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Report and Disclosures

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 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.

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 individual’s 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 disclosures 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 https://www.erskine.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Catalog2019-20Final.pdf 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:  https://www.erskine.edu/academics/registrar/ferpa/

 

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

Contact: Administrative Dean of the College, Shane Bradley
Email: bradley@erskine.edu
Phone: (864) 379-6607

Description of accommodations, required paperwork, and services available for students with disabilities are available by visiting https://www.erskine.edu/academics/academic-accommodations/

Additional information is available through the U.S. Department of Education: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/504faq.html

 

Student Diversity

Contact: Vice President for Student Success, 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

https://www.erskine.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Student_Enrollment_and_Diversity.pdf

 

Cost of Attendance

Email: finaidstud@erskine.edu

College Navigator information can be found on our website:

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

 

Net Price Calculator

Email: finaidstud@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://www.erskine.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid/net-price-calculator/

 

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 web page: https://www.erskine.edu/navigate/student-development/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 here: https://www.erskine.edu/admissions-aid/apply/

Additional transfer information is also located in the Erskine College Academic Catalog: https://www.erskine.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Catalog2019-20Final.pdf

 

Educational Program, Instructional Facilities, and Faculty

Contact: Provost of the College, Dr. Tom Hellams
Email: hellams@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:
https://www.erskine.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Catalog2019-20Final.pdf
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:
https://www.erskine.edu/site-search/campus-map/

For more information on Academics at Erskine College please visit the website: https://www.erskine.edu/academics/

 

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs

Contact: Associate Dean of the Library and Institutional Effectiveness, 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, 30033-4097 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 institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. A list of all agencies that accredit Erskine College can be found on our website: https://www.erskine.edu/navigate/about-erskine/accreditation/

 

Copyright Infringement – Policies and Sanctions

Contact: Director of Communications, Joyce Guyette
Email: jguyette@erskine.edu
Phone: (864) 379-8858

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, Stephanie Hudson
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 Computer Use Policy on page 45 of the Student Handbook: https://www.erskine.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/The-Pilot-2019.pdf

For more information, please go to the Information Technology page: https://www.erskine.edu/academics/studentsresources/information-technology-2/

 

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

 

Student Activities

Contact: Vice President for Student Success, 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 https://www.erskine.edu/navigate/student-development/

 

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 program please go to the website: https://www.erskine.edu/academics/majors/education/

 

Health and Safety

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Contact: Vice President for Student Success, Dr. Wendi Santee
Email: santee@erskine.edu
Phone: (864) 379-8701

Information related to the College’s drug and alcohol abuse program may be found in the Student Handbook: https://www.erskine.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/The-Pilot-2019.pdf

This information applies to the entire college community, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the campus. For more information, visit the Erskine police page: https://www.erskine.edu/navigate/about-erskine/campus-police/alcohol-and-drugs/

 

Vaccine/Health Requirements Policy for On-Campus Housing

Contact: Vice President for Student Success, Dr. Wendi Santee
Email: santee@erskine.edu
Phone: (864) 379-8701

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

For detailed information on health requirements, please view the Erskine College Student Development, Health Services page: https://www.erskine.edu/navigate/student-development/health-and-counseling/

To receive a copy of the medical form, email Marissa Nino: nino@erskine.edu

 

Campus Safety Policies and Crime Statistics

Contact: Campus Safety, EC Chief of Police, Matthew Busby
Email: mbusby@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 accounts. 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: https://www.erskine.edu/navigate/about-erskine/campus-police/

or https://www.erskine.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Erskine-College-2018-Criminal-Statistics-v2-1.pdf

and https://www.erskine.edu/navigate/about-erskine/campus-police/safety-tips/

 

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

Contact: Campus Safety
Email: mbusby@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: https://www.erskine.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Erskine-College-2018-Fire-Statistics-v2.pdf

 

Student Outcomes (Student Right to Know Act)

Retention and Graduation Rates, Placement of Employment

Contact: Vice President for Student Success, Dr. Wendi Santee
Email: santee@erskine.edu
Phone: (864) 379-8701

For more information on student achievement please go to our website: https://www.erskine.edu/navigate/about-erskine/accreditation/institutional-effectiveness/

See also: https://www.erskine.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/SACSCOC-Statement-of-Student-Achievement-2018.02.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 web page: https://erskinesports.com/index.aspx

 

Voter Registration

Contact: Vice President for Student Success, 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

 

Student Financial Assistance

Email: finaidstud@erskine.edu

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

Belk Building, First floor
2 Washington Avenue
Due West, SC 29639

Email: finaidstud@erskine.edu

 

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 https://www.studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action

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

 

CIP Programs and Descriptions

https://www.erskine.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Erskine-College-CIP-Programs-v2.pdf

 

Loan Repayment and Deferment

Federal Student Loan Repayment and Deferment information can be found at https://www.studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action and on the Erskine College Financial Aid website: https://www.erskine.edu/admissions-aid/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 users of the data system. Students and parents may view their loan record history via NSLDS at https://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 Erskine College Financial Aid: https://www.erskine.edu/admissions-aid/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 Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Federal Work- Study
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Federal Direct Loan
  • Federal Plus Loan
  • Private Loans

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

Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use a 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 student’s GPA and SAT/ACT score. Scholarship amounts may change based 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, he or she 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: https://www.erskine.edu/admissions-aid/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 student’s account after the semester’s 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 taylor@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 website: https://www.erskine.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid/work-study-program/

 

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 website: https://www.erskine.edu/academics/study-abroad/before-you-go-overseas/

 

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://www.erskine.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Catalog2019-20Final.pdf

 

Students Rights and Responsibilities

To view student’s rights and responsibilities please refer to the Erskine College Student Handbook: https://www.erskine.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/The-Pilot-2019.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: Kasey McNair, Director of Admissions
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 338 Due West, SC 29639
Email: mcnair@erskine.edu
Phone Number: (864) 379-8830

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: Kasey McNair, Director of Admissions
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 338 Due West, SC 29639
Email: mcnair@erskine.edu
Phone Number: (864) 379-8830

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

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