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Consumer Information Disclosures

The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), includes many disclosure and reporting requirements. A disclosure requirement is information that a postsecondary education institution is required to distribute or make available to another party, such as students or employees. A reporting requirement is information submitted to the U.S. Department of Education or other agencies. Disclosure and reporting requirements sometimes overlap. For certain topics, institutions are required to make information available to students or others and to submit information to the Department of Education. Such information includes general institutional operation, financial aid, general completion and graduation rates, annual security report, completion and graduation rates for student athletes, and athletic program participation rates and financial support.

Carolina College of Biblical Studies is committed to the principle of promoting access to information that will allow consumers such as students, parents, counselors, researchers, and legislators make informed decisions about postsecondary education. This web portal provides a single access point to all federally mandated reports and disclosures.

It is the individual’s responsibility to know and follow current requirements and procedures at the departmental and institutional levels. For additional information, including requesting a paper copy of any materials, please call or email the appropriate office.

Final regulations implementing the legislative provisions for consumer information are available from the Federal Register. 

Below is a list of disclosures provided by CCBS pursuant to these regulations.

 

General Institutional Information

Privacy of Student Records – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Contact: Registrar | registrar@ccbs.edu | (910) 323-5614

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows present and future students to have access to their individual educational records, provides basic protections of privacy of their records, and allows them to request that certain “directory information” be kept confidential. Review additional information regarding the rights afforded to students by FERPA at CCBS.

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

Contact: VP of Student Services | deanofstudents@ccbs.edu | (910) 323-5614

Descriptions of facilities and services available for students with disabilities are available through the Student Services Office.

Student Diversity

Contact: VP of Student Services | deanofstudents@ccbs.edu | (910) 323-5614

CCBS annually calculates information relating to the diversity of its students. The Student Profiles Data looks back over the past five years.

Cost of Attendance

Contact: VP of Finances | financialaid@ccbs.edu | (910) 323-5614

Available for all students on our Tuition and Fees page.

Net Price Calculator

Contact: VP of Finances | financialaid@ccbs.edu | (910) 323-5614

CCBS provides the Net Price Calculator to help determine costs of attendance and financial aid eligibility. (COMING SOON)

Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid

Contact: VP of Finances | financialaid@ccbs.edu | (910) 323-5614

The tuition payment policy and refund policy are available in the current Academic Catalog and online.

Textbook Information

Contact: Registrar | registrar@ccbs.edu | (910) 323-5614

CCBS provides textbook information through the Populi Student Management portal. The textbook information includes the title, author, edition, ISBN, price, etc., when available. This information is available to students during the registration period.

Educational Programs, Instructional Facilities, and Faculty

Contact: Registrar | registrar@ccbs.edu | (910) 323-5614

Information on various educational programs may be found in the most recent academic catalog. Our faculty contact information is also found on the website. Information about campus facilities is available on our facilities page.

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

Contact: Registrar | registrar@ccbs.edu | (910) 323-5614

Information for transfer students is available online. Detailed transfer student policies are also available in the current academic catalogs. Articulation agreements are found on our partnerships page.

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs

Contact: Provost | provost@ccbs.edu | (910) 323-5614

CCBS is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) Commission on Accreditation to grant certificates and degrees at the Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master’s levels. The U.S. Secretary of Education recognizes accreditation by ABHE in establishing the eligibility of higher education institutions to participate in programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act, as amended, and other federal programs. Regional and national accrediting associations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (such as ABHE) require the same conditions of eligibility for federal funds. Through its periodic review of institutions of higher education, ABHE assures the public that it is a reliable authority on the quality of education provided by its member institutions.

North Carolina – State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA)

Contact: Provost | provost@ccbs.edu | (910) 323-5614

CCBS is committed to expanding student access to its educational offerings and providing outstanding student support. Through membership in SARA, a voluntary interstate reciprocity agreement, CCBS is able to provide high-quality online programs to students nationwide.

SARA-NC (North Carolina) serves as the state’s portal agency for SARA and is the final authority for SARA-related complaints. If an NC resident or online program student wishes to file a complaint, he or she may submit the SARA-NC Student Complaint form.

Copyright Infringement − Policies and Sanctions

Contact: Librarian | librarian@ccbs.edu | (910) 323-5614

The Librarian is responsible for issues related to copyright infringement. View the CCBS copyright infringement policy.

Computer Use and File Sharing

Contact: Librarian | librarian@ccbs.edu | (910) 323-5614

Specific information related to computer use and file sharing is available in our IT Acceptable Use Policy.

College Navigator

College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others get information about institutions of higher education.

Student Activities

Contact: Dean of Students | deanofstudents@ccbs.edu | (910) 323-5614

Please visit the Student Life section of our website for information on activities, organizations, and general information about student activities at CCBS.

Career and Job Placement Services

Contact: Dean of Students | deanofstudents@ccbs.edu | (910) 323-5614

CCBS does not currently offer specific career and job placement services. However, students are encouraged to speak with their Academic Advisor or to the Dean of Students for assistance individually.

Academic Programs by CIP Code

Contact: Provost | provost@ccbs.edu | (910) 323-5614

Here you will find CCBS’s Academic Programs by CIP Codes. The Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) taxonomy supports the accurate tracking and reporting of fields of study and program completion activity. It was originally developed by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

 

Teacher Preparation Program Report

CCBS does not have a Teacher Preparation Program.

 

Student Financial Assistance

Contact: VP of Finance | financialaid@ccbs.edu | (910) 323-5614

Assistance Available From Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Programs

CCBS’s Financing Your Education webpage provides clarity on the assistance available through various financial aid options. For additional information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (910) 323-5614 or financialaid@ccbs.edu. For written correspondence, please direct your request to:

Financial Aid Office
Carolina College of Biblical Studies
817 S. McPherson Church Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

A conviction for any offense, during a period of enrollment for which a student was receiving Title IV, HEA Program (federal) funds, under any federal law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs will result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan, or work study assistance (HEA Sec. 484(r)(1)); (20 U.S.C 1091(r)(1)).

Student Loan Information

Available at federal direct loans and federal PLUS loans.

Cohort Default Rates

OPE ID School   FY2017 FY2016 FY2015
041542 Carolina College of Biblical Studies Default Rate 11.2% 10.3% 21.1%
    No. in Default 7 6 11
    No. in Repay 62 58 52
N/A National Average Default Rate 9.7 10.1 10.8

Initial Loan Counseling & Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers

Students have access to initial loan counseling and counseling on the Finance Office website and through consultation with the Financial Aid representative on campus. Students are also encouraged to visit the Federal Student Aid “Manage Loans” website for navigating the student loan repayment process, including making payments, changing payments, etc.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

Federal student loan records of students and parents will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system. Students and parents may view their loan record history at the NSLDS website.

Preferred Lender Lists and Arrangements

CCBS does not recommend, promote, or endorse lenders for private education loans.

 

Health and Safety

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Contact: Dean of Students | deanofstudents@ccbs.edu | (910) 323-5614

Information related to CCBS’s drug and alcohol abuse prevention may be found in the Student Handbook. This information applies to the entire college community, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the campus.

Vaccination Policies

Contact: Dean of Students | deanofstudents@ccbs.edu | (910) 323-5614

For students taking courses on the CCBS campus during a regular semester, the following requirements apply:

  1. Students who attend only evening classes (after 5 p.m.) OR attend only one class per semester are exempt from the Vaccination Policy.
  2. If at any time students will attend on-campus classes at any CCBS sites, students must provide the college with official vaccination records. Students will be withdrawn from the college 30 days after classes begin if immunization requirements have not been received by the Registrar.

A list of the specific immunizations required is available in the Vaccination Policy and in the current catalog.

Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics, and Crime Log

Contact: Provost | provost@ccbs.edu | (910) 323-5614

Information regarding public safety at CCBS is provided on our Campus Security page. Additional information may also be obtained from the U.S. Department of Education Campus Safety and Security. Crime statistics are reported to the Department of Education on a yearly basis, and additional information or copies can be obtained from the Office of the Provost.

Fire Safety Policies, Fire Statistics, and Fire Log

Contact: Provost | provost@ccbs.edu | (910) 323-5614

CCBS provides an annual report which includes the campus fire safety policies, the number of fire drills, and any fire-related incidents on campus. This report is available on our Campus Security Page.

 

Student Outcomes

Student Success (Retention, Graduation Rates, and Job Placement)

Contact: Provost | provost@ccbs.edu | (910) 323-5614

The Office of the Provost annually reports measures of student achievement. These measures include retention and graduation rates for new degree-seeking students. Also, self-reported information from alumni is collected annually to determine the placement rates for graduates. The U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard contains similar data.

Transfer-out Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act)

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Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data

CCBS does not have any intercollegiate athletic programs.

 

Voter Registration

Contact: Dean of Students | deanofstudents@ccbs.edu | (910) 323-5614

CCBS, as a participant in Federal Title IV Student Aid programs, is required to advise you that voter registration forms are available online. You must be registered 30 days prior to any election.