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Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information to Enrolled Students

In compliance with federal law, Pima Community College annually distributes to each enrolled student a notice of the availability of the information that is required to be made available to students under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and for Consumer Information under HEA Sec. 485(a)(1), Sec. 485(f), Sec. 485(g), [Sec. 485(h)] and Sec.485(j) and as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA).

The notice is sent to student PCC email addresses.


The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that postsecondary institutions participating in federal student aid programs make certain disclosures to students. The following information is disclosed to you as a student at Pima Community College, in compliance with federal law and other law.

Privacy of Student Records - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Provides information on the federal law that gives students the right to review their educational records, to request amendment of their records, to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information, and to file complaints with the Department of Education.
[FERPA:   www.pima.edu/current-students/code-of-conduct/ferpa/]

Retention Rate
Gives the percentage of Pima's full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students in a given starting fall semester who are still enrolled for classes in the following fall semester.
[Retention Rate www.pima.edu/about-pima/reports/federal-reporting]

Graduation Rates
Provides graduation rates within 150% of the normal time-to-program completion for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who started in a given fall semester. Also includes transfer rates for the same students within the same time frame.
[Graduation Rate www.pima.edu/about-pima/reports/federal-reporting]

Intercollegiate Athletics
Provides program participation rates and financial support data
[Intercollegiate Athletics: www.pima.edu/about-pima/reports/federal-reporting/athletics-related.html]

Voter Information
Lists links to Pima County and Arizona voter information and online registration as well as links to similar Information for other states.
[Voter Information www.pima.edu/current-students/voter-information.html]

Annual Security & Fire Safety Report and Drug-Free Campus Information
Access the annual report compiled in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of campus Security Policy and campus Crime Statistics Act, and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act
[Annual Clery and Drug-Free Schools Report www.pima.edu/administrative-services/college-police/docs/clery-annual-report.pdf]

Copyright Infringement
College policies and Federal regulations on penalties for copyright infringement including unauthorized peer-to-peer filesharing and information on legal alternatives for obtaining copyrighted material
[Copyright Infringement:   www.pima.edu/current-students/computing/copyright-file-sharing.html]

Financial Assistance to Students
The Financial Aid website provides procedures and policies concerning financial assistance programs.
[Financial Assistance: www.pima.edu/paying-for-school/financial-aid]

Additional Information

Consumer Information
Provides additional information required by the HEOA, including information on the College, including costs of attendance; withdrawal and refund policies, academic programs; accreditation and licensure of the College and its academic programs; disability-related services and facilities; written arrangements with other institutions; copyright infringement policies; and transfer of credit policies
[Consumer Information www.pima.edu/about-pima/consumer-information]

For additional information or to request paper copies of any of the information presented here, please contact the Office of External Relations at 520-206-4850.