Consumer Information

  • Welcome to Southeast Community College! This page contains a summary of consumer information that is available to the student. If students would like a printed copy of any of these disclosures, please contact the office or individual listed on that specific disclosure.

  • Accreditation and Approval

    Please visit the accreditation page for more information. You will find links to the documents SCC submitted for accreditation, such as the Self-Study Report and documents in the Resource Room. You will also find a link to SCC’s accrediting agency, Higher Learning Commission, where you can view details of SCC’s accreditation status.

    Program Specific Accreditation

    Associate Degree Nursing
    Nebraska State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    3343 Peachtree Road NE, Ste. 850, Atlanta, GA 30326
    404-975-5000
    Website

    Auto Collision Repair Technology, Automotive Technology, General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program, MOPAR-Chrysler/Dodge/RAM/Jeep College Automotive Program
    National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation
    101 Blue Seal Drive, Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175
    703-669-6125
    Website  General Questions

    Food Service / Hospitality
    Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
    120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995
    800-877-1600, ext. 5400 Fax: 312-899-4817
    Email  Website

    Medical Assisting
    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board
    25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763
    727-210-2350
    Website

    Paramedic
    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)
    25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763
    727-210-2350
    Website

    Pharmacy Technician
    American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) / Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
    7272 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
    301-657-3000
    Website

    Physical Therapist Assistant
    Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    1111 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314
    703-706-3245
    Email  Website

    Practical Nursing
    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
    3343 Peachtree Road NE, Ste. 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326
    404-975-5000
    Website

    Business Administration
    Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs
    11520 W 119 St, Overland Park, KS 66213
    913-339-9356
    Website

    Dental Assisting
    ADA - CODA
    211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 6011
    312-440-4653
    Website

    Human Services
    Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE)
    3337 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
    571-257-3959
    Email  Website

    Medical Laboratory Technology
    National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
    5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018
    773-714-8880
    Website

    Polysomnographic Technology
    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the on recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Polysomnographic Technologist Education (CoAPSG)
    25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763
    727-210-2350
    Website

    Radiologic Technology
    Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
    20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182
    312-704-5300
    Website

    Respiratory Care
    Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
    1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244
    817-283-2835
    Website

    Surgical Technology
    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
    25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763
    727-210-2350
    Website

    College Navigator

    College Navigator provides information about schools which includes costs, financial aid, enrollment, and other information. Southeast Community College information can be found on the U.S. Department of Education’s College Navigator site.

    Further information from the National Center for Education Statistics can be found in the college’s IPEDS Data Feedback Report.

    College Scorecard

    The College Scorecard provides information about a college’s affordability.

    College Costs

    Please visit the Tuition and Fees page for information about tuition and fees. Additional costs (lab fees, tools, etc.) can be found on the respective Program of Study pages. See parking at SCC for parking costs.

    Privacy of Student Records (FERPA)

    The Annual Notice to Students regarding the Family Education Rights & Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) explains the student’s rights related to his/her student education records, including disclosure of information and directory information.

    Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

    Southeast Community College has developed program and course transfer agreements with many colleges and universities for the benefit of our students.

    Additional programs and agreements for articulation are under development.

    Information regarding transferring credit is available on the Transfer Options page. View a list of transfer student articulation agreements.

    Facilities/ Services Available for students with disabilities

    The Office of Disability Services page contains information about services and facilities available to students with disabilities.

    Voter Registration

    Voter registration information is available at usvotefoundation.org.

    Copyright Infringement and Responsible Computing

    The Copyright Infringement & Responsible Computing page provides information regarding acceptable computer use.

    Student Body Diversity

    Information about the student body diversity is available on the SCC demographics page.

    Federal Pell Grant recipients

    • Fall 2014 Students: 9392
    • Fall 2014 Pell Recipients: 3930
    • Percent: 41.8%
      • Source: 2015-16 IPEDS Student Financial Aid Survey-Part B

    Student Activities

    Southeast Community College offers a robust student life experience for students to fit their individual needs.

    Student Financial Aid Information

    SCC offers a variety of financial aid programs to assist the student. Please refer to the financial aid pages for information about the types of aid available, terms and conditions, eligibility requirements, and disbursement information. For assistance with financial aid questions, please call 402-437-2610 or email financialaid@southeast.edu.

    Entrance Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers

    Federal student loan borrowers can complete Entrance Counseling at www.studentloans.gov.

    You will need your FSA ID and password to log in to this website.

    If you do not have internet access, please contact us at: 402-437-2610.

    Exit Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers

    Federal student loan borrowers can complete Exit Counseling at www.studentloans.gov.

    You will need your FSA ID and password to log in to this website.

    If you do not have internet access, please contact us at: 402-437-2610.

    You will find additional information about your student loan history and your student loan servicer at the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).

    For additional information, please see the Department of Education’s publication “Exit Counseling Guide for Federal Student Loan Borrowers”.

    Private Education Loans

    Some lenders offer private “alternative” loans to students to help cover educational costs. These loans generally require that the borrower has good credit or a credit-worthy cosigner. Eligibility requirements, application procedures, fees, interest rates, finance charges, and repayment terms, and deferment options vary.

    The terms and conditions of a Federal Direct loan or Federal Direct PLUS loan may be more favorable than the provisions of private education loans so families are encouraged to utilize the Federal Direct Loan and the Federal Direct PLUS Loan before considering an alternative loan.

    Financial Aid Shopping Sheet

    The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet provides a summary of a student’s financial aid in a standardized format so that students may compare costs and financial aid at various colleges and universities. Students who have applied for financial aid can view their Shopping Sheet by clicking on the Financial Aid link, then clicking on Shopping Sheet. View example Shopping Sheets (below) for an independent student with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of zero.

    Paying for College

    The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s Paying for College website provides information about paying for college and a tool to compare financial aid offers.

    Net Price Calculator

    The SCC Net Price Calculator is available.

    Withdrawals, Refunds and Return of Title IV Funds

    The Southeast Community College Board Policy manual contains the withdrawal policy and procedures.

    Instructions for dropping courses.

    Information about refunds.

    Students receiving federal financial aid may be subject to the Return of Title IV Funds policy.

    State Grant Assistance

    Information about grants and scholarships available from the State of Nebraska are listed on the Financial Aid pages.

    Students’ Rights and Responsibilities

    Rights of Students on Financial Aid
    Students receiving federal student aid have certain legal rights. Students' rights include the following:

    • To be informed of what financial aid programs are available at SCC.
      • Which programs are need based and which are not need based.
    • For each available program, the student must be advised:
      • of the procedures and forms needed to apply for assistance.
      • of the student eligibility requirements.
      • of the criteria for selecting recipients.
      • how the student’s award is determined and know what resources (such as parental contribution, other financial aid, assets, etc.) were considered in the calculation of his/her financial need.
    • For Federal Aid programs, the student must be advised:
      • how to continue eligibility for each program.
      • how the school determines whether he/she is making satisfactory academic progress (SAP), and the results of not meeting these standards.
      • How to regain eligibility if the student has failed to maintain SAP.
    • To receive a listing from the financial aid office of the agency in each state which may be contacted regarding grants available to residents of that state.
    • To know the deadlines for submitting applications for each of the financial aid programs available.
    • To know how financial aid will be distributed; the frequency of the disbursements; how decisions on that distribution are made, and the basis for these decisions.
    • To know how his/her financial need was determined.
    • To know how much of his/her financial need, as determined by the institution, has been met.
    • To request an explanation of the various awards in his/her student aid package.
    • To know the school's refund policy.
    • How Pell-eligible students may obtain books and supplies by the seventh (7th) day of a payment period and how the student may opt out.
    • To know what portion of the financial aid he/she receives must be repaid, and what portion is grant (free) aid.
    • If the aid is a loan, the student has the right to know what the terms of the loan are such as interest rate, the total repayment amount, fees during repayment, the payback procedures, the length of time he/she has to repay the loan, when repayment is to begin, and available options for consolidation.
    • If the student is offered a Federal Work-Study job, he/she has the right to know the required work hours, the job duties, the rate of pay, and how and when paychecks are received.
    • Special facilities and services available for the handicapped.
    • If the student believes a mistake has been made in determining his/her financial aid eligibility, he/she has the right to ask his/her financial aid application be reconsidered.
    • If the student has a loan and the lender transfers (i.e. sells) the loan and the right to receive payments, the student must be sent a notification telling him/her to whom he/she must now make payments.
    • If the student receives a loan, the student should receive a sample repayment schedule.
    • Lenders must provide borrowers with a copy of the complete promissory note.
    • To prepay a loan without penalty. This means he/she may at any time pay in full the loan balance and any interest due without being charged a penalty for early payment.
    • If the student cannot meet a loan repayment schedule, he/she may request forbearance from the loan servicer where the payments may be reduced for a specific period of time.
    • In borrowing money, the student assumes the responsibility for repaying the loan. If circumstances arise which make it difficult to meet this responsibility, he/she should contact the loan servicer.
    • The exit counseling information the school provides and collects.

    Responsibilities of Financial Aid Students
    Any student receiving federal student aid has certain legal responsibilities. Student responsibilities include the following:

    • Complete all application forms accurately and submit them on time to the appropriate location.
    • Provide correct information. The intentional misreporting of information on financial aid application forms is a violation of the law and is considered a criminal offense which could result in indictment under the U.S. Criminal Code.
    • Return all additional documentation, verification, corrections, and/or new information requested by either the Financial Aid Office or the agency to which an application was submitted.
    • Report to the Financial Aid Office any additional financial resources received by him/her during the period of his/her financial aid award.
    • Reading and understanding all forms he/she is asked to sign and for keeping copies of the forms.
    • Accept responsibility for all agreements he/she signs.
    • Perform the work he/she has agreed upon in accepting Federal Work-Study or regular student employment.
    • Be aware of and comply with the deadlines for application or reapplication for aid.
    • Be aware of the school's refund policy.
    • All schools must provide information to prospective students about the school's programs and performance. The student should consider this information carefully before deciding to attend school.
    • If the student receives a loan, he/she must notify the lender if any of the following occurs before the loan is repaid:
      • Graduation.
      • Withdrawal from school or less than half-time enrollment.
      • Change of address.
      • Name change.
      • Transfer to other school(s).
    • If the student has accepted a Federal Stafford Loan prior to receiving his/her first disbursement of loan funds at SCC student must complete entrance loan counseling.
    • Must attend an exit interview if enrollment drops below 6 credit hours; or if he/she graduates, transfers to another school.
    • Must repay any loan received at SCC, plus accrued interest, in accordance with the repayment schedule.
    • In borrowing money, the student assumes the responsibility for repaying the loan. If circumstances arise making it difficult to meet this responsibility, he/she should contact the lender.
    • Must notify the lender of any occurrence which may affect eligibility for a deferment of repayment.
    • Re-apply for aid each year.

    Academic Programs and Faculty

    The Southeast Community College Catalog provides information about available academic programs.

    Information regarding faculty credentials is available.

    All colleges, including Southeast Community College must adhere to state regulations which regulate the delivery of online education to out-of-state students. These regulations limit SCC’s ability to offer online education in some states outside of Nebraska.

    Southeast Community College is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution.

    As a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution, we are unable to offer online or distance courses to students in the following states/areas: California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Although not a SARA school, Connecticut does allow SCC to offer 100 percent online courses and programs.

    Out-of-State Complaint Process

    Southeast Community College is committed to resolving student complaints in an expeditious, fair and friendly manner. SCC's Online students residing outside of Nebraska should resolve complaints with SCC by contacting Bob Morgan, Dean of Virtual Learning, bmorgan@southeast.edu or 402-228-8272.

    SCC works diligently to find positive outcomes to student concerns. Please try to exhaust all possible avenues of complaint resolution before going outside of the college. However, if a complaint cannot be resolved through SCC's processes, you may file a complaint with your state. In compliance with federal Department of Education regulations, Southeast Community College provides a list of State Agencies (PDF) with contact information for each state. You may also contact our accrediting agency, The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Higher Learning Commission or the Nebraska State Department of Education.

    If you have questions regarding any out-of-state requirements, please send an email to bmorgan@southeast.edu.

    The College’s Student Grievance Procedure can be found in the College Catalog. Southeast Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

    Additional online and distance learning information.

    Gainful Employment Programs

    Dental Assisting
    Medical Assisting
    Motorcycle, ATV & Personal Watercraft Technology
    Pharmacy Technician
    Practical Nursing

    Textbooks & Bookstores

    SCC students are given the opportunity to purchase text books with financial aid if the student has enough funds to cover his or her direct costs to the college (tuition, fees, housing, etc.) and has a remaining credit balance on his or her account.  Any book and/or supply purchases made with financial aid may not exceed the amount of credit remaining on the student’s account.

    Students can access the online bookstore or visit the bookstore on each campus. Find your textbook.

    Retention Rate

    Retention rates are available on the Student Right to Know page.

    Completion, Graduation and Transfer Out Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act)

    The Student Right to Know graduation rates provides completion, graduation and transfer rate information regarding full-time students by gender, ethnic group, and Federal Pell Grant eligibility status.

    Career and Job Placement Services

    Placement services and placement rates can be found on the Placement Services page and on the Student Right to Know page.

    Campus Safety and Security

    The Safety and Security Division provides information regarding safety and security at SCC. Information provided on the website includes the following:

    Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

    Per College policy, Southeast Community College is a drug free school.  Information about Campus Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Education is available in the Annual Security Report published by the Department of Public Safety.

    Additional information regarding sanctions, health risks, and assistance programs can be found in the Student Conduct pages.

    Vaccinations Policy

    Southeast Community College does not currently have a vaccination policy.

    Equity in Athletics Report

    Participation rates, financial support and other information about athletic programs is available in the Equity in Athletics Report.

    Completion, Graduation & Transfer out Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid (Student Right-to-Know Act)

    Completion, graduation and transfer-out rates for basketball, baseball, and other sports are available on the Student Right to Know page.