Required Disclosures and Consumer Information Disclosures
This webpage provides a comprehensive location for links to information about Texas A&M University-Central Texas on a variety of subjects which may be helpful to prospective students, their families, high school counselors, as well as prospective employees, current students, and current employees. This information is presented to comply with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, which requires institutions of higher education to disclose information and reports on various aspects of the institution's policies, procedures, operations, and costs.
Non-Loan Related Disclosure Requirements
- Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information – A notification is emailed to each enrolled student annually during the Fall semester. General information about the institution may be found online and in the university catalog. Financial aid information may also be found online or in the university catalog. Paper copies available upon request.
- Contact information for assistance in obtaining institutional or financial aid information – Contact information for obtaining assistance in obtaining institutional or financial aid information can be found online as well in various institutional publications.
Student Financial Assistance
- Student Financial Assistance Information: Students can find information about student financial assistance on the department's website or in the university catalog.
- Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations: The Office of Student Affairs sends out a notice of Federal Student Financial Aid penalties for drug violations. Alcohol and Drug Education Programs are managed by the Office of Student Affairs.
- Study Abroad Programs – There are many opportunities for study abroad and each may affect a student's financial aid package differently. It is best to speak with a Financial Aid Advisor for more information when a student is exploring the possibilities of studying abroad.
General Institutional Information
- Privacy of Student Records – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) – For more information on FERPA, visit the U.S. Department of Education website.
- Consumer Information on College Navigator Website
- Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilities
- Cost of Attendance
- Net Price Calculator
- Tuition Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal, and Return of Title IV, HEA Financial Aid
- Textbook Information (University Bookstore) – In accordance with applicable regulations, students are notified each year that they are not required to utilize the campus bookstore for the purchase of textbooks. Notification is sent to enrolled student by the Office of Student Affairs.
- Academic Programs – Information related to undergraduate and graduate academic programs is published online and in the university catalog.
- Transfer of Credit Policies – Transfer articulation policies are outlined in the university catalog.
- Institutional and Program Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure
- Texas A&M University-Central Texas Strategic Plan (2011-2015)
Health and Safety
- Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program – The Office of Student Affairs sends out notification of Federal Student Financial Aid penalties for drug violations. The Office of Student Financial Assistance notifies students of their loss of eligibility and ways to regain it as those cases occur.
- Vaccination Policies
- Security Report, Timely Warnings, Unilert: Emergency Notification System, and Crime Log – Notifications are emailed to all enrolled students and current employees annually. Prospective employees are also provided with a written disclosure on how to locate campus safety information.
- Security Report – Missing Person Notification Policy
- Fire Safety Report & Fire Log – Texas A&M University-Central does not have on campus housing and is not required to produce a fire safety report. General fire safety information can be found in the annual campus security report online.
- Information for Crime Victims about Disciplinary Hearings
- Retention and Graduation Rates – As an upper division institution offering junior and senior coursework for the completion of baccalaureate degrees, TAMUCT is unable to report retention and graduation rates as defined and reported on the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Institutional information may be found on the Online Institutional Resume published by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
- Placement in Employment – Not applicable if we do not calculate job placement rates. Career & Professional Development within the Office of Student Affairs publishes certain salary information and types of employment obtained by graduates in an annual report based on survey responses from alumni. TAMUCT does not calculate an "official" placement rate.
Intercollegiate Athletic Programs
- TAMUCT currently does not participate or offer athletic programs.
- Voter Registration Forms – Student organizations conduct voter registration events in the weeks leading up to registration deadlines. Students may also access information about registering to vote in Texas online at http://www.votetexas.gov/
Disclosure Requirements Relating to Education Loans
- State & Federal Grant Assistance
- Federal Student Loan Information
- National Student Loan Data System
- Entrance Counseling for Student Borrowers – Information about entrance counseling can be found online at https://studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa/next-steps/entrance-counseling.
- Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers – Students graduating or ceasing to enroll a least part-time are required to complete exit counseling. Notifications are sent to students as applicable.
- Code of Conduct for Education Loans – Texas A&M University-Central Texas and the Office of Student Financial Assistance are committed to conducting business in an ethical manner and with the highest level of integrity. To this end, our office adheres to the Texas A&M University System Ethics Policy 07.01 and Texas Higher Education Fair Lending Practices 07.02. In addition, we comply with the NASFAA Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for Institutional Financial Aid Professionals. As part of our commitment, all employees receive training on an annual basis with regards to the code of conduct.
- Preferred Lender Lists – TAMUCT does not prepare or participate in preferred lender arrangements. Students are encourage to research and identify an alternative lender that provides a loan option most suited to their needs.
- Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness
- Consolidation Information
- Repayment Options for Loans
- Deferment & Forbearance
Texas A&M University –Central Texas is fully committed to compliance with the applicable regulations and to providing candid, honest and reliable disclosure and student consumer information. Students or other persons with Questions about the disclosures or consumer information posted on this page may contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance at 254-501-5854 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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