Compliance and disclosures

Federal Compliance & Required Disclosures

Athletic completion and graduation rates

  • Graduation rates for students receiving athletically related student aid (Student Right-to-Know Act): No athletically related student aid is provided at Bluffton University to students.
  •  Intercollegiate athletic program participation rates and financial support data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act): Click on "Get data for one school" and enter Bluffton University in the search box.
  • Transfer-out rates for students receiving athletically related student aid (Student Right-to-Know Act): No athletically related student aid is provided at Bluffton University to students. 
  • Graduation rates are reported to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Click on Retention and Graduation Rates.


Audits

  • Compliance audits of Bluffton University's general purpose financial statements are conducted annually by an independent auditor. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Controller.


Campus safety and security

Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA)

FISAP (Fiscal Operations Report and Application to Participate)

  • The FISAP is submitted annually by the financial aid office. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the financial aid office.

Foreign Sources and Gifts

  • Financial contributions from foreign entities are reported in annual audits. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the advancement office.

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System surveys (IPEDS)

  • Bluffton University submits IPEDS surveys to the Department of Education annually via the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Additional information about IPEDS submissions may be obtained by contacting the registrar's office. 

NPSAS (National Postsecondary Student Aid Survey)

Teacher preparation program report (Title II)

Accreditation, approval and/or licensure

Academics

College Navigator website

Completion/graduation and transfer-out rates (click on Retention and Graduation Rates)

Contact information for assistance in obtaining institutional or financial aid information

Copyright infringement policies and sanctions

Cost of attendance

Disability services and facilities

Federal student financial aid penalties for drug law violations

Gainful employment

Information for Crime Victims about Disciplinary Proceedings

  • This information is available from the student life office upon written request by the alleged victim.

Job placement rates

Net Price Calculator

Privacy of student records - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Retention rates

Refund policy, withdrawal and return of Title IV financial aid

Student body diversity (click on enrollment)

Student financial aid information

Textbook information

Transfer of credit policies

Types of graduate/professional education in which the institution’s graduates enroll

Vaccinations policy

Voter registration forms

Code of Conduct (loans)
Bluffton University students have been provided loan product disclosures (https://choice.fastproducts.org/FastChoice/policy/disclosure) when they begin to process a loan from the Bluffton University financial aid page.  That disclosure reads in part:

  •  “All of the information provided on the Loan Options page is reviewed annually to ensure that the benefits that the lenders offer continue to adhere to our criteria. Any loan options that no longer adhere to our criteria are removed, and new loan options are added. At least two lenders will be presented to you at all times. 
  • You are free to choose any lender, including those not presented. If you choose a lender that is not presented, please contact the financial aid office. Application processing will not be delayed unnecessarily if you choose a lender not presented.
  • Our officials are prohibited from accepting any financial or other benefits in exchange for displaying lenders and loan options in FASTChoice. Prohibited activities include: receiving compensation to serve on any lender board of directors or advisory boards; accepting gifts including trips, meals, and entertainment; allowing lenders to staff our institution's financial aid office; allowing lenders to place our institution's name or logo on any of their products; and owning of lenders' stock (for college officials who make financial decisions for our institution).”

Entrance counseling

Exit counseling

Preferred lender list

Private loan disclosures

State grant assistance

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