Summary of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of Institutional Disclosure Requirements
The summary provides information about the institutional disclosure requirements in the General Provisions (Title I), and the General Provisions for Title IV (Part G) of the Higher Education Act. It includes the requirements in the HEA prior to the enactment of the HEOA, and the revisions and additions to the disclosure requirements included in the amendments to the HEA in the HEOA and in the Higher Education Technical Corrections Act of 2009.
The disclosures include the information that institutions are required to provide to the general public, current students, current employees, prospective students, prospective employees, families of current or prospective students, or prospective student athletes and their parents, high school counselors and coaches. Requirements for reporting information to the Department of Education are included only when they overlap with disclosure requirements.
The overview provided for each disclosure requirement is based on statutory language, federal regulations and guidance from the Department of Education.
Student Financial Aid Assistance
General Institutional Information
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policy
Consumer information on College Navigator website
Facilities and services for students with disabilities
Student body diversity
Net Price Calculator
Refund policy, requirements for withdrawal, and return of Title IV, HEA financial aid
Academic programs available
Transfer of credit policies
Institutional and program accreditation, approval, or licensure
Copyright infringement policies and sanctions (including computer use and file sharing)
Health and Safety
Drug and alcohol abuse prevention program
Security report (including emergency response and evacuation procedures)
Crime log ( Available for review in Brooks Student Center, BSC 131A )
Crime statistics report
Intercollegiate Athletic Program
Disclosure Requirements Relating to Education Loans
State grant assistance
Student loan information, from the Department of Education
Notice regarding use of National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
Entrance counseling for student borrowers
Exit counseling for student borrowers
DCCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Davidson County Community College. In addition to this regional accreditation, individual programs have accreditation or licensing board criteria as listed in the college catalog or at www.davidsonccc.edu. Copies of these accreditations can be obtained from the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, & Research located on the Davidson Campus in Mendenhall Suite 221.
The following programs have specific accreditation. More information can be found by clicking on the program listed:
Early Childhood Education
Automotive Systems Technology
Associate Degree Nursing
Cancer Information Management
Health Information Technology
Medical Laboratory Technology
Davidson County Community College is committed to a drug-free environment. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance, paraphernalia or alcohol are prohibited on College premises and at any College- sponsored activities. If any employee or student is found in violation of the College policy or convicted of violating any criminal drug or alcoholic beverage control statute while on College premises or at any College-sponsored activity, he or she will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination or suspension. Students, faculty or staff members needing assistance for any reason related to drug abuse, including alcohol, should contact a member of the DCCC Student Services staff, who will act as a referral source to an appropriate human services agency. See the College Catalog for more information.
To assist our employees and students in understanding the consequences of drug abuse, please review the following links:
All students, faculty and staff are responsible for maintaining a safe campus environment. This means that all members of the campus community are committed to engaging in safe practices and reporting concerns. All members of the DCCC community are encouraged to report safety concerns. Policies regarding use or sale of alcohol, facility usage, sexual harassment and response to assault can be found in the College Catalog in addition to the Campus Safety page. Policies are designed to protect students and the College in situations of concern. All students, faculty and staff should be familiar with the following policies: Code of Conduct, Readmission, Administrative Withdrawal, General Complaint Policy, and Academic Integrity Policy.