Ocean County College complies with federal Title IV student financial aid regulatory requirements that specify the "consumer information" that must be provided to current and prospective students. A description of the information that is available and how to receive it or find it online follows.
For your convenience, most of this information is provided or linked to from our Financial Aid website.
Upon request, you are entitled to a paper copy of any of the reports, reference materials, and documents cited on paper or online. If you have questions or wish to request paper copies, please call the Office of Financial Aid at: 732.255.0310.
Financial Aid and Other Financial Information
- Who to contact for information on financial aid
- Student rights and responsibilities
- What federal, state and institutional aid is available (need and non-need based)
- How to apply for financial aid
- Eligibility requirements
- Costs of attendance and expected family contribution
- How financial aid is awarded
- Availability of federal aid for study-abroad programs
- How and when financial aid is disbursed
- Terms and conditions of student employment
- Terms, conditions, deferment and cancellation provisions of student loans
- Provisions for deferred loan payment for federally approved performed services
- Withdrawals, refunds and return of Title IV aid policies
- Student payment plans
- Academic calendar
- Academic programs
- Academic standing and progress standards
- Admission requirements and procedures
- College costs and fees
- Degrees offered
- Faculty and staff directory
- Other student resources
- Withdrawals and refund policies
- For more Admissions information, visit our Admissions website or use our web based contact form.
Special Services and Facilities for Disabled Students
The Center For Academic Services provides an array of services for students with disabilities. While the Center For Academic Services serves all students with disabilities, a special program within the Center For Academic Services, Project Academic Skills Support (P.A.S.S.) , is specifically designed to assist college students who have learning disabilities.
The Center For Academic Services is located in the Ocean County College Library. Please feel free to contact any of the staff by e-mail or by using the following phone numbers:
The Family Educational Rights And Privacy Act Of 1974
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 sets out requirements designed to protect the privacy of students. Specifically, the statute governs (1) access to records and (2) the release of such records.
Ocean County College has developed policies and procedures which comply fully with the intent of this legislation, thereby ensuring students access to their educational records and protecting such individuals' rights to privacy by limiting the transferability of their records without their consent.
The other major aspect of the Privacy Act of 1974 refers to the release of information concerning students. Other than the information listed below, hereafter referred to as “directory information”, the written consent of the student must be obtained before data can be released about that student. This applies to potential employers, schools where students may wish to transfer, reference checks, etc. “Directory information,”
on the other hand, is information which may be released by the college unless a student notifies the Records Office that such information in part or in whole is not to be released. “Directory information” includes the following: student's name; student's address; student's telephone listing; date and place of birth; major field of study; participation in officially recognized activities and sports; weight and height, if a member of an athletic team; dates of attendance; degrees and awards received; and most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student.
It is the student's responsibility to notify the Records Office if he or she does not wish to have any or all of the above information released.
All inquiries regarding established policy and procedures relative to this act should be directed to the Dean of Special Services. The Records Office and the Dean's Office are located on the mall level of the Administration Building.
Additionally the following information is available for the privileged use of the members of the Vice President of Student Affairs' staff and the faculty of Ocean County College.
This information may not be released to any other parties without the written consent of the student and is considered confidential.
- Test results (standardized intelligence tests, aptitude tests, interest inventory tests, etc.)
- Health data
- Faculty evaluations including mid-term reports and attendance reports
- Counseling reports and evaluations
- Disciplinary reports, including disciplinary actions
- Any and all information maintained in a student's permanent education record
Graduation, Retention, and Licensing Pass Rates
In compliance with the Student Right-to-Know Act, OCC will provide its graduation and retention rates for the general student body. Following federal guidelines, the graduation and retention rates are calculated for the cohort of full-time, degree-seeking students who enter their first-year of college and complete their undergraduate program within 150% of normal time to completion. The current reporting year is for the 2011 cohort. Please click here for our Licensure pass rates.
Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data
In compliance with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, OCC will provide a copy of its annual Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Report that contains participation rates, financial support data, and other information on the men's and women's intercollegiate athletic programs.
Campus Safety Report
In compliance with provisions of the Campus Security Act, Ocean County College prepares an annual security report. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in or on certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by SIU; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. For more information and a copy of this report contact the Campus Security Department.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Information
In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, Ocean County College provides information to all students and employees on drug and alcohol abuse prevention. For more information contact the Student Life Office.