Federal and state regulations, specifically the Higher Education Opportunity Act, require all colleges and universities to make available to prospective students and current students and employees information on a variety of topics. Such information includes general institutional operation, financial aid, general completion and graduation rates, annual security report, completion and graduation for student athletes.
It is the individual’s responsibility to know and follow current requirements and procedures at the departmental and University level. A copy of the required disclosure information is made available at this website, or by the department designated.
Annual Campus Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report
Park University is dedicated to providing students, faculty and staff with information they need to help make each Park campus center safe. Park University encourages the accurate and prompt reporting of crimes and emergencies. At the Parkville Daytime Campus Center such incidents should be reported to the Park University Department of Public Safety. All other Park University Campus Centers should officially report such incidents to the local policing authority with a follow-up report to the Campus Center Director who will forward these to the Director of Public Safety for reporting purposes.
Park personnel do not have any arrest authority. Any crime or emergency, which occur off-campus, but at an officially recognized activity of a student organization should be reported as if it happened on campus.
The possessions, use or sale of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs on Park University Campus Centers is prohibited.
Student orientation videos and periodic bulletin listings and announcements help inform students and employees throughout the year about crime prevention and campus security procedures and practices.
The Department of Campus Safety at the Parkville Daytime Campus Center publishes an annual report on personal safety and crime statistics for all of the Park University Campus Centers. This report may be obtained from the Campus Public Safety Office in Thompson Center or by telephone at 816-584-6444.
Annual Institutional Title II Report Card
The following university officials may be contacted to assist enrolled or prospective students with the following:
- Enrollment questions: Director of Student Success, Norrington Center, 8700 NW River Park Drive, Parkville, MO 64152, 816-741-2000
- Institutional information: Academic Affairs, 8700 NW River Park Drive, Parkville, MO 64152, 816-584-6209
- Completion or graduation rates: Office of Institutional Research, 8700 NW River Park Drive, Parkville, MO 64152, 816-584-6410
- Security policies and crime statistics: Director of Campus Safety, Thompson Center, 8700 NW River Park Drive, Parkville, MO 64152, 816-584-6444
Cost of Attendance
In accordance with federal guidelines, Park University is pleased to provide students and their families with a tool called the Net Price Calculator so that the student can estimate the costs to attend Park University.
You can also view an example of the personal Shopping Sheet that every student will receive when awarded financial aid. The Shopping Sheet includes Costs for the academic year, eligible grants and scholarships, net costs and additional options to pay those net costs. It also includes the Graduation Rate, Loan Default Rate, Median Borrowing and more information about repayment along with contact information.
A description of the tuition, fees and other direct costs associated with attendance at Park University are listed in the Park University catalogs. A complete budget outlining the cost of attendance used to determine financial aid eligibility may be obtained by contacting the Student Financial Aid Office.
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University’s policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University’s policies and procedures related to disability can be found in the Park University Undergraduate Catalog or at the Disability Guidelines section.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Information
Information regarding Park University’s drug and alcohol policy is available in the Park University Student Handbook.
DEFERMENT AND FORBEARANCE OF DIRECT LOANS
- A deferment is a period during which repayment of the principal and interest of your loan is temporarily delayed.
- During a deferment, you do not need to make payments. The federal government may pay the interest on your Perkins, Direct Subsidized and Subsidized Stafford loan(s) during that period of deferment.
- The government does not pay the interest on your unsubsidized loans (or on any PLUS loans). You are responsible for paying the interest that accumulates during the deferment period, but your payment is not due during the deferment period. Any unpaid interest may be capitalized (added to your principal balance), and the amount you pay in the future will be higher.
- If you are enrolled in school at least half-time, Park University reports your attendance for an in-school deferment.
- Any non in-school deferment request should be submitted to the organization to which you make your loan payments. For Direct Loans and FFEL program loans, contact your loan servicer. For a Perkins Loan, contact the school you were attending when you received the loan.
- If you can’t make your scheduled loan payments, but don’t qualify for a deferment, your loan servicer may be able to grant you a forbearance. With forbearance, you may be able to stop making payments or reduce your monthly payment for up to 12 months. Interest will continue to accrue on your subsidized and unsubsidized loans (including all PLUS loans).
- For questions on Deferment or Forbearance of your federal student loans, contact your loan servicer.
- Who is my loan servicer? Check out your information on the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
Educational Program at Park University
Information regarding the degree programs offered, required coursework, and faculty can be found in the current Park University College Catalog. The catalog is available in the Admissions Office, Student Assistance Center, or the Park University website.
Park’s Cohort Default Rate
Park University’s official cohort default rate is 10.3%.
Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act
The institutional data mandated by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act of 1994 is available for review by interested parties. This information may be obtained by contacting:
Director of Athletics Park University
Campus Box 1267
8700 NW River Park Drive
Parkville, MO 64152
This information can also be obtained by visiting the The Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Park University informs students of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. This Act, with which the institution intends to comply fully, was designated to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal hearings. Students also have the right to file complaints with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act office (FERPA) concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply with the Act. Generally speaking, information is only available to the student and to those that the student has authorized in writing. More detailed information is available in the Park University catalog. Questions regarding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act may be referred to the Assistant Registrar (816-584-6270).
Financial Aid Information
As a financial aid recipient, students have certain rights and responsibilities of which they should be aware. Students have the right to know the aid programs available at Park University; application process to be followed to be considered for financial aid; criteria used to select recipients and calculate need; deferment information; Park University refund and repayment policy; and the satisfactory academic progress policy. This information is available in the Park University catalogs and on the Park University website. Questions and/or requests for additional information regarding any of these areas can be addressed to:
Student Financial Aid Office
8700 N.W. River Park Drive
Parkville, MO 64152-3795
Students are responsible for completing and submitting all forms in a timely manner and by the published deadlines; notifying the Student Financial Aid Office of changes in name, address, marital status, or financial situation; reporting to the Student Financial Aid Office any additional scholarships, fellowships or educational benefits not listed on the financial aid award; notifying the Student Financial Aid Office of change in enrollment status; maintaining satisfactory academic progress; and reapplying for federal financial aid each academic year. If selected for verification, all verification documents must be received, all discrepancies resolved and corrections made before financial aid will be awarded.
Washington State Residents
For Washington State residents seeking information and resources about student loan repayment or seeking to submit a complaint relating to your student loans or student loan servicer, please visit www.wsac.wa.gov/loan-advocacy or contact the Student Loan Advocate at firstname.lastname@example.org
Code of Conduct for Education Loans
All staff of the Financial Aid Office at Park University adhere to the Code of Conduct of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
Graduation Rate Survey
The information submitted on the IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey is available for review by interested parties. This information may be obtained by contacting:
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Park University – Parkville Campus
Office of Institutional Effectiveness
8700 NW River Park Drive
Parkville, MO 64152
For graduation rates disaggregated by athletic aid status, contact:
Director of Athletics Park University
Campus Box 1267
8700 NW River Park Drive
Parkville, MO 64152
The information is also available in the Student Financial Aid Office.
Individuals may opt-out of receiving some materials or otherwise being contacted by the University (including emails, surveys, mailings, and telephone calls). As an individual’s relationship with the University may change over time, three offices handle opt-out requests separately.
In this policy, a prospect is defined as a person who is not a student at Park University but who may become one. Included in this category are inquiries, recruits, applicants, and admitted (but not yet enrolled) students, as well as those individuals who participate in prospecting and recruiting activities such as attending a forum or completing a request for more information. Names and contact information for these individuals are stored in the University’s Customer Relationship Management system. Prospective students may receive telephone calls, emails, text messages or direct mail from the University. Individuals may opt-out of these communications by using the opt-out feature in the emails or text messages or by contacting Park University Admissions at email@example.com. Once the request is received, the prospective student’s record is updated to reflect the opt-out request. Individuals who wish to opt back in to these lists may submit a new inquiry form or application via Park’s website or by contacting Park University Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org with their request.
A student is defined as an individual with an active enrollment for current and/or future terms at the University. The University communicates important information to students through official university email and through its platforms and emergency message system(s). Various offices contact students to advise them about opportunities or about their academic plans (i.e., enrollment, major, graduation). Students may not opt out of official messages such as these during their academic career.
Alumni and Other Friends
Alumni are defined as individuals who have attended Park University in the past, regardless of whether they graduated from the University. Friends are defined as individuals who support the University and/or who have a relationship to the University not defined above. The University communicates with alumni and friends through certain platforms. Alumni may opt-out of these messages by clicking the opt-out link at the bottle of each email. Once the request is received, their constituent record in the University’s alumni tracking database is updated to honor their request by adding the ‘request no email’ attribute to their record. Individuals who wish to opt back in to these lists may contact the Advancement or Alumni Office via email or a written letter with their request.
Refund of Aid Policy
Park University has two types of refund policies that students need to be aware of.
- A refund of federal assistance that may occur when a student withdraws from all classes in an enrollment period
- A refund of tuition – students who have withdrawn from anything less than 100 percent of their courses will have tuition refunded using the refund schedule published in the catalog.
The Park University refund policy and the federal Return to Title IV refunds policy are independent of one another. A student who withdraws from all courses in an enrollment period may be required to return any unearned aid. This will create a balance due on the account that must be satisfied before the student is allowed to re-enroll.
To withdraw from classes, students should contact their campus center administrator or Success Advisor for assistance. Students must follow the published policies on withdrawal which may be found in the Park University catalog.
Students must attend class in order to receive payment of federal funds. In the event that a student withdraws from all classes in an enrollment period on or before completing 60% of the term, and they have received federal financial assistance, a Return to Title IV calculation is required to determine if any federal funds must be returned.
The required return of federal funds may create a balance due on the student account. Students should always make the decision to withdraw from a class based on their ability to be successful in the class. To gauge the financial impact that a decision to withdraw may have a calculator has been provided. This will provide an estimate of funds that may need to be returned.
The Return to Title IV calculator may be found by logging into myPark.
Book Voucher Policy for Pell Grant Recipients
Students receiving a Pell grant for a term of enrollment and who have a credit balance based on federal fund sources on their account will receive a book voucher for that term. Students must be confirmed in class in order for the evaluation for the book voucher to occur.
Notifications of book voucher eligibility go out two weeks prior to the start of each term. Students are notified of eligibility via the Park University email account. All Book Vouchers expire at 4:30 p.m. Central time on the fourth day of the term (Thursday of the first week of classes).
Students may opt out of the book voucher program. Any credit balance that remains is released after the drop/add period and attendance has been confirmed.
Students attending Parkville Daytime or Kansas City Metro campus have book vouchers processed by the Barnes and Noble Bookstore located in the Commercial Underground on the Parkville Campus. Books may be picked up at the store or they may be shipped to you.
Students attending online classes or on other Park University campus centers have book vouchers processed by MBS Direct. All orders are shipped.
Study Abroad Programs
Park University offers Study Abroad Programs to several foreign countries in the summer. Degree-seeking students enrolled in the study-abroad program which is approved for credit by Park University are considered enrolled for the purpose of applying for assistance for federal financial aid. For more information, please contact the Director of Global Education and Study Abroad (816-584-6830).