NDSCS is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the AQIP (Academic Quality Improvement Program) process of accreditation.
Each institution must provide to each student, upon enrollment, a separate, clear and conspicuous written notice that advises the student that a drug conviction for any offense, during a period of enrollment for which the student is receiving federal financial aid program funds, under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs will result in the loss of eligibility for any federal student grant, loan or work-study assistance (HEA Sec. 484(r)(1)); (20 U.S.C. 1091(r)(1)).
All notices are sent to student's NDSCS email accounts each semester after the last day to add a class as posted on our academic calendar.
Student Financial Services does not discriminate on the basis of disability, as mandated by Section 504 and the ADA. For students with disabilities, contact the Accessibility Services Coordinator located in the Mildred Johnson Library, Room 215, phone 701-671-2623.
American's with Disabilities Act
If you have verifiable Financial Aid to cover the cost of your items, you may charge your textbooks, supplies and tools at the NDSCS Bookstore. No clothing or gifts (with the exception of backpacks) can be charged to your Financial Aid.
The North Dakota State College of Science Financial Aid Office has adopted the NASFAA (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators) statement of Ethical Principles as their Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct.
Code of Ethics
The primary goal of the financial aid professional is to help students achieve their educational goals through financial support and resources. NASFAA members are required to exemplify the highest level of ethical behavior and demonstrate the highest level of professionalism.
We, financial aid professionals, declare our commitment to the following Statement of Ethical Principles.
Financial aid administrators shall:
Advocate for students
Manifest the highest level of integrity
Support student access and success
Comply with federal and state laws
Strive for transparency and clarity
Protect the privacy of financial aid applicants
Code of Conduct
Institutional members of NASFAA will ensure that:
1. No action will be taken by financial aid staff that is for their personal benefit or could be perceived to be a conflict of interest.
2. Information provided by the financial aid office is accurate, unbiased, and does not reflect preference arising from actual or potential personal gain.
3. Institutional award notifications and/or other institutionally provided materials shall include the following:
4. All required consumer information is displayed in a prominent location on the institutional web site(s) and in any printed materials, easily identified and found, and labeled as “Consumer Information.”
5. Financial aid professionals will disclose to their institution any involvement, interest in, or potential conflict of interest with any entity with which the institution has a business relationship.
Adopted March 2014
The U.S. Department of Education is required to post 26 items on the College Navigator website for each school.
Under provisions of the Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act ("ECASLA"), lenders have the option to "PUT" (sell) loans to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). Lenders must notify borrowers if their loans have been sold to the Department of Education. We have been notified by all major lenders historically used by our families that they intend to sell or have already sold their loan portfolios to the Department of Education. Currently enrolled students with Federal Stafford, GradPLUS or PLUS loans should pay particular attention to the option to consolidate all of their prior federal loans into a Federal Direct Consolidation Loan between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011. A Consolidation Loan allows you to combine all the federal student loans you received to finance your college education into a single loan. Borrowers will be able to consolidate all of their prior Stafford, Grad PLUS or PLUS Loans through the Federal Direct Consolidation Program. For more information visit www.studentloans.gov.
NOTICE TO STUDENTS CONCERNING PENALTIES FOR DRUG VIOLATIONS
The Higher Education Opportunity Act policy allows for students to regain eligibility to receive federal student aid after a drug conviction. Students who lose federal student eligibility due to drug violations will be notified by the NDSCS Financial Aid Office of ways to regain eligibility. This notice will come in an electronic notice if one is available or mailed to the student's address. Eligibility can be regained by successfully completing two unannounced drug tests conducted by a drug rehabilitation program that complies with criteria established by the Secretary of Education. All documentation will be provided to the NDSCS Financial Aid Office.
For more information on ATOD information please see Wellness and Health.
The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act is intended to make prospective students aware of a school’s commitment to providing equitable athletic opportunities for its men and women students. The Report on Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data can be obtained from the athletic department located in the Clair T. Blikre Activities Center.
FERPA is a federal law which was passed in 1974. The law protects the privacy of student educational records and provides rights to students for access to and amendment of those records. FERPA applies to any higher educational institutions receiving federal funds administered by the Department of Education.
FERPA information in the Guide to Student Rights & Responsibilities
Gainful employment provides students and consumers with the information they need to make good educational choices. Providing an eligible program of training to prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation is one of the criteria an institution must meet to qualify to award federal financial aid in post-secondary vocational education.
NDSCS Gainful Employment Reporting
The Higher Education Act of 1992 mandated that all U.S. institutions receiving Title IV funding complete the IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) Survey each year to the National Center for Education Statistics. The IPEDS graduation rate survey data is based on a 3-year graduation rate for each cohort of full-time, first-time degree seeking undergraduates.
While reviewing this information, please keep the following in mind:
|Cohort||Fall 2010 (2007 cohort)||Fall 2011 (2008 cohort)||Fall 2012 (2009 cohort)||Fall 2013 (2010 cohort)||Fall 2014 (2011 cohort)|
For more information about student graduation rates please contact the Division of Student Success at 701.671.2258. For more IPEDS graduation rate information visit www.nces.ed.gov/ipeds.
NDSCS has a wide variety of health and wellness services available right on campus. Additionally, NDSCS is an Alcohol, Tobacco and other drug free campus in accordance with EDGAR 86. Click to view more information on the ATOD policies and prevention information.
The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education requires students to provide:
Click to view more information regarding immunization/vaccinations policies.
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315) (HEOA) was enacted on August 14, 2008, and reauthorizes the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). The HEOA contains various reporting and disclosure requirements for all institutions of higher education.
NDSCS reports all required data to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education's (ED's) central database for student aid. NSLDS receives data from schools, guaranty agencies, the Direct Loan program and other Department of ED programs. NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and grants so that recipients of Title IV Aid can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or grant data.
For student access visit www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/.
Click to view transfer to NDSCS information.
NDSCS cares about students and provides a wide variety of services and support to bolster student success. Below is an overview of the IPEDs student retention rates for the past five years. Retention rate data was collected by IPEDS starting for Fall 2003/2004. Since then the highest retention rate has been 80% (2008/2009), with the lowest year being 60% (2003/2004). For seven out of 11 years, NDSCS’s retention rate has been 70% or greater.
The Higher Education Act of 1992 mandated that all U.S. institutions receiving Title IV funding complete the IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) Survey each year to the National Center for Education Statistics. The IPEDS retention rate survey data is based on each cohort of full-time, first-time degree seeking undergraduates.
For more information about student retention rates please contact the Division of Student Success at 701.671.2258. For more IPEDS retention rate information visit www.nces.ed.gov/ipeds.
Job placement information on NDSCS students is available through the Student Success & Career Services office and can be found here.
Price of attendance at NDSCS can be found here.
The Department of Education requires NDSCS to maintain and publish a written policy regarding federal financial aid recipients who withdraw or otherwise fail to complete the term for which their financial aid was disbursed.
View Refund and Return of Title IV Funds in the NDSCS Catalog.
Safety is an important issue for the NDSCS community. Each member of the campus community – students, faculty and staff – should take an active role in preventing and reporting incidents that jeopardize safety on and around campus.
Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report
View the NDSCS Student Profile Report.
A loan is a form of financial aid that must be repaid with interest. The three types of Education Loans that are available are the Federal Direct Loan and Federal Perkins Loan (student loans) and the Federal Direct PLUS Loan (parent loan). These loans have specific regulations and interest rates that are set and monitored by the Department of Education.
The North Dakota State College of Science began participating in the Federal Direct Loan program beginning with the summer semester 2010. If you borrow a Federal Direct Loan or a Parent PLUS Loan for the 2010/2011 academic year, your funding will come directly from the Federal government.
Preferred Lender Arrangements
Private or alternative loans are also available. However, they are not associated with the Federal government and are offered directly through lenders and normally carry a higher interest rate. It is highly recommended that a student use all of their title IV federal loan eligibility before pursuing private loans.
NDSCS has determined the following lenders for private or alternative loans to be preferred lenders because of their excellent customer service to our past, current and future students and favorable loan terms/conditions to borrowers:
NDSCS compiled this list without prejudice and for the sole benefit of students attending NDSCS. Preferred lender arrangements are an arrangement or agreement, between a lender and covered institution, in which a lender provides education loans to students/families and the covered institution recommends, promotes or endorses the education loan products of the lender.
Students do not have to borrow from a lender on this list.
Private Education Loan Disclosures
Truth in Lending Act (Regulation Z) February 14, 2010
Requires disclosures for loans and credit plans, but exempts Perkins Loans and Federal Family Education Loans. Loans made, insured or guaranteed pursuant to programs authorized by Title IV are exempt. See 12 C.F.R. § 226.3(f).
NDSCS, upon an enrolled/admitted student's request for a private education loan self-certification form, will provide to applicant in written or electronic form:
NDSCS will submit to the Department of Education an annual report of preferred lender arrangements. This report will be made available upon request to the public, and to current and prospective students.
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