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Constitution and Citizenship Day

In celebration of the anniversary of the US Constitution, on September 17 each SAE Institute will have a program recognizing this special day. If September 17 falls on a day when classes are not in session, the school will recognize Constitution and Citizenship Day on a day closest to September 17 in which classes are in session.

Copyright Infringement

Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject the students to civil and criminal liabilities. Legal penalties for copyright infringement include actual dollar amount damages and profits (with a range of $200-$150,000 for each work infringed), infringer pays all attorney and court fees. The court can issue an injunction to prevent infringed acts, impound illegal works and the infringer can go to jail.

SAE Institute reserves the right to dismiss, suspend, or place on probation any student who distributes copyrighted material without authorization. This includes illegal downloading of software.

Direct Disclosure for Licensure Determination

There are no programs offered at SAE Institute campuses located in the United States that require a license for employment.

Drug And Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy

View the Alcohol and Drug Prevention Policy in full here.

Drug Free Campus and Workplace

SAE Institute forbids the use, possession, distribution, or sale of drugs or alcohol by students, faculty, or staff anywhere within the school facilities or on campus grounds.  Anyone in violation of state, federal, or other local regulations with respect to illegal drugs or alcohol may be subject to both school disciplinary action and criminal prosecution.

Emergency Response and Evacuation Plan

Schools are required to maintain an Emergency Response and Evacuation Plan (EREP), which include plans and instructions to be followed by campus administration, faculty, staff, students and guests in the event of emergencies and evacuations. Each room on campus has an evacuation plan for emergencies which all students and employees are asked to follow.

Enrollment Agreement with Binding Arbitration Provision

As a condition of enrollment, SAE Institute (the “School”) requires each student to sign an enrollment agreement containing a binding arbitration provision. The full arbitration provision can be found in the campus catalog. Under the arbitration provision, each student and the School agree to resolve through binding and mandatory arbitration any dispute between the student and the School or any current or former employee(s) of the School. Arbitration is the referral of a dispute to an impartial person (an arbitrator) for a final and binding determination of the dispute. In agreeing to binding and mandatory arbitration, the parties voluntarily give up certain rights, including the right to pursue a dispute in court, the right to a trial by a judge or jury, rights to appeal, and other rights that may be available in a court, such as broader discovery rights. As provided by the arbitration provision, the parties also give up the right to bring or participate in any class action, collective action, private attorney general action, or any other type of action or proceeding in which anyone acts or proposes to act in a representative capacity on behalf of others. If you have any questions about this arbitration provision or the arbitration process, please contact the Campus Director. The School cannot require the student to participate in arbitration or any internal dispute resolution process offered by the School prior to filing a borrower defense to repayment application with the U.S. Department of Education pursuant to 34 C.F.R. § 685.206(e); the School cannot, in any way, require the student to limit, relinquish, or waive his or her ability to pursue filing a borrower defense claim, pursuant to § 685.206(e) at any time; and any arbitration required by this pre-dispute arbitration agreement tolls the limitations period for filing a borrower defense to repayment application pursuant to § 685.206(e)(6)(ii).

Federal Student Aid Ombudsman Notifications

Students should contact the Financial Aid Administrator at the institution who is always ready to assist with any questions or concerns regarding Federal Student Aid Loans.

If a situation exists that the Financial Aid Administrator cannot resolve, students can contact the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Ombudsman for student loan issues.  The ombudsman resolves disputes from a neutral and independent viewpoint.  The Office of Student Financial Assistance Ombudsman will informally research a borrower issue and suggest solutions to resolve.  Student borrowers can contact the Office of the Ombudsman at:

Phone:  877-557-2575

Fax:  202-275-0549

Mail:  U.S Department of Education, FSA Ombudsman, 830 First Street, N.E., Washington, DC, 20202 

Graduation and Professional Education Outcomes

Of the graduates from Bachelor degree programs reported on the 2020 ACCSC Campus Performance Outcomes, two went on to pursue graduate education:

Timeframe to Complete Degree Verified by University Enrolled in Graduate Program Enrolled in
14 Months Graduate Verified Academy of Art University MFA in Animation and Visual Effects with Emphasis in Modeling
9 Months Graduate Verified Academy of Art University Master of Architecture


SAE Institute Campus Bachelor Degree Earned Degree Earned from SAE Institute Campus Verified By University Enrolled in Graduate Program Enrolled in Timeframe to Complete Degree
SAE Expression College BAS in Animation and Visual Effects Graduate Academy of Arts Master of Arts in Animation and Visual Effects 15 Months
SAE Expression College BAS in Digital Filmmaking Graduate Cal State East Bay Masters in Education 12 - 15 Months

National Voter Registration

Students may visit their local post office to obtain the required Voter Registration form and necessary requirements outlined by their state.


The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education's (ED's) central database for student aid. NSLDS receives data from schools, guaranty agencies, the Direct Loan program, and other Department of ED programs. NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and grants so that recipients of Title IV Aid can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or grant data.

The College Navigator

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a division of the U.S. Department of Education, is the primary federal entity responsible for collecting and analyzing data related to postsecondary education in the United States.  Each year, NCES collects a broad range of information from post-secondary institutions through the Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System.  Much of this information is then sorted, organized, and presented to the public on the College Navigator website, which is managed by NCES. 

Visit the College Navigator website


SAE Institute does not require specific immunizations beyond those required by any federal or state law.  SAE Institute does reserve the right to take steps to limit or restrict an individuals’ access to any campus or to require medical documentation as reasonably necessary to verify that an individual does not pose a substantial risk to the community due to a communicable disease. 

Textbook Information

Two-year subscription to Groove 3 (Audio and Audio Technology students only) TBD
12-month subscription to Safari Books (credit-hour Diploma students only) TBD
Two 12-month subscriptions (24 months total) to Safari Books (Associate's Degree students only) TBD
Three 12-month subscriptions (36 months total) to Safari Books (Bachelor's Degree students only) TBD
Pro Tools 101 ISBN 9781285774862 and ProTools 110 ISBN 978540047113 e-books (Audio and Audio Technology students only)


All You Need to Know About the Music Business by Donald S. Passman ISBN 9781501122187 (10th ed.) e-book (Entertainment Business students only) $26