Student Consumer Information



Accreditation and Licensing
Information on GIA's accreditation and licensing is found in the Education Catalog.

Education Catalog
Education Catalog 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’s Clery Report: Annual 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 program 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: Career Services
GIA's Career Services team can help you develop your career plans and prepare for your future in the gem and jewelry industry. Additional information is found in the Education Catalog.

Education Catalog

Catalog
GIA's Education Catalog provides information about available programs, costs, schedules, policies, and more.

Education Catalog

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

Clery Report: 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 about September 17.

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 is found in the Education Catalog and details are found in GIA's policy statement.

Copyright Infringement and P2P File Sharing Policy
Education Catalog

Cost of Attendance (COA)
Information about program 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 is found in the Education Catalog.

Education Catalog
Cost of Attendance

Drug and Alcohol Policy - Preventing Drug and Alcohol Abuse
GIA maintains strict policies against 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 is found in the Education Catalog and Clery Report.

Education Catalog
Clery Report: 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 Catalog.

Clery Report: Annual Disclosure of Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics
Education Catalog

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

Entrance Counseling for Student Borrowers
Students receiving federal financial aid must participate in entrance counseling. More information is available in the Education Catalog

Education Catalog

Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers
Students receiving federal financial aid must participate in exit counseling. More information is available in the Education Catalog.

Education Catalog

Financial Aid and Scholarships
GIA will provide you with information about available programs, 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 is found in the Education Catalog.

Education Catalog
Financial Assistance & Scholarships

Financial Aid Refunds/Return to Title IV (R2T4)
Federal law specifies how GIA must determine the amount of Title IV program assistance that a student earns if he/she withdraws from school. Additional information is found in the Education Catalog.

Education Catalog
Financial Aid Refunds

Gainful Employment Information Sheet
The US government has issued regulations that seek to determine whether certain postsecondary educational programs prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. Information about GIA's graduation rates, graduate employment rates, the median debt of students who complete the program, and other important information is included in the Gainful Employment (GE) Information Sheet. Additional information is found in the Education Catalog. For additional information please contact us at financialaid@gia.edu

Graduation Requirements
All students must meet specific requirements to graduate. Additional information is found in the Education Catalog.

Education Catalog

Net Price Calculator
Information about program 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 is found in the Education Catalog.

Education Catalog
Net Price Calculator

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

Education Catalog

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 is found in the Education Catalog.

Education Catalog

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

Education Catalog
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 Catalog. 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

Clery Report: Annual Disclosure of Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics
Education Catalog

Student Academic Calendar
Holidays and campus closure dates are posted in the Education Catalog.

Education Catalog

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 is found in the Education Catalog.

Education Catalog

Student Complaints and Grievances
GIA's policy and procedure to submit a complaint is found in the Education Catalog. Additional information for Texas residents is found in the Student Complaint Policy for Texas Residents.

Education Catalog
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 at studentconsumerinfo@gia.edu. Additional information for Texas residents is 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 is found in the Education Catalog.

Education Catalog
Global Personal Data Protection Policy

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

Education Catalog

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

Education Catalog 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, is found in the Education Catalog. 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, christine.galdston@gia.edu, Phone +1 760-603-4587.

Education Catalog
Clery Report: Annual Disclosure of Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics

Transfer of Credit Policies
Information about GIA's transfer of credit policy is found in the Education Catalog.

Education Catalog

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

Education Catalog

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 are found in the Education Catalog.

Education Catalog

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