Student Consumer Information


The Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315) (HEOA) was enacted on August 14, 2008, and reauthorizes the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). For more information about the Higher Education Opportunity Act, please visit the U.S. Department of Education site found at:

The HEOA requires that institutions of higher education provide accurate and accessible information on their web sites. The following items document SCC's compliance with the latest regulatory requirements.


Consumer Information (currently being developed)

  • Employment and graduate school / professional education of graduates (Data not currently available)
  • Disaggregated graduation data by ethnicity, receipt of federal aid
    • Retention and Graduation Trend Data
  • Visit College Navigator to check out Salem Community College statistics and data.


Privacy of Student Records

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations and other helpful information can be found at:

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)

Information on the HIPAA Privacy Rule is available at:


Gainful Employment - Debt Measures

34 CFR Part 668

Final regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). Effective, July 1, 2011, institutions must disclose to prospective students information about the success of students (graduation and employment) in GE Programs. Finally, the new regulations require institutions to notify the Department if they wish to add an additional GE Program to its list of Title IV eligible programs. All of these requirements are effective July 1, 2011. See


College Costs

HEA Sec. 132 and HEOA Sec. 111

Net Price Calculator

In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), by October 29, 2011, postsecondary institutions that participate in Title IV student aid programs must post a net price calculator on its Web site that uses institutional data to provide estimated net price information to current and prospective students and their families based on a student's individual circumstances.

SCC provides "net price" data for students receiving federal aid, disaggregated by five specified income levels. SCC's Net Price Calculator is posted on our web site. Data are updated each year in the fall with the completion of the IPEDS Institutional Characteristics Part D and IPEDS Financial Aid Part C 02b.

Textbook Cost Containment

HEOA requires that institutions publish information on required textbooks and supplemental materials in course schedules... SCC posts the "Textbook report" 30 days before registration.


Transfer of Credit Policy / Articulation Agreements

SCC reviews our transfer of credit policy annually and publishes it on the institution's web site at


  • Includes criteria for transfer of credit earned at another institution


Peer – to Peer File Sharing

The HEOA includes provisions requiring educational institutions to combat the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials by users of the networks. To meet these requirements SCC has:


Distance Learning

The HEOA requires that institutions offering distance education or correspondence courses or programs have processes in place to ensure that the student registering for a course is the same student who participates in the course and receives course credit. The Act requires that institutions use one of the following three methods to verify student identity:

  • A secure login and pass code
  • Proctored examinations
  • New or other technologies and practices that are effective in verifying student identification

SCC meets these requirements by assigning a secure login and pass code to each student. All students registering for a course.


Service Members and Veterans

  • Members of the armed services, their spouses and dependents, whose domicile or duty station is in a state must be charged in-state rates at public institutions.
  • Establish procedures and policies to comply with new readmission requirements for veterans


Campus Security

Emergency Plans and Alerts

  • Include statement of policy on emergency response in an annual campus security report.
  • Establish a procedure for immediate notification of the campus community of a significant campus emergency of dangerous situation.
  • Consider special needs of students with disabilities.

Fire Safety - Not applicable to Salem Community College – commuter

Missing Persons – Not applicable to Salem Community College – commuter

Campus Disciplinary Proceedings

Drugs and Alcohol

Campus Security Report - SCC's most recent U.S. Department of Education Campus Crime and Security Survey is posted on the College's web site. Changes to the survey are updated annually.


Student Aid

Student Loan Sunshine Provisions

Cohort Default Rates

Private Education Loans

Perkins Loan Program

Federal Work Study Program

Grants for Access and Persistence (GAP) - Salem Community College does not participate