Higher Education Opportunity Act

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), as well as other federal regulations, requires colleges and universities that participate in federal student financial aid programs to disclose certain information to current and prospective students, and employees.  

General Institutional Information

Academic Programs

Lynn University provides information regarding its educational programs at http://www.lynn.edu/academics, as well as the Academic Catalog.

Accreditation

A list of all agencies that accredit Lynn University and its specific programs is provided in the Academic Catalog, as well as http://www.lynn.edu/accreditation-and-equal-opportunity.

College Navigator

Consumer Disclosure Requirements regarding Lynn University is available on College Navigator http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=lynn+university&s=all&id=132657.

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

Lynn University copyright policies are set forth in Volume II of the Lynn University Policy Manual, Lynn.edu and other university publications.

Information Technology and Acceptable Use Policy

The University’s Information Technology and Acceptable Use Policy, Volume II the Lynn University Policy Manual, sets forth institutional computer use policies and guidance.

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

Information regarding University campuses and facilities is available on Lynn.edu, as well as in the Academic Catalog and Student Handbook. The Office of Compliance houses the ADA Coordinator who works with appropriate campus offices to provide support services to individuals with documented disabilities.

See http://www.lynn.edu/academics/institute/about/americans-with-disabilities-act-ada-accommodations, as well as the Academic Catalog and Lynn University Policy Manuals for additional information regarding the ADA Accommodations and facilities and services for students with disabilities.

Faculty

Instructional personnel and their academic credentials is available in the Academic Catalog.

Student Diversity

Lynn University annually calculates information relating to the diversity of its students, including the percentage of enrolled, full-time students in the following categories: male, female, self-identified members of a major racial or ethnic group, and federal Pell Grant recipients. http://www.lynn.edu/about-lynn/office-of-the-president/institutional-research/public-reports.

Privacy of Student Records - FERPA

Lynn University annually publishes to enrolled and prospective students a notice of FERPA rights in the Academic Catalog.

Student Activities

A listing of available student activities is provided through the Center for Student Involvement, as well as http://www.lynn.edu/life-at-lynn/things-to-do.

Textbook Information

The Campus Store provides information on what textbooks students will need for the classes they select. Textbook information is organized by Course Title, Section Number and Instructor, and the information provided regarding textbooks includes Title, Author, Edition, ISBN # and pricing information. This information is also at http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/lynn.htm.

Online Students Textbook Information

See the University’s Bookstore web site.

Transfer of Credit Policy/Articulation Agreements

Policies addressing the transfer of credit are available in the Academic Catalog, as well as http://www.lynn.edu/academics/prior-academic-credits/transfer-credits.

Articulation Agreements

Lynn University publicly discloses and makes available a list of institutions with which it has articulation agreements. Lynn University has articulation agreements with the following institutions:

  • Amani Institute
  • Wyncode Academy
  • All Universities and Colleges in the State of Florida system
  • Raritan Community College
  • Landmark College
  • Kaplan University
  • St Thomas University
  • Straighterline

Financial Assistance Information and Related Policies

Net Price Calculator

Lynn University provides a net price calculator on its web site that assists students in estimating their net cost of attendance:

Price of Attendance

Information regarding the costs of attending Lynn University is posted at http://www.lynn.edu/admissions/tuition-and-aid/costs.

Refund and Withdrawal Information

Lynn University policies regarding refunds and withdrawal are available in the Academic Catalog as well as Vol. VI of the Lynn University Policy Manual.

Notice of Availability of Financial Aid

Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid is available in the Academic Catalog, as well as http://www.lynn.edu/admissions/tuition-and-aid.

Assistance Available from Federal, State, Local and Institutional Programs

Information regarding the various types of financial assistance available to Lynn University students may be found at http://www.lynn.edu/admissions/tuition-and-aid/scholarships-grants-loans.

In addition, information is published in the Academic Catalog.

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Lynn University provides to each student, upon enrollment, a separate, clear, and conspicuous written notice that advises the student that a conviction for any offense, during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV, HEA program funds, under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs will result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan, or work-study assistance. In addition, the University includes this information in the Academic Catalog and Financial Aid Handbook.

Terms and Conditions of Accepting Financial Aid Award

Terms and conditions of accepting financial aid awards are set forth in the Financial Aid Handbook.

Academic Progress and Financial Aid Eligibility

Lynn University policies regarding academic progress and financial aid eligibility are set forth in the Academic Catalog.

Initial Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers

Before receiving a student loan, borrowers must complete an entrance counseling session that will supply comprehensive information on the terms and conditions of the loan and of the borrower's responsibilities. Students are informed by the Lynn University website, their award letter, and the Financial Aid Handbook. For more information, www.studentloans.gov.

Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers

Prior to graduating or leaving school, loan borrowers must complete exit counseling. During the exit counseling, financial aid staff explain borrowers rights and responsibilities as loan borrowers. Students may also participate online at www.studentloans.gov. This information is provided to them via website, the Financial Aid Handbook, the Academic Catalog, and at Senior Salute.

Financial Aid Code of Conduct

Lynn University has adopted a Financial Aid Code of Conduct.

Preferred Lender Information

Information regarding preferred private loan lenders may be found at http://www.lynn.edu/admissions/tuition-and-aid/scholarships-grants-loans/loans/private-loans.

Student Outcomes and Institutional academic information and graduation/completion rates

Retention Rate

The University provides retention rates for students, which are available at http://www.lynn.edu/about-lynn/office-of-the-president/institutional-research/public-reports.

Graduation Rates

The University provides graduation rates, which are available at http://www.lynn.edu/about-lynn/office-of-the-president/institutional-research/public-reports.

Intercollegiate Athletics Graduation Rates

The University reports annually on the graduation rates of students receiving grant-in-aid support for their participation in intercollegiate athletics. For more information regarding the data included in this report, contact the University’s Department of Athletics. This report is also available at http://www.lynn.edu/about-lynn/office-of-the-president/institutional-research/public-reports/graduation-and-academic-success-rates-for-student-athletes-2014.

Health and Safety Information

Campus Safety Policies, Crime Statistics, and Crime Log

The University annually provides a report that provides a detailed disclosure of information regarding campus security practices (including Emergency Response Plan, Timely Warnings, Emergency Warnings, Missing Persons and Crime Log policies), as well as crime statistics for the preceding year. Additional information and the University’s crime log are available through Campus Safety. In addition to the above, the University’s campus safety policies are published in Vol. II of the Lynn University Policy Manual.

Fire Safety Policies, Fire Statistics, and Fire Log

The University annually provides a report to each student and current employee that discloses campus fire safety policies, fire prevention activity data, and any fire-related incident that occurs with on-campus housing. Additional information is available from Campus Safety. The Annual Security Report is available online to prospective students and employees. In addition to the above, the University fire safety policies are published in the Lynn University Policy Manual.

  • Student safety
    • Crime statistics, hate crimes policy and statistics
    • Fire safety report
    • Missing person policies and procedures
    • Hurricane plan
    • Crisis plan

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Lynn University annually prepares and distributes to all students, faculty, and staff information regarding its alcohol and drug abuse prevention programs. This information is included on the University web site, as well as in Volume II of the Lynn University Policy Manual and other designated University publications. A copy of the most recent Annual Notification may be found here: http://www.lynn.edu/about-lynn/higher-education-opportunity-act/DrugFreeSchools_AnnualNotification_2016-2017.pdf.

Vaccination Policies

University policies regarding required student vaccinations and immunizations are set forth in the Academic Catalog. In addition, the University’s Immunization Policy is published in Volume II of the Lynn University Policy Manual.

Voter Registration

Student Affairs sends an electronic notice to all enrolled students that includes information regarding how students can obtain Florida voter registration forms prior to the deadline for registering to vote for all Federal and State elections.