COVID-19 Notifications & Disclosures

Communication Updates  |  COVID Resource Library

COVID-19 Communication Updates

Summary of student notifications:

COVID Resource Summary

  • REMOTE Act Legislation
  • CIAT Veteran Support Plan 
  • Limited On-Ground Class Sessions
  • CIAT On-Ground Teach Out Commitment
  • COVID-19 Protocols
  • CARES Act

REMOTE Act Legislation

There is legislation in progress, known as The REMOTE Act, that calls for an extension of provisions to protect veteran’s resident housing benefits through June 1, 2022.  Yesterday, December 15th, this legislation successfully passed the Senate and is expected to be signed into law on or before the December 21st expiration date. As we all know, the pandemic is far from over, and the passage of this bill gives CIAT and all of you more time to prepare your future academic plans without facing financial uncertainty or risking your health to gain an education.

You can familiarize yourself with the current legislation, sign up for an account and keep yourself updated with real-time alerts at congress.gov.

CIAT Veteran Support Plan

Our Veteran Support Guide will be updated to include 2 additional options to support our students through the next phase of the pandemic and through a successful completion of your current program.

ü  NEW: Limited on-ground class sessions designed to satisfy your residency requirements (starting June 2022)

ü  NEW: CIAT Teach Out plan implemented to support on-ground students through their graduation date (details coming January 2022)

ü  One-on-one education planning to help our veterans best navigate upcoming changes

ü  Priority career support to help accelerate career opportunities in the IT field

ü  Enrollment support in a one-year career mentorship program through ACP, American Corporate Partners

ü  Concurrent enrollment support with local community colleges to maintain your ongoing residency requirements

Limited On-Ground Class Sessions

Based on the latest guidance we have received from our VA Officials, we will be developing a hybrid attendance model that keeps COVID health and safety concerns as a top priority, while mitigating impact on veterans who rely on their resident housing benefits. This page will be updated with proactive course schedules and complete FAQ to address all student concerns. 

We thank you for your patience as we finalize the logistics and planning required and give you our commitment that we will keep you updated through the planning process. CIAT will work to provide transparency during the planning process and will provide ongoing updates starting January 2022. CIAT will commit to a proactive plan to support students with our upcoming hybrid attendance model starting June 2022 academic term through the completion of their current program.  

CIAT On-Ground Teach Out Commitment

To provide our military veterans the ability to successfully graduate from their programs, CIAT will proactively plan to provide limited on-ground class sessions through an on-ground Teach-Out model for all on-ground students enrolled prior to January 1, 2022, designed to meet the residency requirements for our veterans. We are committed to supporting our students through this next phase of the pandemic and through a successful completion of your current program. 

We thank you for your patience as we finalize the logistics and planning required and give you our commitment that we will keep you updated through the planning process. CIAT will work to provide transparency during the planning process and will provide ongoing updates starting January 2022. CIAT will commit to a proactive plan to support students with our upcoming hybrid attendance model starting June 2022 academic term through the completion of their current program.  

COVID-19 Protocols

As we plan to partially re-open our campus to limited on-ground sessions, strict COVID-19 protocols will be outlined to protect the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff members, including vaccine and masking requirements. These mandates will continue to evolve as we act based on guidance received from local, state, and federal government recommendations. We thank you for your patience as we finalize the logistics and planning required and give you our commitment that we will keep you updated through the planning process. 

CARES Act

CIAT is committed to helping our students that have been financially affected by COVID-19. The FAQ below helps educate students about federal grant funding eligibility, application process, and financial awards.

CIAT is committed to helping our students that have been financially affected by COVID-19. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is a federal law and provides funds to higher education institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to eligible students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the pandemic.

Grants are for students who have experienced additional expenses due to COVID-19. Grant funds can help students pay for eligible expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care, or other unexpected expenses.

The federal government has established the eligibility criteria that students must meet in order to receive CARES Act Student Emergency Aid Grants. Only students who are eligible for federal aid and have a financial need can be considered.

  • You must have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you need to file a FAFSA, please visit studentaid.gov.
  • The U.S. Department of Education does not allow CARES Act Student Emergency Aid Grants to be awarded to:
    • Students who are not enrolled;
    • International students;
    • Undocumented students; and
    • Students enrolled exclusively in online courses before March 13, 2020.

*Students not eligible for CARES Act Student Emergency Aid Grant funding will be automatically reviewed for Student Assistance Funds, while funds remain available.

CARES Act Grant applications are currently closed. Students may monitor our CARES Application Submission page for notifications of new application dates if additional government funding becomes available.

Funds will be distributed directly to the student by the institution. Other financial aid you have received this academic year is not taken into consideration when approving the funds.

No. It will bypass any outstanding charges and be distributed directly to the student.

No, nor can it be claimed as a deduction or credit for expenses paid with the grant including the tuition and fees deduction, the American Opportunity Credit, or the Lifetime Learning Credit (section 139(h) of the Internal Revenue Code).

The amount of funds received from the U.S. Department of Education may not be sufficient to support all students, but CIAT will distribute funds available to help as many students as possible while still awarding an amount that is meaningful. Eligible students with the highest demonstrated financial need will be given priority. CIAT will divide the grant by the number of approved applications and disburse the funds equally to everyone who meets the qualification criteria by the disclosed deadlines.

You can email the CIAT Financial Aid team at financialaid@ciat.edu.

CARES Act Reporting Requirements & Disclosure

Questions?

Reach out today and one of our knowledgeable Admissions Advisors will be happy to answer any questions you have about CIAT.

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CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

EC Council, the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification organization, awarded CIAT the Circle of Excellence Award two years in a row for our Certified Ethical Hacker certification training courses and career-ready curriculum.

MILITARY-FRIENDLY

We believe you deserve an education worthy of your service. CIAT welcomes military veterans, active duty service members, and spouses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E), Active Duty Tuition Assistance, and MyCAA.

FULLY ACCREDITED

We have high standards and we believe you should too. CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

2021 BEST CYBERSECURITY PROGRAMS

CIAT has been awarded top ranking status in Intelligent.com’s Best Cybersecurity Program review, highlighted as “Best For Industry Certifications”. Evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

EC Council, the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification organization, awarded CIAT the Circle of Excellence Award two years in a row for our Certified Ethical Hacker certification training courses and career-ready curriculum.

MILITARY-FRIENDLY

We believe you deserve an education worthy of your service. CIAT welcomes military veterans, active duty service members, and spouses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E), Active Duty Tuition Assistance, and MyCAA.

FULLY ACCREDITED

We have high standards and we believe you should too. CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

Talk to an Advisor

Request an appointment with one of our IT expert Admissions Advisors for personalized guidance on building your education plan. You’ll be able to book an appointment instantly for a time that fits your schedule. 

Next Enrollment Deadline is January 24th, 2021!

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