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Student Consumer Information

Student Consumer Information Disclosures

The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA Sec. 485(a) requires that universities make available to current and prospective students information and disclosure reporting requirements containing a list of the consumer information it must disseminate, and the procedures for obtaining this consumer information to ensure fairness and transparency for all higher education consumers. A disclosure requirement is information that an institution of higher education is required to distribute or make available to another party, such as students and or employees. A reporting requirement is information submitted to the U.S. Department of Education or other governmental agencies.

Western University of Health Sciences has developed this page to serve as a source for locating and obtaining important consumer information about our institution.

 


 

General Institutional Information

   The names of associations, agencies, or governmental bodies that accredit approve, or license Western University of Health Sciences and its programs may be found electronically on the Western University’s web site, College Catalog : University Catalog

   Family Education and Privacy Act gives enrolled students the right to review their educational records, request amendment of records, to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information, and to file complaints with the Department of Education. Students are informed annually of their FERPA rights via the fall registration process. Students and prospective students may access electronically FERPA information through Western University’s web site.

   Information about facilities and services available to students with disabilities, including students with intellectual disabilities (as defined in CFR 668.231(6)(b)), is available through Western University’s office of The Harris Family Center for Disability & Health Policy. (CDHP) which may be accessed electronically through Western University’s web site.

   Harris Family Center for disability and Health Policy online resources booklet and information may be accessed electronically through the Western University’s web site.

   Accommodations and Resource Center (AARC) information may be accessed electronically through the Western University’s web site.

   Information about student body diversity at Western University, including enrollment, gender, average age and student ethnicity is collected by Western University’s Office of Institutional Research and may accessed electronically through the Western University’s web site.

   Information regarding the cost of attendance at Western University, including tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation costs, and any additional costs for a program in which the student is enrolled may be accessed electronically through the Western University’s web site.

   Information regarding Western University’s refund policy, requirements and procedures for official withdrawal and requirements for return of Title IV may be accessed electronically through Western University’s web site.

   Students of Western University may obtain the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) by accessing the above link, select term and program, select book title. Product information, pricing and the International Standard Book Number will be listed. This information may be accessed electronically through Western University’s web site.

   For information regarding textbooks, you may contact the Western University Bookstore directly through the above link which may be accessed electronically through the Western University’s web site.

   Students and prospective students may access Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards policies through the Western University College Catalog, please see college specific. Prospective students and current students may access this information electronically through the Western University’s web site.

   Western University maintains a list of most frequently called numbers which may be accessed electronically through the Western University’s web site.

 


 

  

Educational Programs

   Information regarding programs offered at Western University of Health Sciences for prospective students may be accessed electronically from the Western University’s web site.

   Information regarding graduation rates, general statistics and summary information for each college is collected by Western University’s Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness and may be accessed electronically through Western University’s web site.

                 Prospective Students

   Information regarding Western University’s colleges and degrees offered may be located electronically through Western University’s web site.

   Prospective students are notified of Gainful Employment (GE) programs that Western University may have electronically through the Western University’s web site. Please note: Western University has only one GE program that falls into the GE disclosure requirement, Family Nurse Practitioner (Post Master FNP).

   Prospective and current students may locate transfer credit policies electronically in the Western University College Catalog, under program specific colleges, if the college accepts transfer credit.

   Information about Western University’s accreditation and professional accreditations for each academic program may be located electronically at Western University’s web site.

   Information regarding Western University policies and sanctions related to copyright infringement. Each first year student is required to take 2 modules, one on Copyright and one on Plagiarism. This material may also be located on Blackboard in the University Online Resource Center and accessed by current students electronically from the Western University’s web site.

   The guide provides a detailed look at copyright and plagiarism. Students and employees may access this information electronically through the Western University web site.

   Prospective and current students can learn about campus life, student activities and services at Western University of Health Sciences may be accessed electronically through the Western University’s web site                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 


 

Student Financial Assistance

   For information regarding the availability of all need-based and non-need based federal, state, local, private and intuitional student financial assistance programs available to Western University’s graduate and professional students, methods and frequency of disbursement of aid, rights and responsibilities of students receiving Title IV aid may be accessed electronically through Western University’s web site.

   For prospective or current students the Financial Aid Office contact information can be accessed electronically through the Western University’s web site.

   Western University of Health Sciences is a Direct Lending school which participates in the William D. Ford Direct Loan program. For prospective and current students the information can be accessed through Western University’s web site.

   Entrance loan counseling is a mandatory requirement for all entering student loan borrowers of Western University of Health Sciences. The entrance provides important information regarding the students’ rights and responsibilities, an explanation of the Master Promissory Note and the seriousness and importance of the student’s repayment obligation. Students may access the entrance counseling information electronically through Western University’s web site and the Direct Student Loan web site (see above).

   Exit loan counseling is a mandatory requirement for any student borrower that graduates, goes below half-time enrollment, takes a leave of absence or withdraws from the university. Exit loan counseling provides important information about repayment, debt management, the Master Promissory Note, the seriousness and importance of the student’s repayment obligation, terms and conditions of loan forgiveness or cancellation, tax benefits and deferment and forbearance options. Students may access the exit information electronically through the Western University’s web site and the NSLDS web site (see above).

   Western University of Health Sciences has adopted and published the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Code of Conduct and Statement of Ethical Principles. Financial aid administrators are required to exemplify the highest level of ethical behavior and demonstrate the highest level of professionalism. Students and employees may access electronically this information on the Western University’s web site.

   The national Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education’s central database for student aid. Students and parents of students are advised that if they enter into a Title IV, HEA loan, the loan data will be submitted to the National Student Data System and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system.   Students may access electronically the NSLDS web site directly or via the Western University’s web site.

   The Higher Education Opportunity Act

 


 

Health and Safety

   Pomona Campus – Students Drug Free Policy 1415 (CA) 

   Lebanon Campus – Students Drug Free Policy 1415 (OR) 

   Western University’s drug and alcohol work place policy statement and purpose.

   WesternU’s Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Awareness Program is provided to faculty, staff, and employees in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and may be accessed electronically through the Western University web site.

   Western University makes available to current and prospective students information about institutional polices regarding vaccinations electronically through the Western University College Catalog, overview section.

   Prospective and current students can locate electronically from Western University’s web site the immunization Health and History Physical Examination Information document.

   Western University’s Your-Right-To-Know – Students and employees are notified of campus crimes or emergencies through mass email and messaging sent through Blackboard emergency notification. Students and employees may also access through electronic means from the WesternU web site. Students and employees may also contact the Environmental Health and safety Department to request any copies. Email notifications to students and employees go out every quarter.

   Western University’s Fire Prevention Plan, Safety and Rules accessible to students and employees through electronic means from the WesternU web site. Students and employees may also contact the Environmental Health and Safety Department to request any copies.

   Western University’s policy and procedures for students and employees regarding an emergency/emergency information may be accessed electronically through the Western University’s web site.

   Western University’s recommended personal safety practices, The authority of the University security guards, campus disciplinary procedures, and campus crime statistics may be accessed electronically through the Western University web site at Safety & Security Handbook


 

Student Outcomes

   Western University’s Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness collects and publishes student data outcomes annually. Students and employees may access this information electronically through Western University’s website.


 

Voter Registration

Western University of Health Sciences Library makes available print copies of voter registration forms and sends an email out to our students informing them they are available in the library. The email also includes the URL that allows the students to download the voter registration form. Western University’s Library sends out email notifications to students 30 days prior the registration deadline.

 

 

If you are unable to locate any of the information provided by these links above, you may contact us through the Western University’s financial aid general mail box at finaid@westernu.edu.