Consumer Information

Three things to check carefully before applying to a college or university

  • Fees: Fees can add hundreds or thousands of dollars to the tuition. Some colleges charge a parking fee, a library fee, an application fee, an audit fee, a lab fee, technology fee, ATI fee, graduation fee, placement testing, and even more. These fees can add thousands of dollars to the tuition. Find a college or university that does not charge additional fees.
  • Textbooks: Many colleges and universities require you to purchase textbooks and supplies. This can add thousands of dollars to the tuition. Find a college or university that includes books in the tuition.
  • Grants, Loans, and Scholarships: Student financial aid can be complex and you need help to be sure that you will get all the financial aid, grants, and loans for which you qualify. Find a college or university that provides help with all of the forms and paperwork.

All tuition numbers are not equal; check carefully.

Federal Disclosures

Click on the links below for gainful employment program information.

Campus Safety and Security

Click the link to download and view the Annual Campus Security Report for each campus.
Independence University

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Awareness Program

See the Drug & Alcohol Abuse Awareness Program included in the Annual Security Report


Students are not required to buy textbooks. Textbooks are checked out to students for use during each module they attend and returned at the end of each module.

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Regulations

Details regarding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Copyright Infringement Policy

Information on the institution’s copyright infringement policy.

Accreditation Disclosures

Current Graduation and Employment rates are reported to ACCSC

Timely Warning Plan

Our Timely Warning Plan included in the Annual Security Report

Voter Registration

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Complaint Procedure Information

If you have a complaint please contact the Student Complaint Hotline at or 877-402-0954

Click here for complaint procedure information for your state.

State Disclosures

The courses and programs offered by Independence University are not available to residents of the states of Arkansas, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Montana.

Our career college is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code; ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges) approves and regulates our school’s programs in the state of Utah; and the process to file complaints or make other contact with applicable regulatory agencies is listed under Complaint Procedure Information.

Stevens-Henager College and Independence University are registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

Independence University/Stevens-Henager College is registered as a Private Institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Independence University is registered and approved with the Kansas Board of Regents to operate in the State of Kansas.


1 Except for a few programs (see catalog), Independence University does not charge extra fees or charge for books and supplies. Independence University provides students a tablet and a laptop computer with software that the student may use in school and keep upon graduation. To compare our tuition to the tuition of another institution, you would need to add up the other institution’s cost for tuition, books, fees, supplies, a tablet, a laptop, and software before making such comparison.

2 The Job Placement Rate reported for each program is calculated pursuant to the job employment rate calculation methodology of the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (“ACCSC”). The data used for the Job Placement rate calculation is the data reported on the ACCSC 2015 Annual Institutional Report. N/A means Not Applicable. These numbers are extracted from our database. Just as in every database, whether from government or other colleges and universities, there may be potential errors in the database. While we have verified these numbers and taken care to be as precise as possible, there could be an error rate of plus or minus 10%. Thus, please note this potential error rate.

Independence University does not guarantee placement in jobs or salaries that future graduates may earn (see the Enrollment Agreement). Salaries vary greatly depending on employer, specialty and geographic area. Starting salaries will vary by location and may be lower or higher than the median salary. Not all programs are available at all locations

3 Tuition and Fees are an estimate of the total tuition that will be charged for a student to complete the program of study and assumes that the student would have:

• Begun the program of study in a Fall module in 2015;
• Taken a full-time course load each academic term until the student graduated from the program of study, unless the number of credits required to graduate from the program in the student’s last academic term of attendance is less than a full-time course load, in which case the student is assumed to have taken all of the courses containing all of the remaining credits required to graduate during that last academic term;
• Not transferred in, or tested out of, any credits;
• Successfully completed each course in the program of study and made satisfactory academic progress through graduation; and
• Taken only those courses required to graduate from the program of study and not repeated, withdrawn from, or failed any courses.

Tuition is as of the Fall module 2016

The completion rate quoted in the Gainful Employment charts only take into account students who completed the program during the federal award year. This rate is calculated pursuant to the Department of Education methodology as prescribed in 34 CFR Part 668 (S668.6(c)).