Notice of Disclosures

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The  Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), includes many disclosures and reporting requirements that a postsecondary education school is required to distribute or make available to prospective and current students, and other consumers.  These “Acts” will only apply to institutions who participate in federally funded financial aid programs.

Jackson State Community College is a participant in the following federal student aid programs:  Federal Pell Grant Program, Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Perkins Loan Program, and Federal Work-Study Program. 

Students, parents and other consumers may visit Jackson State's website for various information about the school.  The website's homepage is located at http://www.jscc.edu

General Institutional Information

Confidentiality of Student Records

With regard to privacy, personally identifiable information may not be disclosed to others without the prior written consent of the student, except for specific cases defined by the U.S. Department of Education.  The school must annually distribute to all enrolled students a notice of the availability of the information that is required to be made available to students under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). This act is also known as the Buckley Amendment which was passed by Congress in 1974.

FERPA will provide guidance with regard to privacy about a student's record and personally identifiable information.  A notice must list and briefly describe the information and include a statement of the procedures required to obtain the information.  Information will need to include the following:  the right of the student to inspect and review their education records; requests for amendments of their education records; guidelines for the correction of inaccurate and misleading data; and procedures to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the school.

FERPA information is published in the Jackson State Community College Catalog and Student Handbook.  This publication is located online at http://www.jscc.edu or in print at any Jackson State campus or center.

The Records Office ((731) 425-2634) will be the contact for questions or comments.  For additional information, you may visit the following webpage: http://www.jscc.edu/records

Facilities and Services

The school is required to provide enrolled and prospective students with information about the school and its operations, such as the mission statement, accreditations and licensures, faculty and other instructional staff, degree and certificate programs, any plans the school has for improving the academic programs, instructional and laboratory facilities, special facilities for disabled students, and student body diversity in the categories of gender and ethnicity of enrolled students (and full-time students who receive Federal Pell Grants).

Also, the school is required to provide information about policies, procedures and other information.  This would include information about its cost of attendance, textbook information, net price calculator, satisfactory academic progress policy, procedures to withdraw from school, procedures to drop a course, refund policy, school policies on transfer of credit, and other policies relating to copyright infringement, safety, vaccination, missing person procedures, emergency and evacuation procedures, etc.

Information is published in the Jackson State Community College Catalog and Student Handbook.  This publication is located online at http://www.jscc.edu or in print at any Jackson State campus or center.

The Academic Affairs Office ((731) 425-2631) will be the contact for questions or comments. 

Price of attendance

The school is required to make available to prospective and enrolled students information about the price of attendance, 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 or expresses an interest.

The Institutional Effectiveness Office ((731) 425-2638) will be the contact for questions and comments.  For additional information, you may visit the following WebPages:  http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator;
http://www.jscc.edu/useful-links; and,

Credit Transfer

The school is required to disclose its transfer of credit policies.  It will need to include the criteria that the school uses to make credit transfer decisions and a list of institutions with which it has articulation agreements.

The Records Office ((731) 425-2653) will be the contact for questions or comments.  For additional information, you may visit the following webpage: http://www.jscc.edu/records; and, http://www.jscc.edu/transfer-equivalencies

Services for Students with Disabilities

The school is required to make available to prospective and enrolled students information about facilities and services available to students with disabilities, including students with intellectual disabilities.

The Disability Resource Center ((731) 425-2616) will be the contact for questions and comments.  For additional information, you may visit the following webpage: http://www.jscc.edu/counseling

Student Body Diversity

The school is required to make available to prospective and enrolled students information about student body diversity, including the percentage of enrolled, full-time students in the following categories:

The Institutional Effectiveness Office ((731) 425-2638) will be the contact for questions and comments.  For Additional information, you may visit the following webpage:
http://www.jscc.edu/useful-links

Voter Registration

The school is required to make a good faith effort to distribute a mail voter registration form to each student enrolled in a degree or certificate program and physically in attendance at the institution, and make those forms widely available to students. The form must be distributed to students prior to state's voter registration deadline.

The Counseling Office ((731) 425-2616) will be the contact for questions or comments.  For additional information, you may visit the following webpage:  http://www.jscc.edu/counseling

Athletic Data

The school is required to provide students and parents with a disclosure at the time the institution offers the student athletically-related student aid.  This disclosure must contain the number and gender of full-time undergraduates participating in intercollegiate athletic competitions for each term.  Additionally, the institution will be required to include information on coaches, coaching salaries, and the revenues and expenses associated with each sport.

The Athletic Office ((731) 425-2649) will be the contact for questions or comments.  

Financial Assistance

Student Financial Aid

The school is required to make available to prospective and enrolled students' information regarding how and where to contact individuals designated to assist students in obtaining the institutional or financial aid information.

Financial Aid Services is located on the Jackson State's main campus in the Student Union Building.   Students, parents or other consumers may use the following contact information:

Jackson State Community College
Financial Aid Services
2046 North Parkway
Jackson TN  38301
(731) 425-2605

Additionally, the school is required to make available to prospective and enrolled students information about the following:

all the need-based and non-need based federal, state, local, private, and institutional student financial assistance programs available to students who enroll in the institution;

Upon request from a student or parent who is applying for a private education loan, a school must provide the disclosure form required under the “Truth in Lending Act” and the information needed to complete the form (to the extent the school has that information).

Financial aid information is published in the Jackson State Community College Catalog and Student Handbook.  This publication may be found online at http://www.jscc.edu or in print at any Jackson State campus or center.  Additional information is contained in the Financial Aid Consumer Information Handbook.

The Financial Aid Office ((731) 425-2605) will be the contact for questions or comments.  For additional information, you may visit the following webpage: http://www.jscc.edu/financial-aid

Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

The school is required to provide to each student, upon enrollment, a separate, clear and conspicuous written notice that advises the student that a conviction for any offense, during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving federal student aid 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 Aid.  Also, the school will provide a notice in a timely manner to each student who has lost eligibility for Federal Student Aid (Title IV) and the notice must advise the student of the ways in which the student can regain eligibility.

The Financial Aid Office ((731) 425-2605) will be the contact for questions or comments.  For additional information, you may visit the following webpage:  http://www.jscc.edu/financial-aid

Student Outcomes

Student Completion and Graduation

The school is required to annually make available to prospective and enrolled students the completion or graduation rate of certificate or degree-seeking, first-time, full-time, undergraduate students.  If data is requested by a prospective student, it must be made available prior to the students' enrolling or entering into any financial obligation with the school.  Often, students will transfer to other educational facilities.  Jackson State will be accountable for student transfer rates.

The Institutional Effectiveness Office ((731) 425-2638) will be the contact for questions or comments.  For additional information, you may visit the following webpage:
 http://www.jscc.edu/administration/institutional-effectiveness/useful-links.html

Student Placement in Employment

The school will be required to provide information on the placement of and types of employment obtained by students who have earned a certificate or degree at Jackson State.

The Institutional Effectiveness Office ((731) 425-2638) will be the contact for questions or comments.  For additional information, you may visit the following webpage:
 http://www.jscc.edu/administration/institutional-effectiveness/useful-links.html

Student Retention  

The school will be required to provide retention rates of certificate or degree-seeking for first-time full-time undergraduate students.

The Institutional Effectiveness Office ((731) 425-2638) will be the contact for questions or comments.  For additional information, you may visit the following webpage:
 http://www.jscc.edu/administration/institutional-effectiveness/useful-links.html

Health and Safety for Students and Employees

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

The school is required to provide information about the schools Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program. As a condition of receiving funds or other forms of financial assistance under any Federal Program, a school, state or local education agency must certify that it has adopted and implemented a Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program.  Information is disseminated to students, faculty, and employees about the risks, penalties, and treatment options associated with drug and alcohol abuse.  This disclosure is in accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (Public Law 101-690).

The Policy on Drug-Free Campus may be found in the Jackson State Community College Catalog and Student Handbook, and the Drug-Free Campus Brochure.

The Counseling Office ((731) 425-2616) and Financial Aid Office will be the contacts for questions and comments.  For additional information, you may visit the following webpage:
http://www.jscc.edu/student-services/counseling.html

Security and Crime

The school is required to provide students and others with a safe learning environment. There must be a campus security policy to include a statement of the enforcement authority of campus security personnel and their relationship with State and local police and whether or not they have agreements with those police agencies to investigate alleged crimes. 

Additionally, the school will be required to distinguish, by means of separate categories, any criminal offense that occur on campus, in or on a non-campus building, on public property, and in dormitories or other residential facilities for students on campus.  The law will require that each institution maintaining a police or security department must make, keep and maintain a daily log. 

The Campus Safety and Security Office ((731) 425-2621) will be the contact for questions or comments.  For additional information, you may visit the following webpage:
 http://www.jscc.edu/administration/safety-and-security/student-right-to-know-campus-security-act.html

Fire Safety   

The school is required to maintain a log that records all fires in on-campus student housing facilities and publish an annual fire safety report with campus fire safety practices and standards of the school. Jackson State does not provide on-campus housing to students.  Fire safety policies and practices must be published by the school.  Jackson State does not provide on-campus housing to students.

The Campus Safety and Security Office ((731) 425-2621) will be the contact for questions or comments.  For additional information, you may visit the following webpage: 
 http://jscc.edu/administration/safety-and-security

Emergency Response and Evacuation

The school will be required to provide prospective and enrolled students with policies about the school's emergency response and evacuation procedures.  It will need to include information for notifying the campus community “immediately” of a “significant emergency or dangerous situation” involving an immediate threat on campus, non-campus buildings or property, and public property.

The Campus Safety and Security Office ((731) 425-2621) will be the contact person for questions or comments.  For additional information, you may visit the following website:  
 http://www.jscc.edu/administration/safety-and-security