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The Money-Back Guarantee Program was created by the Florida Legislature in 2021 with the Reimagining Education and Career Help (REACH) Act. Students who complete a program designated for the money-back guarantee, meet all program and professional requirements, and are not employed six months after graduation are now eligible to request a refund for tuition paid.

Students eligible for the guarantee may receive a reimbursement of tuition, which is defined as tuition assessed minus institutional scholarships or grants received. Please note, only tuition is included in this guarantee; any fees and other expenses and/or charges are excluded.

Daytona State College has designated the following programs for the Money-Back Guarantee:

  • Radiography
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Dental Hygiene

Who qualifies?

  • Students who do not receive a job offer in their respective industry within six months after graduation will be considered eligible to apply for the Money-Back Guarantee program and may request a refund for out-of-pocket tuition only. Textbooks, supplies, and other fees or expenses not eligible for reimbursement.
  • A student who does not receive a job offer in their respective industry within six months after graduation will be considered eligible to apply.
  • Students must successfully complete their entire program, per the expectations set forth by the individual program of study.
  • Students must meet minimum attendance requirements as specified by the Daytona State program of study.
  • Students must pass all required professional credential exams for their program of study:
      • Dental Hygiene graduates must pass the following examinations: The National Board Dental Hygiene Examination administered by the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations; ADEX Dental Hygiene Examination (Clinical Examination and Computer Simulated Clinical Examination) administered by CDCA*WREB*CITA; The  Florida Laws and Rules Examination
      • Radiography graduates must pass the examination from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
      • Respiratory Care graduates must pass the Written Examination and Clinical Simulation Exam from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NRBC).
  • Students must be in good financial standing with Daytona State.
  • Students must be legally eligible for employment in the U.S.
  • Students must successfully pass any background checks and drug screening as required by prospective employers.
  • Students must be willing to travel or relocate to a new market to obtain employment within the field.
  • Students must have a documented job search of at least 20 different positions/applications and rejections/denials with positions that are related to the program of study.
  • Students must have met directly with Daytona State College’s Career Services department to receive resume/employment assistance within three months of completing the Daytona State program of study. Students must have met with DSC Career Services and completed the following activities:
      • Resume building
      • Portfolio development
      • Job search assessment
      • Interview preparation
  • Students must develop a career plan and meet all benchmarks within the plan
  • Students must apply for this program no later than 240 days (6 months of job searching plus 60 days to apply for this program) after the date the degree is conferred on the student’s transcript.
  • After completion of the eligible program, the student cannot be enrolled in an upper-level stackable program.

Money-Back Guarantee Program