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Common Questions


What kind of work will I be doing?
Does U.S. Career Institute provide graduate support?
When do classes start?
Do you accept financial aid?
Who can I contact if I am having difficulty with my studies?
If I’m in the military, can I be reimbursed for my tuition?
Why do people choose to train through U.S. Career Institute?
I’ve heard of U.S. Career Institute Careful Curriculum…what is this?
Is U.S. Career Institute accredited?
What other credentials does U.S. Career Institute have?
Will my employer reimburse me for my tuition?
Do I need any previous education or experience?
What is the earnings range for this career?
How will I find work when I’m ready?
Are there any additional fees?
Are there any extras I must buy?
Will my credits transfer to another school?
Is U.S. Career Institute state approved?
Where do I find information about school policies, school hours, holidays, etc?


Q. What kind of work will I be doing?
A. Your program covers everything you need to know to start your new career. You will learn the necessary skills and duties to obtain entry-level employment. Please review your course page for specific information regarding your chosen field.
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Q. Does U.S. Career Institute provide graduate support?
A. U.S. Career Institute Graduate Services provides continuing employment instruction and advice to graduates who have successfully received their certificate of completion. While career counseling is provided, U. S. Career Institute does not provide placement services to any graduate.
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Q. When do classes start?
A. U.S. Career Institute is self-paced so you can enroll and start immediately.
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Q. Do you accept financial aid?
A. We are dedicated to helping our students attain a bright future, and keeping students from the stress of interest-incurring student loans is one of the ways we achieve this. U.S. Career Institute does not offer financial aid because we offer an affordable monthly payment plan to our students. There is no need to pay off tuition up front, and we never charge interest for our programs.
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Q. Who do I contact if I am having difficulty with my studies?
A. If you would like individual faculty assistance you can write, email or call U.S. Career Institute. Instructors return calls daily Monday through Thursday and Student Services is available Monday through Friday.
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Q. If I’m in the military, can I be reimbursed for my tuition?
A. U.S. Career Institute is approved for military education benefits. This includes the GI Bill. Military personnel, veterans or veteran spouses may be eligible. U.S. Career Institute also accepts MyCAA funds for military spouse education assistance. In addition, U.S. Career Institute is affiliated with the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) program. Learn more about using your military benefits at U.S. Career Institute.
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Q. Why do people choose to train through U.S. Career Institute?
A. People can train at home to make good money and have skills that are in demand. Plus our students tell us that they like our personal approach to home study training. They can contact us for assistance anytime.
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Q. I’ve heard of U.S. Career Institute Careful Curriculum…what is this?
A. At U.S. Career Institute, we carefully select each program offered and we develop every lesson and supplement ourselves. We make sure that top experts in your selected career field have direct, hands-on participation in the course content. This is what we like to call U.S. Career Institute Careful Curriculum.
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Q. Is U.S. Career Institute accredited?
A. Yes. U.S. Career Institute is an Accredited Member of the Distance Education and Training Council. The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for distance learning schools. Because of this, our curriculum, faculty, administrative procedures, and policies are frequently reviewed to ensure that we continue to meet the DETC’s exceptionally high standards of quality.
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Q. What other credentials does U.S. Career Institute have?
A. U.S. Career Institute has been a state-approved school since it was established over 30 years ago. Thousands of men and women have received our training. U.S. Career Institute is also an Accredited Member of the Better Business Bureau, and we are proud of our A+ rating.
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Q. Will my employer reimburse me for my tuition?
A. Some students may be eligible for full or partial reimbursement of their tuition by their employers. Your company may be able to take advantage of The Employee Education Assistance Act (IRS Code, Section 127). Check with your supervisor or personnel department.
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Q. Do I need any previous education or experience?
A. No. Our programs are designed to get you started toward a new career with no previous experience required. You must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED. You must be able to read, write and understand English to begin the course. In some courses you will need to develop typing skills. If you don’t currently know how to type, we can counsel you on the best typing tutorials to use for your specific skill level.
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Q. What is the earnings range for this career?
A. Because salaries vary from place to place and from career to career, we suggest you inquire in your area. We think you’ll be pleased at what you discover.
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Q. How will I find work when I’m ready?
A. U.S. Career Institute offers unlimited career support for graduates. We show you how to contact employers and present your credentials. Our Career Starter Kit supplement gives you step-by-step guidance on how to successfully enter your chosen career.
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Q. Are there any additional fees?
A. The cost of your enrollment is clearly outlined on your enrollment agreement. There are no additional fees or graduation fees to worry about when you take classes with U.S. Career Institute; however, you will incur a $15 transcript fee if you order a copy of your official transcript
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Q. Are there any extras I must buy?
A. You may need access to a computer for some courses, including but not limited to those with Virtual Labs. If you don’t own a computer, you may be able to rent or borrow one for the purpose of the course. We feel that developing PC skills will speed up your progress and increase your earning potential when you graduate. Some programs may also require access to specific manuals or guides (see catalog for details). You may gain access to these items by enrolling in the Enhanced version of the course, purchasing them individually or visiting a local library.
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Q. Will my credits transfer to another school?
A. U.S. Career Institute cannot guarantee the transfer of credits to other institutions. Transfer credits are evaluated by the receiving institution on a case-by-case basis and dependent upon many varying factors. Please speak with the desired school to ensure eligible transfer of U.S. Career Institute credits.
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Q. Is U.S. Career Institute state approved?
A. Yes, U.S. Career Institute is regulated by the State of Colorado, Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools. Texas Residents Please Note: The school is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code. Please review the school catalog for regulatory addresses and school grievance policy.
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Q. Where do I find information about school policies, school hours, holidays, etc.?
A. The school catalog includes information about topics such as school policies, school hours, holidays, technology requirements, study tips and graduation requirements.
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