Disclosure of Consumer Information – Your Right to Know
Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College is committed to providing students, their families and the campus community full disclosure of all consumer information as required by state and federal laws and regulations. The laws are intended to satisfy the students’ right to know and provide the opportunity for students to make fully informed choices regarding the institution they choose to attend. 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 disclosed. Each topic listed gives a brief description of the information that must be disclosed and explains how it may be obtained. If you need assistance obtaining information listed or you would like a paper copy, contact Student Services.
About Northwest Louisiana Technical College
Consumer and disclosure information relating to current degrees and programs offered by the College, accreditation information, credit transfer policies, and lists of faculty and administrative personnel can be accessed in the NWLTC Student Handbook/Catalog or you can call the Main Campus’ Student Services at 318-371-3035.
Safety on Campus
NWLTC places the highest priority on your safety. We rely on community members to share our commitment and actively participate in creating a safe and secure living, learning, and working environment. In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (The Clery Act), NWLTC’s Annual Crime Statistics Security Report includes data for the previous three years concerning reported crimes occurred on or around the campus. For more information about campus safety, See the Campus Safety and Security section on the student services page. For additional information or concerns pertaining to safety, please contact the campus dean at the campus.
Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989
The Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989 requires that all students be notified annually of NWLTC’s Alcohol and Drug Policy in the NWLTC Student Handbook/Catalog. Other policies regarding student conduct and sanctions for violations can be found in NWLTC Student Handbook/Catalog. Questions regarding the alcohol and drug free policy may be directed to campus’ Office of Student Services.
We want you to have the best educational experience possible in your time as a student with Northwest Louisiana Technical College. In most instances, situations can be resolved by reviewing the processes for certain actions:
If you experience a problem, or have a concern or complaint, you may inform any staff member and expect prompt assistance. NWLTC strives to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in an efficient, fair, and amicable manner. It is the responsibility of the complainant first to attempt to resolve the matter with the institution. Complaints regarding any aspect of NWLTC’s operations will receive prompt attention. The online Incident Reporting/Student Concern Form can be used to submit concerns either general or academic, report incidents, concerning or threatening behavior, sexual harassment or student welfare concerns.
Completion of Degrees and Graduation Rate Information
Graduation Rates for full-time, first-time undergraduates are available online. The information is also displayed by gender and ethnicity on the National Center for Education Statistics website.
Financial Aid Information
Consumer disclosure information relating to financial aid includes: cost of attendance, description of need and non-need aid types, application procedures and processes, student eligibility requirements, students rights and responsibilities, criteria for selection of recipients and awarding funds, disbursement information, refund and repayment policies, satisfactory academic progress policy for financial aid, and appeal procedures.. All of this information can be accessed on the NWLTC’s Financial Aid page or by contacting the Director of Financial Aid at 318-872-2243. VA/Military benefits information can be found on the Financial Aid page or by contacting campus’ office of financial aid.
Effective July 1, 2011, federal regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, [75 FR 66665 and FR 66832] by the U.S. Department of Education require postsecondary institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended, to disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution’s GE Programs. Specifically, this information includes:
- The typical costs associated with completing the program;
- Potential financing options available to students and the median debt incurred by program graduates;
- The normal time to complete the program and the percentage of graduates who completed the program within the normal time; and
- The job placement rate for program completers.
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For more information on Gainful Employment requirements, please contact Director of Financial Aid at 318-872-2243.
Voter Registration Information
Northwest Louisiana Technical College encourages all students to register to vote in State and Federal Elections. Voter Registration and Election Date information for the State of Louisiana can be found at Louisiana Secretary of State Website. Office of Student Services at each campus will help students to answer the questions and fill out the application forms.
ADA Coordinator provides one-on-one assistance with completing and submitting Voter Registration forms to students with disabilities on an ongoing basis and during authorized voter registration periods. For more information, please contact ADA Coordinator at the campus.
Refund Policy 5.009
NWLTC has a refund policy that stipulates the amount of tuition and fees to be refunded to students who withdraw from classes during a term. This policy is included in the NWLTC Student Handbook/Catalog. Questions regarding the calculations of refunds may be directed to campus’ Office of Student Services.
Withdrawal From Classes
To be entitled to a refund of tuition and fees, students on the NWLTC campuses must officially withdraw in person by visiting Student Services and completing a Withdrawal Form. Then, the students need to stop by the Office of Financial Aid. Additional details regarding the withdrawal process can be found in the NWLTC Student Handbook/Catalog.
NWLTC is prohibited under federal regulations from making any false, erroneous, or misleading statement directly or indirectly to a student, prospective student, member of the public, accrediting agency, state agency, or to the Department of Education. Misleading statement includes any statement that has the likelihood or tendency to deceive or confuse. A statement is any communication made in writing, visually, orally, or through other means. This includes student testimonials given under duress or because such testimonial was required to participate in a program.
Federal regulations further provide that substantial misrepresentation is any misrepresentation on which the person to whom it was made could reasonably be expected to rely, or has reasonably relied, to that person’s detriment.
The regulations regarding misrepresentation describe misrepresentation with respect to:
- Nature of the education program
- Nature of financial charges
- Employability of graduate
- Relationship with the Department of Education. A Title IV eligible school may not describe its participation in a way that suggests approval or endorsement by the Department of Education of the quality of its educational programs.
Any violation of this directive will be taken seriously and the College will ensure that it is not repeated.
Northwest Louisiana Technical College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education to award the associate degree and certificate. Contact the Commission at 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, Georgia 30350 or call 800-917-2081 for questions about the accreditation of Northwest Louisiana Technical College.
Campus Safety and Annual Security Report
In order to assure compliance with Public Law 102-542, the Student Right-to-Know Act, and the Campus Security Act of 1990, NWLTC publishes the Annual Security Report of Crime Statistics. The full report may be accessed Campus Crime Statistics . The report contains statistics of occurrences of crimes such as murder, sexual offenses, burglary, and hate crimes that have occurred on campus as well as statistics for the number of arrests made on campus for liquor law violations, drug abuse violation, weapons possessions, and hate crimes. Also, please check out workforce violence policy as well.
Disability Services coordinates campus-wide efforts to provide services and accommodations for students with disabilities. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the office ensures that eligible students receive proper classroom modification and serves as a liaison between faculty and students. Medical or psychological documentation is required to recognize a disability. More information about Disability Services policies and procedures is available in the student handbook/catalog or contact the campus’ ADA coordinator.
Emergency Notification System
Emergency Communications Network (ECN) is an emergency mass notification system, powered by SmartNotice– an Emergency Communications Network (ECN) product that provides NWLTC with instant notification capabilities during an emergency on campus. NWLTC students, faculty, and staff have the option of registering with ECN. For more information about ECN and how to register, please visit our emergency notification page.
Enrollment Rates, Graduation Rates and Retention Rates
Enrollment, graduation, retention data is can be found on the college navigator.
Educational Programs and Descriptions
Information on the College’s academic, technical, and certificate program offerings is available in the College Catalog and on the Academic Programs section of this website.