Coronavirus

Updates  |  Campus Safety  |  CARES Act Student Emergency Aid Grant FAQ  |  Return To Campus | Disclosure & Reporting Requirements

Coronavirus Updates

Summary of student notifications:

  • Tuesday, Sept 8th, 2020 | CIAT Team Will Continue to Hold All Classes 100% Online
  • Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 | CIAT Team Prepares to Open Its Doors to On-Ground Students
  • Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 | CIAT Team Transitions To Virtual Support
  • Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 | Email Notification – Instructions To Access Live, Online Class Environment
  • Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 | Email Notification – Letter From President & Founder, Jamie Doyle | 9:30am Pacific Time
  • Monday, March 16th, 2020 | SMS Text Notification | 5pm Pacific Time
  • Monday, March 16th, 2020 | Email Notification – Letter From President & Founder, Jamie Doyle | 3pm Pacific Time
  • Friday, March 13th, 2020 | Email Notification | 11am Pacific Time
  • Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 | Email Notification | 9am Pacific Time

Campus Safety

CIAT is closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and is following the guidance of our accreditor, ACCET, the DOE, as well as local health officials. Every hour there is new information from our local, state, and federal government organizations. We continue to adapt and innovate swiftly to ensure you stay on track with your education and career goals.

The health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority. All on-campus classes have transitioned to live online classes starting March 17th, 2020. Students enrolled in our asynchronous online programs have not been impacted – your online learning experience remains uninterrupted!

The CIAT Staff is currently working remotely, however, we remain fully operational in our virtual environment to support you. 

CIAT Mission Valley and National City campus visits will be temporarily closed for walk-in visits, but our Admissions team is available to answer any questions you have regarding your enrollment interest in our online classes or future on-campus classes. Please email Admissions@ciat.edu and we’d be happy to support you.

During this time, unfortunately, we are unable to send official transcripts for students or graduates, but we remain available to help our students and alumni with the transition support needed. Please contact our Student Services team so that we can provide personalized support for your unique situation, including temporary electronic transcripts, unofficial transcripts, or other resources.

CIAT Resource Center and Exam Testing Center will be temporarily closed until state and federal guidelines provide updates that small and large group gatherings can safely resume.

You can reach us anytime via phone, email, and live chat Monday – Thursday, 8am – 6:30pm and Fridays from 7am – 4pm Pacific Time:

Live Chat: ciat.edu
Phone:
 877-559-3621
Email:

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.

Return to Campus

CIAT Resource Center and Exam Testing Center will be temporarily closed until state and federal guidelines provide updates that small and large group gatherings can safely resume.

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.

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.

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 August 24th, 2021!

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