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INSTITUTIONAL DISCLOSURES UNDER THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT OF 1965, AS AMENDED BY THE HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY ACT OF 2008

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 an institution of higher education 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 governmental 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.

UW is committed to providing access to information that will allow consumers such as students, parents, counselors, researchers, and legislators to make informed decisions about post-secondary education.

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ASSISTANCE IN OBTAINING INSTITUTIONAL OR FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

Each institution must make available to prospective and enrolled students information regarding how and where to contact individuals designated to assist enrolled or prospective students in obtaining institutional and financial aid information required to be disclosed under HEA Sec. 485(a). This information is posted on UW's website via the consumer information links provided on this consumer information web page or by contacting the University of Wyoming Scholarships & Financial Aid Office during normal business hours. A paper copy of the Consumer Information is available upon request.

Contact Us

University of Wyoming
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Dept. 3335
1000 E. University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071-3335
Phone: (307) 766-2116
Fax: (307) 766-3800

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

Institutions of higher education must annually provide to all enrolled students a notice setting forth the information required to be made available to students under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA). The notice must list and briefly describe the information and include a statement of the procedures required to obtain the information. For information listed in the notice that is disclosed on an institution's website, the notice must include the exact electronic address and a statement that the institution will provide a paper copy upon request. This information is posted on UW's website via the links set forth below.

Institutional Information

ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS

Wyoming Community Colleges

Other articulation agreements can be found under "Supporting Documentation", here.

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM

TEXTBOOK INFORMATION

The University must provide a way for a student who is eligible for federal aid to obtain or purchase, by the 7th day of the term, the books and supplies applicable to the term. UW meets this requirement as we disburse (pay) funds up to 7 days before the beginning of the term and refunds would be available to students by the beginning of each term, if all requirements are met.

UW's Textbook Information

Financial Aid Information

APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL AID

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR EDUCATION LOANS

UW's Code of Conduct regarding private education loans may be accessed online.

COLLEGE NAVIGATOR WEBSITE

The U.S. Department of Education is required to post 26 items on the College Navigator website for each institution of higher education, including a link to each institution's website that provides the following information:

  • student activities offered by the institution
  • services offered by the institution for individuals with disabilities
  • career and placement services offered to students during and after enrollment
  • policies of the institution related to transfer of credit from other institutions

The U.S. Department of Education's posting for UW may be accessed at:

CRITERIA FOR MAINTAINING SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS (SAP) AND PROCESS TO REGAIN AID ELIGIBILITY

FEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOAN TERMS, COUNSELING, AND REPAYMENT INFORMATION

NATIONAL STUDENT LOAN DATA SYSTEM (NSLDS)

Students and parents of students are advised that if they enter into a Title IV, HEA loan, the loan data 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. The NSLDS Privacy Impact Assessment may be accessed by logging in to the NSLDS system with your FSA ID and password, visiting the FAQs page, and navigating to "NSLDS Privacy Impact Assessment".

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

UW's Net Price Calculator allows prospective students to calculate an estimated net price of attendance utilizing the following basic formula: price of attendance minus grant aid. The estimates generated by the net price calculator do not represent a final determination, or actual award, of financial assistance or a final net price. The estimates are based only on price of attendance and financial aid provided to students in a given year; the estimates are not binding.

PRIVATE EDUCATION LOANS

Information about private education loans at UW can be found on our Private Loans page. The University of Wyoming does not have a preferred lender list.

REFUND SCHEDULE

For more information on this policy, visit the Registrar's Class Schedule page, select the most current term, and visit the "Tuition and Fees" link for a PDF containing the current Federal Title IV financial aid refund policy.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF A FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENT

You are responsible for providing documentation and information requested by SFA.

You are responsible for notifying SFA in writing if you receive aid from sources not listed on the front of your award letter, your residency status changes, or your application or other information is incorrect.

You are responsible for attending classes and completing requirements for all courses in which you enroll.

You are responsible for repayment of all loans in accordance with the terms of your promissory notes. You must notify your lender if any of the following occurs before your loan is repaid: change of address, graduation, withdrawal from the University or less than half-time attendance, name change, and transfer to another post-secondary institution.

You are responsible for maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

You are responsible for keeping copies of your financial aid records.

You are responsible for reapplying for financial aid each year.

RIGHTS OF A FINANCIAL AID RECIPIENT

You have the right to accept, reject, or seek adjustment to your financial aid award(s).

You have the right to know how much aid you will receive, how it is distributed, the criteria for the distribution, and when it will be disbursed to your student account.

You have the right to know how your financial need was determined and what resources were considered in the calculation of your financial need.

You have the right to know the University's refund policy as well as the Federal Title IV financial aid refund policy.

If you are offered a loan, you have the right to know the interest rate, the total amount to be repaid, the repayment procedures, the length of time you have to repay the loan, and when repayment begins.

You have the right to review your financial aid file and seek financial aid counseling with SFA's professional staff.

You have the right to submit to SFA a written appeal requesting reconsideration of your financial aid eligibility. If there has been a substantial loss of family income or benefits since you filed your FAFSA, you should contact SFA and request a Special Consideration Application.

Student Rights & Responsibilities

ELECTRONIC FILE SHARING

It is illegal to distribute copyrighted material, without permission from the owner of the copyright. Electronic File Sharing includes unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing. Violators may be subject to civil and criminal liabilities and penalties, as well as adjudication under the UW Student Code of Conduct.

THE FAMILY EDUCATION RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)

This FERPA information describes four specific rights of a UW student in relationship to his/her educational records: 1) the right to see the educational records that the institution is keeping on the student; 2) the right to seek amendment to those records; 3) the right to consent to disclosure of his/her records; and 4) the right to file a complaint with the FERPA Compliance Office.

Health and Safety Information

ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUG POLICIES

CAMPUS SECURITY REPORTS

To view the Campus Security Report, Click on "Get data for one institution/campus" and enter University of Wyoming in the "Name of Institution" box, then click "Search."

This report provides statistics from the three (3) most recent calendar years about crimes and arrests that have occurred on campus, in UW facilities off-campus, and on public property near the campus. It provides statistics on crimes and violations of UW policies involving prejudice, bodily injury, liquor laws, drug laws and illegal weapons possession.

In addition, the report outlines laws, policies, and procedures governing the reporting of crimes and emergencies, UW's response to such reports, campus security and access to facilities, educational programs and crime prevention efforts, and possession and use of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs.

UW Police Department's Annual Security Report

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

Per the federal regulations and University policy, Responsible Employees are required to notify the Title IX Office (the Office of Equal Opportunity Report and Response) of any allegation of sexual misconduct. Every employee at the University is considered a Responsible Employee.

For more information, including the University of Wyoming's policy and filing a report, please visit the Dean of Student's Sexual Misconduct Page.

Information About Our Students

ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION RATES AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION

To view these Athletic Reports, Click on "Get data for one institution/campus" and enter University of Wyoming in the "Name of Institution" box, then click "Search."

This report describes the number and gender of coaches and student athletes in each intercollegiate sport offered at UW, the revenue and expenses associated with each sport, athletically-related financial aid, recruiting expenditures, and coaches' salaries.

COMPLETION & GRADUATION RATES FOR ALL STUDENTS

This information provides data on first-time, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates who graduated or completed their degree programs within 150 percent of the normally required time (usually 6 years after entry to UW).

COMPLETION & GRADUATION RATES FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES

This information outlines the number of students, by race and gender, who attended UW and for each sport who received athletically-related aid, who graduated within 150 percent of the normal time required, and the average completion rates for the four most recent graduating classes.

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