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CONSUMER INFORMATION

CONSUMER INFORMATION

In accordance with federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, below is a summary of consumer information that must be made available to all students at Cosumnes River College (CRC). Each topic listed gives a brief description of the information that must be disclosed and explains how it can be obtained. If you need assistance obtaining information listed or you would like a paper copy, contact the Financial Aid Office.

INFORMATION ABOUT COSUMNES RIVER COLLEGE
OVERVIEW OF FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS
INFORMATION REGARDING STUDENT OUTCOMES
INFORMATION REGARDING HEALTH AND SAFETY
DISCRIMINATION/HARASSMENT COMPLAINT PROCEDURES:

View information on student concerns or complaints (including, but not limited to, equity, sexual harassment, Title IX, 504, ADA). In addition to complaints being filed by students or employees, complaints may be initiated by other individuals or entities, such as a family member, representative, organization, or other third party wishing to file on behalf of an individual or group alleged to have suffered unlawful discrimination or harassment. The Los Rios District has an official form. However, while complainants should be encouraged to use the form, the form is not required and complaints shall not be considered defective or rejected based on the failure to file the complaint on the form. View the full District regulation (2423).


 

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)

FERPA information can be found in the college catalog under “Privacy Rights of Students (Access to Records) and online here.

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Disability Programs and Program Services (DSPS) provides a variety of academic support services to students with disabilities. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information about the facilities and services available to students with disabilities, visit the department’s website.

STUDENT BODY DIVERSITY

CRC regularly reports this information to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Follow these steps to access this information:

  • Go to the IPEDS College Navigator
  • In the “Name of School” box type Cosumnes River College
  • Click on the Cosumnes River College link that appears

Gender, demographic, and other data is available and published regularly by the Research Office. Data can be accessed on the Research Office Page.

TEXTBOOK INFORMATION

Students can access each semester’s book list through the college store. Every class in the schedule has a link to the booklist. Not all classes listed require texts. Each semester’s booklist is posted at the same time the class schedule is made public. Book information is listed as it becomes known through the submission of book orders from faculty. The list is updated daily.

The book list is subject to substantial change prior to, and through the course of a semester. Read the Textbook Refund Policy.

TRANSFER OF CREDIT POLICIES AND ARTICULATION AGREEMENT

Cosumnes River College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for the Community and Junior Colleges, which is part of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. All courses equivalent to university and college work are generally accepted by all WASC member colleges and most other colleges and universities in the United States. Specific information on course and/or program articulation agreements with the University of California and the California State University can be found at the ASSIST website. For Information on articulation agreements with California independent colleges, out of state colleges, and international colleges, contact the Counseling Office or Transfer Center.

VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Cosumnes River College encourages eligible students to register to vote. Students may access the California Voter Registration website by selecting “Register to Vote” from the Quick Links menu on any page. Students wishing to register via voter registration card may pick one up in the Student Development Office located in the Library Building.

WITHDRAWL PROCEDURES

Military withdrawal is available for students who are members of an active or reserve military service, and who receive orders compelling a withdrawal from courses. Students requesting military withdrawal must file a student petition and include supporting documentation.

Medical withdrawals may also be considered when supporting documentation is provided along with a student petition. The Student Petition form can be found here.

Official withdrawals are those that have been processed via eServices or by staff in the Admissions and Records Office.

DESCRIPTION OF ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Upon satisfactory completion of requirements, students may earn the Associate in Arts Degree, Associate in Science Degree, and Certificate of Achievement. For more information about all academic programs including requirements, view the latest college catalog, explore the Areas of Study, or go to a Counseling Office.

INSTRUCTIONAL FACILITIES AND LABS

The college provides the instructional, laboratory, and physical plant facilities needed to support each of its academic programs. Contact the dean for the department for specific information about the facilities and resources available to support the academic program. For more information, visit our photo tour of campus facilities.

FACULTY

Information on the college’s faculty and instructional personnel is available in Cosumnes River College’s catalog. Contact information for current faculty can be found in our faculty directory. For additional information, please contact the Los Rios Community College District Office of Human Services at 916-568-3112 or in person at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825.

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

CRC supports the Higher Education Opportunity Act and Digital Millennium Copyright Act, including efforts to eliminate the illegal distribution of copyrighted material. LRCCD Board Policy P-8861 developed through the consultation process, provides guidelines to students, faculty and staff to assist in compliance with federal copyright laws and can be viewed on the Los Rios district’s website.

CONSTITUTION DAY INFORMATION

In order to comply with the federal regulation requiring the development of educational programming to celebrate Constitution Day on September 17th of each year, Cosumnes River College’s Student Development Office provides faculty, students, and staff with access to U.S. Constitution Day educational resources, toolkits, and free pocket size U.S. Constitution books.


 

OVERVIEW OF FINANCIAL AID PROGRAM

Cosumnes River College has a full array of Title IV programs and California State Financial Aid Programs. Financial assistance may include: grants, loans, federal work-study, CRC Foundation scholarships, as well as privately supported scholarships.

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR OBTAINING FINANCIAL AID ASSISTANCE

Prospective or enrolled students who have questions about obtaining financial aid should contact the CRC Financial Aid Office at 916-691-7325. For information about office hours, visit the Financial Aid Office website.

ELIGIBILITY FOR FINANCIAL AID

To receive Federal and most State financial aid, an applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen (permanent resident, resident alien, refugee, asylee); NOTE: State of California programs may have a less restrictive residency requirement for non-U.S. citizens
  • Be enrolled at Cosumnes River College.
  • Be officially enrolled in a degree, certificate, or eligible transfer program in a declared major at CRC.
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress according to financial aid policy.
  • Have financial need as demonstrated through application on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Not be in default on a Federal student loan or owe a repayment on a Federal student grant.
  • Have a high school diploma, a GED (General Equivalency Diploma), their equivalent, or demonstrate an ability to benefit from a college education by passing the required Department of Education approved ‘Ability to Benefit’ test offered by the Assessment and Tutorial Center.
  • Be registered with the Selective Service (unless not required to register).
  • Supply an accurate Social Security Number and name.

Provide all documentation requested by the financial aid office.

NEED BASED AND NON-NEED BASED FEDERAL AND STATE FINANCIAL AID

Some of CRC’s aid programs are need based and some are non-need based as determined by the information provided and verified on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Scholarships are awarded based on a number of criteria including GPA, major, and academic goal.

HOW ELIGIBILITY FOR NEED BASED AID IS DETERMINED AND HOW NEED BASED AID IS AWARDED

Students are packaged for financial aid (given financial aid from several of the programs for which a student is eligible) based on the student’s financial need. Financial need is determined by a student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) (computed from information provided on the FAFSA) as compared to CRC’s Cost of Attendance (COA). Those who have a positive number remaining after the EFC is subtracted from the Cost of Attendance may qualify for some need based aid sources. To meet with federal regulations, CRC defines the neediest students as those whose EFC = $0.

HOW AND WHEN FINANCIAL AID WILL BE DISTRIBUTED

There are two financial aid disbursements per semester. The Financial Aid Office disburses funds every Friday.

In order to receive disbursements, a student must activate a Higher One Card.

For more information of specific dates of distribution by semester, visit the Financial Aid Dates and Deadlines website.

NATIONAL STUDENT LOAN DATA SYSTEM (NSLDS)

The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education’s central database for student financial aid records. Federal loans disbursed to students or parents will be submitted to NSLDS and will be accessible by guarantee agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system. Student and parent borrowers can track and manage their federal student loans and grants online at the National Student Loan Data System website. The secured site displays information on loans and grants, including amounts, outstanding balances and status. Student and parent borrowers can also find contact information for their loan servicer.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF DIRECT LOAN DEFERMENTS

Information regarding the various deferments available to student and parent loan borrowers is available at the Department of Education website. Under “Managing Repayment” and click on “Trouble Making Payments?”

TERMS OF LOANS RECEIVED, REPAYMENT SCHEDULES AND REPAYMENT

Generally, borrowers will have 10 to 25 years to repay their loan, depending on the repayment plan they choose. The loan servicer will notify the borrower of the date the first payment is due. If a repayment plan is not chosen by the borrower, the borrower will be placed on the standard repayment plan, with fixed monthly payments for up to 10 years. Repayment plans can be changed at any time by contacting the loan servicer. Information about standard repayment, extended repayment, graduated repayment, income contingent repayment (not available for parent PLUS loans), and income-based repayment can be found at the Department of Education website under “Managing Repayment.” Click “Repayment Plans & Calculators.”

LOAN ENTRANCE COUNSELING

The Federal Government requires first-time student borrowers to complete loan entrance counseling to ensure that the student borrower understands the responsibilities and obligations they are assuming. In order to provide the required comprehensive information on the terms and conditions of the loan and the borrower’s responsibilities, first-time student loan borrowers at Cosumnes River College are required to complete entrance counseling. To complete entrance counseling, visit CRC’s student loans page and complete Step 1.

LOAN EXIT COUNSELING

All Students who received a loan must complete a Mandatory Online Loan Exit Counseling Workshop. The loan exit counseling will provide valuable counseling and important information regarding repayment, deferment, and default prevention.

Please visit the National Student Loan Data System website to conduct your online exit counseling

PRIVATE EDUCATIONAL LOAN DISCLOSURES

Any student applying for a private education loan at Cosumnes River College must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with the school in order to ensure that all available waivers and grants are available to the student, as well as to encourage students to make use of low-interest loans available through the Department of Education (subsidized if eligible). Student borrowers at CRC are counseled to compare the terms and conditions of Department of Education loans with the terms and conditions of private education loans to determine the more favorable borrowing option.

Upon request, Cosumnes River College will provide the self-certification form for private education loans required under Sec. 128(e)(3) of the Truth in Lending Act (15 U.S.C. 1638(e)(3) and the information required to complete the form, to the extent that Cosumnes River College possesses the information.


 

GRADUATION, TRANSFER AND RETENTION RATES

Cosumnes River College regularly reports this information to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Follow these steps to access this information:

  • Go to the IPEDS College Navigator.
  • In the “Name of School” box type Cosumnes River College.
  • Select the Cosumnes River College link that appears.
  • Select the Retention and Graduation Rates link to expand the selection.

Graduation and Retention Rates for Student Athletes

Graduation and retention rates must be provided to student-athletes, their parents, high school coaches, and guidance counselors when an athletically related student aid offer is made. Cosumnes River College does not offer financial aid to students based on athletic ability. For information on graduation and retention rates or student success programs for student-athletes, please contact the Dean of Athletics, Health & Kinesiology.

EQUITY IN ATHLETIC DISCLOSURE

As part of federally mandated Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, information on annual participation rates and financing of men’s and women’s sports in intercollegiate athletic programs is available by request to students and the general public. For more information or to receive a copy of the report, contact the Athletic Department or you can find the data on the Department of Education’s website.

CAMPUS SAFETY AND SECURITY

The annual Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Report (Annual Clery Report) is available on the Los Rios District website. Timely warnings which alert staff, faculty, and students whenever a serious crime takes place on campus and the suspects are at large leaving a potential risk to the college’s employees, students, and guests. Staff, faculty, and students would be alerted by campus wide email as well as notices posted on building entrances campus wide. Additional information, including the daily crime log, can be found on the Los Rios Police Department website.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM

Cosumnes River College’s Health Services offers drug and alcohol abuse information and referrals for students who are substance dependent or their families. For more information on these support services, visit the Health Services website.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND EVACUATION PROCEDURES

This information can be found online on the Los Rios Police Department website.