190.410–EQUIPMENT SECURITY DEPOSIT

Date Revised: September 2016

POLICY
A credit card or check security deposit of $1,000 is required from all students to cover the use of school equipment from the Technical Department, Digital Service Department and Studio.

PROCEDURE
A Student must leave a check or have a credit on file in the business office in order to work with the school’s equipment in production classes. Credit cards are not charged at this time, but are authorized for $1,000. There must be $1,000 available at this time. Debit cards are not accepted. Students receive a receipt to bring to the Technical Department, Digital Service Department or Studio in order to check out equipment. Students are not able to participate in production classes until these requirements are met. A great deal of trust is placed upon Maine Media College students to use equipment safely and to treat the equipment with great care and never leave it unsupervised.  Students are only charged if equipment under their supervision is lost or damaged. All film students must go through the “proper equipment care and etiquette” tutorial with the Technical Department before equipment can be checked out.

In the case of loss or extensive damage to equipment, students may be responsible for actual repair or replacement costs in excess of the deposit.