As required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act - 2008, Regis University provides a variety of information to the campus community and prospective students. Links to these policies and reports and to the offices that provide them are included below. For print copies, please contact Enrollment Services or the offices listed below. General InstitutionalInformationHealth andSafetyStudent FinancialAssistanceStudentOutcomes Accreditation and Academic Programs Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional higher education institutional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary institutions in the North Central region. HLC website: http://www.hlcommission.org HLC Address: 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604 HLC Phone: 800.621.7440 For more detailed information on all University accreditations, please review the following sites: http://www.regis.edu/About-Regis-University/Regis-University-Leadership/Office-of-the-Provost/Accreditation.aspx http://www.regis.edu/About-Regis-University/HLC-Accreditation.aspx The University Catalog contains information regarding Regis University's degree programs, academic regulations, faculty, and facilities. The following sites provide detailed information: http://www.regis.edu/Academics/Course-Catalog.aspx http://www.regis.edu/Academics.aspx Career and Job Placement Services Information about graduate and professional education pursued by alumni and information about the placement and types of employment obtained by graduates is available from the Center for Career and Professional Development. College Navigator The College Navigator website is part of the National Center for Education Statistics. They are responsible for collecting all kinds of education related data including that in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). View enrollment figures, student demographic reports, student body diversity, and graduation and completion rates for the general student body at https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=regis+university&s=CO&l=93&ct=2&ic=1&id=127918. Complaint Resolution Procedures Students should expect that their experience at Regis University will be positive, meaningful, and academically challenging. In the unfortunate case that a student is not satisfied with their experience, there are several avenues to explore in resolving complaints. The following link provides contact information and complaint procedures for a variety of situations and includes complaint procedures in each state of residence as required by the Department of Education. http://www.regis.edu/About-Regis-University/Policies-and-Procedures/Complaint-Procedures.aspx Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions (Including Computer Use and File Sharing) Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement. Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at (www.copyright.gov). Regis University is active in combatting copyright infringement, including pursuit of civil and criminal penalties for distributing copyrighted material (including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing and the prohibited use of the institution's information technology system for those activities). For detailed information, please review the following site http://www.regis.edu/About-Regis-University/Policies-and-Procedures/Copyright-Policy.aspx. Cost of Attendance The cost of attendance is a combination of direct and indirect expenses. Direct expenses include tuition and fees and estimated room and board if you are living on-campus. Indirect expenses may vary based on enrollment and off-campus living arrangements. Average costs are provided for estimating purposes by the state of Colorado each year for books/supplies, off-campus housing, travel, and personal expenses. Please note since Regis University is a private university, state residency status does not affect tuition rates and tuition is the same for in and out of state students. The following link provides Regis University tuition and fees information. Costs vary based on a students’ college. You will want to select your intended and/or current college to review costs. http://www.regis.edu/College-Admissions-and-Financial-Aid/College-Financial-Aid/Cost-of-Tuition-by-College.aspx Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities Information regarding special facilities and services available to disabled persons is handled through Student Disability Services. They can be reached at 1.800.388.2366, ext. 4941 / 303.458.4941, online at http://www.regis.edu/Academics/SDS-UT/Disability-Services.aspx, or visit the Lowell campus, Clarke Hall, Suite 225. Facility, Location and Faculty Information A virtual tour of the Regis University campuses and a detailed virtual tour of the Lowell campus can be found via the virtual tour on this website. Additional information can be found in the University Catalog. A list of faculty and staff can be found on INsite, the University’s internal web portal, by choosing the Directory tab at the top of the page and entering the name of the person or by logging in with your RegisNET account information and choosing the Faculty & Staff Directory on the right hand side of the page. You can also access this information by going to the University Catalog. Gainful Employment Disclosures In accordance with the Department of Education Gainful Employment disclosure requirements as defined by 34 CFR 668.6, the link below provides information on the academic certificate programs that may be eligible for Title IV financial aid at Regis University along with important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attend these programs. http://www.regis.edu/About-Regis-University/Consumer-Information/Certificate-Programs.aspx Net Price Calculator The Net Price Calculator helps prospective students determine their total cost of attendance at Regis University. The calculator will provide an estimate of the financial aid package—including scholarships, grants, loans and work-study—that a traditional college-aged incoming freshman may receive based on his or her academic record and family income. Additional consideration in the admissions process is given to extracurricular, leadership, and community service activities. https://regis.studentaidcalculator.com/survey.aspx If you are a post-traditional student and want to estimate costs, please utilize this publication: http://www.regis.edu/~/media/Files/University/Financial%20Aid/Financial%20Aid%20Pubs%20-%20Nontraditional/FA-Prep-2017-18.ashx. Privacy of Student Records − Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), provides students with the right to inspect and review information contained in their education records and to challenge the contents of those records. Additional information on the FERPA policy, what information is considered directory information, and other pertinent information regarding confidentiality of student records, can be found at http://www.regis.edu/About-Regis-University/University-Offices-and-Services/Academic-Records-and-Registration/FERPA.aspx. Refund Policy A refund will be issued to you when all charges have been paid and there is a credit balance on your student account. A refund may be generated due to an overpayment, a disbursement of federal Title IV funds, and/or a reversal of tuition charges as of a result of a withdraw. Additional information on when to expect a refund, how to set-up direct deposit, the withdraw refund schedule, and how to request a credit balance hold can be found here: http://www.regis.edu/About-Regis-University/University-Offices-and-Services/Student-Accounts/Refunds.aspx. Student Diversity The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence is committed to supporting a Regis University community that values the dignity and contributions of all its members. You may find additional information online at http://www.regis.edu/About-Regis-University/University-Offices-and-Services/Diversity/Diversity-at-Regis.aspx including student ethnic, gender and denomination demographics. Information on student body diversity in the categories of gender and ethnicity of enrolled, full-time students who receive Federal Pell grants can be found in this document. Teacher Preparation Program Report Each institution of higher education that conducts a traditional teacher preparation program or alternative routes to state certification or licensure program shall report annually to the institution’s home state. The Department of Education website linked below is a compilation of all the data reported by each institution to the appropriate state agency. It provides public access to data about teacher preparation and certification programs by state. https://title2.ed.gov/Public/Home.aspx For information on teacher preparation programs at Regis University, please contact Regis University Admissions at 800.944.7667 / 303.458.4300 or email@example.com. Textbook Information The Regis University partnered bookstore is Follett and they are located on the Northwest Denver campus in the Student Center or online at http://www.bkstr.com/regisuniversitystore/home/en. Information regarding textbooks needed for individual courses can be found by logging into webadvisor.regis.edu. Financial Aid students with disbursement eligibility above the cost of tuition are eligible to utilize a book voucher to take an advance on the financial aid refund. The book voucher form is found at webadvisor.regis.edu. Students utilizing a book voucher understand that if, for any reason, financial aid is not applied to the student account, the student is responsible for repaying the amount received. Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements Your prior college credit may have you closer than you realize to achieving your educational goals. Transfer guides, transcript evaluation services, and frequently asked questions on whether your transfer credits will apply towards the degree you are seeking can be found at http://www.regis.edu/Transfer-Students.aspx. Campus Security and Fire Safety Policies, Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, Crime Log and Emergency Management Plan The Regis Department of Campus Safety is proud to be a community- and student-centered campus safety agency. A wealth of information can be found at www.regis.edu/safety, including the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, a daily crime log, how to sign up for the RU Alert Emergency Notification system, and other institutional policies and procedures concerning safety. You can download a copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report or obtain a paper copy by contacting the Campus Safety department at 1.800.388.2366, ext. 4122 or 303.458.4122. Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policies and Prevention Regis University is committed to preventing the use of illegal substances by students, faculty and staff and to encouraging responsible behavior regarding alcohol and legal addictive substances through policy, education, and treatment. You will find information regarding drug and alcohol abuse prevention in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report and here: Drug Free Campus Policy, Faculty and staff can contact Human Resources at 1.800.388.2366, ext. 4161 or 303.458.4161 or the Human Resources section on InSite for additional resources and students can contact Student Life at 1.800.388.2366, ext. 4086 or 303.458.4086. Title IX (Sexual Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence, and Stalking) Title IX is the federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in higher education institutions that receive federal funding. The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act added domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking to the list of sex offenses that higher education institutions must investigate and report in their Annual Security Report. Regis University is committed to eliminating incidents of gender-based discrimination, rape, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct or domestic violence by instituting a policy that focuses on increasing awareness through prevention and education. Information on the policy can be found at http://www.regis.edu/About-Regis-University/University-Offices-and-Services/Campus-Safety/Title-IX.aspx. Vaccination Policies Vaccines and the subsequent immunizations help maintain the long-term health of our campus and the greater Regis University community. Any immunity established from childhood vaccinations can wear off over time, putting yourself and others at risk of infection. As a condition of enrollment and in accordance with Colorado Revised Statutes, Regis University requires and recommends immunizations for specific student populations. Regis University’s Student Health Services provides additional information here http://www.regis.edu/About-Regis-University/University-Offices-and-Services/Student-Health-Services/Immunizations.aspx or you can contact them at 1.800.388.2366, ext. 3558 or 303.458.3558. Assistance Available From Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Programs Information about the application process, consolidation, cost of attendance, and types of financial assistance available, applying for funds, and the rights and responsibilities of financial aid recipients is found online at www.regis.edu/financialaid and in the Financial Aid Handbooks found online at www.regis.edu/faforms under Financial Aid Publications. Additional information or paper copies of the handbooks can be obtained by contacting Enrollment Services at 1.800.388.2366, ext. 4126 or 303.458.4126. Code of Conduct for Education Loans The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008 adds to the federal financial aid Program Participation Agreement a requirement that an institution participating in a Title IV loan program must develop, publish, administer, and enforce a code of conduct that includes specific bans and prohibitions. Also as part of the Regis University community, the Financial Aid office subscribes to a set of ethical principles that incorporates the Regis University Mission; the Enrollment Services Vision, Mission and Values; and guidelines provided by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA). Read both policies at the links below. Ethical Code of Conduct Statement of Ethical Principles Entrance and Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers All new borrowers at Regis University must complete Federal Direct Loan Entrance Counseling online at www.studentloans.gov and enter the Regis University school code of 001363. To receive loan funds promptly, students should complete this required counseling at least two weeks before the beginning of the semester. Exit counseling is required for students who are graduating or leaving school. Exit counseling does not prevent students from borrowing federal loans at Regis University in the future, and is not sufficient to officially withdraw from school. The counseling provides useful information to help students understand their rights and responsibilities as federal loan borrowers and prepares them for repayment of federal student loans. You will receive notification from the Financial Aid office when you need to complete exit counseling, either before your expected graduation date or if you have officially withdrawn from the university. Exit counseling is also completed online at www.studentloans.gov. Financial Aid Fraud Beware of financial aid fraud!! According to the FTC, perpetrators of financial aid fraud often use these tactics to manipulate students: Guarantee scholarship or your money back Promise that you can't get this information anywhere else Ask for your credit card or bank account number to hold the scholarship Promise to do all the work for you Inform you that your scholarship will cost some money Congratulate you that you have been selected by a national foundation to receive a scholarship or say that you are a finalist in a contest you never entered For more information or to file a complaint regarding fraud, contact 1.877.FTC.HELP (1.877.382.4357) or visit the FTC's Scholarship and Financial Scams site. Financial Aid Policies and Procedures It is important for students to understand the policies and procedures to obtain and maintain funding. Read the policies on Satisfactory Academic Progress, Withdrawing and Financial Aid, and Financial Aid Verification. For questions or concerns, please contact Enrollment Services at 1.800.388.2366, ext. 4126 or 303.458.4126 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Student Loan Information There are several types of education loans available, find out more information here: http://www.regis.edu/College-Admissions-and-Financial-Aid/College-Financial-Aid/Types-of-Aid/Student-Loans.aspx. Graduate and Professional Education Data and Placement Rates Information about graduate and professional education pursued by alumni and information about the placement and types of employment obtained by graduates is available from the Center for Career and Professional Development. Graduation, Retention and Transfer-out Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act) Graduation rates are available for a cohort of students for whom 150% of the normal time-to-completion has elapsed and fall-to-fall retention rates outline the percentage of students who returned from the prior fall. This information is compiled by the Office of Academic Records and Registration and updated by July 1 every year and found online here: http://www.regis.edu/About-Regis-University/Consumer-Information/Graduation-and-Completion.aspx. Graduation rates for a cohort of students in relation to Federal Financial Aid can be found in this document. The cohort of students utilized for this data are first-time, full-time students and retention is defined as the percentage of students who returned from the prior fall. For questions regarding this data, please contact the Office of Academic Records and Registration. Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act) Under the Equity in Athletics Disclosure ACT (EADA), schools must provide equitable athletic opportunities for its men and women students. The EADA report provides participation rates, financial support, and other information on men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic programs at Regis University. This report is prepared annually by October 30 and available at http://ope.ed.gov/athletics, or a paper copy can be obtained by contacting the Regis University Associate Director of Athletics at 1.800.388.2366, ext. 4071 or 303.458.4071. NCAA Graduation Rates and Transfer-out Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid (Student Right to Know Act) The graduation rates and academic success rates of student athletes is reported by the Athletic Department and compiled by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). A copy of the most recent reports can be found online here. You may request a paper copy of these reports by contacting the Regis University Associate Director of Athletics at 1.800.388.2366, ext. 4071 or 303.458.4071.