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Student Consumer Information

This webpage contains publicly-disclosed consumer information, including specific internal policies and procedures, and disclosures required by the Higher Education Act, accreditation and licensing standards, and various regulations.

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ASSISTANCE IN OBTAINING INSTITUTIONAL OR FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

Kristen Eastwood
Financial Aid Office
Building 3
keastwood@ric.edu
401-456-8033

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF INSTITUTIONAL AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

The College will 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 of 1974 (FERPA) and as required by the Higher Education Act. Rhode Island College will provide a paper copy of information linked throughout this page upon request.

GENERAL INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION

Privacy of Student Records − Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
http://www.ric.edu/recordsoffice/Pages/FERPA.aspx
Rhode Island College only discloses personally identifiable information from an education record to appropriate parties in connection with an emergency if knowledge of the information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals. The school complies with the changes made to FERPA as a result of the USA Patriot Act. FERPA contact information: Family Policy Compliance Office, US Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20202-5920; phone: 1-800-872-5327; www.ed.gov/offices/OM/fpco 

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities
http://www.ric.edu/disabilityservices/Pages/default.aspx

Student Diversity
http://www.ric.edu/admissions/Pages/RIC-Facts.aspx

Price of Attendance
http://www.ric.edu/bursar/Pages/Tuition-and-Fees.aspx
http://www.ric.edu/financialaid/documents/2020-2021-Financial-Aid-Award-Guide.pdf
http://www.ric.edu/bursar/Pages/Payment-Information.aspx

College Navigator Website
The US Department of Education’s online search tool for consumers provides basic, comparable information, in this case, for Rhode Island College, and is designed to be a source of reliable data for students and their families: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

Net Price Calculator
Plan for Educational Costs with Rhode Island College’s Net Price Calculator. New, full-time undergraduate applicant or prospective students can use our Net Price Calculator to estimate and plan for educational costs: 
http://www.ric.edu/financialaid/Pages/npcalc.aspx

Refund, Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Information
http://www.ric.edu/bursar/Pages/Refund-Policy.aspx
http://www.ric.edu/studentlife/Pages/absences-withdrawal.aspx
http://www.ric.edu/financialaid/Pages/Frequently-Asked-Questions.aspx#Q12

Textbook Information
https://ric.bncollege.com/shop/ric/home

Educational Programs
http://www.ric.edu/academics/Pages/Majors_Programs.aspx

Academic Rhode Maps
http://www.ric.edu/academics/Pages/Majors_Programs.aspx

Instructional Facilities
http://www.ric.edu/buildingfutures/Pages/default.aspx
http://www.ric.edu/campusmap/Pages/default.aspx
Rhode Island College Buildings with Classroom Facilities: Adams Library; Alex and Ani Hall; Alger Hall; Building 3; Building 6; Building 8; Building 26 (Student Athlete Success Center); Clarke Science; Craig-Lee Hall; Donovan Dining Center (includes faculty center & student media center); Fogarty Life Science; Forman Center; Gaige Hall; Guardo Hall; Henry Barnard School; Horace Mann Hall; Murray Center; Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts; Recreation Center; Roberts Hall; Sherlock Center on Disabilities; Student Union; Whipple Hall; Yellow Cottage

Faculty
http://www.ric.edu/directory/Pages/default.aspx

Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards
http://www.ric.edu/financialaid/Pages/Satisfactory-Academic-Progress-Policy.aspx

Academic Advising Documents
http://www.ric.edu/advising/Pages/default.aspx

Academic Advising and Support
http://www.ric.edu/oasis/Pages/default.aspx

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements
http://www.ric.edu/admissions/Pages/Transfer-Students.aspx

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs
http://www.ric.edu/aboutric/Pages/Accreditation.aspx

Certificate Programs
http://www.ric.edu/continuingeducationsummersession/Pages/certificateprograms.aspx

Transcripts (How to Request)
http://www.ric.edu/recordsoffice/Pages/Transcripts.aspx

Copyright Infringement − Policies and Sanctions (including Computer Use and File Sharing)
http://www.ric.edu/administrationfinance/Documents/PolicyforResponsibleComputing.pdf
The College prohibits students from uploading, downloading, posting, publishing, transmitting, retaining, reproducing, sharing or distributing in any way information, software, movies, music, books, articles or any other material which is protected by copyright or other proprietary right, without obtaining permission of the owner. Violation of this policy may result in the termination of the student's access to the internet via the College’s internet system, and constitutes a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Students should also be aware that unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject the student to civil and criminal liabilities. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, at its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the US copyright office, especially their FAQs. Unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing is a violation of law, as well as College policy. Students engaging in unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, including illegal downloading and unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials, will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension or dismissal from the College.

Student Involvement & Leadership − Student Activities
http://www.ric.edu/student-activities/Pages/default.aspx
http://www.ric.edu/studentlife/Pages/default.aspx

Career and Job Placement Services
http://www.ric.edu/careerdevelopment/Pages/default.aspx

TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM REPORT

Title2.ed.gov 

STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Assistance Available From Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Programs
http://www.ric.edu/financialaid/Pages/Financial-Aid-Programs.aspx

National Student Loan Data Center (NSLDS)
https://nslds.ed.gov/nslds/nslds_SA/
Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
The College will distribute to all enrolled students a notice regarding the drug and alcohol abuse prevention program, which explains that a student will become ineligible to receive Title IV Federal financial aid for a period following conviction for an offense under any Federal or State law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs for conduct occurring during a period of enrollment during which the student received Title IV Federal financial aid.
Entrance and Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers
http://www.ric.edu/financialaid/Pages/Entrance-and-Exit-Counseling.aspx

Institutional Code of Conduct for Education Loans
http://www.ric.edu/financialaid/Documents/Code%20of%20Conduct%20for%20Financial%20Aid%20Staff.pdf

Preferred Lender Arrangements and Private Education Loan Lists
http://www.ric.edu/financialaid/Pages/Recommended-Private-Alternative-Loans.aspx

HEALTH & SAFETY

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
http://www.ric.edu/health-promotion/Pages/Alcohol-and-Other-Drugs.aspx
Additional information regarding the College’s drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs and policies and the results of the biennial review of the institution's program is available upon request.

Vaccination Policies
http://www.ric.edu/healthservices/Pages/Health-Requirements.aspx

Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics, Crime Log, Emergency Response, Evacuation Procedures, Timely Warning Procedures, Fire Safety Policies, Fire Statistics, Fire Log and Missing Student Notification Procedures  
See Annual Security Reports and Annual Fire Safety Reports for this information:
http://www.ric.edu/studentlife/Pages/Annual-Security-Report.aspx

Information for Crime Victims about Disciplinary Hearings
Upon written request, the College will disclose to the alleged victim of any crime of violence or a nonforcible sex offense, the results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by the College against a student who is the alleged perpetrator of such crime or offense. If the alleged victim is deceased as a result of the crime or the offense, the information shall be provided upon written request to the next of kin of the alleged victim.

Statement of Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action
http://www.ric.edu/titleIX/Pages/default.aspx

Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures
http://www.ric.edu/titleIX/Documents/Title-IX-Sexual-Harassment-Policy-and-Procedure.pdf

Nondiscrimination Policy and Complaint Procedures
http://www.ric.edu/titleIX/Documents/CPE-Nondiscrimination-Policy-and-Complaint-Procedures-8-12-20.pdf

STUDENT OUTCOMES

Retention/Graduation Rates

College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/ (Choose Rhode Island College from the list)

Statistical Information About RIC: http://www.ric.edu/oirp/Pages/statistical-information-about-RIC.aspx

Job Placement/Graduate School Placement:  http://www.ric.edu/oirp/Pages/survey-research.aspx.  

Passage Rates for Licensure Examinations: 

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC PROGRAM PARTICIPATION RATES AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT DATA (EQUITY IN ATHLETICS DISCLOSURE ACT)

https://ope.ed.gov/athletics/#/
This searchable database consists of athletics data that are submitted annually as required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) (via a Web-based data collection), by all co-educational postsecondary institutions that receive Title IV funding (ie, those that participate in federal student aid programs) and that have an intercollegiate athletics program.

Athletic Information:
http://goanchormen.com/landing/index

VOTER REGISTRATION

http://www.ric.edu/recordsoffice/Pages/Voter-Registration.aspx
In compliance with the Higher Education Act, Rhode Island College provides voter registration information to students. Any person who is a United States citizen and will be 18 years old as of the next election is eligible to register to vote. Please utilize the below resource to get voting information. Download voter registration forms at eac.gov. If you are already registered and want an absentee ballot, contact your County Board of Elections in the county/state where you are registered. Find more voting information at the United States Election Assistance Commission’s website at eac.gov

COLLEGE ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES AND OTHER GOVERNANCE DOCUMENTS

http://www.ric.edu/administrationfinance/Pages/College-Administrative-Policies-and-Other-Governance-Documents.aspx​​​​​

Page last updated: September 10, 2020