New regulations implemented by the United States Department of Education require public and non-profit institutions that participate in federal financial aid programs to report certain information about their non-degree educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. For the The Rolf Institute, the new regulations pertain to students enrolled in our 600- and 731-clock hour Basic Rolfing Training programs.
The information presented here on total program costs, median loan debt, job placement rates and other consumer information is intended to help our certificate students make informed choices about the educational programs they pursue.
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.
In order to maintain and improve program effectiveness, the Rolf Institute monitors and reports completion, placement and licensure exam rates on an annual basis. Collected information includes name and contact information of employers, as well as other verification; and/or self-employment client logs, marketing materials, business permits and tax documents.
For the July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 reporting period, the Graduate Placement rate is currently 90%.
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What is copyright?
A copyright is legal protection of intellectual property, in whatever medium, that is provided for by the laws of the United States to the owners of copyright. Types of works that are covered by copyright laws include, but are not limited to, literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, film, and multi-media works. Many people understand that printed works, such as books and magazine articles, are covered by copyright laws, but they are not aware that the protection extends to digital files, including music (like mp3), movies (like mp4, avi, flv), electronic books (like epubs), photos (like jpeg, png, gif), software, and unpublished works.
What is the current law concerning digital copyright?
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), signed into law in 1998, recognizes that digital transmission of works adds complexity to the copyright laws. The unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject an individual to civil and criminal liabilities. Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes infringement.
Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.
The Rolf Institute's Policy
Copyright violation is a serious issue because technology makes it easy to copy and transmit protected works over the Rolf Institute's network. The Rolf Institute does not allow the illegal or inappropriate use of material that is subject to copyright protection and covered by state and federal laws. Peer-to-peer sharing (including the download via torrents) is not allowed.
Members, in good standing, are allowed to use the photos and text found on the Rolf Institute website for their marketing materials, with use of the appropriate acknowledgements. Students and members should research the origin of all images found on the internet, that they choose to use in their materials on on their websites, so they do not violate copyright law.