CARES Act Reporting on Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students


Non-Discrimination Notice

Dell’Arte Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, or sexual orientation in employment, as well as all educational programs and activities operated by Dell’Arte (both on and off campus), and protect all people regardless of their gender or gender identity from sex discrimination, which includes sexual harassment and violence.

The following person has been designated as the Title IX coordinator to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Elizabeth Colón Nelson, Title IX Coordinator
131 H Street Blue Lake CA 95525
707-668-5663 ext. 115

Annual Safety & Security Report

Dell’Arte is required by federal law to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). In accordance with these acts, each year Dell’Arte prepares an Annual Security Report. This report contains campus crime statistics for the previous three years.

Prospective students can request a copy of the Annual Security Report by calling 707-668-5663.


Students have the right to stop school at any time and receive a refund for the part of the course not taken. Any refunds due will be made by the school within thirty days of the effective date of cancellation.

If notice of cancellation is dated on or prior to the first day of instruction, 100% of the amount paid, less a registration fee of $100, will be refunded.

After the first day of instruction, and until 75% of the course has been completed, tuition refunds are pro rated based upon this formula:

Total Tuition divided by total hours = hourly charge

Total owed = Total hours attended times hourly charge

Refund = Any amount paid in excess of Total Owed

Once 75% of the course has been completed, no tuition is refunded. The refundable $400 deposit is refunded at graduation or withdrawal less any charges for breakage, loss, etc. This refund policy is published in all student enrollment contracts.

Return of Financial Aid Funds

When a student applies for financial aid, a statement is signed that the funds will be used for educational purposes only. Therefore, if a student withdraws before completing the program, a portion of the funds received may have to be returned. The School will calculate the amount of tuition to be returned to the Title IV, HEA Federal fund programs according to the policies described in this document:

Return of Title IV, HEA Policy

Right to Cancel

A student may cancel their contract for school, without any penalty or obligation, within 5 business days from the first day of class, by presenting in person a written notice of withdrawal addressed to the Registrar, by emailing, or by mailing notice of such by Certified Mail. The effective date of cancellation is the date presented or postmarked.

If you cancel, any payment you may have made and any negotiable instrument signed by you shall be returned to you within ten (10) days following the schools receipt of your cancellation notice.

If the school has given you any equipment, you must return the equipment within ten (10) days of the date you signed the cancellation notice. If you do not return the equipment within this ten (10) day period, the school may withhold an amount equal to the price of the equipment. The school is required to refund any amount over that as provided above.

To cancel the contract with the school, mail or deliver a signed and dated copy of the cancellation notice to:

Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre
131 H Street P.O. Box 816
Blue Lake, CA 95525

If the school closes before the scheduled graduation date, students may be entitled to a refund. Students are advised to contact the Bureau for Private Postsecondary &Vocational Education.

Notice to Students

If a student has any complaints, questions, or problems, which cannot be resolved with the school, an individual may contact the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education for review of a complaint. The bureau may be contacted at:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive Suite 400 Sacramento, CA 95833
P.O. Box 980818 West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

Phone: (916) 431-6924
Fax: (916) 263-1897
Toll Free: (888) 370-7589

Website: http://www.bppe.ca.gov

Student Rights & Responsibilities

You have the right to ask the school:

• the cost to attend and the school’s refund policy;
• how the school determines whether you are making satisfactory academic progress, and the results of not meeting these standards;
• what financial help is available, including information on federal, state, and school financial aid programs;
• what the deadlines are for submitting applications for each of the financial aid programs available;
• the method and frequency of financial aid disbursements;

You have the responsibility to:

• review and consider all information about a school’s program before enrolling;
• be aware of your ability to pay any charges based on your available financial aid and personal resources;
• review and understand the terms and conditions of your financial aid award.
• complete all requirements accurately, in a timely manner, and by the appropriate deadlines.
• fill out the FAFSA application completely and accurately. If selected for verification you will provide all requested documents in a timely manner, and ensure that all submitted materials are complete and accurate. Falsification of information on application forms for federal financial assistance is considered a violation of law and a criminal offense subject to penalties.
• Read, understand, and keep copies of all forms that you are asked to submit or sign, realizing that you are legally responsible for all agreements that you sign.
• know and comply with all policies and procedures of Dell’Arte.
• compare your anticipated monthly student loan payment and other expenses, to your expected take-home pay after graduation;
• respond promptly and return all requested additional documentation, verification, corrections, and/or new information to Dell’Arte or the appropriate agency;
• if you have loans, notify the school and the lender(s) of changes in your name, permanent mailing address, marital or enrollment status;
• repay your student loans, even if you don’t complete your education;
• file for a deferment or forbearance, or change repayment plans, if you are at risk of default;
• complete entrance counseling before you receive your first loan disbursement – and exit counseling before you leave school.

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education Annual Report

The Bureau protects students and consumers through the oversight of California’s private postsecondary educational institutions by conducting qualitative reviews of educational programs and operating standards, proactively combatting unlicensed activity, impartially resolving student and consumer complaints, and conducting outreach. The Annual Report and Program Fact Sheets report are due by December 1 of each year, and are required to include specific information related to the educational programs offered by the institution in the reporting period. To view data for this institution*, click below:

* The Dell’Arte International programs were approved by the Bureau on 04/17/2017. Therefore, two full years of data for this institution will not be available until 12/01/2019.