University of Saint Mary Student Consumer Information


Affordability

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

+ 99% of incoming freshmen receive aid of some kind

+ USM provides over $7 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:

+ 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:

+ 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:

+ 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.
 

STUDENT CONSUMER INFORMATION

Below is a compilation of helpful links for our students.

 

Academic Affairs

+ Academic Programs (Educational Program, Instructional Facilities, and Faculty)
+ Complaint Policy (Academic-Related)
+ Academic Catalog

+ 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
 

Athletics

+ Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) Report
 

Bookstore

+ Textbook Information
 

Business Office

+ University Costs
+ University Refund Policy
+ Book Voucher Procedures: Contact the Business Office to obtain a book voucher. Send an email to billing@stmary.edu. Include your first, last name, student ID# and the amount you need for books.
+ 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
+ Campus Disciplinary Proceedings: Resolving cases of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking involves a fair, impartial campus disciplinary process. These proceedings will be held within a reasonably prompt timeframe. As part of this process, both the complainant and the respondent will have equal opportunities to have an advisor of their choice present. Both parties will also be given timely notice of meetings, plus timely, equal access to information that will be used during meetings and hearings. Once a disciplinary proceeding is over, the complainant and respondent will be alerted simultaneously regarding the outcome and any appeal options.
 

Career Services

+ Employment: Specific questions can be directed to careerservices@stmary.edu.
 

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: USM participates in the following programs:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH) Grant
  • Federal Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loan through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program 
  • Federal PLUS Loan through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Federal Work-Study
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants

+ Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations: The Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended (HEA) suspends aid eligibility for students who have been convicted under federal or state law of the sale or possession of drugs, if the offense occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving federal student aid (grants, loans, and/or work-study). If you have a conviction(s) for these offenses, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or click here to complete the "Student Aid Eligibility Worksheet" to find out how this law applies to you. If you have lost federal student aid eligibility due to a drug conviction, you can regain eligibility if you pass two unannounced drug tests conducted by a drug rehabilitation program that complies with criteria established by the U.S. Department of Education.
+ Net Price Calculator
+ Disbursement for Books and Supplies: Federal Title IV aid eligible students and all other aid recipients are eligible for a book voucher as long as they have sufficient financial aid in place to cover all of their institutional charges (tuition/fees, housing, meal plan, etc.). Book vouchers can be issued as soon as anticipated aid is reflected on the student’s account. The charge for books will be applied to the student’s account after the student finalizes their book order. Requesting a voucher is OPTIONAL. Students should contact the Business Office to request a voucher.
+ Student Loan Information Published by the U.S. Department of Education
+ National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
+ Entrance/Exit Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers: Contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@stmary.edu for more information.
+ Private Lender Code of Conduct
+ Preferred Lender List/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: Email the Campus Technology Office at HelpDesk@stmary.edu for more information.
 

Registrar's Office/Institutional Research

+ Completion/Graduation Rates
+ Retention Rates
+ Requirements for General Withdrawal
+ Requirements for Military 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)
+ 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

+ Vaccination History
+ Voter Registration Forms
+ Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
 

Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members

Since each veteran or military service member has different needs and expectations, USM captured policies on transfer and acceptance of military credits in the Academic Catalog, while individual degree plans with transfer applicability are created and sent to the students. The Registrar's Office also certifies coursework through the VAOnce system. For a full explanation, please see the Academic Catalog for military and veteran transfer of credits (contained within transfer of credit policy in Chapter 1).