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Consumer Information

The following information is a list of consumer information that Ozarka College is required by federal regulation to make available to you as a student or parent of a student. This is a brief summary of the information available and contact information is provided if you would like to request a paper copy.

Accreditation

Ozarka College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (312-263-0456 or 800-621-7440). Selected programs are accredited by various professional organizations.

Ozarka College Accrediation Page

College Navigator

College Navigator is a free consumer information tool that guides, leads, and directs students, parents, high school counselors, and other interested parties to information about higher education institution. The primary source for College Navigator is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, or IPEDS.

Complaints

Ozarka College takes very seriously complaints and concerns regarding the institution. Most complaints or concerns of a specific nature should be initiated and resolved at the campus level through normal college processes whenever possible. Complaints associated with the institution’s compliance with academic program quality and accrediting standards may be directed to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), following their complaint process. HLC Complaint Process.

For students receiving online instruction and residing in states other than Arkansas and Tennessee, complaints may be filed with the appropriate state contact as listed in the directory published here. Students may file a grievance in writing with the Arkansas Department of Higher Education within ADHE’s prescribed timeline with the ICAC Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Higher Education, 114 East Capitol, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Constitution Day

Each year, on September 17th, an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution is presented in the Paul Weaver Library. Contact: Mary Ellen Hawkins, mhawkins@ozarka.edu or 870-368-2054.

NOTE: If September the 17th falls on a Saturday, Sunday or a Holiday, Constitution Day will be held during the preceding or following week.


Cost of Attendance

A student’s cost of attendance (COA) is established solely for use in calculating federal financial aid eligibility and awarding financial aid, for a specific period of enrollment. The College uses estimated monthly living expenses, and an average cost of tuition, electronic course materials and books. Please visit our Net Price Calculator for specific programs.

Disability Services

The Associate Vice President of Student Services serves as Ozarka College's coordinator for Disability Services. Students interested in the academic and auxiliary services available (as mandated in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) should make an appointment with the VPSS's office. Please call (870)368-2027 for more details.

For additional information, please refer to the current Ozarka College Catalog

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program

Drug Free Policy
Drug Conviction Penalty Information
Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program

Emergency Response

Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Notification

Information Privacy and Security

FERPA
Computer Usage Policy
Best Practice - Security and Integrity of Resources
Copyright Information

Misrepresentation

Misrepresentation Policy

Professional Judgment

The College may exercise discretion to accommodate special circumstances, with respect to some aspects of eligibility, using professional judgment. Professional judgment allows the College to treat a student individually when the student has special circumstances not sufficiently addressed by standard procedures. The College uses professional judgment on a case-by-case basis.

Special circumstances will include conditions that differentiate an individual student from a whole class of students. The College will not accept professional judgments made for a student by another school, but will independently review the circumstances and, if appropriate, document the professional judgment decision. The decision of the College regarding professional judgment is final and cannot be appealed to the U.S. Department of Education. A student should contact the financial aid office if interested in submitting a professional judgment request.

Note: The College will complete verification before exercising professional judgment for students who have been selected for verification.

Safety and Security

Emergency-Call 911 for Ambulance, Fire, or Crime in Progress

Non-Emergency

Izard County Sheriff’s Department - 870-368-4203
Fulton County Sheriff’s Department – 870-895-2601
Mammoth Spring Police Department – 870-625-7516
Sharp County Sheriff’s Department – 870-994-7329
Ash Flat Police Department – 870-994-3061
Stone County Sheriff’s Department – 870-269-3825
Mountain View Police Department – 870-269-4211

To report a crime or other non-emergency communications Students are also encouraged to report crimes or suspicious activity to the Vice President of Administration or the campus security officer.

Vice President of Administration
Office: 870-368-2058
Mobile: 870-368-2358

Ozarka College Campus Crime Website
Behavior Intervention Team

Student Achievement Data

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation Rates

Student Financial Aid

870-368-2009 or finaid@ozarka.edu
Ozarka College Financial website
Net Price Calculator
Student Loan Code of Conduct

Student Loans

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Ozarka College Catalog

Textbooks

Ozarka College Bookstore 870-368-2022
Course Schedule with Textbook information

Title IX

Title IX protects the Ozarka College community from sexual discrimination, harassment and misconduct in a school's educational programs and activities. Title IX protects the Ozarka College community in connection with all academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic, and other programs, whether those programs take place on Ozarka College property, in Ozarka College transportation, at a class or training program sponsored by Ozarka College at another location or elsewhere.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Ozarka College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action college. Accordingly, the College seeks to develop degree credit programs, courses, and community service offerings and to provide open admission, counseling, and placement services for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, National origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, or veteran status.

All complaints or any concerns about conduct that may violate the Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation and Sexual Policy should be submitted to the Title IX Coordinator:

Vice President of Administration
Administration Building
218 College Drive
P.O. Box 10, Melbourne, AR 72556
870-368-2058
870-368-2358
titleix@ozarka.edu

Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation and Sexual Policy and Procedure


Administrative Procedures (PDF)


Additional Information

Sexual Harassment: It's Not Academic.
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/ocrshpam.pdf

Know Your Rights about Title IX and Sexual Violence
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/know-rights-201404-title-ix.pdf

Transfer

870-368-2028
Arkansas Course Transfer System

Vaccination Policy

Immunization

Verification

A federal financial aid student may be chosen to participate in the verification process by the U.S. Department of Education Central Processing System. The Central Processing System prints an asterisk next to the expected family contribution (EFC) on the Student Aid Report (SAR) or SAR Acknowledgement to identify the student has been selected for verification.

The purpose of verification is to maintain the integrity of federal financial aid programs by verifying the information provided by students and parents on financial aid applications.

If a student is selected for verification, the College will request the student provide all applicable documentation, which may include, but is not limited to, the following:
  • IRS-issued federal tax return transcript(s)
  • IRS W-2 form for each source of employment income
  • Verification worksheet
  • Verification of household member(s) receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance

Program (SNAP) benefits
  • Verification of child support paid
  • Verification of untaxed income
  • Documentation of high school completion
  • State Government-issued photo identification
  • Statement of Educational Purpose

Additional documents may be required by the College to complete the verification process.

A student will receive written notification from the College of verification requirements, required documentation and the timelines for completion of the process.

Failure to comply with a request for verification documents within 30 days of receiving written notification from the College can result in the deactivation of the federal financial aid application.

Voter Registration

National Voter Registration
Arkansas Voter Registration Application
Missouri Voter Registration Application


Availability of Employees for Information Dissemination Purpose

Requests for information by students about the college should be directed to the Associate Vice President of Student Services, 218 College Drive, Melbourne, AR 72556. (870-368-2300 or 1-800-821-4335). Other employees, such as admissions, advisors, and financial aid counselors, may also provide information regarding their specific areas of responsibility. If a student needs a paper copy of any of the information they can contact the admissions or financial aid offices.
CONTACT
Phone: 870-368-2300

Postal Address:
PO Box 10
Melbourne, Ar 72556

Physical Address:
218 College Drive
Melbourne, Ar 72556