About NIACC

Consumer Information

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that postsecondary institutions participating in federal student aid programs make certain disclosures to enrolled and prospective students, parents, employees and the public. The following information is disclosed to you in compliance with federal law. For additional information, including requesting a paper copy of any materials, please call or e-mail the appropriate office or visit the indicated websites.

The following links provide consumer information items that you have a right to review.

Accreditation

Contact: Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness & Organization Development – Shelly Schmit
Email: schmishe@niacc.edu
Phone: 641-422-4211

NIACC is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. NIACC participates in the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQUIP) through the HLC.

Confidentiality of Student Records (FERPA)

Contact: Registrar – Michelle Petznick
Email: petznmic@niacc.edu
Phone: 641-422-4205

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) afford students certain rights with respect to their educational records. Information regarding FERPA can be found in the current Student Handbook.

Academic Programs and Institutional Information

Contact: Registrar – Michelle Petznick
Email: petznmic@niacc.edu
Phone: 641-422-4205

Information regarding NIACC’s programs and courses are available in the current General Catalog. The catalog includes course descriptions and faculty and staff information.

Copyright Infringement and Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Policies and Sanctions

Contact: Director of Technology Services – Mark Greenwood
Email: greenmar@niacc.edu
Phone: 641-422-4395

Information regarding NIACC’s technology policy is also available in the current Student Handbook.

College Navigator

College Navigator is a free tool for consumers to analyze data about U.S. postsecondary institutions. Enter North Iowa Area Community College as Name of School to view NIACC’s information.

Cost of Attendance

Contact: Director of Financial Aid – Mary Bloomingdale
Email: bloommar@niacc.edu
Phone: 641-422-4351

NIACC’s Cost of Attendance is an estimation of costs composed of tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation and personal expenses a student may incur at NIACC.

Crime Statistics, Campus Security Policies, Crime Log & Fire Log

Contact: Vice President of Student Services – Terri Ewers
Email: ewerster@niacc.edu
Phone: 641-422-4106

NIACC’s Annual Campus Safety and Security report is available on the NIACC Portal for student and staff to view. This report includes the drug/alcohol policy, as well as crime statistics.

Financial Aid

Contact: Director of Financial Aid – Mary Bloomindale
Email: bloommar@niacc.edu
Phone: 641-422-4351

The Financial Aid website provides information about the following:

  • Federal, State, local, private and institutional student financial assistance programs (need based and non- need based)
  • Terms and conditions of Federal Direct Loans
  • Procedures and forms for apply for assistance
  • Eligibility, selection and awarding criteria for the programs
  • Methods and frequency of disbursements of aid
  • Return of Title IV Funds
  • Entrance/Exit Counseling Information
  • Drug Violation Penalties
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy requirements and appeal process
  • Work Study

Drug/Alcohol Policy

Contact: Vice President of Student Services – Terri Ewers
Email: ewerster@niacc.edu
Phone: 641-422-4106

NIACC’s Student Code of Conduct is located in the Student Handbook. Information can also be found in NIACC’s Annual Campus Safety and Security Report.

Graduation & Retention Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act)

Contact: Vice President of Student Services – Terri Ewers
Email: ewerster@niacc.edu
Phone: 641-422-4106

Graduation data and retention rates for NIACC full-time, degree-seeking students are available on the NIACC website.

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Contact: Director of Financial Aid – Mary Bloomingdale
Email: bloommar@niacc.edu
Phone: 641-422-4351

Federal law provides that a student who has been convicted of an offense under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving financial aid shall not be eligible to receive any federal or institutional grant, loan or work assistance.

Placement of Graduates

Contact: Vice President of Student Services – Terri Ewers
Email: ewerster@niacc.edu
Phone: 641-422-4106

NIACC collects and publishes information on the post-graduate status of NIACC degree recipients. Survey response rates are also provided.

Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rate & Financial Support Data

Contact: Athletic Director – Dan Mason
Email: masondan@niacc.edu
Phone: 641-422-4281

In compliance with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, the Department of Athletics publishes information on men’s and women’s athletic programs at NIACC. It includes the number of participants by gender for each team, operating and recruiting expenses, coaches’ salaries, revenues, and athletically related student aid.

Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal, and Return of Title IV, HEA Financial Aid

Contact: Registar – Michelle Petznick
Director of Financial Aid – Mary Bloomingdale
Email: petznmic@niacc.edu / bloommar@niacc.edu
Phone: 641-422-4205 /641-422-4351

Missing Student Policy and Notification Procedures

Contact: Vice President of Student Services – Terri Ewers
Email: ewerster@niacc.edu
Phone: 641-422-4106

NIACC’S missing student policy and notification procedures to be followed when a student has been reported missing for more than 24 hours are available in the Campus Safety and Security report. The report also includes directions for students on how to submit emergency contact and missing person contact information.

Services for Students with Disabilities

Contact: Disability Services Counselor – Lisa Vance
Email: vancelis@niacc.edu
Phone: 641-422-4296

Disability services provides disability-related information and referrals for NIACC students, determines eligibility for services and facilitates reasonable accommodations, coordinates disability-related technical assistance and auxiliary aids/services, and provides advocacy and training.

Net Price Calculator

Contact: Director of Financial Aid – Mary Bloomingdale
Email: bloommar@niacc.edu
Phone: 641-422-4351

Students may use the Net Price Calculator to estimate their potential college expenses.

Transfer of Credit and Articulation Agreements

Contact: Registrar – Michelle Petznick
Email: petznmic@niacc.edu
Phone: 641-422-4205

Student Body Diversity

Contact: Vice President of Student Services – Terri Ewers
Email: ewerster@niacc.edu
Phone: 641-422-4106

Information about the student body diversity, including the number of enrolled full-time students by gender and race/ethnicity, is provided. The number of undergraduate students who receive a Federal Pell Grant is available on College Navigator

Vaccination Policy

Contact: Vice President of Student Services – Terri Ewers
Email: ewerster@niacc.edu
Phone: 641-422-4106

NIACC does not have a College-wide vaccination policy. However, some academic programs at NIACC have vaccination policies based on field placement and clinical requirements. Please review the program’s requirements in order to learn more about its vaccination policy.

Textbook Information/Required Course Materials

Contact: Bookstore Manager – Rhonda Nesheim-Kauffman
Email: niaccbookzone@niacc.edu
Phone: 641-422-4500

The Bookzone website allows you to search for the required textbooks and materials for each course as soon as the information is available for a given term.

Voter Registration

Contact: Vice President of Student Services – Terri Ewers
Email: ewerster@niacc.edu
Phone: 641-422-4106

Information on voting in local, state, and federal elections, including a copy of Iowa voter registration application form, may be accessed in the Student Services Office.


You may request a copy of any of the above NIACC policies/reports by contacting the Student Development office or the Financial Aid office.