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Consumer Information

In accordance with federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, below is a summary of consumer information that must be made available to all students at Folsom Lake College (FLC). Each topic listed gives a brief description of the information that must be disclosed and explains how it can be obtained. If you need assistance obtaining information listed or you would like a paper copy, contact the Financial Aid Office.

I. Information about Folsom Lake College

  1. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  2. Programs and Services Available to Students with Disabilities
  3. Student Body Diversity
  4. Textbook Information
  5. Voter Registration Information
  6. Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreement
  7. Cost of Attendance
  8. Net Price Calculator
  9. Refund Policies
  10. Withdrawal Procedures
  11. Description of Academic Programs
  12. Instructional Facilities and Labs
  13. Faculty
  14. Accreditation Information
  15. Copyright/Piracy
  16. Constitution Day Information
  17. Standards of Student Conduct

II. Overview of Financial Aid Programs

  1. Overview of Financial Aid Program
  2. Contact Information for Obtaining Financial Aid Assistance
  3. How to Apply for Financial Aid
  4. Eligibility for Financial Aid
  5. Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
  6. Need Based and Non Need Based Federal and State Financial Aid
  7. How Eligibility for Need Based Aid is Determined and How Need Based Aid is Awarded
  8. Financial Aid for Study Abroad
  9. How and When Financial Aid Will be Distributed
  10. Rights and Responsibilities of Aid Recipients
  11. Financial Aid Fraud
  12. Return to Title IV
  13. Terms and Conditions of Federal Work Study Employment
  14. Student Loan Information
  15. Terms and Conditions of Direct Loans
  16. National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
  17. Terms and Conditions of Direct Loan Deferments
  18. Terms of Loans Received, Repayment Schedules and Repayment
  19. Loan Entrance Counseling
  20. Loan Exit Counseling
  21. Loan Code of Conduct Policy
  22. Private Educational Loan Disclosures

III. Information Regarding Student Outcomes

  1. Graduation, Transfer and Retention Rates
  2. Graduation and Retention Rates for Student Athletes
  3. Equity in Athletic Disclosure

IV. Information Regarding Health and Safety

  1. Campus Safety and Security
  2. Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace
  3. Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures
  4. FLC Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Procedures
  5. Students and Employees with Disabilities
  6. Unlawful Discrimination and Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Retaliation
  7. Title IX: Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence and Discrimination  


Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA information can be found in the college catalog under "Student Rights and Responsibilities" and online here

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Programs and Services Available to Students with Disabilities

The Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS) provides support services to students with disabilities in an effort to ensure equal opportunity and participation at the college. For more information about the facilities and services available to students with disabilities, visit the department's website here.

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Student Body Diversity

FLC regularly reports this information to the Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Follow these steps to access this information:

  • Go to the IPEDS College Navigator at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
  • In the "Name of School" box type Folsom Lake College
  • Clink on the Folsom Lake College link that appears.
  • For gender and race/ethnicity data, click on the Enrollments link to expand the selection
  • For information about Pell Grant recipients, expand the Financial Aid link

Gender, demographic, and other data is also available in the "Facts at a Glance" document found here.

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Textbook Information

Student can access each semester's book list here. Every class in the schedule has a link to the book list. Not all classes listed require texts. Each semester's book list is posted at the same time the class schedule is made public. Book information is listed as it becomes known through the submission of book orders from faculty. The list is updated daily.

The book list is subject to substantial change prior to, and through the course of a semester. The Textbook Refund Policy is listed here.

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Voter Registration Information

Folsom Lake College encourages eligible students to register to vote. Students may access the California Voter Registration website by selecting "Register to Vote" from the Quick Links menu on any page. Students wishing to register via voter registration card may pick one up in the Office of Student Life located in the Falcon's Roost on the Folsom campus. The Office of Student Life also organizes voter registration events periodically.

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Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreement

Folsom Lake College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for the Community and Junior Colleges, which is part of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. All courses equivalent to university and college work are generally accepted by all WASC member colleges and most other colleges and universities in the United States. Specific information on course and/or program articulation agreements with the University of California and the California State University can be found at www.assist.org. For Information on articulation agreements with California independent colleges, out of state colleges, and international colleges, contact the Counseling Office or Career & Transfer Services Center.

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Withdrawal Procedures

Military withdrawal is available for students who are members of an active or reserve military service, and who receive orders compelling a withdrawal from courses. Students requesting military withdrawal must file a student petition and include supporting documentation. Medical withdrawals may be considered when supporting documentation is provided along with a student petition. The Student Petition form can be found here.

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Description of Academic Programs

Upon satisfactory completion of requirements, students may earn the Associate in Arts Degree, Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement, and Certificate of Recognition. For more information about all academic programs including requirements, view the latest college catalog here, explore the Academics pages here, or go to a Counseling Office.

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Instructional Facilities and Labs

The college provides the instructional, laboratory, and physical plant facilities needed to support each of its academic programs. Contact the dean for the department for specific information about the facilities and resources available to support the academic program. Departments can be found online here.

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Information on the college's faculty and instructional personnel is available in Folsom Lake College's catalog found here. Contact information for current faculty can be found here. For additional information, please contact the Los Rios Community College District Office of Human Services at 916-568-3112 or in person at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825.

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FLC supports the Higher Education Opportunity Act and Digital Millennium Copyright Act, including efforts to eliminate the illegal distribution of copyrighted material. LRCCD Board Policy P-8861, developed through the consultation process, provides guidelines to students, faculty and staff to assist in compliance with federal copyright laws. More information on copyright and piracy can be viewed here.

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Constitution Day Information

In order to comply with the federal regulation requiring the development of educational programming to celebrate Constitution Day on September 17th of each year, Folsom Lake College's Office of Student Life provides faculty, students, and staff with access to U.S. Constitution Day educational resources, movies, toolkits, and free pocket size U.S. Constitution books.

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Overview of Financial Aid Program

Folsom Lake College has a full array of Title IV programs and California State Programs. Financial assistance may include: grants, loans, federal work-study, FLC Foundation scholarships, as well as privately supported scholarships.

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Contact Information for Obtaining Financial Aid Assistance

Prospective or enrolled students who have questions about obtaining financial aid should contact the Folsom Lake College Financial Aid Office at 916-608-6646 (main Folsom campus), 530-642-5651 (EDC), or 916-255-5211 (RCC). Office hours can be found here.

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Need Based and Non Need Based Federal and State Financial Aid

Folsom Lake College has a full array of aid programs. Some are need based and some are non need based as determined by the information provided and verified on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FLC Foundation Scholarship Application.

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How Eligibility for Need Based Aid is Determined and How Need Based Aid is Awarded

Students are packaged for financial aid (given financial aid from several of the programs for which a student is eligible) based on the student's financial need. Financial need is determined by a student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) (computed from information provided on the FAFSA) as compared to FLC's Cost of Attendance (COA). Those who have a positive number remaining after the EFC is subtracted from the Cost of Attendance may qualify for some need based aid sources. To meet with federal regulations, FLC defines the neediest students as those whose EFC = $0.

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Financial Aid for Study Abroad

If you enroll in a Los Rios Community College District sponsored study abroad program, you may apply for financial aid through the FLC Financial Aid Office. You will be considered for all aid programs [Pell Grant, Cal Grant (California Residents), BOGW (California Residents), Foundation Scholarships, and Loans] except Federal Work-Study.

Depending on the cost of your study abroad program, the financial aid you receive may or may not meet your full demonstrated financial need. To make up the gap between your aid and the cost of your program, you may want to apply for a private scholarship or an alternative loan. Please also contact the Study Abroad Office here about application procedures and deadlines. You are responsible for making any payments for the program by the appropriate deadlines.

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Financial Aid Fraud

On November 5, 2000, Congress passed the College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 2000 (CSFPA). The CSFPA enhances protection against fraud in student financial assistance by establishing stricter sentencing guidelines for criminal financial aid fraud. It also charged the Department, working in conjunction with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), with implementing national awareness activities, including a scholarship fraud awareness site on
the ED Web site. According to the FTC, perpetrators of financial aid fraud often use these telltale lines:

  • The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.
  • You can't get this information anywhere else.
  • I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship.
  • We'll do all the work.
  • The scholarship will cost some money.
  • You've been selected by a 'national foundation' to receive a scholarship' or ‘You're a finalist,' in a contest you never entered.

To file a complaint, or for free information, students or parents should call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or visit: www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams.

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National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education's central database for student financial aid records. Federal loans disbursed to students or parents will be submitted to NSLDS and will be accessible by guarantee agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system. Student and parent borrowers can track and manage their federal student loans and grants online at www.nslds.ed.gov. The secured site displays information on loans and grants, including amounts, outstanding balances and status. Student and parent borrowers can also find contact information for their loan servicer.

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Terms and Conditions of Direct Loan Deferments

Information regarding the various deferments available to student and parent loan borrowers is available at the Department of Education web site - www.studentloans.gov under "Managing Repayment" and click on "Trouble Making Payments?"

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Terms of Loans Received, Repayment Schedules and Repayment

Generally, borrowers will have 10 to 25 years to repay their loan, depending on the repayment plan they choose. The loan servicer will notify the borrower of the date the first payment is due. If a repayment plan is not chosen by the borrower, the borrower will be placed on the standard repayment plan, with fixed monthly payments for up to 10 years. Repayment plans can be changed at any time by contacting the loan officer. Information about standard repayment, extended repayment, graduated repayment, income contingent repayment (not available for parent PLUS loans), and income-based repayment can be found at www.studentloans.gov under "Managing Repayment". Click "Repayment Plans & Calculators".

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Loan Entrance Counseling

The Federal Government requires first-time student borrowers to complete loan entrance counseling to ensure that the student borrower understands the responsibilities and obligations they are assuming. In order to provide the required comprehensive information on the terms and conditions of the loan and the borrower's responsibilities, first-time student loan borrowers at Folsom Lake College are required to complete entrance counseling. For a schedule of loan entrance counseling workshops, click here.

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Private Educational Loan Disclosures

Any student applying for a private education loan at Folsom Lake College must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with the school in order to ensure that all available waivers and grants are available to the student, as well as to encourage students to make use of low-interest loans available through the Department of Education (subsidized if eligible). Student borrowers at FLC are counseled to compare the terms and conditions of Department of Education loans with the terms and conditions of private education loans to determine the more favorable borrowing option.

Upon request, Folsom Lake College will provide the self-certification form for private education loans required under Sec. 128(e)(3) of the Truth in Lending Act (15 U.S.C. 1638(e)(3) and the information required to complete the form, to the extent that Folsom College possesses the information.

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Graduation, Transfer and Retention Rates

Folsom Lake College regularly reports this information to the Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Follow these steps to access this information:

  • Go to the IPEDS College Navigator at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/  
  • In the "Name of School" box type Folsom Lake College
  • Clink on the Folsom Lake College link that appears.
  • Click on the Retention and Graduation Rates link to expand the selection.

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Graduation and Retention Rates for Student Athletes

Graduation and retention rates must be provided to student-athletes, their parents, high school coaches, and guidance counselors when an athletically related student aid offer is made. Folsom Lake College does not offer financial aid to students based on athletic ability. For information on graduation and retention rates or student success programs for student-athletes, please contact the Athletic Director at 916-608-6687.

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Equity in Athletic Disclosure

As part of federally mandated Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, information on annual participation rates and financing of men's and women's sports in intercollegiate athletic programs is available by request to students and the general public. For more information or to receive a copy of the report, contact the Athletic Department, Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway, Folsom, CA 95630 or you can find the data online: http://ope.ed.gov/athletics/.

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Campus Safety and Security

The annual Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Report (Annual Clery Report) is available. Timely warnings which alert staff, faculty, and students whenever a serious crime takes place on campus and the suspects are at large leaving a potential risk to the college's employees, students, and guests. Staff, faculty, and students would be alerted by campus wide email as well as notices posted on building entrances campus wide. Additional information, including the daily crime log, can be found on the Los Rios District Police Department site.

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Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace

The unlawful manufacturing, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of illicit drugs and alcohol is prohibited in the workplace and on college premises. Students, faculty and staff that violate this policy may be subject to discipline up to and including termination or expulsion, and may also face civil and/or criminal penalties. The abuse of alcohol and drugs can have serious health consequences and there are Local Counseling and Rehabilitation Program references available as well. View the full District policy (2443).

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Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures

This information can be found online on the Los Rios District Police Department page here.

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FLC Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Procedures

View information on student concerns or complaints (including, but not limited to, equity, sexual harassment, Title IX, 504, ADA). In addition to complaints being filed by students or employees, complaints may be initiated by other individuals or entities, such as a family member, representative, organization, or other third party wishing to file on behalf of an individual or group alleged to have suffered unlawful discrimination or harassment. The Los Rios District has an official form. However, while complainants should be encouraged to use the form, the form is not required and complaints shall not be considered defective or rejected based on the failure to file the complaint on the form. View the full District regulation (2423).

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