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Consumer Information

In accordance with federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, below is a summary of consumer information that must be made available to all prospective students, applicants, employees and current students at Imperial Valley College (IVC). As required by federal regulation, notice of the availability of the information listed below is emailed to each enrolled student annually.  Each topic listed gives a brief description of the information that must be disclosed and links to pages that contain the actual information or explains how it can be obtained. If you need assistance obtaining information listed or you would like a paper copy, contact the Director of Financial Aid at:

Imperial Valley College
Financial Aid Office, Building 100
380 East Aten Road
Imperial, CA  92251
760-355-6266
 
 

I. Information about Imperial Valley College

  1. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  2. Programs and Services Available to Students with Disabilities
  3. Student Body Diversity
  4. Textbook Information
  5. Voter Registration Information
  6. Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreement
  7. Cost of Attendance
  8. Net Price Calculator
  9. Refund Policies
  10. Withdrawal Procedures
  11. Description of Academic Programs
  12. Instructional Facilities and Computer Labs
  13. Faculty
  14. Accreditation Information
  15. Copyright Infringement
  16. Constitution Day Information
  17. Standards of Student Conduct

II. Overview of Financial Aid Programs

  1. Overview of Financial Aid Program
  2. Contact Information for Obtaining Financial Aid Assistance
  3. How to Apply for Financial Aid
  4. Eligibility for Financial Aid
  5. Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
  6. Need Based and Non Need Based Federal and State Financial Aid
  7. How Eligibility for Need-Based Aid is Determined and How it is Awarded
  8. How and When Financial Aid Will be Distributed
  9. Rights and Responsibilities of Aid Recipients
  10. Return to Title IV
  11. Terms and Conditions of Federal Workstudy Employment
  12. National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
  13. Terms and Conditions of Direct Loan Deferments
  14. Private Educational Loan Disclosures

III. Information Regarding Student Outcomes

  1. Graduation, Transfer and Retention Rates
  2. Graduation and Retention Rates for Student Athletes
  3. Equity in Athletic Disclosure

IV. Information Regarding Health and Safety

  1. Campus Safety and Security
  2. Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
  3. Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures

Programs and Services Available to Students with Disabilities

The Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS) provides support services to students with disabilities in an effort to ensure equal opportunity and participation at the college. For more information about the facilities and services available to students with disabilities, visit the department's website at Disabled Student Program and Services. We provide a variety of Accommodations and Services for our students.

Student Body Diversity

IVC regularly reports this information to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Follow these steps to access this information:

  • Go to the IPEDS College Navigator at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
  • In the "Name of School" box type Imperial Valley College
  • Clink on the Imperial Valley College link that appears.
  • For gender and race/ethnicity data, click on the Enrollments link to expand the selection
  • For information about Pell Grant recipients, expand the Financial Aid link

Gender, demographic, and other data is also available in the Student Profile documents published regularly by the IVC department of Institutional Assessment, Research, and Planning can be found on our website at Institutional Research. In addition, diversity information is available on the IVC Student Success Scorecard monitored by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. 

Textbook Information

Student can access each semester's book list at efollett.com. This URL can be found at IVC Bookstore. After reaching the efollett page, simply enter "Imperial Valley College" in the "Search For A School" box and then select "Imperial Valley College" from the dropdown menu click on the Search icon. On the next page, click on the "Books" link in the top menu. Every class in the schedule has a link to the booklist. Not all classes listed require texts.

Each semester's booklist is posted at the same time the class schedule is made public. Book information is listed as it becomes known through the submission of book orders from faculty. The list is updated daily.

 The book list is subject to substantial change prior to, and through the course of a semester. A disclaimer listing various reasons for these changes can be found at Help/FAQ: Terms of Use . The Textbook Refund Policy is listed here: Help/FAQ: Return Policy

Voter Registration Information

Imperial Valley College encourages eligible students to register to vote. Students may access the California Voter Registration website by logging onto the Student Portal and selecting "Register to Vote" in the top menu. Students wishing to register via voter registration card may pick one up in Admissions & Records in Building 10 or in the Student Affairs Office in Building 1000. The Student Affaris Office also organizes voter registration events periodically. Additionally, voter registration cards are provided to all graduates at the time of diploma distribution.

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

Imperial Valley College's Transfer of Credit Policies can be found in our College Catalog and Class Schedules every semester.

Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance: How to Read your Award Letter/Cost of Attendance
Fees: Student Fees, Refunds and Payments 
Imperial Valley University Partnership (IVUP): Tuition, Fees, and Cost of Attendance
College Navigator: NCES College Navigator

Refund Policies

The refund policy for the college can be found online at Student Fees, Refunds and Payment Plan 

Withdrawal Procedures

A student who is required to withdraw from college because of extenuating circumstances must contact the Admissions and Records Office. Extenuating circumstances are verifiable circumstances beyond the control of the student such as documented cases of serious accident, illness, or death of an immediate family member.  (Title 5, Section 550024) If a student needs to drop their courses beyond the official drop deadline they will need to provide to Admissions and Records the following: Student Petition indicating the request to drop due to extenuating circumstances along with supporting documentation.  The Director of Admissions and Records will review the documentation submitted, consult with the appropriate facutly and determine if the student is eligible for the withdrawal.  Notification will be sent to the student regarding the final decision that was made and as appropriate appeal process information. 

If approved, the Director of Admissions and Records will input a "W" (withdrawal) for the appropriate course(s) which will be reflected on the student's transcript.  The Director will also inform the appropriate faculty.  If grades have already been posted by faculty, the Director of Admissions and Records will complete and submit Grade Change Forms to faculty for their approval to change the final grade(s) to a "W".  The Student Petition and supporting documentation will be scanned and indexed to the student's permanent record.

 

Academic Programs

The deatils for our Educational Programs can be found online within our College Catalog (Pages 59-300 or you may click on the individual Major and Certificate Sheets). You may also find additional information on our Programs of Study page which contains Gainful Employment Information for students.

Instructional Facilities and Labs

The college provides instructional facilities and computer labs needed to support each of its academic programs. Contact the chairperson for the department for specific information about the facilities and resources available to support the academic program. Departments can be found online at Divisions 

Faculty

Information on the college's faculty and instructional personnel is available through Imperial Valley College's online catalog at Catalogs & Schedules (Pages 322-327) and through the Human Resources Office. You may also find Contact Information for Faculty Members in our Faculty & Staff Directory and individual Faculty Websites.

Accreditation Information

This information can be found on the website at Accreditation Website

Copyright Infringement

Illegal Distribution of Copyrighted Materials

IVC supports the Higher Education Opportunity Act and Digital Millennium Copyright Act, including efforts to eliminate the illegal distribution of copyrighted material. IVC Board Policy 3720 and IVC Administrative Procedure 3720, developed through the consultation process, provide guidelines to students, faculty and staff to assist in compliance with federal copyright laws. BP and AP 3720 are posted on our Board Docs website: boarddocs.com (you'll need to click on the Policies tab).  Additional informaiton is available on our Copyright Information page.

Constitution Day Information

In order to comply with the new federal regulation requiring the development of educational programming to celebrate Constitution Day on September 17th of each year, Imperial Valley College's Student Affairs Office provides faculty, students and staff with access to U.S. Constitution Day educational resources, movies, toolkits and free pocket size U.S. Constitution books.

Overview of Financial Aid Program

The Imperial Valley College Financial Aid Office administers an array of Federal and State Financial Aid Programs. Imperial Valley College does not participate in the Federal Loan programs, but alternative educational loans are offered by private lenders. Institutuional and off campus scholarships are adminstered by the Imperial Valley College Foundation Office.

Contact Information for Obtaining Financial Aid Assistance

Prospective or enrolled students who have questions about obtaining federal or state financial aid should contact the Imperial Valley College Financial Aid Office at 760-355-6266 or via our Contact Form. Questions about IVC Scholarships should be directed to the Imperial Valley College Foundation Office at 760-355-6113.  Additional contact information for specific staff members can be found on the IVC Financial Aid Contact Information page.

Need Based and Non Need Based Federal and State Financial Aid

Imperial Valley College has a full array of aid programs. Some are need based and some are non need based as determined by the information provided and verified on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or your application to a number of IVC Scholarships.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education's central database for student financial aid records. Federal loans disbursed to students or parents will be submitted to NSLDS and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system. Student and parent borrowers can track and manage their federal student loans and grants online at NSLDS Student Access . The secured site displays information on loans and grants, including amounts, outstanding balances and status. Student and parent borrowers can also find contact information for their loan servicer.

Terms and Conditions of Direct Loan Deferments

If you have Federal Direct Student Loans from other institutions, you may be eligible to defer payment while enrolled at Imperial Valley College. Information regarding the various deferments available to student and parent loan borrowers is available at the Department of Education web site –studentloans.gov under "Managing Repayment" and click on the "Trouble Making Payments?" link.

 

Private Educational Loan Disclosures

Imperial Valley College does not participate in the Federal Student Loan Programs. Educational loans are available from a variety of private lenders, however, Imperial Valley College does not maintain or promote any specific private education loan lenders. Imperial Valley College recommends that students apply for Federal grants and other assistance under the Title IV HEA programs prior to considering private educational loans as the terms and conditions may be more favorable under these programs. Students who choose to accept a private educational loan are entitled to specific disclosures from the lender as specified in Truth in Lending 15 U.S.C. 1638(e): Click here to review the disclosures.

Some private educational loan lenders require school certification. Imperial Valley College will not certify a private educational loan without a current aid year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) on record and all federal and state grand aid eligibility determined and processed. Upon request, the financial aid staff will assist a student with information necessary to complete a self-certification form. Students may access electronic self-certification forms directly from the lender's website.

Upon request, Imperial Valley College will provide the self-certification form for private education loans required under Sec. 128(e)(3) of the Truth in Lending Act (15 U.S.C. 1638(e)(3) and the information required to complete the form, to the extent that Imperial Valley College possesses the information.

Graduation, Transfer and Retention Rates

IVC regularly reports this information to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).Follow these steps to access this information:

  1. Go to the IPEDS College Navigator at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
  2. In the "Name of School" box type Imperial Valley College
  3. Clink on the Imperial Valley College link that appears.
  4. Click on the Retention and Graduation Rates link to expand the selection.

Graduation and Retention Rates for Student Athletes

Graduation and retention rates must be provided to student-athletes, their parents, high school coaches, and guidance counselors when an athletically related student aid offer is made. Imperial Valley College does not offer financial aid to students based on athletic ability. For information on graduation and retention rates or student success programs for student-athletes, please contact the Athletics Department.

Equity in Athletic Disclosure

As part of federally mandated Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, information on annual participation rates and financing of men's and women's sports in intercollegiate athletic programs is available by request to students and the general public. For more information or to receive a copy of the report, contact the Athletics Departments or you can find the data online: The Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool

Campus Safety and Security

The Annual Security Report including the college's crime statistics is available online before October 1st of each year. An email to staff, faculty and students will proceed the report informing them where to view the report and how to request the report to be delivered by mail.

Timely warnings which alert staff, faculty and students whenever a serious crime takes place on campus and the suspects are at large leaving a potential risk to the college's employees, students and guests. Staff, faculty and students would be alerted by campus wide email as well as notices posted on building entrances campus wide.

The Daily Crime Log is available for review at the Campus Security Office.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Imperial Valley College  has instituted a Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program with the Director of Campus Safety and Security having the responsibility of distributing annually to each student the information required by the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1998 and any other requirements of the Act.

Imperial Valley College also provides a Student Heath Center which offers Mental Health Counseling and Basic First Aid and Care for minor illnesses. It also provides access to wellness information via the online resource Student Health 101.

Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures

This information can be found online at:

Staff Login Form

Please use the first part of your IVC Email (e.g. joe.smith) and your Email Password to login. If you are a student, please use the Student Portal to login.