Student Right to Know
In accordance with federal regulations, Frederick Community College provides prospective and current students as well as the general public with a variety of academic, institutional, and financial assistance information.
Listed below is contact information for college officials designated to assist individuals in obtaining the institutional or financial information required to be disclosed. Paper copies will be provided upon request to the appropriate college official listed for each area.
Financial Assistance Information
Contact: Brenda Dayhoff
Director, Financial Aid
The College offers a wide range of assistance available from federal, state, local and institutional programs including grants, loans, employment and scholarships. Our Financial Aid office provides information on eligibility requirements, application forms and procedures, satisfactory academic progress standards, disbursement of funds, refund policy and requirements for return of federal financial aid as well as information on federal student financial aid penalties for drug law violations. In addition, complete student loan information is available. View our Financial Aid page
Student Complaint Process
Contact: Dr. Wayne Barbour
Vice President, Learning Support
Office . J324
Frederick Community College is committed to resolving student’s concerns and grievances in a fair and expedient manner. Students must first attempt to resolve the concern through the College’s internal grievance resolution process. However, if the concern is not able to be resolved through the internal grievance resolution process, the Maryland Higher Education Commission has developed a complaint resolution process for students who are residents of the state of Maryland. The Student Grievance Contact Information for Individual States provides contact information for state education agencies designated to assist with the complaint process for students who are residents of a state other than Maryland. Frederick Community College is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Contact: Rodney Bennett,
Frederick Community College athletic teams compete in two conferences, Maryland Junior College Conference (MD JUCO) and Region XX Conference of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). A variety of information is available including Intercollegiate athletic program participation rates and financial support data and graduation and transfer out rates for students receiving athletically related student aid.
Contact: Walt Smith
Risk Management and Public Services
Each year the College publishes a Security Report (link to security page) that addresses campus security policies as well as crime statistics and crime log. Specific information includes procedures for reporting criminal actions or emergencies on campus and programs designed to inform students and employees about the prevention of crimes. In addition, the report includes policies regarding the possession, use and sale of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs and enforcement of related federal and state laws. Information is also provided about the availability of Maryland sex offender registry information, policies regarding campus sexual assault prevention programs and the procedure to be followed if a sexual offense occurs. Campus crime statistics for the most recent 3 calendar years are also included in the report.
Additionally, the campus crime log for the most recent 60 days is open to public inspection during normal business hours. Portions of the log older than 60 days is available for public inspection within two business days of a request. Requests for viewing the crime log should be made through Walt Smith, Executive Director, Risk Management and Public Services.
Information on the College’s Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program, is available for students and employees, as well as our vaccination policy for nursing students.
Contact: Dr. Wayne Barbour
Vice President, Learning Support
Office . J324
Frederick Community College is a vibrant campus that reflects our commitment to faculty, staff and student diversity. The College subscribes to full access to all college facilities as outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and as amended. Specific information regarding facilities and services available to students with disabilities available from our Services for Students with Disabilities web page.
Frederick Community College is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Middle States Accreditation attests that the Commission on Higher Education considers the institution to be offering its students the educational opportunities implied by its objectives. A copy of the college’s accreditation documentation as well as all state and federal agency approvals is available from the President's office. The College is also approved by the Maryland State Department of Education. The college is certified for the education and training of veterans enabling them to receive VA benefits while attending classes.
An outstanding educational value, Frederick Community College strives to keep tuition affordable, as reflected in our price of attendance. Information is available regarding the official refund policy (link to Student Policy page in this section)as well as the requirements and procedures for official withdrawal from the college. Students are also advised to review procedures related to the requirements for the return of federal financial aid.
Frederick Community College offers a variety of educational opportunities including individual courses, certificate programs and Associate degrees in a wide range of subjects. Information about our educational programs is published in our catalog, schedule of classes and throughout our web site. Instruction is supported by modern, state of the art instructional facilities. Our faculty consists of nearly 100 full-time and 550 part-time faculty members.
The College publishes information on student outcomes including retention rates of student's graduation rates and transfer out rates, job placement for graduates and placement in employment.
A wide range of student activities including leadership, service, and co-curricular experiences is offered by the Center for Student Engagement (link to get involved). Students are encouraged to maximize their educational experiences through opportunities designed to enhance their personal, social and civic responsibilities, including promotion of voter registration. Every enrolled student receives information through the official college e-mail system on the voter registration process including a link to download a voter registration form.
Students are encouraged to utilize our career and job placement services offered through Career and Transfer Services to evaluate career options, explore job opportunities, and develop job seeking skills. In addition, assistance is provided to assist students explore opportunities to transfer to two and four year colleges to continue their education. Information regarding transfer scholarships, transfer of credit policies and articulation agreements between Frederick Community College and various educational institutions is also available.
Frederick Community College complies with all federal regulations regarding privacy of student records (Link to Student policy page in this section). The College accords to students all rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. FERPA provides students with the right to inspect and review their educational records, to consent to disclosure of the student’s education records to third parties, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent, to request amendment of the student’s records and to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the college to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008 requires colleges and universities to take steps to control unauthorized file sharing and copyright infringement. Specifically, colleges are required to:
Disclosure of Graduation and Transfer-Rates of All Students and Athletes who Received Financial Aid
Contact: Dr. Gohar Farahani
Executive Director, Assessment and Research
The institution’s graduation/completion and transfer-out rates is provided in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The rates reflect the graduation, completion, and transfer-out status of students who enrolled in a particular semester whom 150% (based on 3 years of attendance) of the normal time to-completion has elapsed. The same rates are reported for the athletes who received aid.
View the Higher Education Institutional Disclosure Requirements Report.