Student Consumer Information: What You Should Know
Not only are we required by federal and state laws and guidelines to make sure you know your rights as a consumer, we want to make sure you have a complete understanding. Knowledge is power.
Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information
In accordance with federal law, current and prospective students and their parents have the right to know certain information about Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, including a variety of academic information, financial aid information, institutional information, and information on graduation rates, campus safety, and equity in athletics.
Student Complaint Policy and Procedure
As part of Saint Mary’s compliance with federal law, we offer the reference list here. If there are items not included that might be useful, please contact the undergraduate Office of Admission.Office of Admissions
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is obligated to comply with federal and state law regarding the delivery of distance education.
General Institutional Information
- Assistance Available From Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Programs
- Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
- Student Loan Information
- Initial Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers
- Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers
- Institutional Code of Conduct for Education Loans
- Preferred Lender Lists
- State Grant Assistance
- Loan Deferral and Cancellation
- National Student Loan Data System
- Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
- Vaccination Policies
- Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics, and Crime Log
- Fire Safety Policies, Fire Statistics, and Fire Log (On-Campus Housing Facilities)
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is committed to fostering a campus community built on honesty, authenticity, and integrity. This statement addresses the U.S. Department regulations at 34 CFR §668.71 through 668.75 regarding the prohibition of misrepresentation to students and others.
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is prohibited under federal regulations from making, directly or indirectly, any substantial misrepresentations or misleading statements to a student, prospective student, member of the public, accrediting agency, state agency, or to the U.S. Department of Education.
A misleading statement is any statement that has the likelihood or tendency to deceive or confuse.
A misrepresentation is defined as any false, erroneous, or misleading statement made by the university, one of its representatives, or any ineligible institution, organization, or person with whom the university has an agreement to provide educational programs — or to provide marketing, advertising, recruiting, or admissions services, directly or indirectly to a student, prospective student, family of a student or prospective student, accrediting agency, state agency, any member of the public, or U.S. Department of Education.
Substantial misrepresentation is defined as any misrepresentation on which the person to whom it was made could reasonably be expected to rely, or has reasonably relied, to that person’s detriment.
A statement is any communication made in writing, visually, orally, or through other means. This includes student testimonials given under duress or because such a testimonial was required to participate in a program.
A prospective student is any individual who has contacted the university for the purpose of requesting information about enrolling at the university or who has been contacted directly by the university or indirectly through advertising about enrolling at the university.
Substantial misrepresentations and/or misleading statements may not be made about:
- The nature of the education program
- The nature of any financial charges
- The employability of graduates
- The university’s relationship with the U.S. Department of Education. A Title IV-eligible school may not describe its participation in a way that suggests approval or endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education of the quality of its educational programs.
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota strives to provide accurate, honest, and clear information in print, online, broadcast media, or oral presentations. The university will make every effort to avoid misrepresentation to students and others in communications made in writing, visually, orally, or through other means.
Any person’s concerns regarding university misrepresentation should be brought to the attention of the vice president for Marketing and Communication.