Policies & Procedures: Federal Consumer Information
Federal "Consumer Information"
Federal Department of Education rules require colleges to make available certain minimum information to current and prospective students but does not prescribe how this information is to be disseminated. Haverford College provides much more than the minimum information required in our Catalog and other publications. In addition, more and more information about the College is available on the Haverford College Web Site every day. The questions below represent the categories of information required by these Federal regulations. The answers are our effort to tell you exactly where to get the information along with even more details about the College.
1. What need-based Federal financial aid is available to students?
Federal Pell Grants/SMART and Academic Competitiveness Grants, Federal SEOG, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loans and the FFEL Program Loans. Information concerning these aid programs can be found in a Federal Department of Education publication called The Student Guide.
2. What need-based State and local aid programs, school aid programs, and other private aid programs are available?
Some States allow their residents to use their grant programs at Pennsylvania institutions. In addition Haverford College provides College Grant and work programs. Students are encouraged to locate sources of outside funding through national and local competitive scholarship programs, as well as religious, fraternal, and social and scholastic organizations. Additional information on Haverford College aid programs can be found on Haverford's Financial Aid Web Pages: Your Financial Aid.
3. How do students apply for aid, how eligibility is determined, and how is aid distributed among students?
There is detailed information on Haverford's procedures at Haverford's Financial Aid Web Pages and specific information on Federal aid is also available from the Department of Education Web Site The Student Guide.
4. What are the rights and responsibilities of students receiving aid?
Rights and responsibilities of students receiving financial aid:
- You have the right to expect equitable treatment in the consideration of your aid application within the College's existing policies.
- You have the right to access financial aid policies.
- You have the right to know what aid is available, what the deadlines are, the costs, the criteria for selecting recipients, the breakdown of how we calculate how you will be able to meet the costs, and what the requirements are for keeping your aid.
- You must complete all forms correctly and by existing deadlines, read and understand all forms or statements you receive, accept responsibility for all agreements you sign, notify us in writing if any circumstances upon which your aid was based (including addresses) should change, and keep copies of all documents you submit or receive.
5. How and when is financial aid disbursed?
This information is available on Haverford's Financial Aid Web Site: Payment of College Bills.
6. What are the terms and conditions of any employment that is part of the financial aid package?
You are responsible to the department which employs you according to the expectations you and the department agree to when you are hired. You are not required to work on-campus (i.e. you may take employment off-campus) nor are you required to work at all during the academic year. We are not required to revise any other part of your aid package because you do not work and your decision not to work will not alter any subsequent aid package you may receive.
7. What are the terms of, schedules for, and the necessity of loan repayment?
Information on repayment of Federal loans is available from the Department of Education Web Site The Student Guide.
8. What are the criteria for measuring satisfactory academic progress and how does a student who has failed to maintain satisfactory progress may reestablish eligibility for Federal financial aid?
Essentially, for each semester you receive Federal aid as a full-time student, you must successfully complete at least three, full Haverford courses in order to continue to receive that aid. You may receive more information by reading Haverford's Federal Satisfactory Progress Policy.
9. Where do I get information on preventing drug and alcohol abuse?
Alcohol Policy: "Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges have established various alcohol education programs to inform students about the responsibilities and liabilities, as well as the risk to health that alcohol consumption poses. These programs and activities provide information about the effects of alcohol on the individual and on the life of the community. There will be mandatory alcohol education programs during the fall semester for students in their first year at both colleges, as well as outreach programs for all other students throughout the year." (The Haverford College Student's Guide)
Drug Policy: "The unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol poses a threat to the health and safety of all members of the Haverford College community and is not permitted on College property or as part of College activities." The College's policies on disciplinary sanctions for students, faculty and staff members unlawfully possessing, using, or distributing illicit drugs or alcohol are stated in The Haverford College Student's Guide.
"Haverford College stands ready to assist any member of the campus community who wishes confidential help with an alcohol or drug-related problem." (The Haverford College Student's Guide)
More detailed information can be found in the current edition of The Haverford College Student's Guide or by calling Health Services.
10. What information is there regarding the availability of SFA funds for Study Abroad Programs?
Students pay Haverford tuition, and in many cases room and board fees, directly to Haverford College, which is then responsible for submitting payments to programs. An allowance for the cost of round-trip air fare will be deducted from tuition. Students must make their own travel arrangements. (A program may include the cost of air fare in its comprehensive tuition fee, and may require students to travel with the group.) As they would be at Haverford, students will be responsible for other costs such as local transportation, books, entertainment, vacations, and expenses due to personal travel or changes in plans.
Revenues from programs that cost less than Haverford will be used to award financial aid to students who qualify for aid. These funds will also cover programs that cost more than Haverford. This system encourages students to choose programs based on their academic rather than their financial needs.
Some financial aid is available for eligible students and is awarded by the International Study Advisory Committee (ISAC). In order to be eligible, students must fill out Haverford's Application for International Academic Programs form by October 5 or February 5. Students must submit the required financial aid application forms as early as possible, and no later than April 20, and should contact the Financial Aid Office if they have any questions. Some international programs are also sources of financial aid, and students are required to apply to them.
The above information was taken from the pamphlet entitled "International Academic Programs". More detailed information can be obtained by contacting Dean Donna Mancini.
11. What are the names of associations, agencies, and/or governmental bodies that accredit, approve, or license the school and it programs, and the procedures by which a student may review the school's accreditation, licensure, or approval?
Haverford College is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Documents pertaining to accreditation and approval may be reviewed in the President's Office.
12. What are the special facilities and services available to handicapped students?
A brochure with detailed information on handicapped access is available from the Facilities Management Office. Haverford College does not discriminate in education or employment on the basis of physical disability or handicap.
13. What are the costs of attending the College (tuition, and fees, books and supplies, room and board and applicable transportation costs, such as commuting) and any additional costs of programs students are enrolled in or have expressed interest in?
This information is available on Haverford's Financial Aid Web Site: Expenses. In addition, the current Catalog contains this information in the "Expenses" section. For more information you may contact the Business Office.
14. What is the College's refund policy and the order of student financial aid refund distribution?
The current Catalog contains this information in the "Refunds" section. Federal rules require that the Haverford College Business Office also follow a separate Federal Title IV Refund Policy. For more detailed information you may contact the Business Office-Student Accounts Coordinator.
15. What are degree programs, training, and other education offered?
This information is available on Haverford's Web Site: Academic Programs and Departments. In addition please refer to the "Courses of Instruction" section of the current Catalog.
16. What is the availability of a GED program, if the school admits Title IV aid recipients who do not have a high school diploma or equivalent and do not qualify under Department of Education Ability to Benefit regulations?
This does not apply to the College.
17.What are the instructional, laboratory, and other physical plan facilities associated with the academic programs?
Please refer to the "Facilities" section of the current Catalog or individual departmental webpages.
18. Who are the Faculty and other instructional personnel?
This information is available on Haverford's Web Site: Academic Programs and Departments.
19. Who shall I contact for information on student financial assistance and on general institutional issues?
You may request information from the Financial Aid Office.
Other provisions of Federal rules require information on:
- Job Placement Rates - This does not apply to the College.
- Completion and Graduation Rates - Please refer to the "Rate of Graduation" section of the current Catalog.
- Campus Security - The Safety & Security Department publishes a brochure each year providing information on their department. In addition to this brochure they also provide upon request a pamphlet that lists crime statistics reported for the campus. Additional and detailed information can be obtained from the Safety and Security Department website.
- Lending Code of Conduct