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Westech Consumer Information Disclosures

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that postsecondary institutions participating in federal student aid programs make certain disclosures to enrolled and prospective students, parents, employees, and the public. The following information is disclosed to you in compliance with federal law. For additional information, including requesting a paper copy of any materials, please call or e-mail the appropriate office or visit the indicated websites.

 

Accreditation

Contact: Michelle Armas| Email: MichelleA@westech.edu | Phone: (909) 980-4474

Westech is nationally accredited through the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Following guidelines established by ACCSC all academic programs are assessed through a formal Program Review process on a regular basis. In addition to review of the programs, Westech continually reviews and assesses the educational programs through student outcomes assessment.

 

Academic Programs and Institutional Information

Contact: Michelle Armas | Email: MichelleA@westech.edu | Phone: (909) 980-4474

Information concerning Westech’s current educational programs and course descriptions is available in the College Catalog. The catalog also includes a listing of current faculty. Information about campus facilities, including those that relate to instructional programs, is available through the campus map.

 

Confidentiality of Student Records and Student Health Records (FERPA and HIPAA)

Contact: Michelle Armas | Email: MichelleA@westech.edu | Phone: (909) 980-4474

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) afford students certain rights with respect to their education records. Westech publishes a FERPA notification that delineates student rights under FERPA. Westech publishes information on confidentiality of student records in the Westech Catalog.

Westech is committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal health information concerning our employees and students. See the Westech HIPAA policy for more information.

 

Copyright Infringement and Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Policies and Sanctions

Contact: Education Director | Email: education@westech.edu | Phone: (909) 980-4474

Information regarding file sharing and copyright policies and resources at Westech College is available. This includes information on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and individual rights and responsibilities.

 

Cost of Attendance

Contact: Student Financial Aid | E-mail: cesarp@westech.edu | Phone: (909) 980-4474

Information concerning the cost of attending Westech is available from the Office of Student Financial Aid. These costs consist of tuition and fees, books and supplies, for a program in which the student is enrolled or expresses an interest.

 

Crime Statistics, Campus Security Policies, Crime Log, and Fire Log

Contact: Campus Safety Director | Phone: (909) 980-4474 | Emergency Phone: 911

Information regarding public safety at Westech is provided in Safety and You, the annual Westech security and fire safety report. The Security Report includes crime statistics and policy statements as required. Safety and You also includes information about police and public safety resources; reporting crimes; coordination between law enforcement agencies; fire and medical emergencies; emergency notification, response and evaluation; missing student policy; crime prevention; victim support services; the law and Westech policies; campus facilities; security; the Westech Policy on Sexual Harassment; sex offender registry; and the Westech Drug/Alcohol Policy.

Westech publishes an annual Fire Log, which includes information regarding fires on-campus including the nature, date, time and location of each fire.

To obtain a paper copy of Safety and You or the crime log, contact Dora Perez, Safety Director at (909) 980-4474

 

Drug/Alcohol Policy

Contact: Director of Public Safety | Email: MichelleA@westech.edu | Phone: (909) 980-4474 | Emergency Phone: 911

Safety and You, the annual Westech security and fire safety report, includes the institution’s drug/alcohol policy. The annual report also provides information about alcohol and other drug health risks, drug alcohol laws and penalties, and campus alcohol and other drug education and counseling resources.

 

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Contact: Student Financial Aid | Email: cesarp@westech.edu | Phone:(909) 980-4474

A student who has been convicted of an offense under any Federal or State law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs for conduct that occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving federal aid (including grant, loan, or work assistance) during the period beginning on the date of such conviction and ending after the interval specified in the following table.

If convicted of an offense involving;

Possession of a controlled substance
Ineligibility Period
First offense – 1 year
Second offense – 2 years
Third offense – Indefinite

Sale of Controlled substance
Ineligibility Period
First offense – 2 year
Second offense – Indefinite

A student who has lost eligibility for financial aid based on the possession or sale of a controlled substance may regain eligibility before the above stated ineligibility period if:

A. The student successfully completes a drug rehabilitation program that;
1. Includes at least two unannounced drug tests; and
2. Has received or is qualified to receive funds directly or indirectly under a Federal, State, or local government program;
a. Is administered or recognized by a Federal, State, or local government agency or court;
b. Has received or is qualified to receive payment directly or indirectly from a Federal – or
State – licensed insurance company; or
c. Is administered or recognized by a Federal – or State – licensed hospital, health clinic or medical doctor.

 

Financial Aid

Contact: Student Financial Aid | Email: cesarp@westech.edu | Phone: (909) 980-4474

The Westech Catalog includes information about the following: need-based and non-need-based federal, state, local, private, and institutional financial assistance programs available to students; eligibility requirements and procedures for applying for aid; criteria for selecting recipients and determining amount of award; methods and frequency of disbursements of aid; financial aid terms and conditions, including terms applicable to employment provided as part of a financial aid package; rights and responsibilities of students receiving Title IV, HEA loans; how financial aid is handled when students withdraw; and whom to contact for questions regarding financial aid; the terms and conditions of federal student loans; entrance and exit counseling information; and drug violation penalties. The retention rate for Pell Grant recipients and the code of conduct for financial aid employees is also listed.

 

Financial Aid Calculator

Students may use the financial aid calculator to find estimates.

 

Graduation and Retention Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act)

Contact: Registrar | Email: MichelleA@westech.edu | Phone: (909) 980-4474

Graduation data and retention rates for Westech full-time, degree-seeking, undergraduate students are available in the annual IPEDS report. Retention, graduation, and transfer out data are also available in on the Westech College Catalog.

 

Identity Theft Prevention Policy

Contact: Registrar | Email: MichelleA@westech.edu | Phone: (909) 980-4474

As required by the FTC’s Red Flags Rule, Westech has established and will maintain an Identity Theft Prevention Program. Information on the Westech prevention program is available in the Westech Policy Library.

In compliance with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, the Department of Athletics publishes information on men’s and women’s athletic programs at Westech. The EADA report includes the number of participants by gender for each team, operating and recruiting expenses, coaches’ salaries, revenues, and athletically related student aid.

 

Placement of Graduates

Contact: Career Services | Email: careerservices@westech.edu

The Westech Career Services Department, collects and publishes information on the post-graduation status of Westech graduates. Six-month post-graduation survey statistics include information on the placement of and types of employment, for Westech graduates. Survey response rates are also provided.

 

Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal, and Return of Title IV, HEA Financial Aid

Contact: Student Financial Aid | Email: cesarp@westech.edu | Phone: (909) 980-4474

If a student withdraws or drops a course, Westech will adhere to its refund policy as published in the  Catalog. The Catalog also contains information regarding the requirements and procedures for students seeking to withdraw officially. Requirements for return of Title IV, HEA grant or loan aid are available through the financial aid office

 

Social Security Number Policy

Contact: Controller’s Department | Email: education@westech.edu | Phone: (909) 980-4474

The use of SSN as an identification number within Westech is limited to those uses permitted by law. To protect the privacy of persons whose SSN is collected, all college offices follow procedures in the College’s Social Security Number Policy, available in the Westech Policy Library.

 

Student Body Diversity

Contact: Registrar | Email: MichelleA@westech.edu | Phone: (909) 980-4474

Information about student body diversity, including the number of enrolled full-time students by gender and race/ethnicity, is provided in the annual IPEDS Report. The number of undergraduate students who receive a Federal Pell Grant is available on College Navigator.

 

Textbook Information/Required Course Materials

Contact: Registrar | Email: MichelleA@westech.edu | Phone: (909) 980-4474

The online Westech Schedule of Classes includes a link to textbook and required materials for each course as soon as the information is available for a given term. Textbook information is also available directly from the College Catalog.

 

Transfer of Credit and Articulation Agreements

Contact: Office of Admissions | Email: MichelleA@westech.edu | Phone: (909) 980-4474

Transfer of credit policies and articulation agreements are published in the College Catalog.

 

Vaccination Policies

Contact: Education Directors | Email: MichelleA@westech.edu | Phone: (909) 980-4474

Westech College informs students regarding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation for immunizations. Specific requirements for vaccinations are not an admissions requirement.

 

Voter Registration

Information on voting in local, state, and federal elections, including a copy of the California voter registration application form, may be accessed at the California Secretary of State website.

 

Westech Non-discrimination Statement

Westech College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.


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