Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information

University of Northwestern – St. Paul, in compliance with Student Consumer Information Federal Regulations, is making this information available to current and prospective students, parents, and the public.

The disclosures required under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) includes information which:

•  is required to be posted on an institution’s website;

•  may be posted on website as a means to make it available;

•  may be posted on website, but specified individuals must receive a notice of its availability;

•  may be posted on website, but also must be distributed to specified individuals; and

•  is not appropriate for web posting (including information for crime victims about disciplinary 
    hearings and certain information relating to education loans).

An institution may choose to include all of the HEA-required disclosures that are appropriate for web posting on the institution’s Student Consumer Information portal page. However, the institution will need to ensure that certain information is also provided directly to specified individuals.

The HEA-required disclosures are listed below in groups by the required method/s of dissemination (including the reference number used to identify each disclosure in Appendix A, Summary of HEA Institutional Disclosure Requirements).  Note: Some of the disclosures have more than one required method of dissemination. Certain requirements do not apply to all institutions.

Please note: Institutions should be aware that posting information on a website is sufficient for meeting those HEA requirements that institutions make certain information ―available‖ to the public or others. A number of the HEA disclosure provisions require that institutions deliver information directly to specified individuals, or that it be provided directly upon request. In those cases, posting information on the institution’s website is not sufficient. An institution may choose to post all of the appropriate HEA disclosure information on its website for information management purposes, but it still must ensure that certain information is also provided directly to the specified individuals.

Institutions should also ensure that the information disclosed is accurate. The Department of

Education may initiate a fine, or a limitation, suspension, or termination of Title IV HEA eligibility for any substantial misrepresentation made by an institution regarding the nature of its educational program, its financial charges, or the employability of its graduates. (Under HEA Sec. 485(f)(13), this provision also specifically applies to misrepresentation of the number, location, or nature of crimes included in campus crime reports.)   For more information, see chapter 6 of volume 2 of the Federal

Student Aid Handbook at and search: FSA Handbook.