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The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that postsecondary institutions participating in federal student aid programs make certain disclosures to enrolled and prospective students, parents, employees, and the public. The following information is disclosed to you in compliance with federal law. For additional information, including requesting a paper copy of any materials, please call or e-mail the appropriate office or visit the indicated websites.

Accreditation

Contact: Institutional Research | Email: ir@iastate.edu | Phone: (515) 294-1181

Information concerning ISU's institutional and specialized accreditations is available in the ISU Fact Book. Following guidelines established by the Board of Regents for Iowa, all academic programs are assessed through a formal Program Review process on a regular basis. In addition to review of the programs, Iowa State University continually reviews and assesses the educational programs through student outcomes assessment. Information regarding ISU's assessment of academic programs is also available.

Academic Programs and Institutional Information

Contact: Registrar | Email: registrar@iastate.edu | Phone: (515) 294-1840

Information concerning ISU's current educational programs and course descriptions is available in the University Catalog. The catalog also includes a listing of current faculty. Information about campus facilities, including those that relate to instructional programs, is available through the campus map and in the ISU Fact Book.

College Navigator

College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others search for and obtain information about U.S. postsecondary institutions. Enter Iowa State University as Name of School to view ISU College Navigator information.

College Portrait

Contact: Institutional Research | Email: ir@iastate.edu | Phone: (515) 294-1181

The ISU College Portrait provides consistent, comparable and transparent information on the characteristics of institutions and students, cost of attendance, success rates, degree offerings, student engagement with the learning process, and core educational outcomes. The information is intended for students, families, policy-makers, campus faculty and staff, the general public, and other higher education stakeholders.

Confidentiality of Student Records and Student Health Records (FERPA and HIPAA)

Contact: Registrar | Email: registrar@iastate.edu | Phone: (515) 294-1840
Contact: Thielen Student Health Center | Email: isustudenthealth@iastate.edu | Phone: (515) 294-5802

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. ISU publishes a FERPA notification that delineates student rights under FERPA. ISU information on confidentiality of student records is published in the University Catalog.

ISU is committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal health information concerning our employees and students. See the ISU HIPAA policy for more information.

Copyright Infringement and Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Policies and Sanctions

Contact: CIO | Phone: (515) 294-0323

Information regarding file sharing and copyright policies and resources at Iowa State University is available. This includes information on the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) and individual rights and responsibilities.

Cost of Attendance

Contact: Student Financial Aid | Email: financialaid@iastate.edu | Phone: (515) 294-2223

Information concerning the cost of attending ISU is available from the Office of Student Financial Aid. These costs consist of tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and any additional costs for a program in which the student is enrolled or expresses an interest.

Crime Statistics, Campus Security Policies, Crime Log, and Fire Log

Contact: Director of Public Safety | Email: jdstewa@iastate.edu | Phone: (515) 294-4428 | Emergency Phone: 911

Information regarding public safety at ISU is provided in Safety and You, the annual ISU security and fire safety report. The Security Report includes crime statistics and policy statements as required. Safety and You also includes information about police and public safety resources; reporting crimes; coordination between law enforcement agencies; fire and medical emergencies; emergency notification, response and evaluation; missing student policy; crime prevention; victim support services; the law and ISU policies; campus facilities; residence hall security; the ISU Policy on Sexual Harassment; sex offender registry; and the ISU Drug/Alcohol Policy.

ISU publishes an annual Fire Log, which includes information regarding fires on-campus including the nature, date, time and location of each fire.

To obtain a paper copy of Safety and You or the crime log, contact the Iowa State University Department of Public Safety at (515) 294-4428.

Drug/Alcohol Policy

Contact: Director of Public Safety | Email: jdstewa@iastate.edu | Phone: (515) 294-4428 | Emergency Phone: 911

Safety and You, the annual ISU security and fire safety report, includes the institution's drug/alcohol policy. The annual report also provides information about alcohol and other drug health risks, drug alcohol laws and penalties, and campus alcohol and other drug education and counseling resources.

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Contact: Student Financial Aid | Email: financialaid@iastate.edu | Phone: (515) 294-2223

Federal law provides that a student who has been convicted of an offense under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving financial aid shall not be eligible to receive any federal or institutional grant, loan, or work assistance. There is a separate, written notice of the penalties for drug violations.

Financial Aid

Contact: Student Financial Aid | Email: financialaid@iastate.edu | Phone: (515) 294-2223

The Office of Student Financial Aid website includes information about the following: need-based and non-need-based federal, state, local, private, and institutional financial assistance programs available to students; eligibility requirements and procedures for applying for aid; criteria for selecting recipients and determining amount of award; methods and frequency of disbursements of aid; financial aid terms and conditions, including terms applicable to employment provided as part of a financial aid package; rights and responsibilities of students receiving Title IV, HEA loans; the availability of financial aid for study abroad programs; how financial aid is handled when students withdraw; and whom to contact for questions regarding financial aid; the terms and conditions of federal student loans; entrance and exit counseling information; and drug violation penalties. The retention rate for Pell Grant recipients and the code of conduct for financial aid employees is also listed.

Financial Aid Calculator

Students may use the financial aid calculator to find estimates.

Graduation and Retention Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act)

Contact: Institutional Research | Email: ir@iastate.edu | Phone: (515) 294-1181

Graduation data and retention rates for ISU full-time, degree-seeking, undergraduate students are available in the ISU Fact Book. ISU retention, graduation, and transfer out data are also available in on the ISU College Portrait.

Graduation and Retention Rates for Student Athletes

Contact: Athletics, Tommy Powell| Email: tpowell@iastate.edu | Phone: (515) 294-0531

The Department of Athletics annually publishes graduation data and retention rates for ISU student athletes on athletically related aid.

Identity Theft Prevention Policy

Contact: Accounts Receivable | Email: ubill@iastate.edu | Phone: (515) 294-7388

As required by the FTC's Red Flags Rule, Iowa State University has established and will maintain an Identity Theft Prevention Program. Information on the ISU prevention program is available in the ISU Policy Library.

Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data

Contact: Athletics, Julie Petersen| Email: jupeter@iastate.edu | Phone: (515) 294-3739

In compliance with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, the Department of Athletics publishes information on men's and women's athletic programs at ISU. The EADA report includes the number of participants by gender for each team, operating and recruiting expenses, coaches' salaries, revenues, and athletically related student aid.

Missing Student Policy and Notification Procedures

Contact: Director of Public Safety | Email: jdstewa@iastate.edu | Phone: (515) 294-4428 | Emergency Phone: 911

ISU's missing student policy and notification procedures to be followed when an ISU student has been reported missing for more than 24 hours are available in Safety and You, the annual ISU security and fire safety report. The report also includes directions for students on how to submit emergency contact and missing person contact information.

Placement of Graduates

Contact: Career Services | Email: careerservices@iastate.edu

The University Career Services Council, on behalf of the college-based career services offices, collects and publishes information on the post-graduation status of ISU degree recipients. Six-month post-graduation survey statistics include information on the placement of and types of employment, professional and graduate schools for ISU graduates. Survey response rates are also provided.

Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal, and Return of Title IV, HEA Financial Aid

Contact: Student Financial Aid | Email: financialaid@iastate.edu | Phone: (515) 294-2223

If a student withdraws or drops a course, ISU will adhere to its refund policy as published in the University Catalog. The Catalog also contains information regarding the requirements and procedures for students seeking to withdraw officially. Requirements for return of Title IV, HEA grant or loan aid are available on the Office of Student Financial Aid website.

Services for Students with Disabilities

Contact: Student Disability Resources | Email: disabilityresources@iastate.edu | Phone: (515) 294-7220

Student Disability Resources (SDR) provides disability-related information and referrals for ISU students, determines eligibility for services and facilitates reasonable accommodations, coordinates disability-related technical assistance and auxiliary aids/services, and provides advocacy and training. Visit the Student Disability Resources homepage for additional information on services and resources available to students with disabilities.

Social Security Number Policy

Contact: Controller's Department | Phone: (515) 294-2556

The use of SSN as an identification number within ISU is limited to those uses permitted by law. To protect the privacy of persons whose SSN is collected, all university offices follow procedures in the University's Social Security Number Policy, available in the ISU Policy Library.

Student Body Diversity

Contact: Institutional Research | Email: ir@iastate.edu | Phone: (515) 294-1181

Information about student body diversity, including the number of enrolled full-time students by gender and race/ethnicity, is provided in the ISU Fact Book. The number of undergraduate students who receive a Federal Pell Grant is available on College Navigator.

Teacher Education

Contact: Teacher Ed Program | Email: utep@iastate.edu | Phone: (515) 294-7886

Title II of the Higher Education Act requires annual reports on the pass rates of their graduates on state certification assessments and other program data. The ISU University Teacher Education Program publishes an annual report on this topic.

Textbook Information/Required Course Materials

Contact: Registrar | Email: registrar@iastate.edu | Phone: (515) 294-1840
Contact: University Bookstore | Phone: (515) 294-5684

The online ISU Schedule of Classes includes a link to textbook and required materials for each course as soon as the information is available for a given term. Textbook information is also available directly from the University Bookstore website.

Transfer of Credit and Articulation Agreements

Contact: Office of Admissions | Email: admissions@iastate.edu | Phone: (515) 294-5836

Transfer of credit policies and articulation agreements are published in the University Catalog. More specific information on articulation agreements with Iowa Community Colleges is available in The Public Connection. For specific course to course articulation, TRANSIT displays how credits from a community college or another university may transfer to a degree program at Iowa State.

Vaccination Policies

Contact: Thielen Student Health Center | Email: isustudenthealth@iastate.edu | Phone: (515) 294-5802

Iowa State University follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation for immunizations. Specific requirements for vaccinations are published on the health center's new and transfer student information page.

Voter Registration

Information on voting in local, state, and federal elections, including a copy of the Iowa voter registration application form, may be accessed at the Iowa Secretary of State website.

University Nondiscrimination Statement

Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies may be directed to Robinette Kelley, Director, Office of Equal Opportunity, Title IX/ADA Coordinator, and Affirmative Action Officer, 3350 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011, Tel. 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.