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§668.43 Institutional information.
(a) Institutional information that the institution must make readily available to enrolled and prospective students under this subpart includes, but is not limited to—
(1) The cost of attending the institution, including—
(i) Tuition and fees charged to full-time and part-time students;
(ii) Estimates of costs for necessary books and supplies;
(iii) Estimates of typical charges for room and board;
(iv) Estimates of transportation costs for students; and
(v) Any additional cost of a program in which a student is enrolled or expresses a specific interest;
(2) Any refund policy with which the institution is required to comply for the return of unearned tuition and fees or other refundable portions of costs paid to the institution;
(3) The requirements and procedures for officially withdrawing from the institution;
(4) A summary of the requirements under §668.22 for the return of title IV grant or loan assistance;
(5) The academic program of the institution, including—
(i) The current degree programs and other educational and training programs;
(ii) The instructional, laboratory, and other physical facilities which relate to the academic program;
(iii) The institution's faculty and other instructional personnel; and
(iv) Any plans by the institution for improving the academic program of the institution, upon a determination by the institution that such a plan exists;
(6) The names of associations, agencies or governmental bodies that accredit, approve, or license the institution and its programs and the procedures by which documents describing that activity may be reviewed under paragraph (b) of this section;
(7) A description of the services and facilities available to students with disabilities, including students with intellectual disabilities as defined in subpart O of this part;
(8) The titles of persons designated under §668.44 and information regarding how and where those persons may be contacted;
(9) A statement that a student's enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by the home institution may be considered enrollment at the home institution for the purpose of applying for assistance under the title IV, HEA programs;
(10) Institutional policies and sanctions related to copyright infringement, including—
(i) A statement that explicitly informs its students that unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject the students to civil and criminal liabilities;
(ii) A summary of the penalties for violation of Federal copyright laws;
(iii) A description of the institution's policies with respect to unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, including disciplinary actions that are taken against students who engage in illegal downloading or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials using the institution's information technology system; and
(11) A description of the transfer of credit policies established by the institution which must include a statement of the institution's current transfer of credit policies that includes, at a minimum—
(i) Any established criteria the institution uses regarding the transfer of credit earned at another institution; and
(ii) A list of institutions with which the institution has established an articulation agreement; and
(12) A description of written arrangements the institution has entered into in accordance with §668.5, including, but not limited to, information on—
(i) The portion of the educational program that the institution that grants the degree or certificate is not providing;
(ii) The name and location of the other institutions or organizations that are providing the portion of the educational program that the institution that grants the degree or certificate is not providing;
(iii) The method of delivery of the portion of the educational program that the institution that grants the degree or certificate is not providing; and
(iv) Estimated additional costs students may incur as the result of enrolling in an educational program that is provided, in part, under the written arrangement.
(b) The institution must make available for review to any enrolled or prospective student upon request, a copy of the documents describing the institution's accreditation and its State, Federal, or tribal approval or licensing. The institution must also provide its students or prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with its accreditor and with its State approval or licensing entity and any other relevant State official or agency that would appropriately handle a student's complaint.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1845-0022)
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1092)
[64 FR 59068, Nov. 1, 1999, as amended at 74 FR 55943, Oct. 29, 2009; 75 FR 66954, Oct. 29, 2010]