Student Consumer Information

Mount Mercy University provides the following information in accordance with the disclosure requirements for institutions participating in federal financial aid programs under Title IV. The list contains links to the pages containing the actual information or policies or where to obtain the information if it is not available online.  

Health and Safety Information

Sexual Harassment and Abuse: This policy details Mount Mercy University 's policy and procedures regarding sexual harassment and sexual abuse. https://www.mtmercy.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/admissions/SexualAbuseAssaultPolicy.pdf

Title IX Coordinator: This page details information regarding compliance and Mount Mercy University's Title IX Coordinator.  https://www.mtmercy.edu/title-ix    

Vaccination Policy: https://www.mtmercy.edu/compliance/immunization-policy.pdf

Student Information and Policies

Athletic Program Participation:  The annual Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Report (EADA) includes information on participation rates, financial support, and other information on men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic programs. Upon request, a paper copy can be provided by contacting: Athletic Director’s Office, Hennessey 302, Mount Mercy University, 1330 Elmhurst Dr. NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52402.  https://www.mtmercy.edu/compliance/EquityInAthletics.pdf 

Diversity of Student Body: https://www.mtmercy.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/admissions/DiversityStudentBody.pdf

Services Provided to Students with Disabilities: Mount Mercy University complies with the federal mandates outlined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Mount Mercy accepts students who are able to engage in college level studies and who meet the admission criteria. Students with disabilities who wish to receive support services should contact the Disabilities Services Coordinator in the Academic Center for Excellence (319) 363-1323, ext.1204. Services may include assistance with note taking, alternative testing, or other accommodations deemed reasonable and necessary by qualified professionals. A student requesting services should provide documentation of a disability in order to receive any services. https://www.mtmercy.edu/disability-services

Student Activities: http://www.mtmercy.edu/events-activities

Student Consumer Complaint Process: Mount Mercy University seeks to resolve all student complaints in a timely and effective manner.  Complaints should first be filed internally and then if an issue cannot be resolved can be filed externally through the Student Consumer Complaint Process.  https://www.mtmercy.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/admissions/StudentConsumerComplaintProcess.pdf

Textbook Price Information: Current students may log into their Brightspace account and use the Campus Store link to access the Textbook system. https://brightspace.mtmercy.edu

Voter Registration: Voter registration materials can be found in the Reference section of Busse Library or in the Student Services Suite located in the University Center. Use this link to access Iowa’s Absentee Ballot guidelines.
https://www.vote.org/absentee-ballot/iowa/?gclid=CMjS6PTY4r0CFecWMgodzGwAAA

Student Outcomes Information

Employment and Graduate School Placement Rates: Mount Mercy University offers career development services to its students and graduates.  Each year approximately nine months after graduation, data on graduates is collected included employment status, employer information, and graduate school placement. https://www.mtmercy.edu/compliance/EmployGradPlacementRates.pdf

Website Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Alcohol and Drug Policies

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Program and Policy: This policy describes acceptable conduct, applicable legal sanctions for unlawful activities, health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs/alcohol and available counseling related to drug or alcohol abuse. https://www.mtmercy.edu/compliance/DrugAndAlcoholPolicy.pdf

Campus Safety

Campus Safety Report: The annual Campus Safety report meets all compliance standards as established by the federal Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act, which is known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). The report reflects recent changes and additions to the reporting requirement as specified by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), amendments effective August 2008. This report is available to all current and prospective students and employees. Upon request, a paper copy can be provided by contacting:  Director of Public Safety, Mount Mercy University, 1330 Elmhurst Dr NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402.  https://www.mtmercy.edu/annual-security-report

Compliance with Iowa Sex Offender Registry Law: https://www.mtmercy.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/IowaSexOffenderRegistry.pdf

Emergency Procedures: https://www.mtmercy.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/EmergencyProcedures.pdf

Fire Emergency Plan: https://www.mtmercy.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/FireAlarms.pdf

Fire Safety Report: The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), amendments effective August 2008, requires that certain information pertaining to the Fire Safety in Student Housing Buildings of current or perspective students and employees be reported on and readily available for viewing by any interested party. The Campus First Safety Annual Compliance Report is the public disclosure report detailing fire safety practices, standards, and all fire-related on-campus statistics. This report is available to all current and prospective students and employees. Upon request, a paper copy can be provided by contacting: Director of Public Safety, Mount Mercy University, 1330 Elmhurst Dr NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402. https://www.mtmercy.edu/annual-security-report

Missing Persons Policy: https://www.mtmercy.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/MissingStudentPolicy.pdf

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act - FERPA

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act - FERPA: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students." Paper copies information regarding FERPA, may be obtained by writing the Registrar’s Office, Mount Mercy University, 1330 Elmhurst Dr NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402 or by calling 319-363-8213, ext. 1584. http://www.mtmercy.edu/ferpa-federal-education-rights-and-privacy-act

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Contact Information: http://www.mtmercy.edu/financial-aid

Aid Application Process: https://www.mtmercy.edu/applying-aid

Code of Conduct for Educational Loans: This policy addresses the administration and enforcement of a code of conduct governing educational loan activities at Mount Mercy University.  https://www.mtmercy.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/admissions/MountMercyUniversityFinancialAidCodeofConduct.pdf     

Description of Available Aid: http://www.mtmercy.edu/scholarships-and-grants

Entrance Counseling Information: https://www.mtmercy.edu/online-loan-counseling

Exit Counseling Information: https://www.mtmercy.edu/online-loan-counseling

Financial Aid Handbook: http://catalog.mtmercy.edu/financialaid/

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS): Institutions entering into agreement with a potential student, student, or parent of a student regarding a Title IV, HEA loan are required to inform students and parents that the loan will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system.  https://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/

Net Price Calculator: https://www.mtmercy.edu/net-price-calculator

Notice of Penalties for Drug Law Violations:
https://www.mtmercy.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/admissions/FederalStudentFinancialAidPenalties.pdf

Price of Attendance: https://www.mtmercy.edu/compliance/PriceofAttendance.pdf

Private Education Loan Disclosures: https://www.mtmercy.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/admissions/PrivateEducationLoans.pdf

Refund Policy: http://catalog.mtmercy.edu/financialaid/

Satisfactory Academic Progress: https://www.mtmercy.edu/financial-aid-policies-0

State Grant Assistance: https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/content/state-grants-scholarships

Student Loan Information: The Department of Education provides information regarding loan availability as well as rights and responsibilities of students and institutions under Title IV, HEA loan programs. https://www.mtmercy.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/admissions/PrivateEducationLoans.pdf

Program of Study Abroad: If a student is studying or planning to study abroad, he/she must visit with a staff member of the Student Financial Services Office early in the process to determine what aid can be applied to the student’s study abroad program and to complete the appropriate forms. Many federal grants and loans in the package may apply to the student’s study abroad program. Mount Mercy institutional funding and state aid may apply to the study abroad program. Whether portions of a student’s financial aid will transfer, depends upon the type of aid that has been awarded and the cost of the study abroad program. In general, enrollment in a study abroad program that is approved for credit by Mount Mercy may be considered “enrollment” for purposes of a student applying for federal financial aid.

Retention Rate and Completion/Graduation - Student Right to Know

Retention: https://www.mtmercy.edu/compliance/retention.pdf

Completion/Graduation Rate: Each year Mount Mercy University provides information on graduation and completion rates for a specific cohort of students. This information is gathered annually in compliance with the Student Right-to-Know Act. Graduation and completion rates are calculated for full time, first time undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the length of their program; students pursuing a traditional, four-year bachelor’s degree would be expected to graduate within a six-year time frame. Detailed information regarding graduation rates may be reviewed in the Registrar’s Office, 213 Warde Hall. For questions, appointments should be made with Chance McWorthy, Registrar. https://www.mtmercy.edu/compliance/student_right_to_know.pdf

Graduation Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid: https://www.mtmercy.edu/compliance/StudentAthleteAidGradRates.pdf

Academic Information and Policies

Accreditation: https://www.mtmercy.edu/accreditation

Academic Programs: Information concerning Mount Mercy’s academic programs is found in the University Catalog.  

Articulation Agreements: http://www.mtmercy.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/admissions/TransferGuide.pdf

File Sharing and the Higher Education Opportunity Act: Mount Mercy is committed to combatting copyright infringement and illegal file sharing and is obligated to comply with legislation outlined in the Higher Education Opportunity Act regarding unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials. http://www.mtmercy.edu/compliance/file-sharing.pdf

Copyright Policy: https://www.mtmercy.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/library/Copyright.pdf

Enrollment Compliance Data: http://www.mtmercy.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/about-mount-mercy/Enrollment-Compliance-Disclosure.pdf

Faculty Data: https://www.mtmercy.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/admissions/FacultyDataforCompliance.pdf

Improper Usage Policy:  Mount Mercy encourages proper computer usage as a tool to further its teaching, scholarly research, and service goals. The following linked document outlines the basic expectations of how the student will interact with the campus computing systems: http://catalog.mtmercy.edu/archives/2013-14/thegoodbook/mtmercypolicies/...

Planned Academic Improvements: https://www.mtmercy.edu/news-events/article/2014/01/06/2013-2016-strategic-plan-implemented

Satisfactory Academic Progress: https://www.mtmercy.edu/financial-aid-policies-0

Teacher Preparation: Mount Mercy University prepares teachers for initial state certification and provides an annual report to the State of Iowa.  https://www.mtmercy.edu/compliance/teacher-preparation.pdf

Transfer Credit Policies:  https://www.mtmercy.edu/transfer-credit

Veteran Information: https://www.mtmercy.edu/veteran-benefits