Consumer Info

Disclosure of Consumer Information – Your Right To Know

GTCC 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 students’ right to know, and afford the opportunity for students to make fully informed choices regarding the institution they elect to attend. Please take a moment to review the information below.

About Guilford Technical Community College

Consumer and disclosure information relating to current degrees and programs offered by the university, accreditation information, credit transfer policies, and lists of faculty and administrative personnel can be accessed in the GTCC General Catalog, or you can call Enrollment Services at (336) 334-4822.

Safety on Campus - Your Right to Know

GTCC places the highest priority on your safety, and 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), GTCC’s Annual Crime Statistics includes data for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on or around the campus. You can find crime statistics and other campus safety information by navigating to the GTCC Campus Police webpage. To obtain other information or to speak with a security representative, please contact the Campus Police Department at (336) 334-4822 ext. 52529.

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 GTCC’s Alcohol and Controlled Substance Use Policy and Drug Free Workplace Policy. Other policies regarding student conduct and sanction for violations can be found in the Policies Section of the GTCC General Catalog. More information on local resources to assist you with the prevention of substance abuse is available from the GTCC Human Resources Office.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

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Privacy Rights of Students in Education Records

The federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), and regulations adopted subsequent to the Act, set out requirements designed to protect students’ privacy in their records maintained by the university. The university has incorporated FERPA into our student records administration policies which can be found by navigating the GTCC Records Office webpage. The complete FERPA policy is also available via the Federal Department of Education’s website. For more information, or to obtain a copy of the Student Records Administration policy, please call the Records Office (336) 334-4822 ext 50465.

The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act

In compliance with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), the GTCC Athletics Department reports required information to the NCAA and directly to prospective students being offered an athletic grant and to their parents. This information includes athletic graduation rates, the number of male and female athletes on campus, the expenses and athletic aid spent on each sport, recruiting expenses, annual revenue and salaries for all coaches. The Act and data on athletic program participation rates and graduation rates of athletes can also be obtained by calling the Athletics Department at (336) 334-4822 ext. 50215.

Completion of Degrees and Graduation Rate Information

Graduation rates for full-time, first-time undergraduates are available online.  Degree completion and graduation rates can also be obtained by calling the Office of Institutional Research at (336) 334-4822 ext. 50358.

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, appeal procedures, financial aid availability for students abroad, and VA/Military benefits. All of this information can be accessed on the GTCC Financial Aid Office webpage, or by calling Enrollment Services at (336) 334-4822 ext. 43572

Miscellaneous Information

For regular admissions purposes, GTCC does not require immunization and medical records for domestic students; however, specific programs may require vaccinations and immunization records. International students are required to provide up-to-date medical and immunization records. For more information regarding GTCC’s vaccination and medical records policy or to determine if a specific program will require submission of your medical records, please see the policies section of the General Catalog or contact Enrollment Services at (336) 334-4822 ext. 50255.

Information regarding textbooks (ISBN, price, etc.) for specific courses can be found by navigating to the GTCC Bookstore webpage, selecting the “Textbooks and Course Materials Tab,” and filling in the appropriate information in the drop-down boxes. Further information on textbooks can be found by calling the bookstore at (336) 334-4822 ext. 50056.

For your convenience, a Multi-Year Tuition Calculator is located on the College Navigator website. Search for “Guilford Technical Community College,” select the “Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Expenses” tab, and click on the calculator icon.

Users of the Guilford Technical Community College network are prohibited from using Peer-To-Peer (P2P) programs. In addition, sharing of copyright material through this or any other technology is strictly prohibited, including network file sharing, web applications, or any other means. For information on Peer-To-Peer file sharing, please see GTCC’s Use of Peer-To-Peer Networking Software Policy, or contact the IIS Office at (336) 334-4822.

Policy Statement

Guilford Technical Community College as a participant in federal loan programs is required to have a code of conduct relating to student financial aid matters that is applicable to the College’s agents and employees. The code of conduct requirements are set forth in the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) signed into law on August 14, 2008.  In addition, the law includes requirements related to publication of the code and annual disclosures.

Reason for Policy

The HEOA program participation agreement which must be executed by all colleges and universities participating in Title IV financial aid programs, including student loan programs, requires a code of conduct with which the institution’s agents and employees shall comply. Such code must prohibit a conflict of interest with the responsibilities of an agent or employee of an institution with respect to such loans, and include the provisions set forth in the HEOA related to conflicts. The law further specifies that the code shall be displayed prominently on the institution’s website and that all institutional agents or employees with responsibilities related to such loans be annually informed of the provisions of the code of conduct.

Scope of Policy

This Code of Conduct applies to all agents or employees of the College.
This Code of Conduct shall be annually distributed to all college agents or employees with responsibilities related to student loan activities.

Code of Conduct

Guilford Technical Community College hereby adopts the following as its Code of Conduct Related to Student Loan Activities and will annually inform all College agents or employees with responsibilities for student loan activities and decisions of the provisions of this code.

  1. Revenue-sharing Arrangements.  The College shall not enter into any revenue-sharing arrangement with any lender.
    The term “revenue-sharing arrangement” means an arrangement between the College and a lender under which:
    • a lender provides or issues a loan that is made, insured, or guaranteed to students attending the College or to the families of such students; and
    • the College recommends the lender or the loan products of the lender and in exchange, the lender pays a fee or provides other material benefits, including revenue or profit sharing, to the College, an agent or employee of the College.
  2. Gifts.  No employee of the College who is employed in the financial aid office of the College or who otherwise has responsibilities with respect to education loans, or agent who has responsibilities with respect to education loans, shall solicit or accept any gift from a lender, guarantor, or servicer of education loans.
    The term ‘gift’ means any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, or other item having a monetary value of more than a minimum amount. The term includes a gift of services, transportation, lodging, or meals, whether provided in kind, by purchase of a ticket, payment in advance, or reimbursement after the expense has been incurred.
    The term ‘gift’ shall not include any of the following:

    • Standard material, activities, or programs on issues related to a loan, default aversion, default prevention, or financial literacy, such as a brochure, a workshop, or training.
    • Food, refreshments, training, or informational material furnished to an agent or employee of the College, as an integral part of a training session that is designed to improve the service of a lender, guarantor, or servicer of education loans to the College, if such training contributes to the professional development of the agent or employee.
    • Favorable terms, conditions, and borrower benefits on an education loan provided to a student employed by the College if such terms, conditions, or benefits are comparable to those provided to all students of the College.
    • Entrance and exit counseling services provided to borrowers to meet the College’s responsibilities for entrance and exit counseling as required by law, as long as the College’s staff are in control of the counseling, (whether in person or via electronic capabilities), and such counseling does not promote the products or services of any specific lender.
    • Philanthropic contributions to the College from a lender, servicer, or guarantor of education loans that are unrelated to education loans or any contribution from any lender, guarantor, or servicer that is not made in exchange for any advantage related to education loans.
    • State education grants, scholarships, or financial aid funds administered by or on behalf of a State.

      A gift to a family member of an agent or employee of the College, or to any other individual based on that individual’s relationship with the agent or employee, shall be considered a gift to the agent or employee, if the gift is given with the knowledge and acquiescence of the agent or employee and the agent or employee, has reason to believe the gift was given because of the official position of the agent or employee.

  3. Compensation for Services.  An agent or employee who is employed in the financial aid office of the College or who otherwise has responsibilities with respect to education loans shall not accept from any lender or affiliate of any lender any fee, payment, or other financial benefit (including the opportunity to purchase stock) as compensation for any type of consulting arrangement or other contract to provide services to a lender or on behalf of a lender relating to education loans.  Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed as prohibiting:
    • An agent or employee of the College who is not employed in the College’s financial aid office and who does not otherwise have responsibilities with respect to education loans, from performing paid or unpaid service on a board of directors of a lender, guarantor, or servicer of education loans.
    • An agent or employee of the College who is not employed in the College’s financial aid office but who has responsibility with respect to education loans as a result of a position held at the College, from performing paid or unpaid service on a board of directors of a lender, guarantor, or servicer of education loans, if the agent or employee recuses himself or herself from participating in any decision of the board regarding education loans at the College.
    • An agent or employee, or contractor of a lender, guarantor, or servicer of education loans from serving as a member of the College Board of Trustees if the  trustee recuses himself or herself from participation in any decision regarding education loans at the College.

Sanctions

An employee that violates this Code of Conduct shall be disciplined in a manner consistent with applicable College policies, procedures or collective bargaining agreements.  Disciplinary action may include termination of employment at the college.

To obtain a printed copy of any of the information and policies listed on this page, or if you have further questions, please visit the Enrollment Services office located on the second floor of the Medlin Campus Center on the Jamestown Campus.