Coe administrative office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Friday summer hours (June through mid-August) are 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Employee(s) are available throughout the normal administrative working hours to answer questions and provide information related to Consumer Information. Federal Financial Aid Regulations [The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by 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 is a list of the required topics and links to the detailed information. To obtain additional information, including requesting a paper copy of any of the materials, please call or email the appropriate office or visit the associated website.
Academic Program and Institutional Information
Academic programs are offered in managerial or public accounting, African American Studies, American studies, art, art history, Asian studies, biology, business administration, chemistry, communication studies, computer science, creative writing, data science, economics, elementary education, English, film studies, French and Francophone studies, general science, history, international business, international economics, international studies, kinesiology, literature, mathematics, music (B.A. or B.M.), nursing (B.S.N.), philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religion, social & criminal justice, sociology, Spanish, Spanish studies, theatre arts, writing. Interdisciplinary and collateral majors are also available in biochemistry, environmental science, environmental studies, molecular biology, neuroscience, organizational science and public relations. Coe also offers certificate programs in primary and secondary teacher education. Information concerning Coe College’s current educational programs and course descriptions is available in the Coe College Catalog. The catalog also includes a listing of current faculty and information about campus facilities.
Coe College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Coe College's Music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music; its education program is accredited by the Iowa Department of Education, and its Bachelor of Science in Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Coe College's chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society. Copies of accrediting statements.
Athletics - Equity in Athletics Report
Contact: Steve Cook, Director of Athletics and Recreation
In compliance with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, the Coe College Athletic Department publishes information on men’s and women’s athletic programs. The EADA report includes the number of participants by gender for each team, operating and recruiting expenses, coaches’ salaries, revenues and athletically related student aid.
- Each faculty member determines the Attendance Policy for the course.
- All faculty must report attendance of registered students to the Registrar's Office no later than the Date of Record each term so the Registrar can inform the Financial Aid Office of registered students who are not attending classes. This allows the Financial Aid Office to determine if there are students who never attended courses.
- All faculty must report the last date of attendance to the Registrar's Office for any student who earns an F or a U so the Registrar can inform the Financial Aid Office. This allows the Financial Aid Office to determine if any students unofficially withdrew during the term.
Campus Evacuation Plan
The Coe College Campus Evacuation Plan is maintained by the Dean of Students. In the event of a campus emergency, the President’s cabinet will communicate emergency evacuation procedures through the Dean of Students.
Campus Security Policy, Crime Statistics (Clery Act) and Fire Log
Information regarding public safety at Coe College is provided on the campus Safety and Security webpage. The webpage includes a link to the Coe College Annual Safety Report (Campus Crime, Sexual Misconduct, and Fire Information) (Clery Report) as required by the Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act. The "Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990" mandates a description of policies related to campus security and statistics concerning specific crimes reported to campus authorities or local police agencies be disclosed.
C3: Creativity, Careers, Community
College Navigator Website
College Navigator is a free federal website that provides information about U.S. postsecondary institutions. It is intended to help prospective and current students, parents, high school counselors, and others search for and obtain information. Extensive information about Coe College including but not limited to admission information, retention and graduation rates, outcomes measures, financial aid, accreditation, campus security and cohort default rates is available.
Copyright Infringement and Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Policies and Sanctions
The Coe College Copyright Infringement Policy as well as policies and sanctions related to computer use and file sharing is available online.
Cost of Attendance
Information concerning the direct cost of attendance at Coe, including tuition, fees, room and board is available. Comprehensive fee information including variable residence hall rates and meal plans is available from the Business Office page. Estimated costs for books, supplies, transportation and miscellaneous personal expenses can be found in the Coe College Financial Aid Handbook.
Disabilities, facilities and services for students
Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Prevention Policy and Programs
The Coe Alcohol and Illegal Substance policy provides information on preventing drug and alcohol abuse and the associated health risks, standards of conduct, a description of local, state and federal sanctions for unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol, information about available treatment options and sanctions for violations of the standards of conduct. Additional information specific to students can be found in the Student Reference Book.
Drug Conviction Consequences While Receiving TIV Federal Financial Aid
The Department of Education has rescinded the student eligibility requirements and students no longer face penalties or suspension of Title IV aid due to a drug conviction that occurred while the student was enrolled and receiving Title IV aid. While the information must still be provided on the FAFSA, the loss of federal student aid for drug convictions no longer applies.
Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act (DFSCA 2020)
In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act (DFSCA), Coe completes a biennial review on its alcohol and other drug (AOD) prevention programs at the end of every even numbered year. This report covers the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years.
Education Tax Credits
There are currently several tax benefits available for higher education. The American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit are available for educational expenses paid by the parent for their student and are a direct credit towards tax liability. Deductions are available for student loan interest as well as tuition and fees expense. The tax code also allows for an education exception to additional tax on early IRA distributions and the ability to cash in education savings bonds tax free. Because the specifics on each of these programs vary according to individual circumstances, we encourage you to discuss these options with your tax advisor.
Educational Loans Code of Conduct
The Educational Loans Code of Conduct is provided as required by State of Iowa code.
Electronic Notification Policy
Student Financial Services uses electronic means to share information with students. Students can view financial aid and billing information through the self-service portal, my.coe.edu.
Students will receive electronic messages related to financial aid and their student account via Coe email. Such messages include, but are not limited to loan disclosure information, loan disbursement and cancellation notices, changes to financial aid offer, billing notification, accounts receivable and registration hold notices. Students must contact Student Financial Services to have such information distributed in paper format.
Emergency Alert System
FERPA - Confidentiality of Student Academic Records
FERPA, (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. The Coe College FERPA Policy is available online and sent to students yearly.
The Financial Aid Handbook provides links to information about Federal, State and Institutional Financial Aid programs. In addition you can find Coe’s Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Title IV aid, educational loans entrance, exit counseling and sample repayment schedules and Coe's Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
Graduation Rate and Retention Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act)
Four, five and six year persistence and graduation rates are provided. Additional graduation and retention rate information is available on the College Navigator website. Disaggregated graduation rates are also available.
- College Scorecard
- Coe College Graduates: First Destination Reports
- Education: Teacher License Rates for Coe College
- Nursing: Number of Candidates and Percent Passing of First-time NCLEX-RN® Candidates Prepared in Iowa Programs for Registered Nurse Licensure
Academic support services for all enrolled Coe students are provided at no charge through the Learning Commons, including tutoring, supplemental instruction, academic coaching, help with all writing and speaking assignments, test proctoring, community engagement and service learning, internships and career and life planning.
Missing Persons Policy
The Missing Persons Policy outlines notification procedures to be followed when a Coe student has been reported missing for more than 24 hours. The policy also provides information on how to designate a confidential contact person should it be determined that the student is missing.
Net Price Calculator
Prospective students and parents (first-year only) may use the Net Price Calculator to determine their approximate cost for a Coe education.
Professional Licensure Disclosure
Certain Coe College academic programs prepare students to earn a professional license and/or certification in Iowa. In compliance with federal regulations regarding professional licensure, Coe is required to make the following disclosure with respect to professional licensure or certification outside the state of Iowa. The academic programs provided below lead to professional licensure or certification:
Accounting Requirements for becoming a Certified Public Accountant differ from state to state. All states require that students pass the Uniform CPA examination and many require the completion of 150 semester hours of education prior to certification. Coe's accounting program meets the educational requirements for CPA licensure in the state of Iowa (state by state determination). Students wishing to become a CPA should also check the state board's education requirements for the state in which they wish to practice.
Education If you are seeking certification outside the state of Iowa, you may be required to take state-specific tests or fulfill other requirements to achieve licensure. We have not determined if our program leads to licensure in all states and to discuss licensure in other states, please see licensing officials Sarah Kress or Nancy Hayes (state by state determination). Information on state entities overseeing professional teaching licensure can be found at US Department of Education website- State Contacts.
Nursing Every state requires registration and licensure to practice nursing. Upon completion of the undergraduate nursing program at Coe College, graduates have met the education requirements to take the national licensing exam, NCLEX-RN. Additionally, graduates are eligible to apply for a license to practice as a R.N. in Iowa (state by state determination). The registration and licensure requirements for a specific state can be found at Board of Nursing.
Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal, and Return of Title IV, HEA Financial Aid
If a student withdraws or drops a course, Coe College will adhere to its refund policy as published in the Coe College Catalog. In addition to the catalog, comprehensive information about the the requirements and procedures for students seeking to officially withdraw from the college and requirements for return of Title IV, HEA grant or loan aid are available in the Financial Aid Handbook.
Sexual Offender Registration Information
The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (CSCPA) of 2000 is a federal law that provides for the tracking of convicted sex offenders enrolled at, or employed by, institutions of higher education. The CSCPA is an amendment to the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Act. The federal law requires state law enforcement agencies to provide a link with the latest information concerning registered sex offenders.
Student Body Diversity
The Student Body Diversity report provides the percentage of enrolled, full-time students by gender, ethnicity and Federal Pell grant recipient as reported in the IPEDS Fall Enrollment and Student Financial Aid surveys. Additional information is available at the College Navigator website.
Student Complaint Resolution
Institutional policy and procedure for the filing of Student Complaints is available. Unresolved complaints regarding SARA policy: nc-sara.org/student-compaints. Students may contact our state portal entity, Iowa College Student Aid Commission at iowacollegeaid.gov/StudentComplaintForm. All Student Concerns, Questions and Complaints can be filed with the Iowa College Student Aid Commission.
The Student Handbook contains comprehensive information about student life at Coe including Academic Policies, Campus Services & Resources, Student Development, Residence Life, Student Government, Student Organizations & Clubs, Health, Safety & Security and The Coe Plan.
Coe College participates in the Federal Direct Student and Parent Loan programs. Information about those loans and links to the entrance and exit counseling requirements is available at www.studentaid.gov. Extensive information about federal student loans is also available in the Financial Aid Handbook. Cohort default information for federal loans is available on the College Navigator website. As a courtesy Coe College has contracted with Great Lakes to maintain FASTChoice which can be used to search for private student or parent loans. The availability of FASTChoice is not an endorsement or a comprehensive list of loans but does provide information about private loans that have been used by Coe College families in the past.
Teacher Preparation Program Report
This Annual Summary Report on Practitioner Preparation is filed with the State of Iowa Department of Education.
The schedule of courses available at my.coe.edu contains a link to the IBSN number for those courses where Coe faculty have designated required textbooks. In cases where text books have been provided to the bookstore you will find the ISBN number at my coe under the student tab | course search. Please note that the Coe Online Bookstore, owned and operated by Akademos, operates completely online. Students visit the website to order online and have their textbooks shipped to their home or to campus while digital course material access is emailed.
Title IX Compliance
The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for coordinating Coe's compliance with Title IX, including overseeing all complaints of sex discrimination and identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints.
Transfer of Credit Policies
Vaccination Policies and Health Services Information
The mission of the Coe College Student Health Services is to promote student wellness and health. The purpose of the Student Health Services is to educate students about their physical, emotional and spiritual self and promote healthy lifestyles. Empowering students with knowledge and information about prevention of illness is targeted. In the event of illness, Student Health Services enables the student to become informed consumers of their healthcare to receive optimal care. Coe's Health Services mission falls under the auspices of the mission developed by the Division of Student Affairs. Coe College requires proof of immunizations on file in Health Services prior to class registration. The Coe College Vaccination policy is available in the Student Reference Book.
Information on voting in local, state, and federal elections, may be accessed at the Iowa Secretary of State website. The Voter Registration Form can be printed out and submitted to the county auditor’s office.
Coe College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. Veteran. All students have equal access to the facilities, financial aid, and programs of the College.