Student Consumer Information



Accreditation and Licencing
Information on GIA's accreditation and licensing is available on this page and can be found in the Education Catalogue.

Accreditation and Licensing
2019 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 inAnnual 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.

2019 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus
2019 Education Catalogue for Texas
To access the catalogues for other GIA school locations, please refer to our campuses and locations page.

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

2019 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus
2019 Education Catalogue for Texas
To access the catalogues for other GIA school locations, please refer to our campuses and locations page.


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
2019 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.

2019 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus
Cost of Attendance


Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) Consumer Information
Disclosure Form


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.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy
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
2019 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

2019 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.

2019 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.

2019 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.

2019 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus#TEXT#
Financial Aid Refunds


Graduation Requirements
All students must meet specific requirements to graduate. Additional information can be found in the Education Catalogue.

2019 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus
2019 Education Catalogue for Texas
To access the catalogues for other GIA school locations, please refer to our campuses and locations page.


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.
2019 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus
Net Price Calculator


Non-Discrimination Policy
It is GIA's policy not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any student enrolled in, or seeking enrolment in GIA on the basis of race, colour, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, disability, medical condition, creed, pregnancy or parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, caste, union membership, political affiliation, physical appearance, HIV status or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws. All students have the rights and privileges to participate in programmes and activities generally accorded to or made available to all students of the school. Additional information can be found in the Education Catalogue.

Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation
Sexual Misconduct Reporting and Response Standards and Protocols


Notification of Availability of Institutional & Financial Aid Information
The Notice is updated on an annual basis and made available to enrolled and prospective students and staff of GIA’s Carlsbad and New York campuses.

Annual Notice of Availability of Institutional & Financial Aid Information


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.

2019 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus


Reasonable Accommodation - 504/ADA Compliance 
GIA is committed to ensuring equal access to its programmes and activities for qualified individuals, including individuals with disabilities. GIA does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities seeking to apply to its programmes. GIA will make efforts to accommodate each prospective candidate with special requirements or needs by making reasonable accommodations where appropriate. GIA will make reasonable, appropriate and effective modifications in policies, practices and procedures for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the US Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), and applicable state and local laws.

GIA’s 504 Coordinator monitors and oversees the Institute’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Section 504 of the US Rehabilitation Act and related regulations. Students, applicants, instructors, administrators or others who participate in GIA’s education programmes and activities with questions or concerns related to the application of this policy or complaints about discrimination on the basis of a disability are encouraged to contact the 504 Coordinator. For questions or concerns related reasonable accommodations, please contact GIA’s designated 504 Coordinator: 

Kimberly Overlin
Dean of Students, 504 Coordinator
504coordinator@gia.edu
+1 760 603 4093
The Robert Mouawad Campus
Mailstop #15
5345 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, California 92008 USA

For the New York campus, complaints or concerns relating to GIA’s 504 compliance should be submitted to the Deputy 504 Coordinator, who provides information and assistance to New York students. The Deputy 504 Coordinator effectively collaborates with and informs the 504 Coordinator immediately of the report relating to 504 compliance. This process ensures a prompt and appropriate response to the concern.  

Jennifer Kim
New York School Director, Deputy Title IX & 504 Coordinator
504coordinator@gia.edu
jkim@gia.edu
+1 212 944 5900, ext. 3662
Mailstop # 70
50 West 47th Street, Floor 8
New York, NY 10036 USA
+1 212 944 5900, ext. 3662

More information on requesting reasonable accommodations can be found in the Education Catalogue.


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.

Financial Aid Academic Requirements
2019 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus
2019 Education Catalogue for Texas
To access the catalogues for other GIA school locations, please refer to our campuses and locations page.


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

2019 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus
2019 Education Catalogue for Texas
To access the catalogues for other GIA school locations, please refer to our campuses and locations page.


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.

2019 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus
2019 Education Catalogue for Texas
To access the catalogues for other GIA school locations, please refer to our campuses and locations page.


Student Complaints and Grievances
GIA's policy and procedure for submitting a complaint can be found in the Education Catalogue. 

2019 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus
2019 Education Catalogue for Texas
To access the catalogues for other GIA school locations, please refer to our campuses and locations page.

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.

2019 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus
Student Privacy Notice
More information on requesting reasonable accommodations can be found in the Education Catalogue.


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 Compliance
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programmes and activities operated by recipients of federal financial aid assistance. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of prohibited sex discrimination. Title IX and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (“VAWA”) require colleges and universities to have procedures in place to respond to incidents of sexual discrimination, harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. 

GIA’s Title IX Coordinator monitors and oversees GIA’s compliance with Title IX and related laws in the prevention of sexual harassment and discrimination, including the coordination of education and training activities and the response to Title IX complaints. Students, faculty, administrators, staff or others who participate in GIA’s education programmes and activities who have questions, concerns or complaints about sex discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct are encouraged to contact GIA's designated Title IX Coordinator:

Vusala Aranjo
Manager, Global Education Accreditation & Regulatory Affairs, Title IX Coordinator
titleixcoordinator@gia.edu
+1 760 603 4000 ext. 7776
The Robert Mouawad Campus
Mailstop #1
5345 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, California 92008 USA

For the New York campus, complaints or concerns relating to sexual harassment or discrimination should be submitted to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, who provides information and assistance to New York students. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator effectively collaborates with and informs the Title IX Coordinator immediately of the report relating to Title IX compliance. This process ensures a prompt and appropriate response to the concern.  

Jennifer Kim
New York School Director, Deputy Title IX & 504 Coordinator
titleixcoordinator@gia.edu
Jkim@gia.edu
+1 212 944 5900, ext. 3662
Mailstop # 70
50 West 47th Street, Floor 8
New York, NY 10036 USA
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus

Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation
Sexual Misconduct Reporting and Response Standards and Protocols
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.

2019 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus
2019 Education Catalogue for Texas
To access the catalogues for other GIA school locations, please refer to our campuses and locations page.


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.

2019 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus
2019 Education Catalogue for Texas
To access the catalogues for other GIA school locations, please refer to our campuses and locations page.


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.

2019 Education Catalogue for Carlsbad Campus and World Headquarters
2018 Education Catalogue for New York Campus
2019 Education Catalogue for Texas
To access the catalogues for other GIA school locations, please refer to our campuses and locations page.