Student Consumer Information

This page has been created to fulfill Atlantic Cape Community College’s compliance with the disclosure requirements under Title IV, Title IX and the Clery Act. Below is a list of disclosure requirements, and links to pages that contain the actual information required.

Title IV Compliance

The Chief Financial Officer at Atlantic Cape Community College is responsible for ensuring institutional compliance with Title IV regulations.

The Chief Financial Officer contact information is:

Leslie Jamison, Chief Financial Officer
Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330

Important Links:

  1. Federal Student Financial Aid information can be found through the U.S. Department of Education - Financial Aid Resources.
  2. Atlantic Cape Community College’s Financial Aid information.
  3. Requirements for the Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid.
  4. Notice to All Students on Drug Use and Ineligibility for Federal Financial Aid.
  5. Atlantic Cape Community College - Tuition and Fees & Refund Schedule
  6. Change of enrollment information: Registration.
  7. Information on Student Record privacy and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  8. Contact information for FERPA and Student Records issues is:

    Registrar
    register@atlantic.edu
    Atlantic Cape Community College
    5100 Black Horse Pike
    Mays Landing, NJ 08330-2699

  9. Academic Program information.
  10. Transfer information.
  11. Contact information for Transfer Process at Atlantic Cape Community College is:

    Wendy Gray
    (609) 463-6786

  12. Contact information for the Center for Accessibility is:

    Counseling and Support Services Office
    J-117
    (609) 343-5680 
    cfa@atlantic.edu

Title IX Compliance

Atlantic Cape Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, arrest record, veteran or marital status in its education programs or activities, including employment and admissions. There is a designated Title IX Coordinator for matters related to the application of Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendment and its respective regulations. Individuals with questions or concerns about Title IX, and/or those who wish to file a complaint of non-compliance, may contact the College's Title IX Coordinator. Anyone who has a complaint (regardless of whether it's against a student, staff, faculty, visitor, or otherwise), should feel free to contact the Title IX Coordinator and Co-coordinator. Their contact information is:

Cynthia Correa
Worthington Campus 
1535 Bacharach Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ
(609) 343-4897
ccorrea@atlantic.edu
Office: Student Services, Room 145

Dr. Tammy DeFranco
Cape May Campus   
341 Court House-South Dennis Road
Cape May Court House
(609) 463-8113
tadefran@atlantic.edu
Office: Student Services, Room 111-B                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
For matters impacting Athletic Compliance for Title IX, the Director of Athletics contact information is: 

Jamal Edwards
Mays Landing Campus
5100 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ  08330
(609) 343-5043
jedwards@atlantic.edu
Office: E Building, Room 104 


The Office for Civil Rights can be contacted at the following:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
Customer Service Hotline #: (800) 421-3481
Facsimile: (202) 453-6012
TDD#: (877) 521-2172
Email: OCR@ed.gov
Web: www.ed.gov/ocr

Important Links:

  1. Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement.
  2. Policy Against Harassment and Discrimination/Bias.
  3. Policy Against Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment.
  4. Summary of What To Do If You’ve Been Sexually Assaulted.
  5. Atlantic Cape Community College Code of Student Conduct.

Clery Compliance

The Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management maintains all student and campus judicial and behavior files. Security and Public Safety prepares the annual report and disclosure of campus crime statistics, and with the Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management prepares the annual Security report.

Important links:

  1. Instructions to report a crime. Any suspicious activity should be reported to Campus Security. Those who report Clery Act violations are protected under the College’s non-retaliation policy.
  2. Emergency Response Procedures.
  3. Annual Security Report.
  4. New Jersey State Sex Offenders Registry.
  5. Immunization Requirements for Students.
  6. Immunization Form.
  7. Contact information for Immunization Policy:

    College Enrollment Services Office
    (609) 343-5005, register@atlantic.edu

Higher Education Reauthorization Act Compliance Summary

  1. Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid information.
  2. Contact information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information.
  3. Definition of Estimated Financial Assistance Calculations: Net Price Calculator.
  4. General Institutional Information-This section provides information about the institution and compliance with specific regulations
    1. Privacy of Student Records – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
    2. Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities: the Center for Accessibility.
    3. Student Diversity information, in the form of full time student demographic information, can be found at the College Navigator.
    4. The price of attendance: Tuition and Fees.
    5. Net Price Calculator.
    6. Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid: Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid.
    7. Textbook Information.
    8. Information on our Educational Program.
    9. Plans for Improving the Educational Program: Strategic Plan.
    10. Information on our Instructional Facilities.
    11. Information on our Faculty.
    12. Transfer of Credit Policies.
    13. Articulation Agreements.
    14. Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs information. Information pertaining to the Licensure for our Nursing Program.
    15. Computer Usage and File Sharing Policy.
    16. Student Activities information.
    17. Information on Career and Job Placement Services.
  5. Student Financial Assistance Summary
    1. Information Summarizing Assistance Available from Federal, State, Local, and Institutional programs: Financial Aid Information.
    2. Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations: Notice to All Students on Drug Use and Ineligibility for Federal Financial Aid.
    3. Student Loan Information
      1. Information Pertaining to Initial Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers.
      2. Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers information.
      3. Institutional Code of Conduct for Education Loans information (not applicable as a direct lending institution).
      4. Preferred Lender Lists information (not applicable as a direct lending institution).
      5. Preferred Lender Arrangement information (not applicable as a direct lending institution).
  6. Health and Safety Summary
    1. Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program.
    2. Information Pertaining to our Vaccination Policies: Immunization Requirements for Students.
    3. Information Pertaining to our Campus Security Policies.
    4. Information Pertaining to our Crime Statistics and Crime Log.
    5. Information Pertaining to our Fire Safety Policies.
  7. Student Outcome Information Summary (College Navigator):
    1. Retention Rates.
    2. Graduation Rates.
    3. Transfer Out Rates.
    4. Job Placement and Job Placement Rates.
    5. Student Body Diversity Rates
  8. Equity in Athletics: Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates (College Navigator).
  9. Voter Registration information

CARES (HEERF I) Act Emergency Funding to Students reporting and disclosure information

On April 14, 2020, Atlantic Cape Community College (the College) signed and returned the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the U.S. Department of Education. The College assures that it intends to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. 

Atlantic Cape Community College has received $1,980,171.00 from the U.S. Department of Education under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

As of May 14, 2020, Atlantic Cape Community College has distributed $890,500.00 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

45 Day Update: As of June 26, 2020, Atlantic Cape Community College has distributed $1,303,675.00 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.  

90 Day Update: As of August 10, 2020, Atlantic Cape Community College has distributed $1,449,200.00 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

9/30/2020 Quarterly Update: As of September 30, 2020, Atlantic Cape Community College has distributed $1,451,950.00 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

12/31/2020 Quarterly Update: As of December 31, 2020, Atlantic Cape Community College has distributed $2,004,850.00 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. The College has disbursed its full allocation of $1,980,171.00 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act and used some funds under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act- Institutional Portion to provide additional emergency financial aid grants to students.

As of May 14, 2020, 1,061 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

45 Day Update: As of June 26, 2020, 1,364 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. 

90 Day Update: As of August 10, 2020, 1,404 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

9/30/2020 Quarterly Update: As of September 30, 2020, 1,406 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

12/31/2020 Quarterly Update: As of December 31, 2020, 1,863 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

There are an estimated 7,000 students at Atlantic Cape Community College who are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and who are not enrolled in an exclusively online program, and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act must be used to cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care).

Students seeking an Emergency Financial Aid Grant must complete a short application process affirming which categories of expenses (Food, Housing Needs, Course Materials, Technology Equipment, Technology Services, Health Care, and/ or Child Care) the student incurred resulting from the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus.  Each expense category was assigned a cost rating.  Four specific award amounts per term were established based on ranges of the cost ratings (Spring 2020: $325, $650, $975 and $1,300; Summer 2020: $250, $500, $750 and $1,000; Fall 2020: $250, $375, $500 and $600).   Based on each student’s application and expense category selection(s) certified by the student, the student will receive the respective award amount.

Students enrolled in Spring, Summer, and/or Fall 2020 terms impacted by the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus who are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and who are not enrolled in an exclusively online program, were sent the application for the Emergency Financial Aid Grant.

Students enrolled in Spring and/or Summer 2020 terms impacted by the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus who are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and who are not enrolled in an exclusively online program, were sent the application for the Emergency Financial Aid Grant via email with the following instructions which accompanied the application link:

Dear (student's name),

The Federal Government recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act which includes funds to provide emergency financial relief to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care).

 

Based on your eligibility for Title IV funding in (term here) and the interruption of your on-campus coursework to online learning, you are invited to apply to determine CARES Act emergency relief.  In order to determine if you qualify for funding through the Federal CARES Act emergency relief grants, you must complete the following short application. By completing this application, you are confirming that you have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.  You must complete the application in the link attached to be considered for funding.   Complete the application for this emergency relief grant today. The deadline to complete is (deadline here).

 

If you have questions regarding the Federal CARES Act emergency relief grant and/or the application, please send your question to cares@atlantic.edu and a financial aid representative will respond to your inquiry. 

 

The above students were also sent a text message alerting them to check their email for information on the CARES Act Emergency Grant funds and application.

In addition, a message on the College’s Website regarding the availability of the Emergency Grant funds directs current students to check their email addresses for a link to the request form.   The message also directs students who do not receive an email with the link to the application to contact a dedicated financial aid representative for further information. Students who do not have a FAFSA on file have been encouraged to complete the FAFSA.

Quarterly update 9/30/2020:

Students enrolled in the Fall 2020 term impacted by the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus who are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and who are not enrolled in an exclusively online program, were sent the application for the Emergency Financial Aid Grant via email with the following instructions which accompanied the application link:

 

SUBJECT: Apply Today for the Fall 2020 Federal CARES Act Grant!

Dear [FirstName],

Based on your eligibility for Title IV funding in the Fall 2020 term and the interruption of your on-campus coursework to remote learning, you are invited to apply for Fall CARES Act emergency relief for your expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus for Fall 2020. Even if you applied during the Spring/Summer semester(s) and received an award(s), we encourage you to apply for the Fall 2020 CARES Act funding because you may be eligible for additional funding if you have incurred eligible expenses for the Fall 2020.  Please click on the button below that says Fall 2020 CARES Act Application to get started.

Thank you for registering for Fall 2020 classes.  Please note most courses for Fall 2020 are remote instruction or online classes with the exception of limited in-person instruction in our Nursing skills labs, the Academy of Culinary Arts, and the Aviation program. Fall registration is still open if you wish to sign up for additional courses. We have three sessions starting on August 31st, September 21st and October 26th.

Visit http://www.atlantic.edu/admission/registration.php to see what is available. If you need help picking your classes or want to make sure you are on track for graduation, schedule a virtual appointment with an Academic Advisor today (advising@atlantic.edu).

Thank you for choosing Atlantic Cape!  

A reminder email was sent on September 17, 2020 for students who had not yet applied for Fall and confirmed the initial deadline of September 21, 2020 to apply.

In addition, new students enrolled in the Fall 2020 term impacted by the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus who are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and who are enrolled in all off campus courses, were sent the application for the Emergency Financial Aid Grant via email.  The application for these students included the following additional question to determine whether they are in an exclusively online program:

When in-person classes resume, do you plan on taking traditional classes on campus, online only or both?  

  • In-person
  • Online Only
  • Both in-person and online

Students declared in an academic program that can be completely fully online answering ‘Online Only’ were excluded from the Emergency Financial Aid Grant eligibility if the student had not previously attended an on-campus course.

CRRSAA (HEERF II) and ARP (HEERF III) Emergency Funding to Students reporting and disclosure information.

Atlantic Cape Community College (the College) acknowledges that the institution signed and returned the Certification and Agreement form.  The College assures that it has used, or intends to use, no less than the required amount of funds designated under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and the American Rescue Plan (ARP) (a)(1) programs to provide HEERF emergency financial aid grants to students. 

CRRSAA

Atlantic Cape Community College will receive up to $1,980,171.00 from the U.S. Department of Education under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA (HEERF II) to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

ARP

Atlantic Cape Community College will receive up to $7,529,218.00 from the U.S. Department of Education under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP (HEERF III) to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

CRRSAA

As of May 31, 2021, Atlantic Cape Community College has distributed $1,673,050.00 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA (HEERF II).

As of May 31, 2021, 3,672 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA (HEERF II).

 As of June 30, 2021, Atlantic Cape Community College has distributed $1,899,600.00 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA (HEERF II).

As of June 30, 2021, 3,901 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 314(a)(1) of the CRRSAA (HEERF II).

ARP

As of June 30, 2021, Atlantic Cape Community College has not distributed any Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP (HEERF III).

As of 6/30/21, there are an estimated 3,905 students at Atlantic Cape Community College who are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) programs.

Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under CRRSAA and ARP are to be used for any component of a student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs incurred due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

Institutions are required to prioritize students with exceptional need.

Atlantic Cape Community College prioritizes exceptional need by setting a higher base award amount for Pell eligible students, identifying our students with most financial need.  The College is using Pell eligibility to prioritize exceptional need.

In addition to Pell eligibility, the College also identified students enrolled in specific programs that have additional costs or expenses, a higher cost of attendance, and therefore a higher financial need.  These include students enrolled in specific Nursing, Radiology, Aviation, and Culinary Arts Programs.

Emergency Financial Aid grant award amounts for Spring 2021:

$600 Pell eligible students

$200 Non-Pell eligible students

+ $250 Additional award for students in the high cost programs identified above

An application process was also available for students to request an emergency grant above these base awards for students demonstrating exceptional need for COVID related circumstances.

 Emergency Financial Aid grant award amounts for Summer 2021:

$600 Pell eligible students

$200 Non-Pell eligible students

Students enrolled in Spring 2021 terms were sent notification of their Emergency Financial Aid Grant award and a link to the application to request an additional Emergency Grant via email with the following instructions:

Dear <student name>:

Good news!  As an Atlantic Cape student enrolled in the Spring term you have been awarded a Spring 2021 student emergency grant funded by the Coronavirus and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA). This emergency grant is to be used for any component of your cost of attendance or for emergency costs incurred due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

You will be receiving your Federal CRRSAA Emergency Grant via an electronic refund or a paper check in the next week. 

Click on 
Self-Service to view your award amount.

Paper checks must be deposited/cashed within 60 days or be subject to forfeiture. 


If you have an outstanding balance, we encourage you to utilize these funds to pay your balance via webadvisor/self service.
http://www.atlantic.edu/admission/webadvisor/index.php

By accepting your student emergency grant funds, you acknowledge that the funds are to be used for any component of your cost of attendance or for emergency costs incurred due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care. If you have questions related to this student emergency grant, or opt to decline the student emergency grant, please email 
CARES@atlantic.edu immediately.

If you are experiencing exceptional financial need due to the coronavirus, you may be eligible for an additional emergency award.  To apply for an additional emergency grant, please click on the CRRSAA Emergency Aid Application button below.

Please note that additional emergency funds are limited and will be awarded based on demonstrated need and funding availability.

Students were also sent a text message alerting them to check their email for information on the CRRSAA Act Emergency Grant award.

 

Students enrolled in Summer 2021 terms were sent notification to request their Emergency Financial Aid Grant award via email with the following instructions:

Dear <student name>:

Great news!  As an Atlantic Cape student enrolled in the Summer term you may be eligible for a Summer 2021 student emergency grant funded by the Coronavirus and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA). This emergency grant is to be used for any component of your cost of attendance or for emergency costs incurred due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

Please log into your Student Self Service account <direct link> and complete the Required Agreement titled Summer 2021 Student Emergency Grant.

Once you complete the Required Agreement, you will receive your Federal Student Emergency Grant within the next few weeks! 

To sign up for direct deposit of the grant funds, login to Self Service and select Banking information.  For students who have not signed up for direct deposit, emergency grant paper checks will be mailed to the student’s address on record. Paper checks must be deposited/cashed within 60 days or be subject to forfeiture. 

If you have an outstanding balance, we encourage you to utilize these funds to pay your balance via Self Service.
http://www.atlantic.edu/admission/webadvisor/index.php

By completing the Required Agreement and accepting your student emergency grant funds, you acknowledge that the funds are to be used for any component of your cost of attendance or for emergency costs incurred due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

If you have questions related to this student emergency grant, please email CARES@atlantic.edu and a financial aid representative will get back to you.

Students were also sent a text message alerting them to check their email for information on the CRRSAA Act Emergency Grant award.

Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Grant Funds (HEERF I, II and III) (a)(1) Institutional Portion, (a)(2), and (a)(3)