University of Saint Mary Student Consumer Information


Affordability

The University of Saint Mary is committed to making quality education affordable:

+ 100% of incoming freshmen receive aid of some kind

+ USM provides over $6 million in scholarships every year

+ The average amount of a Saint Mary student's federal loans is BELOW the national average (Source: College Scorecard). Learn more about USM's tuition & cost »

 

Return on Investment

University of Saint Mary students are in high demand. Consider:

+ 14 of 19 USM 2014 education program grads were employed in the education field within 6 months of graduation, and 3 are enrolled in graduate programs.

+ Recent USM pre-health students are very successful, continuing their studies in medical schools, dental schools, and veterinary medicine programs.

+ USM students are more likely to be able to repay their student loans than the national average (Source: College Scorecard).

+ Where can a USM Degree take you? From doctors, dentists, and nurses to major corporate executives and entrepreneurs, click here to see what Saint Mary grads are up to today!

 

Retention

USM Retention Rates for recent freshmen:

+ About 70% of the 2013 freshmen class (or 72 of 104) returned for their sophomore year.

+ The Saint Mary retention rate is on par with many other Kansas colleges, public and private


Learn more USM facts and figures at College Navigator.

 

Graduation Rate

USM Graduation Rate for recent cohorts:

+ 53% of the freshmen that entered in 2007 graduated in six years. 


+ 33% of the freshmen that entered in 2009 graduated in four years. 

+ The Saint Mary six-year and four-year graduation rates for the most recent cohorts are on par with fellow independent Kansas colleges. 

+ Saint Mary students are more likely to graduate in four years than students at public Kansas colleges and universities. 

Learn more USM facts and figures at College Navigator.
 

Academic Affairs

+ Academic Program (Educational Program, Instructional Facilities, and Faculty.
+ Complaint Policy.
+ Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions (Including Computer Use and File Sharing).
+ School and Program Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure.
+ Accountability For Programs that Prepare Teachers.
+ Constitution Day.
 

Academic Resource Center

+ Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilities.
 

Admissions

+ Consumer Information on College Navigator Website.
+ Misrepresentation.
 

Athletics

+ Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) Report.
 

Bookstore

+ Textbook Information.
 

Business Office

+ University costs.
+ University refund policy.
+ Book voucher procedures.
+ Disclosure information for Bankmobile.
+ Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members (See “Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members” below).
 

Campus Safety

+ Security Report (Including Crime Statistics, Timely Warnings and Emergency Notification, Crime Log, and Emergency response and Evacuation Procedures).
+ Fire Safety Report & Fire Log.
+ Information for Crime Victims about Disciplinary Proceedings.
 

Career Services

+ Placement in Employment.
+ Job Placement Rates.
 

Financial Aid Office

+ Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information.
+ Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information.
+ Return of Title IV Financial Aid.
+ Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations.
+ Net Price Calculator.
+ Disbursement For Books and Supplies.
+ State Grant Assistance.
+ Student Loan Information Published by the U.S. Department of Education.
+ National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).
+ Entrance Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers.
+ Exit Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers.
+ Private Education Loan Disclosures (Including Self-Certification Form).
+ Private Lender Code of conduct.
+ Preferred Lender List.Disbursement For Books and Supplies.
+ Preferred Lender Arrangements
+ Annual report on Preferred Lender Arrangements
+ Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members (See “Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members” below).
 

Information Technology

+ Safeguarding Student Information/Establishing and Maintaining an Information Security Program.
 

Registrar's Office/Institutional Research

+ Completion/Graduation Rates.
+ Retention Rates.
+ Requirements for Withdrawal.
+ Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements.
+ Required Written Arrangements Disclosures.
+ Student Body Diversity.
+ Types of Graduate and Professional Education in Which the School’s Graduates Enroll.
+ Privacy of Student Records – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
+ Gainful Employment (GE).
+ Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members (See “Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members” below).
 

Student Life

+ Vaccinations Policy.
+ Voter Registration Forms.
+ Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program.
+ Institutional disciplinary action in cases of alleged dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.
+ Fire Safety Reports and Student Housing
 

Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members
Components of the Executive Order “Principles of Excellence” are required from Financial Aid, Registrar and the Business Office

Financial Aid

+ Shopping Sheet
+ Information about the maximum amount of Title IV, HEA aid available to students
+ An explanation that the borrower may qualify for Title IV, HEA loans
+ An explanation that the terms and conditions of Title IV, HEA loans may be more favorable than the provision of private education loans; and
+ Information regarding private student loans must be presented in a way that is distinct from the information regarding Title IV, HEA loans.


Registrar

An institution provides educational plans for all individuals using Federal military and veterans educational benefits that detail how those individuals will fulfill all the requirements necessary to graduate and the expected timeline of completion by disclosing general degree requirements* for the service member, family members, and veteran’s educational program (education plan*) to the member and his or her Service.

These requirements, typically articulated in the institution's course catalog, should:
 

+ Include the total number of credits needed for graduation.
+ Divide the coursework students must complete in accordance with institutional academic policies into general education, required, and elective courses.
+ Articulate any additional departmental or graduate academic requirements, such as satisfying institutional and major field grade point average requirements, a passing grade in any comprehensive exams, or completion of a thesis or dissertation.
+ In addition to providing degree requirements, the institution provides to service members, veterans, and their family members who have previous coursework from other accredited institutions and relevant military training and experiential learning an evaluated educational plan that indicates how many, if any, transfer credits it intends to award and how these transfer credits will be applied toward the student's educational program. The evaluated educational plan* will be provided within 60 days after the individual has selected a degree program and all required official transcripts have been received. *See Definitions in DCL GEN-12-10.


Business Office

+ A brief explanation* about the education benefit programs offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense.
* See Sample Brief Explanation about the education benefit programs offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense in DCL GEN-12-10.