Consumer Information

 

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. The overall completion of graduation rate for the reporting period of 2011-14 (defined as first-tie, full-time, degree seeking students in the fall semester as per the federal definition of “cohort”) was 44%. First to second year retention of first-time degree-seeking undergraduates from the fall of 2016 was 90%.  The Fall 2017 to the Fall of 2018 had a 67% retention rate of first-time degree seeking students. During the last five years , 70% of our graduates are engaged in church ministry or related ministries of their choosing.

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
Citizenship
Photograph
Gender
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
Advisor
Degree Program
Expected Graduation Date
Degrees and Awards Received
Student Standing
Participation in Officially Recognized
Activities

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

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.