Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)
- This is an acknowledgement that the European Massage Therapy School, Inc. signed and returned the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students and that the institution will use the funds to provide the mandated amount of at least 50 percent of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grants to our students.
- $35,653 is the total amount of funds that the European Massage Therapy School, Inc. has received under the HEERF student portion.
- Of those funds, $35,653 will be distributed by November 5th, 2020. (Updated)
- 36 students at European Massage Therapy School, are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA)Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), and therefore eligible to receive an emergency grant.
- The number of actual students is 36 – who will receive funding of the HEERF Grant. (Updated)
- The European Massage Therapy School, Inc. will determine which students will receive emergency grants by sending a questionnaire application via email to those that were eligible, which will be due by October 8, 2020. The amount to be distributed amongst eligible students will be determined once student responses have been received by October 8, 2020.
- The students are instructed to use these funds towards any financial hardship related to COVID-19.
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July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
Retention rate: 84%
Placement rate: 74%
Licensure rate: 79%
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- People who appear in photographs throughout this website are not actual students.
-Estelle Medical Academy offers Federal Financial Aid for its Massage Therapy program only. Federal Financial Aid is available to those students who qualify.
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Students with Disabilities
Estelle Medical Academy complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which is a national law that protects qualified individuals from discrimination based on their disability. Under this law, individuals with disabilities are defined as persons with, have a history of, or who are regarded as having a physical or mental impairment, which substantially limits one or more major life activities. Section 504 further defines disability as any physiological disorder or condition affecting the following body systems: neurological, musculoskeletal, special sense organs, respiratory, speech organs, cardiovascular, reproductive, digestive, genitourinary, hemic and lymphatic, skin, and endocrine. Some examples of impairments include: AIDS, cancer, deafness or hearing impairment, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, arthritis, epilepsy, kidney disease, liver disease, mobility disabilities, and mental illness. Under this law, Estelle Skin Care & Spa Institute will consider requests for reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities who are otherwise able to participate in their esthetics program, given its physical demands and safety requirements. A list of the physical demands and safety requirements is provided to students when they visit a campus, prior to enrollment.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
FERPA gives eligible enrolled students certain rights with respect to their educational records. This includes the right to:
- Inspect and review the student’s education records
- Request an amendment of the student’s education records
- Provide written consent before the school discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s educational records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent
- File a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the school to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
Estelle Medical Academy does not accept transfer hours from other institutions and never solicits the transfer of students attending another post-secondary institution. We are unable to guarantee transfer of hours earned at Estelle Medical Academy to another institution.
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Estelle Medical Academy includes the following information in its annual report to IPEDS, all of which is available on the College Navigator section of the Institute of Education Sciences/National Center for Education Statistics (U.S. Department of Education) website.
- General Information
- Tuition, fees, and estimated student expenses
- Financial aid
- Retention, graduation, and transfer-out rates; graduation rates by race/ ethnicity
- Programs/majors by completion rate
- Campus security
- Federal loans, default rates, and aid programs
- Estelle Skin Care & Spa Institute’s Director of Financial Aid can provide further assistance in understanding the published materials or consumer disclosures.
Estelle Medical Academy Grievance Policy – students may refer to the catalog for procedures to resolve Compliants.
COMPLAINTS AGAINST ESTELLE MEDICAL ACADEMY SKOKIE CAMPUS MAY BE REGISTERED WITH THE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION:
Illinois Board of Higher Education
Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools
1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377
Please note: Students must exhaust the institution’s complaint procedure prior to filing a complaint with IBHE
Fax Number: (217) 782-8548
Phone Number: (217) 782-2551
COMPLAINTS AGAINST ESTELLE MEDICAL ACADEMY/EUROPEAN MASSAGE THERAPY SCHOOL LAS VEGAS CAMPUS MAY BE REGISTERED WITH NEVADA COMMISSION ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION:
Commission on Postsecondary Education
8778 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 115
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
COMPLAINTS AGAINST ESTELLE MEDICAL ACADEMY MAY BE REGISTERED WITH ACCREDITING BUREAU OF HEALTH EDUCATION SCHOOLS (ABHES)
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 N
Falls Church, VA 22043
ABHES complaint procedure
Please note: Students must exhaust the institution’s complaint procedure prior to filing a complaint with ABHES.
As an institution participating in the administration of Title IV Federal Student Aid program, Estelle Skin Care & Spa Institute reminds U.S. citizen students who are 18 years and older, the importance of exercising the right to vote.
If you are interested in participating in local, state or national elections, please visit the Election Assistance Commission website at http://www.eac.gov/voter_resources/register_to_vote.aspx to learn how you can register to vote.
Medical Assisting and ESL for Medical Professionals programs are in the ABHES accreditation applicant stage.