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Privacy of Student Records

Iowa Lakes Community College assures the confidentiality of student educational records in accordance with Iowa Lakes Community College rules, State, and federal laws including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.  Further information can be found it the student handbook or in the policies and procedures manual. 

Iowa Lakes Financial Aid

American with Disabilities Act & the Vocational Rehabilitation Act

Iowa Lakes Community college provides a variety of accommodations for qualified students with disabilities.

Services are designated TO ENHANCE THE Students abilities and are based upon s a student’s individual needs. Every effort is made to assure that the qualified student with disabilities have equal access to all services. Students requesting special accommodations are urged to contact Diana Resfell, Counselor/Accommodations, 712-852-5219, to initiate the process of obtaining accommodations prior to the start of the semester.

The student is responsible for providing documentation of the disability.

Pell Grants

Pell grants can be used to purchase books and any required supplies beyond the standard supplies through the Iowa Lakes Community College Bookstore.  Supplies included can be, but not limited to, calculators, computer programs, and computer parts. Further information can be found in the policies and procedures manual.

Return of Federal Financial Aid

Students who receive Title IV financial aid (Federal Pell Grant, Academic Competitive Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and Federal Direct loans) are subject to federal return of Title IV funds statutes. These regulations apply to recipients of Title IV financial aid who completely withdraw from college or who stop attending all classes during the enrollment period.  The College must determine the amount of Title IV financial aid the student earned and return the unearned aid to the respective federal financial aid programs. Unearned aid will be returned to the federal programs in the following order: Loans (Federal Unsubsidized Loans, Federal Subsidized Loans, and Federal PLUS Loans), Grants (Federal Pell Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant), and then other Title IV funds. The College must return the funds as soon as possible but must do so no later than 45 days after the College determines the withdrawal date or last date of attendance.  You may also owe a grant overpayment to the US Department of Education.  You will be notified if this occurs.

If a student officially withdraws from the college prior to completing 60% of the semester, financial aid awards will be adjusted accordingly and unearned aid will be returned to the appropriate federal financial aid program. If a student officially withdraws from the college after completing 60% or more of the semester, no financial aid adjustment or return of funds is necessary. The percent of the semester completed is based on calendar days from the first day of the semester through the last scheduled day of finals. This includes weekends and mid-semester breaks of less than five days. The determination of the calculation may be different if the student is enrolled in a course or courses that do not span the entire length of the term. Students who do not go through the official withdrawal process will be treated as having attended through the midpoint of the semester, unless the last day of attendance can be documented.

Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act

The College abides by the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 (PL 101-542). It also reports its completion/graduation rates annually. Detailed information is provided in the Student Handbook.

Degree and Graduation Requirements
Transfer Planning
Graduation Application
AA Degree Requirements
AS Degree Requirements
Academic Honors
Graduation Awards
Graduation Commencement
Student Conduct
Drug Free College Policy

Drug prevention program:

Iowa Lakes Community College complies with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 (PL 101-226) and provides a drug free institution. Further details are published in the Student Handbook.

Questions or comments? Please email us at info@iowalakes.edu or call 712-362-2604 or 800-521-5054.
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