Student Consumer Information

In compliance with federal regulations which require disclosure to current and prospective students, Harford Community College is providing the following notice which lists and describes student consumer information available.  You may also request a written copy of this information upon request from the individual offices indicated below.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student records and affords students certain rights which begin once a student is registered for classes. It provides for the right to inspect and review education records, the right to seek to amend those records, and to limit disclosure of information from the records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

Solomon Amendment

The Solomon Amendment is a federal law that mandates that institutions receiving federal funding must give military recruiters access to campus and to lists of students, including personally identifiable student information. The Solomon Amendment supersedes FERPA.

Financial Assistance Information

The information includes eligibility requirements, application forms and procedures, satisfactory progress standards, cost of attendance, types of financial aid programs, disbursement of funds and return of Title IV assistance. Further information is available from the Financial Aid Office in the Student Center, 443-412-2257.

Institutional Information

The College Catalog, available upon request from the Welcome Center in the Student Center, or online at http://ww2.harford.edu/Catalog/, contains information on academic programs, faculty, staff, and administration, accreditations, student services including those for students with disabilities, withdrawal and refund policies, tuition and fees and much more. Further information about reviewing institutional accreditation documents can be obtained from the President's Office, 443-412-2230.

Copyright Infringement

This information regarding institutional policies and sanctions related to copyright infringement, including peer-to-peer file sharing, is available at the Library, 443-412-4131, or online at http://www.harford.edu/academics/library/help/copyright-basics/for-students.aspx.

Institutional Security Procedures and Annual Security Report

Includes information regarding issues concerning Public Safety, such as crime prevention; campus emergency response and evacuation procedures; and the reporting of criminal and hate offenses, arrests, and disciplinary actions. Crime statistics for the previous three years are reported as required by the Department of Education. You may access this information in the Annual Security Report or by calling the Department of Public Safety at 443-412-2041. In the event of an emergency, you may reach a Public Safety Officer by calling 443-412-2272. 

Drug and Alcohol Policy

This information includes the College's policy on illegal drugs and alcohol on campus, state and federal laws, education and counseling programs, sanctions for violations of the policy, and how to find out more about the policy. Harford Community College's Guide for a Drug-Free Campus and Workplace is available from the Student Activities office, 443-412-2140 (Student Center, lower level).

Graduation, Retention, and Transfer Rates

This Graduation, Retention, and Transfer rates information for all students and for students receiving athletic financial aid is a portion of the data that the College reports to the federal government via the Integrated Postsecondary Education Database (IPEDS).  For additional information, please contact the Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness office at 443-412-2344.

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