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Student Consumer Information

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that postsecondary institutions participating in federal student aid programs make certain disclosures to students. The following information is disclosed to you as a student at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) in compliance with federal law. For additional information, including requesting a paper copy of any materials, please call the appropriate office or visit the indicated websites.

Academic Programs and Accreditations
Information concerning HACC’s current education programs and course descriptions are available here
HACC’s faculty and staff directory.
Information concerning HACC’s transfer of credit policy and articulation agreements are available at:
Institutional and Program Accreditation, Approval or Licensure.

Alcohol and Drug Policy
HACC's Alcohol and Drug policy

Copyright Infringement and Peer to Peer File Sharing Policies and Sanctions
Review information about HACC policies and sanctions that relate to copyright infringement and unauthorized use of software and other technologies including unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials using HACC information technology systems.

Financial Aid
Financial aid contacts
Types of aid and terms and conditions
State grants
Rights and Responsibilities
National Student Loan Data Systems (NSLDS)
Entrance and Exit Counseling
Private Loans
Code of Conduct

Graduation and Retention Rates (Student Right to Know Act)
Retention rates for first-time, degree-seeking students are available here.
Graduation rates are available here.

Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data
Equity in Athletics Survey from Department of Education: then select Harrisburg Area Community College.
Eligibility information available here.

Placement of Graduates
Information regarding employment after graduation is available here.

Price of Attendance
Tuition and fee schedule available here.
An approximate calculation of costs consisting 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 expressed an interest is available at:

Privacy of Student Records (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act)
The Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that gives students the right to review their education records, to request amendment of their records, to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information , and to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information regarding student rights under FERPA is available here. This information includes HACC procedures for reviewing and requesting amendment of education records, notices of the types of information HACC has designate as directory information , and students right to opt-out of directory information. If you have any questions about your rights under FERPA, please contact the Office of the Registrar at (717) 221-1300, ext. 1675

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

If a student drops or withdrawals from a class, HACC, will adhere to its refund schedule.

Requirements for Withdrawal:
A student who will no longer be attending class or who has not attended class in which they are currently registered, regardless of whether tuition is paid, must formally drop the class or withdraw from the College. Drop/Add Details available here.
Requirements for return of Title IV, HEA grant or loan aid are available here.

Security Policies, Crime Statistics and Crime Log
Safety & Security Annual Report
Information for Crime Victims about Disciplinary Hearings can be provided upon written request from the victim.

Services for Students with Disabilities

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) provides disability –related information and referrals; documents disability and conducts needs assessments; facilitates reasonable accommodations; and provides disability –related technical assistance, auxiliary aids./services, and advocacy and training. Visit the ODS site for additional information on services and resources available to students with disabilities.

Student Body Diversity

Information about student body diversity, including the number of enrolled full-time students by gender and race/ethnicity, is provided in the College Data book.

Student Complaint Information by State and Agency
While HACC encourages students to utilize internal institutional avenues for expressing grievances , state-based grievance contacts are also available.In compliance with federal Department of Education regulations, find more information regarding how to file complaints (pdf)in the state in which the student resides.

Textbook Information/Required Course Materials
Text information including pricing, ISBN, author, title, copy right, edition, and binding are available by going to the HACC Bookstore.

Voter Registration
Register to Vote! HACC encourages everyone to register to vote. For voter registration information in Pennsylvania, please go to Votes PA.

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