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CONSUMER INFORMATION 

FOR STUDENTS


 WELCOME

Welcome to the Consumer Information page for students at Laredo College. At LC we are committed to providing the highest quality service to our students. For this reason, this informative webpage has been created. The items listed below provide information to key offices, personnel, rules, regulations, and policies of importance to students. Please feel free to contact any of our Student Service Offices at any time. We will be glad to be of assistance and service.   


NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION - EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ACT

Laredo College is an equal opportunity employer that does not permit or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, veteran status, marital status, or any other status protected by law in its recruiting, hiring, training, retaining, promoting, and other employment practices and policies. Laredo College is committed to full compliance with all federal, state, and local laws that apply and are intended to protect against unlawful employment practices including, but not limited to: the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; the Americans with Disabilities Act; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Vietnam Era Veterans Assistance Act of 1974; the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993; the Fair Labor Standards Act; and, the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act. All members of the Laredo College community are expected to promote and assist in providing equal employment opportunity and achieving the goals of this policy.  


ACCREDITATION INFORMATION

Laredo College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Laredo College.  


 

IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS 

 
 
Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Services Center
Steven Aguilar
(956) 721-5361
steven.aguilar@laredo.edu
Financial aid, scholarships, grant information for students.
 
Student Success Center
Andrea Lopez
(956) 721-5135
andrea.lopez@laredo.edu
Academic and career advising, guidance counseling, and career planning services.
 
Office of the Registrar and Admissions
Lorena Rios
(956) 721-5861
lorenar@laredo.edu
Admissions, registration, international, and college's administration, faculty, and staff to collect and maintain student and course data. Submit state and federal report, process end-of-semester grade functions, and process students for graduation.
 
Priscilla Medina
(956) 721-5109
pmedina@laredo.edu
Admissions, registration, and international
 
Assessment Center
Dimitri Garcia
(956) 721-5418
dgarcia@laredo.edu
The center provides local, state, and national testing services to Laredo and surrounding communities.   
 
Dean of Student Affairs
Raquel Peña
(956) 721-5816
rapena@laredo.edu
Student questions, concerns, comments, and customer service feedback
 
Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success
Dr. Federico Solis
(956) 764-5965
fsolis@laredo.edu
Student questions, concerns, comments, and customer service feedback
 
Associate Vice President for Student Services
Robert L. Ochoa
(956) 721-5417
rochoa@laredo.edu
Student questions, concerns, comments, and customer service feedback

 NET PRICE CALCULATOR FOR STUDENTS 

The Price Calculator for Students is a guide that helps students estimate financial aid resources available to them while attending LC.


HOW STUDENTS APPLY FOR AID AND HOW ELIGIBILITY IS DETERMINED 

Applying for Aid 

Determining Eligibility


HOW LAREDO COLLEGE DISTRIBUTES AID AMONG STUDENTS

How Financial Aid Awards are determined:  

For each applicant who demonstrates financial need, a financial aid "package" is established. This means an award is made to provide financial assistance from the various funds available at LC. This assistance may be in the form of grants, part-time work, scholarships and/or loans. It may be offered individually or in various combinations. All eligible students, regardless of status (dependent, married, etc.), are awarded in the following manner (items are prioritized from highest to lowest): 

  1. Category I- Federal PELL grant and Federal SEOG until Federal SEOG funds are exhausted.
  2. Category II- after Federal SEOG funds are committed students will be awarded Federal PELL grant and TEXAS grant (for those who qualify).
  3. Category III- After funds are committed, students will be awarded a Federal PELL grant, General Scholarships, ect.
  4. Category IV- After all forms of grants and scholarships have been exhausted, students will be awarded a Federal PELL grant if eligible.
  5. Students not eligible for Federal PELL may be eligible for scholarships, grants, and/or Federal Work-Study.

The financial aid award packaging will be comprised of only one of the categories listed above. Students enrolled for the summer sessions may receive Federal SEOG and Federal Work-Study. Federal SEOG will be awarded if the student has qualified for the Federal PELL grant.


STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - FOR FINANCIAL AID PURPOSES 

This web link provides information to students regarding their rights and responsibilities while receiving financial aid at LC.


HOW AND WHEN FINANCIAL AID WILL BE DISBURSED

 

Financial aid recipients at Laredo College are disbursed their grant monies (Federal PELL, Federal SEOG, On-Campus, TEOG, and TEXAS) in one payment. We have partnered with BankMobile to deliver your financial aid refund. For more information about BankMobile, visit this link: http://bankmobiledisbursements.com/refundchoices/

To view our institution's contract with BankMoile, a Division of Customers Bank, click here.

Those students who qualify for a Federal PELL Grant will be able to pay for their tuition and fees on credit at the time of registration. Recipients will also receive credit to pay for their books and supplies once they have officially registered.

The same policy and procedure is followed for the fall, spring and summer sessions. Payment will be determined according to the number of hours the aid recipient was enrolled for on the 12th class day (official reporting day) for the fall/spring semesters and 4th class day (official reporting day) for summer sessions.

Those students who are in the Federal Work-Study Program will be paid every 15th and every last day of the month for the hours worked the previous weeks.

 


RETURN TO TITLE IV -Repayment Policy for Students 

This web link provides information on complete withdrawals and the process to return title IV funds.  


 

SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS 

ATTENDANCE AND GRADES

 

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES  - FOR NON-FINANCIAL AID RELATED ITEMS

 

This web link provides information to students regarding their rights and responsibilities while attending LC.

 


NEED BASED AND NON-NEED BASED FEDERAL, LOCAL AND STATE FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS 

Grant Programs

Employment

Scholarships

Emergency Loans

 


 

SCHOLARSHIPS 

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academics, athletics, financial need, campus/community activities, and leadership positions.  Scholarships are designed to reward, encourage, and assist students to pursue academic excellence and leadership roles. For additional information regarding scholarships available to LC students, visit the LC Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Services Center at any of our locations.


 

SCHOLARSHIP FRAUD 

 

As new generations prepare to proceed with their higher education the question of how the expenses will be covered arises. There are many options available for students to achieve a cost-free education, one of which is scholarships. The College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 2000 was enacted by Congress to protect students from scholarship scams.

The following may be an indication of scholarship fraud:

  • The money is guaranteed
  • A fee must be paid
  • Credit card/ bank account information is required
  • Being a recipient of a scholarship you never applied for
  •  

For additional information visit the Student Aid website


FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS AT LAREDO COLLEGE  

Laredo College no longer participates in the Federal Student Loan Program. For more Student Loan information and repayment options please visit: 

www.studentaid.ed.gov 


COST OF ATTENDANCE FOR LAREDO COLLEGE 


SERVICES FOR ARMED FORCES VETERANS at LAREDO COLLEGE

SIX DROP RULE AT LAREDO COLLEGE


REFUND POLICY FOR LC STUDENTS


SERVICES FOR DISABLED STUDENTS - SPECIAL SERVICES CENTER 


FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS & PRIVACY ACT (FERPA) 

As of the fall of 2007, all freshmen enrolled for the first time at any Texas public college or university are limited to six course withdrawals (drops) during their academic career. Drops include those initiated by students or faculty and withdrawals from courses at other Texas public institutions. This policy does not apply to courses dropped prior to census day or to complete withdrawals from the college.


ACADEMIC ADVISING AT LAREDO COLLEGE

Academic advising at Laredo College is an essential component to achieving student success. Students with declared majors are advised in their academic department. Students who are undecided or have not declared their academic major are advised in the Student Success Center located in the Lerma Peña Building, room 201 (Ft. McIntosh) and Billy Student Center, room A 131 (South Campus). (Please see link above for more detailed information about academic advising at the Student Success Center.)


STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES AND LEARNING ENRICHMENT CENTER AT LAREDO COLLEGE

Laredo College offers many services that help enrich the learning experience. The Learning Center at LC is the campus hub for many of these academic-oriented services. Our friendly and helpful staff provide supplemental academic instruction, tutoring, and other support services that will help students be successful in the classroom.


STUDENT LIFE AT LAREDO COLLEGE

Laredo College offers many dynamic programs and services designed to engage students in co-curricular activities. Many of these programs and services provide students an opportunity to develop leadership skills and participate in activities that connect classroom learning to real world experiences. Some of key offices that offer these type of services to our students include the Office of Student Life, Campus Recreation, and our Intercollegiate Athletic Program.


 ANNUAL SECURITY AND FIRE SAFETY REPORT- (CLEARY ACT)

Laredo College provides a safe and nurturing learning environment for its students. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report provides detailed information for students, staff, faculty, and community members. The information found in this annual report highlights essential safety information for the campus and broader community. The complete annual report can be found in PDF format at the web link listed above. 

For the U.S. Department of Education - Campus Safety and Security, please click here


EQUITY IN ATHLETICS REPORT FOR LAREDO COLLEGE

The Athletic Program at Laredo College is committed to providing opportunity and access to student athletes. The Annual Equity in Athletics Report found here in PDF format details Title IX information related to men's and women's sports programs.  


  GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT

 Gainful Employment Disclosures

Legislation enacted July 01, 2011, governs the disclosure of gainful employment and other statistics in relation to certificate programs at an institution. The U.S. Department of Education requires to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."

Regulations require disclosure of the following information for each "gainful employment" programs:

 

  • Information of Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes
  • On-time graduation rated of recent graduates
  • Program costs including tuition and fees and books
  • The job placement rates of recent graduates
  • Median federal and private loan debt of recent graduates
Click here for the Disclosure information for each of the gainful employment programs offered at Laredo College. 

 


 

STUDENT ATHLETE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE MEASURES 

The Athletic Department at Laredo College is committed to excellence on and off the field. Our student athletes are champions on the court and in the classroom. The Athletic Department sets high academic standards for all student athletes. Listed below are the average student athlete academic performance measures for the 2015-2016 school year. These measures include average GPA and semester completion rate by sport.

 

FALL 2015

 

SPRING 2016 

SPORT

Average Attempted

Hours

Average

Earned

Hours

Average Fall

GPA

Average Fall Completion

Rate

  

Average 

Attempted 

Hours 

Average 

Earned 

Hours 

Average 

Spring 

GPA 

Average  Spring

Completion Rate

Baseball

13

12

2.28

92%

  

13 

10 

1.95 

77% 

Softball

14

13

2.9

93%

  

12 

11 

2.54 

91% 

Volleyball

14

13

2.83

92%

  

13 

12 

3.01 

93% 

Men’s Tennis

13

12

2.15

92%

  

14 

13 

2.62 

94% 

Women’s Tennis

13

11

2.67

84%

  

13 

12 

2.94 

92% 

Soccer

12

11

2.6

91%

  

13 

12 

3.13 

92% 


 


INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS ON TRANSFERRING TO A FOUR YEAR UNIVERSITY

Students transferring from LC to a four-year institution can visit our transfer student website, which provides information on course equivalencies, financial assistance, tuition and fees, campus housing, and student life. For more information on transferring from LC to a four-year institution please contact the Student Success Center at (956) 721-5135 or email StudentSuccessctr@laredo.edu.


 VACCINATION POLICY FOR STUDENTS AT LC

Effective October 1, 2013, Texas law (Senate Bill 1107) requires that certain incoming students entering a public, private, or independent institution of higher education be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis or provide an exemption request declining the vaccine. These students must provide proof that they took the initial meningococcal vaccination within the last five years or a booster dose (if 5 years have passed since initial dose). Evidence of vaccination against bacterial meningitis must be received at least 10 days prior to the beginning of the semester. The Health Services Department will follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines concerning vaccine administration and recommendations.


FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 

 

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal law that provides for public access to existing Federal Government records.The goal of the FOIA is to make all Federal Government agency records available to the public unless that information is protected from public disclosure.

The FOIA does not require a federal agency to create records, conduct investigations, or develop information to answer questions. To submit a request in writing for public information to Laredo College you may do any of the following:

 

Mail to:

Institutional Effectiveness Officer

Laredo College

West End Washington St.

Laredo, TX 78040

 

Drop off in person:

Institutional Effectiveness Office

Laredo College Ft. McIntosh Campus

Laird Hall Room 261

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

 

Send via E-mail to:

IE_Officer@laredo.edu

 

Fax to:

Attention: Institutional Effectiveness Officer

(956) 764-5948

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 




GRADUATION, TRANSFER, RETENTION RATES

Laredo College reports data regarding college performance to the National Center for Education Statistics through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Referring to the latest IPEDS Data Feedback Report 2011 (Figure10), out of the first-time, full-time degree- or certificate-seeking students who entered Laredo College in Fall 2007, 14% completed a degree or certificate at the college and 20% transferred-out. In addition, 71% of the students who start as first-time, full-time students in the fall are retained to the subsequent Fall semester.

You may visit the IPEDS Data Center website at http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

Or contact Laredo College for additional information regarding graduation and transfer rates at

Institutional Effectiveness Officer

Email: IE_Officer@laredo.edu orCall (956) 721-5866.

 


NOTIFICATION OF MISSING STUDENTS

If a member of the College community has reason to believe that a student who resides in on-campus housing is missing, he or she should immediately notify the Athletic Director's Office at (956) 721-5326 and Campus Police Ft. McIntosh at (956) 721-5303. Campus Police will generate a missing person report and initiate an investigation.

After investigating the missing person report, should Campus Police determine that the student is missing and has been missing for more than 24 hours; Campus Police will notify the student's emergency contact no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing.

If the missing student is under the age of 18 and is not an emancipated individual, Campus Police will notify the student's parent or legal guardian immediately after Campus Police has determined that the student has been missing for more than 24 hours.

In addition to registering an emergency contact, students residing in on-campus housing have the option to identify, confidentially, an individual to be contacted by Campus Police in the event the student is determined to be missing for more than 24 hours. If a student has identified such an individual, Campus Police will notify that individual no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing. A student who wishes to identify a confidential contact can do so through the Athletic Director's Office. A student's confidential contact information will be accessible only by authorized campus officials and law enforcement as appropriate.

For additional information visit our Campus Safety website.

Note:  Currently at Laredo College only Student Athletes reside in On-Campus housing. 


 DESCRIPTION OF ACADEMIC PROGRAMS 


FACULTY AT LAREDO COLLEGE


INFORMATION on PREVENTING DRUG and ALCOHOL ABUSE

Staff & Faculty Notification 


EMPLOYMENT RATES FOR GRADUATES 

 Gainful Employment 14
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TRANSFER-OUT RATES FOR LC STUDENTS

 

 Transfer Rate 14

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