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Consumer Information

Coe administrative office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Friday summer hours (June through mid-August) are 8:00 AM - 3:00 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

Contact: Catherine Ashton, Registrar
Email: o-registrar@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8526

Academic programs are offered in managerial or public accounting, art, art history, athletic training, biology, business administration, chemistry, communication studies, computer science, economics, elementary education, English, environmental science, environmental, studies, film studies, French, French studies, German, German studies, history, international business, international economics, international studies, mathematics, music (B.A. or B.M.), nursing (B.S.N.), organizational science, philosophy, physical education, physics, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, Spanish, Spanish studies, theatre arts, writing. Interdisciplinary and collateral majors are also available in African American studies, American studies, Asian studies, biochemistry, creative writing, environmental science, gender studies, general science, literature, molecular biology, neuroscience, 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.

Accreditation

Contact: Paula O'Loughlin, Provost and Dean of the Faculty
Email: o-deanfaculty@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8616

Coe College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Coe College's Bachelor of Music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music; its Athletic Training Education Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education; 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 are available here.

Athletics - Equity in Athletics Report

Contact: Sonny Travis, Director of Athletics and Recreation
Email: stravis@coe.edu

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.

Attendance Policy

Contact: Catherine Ashton, Registrar
Email: o-registrar@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8526

  1. Each faculty member determines the Attendance Policy for the course.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Contact: Erik Albinson, Vice President for Student Development
Email: ealbinso@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8589

The Coe College Campus Evacuation Plan is maintained by the Vice President for Student Development. In the event of a campus emergency, the President’s cabinet will communicate emergency evacuation procedures through the Vice President for Student Development.

Campus Security Policy, Crime Statistics (Clery Act) and Fire Log

Contact: Tom Hicks, Dean of Students
Email: thicks@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8741

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.

Center for Creativity and Careers

Contact: Barb Tupper, Executive Director of External Partnerships and Annual Giving
Email: btupper@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8662

Click here to view First Destination Reports.

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

Contact: Jill Jack, Director of Library Services
Email: jjack@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8024

Contact: Deb Bahr, Director of Information Technology
Email: o-computer@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8877

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

Contact: Amanda Colehour, Financial Aid Office
Email: o-financialaid@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8540

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

Contact: Kim Pierson, Academic Coach and ADA Coordinator
Email: kpierson@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8547

Handbook for Students with Disabilities provides disability-related information for Coe students.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Prevention Policy and Programs

Contact: Tom Hicks, Dean of Students
Email: thicks@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8741

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

Contact: Amanda Colehour, Financial Aid Office
Email: o-financialaid@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8540

There are serious consequences for those convicted of drug distribution or possession. Coe provides information about your eligibility as well as a link to the federal 2016-17 Drug Conviction Eligibility Worksheet. The Department of Education also provides a comprehensive FAQ

Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act (DFSCA 2018)

Contact: Erik Albinson, Vice President for Student Development
Email: ealbinso@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8589

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 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 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.

For more information on these programs, we encourage you to view information offered by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission and Publication 970 of the Internal Revenue Service.

Educational Loans Code of Conduct

Contact: Amanda Colehour, Financial Aid Office
Email: o-financialaid@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8540

The Educational Loans Code of Conduct is provided as required by State of Iowa code.

Emergency Alert System

Contact: Tom Hicks, Dean of Students
Email: thicks@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8741

The Coe College Emergency Alert system is defined and procedures for subscribing are provided.

FERPA - Confidentiality of Student Academic Records

Contact: Catherine Ashton, Registrar
Email: o-registrar@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8526

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.

Financial Aid

Contact: Amanda Colehour, Financial Aid Office
Email: o-financialaid@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8540

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)

Contact: Catherine Ashton, Registrar
Email: o-registrar@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8526

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.

Learning Commons

Contact: Gina Hausknecht, Associate Dean for Student Academics
Email: ghauskne@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8417

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

Contact: Erik Albinson, Vice President for Student Development
Email: ealbinso@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8589

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

Contact: Amanda Colehour, Financial Aid Office
Email: o-financialaid@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8540

Prospective students and parents (first-year only) may use the Net Price Calculator to determine their approximate cost for a Coe education.

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

Contact: Heidi Patterson, Student Accounts Office
Email: Coestudentaccounts@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8525

Contact: Amanda Colehour, Financial Aid Office
Email: o-financialaid@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8540

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 on the in the Financial Aid Handbook.

Sexual Offender Registration Information

Contact: Erik Albinson, Vice President for Student Development
Email: ealbinso@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8589

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

Contact: Catherine Ashton, Registrar
Email: o-registrar@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8526

Contact: Amanda Colehour, Financial Aid Office
Email: o-financialaid@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8540

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

Contact: Paula O'Loughlin, Provost and Dean of the Faculty
Email: o-deanfaculty@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8616

Institutional policy and procedure for the filing of Student Complaints is available. Student Concerns, Questions and Complaints can also be filed with the Iowa College Student Aid Commission.

Student Loans

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.studentloans.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.

Student Reference Book

Contact: Erik Albinson, Vice President for Student Development
Email: ealbinso@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8589

The Student Reference Book 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.

Teacher Preparation Program Report

Contact: Nancy Hayes
Email: nhayes@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8137

This Annual Summary Report on Practitioner Preparation is filed with the State of Iowa Department of Education.

Textbook Information

Contact: Coe Bookstore
Email: coe@bkstr.com
Phone: 319.399.8568

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 College Bookstore is owned and operated by Follett.

Title IX Compliance

Contact: Erik Albinson, Vice President for Student Development
Email: ealbinson@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8843

The Vice President for Student Development is the Title IX Coordinator and 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. The Dean of Students is the Sexual Misconduct Coordinator and is available to meet with students who believe that sexual misconduct has occurred. The Dean of Students will coordinate the investigation of the Title IX violation.

Transfer of Credit Policies

Contact: Catherine Ashton, Registrar
Email: o-registrar@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8526

Transfer of credit policies and articulation agreements are published in the Coe College Catalog and on the Coe website.

Vaccination Policies and Health Services Information

Contact: Health Services
Email: o-healthservices@coe.edu
Phone: 319.399.8617

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.

Voter Registration

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.

Non-Discrimination Statement

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.