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.
Campus Safety and Security
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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)
Eligibility for Services
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- The student provides documentation that is outdated or incomplete and is in the process of obtaining updated documentation, or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 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 included in the Annual Security Report
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Complaint Procedure Information
If you have a complaint please contact the Student Complaint Hotline at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-402-0954
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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.
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 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.
4 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 2015
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)).