In accordance with federal regulations set forth by The
Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, below is a summary of consumer
information that must be made available to all students at Orange Coast College
Each topic listed gives a brief description of the information that must
be disclosed and explains how it can be obtained. If you need assistance
obtaining information listed or you would like a paper copy, please contact the
Financial Aid Office via email at email@example.com or by calling Madjid Niroumand at 714-432-5509.
Information about Orange Coast College
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)
In carrying out their assigned responsibilities, many
offices at Orange Coast College collect and maintain information about
students. Although these records belong to the college, both college policy and
federal law accord students a number of rights concerning these records. The
Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) establish the rules
and regulations regarding access to and disclosure of student records.
Orange Coast College may release student directory
information upon request, provided such release is approved by the college
President or a designee. Students may request in writing to the college
President that directory information not be released. The President or a
designee may limit or deny the release of specific categories of directory
information based upon a determination of the best interests of the student.
Directory information is defined to mean one or more of the
following: student’s name, city of residence, date and place of birth, major
field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports,
weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees
and awards received, and previous public or private school attended.
Any currently enrolled or former students shall have access
to any and all of their records on file at the college. Such access shall be
granted within 15 working days of a written request and shall be subject to
procedures established by the Dean of Enrollment Services for academic records
or the Dean of Counseling Services for counseling files and the Director of
Financial Aid for financial aid records.
Students, by written request to the above administrator(s),
may challenge the content of their records pursuant to Education Code section
76232. Such challenges will be processed according to procedures established by
those responsible administrators.
For more information or to receive a copy, please contact Mr. Efren Galvan, the
Director of Admissions, Records, and Enrollment Technology located on the first floor of Watson Hall, 2701
Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5005.
Privacy of and Access to Student Records
The Information Practices Act of 1977, California Civil
Code, Sections 1798 et. seq., guarantee certain rights:
The Right to Privacy: Only information about you that is
relevant and necessary to carry out the purpose of the college will be
collected. This information will be used only in the administration of specific
The Right to Access: You may request access to any records
about you that are maintained by the college. The college shall promptly let
you or your chosen representative inspect or shall provide you copies of any
document or item of information in your case record, within 15 working days of
a written request. In a few cases, medical or psychological information will be
released only to an appropriate licensed professional chosen by the student.
Protection Against Re-disclosure: All persons who are
allowed access to your records are prohibited from disclosing this information
to anyone else without your specific, informed, written consent. There are
specific instances where information may be released without your informed, written
consent, such as in the case of a medical emergency.
Student Identification Number: Students are not required to
provide their social security number except to receive student financial aid
and the 1098T Hope Tax Credit Form. However, social security numbers are
helpful in identifying student records upon transfer to other institutions. All
students are strongly encouraged to select a personal identification number to
protect electronic access to their records.
Records Holds: Per California Education Code, Title 5, a
student’s records may not be released if there are outstanding fee obligations.
FACILITIES & SERVICES FOR DISABLED STUDENTS
Disabled Students’ Center
The Disabled Students’ Center (DSC) provides support
services to students with disabilities in an effort to ensure equal opportunity
and participation at the college.
To receive services from the DSC, each student is
responsible for the following:
• Verification of Disability: Submit verification of
disability by a physician or other qualified professional.
• Personal Care: Each student is responsible for taking care
of personal bodily needs, such as feeding and restroom care and, if necessary,
providing a personal attendant while on campus, including the classroom.
• Seizure Policy: Because of the college’s concern for the
wellbeing of all students, OCC has a policy governing a student who has a
seizure on campus. When a physician indicates that seizures possibly endanger
the student or others, the student may be denied continued enrollment. This may
range from a particular class deemed hazardous to exclusion from campus. Reinstatement
may occur when there is evidence that seizures are controlled. For more
information, contact the Dean of Student Services.
Specialized academic and vocational counseling is available
through the DSC as well as specialized equipment, disability resource
information and referrals. Assistance is also available for registration, test
proctoring, tutoring, note takers, campus orientation and readers (based on the
Only those students with a DMV plate or placard may park in
designated blue curbed areas in all campus lots free of charge. All other
disabled students must purchase a campus parking permit and use student parking
Phone (714) 432-5807
or (714) 432-5604 (TDD).
Disabled Students’ High Tech Center
The High Tech Center is specifically designed for students
with disabilities at Orange Coast College. Its primary purpose is to allow
students with disabilities to use computers through various adaptives. The
facility is located in the Special Services Building. Our IBM PCs and Macintosh
computers are equipped with both adapted computer hardware and software that
can be combined to accommodate and assist students with their schoolwork and
educational goals. Software packages include word processing, spreadsheets and
The Disabled Student’s High Tech Center is located in the
Special Services Building. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Phone (714) 432-5807 or (714) 432-5604 (TDD).
For information on facilities and services for disabled
students, contact the Office of Special Services for Students with Disabilities.
Adapted P.E. Program
Adapted Physical Education classes are designed for students
with physical disabilities who can benefit from personalized exercise programs.
A variety of courses are offered for improvement in strength, balance,
flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance, in addition to courses in individual
sports such as Bowling and Aquatics. Students must register through the
Disabled Students Center (page 16) and complete a necessary medical
verification form prior to participation. For more information, phone (714)
432-5528 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disabled Students’ Rights
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibit discrimination on the basis of
disability against persons in programs or activities receiving or benefiting
from federal assistance. Thus, in postsecondary education settings, Section 504
mandates - reasonable accommodation for adults with professionally documented
physical or learning disabilities. Inquiries regarding the college‘s
nondiscrimination policy relative to Section 504 or the Americans with
Disabilities Act should be directed to the 504/ADA Coordinator at (714)
432-5042, located in Special Services Building.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Students having physical, emotional, or other disabilities
may be eligible for State Department of Rehabilitation services if their
disabilities affect their vocations. These services include vocational
counseling and guidance, reimbursed training and job placement. Under certain
circumstances, students may also qualify for assistance with medical needs,
living expenses and transportation.
Interested students should visit or write the State
Department of Rehabilitation Office, 222 S Harbor Blvd., Ste 300, Anaheim,
California 92805. The phone number is (714) 991-0800 or you can visit their Web
site at www.rehab.cahwnet.gov.
STUDENT BODY DIVERSITY
For information regarding the diversity of the college’s
student body, please contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness; Sheri
Sterner at SSterner@occ.cccd.edu. The office is located in the Class Room Lab,
Room 114, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.
COST OF ATTENDING THE COLLEGE
State regulations require that students must withdraw prior
to the first 10% of a course in order to be eligible for a refund of fees.
Students can view refund deadlines at MyOCC or by printing their student class
program. Official withdrawals by the refund deadline will result in a credit to
the student’s registration account of the fees associated with the course that
Students withdrawing from all classes may request a refund
of all fees paid including the Student Health Services Fee, the College
Services Charge, nonresident tuition, etc., provided the student withdraws
prior to the refund deadline for each class in which he/she was enrolled. To
receive a refund of the Parking Fee, the student must withdraw from all classes
and the parking decal must be returned/postmarked on or before the earliest
refund deadline date of the classes in which the student is enrolled.
In the case of canceled classes, registration fees
associated with that class will be refunded. If the only class a student is
taking is canceled, the parking decal must be returned within 14 days of the
class cancellation date.
All credit balances will be automatically refunded to you
beginning the 3rd week of the semester in which the fees were paid. Most
payments made by credit card through MyOCC will automatically be refunded to
the credit card used for payment. For payments made in person, via check, cash,
credit card or money order, refunds will be issued via check and mailed to the
address the Admissions Office has on file.
All withdrawals are co
mpleted by the student through MyOCC
or via mail (must be post marked by the U. S. Postmaster by the deadline date). For official withdrawal or leave of absence, please complete the appropriate forms and submit them to the Enrollment Center on the first floor of Watson Hall. The official form is available online at http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/enrollment/Registration/Pages/Dropping-Classes.aspx
Please note that students who miss the first meeting of a
class or who have too many absences MAY be dropped by the instructor at any
time during the semester until the final deadline for withdrawal. However, it
is the responsibility of the student to withdraw in order to meet all fee and
withdrawal deadlines and to avoid grade penalties.
Instructors may allow absences for reasons of illness,
emergencies, or college-sponsored activities including field trips, athletic
events, speech tournaments, or other co-curricular activities. Those student
activities should be scheduled to minimize absences from regularly scheduled
classes. Instructors are responsible for sending Co-curricular Participation
Lists to the appropriate academic Division Coordinator. Students, also, should
inform instructors of upcoming co-curricular activities and ask for ways of
making up the absences.
Instructors may require make-up activities equivalent to the
lessons missed through absence. What constitutes an excused absence and any
required make-up activities, should be stated clearly, preferably in writing,
by the instructor at the start of the course.
It is recommended that a student not be absent more than the
number of course units in order to maintain a passing course grade/credit. That
is, one hour of absence for each unit of class. State law requires an accurate
attendance record in order for the college to receive funding.
It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and adhere
to State-mandated drop deadlines and deadlines to request a pass/no-pass
option. In addition, students should be aware of and adhere to the deadlines
for fee-payment and refund of fees. Students should verify all transactions.
Students should check their MyOCC page, particularly their student class
program (was schedule bill), and their CCCD issued email account often for
important updates and information. The CCCD email account and MyOCC message
boards are the official communication methods that instructors and staff use to
send students important information.
Students Who Are Employed
Working students should remember that taking 15 units of
college coursework requires about the same amount of time as working 40 hours a
week; therefore, fulltime students should work no more than 20 hours a week.
Students may contact the Financial Aid Office or call (714) 432-5508 to
determine their eligibility for financial assistance. No student should expect
any instructor to lower course standards to accommodate them for not doing
required coursework due to work employment.
Financial Aid Students
Financial Aid Students withdrawing from all courses must
contact the Financial Aid Office prior to completion of the withdrawal.
REPAYMENT POLICY (RETURN OF TITLE IV AID)
The federal government mandates that students who withdraw
from all classes may only keep the financial aid (federal "Title IV"
grant and loan assistance) they have "earned" up to the time of
withdrawal. Funds that were disbursed in excess of the earned amount must be
returned by the university and/or the student to the federal government. The
repayment policy is available in the Financial Aid Office.
DESCRIPTIONS OF ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Information on the university's academic programs, degree
offerings, and plans for future programs is available in the Orange Coast College Catalog
. You may also find academic division and program information by visiting Academic Division
Degrees and Certificates
By authorization of the Board of Governors of the California
Community Colleges, Orange Coast College confers the Associate in Arts degree
on students who complete sixty (60) units with a grade of ―C or better in
Orange Coast College also grants the degree of Associate in
Science only for the majors listed in the Associate Science Degree requirements
section in this catalog.
Orange Coast College awards the Certificate of Achievement
to students who successfully complete the required courses of a certificate
program including a minimum of 18 units. Orange Coast College also grants the
Certificate of Specialization (less than 18 units) to students who complete a
specially designed or intensive learning activity.
INSTRUCTIONAL FACILITIES AND LABS
Information on the college's instructional facilities and
laboratories is available from the Office of Instruction; email@example.com or Office of
Instruction, Administrative Building, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA
Information on the college's faculty and instructional
personnel is available through the Office of Instruction. The office is located in the Administration
Building, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.
Accreditation and Approvals
Orange Coast College is accredited by the Accrediting
Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools
and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Ste. 204, Novato, CA 94949; (415) 506-0234,
an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition
of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U. S. Department of Education. The
college and its instructional programs are also approved by the Board of
Governors of the California Community Colleges and by the State Department of
Education for training veterans.
In addition, Orange Coast College offers programs which are
accredited or approved by recognized accrediting agencies: Accrediting
Commission of the American Culinary Federation Educational Institute; the
Commission on Dental Accreditation; The Commission on Accreditation/Approval
for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association; Commission on
Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); Joint Review
Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology; Committee on Accreditation for
Respiratory Care (CoARC); the California State Department of Health; the
Federal Aviation Agency and the State of California–State and Consumer Services
Agency; Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.
Memberships and Affiliations
Orange Coast College maintains membership with the following
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges
Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges,
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Alpha Beta Gamma International Business Honor Society
American Association for State and Local History
American Association of Community Colleges
American College Dance Festival Association
American Culinary Federation Educational Foundation
Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC)
American Dietetic Association Commission on Accreditation
for Dietetics Education (CADE)
Association for Core Texts and Courses
Association of Community and Continuing Education
California Community College Student Affairs Association
California Community Colleges Chief Instructional Officers
California Community Colleges Chief Student Services Administrators
California Community College Council for Staff Development
California Public Health Department
Commission on Accreditation for Education in
Electroneurodiagnostic Technology (CoA-END)
Commission on Accreditation for Education in
Polysomnographic Technology (CoA-PSG)
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoA-RC)
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education
Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
Council of Chief Librarians of California Community Colleges
County of Orange Health Care Agency – Emergency Medical
Honors Transfer Council
Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular
Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Learning Resources Network
Medical Assisting Education Review Board
NAFSA/AIE: Association of International Educators
National Association for Education of Young Children
National Association of Colleges and Employers
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
National Collegiate Honors Council
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Speech-Language
Pathology and Audiology Board
Transfer Center Directors Association
Western Association of Veteran Education Specialists
Western Regional Honors Council
Umoja Community, Foundation for California Community
U.S. Green Building Council – Orange County Chapter
COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT POLICIES
Illegal Distribution of Copyrighted Materials
OCC supports the Higher Education Opportunity Act and
Digital Millennium Copyright Act, including efforts to eliminate the illegal
distribution of copyrighted material.
Information Regarding Student Financial Aid
The Financial Aid Office is located in Watson Hall, Second
Floor - Room 205. Check the web site for hours of operation as they may vary.
Phone: 714 432-5508.
OVERVIEW OF FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS
Orange Coast College has a full array of Title IV programs and California State Programs. Students may only receive financial aid for Associate Degrees and transfer programs and only those certificates that are approved by the Department of Education. Certificates of Specialization and some Certificates of Achievement may not be eligible for funding. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
Financial Aid Drug Conviction Information
Students who are convicted of drug charges may be ineligible for financial aid. Your eligibility might be suspended if the offense occurred while you were receiving federal student aid (grants, loans, or work-study). When you complete the FAFSA, you will be asked whether you had a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid. If the answer is yes, you will be provided a worksheet to help you determine whether your conviction affects your eligibility for federal student aid. Preview the drug eligibility worksheet.
If your eligibility for federal student aid has been suspended due to a drug conviction, you can regain eligibility (based on the conviction and charges) early by successfully completing an approved drug rehabilitation program or by passing two unannounced drug tests administered by an approved drug rehabilitation program. If you regain eligibility during the award year, notify your financial aid office immediately so you can get any aid you’re eligible for.
If you are convicted of a drug-related offense after you submit the FAFSA, you might lose eligibility for federal student aid, and you might be liable for returning any financial aid you received during a period of ineligibility.
Federal Title IV Programs
Supplemental Educational Opportunity
Academic Competitiveness - not available after June 30, 2011
Federal Direct PLUS Loan
Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
Federal Work Study
Federal Perkins Loan
State of California Financial Aid
Board of Governors Fee Waiver
Cal Grant B
Cal Grant C
Chafee Grant (federally funded program administered by CSAC)
In addition to these programs, the EOPS and CARE Counseling Offices
administers the following financial aid programs:
Extended Opportunity and Programs Serv
Foster Youth Initiative
These programs are administered by the EOPS and CARE Offices. Please contact Steve Tamanaha, Associate Dean, Student Success & Support Services at STamanaha@occ.cccd.edu
Scholarship opportunities are administered by the Foundation
Office, Administration Building. Contact TJ Nguyen at TJNguyen@occ.cccd.edu
HOW TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID
Federal – all Title IV aid
FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Title IV Aid
To determine if you're eligible, the U.S. Department of
Education uses a standard formula to evaluate the information you report when
you apply. The formula produces an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number.
Your electronic Student Aid Report (eSAR) contains this number and will tell
the Financial Aid Office if you are eligible. The Financial Aid Office will
begin the awarding, packaging, and verification process. You will receive an
email notification to your OCC email address regarding the process of your file
Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW)
The Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW) waives your course
enrollment fee ($46/unit beginning Fall 2013) if you are a California resident,
and if one of the following conditions applies to you when you enroll:
You are qualified for federal financial aid during the
same academic year for which you are seeking a BOGFW and have $1104 of need.
You or your parents are receiving TANF/Cal WORKS benefits,
SSI or General Assistance at the time that you apply for the BOGFW A. You will
be required to provide documentation to show participation in one of these
You fall into the qualifying income bracket as determined
by filling out a BOGFW B application. The Financial Aid Office will process
your application and notify you if you qualify.
You qualify according to one of these groups:
Certification from the CA Department of Veterans Affairs
that you are eligible for a dependent's fee waiver.
Certification from the National Guard Adjutant General that
you are eligible for a dependent's fee waiver.
Certification from the Department of Veterans Affairs that
you are eligible as a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor or as a
child of a recipient.
Certification form the CA Victim Compensation and Government
Claims Board that you are eligible as a dependent of a victim of the September
11, 2001, terrorist attack.
Certification from a public agency employer that you are
eligible as a dependent of a deceased law enforcement/fire suppression
personnel killed in the line of duty.
Veterans' Dependents Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW):
Students requesting BOGFW must bring their approval letter to the Enrollment Center located on the first floor of Watson Hall. These students are not required to complete the BOGFW application if they do not wish to do so.
Cal Grant B and C
The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) determines a
student’s eligibility for the receipt of a Cal Grant. All notifications of
awards are sent by CSAC directly to the student. The institution verifies the
enrollment status and disburses the funds.
At OCC, the annual GPA verification is sent electronically
for all enrolled OCC students. There is no need for the paper GPA verification
form. These are sent on or before March 2 and September 2 annually.
Direct Loans Changes
The interest subsidy provided on Direct Subsidized Loans
during the six month grace period has been temporarily eliminated. The change
applies to new loans for which the first disbursement is made on or after July
1, 2012, and before July 1, 2014.
HOW ELIGIBILITY FOR NEED-BASED AID IS DETERMINED AND HOW
NEED-BASED AID IS AWARDED
The Federal Methodology (FM) is the formula used by the
federal government to determine your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for a
Federal Pell Grant, campus-based programs, and Federal Subsidized Direct Loan
Programs. For non-need-based Federal Unsubsidized Direct Unsubsidized Loans,
your EFC is not a factor; however, loan amounts cannot exceed the cost of attendance.
Depending on your financial circumstances student for those
that are independent and student and parent for those that are dependent), the
FM uses one of three models to determine your EFC: the regular, the simplified,
and the automatically-assessed formulas. Which one is applied depends on your
The regular formula for federal student aid
For a majority of students and/or parents, this is the
formula that will be applied. It evaluates assets and income and determines how
much your family can contribute to your cost of education. That amount is then
used to determine the amount and type of aid — such as grants, self-help, or
loans — that you are eligible to receive.
Basically, for the regular formula, what the family owns
that has monetary value (checking accounts, savings accounts, etc) is combined
with what you earn. Here's how it works:
The assets you report on your FAFSA are added to determine
your family's financial strength. (If it's less than zero, then it's calculated
as zero). If you own a farm or business, your net worth is adjusted to help
protect the farm assets. The FM then waives a portion of your net worth for
education savings and asset protection and what's left over is your
discretionary net worth — basically this is cash and what can be converted to
cash. (It's possible that your discretionary net worth could be less than
zero.) This amount is multiplied by an asset-conversion rate — the portion of
your assets the federal government thinks you will be able to contribute to
your cost of education. If the amount comes out as less than zero, then your
asset contribution is set at zero.
Your asset contribution is added to your available income to
establish your "adjusted available income." This total is multiplied
by a rate that varies depending on your adjusted available income — the more
you have, the higher the percentage. Finally, the FM arrives at your EFC for
that year. If more than one child in a family attends college at least
halftime, the EFC is divided equally among them. So, if two children are in
college and the EFC is $5,000, then $2,500 is allotted to the EFC for each
The simplified formula for federal financial aid
Sometimes, the FM ignores your family’s assets altogether
and uses your income only to calculate your EFC. Once again, as with the
regular formula, the amount that you can contribute is used to determine what
kind of student aid, such as federal work study or the FSEOG, you are eligible
You might qualify for this simple formula if you meet these
You or your parents filed or can file a 1040A or 1040EZ,
or don't have to file any tax returns at all
Your parents' (if you're a dependent) adjusted gross
income on their return (or on their W-2s if they aren't required to file) is
$49,999 or below
What matters here is whether or not you (or your parents)
are eligible to file a 1040A or 1040EZ — not if you actually filed them. A
family may have filed a 1040, but if their combined income was less than
$50,000 and they were eligible to file a 1040A or 1040EZ, the qualifications
for the simplified formula have been met.
The automatically-assessed formula for federal student aid
For the last FM model, there isn't much to evaluate. If you
or your family qualifies, the EFC assessed is automatically $0! If you're an
undergraduate student, that makes you eligible for the maximum Federal Pell
Grant. You may also be eligible for a Federal Supplemental Educational
Opportunity Grant (FSEOG).
The criteria are simple:
You or your parents filed or can file a 1040A or 1040EZ,
or you and your parents are not required to file any tax returns at all; and
You or your parents' adjusted gross income on their return
(or on their W-2s if they aren't required to file) is $20,000 or less.
FINANCIAL AID FOR STUDY ABROAD
At this time, the study abroad program is not eligible for
Title IV aid, but is eligible for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver.
LOAN CODE OF CONDUCT POLICY
It is the policy of Orange Coast College to avoid conflicts
of interests between the College and lenders, guarantee agencies, or other
affiliations related to student financial aid or student loans; and, to
establish an ethical framework for professional behavior and responsibilities
at Orange Coast College.
All employees at Orange Coast College will not accept any
compensation from lenders, guarantee agencies or other affiliations related to
student financial aid or student loans. This prohibition includes any
compensation for consulting.
For purposes of this policy, “financial aid employees”
includes all officers or employees of the College who participate in making any
decision involving student financial aid or student loans. Also, for purposes
of this policy, compensation given to a family member of a financial aid
employee, or which is given to another individual because of that individual s
relationship with a financial aid employee, is considered to have been made to
the financial aid employee.
Financial aid employees are subject to the College’s
conflict of interest policy, which requires that all decisions be made solely
on the basis of a desire to promote the best interests of students and the
College. All employees are required to disclose the existence of any conflict
of interest and are prohibited from participating in decisions which are
affected by the conflict of interest.
The College’s conflict of interest policy does not prohibit
employees from receiving benefits of nominal value. For purposes of this Student
Financial Aid Code of Conduct, “nominal value” means compensation having a
value of $20 or less. Any financial aid employee who, either directly or
indirectly, receives compensation from a lender, guarantee agency or other
affiliation related to student financial aid or student loans having a value of
more than $20 must disclose all pertinent information relating to such
compensation, in writing, to the Director of Financial Aid within 30 days of
receipt of the compensation.
All College employees are prohibited from receiving
remuneration in the form of travel, lodging, meals or honoraria from any
lender, guarantee agencies, or other affiliations related to student financial
All College employees shall not serve on any advisory boards
or committees of student lending organizations, guarantee agencies, or other
affiliations related to student financial aid.
All College employees will not have lenders, guarantee
agencies, or other affiliations related to student financial aid pay for any
printing services and shall not allow the College’s name or logo to be printed
on any lender materials.
No employee at the College in the financial aid office and
or officers of the College shall commit the College to any revenue-sharing
agreements and or conditioning the use of a lenders Title IV loans to receive
private loans with any lenders, guarantee agency or other affiliations related
to financial aid or students.
The Financial Aid Office will not allow employees of
lenders, guarantee agencies or other affiliations related to financial aid to
work or provide staffing to the Financial Aid Office.
The Financial Aid Office will not allow the use of lenders,
guarantee agencies or other affiliations related to financial aid to be a call
center for the Financial Aid Office.
Financial aid employees are prohibited from denying a
student the right to choose any lenders from whom they wish to borrow and shall
not impede the processing of any loan.
RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF AID RECIPIENTS
Students receiving financial aid must be aware of their
responsibilities while receiving aid.
Responsibilities for continued financial aid eligibility
• Satisfactory academic progress (SAP) requirements.
• Reporting accurate personal, financial and enrollment
information on your financial aid documents.
• The need to pursue a degree, certificate, or taking
courses that transfer towards a baccalaureate degree at a four-year institution.
• The requirement to repay Orange Coast College for any
overpayment made to you through financial aid funds.
• The return of Title IV funds (federal financial aid) if
withdrawn from all courses.
• Payment of all registration fees within forty-eight hours
of your enrollment.
• The requirement to update personal information, especially
your address with the Financial Aid Office.
Rights that you the student have:
• To receive information regarding the financial aid award
package and process.
• To receive information concerning the cost of attendance,
student budgets, and the award received.
• To receive information regarding the probationary status
and the appeal process.
• All policies regarding refunds.
All policies and procedures regarding financial aid can be
found at: http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/student_services/financial_aid/
FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIP FRAUD
According to the Federal Trade Commission, perpetrators of
financial aid fraud often use the following lines to sell their scholarship
services; students should avoid any scholarship service or website that says
"This scholarship is guaranteed or your money
"You can't get this information anywhere else."
"I just need your credit card or bank account number to
hold this scholarship."
"We'll do all the work."
"This scholarship will cost some money."
"You've been selected by a 'national foundation' to
receive a scholarship" or "You're a finalist" in a contest you
If you believe you've been the victim of scholarship fraud,
wish to file a complaint, or want more information, call 1 (877) FTC-HELP or
see www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams. On November 5, 2000, Congress passed the
College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act to enhance protection against fraud in
student financial assistance by establishing stricter sentencing guidelines for
criminal financial aid fraud.
Information Regarding Student Outcomes
GRADUATION AND RETENTION RATES
Please contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness;
Sheri Sterner at SSterner@occ.cccd.edu. The office is located in the
Administration Building, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.
GRADUATION AND RETENTION RATES FOR STUDENT ATHLETES
This must be provided to student-athletes, their parents,
high school coaches, and guidance counselors when an athletically related
student aid offer is made. The NCAA provides this information directly to high
schools. For information, contact the Athletic Department, 2701 Fairview Road,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626.
EMPLOYMENT FOR GRADUATES
Available information about job placement rates and the
types of employment obtained by college graduates may be obtained from the OCC
Job Placement Center, Watson Hall, 2nd Floor, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa,
GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION FOR GRADUATES
This does not pertain to OCC as the college is a community
college and does not have graduate and professional programs.
ATHLETIC PROGRAM PARTICIPATION AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT
As part of The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act,
information on annual participation rates and financing of men's and women's
sports in intercollegiate athletic programs is available by request to students
and the general public. For more information or to receive a copy of the
report, contact the Athletic Department, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA
Information Regarding Health and Safety
CAMPUS SAFETY AND SECURITY
Each year, Orange Coast College prepares an "Annual
Security Report" which is published in the Campus Public Safety brochure.
The report is issued each October 1, contains detailed information on campus
safety and security policies, procedures, and programs, including information
on: emergency services, security telephone numbers, sexual assault policy,
stalking laws, handling obscene phone calls, sexual harassment policy, dealing
with workplace violence and threats, police agencies, health services,
counseling services, safe transportation after dark, safety tips, and alcohol
and drug policies and programs. The report also includes statistics concerning
crimes on campus. If you would like to receive a complete copy, visit the
Campus Public Safety Office, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5005.
The policies on immunizations for new students can be found
in the Student Health Center, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5005.
Contact Information for Admissions (Enrollment Center)
The Admissions Office is located within the Enrollment
Center, Watson Hall, 1st Floor, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-5005.
Director: Efren Galvan
Orange Coast College’s Equal Opportunity Statement
The Coast Community College District does not discriminate
unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person
on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion,
age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical
condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or
OCC 504/ADA Office - Special Services Building: 714-432-5042;
OCC Title IX Office - Dr. Derek Vergara located in the Administration Building: 714-432-5930.
OCC Campus Safety - 714-432-5017