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All Students are required to pay the $50.00 Registration Fee to enroll in the OPDA program and $250 online platform fee. To pay the remaining balance, students can choose from one of the school's payment options on the following page. Thesepayment and financing options are available to all students of OceanPointe. Please discuss any further questions or concernswith OceanPointe’s Campus Director.
Each student participating in the dental assisting program will be provided with one (1) rental textbook, study notes, one (1) pair of scrub pants, one (1) OPDA Scrub Shirt, and one (1) pair of safety glasses and all supplies and equipment required to complete all clinical lab portions of the program. All dental technology and equipment areincluded. The Android tablet is provided so all students can access our online classroom.
OceanPointe will cover the cost for each student’s first attempt at passing the Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) Exam. Any failed attempts requiring a student to retake this exam must be covered and paid for by the student.
Tuition and Registration Fee will be refunded based on guidelines listed on the Cancellation and Refund Policies page. Fees associated with the RHS exam will be refundable (except for any credit card or debit card transaction fees) up until the pointthe student registers and exams are paid for by OPDA.
Once the student has been registered and payment has been processed, the exam fees are no longer refundable.
OceanPointe's Dental Assisting Program is an accelerated course at 12 weeks. It is not eligible for federalfinancial aid. The school offers the following payment options for your convenience:
Academy can design custom payment plans specific to each student's financial need. A $50Registration fee and a $250 platform and registration fee is required and paid by the student upon registering on our website. An email with login credentials will be sent to the student for immediate access to the video and lecture content platform alongside instructions for platform use, and course syllabus.
The following in-house payment options are designed to be interest-free and have the cost of the program paid in full by the last day of class. Plans can be scheduled with weekly or bi-weekly to ensure your payment plan meets your financial needs.
Grounds for Cancellation/Termination: The school reserves the right to terminate the training of any student at any time, due to absences and/or not abiding by class rules and regulations. Any student placed on probation twice for the same reason (Ex. insufficient progress, nonpayment) will be terminated from their training program. Students who fail to maintain at least 85% GPA at the end of each academic period, have unexcused absences greater than 25% for each academic period, fail to meet their financial obligations to the school may be subject to termination by the Director. The school reserves the right to cancel any scheduled training program due to insufficient enrollment.
Change in Schedule Start Date: The school reserves the right to cancel a class start date due to insufficient enrollment. If this occurs, the student may request a full refund of all monies paid or apply all monies paid to the next scheduled class.
Graduation Conditions: Prior to receiving a certificate of completion or other program certificates, a student must fulfill all financial obligations. In addition, the student must have met the minimum attendance policy (80%completed hours) and a minimum GPA of 85%.
Refund Policy: The termination date for refund computational purposes is the last date of actual attendance by the student. Students who are rejected from training are entitled a refund of all money paid.
A full refund will be issued to any student who makes the request within three days after signing the enrollment agreement and making an initial payment.
Students, who do not visit the school prior to enrolling, may withdraw without penalty within three days following a scheduled orientation and tour of the facilities and equipment. Students who attend will receive a refund on a pro rata basis for up to 55% completion of the period.
If a student completes more than 55% of the period of enrollment, the entire contract price of the program maybe retained. Pro rata is based upon total hours attended in comparison to total program hours. All money due to a student shall be refunded within thirty (30) days from the last date of attendance.
Rejection: An application rejected by the institution is entitled to a refund of all monies paid.
Three-Day Cancellation: An applicant may cancel this agreement without penalty by notifying the institution within three business days after signing this agreement, excluding weekends and holidays. After the third day, but before classes begin, the institution may retain up to $100 registration/administrative fee.
Other Cancellations: The minimum number of students in program/class is five. If the course is rescheduled due to low enrollment, students will be notified by phone and email. Students will have the choice of a refund or attend the next scheduled class. If the class start date is changed for a second time, the student will be eligible for a full refund of all monies paid.
Withdrawal: Student(s) who wish to withdraw from this institution after classes begin will be subject to the below refund policy. The institution may retain up to $100 registration/administrative fee after the three- day cancellation or after classes begin. Refunds are computed in ten-percent increments, rounded downward to the nearest ten percent of that period. After sixty percent of attendance, the institution may charge for the entire course. Refunds are issued within 40 days after the effective date of cancellation or last date attended.
A student of the school or college who withdraws from the school or college as a result of the student being called to active duty in a military service of the United States or the National Guard may elect one of thefollowing options for each program in which the student is enrolled:
The payment of refunds will be totally completed such that the refund instrument has been negotiated or credited into the proper account(s), within 60 days after the effective date of termination.
The percentage of the clock hours attempted is determined by dividing the total number of clock hours elapsed from the student’s start date to the student’s last day of attendance, by the total number of clock hours in the program.
After the completion of the refund calculation, the school will deduct the registration/administrative fee of $50.
Nothing in this policy prevents the student from contacting the State of Georgia Nonpublic Post secondary Education Commission, at any time with a concern or a complaint. Students who have a complaint or who would like to appeal a dismissal must request in writing an appointment for an interview with the school director.
OceanPointe Dental Academy and the student acknowledge that there is some risk of accident, injury, or infectious associated with the use of the equipment and other aspects of the course of study, including but not limited to direct care and contact of other students, clients, patients, or residents at the clinical or training facility site. The student does hereby waive, release, and discharge OceanPointe Dental Academy of any and all liability and all claims for damages for death, personal injury, or property damage which the student may have or which hereafter accrue to the student as a result of participation in the dental assisting program whether or not caused by negligence or fault of OceanPointe Dental Academy.
This release is intended to discharge the school, and its officers, employees, representatives, students, volunteers,and agents from and against any and all liability arising out of or connected in any way with my participation in the training, internship/externship, hands-on activities, practice, or other activities. Knowing risks exist,nevertheless, the student hereby agrees to assume those risks and to release and to hold harmless all persons or agencies mentioned above that might otherwise be liable to the student or their heirs or assigns for damages. The student further understands and agrees that this waiver, release, and assumption of risk is to be binding on their heirs and assigns.
In addition, the student gives permission to receive, if necessary, emergency medical services by authorized personnel, and that any cost incurred as a result of such medical treatment will be my responsibility.
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A hybrid (online and hands-on) dental assisting training program with a focus on core dental sciences and clinical competencies.