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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 also find a link to SCC’s accrediting agency, Higher Learning Commission, where you can view details of SCC’s accreditation status.

    An enrolled or prospective student may request, from the Campus Dean at their respective campus, an opportunity to review a copy of the documents describing SCC’s accreditation and state/federal approvals.

    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

    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
    1503 Edwards Ferry Rd. NE, Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20176
    703-669-6650 or 703-669-6677
    Website General Questions Email

    Culinary / Hospitality
    Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
    120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, 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
    9355 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775

    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)
    9355 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775

    Pharmacy Technician
    American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) / Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
    4500 East-West Highway, Suite 900, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Physical Therapist Assistant
    Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085
    Email   Website

    Practical Nursing
    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
    3343 Peachtree Road NE, Ste. 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326

    Business Administration
    Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs
    11520 W 119 St, Overland Park, KS 66213

    Dental Assisting
    ADA - CODA
    211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 6011

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

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

    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)
    9355 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775

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

    Respiratory Care
    Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
    1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244

    Surgical First Assist
    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
    9355 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775

    Surgical Technology
    Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
    9355 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775

    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. This data provides statistics on the completion/graduation rate of certificate/degree-seeking, first-time, full-time undergraduate students categorized by gender, race/ethnicity, Federal Pell Grant recipients, subsidized Direct Loan recipients and students who received neither a Pell or subsidized Direct Loan.

    College Scorecard

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

    For general college cost information and to compare college costs, go to the Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center.

    College Costs

    Privacy of Student Records (FERPA)

    The Annual Notice to Students provides disclosures to enrolled and prospective students including information about the Family Education Rights & Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). For further information about SCC policies about Student Privacy and safety, please see the Annual Notice and the College Catalog.

    Find more information on options if you feel your FERPA rights have been violated.

    Prospective Student Information Privacy

    At Southeast Community College, your privacy is a priority. We recognize that your personal details are a valuable trust. The information you have voluntarily shared with us during the recruiting or admissions process is necessary in order to provide appropriate services to you.

    Southeast Community College does not sell or trade any prospective student information with anyone for solicitation purposes. Third parties only have access to our lists when they provide us a service that will enhance our information or our service to you (e.g., to verify addresses against public directories, previous enrollment at other institutions).

    To opt out of future prospective recruiting communication, please submit a request to the SCC Helpdesk at 402-437-2447 or SCC's helpdesk

    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 the transfer student articulation agreements.

    Transferring Credit to SCC

    Facilities/ Services Available for students with disabilities

    The Student Accommodations Resource Office page contains information about services and facilities available to students with disabilities.

    Voter Registration

    Voter registration information is available at Nebraska Voter Registration portal.

    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 2017 Students: 9412
    • Fall 2017 Pell Recipients: 2916
    • Percent: 31%
      • Source: 2017-18 IPEDS Student Financial Aid Survey

    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.

    Satisfactory Academic Progress - SCC is required to establish academic standards that students must meet in order to be eligible for financial aid.  It is the responsibility of each student to review this policy and ensure the standards are met.

    Students receiving federal financial aid may be subject to the Return of Title IV Funds policy. You may also find SCC’s institutional refund policy here.

    Entrance Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers

    If you borrow a federal student loan, you must complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling before you may receive loan funds. Federal student loan borrowers must complete Entrance Counseling and may sign the MPN 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 the Financial Aid Office at: 402-437-2610.

    Exit Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers

    As a federal student loan borrower, if your enrollment falls to less than half time, you are required to complete Exit Counseling. Federal student loan borrowers may 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 the Financial Aid Office 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”.

    For information about responsibilities and options for repaying your student loans, see the Federal Student Loan Repayment page.

    Private Education Loans

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

    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.

    Please review this information about the differences between federal and private student loans.

    Southeast Community College has no preferred lender arrangements regarding private education loans.

    Financial Aid Shopping Sheet

    The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet is a consumer tool provided through the U.S. Department of Education and designed to simplify information students receive regarding costs and financial aid. The student can then make informed decisions about which school to attend. Students who have applied to SCC can access their individual Shopping Sheet in Webadvisor for Students on The Hub after the students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have been awarded. Students will need to view their award notification on their account and either accept or decline their financial aid.

    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 Net Price Calculator gives students an estimate of a college’s costs. SCC's Net Price Calculator is available here.

    Students’ Rights and Responsibilities

    Students receiving federal student aid have certain legal rights and responsibilities.

    SCC Student Loan Code of Conduct

    In compliance with federal regulations, SCC has established a Code of Conduct it will follow in the administration of student loan programs.

    On July 1, 2019, the Department of Education rescinded the Gainful Employment regulations via Federal Register, Volume 84, Number 126, pages 31392-31453. The Secretary of Education exercised her authority under section 482(C) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, to designate these changes for early implementation as of July 1, 2019. Southeast Community College agrees with the Department’s decision to rescind these regulations, and has implemented these changes as of July 1, 2019.

    Academic Programs and Faculty

    Southeast Community College (SCC) offers a variety of academic programs offering Associate degree, diploma, or certificate level credentials. Our Catalog provides detailed information about the available academic programs. You can also find program information under Academics on the SCC website.

    Information regarding faculty credentials is available.

    Find out about current facilities and planned additions. View current building floor plans, maps and directions to all SCC campuses and locations.

    Online and Distance Learning

    All colleges must adhere to each state’s requirements regulating the delivery of online education to out-of-state students. These requirements limit SCC’s ability to offer online education in some areas outside of Nebraska.

    Southeast Community College is a National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) institution. As a member of NC-SARA, we are unable to offer online or distance courses to students in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

    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 Bruce Exstrom, Ph.D., Dean of Virtual Learning and Instructional Development, bexstrom@southeast.edu or 402-323-3389.

    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 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 bexstrom@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.

    Textbooks & Bookstores

    SCC students are given the opportunity to purchase textbooks with their financial aid if the student has enough funds to cover direct costs to the college (tuition, fees, housing, etc.) and has a remaining credit balance on their account. Any book and/or supply purchase made with financial aid may not exceed the amount of credit remaining on the student’s account. Only books and supplies needed for the student’s program of study may be charged against the remaining credit.

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

    Diploma Programs with Reduced Financial Aid Eligibility

    Federal regulations [34CFR 668.8(k) and (l)] mandate that programs not leading to a degree, and all the courses within the program are not fully transferable to a higher degree, can only partially be paid by federal student aid. A specific federal formula determines the number of credits allowed to be paid by financial aid. At SCC, those programs and the number of credits eligible for federal financial aid are:

    ProgramNumber of Credits in the ProgramNumber of Credits Eligible for Financial AidNumber of Credits Not Paid
    Motorcycle, ATV and Personal Watercraft Technology47.5416.5
    Medical Assisting352510
    Pharmacy Technician302010
    Plumbing Technology30264

    So, what does this mean?

    If you enroll in one of the above-mentioned diploma programs, federal financial aid will not pay for the entire program. You will be responsible for the tuition and fees for the number of credits listed in the “Number of Credits Not Paid” column.

    Please refer to the SCC catalog for current program requirements.

    Retention Rate

    Southeast Community College’s 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

    Career services and placement rates can be found on the Career 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 on the Drug, Alcohol and Controlled Substance Policy page.

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

    Vaccinations Policy

    While Southeast Community College does not currently have a vaccination policy, some Academic Programs require current vaccinations. For a listing of recommended immunizations for adults, please see this schedule from the Center for Disease Control.

    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.

    Athlete Outcomes

    Federal regulations require schools who contract with a third party to perform some of its Financial Aid functions to disclose the contracts on its public website. Here you will find SCC’s contract with Union Bank and Trust (proprietary information is redacted).