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. 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
FERPA information can be found on the website as well as in the college catalog under "Student Rights and Responsibilities".
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.
FLC regularly reports this information to the Integrated Postsecondary 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.
Students can access each semester's book list on the FLC College Store website. 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 on the FLC College Store website.
Folsom Lake College encourages eligible students to register to vote. Students may register to vote via the California Voter Registration website. Students wishing to register via voter registration card may pick one up in the Office of Student Life located in Falcon's Roost FR-113 on the Main Folsom campus. The Office of Student Life also organizes voter registration events periodically.
Folsom Lake College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for the Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), 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 systems 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 the Career & Transfer Center.
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 form and include supporting documentation. Medical withdrawals may be considered when supporting documentation is provided along with a student petition.
Upon satisfactory completion of requirements, students may earn the Associate in Arts Degree, Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement, or Certificate of Recognition. For more information about all academic programs including requirements, view the programs and majors pages or go to the Counseling Office.
The college provides the instructional, laboratory, and physical plant facilities needed to support each of its academic programs. Contact the dean of the program for specific information about the facilities and resources available to support the academic program. Dean information is included on all programs and majors pages.
Information on the college's faculty and instructional personnel is available in Folsom Lake College's Faculty and Staff Directory. For additional information, please contact the Los Rios Community College District Office of Human Resources at (916) 568-3112 or in person at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825.
Folsom Lake College supports the Higher Education Opportunity Act and Digital Millennium Copyright Act, including efforts to eliminate the illegal distribution of copyrighted material through our Computer & Internet Use Policies. Los Rios 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
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.
II. Overview of Financial Aid Programs
Folsom Lake College has a full array of Title IV programs and State of California programs. Financial assistance may include: grants, loans, federal work-study, Los Rios Colleges Foundation scholarships, as well as privately supported scholarships.
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) 361-6307 (RCC).
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 Los Rios Colleges Foundation Scholarship Application.
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.
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 (including the California College Promise Grant, the Los Rios Promise, Pell Grant, Cal Grant, 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 about application procedures and deadlines. You are responsible for making any payments for the program by the appropriate deadlines.
There are two financial aid disbursements per semester. The Financial Aid Office disburses funds every Friday. In order to received disbursements, a student must select their preferences with BankMobile. For more information of specific dates of distribution by semester, visit the Financial Aid Deadlines webpage.
The College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 2000 (CSFPA) enhances protection against fraud in student financial assistance by establishing stricter sentencing guidelines for criminal financial aid fraud. It also charged the Department of Education, working in conjunction with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), with implementing national awareness activities, including a scholarship fraud awareness website. 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.
For more information or to file a complaint, students or parents should call 1 (877) FTC-HELP [1 (877) 382-4357] or visit: www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams.
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. 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.
Information regarding the various deferments available to student and parent loan borrowers is available at the Department of Education website - www.studentloans.gov under "Repayment & Consolidation."
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 "Repayment & Consolidation."
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. You may complete your loan entrance counseling at www.studentloans.gov under "Undergraduate Students."
Any student applying for a private education loan at Folsom Lake College must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 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 Financial Aid Office 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 Lake College possesses the information.
III. Information Regarding Student Outcomes
Folsom Lake College regularly reports this information to the Integrated Postsecondary 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.
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.
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/.
IV. Information Regarding Health and Safety
The annual Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Report (Annual Clery Report) is available. Timely warnings are also issued 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 website.
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.
This information can be found online on the Los Rios District Police Department Emergency Preparedness webpage.
Information on how to file a complaint can be found on the Equity, Discrimination, & Harassment webpage. 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.
Student Rights and Responsibilities
- Access to Student Records
- Academic Rights and Responsibilities
- Student Standards of Conduct
- Plagiarism and Cheating
- Alcohol, Drug, and Smoking Policies
- Computer and Internet Use Policies
- Social Media Policy
- Posting on Campus
- Service Animals on Campus
- Student Disciplinary Procedures
- Class Related Concerns
- Equity, Discrimination, and Harassment
- Consumer Information
- Gainful Employment
- Programs Requiring Licensure Examination Information