Consumer Information

Providing customer information and making it readily accessible allows students and parents to make informed decisions about post-secondary education. LRSC Information from National Center for Education Statistics.

The U.S. Department of Education requires that all colleges annually provide notice regarding the availability of the consumer information listed below. Please contact the department responsible with questions, concerns or requests for paper copies. 

Privacy of Records (FERPA)
Privacy of Records (FERPA) - The disclosure of student educational records is governed by policies developed by Lake Region State College in compliance with state law and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended (FERPA). Lake Region State College maintains the following educational records that contain information directly related to students: 

  • Application material submitted by student or sent at student’s request 
  • Financial Aid material submitted by student or sent at student’s request 
  • Account payment cards and receipts 
  • Records pertaining to academic or training achievement including transcripts and grade reports 
  • Instructor recommendations 

Student records are on file in appropriate Lake Region State College offices and are accessible only to persons having legitimate interests as defined in Public Law 93-380. The content of each record falls into one of two categories: public directory information and non-public information. Non-public student record information may not be released without written consent from the student or from a parent of a dependent student. As allowed by law, the college may release the public directory information listed here:

  • Name, addresses and telephone listings
  • Name and address of parents
  • Date and place of birth
  • Major field of study
  • Participation in officially recognized activities
  • Weight and height of members of athletic teams
  • Dates of attendance
  • Degrees and awards received
  • Most recent previous institution attended
  • Classification as freshman or sophomore or special student
  • Email addresses

Directory information concerning a particular student will be removed from release upon written request from the student involved within 14 days of the beginning of a semester. Education records concerning a student may be reviewed upon request by the student. Education records, including but not limited to a student’s academic transcript, may be released by a North Dakota University System (NDUS) institution to a second institution without prior written consent, provided the student applied for admission. Additional information on student records management may be obtained by contacting the Student Services Office.

Lake Region State College is an equal opportunity institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (GINA), sex, age, creed, marital status, veteran's status, political belief or affiliation or disability in its admissions, student aid, employment practices, education programs or other related activities. Inquiries concerning Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504 may be referred to Sandi Lillehaugen, Human Resource Manager, Lake Region State College, 1801 N. College Drive; Office #120, Devils Lake, ND 58301, (701) 662-1543, Sandra.Lillehaugen@lrsc.edu or the Office of Civil Rights/HHS, Citigroup Center 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-4544.

LRSC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request an accommodation or to request this document in an alternate format, please contact Sandi Lillehaugen, Human Resource Manager, Lake Region State College, 1801 N. College Drive; Office #120, Devils Lake, ND 58301, (701) 662-1543, Sandra.Lillehaugen@lrsc.edu. One-week advance notice appreciated.

The Office of Civil Rights also can be reached by calling (312) 730-1560, faxing (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 or by emailing OCR Chicago.

The OPE Campus Security Statistics Website is brought to you by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education. It was authorized by Congress with the 1998 amendment to the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) to help potential college students and their parents research certain criminal offenses on college campuses. The Department of Education is committed to assisting schools in providing students with a safe environment in which to learn and to keep parents and students well informed about campus security.  LRSC Annual Security & Fire Safety Report.

Students enrolled in credit-bearing courses at Lake Region State College must provide documentation of immunity to:

Measles
Mumps
Rubella
Meningococcal Meningitis
Documentation of immunity means:

Evidence of two (2) doses of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine no less than one month apart from a licensed physical or health department official
Blood testing which proves immunity exists
A birth date prior to 1957

Exempt students enrolled solely in:

Distance courses
Online courses
Off-campus courses
Continuing Education courses
Non-credit courses
Exemptions to the policy may be granted only when a licensed physician certifies that a student should not be immunized for measles, mumps, or rubella, or if a student's religion prohibits immunization.

The OPE Equity in Athletics Disclosure Website is brought to you by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education. It was authorized by Congress with the 1998 amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) to help prospective students and their families research athletic opportunities on various college campuses. Under the HEA, the Secretary of Education is required to collect financial and statistical information on men's and women's intercollegiate sports and make it available to the public.
 

Lake Region State College is committed to creating a welcoming campus community where all people have access to our educational programs, activities, residence halls, and employment. For more information, go to Know Your IX...

All North Dakota University System institutions, officers and employees shall comply with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. The chancellor and institutions shall adopt and enforce policies and procedures implementing that Act and this policy.

In order to receive federal financial aid, students must meet certain academic requirements called Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). LRSC is required by federal and state regulations to determine whether a student is meeting SAP requirements. SAP evaluations apply to all terms, including summer, and to all students (both aid and non-aid recipients). All credits, including transfer credits, will be used in calculating quantitative components of SAP. Transfer credits are entered on the student’s record and will be considered in the attempted credits. SAP requirements are measured in the following three areas:

  1. GPA (Qualitative): In order to meet the grade point average requirements, a student will need to have an academic standing consistent with the requirement for graduation from the program at the end of the first, second and third semesters. At the end of the 4th semester of attendance the student MUST have a cumulative GPA of C (2.0) or better. Below is a chart that illustrates the academic requirements.
  2. Credits Attempted (Quantitative): All students must complete two-thirds (66.67%) of the credits they attempt. This percentage will be calculated cumulatively each semester. The percentage is determined by dividing the total number of successfully complete credits by the total number of credits the student was registered for on the LRSC FA Census Date. The cumulative credits calculations include all credits attempted even if they do not pertain to the current degree.
  3. Maximum Time Frame (Quantitative): All students must complete their declared program within 150% of the published length of the program. A student who has attempted 140% of their program credits will be receive a letter advising them they are reaching the maximum credits. i.e., if the program of student requires 60 credits to graduate than 90 is the maximum number of attempted credits allowed for a program. When the student has attempted 140% or 84 credits they would receive a warning notice. Students who have attempted 150% of their program credits will be suspended from financial aid and will be notified by letter.

Minimum Cumulative GPA Required
1st Semester: 1.50
2nd Semester: 1.60
3rd Semester: 1.75
4th Semester: 2.00

Financial Aid Warning: Financial Aid Warning status is assigned to a student who fails to meet one or more of the SAP measures indicated above at the conclusion of the semester. A student assigned a Financial Aid Warning will be notified in writing. The student may continue to receive financial aid for one subsequent semester under this status despite the determination that the student is not making SAP.

Financial Aid Disqualification: Financial Aid Disqualification status is assigned to a student who fails to make SAP or does not fulfill the requirements set forth in his or her academic plan of study when placed on Financial Aid Probation. A student who is placed on Financial Aid Suspension may only receive financial aid if the student reestablishes eligibility by meeting the standards set forth in this policy.

Financial Aid Probation: Financial Aid Probation status is assigned to a student who has been placed on FA Disqualification and who has successfully appealed and has had eligibility for financial aid reinstated. A student who is placed on financial aid probation may receive financial aid for one subsequent semester. They may be required to meet certain terms and conditions while on financial aid probation, such as taking a reduced course load or taking specific courses. A student assigned a Financial Aid Probation status will be required to submit an Academic Plan of Study, signed by an advisor. At the conclusion of the FA Probation period, the student must either meet the SAP standards or fulfill the requirements specified in the SAP Academic Plan of Study.

Financial Aid Census Date: The financial aid census date is the first day after the last day to drop/add classes at 100% refund and is the date the financial aid office uses to lock in the enrollment status. FA Census date is the calendar date that corresponds to 8.99% of the semester.

Unofficial Withdrawals: Students who receive all failing or incomplete grades in a semester are considered to have unofficially withdrawn from the college and are immediately placed on Financial Aid Disqualification. This will be disqualification without a warning period first. Federal regulations require that a refund calculation be done for all students receiving state and federal funds, unless the institution can document an official last date of attendance beyond the 60% point in one of the student’s classes. The calculation and return of these funds may result in the student owing a balance to the college and/or the U.S. Department of Education. Pell recipients whose class activity cannot be verified may have to pay back all or a portion of their grant.

Successful Completion: Successfully completed credit hours include grades of A, B C, D, or S. Credit hours that are not considered successfully completed include blank grades, F (Fail), W (Withdrawal), U (Unsatisfactory) and I (Incomplete). Unsuccessfully completed hours are included as attempted hours.
Dropped Courses and Official Withdrawals: Classes that a student drops or withdraws from count toward the cumulative credits attempted if they are dropped or withdrawn from on or after the LRSC FA Census Date.

Treatment of Non-Standard Credits

Type of Credit Included in GPA Calc Included in 66.67% Calc (Pace) Included in Max Time Frame
Audit No No No
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory No Yes Yes
Transfer No Yes (excludes ASC courses and W) Yes (excludes ASC courses and W)
Pass/Fail Yes if failed Yes Yes
Consortium/Collaborative Yes Yes Yes
Repeated Courses Yes (Most recent grade) Yes (each attempt) Yes (each attempt)
Developmental Courses (ASC) No Yes Yes

Repeated Courses: If a student has successfully passed a course and wishes to retake the course for a higher grade, the course can only be included in his enrollment status once more for financial aid purposes. Failed courses may be repeated and counted towards student’s enrollment status until it is passed. The repeated course would be counted as attempted credits.

Transfer credits/Major Changes: Students who have changed their major, pursuing a second degree or are transfer students are more likely to reach the maximum time frame. If a student changes majors or has transfer credits, the credits earned will be included in the calculation of attempted credits, earned credits and maximum time frame. Through the appeal process the financial aid office can adjust the maximum number of credits they are allowed to attempt in the pursuit of their degree. The student will be required to submit an academic plan that has been approved by an advisor.

Military: Students who are required to withdraw from LRSC after the FA Census Date for military reasons may be placed on Financial Aid Warning or Disqualification. The student should contact the Financial Aid Office to resolve any negative SAP status that resulted from their deployment.
Notification Process: The student will receive a written notification of their Satisfactory Academic Progress Warning and/or Disqualification status at the end of each semester after grades are posted. Applicable holds will be added to the student’s Campus Connection hold list.

Appeal Procedures: Financial Aid Appeal is the process by which a student who is not meeting LRSC’s SAP standards petitions the institution for reconsideration of eligibility for title IV financial aid. Title IV financial aid includes Federal Pell Grant, Teach Grant, SEOG Grant, WorkStudy, Perkins Loan, Direct Loans and Direct PLUS Loans. Students, who fail one or more of the three measures of SAP, are not eligible for federal, state and institutional financial aid. However, students failing SAP standard who had mitigating circumstance, such as death in the family, illness, involuntary military leave, etc, may request reinstatement of their financial aid eligibility by completing the Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for an Appeal Form or access the form from the LRSC website at www.lrsc.edu.

The appeal should include:

  • Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form (Go to Forms, then Financial Aid Forms)
  • Documentation to support the reason for failure should be included with the appeal form
  • A copy of the Academic Plan of Study, signed by the student’s advisor, must be attached

Financial Aid Committee and Decision: SAP Appeals will be handled on an individual basis. If the Director approves the petition, the student will be deemed to be making a satisfactory rate of progress for a period not to exceed one year. If during this time, the student meets the established standards, satisfactory progress will be re-established. Students will be notified of the decision in writing within 30 days. Appeal of a denied petition may be made in writing to the Vice President of Student Services within 15 days of the notification of denial. The request will be taken to the FA Committee who renders a final decision on all appeals within 30 days of receipt of the written appeal. If the appeal is approved, the student will be deemed to be making satisfactory 

Approved by Administrative Council July 29, 2011/ SAP policy starting July 1, 2011 revised December 21, 2011 

Veterans who wish to receive education benefits under the GI Bill must be pursuing an academic degree and only courses that apply towards the degree may be certified. Most of the degree programs offered at LRSC are approved for certification for VA benefits. Veterans who are eligible for benefits under more than one GI Bill program are advised to consult the GI Bill website in order to choose the program most advantageous to their situation. A brief overview of the most common VA benefit programs is provided below, but students are advised to check the GI Bill website for the most current information about rates and benefit levels.

Once a student is enrolled as a degree-seeking student at LRSC, in order to have enrollment certified for VA benefits each semester, a Request for School Certification of VA Benefits form must be submitted online. 

Students who are seeking degrees at other institutions, but taking classes collaboratively at LRSC, must request their home institution to send a parent letter to the VA Certifying Official at LRSC to verify that the course(s) are applicable to their degree and request that LRSC certify them for VA benefits.

Post 9/11 GI Bill – (Chapter 33):  Benefit level is determined based on active duty service time. VA pays tuition directly to the school. Student may be eligible to receive a housing allowance and book stipend if at least one course is being taken on campus, (not just online courses.)

MGIB/AD – Montgomery GI Bill/Active Duty (Chapter 30):  Benefit level is a fixed amount; VA sends a monthly check to student after proof of enrollment.

MGIB /SR – Montgomery GI Bill/Selected Reserves  (Chapter 1606):  Benefit level is a fixed amount; VA sends a monthly check to student after proof of enrollment.

REAP – Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607): Benefit level is a fixed amount; VA sends a monthly check to student after proof of enrollment.

DEA - Survivors and Dependents Educational  Assistance Program (Chapter 35): Dependents' Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

VRAP – Veterans Retraining Assistance Program: Offers up to 12 months of training assistance to veterans who meet certain criteria, including: between the ages of 35 and 60, unemployed on the date of application, not eligible for any other VA education benefit programs, not in receipt of VA compensation due to unemployability and not enrolled in a federal or state job training program. VRAP has a limited duration and number of participants. Student must be enrolled full-time in a VA approved program for a high demand occupation.

Active Military
Active duty military students may be eligible for up to 100% tuition assistance through their branch of the armed forces. The procedure for applying for "TA" is different for each branch of service.  Go to the Resource Tab to apply or get TA information for each branch of service.

Dependents
Some military or veterans benefits may be transferred from the veteran or active duty member to a dependent spouse or child. Some examples are:

ND Veteran Dependent Tuition Waiver – Provides 100% tuition and fee waivers for up to 45 months or  10 consecutive semesters to the spouse and dependent children of a veteran with a 100% permanent disability rating from the VA or who died from a service–connected cause or disability, or who was a POW or declared missing in action. The veteran must have entered service while living in ND or be able to provide documentation of ND residency for 10 years.

Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) – to be eligible to transfer benefits, the service member must have served in the Armed Forces for at least six years, and agree to serve four additional years, from the date of the election to transfer benefits.

Lake Region State College's policy and procedure manual outlines steps for students and others who wish to file a complaint or grievance. This process is outlined in Article 8.31 of the LRSC Policy and Procedure manual.

Information about Financial Aid can be found at LRSC's Financial Aid Office.

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The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The information is designed to help our current students and prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

Applicable Programs: 

Placement Calculation Process

To calculate placement rate all students that have graduated from Lake Region State College from the prior academic year to include fall, spring and summer are contacted. Graduates are considered successful if they are employed in a job that is pertinent to the area they graduated, or they are continuing their education. Graduates are considered unsuccessfully placed if they are unemployed or employed in a job that is unrelated to the area they graduated.

Textbook information for classes is listed in the online course schedule listed in Campus Connection. Lake Region State College textbook information is available through the LRSC Bookstore.

Each September 17, LRSC commemorates Constitution Day. The U.S. Constitution was signed September 17, 1787. Watch LRSC Social Media for Constitution Day Trivia each year along with a variety of on-campus and online activities. 

Founded in 1941, Lake Region State College has been impacting students and the region for more than 75 years. Check out some of LRSC Facts and Figures.

The college has been accredited since the 1970s and certain programs also have regional and national accreditation. Find more at LRSC Accreditation Information

Students who plan to use accommodations must meet with the Disability Services Coordinator to set up an accommodations plan. In some cases certain accommodations may not be immediately available. Therefore, it is recommended that students meet with Disability Support Services prior to the start of each semester to ensure they can receive accommodations starting on their first day of class. Students must provide the required documentation in order to be allowed accommodations. Acceptable documentation may include your most recent psychological evaluation, IEP, or a medical report from a physician that clearly states a diagnosis and makes suggestions for accommodations. An IEP alone may not be sufficient documentation.

Lake Region State College follows the Guidelines for Disability Documentation set up by the North Dakota Disability Services Council. Documentation should include:

  • A clear diagnostic statement that describes how the condition was diagnosed, information on the functional impact and details on the progression or prognosis of the condition. Dates of the original and current diagnostic evaluations need to be included. 
  • A description of the diagnostic methodology, criteria, evaluation methods, procedures, tests used, dates administered, clinical narrative, observations and specific results that are congruent with the particular disability.
  • Documentation for learning disabilities must include test scores and interpretation of aptitude, achievement and, when possible, information processing. Tests used should be current and appropriate for assessing adolescents and adults.
  • A description of the current functional limitations and how those limitations affect the student in a major life activity. A "functional limitation" is defined as an adverse effects on a major life activity caused by the disability. Functional limitations should be described in terns of how severely the activity is affected by the disability; the frequency with which the activity is affected and how pervasive the disability is in the performance of the major life activity.
  •  A description of current and past accommodations, services and/or medications and their effectiveness in relation to the functional impact of the disability. Information about any significant side effects from current treatment or medication and its effect on physical, perceptual, behavioral and cognitive performance is helpful.
  • A description of the expected progression or stability of the disability including the expected changes over time, information on the cyclical or episodic nature of the disability and any known suspected environmental triggers.
  • The credentials of the evaluator/provider that are relevant to the diagnosed disability. The professional should be licensed or otherwise properly credentialed, have appropriate and comprehensive training, relevant experience and have no personal relationship with the individual being evaluated or diagnosed.

The Disability Services Coordinator, Erika Berg can be contacted via email Erika.J.Berg@lrsc.edu; or (701) 662-1689 or (800) 443-1313, ext. 21689.

Lake Region State College seeks to recognize and give credit for education, knowledge and experience acquired prior to enrollment at LRSC, within certain guidelines. Students are encouraged to visit with their advisors, review degree requirements and ask questions in advance to be sure all possible credits are received and help them make a smooth transition to LRSC.

Credits may be transferred from regionally accredited post-secondary institutions attended after high school. Additional information is provided on the Transfer Student Admissions page.

Credits may also be awarded for some alternative prior learning experiences. LRSC will grant a maximum of 15 semester credit hours for any combination of alternative credit earning options. See Prior Learning for examples of prior learning experiences that may qualify for college credit.

The privilege of using the campus Local Area Network (LAN) and attached computer resources is extended to Lake Region students, faculty, staff, and authorized users. The LAN is designed and intended to serve the institution's academic and administrative computer purposes.

In order to ensure responsible, secure, legal, and ethical use, the following conditions shall apply:

Access to computing and networking resources, computer accounts, passwords, and other types of authorization are assigned to individual users and must not be shared with others. Users are responsible for any use or misuse of their authentication information and authorized services. Users are encouraged to change passwords frequently to ensure privacy and security. Passwords will also change on a predetermined schedule. 

The LAN is shared by faculty, staff and students, no one may use excessive bandwidth which interferes with service to others.

Users are prohibited from using, inspecting, copying, storing, and redistributing copyrighted material and computer programs in violation of copyright laws. Software subject to licensing must be properly licensed and all users must strictly adhere to all license provisions (installation, use, copying, number of simultaneous users, term of license, etc.).
Users shall not install or use software on the LAN in a manner contrary to law or this policy. 

Users shall not participate in activities that may alter the integrity, function, or security of the LAN or computer resources. This includes physical misuse, alteration of software or download executable files from the Internet (unless instructed by faculty or staff) or, creation or installation of user-owned software programs onto Lake Region computer equipment. This includes all forms of computer games not approved for use.

Users shall respect the privacy and personal rights of all other users. Users will refrain from intentionally using the computer to annoy, harass, terrify, intimidate, threaten, offend or bother another person by conveying obscene language, pictures, or other materials or threats of bodily harm to the recipient or the recipient's immediate family. Users shall not use computing facilities for any illegal purpose or to send any material that is obscene or defamatory, or intended to annoy, harass or alarm another person which serves no legitimate purpose.

Use of computing resources for business, profit, or in a manner contrary to institutional, academic or administrative purposes is prohibited. Use of computing facilities to commit acts of academic dishonesty will be handled through existing campus procedures which address allegations of academic dishonesty.

Harmful activities are prohibited. Examples include, but are not limited to, IP spoofing; creating and propagating viruses; port scanning; disrupting services; damaging files; or intentional destruction of or damage to equipment, software, or data. Authorized users may not use computing resources for unauthorized monitoring of electronic communications.

Users shall not represent themselves as another individual in electronic communication. The use of anonymous re-mailers is prohibited. Sending chain e-mail is prohibited. 

Users should be aware that logs are created tracking Internet and e-mail use. These logs are primarily used for security purposes but may also be used to enforce computer usage policies.

All computers or other electronic equipment attached to the LRSC computer network must be registered and approved by LRSC ITS Department prior to being connected to the network.

Violation:
Use of Lake Region's computer equipment contrary to this policy will result in:
•    1st Offense: Suspension of privileges for one to two weeks and/or a fine up to $50.
•    2nd Offense: Suspension of privileges for one to two weeks and/or a fine up to $100.
•    3rd Offense: Suspension of privileges and forwarded to the Vice President of Student Affairs for disciplinary action which could include suspension and a fine up to $150.

Students may appeal disciplinary action by following the Student Appeals Procedure.
The acceptance and use of a User ID and password implies you have read and agreed to this computer policy. Users, not Lake Region State College, will be held liable for illegal computer related activities.