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RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS FROM BYRON HARRIS, CHANNEL 8

#1 Why do you recruit at homeless shelters?

ATI Schools & Colleges has a policy of only recruiting prospective students in educational environments,

which is in strict compliance with state rules and regulations and national accreditation standards. These

include such locations as an educational setting or job fair. In Texas, ATI follows the “Texas Rules”

sections §807.51 - §807.196 and must register all recruitment representatives.

ATI is rigorously committed to doing the right thing – with students and employees. Any failure of an ATI

Schools & Colleges employee to comply with these rules and regulations would be cause for

investigation and termination.

Conversely, all prospective students have the right to enroll at an ATI Schools & Colleges campus, and it is

our policy not to discriminate for any reason.

#2 How many of your sales representatives in North Texas have paid homeless people to impersonate

students?

Again, ATI Schools & Colleges is rigorously committed to doing the right thing – with students and

employees. The company has exceptionally stringent rules and regulations for admissions

representatives – and any activity that violates these would be met with swift action and recourse,

including immediate termination.

#3 What is the turnover rate among your sales representatives?

As a point of clarification, ATI Schools & Colleges does not employ “sales representatives” but rather

admissions representatives. Regarding your specific question, ATI Schools & Colleges does not collect the

data requested at an aggregate level.

#4 How do you determine recruiting quotas for your sales representatives?

As a point of clarification, ATI Schools & Colleges does not employ “sales representatives” but rather

admissions representatives.

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Quotas have their use in some businesses, but in the world of education, serving students is the only real

measure of success. At ATI Schools & Colleges, our admissions representatives' efforts are focused on the

timely response to prospective student inquiries and ensuring all questions and relevant information is

provided to individuals who have expressed an interest in ATI and the programs offered. Admissions

representatives have goals that support that endeavor, but not quotas. #5 Is one day’s employment an

adequate measure of whether a student is employed after graduation?

ATI Schools & Colleges, like every organization in our sector of higher education, has very specific

definitions laid out by accrediting and regulatory bodies for what constitutes employment. We

encourage Channel 8 to review these with those bodies. A listing of all of the accrediting and regulatory

bodies overseeing ATI can be found at: http://atinewsroom.com/.

#6 Please explain your strategy in targeting ex-convicts as students, given their inability to be licensed

in many professions.

ATI Schools & Colleges does not have a strategy to target ex-convicts. All prospective students have the

right to enroll at an ATI campus, and it is our policy not to discriminate for any reason. There are a select

number of programs that have licensing eligibility requirements that may be affected by a criminal

record. Applicants for those programs are given a disclosure form at the time of enrollment that outlines

the eligibility risks for students with a criminal record.

Document: Copy of disclosure form

#7 At your Maple Avenue school in Dallas, how long has the facility been without air conditioning?

In June, the Mapleton Avenue school in Dallas underwent an air conditioning mechanical failure. A

portable AC unit was provided and ATI has invested in a new system at that facility since that time.

#8 What is your average program placement rate nationwide for the last three years?

ATI Schools & Colleges is committed to assisting our graduates with finding employment and our career

services professionals are an incredible asset to graduating students as they seek employment. Our team

of career services professionals assists graduates with their job search, matches graduates to their best

career opportunities, and even provides classes for students to build their confidence in interviewing

with prospective employers.

As a result of our commitment to this endeavor, the average program placement rate nationwide over

the last three years exceeds the standards set by both accrediting and state regulatory bodies. Again, the

accrediting and regulatory bodies for ATI Schools & Colleges can be found at: http://atinewsroom.com/.

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#9 What is your average program placement rate in North Texas for the last the last three years, by

year?

ATI Schools & Colleges average program placement rate in North Texas exceeds the standard set by

accrediting and state regulatory bodies. Again the accrediting and regulatory bodies for ATI Schools &

Colleges can be found at: http://atinewsroom.com/.

#10 What are the specific placement figures by program (CIP code) in North Texas for the last three

years?

ATI Schools & Colleges specific placement figures by program (CIP code) in North Texas exceed the

accrediting and state regulatory standards. Again the accrediting and regulatory bodies for ATI Schools &

Colleges can be found at: http://atinewsroom.com/.

#11 What percentage of graduate employment in North Texas is at temp agencies?

Although ATI verifies the job placement of our graduates, we do not segregate the data based on this

particular variable. It is worth noting, however, that ATI Schools & Colleges does develop relationships

with as many employment sources as possible in order to provide opportunity for our graduates.

#12 What percentage of ATI graduate employment is at day labor providers?

Although ATI verifies the job placement of our graduates, we do not segregate the data based on this

particular variable. It is worth noting, however, that ATI Schools & Colleges does develop relationships

with as many employment sources as possible in order to provide opportunity for our graduates.

#13 What are your program completion rates in North Texas, by campus and program over the last

three years?

ATI Schools & Colleges program completion rates exceed standards set by the company’s accrediting

bodies.

#14 How do you acquire students’ signatures on completer surveys (Texas Form PS-072A)? Do your

representatives visit the completer at the employer or are the students required to return to the

school?

There are a multitude of ways ATI Schools & Colleges manages completer surveys. It is important to note

that it is the policy of ATI Schools & Colleges to handle all completer forms in accordance with the rules

set forth by the Texas Workforce Commission. As stated at the bottom of the form, collection can take

many forms, including any and all of the following:

Verbatim from Texas Form PS-072A: You may conduct surveys by mailing the PS-072A, Completer Follow-

Up Survey to the completers, by contacting completers by telephone and referring to the form during the

phone call, by transferring the data from your records to TWC’s forms, or by using both the TWC’s form

and your own form. If the completer cannot be contacted, a telephone interview may be conducted with

the completer's employer. On the form, document the person placing the call, the person receiving the

call, and the date of the call.

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#15 What safeguards do you have to prevent forgery of these signatures?

ATI Schools & Colleges is rigorously committed to doing the right thing – with students and employees.

Any instance of forgery would be met with our zero-tolerance policy, an investigation and termination of

involved parties.

#16 What percentage of student tuition comes from federal grants and loans?

ATI Schools & Colleges is focused on providing a good value for our students by maintaining our tuition

rates at or below our graduates’ first year expected annual salary. In many cases, our tuition rates have

not increased in the past three years, while Title IV grant and loan amounts have increased substantially

during the same period, resulting in a lower out-of-pocket cost to our students. For 2010, ATI’s students

have funded approximately 84% of their tuition payments through Federal loans and grants.

#17 Explain how students obtain loans for living expenses. What are the interest rates on these loans

over the last three years, by year? What percentage of your students obtain these loans?

At ATI, we don’t succeed unless our students succeed. We have implemented rigorous financial literacy

programs to ensure students understand their financial responsibilities upon leaving school, and counsel

students to apply for loans only to the extent they are truly needed.

Students obtain loans for living expenses by applying for them directly with a lender, or if a student has

additional Title IV loan eligibility, with the Federal government through the school’s Financial Aid office.

The interest rates from lenders vary, and the Title IV loan interest rates are fixed by the Federal

government.

During 2010, approximately 17% of our students have obtained loans for living expenses.

Supporting documentation:

Interest rates on loans obtained through the Title IV Direct Loan program

https://www.dl.ed.gov/borrower/QctrHelpIndex.do?SectionId=CINT&APageID=QctrCintA011

Interest rates on loans obtained through the Title IV FFEL and Direct Loan programs

http://ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/attachments/052709NewInterestRatesAttach.pdf

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