The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), requires institutions to disclose certain information to prospective students, current students, and employees as follows:
General Institutional Information
- Accreditation and Licensing of Institution
- Foreign Gifts/Contracts > $250,000 – Contact Mark Brown
- Consumer Information – Contact Mark Brown or John Hartog
- Reimbursements for Service on Advisory Boards – Policy #661
- Computer Systems & Information Use – Policy
- Sexual Misconduct Policy – Policy
- Nondiscrimination – Policy
Health and Safety
- Annual Security & Fire Safety Report
- Crime Log
- Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program Information
- Drug-Free Workplace Statement
- Emergency Notification
- Fire Log – Contact Mark Brown
- Missing Student Notification Policies and Procedures
- Outcome of NCC Disciplinary Proceedings
- Sexual and Gender Harassment Policy
- Penalties for Drug Violations
- Registered Sex Offenders Information
- Vaccination Policies
- Academic Programs, Facilities and Instructional Personnel
- Copyright and Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Issues
- Course Schedule
- Diversity of Student Body/Retention Rates
- FERPA Rights
- Official Withdrawal Procedures
- Online Student Grievance Contact Information
- Refund Policies
- Services and Facilities for Students with Disabilities
- Cost Savings Program – N/A
- Transfer Credit Policies
- The U.S. Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787. In 2005, Sen. Robert Byrd, West Virginia inserted into an appropriations bill a requirement that all educational institutions receiving federal funds offer an instructional program every Constitution Day, September 17.
The rules state the requirement of the law, note that Constitution Day programs can be held the week prior or after September 17 if that day falls on a weekend or holiday. We have been participating in Constitution Day activities since 2005. A comprehensive listing of Constitution Day activities follows:
- Iowa Voter Registration Form
- College Navigator
- Federal – State – Institutional Aid
- Code of Conduct
- Cost of Attending the Institution
- Entrance Counseling – Direct Loans
- Exit Counseling – Direct Loans
- Net Price Calculator *See below for more information.
- Return of Title IV Requirements
- Satisfactory Academic Progress
- Cost of Attendance Budget
- Tuition & Fees Details
- Applying for Aid and Award Notification
- Disbursement of Aid
- Student Diversity and Pell
- Contact Information
- Additional Information
- Rights and Responsibilities of Financial Aid Recipients
- Additional Federal Loan Information
- Verification Requirements
Net Price Calculator Information
In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), beginning October 29, 2011 post-secondary institutions that participate in Title IV federal student aid programs are required to post a net price calculator on their websites. The calculator must use institutional data to provide estimated net prices to current and prospective students andtheir families.
The Net Price Calculator takes the estimated annual cost of attendance and subtracts the Median (not average) amount of need-based federal, state and institutional aid received by our students in the most recent academic year.
It is important to understand the following:
- Actual aid offers may be substantially different from the calculator’s estimates.
- If the Estimated total grant aid displays $0 it may be due to insufficient data history. This is particularly applicable to out of state students. Students may still receive some aid.
- External scholarships, student loans and student employment opportunities are also available to help defray the net price, but are not reflected in the NPC estimates.
- Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for, and receive a financial aid award. Awards include Federal grants, loans, or work-study assistance. For more information on applying for Federal student aid, visit http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.