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Student Consumer Information


The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requires colleges and universities that participate in federal student financial aid programs to disclose certain information to current and prospective students, and to university employees.

The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), includes many disclosure and reporting requirements. A disclosure requirement is information that a postsecondary education institution is required to distribute or make available to another party, such as students or employees. A reporting requirement is information submitted to the U.S. Department of Education or other agencies. Disclosure and reporting requirements sometimes overlap. For certain topics, institutions are required to make information available to students or others and to submit information to the Department of Education. To view a summary of HEA institutional disclosure requirements, click here.

In order to promote access to information that will allow consumers  to make informed decisions about postsecondary education, the University of South Carolina Beaufort developed this webpage to provide these disclosures in one location.  Click on the links below for information on each topic. For additional questions, please contact the appropriate office.

Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information

Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information
  -Student Bulletin, pg. 7

Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information
  -USCB Financial Aid Contacts

Student Financial Assistance

Student Financial Aid Information
  -USCB Financial Aid
  -USCB Financial Aid-Types of Aid
  -Student Bulletin, pg. 26

Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
  -USCB Financial Aid-Terms & Conditions

General Institutional Information

Academic Programs
  -Approved Areas of Study

Privacy of Student Records - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  -Student Bulletin, pg. 79
  -Annual FERPA notice to students, Student Bulletin, pg. 80
  -Annual FERPA notice to faculty/staff

Consumer Information on College Navigator Website
  -USCB College Navigator

Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilities
  -USCB Disability Services
  -USCB Disability Services-Services and Accommodations

Student Body Diversity

Price of Attendance
  -USCB Admissions-Cost of Attendance

Net Price Calculator
  -USCB Net Price Calculator

Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal, and Return of Title IV, HEA Financial Aid
  -USCB Financial Aid-Terms and Conditions

Textbook Information
  -USCB Bookstore
  -USCB Schedule of Classes

Academic Programs (Educational Programs, Instructional Facilities, and Faculty)
  -USCB Majors and Minors
  -Student Bulletin, pg. 88

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements
  -USCB Admissions-Transfer Credit
  -Student Bulletin, pg. 19
  -USCB Admissions-Partner Colleges

Institutional and Program Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure
  -USCB Accreditation

Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions (Including Computer Use and File Sharing)
  -USCB Copyright Policy

Teacher Preparation Program

Teacher Preparation Program Report
  -USCB Department of Education
  -National and State Title II Reports
  -USCB CHE-IE Reports-Professional Exam Pass Rates

Health and Safety

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
  -USCB Student Code of Conduct

Vaccinations Policies
  -USCB Immunization Form

Security Report (Including Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures) Timely Warnings, and Crime Log
  -USCB Clery Report
  -USCB College Navigator Crime Statistics

Security Report-Missing Person Notification Policy
  -USCB Student Handbook, pg. 27
  -USCB Clery Report

Fire Safety Report and Fire Log
  -USCB Clery Report

Information for Victims About Disciplinary Hearings
  -USCB Student Handbook, pg. 59

Student Outcomes

Retention Rate
  -USCB Student Success Trend
  -USCB College Navigator Retention Rates

Completion/Graduation and Transfer-out Rates (Including Disaggregated Completion/Graduation rates)
  -USCB Student Success Trend
  -USCB College Navigator Completion Rates

Completion/Graduation and Transfer-out Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid (Including Disaggregated Completion/Graduation rates)

Placement in Employment

Job Placement Rates

Types of Graduate and Professional Education in which Institution's Graduates Enrolled

Intercollegiate Athletic Program

Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data
  -Office of Postsecondary Education Data

Voter Registration

Voter Registration Forms
  -SC Voter Registration
  -USCB Financial Aid-Resources

Disclosure Requirements Relating to Education Loans

State Grant Assistance
  -USCB Financial Aid-Types of Aid
  -CollegeScholarships.org

Student Loan Information Published by Department of Education
  -USCB Financial Aid-Types of Aid
  -US Department of Education website
  -US Department of Education-Direct Loans website

National Student Loan Data System
  -USCB Financial Aid-Terms and Conditions
 
-NSLDS Login
  -NSLDS Student Access

Entrance Counseling for Student Borrowers
  -USCB Financial Aid-Terms and Conditions
  -StudentLoans.gov Loan Counseling

Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers
  -StudentLoans.gov Loan Counseling

Code of Conduct for Education Loans
  -USCB Financial Aid-Terms and Conditions