HEOA Disclosures and Student Consumer Information


The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) to revise and reauthorize HEA programs. It was signed into law on August 14, 2008. The Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2009. While many of the provisions took effect immediately, others were subjected to a negotiated rule making process. The final regulations became effective July 1, 2010.

The law includes many disclosure and reporting requirements that a postsecondary educational institution is required to distribute or make available to other parties, such as current or prospective students or families of current or prospective students. To document Ferrum College's compliance with the HEA/HEOA requirements, the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness coordinated the collection of this information that includes a brief summary of each disclosure requirement, the methods of dissemination, and appropriate links to information pertaining to each requirement. Additional information may be found at the HEOA website.
To skip directly to each section, use the following links:


General Institutional Information

Student Financial Assistance

Student Loan Information

Health and Safety

Student Outcomes 



Accreditation, Approval, & Licensure of Institution & Program

Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS COC)

Institutional and Program Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure


General Institutional Information

FERPA Guidelines (.pdf)

Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilities

Title IX Policy

Student Body Diversity

Gender, Race/Ethnicity

Federal Pell Grant (IPEDS)

Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act) 

Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal, and Return of Title IV Financial Aid 

Textbook Information 

Academic Program (Educational Programs, Instructional Facilities, Faculty) 

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements 

Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions (Including Computer Use and File Sharing)

Copyright Infringement Policy (.pdf)

Student Activities 

Voter Registration (PDF)


Student Financial Assistance

Financial Aid Information

Accessibility Services

Refund Policy

Academic Programs

Net Price Calculator

Price of Attendance 

 Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations


Student Loan Information

Entrance and Exit Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers

Institutional Code of Conduct for Education Loans

Preferred Lender Lists

Preferred Lender Arrangements


Health and Safety

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention

Vaccination Policies 

Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics and Crime Log

Fire Safety Policies, Fire Statistics and Fire Log (On-Campus Housing Facilities)


Student Outcomes

According to the HB 886 House Bill of Virginia, Ferrum College must provide student-level data on graduate school and employment data.  The links below contain such information:

Student Achievement of Institutional Goals

Teacher Preparation Report


Career and Graduate School

Information on Job Placement for Graduates

Career and Job Placement Services

Job and Graduate School Placement Rates


Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention Rates

6 Year Graduation Rate (Cohort 2007) via College Navigator



Transfer-Out Rate

4 & 6 Year Graduation Rate (Cohort 2006, 2007, 2008)

FTIC Graduation Rate

Federal Pell Grants

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid (Student Right-to-Know Act) 

SCHEV Institutional Profile

Any questions please contact the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at ir@ferrum.edu