Miami-Dade County Public Schools Money-Back Guarantee | Adult & Career Technical Education
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Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Office of Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Money-Back Guarantee


Money-Back Guarantee:

The Money-Back Guarantee Program was created by the Florida Legislature in 2021 with the Reimagining Education and Career Help (REACH) Act. Students who complete a Career and Technical Education program designated for the money-back guarantee and are not employed within six months of graduation are now eligible to request a full refund of their tuition costs. Miami-Dade County Public Schools has designated the following programs for the Money-Back Guarantee:

  • Program 1
  • Program 2
  • Program 3
  • Program 4
  • Program 5


  • Students who receive a job offer in their respective industry within the six-month window after graduation will be considered to have successfully found employment and will no longer be eligible to participate in the Money-Back Guarantee program or request a full refund of their tuition.
  • Students must be enrolled in a designated program within a Miami-Dade County Public Schools Technical College or Adult Education Center and must sign an agreement that they understand their rights, obligations, and requirements as described in Section 1011.803, Florida Statutes.
  • Students must attend program courses and follow Miami-Dade County Public Schools policies with regards to deadlines for dropping or withdrawing from any or all of their classes.
  • Students must complete their program in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA on all CTE Courses).
  • Students must meet with a Job Placement Specialist to complete the following activities:
    1. Resume Building
    2. Portfolio Development
    3. Job Search Assessment
    4. Mock Interviews
    5. Develop a Career Plan
  • Students must successfully complete any internship, clinical, practicum, or work-based learning experience required by their respective program. (not required in all programs)
  • Students must provide documentation of job search activities as determined by the institution. (Documentation may include job applications, e-mails, call logs with employers, and other forms of communication.)
  • Students must successfully earn any required third-party industry certifications or licenses within three (3) months of completion of the program as a required for employment in the respective industry. (not required in all programs)
  • Students must successfully pass any background checks and drug screening as required by prospective employers.