Daience Student Disclosures

Masters of Science in Data Science and Cyber Security

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Privacy Policy

Daience University’s student privacy and confidentiality policy follows the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) guidelines.

FERPA was designed to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the rights of students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading information through informal and formal hearings.

Daience University will not disclose students’ education records without obtaining prior written consent, except in certain instances where a student's educational records may be disclosed to school administrators with a legitimate interest. These individuals may include persons whom Daience University has employed or contracted with, whose responsibility justifies access to all or part of an educational record for legal, educational, or administrative functions.

Students may inspect and review their own records pertaining to academic standing and other information at any time. Students may also seek amendment of inaccurate or misleading information in their education records.

Daience University depends on the accuracy of the records submitted by its students. False information on an application as well as any act to intentionally mislead or misinform instructional personnel or administrators is grounds for disciplinary action, including dismissal from the University. Students seeking access or amendment to their educational records should contact Support.

Technology Requirements

At Daience University, electronic communication is the preferred medium for students, faculty, and staff. To take advantage of this technology, it is required that students, faculty, and staff acquire and maintain e-mail access with the capability to send and receive attached files.

In order to navigate the Internet, it is recommended that the latest version of one of the following browsers be used:
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Daience University also provides documents that can be accessed using Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available without cost to students at www.adobe.com

Daience University strives to prevent the spread of computer viruses by employing the latest virus detection software on all university-owned computer systems; however, Daience University makes no guarantee related to the unintentional propagation of computer viruses that may go undetected by our virus detection software. Daience University will not be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages of any kind, including but not limited to: loss of data, file corruption, or hardware failure, resulting from the effect of any malicious code or computer virus unintentionally transmitted by university staff members, faculty, students or affiliates. Daience University strongly recommends and urges all faculty and students to seek out and install adequate virus detection software and to routinely check for, and install, the most recent updates to their anti-virus software no less frequently than once each month for their computer and operating system.

Technical Specifications and Instructions: In general, students access course materials using a computer or laptop (PC or Mac), a modern web browser, and a high-speed Internet connection. Daience University does not support the use of tablets, smartphones or other similar devices for taking any of the courses in the program. While some course material might be accessible on those devices, students are likely to encounter technical issues that may prevent them from successfully completing courses. Specific courses may have additional technology requirements as specified in individual course syllabi.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Students may cancel their enrollment at Daience University at any time. A student’s notification of cancellation may be conveyed to the institution in any manner. A student has five (5) calendar days after signing an enrollment agreement or similar contractual document to cancel enrollment and receive a full refund of all monies paid to the institution.

A student requesting cancellation more than five calendar days after signing an enrollment agreement, but prior to beginning a course or program, is entitled to a refund of all monies paid minus:
- An application fee of $75 (if applicable)
- The non-refundable registration fee of $200 or $50 (as applicable)
- The non-refundable library services fee of $30 per course (if applicable)

Upon cancellation, a student whose costs for education are paid in full, but not eligible for a refund, is entitled to receive all materials including kits and equipment. Tuition will be refunded per the table below. Tuition for courses that have not been started will be refunded in full. There is no tuition refund for courses and/or terms that have been completed.

Length of Term: 15 Weeks
Tuition Refund Amount:

1st Week 80%
2nd Week 70%
3rd Week 60%
4th Week 50%
5th Week 40%
6th Week 30%
7th Week 20%
8th Week 10%
9th Week 0%

Any refund due to a student will be paid in full within 30 days.

Refund Calculation Example:
The refund amount for a student who withdraws from the first term of the Master of Science in Data Science and Cyber Security program during the 3rd week of training would be calculated as follows:

DU Retains:

Application Fee: $75
Registration Fee: $200
Library Services Fee: $30/course
Portion of Tuition: $900 (40% x $2250)
Total Retained by DU: $1,265

Student Refund Amount:

Portion of Tuition: $1350 (60% x $2250)
Total Refunded to Student: $1,350

Refunds on books and materials are subject to the terms of the retailer from which they were purchased (ex: Amazon). The student refund amount is applied to any balance on the student’s account.

This Sample Refund Calculation is also available for download here.

Transfer of Credit

Transfer into Daience University: The acceptance of transfer credits between institutions lies within the discretion of the receiving institution. Credits earned at other institutions may or may not be accepted by Daience University. Likewise, credits earned at Daience University may or may not be accepted by another institution depending upon its programs, policies, and regulations.

Transfer credits will be evaluated using the following guidelines:

  • Only credits earned at an institution that is accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or an accepted foreign equivalent that is listed in the International Handbook of Universities will be considered. Any credits earned at a foreign institution must have a credential evaluation completed indicating equivalency with Daience University courses.
  • An official transcript of the student’s coursework must be furnished directly by the institution where the coursework was completed before any application for transfer credits can be evaluated.
  • A copy of the catalog or course syllabi from the institution at which the coursework was completed, at the time that the coursework was completed, must be furnished before any application for transfer credits can be evaluated.
  • A minimum grade of “B” or “3.0” must have been awarded for each course completed to be eligible for transfer. Only courses in which grades were assigned will be considered. Credits earned as a result of a “pass/fail” option are not eligible for transfer.
  • Coursework completed more than three years ago is not eligible for transfer of credit.
  • Transfer of credit must be completed prior to enrollment. Submitting an official transcript in a timely manner is the sole responsibility of the student.
  • The Chief Academic Officer shall make a final determination on the acceptability of transfer credits. The above guidelines shall be used in evaluating all applications for transfer of credit; however, the institution reserves the right to accept or reject any or all transfer credits at its discretion.

Up to 50% of the program can be completed via transfer of credit. Therefore, the maximum number of credits that can be transferred into the Master of Science in Data Science and Cyber Security is eighteen (18) credits or the equivalent of sis (6) three-semester credit hour courses. Students wishing to receive credit for courses taken at other institutions will need to provide all required documents as part of the application process.

Transfer out of Daience University: Transferability of credits earned at Daience University is always up to the discretion of the receiving institution. Daience University does not in any way imply or guarantee the transferability of credit into any other college or university.

Credit for Life Experience: Daience University does not offer credit for life experience.

Career Services Portal

Daience University does not offer formal job placement services. However, the university recognizes that many students are seeking education to enhance their current job skills or to earn skills to start a career or even to change job fields. To facilitate this desire, Daience University connects its graduates with employers who are seeking new talent through the Career Services Portal.

Daience University seeks to build relationships with industry employers all over the globe. Employers are provided access to the Career Services Portal, where they can post open positions. Graduates can view jobs and apply through the portal. Additionally, graduates can post their CVs in the portal, enabling industry employers to view it and contact the graduate directly through the portal.

All information and activity within the portal is private. Further, the use of the Career Services Portal is not required; it is an optional benefit available to graduates.

Daience University does not guarantee job placement.