Consumer Information

Federal regulations require certain information be disclosed to current students, prospective students and/or their families, current employees, prospective employees, and/or the community.

Consumer Information FAQ

What Is Disclosure & Reporting Consumer Information?


Higher Education Act Student Consumer Information Federal regulations require certain information be disclosed to current students, prospective students (and/or their families), current employees, prospective employees, and/or the community. Some items require specific methods of disclosure but all are listed here for informational continuity.

The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), includes many disclosure and reporting requirements. A disclosure requirement is information that a postsecondary education institution is required to distribute or make available to another party, such as students or employees. A reporting requirement is information submitted to the U.S. Department of Education or other agencies. Disclosure and reporting requirements sometimes overlap. For certain topics, institutions are required to make information available to students or others and to submit information to the Department of Education. Such information includes general institutional operation, financial aid, general completion and graduation rates, annual security report, completion and graduation rates for student athletes, and athletic program participation rates and financial support.

THE CURE CENTER for Ultrasound Research and Education is committed to the principle of promoting access to information that will allow consumers such as students, parents, counselors, researchers, and legislators make informed decisions about postsecondary education. This Web portal provides a single access point to all federally mandated reports and disclosures. Contact: Marlin Fokusorgbor, Campus President | marlin@cure.edu | 1 914-448-2873

It is the individual's responsibility to know and follow current requirements and procedures at the departmental and university levels. For additional information, including requesting a paper copy of any materials, please call or email the appropriate office.




Is Financial Aid Information Available?


Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information
In compliance with federal law, CURE, Center for Ultrasound Research & Education, annually distributes to each enrolled student a notice of the availability of the information that is required to be made available to students under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and for Consumer Information under HEA Sec. 485(a)(1), Sec. 485(f), Sec. 485(g), [Sec. 485(h)] and Sec.485(j) and as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA).

The Financial Aid Disclosure Notice is distributed annually to all enrolled students and contains a brief description of the various disclosures and how to obtain the full disclosures. The notification method is via individual CURE student emails directing students to view the dedicated Consumer Information FAQ page. CURE will provide a paper copy for any of the Consumer Information listed on the above webpage and its links, upon request.

To request additional information or a paper copy, email Nicola Howard-Brown, Director of Financial Aid nicola@cure.edu or mail a letter to the same at CURE, Center for Ultrasound Research & Education, 333 Westchester Avenue, Suite 101W, White Plains, NY 10604. Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information is available as a PDF.

Contact: Financial Aid | nicola@cure.edu | 1 914-448-2873




Are Student Records Kept Private?


Yes. Privacy of Student Records is of great importance to CURE. Your records are protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows present and future students to have access to their individual educational records, provides basic protections of privacy of their records, and allows them to request that certain “directory information” be kept confidential. Review additional information regarding the rights afforded to students by FERPA.




What Are The Physical Requirements To Attend CURE?


The field of ultrasound requires various physical requirements (listed below), in order to adequately perform the tasks required of ultrasound technologists. If you are a student with a disability and would like to consider the accommodations CURE has to offer, please contact CURE Administration at info@cure.edu or call us at 1 (855) THE CURE. Applicants with Disabilities Applicants with mental or physical disabilities are welcome to apply for enrollment at CURE. CURE is structured to meet the needs of the handicapped with ramps, elevators, easy classroom access, restroom facilities and parking. Disabled applicants are subject to the same entrance requirements as all applicants. It is the school’s objective to provide equal opportunity to all students regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. Physical Requirements

  • See in very dim light. Specifically,Distinguish colors and subtle differences in shades of gray.
  • Discriminate subtle sounds.
  • Push heavy wheeled equipment.
  • Push patients on stretchers and in wheelchairs.
  • Assist in lifting, transferring and positioning patients.
  • Communicate in clear and concise English.
  • Read, understand and follow instructions accurately.
  • Be able to concentrate for a minimum of 6 hours.
  • Utilize a keyboard.
  • Have adequate wrist and hand strength necessary to operate & manipulate equipment.
  • Stand and walk for extended periods of time (several hours).
  • Employ body mechanics to bend, stretch, reach, stoop, kneel and twist.
  • The student will have 2 upper extremities that can work simultaneously to hold the transducer and manipulate controls on the ultrasound unit as well as the ability to extend extremities to reach these areas simultaneously in order to perform optimal sonographic images while learning and performing a sonographic examination.
  • The student will have the ability to see the monitor screen accurately at approximately a 3’ distance in a dimly-lit room in order to perform optimal sonographic images while learning and performing a sonographic examination.
  • The student will have the ability to effectively communicate with their instructor, the patient, departmental staff, reading physician and all other health care professionals while learning and performing diagnostic imaging techniques.
Equal Access CURE provides equal access to qualified individuals with disabilities as mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Handicap Accessible CURE is handicapped accessible and has handicapped restrooms conveniently located in two accessible locations on the Ground Floor and the First Floor. Reasonable Accommodations CURE does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of physical or mental disability and is fully committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability, unless providing such accommodations would result in an undue burden or fundamentally alter the nature of the relevant program, benefit, or service provided by CURE. This information is formally disclosed with appropriate documentation during the enrollment process, in our catalog and on our website. Auxillary Aid Request To request an auxiliary aid or service, please contact the Program Director in writing. To enable CURE to provide an auxiliary aid or service in a timely manner, CURE requests that individuals notify them of the required assistance six weeks prior to the first day of classes, or as soon as possible
Contact: Administration | info@cure.edu | 1 (855) 843-2873




Does CURE Offer Financial Assistance for Students with Disabilities?


Yes. Financial assistance and program counseling are also provided by New York State for individuals with disabilities through ACCES-VR. What is Acces-VR? Acces-VR (Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation),, is part of the NY State Education Department. Acces-VR is a NYS agency that administers as well as provides vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities. Vocational rehabilitation is a professional field and a publicly-funded program that will assist individuals with disabilities to obtain employment. What Does Acces-VR Do? Acces-VR is a service available to people with all types of disabilities — developmental, physical or mental impairments — of all ages who want to go to work. These are some of the services that are available through Acces-VR:Assessment to help identify skills, abilities, interests and limitations.Career counseling and guidance.Rehabilitation and assistive technology.Training at a vocational school, community college, or on the job.Supported Employment, job placement and job retention.Acces-VR can pay for many services depending on the financial need of the individual and family. Acess-VR must consider other benefits and services that are available to individuals. Certain services have reasonable spending and/or time limits. How Do I Apply For Acces-VR? Services are based on eligibility. You must apply to Access-VR to receive these services. The more documentation a person has to verify a physical or mental impairment, and describe how that impairment affects their ability to work, the faster the eligibility process will go. Here are the Access-VRD eligibility requirements for services:

  • Person has a physical or mental impairment.
  • The impairment is an impediment to employment.
  • Person can benefit from VR services to achieve employment.
  • Person requires VR services to achieve employment.
  • Person intends to work.
  • A person with a disability has to apply for services.
  • The person must meet the eligibility requirements.
Need More Help?
Arc of Westchester's Navigation Team is there for you. For more information on how Arc of Westchester can work with you on these many Transitions Issues, contact Carol Gearing of the Arc of Westchester at (914) 495-4620 or by email at cgearing@arcwestchester.org. Contact: Administration | info@cure.edu | 1 (855) 843-2873




What Are CURE's Nondiscrimination Policies?


Non Discrimination
CURE admits students without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, disabilities that would preclude meeting the requirements, or any other factor prohibited by law.


Contact: Administration | info@cure.edu | 1 (855) 843-2873




How Much Is The Total Cost To Attend CURE?


For more information contact CURE and determine your total cost to attend CURE with our Net Price Calculator.

Contact: Financial Aid | nicola@cure.edu | 914-448-2873

Federal regulations, as set forth in the Higher Education Opportunities Act, require that all institutions of higher education make publicly available a "Net Price Calculator" to assist with estimates of cost of attendance. The United States Department of Education provided the template for this Net Price Calculator (NPC). The NPC, and any information made available to you, are provided as self-help tools for independent use and are not intended to offer financial advice. CURE cannot guarantee the accuracy or applicability of the Net Price Calculator or its results in regards to individual circumstances. The NPC does not account for some information that could significantly affect your cost estimate.
The table below indicates the Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Vascular Technology and Echocardiology Certificate program at CURE that meets the Federal Government's Gainful Employment Program definition. Occupational profiles for this program can be found at: http://www.onetonline.org/ under CIP code 51-0910. For more Gainful Employment information and updates, see: http://ifap.ed.gov/GainfulEmploymentInfo/. Total Program Cost: $39,200.00 Books and Supplies: $375.00 Uniforms: $150.00 (optional) Duration of Program: 24 months/2400 hours On-campus Room and Board: Not Offered




What is the Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid?


A student who cancels within seven days after signing the agreement will receive a refund of all monies paid.

If the Enrollment Agreement is not accepted or if the school cancels the agreement prior to the first day of class attendance, all monies, including the registration fee, will be refunded.

An applicant requesting cancellation more than three days after executing the enrollment agreement and making an initial payment, but prior to the first day of class is entitled to a refund of monies paid, less the non-refundable registration fee of $100.00, plus the cost of any textbook or supplies accepted by the student, plus tuition liability as of the student’s last date of physical attendance.
• the non-refundable registration fee plus
• the cost of any textbook or supplies accepted plus
• tuition liability as of the student’s last date of physical attendance.

All requests for cancellation by the student should be made in writing and sent by certified mail or hand delivered to the Program Director or President.

Withdrawal
Contact: Administration | info@cure.edu | 1 (855) 843-2873

In the event a student finds it necessary to withdraw from his/her program, the following process must be followed to leave in academic good standing:
Any student choosing to withdraw from the program must state the reason for withdrawal as well as the expected last date of attendance in a letter of withdrawal addressed to the respective Program Director and/or President of CURE.

Once a letter of withdrawal has been signed and submitted, the student may not reenter the program. Withdrawal cannot be effective until the withdrawal forms are properly completed and signed by the proper individuals. It is the student’s responsibility to complete the formal withdrawal process, including all forms and financial obligations, when leaving the program.

The withdrawal date used to determine when the student is no longer enrolled at CURE is the last date of physical attendance. If a student does not submit written notification, the school will determine the student’s withdrawal date based upon federal regulations and institutional records verifying the student’s last day of physical attendance.

The student’s last day of attendance is the last day a student had academically related activity, which may include projects, clinical experience, or examinations.




What is the Textbook Information?


Textbook of Diagnostic Sonography, 8th Edition by Sandra L. Hagen-Ansert, MS, RDMS, RDCS, FASE, FSDMS Hardcover Updated to reflect the newest curriculum standards, Textbook of Diagnostic Sonography, 8th Edition provides you with the pertinent information needed for passing the boards. This highly respected text enhances your understanding of general/abdominal and obstetric/gynecologic sonography, the two primary divisions of sonography, as well as vascular sonography and echocardiography. Each chapter covers patient history; normal anatomy, including cross-sectional anatomy; sonography techniques; pathology; and related laboratory findings. And more than 3,100 images and anatomy drawings guide you in recognizing normal anatomy and abnormal pathology. Price: $300 Contact: THE CURE CENTER for Ultrasound Research & Education Bookstore

THE CURE CENTER for Ultrasound Research & Education provides textbook information at the CURE bookstore and in the CURE Catalog. The textbook information includes title, author, edition ISBN, price, etc., when available.






Where Can I Find Information on the Educational Program?


Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Vascular Technology & Echocardiography Program
This program is directed towards developing the principles, techniques, knowledge and skills of each student necessary to function as a qualified Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Echocardiography and/or Vascular Technology with experience in the everyday practice and application of ultrasound. It introduces the diagnostic foundations of general, vascular & cardiac ultrasound including terminology, abbreviations, scan plane orientations, directional nomenclature, physical principles, anatomical relationships, normal sectional anatomy in the transverse, longitudinal coronal and oblique planes with correlated sonographic images and physiology.

Emphasis will be placed on the clinical applications of general, vascular and cardiac sonography, including basic patient care principles, professionalism, related clinical signs and symptoms, interpretation of normal and abnormal sonographic patterns, pathology, normal variants, clinical laboratory tests and values and sessions on basic scanning techniques and protocols. The academic, laboratory and clinical courses are integrated into the program for students to practice and perfect scanning skills pertaining to Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Echocardiography and Vascular Technology.


Contact: Program Directors |Karen Nussbaumer, karen@cure.edu and Tamarra Ellington, tamarra@cure.edu | 1 (855) 843-2873




Where is the Instructional Facility?


CURE is located at 333 Westchester Avenue in White Plains, NY 10604.

CURE offers spacious and comfortable classrooms and clinical laboratories with state of the art ultrasound equipment, computers and other media devices to enhance student learning. CURE has three large classrooms. Computers are accessible to all students in all classrooms. CURE lounge also includes a full size refrigerator, microwaves and a Keurig coffee maker. CURE has scanning laboratories equipped with state of the art ultrasound equipment along with a Mock ICU room to prepare students for a hospital setting. CURE has a library inventory including specialized ultrasound books and videos, including computers for students to use in the library. The library also houses journals and other learning materials including electronic study tools such as e-readers and palm devices. Total square footage is approximately 12000 square feet.
Contact: Administration | info@cure.edu |1 (855) 843-2873




Who is the CURE staff?


Faculty Contacts
Contact: Administration | info@cure.edu |914-448-2873
Lisa Kempa, BA - Co-Owner, Founder, CFO/CAO Marlin, Fokusorgbor, BS - Campus President Godefroy Watchiba, M.D. (CG), RDMS, RVT - Ultrasound Program Director Sajid Chaudhry, M.D. (PK), RMA - Medical Assistant Program Director Lisandra Urena, AAS - Director of Admissions Milagros Rivera, BA - Campus Registrar Maria Franco, BS - Student Accounts Nicola Howard Brown, BBA, MS - Director of Financial Aid Goher Qureshi, RDMS, RDCS, RVT - Ultrasound Faculty Deborah Ridolfo, RDMS - Ultrasound Faculty Murray Clarke, RDCS, RVT - Ultrasound Faculty Kafele Bynoe, )RVT - Ultrasound Faculty Patrice, Passeri, RDCS, RAVS Ultrasound Faculty Amanda Murasso - Student Services Director




What are the Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements?


Transfer of Clock Hours
Contact: Registrar | rotanetta@cure.edu | 1 914 448 2873 ext 108
Transfer of clock hours from other institutions accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) or other allied health accreditors, are accepted as a factor in qualifying for enrollment, pending the official transcripts indicate a grade of C or better. Applicants will also be required to take and pass a written and scanning test demonstrating retention of the material in order to assess the transfer fully.

It is the responsibility of the student to provide CURE with official transcripts and a catalog with course descriptions from their previous institution.
CURE does not allow transfer of credits from a credit hours based institution.




Where Can I Find Information on CURE Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs?


CURE is licensed by the New York State Department of Education, NYSED, governed by the Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision, BPSS. CURE was licensed by NYSED on January 26th, 2009, which was renewed on 1/26/11. BPSS NYC Office is located at 116 West 32nd Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY, 10001 Phone: 1 (212) 643-4760.

CURE is institutionally accredited by ABHES, the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools as of August, 2013. The ABHES offices are located at 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 N. Falls Church, VA 22043 Phone: 1 (703) 917-9503.




What is the Copyright Policy?


Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject individuals to civil and criminal liabilities.




What is the Computer Use and File Sharing Policy?


Users must comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, and the Procedures established by the College governing access and/or use of Technology and Communication Systems. To maintain the integrity of the Technology and Communication Systems and to ensure compliance with applicable Policies/Procedures, CURE has the ability to monitor and manage access and use of the Technology and Communication Systems, and may do so in accordance with this Policy and the Use of Technology and Communication Systems Operating Procedure. Any User who violates this Policy or the related Procedures may have his/her account and/or User privileges revoked and such violation may result in student/employee disciplinary and/or legal action.




Does CURE have Career Services?


Contact: Student Services| leigh@cure.edu | 1 (855) 843-2873
Career services can help at every stage of your planning for life after CURE. Students and alumni have continued access to career advising, career management, job search resources and networking opportunities.

In order to gain a competitive edge in an in demand career, students will also be able to participate in personal marketing and branding plans, resumes and cover letters, mock interviews and evaluations, job finding techniques, negotiation coaching, social medial profiles and web biographies as well as employment essays.




Does CURE have Employment Assistance?



Contact: Student Services| leigh@cure.edu | 1 (855) 843-2873

During the course of their program, students may seek employment assistance with the Career Services coordinating staff that can cultivate ongoing relationships with the medical community. The career services staff interviews students eligible for employment and assesses their work skills while determining their employability in specific arenas such as hospitals, outpatient facilities, doctor’s offices, mobile or travel. It is important for students to maintain adequate attendance and remain in good academic and behavioral standing for effective job placement assistance.

In addition to CURE employment assistance, students are motivated to engage in self-directed job search, and are welcome to share employment opportunities with the CURE career services department.

CURE was founded on the principle of assisting students in seeking meaningful employment upon program completion. CURE career services staff members are dedicated to constantly and effectively offering students, graduates and alumni career development services, including placement assistance.

CURE does not guarantee employment. CURE will make every conceivable effort in assisting students with career placement, however, we cannot guarantee job placement.




What are the Policies Regarding Emergencies, Health and Safety?


Contact: Administration | info@cure.edu |1 (855) 843-2873
The Faculty and Staff are committed to making the CENTER FOR ULTRASOUND RESEARCH AND EDUCATION campus a safe and secure environment for students, faculty and staff. This report provides information to our campus community to raise awareness and provide necessary resources to keep them safe.

The CURE campus has 24-hour private security. The White Plains Police Department is responsible for law enforcement and emergency response at the CENTER FOR ULTRASOUND RESEARCH AND EDUCATION. The primary office of the White Plains Police Department is located at 77 S Lexington Ave, White Plains, NY 10601, For non-emergencies, they can be reach at (914) 422-6111. For emergencies, they can be reach by dialing 911.

Commitment to Safety
Contact: Administration | info@cure.edu | 1 (855) 843-2873
CURE maintains a strong commitment to campus security and safety. Exterior lighting is an important part of this commitment. Motor vehicle parking lots, pedestrian walkways and building exteriors are well lit. A comprehensive survey of all exterior lighting is conducted by building and security representatives at least once a year. Members of the CENTER FOR ULTRASOUND RESEARCH AND EDUCATION are encouraged to report any exterior deficiencies to the building security

Crime Awareness
Contact: Administration | info@cure.edu | 1 (855) 843-2873
It is the philosophy of the CENTER FOR ULTRASOUND RESEARCH AND EDUCATION to plan proactively for the prevention of crimes. A primary vehicle for accomplishing this goal is CURE’s comprehensive crime prevention program. The crime prevention program is based upon the dual concepts of eliminating or minimizing criminal opportunities whenever possible and encouraging students and employees to be responsible for their own security and the security of others.

The following is a list of the crime prevention programs and projects employed by CURE:

24-hour Closed Circuit Cameras: The campus is monitored by 24-hour closed circuit cameras.
New Student Orientation: New students are explained the importance of safety and the quickest means to get from the campus to their vehicles. Buddy systems are encouraged in the evening time.

New Employee Orientation: New employees are explained the importance of safety and the quickest means to get from the campus to their vehicles. Additionally, new employees are encouraged to lock their office doors, as well as the main school doors upon departing for the evening.

Emergency Information/Emergency Notifications
Contact: Administration | info@cure.edu | 1 (855) 843-2873
In the event of an emergency, the home page of our website will be used to provide timely information to the CURE community. It will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.

In cases of major emergencies, such as a flood, fire, or hazardous material accident - occurs, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be activated and specially trained personnel will respond.

Reporting an Emergency: Call 911 for any situation that requires any immediate police, fire, or medical response. 

Other important phone numbers:
Facilities Management repairs: (855)843-2873 or lori@cure.edu
Information Technology repairs: (855)843-2873 or lisaanne@cure.edu

After a Major Emergency: Do not re-enter a building after an emergency. Facilities Management and Administration will assess buildings for re-entry. The Fire Department, Police or Facilities Management personnel will evaluate damaged buildings and check and/or turn off water, gas, and electrical mains.

Basic Emergency Procedures
Contact: Administration | info@cure.edu | 1 (855) 843-2873
Here you can find instructions for how to respond to various emergencies. In many circumstances, you should evacuate the building. Whenever evacuating remember the following guidelines:

Calmly and quietly walk to the nearest exit.
Do not use elevators.
Follow instructions of emergency personnel.

BOMB THREAT
Report the threat immediately to Police by dialing 911.
Do not use a cell phone since a cell phone signal can be used to set off an explosive.
Evacuate the area calmly.

EARTHQUAKE
Take cover under a desk or table, protecting as much of your body as possible, especially your head and neck.
Stay away from windows and objects that may fall.
Do not run outside. If outdoors, stay in an open area.
After shaking stops, evacuate to your designated evacuation area.

FIRE
Call 911 and report the location and nature of the fire.
Activate the closest fire alarm.
Evacuate to the designated evacuation area.

FLOOD
Do not enter any flooded area, i.e., basement, first floor, vaulted area, etc.
If the flooding is minor, call Facilities Management at (855)843-2873, and report the location and nature of leak.

MEDICAL
Dial 911 and report the nature of the illness or injury and the location.
Notify a supervisor or other person in charge.
Stay with the victim until help arrives if you are not in immediate danger.

TORNADO
Take cover at the lowest level of the building. If any underground shelter is not available, move to an interior room or hallway on the lowest floor and get under a sturdy piece of furniture.
Avoid places with wide-span roofs such as auditoriums, cafeterias, large hallways, or shopping malls.
Stay away from windows.
If outdoors, take cover, if possible, inside a building. If shelter is not available or there is no time to get indoors, lie in a ditch or low-lying area or crouch near a building.
After tornado passes, remain alert for signs of additional tornadoes and/or flash flooding.


ACTIVE SHOOTER
Lock and/or barricade doors with any available object(s) (chairs, tables, desks, etc)
Turn off lights
Close blinds
Block windows
Turn off computer monitors
Keep occupants calm, quiet, and out of sight by laying low to the ground
Keep yourself out of sight and take adequate cover/protection (i.e. concrete walls, desks, chairs, tables, filing cabinets, etc.). Such cover may protect you from injury
Silence cell phones
Place signs in exterior windows to identify the location of injured persons

Contacting Authorities:
Dial 911 – Be aware that the 911 system will likely be overwhelmed.

What to Report:
Your specific location- building name and office/room number
Number of people at your specific location
Injuries- number injured, types of injuries
Assailant(s)- location, number of suspects, race/gender, clothing description, physical features, type of weapon(s) (long gun or hand gun), backpack, shooter’s identity if known, separate explosions from gunfire, etc.

Un-Securing an area:
Responding special forces will assist in un-securing and rescuing victims who are locked down; Consider risks before un-securing rooms
Remember, the shooter will not stop until he/she is engaged by an outside force
Attempts to rescue people should only be attempted if it can be accomplished without further endangering the persons inside a secured area.
Consider the safety of masses –vs- the safety of a few
If doubt exists for the safety of the individuals inside the room, the area should remain secured

Security Response:
If possible, limit suspect(s) movement(s) by securing all unaffected buildings; evacuate victims to safety; provide master keys and logistical support to responding special forces and emergency medical services
Facilitate basic first aid or triage injured victims if possible
Assist law enforcement authorities with investigation




What is the CURE Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program


Information related to CURE’s drug and alcohol abuse program may be found in the Drug Free Campus brochure. This information applies to the entire university community, including students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus.




What are the Requrements for Immunizations, TB Test and Statement of Good Health by Physician?


All CURE applicants are required to complete the medical requirements PRIOR to being accepted into CURE. Students who show documentation of historical MMR records will be allowed to attend CURE, pending receipt of TB Test, Meningococcal Form, Statement of Good Physical Health by Physician and other NYSDOH requirements within 30 days of enrollment start.

Students who do not have historical MMR records, will be allowed to attend CURE, pending receipt of verification from physician in writing that MMR records will be available within 30 days of the start of enrollment at CURE.

Students who have provided MMR, who do not provide additional required Immunizations within 30 days of the start of enrollment will be dismissed. If requirements are not met, CURE will have no choice but to dismiss the student. The student will be eligible for re-entry pending receipt of all immunizations and medical requirements.




What is the CURE Sexual Harassment Policy?


Contact: Administration | info@cure.edu | 1 (855) 843-2873
All CURE students should feel empowered to seek immediate assistance and/or guidelines when confronted with any situation involving sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment refers to, among other things, sexual conduct that is unwelcome, offensive, or undesirable to the recipient, including unwanted sexual advances. All students and employees must be allowed to work and study in an environment free from unsolicited and unwelcome sexual overtures and advances. Unlawful sexual harassment will not be tolerated.

Victim's Bill of Rights




Is there Prohibition Against Firearms or Other Weapons?


Contact: Administration | info@cure.edu | 1 (855) 843-2873
Possessing or carrying firearms or other weapons on any CURE property and at all clinical sites is strictly prohibited. Violation of this provision may result in immediate dismissal from the program.




What is the CURE Unlawful Harassment Policy?


Harassment of any kind is not acceptable behavior at CURE. It is inconsistent with our commitment to patient care and compassionate standards that characterize CURE activities. This harassment is any unwelcome conduct based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability and/or age. Any conduct, verbal or physical, on or off campus that has the intent or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual or group’s education or work performance at CURE or that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or work environment is harassment.




What is the CURE Fire Safety Policy?


Fire Alarm System
Contact: Administration | info@cure.edu | 1 (855) 843-2873
CURE has a state of the art fire alarm system that is connected to the building’s main fire alarm system, which is approved by the White Plains Fire Department.

Fire Evacuation Procedure
Contact: Administration | info@cure.edu | 1 (855) 843-2873
During orientation and regularly scheduled fire drills, means of egress and emergency evacuation procedures will be explained. Floor plan evacuation routes are posted at each doorway. If students have any questions related to evacuation, they should ask their instructor or CURE staff member.





What are the CURE Student Outcomes, (Student Right to Know Act)?


Student Success (Retention and Graduation Rates, Placement in Employment)
Contact: Administration | info@cure.edu | 1 (855) 843-2873

CURE annually calculates the retention and graduation rates for new students. The graduation rate is calculated based on the federal standard of 150 percent, and 200 percent of the normal completion time. Also, self-reported information from alumni is collected annually to determine the types of employment placement that graduates obtain. Students Right to Know Report Graduate Placement Data Student Retention Data




What is the Grievance Policy?


CURE strives to promote an educational environment that values fair and equitable treatment among students, faculty, and staff. Despite this goal, differences among individuals may occasionally lead to conflicting circumstances that require a process for resolution to take place. The purpose of the Student Grievance Policy is to provide a framework to effectively resolve any justified complaint or grievance without retaliation.
Examples or Types of Grievances (but not limited to):
• Acts or threats of intimidation.
• Acts or threats of physical aggression.
• Acts of bias or unfair treatment by a fellow student, faculty or staff member that adversely affects the learning
process.




What are the Required Textbooks?


Students have the option of purchasing textbooks directly through the institution or any other retailer they prefer. Institutional price for textbook & workbook: $375.00 Textbok of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 8th Edition - Sandra Hagen-Ansert, Elsevier ISBN # - 978-0323353755 - Retail: $374.00 Textbook of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 8th Edition Workbook - Sandra Hagen-Ansert, Elsevier ISBN # - 978-0323441834 -Retail: $83.95 Not required for the program but highly recommended. Understanding Ultrasound Physics, 4th Edition Sidney K. Edelman ISBN # - 978-0962644450 - Retail: $119.00 - available on Amazon More information for where you can purchase textbooks




What are the Campus Crime Statistics for 2018?


Fall 2018 Annual Campus Crime & Security Report MEMORANDUM Dear CURE Community: This notice is provided to inform you that the Center for Ultrasound Research and Education Campus Crime & Security report includes statistics for the previous three years – 2015, 2016, and 2017 concerning reported crimes that occurred: on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. You can obtain a hard copy of this report from Rotanetta Highsmith, Registrar and Student Services Advocate by: visiting the Registrar’s Office Room 108 – 333 Westchester Avenue Suite 101W, White Plains, NY calling (914) 448-2873 Ext 108; You can also visit the US Department of Education website at http://ope.ed.gov/security/ for the School’s current and previous year crime statistics.CURE institutional policies regarding campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, stalking, violent felonies, bias/hate crimes, and other matters can be found in the current College Catalog addendum. 2018 Annual Campus Crime and Security Report






What is the Guideline for Compliance with Title IX - Volilence Against Women Act


Please find the information regarding VAWA and Victim's rights, in the links below. CURE Guideline for Compliance with Title IX - VAWA Victim's Bill of Rights




Where can I obtain information on Voter registration?


All students can obtain a voter registration form on campus from the office of the Campus President, Marlin Fokusorgbor or Director of Admissions, Amanda Murasso.




What is CURE's Policy for Professional Judgement and Dependency Overrides


Cure's Policy for Professional Judgement and Dependency Overrides




CARES ACT Information & Disclosures


CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Student Report – Emergency Financial Aid Grant to Students On May 18th, The Center for Ultrasound Research & Education (CURE) received access to $64,747 in CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) earmarked for student aid. On May 15th students were notified by email of the availability of the grant and how to apply. A Google form was included in the email for students to complete the application. Eligible students received a $500 cash grant. $32,000 was distributed at that time to 64 students who met the government guidelines. More grants were distributed since then and will continue to be distributed as eligible students complete their required certification form. In addition to the above distribution, we created a second, supplemental grant program to provide additional student aid to eligible students who experienced financial hardship not covered by the initial $500 grant. Students were awarded $500 for childcare expenses and $200 for transportation expenses. More funding will be made available to students for other approved expenses as eligible students complete their required certification form. To date we have disbursed a total of $38,800. Disclosure Information This page is provided in an effort to comply with the 30- and 45-day reporting requirements issued by the Secretary of the United States Department of Education on May 6, 2020. 1. The Center for Ultrasound Research & Education (CURE) acknowledges that a representative from CURE signed and filed with the U.S. Department of Education (ED) the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on April 24, 2020 via grants.gov. CURE assures that the institution has used, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students, under the name of CARES Act Student Emergency Aid Grant at CURE. 2. On May 18, 2020, CURE received from ED the total amount of funds of $64,747 pursuant to the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. 3. As of July 31, 2020, CURE has distributed $53,600 to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. 4. The total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in the programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid grants to student under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 142. 5. As of August 7, 2020, 95 students have applied for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, 86 of which has been awarded aid. 6. CURE used the following methods to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1): Given the demographics of our student population and our location in close proximity to communities hardest hit by the pandemic in NY, CURE determined that all of our eligible students had significant need for financial relief. The amount each student received was based on how much we received. We decided to disburse 50% of the funds received in Phase 1 on a first come first come basis for the first 64 eligible students and the remaining 50% in Phase 2. We created two internal funds to distribute the emergency grants to students. One fund is called the Phase 1 HEERF Grant funds and the second is called the Phase 2 HEERF Grant funds. The latter provides additional student aid to eligible students who experienced financial hardship not covered by the initial $500 through the Phase 1 HEERF Grant funds. 7. What information was provided to students about the availability of the Emergency Financial Aid Grants and the process to obtain one? Eligible students learned about the Emergency Financial Aid Grants through an email that shared a link to complete the required Student Certification Form. Students who received funds in Phase 1 received the following: Good Afternoon Students, The Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the CARES Act (The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, which does not require repayment, is a grant funded by the federal government in response to the global pandemic COVID-19 to provide economic relief to students who incurred or will incur expenses related to disruptions due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student's cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care). The recently enacted Federal CARES Act provided money to colleges and universities to distribute for emergency student grants. The purpose of the money is to provide financial assistance to students for specific expenses incurred or will incur that are a direct result of disruptions due to coronavirus. This funding is separate from additional financial aid you may receive from CURE. CURE is required by Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act to report to the Secretary regarding how grants were distributed to students, the amount of each grant awarded to each student, and how the amount of each grant was calculated. IMPORTANT: The emergency grants cannot be used to replace a loss of income or to pay for student expenses that are not directly related to disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic. What Does This Funding Cover? The following is a list of expenses that can be considered for grant assistance if they are "related to the disruptions due to COVID-19.": Food Housing Course materials Technology (such as having to buy a computer when courses were moved online or Internet expenses) Health care Childcare Eligibility Eligible​ Students who meet all criteria below are eligible to apply: Based on the guidance provided by the Department of Education, students must meet the following eligibility parameters to qualify for CARES Act funds: Be eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. (e.g., be eligible to receive federal financial aid funds such as the Pell Grant, TEACH Grant, Direct Loans, etc.). Students must complete 2019-2020 FAFSA and submit all required documentation. Not Eligible · Students on Leave of Absence (LOA) prior to the COVID-19 pandemic are not eligible to receive this grant. · Students enrolled in the Medical Assisting (MA) program are not eligible to receive federal financial aid funds and as such are not eligible to receive this grant. Phase 1 The Department of Education has made CARES Act funds available to students who incurred or will incur expenses as a result of COVID-19 related disruptions. In our initial round of funds distributions, in order to receive this grant, students must complete an online form, which will be made available on our website and sent by email. In Phase 1 of the distribution process, students will receive a $500 immediate assistance grant, when funds become available (continue reading for details on Phase 2 distributions). Awards will be disbursed to students on a first come first served basis, until funding is exhausted. Phase 2 Phase 2 of the CURE CARES Act distribution process will be an application-based funding request process. Starting on Monday, July 6th, 2020 eligible students will be able to request up to $1,000 in Phase 2 CARES Act funds using the application form available upon request from our Financial Aid Office. Awards will be disbursed to students on a first come first served basis, until funding is exhausted. Students must also attest that they are experiencing hardships because of COVID19. To apply please complete the form below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSduGTF7sA2Uz5IhMqwr7566HEW32scaAUAlViP35weDyAz HzQ/viewform?usp=sf_link Students who are ineligible because they have not yet filed a FAFSA, should
visit https://studentaid.gov/ and apply for the 2019-2020 FAFSA and contact the Financial Aid Office by emailing nicola@cure.edu or theresa@cure.edu for further assistance. Thank you. Best Regards. -- Nicola Howard-Brown Director of Financial Aid Students who received funds in Phase 2 received the following: Good Afternoon Students, As was previously announced, there will be a second phase of funding for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). We had initially planned to start distribution in July. However, in light of our return to campus next week, there may be students with some urgent financial need that may hinder you from returning to campus. If you are having financial difficulties that may affect your ability to return to campus or your externship, please let us know by completing the form below. Please note you will be asked to provide proof of your need. As a reminder the grant is for the following expenses: Housing Course Material Technology Childcare Medical Funds will be disbursed on a first come first serve basis, until funding is exhausted. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMDVznmFYLWun7RkzigwyQlYNp9j3tn1MTtsTLMV6R7eZ org/viewform?usp=sf_link Best Regards. Nicola
-- Nicola Howard-Brown Director of Financial Aid





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