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Consumer Information

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 of Missouri will inform its students and staff annually by sending an e-mail announcement to their State Tech-issued e-mail account.


Institution Overview

General Information

General information about State Tech 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 email admissions@statetechmo.edu. This includes school information and information on completion or graduation.

Cost of Attending

Information regarding the cost of attending State Tech can be found on our Tuition and Fees informational page.

The page includes information on:

  • Tuition and Fee charges
  • Contact information for the State Tech Bookstore for book, tool, and supply estimates
  • Additional program specific costs and fees
  • Room, board, and meal plan costs

State Tech’s cost of attendance for financial aid eligibility can be found on the College Navigator website.

Net Price Calculator

A net price calculator for the college can be found here.

Textbook Information

State Tech’s Bookstore posts a list of required textbooks each semester.  Current textbook information, including price and ISBN, can be found on the Bookstore informational page.

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.

Refund Policy

Information regarding State Tech’s refund policy can be found in the College Catalog.

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. State Tech is required to complete a federal return calculation to determine what amount of financial aid the student has “earned.” State Tech’s complete policy can be found in the College Catalog.

Transfer Credit Policies

Information regarding State Tech’s transfer policies can be found in the College Catalog.

Transfer Credit Information to Other Institutions

Educational requirements vary from one institution to another. For this reason, it is extremely important that students who plan to transfer to another institution work closely with the other institution on their course schedule. Information regarding institutions that have established transfer guide(s) with State Tech can be found on our Partner Institutions informational page.

Credit for Prior Learning

If you have college-level knowledge or experience in a specific technical area, you may be eligible for credit for your prior learning. Click here to learn more.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

A complete description of State Tech’s FERPA policy is available for download.

Degree Programs Offered

A full alphabetical list of degree programs offered by State Tech.


State Tech 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.


Information regarding State Tech’s faculty can be found in the Employee Directory

Accreditation Information

Institutional accreditations can be downloaded. Program accreditation information is available for download. For more information, contact Academic Affairs at 573-897-5294.

Services for Students with Disabilities

Information regarding services and facilities available for students with disabilities is available for download.

Computer Use and File Sharing

Students can access the Computer Use and File-Sharing information on our Wiki Page.

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, especially their FAQ‘s.

Below is a brief summary of the State Tech 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 Associate 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.

Student Activities

State Tech students have a variety of activities they can participate in.  Information regarding these activities can be found on our Clubs and Organizations informational page.

Career Services and Job Placement

State Tech offers free career services for students and graduates. More information can be found on the Career Services informational page.

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 State Tech can be found on the College Navigator website.

Student Diversity

Statistics regarding State Tech’s student diversity can be found on the College Navigator website.


General Information

State Tech 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 Specialist, Assistant Director, or Director in the Financial Aid Office for information on financial assistance. Financial Aid is located on the main campus in Linn, in the Information Technology Center. You may also contact the Financial Aid office by phone at (573) 897-5000 or email financialaid@statetechmo.edu

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 the Applying for Financial Aid informational page.

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 the Types of Financial Aid informational page.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to remain eligible for financial aid. The requirements for satisfactory academic progress can be found the Satisfactory Academic Progress informational page.

How Financial Aid Eligibility is Determined

Information regarding how financial aid eligibility is determined can be found in the Financial Aid Guide.

Financial Aid Disbursement Information

Information regarding how and when financial aid will be disbursed can be found in the Financial Aid Guide.

Bookstore Vouchers

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 State Tech Cashier to purchase books and supplies at the State Tech Bookstore. The State Tech 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 first-time student loan borrowers must complete entrance counseling.  Previous borrowers are encouraged to complete the Financial Aid Counseling Tool (FACT).  Both counseling sessions can be completed at https://studentloans.gov. Students will need their FSA ID to complete their counseling. Students who need assistance may complete this in the Financial Aid Computer lab. The average indebtedness of State Tech graduates by program is available for download here.

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 the Federal Student Aid website.

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. It is important for students and parents who borrow loans to repay them. For information regarding the percentage of students who borrow and average loan debt, please visit College Scorecard. State Tech encourages conservative borrowing. Our current cohort default rate information can be found on College Navigator and information regarding national cohort default rates can be found on the US Department of Education website.  For the consequences of default, please review this information online.

Sample Student Loan Repayment Schedule

As stated above, it is important for student loan borrowers to repay their loans. Click here for a repayment calculator.

Click here for a repayment schedule.

Student Loan Code of Conduct

State Tech follows a Student Loan Practices Code of Conduct. The complete policy is available for download here.

Preferred Lender List

State Tech does not have any Preferred Lender Arrangements.

Private Student Loans

State Tech does not recommend private student loans and suggests a private loan as your last funding option. Upon request, State Tech will complete the official Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification form or other certification form required by a private lender. State Tech requires students to have a valid FAFSA form on-file and complete a counseling session before a private loan is certified. More information may be downloaded here.

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.

National Student Loan Database System (NSLDS)

Colleges and lenders are required to report loan information to NSLDS.  Students can access their student loan information online. Students will need their FSA ID and password. If you have not created an FSA ID or have forgotten it, there are links available for you to retrieve that information.

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 on our Wiki website.


Campus Safety and Security

State Tech’s campus and security information can be found on our Clery Report.

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

Questions about this report can be directed to Becca Mehmert, Campus Security Survey Administrator, located in Room 213 of the Vehicle and Power Center, or call at (573) 897-5228.

Missing Person Policy and Procedure

State Tech’s Missing Person Policy can be found in the Clery Report.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

State Tech is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment that is free from the effects of alcohol and illegal drugs.  Information regarding local, state, and federal sanctions, standards of conduct, drug abuse violation notice, and substance abuse policy can be found on our Wiki page.

Information regarding the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and alcohol and State Tech’s Prevention Programs can be found here.

Immunization/Vaccination Policy

State Tech’s immunization policy can be found on our Wiki page.

Fire Policy

Rules on fire safety in student housing facilities can be found in the Clery Report.

Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report can be found in the Clery Report.


Retention Rate

85% of State Tech’s first-time, full-time undergraduate students who enrolled in the Fall 2018 returned in the Fall 2019. The part-time student retention rate was 74% for this same time period.

Graduation and Transfer Out Rates

State Tech’s overall graduation rate for students who began their studies in Fall 2016 and graduated within 150% of the normal time was 74%. The transfer-out rate for this same time period was 2%. Specific data regarding State Tech’s graduation rates disaggregated by gender, racial/ethnic, category, and financial aid are available here. Graduation rate information is also displayed on the College Navigator website.

Questions about these rates can be directed to the Director of Institutional Research, located in Room 206 of the Nilges Technology Center, or call at (573) 897-5113.

Licensure Rates

The Pass Rates for State Tech’s programs that require licensure can be found here.

Job Placement Rates of Graduates

Since 1995, 96% of State Tech graduates find employment or continue their education within six months after graduation. State Tech’s placement rates by program are available here.


Voter Registration

State Tech encourages students who meet voter registration requirements to register to vote. Voter Registration Forms must be postmarked by the 4th Wednesday before the election. State Tech will make a good faith effort to distribute voter registration information to our students. Missouri residents can obtain a voter registration application on the Missouri Secretary of State website.

Constitution Day

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.

Nondiscrimination Policy

State Tech 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. State Tech’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.

Complaint Policy

State Tech’s student complaint and grievance policy can be found here.

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