The Five Points that We are Required by Federal Law to Answer Here:
(1) HOW DO WE SELECT PROGRAMS TO REPRESENT?
ANSWER: We participate with an ever-widening range of programs and schools, selected based on the breadth of their program, longevity, location, reviews, facility, and the expertise of their personnel. Such programs may or may not be required to be licensed by the state or country in which they are located.
(2) HOW ARE WE REMUNERATED FOR OUR SERVICES?
ANSWER: We are a contracted agent of institutions that allow us to represent them. We receive a flat fee for any enrollment that is the result of our assistance. We are never paid other kickbacks, nor are paid more or less according to the level of the services rendered by the institution to the individual. The fact that we receive a fee does not impact the tuition of the program.
(3) HOW DO WE CHOOSE WHICH INSTITUTIONS TO OFFER AS OPTIONS?
ANSWER: We do not recommend any single program. We offer several options that are based on past parent and student comments about the program and the program’s personnel. These options are also based on the family’s financial ability and the level of services that may be required for the child. We highly recommend that the parent seeks licensed medical, psychological, or educational placement assistance before making a final choice.
(4) WHAT KIND OF AGREEMENT DOES BCAS HAVE WITH THESE SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS?
We connect with what we think are the best programs and schools (based on our experience of working in such programs and schools in the past) and ask them if they would allow us to include them in our list of school options. If so, we enter into a contract with them to become an agent of their admissions department, but we make no promises as to the number of individuals we will direct to their organization, nor do we allow any school to pay us any more than our flat fee per student.
(5) WHAT WOULD CAUSE US TO STOP REPRESENTING A PROGRAM, OR TO NOT HELP ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO CONTACTS US?
ANSWER: We work with any individual, regardless of their ethnicity or beliefs. The only individuals who may not be helped by us are those who have no funds to pay the organizations we represent, or if any or all of those organizations we represent decline to accept the child, at their own discretion. Some states, such as Oregon, have legislation in place that makes it untenable for us to participate in placing any students from there. As for programs and schools, we will represent them as long as we are assured that they are doing a good job and students there are kept safe.