The following is a summary of the “Student Consumer Information” that is available to students and, in some instances, their parents. Each item indicates how an interested individual may obtain a full disclosure. Refer to the University website for more details at www.montevallo.edu/finaid.
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
Students have the right to review, inspect, and challenge the accuracy of the information kept in a cumulative file by the institution, unless the student waives that right. Students have the right to a hearing if a challenge is unsatisfactory and have the right to submit an explanatory statement for inclusion in the educational record if the outcome of a hearing is unsatisfactory. Students have the right to consent to the disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s record and to file a complaint with the Department of Education for alleged failure to comply with the requirements. Contact the Records Office for full disclosure.
Federal Stafford Loan/Direct Loan Deferments for Peace Corps or Volunteer Service
Students who have borrowed under one of the previously mentioned programs may be eligible for a deferment of payments while performing service in the Peace Corps, an organization covered under the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, a comparable volunteer service, or a tax-exempt organization of demonstrated effectiveness in the field of community service. Contact the Office of Student Financial Services for additional information.
Available financial assistance
There is a variety of need-based and non-need-based financial assistance available from federal, state, private, and institutional sources. Information concerning the application procedures, eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and the criteria for determining the award amount are available. The rights and responsibilities of students receiving federal or other financial aid, including continued eligibility, minimum academic progress, methods of frequency of disbursements, and the terms of any employment awarded as part of any award are available. In addition, students have the right to the general terms and conditions of any student loan, sample repayment schedules, and exit counseling information for Federal Stafford Loan, Direct Loan or Perkins Loan borrowers. Students enrolled in a Study-Away Program for approved credit may be considered enrolled in the University for the purpose of applying for federal assistance. For additional information, contact the Office of Student Financial Services.
For information concerning cost, refund policies, and requirements for the return of Title IV grants or loan assistance by withdrawn students, contact the Office of Student Financial Services.
For information concerning the requirements for officially withdrawing from school, contact the Records Office.
For information concerning special services and facilities for disabled students, contact Disability Support Services.
For information concerning the University’s academic programs, accreditation, licensure or approval documentation, contact the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Campus security report
Statistics for the three most-recent calendar years concerning the occurrence of various crimes on campus, as well as in or on non-campus buildings and public property, are included in the campus security report. Statistical crime data include data on murder, manslaughter, sex offenses, robbery, assault, burglary, motor-vehicle theft, arson, liquor or drug-law violations, and hate-crime reporting. Information regarding procedures to report a crime, policies regarding security and access to campus facilities, and policies concerning campus law enforcement, emergency response and evacuation procedures, missing-student notification, and fire-safety issues are also included. For a full report, contact the University Police.
Report on athletic program participation rates and financial support data
This report contains information on the number of male and female full-time undergraduates, the varsity teams that compete in intercollegiate athletics, the number of participants in each sport, the gender of the coaches, total operational expense for each team, and the total spent on athletically related student aid for men and women. Information is also available concerning the unduplicated number of athletes by gender and the aggregate recruiting expenses for men’s and women’s teams. For full disclosure, contact the Director of Athletics.
Report on completion, graduation rates, and transfer-out rates for student athletics
This report lists the number of students by race and gender within each sport, their graduation rate, and their transfer-out rate. For full disclosure, contact the Director of Athletics.
This report provides the graduation rate for first-time, full-time undergraduate students who graduated within 150 percent of the normal time for graduation. For full disclosure, contact the Director of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment.
Procedures for filing a grievance against a University of Montevallo faculty member can be found on-line in the student handbook. The Fledgling can be accessed via the University’s web page at www.montevallo.edu, via the Student Activities link. Students may also contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at (205) 665-6020 for grievance information.
Accessing loan and grant data
Students may access federal data listing the amounts borrowed through federal student loans and amounts received from federal grants by logging on to www.studentaid.ed.gov. This website also contains valuable information concerning repaying various student loans, applying for federal student aid, and loan cancellation options, as well as other valuable information concerning financial aid.