Honoring your right to know.
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. The purpose of this page is to provide in an easy-to-access manner the information required to be disclosed by the HEA. These federal regulations require that institutions that receive Title IV Funding provide specific consumer information about the school.
General institutional information
- Accreditation, approval, and licensure of institutional programs
- Academic programs: Gainful employment one-year programs: See individual programs of
study pages for specific gainful employment information.
- Current course catalog
- Student Body Information (diversity, retention rates, graduation rates, transfer rates, student learning outcomes, etc.) are found in Board of Trustees’ Monitoring Reports
- Requirements for Dropping a Class/Withdrawing from College
- Transfer of Credit Policies: articulation agreements and transfer policy
- Nondiscrimination policy
- Title IX information
Notice of availability of financial aid
- Notice of availability of aid programs
- Contact information for assistance in obtaining financial aid
- Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)/Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
- Tuition and fees
- Textbook information: term/course specific textbook information available at the Bookstore.
- Net Price Calculator
- Refund policy and requirements for withdrawal
- Return of federal financial aid: return to Title IX policy
- Return of federal financial aid: Refund schedule
- Federal student financial aid penalties for drug law violation
- Satisfactory academic progress (SAP) process and policy
- Federal student loans
Privacy of student records
- Facilities and services for students with disabilities
- Student activities
- Register to vote or update your voter registration information
- Constitution Day – The Belmont College library promotes discussion and education commemorating Constitution Day.
- Student health services: As Belmont College is not a residential campus, there is no policy related to providing student health services.
- Vaccination policy: As Belmont College is not a residential campus, this only applies to
students enrolled in certain health care programs.
- Computer usage and social media
- Complaints: If you have a legitimate complaint, contact the appropriate office for assistance.
If you don’t feel your issue has been resolved, you can contact The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), which is responsible for responding to formal complaints against public, independent, non-profit, and proprietary institutions of higher education in Ohio. While the ODHE has limited authority over colleges and universities and cannot offer legal advice or initiate civil court cases, the Chancellor’s staff will review complaints and work with student complainants and institutions.
Federal copyright infringement law/copyright compliance
- 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 or statutory damages of not less than $750 or more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, at 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.
- Learn more at the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov, including FAQ’s at www.copyright.gov/help/faq. For institutional policies with respect to unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, illegal downloading, or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials see Acceptable Use Policy.
- Student Code of Conduct
- Code of Conduct/Behavioral Intervention