March 31, 2020

Consumer Information

Student Outcomes
Graduation and graduate employment rates for the Practical Nurse Program click here.

National Center for Educational Statistics
The College Navigator website has various consumer information about Detroit Business Institute-Downriver, including retention and graduation rates, student enrollment, student diversity, student-to-faculty ratio, campus crime statistics, and student loan default rates.

For information, click on this link:  College Navigator

School Facility Description
Detroit Business Institute-Downriver is located in the Riverview Commons Shopping Center at 19100 Fort Street, Riverview, MI, 48193.  The school occupies approximately 10,000 square feet, consisting of lecture classrooms and instructional laboratories, student lounge, and administrative offices.

Cost of Attendance
Click here for information about the cost of attendance including tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation costs, and other additional costs.

Completion/Graduation Rates
The completion rate, also known as the “Student Right-to-Know” or IPEDS graduation rate, tracks students who graduate within 150% of the normal time it takes to complete a program.  Not all students are included in this calculation; only full-time, first-time students who started in the cohort year are included in this calculation.  It does not include students who previously attended another post-secondary institution prior to enrolling at DBI-Downriver.

The graduation rate for full-time, first-time students entering during the cohort year 9/1/14 and 8/31/15 and complete the program within 150% of the normal time it takes to complete a program is 75%.  The four-year average graduation rate is 78% for full-time, first-time students entering in the years 2011 through 2014.

Voter Registration
The state of Michigan requires voters to be registered at least thirty days prior to the election day.  For further information, or to register to vote, click here.

Textbook Information
The use of books and certain teaching materials are included in the cost of tuition.  Certain books have to be returned to the school at the end of an academic term, and other books students may keep.  Students will be notified at the beginning of each term as to which books must be returned at the end of the term.  Click here for further textbook information.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Program
Federal regulations required institutions participating in federal financial student aid programs to provide information to its students and employers relative to drug and alcohol abuse.  DBI-Downriver provides this information to its students during student orientation and to its employees on an annual basis.  In addition, you may contact the school director for names and phone numbers of appropriate agencies.

Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)
DBI-Downriver complies with all aspects of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA.)  Click here for our stated FERPA policy.

Satisfactory Academic Policy
All students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) while attending DBI-Downriver.  This policy is stated in full in the school catalog and is explained during new student orientation.  Failure to maintain the minimum standards required in the SAP policy will cause a student to be dismissed.

Student Withdrawal Refund Policy
Tuition charges are based on the prorated refund schedule listed in the school catalog.  This institutional refund policy will apply to any student who withdraws or is dismissed (for any reason) prior to the completion of an academic term.

The calculation concerning the refund of federal financial aid is different than the institutional refund policy.  The federal financial aid refund policy is explained below under “Return of Federal Title IV Aid.”  As a result of the federal calculation required by federal regulations, a student may owe additional funds to the institution to cover tuition charges previously paid by federal financial aid.

Return of Federal Title IV Aid
The federal “Return of Title IV Funds” applies to any student receiving federal financial aid who fails to complete the academic term for which he or she has been changed.  The formula to determine the amount of Title IV federal aid to be returned by the school to the federal government is calculated as follows:  A percentage of Federal Title IV aid will be returned to the federal government if the student withdraws during the first 60% of the school’s payment period.  The percentage of Title IV aid to be returned is equal to the number of calendar days remaining the payment period, divided by the total number of days in the payment period.  Scheduled breaks of more than five consecutive days are excluded from the calculation.

A student may be required to repay to the school a portion of the funds refunded that was obtained for the student’s tuition.  If a student received less federal financial aid than the amount earned, the student may be able to receive those additional funds.  A student may request from the financial aid department a copy of the federal worksheet used to calculate the amount of federal funds to be returned.

Any refund of federal funds shall be applied to the Federal Title IV program in the order indicated below:

  1. Federal Additional Unsubsidized Direct Loan
  2. Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan
  3. Federal Subsidized Direct Loan
  4. Federal Pell Grant
  5. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

Emergency Response and Evacuation Plan
Federal regulations require an institution that participates in federal student financial aid programs to maintain an Emergency Response and Evacuation Plan which includes plans and instructions to be followed by campus staff, students and guests in the event of an emergency and evacuation. Click here to access the current Emergency Response and Evacuation Plan. Students and staff may request a copy of this plan at anytime from the school director.

Campus Security/Clery Act
Federal regulations require an institution that participates in federal student financial aid programs to compile an annual security report disclosing the institution’s security policies, procedures, and crime statistics on or before October 1st of each year. Click here to access the current Campus Crime and Security Policy. Students and staff may request a copy of this report at anytime from the school Director.

Disability Services
Detroit Business Institute-Downriver provides accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. Reasonable efforts will be made so that each qualified student with a disability receives appropriate accommodations to ensure equal access to our educational programs and activities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Students who believe they are in need of accommodations should contact the school director.