Federal regulations require that institutions provide specific consumer information to current students, prospective students and employees about the school and financial aid. All of the required disclosure information can be found through the links provided below. This information may also be obtained by contacting the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs at (303) 360-4932.
General Student Information
- Privacy of Student Records-FERPA FERPA Release Form
More information is available in the Admissions & Records office, CentreTech campus, Room A103 and on the FERPA Annual Notification Handout.
- Office of Disability and Equity
- Price of attendance
- Class Attendance Policies
- Refund policy and withdrawal process - Federal regulations require CCA to have a fair and equitable refund policy for students receiving federal financial aid, who officially or unofficially withdraw from all of the courses in which they are enrolled. See the CCA Financial Aid Handbook for additional information on class attendance and financial aid.
- Transfer credit policies - Let CCA help you make sense of the transfer process and prepare for a successful transfer to the college or university of your choice. Click on the above link to find information about the transfer process, tips for a successful transfer, CCA degrees designed to make transferring easy, and many other great resources.
- Copyright infringement - Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U.S. Code) to the authors of original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works, including material published in electronic format. Copyright protection covers any work, published or unpublished.
- Tobacco Free Campus: The Community College of Aurora (CCA) is dedicated to providing a healthy, comfortable and productive environment for students, employees, and visitors. The Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act of 2006 prohibits smoking in public places and buildings, including educational institutions. Consistent with this law, CCA prohibits smoking and the use of tobacco products in college facilities and on the grounds. Smoking will be permitted in college parking lots, but it must be a minimum of 25ft from all entrances/doorways and common walkways. All college employees, students, and visitors must extinguish any smoking material prior to entering the perimeter of the buildings of the college campus.
Smoking material includes lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe, electronic cigarette, hookah, or other product that can be smoked in any manner or form or that emits secondhand smoke, including ash, cigarette butts or filters, or cigar stubs.
Sexual Misconduct/Title IX
- Freedom of Information Act - The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government.
- Student rights, freedoms and responsibilities - In addition to rights extended to members of the Community College of Aurora student body, individuals also have rights and freedoms under federal, state and local law. Some of those college-related rights and freedoms include: freedom to access the college and college facilities, services, and programs in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and Colorado statutes and college policies and procedures.
Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs
Student Financial Assistance
The CCA Financial Aid Office is dedicated to providing support to students and their families in meeting the costs of a college education. The Community College of Aurora participates in a wide variety of federal, state, and private financial aid programs, including Federal Pell Grants, student loans, and work study.
- Federal, state, local, and institutional financial aid
- Federal student financial aid penalties for drug law violations - Students who are currently enrolled and are completing the FAFSA will be asked: "Have you been convicted for the possession or sale of illegal drugs for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid?" Students who answer "Yes" will be asked an additional series of questions to determine if the conviction affects their eligibility for federal student aid.
- Institutional code of conduct for educational loans
- Student careers and internships - The Community College of Aurora provides answers to employment questions, access to job search information, help with resume writing, and much more.
- Job Placement
Health and Safety
- Health insurance - Resources for students.
- Drug and alcohol abuse prevention - Information, help, and policies for CCA.
- Campus security policies
- CARE Team - The Conflict Assistance through Resources and Empowerment (CARE) Team's purpose is to provide a cross-functional, multidisciplinary point of contact for members of the college community who have encountered student behavior which is causing concern. The team will act promptly to follow-up with the individual initiating the report and meet with the student to develop a plan.
- VAWA - The Violence Against Women Act provides protection to women against crimes of sexual violence. The act was amended on several occasions and placed new obligations on colleges and institutions to report and conduct educational programs under its Campus Sexual Violence Act (Campus SaVE Act), which amended the Clery Act.
Other Student Resources
- Office of Student Advocacy Services - The Office of Student Advocacy Services in the Division of Student Success is to enhance the overall educational experience for students. The CARE team assures a safe campus community, by being a central place to report behaviors of concern. The Student Code of Conduct strengthens personal responsibility and accountability and is presented as a learning opportunity to students.
- Military and Veterans Information - Military & Veteran Services is part of the Advising department at the Community College of Aurora. CCA has a dynamic veterans and military community at CCA and we are committed to assisting you in achieving your educational goals.
- Fostering Success- Supporting independent CCA students who come from foster care, kinship care, group homes ward of court, orphan status or other independent background. This program creates a community of support, helping students reach their goal of certificate or degree completion.
- Helping unaccompanied homeless youth
- Benefits access for college completion - Benefits of this program include: Apply on-campus with a friendly success coach who understands your needs; access to community resources; and can help you overcome obstacles to staying in school
- Voter registration - Voter registration information can also be found at the Elections and Voting home page for the state of Colorado.
- Quiet rooms for meditation and prayer - Locations for CentreTech and Lowry campuses. These rooms are available to Students, Faculty or Staff on a first come, first serve basis
- Lactation rooms - Locations for CentreTech and Lowry campuses. These rooms are available to Students, Faculty or Staff on a first come, first serve basis
- All-gender restrooms - Locations for CentreTech and Lowry campuses.
- Sex offender information - The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) maintains this site and evaluates the accuracy and integrity of all sexual offender registration records to determine if the data fulfills the minimum requirements for all Internet postings. These records are being updated daily and will be posted to the website as soon as they are available. If you believe any information found in these records is incorrect or if you have any questions, please contact CBI’s Program Support Unit at (303) 239-4222, or at email@example.com. You may also contact your local law enforcement agency.
- Colorado Re-entry Programs and Services: Employment services, assistance, transportation, health care, and much more for individuals with felonies on their record.
CCA Student Complaint Procedure
- Student code of conduct - Upon enrolling at the college, you assume an obligation to conduct yourself in a manner compatible with the college's function as a public educational institution. CCA expects each student to obey the federal, state, and municipal laws as well as college regulations. In addition, students must adhere to the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies, the Colorado Community College System President’s Procedures, and the CCA student code of conduct.
- Complaint policy and procedures - The college encourages all students to first direct concerns to the individual or department with whom the concern resides. The college believes that many concerns can be resolved through an open, honest dialogue between the persons involved. In cases where that may not be possible, the CCA Student Complaint Procedure can assist in facilitating a resolution. The procedure can also provide students an opportunity to present issues or concerns with which they need assistance and which they feel warrant action on the part of the college.
- Equal opportunity, non-discrimination, and affirmative action - Employees and students of the Community College of Aurora shall not be subjected to unlawful discrimination and/or harassment on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion or sexual orientation in employment conditions or educational programs or activities.
- CCCS System President's Procedure Sp4-31 (Student Grievance Procedure)
- Student complaint form - This form can be submitted electronically or in hard copy to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. If you have any questions or need assistance filing a complaint, please contact the Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs at 303-360-4932.
- If you are residing outside of Colorado while attending the Community College of Aurora, in many cases you can file a complaint in the state where you are residing. This Student Complaint Information by State and Agency list can also provide you with state agencies that manage the student complaint process.
Before exercising either of the above options, students should be aware that most, if not all, external complaint processes require the student exhaust all of the institution’s internal complaint procedures prior to considering the review of a grievance.