The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), requires colleges to disclose information to potential and current students and employees. Required disclosures regarding institutional information, financial aid, family educational rights and privacy act, campus security, and student right to know information are found below. State Technical College (STC) will inform its students and staff annually by sending an e-mail announcement to their STC-issued e-mail account.
General Institutional Information
General information about STC is available from the Admissions Office, which is located on the main campus in Linn, in the Information Technology Center. You can also contact them by phone at (573) 897-5000 or via e-mail at email@example.com. This includes school information and information on completion or graduation.
Cost of Attending
Information regarding the cost of attending State Technical College can be found on our websit at http://www.statetechmo.edu/admissions/fees.php.
- Tuition and Fee charges
- Contact information for the STC Bookstore for book, tool, and supply estimates
- Additional program specific costs and fees
- Room, board, and meal plan costs
STC’s cost of attendance for financial aid eligibility can be found on the College Navigator website at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=Linn+State+Technical+College&s=all&id=
Net Price Calculator
A net price calculator for the college can be found on our website at http://www.statetechmo.edu/calculator/
STC’s Bookstore posts a list of required textbooks each semester. Current textbook information, including price and ISBN, can be found on our website at http://www.statetechmo.edu/bookstore/index.php.
Procedures for officially withdrawing
Students who wish to withdraw from a class or the college, must complete the appropriate paperwork. Specific information can be found in the College Catalog at http://www.statetechmo.edu/academic/catalog/2014-2015%20College%20Catalog.pdf on page 35.
Information regarding STC’s refund policy can be found in the College Catalog at http://www.statetechmo.edu/academic/catalog/2014-2015%20College%20Catalog.pdf on page 14.
Return of Title IV Funds policy
When a student withdraws from all of their classes, they can only receive the “earned” financial aid based on their last date of attendance. STC is required to complete a federal return calculation to determine what amount of financial aid the student has “earned.” STC’s complete policy can be found in theCollege Catalog at http://www.statetechmo.edu/academic/catalog/
%20College%20Catalog.pdf, beginning on page 15.
Transfer Credit Policies
Information regarding STC’s transfer policies can be found in the College Catalog at http://www.statetechmo.edu/academic/catalog/2014-2015%20College%20Catalog.pdf on page 29.
Information regarding secondary schools that STC has an established articulation agreement with is available on our website at http://www.statetechmo.edu/academic/Articulation Agreement List.pdf. Specific information regarding secondary course requirments on our website at http://www.statetechmo.edu/academic/Articulation
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
A complete description of STC’s FERPA policy can be found on our website at http://www.statetechmo.edu/current/FERPA%20Overview.pdf.
Degree Programs Offered
A list of the degree programs offered by State Technical College of Missouri can be found on our website at http://www.statetechmo.edu/academic/index.php.
STC offers degree programs at its main campus in Linn, as well as off-campus locations. Information regarding our facilities can be found in the College Catalog at http://www.statetechmo.edu/academic/catalog/2014-2015%20College%20Catalog.pdf on page 5.
Information regarding STC’s faculty can be found in the College Catalog at http://www.statetechmo.edu/academic/catalog/2014-2015%20College%20Catalog.pdf beginning on page 190.
Institutional accreditations can be found on our website at http://www.statetechmo.edu/about/thlc.php. Program accreditation information can be found on our website at http://www.statetechmo.edu/academic/
Services for Students with Disabilities
Information regarding services and facilities available for students with disabilities can be found on our website at http://www.statetechmo.edu/counseling/specialneeds.php.
Computer Use and File Sharing
Students can access the Computer Use and File-Sharing information in the Student Handbook at http://www.statetechmo.edu/current/StudentHandbook.pdf beginning on page 9.
Copyright Infringement- Policies and Sanctions
Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission of legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United State Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the peer-to-peer file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.
Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or "statutory" damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For "willful" infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys' fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.
Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.
For more information, please see the Web site of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov, especially their FAQ's at www.copyright.gov/help/faq.
Below is a brief summary of the STC unauthorized peer-to-peer file-sharing procedure and penalties.
- Upon receipt of a copyright infringement notice or upon detection of an alleged violation, the Information Technology Division will pursue identification of the infringing user.
- First time offenders will be disconnected from the network and sent a notification of infringement as well as a request to agree not to share copyrighted material on the STC network without proper permission.
- Further infringements will be reported to the Assoicate Dean of Student Services for further discipline.
- Penalties for copyright infringement range from the loss of computer resources to dismissal from the College, prosecution, and/or civil action.
STC students have a variety of activities they can participate in. Information regarding these activities can be found on our website at http://www.statetechmo.edu/sga/index.php.
Career Services and Job Placement
STC offers free career services for students and graduates. More information regarding Career Services can be found on our website at http://www.statetechmo.edu/careerservices/index.php. Examples of employment our graduates obtain can be found on our website at http://www.statetechmo.edu/careerservices/documents/
Gainful Employment Disclosures
Gainful employment disclosures for each certificate program can be found on our website by visiting http://www.statetechmo.edu/academic/index.php and clicking on the certifcate program you are interested in.
College Navigator Website
The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) provides a College Navigator website to assist students in finding the right college. Information about STC can be found on the College Navigator website at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=Linn+State+Technical+College&s=all&id=177977.
Financial Aid Information
STC students may receive financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study programs. Funding for these programs may come from the federal government, state government, institutional funds, and endowed scholarship funds. If you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Clerk, Specialist, or Director in the Financial Aid Office for information on financial assistance. Financial Aid is located on the main campus in Linn, in the Nilges Technology Center. You may also contact the Financial Aid office by phone at (573) 897-5000 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
Students apply for financial aid by completing the appropriate Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Information regarding how to apply for financial aid assistance can be found on our website at http://www.statetechmo.edu/financialaid/howtoapply.php.
Types of Financial Assistance Available
Descriptions of all Federal, State, local, private, and institutional student financial assistance programs available to students and whether they are need-based or non-need based programs can be found on our website at http://www.statetechmo.edu/financialaid/typesofaid.php.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to remain eligible for financial aid. The requirements for satisfactory academic progress can be found on our website at http://www.statetechmo.edu/financialaid/satisfactoryacademic.php.
How Financial Aid Eligibility is Determined
Information regarding how financial aid eligibility is determined can be found in the Financial Aid Guide at http://www.statetechmo.edu/financialaid/FA%20Handbook%20revised
%20Sept%202014.pdf on page 9.
Financial Aid Disbursement Information
Information regarding how and when financial aid will be disbursed can be found in the Financial Aid Guide at http://www.statetechmo.edu/financialaid/FA%20Handbook%20revised
%20Sept%202014.pdf on page 5.
If your financial aid exceeds your institutional charges, or you are funded by a third party agency that will be paying for your bookstore charges, you may obtain a bookstore voucher from the STC Cashier to purchase books and supplies at the STC Bookstore. The STC Cashier issues bookstore vouchers during the first two weeks of each semester. Students must have all financial aid paperwork completed to be eligible for a voucher.
Entrance Counseling for Student Borrowers
All student loan borrowers must complete entrance counseling. Students can complete this session on-line at http://mappingyourfuture.org/oslc/counseling/SchoolPages.cfm?
SchoolPageID=5972&SchoolID=4306. Students who need assistance may complete this in the Financial Aid Computer lab.
Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers
All student loan borrowers are required to complete exit counseling before they withdraw or graduate. Students should visit the Financial Aid Office to complete their counseling session. Students who do not visit with the Financial Aid Office can complete this requirement on line at https://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/. STC will not release diplomas or transcripts until this requirement has been completed.
Student Loan Information & Consequences of Default
Direct Loans are low-interest loans for students and parents to help pay for college expenses. General loan information can be found on the US Department of Education website at http://www2.ed.gov/fund/grants-college.html?src=pn. It is important for students and parents who borrow loans to repay them. For the consequences of default, visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/default.
Sample Student Loan Repayment Schedule
As stated above, it is important for student loan borrowers to repay their loans. For a repayment calculator, visit http://mappingyourfuture.org/paying/standardcalculator.cfm. For a sample repayment schedule, visit http://www2.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/DirectLoan/RepayCalc/dlindex2.html.
Student Loan Code of Conduct
STC follows a Student Loan Practices Code of Conduct. The complete policy can be found on our website at www.statetechmo.edu/financialaid/documents/Code%20of%20conduct.pdf.
Preferred Lender List
STC does not have any Preferred Lender Arrangements.
Private Student Loans
STC does not recommend private student loans and suggests a private loan as your last funding option. Upon request, STC will complete the official Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification form or other certification form required by a private lender. STC requires students to have a valid FAFSA form on-file and complete a counseling session before a private loan is certified. More information can be found on our website at http://www.statetechmo.edu/financialaid/Loan%20Comparison%20Info.pdf.
College Work Study Program
The Terms and Conditions of the College Work-study (CWS) program can be found in the College Work-student Program Guide at http://www.statetechmo.edu/financialaid/Work%20study%20Guide.pdf.
National Student Loan Database System (NSLDS)
Colleges and lenders are required to report loan information to NSLDS. Students can access their student loan information at https://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/. Students will need their 4 digit FAFSA PIN number. Students may visit www.pin.ed.gov to retrieve their FAFSA PIN number.
Federal Student Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
Students convicted of possessing or selling illegal drugs may not be eligible for federal financial aid. More information is available in the Student Handbook at http://www.statetechmo.edu/current/StudentHandbook.pdf on page 20.
Campus Safety and Security
STC’s campus and security information can be found on our website at http://www.statetechmo.edu/about/2014%20Clery%20Report.pdf. Topics covered include:
- Campus Crime Policy
- Policy for Timely Warnings
- How to report a crime
- Campus Law Enforcement
- Campus Security
- Sexual Offenses
- Reporting Sexual Offenses
- Campus Disciplinary Procedures for Sexual Offenses
- Campus Counseling and Support Services
- Campus Crime Statistics
- Crime Prevention tips and programs
- Local Law Enforcement (Monitoring and reporting off-campus activity)
- On-Campus Housing fire safety report
Missing Person Policy and Procedure
STC’s Missing Person Policy can be found on our website at http://www.statetechmo.edu/about/2014%20Clery%20Report.pdf on page 11.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
STC is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment that is free from the effects of alcohol and illegal drugs. Information regarding local,s state, and federal sanctions, standards of conduct, drug abuse violation notice, and substance abuse policy can be found in the Student Handbook at http://www.statetechmo.edu/current/StudentHandbook.pdf beginning on page 19. Information regarding STC’s Prevention Programs can also be found in the Student Handbook at http://www.statetechmo.edu/current/StudentHandbook.pdf on page 23.
STC’s immunization policy can be found in the Student Handbook at http://www.statetechmo.edu/current/StudentHandbook.pdf on page 15.
Rules on fire safety in student housing facilities can be found on our website at http://www.statetechmo.edu/about/2014%20Clery%20Report on page 16.
Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report
The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report can be found on our website at http://www.statetechmo.edu/about/2014%20Clery%20Report.pdf.
Student Right to Know
Statistics regarding STC’s student diversity can be found on the College Navigator website at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=Linn+State+Technical+College&s
Graduation, Retention, and Transfer-Out Rates
Information regarding STC’s retention rates, the Student Right-to-Know Act/Completion-Graduation Rates can be found on the College Navigator website at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=Linn+State+Technical+College&s=all&id
=177977#retgrad. Graduation rates disaggregated by gender, racial/ethnic, category, and financial aid can be found on our website at http://www.statetechmo.edu/financialaid/Graduation%20Rates%20Disaggregated.pdf.
Job Placement Rates of Graduates
Information about STC’s overall placement rate can be found on our website at http://www.statetechmo.edu/about/facts.php. Information about STC’s placement rates by program can be found on our website at http://www.statetechmo.edu/careerservices/documents/IRP_180DayPlacement
STC encourages students who meet voter registration requirements to register to vote. Voter Registration Forms must be postmarked by the 4th Wednesday before the election. STC will make a good faith effort to distribute voter registration information to our students. Missouri residents can obtain a voter registration application at http://sos.mo.gov/elections/goVoteMissouri/register.aspx.
Constitution Day celebrates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens. Constitution Day is celebrated each September 17. Each educational institution that received federal funds is required to hold an educational program each September 17.
STC is committed to nondiscrimination and equal opportunities in its admission, educational programs, activities and employment regardless of race, sex, creed, color, national origin, age, or disability. STC’s complete policy and information regarding inquiries regarding compliance with Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act can be found in the College Catalog at http://www.statetechmo.edu/academic/catalog/2014-2015%20College%20Catalog.pdf on page 4.
STC’s student complaint and grievance policy is available on our website at http://www.statetechmo.edu/admissions/ARTICLE%20XIV.pdf.