General Institutional Information

Academic Programs

(Educational Programs, Instructional Facilities and Faculty)

How Disclosed:

Made available through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media.

Office/Person Responsible: Vice President, Academic Affairs

Each institution must make available to prospective and enrolled students information about the academic program of the institution, including -

  • Current degree programs and other educational and training programs
  • Instructional, laboratory, and other physical facilities that relate to the academic program
  • Faculty and other instructional personnel
  • Any plans by the institution for improving the academic program.

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Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure

of Institution and Programs

How Disclosed:

Made available through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media.

Office/Person Responsible: Institutional Research

Each institution must make available to prospective and enrolled students -

  • Names of associations, agencies, or governmental bodies that accredit, approve, or license the institution and its programs
  • Procedures for obtaining or reviewing documents describing accreditation, approval, or licensing.

Link to Information: Accreditations at Normandale

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Complaint Process

How Disclosed:

Made available through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media.

Office/Person Responsible: Dean of Students; Director of Media and Public Relations

Each institution must provide its students or prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with its accreditor and with its State approval or licensing entity and any other relevant State official or agency that would appropriately handle a student's complaint.

Link to Information: Normandale's Student Complaint & Grievance Process

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Copyright Infringement:

Policies and Sanctions, including Computer Use and File Sharing

How Disclosed:

Made available through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media.

Office/Person Responsible: Dean of Students; IT Director

Institutions must annually make available to current and prospective students the institution's policies and sanctions related to copyright infringement, including

  • A statement that explicitly informs students that unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject the students to civil and criminal liabilities
  • A summary of the penalties for violation of federal copyright laws*; and
  • The institution's policies with respect to unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, including disciplinary actions taken against students who engage in [illegal downloading or] unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials using the institution's information technology system.
  • The legal alternative for downloading or otherwise acquiring copyright material is based on the school's periodic review.

[*The Department of Education will publish in the Federal Student Aid Handbook a summary of the civil and criminal penalties for violation of federal copyright laws.]

Links to Information: Normandale's Written Plan for Peer-to-Peer (P2P)/Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) and Dean of Student's website

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Cost of Attendance

How Disclosed:

Made available through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media.

Office/Person Responsible: Financial Aid and Scholarship Director

Each institution must make available to prospective and enrolled students information about the cost 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.

Link to Information: Cost of Attendance at Normandale

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Diversity of Student Body

How Disclosed:

Made available through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media.

Office/Person Responsible: Institutional Research

Institutions must make available to current and prospective students information about student body diversity, including the percentage of enrolled, full-time students who -

  • Are male
  • Are female
  • Are a self-identified member of a major racial or ethnic group
  • Receive a Federal Pell Grant.

Note: The race/ethnicity and the gender data are collected in the IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey. Information about Pell Grant recipients is collected for the prior year in the IPEDS Student Financial Aid Survey.

Link to Information: Diversity at Normandale

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Privacy of Student Records

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

How Disclosed:

Any means reasonably likely to inform students of their rights.

Office/Person Responsible: Registrar

Each institution must annually provide a notice to all enrolled students about -

  • The right to review their education records, to request amendment of records, to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information, and to file complaints with the Department of Education
  • Procedures for reviewing education records and requesting amendment of the records; and
  • If applicable, information about the institution's policy regarding disclosures to school officials with a legitimate educational interest in the education records.

In order to disclose directory information without prior consent, an institution must provide to students a notice of directory information that includes -

  • The types of information the institution has designated as directory information
  • The student's right to refuse to allow any or all such information about the student to be designated as directory information, and the time period the student has for notifying the institution in writing.

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Net Price Calculator

How Disclosed:

Made publicly available on the institution's website.

Office/Person Responsible: MnSCU System Office creates calculator, hosts website and provided College with link; Dean of Enrollment and Marketing posts link on College's website.

Institutions must make available on their websites a net price calculator. The institution may use the Department of Education's template or develop a customized version that must include, at a minimum, the same elements as the Department's version.

Link to Information: MnSCU Net Price Calculator for Normandale

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Notice:

Regarding the Availability of Consumer Information

How Disclosed:

Direct mailing through U.S. Postal Service, campus mail, or e-mail.

Office/Person Responsible: Dean of Student Services; Registrar

Link to information: Consumer Information Requirements

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Refund Policy

Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Title IV Requirements

How Disclosed:

Made available through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media.

Office/Person Responsible: Registrar; Payments and Billing Office; Financial Aid and Scholarship Office

Each institution must make available to prospective and enrolled students information about -

  • The institution's refund policy
  • Requirements and procedures for official withdrawal
  • Requirements for return of Title IV, HEA grant or loan aid.

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Services and Facilities for Students with Disabilities

How Disclosed:

Made available through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media.

Office/Person Responsible: Office for Students with Disabilities

Each institution must make available to prospective and enrolled students information about facilities and services available to students with disabilities, including students with intellectual disabilities (as defined in 34 CFR 668.231). (See also "Consumer Information on College Navigator Website" for related reporting requirement.)

Link to Information: Office for Students with Disabilities

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Textbook Pricing Information

including Course Schedule Information

How Disclosed:

Web-based Course Schedule.

Office/Person Responsible: Bookstore; Academic Affairs

Each institution must disclose, on the institution's Internet course schedule used for preregistration and registration purposes, the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) and retail price information of required and recommended textbooks and supplemental materials for each course listed, to the extent the disclosure of the information is determined to be "practicable".

If the ISBN is not available, the institution must include in the Internet course schedule the author, title, publisher, and copyright date for the textbook or supplemental material, or, if applicable, the designation "To Be Determined".

If applicable, the institution must include on the institution's written course schedule a notice that textbook information is available on the Internet course schedule and the Internet address for the schedule.

Upon the request of a college bookstore operated by or affiliated with the institution, the institution must make available as soon as practicable the most accurate information available regarding -

  • The institution's course schedule for the subsequent academic period
  • The information provided for students (see above) regarding required or
  • Recommended textbooks and supplemental materials for each course or class
  • The number of students enrolled in each course or class
  • The maximum student enrollment for each course or class.

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Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

How Disclosed:

Publicly disclosed.

Office/Person Responsible: Academic Affairs; Registrar

Each institution must publicly disclose information about the institution's policies regarding the transfer of credit earned at another higher education institution, including, at a minimum -

  • Any established criteria the institution uses
  • A list of institutions with which the institution has established an articulation agreement. (See also "Consumer Information on College Navigator Website" for transfer of credit policy reporting requirement.)

Link to Information: See Transfer Center,  Transfer Credits, and Transfer Credit Policy

For articulation agreements, visit Articulation Agreements.

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