Reports & Disclosures

The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), includes many disclosures 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 other 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.

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

It is the individuals responsibility to know and follow current requirements and procedures at the departmental and college levels. For additional information, including requesting a paper copy of any materials, please call or e-mail the appropriate office.

Final regulations implementing the legislative provisions for consumer information are available from the Federal Register’s website. Below is a list of disclosure provided by Erskine College pursuant to these regulations.

General Institutional Information

Cash Management Information

Institutions are required to post any contracts or agreements establishing arrangements between the institution and a third party servicer or financial institution; please see pages 18-19 of the catalog  http://www.erskine.edu/academics/registrar/college-catalogs/ concerning contract information with Erskine College and Higher One, Inc.

http://www.erskine.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/TERMS-AND-CONDITIONS.pdf

 

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

Contact: Tracy Spires
Email:  Tspires@erskine.edu
Phone: (864) 379-8773

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) helps protect the privacy of educational records for present and future students. You can sign-up and access your FERPA waiver from the Registrar’s webpage http://www.erskine.edu/academics/registrar/ferpa

 

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

Contact: Dean of Student Development: Dr. Wendi Santee
Email: santee@erskine.edu
Phone: 864-379-8701

Description of accommodations, required paperwork and services available for students with disabilities are available by visiting the Student Success webpage and Disability Services link

 

Student Diversity

Contact: Dr. Wendi Santee
Email:  santee@erskine.edu
Phone: (864)379-8701

Erskine College annually calculates information relating to the diversity of its students. College Navigator information can be found on our website at

http://www.erskine.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Student-Enrollment-and-Diversity.pdf

 

Cost of Attendance

Contact: LaShelia M. Wyatt
Email:  lwyatt@erskine.edu
Phone: (864) 379-6653

College Navigator information can be found on our website

https://nces.ed.gov/globallocator/col_info_popup.asp?ID=217998

 

Net Price Calculator

Contact: LaShelia M. Wyatt
Email:  lwyatt@erskine.edu
Phone: (864)379-6653

Erskine College provides a calculator web page to assist students with determining costs of attendance and financial aid eligibility. The calculator is available on the Erskine College financial aid page https://erskine.studentaidcalculator.com/survey.aspx

 

Textbook Information

Contact: Erskine Bookstore
Email:  bhawthrn@erskine.edu
Phone: 864-379-8846

Erskine College provides textbook information through the bookstore website. The textbook information includes title, author, edition, IBSN, price, etc. when available. For more information please go to the Erskine Bookstore webpage:

http://www.erskine.edu/students/bookstore/booklists

 

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

Contact: Registrar, Tracy Spires
Email:  tspires@erskine.edu
Phone: (864) 379-8773

Information for transfer students is available on the Registrar webpage http://www.erskine.edu/academics/registrar/transcripts
Additional transfer information is also located in the Erskine College Academic Catalog: http://www.erskine.edu/academics/registrar/college-catalogs

 

Educational Program, Instructional Facilities and Faculty

Contact: Dr. John Basie
Email:  basie@erskine.edu
Phone: (864) 379-8873

Information on Erskine College educational programs, instructional facilities and faculty may be found in the most recent undergraduate catalog:
http://www.erskine.edu/academics/registrar/college-catalogs
and graduate catalog http://seminary.erskine.edu/academics/catalog
Faculty contact information is also found on the website http://www.erskine.edu/directory
Information about campus facilities including those that relate to instructional programs is available through the campus map
http://www.erskine.edu/erskine/campus-map
For more information on Academics at Erskine College please go to the website: http://www.erskine.edu/academics

 

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs

Contact: John Kennerly
Email: kennerly@erskine.edu
Phone: (864) 379-8802

Erskine College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate level degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur Georgia, 3003-4097 or call (404)679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Erskine College. The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence to support an institutions significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. A list of all agencies that accredit Anderson University can be found on our website http://www.erskine.edu/erskine/accreditation

 

Copyright Infringement – Policies and Sanctions

Contact: Director of Communications and Marketing, Brian Smith
Email: keith@erskine.edu
Phone: (864) 864-379-6304

The Office of Marketing and Communication supports the mission of Erskine College by developing and protecting the brand of the institution and projecting the brand in a consistent and effective manner to external audiences. It is vital that Erskine College be known as a rapidly emerging private Christian university where academic excellence and faith combine in a supportive environment where faculty, staff and students are dedicated to learning and service.

 

Information Technology Services/Computer Use and Wi-Fi

Contact: Director of Informational Technology, Matthew Cockrell
Email: helpdesk@erskine.edu
Phone: (864)379-8816

Erskine College provides access to various forms of electronic communications and information technology systems and equipment including computers, internet, voice mail, and email to its students and employees who comply with the Electronic Communications Systems and Equipment Use Policy on page 67 of the Student handbook
http://www.erskine.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/The-Pilot-2016-web.pdf
For more information please go to the website http://www.erskine.edu/students/it

 

College Navigator

College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others get information about institutional higher education. For more information please go to our website at https://nces.ed.gov/globallocator/col_info_popup.asp?ID=217998

 

Student Activities

Contact: Dean of Student Development, Dr. Wendi Santee
Email: santee@erskine.edu
Phone: (864) 379-8701

Please visit the Student Development section of our website for information on activities, organizations and general information about Erskine College at http://www.erskine.edu/students/student-dev

 

Teacher Preparation Program Report

Contact: Dr. JoAnne Jumper, Education Department
Email: jumper@erskine.edu
Phone: (864) 379-8753

Erskine College of Education program prepares future teachers for the classroom with early and plentiful teaching experience, careful instruction in methods, and focused individual attention to develop the strengths and shore up the weaknesses of each student.

Erskine College’s education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the South Carolina State Board of Education.

For more information on the Erskine College of Education please go to the website at http://www.erskine.edu/academics/majors/education

 

Health and Safety

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Contact: Dean of Student Development, Dr. Wendi Santee
Email: santee@erskine.edu
Phone: (864) 379-8701

Information related to the University’s drug and alcohol abuse program may be found in the Student Handbook http://www.erskine.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/The-Pilot-2016-web.pdf
This information applies to the entire University community, including students, faculty, staff , and visitors to the campus http://www.erskine.edu/erskine/campus-police/alcohol-and-drug-policies

 

Vaccine/Health Requirements Policy for On Campus Housing

Contact: Dean of Student Development, Dr. Wendi Santee
Email: santee@erskine.edu
Phone: (864) 379-8701

Contact: Erskine College Nurse, Joanne Wrenn, RN
Email:  wren@erskine.edu
Phone: (864) 379-2345

For detailed information on Health requirements please view the Erskine College webpages Student Development health services http://www.erskine.edu/students/student-dev/healthcounseling-services
and http://www.erskine.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Medical-Form-1.pdf

 

Campus Safety Policies and Crime Statistics

Contact: Campus Safety, EC Chief of Police, Randy Estep
Email: estep@erskine.edu
Phone: (864) 379-8869 (office)

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Each year the College files a report with the U.S. Department of Education stating the incidences of crime on campus.

Safety alerts allow students, faculty and staff to receive campus-wide alerts on cell phones and their Erskine College email account. The system will be used to notify you of dangerous situations, such as severe weather, building or area evacuations, major disruptions to campus services, or closings due to ice or snow.

For more information please go to the campus safety website at http://www.erskine.edu/erskine/campus-police/

or http://www.erskine.edu/erskine/campus-police/crime-statistics/

and http://www.erskine.edu/erskine/campus-police/safety-tips/

 

Fire Safety Policies and Fire Statistics (On Campus Housing Facilities)

Contact: Campus Safety
Email: estep@erskine.edu
Phone: (864) 379-8869 (office) 

Erskine College provides an annual report which includes the campus fire safety policies, number of fire drills, and any fire related incidents for on campus housing. For more information please go to our website at http://www.erskine.edu/erskine/campus-police/emergency-procedures/

 

Student Outcomes (Student Right to Know Act)

Retention and Graduation Rates, Placement of Employment

Contact: The Assistant Dean for Student Success, Jessie Estep
Email: jestep@erskine.edu
Phone: (864) 379-6550

For more information on student achievement please go to our website at http://www.erskine.edu/erskine/institutional-effectiveness/and http://www.erskine.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/SACSCOC-Statement-of-Student-Achievement-2015.03.pdf

 

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

Contact: Vice President for Athletics, Mark Peeler
Email:  mlp@erskine.edu
Phone: (864) 379-8850

The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act requires co-educational institutions of post-secondary education that participate in a Title IV, federal student financial assistance program, and have an intercollegiate athletic program to prepare an annual report to the U.S. Department of Education on athletic participation, staffing and revenues and expenses, by Men’s and Women’s teams. The Department will use this information in preparing its required reporting to the Congress on gender equity in intercollegiate athletics. For more information please go to the EC Athletics webpage at http://erskinesports.com/index.aspx

 

Voter Registration

Contact: Dean of Student Development, Dr. Wendi Santee
Email: santee@erskine.edu
Phone: (864) 379-8701

Erskine College, as a participant in Federal Title IV Student Aid programs, is required to advise you that voter registration information is available and that you must be registered 30 days prior to any election. For more information please go to https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote – item-212645

 

Student Financial Assistance

Contact: Interim Director of Financial Aid, LaShelia M. Wyatt
Email: lwyatt@erskine.edu
Phone: (864) 379-6653

Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information can be found on the Financial Aid website at http://www.erskine.edu/students/financial-aid

or in the Financial Aid Planning Office.

 

Contact information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information:

Erskine College Financial Aid Office

LaShelia M. Wyatt, Interim Director of Financial Aid

Belk Building, First floor
2 Washington Avenue

Due West, SC 29639

Email:  lwyatt@erskine.edu
Phone: (864) 379-6653

 

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 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 Published by the U.S. Department of Education

Federal Student Loan information is available at http://www.studentloans.gov

and Student Loan Information can also be found on the Erskine College Financial Aid website http://www.erskine.edu/students/financial-aid/loans

 

CIP Programs and Descriptions

 http://www.erskine.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Erskine-College-CIP-Program-Codes-v2.pdf

 

Loan Repayment and Deferment

Federal Student Loan Repayment and Deferment information can be found at http://www.studentloans.gov and on the Erskine College Financial Aid Planning website

http://www.erskine.edu/students/financial-aid/

 

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 by the authorized user s of the data system. Student and parents may view their loan record history via NSLDS at https://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds/nslds_SA/.

 

Preferred Lender Lists and Arrangements

Erskine College does not recommend or promote or endorse lenders for private education loans. In order to assist our students who want to apply for private loans we provide information about private loans on our website. For more information please go to the Erskine College Financial Aid Planning http://www.erskine.edu/students/financial-aid/

Loan information sheet https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B4KvXxOvWAEBM2ZEN2tQS1hxXzQ

 

Types of Aid

Erskine College participated in the following Federal student aid programs:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Federal Work- Study
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Federal Direct Loan
  • Federal Plus Loan

Students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at http://www.fafsa.gov in order to be eligible for federal financial aid.

Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents.

 

State Aid Programs:

  • South Carolina Tuition Grant (need based)
  • South Carolina Hope Scholarship
  • South Carolina LIFE Scholarship
  • South Carolina Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

State need-based student aid programs also use results from the FAFSA to determine eligibility for state funds. In order to receive the South Carolina Tuition Grant student must complete the FAFSA by June 30th each year.

 

Erskine College Scholarships and Grants

Merit based scholarships are awarded by Erskine College to undergraduate degree seeking students who are enrolled full time. The Scholarship awarded is determined by the students GPA, and SAT/ACT score. Scholarship amounts may change basis on financial need, college GPA and residency status. Erskine College also offers other institutional scholarships such as athletics, music, theatre and art for students that meet the academic and ability criteria.

Once the student’s FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is received, scholarships and grants are awarded on a first come first serve basis and funds are limited and subject to change based on availability of funds. Student will be emailed an award letter showing the amount and type of Financial Aid awarded. Should changes be made to a student’s award package the will receive an updated award notification.

 

Erskine College Endowed Scholarships

Caring friends and Alumni of Erskine College have contributed money to be used for scholarships. The Development Office in conjunction with the Financial Aid and Admissions Offices oversee the awarding of endowed scholarships and can answer questions about the process and individual scholarship information. Scholarships are awarded based on criteria set by the donor and are awarded on a first come first serve basis. These scholarships do require a student to write a thank you note to the donor and recipients are also required to attend a luncheon in honor of the donors. Erskine College appreciates this private support for our students.

 

Applying for Financial Aid, Procedures and Forms

There are many different sources of financial aid available to qualified students. It is best to complete and mail all required forms as soon as possible since most aid is awarded on a first come first serve basis for qualified applicants. Before you send in your FAFSA application and financial aid forms refer to our checklist to make sure you have everything you need for your application to be processed in a timely manner. You can find the Financial Aid checklist on our website https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B4KvXxOvWAEBM2ZEN2tQS1hxXzQ

Financial Aid documents can be found on our website

http://www.erskine.edu/students/financial-aid/

 

Disbursement of Financial Aid

Financial Aid is disbursed by releasing two payments over the academic year (one each semester) for traditional students. At the time of disbursement the student must meet eligibility requirements (academic progress, expected enrollment, financial eligibility, etc,) Funds will be applied to the students account after the semesters drop/add period and enrollment is confirmed. If student aid funds are in excess of account charges a credit balance occurs of which will be paid to the student within 14 days of disbursement. If a student or parent wishes to cancel a loan within 7 days of the first day of class he/she may do so by emailing the Financial Aid Office at: lwyatt@erskine.edu

A bookstore credit may be available prior to disbursements to purchase books and supplies for students expected to have an excess of loan funds and complete a Title IV authorization form.

 

Federal Work Study

Federal Work-Study provides part time jobs for undergraduate students with financial need allowing them to earn money to help pay educational expenses. If you are awarded Federal Work-Study please go to our webpage http://www.erskine.edu/students/financial-aid/work-study

 

Financial Assistance for Study Abroad

Enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by Erskine College may be considered enrolled at Erskine College for purposes of applying for federal student financial aid. For more information please go to our webpage at http://www.erskine.edu/academics/study-abroad

 

Refund and Credit Balance Policy for Withdrawal of Return of Federal Aid

To view the refund and credit balances policy please refer to the Erskine College Academic Catalog https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4KvXxOvWAEBd2JTbkxNVHQ3SU0/view

 

Students Rights and Responsibilities

To view student’s rights and responsibilities please refer the Erskine College Student Handbook http://www.erskine.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/The-Pilot-2016-web.pdf

 

Misrepresentation

Erskine College does not misrepresent the nature of its educational programs and does not provide false, erroneous, or misleading statements.

 

Availability of Employees for Information Dissemination Purposes

Requests for information by students about the Erskine College dissemination information should be directed to:

Contact: Bobby Duran, Director of Admissions
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 338 Due West, SC 29639
Email: duran@erskine.edu
Phone Number: (864) 379-6555

Other employees such as enrollment counselors/advisors and financial aid counselors, may also provide information regarding their specific areas of responsibility.

If a student needs a paper copy of any of the information they can contact:

Contact: Bobby Duran, Director of Admissions
Email Address: duran@erskine.edu
Phone Number: (864) 379-6555

The contact information for each program can be found at the following link http://www.erskine.edu