Student Consumer Information

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 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. 

The University of South Carolina Aiken 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 postsecondary education. This web portal provides a single access point to all federally mandated reports and disclosures as well as those that are required by our Regional Accrediting Agency - SACSCOC.

SACSCOC Policy for Institutional Obligations for Public Disclsoure [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Links:
USC Aiken's Past & Present Program Bulletins

Business Degree Online Completion Program via Palmetto College
Elementary Education Program at USC Salkehatchie
Business Degree Completion Program at USC Sumter
Teacher Cadet Program at local CSRA High Schools

Student Achievement Goals & Progress

Accreditation Statements


Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link:
Notice of Availability


Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
Financial Aid Contact Information


Student Financial Aid Information [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
USC-Aiken's Office of Financial Aid
USC-Aiken's 2013-14 Program Bulletin


Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
Policy on the Use of Drugs


Privacy of Student Records - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
Annual FERPA Notification Sent to Students
Annual FERPA Notification Sent to Faculty and Staff
Notification of Student Rights ( F.E.R.P.A.)


Consumer Information on College Navigator Website [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
College Navigator - USC-Aiken


Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilities [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
USC-Aiken's Office of Disability Services
College Navigator - USC-Aiken 
Disability Brochure


Student Body Diversity [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
USC-Aiken's Fall Factbook
College Navigator - USC-Aiken
Tips for Teaching a Diverse Student Body


Price of Attendance [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
College Portrait - USC-Aiken
College Navigator - USC-Aiken
Cost of Attendance


Net Price Calculator [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
Net Price Calculator


Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Title IV Financial Aid [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
Financial Aid Terms and Conditions


Textbook Information [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
USC-Aiken's Bookstore Course Material Listing
USC-Aiken's Schedule of Classes


Academic Program (Educational Programs, Instructional Facilities, and Faculty) [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
USC-Aiken Academic Programs
USC-Aiken's 2013-14 Program Bulletin
Institutional Effectiveness Reports


Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
USC-Aiken's 2013-14 Program Bulletin
USC-Aiken's Office of Admissions
USC-Aiken School of Business - Aiken Tech Agreement
USC-Aiken School of Education - Aiken Tech Agreement
Parallel Advisement for Transfer Students (PATS)


Institutional and Program Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
USC-Aiken Professional Accreditation
USC-Aiken's 2013-14 Program Bulletin
College Navigator - USC-Aiken


Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions (Including Computer Use and File Sharing) [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
Digital Millenium Copyright Act Information


Teacher Preparation Program Report [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
Secretary of Education’s Report to Congress and State Reports
USC-Aiken's School of Education
USC-Aiken's 2013-14 Program Bulletin


Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
USC-Aiken's 2013-14 Student Handbook
USC-Aiken's Counseling Center
USC-Aiken's Office of Judicial Affairs


Vaccinations Policy [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
USC-Aiken's 2013-14 Student Handbook
USC-Aiken's 2013-14 Program Bulletin
USC-Aiken's Office of Enrollment Services


Security Report (Inclucing Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures), Timely Warnings and Crime Log [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
USC-Aiken's University Police
College Portrait - USC-Aiken
College Navigator - USC-Aiken


Security Report - Missing Person Notification Policy [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
University Housing Policies


Fire Safety Report and Fire Log [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
Fire Safety


Information for Crime Victims about Disciplinary Proceedings [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
USC-Aiken's 2013-14 Student Handbook


Retention Rate [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
USC-Aiken Retention Rates
College Portrait - USC-Aiken
College Navigator - USC-Aiken


Completion/Graduation and Transfer-out Rates [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
USC-Aiken Graduation Rates
College Portrait - USC-Aiken
College Navigator - USC-Aiken


Completion/Graduation and Transfer-out Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
Office of Postsecondary Education: USC Aiken Athletics Data
USC Aiken NCAA Division II Graduation Rates
USC Aiken NCAA Division II Academic Success Rates


Placement in Employment [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
USC-Aiken State Agency Accountability Report


Job Placement Rates [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
USC-Aiken State Agency Accountability Report


Types of Graduate and Professional Education in Which the Institution's Graduates Enrolled [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
Graduate Admissions


Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
Office of Postsecondary Education: USC Aiken Athletics Data
USC Aiken NCAA Division II Graduation Rates
USC Aiken NCAA Division II Academic Success Rates


Voter Registration Forms [Info]

Status: In Compliance


State Grant Assistance [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
South Carolina Scholarships
Other State Scholarships


Student Loan Information Published by Dept. of Education [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
Student Loan Programs


National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
National Student Loan Data System


Entrance Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
Online Loan Counseling


Exit Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
Online Loan Counseling


Private Education Loan Disclosures [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
Private Education Loan Program


Code of Conduct for Education Loans [Info]

Status: In Compliance

Disclosure Report Link to:
Terms and Conditions