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Consumer Information

Student Right to Know

The Student Right to Know Act requires an institution that participates in any student financial assistance program under Title IV of Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended) to disclose information about graduation rates to current and prospective students . The Higher Education Act of 1992 required that these same institutions report this data to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) through completion of the IPEDS graduation rate survey. Information about 鶹ýPorn (including student body diversity, completion, retention, graduation and financial aid performance rates) can be easily accessed through which is a service provided by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Perkins Performance Report

 

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records.  (An “eligible student” under FERPA is a student who is 18 years of age or older or who attends a post-secondary institution at any age.) These rights include:

The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days after the day 鶹ýPorn receives a request for access. A student should submit to the registrar, a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect.  The registrar will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.

The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.

A student who wishes to ask 鶹ýPorn to amend a record should write the registrar, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed.

If 鶹ýPorn decides not to amend the record as requested, 鶹ýPorn will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment.  Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.

The right to provide written consent before 鶹ýPorn discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

鶹ýPorn discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.  A school official typically includes a person employed by the 鶹ýPorn in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position; a person serving on the board of trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee.  A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of the 鶹ýPorn who performs an institutional service or function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as an attorney, auditor, or a student volunteering to assist another school official in performing his or her tasks.  A school official typically has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the 鶹ýPorn.

Upon request, 鶹ýPorn also discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.

The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the 鶹ýPorn to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20202

FERPA permits the disclosure of PII from students’ education records, without consent of the student, if the disclosure meets certain conditions found in § 99.31 of the FERPA regulations.  Except for disclosures to school officials, disclosures related to some judicial orders or lawfully issued subpoenas, disclosures of directory information, and disclosures to the student, § 99.32 of FERPA regulations requires 鶹ýPorn to record the disclosure.  Eligible students have a right to inspect and review the record of disclosures.  鶹ýPorn may disclose PII from the education records without obtaining prior written consent of the student —

To other school officials, including teachers, within 鶹ýPorn whom the school has determined to have legitimate educational interests. This includes contractors, consultants, volunteers, or other parties to whom the school has outsourced institutional services or functions, provided that the conditions listed in § 99.31(a)(1)(i)(B)(1) – (a)(1)(i)(B)(3) are met. (§ 99.31(a)(1))

To officials of another school where the student seeks or intends to enroll, or where the student is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes related to the student’s enrollment or transfer, subject to the requirements of § 99.34. (§ 99.31(a)(2))

To authorized representatives of the U. S. Comptroller General, the U.S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or State and local educational authorities, such as a State post-secondary authority that is responsible for supervising the university’s State-supported education programs. Disclosures under this provision may be made, subject to the requirements of §99.35, in connection with an audit or evaluation of Federal- or State-supported education programs, or for the enforcement of or compliance with Federal legal requirements that relate to those programs.  These entities may make further disclosures of PII to outside entities that are designated by them as their authorized representatives to conduct any audit, evaluation, or enforcement or compliance activity on their behalf. (§§ 99.31(a)(3) and 99.35)

In connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has received, if the information is necessary to determine eligibility for the aid, determine the amount of the aid, determine the conditions of the aid, or enforce the terms and conditions of the aid. (§ 99.31(a)(4))

To organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, 鶹ýPorn, in order to: (a) develop, validate, or administer predictive tests; (b) administer student aid programs; or (c) improve instruction. (§ 99.31(a)(6))

To accrediting organizations to carry out their accrediting functions. (§ 99.31(a)(7))

To parents of an eligible student if the student is a dependent for IRS tax purposes. (§ 31(a)(8))

To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena. (§ 99.31(a)(9))

To appropriate officials in connection with a health or safety emergency, subject to § 99.36. (§ 31(a)(10))

Information 鶹ýPorn has designated as “directory information” under § 99.37. (§ 99.31(a)(11)). Directory information designated at 鶹ýPorn is a student’s name, address, email, and telephone, their field of study, dates of attendance and the credentials they received, and photos.

To a victim of an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense, subject to the requirements of § 99.39. The disclosure may only include the final results of the disciplinary proceeding with respect to that alleged crime or offense, regardless of the finding. (§ 99.31(a)(13))

To the general public, the final results of a disciplinary proceeding, subject to the requirements of § 99.39, if 鶹ýPorn determines the student is an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or non-forcible sex offense and the student has committed a violation of 鶹ýPorn’s rules or policies with respect to the allegation made against him or her. (§ 99.31(a)(14))

To parents of a student regarding the student’s violation of any Federal, State, or local law, or of any rule or policy of 鶹ýPorn, governing the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance if 鶹ýPorn determines the student committed a disciplinary violation and the student is under the age of 21. (§99.31(a)(15))

Health and Safety Plan

Health and safety at 鶹ýPorn is undertaken in accordance with relevant institutional, industrial, governmental agency regulations and policies and procedures contained in the Institutional and Student Health and Safety Plan. This plan is intended to promote a safe, secure, healthful learning and work environment.

Clery Act Information

In 1990, the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) was amended to include the Crime Awareness and College  Security  Act  of  1990  (Title  II  of  Public  Law  101-  542).  This amendment required all postsecondary institutions participating in Title IV student financial aid programs to disclose College crime statistics and security information. In 1998, the act was renamed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of College Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act in memory of Jeanne Clery, a university student who was killed in her dorm room in 1986. More commonly known as the Clery Act, this law requires colleges and universities to:

  • Collect, classify and count crime reports and statistics
  • Issue College alerts
  • Publish an annual security report
  • Submit crime statistics to the Department of Education
  • Maintain a daily crime log
  • Disclose missing student notification procedures for institutions with on-campus student housing
  • Provide fire safety information for institutions with on-campus student housing

Under the Clery Act, the on-campus category includes the following: Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution’s educational purposes, including residence halls; and Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to the area identified in paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).

The College strictly maintains and enforces the safety and security of the campus community. The College complies with safety and security guidelines by the Crime Awareness and Security Act of 1990; The U.S Department of Education; State and Local Laws and local law enforcement agencies; and various publications.  The College strictly forbids the possession of firearms or other weapons on school property or during school related outings per state law. The College has zero tolerance policy regarding immoral conduct and enforces campus safety and security regulations pertaining to verbal, sexual, and physical harassment of a fellow student or staff member as well as threat of physical violence against a fellow student or staff member.

The College does not employ College security officials. The security of the College is the direct responsibility of each employee and the Facility Manager. No such individuals have the authority to make arrests.

Disciplinary Actions Against Those Who Commit Sexual Assault

A student suspected of an alleged sex offense is subject to both criminal prosecution and disciplinary action under the Student Code of Conduct and Discipline Policy. Disciplinary action can be initiated even if criminal charges are not pursued. Both the accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a disciplinary proceeding, and both shall be informed of the outcome.

Please see the Student Code of Conduct and Discipline Policy for a description of each type of disciplinary proceeding and standard of evidence that will be used during any institutional disciplinary proceeding arising from an allegation of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.  The policy also includes a list of possible sanctions that the College may impose following the results of any institutional disciplinary proceeding and the range of protective measures that the College offers to the victim following an allegation of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.

Alcohol and Other Drug Policies and Procedures

The 鶹ýPorn is committed to preventing alcohol and other drug abuse on campus. Abuse, misuse, possession, manufacture or distribution of alcoholic beverages or other drugs is expressly forbidden on campus.

It is the intent of these policies and procedures:

  • To create an environment that will be free from alcohol and other drug abuse.
  • To foster an attitude on the part of the campus members that discourages the inappropriate use of alcohol and other drugs.
  • To promote healthy lifestyles for all members of the campus community.
  • To educate all members of the campus community, including faculty, staff and students regarding the negative consequences resulting from the use and/or misuse of alcohol and other drugs.
  • To encourage alcohol and other drug-free activities within the campus community.
  • To create a more productive student body through awareness and education which will allow for positive and personal growth.

Institutional Sanctions on Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Sanctions on staff may be imposed by the institution and are up to and include: oral reprimand or warning, written reprimand or warning, required or recommended counseling or rehabilitation, termination and referral for prosecution. For more detailed information on sanctions and procedures, see the Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace / Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy available through the Human Resources office.

Sanctions for students which may be imposed by the institution may include disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from school and referral for prosecution. For additional information on student sanctions and procedures, see the Student Code of Conduct and Discipline Policy.

THE RISKS INVOLVED
Types of Drugs Health Risks Federal Laws Utah Laws to Possess Utah Laws to Possess with Intent
Schedule I: Narcotics, such as heroin; hallucinogens such as LSD, mescaline and peyote. Psychologically and physically addictive; depression, withdrawal symptoms, convulsions, unpredictable behavior with hallucinogens; possible damage to unborn fetus. Minimum penalty: low end amount (size depends on drug) – 5-40 years High end amount – 10 years to life. Maximum fine: $2-4,000,000. If death or serious injury occurs – 20 years to life. Students convicted of drug offenses may also lose or become ineligible for financial aid. Up to five years and/or up to $5,000 fine (third degree felony). From 1-15 years and/or up to $10,000 fine (second degree felony).
Schedule II: Narcotics, such as opium, morphine, methadone and codeine; depressants, such as methaqualone (quaalude) and some barbiturates; stimulants, such as cocaine and some amphetamines; and phencyclidine (PCP), a hallucinogen. Psychologically and physically addictive; depression, withdrawal symptoms, convulsion, respiratory failure, frequent accidents; possible damage to unborn fetus; cocaine and amphetamines increase blood pressure which can lead to irregular heart beat and death; amphetamines can cause agitation; increase in body temperature, hallucination, convulsions and possible death. Minimum penalty: low end amount (size depends on drug) – 5-40 years. High end amount – 10 years to life. Maximum fine: $2-4,000,000. If death or serious injury occurs – 20 years to life. Students convicted of drug offenses may also lose or become ineligible for financial aid. Up to five years and/or up to $5,000 fine (third degree felony). From 1-15 years and/or up to $10,000 fine (second degree felony).
Schedule III: Stimulants (including some amphetamines); depressants (including some barbiturates); and some narcotics. Psychologically and physically addictive; drowsiness, withdrawal symptoms, abdominal and muscle cramps, anxiety, tremors, insomnia, convulsion, possible death, possible damage to unborn fetus. All drugs, any amount. Maximum: three years/$250,000. Students convicted of drug offenses may also lose or become ineligible for financial aid. Up to six months and/or up to $1,000 fine (Class B misdemeanor). Up to five years and/or up to $5,000 fine (third degree felony).
Schedule IV: Depressants, including the benzodiazepines (e.g., valium, librium and dalmane), choral hydrate, some barbiturates and others (e.g., opium, codeine) than drugs included in schedules I-IV. Psychologically and physically addictive; drowsiness, withdrawal symptoms, abdominal and muscle cramps, anxiety, tremors, insomnia, convulsion, possible death, possible damage to unborn fetus. All drugs, any amount. Maximum: three years/$250,000. Students convicted of drug offenses may also lose or become ineligible for financial aid. Up to six months and/or up to $1,000 fine (Class B misdemeanor). Up to five years and/or up to $5,000 fine (third degree felony).
Schedule V: Chemical compounds with smaller quantities of certain drugs, included in schedules I-IV. Psychologically and physically addictive; nausea, gastrointestinal symptoms, drowsiness, withdrawal symptoms including runny nose, watery eyes, panic, chills, cramps, irritability, nausea and possible damage to unborn fetus. All drugs, any amount. Maximum: three years/$250,000. Students convicted of drug offenses may also lose or become ineligible for financial aid. Up to six months and/or up to $1,000 fine (Class B misdemeanor). Up to one year and/or up to five years and/or $2,500 fine (class A misdemeanor).
Marijuana: Marijuana, THC, hashish, hash oil, tetrahydrocannabinol. Psychologically and physically addictive; increased risk of lung cancer, bronchitis and emphysema, contributes to heart disease, fatigue, paranoia, possible psychosis; withdrawal symptoms including insomnia, hyperactivity and decreased appetite; depression of the immune system, decreased sperm count in men and irregular ovulation in women, possible sperm and ovum damage. Under 50-kg – Max: 20 years / $1,000,000 100 – 1,000-kg – Max: 5 years / $42,000,000 Over 1,000-kg – Min:? years-life / $4,000,000 Hashish oil under 100-kg penalties are more severe from like quantities of Marijuana. Students convicted of drug offenses may also lose or become ineligible for financial aid. Under 1 oz: Up to six months and/or up to $1,000 fine (Class B misdemeanor). 1-16 oz: Up to one year and/or up to five years and/or $2,500 fine (Class A misdemeanor). 16 oz. or more: Up to five years and/or up to $5,000 fine (third degree felony). From 1-15 years and/or up to $10,000 fine (second degree felony).
Alcohol: Beer, wine, distilled spirits. May be psychologically and physically addictive. Obvious effects represent the body’s reaction to the poisoning effects of alcohol, and hangover. Can cause vitamin deficiencies, stomach problems, infection, skin problems, sexual impotence, liver damage, disorders of the heart and blood vessels, pneumonia, cancer of the lungs, throat and mouth; accidents and suicides. Drinking while pregnant increases risks of damage to the fetus. Withdrawal from long-term use without medical supervision can be fatal. Alcohol may only be used by those 21 years of age or older. Minors may not buy, possess or drink alcohol, nor lie about their age, nor have someone else lie about their age to obtain alcohol (class B misdemeanor). No one may purchase an alcoholic beverage or product if under the influence of alcohol or other drugs (class B misdemeanor). Selling or otherwise furnishing or supplying alcohol to a minor is a class A misdemeanor. Up to five years and/or up to $5,000 fine (third degree felony).

Additional Utah Laws

Utah laws are not based on the amount of the drug with the exception of marijuana. Penalties for illicit drug use are governed by federal laws and penalties, and the State of Utah will enforce them to their fullest extent as provided by federal law.

  • Obtaining or distributing under false pretenses: Maximum penalty five years imprisonment +/or $25,000 fine (felony).
  • Paraphernalia: use, possession or sale of drug-related paraphernalia. Maximum penalty: five years imprisonment +/or $5,000 fine (felony).* *Under some circumstances is classified as a misdemeanor.
  • Inhalants: sale or use of psychotropic chemicals (glue, paint, etc.) to get high. Maximum penalty: six months imprisonment and/or $1,000 fine (misdemeanor). Penalties are based on type of drug and quantity involved in the violation. Penalties increase if death or injury occurs as a result of a violation and/or previous offenses have occurred.
  • Prohibited acts occurring in public or private school-related sites or with a minor: Punished one degree more than regular maximum penalty.
  • Dram Shop Liability: You may be held responsible for damages as a result of alcohol you served even though you did not directly cause the injury.
  • Intoxication as a Defense: Generally you cannot claim innocence because you were under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
  • DUI: It is illegal to be in physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
  • Not a Drop: A person under the age of 21 may not operate a vehicle with any measurable amount of alcohol in his/her system.
  • Open container: It is illegal to have an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle except in areas not accessible to the driver and passenger.
  • Property: Used in connection with a controlled substance violation may be confiscated.

For detailed information on the effects of various types of alcohol and drugs on health and wellness, please refer to the following National Institute of Drug Abuse web site: 

All reported drug and alcohol related incidents reported on campus are reviewed by the Safety Committee at its quarterly meetings. Response plans are formulated and executed as necessary.

Thank you to CEU for originating the information in this section, and Davis Tech for sharing.

Biennial Review

The College conducts a review of its program every odd numbered year (2021, 2023, 2025 etc.) to determine its effectiveness and implements changes to the program if they are needed to ensure that any disciplinary sanctions are consistently enforced.  The review determines the effectiveness of the sanctions on students and employees for violations of the standards of conduct consistent with local, state, and federal law.

Standards for a Qualified Drug Rehabilitation Program

A qualified drug rehabilitation program must include at least two unannounced drug tests and must satisfy at least one of the following requirements:

  • Be qualified to receive funds directly or indirectly from a federal, state, or local government program.
  • Be qualified to receive payment directly or indirectly from a federally or state-licensed insurance company.
  • Be administered or recognized by a federal, state, or local government agency or court.
  • Be administered or recognized by a federally or state-licensed hospital, health clinic, or medical doctor.

Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention Program

On March 7, 2013 the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act was signed into law by President Obama.  This Act requires colleges to provide primary and ongoing sexual assault awareness and prevention training to all students and employees.  In order to comply with these regulations, 鶹ýPorn has partnered with Everfi, a nationally recognized student wellness service provider, in order to offer our employees and students an online sexual assault prevention and awareness training program called Haven.

鶹ýPorn wants to work together with students to create a fun, healthy and vibrant campus community. As part of that commitment, we require all employees and incoming students to complete AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention – two non-opinionated, research-based courses that provide a unique learning experience regarding important prevention skills and strategies. Whether or not you drink, AlcoholEdu empowers employees and students to make well-informed decisions and provides some simple strategies to help keep you and your friends safe. In Sexual Assault Prevention, employees and students learn about the elements of healthy relationships, the importance of sexual consent, and the role of bystanders in creating safe, healthy communities.

Crime Report

In order to provide students with a safe environment in which to learn and to keep parents and students well-informed about College security, 鶹ýPorn, in accordance with the Crime Awareness and College Security Act of 1990, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Violence Against Women Act of 2013, collects College crime statistics and prepares a report for distribution to all current students, employees and applicants for enrollment or employment.  This report includes statistics of campus crime for the preceding 3 calendar years.  The College Security and Crime Awareness Policy details efforts taken to improve campus safety.  The following documents can be found at /annual-security-report/ .

  • Annual Security Report with Crime Report
  • Incident Report Form

Student Consumer Complaints

鶹ýPorn is committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct and compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies governing higher education. The ‌‎Student Code of Conduct and Discipline policy‌ demonstrates 鶹ýPorn’s commitment to the compliance process.

Students who have complaints against the college relating to fraud, false advertising, or other deceptive practices can file a complaint with the Utah Division of Consumer Protection, 160 East 300 East, 2nd Floor, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, telephone No. 801-530-6601, toll free in Utah at 1-800-721-SAFE or online at www.dcp.utah.gov/complaints/index.html.  In addition, students involved with distance and correspondence education can file a complaint with their state’s enforcement authority.

Students who have complaints relating to issues that are covered by the Student Code of Conduct and Discipline policy should follow the college’s process for filing a complaint.

Students who have complaints against the college can file a complaint with the Utah System of Technical Colleges Board of Trustees, 310 S Main, Ste. 1250, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, telephone 801-341-6000.

Students who have complaints relating to the college’s quality of education or other issues appropriate for its accrediting body to consider, can file a complaint with the Council on Occupational Education at

Copies of documents describing the college/university’s accreditation and state approval are available for review upon written request from the Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350.

Ethics Hotline

The Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) recognizes its obligation to its students, faculty, staff, and friends to maintain the highest ethical standards in its operations. To help meet this goal, USHE has established this confidential reporting mechanism, the USHE Ethics Hotline. Via the Hotline, you can alert us to activities that may involve criminal, unethical, or otherwise inappropriate behavior in violation of USHE policies or the public’s trust. We encourage your appropriate use of the Hotline. The USHE Ethics Hotline is hosted by a private contractor, EthicsPoint. EthicsPoint will not divulge the identity of a hotline reporter without the reporter’s consent. Access the .

Vaccinations

Students enrolling in health care programs will undergo the necessary vaccinations required of their respective program. For details, please see the program web pages for individual program requirements or click link to view Health Care Program Entrance Requirements.

Availability of Employee for Dissemination Purposes

The College is required to designate an employee or group of employees to assist enrolled or prospective students in obtaining all of the information specified below. If the College has designated one person for an area of responsibility, that person shall be available, upon reasonable notice, to any enrolled or prospective student throughout the normal administrative working hours listed. If more than one person, often an entire office, is designated, their combined work schedules have been arranged so that at least one of them is available, upon reasonable notice, throughout the normal administrative working hours listed.

Availability of Employees for Information Dissemination Purposes:

  • Institutional and federal financial aid information : Financial Aid Services (435.248.1847)
  • Employee Information : Human Resources (435.248.1810)
  • Accreditation, Approval and Licensure of Institution and Programs: Instructional Services (435.248.1849)
  • Student Financial Services : (435.248.1847)
  • Students with Disability : ADA Office (435.248.1840)
  • Campus Crime and Safety : Facilities Management (435.248.1820)
  • Admissions/Readmissions : Registrar (435.248.1842)
  • Graduation/Retention Rates : Registrar (435.248.1842)
  • Health Record Requirements : Enrollment (435.248.1848)

Entire offices, as indicated above, are designated for each item listed. Combined Work schedules have been arranged so that at least one person is available, upon reasonable notice, throughout the normal administrative working hours listed.  Otherwise, inquiries should be directed to:

Patricia Walker

VP of Student Services and Marketing
pwalker@tooeletech.edu
(435.248.1840)

 

Method of Disclosure

The College’s Financial Aid Department (Department) provides information through various channels, including publications such as the College’s financial aid brochure, web site, e-mails and catalogs (electronic and print). The Department e-mails a variety of important information to the student’s primary e-mail address. The Department will use this as the primary means for contacting students. The Department uses the website and to notify students of any targeted or general announcements. Students may find other consumer information topics throughout .

Misrepresentation

Per federal regulations (Subpart F of Part 668), 鶹ýPorn will hold itself to the highest levels of integrity and will not provide any false, erroneous, or misleading statements to a student or prospective student, to the family of an enrolled or prospective student, or to the U.S. Department of Education.

鶹ýPorn is committed to operating in an environment of integrity. Each member of the College community is responsible for assuring that the actions and activities conducted at the College promote such an environment.

Through the hiring, training, and evaluation processes employees learn the culture and official policies and are educated to represent the College with integrity.

For specific information in the following areas, please contact the departments listed:

  • Nature of and information on educational programs and information on the admissions process: contact the Enrollment Office.
  • Nature of financial charges and information on financial aid: contact the Financial Aid Department and the Finance Office.
  • The employability of graduates as well as career planning and job search strategies: contact the Placement Specialist.

Fraud and Misrepresentation for Financial Aid Purposes

鶹ýPorn’s Financial Aid Department is committed to maintaining the highest level of integrity in all interactions with students, parents, and the Department of Education. The Financial Aid Department carefully monitors all financial aid documents for potential errors or discrepancies – including willful misrepresentations, or fraud.

Per Federal regulations, 鶹ýPorn is required to report to the Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) any individual who is suspected of fraud, or deliberate misrepresentation of information which may affect an applicant’s eligibility for Title IV aid (see statute 34 CFR 668.16(g)(1)). In addition to reporting our suspicions to the OIG, the College may also verify award eligibility for previous aid years; students may be required to repay some or all aid which has previously disbursed. Section 490(a) of the Higher Education Act outlines the potential penalties of financial aid fraud:

“Any person who knowingly and willfully embezzles, misapplies, steals, obtains by fraud, false statement, or forgery […] or attempts to so embezzle, misapply, steal, obtain by fraud, false statement or forgery […] shall be fined not more than $20,000 or imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both, except if the amount so embezzled, misapplied, stolen, obtained by fraud, false statement, or forgery, or failed to be refunded does not exceed $200, then the fine shall not be more than $5,000 and imprisonment shall not exceed one year, or both.”

By accepting 鶹ýPorn’s Terms and Conditions of a financial aid award or receiving Title IV Financial Aid, students acknowledge and accept the above relevant statutes.

Foreign Diploma Verification

High school diplomas from a foreign country are recognized as a valid diploma if the foreign secondary school credentials are evidence of completing the equivalent of a secondary education in the United States. The College does not have the expertise to make that determination therefore the student must use a foreign diploma evaluation service.

If an applicant indicates that he or she cannot obtain documentation of his or her completion of a secondary school education in a foreign country, applicants must submit:

  1. Proof of their attempt to obtain documentation of their completion of a secondary school education in a foreign country, i.e., a copy of an e-mail or letter, including proof of mailing;
  2. A signed and dated statement that indicates that the applicant completed his or her secondary school education in a foreign country, the name and address of the foreign high school where the applicant completed the secondary school education and the date when the foreign high school diploma was awarded.
  3. A copy of the entry status documentation that identifies the applicant’s current or prior status as a refugee, an asylee, or as a victim of human trafficking and who entered the United States after the age of 15.

Services to Students with Disabilities

The 鶹ýPorn facility was built in 2013 and meets the accessibility standards.  鶹ýPorn has ADA accessible parking, curb ramps, entrance and exit points, and emergency assembly areas.  Restrooms and drinking fountains are ADA accessible and the facility has elevator access to second floor (an emergency evacuation sled is available for physically disabled staff and students).  In addition, the facility was designed with extra wide hallways, large meeting areas and each classroom and lab is ADA accessible.

In compliance with the , adult students with qualifying physical and intellectual disabilities may apply to the College to receive reasonable accommodations by consulting with the ADA Coordinator located in the Student Services office. Documentation, as indicated in the, is required.

What is a reasonable accommodation?

For purposes of reasonable accommodation, a student or applicant with a disability is a person who has learning, physical or psychological impairment which limits one or more major life activities such as walking, seeing, speaking, learning, or working.

Reasonable accommodations are modifications or adjustments to the tasks, environment or to the way things are usually done that enable individuals with disabilities to have an equal opportunity to participate in an academic program.  鶹ýPorn is responsible for providing necessary accommodations when a student discloses a disability. 鶹ýPorn is required to make reasonable adjustments or modifications and to provide auxiliary aids and services for students with disabilities, unless to do so would fundamentally alter the nature of the programs or result in an undue burden. Providing accommodations do not compromise the essential elements of a course or curriculum; nor do they weaken the academic standards or integrity of a course. Accommodations simply provide an alternative way to accomplish the course requirements by eliminating or reducing disability-related barriers. They provide a level playing field, not an unfair advantage.

What is the process to request a reasonable accommodation?

  • Review the Request for Accommodations application
  • Gather your documentation, ensuing it contains your diagnosis and list of recommended accommodations
  • Make an appointment to meet with the ADA Coordinator by calling 435-248-1800

Tuition and Financial Information

Tuition for course based programs is assessed at the time a student signs up for a new course. The entire cost of the course is due up front before attending. A student’s time in the course will be based on the number of hours/credit the student is signed up for. If a student is ill or on vacation, it will not alter the end date for the course. If a student has not completed the course in the allotted time, they must sign up for the course a second time. No scholarships or grants offered by 鶹ýPorn will pay for the course the second time. If a student fails to officially withdraw through Student Services, he/she is still enrolled until 10 consecutive absences have occurred. At that time the student will be withdrawn from the college (10 day drop). A student may be required to speak with the Student Academic Advisor to discuss his/her goals and College expectations. Students receiving Title IV financial aid will need to meet with the Financial Aid Coordinator. Click on Tuition Information to learn more about tuition.

Financial Aid Information/Office of Financial Aid

Financial Aid Availability:

Federal Title IV Financial Aid is available for students who demonstrate financial need. Financial aid is meant to assist students in completing an eligible training program successfully and acquire a College credential. It is the Policy of 鶹ýPorn to award financial aid only to students enrolled for the purpose of obtaining a credential (Certificate of Proficiency 600 hours or more in length) who maintain satisfactory attendance and progress. Complete your FAFSA application each year at . To be eligible to receive any type of Federal Financial Aid at 鶹ýPorn the student must:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (as defined by federal regulations).
  2. Have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate.
  3. Maintain satisfactory progress and attendance in the program of study according to the standards of the institution.
  4. Not be in default on any federal loan or owe repayment on any grant at any school previously attended.
  5. Be enrolled in an eligible program.
  6. Be in good standing with 鶹ýPorn.

Types of assistance include Pell Grants, State Grants, and 鶹ýPorn Scholarships (see Financial Assistance). 

Cost of Attendance

Provided below is the estimated cost of attendance at 鶹ýPorn for a typical student in a 30 credit, 900 hour program, enrolling full-time (24-hours per week) and completing in 9 months. These costs are based on an average cost per program so your actual costs may vary.

  Independent Students

 

(not living with Parents)

Dependent Students
Tuition $2,550 $2,550
Registration $0 $0
*Fees $0 $0
Off-Campus Living $19,627 $4,218
Transportation $1,704 $1,625
Misc-Personal Expense $2,023 $1,748
*Books/Supplies $1,630 $1,630
Total $27,534 $11,771
*Amount reflects average costs

 

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Eligibility for Federal Student Aid

A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid, as long as you meet the attendance and progress requirements. Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree.  You are not eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant if you are incarcerated in a federal or state penal institution or are subject to an involuntary civil commitment upon completion of a period of incarceration for a forcible or non-forcible sexual offense.

The amount of your Pell Grant eligibility is determined by the Department of Education. A need-based formula assigns students an index number that is called an “Expected Family Contribution (EFC)”. This index number reflects the amount a student is expected to contribute to his or her own education costs.  Students with an EFC above a certain range are not eligible for a Pell Grant.

鶹ýPorn does not participate in federal student loan programs. If you do not qualify for federal funding you may apply for college scholarships or secure funds from private or public agencies outside 鶹ýPorn (Dept. of Workforce Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services, etc.).

Determining and Activating an Award

If you are eligible for financial aid, the financial aid office will package your award and provide you with an estimated financial aid offer within 30 days from when you have completed a FAFSA.  Need is calculated as the cost of attendance (see above) minus your EFC.  All funding sources available to pay your school costs are applied in determining your need.

You must begin the financial aid process by contacting the financial aid office in-person. Three conditions must be met in order for you to receive your financial aid award. 1) You must be eligible; 2) you must have started school; 3) you must have submitted all required paperwork.

Disbursement of Funds

Financial aid award processing, from the time your financial aid file is complete (or the day you start school) up until any Title IV funds are disbursed to your student account, may take up to 30 days. However, the Financial Aid Office can provide you vouchers for tuition, program fees, required books and supplies up to the maximum amount of your eligibility.

Disbursement for Books and Supplies

If you qualify for adequate funds, book vouchers can also be provided for required books, supplies, and curriculum on the first day of class.

Once a student qualifies to receive a disbursement, the financial assistance office will disburse Federal Pell Grant to the student’s tuition account. The Federal Pell Grant will be applied against all tuition charges for the entire payment period, and any other charges the student has authorized 鶹ýPorn to pay. If a student has funds remaining after these charges have been paid the school will release this Title IV refund to the student within 14 calendar days. You are responsible for updating address information directly with the Financial Aid Office. Funds returned undeliverable will be sent back to the U.S. Department of Education.

Tuition is charged at the beginning of each course of your program.

You can only receive a Federal Pell Grant at one school at a time.

You must notify the Financial Aid Office if it is your intention to transfer to another school. You must officially stop your federal aid at 鶹ýPorn before accessing aid at a new school. If you fail to do this, any costs that accrue or Federal Aid overpaid are your responsibility.

In keeping with federal grant regulations, 鶹ýPorn pays federal grant funds in increments called payment periods. Payment periods are defined by federal regulation and are determined by your program length, the academic year of your program, and for students receiving aid in more than one year, the remainder of the program.  See the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy to view the payment periods in your program.

Attendance Requirements

The Financial Aid Office recommends that student’s attendance be 80% or higher. It is our experience that students with attendance less than this often fail to meet the progress requirements. In addition, federal aid funds are earned through school attendance and progress. The absolute minimum attendance allowance is 67%. If attendance is less than 80% the student will receive a courtesy warning. This warning is only to alert the student of the potential risk of low attendance. If the student’s attendance falls below 67% aid will be suspended.

Once a student’s aid has been suspended they can regain eligibility by getting their cumulative attendance to 67% and maintaining it at that rate. Students are only eligible for payment in the payment period in which they regain eligibility – not for any prior payment periods. Please note that progress standards must also be met in order to be considered for reinstatement.

Attendance standards for prior enrollment periods will count towards the current federal aid eligibility for five years from the date of the student’s last withdrawal. The office will require the student to serve a paid probation if their attendance was poor during the prior enrollment. In addition, a student could be required to serve a non-paid probation period, if they demonstrated poor attendance habits in a prior enrollment period that impacted aid eligibility at that time, regardless of the time frame.

See the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for more information.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements

All enrolled students are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress towards meeting the established graduation requirements of 鶹ýPorn’s programs. A student must meet each of the following qualitative and quantitative standards to demonstrate satisfactory academic progress:

Qualitative Measure

A student must have a minimum score of 80% on all tests or other course assignments, and demonstrate 100% mastery on related skill assessments before continuing to the next course.

Quantitative Measure – Pace

Course material is assigned progress hours based on the average time a student would be expected to complete the material. Progress hours are then measured as a ratio against enrolled hours to determine how many hours a student actually took to complete the course material. Students must be on pace for completing the program in no more that 150% of the weeks in the program. Progress is monitored at the end of each payment period.

The Financial Aid Office recommends that your attendance be at least 80%. It is our experience that students with attendance less than this often fail to meet the progress requirements. If your attendance is less than 80% you will receive a courtesy warning. This warning is only to alert you of the potential risk of low attendance. Students are not eligible for their next Title IV disbursement until they have completed all hours in the payment period.

The absolute minimum attendance allowed is 67%.  A student must attend at least 67% of the scheduled class hours on a cumulative basis during each evaluation period in order to meet SAP and be eligible for their next Pell disbursement

Maximum Time Frame

Students must complete the program within 150% of the program length, expressed in calendar time. For example, a 600 clock hour program would take a full-time student 25 weeks, and the school’s maximum time frame is 150% (which is based on 67% attendance – minimum required), then the program’s maximum time frame is 38 weeks.

Early Completion

鶹ýPorn’s model of competency based learning can result in students completing their program in fewer hours than the length of the program. Federal Aid can only be earned for hours you actually attend the program. Students receiving Federal Aid are required to attend all of the hours in their respective program in order to be eligible for Federal Aid, early completion will result in student having to return Title IV funding.

Program Changes

Students will be allowed one program change (two programs) in a two-year period. In the event that a student is seeking funding for coursework previously funded, the student must show just cause that the technology has changed enough to render the training obsolete. Time cannot be the only factor involved in the request unless the coursework is more than five years old.

Early Withdrawal – Return of Title IV

When students withdraw from school before completing the period of enrollment they have been paid for, they are subject to the 鶹ýPorn Financial Aid policy on Return of Title IV. The Financial Aid Office will conduct a calculation to determine how much of the aid was earned. Any funds not earned must be returned to the U.S. Department of Education. If the student received more funds than they are entitled, they are considered overpaid. Those funds must be paid back to the U.S.  Department of Education directly and students will lose their financial aid eligibility until those funds are repaid. If 鶹ýPorn must return unearned aid that was used to pay direct school costs accrued by the student, 鶹ýPorn will return those funds to the U.S. Department of Education and bill the student for any outstanding charges.

See the Return of Title IV Policy for additional information.

Scholarships

鶹ýPorn scholarships may be awarded to students based on their financial need. Scholarships are to be used to further technical pursuits for employment. All Scholarship Applications are available in the Student Services office.

鶹ýPorn works hard to bring scholarship offerings to students attending the College. The College receives funds from various organizations, foundations, and individuals that are intended to assist students in off-setting their education expenses.

Adult Scholarship Deadline: The scholarship office accepts applications each month for award consideration in the subsequent month.

Constitution Day

In 2004, Congress passed a provision that every school and college that receives federal funding must teach students about Constitution of the United States each year on September 17, the day this historical document was adopted in 1787.  Each year on September 17 (or the 16th or 18th if the 17th falls on a weekend) holds a Constitution Assembly for its students. The students are exposed to elements of the Constitution through creativity, classroom involvement, and break time activities.

Voter Registration

Register to Vote Online:  Now it’s easier than ever to register online! Simply visit the Online Voter Registration website to find out more. You need to have a current Utah Driver’s License or ID Card in order to register using the online system.*

You may use the voter registration website to:

  • Register to vote in Utah
  • Change your name or address on your voter registration record
  • Affiliate with a party or change your party affiliation

Your Online Voter Registration must be submitted 7 days prior to the upcoming election to be eligible to vote in that election, however, you will not be eligible for Early Voting unless you register 30 days or more prior to that election.

If you want to register online to vote, your address must match the address on file with the Driver License Division (DLD).  If your address with the DLD is not current, you may update that online at their website by clicking here. This must be done before submitting your online voter registration. After updating your address please allow 24 hours before returning to register to vote online.