Beal University Catalog: Download and read through our 2021-2022 University Catalog and Student Handbook to learn more about our Degree and Diploma programs, tuition & fees, course descriptions and more.
- Accreditations, Approvals and Licensure
- Emergency Response Plan
- Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy
- Student Complaint, Grievance and Appeals Policy
- Student Code of Conduct
- Student Booklist
- Annual Security Report
- Net Price Calculator
- Voter Registration
- Cost of Attendance (Diplomas 2021-2022)
- Cost of Attendance (AS Degrees 2021-2022)
- Cost of Attendance (BS Degrees 2021-2022)
- Cost of Attendance (MS Degrees 2021-2022)
Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act Emergency Funds Disclosure
As directed by the U.S. Department of Education, electronic announcement posted on May 6, 2020 related to the “CARES Act” Emergency Funds Disclosure, the institution is publishing the following information (updated 6/30/2020, 9/1/2020, 10/10/2020 and 1/10/2021) – All funds have been distributed as of June 18, 2020. There are no remaining funds left to distribute and no updates to report as of 10/10/2020.
Acknowledgement of the Certification and Agreement for the Emergency Cares Funds
Beal University signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the
assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds
received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to
Total Amount of Funds Received
Beal University has been allocated $419,914 in funding through the federal CARES Act, which was
supported by Maine’s Congressional Delegation. The Act requires that half of these dollars
($209,957) go directly to students to cover emergency expenses arising from the disruption in
Beal University began distributing CARES Act funds to eligible students starting the week of May 18,
2020. Federal guidance precludes the distribution of CARES Act funds to international students,
DACA students, and students exclusively enrolled in online programs as of March 13, 2020.
Total Amount of Funds Distributed
Beal University distributed $211,300 of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section
18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of June 18, 2020.
The estimated total number of students at Beal University eligible to participate in programs
under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive
Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 302.
The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under
Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 204.
These funds are available to provide grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of
campus operations due to the coronavirus. A student’s financial need may have increased based on
recent events related to the coronavirus pandemic. Eligible expenses would include food, housing,
technology, course materials, health care and child care.
Student must meet Title IV eligibility requirements in order to receive the emergency grant.
Student must remain on active status and in good standing.
Student is required to complete the emergency funds request form attesting to the financial
need has been caused by the coronavirus pandemic and commitment to use the funds as stated.
Non-degree students and employees receiving Beal University Employee tuition benefits, will not
be eligible for CARES Act payments.
Allocation for Distribution
Beal University distributed $211,300 equally and directly to students based on the number of applicants
received that met the qualifications with a maximum distribution of $1,100 per student. The payments
were sent to students via check to the address on record. The University’s goal was to ensure funds were
distributed as widely as possible, therefore, funds were distributed to all eligible students evenly.
Annual Security Report
Colleges and universities that participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs must publish an Annual Security Report each year. Read Beal University’s Annual Security Report.
Net Price Calculator
The Net Price Calculator is a tool designed to help you make early estimates regarding your eligibility for need-based financial aid at Beal University. Based on the information you enter about your family financial situation you will be presented with a sample award with the following caveats:
- Results are dependent on the accuracy and completeness of the information entered and intended to provide only a general guide to your eligibility for financial aid
- Any award is not guaranteed by Beal University and is meant to be an indication of the aid you may be eligible to receive. Beal University’s Financial Aid Office is the final authority for determining the family contribution and any financial aid award
- This is not an application for financial aid. Your information will not be retained or transmitted to Beal University in any way
Beal University (“Beal”) is committed to providing accommodation services to students with disabilities consistent with the law.
Accommodation Services are managed by the school’s Disability Services Coordinator and the Accommodation Services Offices and by BEAL’s Compliance Officer, whose contact information is listed at the end of this Handbook. The purpose of our Accommodation Services is to provide assistance to students with diagnosed disabilities to maximize their academic potential, and to minimize various physical and attitudinal barriers. BEAL has created this Accommodation Services Handbook to address common questions regarding the services available to students with disabilities that limit a major life activity and to explain in detail the procedures necessary to secure them. It is our goal that all students are given the opportunity to succeed.
The student should note that BEAL is not required to modify, waive, or make substitutions for coursework or other requirements that would fundamentally alter or compromise the integrity of an academic program. The Disability Services Coordinator on campus will gladly discuss your disability with you, and offer advice on how to ensure that your needs are met. Following is a summary of services and accommodations that are available to our students with disabilities and the policies that students must comply with in order to obtain these services. If you have a question not addressed in this Handbook, please contact your campus Disability Services Coordinator.
Students Right to Know
Transferability of Credit
The transferability of credits earned at Beal University is at the discretion of the receiving college, university, or other educational institution. Students considering transferring to any institution should not assume that credits earned in any program of study at the University will be accepted by the receiving institution. Similarly, the ability of a degree, certificate, diploma, or other academic credential earned at the University to satisfy an admission requirement of another institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Accreditation does not guarantee credentials or credits earned at the University will be accepted by or transferred to another institution. To minimize the risk of having to repeat coursework, students should contact the receiving institution in advance for evaluation and determination of transferability of credits and/or acceptability of degrees, diplomas, or certificates earned. A paper copy of this information is available upon request.
College Navigator – National Center for Education Statistics
Student Diversity Information
The federal Higher Education Opportunity Act requires institutions to make available to current and prospective students information about student body diversity, including the percent of enrolled, full-time students in the following categories:
As a condition of enrollment, the Student and Beal University (the “University”) agree to resolve through binding and mandatory arbitration any dispute, claim, controversy, cause of action, lawsuit, or proceeding (including, but not limited to, any statutory, tort, contract or equity claim) between the Student and the University or any current or former employee(s) of the University (collectively, the “Parties”) that arises, arose, or has arisen out of, or is or was in any way related to, this Enrollment Agreement, the subject matter of this Enrollment Agreement, or the Student’s enrollment, attendance, or educational experience at the University (individually and collectively, a “Dispute”). The Parties are encouraged to make an initial attempt, in good faith, to resolve the Dispute through the University’s student complaint process or other informal means. If the Dispute is not resolved pursuant to the University’s student complaint process or other informal means, then the Dispute will be resolved by binding arbitration between the Parties.
1. Explanation of Arbitration. Arbitration is the referral of a Dispute to an impartial person (an arbitrator) for a final and binding determination of the Dispute. In agreeing to binding and mandatory arbitration, the Parties voluntarily give up certain rights, including the right to pursue a Dispute in court, the right to a trial by a judge or jury, rights to appeal, and other rights that may be available in a court, such as broader discovery rights. As provided by this arbitration provision, the Parties also give up the right to bring or participate in any class action, collective action, private attorney general action, or any other type of action or proceeding in which anyone acts or proposes to act in a representative capacity on behalf of others. If you have any questions about this arbitration provision or the arbitration process, please contact the Chief Operations Officer.
2. Arbitration Procedures.
(a) The arbitration will be administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) or, in the event the AAA declines or is unable to administer the arbitration, by an arbitration forum or arbitrator that the Parties mutually agree upon. If, after making a reasonable effort, the Parties are unable to agree upon an arbitration forum or arbitrator, a court having proper jurisdiction will appoint an arbitration forum or arbitrator. The arbitration will be conducted in accordance with the AAA’s Consumer Arbitration Rules, or the appropriate rules of any alternative arbitration forum selected by the Parties or appointed by a court, except as modified by this arbitration provision. The AAA’s Consumer Arbitration Rules and other information regarding the AAA’s arbitration procedures are available from the AAA, which can be contacted by mail at 120 Broadway, Floor 21, New York, New York 10271, by telephone at 212-716-5800, or through its website at www.adr.org.
(b) Any Dispute shall be heard by a single arbitrator who is an attorney. As a condition of appointment, the arbitrator shall follow all applicable substantive laws (except as otherwise provided in this arbitration provision), shall agree to the terms of this arbitration provision, and shall lack authority not to enforce the terms of this arbitration provision. The arbitrator shall have the exclusive authority to determine and adjudicate any issue relating to the existence, formation, validity, enforceability, applicability, or interpretation of this Enrollment Agreement and this arbitration provision, provided, however, that a court shall have exclusive authority to enforce the Class Action Prohibition. The arbitrator’s decision shall be accompanied by a reasoned opinion from which there shall be no appeal.
(c) The place of arbitration shall be the location (city and state) of the campus where the Dispute arose (“Campus”). Judgment on the arbitral award may be entered exclusively in the location of the Campus. The law of the state of the Campus shall apply.
(d) The Parties shall each bear their own attorney’s fees, costs, and expenses, except that the costs of arbitration, as set forth in the AAA Consumer Arbitration Rules, shall be determined by the AAA Consumer Arbitration Rules.
(e) This arbitration provision governs if there is a conflict with the rules of the arbitral forum.
3. Class Action Prohibition. The scope of the arbitration shall be limited to the Dispute between the Parties. The Parties expressly waive all rights to bring any class action, collective action, private attorney general action, or any other type of action or proceeding in which anyone acts or proposes to act in a representative capacity on behalf of others. The arbitrator shall have no authority or jurisdiction to compel, hear, or permit any class action, collective action, private attorney general action, or any other type of action or proceeding in which anyone acts or proposes to act in a representative capacity on behalf of others. By way of illustration and not limitation, neither the Student nor the University can bring a class action against each other or participate in a class action against the other, whether as a named class representative or an absent or putative class member.
4. Federal Arbitration Act. The parties agree that this Arbitration Agreement involves interstate commerce and that the enforceability of this Arbitration Agreement shall be governed, both procedurally and substantively, by the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-9.
5. Severability. If the Class Action Prohibition is found to be illegal or unenforceable as to all or some parts of a Dispute, then those parts will not be arbitrated but will be resolved in court, with the balance of the Dispute resolved through arbitration. If any other part of this arbitration provision is found to be illegal or unenforceable, then that part will be severed; however, the remaining parts shall still apply and shall be interpreted to as nearly as possible achieve the original intent of this arbitration provision.
6. Small Claims Lawsuits Permitted. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, this arbitration provision does not prevent the Parties from filing a lawsuit in any small claims court of competent jurisdiction.
7. Inapplicability to Borrower Defense to Repayment Applications to U.S. Department of Education. The University cannot require the Student to participate in arbitration or any internal dispute resolution process offered by the University prior to filing a borrower defense to repayment application with the U.S. Department of Education pursuant to 34 C.F.R. § 685.206(e); the University cannot, in any way, require the Student to limit, relinquish, or waive his or her ability to pursue filing a borrower defense claim, pursuant to § 685.206(e) at any time; and any arbitration required by this pre-dispute arbitration agreement tolls the limitations period for filing a borrower defense to repayment application pursuant to § 685.206(e)(6)(ii).
Method for Calculating Placement
Beal University uses the employment rate calculation of its accreditor, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), to determine placement rates in all programs. The ACCSC uses the following formula to determine the placement rate for graduates: Graduates Employed in Field divided by Graduates Available for Employment.
Graduates are considered placed if they are employed in a paid position directly related to the program from which the individual graduated, and aligned with the majority of the educational and training objectives of the program. Being employed in your field of study is also called gainful employment. The employment must be for a reasonable period of time and considered sustainable (e.g., not a single day of employment). Employment is verified in one of three categories: regular employment, self-employment or career advancement.
Current Placement & Graduation Rates
Satisfactory Academic Progress
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