Report: Annual Disclosure of Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics and in the Education Catalogue. For questions related to sex or gender discrimination arising under Title IX, please contact GIA’s Title IX Coordinator:

Christine Galdston, Assistant Vice President of Education Accreditation and Regulatory Affairs
Gemological Institute of America
GIA World Headquarters
The Robert Mouawad Campus
5345 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, California 92008
titleixcoordinator@gia.edu
Phone +1 760 603 4587

Annual Disclosure of Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics
2018 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus

Student Academic Calendar
Holidays and campus closure dates are detailed in the Education Catalogue.

2018 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus

Student Code of Conduct
GIA students are expected to behave in a professional manner and to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. The complete Student Code of Conduct can be found in the Education Catalogue.

2018 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus

Student Complaints and Grievances
GIA's policy and procedure for submitting a complaint can be found in the Education Catalogue. Additional information for Texas residents can be found in the Student Complaint Policy for Texas Residents.

2018 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus
Student Complaint Policy for Texas Residents

Student Diversity
Carlsbad Campus
New York Campus

Student Loan Code of Conduct
GIA has set forth this policy to codify and clarify our ethics standard with regard to education loan providers (lenders).

Student Loan Code of Conduct

Student Outcomes
GIA calculates student and graduate outcomes data as required by a variety of federal, state and accreditor requirements. This information is available by clicking on the links below, or you may request a copy from studentconsumerinfo@gia.edu. Additional information for Texas residents can be found in the Summary of Student Completion, Employment, and Placement Report.

Graduation and Employment Rates

- Carlsbad Campus - California On Campus School Performance Fact Sheets: - California Distance Education School Performance Fact Sheets: - New York Campus Texas Residents: Summary of Student Completion and Placement Report
Massachusetts Residents: Graduation and Employment Rates

Student Privacy Rights (FERPA)
The care and protection of GIA student information is of the utmost importance. GIA maintains a comprehensive global personal data protection policy that may be found on our website at www.gia.edu. GIA also complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). Additional information can be found in the Education Catalogue.

2018 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus
Global Personal Data Protection Policy

Students with Disabilities: Special Accommodations and Disability Services
GIA looks to make reasonable accommodations for qualified students with special requirements or needs where appropriate. An explanation of services provided to students with disabilities, including requests for accommodations, can be found in the Education Catalogue.

2018 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus

Texas Residents - Additional Information
GIA has a Certificate of Approval from the Texas Workforce Commission. Information on GIA education offered to residents of Texas can be found in the Education Catalogue.

Education Catalogue for Texas Residents
Texas Residents - Additional Information

Title IX Notice (Coordinator)
Title IX is a federal law that prohibits schools from discriminating on the basis of sex or gender.  Additional information regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations, and on how to make inquiries or file complaints, can be found in the Education Catalogue. For questions related to sex or gender discrimination arising under Title IX, please contact GIA’s Title IX Coordinator: Christine Galdston, Assistant Vice President of Education Accreditation and Regulatory Affairs, Gemological Institute of America, 5345 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, California 92008, titleixcoordinator@gia.edu, Phone +1 760 603 4587.

2018 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus
Annual Disclosure of Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics

Transfer of Credit Policies
Information about GIA's transfer of credit policy can be found in the Education Catalogue.

2018 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus

Tuition and Fees - Schedule of Student Charges
The complete list of student charges, including tuition and other fees, can be found in the Education Catalogue.

2018 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus

Voter Registration Information
GIA encourages all students to vote, and provides specific information for U.S. voters, including how and when to register, and where you can vote. For more information for California residents, see the link below.

California Secretary of State Site
New York State Board of Elections

Withdrawal, Leave of Absence and Cancellation Policies
GIA policies related to student withdrawals, leaves of absence or other discontinuances can be found in the Education Catalogue.

2018 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus