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Quality Assurance Program
Consumer Information Assessment

This assessment describes the requirements for the consumer information that a school must provide to students, the Department, and others.

Review the Consumer Information Disclosures at a Glance document that provides a summary of school disclosure requirements.

If you identify areas requiring a corrective action, we recommend that you complete an Action Plan.

Activity Bar:
Consumer Information Activity 1: Institutional and Financial Assistance Information for Students
Consumer Information Activity 2: Drug & Alcohol Prevention
Consumer Information Activity 3: Consumer Information for Student Athletes
Consumer Information Activity 4: Student Right-to-Know Act
Consumer Information Activity 5: Clery/Campus Security Act
Consumer Information Activity 6: FERPA
Consumer Information Activity 7: Safeguarding Customer Information
Consumer Information Activity 8: Fire Safety Reports and Student Housing
Consumer Information Activity 9: Misrepresentation
Consumer Information Activity 10: Loan Disclosures
Consumer Information Activity 11: Gainful Employment Disclosures

Additional Links: 2013-14 FSA Handbook, School Eligibility & Operations, Chapter 6; 2013-14 FSA Handbook, School Eligibility & Operations, Chapter 7; 2013-14 FSA Handbook, School Eligibility & Operations, Chapter 8; Handbook for Campus Crime Reporting

Please note the regulatory citations are referenced in the first column of the assessment. To link to any of the regulatory references, click on the link in the regulatory link column and scroll down to the applicable section.


Consumer Information Regulatory Link(s) Activity
Method of Disclosure: 668.41(b)(c); 668.44

34 CFR 86

34 CFR 99

34 CFR 99.31

34 CFR 99.36

34 CFR 601.2 

34 CFR 601.10 

34 CFR 601.11

34 CFR 601.12

34 CFR 601.20

34 CFR 601.21

34 CFR 601.30

34 CFR 668.6

34 CFR 668.7

34 CFR 668.14

34 CFR 668.41

34 CFR 668.42

34 CFR 668.43

34 CFR 668.44

34 CFR 668.45

34 CFR 668.46

34 CFR 668.47

34 CFR 668.48

34 CFR 668.49

34 CFR 668.71

34 CFR 668.72

34 CFR 668.73

34 CFR 668.74

34 CFR 674.42

34 CFR 685.304

45 CFR Part 160

45 CFR Part 162

45 CFR Part 164

Consumer Information Activity 1: Institutional and Financial Assistance Information for Students 
Financial Assistance Information: 668.42
Institutional Information: 668.43

Other Institutional Information: DCL GEN 08-12

  • Penalties associated with drug-related offenses
  • College Navigator Website
  • Student Body Diversity
  • Textbook information
  • Teacher Preparation Program Report
  • Voter Registration Form
Availability of Employee for Dissemination Purposes: 668.48
Constitution and Citizenship Day: Federal Register 5/24/2005
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Information: 668.14; the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act; Public Law 101-226  Consumer Information Activity 2: Drug & Alcohol Prevention
Completion/graduation rates for the general student body: 668.48
Calculating the rates 668.45
Disclosing the rates 668.45; 668.48
Completion/graduation rates for student athletes: 668.45; 668.48
Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act 668.47
Disclosure of the Report
; 668.47; The report must be submitted on-line at http://surveys.ope.ed.gov/athletics
Consumer Information Activity 3: Consumer Information for Student Athletes
Institutional security policies and crime statistics 668.46
Student Right-To-Know Act 668.45; 668.48;
Clery (Campus Security) Act: 668.46

  • Crime Statistics
  • Timely Warning and Emergency Notification
  • Daily Crime Log
  • Emergency Response/Evacuation
  • Missing Student Notification Policy

Consumer Information Activity 4: Student Right-to-Know Act

Consumer Information Activity 5: Clery/Campus Security Act

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act): 34 CFR Part 99  
HIPPA & FERPA: 34 CFR Part 99; 45 CFR Parts 160, 162, and 164 Consumer Information Activity 6: FERPA
Health & Safety Exemption Requirement: 34 CFR 99.31(a)(10); 34 CFR 99.36; Public Law 107-56; DCL April 12, 2002   
Establishing and Maintaining an Information Security Program Pub. L. No. 106-102; US Code 15 U.S.C. 6801(b); 6805(b)(2) Consumer Information Activity 7: Safeguarding Consumer Information
Fire Safety Reports on Student Housing 668.49(b) Consumer Information Activity 8: Fire Safety Reports and Student Housing
Misrepresentation 668.71; 668.72; 668.73; 668.74 Consumer Information Activity 9: Misrepresentation
Loan Disclosures 668.14(b)(11); 668.14(b)(27); 668.14(b)(28); 668.14(b)(29); 685.304(a); 668.42; 674.42(b); 601.2; 601.10; 601.11; 601.12; 601.20; 601.21; 601.30 Consumer Information Activity 10: Loan Disclosures
Gainful Employment *IFAP Gainful Employment Link 668.6(a); 668.6(b); 668.7

*Review the IFAP Gainful Employment link on a regular basis for current updates and to view the Questions & Answers section.

Consumer Information Activity 11: Gainful Employment Disclosures

Last Updated July 2013

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