Great Lakes Boat Building School

Consumer Information

Consumer Information

Federal regulation requires Great Lake Boat Building School to provide consumer information to all of our current and prospective students.  Each topic below gives a brief description of the information and explains how it can be obtained.

If you need assistance or would like a paper copy of all or parts of the Consumer Information, please contact the Operations Office at (906) 484-1081. 

1. ACADEMIC PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT PLANS:

GLBBS’ Program Advisory Board (PAB) is comprised of individuals from across the marine industry and education spectrum. The PAB’s focus is on planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs. GLBBS relies on their input, feedback, new ideas, and multiple perspectives to ensure GLBBS Career Courses relate to present and future employment needs in the marine industry. The full PAB meets twice annually, and subcommitee meetings are scheduled as needed.

2. ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES:

Great Lakes Boat Building School is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive  environment for people of all abilities. Our Operations Office is committed to helping students with disabilities participate as fully as possible in our programs, services and activities. Our full Statement on Accessibility Services is available here.

3. COST OF ATTENDANCE:

The Cost of Attendance is reviewed annually, and includes tuition, fees, tools, books, and projected living/personal expenses, based on a 12-month, three semester program. This is the best cost estimate for a student to participate in the Comprehensive Career Boat Building Program or the Marine Service Technology Program. View the Cost of Attendance here.

4. NET PRICE CALCULATOR:

The Net Price Calculator is intended to provide net price information to current and prospective students based on what similar students paid in a prior year. The Net Price is defined as the estimated Cost of Attendance minus estimated grant and scholarship aid. View the Net Price Calculator here.

5. PLACEMENT RATE:

Graduation and Employment rates

6. SECURITY REPORT

There is a Daily Crime Log kept in the Operations Office.

Federal regulation requires an institution to compile an Annual Security Report disclosing the institution’s security policies, procedures, and crime statistics on or before October 1 each year. Current students will receive a copy of the annual report by email each October when the updated version has been completed. Prospective students are notified of this information at orientation. Students may request a copy of this report at any time from the Director of Education. The Annual Security Report is available here.

7. STUDENT BODY DIVERSITY

GLBBS will report student body diversity online.

8. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND PEER-TO-PEER FILE SHARING POLICY

GLBBS’ full copyright infringement and peer-to-peer file sharing policies, including disciplinary actions that are taken against students who engage in illegal downloading or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials using the school’s information technology system, are located here. The information includes a notice that unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject a student to civil and criminal liabilities. The information also includes a summary of the penalties for violation of Federal copyright laws.

9. DRUG-FREE AND ALCOHOL-FREE CAMPUS AND WORKPLACE POLICY

The GLBBS policy on alcohol and drug use, as well as information regarding health risks, laws and penalties, prevention strategies, and education and counseling resources, is available here.

10. REFUND POLICY

GLBBS’ refund policy will be posted online.

11. VACCINATIONS

GLBBS recommendations regarding vaccines are available here.

12. VOTER REGISTRATION

Great Lakes Boat Building School promotes responsible citizenship through voting in local, state, and federal elections as part of becoming productive citizens in today’s global society. Michigan Voter Registration Applications are available in the Operations Office and are distributed annually during New Student Orientation. Students may also visit the State of Michigan website to fill out an online voter registration form or request an absentee ballot.

13. WITHDRAWAL AND RETURN TO TITLE IV POLICY

Title IV funds are awarded under the assumption that a student will attend the institution for the entire period in which federal assistance was awarded. When a student ceases attendance from all courses, for any reason, they may no longer be eligible for the full amount of Title IV funds that they were originally scheduled to receive or did receive. Federal regulations require that an institution perform a calculation for students who cease attendance to determine if Title IV funds should be returned to the U.S. Department of Education. The full policy is available here.