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Consumer Information

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that postsecondary institutions participating in federal student aid programs make certain disclosures to enrolled and prospective students, parents, employees, and the public. The following information is disclosed to you in compliance with federal law. For additional information, including requesting a paper copy of any materials, please call or email the appropriate office or visit the indicated websites.

Accreditation

Contact: Office of Institutional Effectiveness | Email: oie@bju.edu | Phone: (864) 242-5100

Information concerning BJU's institutional and specialized accreditations is available on the university website. All academic programs are assessed through a formal Program Review process on a regular basis. In addition to review of the programs, Bob Jones University continually reviews and assesses the educational programs through student outcomes assessment. Information regarding BJU's assessment of academic programs is also available.

Academic Programs and Institutional Information

Contact: Registrar | Email: records@bju.edu | Phone: (864) 242-5100

Information concerning BJU's current educational programs and course descriptions is available in the undergraduate and graduate catalogs. The BJU website includes a listing of current faculty. Information about campus facilities, including those that relate to instructional programs, is available through the campus map.

College Navigator

Contact: Office of Institutional Effectiveness | Email: oie@bju.edu | Phone: (864) 242-5100

The College Navigator provides consistent, comparable and transparent information on the characteristics of institutions and their students, cost of attendance, success rates, degree offerings, student engagement with the learning process, and core educational outcomes. The information is intended for students, families, policy-makers, campus faculty and staff, the general public, and other higher education stakeholders.

Confidentiality of Student Records and Student Health Records (FERPA and HIPAA)

Contact: Registrar | Email: records@bju.edu | Phone: (864) 242-5100
Contact: University Health Services | Email: hlthform@bju.edu | Phone: (864) 242-5100

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. BJU publishes a FERPA notification through Student Central that delineates student rights under FERPA. BJU information on confidentiality of student records is published in the undergraduate and graduate catalogs.

BJU is committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal health information concerning our employees and students. Contact University Health Services for more information.

Copyright Infringement and Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Policies and Sanctions

Contact: Jonna Carper | Email: copyright@bju.edu | Phone: (864) 242-5100

Information regarding file sharing and copyright policies and resources at Bob Jones University is available. This includes information on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and individual rights and responsibilities.

Cost of Attendance

Contact: Student Financial Aid | Email: finaid@bju.edu | Phone: (864) 242-5100

Information concerning the cost of attending BJU is available from the Office of Student Financial Aid. These costs consist of tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and any additional costs for a program in which the student is enrolled or expresses an interest.

Crime Statistics, Campus Security Policies, Crime Log and Fire Log

Contact: Director of Public Safety | Email: publicsafety@bju.edu | Phone: (864) 242-5100 | Emergency Phone: 911

Information regarding public safety at BJU is provided in the annual BJU security and fire safety report. The Security Report includes crime statistics and policy statements as required. It also includes information about police and public safety resources; reporting crimes; coordination between law enforcement agencies; fire and medical emergencies; emergency notification, response and evaluation; missing student policy; crime prevention; victim support services; the law and BJU policies; campus facilities; residence hall security; the BJU Policy on Sexual Harassment; sex offender registry; and the BJU Drug/Alcohol Policy.

BJU publishes an annual fire log, which includes information regarding fires on campus including the nature, date, time and location of each fire.

To obtain a paper copy of the fire log or the crime log, contact the Bob Jones University Department of Public Safety at (864) 242-5100.

Drug/Alcohol Policy

Contact: Director of Public Safety | Email: publicsafety@bju.edu | Phone: (864) 242-5100 | Emergency Phone: 911

The annual BJU security and fire safety report includes the institution's drug/alcohol policy. The annual report also provides information about alcohol and other drug health risks, drug alcohol laws and penalties, and campus alcohol and other drug education and counseling resources.

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Contact: Student Financial Aid | Email: finaid@bju.edu | Phone: (864) 242-5100

Federal law provides that a student who has been convicted of an offense under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving financial aid shall not be eligible to receive any federal or institutional grant, loan, or work assistance.

Federal law provides that a student who has been convicted of an offense under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving financial aid shall not be eligible to receive any federal or institutional grant, loan, or work assistance during the period beginning on the date of such conviction and ending after the interval specified in the following table.

If convicted of an offense involving:

Possession of a Controlled Substance Ineligibility Period
First Offense 1 year
Second Offense 2 years
Third Offense Indefinite
Sale of a Controlled Substance Ineligibility Period
First Offense 2 years
Second Offense Indefinite

A student whose eligibility has been suspended based on a conviction for possession or sale of a controlled substance may resume eligibility before the end of the ineligibility period if:

  • the student satisfactorily completes a drug rehabilitation program that:
    • complies with the criteria prescribed in the federal regulations; and
    • includes two unannounced drug tests;
  • the student successfully passes two unannounced drug tests conducted by a drug rehabilitation program that complies with the criteria prescribed in the federal regulations; or
  • the conviction is reversed, set aside, or otherwise rendered nugatory.

Financial Aid

Contact: Student Financial Aid | Email: finaid@bju.edu | Phone: (864) 242-5100

The Office of Student Financial Aid website includes information about the following: need-based and non-need-based federal, state, local, private and institutional financial assistance programs available to students; eligibility requirements and procedures for applying for aid; criteria for selecting recipients and determining amount of award; methods and frequency of disbursements of aid; financial aid terms and conditions, including terms applicable to employment provided as part of a financial aid package; rights and responsibilities of students receiving Title IV, HEA loans; the availability of financial aid for study abroad programs; how financial aid is handled when students withdraw; and whom to contact for questions regarding financial aid; the terms and conditions of federal student loans; entrance and exit counseling information; and drug violation penalties. Please contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness for current retention rates for Pell Grant recipients. View Code of Conduct.

Financial Assistance Information and Related Policies

Notice of Availability of Financial Aid: Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid is available in the Office of Student Financial Aid website.

Assistance Available from Federal, State, Local and Institutional Programs: Information regarding the various types of financial assistance available to BJU students may be found on the Office of Student Financial Aid website. In addition, information is published in the undergraduate and graduate catalogs.

Terms and Conditions of Accepting Financial Aid Award: Terms and conditions of accepting financial aid awards are set forth in the undergraduate and graduate catalogs.

Academic Progress and Financial Aid Eligibility: BJU policies regarding academic progress and financial aid eligibility are set forth in the undergraduate and graduate catalogs. In addition, the BJU academic progress policy is available on the Office of Student Financial Aid website. These policies are also published in Volume VI the Bob Jones University Policy Manual.

Initial Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers: Before receiving a student loan, borrowers must complete an entrance counseling session online at www.studentloans.gov, which will provide useful tips and tools to help borrowers develop a budget for managing their educational expenses and help them understand their loan responsibilities.

Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers: Prior to graduating or leaving school, loan borrowers must complete exit counseling. Exit Counseling program must be completed at www.studentloans.gov and it explains borrowers rights and responsibilities as loan borrowers.

Preferred Lender Information: Information regarding preferred private loan lenders may be found on the Office of Student Financial Aid website.

Financial Aid Calculator

Students may use the financial aid calculator to find estimates.

Graduation and Retention Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act)

Contact: Office of Institutional Effectiveness | Email: oie@bju.edu | Phone: (864) 242-5100

Graduation data and retention rates for BJU full-time undergraduate degree-seeking students are available on College Navigator. BJU retention, graduation, and transfer out data are also available on the College Navigator.

Graduation and Retention Rates for Student Athletes

Contact: Office of Institutional Effectiveness | Email: oie@bju.edu | Phone: (864) 242-5100

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness will begin publishing graduation and retention rates for BJU student athletes on athletically related aid beginning 2014.

Identity Theft Prevention Policy

Contact: Office of Institutional Effectiveness | Email: oie@bju.edu | Phone: (864) 242-5100

As required by the FTC's Red Flags Rule, Bob Jones University has established and will maintain an Identity Theft Prevention Program. Contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness for information on the BJU prevention program.

Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data

Contact: Office of Institutional Effectiveness | Email: oie@bju.edu | Phone: (864) 242-5100

In compliance with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, the department of athletics will begin publishing information on men's and women's athletic programs at BJU in October 2013. The EADA report includes the number of participants by gender for each team, operating and recruiting expenses, coaches' salaries, revenues, and athletically related student aid.

Missing Student Policy and Notification Procedures

Contact: Director of Public Safety | Email: publicsafety@bju.edu | Phone: (864) 242-5100 | Emergency Phone: 911

BJU's missing student policy and notification procedures to be followed when a BJU student has been reported missing for more than 24 hours are available in the annual BJU security and fire safety report. The report also includes directions for students on how to submit emergency contact and missing person contact information.

Placement of Graduates

Contact: Office of Institutional Effectiveness | Email: oie@bju.edu | Phone: (864) 242-5100

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness collects and publishes information on the postgraduation status of BJU degree recipients. Six-month postgraduation survey statistics for BJU graduates include information on the types of employment or placement in professional and graduate schools. Survey response rates are also provided.

Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal, and Return of Title IV, HEA Financial Aid

Contact: Student Financial Aid | Email: finaid@bju.edu | Phone: (864) 242-5100

If a student withdraws or drops a course, BJU will adhere to its refund policy as published in the undergraduate and graduate catalogs. The catalogs also contain information regarding the requirements and procedures for students seeking to withdraw. Requirements for return of Title IV, HEA grant or loan aid are available on the Office of Student Financial Aid website.

Services for Students with Disabilities

Contact: Student Life | Email: studentlife@bju.edu | Phone: (864) 242-5100
Academic Resource Center | Email: success@bju.edu | Phone: (864) 242-5100

The office of Student Life provides disability-related information for BJU students, coordinates auxiliary assistance, and facilitates reasonable physical accommodations related to the general student experience at BJU.

The Academic Resource Center provides academic information and referrals for BJU students, determines eligibility for services and facilitates reasonable academic accommodations, and coordinates disability-related technical assistance and auxiliary aids/services. Please contact Student Life or the Academic Resource Center for additional information on services and resources available to students with disabilities.

Social Security Number Policy

Contact: Office of Institutional Effectiveness | Email: oie@bju.edu | Phone: (864) 242-5100

The use of SSN as an identification number within BJU is limited to those uses permitted by law. To protect the privacy of persons whose SSN is collected, all university offices follow procedures in the University's Social Security Number Policy.

Student Body Diversity

Contact: Office of Institutional Effectiveness | Email: oie@bju.edu | Phone: (864) 242-5100

Information about student body diversity, including the number of enrolled full-time students by gender and race/ethnicity, is provided on the College Navigator. The number of undergraduate students who receive a Federal Pell Grant is available on College Navigator.

Teacher Education

Contact: Office of Institutional Effectiveness | Email: oie@bju.edu | Phone: (864) 242-5100

Title II of the Higher Education Act requires annual reports on the pass rates of their graduates on state certification assessments and other program data. Please contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness for more information.

Textbook Information/Required Course Materials

Contact: Registrar | Email: records@bju.edu | Phone: (864) 242-5100
Contact: Campus Store| Phone: (864) 242-5100

BJU StudentCentral online includes a link to textbook and required materials for each course as soon as the information is available for a given term.

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

Contact: Office of Admission | Email: admission@bju.edu | Phone: (864) 242-5100

Transfer of credit policies and articulation agreements are published in the undergraduate and graduate catalogs.

Vaccination Policies

Contact: University Health Services | Email: hlthform@bju.edu | Phone: (864) 242-5100

BJU follows the South Carolina DHEC Immunization Schedule but only requires Tdap and 2 MMRs for university students. To learn more, go to www.scdhec.gov.

Voter Registration

Information on voting in local, state and federal elections, including a copy of the South Carolina voter registration application form, may be accessed at the South Carolina voter registration.

University Nondiscrimination Statement

The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, national origin, protected disability or veteran status in its administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.