Policies & Consumer Information - FTC Florida Technical College

Policies & Consumer Information

NUC University – Florida Technical College (NUC-FTC) supports prospective and current students, as well as faculty, staff, and other members of the FTC community, to access the information they need in order to make informed decisions regarding their education and career. To that end, we have provided this Consumer Information section, which includes information regarding, among other things, our schools’ operations, facilities, programs, policies, financial aid opportunities available to our students, and various consumer disclosures.The information is intended to supplement the information provided in our College CatalogCollege Catalog Spanish Programs, and other publications. In some instances, this section indicates where additional information relating to a subject may be located, either in one of our publications, on the official FTC website, or on a third-party website.This website also serves to notify current and prospective students regarding the availability and location of consumer information in accordance with certain state and federal laws applicable to our campuses.

For assistance with any of the consumer information discussed herein, prospective and current students may contact the campus director at any of our schools during regular business hours.

Requests also may be e-mailed to consumerinfo@ftccollege.edu.

NUC University – Florida Technical College is licensed by the Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education (CIE). The Commission for Independent Education is located at:

325 W. Gaines St,
Suite 1414,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Tel: 850.245.3200.

NUC University (NUC) is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) www.msche.org. NUC’s NUC University – IBC Technical Division (NUC-IBC), NUC University – Florida Technical College (NUC-FTC), and The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School (The DAVE School) are included in this accreditation. NUC’s accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status on 2019 was to reaffirm accreditation.  MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Registered Sex Offenders / Sexual Predators in Florida

In 1996, Megan’s Law became federal law. Megan’s Law requires state and local law enforcement agencies in all 50 states to notify colleges, schools, day care centers and parents about the presence of dangerous offenders. The Florida Department of Corrections advises NUC-FTC when registered sexual offenders / sexual predators may be enrolling or may be enrolled. Information regarding registered sex offenders / sexual predators in Florida may be found at the FDLE Registered Sex Offenders website at https://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/sops/home.jsf; by phone 1-888-357-7332, TTY/TTD users dial 711 to connect with the telecommunications relay service (TRS); or by email at sexpred@fdle.state.fl.us.

Title IV Rules of Conduct

Annual FERPA Rights Notification

Student Right to Know

Licensure or Certification Disclosure

Net Price Calculator

Planning for a postsecondary education can seem like an insurmountable task, and sometimes it seems that the financial aid office has a language all its own. The purpose of the Net Price Calculator is to give first-time, full-time students (and their parents) a better idea of what their “estimated” educational cost will be. The estimates provided by the Net Price Calculator will provide you a general snapshot of what you can expect for planning purposes, should you enroll in a Florida Technical College program. The estimate provided is based on cost of attendance and financial aid provided to students in that program in the most recent award year (e.g., 2011-2012).  It is important to understand, however, that cost of attendance and financial aid availability change year to year, and awards are determined on an individual basis. Moreover, not all students receive financial aid. Therefore, the information provided, while helpful for planning, may only provide a partial overview of what you can expect to receive in financial aid. Also, please keep in mind that actually applying for financial aid is a separate process. In order to receive a federal financial aid award, for example, an eligible student must first submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or “FASFA” (to learn more about the FAFSA, students may visit http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. To calculate the net price for the largest FTC program you are considering attending, click the appropriate link below. Also, we have included the following glossary terms below, which may help explain the meaning of the terms used in the Net Price Calculator and how they relate to you.

Estimated Total Price of Attendance: Also referred to as the cost of attendance (COA). The cost of attendance is based upon average costs and educational expenses for a student in your category. The cost of attendance helps us to determine your financial aid award, but does not reflect the amount you owe FTC. You will receive a bill that shows your actual charges.

Estimated Tuition & Fees: This number represents the cost of tuition for classes and any applicable fees.

Estimated Room & Board: This amount is an average figure based on information gathered by FTC each year. It is expected that additional financial aid proceeds will be used to pay living expenses.

Estimated Books and Supplies: This is an average amount you might spend on books and supplies. This amount is not actually billed to your student account.

Estimated Other Expenses: Also referred to as miscellaneous and personal. This is an estimate of what you might spend during the school year on personal items, clothing, recreation and travel, and is not an amount billed by FTC.

Estimated Total Grant Aid: The median amount of grant aid, which is aid that does not have to be repaid (also known as gift aid), received by FTC students in your category. This amount includes federal aid (such as Pell Grant), as well as state & institutional grant aid. It does not include any outside scholarships you may receive.

Estimated Net Price: This is the price of attendance minus any grant aid you receive.

To access the Net Price Calculator, please use the following link: Net Price Calculator. Questions regarding the Net Price Calculator may be directed to your campus financial aid director or submitted via email to consumerinfo@ftccollege.edu.

Financial Aid Information

Information relating to financial aid opportunities available to eligible students attending Florida Technical College may be found here as well as in the Campus Catalog. The Campus Catalog is available here. In addition, the U.S. Department of Education hosts several free websites available to students that provide information regarding the regulations, requirements, and application for Federal Student Aid, including www.ed.govwww.fafsa.ed.gov and www.studentaid.ed.gov. Questions relating to financial aid may be directed to your campus financial aid director or submitted via email to consumerinfo@ftccollege.edu.

Add/Drop Period

The add/drop period is the first week for which the student is financially committed. If the student withdraws before the end of the add/drop period, the student will be refunded all tuition and fees, as well as any funds paid for supplies, books, or equipment which can be and are returned to the institution. No adjustments will be made for courses dropped after this date. Please refer to the refund policies set forth below for more information.