SFAI Gainful Employment Programs

New legislation, enacted on July 1, 2011, governs the disclosure of gainful employment and other statistics in relation to certificate programs at an institution. Please see details below about the San Francisco Art Institute’s gainful employment programs.

In order to be eligible for funding under the Title IV programs, an educational certification program must prepare students for "gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The information provided below will define what is considered a "gainful employment" program and outline the information an institution must disclose about its programs.

Gainful Employment Programs

Gainful employment programs are defined as non-degree programs, including:

  • All certificate programs: Undergraduate, Post-Baccalaureate, Graduate, and Post-Graduate Certificate programs
  • Teacher Certificate programs: Programs that result in a certificate awarded by the institution, and those where the institution itself does not provide a certificate but that consist of a collection of coursework necessary for the student to receive a state professional teaching credential or certification

Disclosure Requirements

Regulations effective on July 1, 2011 include a provision that requires institutions to disclose, for each of their gainful employment programs, certain information about the programs to prospective students. The institution must include this required information in promotional materials and on its website, to make available to prospective students. This information includes:

  • The on-time graduation rate for students completing the program
  • The tuition and fees the institution charges a student for completing the program within normal time
  • The typical cost for books and supplies (unless those costs are included as part of tuition and fees), and the cost of room and board (if applicable)
  • The median loan debt incurred by students who completes the program.

The San Francisco Art Institute's Gainful Employment Programs

The San Francisco Art Institute offers six Post-Baccalaureate Certificate programs. Each program is 30 weeks in length and consists of a total of 30 units to complete. Please review the following Gainful Employment disclosure information.

Cost

Total tuition and required fees (for the entire program completed in normal time): $41,970

Notes:

  • Costs include tuition and fees for the length of the program based on a student who is enrolled full time (12-15 units per semester)
  • Cost is $1,805 per unit if a student is registered for less than 12 units
  • Cost is $1,805 per unit above the flat rate if a student is registered more than 15 units

Debt and Program Completion

Photography

Title IV Median Loan Debt: $12,500
Private Alternative Loan Debt: N/A
Institutional Financing Plan Debt: N/A
Number of Student Completing Program:  4

Painting

Title IV Median Loan Debt: $0
Private Alternative Loan Debt: N/A
Institutional Financing Plan Debt: N/A
Number of Student Completing Program:  5
 

Sculpture

Title IV Median Loan Debt: $6,250
Private Alternative Loan Debt: N/A
Institutional Financing Plan Debt: N/A
Number of Student Completing Program:  0

Print Making

Title IV Median Loan Debt: $12,500
Private Alternative Loan Debt: N/A
Institutional Financing Plan Debt: N/A
Number of Student Completing Program:  0
 

Film

Title IV Median Loan Debt: $12,500
Private Alternative Loan Debt: N/A
Institutional Financing Plan Debt: N/A
Number of Student Completing Program:  0

New Genres

Title IV Median Loan Debt: $12,500
Private Alternative Loan Debt: N/A
Institutional Financing Plan Debt: N/A
Number of Student Completing Program:  2