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Privacy Notice


Allegheny Wesleyan College (AWC) takes your privacy seriously, and we want you to know how we collect, use, share, revise and protect your information.

What We Collect

·       We may collect personal information such as your contact, billing, and shipping information. We may also collect demographic information, such as your birthday.

·       We collect information regarding your interactions with our website through means of any user device.

Uses of Information

·       AWC does not sell or rent your personal information to third parties. 

·       We use information about you to fulfill your requests, administer various programs, provide services, and for other business purposes.

·       We may also use the information you provide to communicate with you; whether that be for marketing, Public Relations, college announcements or business dealings.

Your Choices

You may choose to:

·       Stop receiving e-mail, direct mail and telephone marketing communications

·       Update and correct your personal information


   ·       We will not change or revise any of your information without seeking approval first through you.


·       We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

·       Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way.

·       While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Policy Failure

·       If the event of a security breach were to occur and your information was made viewable by unauthorized persons, we would notify you at the time. 

·       In the case of a policy failure or security breach, customers and information sensitive users may speak with AWC about the best course of action; which could possibly mean cancelling credit cards or changing passwords. 

How to Contact Us


If you need assistance, feel free to contact us via one of the following methods:

·       Phone – 330.337.6403 

·       Email – prdept@awc.edu 

·       Address - 2161 Woodsdale Rd. Salem, Oh 44460




Privacy Notice / Consumer Info / School Stats


Consumer Info

Students Rights

Graduation Rates


Allegheny Wesleyan College is in compliance with the Federal Student Right-To-

Know and Campus Security Act. As part of the continuing implementation of the Student

Right-to-Know portion of this Act, Allegheny Wesleyan College is publishing its completion graduation rate as defined by this Federal Act. As of August 31, 2015, the completion or graduation rate for students who entered Allegheny Wesleyan College the fall semester of 2007 on a full-time basis was 46%. Also, the completion or graduation rate from the 2009 cohort for 150% (6 years) is 22%.


Employment Rates


During the last five years, 76% of our graduates are engaged in a related field to their ministry degree.


Privacy of Academic Records


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords certain rights with respect to education records. These rights are:

          The right to inspect or review your education records.

          The right to request the amendment of your education records that you believe to be inaccurate or misleading.

          The right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information.

          The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the college to comply with the requirements of FERPA.


All requests concerning academic records need to be filed in the Registrar’s

Office in writing. More information concerning these policies may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office.


The following information is considered directory information at Allegheny Wesleyan

College and may be released without students’ specific consent. However, students may request in writing that this information be withheld. Please understand that doing so will keep AWC from assisting the student by automatically issuing information such as enrollment verifications for insurance purposes.


Full Name

Previous Name




Address (local, home, e-mail)

Telephone Listings (local, home, cell)

Date and Place of Birth

Most Recent School Attended

Residence Status

Enrollment Status

Dates of Attendance

Scholarship Types

Dates of Degrees


Degree Program

Expected Graduation Date

Degrees and Awards Received

Student Standing

Participation in Officially Recognized



If you have further questions about FERPA, you may visit the website of the

Family Policy Compliance Office at http://www.ed.gov/offices/OM/fpco/index.html, or you may write to them at the following address:


Family Policy Compliance Office

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue SW

Washington, DC 20202-4605


Campus Safety and Security


Insert info already on the web for this http://awc.edu/become-a-student/student-life/campus-security


Title IV Refund Policy

Post-withdrawal disbursement of Title IV grant funds


          The school is permitted to credit a student’s account with the post withdrawal disbursement of Title IV grant funds without the student’s permission for current charges for tuition, fees, and room and board (if the student contracts with the school) up to the amount of outstanding charges. A school must obtain a student’s authorization to credit a student’s account with Title IV grant funds for charges other than current charges.


          The school will credit the student’s account with the post-withdrawal disbursement for current charges within 180 days of the date of determination.


          The school will disburse any amount of a post-withdrawal disbursement of grant funds that is not credited to the student’s account.  The school will make the disbursement as soon as possible but no later than 45 days after the date of the school’s determination that the student withdrew.


Post-withdrawal disbursement of Title IV loan funds


          The school will notify a student, or parent for a Direct Parent PLUS Loan, in writing prior to making any post-withdrawal disbursement of loan funds, whether those loan funds are to be credited to the student’s account or disbursed directly to the student (or parent). The information provided in this notification will include the information necessary for the student, or parent for a Direct Parent PLUS Loan, to make an informed decision as to whether the student or parent would like to accept any disbursement of loan funds and must be provided within 30 days of the date of a school’s determination that a student has withdrawn. In addition, the notice must request confirmation of any post-withdrawal disbursement that the student or parent, as applicable, wishes the school to make.


          The notice will identify the type and amount of the loan funds it wishes to credit to the student’s account or disburse directly to the student or parent, and explain that a student, or parent for a Direct Parent PLUS Loan, may accept or decline all or a portion of the funds. The notice must also explain to the student, or parent for a Direct Parent PLUS Loan, the obligation to repay the loan funds whether they are disbursed to the student’s account or directly to the borrower.


          The notice will also make clear that a student, or parent for a Direct Parent PLUS Loan, may not receive as a direct disbursement loan funds that the institution wishes to credit to the student’s account unless the institution agrees to do so. If the student, or parent for a Direct Parent PLUS Loan, does not wish to accept some or all of the loan funds that the institution wishes to credit to the student’s account, the institution must not disburse those funds.


          The school will include information about the advantages of keeping loan debt to a minimum. If a post-withdrawal disbursement includes loan proceeds, unless the recipient needs the funds to pay educational costs, the school will suggest that the student cancel the loan. With a student’s permission, Title IV grant funds due a student in a post-withdrawal disbursement can be used to pay down a Title IV loan, thereby reducing any post-withdrawal disbursement made directly to the student.


          The school will document the result of the notification process and the final determination made concerning the disbursement and maintain that documentation in the student’s file.


          Once the school has received confirmation from a student, or parent in case of a Direct PLUS Loan, that he or she wants to receive the post withdrawal disbursement of loan funds, the school will make the post withdrawal disbursement of Title IV loan proceeds as soon as possible but no later than 180 days after the date of the school’s determination that the student withdrew.


Calculation of the amount of title IV assistance earned by the student

          Chart, Return of Title IV Funds Requirements and Deadlines

          Chart, Return of Title IV Funds Requirements for Notification

          Worksheet—Treatment of Title IV Funds When a Student Withdraws From a Credit-Hour Program (Federal Student Aid Handbook Vol. 5)

          The amount of Title IV aid earned by the student is determined by multiplying the percentage of Title IV aid earned (Box H on the worksheet) by the total of Title IV program Aid disbursed plus the Title IV Aid that could have been disbursed to the student or on the student’s behalf (Box G on the worksheet).


Return of Title IV funds by the School

The school will return Title IV funds to the programs from which the student received aid during the payment period or period of enrollment as applicable, in the following order, up to the net amount disbursed from each source:


          Unsubsidized Direct Loans (other than Direct PLUS Loans)

          Subsidized Direct Loans

          Direct PLUS Loans

          Federal Pell Grants for which a Return is required

          FSEOG for which a return of funds is required

          Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, for which a Return is required.

Return of Title Grant Funds by the Student

          The student is obligated to return any Title IV overpayment in the same order that is required for the school.


Grant overpayments may be resolved through:

            Full and immediate repayment to the institution;

             Repayment arrangements satisfactory to the school; or

             Overpayment collection procedures negotiated with

             Default Resolution Group. A school’s responsibilities in the return


          The return of Title IV funds the school will return unearned funds for which it is responsible as soon as possible but no later than 45 days from the determination of a student’s withdrawal.

          The School returns the funds to the Department electronically.





 Privacy Notice / Consumer Info / School Stats


School Stats

Location: Salem, OH

History: Founded in 1957

Religious Affiliation: Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, and Associate of Arts

Programs of Study: 5

Enrollment: 84

Faculty: 4 full time, 12 adjunct

Average Class Size: 13.4

Academic Facilities: 2 Dormitories, a gymnasium, 3 buildings containing classrooms, and an Academic office.  

Degrees Available Online: None

Ministry Opportunities: Tobin Detention Center, Columbiana Jail (Ladies), Columbiana Jail (Men), Auburn Nursing Home, International Student Fellowship, Independent church ministry (Junior church, Bus ministry, preaching for small churches, leading singing, calling etc.) 

Academic Divisions:

          Elementary Education

          Cross-Cultural Missions

          Music Ministry

          Pastoral Ministries

          Religious Studies

          One Year Bible Certificate

Employment Rate: In the last five years, 76% of our graduates have entered fields that pertain to their conferred degree.

Graduation/Retention Rate:

Below statistics only include students who began at AWC in a fall semester as first-time, full time, degree-seeking students as per the federal definition of “cohort”.

          Fall 2009 Cohort Graduation Rate: 22%

          Fall 2016 Cohort Retention Rate: 89%