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Consumer Information

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 Office of Financial Aid at 318-345-9005.

  • Availability of Employees for Information Dissemination
  • About Louisiana Delta Community College
  • Accreditation
  • Campus Hazing Policy
  • Campus Safety and Annual Security Report
  • Code of Student Conduct
  • Complaint/Concern Resolution
  • Completion of Degrees and Graduation Rate Information
  • Constitution Day
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Cost of Attendance
  • Delta Bookstore
  • Disability Services
  • Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989
  • Educational Programs and Descriptions
  • Emergency Notification System
  • Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Financial Aid Information
  • Net Price Calculator
  • Non-discrimination Statement
  • Private Education Loans
  • Refund Policy
  • Return of Title IV Funds
  • Student Activities
  • Student Body Diversity
  • Title IX Information
  • Transfer of Credit Policy
  • Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Expenses
  • Voter Registration Information
  • Withdrawal From Classes

Availability of Employees for Information Dissemination

The following personnel at Louisiana Delta Community College will be available to provide information in their respective areas upon request:

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 at http://catalog.ladelta.edu/index.php?catoid=10 or you can call the Knight Center at 318-345-9003.

Accreditation Statement

Louisiana Delta Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679- 4500 for questions about the accreditation status of Louisiana Delta Community College.

Campus Hazing Policy

The Board of Supervisors of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) and Louisiana Delta Community College (LDCC) are committed to providing a supportive educational environment free from hazing; one that promotes its students’ mental and physical well-being, safety, and respect for one’s self and others. In an effort to maintain safety and in accordance with Louisiana Revised Statute 17:1801.1, 14:40.8, 14.502, mandatory Acts 635, 637 and 640, as well as the Board of Regents’ Uniform Policy on Hazing

Prevention and LCTCS Policy #2.003, hazing in any form is prohibited at LDCC for all students who participate in the institutions’ activities and organizations.  Information regarding Hazing Policy can be found at http://staging.ladelta.edu/admissions/student-success-services/campus-safety-and-hazing/index/.  Additional information regarding Campus Safety and Hazing Policy, Procedures for Reporting and Investigating Hazing, and LDCC Hazing Reporting Form is available by clicking the above links or on LDCC’s website at: https://www.ladelta.edu/admissions/student-success-services/campus-safety-and-hazing/campus-safety-and-hazing-policy/.

Campus Safety and Annual Security Report

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 - https://www.ladelta.edu/campuses/security/annual-security-report/. To obtain other information or to speak with a security representative, please contact Campus Security at 318-345-9105.

Code of Student Conduct

Conduct Administration Services falls under the Department of Student Success Services and is responsible for the LDCC Code of Student Conduct, which supports the College’s values, goals and priorities. The Office of Conduct Administration Services strives to create an educational environment that promotes a safe and healthy environment for all of our students.

Utilizing an educational philosophy, the program informs students of their responsibilities as members of the community, administers the student conduct process, and assists all members of the campus community to live and learn in an environment that is orderly, peaceful and supportive of LDCC’s mission. Student Success Services staff members work in partnership with faculty and academic administrators to support this goal.

This Code is provided to give students a general notice of prohibited conduct. This Code has not been designed to set forth an exhaustive list of misconduct, but to establish behavioral guidelines. It is the responsibility of all students to become familiar with this Code.   You may contact the Dean of Student Success Services, Alvina Thomas, at 318.345.9145 or via email at athomas@ladelta.edu.

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.

Completion of Degrees and Graduation Rate Information

Graduation Rates for full-time, first-time undergraduates are available on our website (www.ladelta.edu/) under the “ABOUT US” tab and also online. Students may reference the HCR 69 link that provides information on our degrees and graduation rates.  The information is also displayed by gender and ethnicity by searching for “Louisiana Delta Community College” on the National Center for Education Statistics website. 

Constitution Day

Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is normally observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia. The Student Government Association along with the Behavioral Science and History Department at Louisiana Delta Community College hosts a Constitution Day program each year. Prior to each Constitution Day program, the guest speaker, date, time and location of the event is made available on LDCC’s Announcement Board and sent to all student email. Everyone is invited to attend.

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/.

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance for a student is an estimate of that student’s educational expenses for the period of enrollment. The cost of attendance budget is determined by reviewing each year the cost of living in the community in the following components:

  • Tuition/fees
  • Books and Supplies
  • Room and Board
  • Transportation
  • Personal/Miscellaneous

For out-of-state students, non-resident (out-of-state) fees apply to the tuition/fees component.  Also, there is an additional component for child care for those students who have dependent children who need child care. Documentation is required. Please visit the Financial Aid Office for more information.

The cost of attending Louisiana Delta Community College (LDCC) varies, depending upon a student’s enrollment status (full-time, part-time, half-time, etc…).  The total award package must not exceed the cost of attendance budget.

Note:

LDCC adopts the Louisiana Association of Financial Aid Administrators (LASFAA) averages and estimated cost for students in the State of Louisiana.  LASFAA adopts these standard budgets and recommends their use by all undergraduate and proprietary schools. As always, Financial Aid Administrators may make adjustments to the Cost of Attendance to allow for treatment of students with special circumstances, including dependent care.

Delta Bookstore

Louisiana Delta Community College Bookstore is operated by Barnes and Nobel. Textbooks are submitted each semester by the Instructors/Division Chairs and are then available to students in store as well as online (https://ladelta.bncollege.com/shop/ladelta/home).  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.

Disability Services

In order to assist students who require academic adjustments and auxiliary aids, it is essential that these students identify with the Office of Student Counseling and Disability Services. Students are asked to schedule

an appointment by calling 318.345.9152 or by sending an email to traciclark@ladelta.edu. You may also review information on disability services on our website at https://www.ladelta.edu/admissions/student-success-services/disability-services/disability-services-home/.

In the initial meeting, students will complete the Application for Services. This form is found on the Disability Services web-page on the menu to the left, under the tab "Application for Services."  Along with the

Application, students will provide documentation of their disability. Each student’s request is reviewed on a case-by-case basis to ensure the disability documentation has met the guidelines. For additional information,

please see the see section on “Disability Documentation Guidelines.”  Based on the documented needs and functional limitations of the disability, appropriate academic adjustments and auxiliary aids will be identified in a collaborative discussion between the counselor and the student. 

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 College Catalog/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 College Catalog/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 .

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.

Emergency Notification System

Louisiana Delta Community College recognizes the importance of immediate notifications in a time of emergency to help reduce the risk of injury to our campus community. LDCC utilizes many tools to provide these notifications including local television, radio, text messaging, emails and the www.ladelta.edu website. BlackBoard Connect assist in providing the avenue for many of these notifications as well as other early warnings including school closures, weather emergencies, and any other emergency on or near one of our campuses. Students and employees should ensure Admissions and Human Resources has your most up-to-date information. 

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended, is a federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records.  The law governs access to records maintained by educational institutions and the release of information from those records.  Louisiana Delta Community College is required to provide students with basic information about their rights under FERPA.

  • Your rights under FERPA include the following:
  • The right to inspect and review your educational records within a reasonable time after the college receives a request for access
  • The right to request an amendment of your educational records if you believe something is inaccurate or misleading
  • The right to restrict disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in your educational records, unless otherwise authorized under FERPA
  • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the college to comply with the requirements of FERPA

The complete FERPA Policy is available via the Federal Department of Education’s website. More information is available on our website under LDCC FERPA and in our College Catalog/Student Handbook.

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 318-345-9005. VA/Military benefits information can be found on the Veteran's Affairs website page or by contacting the Registrar 318-345-9126.

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator is a tool to help you identify your total cost of attending LDCC.  This tool uses institutional data to provide estimated net price for current and prospective students and their families based on a student’s individual circumstances. This calculator allows students to calculate an estimated net price of attendance (defined as cost of attendance minus grants and scholarships) based on what similar LDCC students paid in a previous award year.

Non-discrimination Statement

Louisiana Delta Community College does not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, political belief, disability, marital status, or veteran’s status in admission to or participation in, its programs and activities as set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations.  Louisiana Delta Community College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.  Louisiana Delta Community College complies with Title II (28 CFR 35.106), Title VI (34 CFR 100.6 (d), Title IX (34

CFR 106.9) and/or Section 504 (34 CFR 104.8) or Age Discrimination Act (34 CFR 110.25). The following person are designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:   

Alvina C. Thomas, Dean of Student Success Services
Title IX Coordinator
7500 Millhaven Road
Monroe, LA 71203
(318)345-9145
athomas@ladelta.edu

 

Traci Clark, Director Student Counseling and
Disability Services
7500 Millhaven Road
Monroe, LA 71203
(318) 345-9152
traciclark@ladelta.edu

Private Education Loans

Alternative, or private educational loans, are designed to assist students and their families who are either not eligible for federal loans, or who need additional education financing. Loan approval is generally based on your credit and a co-signer may be required. Alternative loans are available to students who are enrolled and pursuing a degree, certificate or license at Louisiana Delta Community College.

Careful consideration should be made in determining the amount you would like to borrow. This is a loan that must be repaid.

Please Note: As a result of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) of 2009, borrowers will be required to submit a Private Education Loan Applicant Self- Certification to their lender before funds can be disbursed. Your lender will provide you with this form when you apply for the Private Alternative Loan.

How We Choose Our Lender List

As a service to our students and parents who borrow educational loans, The Office of Financial Aid attempts to identify a list of lending institutions who we believe offer quality customer service and benefits.

As a result of our annual "request for proposals," or RFP process, whereby interested lenders submit proposals for our consideration, the main criteria we expect from lenders include the following:

  • Reliable customer service (during processing and repayment)
  • Competitive loan products (including fees and interest rates)
  • Electronic disbursement of funds
  • Allowance for borrower electronic repayment of funds
  • Cost saving benefits to borrowers throughout the life of a loan

We would like to assure all educational loan borrowers who the Office of Financial Aid does not receive any form of payment or benefits from lenders in exchange for listing them as a lender. Our office fully adheres to NASFAA’s Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for Institutional Financial Aid Professionals.

There is no obligation to select a lender from our lender listing. Borrowers have the right to select a lender of their choice. Per federal and institutional guidelines, the college will process any loan from any lender.  A list of our Lenders and Lender Disclosure Information can be found on our website at https://www.ladelta.edu/admissions/financial-aid/alternative-loans/

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. Questions regarding the calculations of refunds may be directed to the Bursar’s Office at 318-345-9136.  You may also find information about your refund at RefundSelection.com.

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.

Student Activities

Student Activities is part of the Department of Student Success Services and supports co-curricular student learning through student clubs, organizations, the Student Government Association, and student activities.  More information regarding Student Activities can be found on our website at-https://www.ladelta.edu/admissions/student-activities/student-activities-and-conduct-administration-home/.

Student Body Diversity

On LDCC’s website, www.ladelta.edu/  under the “ABOUT US” tab, students may reference the HCR 69 link that provides information about student body diversity, including the percentage of enrolled, full-time students who are (1) male, (2) female, (3) Federal Pell grant recipients, and (4) self-identified members of a major racial or ethnic group”.

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 or contact on the Title IX Coordinator, Alvina Thomas, at 318.345.9145 or via email at athomas@ladelta.edu.

Transfer of Credit Policy

Transfer Credit – Information regarding our transfer credit policy is listed below and can be found in our College Catalog.

LDCC accepts transfer credit from traditional sources, and non-traditional sources if the course meets the established requirements for course description, syllabus and instructor credentials. Transfer credit for courses taken at other institutions by students enrolled in a degree or certificate program will be accepted at the discretion of the Division Chair.  

All prior official transcripts received that are from regionally accredited institutions of higher education will be recorded on the student’s permanent record. LDCC will compute the grade point average in the same manner as is done for a LDCC student. All credits earned at regionally accredited schools are accepted and will be articulated as transfer credit; however, not all credits earned may be applied toward a particular degree or certificate. Acceptance of transfer credits to meet degree/certificate program requirements will be governed by the following guidelines:

  • Acceptance of courses more than 10 years old to meet degree requirements is determined by the appropriate Division Chair in conjunction with the Academic Advisor
  • Acceptance of courses that are not equivalent to courses taught at Delta is determined by the appropriate Division Chair in conjunction with the Academic Advisor
  • Grades for transferred courses will be interpreted according to the Delta grading scale and will be recorded as follows:
    • Plus (+) or minus (-) symbols will be disregarded.
    • Grades of Pass, Credit and Satisfactory will be treated alike and count in hours attempted and earned only.
    • Failing grades including WF will count as hours attempted, quality hours, quality points and will impact GPA
    • A grade of “N” will count in attempted hours only.
    • Incomplete (“I”) grades will be calculated as “F”.
    • Quarter hours will be converted to semester hours by multiplying the quarter hours by two-thirds.
  • Only those courses in which the grade of “C” or higher has been earned will be used to fulfill degree requirements.
  • Students are not required to provide transcripts from other institutions. If a student wants to use any of the grades they earned or courses they completed while attending another accredited institution towards placement or degree completion, they will need to request an official transcript to be sent to Delta prior to their first term of attendance.
  • Transcripts for degree seeking students will be evaluated during the first semester at Delta by the Division Chair in conjunction with the Academic Advisor.
  • Official transcripts must be received within 30 days from the beginning of the start of a transfer student’s first term of attendance.
  • Transcripts received by the deadline will be articulated and calculated into the cumulative grade point average by the last week of the first half part-of-term.
  • A grade of “C” or better is required to meet pre-requisite or program requirements. 
  • The Louisiana Board of Regents for Higher Education Student Transfer Guide for General Education Articulation Matrix will be used to determine course equivalencies for the general education courses from all Louisiana public colleges and universities, as well as individual transfer guides from institutions with which LDCC has entered into transfer agreements.
  • Transfer credits from non-regionally accredited institutions are not generally accepted at LDCC. A request for a review of this type credit may be made to the appropriate Division Chair.

Lifespan of Coursework

Delta is interested in moving its students toward the successful completion of their associate degree (s) regardless of when or where they began their college program, or what courses they have taken to support their degree progress. Previous college course work will be transferred to Delta for purposes of establishing grade point average and admission status. Any questions of institutional accreditation, faculty credentialing or, if the course is over ten years old, will automatically be referred to the appropriate Division Chair for review and approval.

Correspondence Courses

Delta does not offer correspondence courses. Students who wish to use credit from correspondence courses taken through other accredited institutions to meet degree or certificate requirements must receive permission from the Division Chair prior to registering for the correspondence course.

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 College Catalog and on the LDCC Tuition and Mandatory Fees Schedule web page.

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.

Withdrawal From Classes

To be entitled to a refund of tuition and fees, students must complete the Withdrawal/Resignation process by logging into LoLA and withdrawing from all of their dates by or before the published deadline dates. Additional details regarding the withdrawal process can be found in the College Catalog and the Withdrawal and Resignation web page.

If you have any questions concerning the Consumer Information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 318. 345.9005 or via email at financialaid@ladelta.edu

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