Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), includes many disclosure and reporting requirements. A disclosure requirement is information that a postsecondary education institution is required to distribute or make available to another party, such as students or employees.

Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information

All institutions participating in Title IV, Higher Education Act (HEA) student financial aid programs must annually distribute to all enrolled students a notice of the availability of the information that is required to be made available to students under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 . The notice must list and briefly describe the information and include a statement of the procedures required to obtain the information.

Click here to view the notice.

For information on FERPA, click here.

Student Financial Aid Information

All institutions participating in Title IV, HEA student financial aid programs must make available to prospective and enrolled students, through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media, information about:

  1. Need-based and non-need-based federal, state, local, private, and institutional student financial assistance programs available to students, click here.
  2. The terms and conditions of Title IV, HEA loans, click here.
  3. The criteria for selecting recipients and for determining amount of award, click here.
  4. Eligibility requirements and procedures for applying for:
    a. Student loans, click here.
    b. Scholarships, click here.
  5. The methods and frequency of disbursement of aid;
    a. Student loans, click here.
    b. Scholarships, click here.
  6. The rights and responsibilities of students receiving Title IV, HEA student financial aid, including criteria for continued student eligibility, click here.
    For the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy, click here.
  7. The terms of any loan received as part of financial aid package, sample loan repayment schedule, and the necessity for repaying loans, click here.
  8. Enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by Bethany Global University may be considered enrollment at Bethany Global for purposes of applying for federal student financial aid. You may direct any questions to the Admissions/Financial Aid Office.
  9. Bethany Global University does not have a work study assistance program.
  10. Exit Counseling is completed online through the US Dept. of Education. Click here to access the Federal Student Aid website. click here for more information on Exit Counseling.

To satisfy the requirements to disclose student loan information published by the Department of Financial Aid here are links to studentloans.gov and studentaid.gov

Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

All institutions participating in Title IV, HEA student financial aid programs must provide to each student, upon enrollment, a separate, clear, and conspicuous written notice that advises the student that a conviction for any offense, during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV. HEA program funds, under all, federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs will result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan, or work-study assistance. click here for more information.

Each institution must provide a notice in a timely manner to each student who has lost eligibility for Title IV, HEA assistance as a result of the penalties under HEA Sec. 484(r)(1). The notice must be a separate, clear, and conspicuous written notification of the loss of eligibility and must advise the student of the ways in which the student can regain eligibility.

The Admissions/Financial Aid office of BGU will provide a written notice to each student, upon enrollment. Also, BGU will send any student who has lost eligibility a notice in writing.

Privacy of Student Records – Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

All institutions receiving funds from any Department of Education Program must annually provide a notice to all enrolled students, through any reasonable means to inform students of their rights, about the following:

  • the right to review their education records, to request amendment of records, to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information, and to file complaints with the Department of Education;
  • procedures for reviewing education records and requesting amendment of the records; and
  • if applicable, information about the institution’s policy regarding disclosures to school officials with a legitimate educational interest in the education records.

In order to disclose directory information without prior consent, an institution must provide to students a notice of directory information that includes

  • the types of information the institution has designated as directory information
  • the student’s right to refuse to allow any or all such information about the student to be designated as directory information, and the time period the student has for notifying the institution in writing.

Click here to view the FERPA policy at any time. To request a paper copy, contact the Registrar.

Filing a complaint with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Colleges and career schools that are licensed or registered with the Office of Higher Education are required to:

  • comply with Minnesota Statutes 136A.61 to 136A.833
  • comply with Minnesota Administrative Rules Chapter 4840 and 4880
  • follow their internal policies and procedures, and
  • use marketing materials or recruiting practices that are
  • not deceptive, misleading, or inaccurate.

If you did not have a good experience or believe that BGU has not met these requirements, you can file a complaint with the Office of Higher Education. As a part of the Agency’s regulatory oversight, they will investigate and respond to complaints and, if justified, take action to prevent future problems.

Click here to view the process for the Minnesota Office of Higher Education to review a complaint.

Academic Program (Educational Program, Instructional Facilities, and Faculty)

Each school must make available to prospective and enrolled students information about the academic program of the school, including:

      • Current degree programs and other educational and training programs
      • Instructional, laboratory, and other physical plant facilities that relate to the academic program
      • Faculty and other instructional personnel
      • Any plans by the school for improving the academic program [upon determination by the school that such a plan exists]

The academic catalog contains the information on academic programs. Click here to view the catalog.

Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilities

All institutions participating in Title IV, HEA student financial aid programs must make available to prospective and enrolled students through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media, information about facilities and services available to students with disabilities, including students with intellectual disabilities.

The academic catalog contains the information for special needs students. Click here to view the catalog.

Student Body Diversity

All institutions participating in Title IV, HEA student financial aid programs must make available to prospective and enrolled students, through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media, information about student body diversity, including the percentage of enrolled, full-time students in the following categories: male, female, self-identified members of a major racial or ethnic group, and Federal Pell Grant recipients.
As of Fall 2015:
Headcount
Total number of undergraduate students: 195
Gender
Male: 51   26%
Female: 144   74%
Ethnicity information
Non-resident alien: 8
Hispanic/Latino: 10
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0
Asian: 6
Black or African American: 7
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1
White:130
Two or more races: 2
Race and ethnicity unknown: 31
As of Fall 2016:
Pell Grant recipients: 85

Price of Attendance

All institutions participating in Title IV, HEA student financial aid programs must make available to prospective and enrolled students, through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media, information about the price of attendance, including tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation costs, and any additional costs for a program in which the student is enrolled or expresses an interest.

Click here to view price of attendance information.

Net Price Calculator

All institutions participating in Title IV, HEA student financial aid programs must make available to prospective and enrolled students, through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media, information about the price of attendance, including tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation costs, and any additional costs for a program in which the student is enrolled or expresses an interest.

Click here to view the net price calculator.

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

All institutions participating in Title IV, HEA student financial aid programs must make available to prospective and enrolled students, through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media, information about:

      • the institution’s refund policy
      • Requirements and procedures for official withdrawal
      • Requirements for return of Title IV, HEA grant or loan aid

Information about refunds, withdrawals, and Return of Title IV Financial Aid can be viewed here.

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

Each school must disclose and make available to prospective and enrolled students a statement of the school’s transfer of credit policies that includes, at a minimum:

      • Any established criteria the school uses regarding the transfer of credit earned a another school
      • A list of schools with which the school has established an articulation agreement

The academic catalog contains the information on transfer of credit policies. Click here to view the catalog.

We have agreements with:

      1. Liberty University
      2. University of Northwestern – St. Paul

Also, as an institution with ABHE, Bethany Global University is afforded the ability to transfer and receive credits from other ABHE schools. However, institutions have the liberty to set their own transfer policies and criteria so please contact each one directly for more details. Click here for a list of accredited ABHE schools.
Transfer Credit Information and Accessibility

Textbook Information

Institutions receiving any federal funds must disclose, to the maximum extent practicable, and in a manner of the institution’s choosing, on the institution’s Internet course schedule used for preregistration and registration purposes, the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) and retail price information of required and recommended textbooks and supplemental materials for each course listed.

If the ISBN is not available, the institution must include in the Internet course schedule the author, title, publisher, and copyright date for the textbook or supplemental material.

Click here to log in to Populi for textbook information or click here to view the textbook policy.

Disbursement for Books and Supplies for Pell Eligible Students

Disbursement of books and supplies policy for Pell eligible students must be provided to students in their consumer information.

Click here for information about the disbursement for books and supplies for Pell eligible students.

Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions (Including Computer Use and File Sharing)

All institutions participating in Title IV, HEA student financial aid programs must annually make available to prospective and enrolled students, through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media, the institution’s policies and sanctions related to copyright infringement.

Click here for the policy regarding copyright infringement.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Each institution, that receives any federal funds, must annually distribute in writing to each student and each employee, the following information regarding drugs and alcohol:

      • standards of conduct that clearly prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on the institution’s property or as part of any of the institution’s activities;
      • description of applicable legal sanctions under state, local, and federal law
      • description of health risks;
      • description of available counseling, treatment, rehabilitation, or re-entry programs; and
      • clear statement that institution will impose sanctions for violation of standards of conduct and a description of the sanctions.

BGU will distribute annually during the month of September the policy regarding Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention. Click here to view the policy at any time.

School and Program Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure

Each school must make available to prospective and enrolled students:

      • Names of associations, agencies, or governmental bodies that accredit, approve, or license the school and its programs
      • Procedures for obtaining or reviewing documents describing accreditation, approval, or licensing.

Click here to view information about accreditation for Bethany Global.

Vaccinations Policy

All institutions participating in Title IV, HEA student financial aid programs must annually make available to prospective and enrolled students, through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media, information about institutional policies regarding vaccinations.

Click here to view the Minnesota College Immunization Law and click here to view the immunization record form. The form is mailed to students in their acceptance packet.

Retention Rate

All institutions participating in Title IV, HEA student financial aid programs must annually make available to prospective and enrolled students, through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media, the retention rate of certificate- or degree-seeking, first-time, undergraduate students as reported to IPEDS.
Full-time, first-time Fall 2014 bachelor’s cohort retention rate (those who started in the Fall of 2014 and remained enrolled in Fall of 2015): 67%

Complete/Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates (Including DisaggregatedCompletion/Graduation Rates) (Student Right-to-Know Act)

All institutions participating in Title IV, HEA student financial aid programs that enroll first-time, full-time undergraduate students, must annually make available to prospective and enrolled students, through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media, the following data:

Completion/Graduation and Transfer-out Rates:

Institutions must disclose the completion or graduation rate of certificate- or degree-seeking, first-time, full-time, undergraduate students. The data must be made available by July 1 each year for the most recent cohort that has had 150 percent of normal time for completion by August 31 of the prior year.

An institution that determines that its mission includes providing substantial preparation for students to enroll in another Title IV, HEA-eligible institution must disclose a transfer-out rate for each cohort. A student shall be counted as a completion or graduation if the student earns a degree or certificate or completes a transfer-preparatory program within 150 percent of normal time for the student’s program.

Disaggregated Completion/Graduation Rates;
The HEOA (Sec. 488(a)(3)) added a provision requiring that the completion or graduation rates must be disaggregated by

        • gender
        • major racial and ethnic subgroup (as defined in IPEDS)
        • recipients of a Federal Pell Grant;
        • recipients of a subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant
        • students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or a subsidized Stafford Loan

Click here to view completion/graduation and transfer out rates.

Gainful Employment (GE)

All institutions participating in Title IV, HEA student financial aid programs required to disclose, for each of their GE Programs, certain information about the programs to prospective students. The school must include the information required in promotional materials it makes available to prospective students and on its Web site. Schools are responsible for meeting these disclosure requirements each year using the Department of Education’s form.

The following is a summary of the information that must be disclosed by an institution for each of its GE Programs:

      • The name and U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code of the occupations that the program prepares students to enter, along with links to occupational profiles on the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET Web site or its successor site.
      • The on-time graduation rate for students completing the program.
      • Normal time to complete the program (in weeks, months or years).
      • The tuition and fees the institution charges a student for completing the program within normal time.
      • The typical costs for books and supplies (unless those costs are included as part of tuition and fees), and the cost of room and board, if applicable.
      • The job placement rate for students completing the program, if required by the state or accreditor.
      • The median loan debt incurred by students who completed the program (separately by Title IV loans, private loans, and institutional debt).
      • Other information the Secretary provided to the institution about the program.

Below are the disclosures for GE Programs available at Bethany Global University:

Placement in Employment

All institutions participating in Title IV, HEA student financial aid programs must make available to prospective and enrolled students, through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media, information regarding the placement in employment of, and types of employment obtained by, graduates of the institution’s degree or certificate programs.

Click here to view placement in employment information.

Types of Graduate and Professional Education in Which the School’s Graduates Enroll

All institutions participating in Title IV that have 4-Year Degree Programs must annually make available to current and prospective students, through appropriate publications, mailings, or electronic media, information regarding the types of graduate and professional education in which graduates of the institution’s 4-year degree programs enroll. Schools must identify the source of the information, and any timeframes and methodology associated with it.

Click here to view types of graduate and professional education. information.

Job Placement Rates

All institutions participating in Title IV, HEA student financial aid programs that advertise job placement rates for student recruitment must make available to prospective students at /or before the time the student applies for enrollment:

      • the most recent available data concerning employment statistics and graduation statistics
      • any other information necessary to substantiate the truthfulness of the advertisements
      • relevant state licensing requirements of the stare in which the institution is located for any job for which the course of instruction is designed to prepare students

*Bethany Global does not advertise job placement rates in its recruiting.

State Grant Assistance

School must inform all eligible borrowers enrolled in the school about the availability of and their eligibility for grant assistance from the state in which the school is located, and provide sources of information about grant assistance from other states to borrowers from other states.

Click here for information about Minnesota State Grants. Click here for information about state grants from other states.

Voter Registration Forms

All institutions, participating in Title IV, HEA student financial aid programs must:

      • make a good faith effort to distribute a mail voter registration form (for federal elections and state elections for governor or other State chief executive) to each student enrolled in a degree or certificate program and physically in attendance at the institution
      • make the voter registration form widely available to students at the institution
      • request the forms from the state 120 days prior to the deadline for registering to vote within the stale

This requirement does not apply to institutions in states that do not have a voter registration requirement or that allow voters to register at the time of voting.

*The state of Minnesota does not have a voter registration requirement.

Constitution and Citizenship Day

All institutions participating in Title IV, HEA loan programs are required to hold educational programming commemorating the September 17, 1787 signing of the Constitution of the United States. The educational programming should occur September 17th or the preceding or following week if the 17th falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday. An institution should document its commemoration of Constitution Day.

*On or near September 17th, Bethany Global will engage in an activity that commemorates the Constitution.

Student loan information published by the US Department of Education

Schools are required to provide information published by the U.S. Department of Education to students at any time that information regarding loan availability is provided. The publication includes information about rights and responsibilities of students and schools under Title IV, HEA loan programs.

*The University will provide information published by the US Department of Education to students at any time that information regarding loan availability is requested, including the rights and responsibilities of students and schools under Title IV, HEA loan programs.

National Student Loan Data System

All institutions participating in Title IV, HEA loan programs are required to inform student or parent borrowers that loans will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, student loan servicers, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system.

*Bethany Global University submits all student loans to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). This information will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system.

Entrance Counseling for Student Borrowers

All institutions participating in Title IV, HEA loan programs are required to provide first-time student- or parent-borrowers comprehensive information on the terms and conditions of the loan and of the borrower’s responsibilities. The information is to include:

      • the effect of the loan on the eligibility of the borrower for other forms of aid
      • an explanation of the use of the Master Promissory Note
      • the seriousness and importance of the students’ repayment obligation
      • information on the accrual and capitalization of interest
      • borrowers of un subsidized loans have the option of paying interest while in school
      • definition of half-time enrollment and the consequences of not maintaining half-time enrollment
      • importance of contacting appropriate offices if student withdraws prior to completion of program of study
      • sample monthly repayment amounts
      • the obligation of the borrower to repay the full amount of the loan regardless of whether the borrower completes program or completes within regular time for completion, is unable to obtain employment upon completion, or is otherwise dissatisfied with or does not receive the educational or other services the borrower purchased from the school
      • consequences of default
      • information about the NSLDS and how the borrower can access the borrower’s records
      • the name and contact information the borrower may contact with questions about the borrower’s rights and responsibilities or the terms and conditions of the loan

Bethany Global University entrance counseling is provided by the Virtual Financial Aid Office with Weber and Associates. Click here to access the BGU VFAO.

Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers

All institutions participating in Title IV, HEA loan programs are required to provide student or parent borrowers comprehensive information shortly before the student borrower ceases at least half-time study at the institution. The counseling should provide information on:

      • average anticipated monthly repayment amount
      • repayment plan options
      • options to prepay or pay on shorter schedule
      • debt management strategies
      • use of Master Promissory note
      • the seriousness and importance of student’s repayment obligation
      • terms and conditions for forgiveness or cancelation
      • copy of information provided by the Department of Education (see subject # L-2)
      • terms and conditions for deferment or forbearance
      • consequences of default
      • options and consequences of loan consolidation
      • tax benefits available 10 borrowers
      • the obligation of the borrower to repay the full amount of the loan regardless of whether the borrower completes program or completes within regular time for completion, is unable to obtain employment upon completion, or is otherwise dissatisfied with or did not receive the educational or other services the borrower purchased from the institution
      • availability of the Student Loan Ombudsman’s office
      • information about the NSLDS. The Department of Education is required to provide a disclosure form for students and prospective students about the NSLDS.

Exit counseling for Bethany Global University is provided by the US Dept. of Education. Click here to access the Federal Student Aid website. click here to access the exit counseling handbook.

Code of Conduct for Education Loans

*The University’s code of conduct for US education loans is as follows:
In order to prohibit a conflict of interest with the responsibilities of an agent with respect to private education loans, all agents at the University with responsibility for US loans are prohibited from the following:

      • Revenue-sharing arrangements with any lender;
      • Receiving gifts from a lender, a guarantor, or a loan servicer;
      • Contracting arrangements providing financial benefit from any lender or affiliate of a lender;
      • Directing borrowers to particular lenders* or refusing or delaying loan certifications;
      • Offers of funds for private loans;
      • Call center or financial aid office staffing assistance;
      • Advisory board compensation.

All agents with responsibility for US loans are reminded at least annually of the code.

Safeguarding Customer Information

Postsecondary educational institutions participating in the FSA programs are subject to the information security requirements established by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for financial institutions.

*Bethany Global University is committed to safeguarding customer financial information. The university maintains a comprehensive information security program to ensure that all customer information is safeguarded.

Safety and Security Information

Annual Campus Crime and Safety Report

Fire Safety Report

Security Policies and Procedures

Student Safety and Safety Plan

Violence Against Woman Reauthorization Act

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