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Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information
This page has been created to fulfill CUA's compliance with the disclosure requirements under Title IV and Title IX. Title IV requires institutions participating in financial aid programs to disclose specified information to all prospective students, applicants, employees and current students. Below is a list of the disclosure requirements, and links to pages that contain the actual information or where to obtain the information. A hard copy of any of the information is available by requesting same from the relevant employee listed below. Title IX requires disclosure of information about the Univerity Title IX Officer.
Financial Assistance Information
Contact Information for Financial Aid Information: Deborah Harry, Director of Enrollment Management Systems, (email@example.com)
Accreditation and Licensure Information
The Catholic University of America is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Middle States region includes the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Accreditation and Memberships Accreditation (list of organizations that accredit specific schools and programs).
DC Education Licensure Commission (as a conditionally exempt institution)
Virginia (SLIS and Engineering Management offer programs in this state)
Maryland (an application is pending with MHEC for online courses leading to a MS in Management and a Master of Arts in Human Resources Management)
Please note that CUA is subject to investigation of complaints by the Office of Attorney General of the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
CUA Internal Grievance Process
Most external grievance processes require that the student first exhaust internal processes. If a student believes he/she has a complaint regarding financial aid a complaint should be filed with Michael Hendricks, Vice President for Enrollment Management at firstname.lastname@example.org. If the complaint is about Undergraduate Academics, the person to contact is Dr. Peter Shoemaker, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, at Shoemaker@cua.edu.
A complaint about Graduate Academics should be directed to Dr. James Greene at email@example.com. Students with complaints of discrimination of any type should follow the Discrimination Complaint Procedures.
Please note that no student will be subject to unfair actions as a result of his/her initiation of a complaint proceeding. For more information please see the CUA Non-Retaliation Policy.
Step by Step CUA Complaint Procedure as required by the Program Integrity Rule, 34 CFR 600.9
Refund of Student Charges (includes tuition adjustment for complete withdrawal from university)
Contact Information for Transfer of Credit:
Dr. Peter Shoemaker, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, at Shoemaker@cua.edu
Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Information
Sexual Harassment and any other form of discrimination based upon gender is prohibited under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the education programs or activities it operates. The requirement not to discriminate in the recipient’s education programs and activities extends to employees and students. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Lisa Wood at TITLEIX-COORD@CUA.EDU; Room 170 Leahy Hall; Phone Number: tel. 202-319-6594.
Contact Information for Equal Opportunity/Non-Discrimination as well as Title IX Issues: Lisa Wood, Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Room 170 Leahy Hall, The Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20064, TITLEIX-COORD@CUA.EDU, tel. 202-319-6594
Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions
What is Wrong with Ripping?
A short video to be used for educating students about copyright law and downloading music off the Internet. The video was produced for CUA by Whatbox Productions. Copyright permission to use the song What Happened by Sublime was received for use in this context.
Intellectual Property Information for Faculty
Contact Information for Peer to Peer File sharing and Copyright Issues: Betsy Ramsey, Director of Information Technology (firstname.lastname@example.org) Betsy Ramsey is also the DMCA Registered Agent.
Drug and Alcohol Use Prevention Program
Information on Graduation Rates and other Student Profile Information
Six Year Freshman Cohort Graduation Rate by Federal Award Type (include Pell Grant as a category)
Contact Information for Graduation Rates, Retention Rate and other IPEDS information: Brian Johnston, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research and Assessment
Student Record Privacy and FERPA
Enrollment Services Page on Student Records Privacy (includes Notification of Rights and Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information)
Contact Information on FERPA and Student Record Privacy Danielle Spinato, Director of Constituent Services and Associate Registrar, at Spinato@cua.edu
Information on Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics
Copies of this report are available in paper upon request by contacting Public Safety.
Employees to Contact for Further Required Disclosure Information
Certification Exam Success Rates
Director OCPD Law School, Jill Frost, Director, email@example.com or Brian Johnston, Associate Vice President for Planning, Institutional Assessment and Student Learning Outcomes Assessment, firstname.lastname@example.org.