Consumer Disclosures

Student Consumer Information

The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), includes many disclosure and reporting requirements. A disclosure requirement is information that a postsecondary education institution is required to distribute or make available to another party, such as students or employees. A reporting requirement is information submitted to the U.S. Department of Education or other agencies. Disclosure and reporting requirements sometimes overlap. For certain topics, institutions are required to make information available to students or others and to submit information to the Department of Education.


General Institution Information

Academic Programs
Contact: Senior Vice-President, Administration and Academic Affairs
Email:jgreen@hchs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 4
Information on HCHS’s academic programs may be found in the College catalog and on our website at the Programs webpage.


Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs
Contact: Senior Vice-President, Administration and Academic Affairs
Email: jgreen@hchs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 4
Huntington College of Health Sciences (HCHS) is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency, and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CHEA is a nonprofit organization serving as a national advocate for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation. All HCHS programs have been reviewed and approved by DEAC.

Distance Education Accrediting Commission
1101 17th Street, N.W. Suite 808
Washington, D.C. 20036
DEAC Accreditation Certificate


Administration and Faculty
Contact: Vice President of Research & Assessment
Email: dwood@hchs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 4
Information on administration and faculty visit the Administration and Faculty webpage.


College Navigator
College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others get information about institutions of higher education. You may access this tool at College Navigator.


Complaint and Grievance Procedures
Information on registering a complaint,
please visit Complaint and Grievance Procedure.


Computer Use and File Sharing
Contact: Senior Vice-President, Administration and Academic Affairs
Email:jgreen@hchs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 4
A list of HCHS’s technical requirements is available at Technical Requirements webpage. Information on Academic Integrity and Plagiarism is located at Policy on Academic Integrity webpage.


Copyright Infringement – Policies and Sanctions
Contact: Senior Vice-President, Administration and Academic Affairs
Email: jgreen@hchs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 4
Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.
Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov.
The College’s policies and sanctions related to copyright infringement including a statement that explicitly informs its students that unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material,  including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject the students to civil and criminal liabilities; a summary of the penalties for violation of Federal copyright laws and a description of the College’s policies with respect to unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, including disciplinary actions that are taken against students who engage in illegal or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials using the College’s information technology system.
For more information visit HCHS Intellectual Property Rights.


Disabilities: Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities
Contact: Disability Services Coordinator
Email: admissions@hchs.edu  
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1
Huntington College of Health Sciences recognizes and supports the standards set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which are designed to eliminate discrimination against individuals with disabilities. All requests for accommodations follow a standard process managed by the ADA/504 Compliance Committee. For more information please visit Disabilities Services.


Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) - Privacy of Student Records
Contact: Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@hchs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows present and future students to have access to their individual educational records, provides basic protections of privacy of their records, and allows them to request that certain “directory information” be kept confidential. Additional information regarding the rights afforded to students is available at the FERPA


Institutional Refund Policy
Information is available at the Cancelation or Refund for Self Paced or  Cancelation or Refund for Title IV eligible programs.


Leave of Absence
HCHS does not offer a Leave of Absence for students in the semester based program.


State Authorization Information
To learn more about state authorization, HCHS is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).


Student Activities
Contact: Registrar
Email:registrar@hchs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 3


Student Diversity
Contact: Registrar
Email: registrar@hchs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 3
Huntington College of Health Sciences calculates information related to the diversity of our students annually. The information is available at Student Diversity.


Teacher Preparation Program Report
HCHS does not offer programs that prepare teachers for state certification or licensure.


Textbook Information
Contact: Student Services
Email: admissions@hchs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1
Textbooks are available in the HCHS Bookstore. Books may be purchased in new or used condition and may be in print or electronic format. A link to the bookstore or the booklist is available at HCHS Bookstore & Book List.   


Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements
Contact: Senior Vice-President, Administration and Academic Affairs
Email:jgreen@hchs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 4
Information on transferring credits is available at Transfer of Credit.


Voter Registration
HCHS urges all students to participate in local, state, and national elections.Electronic notifications are sent out with links to state voter registration forms. Please see the following link for voter registration forms for each state Election Assistance Commission.


Withdrawal Policies
Contact: Registrar
Email: registrar@hchs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 2
Information on withdrawing officially or unofficially is available at Withdrawal Policy/Institutional Drop Policy.


Health and Safety

Drug and Alcohol Prevention
Senior Vice-President, Administration and Academic Affairs
jgreen@hchs.edu
865-524-8079 Ext. 4
Huntington College of Health Sciences is committed to providing students and employees an environment free of alcohol and drugs. The unlawful possession, use or distribution of drugs or alcohol by students and employees on the property of Huntington College of Health Sciences is strictly prohibited. Huntington College of Health Sciences will cooperate fully with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. For more information see Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Information.


Security Report
Senior Vice-President, Administration and Academic Affairs
jgreen@hchs.edu
865-524-8079 Ext. 4
The Clery Act is a consumer protection law that aims to provide transparency around campus crime policy and statistics. Because Huntington College of Health and Sciences (HCHS) is a distance learning facility with no campus, this institution is exempt from the required annual reporting requirements normally required for institutions operating on campus. HCHS must provide its staff with timely and accurate information regarding crime statistics and provide education regarding alcohol and drug abuse, etc.

Click here to see annual report:
2016-2017 Report


Vaccination Requirements
Huntington College of Health Sciences is a completely online college and has no vaccination requirements.


STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Financial Assistance
Contact:
Director of Financial Aid
Email: financialaid@hchs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 2

Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information
Huntington College of Health Sciences offers financial aid resources to assist students in funding their college education. Financial aid is available in the form of grants, scholarships and/or loans. A federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and who have not yet earned a bachelor or professional degree. Direct loans are low-interest loans that assist students and parents in paying for post-secondary education. The lender is the U.S. Department of Education rather than a bank. Federal student aid is awarded based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). More information is available at the Types of Federal Aid webpage. Paper copies of this information are available from the Department of Financial Aid.


Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information
Huntington College of Health Sciences
118 Legacy View Way
Knoxville, TN 37918
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 2
Email: financialaid@hchs.edu


Types of Federal Student Aid Available
Huntington College of Health Sciences participates in the following federal student aid programs:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loans

Information regarding the various types of financial aid offered at HCHS is available at the Types of Federal Aid webpage.


Applying for Federal Student Aid
Contact:
Director of Financial Aid
Email: financialaid@hchs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 2
The following criteria must be met for a student to be eligible to participate in Federal Student Aid (FSA):

  • Be a regularly admitted student enrolled in an eligible program of study for the purpose of obtaining a degree
  • Be a U.S. citizen or national, or an eligible non-citizen (verification of eligible non-citizen status may be required)
  • Be a high school graduate or recognized equivalent (Official high school transcript or GED certificate is required for all undergraduate students)
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan or owe an overpayment on a FSA grant or loan
  • Not have borrowed in excess of the annual or aggregate loan limits for FSA
  • If the student is a male, he must be registered with the Selective Service
  • Meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards
  • Not be enrolled solely in remedial coursework
  • Not be currently enrolled in secondary school
  • Have a valid Social Security number
  • Not have been convicted of an illegal drug-related offense. If convicted, the student must visit FAFSA online to complete the FAFSA. The student will be asked about their drug conviction status and provided a “Drug Worksheet” to complete which determines eligibility. Additional help is available by calling 800-4FED-AID (800-433-3243)
  • Be enrolled at least half-time if applying to receive Federal Direct Loans
  • Not be incarcerated
  • Certify that FSA will only be used for educational purposes
  • Demonstrate financial need

Students must apply for federal student aid every year.  In order to determine financial aid eligibility, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Huntington College of Health Sciences Federal School Code is 042448. Information on applying for federal student aid to attend HCHS is available at How To Apply webpage.


Academic Year Requirements
Huntington College of Health Sciences defines its academic year for undergraduate students as 24 credit hours of completion and 32 weeks of instruction. HCHS defines its academic year for graduate students as 18 credit hours of completion and 32 weeks of instruction. Students must successfully complete award year requirements prior to gaining eligibility for new annual loan limits. Successful completion means that the student has earned a passing grade or otherwise received credit for the credit hours in the payment period.


Attendance Policy
Huntington College of Health Sciences takes attendance, therefore, prior to receiving a federal student aid disbursement; HCHS will verify participation in each registered course at the end of week 1 in the module. Students who choose not to attend the first week will be institutionally dropped from the course. After attendance is established, if at any point during the module a student fails to submit assignments for more than 14 days, the student will be institutionally withdrawn from the course and will receive a “WF” for the final grade. A “WF” will be counted as a 0 in the GPA. A grade of “WF” will count towards both Pace of Completion and the GPA calculation. For more information, Withdrawal Policy/Institutional Drop Policy.


Cost of Attendance
Contact: Director of Financial Aid
Email: financialaid@hchs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 2
The cost of attendance (COA) is an estimate of a student’s education expenses to attend Huntington College of Health Sciences. Information on the cost of attendance to attend HCHS is available at college navigator or our Cost of Attendance.


Disbursement of Financial Aid
Financial aid is disbursed in two payments over the academic year (one disbursement each term). Funds will disburse on day 14 of the term if a student still meets all eligibility requirements. Funds are applied to tuition and fees first. If funds are in excess of account charges, a credit balance (stipend) will be issued within 14 days of disbursement. Students will receive a paper check via the USPS.


Drug Law Violations: Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties
A conviction for any offense, during a period of enrollment for which a student was receiving Title IV, HEA Program (federal) funds, under any federal law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs may result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan or work-study assistance (HEA Sec. 484(r)(1)); (20 U.S.C. 1091(r)(1)).


Federal Student Loan Repayment Example
The terms of a student loan can vary depending on loan servicer, type of loan, interest rates, automatic payments and amount borrowed. Below is an example for various Stafford Loan amounts on a standard repayment schedule with a 10-year repayment period at the fixed interest rate of 6.8%. (*Payment amount are rounded to the nearest whole dollar)

Amount Borrowed

Current Monthly Payment
(based on 6.80%)*

$5,000

$58

$10,000

$115

$15,000

$173

$20,000

$230

$25,000

$288

$30,000

$345

$35,000

$403

$40,000

$460

$45,000

$578

$50,000

$575

$55,000

$633

$60,000

$690

$70,000

$806

$80,000

$921

$90,000

$1036

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
Federal student loan records of students and parents will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System, and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system. Students and parents may view their loan record history online at National Student Loan Data System.


Net Price Calculator
Contact: Director of Financial Aid
Email: financialaid@hchs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 2
Huntington College of Health Sciences provides a calculator web page to assist students with determining costs of attendance and financial aid eligibility. You may access the Net Price Calculator.


Preferred Lender List and Arrangements
Huntington College of Health Sciences does not recommend, promote or endorse lenders for private education loans.


Remaining Eligible for Federal Student Aid
In order to continue to receive federal student aid to attend Huntington College of Health Sciences, it is important students stay eligible. Students will need to continue to meet the basic eligibility requirements, maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and fill out the FAFSA each year. HCHS’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy is available at SAP. You must reapply for federal student aid each year at FAFSA.


Return of Title IV Policy
Information is available at the Return to Title IV link.


Student Loan Code of Conduct
Information is available at Student Loan Code of Conduct.


Student Loan Information and Counseling
All students must first apply for a FSA ID - Userid and Password to sign the FAFSA application. If you are interested in Federal Direct Loans, you are required to complete a Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling. The MPN and the Loan Entrance Counseling can be completed at Student Loans. More information on federal student loans is available at Student Aid. Student loans must be repaid. For information on student loan repayment, please visit Student Aid.

Student Loan Counseling
Entrance counseling is required before you can receive your first Direct Subsidized Loan, or Direct Unsubsidized Loan as an undergraduate, or your first Direct PLUS Loan as a graduate/professional student. Exit counseling is required when you graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time. Exit counseling provides important information you need to prepare to repay your federal student loan(s). Entrance and Exit counseling are completed online at https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action. You will need your FSA ID to access entrance and exit counseling.


Student Loan: Rights and Responsibilities of the Borrower
The Borrower Rights and Responsibilities are available at Summary of Borrowers Rights and Responsibilities.


Verification Requirements
Many financial aid applicants are selected for verification based on edit checks which identify inconsistencies and/or potential errors. Huntington College of Health Sciences must also verify any application the College has reason to believe is incorrect or discrepant. For more information on the Verification Policy.


Student Outcomes

Gainful Employment Disclosures
Contact:
Director of Financial Aid
Email: financialaid@hchs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 2
HCHS does not guarantee job placement to graduates upon program/course completion or upon graduation. Gainful employment disclosure information can be found at Gainful Employment Disclosure.


Student Outcomes
Contact:
Registrar
Email: registrar@hchs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 3
Huntington College of Health Sciences reports additional data about academic programs to include retention rates, graduation rates, and an annual comprehensive report on student performance at Student Outcomes.


Placement in Employment
Contact:
Registrar
Email: registrar@hchs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 3
Huntington College of Health Sciences annually surveys all HCHS graduates to determine how many graduates are currently employed or employed in their field of study within 180 days of graduating and employed for at least 13 weeks.


Contact us

If you have any questions regarding our nutrition degrees, courses or programs, you can contact us by phone or e-mail.

Address:  118 Legacy View Way
Knoxville, TN 37918

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