The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to provide consumers, students and their families’ full disclosure to all consumer information as required by federal law under the Title IV Education Act of 1965. This law is intended to satisfy students’ right to know, and to allow students the opportunity to make fully informed choices regarding the institution of higher learning most desired.
Consumer and disclosure information relating to current degrees and programs offered by the institution, accreditation information, credit transfer policies, and lists of faculty and administrative personnel is accessible here on the College’s website.
Safety on Campus
In compliance with the Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (The Cleary Act), WCC’s Annual Crime Statistics (PDF) include data from previous years concerning reported crimes that occurred on or around the campus. To obtain other information or to speak with a campus safety representative, contact Campus Police at 919-739-7050.
Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989
The Drug Fee Schools and Campuses Act of 1989 requires that all students be notified annually of WCC’s Alcohol and Controlled Substance Use Policy and Drug-Free Workplace Policy. Other policies regarding student conduct and sanction for violations can be found in the WCC Catalog and Student Handbook.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) – Privacy Rights of Student in Education Records
The federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and regulations adopted subsequent to the act, set our requirements designed to protect students’ privacy in their records maintained by the institution. WCC has incorporated FERPA into our student record administration policies on the College Web site at waynecc.edu/about-wcc/consumer-information/ferpa/.
Completion of Degrees and Graduation Rate Information
Graduation rates for full-time, first-time undergraduates are available on the WCC Web site at nces.ed.gov. Degree completion and graduation rates may be obtained from the Office of Institutional Advancement Planning and Research or by calling 919-739-7009.
Financial Aid Information
Consumer disclosure information relating to financial assistance may include cost of attendance, description of types of aid, application procedures and processes, how financial aid is credited, students’ rights and responsibilities, disbursement information, refund and repayment policies, satisfactory academic progress policy for financial aid, and Veteran Education benefits. This information can be accessed on the College’s website at waynecc.edu/financial-aid/.
Cohort Default Rate
The College ceased participation in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program in the 2013-2014 school year. Information about WCC’s official cohort default rate, including the number of student borrowers and the national average cohort default rate is available at https://www2.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/defaultmanagement/cdr.html.
For regular admission purposes, WCC does not require immunization or medical records for domestic students; however specific programs may require vaccinations and immunization records. For more information regarding WCC’s vaccination and medical records policy or to see if a specific program requires submission of medical records, you may contact the Office of Admission and Records at 919-739-6720.
Information regarding textbooks (ISBN, price, etc.) for specific courses can be found by navigating the WCC Bookstore page at bkstr.com/wayneccbookstore.com, selecting the appropriate “Rent or Buy Textbooks” tab and following the steps to obtain books for courses at the College. Additional information on textbooks can be found by calling the bookstore at 919-739-7021.
For your convenience a Tuition Calculator is located on the College Navigator website at nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator. Type in “Wayne Community College”, select “NC” as the state. Select “Show Results” select the “Tuition, Fees and Estimated Student Expenses” tab. To obtain estimates for multiple year costs, click on the “Multiyear Tuition Calculator” icon.
Federal regulations require the College to provide information regarding voter registration. To obtain a voter registration form, you may contact the Financial Aid Office at 919-739-6735. Additional information about voter registration is available by following this link: ncsbe.gov/ncsbe.
Wayne Community College, as a participant in the federal loan program, is required to have a code of conduct relating to student financial aid matters that is applicable to the College’s agents and employees. The code of conduct requirements are set forth in the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) signed into law on August 14, 2008. In addition, the law includes requirements related to publication of the code and annual disclosures.
Reason for Policy
The HEOA program participation agreement must be executed by all colleges and universities participating in Title IV financial aid programs including student loan programs requires a code of conduct with which the institution’s agents and employees must comply. Such code must prohibit a conflict of interest with the responsibilities of an agent or employee of an institution with respect to such loans, and include the provisions set forth in the HEOA related to conflicts. The law further specifies that the code shall be displayed prominently on the institution’s website and that all institutional agents or employees with responsibilities related to such loans be annually informed of the provisions of the code of conduct.
Scope of Policy
The Code of Conduct policy is applicable to all agents or employees of the College. The Code of Conduct shall be annually distributed to all college agents or employees with responsibilities related to student loan activities.
Code of Conduct – Student Loans
Wayne Community College hereby adopts the following as its Code of Conduct Related to Student Loan Activities and will annually inform all College agents and employees with responsibilities for student loan activities and decisions of the provisions of this code.
- Revenue Sharing Arrangements – the College shall not enter into any revenue sharing arrangement with any lender. The term “revenue sharing arrangement” means an arrangement between the College and a lender under which:
- A lender provides or issues a loan that is made, insured or guaranteed to students attending the College or to families of such students, and
- The college recommends the lender or the loan products of the lender and in exchange, the lender pays a fee or provides other material benefits, including revenue or profit sharing to the College, an agent or employee of the College.
- Gifts – no employee of the College who is employed in the financial aid office of the College or who otherwise has responsibilities with respect to education loans, shall solicit or accept any gift from a lender, guarantor, or servicer of education loans. The term “gift” means any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan or other item having a monetary value of more than a de mimimus amount. The term includes a gift of services, transportation, lodging, or meals whether provided in kind, by purchase of a ticket, payment in advance, or reimbursement after the expense has incurred. The term gift shall not include any of the following:
- Standard material, activities, or programs on issues related to a loan, default aversion, default prevention, or financial literacy, such as a brochure, a workshop, or training.
- Food, refreshments, training, or informational material furnished to an agent or employee of the College, as an integral part of a training session that is designed to improve the service of a lender, guarantor, or servicer of educational loans to the College, if such training contributes to the professional development of the agent or employee.
- Favorable terms, conditions, and borrower benefits on an education loan provided to a student employed by the College if such terms, conditions, or benefits are comparable to those provided to all students of the College.
- Entrance and exit counseling services provided to borrowers to meet the College’s responsibilities for entrance and exit counseling as required by law, as long as the College’s staff are in control of the counseling, in person or via electronic means, and such counseling does not promote the products or services of any specific lender.
- Philanthropic contributions to the College from a lender, servicer, or guarantor of education loans that are unrelated to education loans or any contribution from any lender, guarantor, or servicer that is not made in exchange for any advantage related to education loans.
- State education grants, scholarships, or financial aid funds administered by or on behalf of a State.
A gift to a family member of an agent or employee of the College, or to any other individual bases on that individual’s relationship with the agent or employee, shall be considered a gift to the agent or employee, if the gift is given with the knowledge and acquiescence of the agent or employee and the agent and employee, has reason to believe the gift was given because of the official position of the agent or employee.
- Compensation for Services – An agent or employee who is employed in the Financial Aid Office of the College or who otherwise has responsibilities with respect to education loans shall not accept from any lender or affiliate of any lender, any fee, payment or other financial benefit including but limited to the opportunity to purchase stock as compensation for any type or consulting arrangement or other contract to provide services to a lender or on behalf of a lender relating to education loans.
- An agent or employee of the College who is not employed in the College’s Financial Aid Office and does not otherwise have responsibilities with respect to education loans, from performing paid or unpaid service on a board of directors of a lender, guarantor, or servicer of education loans.
- An agent or employee of the College who is not employed in the College’s Financial Aid Office but who has responsibility with respect to education loans as a result of a apposition held at the College, from performing paid and unpaid services on a board of directors of a lender, guarantor, or servicer of education loans, if the agent or employee declines from participating in any decision of the board regarding education loans at the College.
- An agent or employee, or contractor of a lender, guarantor, or servicer of education loans from serving as a member of the College Board of Trustees if the trustee withdraws from participating in any decision regarding education loans at the College.
Any employee that violates this Code of Conduct shall be disciplined in a manner consistent with applicable College policies.