Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information
Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information
Constitution Day at Mount Aloysius
Commemorating the signing of the U.S. Constitution, Mount Aloysius College celebrates Constitution Day on September 17th each year in accordance with Federal regulations. Student Affairs and Student Activities engage students in a variety of ways with educational programs and discussions on this very important day in United States history.
Privacy of Student Records – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Consumer Information on College Navigator Website
Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilities
Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal and for the Return of Title IV, HEA Financial Aid
Academic Program (Educational Programs, Instructional Facilities, and Faculty)
Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements
Institutional and Program Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure
Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions (Including Computer Use and File Sharing)
Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
Security Report (Including Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures), Timely Warnings, and Crime Log
Security Report- Programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking Policy (Included in the Annual Security and Fire Report)
Security Report − Missing Person Notification Policy (Included in the Annual Security and Fire Report)
Fire Safety Report and Fire Log (Included in the Annual Security and Fire Report)
Information for Crime Victims About Disciplinary Hearings (Included in the Annual Security and Fire Report)
Completion/Graduation and Transfer-out Rates (Including Disaggregated Rates)
Completion/Graduation and Transfer-out Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid (Including Disaggregated Completion/Graduation Rates) (Not Applicable)
Placement in Employment / Job Placement Rates
- Medical Imaging (at the bottom under Program Effectiveness Data)
- Nursing (under Mount Aloysius College Nursing Outcomes)
- Physical Therapy Assistant (under Student Outcomes for PTA Program)
- Surgical Technology (Under NBSTSA National Certified Surgical Technologist Exam Pass Rate)
- Ultrasonography (under Student Success)
Types of Graduate and Professional Education In Which the Institution’s Graduates Enroll
Voter Registration Forms
State Grant Assistance (Other Aid Programs)
Student Loan Information Published by Department of Education (Financial Aid Programs & Policies has information regarding student loans and also references the DOE site: studentaid.gov, which publishes all information on student loans)
National Student Loan Data System (Direct Stafford Loan Changes)
Entrance Counseling for Student Borrowers (Under Federal Aid Programs>Federal Direct Stafford Loans)
Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers (Under Federal Aid Programs>Federal Direct Stafford Loans>Exit Counseling)
Private Education Loan Disclosures (Including Self-Certification Form) (Private Alternative Loans)
Code of Conduct for Education Loans (Private Alternative Loans)
Preferred Lender Lists (Not Applicable)
Preferred Lender Arrangements (Not Applicable)
Commitment to Diversity
Mount Aloysius is committed to building an inclusive community that values each person and respects diversity of all kinds – diversity of thought, experience, culture, ethnicity, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, etc. to create a workplace where everyone participates and is able to contribute their own unique gifts, talents and perspectives.
Mount Aloysius College strictly prohibits and does not tolerate unlawful discrimination against any person on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status in the administration of its admissions and employment practices, educational policies, financial aid, scholarship and loan programs, athletics or any other College administered program.
Any person with limited English language skills will be provided assistance upon request. Such assistance is provided by the College to ensure limited English language skills is not a barrier to admission or participation in programs of the College.
Inquiries or requests for information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, should be directed to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the College’s designated Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, at the Office of Student Affairs, Cosgrave Center, 7373 Admiral Peary Highway, Cresson, PA 16630. Tel: (814) 886-6472.
Important Information & Policies
At Mount Aloysius College, directory information includes name, address, telephone listing, email address, photographs, date and place of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, enrollment status, participation in officially recognized activities, degrees, honors, awards, most recent educational institution attended, and weight and height for athletes.
This information that the College has identified as directory information and that it routinely releases without a student’s explicit permission can also be made confidential at a student’s request. For students to do so, they must place their request in writing at the Registrar’s Office. Additionally, the College can refuse to release such information if a request seems improper, e.g., for commercial exploitation.
Mount Aloysius College makes every reasonable effort to provide qualified students with disabilities the opportunity to take full advantage of programs, practices, services and facilities. Students with disabilities who wish to request an accommodation are required to do so through the Director of Counseling and Disability Services, St. Joe’s, Room 101 or call (814)886-6515.
At that time, students will be required to complete a formal request for accommodation and provide the necessary documentation. All requests should be submitted at least 30 days prior to an effective date of implementation.
Upon receipt of the completed request form and documentation supporting the request, the Director of Counseling and Disability Services will review the request, meet with the student and determine what accommodations are warranted and will be approved. For any request for accommodation to be implemented, it must be formally approved.
The Director of Counseling and Disability Services will review the request, meet with the student, and determine what accommodations are warranted and will be approved. For any request for accommodations to be implemented, it must be formally approved.
The College’s policy complies with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX and Section 504 of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and all other applicable Federal, State, and Local statutes, regulations, and guidelines.
Designated handicapped accessible residence hall spaces are available for students with physical disabilities. The Administration Building, Pierce Hall, Academic Hall, Library and Cosgrave Center have elevators and a wheelchair accessible entrance. Students requiring alternative classroom seating may request such through the Counseling and Disability Services department.
Information in this website should not be considered accurate or complete unless confirmed in writing by Mount Aloysius College.
The provisions of this website are not to be construed as representing contractual or any other obligations of Mount Aloysius College. Mount Aloysius College expressly reserves the right to increase, decrease, withdraw, cancel, reschedule, repeal, change, modify or amend any provisions, policies, requirements, rules, charges, fees, expenses, courses, programs of study, degrees, and other academic regulations.
Reference within this website to any specific commercial products, services, manufacturers or providers does not consititute or imply their endorsement by Mount Aloysius College. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Mount Aloysius College.
Mount Aloysius College will not be held responsible for the content of websites connected to this website but published by other parties. In providing links to these sites, Mount Aloysius College neither endorses the publishers nor attests to the accuracy of their information.
This information is available in alternative media on request. Contact the Office of Student Affairs, Cosgrave Center, at (814) 886-6472 for further information.
Mount Aloysius College reserves the right to dismiss a student from the College for cause at any time. It also reserves the right to impose probation, suspension or other disciplinary action on any student whose conduct or achievement is unsatisfactory. When a student is dismissed or suspended for cause, there will be no refund of tuition or fees paid. Neither will there be any refunds in the event the operation of Mount Aloysius College is temporarily suspended as a result of any act of God, strike, work stoppage, disruption, or any other reason beyond its control.
The United States Department of Education, through the Higher Education Opportunity Act requires institutions offering distance education programs to determine eligibility to offer these programs to students residing in other states.
Each state has specific regulations governing what institutions outside of their state must do in order to provide distance education experiences to its state’s residents.
Mount Aloysius College is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) establishes a state-level reciprocity process that will support the nation in its efforts to increase the educational attainment of its people by making state authorization:
- more efficient, effective, and uniform in regard to necessary and reasonable standards of practice that could span states;
- more effective in dealing with quality and integrity issues that have arisen in some online/ distance education offerings; and
- less costly for states and institutions and, thereby, the students they serve.
As a member of NC-SARA, Mount Aloysius College may offer distance education courses/programs in 47 of 50 states. Currently, the only states who are not member of NC-SARA are California, Florida, and Massachusetts. Interested students residing these states should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission before making any arrangements for enrollment.
NOTE: If you are a resident of one of the states not yet approved, please contact Mount Aloysius College before enrolling in an online course.
More information regarding NC-SARA can be found here.
The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions offering distance education programs to provide all enrolled and prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with regional accrediting agencies and with the appropriate state agency designated to receive and process complaints in the student’s home state. Many external agencies require that all institutional procedures be followed before a concern will be considered. Before contacting one of these agencies, Mount Aloysius College encourages students to inform the College of their complaints first. We are eager to listen to our students and assist them in resolving any issues they may have with the College.
State of Pennsylvania
State of Pennsylvania The Pennsylvania Department of Education has authorized the College to offer undergraduate and graduate level certificates, associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees. Information regarding complaint processes can be found at PDE’s Office of Postsecondary and Higher Education website.
For additional Information, please contact:
Division of Higher & Career Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education – Postsecondary and Adult Education
333 Market Street, 12th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Mount Aloysius College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). For a copy of College’s current MSCHE Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS) please go to Mount Aloysius College’s status page on the MSCHE website.
Complaint Resolution Contacts by State/U.S. Territory
New federal regulations require Mount Aloysius College to provide prospective and current students with contact information for filing complaints with the appropriate agency in the state where each student resides. Students should click on their state of residence to review its process in the event that they should have a complaint about Mount Aloysius College.
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey*
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota*
- Puerto Rico*
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia*
* Where no specific complaint processes is listed, the link provided is to the state department of education, higher education system, or consumer protection agency (where appropriate).
Students are first encouraged to address their grievance, whether personal or academic, directly with the appropriate faculty/staff member with responsibility concerning the issue. This is considered an “Informal” process and is meant to empower the student to confront the source of their concern, as well as minimize the length of time involved in achieving a resolution. If no agreement is reached, students may choose to put their grievance in writing directly to the next appropriate department head or director with responsibility for the area of concern. Students may seek assistance from the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students office to file and process a formal written grievance, at any time. The Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students office will provide advice and guidance to students who present grievances or complaints, whether personal or academically related. Appeals concerning previously assigned grades are specifically addressed through the academic administrative chain, beginning with the course instructor.
The Timothy J. Piazza Antihazing Law (Act 80 of 2018) and the Mount Aloysius College Community.
Hazing is against the law in the State of Pennsylvania, The Mount Aloysius College Student Code of Conduct and anathema to the purposes and philosophies of Mount Aloysius College.
Hazing is defined as: Any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student or which willfully destroys or removes public or private property for the purpose of initiation or admission into or affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in, any organization operating under the sanction of or recognized as an organization by an institution of higher education. The term shall include, but not be limited to, any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the elements, forced consumption of any food, liquor, drug or other substance, or any other forced physical activity which could adversely affect the physical health and safety of the individual, and shall include any activity which would subject the individual to extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact, forced conduct which could result in extreme embarrassment, or any other forced activity which could adversely affect the mental health or dignity of the individual, or any willful destruction or removal of public or private property. For purposes of this definition, any activity as described in this definition upon which the initiation or admission into or affiliation with or continued membership in an organization is directly or indirectly conditioned shall be presumed to be “forced” activity, the willingness of an individual to participate in such activity notwithstanding.
Any club, student organization, service organization, athletic team or similar group found responsible for a violation of hazing which occurred on or off campus shall be subject to sanctions imposed through the campus conduct system, as overseen by the Vice President for Student Affairs, in addition to any criminal/civil penalties. Campus conduct penalties may include the imposition of fines, the withholding of diplomas or transcripts pending compliance with the rules or pending payment of fines and the imposition of probation, suspension or dismissal.
Mount Aloysius College will follow the Act 80 and shall provide individuals in need of medical attention as a result of hazing or underage drinking, immunity as well as the individual who seeks help for that person.
Mount Aloysius College report on hazing as required by The Timothy J. Piazza Law (Act 80 of 2018) will be posted in accordance with the law on January 1 and August 1 of each year. The law requires the report to contain the name of the organization involved, the date the group was charged with a violation and descriptions of the violation and sanctions as applicable.
Upon hearing of or being involved in a hazing incident, and need emergency assistance, Call 9-1-1 or Campus Police at 814-886-6327. Non-emergency reporting can be done by contacting Campus Police or the Title IX Coordinator, 814-886-6472. If you would prefer to report a non-emergency incident anonymously, use the Mount Aloysius College Ethics Hotline at 877-301-0415 or via the web at http://www.macethicsline.ethicspoint.com/ .
The student wishing to officially withdraw from Mount Aloysius College can obtain the required form from the Registrar’s Office. The student should obtain their advisor’s signature on the form and is strongly encouraged to discuss the decision to withdraw with their advisor. The completed form must be turned into the Registrar’s Office to officially withdraw from Mount Aloysius College. The Registrar will notify the student’s advisor, the Business Office, Student Accounts, Financial Aid, the Director of Retention and Advising, and the Office of Student Affairs. Students should be aware of the consequences of failing to complete an official withdrawal form.
Withdrawal from College – Administrative
Attendance has been proven to be a key factor in academic success. For this reason, students are expected to attend all classes. Failure to attend class may result in the student being withdrawn from the course or failing the course. Administrative withdrawal refers to the involuntary withdrawing of students from enrollment in classes due to excessive absences. An administrative withdrawal from courses or from the College may occur at any time during the semester. The Registrar in consultation with and recommendation from faculty, Academic Advising Coordinator, or other administrative offices has the authority to carry out an administrative withdrawal. The Registrar will notify the student by email that an administrative withdrawal has been initiated. The student will have three (3) days to respond to the Registrar before the withdrawal takes effect. Any student who is administratively withdrawn from a course or from the College has the right to make an appeal in writing. See the Registrar for further information on the administrative withdrawal policy and for information on the appeal process.
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