Three things to check carefully before applying to a college or university
Fees: Students often don't pay attention to fees. But fees can add thousands of dollars to the actual cost for college. Most colleges charge a parking fee, a library fee, a technology fee, and application, a lab fee, a graduation fee, and even more. All those "extra" fees add up and cost the student real money. Find a college or university that doesn't charge a whole bunch of fees and is crystal clear about the actual cost to earn your degree. 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 provides books, ebooks and/or other necessary resources at no extra charge.
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 has financial planners that are actually available and willing to help you with all of the forms and paperwork and will work on your behalf to find all the assistance you could qulaify for.
Tuition can many many things at different colleges, make sure you understand ALL the costs to earn your degree and graduate!
Campus Safety and Security
Click the link to download and view the Annual Campus Security Report. Independence University.
Click on this link for a copy of the college catalog.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Awareness Program
See the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Awareness Program included in the Annual Campus Security Report.
Students are not required to buy textbooks. Because IU is completely online, you will have access to convenient ebooks and open resource materials.
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Regulations
Details regarding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
In order to receive accommodations, students must meet the following criteria:
- Have a documented disability (documentation must be supplied) that presents a significant barrier to the educational process, and
- Request services from Disability Services through the Dean or Director of Student Services. Provisional eligibility, which allows students to receive limited services and accommodations, may be granted in the following situations:
- The student provides documentation that is outdated or incomplete and is in the process of obtaining updated documentation, or
- The student does not have ready access to required documentation, but provides some other form of legitimate evidence of disability and the resulting limitations and agrees to provide the required documentation in a timely fashion.
Students are required to provide the institution with medical or psychological documentation in order to receive accommodations. All medical information received by the Institution remains confidential and is released to other Institution personnel only with the student’s written permission. Specific documentation requirements may vary slightly depending on the disability. Generally, students should use the following guidelines in determining what constitutes adequate documentation:
- Statement of disability, including diagnosis, instruments/ tests used to reach that diagnosis, and current medications (if any) used to treat the condition and their potential side effects, signed by a qualified medical/psychological professional;
- Statement of the current impact of the disability on academic performance;
- Recommendations for appropriate academic accommodations.
If the student’s documentation is not current (within the last three to five years), or if the student has a learning disability and the most recent testing was prior to age 16, the student will be asked to seek more current testing and/or diagnostic information. This is to ensure that any accommodations made by the Institution are best suited to the student’s current needs and/or level of functioning.
Students with disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations at the Institution. Institution management will determine what reasonable accommodations to provide based on appropriate documentation that outlines the needs of the student and the demands of the course.
Copyright Infringement Policy
Information on the institution’s copyright infringement policy.
Timely Warning Plan
Our Timely Warning Plan is included in the Annual Security Report.
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Complaint Procedure Information
ACCSC Grievance Policy
Schools accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges must have a procedure and operational plan for handling student complaints. If a student does not feel that the school has adequately addressed a complaint or concern, the student can consider contacting the Accrediting Commission. All complaints considered by the Commission must be in written form, with permission from the complainant(s) for the Commission to forward a copy of the complaint to the school for a response. The complainant(s) will be kept informed as to the status of the complaint and will be notified of the Commission’s final resolution. Please direct all inquiries to: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201; 703-247-4212; www.accsc.org. A copy of the Commission’s complaint form is available at the school and can be obtained by contacting the Campus Director.
Student Consumer Complaints
Students who have a complaint against Independence University should first file a complaint with the institution. If Independence University does not resolve the complaint, students may file a complaint with the Utah Board of Regents at www.higheredutah.org/sara. The Board of Regents will only consider complaints that were previously unresolved by the institution and may refer a complaint to another agency for investigation.
- 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 can 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.
- Independence University, CoARC program number 320276—Associate of Science Degree, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) (www.coarc.com). The program has been placed on Probationary Accreditation as of November 12, 2016.