The United States Department of Education requires colleges and universities that administer federal Title IV funds to disclose certain information to prospective and enrolled students, parents and employees. The following information is provided in compliance with federal law. The Financial Aid Office is responsible for the annual update of this information. If you have questions regarding any of the information in the federal disclosures or would like paper copies of any of the disclosure reports, please contact the Financial Aid Office by mail, email or phone as listed below.
Accreditation and licensing of the institution
Cost of attending
Diversity of student body
Services and facilities for students with disabilities
Academic programs, facilities, and instructional personnel
Copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing issues
Career Placement Services
Course schedule information
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Graduate or professional education of graduates
Retention rate reported to IPEDS
Teacher Preparation Program Report
Transfer credit policies
Contact Information for Assistance with Financial Aid Information
Code of conduct
Entrance and exit counseling-Title IV loan programs
Federal Direct Loans
Federal Student aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
National Student Loan Data System
Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information
Private education loans
Return of Title IV funds requirements
Rights and responsibilities of financial aid recipients
State grant assistance
Student Aid on the Web
Crime Report and fire log
Drug and alcohol abuse prevention
Emergency response and evacuation procedures
Information for crime victims
Missing student notification policies and procedures
Penalties for drug violations
Security and fire safety report
General Institutional Information
Accreditation and licensing of the institution – Goshen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is classified as a Baccalaureate–Arts & Sciences college by the Carnegie Foundation. Additional information can be found on our website.
Cost of attending – Expenses and fees for all of our programs can be found on our website.
Cost Calculator – Use the net price calculator to determine your eligibility for financial aid and estimate your out-of-pocket expense.
Diversity of student body – Detailed information on the student body is published each year in the GC Fact Book. See the Enrollment section of the fact book for this information, which is updated annually.
Refund policies – Details of our refund policy can be found on our website.
Services and facilities for students with disabilities – The Academic Success Center publishes a handbook of Services for Students with Disabilities. If you have questions about appropriate accommodations, please contact the ASC at 574-535-7576 or email@example.com.
Goshen College is committed to ensuring that its website is accessible to people with disabilities. See our web accessibility policy for more details.
Textbooks – Use the textbook look-up on our website to find recommended textbooks and supplemental material for each course and retail price information.
Vaccination policies – Required immunizations for Goshen College students can be found on our website. For questions, contact the Goshen College Wellness and Health Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or (574) 535-7474.
Voter Registration – Goshen College students that are Indiana residents can register to vote from their permanent address or from their temporary address here at the college. The state of Indiana requires that all persons registered to vote in the state of Indiana must have a state-issued ID in order to cast a vote. You can register online to vote in Elkhart County. For additional voter information for the State of Indiana, click here. If you wish to register to vote in your home state or request an absentee ballot, use this link. In the fall, an outside representative comes to campus to help students register to vote. This is arranged through our Student Life office. For questions or more information, contact the Student Life office at (574) 535-7543.
Copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing issues – Goshen College Information Technology Services maintains copyright, fair use and peer-to-peer file sharing policies that cover all users of campus technology. Additionally, Employee Handbook publishes Copyright Guidelines for Teaching Faculty to guide the use of copyrighted materials in the academic areas.
Career Placement Services – The Career Services office at Goshen College provides many resources and opportunities for students as they prepare for their future career. More information is available on our website. The US Department of Labor provides information on a wide range of careers including salary information in their Occupational Outlook Handbook
Teacher Preparation Program Report – The Goshen College Teacher Education Program submits annual reports to the State of Indiana (and the federal government), which are published on the Goshen College Teacher Education web site each year.
Transfer credit policies – Students who transfer from nationally or regionally accredited colleges or universities can receive credit on which they received a “C” (2.00) grade or better. More detailed information is available on page 22 of our course catalog.
Athletic Program participation and Financial Support (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act) – Each year, the Institutional Research office collaborates with the Athletics department to submit data on Goshen College athletics programs to the U.S. Department of Education in fulfillment of the requirements of the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA). These data are filed with the government in the fall semester for the prior academic year. The report is also posted on the Institutional Research website.
Graduation rates for athletes – Graduation rates for athletes are published annually in the Institutional Fact Book.
Office of Student Financial Aid
Phone: (574) 535-7525
The Financial Aid Office at Goshen College assists students and families in financing college education. They provide detailed information about the availability of financial aid and the application process for financial assistance. Descriptions of federal, state, institution and private sources of assistance; eligibility for aid; criteria for aid determination; information about entrance and exit student loan counseling, standards for determining satisfactory academic progress; methods and frequency of disbursements; terms of all student, parent, and private loans; and information and conditions for on-campus employment are available in various financial aid publications and on the financial aid website. This information is also available in our course catalog.
Code of conduct The staff of the Goshen College Student Financial Aid Office is committed to the highest standards of professional conduct. As members of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, we follow their code of conduct for financial aid professionals.
Entrance and exit counseling-Title IV loan programs – Students with federal loans are required to complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling before the loans can be disbursed to their accounts. Students are also required to complete Exit Counseling upon graduation, when the student is no longer enrolled at Goshen College or if the student drops below half-time. To complete these and for more information, please follow this link.
Federal Direct Loans The U.S. Department of Education provides low-interest loans to college students. The Financial Aid office can provide more information on the types of loans available and the process for applying for aid. You can also find information on the US Department of Education’s website.
Federal Student Loan Default Rate – The U.S. Department of Education annually publishes a three-year cohort default rate every fall. Goshen College’s most recent (FY 2015) cohort default rate is 2.4%.
Federal student aid penalties for drug law violations – 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 grants, loan or work assistance. More information can be found here.
National Student Loan Data System – Title IV, HEA loans will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders and schools determined to be authorized users of the data system.
Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information – Goshen College annually distributes to all enrolled students a notice of the availability of institutional and financial aid information. This information is required to be made available under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and under HEA Sec. 485(a)(1), Sec. 485(f), Sec. 485(g), [Sec. 485(h)] and Sec. 485(j). Students are sent a notification of the availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information via email and this information may also be obtained through the Student Consumer Information page.
Private education loans Private loans (also called alternative loans) should only be used after all grants, scholarships and federal loan options have been used or considered. Private student loans are based on credit and the interest rate is based on the credit of the borrower and co-signer. Students who wish to borrow a private loan need to initiate the loan application with a lender of your choice. Goshen College will process loans for any lender you choose. FASTChoice provides families with detailed information about various private loans, as well as the terms and benefits offered by different lenders.
Rights and responsibilities of financial aid recipients – When you take out a federal student loan, you have certain rights and responsibilities as a borrower. More information can be found here.
State grant assistance If you are an Indiana resident and demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for for a state grant. State grant amounts vary and are determined by the FAFSA EFC. Students must complete the FAFSA every year no later than March 10. For more information visit http://www.in.gov/sfa/. Students living outside of Indiana may also be able to obtain state aid. Students should refer to their state’s education department website or contact the Goshen College financial aid office for more information.
Student Aid on the Web – A source for free information, guidance and tools from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid.
Goshen College maintains multiple channels for processing student complaints. Academic issues are handled via the Academic Grievance Policy; issues related to racial misconduct are processed via the Racial Misconduct Policy and Procedures; issues related to sexual misconduct are processed via the Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures. The Institutional Grievance Policy and Procedure is a process by which complaints about the application of or failure to follow an established Goshen College policy or procedure by staff, faculty, or students can be resolved.
Students and prospective students may also engage the Indiana Commission on Higher Education’s complaint resolution process.
Students also have the right to go directly to the institutions’s accrediting agencies to initiate a complaint or grievance.