The Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008, includes many requirements for disclosing information to the public; current students and their families; prospective students and their families; college employees and prospective employees; prospective student-athletes and their parents, guidance counselors and coaches; college bookstores. These disclosures include information regarding general college information, security and safety data, athletic program participation data, and information pertaining to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). To ensure compliance with federal HEA and HEOA legislation, the college provides the links below for easy access to helpful information. Paper copies of this disclosed information can be provided upon request.
Download the Annual Notice of Institutional and Financial Aid Information
General Institutional Information
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Emergency Grant Reporting
In accordance with being a CARES Emergency Grant Recipient, Chesapeake College has continued to pay all of its employees and contractors during the period of any disruptions or closures to the greatest extent practicable. We are committed to supporting student success. In these unusual and unprecedented times, we recognize that students may face unexpected challenges in reaching their education goals and require short-term financial support to achieve success.
Privacy of Student Records
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to educational records. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) information is also in the Catalog, and further details can be obtained on request from the Registrar's Office, 410-822-5400 Ext. 5846, D-123.
Important: In certain cases the Health and Safety Exemption Requirement may require the college to release student records to third parties. Those circumstances can be viewed here http://ecatalog.chesapeake.edu/content.php?catoid=13&navoid=1210#ferpa
Student External Complaint Process
Chesapeake College is accredited by the Middle States Commission of Higher Education (MSCHE). MSCHE welcomes third party complaints. In order to file a complaint, please use this link https://www.msche.org/complaints/
The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) authorizes Chesapeake College to operate. Students who wish to file a complaint with MHEC should refer to MHEC's website for complete information. https://mhec.maryland.gov/institutions_training/Pages/career/pcs/complaint.aspx Note: For internal grievances, please see this process http://ecatalog.chesapeake.edu/content.php?catoid=13&navoid=1252#section-8-student-conduct-procedures
Equal Opportunity Policy
Chesapeake College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons so that no person, on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, marital status, genetic information, disability, pregnancy, military status, sexual orientation, or any other class protected by law, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of this College. Under this policy, this College will not discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender identity, marital status and genetic information, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, military status or any other class protected by law, in its admission policies and practices of the College relating to the treatment of students or other people in employment, the providing of services, financial aid, and other benefits and including the use of any building, structure, room, materials, equipment, facilities, or any other property.
Chesapeake College, as a recipient of federal financial assistance, is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, not to discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs or activities which it operates. Chesapeake College is also covered by and complies with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin or sex, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1975 both of which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. The College is also covered by federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination in employment. The Director of Human Resources serves as the College’s Equal Opportunity Officer, and is the designated compliance officer under Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504 and ADA Title II.
Any person who believes he or she has been subjected to any form of prohibited discrimination, including violations of any of these laws, may file a complaint of discrimination with the Director of Human Resources (Office location: D-249 of the Dorchester Administration Building on the Wye Mills Campus; Phone: 410.827.5811). Copies of the complaint procedure will be provided on request. All complaints will be investigated by the College, and if a violation is found, prompt corrective action will be taken. Persons dissatisfied with the results may appeal to the College President.
Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities
Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Chesapeake College is committed to providing equal access and assurance that no qualified person shall by reason of a disability be denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of any program or activity operated by the College. Each qualified person shall receive reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to educational opportunities, programs and services. In order to see full details visit this link. https://www.chesapeake.edu/students/disability For more information contact the Office of Accessibility Services at 410-827-5805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition and Fees
Current Tuition and Fee information http://ecatalog.chesapeake.edu/content.php?catoid=13&navoid=1208#tuition
Net Price Calculator
Net Price is the amount that a student pays to attend an institution in a single academic year AFTER subtracting scholarships and grants the student receives. Scholarships and grants are forms of financial aid that a student does not have to pay back. The Net Price Calculator allows prospective students to enter information about themselves to find out what students like them paid to attend the institution in the previous year, after taking grants and scholarship aid into account. https://www.chesapeake.edu/sites/default/files/net-calc2022.html
The refund policy is an overview of outcomes related to withdrawals from credit courses that would reduce the student’s enrollment. http://ecatalog.chesapeake.edu/content.php?catoid=13&navoid=1208#refund_credit Please see our Drop/Add/Change Policy for additional information on enrollment changes. http://ecatalog.chesapeake.edu/content.php?catoid=13&navoid=1210#drop-add
Withdrawal from College
Overview on the formal withdrawing from the college. http://ecatalog.chesapeake.edu/content.php?catoid=13&navoid=1210#withdrawal_college
Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates
In accordance with federal Student-Right-to-Know regulations, information on graduation and transfer-out rates of first-time full-time degree-seeking undergraduates is available. www.chesapeake.edu/consumer/gradtrans_rates
|IPEDS Fall Enrollment - Part E - First-Time Student Cohort Retention Rates (Full-time)
||Adjusted Fall Cohort
||Still Enrolled Next Fall or Completed
||First-time, Full-time Fall to Fall Retention Rate
Student Body Diversity
Information and statistics on student body diversity is located here. https://www.chesapeake.edu/about/at-glance-csc-2020fall
Employment After Graduation
|The following data is obtained from the most recent Graduate Follow-Up Survey of Chesapeake College graduates. The average response rate to this survey is 32%.
|EMPLOYMENT / INFORMATION
|What is your current employment status? (Mark all that / apply)
||n = 99
|Employed full time (35 or more hours per week)
|Employed part time (fewer than 35 hours per week)
|Unemployed/seeking a job
|Unemployed and not seeking a job
|Active military duty
|How is your job related to your community college field of / study?
||n = 80
|Somewhat related field
|How well did your community college prepare you for employment?
||n = 79
| % responding Well or Very Well
|Where is your primary job located?
||n = 82
|Please select the range that includes your current gross annual / salary (before overtime, deductions and taxes).
||n = 82
|Less than $20,000
|$20,000 to $29,999
|$30,000 to $39,999
|$40,000 t0 $49,999
|$50,000 to $59,999
|$60,000 to $69,999
|$70,000 or more
Student Right to Know Athlete Report
As a College offering athletically-related student aid, Chesapeake also maintains detailed information on enrollment, awards, and graduation and transfer-out rates for student athletes.
This information is available in the Student Right-to-Know/Student Athlete Report. SRTKAthleteReport_2021.pdf
Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act
Full Disclosure of gender participation and expenditures can be found here. https://d2o2figo6ddd0g.cloudfront.net/b/8/ewm9vtsnmqcjqq/EquityinAthleticsReport2020.pdf
Textbooks and supplies information can be found here. https://chesapeake.bncollege.com/shop/chesapeake/home
Student Activities and Clubs
This is an overview of available activities and clubs. https://www.chesapeake.edu/students/activities-clubs
Maryland Voter Registration Information can be located here.
Academic Programs Offered
Academic Programs Offered Online
The U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity responsible for collecting and analyzing data related to postsecondary education in the nation. NCES reports a broad range of information from post-secondary institutions to the public on its College Navigator website. Information related to general information, tuition and fees, enrollment, graduation rates, admissions, and many more important areas can be located using this resource. https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=Chesapeake+College&s=all&id=162168#netprc
Although general admission to Chesapeake College does not require a complete health history, students entering certain Nursing and Allied Health programs will be required to submit a health form and proof of certain vaccination, immunization and requirements in order to progress through the program. Please see specifics on page 34 of this document. https://www.chesapeake.edu/sites/default/files/2019-2020%20Nursing%20Student%20Handbook%20FINAL%20%208-12-2019.pdf
Transfer of Credits
Polices on transferring, applying to admission, and program articulation can be found here http://ecatalog.chesapeake.edu/content.php?catoid=13&navoid=1218 and Articulation Agreements. https://www.chesapeake.edu/students/transfer-tips-4
Chesapeake College is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education and approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission to operate as a Community College in Maryland. Please see full details http://ecatalog.chesapeake.edu/content.php?catoid=13&navoid=1237
Health and Safety
Mental Health Resources
There are a host of other public mental health care services available to the students and residents of our region. They can be viewed here: https://www.chesapeake.edu/students/mental-health
Sexual Misconduct Policy
Chesapeake College’s IX (Sexual Misconduct) policy prohibits all forms of sexual and gender-based harassment and misconduct. This is the full list of policy information, forms for reporting misconduct, FAQs, and emergency resources. https://www.chesapeake.edu/students/chesapeake-college-title-ix-policy-statement
Drug and Alcohol Prevention
Resources available to students and members of the community who are seeking assistance for drug/alcohol abuse problems. Information in reference to policies regarding alcohol and drug use including a list of health risks can be found here:
Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures
In the event of a confirmed emergency response that presents a dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health and safety of students and staff, the campus community will be notified in a timely manner by members of the Crisis Management Team or by the appropriate emergency response agency. This link includes a list of methods by which students and the campus community will be contacted in the event of an emergency.
Institutional Security Policies and Annual Report on Crime Statistics
Here you can find full access to the Crime Statistics and related polices: https://www.chesapeake.edu/public-safety
Public Safety Information
Direct Contact Information 410-758-7275. You may also call *9 from any college phone to reach the Department of Public Safety directly.
Student Financial Assistance
Main Financial Aid Office Contact email@example.com 410-822-5400 ext 2252 Fax: 410-827-5878 Full Contact Information https://www.chesapeake.edu/financial-aid/contact-information
Student Financial Assistance Programs
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, Dorchester Building, Room D-144, 410-822-5400 Ext. 2252 http://ecatalog.chesapeake.edu/content.php?catoid=13&navoid=1204#opportunities
Cost of Attendance
The Cost of Attendance (COA) for each student includes Tuition and Fees, Books and Supplies, Room and Board, Transportation and Personal Expenses. Eligibility for Financial Aid (Need) is determined by subtracting the student’s Expected Family Contribution (FAFSA) from the Cost of Attendance (COA). http://ecatalog.chesapeake.edu/content.php?catoid=13&navoid=1204#cost-of-attendance
Conditions of Awards
This summary is designed to help you understand the Financial Aid process from Applying (completing the FAFSA) to Receiving (signing an Award Letter). You are encouraged to review the information during the year to be informed of the most up-to-date material for these important topics. http://ecatalog.chesapeake.edu/content.php?catoid=13&navoid=1204#conditions_awards
Disbursement of Aid
This section includes information Financial Aid Disbursements, Using Financial Aid at the College Bookstore, and the Refund/Credit Balance Process. https://www.chesapeake.edu/financial-aid/how-is-financial-aid-disbursed
Satisfactory Academic Progress
A student must make Satisfactory Academic Progress in order to continue receiving Federal Student Aid. This is the Chesapeake College Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy which consists of required Grades, Credit Completion, and Earning your Degree or Certificate.
Return of Federal Funds Policy
Federal Financial Aid (Title IV Funds) are awarded with the premise that students will complete and successfully pass the classes they enroll in each semester. If not, the Return to Title IV Funds process will determine the amount of aid that needs to be returned to the Department of Education.
Verification is the process that the Financial Aid Office uses to determine that the information reported on the FAFSA is accurate by review, evaluation and correction of errors. All schools that award Federal Title IV Funds are required by the U.S. Department of Education to administer their guidelines. http://ecatalog.chesapeake.edu/content.php?catoid=13&navoid=1204#federal_verification
Truth in Lending Information
Chesapeake College takes pride in keeping its tuition rates low and providing a convenient payment plans, we do not participate in the William D. Ford Direct Loan program. Please see this link for additional information. http://ecatalog.chesapeake.edu/content.php?catoid=13&navoid=1204#truth_lending_disclosures
Copyright Infringement and Peer to Peer File Sharing
Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code.) These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement. Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. Chesapeake College prohibits unauthorized use of copyrighted materials. More detailed information regarding copyright infringement violations and consequences can be located here https://libguides.chesapeake.edu/campus-copyright/home. In order to see specific guidelines in regard to downloading copyrighted material between peers, please see this page https://libguides.chesapeake.edu/campus-copyright/p2p.
If the there are any question in reference to the information provided regarding financial assistance, graduation and completion rates, security policies, and crime statistics, please contact Chris Hall firstname.lastname@example.org /410-822-5400 ext.5859