Consumer Information

Transfer Policy

     Transfer from outside the institution: All transcripts will be reviewed for transfer credit, and students will be awarded credits if applicable. Adult students may only transfer credit and hours earned from other institutions that follow the same curriculum as FIT. Students must provide an official transcript, and all transfers are subject to approval by the Director/Principal. 

     Transfers inside the institution: Transfers from one program into another program within the institution are not allowed. 

Accreditation Information

Fayette Institute of Technology is approved and/or accredited by the following agencies:

  • Fayette County Board of Education
  • West Virginia Department of Education 
  • West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services 
  • West Virginia Department of Employment Security  
  • West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission 
  • West Virginia Department of Education
  • Division ofTechnical and Adult Education Services  
  • COE (Council on Occupational Education)


     Adult students who withdraw during the first two weeks of the course are not considered as enrolled. Students wishing to withdraw must do so in writing to the Financial Aid Advisor or school secretary. Failure to inform the FAA office or school secretary in writing will result in grades of “F” being recorded for those classes in which the student is enrolled.

FERPA Policy

     The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

     FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are “eligible students.”

  • Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student’s education records maintained by the school. Schools are not required to provide copies of records unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for parents or eligible students to review the records. Schools may charge a fee for copies.

  • Parents or eligible students have the right to request that a school correct records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. If the school decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student then has the right to a formal hearing. After the hearing, if the school still decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student has the right to place a statement with the record setting forth his or her view about the contested information.

  • Generally, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information from a student’s education record. However, FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following conditions (34 CFR § 99.31):

    • School officials with legitimate educational interest;
    • Other schools to which a student is transferring;
    • Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes;
    • Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student;
    • Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school;
    • Accrediting organizations;
    • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;
    • Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies; and
    • State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law.

     Schools may disclose, without consent, “directory” information such as a student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance. However, schools must tell parents and eligible students about directory information and allow parents and eligible students a reasonable amount of time to request that the school not disclose directory information about them. Schools must notify parents and eligible students annually of their rights under FERPA. The actual means of notification (special letter, inclusion in a PTA bulletin, student handbook, or newspaper article) is left to the discretion of each school.

For additional information, you may call 1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327) (voice). Individuals who use TDD may use the Federal Relay Service.

Or you may contact us at the following address:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-852

Complaint Information

     Complaints by adult students are to be reported and recorded in the Financial Aid Advisor’s office. The Fayette County Grievance policy will be followed. 

     Complaints that can not be resolved at the local level can be addressed to the: 

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta GA 30350

Or call 1-770-396-3898.  

Textbook Information

     Textbooks are the sole responsibility of the students. Textbook lists can be obtained by contacting the Financial Aid Advisor or the program instructor.