CONSUMER INFORMATION SUMMARY
Federal Regulations require schools to provide certain consumer information annually to its students, along with a statement of procedures regarding where to obtain that information. To follow is a listing of all of the Basic Consumer Information Requirements, as excerpted from the Student Financial Aid (SFA) Handbook. Some of the information below can be obtained within this Consumer Information Guide in both paper format and posted on the school's web site. Other information is found in the school's catalog and/or related addenda, which are available through the links, on the Website's Student Page or hardcopy from the school. You may also find that some information, noted as available in the school catalog and/or addenda, may also have additional/supplemental information in this Consumer Information Guide. The school can provide a paper copy of any of the listed information upon request.
- a. Cost of attending school
b. Gainful Employment
- Need based and non need based SFA that is available
- Terms and conditions under which the students received FFEL, FDL and Perkins
- The need and non need based state and local aid programs, school aid programs, and other private programs (information available in the Financial Aid Office, if available)
- How students apply for aid and how eligibility is determined
- How the school distributes aid among students
- The rights and responsibilities of students receiving aid
- Verification Requirements
- How and when financial aid will be disbursed
- The terms and conditions of any employment that is part of the SFA package (N/A)
- The terms of, the schedules for, and the necessity of loan repayment and required loan exit counseling
- The criteria for measuring satisfactory academic progress, and how a student who has failed to maintain SAP may re-establish eligibility for SFA
- A statement of the requirements for the return of SFA funds when a student withdraws from the school, information about any refund policy with which the students must comply
- Contact Financial Services for information on student financial assistance
- The names of associations, agencies, governmental bodies that accredit, approve, or license the school and its programs, and the procedures by which a student many receive a copy for review of the school accreditation, licensure or approval
- The specific facilities and services available to disabled students
- The degree programs, training, other education offered, and any plans the school has for improving academic programs 5
- Availability of a GED program, if the school admits students who do not have a high school diploma or equivalent (N/A)
- The instructional, laboratory, and other physical plant facilities associated with academic programs
- A list of faculty and other instructional personnel
- The terms and conditions under which students receiving federal education loans may obtain deferments
- School policies on transfer of credit, including the criteria it uses regarding the transfer of credit earned at another school, and a list of any schools with which it has established an articulation agreement
- Information of student body diversity in the categories of gender and ethnicity of enrolled, full time students and students who receive federal Pell grants 1
- Information on placement of and types of employment obtained by graduates of the school's degree or certificate programs
- Retention rates of certificate or degree seeking first time full time undergraduate students 1
- Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
- What You Need to Know if You've been Convicted of the Possession or Sale of Drugs 4
- Campus security statistics and campus security policies 2
- The school's policy regarding all vaccinations 3
- Policies and sanctions related to copyright infringement and liabilities students may face for unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials
- FERPA - right to review records, procedures for reviewing records, policy regarding disclosure, etc
- Completion Rates 1
- Voter Registration forms made widely available to students
- Code of Conduct for Education Loans
- Textbook Information
- Contact the front desk personnel to find out which faculty or staff member can help with general school issues
1 This information is found on the College Navigator Website based on IPEDS surveys submitted by the school to the U.S. Department of Education. A link to College Navigator is available within the Consumer Information Guide.
2 This information is distributed to all students end employees directly. Statistics appear on the College Navigator website for which a link is provided in the Consumer Information Guide.
3 For faculty, this information is delivered during the hiring process.
4 A separate written notice is distributed directly to all current students which advises the student that a conviction of a drug offense during a period of enrollment for which SFA funds are received results in a loss of SFA eligibility. For a student who loses SFA eligibility due to a drug violation, a separate written notice of how to regain eligibility will be provided directly. It should also be noted that Federal Regulations require that the school's drug policy be evaluated biennially to assess if there were any drug and alcohol related fatalities that occurred on campus and the number and types of sanctions. This information would be available upon request.
5 A copy of the Academic Improvement Plan is available upon request from the school.