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Guide to Consumer Information

Per federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965 (amended in 2008), educational institutions are required to disclose specific consumer information about the school and the availability of student financial aid to prospective and continuing students.

The following is a summary of the consumer information subject areas and references to additional details and reports. If you need assistance or paper copies, please contact the Office of Student Aid.

General Institutional Information

Student Financial Assistance

Student Retention and Graduation Rates

Intercollegiate Athletic Program

The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act requires co-educational institutions of postsecondary education that participate in a Title IV, federal student financial assistance program, and have an intercollegiate athletic program, to prepare an annual report to the Department of Education on athletic participation, staffing, and revenues and expenses, by men's and women's teams. The Department uses the information to prepare its required report to the Congress on gender equity in intercollegiate athletics.



Information you discuss with, or provide to, the Office of Student Aid is generally considered confidential. Please note, however, that Student Aid employees, in accordance with Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law (Title 23 Pa. C. S., Chapter 63) and Penn State Policy AD72 on Reporting Suspected Child Abuse, are required to file a report with the PA Department of Human Services if there is reasonable cause to suspect that a child (a person who is currently less than 18 years of age) has been the victim of child abuse. More information about reporting requirements is available at the Penn State Office of Ethics and Compliance.

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