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CONSUMER INFORMATION FOR THE DELAWARE TECH COMMUNITY: HEOA DISCLOSURES

In 2008, the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) was enacted into law. That legislation requires Delaware Tech and all other colleges and universities that participate in federal educational initiatives to make significant institutional information available so that consumers can make informed decisions about postsecondary education. To help current students, prospective students, and other interested parties locate important information about Delaware Tech, this webpage provides links to those disclosures required by federal law.

This page contains information on the following subjects:

  1. General Institutional Information
  2. Financial Assistance Information
  3. Institutional Data
  4. Health and Safety
  5. Other Information
  6. Gainful Employment

The College invites all of current students, prospective students, and members of our community to browse these links for more information about Delaware Tech. Should you have any questions on the contents of this webpage, please do not hesitate to contact the individuals listed on these links or the other appropriate parties on the campus of interest to you.

GENERAL INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs

Delaware Tech is an open admission institution that is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Delaware Tech's Middle States Statement of Accreditation can be found on the Middle States website at http://msche.org. In addition, a complete listing of the College's program accreditations can be found at http://www.dtcc.edu/academics/college-catalog/programs-study.

If you would like to obtain or review documents describing accreditation, approval or licensing, please submit a request in writing to Academic Affairs, Office of the President, P.O. Box 897, Dover, DE 19903.

Campuses

Traditional classroom courses are available at four convenient locations throughout the state:

Furthermore, students have the opportunity to take many classes offered at any of our campuses through a variety of distance learning opportunities such as interactive classrooms, online classes, and telecourses. For more information on distance learning opportunities at the College, please see https://www.dtcc.edu/academics/learning-options/distance-education.

Academic Programs

Delaware Tech students may be accepted in associate degree, diploma, or certificate programs. A review of the programs of study available to our students can be found at http://www.dtcc.edu/academics/programs-study. For more information on the College's programs of study, please see http://www.dtcc.edu/academics/college-catalog/programs-study.

In addition, a listing of the College's full-time administrative, instructional and student affairs personnel can be found at https://www.dtcc.edu/academics/college-catalog/personnel. The following is a listing of the College's part-time adjunct instructional personnel: Owens Campus Adjuncts, Terry Campus Adjuncts, Stanton Campus Adjuncts, and George Campus Adjuncts.

Textbook Information

For detailed information and prices on textbooks and supplemental course materials please visit https://www.bkstr.com/delawaretechccstore/home/.

Program Effectiveness

Delaware Tech is committed to providing our students with a high-quality education. In order to achieve this goal, the College reviews the effectiveness of our programs of study. Please see https://www.dtcc.edu/about/college-facts/institutional-effectiveness to learn more about Delaware Tech's commitment to academic excellence.

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

Information regarding the College's transfer of credit policy can be found at http://www.dtcc.edu/academics/transfer-options/transfer-credit-policies. Delaware Tech's articulation agreements can be found at http://www.dtcc.edu/academics/transfer-options/connected-degrees. Please see http://www.dtcc.edu/academics/college-catalog for additional information about our transfer of credit policy and the College's articulation agreements.

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

Delaware Tech is devoted to improving the educational development of students with disabilities by providing an institutional climate that supports student needs. Students with disabilities are better served if they communicate their need to disability support specialists on our campuses at least four (4) weeks prior to each semester. The College encourages anyone who has questions regarding disabilities services to visit http://www.dtcc.edu/student-resources/learning-support/disability-services.

Price of Attendance

Information regarding the price of attending Delaware Tech can be found at http://www.dtcc.edu/admissions-financial-aid/tuition-fees

Refund Policy and Withdrawal Requirements

The College's refund policy and requirements for withdrawal can be found at http://www.dtcc.edu/admissions-financial-aid/tuition-fees

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

FERPA was enacted to protect the privacy of educational records and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. Among other things, FERPA gives students the right to file complaints with the United States Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the educational institution to comply with the Act.

In accordance with FERPA, Delaware Technical Community College will not release information to another party, exclusive of "Directory Information" as defined by the College, without a signed release from the student indicating the specific recipient of such information and the specific information the College is authorized to release. Directory Information may be released by the College pursuant to the law. For more information on Delaware Tech's FERPA policy, please see FERPA NOTICE TO STUDENTS.

Career Planning and Development Information

Delaware Tech is committed to providing our students with extensive career planning and development services. The College has Career Centers at each one of our campuses where Career Counselors are available to assist students and graduates with a variety of career planning services. For more information on Delaware Tech's career planning services, please see http://www.dtcc.edu/student-resources/career-services or stop by your campus Career Center of interest to you.

The College also prepares annual Placement Reports regarding information gathered from graduates who received their degrees in May of the previous year. This Placement Report includes information on graduates' employment and transfer status. The complete report in PDF format for each campus is available at http://www.dtcc.edu/about/college-facts.

Athletic Program Information

Delaware Tech is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Eligibility rules, codes of conduct, substance abuse policies, as well as gender equity policies are mandated or suggested by the NJCAA.

The Athletic Director at each campus is responsible for the interpretation of eligibility rules and publishing positions on codes of conduct, substance abuse, and gender equity. Eligibility forms are reviewed both on the national and regional level. Problems with eligibility or ethical behavior are brought before the Regional Standards and Ethics Committee.

All high school graduates are eligible for intercollegiate competition. Once a student begins taking college courses, his/her eligibility is determined by the number of college credit hours attempted and the grades earned in those courses. Transfer students from other colleges must produce a college transcript to determine eligibility. Any additional information concerning athletic matters (forms, scholarships, eligibility, etc.) should be referred to the campus Athletic Director.

Information regarding our athletic programs at our campuses can be found at: Owens http://www.dtcc.edu/campus-life/athletics/georgetown; Terry http://www.dtcc.edu/campus-life/athletics/dover; Stanton/George http://www.dtcc.edu/campus-life/athletics/stantonwilmington.

The HEOA also requires the College to disclose intercollegiate athletic program participation rates and related financial support data required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA). The College's EADA reports can be found at: Owens; Terry; and Stanton/George.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE INFORMATION

Financial Aid Contact Information

Delaware Tech has Financial Aid Offices at each one of our campuses. Financial Aid Officers can be reached at the following:

Owens Campus Financial Aid Office in Georgetown

Phone: (302) 259-6080
Fax: (302) 259-6781
Location: Student Services Building Room 924
Email: owens-finaid@dtcc.edu

Terry Financial Aid Office in Dover

Phone: (302) 857-1040
Fax: (302) 857-1093
Location: Terry Building First Floor Lobby
Email: terry-fa@dtcc.edu

Stanton/George Financial Aid Offices in Stanton and Wilmington

Stanton Phone: (302) 453-3706
Stanton Fax: (302) 453-3044
Location: Room B125
Wilmington Phone: (302) 434-5552
Wilmington Fax: (302) 434-5567
Location: Room E107
Stanton/George Email: sw-fac@dtcc.edu

All financial aid processing requests can be faxed to (302) 657-5152.

Financial Aid Information

While Financial Aid Officers are available at each of our campuses, students, prospective students, and other interested parties are also encouraged to visit Delaware Tech's financial aid webpage http://www.dtcc.edu/admissions-financial-aid/financial-aid-scholarships for a comprehensive review of ways that college can be made more affordable. Information regarding how to apply for financial aid can be found here http://www.dtcc.edu/admissions-financial-aid/financial-aid-scholarships/how-apply and www.studentaid.ed.gov . Eligibility requirements for all financial assistance programs can be found at http://www.dtcc.edu/admissions-financial-aid/financial-aid-scholarships/eligibility-requirements and http://www.dtcc.edu/admissions-financial-aid/financial-aid-scholarships/student-rights-responsibilities . Furthermore, student financial aid rights and responsibilities can be found at http://www.dtcc.edu/admissions-financial-aid/financial-aid-scholarships/student-rights-responsibilities and www.studentaid.ed.gov .

Scholarship information for Delaware Tech is available at http://www.dtcc.edu/admissions-financial-aid/financial-aid-scholarships. Please be sure to click on our SEED Scholarship webpage at http://www.dtcc.edu/admissions-financial-aid/financial-aid-scholarships/types-aid/seed for information on a landmark program that offers Delaware high school seniors the opportunity to attend Delaware Tech tuition-free under certain circumstances.

State assistance programs for Delaware are available at http://www.doe.k12.de.us/Page/1002. Other State Higher Education Assistance programs can be found at http://www.sheeo.org/agencies.asp .

Federal grant assistance programs are available at http://www.dtcc.edu/admissions-financial-aid/financial-aid-scholarships/types-aid/federal-grants and www.studentaid.ed.gov . Federal education loan programs are outlined at http://www.dtcc.edu/admissions-financial-aid/financial-aid-scholarships/types-aid/federal-loans and www.studentloans.gov.

The terms and conditions of federal education loans are maintained at http://www.dtcc.edu/admissions-financial-aid/financial-aid-scholarships/types-aid/federal-loans and www.studentloans.gov. The College's Financial Aid withdrawal policy is available at http://www.dtcc.edu/admissions-financial-aid/financial-aid-scholarships/student-rights-responsibilities/student-withdraw. Information regarding financial aid disbursement can be found at http://www.dtcc.edu/admissions-financial-aid/financial-aid-scholarships/student-rights-responsibilities/award-conditions.

Study abroad programs must be part of a written contractual or consortium agreement between two or more schools. The home school must be located in the United States. The study abroad program does not have to be a required part of the eligible program at the home school in order for the student to be eligible to receive FSA funds. However, the credits earned through the study abroad or exchange program must be acceptable toward graduation in the student's program by the home school.

Financial Aid Verification

The Department of Education requires borrowers to verify the information reported on your financial aid application. Please see http://www.dtcc.edu/admissions-financial-aid/financial-aid-scholarships/how-apply/after-you-apply for more details on the verification process.

In addition, Delaware Tech is required to provide upon request a self-certification form to admitted and enrolled students before disbursing a private education loan. Please visit your Financial Aid Office for a copy of this form. The self-certification form for private loans is also available at http://www.ifap.ed.gov/dpcletters/attachments/GEN1001A-AppSelfCert.pdf.

Federal Work Study Program

Each year the federal government appropriates funds to postsecondary institutions to provide an opportunity for students needing financial assistance to earn a portion of their college expenses through part-time employment. More information is available at http://www.dtcc.edu/admissions-financial-aid/financial-aid-scholarships/types-aid/federal-work-study and www.studentaid.ed.gov . Eligible students interview for jobs and may work up to a certain number of hours per week to receive pay after the performance of the assigned work.

Student Lending Code of Conduct

Delaware Technical Community College is committed to providing students and their families with the best information and processing alternatives available regarding student borrowing. In support of this and in an effort to rule out any perceived or actual conflict of interest between Delaware Technical Community College officers, employees or agents and education loan lenders, Delaware Technical Community College has adopted a code of conduct that can be found at https://www.dtcc.edu/admissions-financial-aid/financial-aid-scholarships/student-rights-responsibilities/student-lending.

Preferred Lenders

Delaware Tech does not have a preferred lender and does not enter into preferred lender arrangements.

Entrance and Exit Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers

Prior to the first disbursement of a Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) or a Federal direct loan (other than a consolidated or Parent PLUS loan), Delaware Tech provides to first-time borrowers comprehensive Entrance information on the terms and conditions of the loan and of the borrower's responsibilities. Similarly, the College provides Exit counseling to borrowers of loans under the FFEL, Federal Direct Loan, or Perkins loan programs (other than consolidated or Parent PLUS loans) shortly before the borrower stops at least half-time study at Delaware Tech. More information is available on Entrance and Exit counseling at www.studentloans.gov or, contact the Financial Aid Office of interest to you.

Federal Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

A federal or state drug conviction can disqualify a student from federal financial aid programs. Although students convicted of a federal or state drug law conviction may be ineligible for federal financial aid programs, students may regain financial aid eligibility in certain circumstances.

Please see Federal Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations for more information on the financial aid penalties for drug convictions and the ways in which a student can thereafter regain financial aid eligibility.

Other Financial Aid Disclosures

Pursuant to the HEOA, Delaware Tech provides information published by the Department of Education and pertaining to loan programs, including student rights and responsibilities, at the time it is made available. Notice is provided to potential students, students, or parents of a student with a federal loan that the loan will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System and will accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders and other authorized users.

INSTITUTIONAL DATA

College Navigator Website

The National Center for Education Statistics maintains and analyzes data on educational institutions on its College Navigator website, available at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator. The College Navigator website contains information regarding each of our campuses:

Fall Profile

Delaware Tech's Office of Institutional Research publishes a Fall Profile to provide the community with important statistical information about the College. We invite all interested parties to review this institutional data.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Drug and Alcohol Policy

In accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, Delaware Tech believes that illegal drugs and the abuse of alcohol have no place in the college environment. Please see http://www.dtcc.edu/academics/student-handbook/collegewide-policies for Delaware Tech's policy on illegal drugs and the unlawful use of alcohol.

Violations of Student Conduct Standards

The College has developed a policy for handling complaints of violations of student conduct standards. That policy can be found at http://www.dtcc.edu/academics/student-handbook/collegewide-policies. Please note that for any disciplinary proceeding conducted after August 14, 2009, the College will disclose the results of any disciplinary proceeding to the alleged victim of any crime of violence or non-forcible sex offense upon his or her request. If the alleged victim is deceased as a result of the crime or offense, then this information shall be provided, upon request, to the next of kin of the alleged victim.

Crime Awareness and Campus Security Report

Delaware Tech is committed to providing students and employees with a safe environment in which to learn and work. Public Safety officers are employed at all of our campuses to provide a safe campus community to everyone. Delaware Tech maintains a college-wide public safety website at http://www.dtcc.edu/about/public-safety.

Please note that in support of crime prevention efforts, each Delaware Tech campus provides timely warnings to the college community concerning those events that have been found to constitute a threat to students or employees. Moreover, the College's security report released pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 can be found at the public safety crime statistics website.

Vaccination Policy

All entering Delaware Tech students must provide evidence of immunization to measles, mumps, and rubella on or before the first day of classes. The appropriate sections of a medical form must be completed and signed by a physician to verify immunization. Verification may be completed through any one of the following processes:

  1. Proof that you were born prior to January 1, 1957.
  2. A physician's documentation of vaccination with the date for each dose of vaccine.
  3. A physician's confirmation of a laboratory test (blood test) indicating evidence of appropriate antibodies for each of the diseases.
  4. A physician's confirmation of the student having had the disease.

For more information on Delaware Tech's immunization policy, see http://www.dtcc.edu/academics/student-handbook/collegewide-policies

OTHER INFORMATION

Computer Use, Copyright Infringement, and File Sharing

Acceptable Use of Delaware Tech's Electronic Networks Policy

Access to and use of the Delaware Technical Community College computing and electronic networks resources are privileges granted to students, staff, faculty and members of the College community. By using the computing resources made available by the College, users consent to utilize such resources in accordance with and subject to Delaware Tech's Acceptable Use of Electronic Networks Policy. For more information on Delaware Tech's Acceptable Use of Electronic Networks Policy, please see http://www.dtcc.edu/academics/student-handbook/collegewide-policies.

Members of the College community who utilize Delaware Tech's computing and electronic networks are expected to do so in an efficient, ethical, and legal manner that supports the College's educational mission. Failure to comply with Delaware Tech's Acceptable Use of Electronic Networks Policy, applicable state, local and federal laws and regulations, as well as any other College policy or administrative procedure may result in suspension or revocation of network privileges. Moreover, misuse of the College's computing and electronic networks could result in criminal prosecution or other disciplinary action under state and federal laws.

Copyrighted Materials

Users of Delaware Tech's computing and electronic networks, as with all members of the College community, are required to comply with copyright laws. Copyright laws protect the ownership rights of an author in work which the author creates. Works protected by copyright laws include music, motion pictures and other audiovisual works, and literary materials.

While music, movies, and books are commonly associated with copyright protection, copyright laws also protect Delaware Tech's course materials. Some companies ask students to post course materials, such as tests, lecture notes, and syllabi, on websites geared toward college students. Delaware Tech's students are reminded that these course materials are protected by copyright and can only be reproduced with the instructor and College's permission.

Furthermore, faculty, instructors, and other College employees are encouraged to be mindful of copyright laws in generating course materials. Please see http://www.dtcc.edu/academics/student-handbook/collegewide-policies and http://www.dtcc.edu/sites/default/files/copyright.pdf for more information on copyright issues in the classroom.

Unauthorized Distribution of Copyrighted Materials

Federal copyright laws, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), make it illegal to download, upload, or file-share copyrighted materials without permission of the copyright holder. Copyright infringers are subject to potentially severe criminal and civil penalties for violating federal copyright law. Federal law specifies civil liabilities of litigation costs, attorney fees, and damages in the amount of $750 to $30,000 for each work infringed. An individual who violates copyright laws in particularly egregious circumstances can be fined up to $150,000. Likewise, individuals may also be subject to criminal liability, such as the possibility of substantial imprisonment, for violating federal copyright laws. A more extensive review of these penalties can be found at http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html#505.

In addition, members of the Delaware Tech community who violate copyright laws are subject to discipline under the College's Acceptable Use of Electronic Networks Policy. Delaware Tech's Division of Information and Educational Technology (DIET) investigates all allegations of copyright infringement, including violations of the DMCA, on the College's computing and electronic networks. If, as determined by DIET, the College finds that a member of the Delaware Tech community has violated copyright laws, then that individual's access to the College's computing and electronic networks may be subject to termination or suspension or other disciplinary action under Delaware Tech's Student Rights and Standards of Student Conduct Policy. The College's Student Rights and Standards of Student Conduct Policy can be found at http://www.dtcc.edu/academics/student-handbook/collegewide-policies. Delaware Tech reserves the right to choose how best to respond to copyright violations under the circumstances.

Peer to Peer File Sharing of Copyrighted Material

Peer to Peer (P2P) file sharing technology describes applications in which users employ the Internet to exchange files with each other directly or through a mediating server. Generally, P2P file sharers store files on their own computers with file-sharing programs that permit other users to download files onto their own computers. Common P2P file sharing networks include Kazaa, Bearshare, Gnutella, and Bittorrent.

Using P2P file-sharing software to copy or distribute copyrighted works such as music, games, and videos without permission of the copyright holder is a violation of copyright law that potentially exposes the offender to the civil and criminal penalties outlined above. Similarly, utilizing P2P file sharing networks in such a manner is a violation of Delaware Tech's Acceptable Use of Electronic Networks Policy. P2P networks may also threaten the security of users' computers due to viruses, malware, and spyware that may be transmitted in the file-sharing process. Furthermore, P2P file sharing can impede the legitimate traffic on the College's network.

Delaware Tech has gone to extensive lengths to combat the illegal use of P2P file sharing on the College's computers and networks. All College computers are equipped with commercial software that prevents users from engaging in illegal P2P file sharing. In addition, Delaware Tech employs bandwidth shaping technology to prohibit P2P file sharing on all of the College's wireless networks. Likewise, the college has restricted access of all desktop computers' internal storage drives which results in the revocation of a user's ability to install software applications.

The College annually informs users of the College's computing and electronic networks about the consequences of utilizing P2P file sharing technology. The College periodically reviews this Policy to ensure compliance with federal law. Delaware Tech encourages all users to be informed about file sharing issues to prevent illegal downloading. A comprehensive list of legal alternatives to P2P file sharing can be found at: http://www.educause.edu/legalcontent.

Voter Registration

Delaware Tech encourages all of our students and employees to participate in our democracy. Registering to vote is one way that you can add your voice to this process. For more information on registering to vote in Delaware, please see http://elections.delaware.gov/services/voter/placestoregister.shtml.

Use of Federal Educational Funds

As mandated by the HEOA, the College does not use federal educational funds to lobby federal officials on any matter, including grants, contracts, and loans. Delaware Tech has not used federal educational funds to hire a registered lobbyist or pay for securing an appropriations earmark.

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT

Title IV Eligible Gainful Employment Program Disclosures

Federal Regulations require institutions to publish information on their website about students who enrolled in Title IV (federal financial aid) eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment (GE) in a recognized occupation. To view gainful employment disclosure, click here.