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IU is a registered trademark of Center for Excellence in Higher Education, Inc. Independence University is a branch of Stevens-Henager College's West Haven (Ogden) main campus. For information about our graduation rates, the median debt of graduates and other data, please visit our consumer information page. Independence University does not guarantee salaries, and 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.

Consumer Information

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!


Gainful Employment Information

Click here for important Program Information about Student Debt, Earnings, and Completion Rates for Gainful Employment Programs.


Campus Safety and Security

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


Catalog

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.


Textbooks

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).


ADA Services

In order to receive accommodations, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Have a documented disability (documentation must be supplied) that presents a significant barrier to the educational process, and
  2. 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:
  3. The student provides documentation that is outdated or incomplete and is in the process of obtaining updated documentation, or
  4. 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.

Documentation Requirements

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.

Accommodations

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.


Accreditation Disclosures

Current Graduation and Employment rates as reported to our accreditor.


Timely Warning Plan

Our Timely Warning Plan is included in the Annual Security Report.


Voter Registration

For information on how to register to vote: https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote.


Complaint Procedure Information

If you have a complaint, please contact the Student Complaint Hotline at wehearyou@independence.edu or . Click here for complaint procedure information for your state.


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.

Terms of Use

Please carefully read these terms and conditions before using these Independence University webpages (the “IU Site”). By using the IU Site you indicate your agreement to these terms and conditions. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, please do not use the IU Site.

Copyright and Proprietary Rights. This World Wide Web site is the property of IU and its licensors and is protected by United States and International Copyright laws. All copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights in the IU Site and in the software, text, graphics, design elements, audio, music, and all other materials originated or used by IU at its site (the “IU Information”) are reserved to IU and its licensors.

  • You may not reproduce, upload, post, transmit, download, or distribute any part of the IU Information or information accessed at other sites through links made at the IU Site (“Other Sites”) other than printing out or downloading portions of the text and images for your own personal, non-commercial use.
  • You may not modify the IU Site, Other Sites, or any material residing on such Sites.
  • You shall observe copyright and other restrictions imposed by Other Sites. You may not use the IU Site or Other Sites in any manner that infringes the rights of any person or entity.
  • Domain names and trademarks of Other Sites, or contained in information accessed at Other Sites, are the sole property of their respective owners. No affiliation with, endorsement of, or sponsorship by IU should be inferred.

Responsibility for Content. IU does not screen, edit, or review material submitted by users. IU can therefore accept no responsibility or liability for any material which may reside in or is accessed by the IU Site other than IU Information. IU has no responsibility with respect to Other Sites.

You may not link, upload, post, or transmit any illegal, obscene, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate material to the IU Site. You agree to indemnify IU from any damage, loss, cost, or expense which may be incurred by IU as a result of the material you link, upload, post, or transmit to the IU Site. IU has no duty to review or edit materials submitted by users. Any such materials may be removed by IU at any time for any reason.

Exclusions of Warranties. No warranties of any kind are made with respect to the IU Site or information, or Other Sites. IU DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE IU SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, WILL BE ACCURATE, OR WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. WE EXPRESSLY EXCLUDE AND DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE IU SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DATA LOSS OR CORRUPTION, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS BASED IN TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE.

Submissions. All concepts, ideas, comments, manuscripts, illustrations, and all other materials disclosed or offered to IU on or in connection with this Site are submitted without any restrictions or expectation of confidentiality. IU shall have no financial or other obligations to you when you submit such information, nor shall you assert any proprietary or moral right of any kind with respect to such submissions. IU shall have the right to use, publish, reproduce, transmit, download, upload, post, display, or otherwise distribute your submissions in any manner without notice or compensation to you.

Export Controls. Your use of the IU Site will comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations that govern the export of technical data.

Choice of Law and Jurisdiction. This IU Site is operated from our offices in the State of Utah, United States of America. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Utah, without reference to any conflict of law principles.

Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL IU OR ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS OR CONTRACTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR MULTIPLE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND.
Limitation of Claims. Any action on any claim against IU must be brought by the user within one (1) year following the date the claim first accrued, or shall be deemed waived.

Entire Agreement. This is the entire agreement between the parties and may not be modified except in writing signed by both parties.

Social Media Terms of Use

By posting content on Independence University’s Social Media Sites you agree to comply with the terms and conditions of the social sites themselves and in particular you represent, warrant, and agree that no content submitted, posted, transmitted, or shared by you will infringe upon the rights of any third party.

Independence University accepts no responsibility or liability for any data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, images, video, messages, or any other materials whatsoever (“Content”) generated by you and publicly posted on Independence University’s Social Media Sites. We expect that all participants post Content that is both relevant and respectful to this community as a whole.

Specifically, we do not tolerate the following Content:

  • Language that is abusive, harassing, stalking, threatening, or attacking others
  • Spam
  • Vulgar language or offensive material
  • Sales/promotion of goods or services, or links to other sites
  • Advocacy of illegal or immoral activity
  • Anything that infringes or may infringe copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights
  • Files that contain viruses or programs that could damage the operation of other people’s computers
  • Independence University has no obligation to monitor Independence University’s Social Media Sites. However, Independence University reserves the right to remove any Content that does not adhere to our guidelines and to block anyone who repeatedly violates them.

Content posted by users and by Independence University employees who are not Independence University spokespersons do not necessarily reflect the view of Independence University.

By posting content on our Social Media Sites, you grant Independence University the right to reproduce, distribute, publish, edit and/or display such content for any Independence University purpose.