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Disclosure of Consumer Information – Your Right to Know

Louisiana Delta Community College is committed to providing students, their families and the campus community full disclosure of all consumer information as required by state and federal laws and regulations. The laws are intended to satisfy the students’ right to know and provide the opportunity for students to make fully informed choices regarding the institution they choose to attend. In accordance with federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, below is a summary of consumer information that must be disclosed. Each topic listed gives a brief description of the information that must be disclosed and explains how it may be obtained. If you need assistance obtaining information listed or you would like a paper copy, contact the Student Success Services Department at 318-345-9144.

 

About Louisiana Delta Community College

Consumer and disclosure information relating to current degrees and programs offered by the College, accreditation information, credit transfer policies, and lists of faculty and administrative personnel can be accessed in the LDCC Academic Catalog or you can call the Knight Center at 318-345-9003.

Safety on Campus

LDCC places the highest priority on your safety. We rely on community members to share our commitment and actively participate in creating a safe and secure living, learning, and working environment. In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (The Clery Act), LDCC’s Annual Crime Statistics Security Report includes data for the previous three years concerning reported crimes occurred on or around the campus. You can find crime statistics and other campus safety information by navigating to the LDCC Safety and Security web page. To obtain other information or to speak with a security representative, please contact Campus Security at 318-345-9105.

Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989

The Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989 requires that all students be notified annually of LDCC’s Alcohol and Drug Policy in the Student Handbook. Other policies regarding student conduct and sanctions for violations can be found in LDCC’s Code of Student Conduct, which can be found within the Student Handbook.

More information on local resources to assist you with the prevention of substance abuse, drug and alcohol counseling, treatment and rehab programs is available on the LDCC Student Counseling and Disability Services web page.

Privacy Rights of Students in Education Records

The Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), and regulations adopted subsequent to the Act, set out requirements designed to protect students’ privacy in their records maintained by the College. LDCC has incorporated FERPA into our Student Handbook.

The complete FERPA Policy is available via the Federal Department of Education’s website.

More information is available on our website under LDCC FERPA.

Completion of Degrees and Graduation Rate Information

Graduation Rates for full-time, first-time undergraduates are available online. The information is also displayed by gender and ethnicity by searching for “Louisiana Delta Community College” on the National Center for Education Statistics website.

Financial Aid Information

Consumer disclosure information relating to financial aid includes: cost of attendance, description of need and non-need aid types, application procedures and processes, student eligibility requirements, students rights and responsibilities, criteria for selection of recipients and awarding funds, disbursement information, refund and repayment policies, satisfactory academic progress policy for financial aid, and appeal procedures. All of this information can be accessed on the LDCC’s Office of Financial Aid web page or by contacting the Office of Financial Aid at 318-345-9003. VA/Military benefits information can be found on the Veteran's Affairs website page or by contacting the Assistant Director of Admissions at 318-345-9126.

Delta Bookstore

Information regarding textbooks (ISBN, price, etc.) for specific courses can be found by navigating to the LDCC Bookstore web page, select the campus you are attending.

Voter Registration Information

Students are encouraged to register to vote in State and Federal Elections. Voter Registration and Election Date information for the State of Louisiana can be found at Louisiana Secretary of State website.

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Expenses

For your convenience, a Multi-Year Tuition Calculator is located on the College Navigator web site. Search for “Louisiana Delta Community College,” select the “Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Expenses” tab, and click on the calculator icon.

Students interested in calculating the cost of their attendance at the College may access the Net Price Calculator web page.

For actual tuition and fee charges, a tuition and fees schedule is included in the Student Handbook and on the LDCC Tuition and Mandatory Fees Schedule web page.

Refund Policy

LDCC has a refund policy that stipulates the amount of tuition and fees to be refunded to students who withdraw from classes during a term. This policy is included in the College Catalog and the Student Handbook. Questions regarding the calculations of refunds may be directed to the Student Billing Office at 318-345-9136.  You may also find information about your refund at RefundSelection.com.

Withdrawal From Classes

To be entitled to a refund of tuition and fees, students on the LDCC campuses must officially withdraw in person by visiting the Knight Center and completing a Withdrawal Form. Additional details regarding the withdrawal process can be found in the College Catalog and the Withdrawal and Resignation web page.

Return of Title IV Funds

The federal government mandates that students who withdraw from all classes may only keep the financial aid (federal “Title IV” aid) they have “earned” up to the time of withdrawal. Funds that were disbursed in excess of the earned amount must be returned by the College and/or the student to the federal government. The repayment policy is available on the LDCC Return of Title IV Funds web page.

Educational Programs and Descriptions

Information on the College’s academic, technical, and certificate program offerings is available in the College Catalog and the Academics web pages.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

Information regarding the Gainful Employment program disclosures may be viewed on the Educational Programs link on the LDCC website under the applicable program web pages.

Copyright Infringement

Under 34 CFR 668.43(a)(10), an institution must include information regarding institutional policies and sanctions related to the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material in the list of institutional information provided upon request to prospective and enrolled students.

Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17) of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.

Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.

Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.

For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov, especially their FAQ’s at www.copyright.gov/help/.

Complaint/Concern Resolution

We want you to have the best educational experience possible in your time as a student with LDCC. In most instances, situations can be resolved by reviewing the processes for certain actions:

  • For LDCC’s Grade Appeal Process, see the College Catalog, Grade Appeal section.
  • For LDCC's Refund Appeal Process, see the College Catalog, Student Billing and Refund Policy section.

 

If you experience a problem, or have a concern or complaint, you may inform any staff member and expect prompt assistance. LDCC strives to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in an efficient, fair, and amicable manner. Complaints regarding any aspect of LDCC's operations will receive prompt attention. The online Incident Reporting/Student Concern Form can be used to submit concerns either general or academic, report incidents, concerning or threatening behavior, sexual harassment or student.

Title IX Information

LDCC is committed to providing a learning and working environment free of sexual discrimination and sexual misconduct. Sexual discrimination and sexual misconduct are violations of an individual's fundamental rights and personal dignity. Your understanding of Title IX will help to foster a safe environment for faculty, staff and students, while sending a clear message that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated and is unacceptable. For more information, please view LDCC's complete Title IX policy on our website.