STUDENT RIGHT TO KNOW INFORMATION
Federal regulations require that institutions provide specific consumer information to current students, prospective students and employees about the school and financial aid. All of the required disclosure information can be found through the links provided below. This information may also be obtained by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Student Services at (928) 317-7642.
Student Complaint Procedure
The primary objective of a student grievance procedure is to ensure concerns are promptly dealt with and resolutions reached in a fair and just manner. It is essential each student be given adequate opportunity to bring complaints and problems to the attention of the College with the assurance each will be heard and due process afforded the student. For more information, please refer to Procedure 551.1 in the Procedure Manual.
Campus Police, Crime Statistics
Arizona Western College strives to provide a safe and healthy environment that enhances the learning process. The link above provides data to include crime alerts, campus safety and prevention along with Clery Act Reporting criteria.
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Crime Statistics Act, AWC publishes an Annual Security Report (ASR) by October 1. This report includes statistics for the previous three (3) years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, at certain off-campus buildings, and adjacent public property. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters.
Online Anonymous Crime Report Form
Report a Concern or Incident Form*
*This incident report is ONLY to report student related incidents. Only current students, faculty, or staff may file this form.
Student Completion/Graduation and Transfer Rates
In accordance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, Arizona Western College has complied information on completion/graduation and transfer rates. Any questions on the report can be directed to:
Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Grants
P.O. Box 929, Yuma, AZ 85366-0929
(928) 344-7620 Fax (928) 317-6012
Email: AWC Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Grants
Privacy of Student Records-Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Arizona Western College complies fully with this law, also known as FERPA, which is designed to protect the privacy of student educational records and to insure the rights of students to examine their records. More information is available in the Admission & Records Office, located in the 3C’s building, top floor and on the FERPA Annual notification handout.
Guidelines on FERPA
FERPA Annual Notification to Students
Freedom of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government.
Arizona Western College fully supports and advocates that students and staff register to vote. Voter Registration forms are available to download here.
Accreditation, Approval and Licensure of Institution and Programs
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), like other voluntary higher education accrediting agencies in the United States, evaluates an entire organization and accredits it as a whole. The evaluation covers formal educational activities, student academic achievement, governance and administration, financial stability, resources, admissions and student personnel services, organization effectiveness, and relationships with outside constituencies.
Price of Attendance
Going to college is one of the best things you can do for your future. A degree or certificate can help you advance your career or land a great job. You can make college a reality, whether you’re just getting started or returning after a few years away from the classroom. For tuition, fees, Net Price Calculator, and Financial Aid, click on the links below:
Net Price Calculator
Tuition & Fees
Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid
Federal regulations require Arizona Western College to have a fair and equitable refund policy for students receiving federal financial aid, who officially or unofficially withdraw from all of the courses in which they are enrolled. See the AWC Catalog or Request for Refund Form for additional information.
Process for Withdrawing as a Student
An official withdrawal occurs when you notify the Arizona Western College Admissions and Registration Office in person. Please check the current academic calendar for the last day to withdraw.
Petition for Extenuating Circumstance
The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” The information provided here is the best available to us but represents one year’s data only. However, we hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices. This information is linked directly to the program. Please start your search here.
Alcohol and Drug-Free Campus
The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 requires all institutions of higher education, as a condition of receiving any form of federal financial assistance from any federal agency on or after October 1, 1990, to certify to the United States Department of Education that they have adopted and implemented programs to prevent the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees. Click to download the Student Alcohol and Drug Prevention Brochure and the the Employee Alcohol and Drug Prevention Brochure for more information.
Students Rights and Responsibilities
Student Code of Conduct
Student Code of Conduct Addendum
Sexual Misconduct/Title IX
Arizona Western College does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment in employment in, its services, programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability.
Title IX Compliance Officer for Arizona Western College:
Office: 2A21 located in 3C Building-Mezzanine Floor