Yakima Valley Community College has adopted procedures to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, protect the privacy of student records and assure the rights of students to view their own educational records upon request. In response to inquiries about students, the policy of YVC is to confirm ONLY dates of enrollment, area of study, and degrees or certificates earned. For more information, see the YVC catalog. Solomon Amendment: Under Public Law 104-208, the federal government directs YVC to provide the armed forces such information as names, addresses, telephone numbers, date of birth, level of education, major and degrees received, and prior military experience for all our students. Students who do not wish us to release this information should submit a written request to the Registration and Records Office in the Deccio building on the Yakima campus or to L109 on the Grandview Campus.
STUDENT RIGHT-TO-KNOW ACT
In accordance with federal regulation, Section 668.41, Reporting and Disclosure of Information, please be aware of the following: the completion or graduation rate for all students who are receiving athletic-related aid and were full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates during the academic year of 2006-2007 was 18% and the transfer rate was 31%. For further information, please contact the coordinator for registration and records in the Deccio building.
Service and Activities Fees Expenditure Report
Federal Direct Loans
We encourage students to monitor borrowing of educational loans closely -- we advise students not to borrow an educational loan unless there is a true need and to borrow only as much as is needed. Students who do not make their payments and go into default are faced with many challenges including penalties and collection costs, poor credit, decreased ability to borrow or qualify for credit and the loss of eligibility for federal financial aid. For more information about the National and YVC default rates, you may wish to check the official default information on the U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid site.
Yakima Valley College makes the following consumer information available to the general public, as required by state and federal laws and/or college policy. You can follow the links to get more detail on any of these topics.