HEOA Consumer/Student Information

This page has been created to fulfill Elizabethtown College's compliance with the disclosure requirements under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA). Below is a list of the disclosure requirements, and links to pages that contain the actual information or where to obtain the information.

  • Student Financial Assistance
    • Assistance Available From Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Programs
    • Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
      • A federal or state drug conviction (but not a local or municipal conviction) can disqualify a student for federal student aid funds. Student aid eligibility might be suspended if the offense occurred while you were receiving federal student aid (grants, loans, or work-study). When you complete the FAFSA, you will be asked whether you had a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid. If the answer is yes, you will be provided a worksheet to help you determine whether your conviction affects your eligibility for federal student aid. Preview the drug eligibility worksheet.

        If your eligibility for federal student aid has been suspended due to a drug conviction, you can regain eligibility the day after the period of ineligibility ends (i.e., for a 1st or 2nd offense); or by successfully completing a qualified drug rehabilitation program that includes passing two unannounced drug tests given by such a program. Further drug convictions will make you ineligible again. If you regain eligibility during the award year, notify your financial aid office immediately so you can get any aid you're eligible for.

        If you are convicted of a drug-related offense after you submit the FAFSA, you might lose eligibility for federal student aid, and you might be liable for returning any financial aid you received during a period of ineligibility.

        The chart below illustrates the period of ineligibility for federal student aid, depending on whether the conviction was for sale or possession and whether you had previous offenses. A conviction for sale of drugs includes convictions for conspiring to sell drugs.

          Possession of illegal drugs Sale of illegal drugs
        1st offense 1 year from date of conviction 2 years from date of conviction
        2nd offense 2 years from date of conviction Indefinite period
        3+ offenses Indefinite period  


    • Student Loan Information
      • Initial Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers
      • Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers
      • Institutional Code of Conduct for Education Loans
      • Preferred Lender Lists
        • "Elizabethtown College does not have a recommended lender list or preferred lender arrangement . Our institution is not engaged in any federally defined lending arrangements and is therefore prohibited by federal regulation to disclose specific lenders. We strongly encourage our students and families to research a variety of lending options, beginning with the Federal Direct Loan products.

          It is important to remember that the Financial Aid Office will still provide detailed counsel on private loans. Please do not hesitate to contact our office; We will answer your questions to the best of our ability. However, we are unable to recommend specific lenders."

      • Preferred Lender Arrangements
  • Student Outcomes
    • Retention Rate (PDF)
    • Graduation Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act)(PDF)
    • Graduation Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid (Student Right-to-Know Act)
      • As an NCAA Division III College, Elizabethtown does not offer athletic scholarships. Elizabethtown College offers need-based financial aid for students with demonstrated financial need (based on the FAFSA and Elizabethtown's own financial aid form). Elizabethtown also offers merit-based aid for students with demonstrated strengths in academic performance (based on the student's prior academic record). Additional financial aid information can be found at http://www.etown.edu/offices/financial-aid/.
    • Transfer-out Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid (Student Right-to-Know Act)
      • As an NCAA Division III College, Elizabethtown does not offer athletic scholarships. Elizabethtown College offers need-based financial aid for students with demonstrated financial need (based on the FAFSA and Elizabethtown's own financial aid form). Elizabethtown also offers merit-based aid for students with demonstrated strengths in academic performance (based on the student's prior academic record). Additional financial aid information can be found at http://www.etown.edu/offices/financial-aid/.
    • Job Placement for Graduates
    • Graduate and Professional Education Placement for Graduates