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NOTICE: As of December 12, 2016, our accreditor, Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), is no longer recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. PC AGE has 18 months following the loss of our accreditation to find a new accrediting agency to maintain eligibility to receive funds under the Title IV, HEA programs. If PC AGE does not obtain accreditation within that 18 month period, which ends June 12, 2018, our school will no longer be eligible to receive funds under Title IV, HEA programs.
If any student has a complaint relating to PC AGE’s Title IV eligibility, administration of the Title IV programs, the quality of education received at PC AGE, or otherwise relating to the accreditation standards of ACICS they can submit that complaint to PC AGE, 2815 Kennedy Blvd, 3rd floor, Jersey City, NJ 07306, ervag@pcage.edu; 201-761-0144; and/or any of the following entities:
- Federal Student Aid Ombudsman https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/disputes/prepare/contact-ombudsman
- New Jersey Department of Education ATTN: Private Career Schools, Office of Career and Technical Education, PO Box 500, Trenton, NJ 08625‐0500; privatecareerschools@doe.state.nj.us
- State of New Jersey, Attorney General’s Office, Dept. of Law and Public Safety, PO Box 080, Trenton, NJ 08625-0080; http://www.nj.gov/lps/formmail.htm
- New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs,124 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07101; AskConsumerAffairs@dca.lps.state.nj.us
Note: PC AGE has already started the accreditation process with an USDE recognized accrediting agency. Students who are enrolling at PC AGE are expected to continue receiving Federal Financial Aid without interruption.
PC AGE also assures all students that in case there is any interruption of Federal Financial Aid, they will not personally be responsible for any tuition due because of discontinuation of Federal Financial Aid.

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US Department of Education (DOE) Gainful Employment (GE) program eligibility GE Program: Program is approved by DOE and prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation
Name and Classification (SOC) code of the occupation that the program prepares students to enter 15-1142.00 - Network and Computer Systems Administrators
DOL O*Net links to occupation profiles of employment which graduates have typically found in the past 2 years (representative sample) http://www.bls.gov/soc/2010/soc151142.htm
Performance Data - Campus Accountability Report Summary (CAR) Jersey City
Iselin (Metropark)
On-time completion rate for students completing the program Jersey City - 84%
Iselin (Metropark) - 78%
Tuition and fees for completing the program within normal time $20,890
Typical cost of books and supplies (room and board not applicable) Included in tuition
Job Placement rate based on accrediting agency (ACICS) guidelines Jersey City - 73%
Iselin (Metropark) - 83%
Median: Loan Debt incurred by students who complete the program Jersey City  -   $14,085
Iselin (Metropark) - $15,901
Title IV Debt Jersey City - $12,848
Iselin (Metropark) - $12,863
Private educational loan debt Jersey City - $0
Iselin (Metropark) - $0
Institutional finance plans Jersey City - $1,460
Iselin (Metropark) - $2,297
Type of completion document received Certificate
Approval by state educational board Approved by New Jersey Department of Education
Employability of graduates from the program, including likely compensation and other requirements necessary to perform the job http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-support-specialists.htm
Statement on Certification or Licensure Taking any industry certification exam is optional. PC AGE does not award any industry certification. Certification is not a precondition of employment nor required to perform employable functions represented in PC AGE's programs.
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On time Completion rate = the number of students who completed the program on time divided by the number of students enrolled in the program based on US Department of Education formula for disclosures.

These are the self-reported data submitted to ACICS by the institution in its most recent Campus Accountability Report.

Job Placement rate = percentage of graduates available for placement who obtain employment in field of study or related field based on ACICS formula for placement.

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"In computer and information services, [certificate holder] men working in field earn $72,498 per year, which is more than 72 percent of men with an Associate's degree and 54 percent of men with Bachelor's degrees. Women with certificates in this field and working in a related occupation earn $56,664 annually, which is greater than 75 percent of women with an Associate's degree and 64 percent of women with a Bachelor's degree."

The complete report, Certificates: Gateway to Gainful Employment and College Degrees is available online at http://cew.georgetown.edu/certificates

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