Consumer Information

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that postsecondary institutions participating in federal student aid programs make certain disclosures to enrolled and prospective students, parents, employees, and the public. The following information is disclosed to you in compliance with federal law. For additional information, including requesting a paper copy of any materials, please call or email the appropriate office or visit the indicated websites.

Accreditation

Contact: College Office | Email: office@vbc.edu | Phone: (540) 785-5440
Information concerning VBC’s institutional and specialized accreditation is available on the college website and can be found in The college catalog All academic programs are assessed through a formal Program Review process on a regular basis. In addition to review of the programs, Virginia Baptist College continually reviews and assesses the educational programs through student outcomes assessment. Information regarding VBC’s assessment of academic programs is also available.

Academic Programs and Institutional Information

Contact: Registrar | Email: johnedmonds@vbc.edu | Phone: (540)785-5440
Information concerning VBC’s current educational programs and course descriptions is available in the catalog. The VBC website includes a listing of current leadership.

College Navigator

Contact: College Office | Email: office@vbc.edu  | Phone: (540)785-5440
The College Navigator provides consistent, comparable and transparent information on the characteristics of institutions and their students, cost of attendance, success rates, degree offerings, student engagement with the learning process, and core educational outcomes. The information is intended for students, families, policy-makers, campus faculty and staff, the general public, and other higher education stakeholders.

College Nondiscrimination Statement

The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, national origin, protected disability or veteran status in its administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Confidentiality of Student Records and Student Health Records (FERPA and HIPAA)

Contact: Registrar | Email: johnedmonds@vbc.edu  | Phone: (540) 785-5440
Contact: College Office | Email: office@vbc.edu | Phone: (540) 785-5440
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. VBC publishes a FERPA notification through Populi that delineates student rights under FERPA. VBC information on confidentiality of student records is published in the college catalog. Those students wanting to allow access to their information to a parent, spouse, or any other relative, must complete the FERPA Consent Form.

Constitution Day

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens. You can find more information on Constitution Day by visiting the official website.

Copyright Infringement and Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Policies and Sanctions

Contact: Ann Marie Rill | Email: annmarierill@vbc.edu | Phone: (540) 785-5440
Information regarding file sharing and copyright policies and resources at Virginia Baptist College is available in our Student Handbook. This includes information on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and individual rights and responsibilities. Virginia Baptist College is dedicated to maintaining the integrity and survivability of the college’s network, we will act on each notice and investigate each incident to validate reports. Reports of copyright infringement violations should be submitted to Academic Dean by sending an email to johnedmonds@vbc.edu.

Cost of Attendance

Contact: Student Financial Aid | Email: finaid@vbc.edu | Phone: (540) 785-5440
Information concerning the cost of attending VBC can be found on the college website and also by contacting the Office of Student Financial Aid. These costs consist of tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and any additional costs for a program in which the student is enrolled or expresses an interest.

Crime Statistics, Campus Security Policies, Crime Log and Fire Log

Contact: College Office | Email office@vbc.edu | Phone: (540) 785-5440 | Emergency Phone: 911
Information regarding public safety at VBC is provided in VBC’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report and Awareness Programs Report. The reports include crime statistics and policy statements as required. They also includes information about police and public safety resources; reporting crimes; coordination between law enforcement agencies; fire and medical emergencies; emergency notification, response and evaluation; missing student policy; crime prevention; victim support services; the law and VBC policies; campus facilities; the VBC Policy on Sexual Harassment; sex offender registry; and the VBC Drug/Alcohol Policy.

To obtain a paper copy of the crime log, contact the Virginia Baptist College Office at (540) 785-5440.

Drug/Alcohol Policy

Contact: College Office | Email: office@vbc.edu | Phone: (540) 785-5440 | Emergency Phone: 911
The annual Awareness Programs Report includes the institution’s drug/alcohol policy. The annual report also provides information about alcohol and other drug health risks, drug alcohol laws and penalties, and campus alcohol and other drug education and counseling resources.

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Contact: Student Financial Aid | Email: finaid@vbc.edu | Phone: (540)785-5440
The College’s drug and alcohol use policy can be found in our Awareness Program.

Financial Aid

Contact: Financial Aid Office | Email: finaid@vbc.edu | Phone: (540) 785-5440
The following financial aid resources are made available to you:

Eligibility requirements and criteria for selecting recipients and determining amount of award.

Financial Aid Policies for Disbursements, Counseling, etc.

Financial Aid Calculator

Students may use the financial aid calculator to find estimates.

Graduation and Retention Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act)

Contact: Assessment Office| Email: annmarierill@vbc.edu | Phone: (540)785-5440

Graduation, transfer, and retention information for VBC full-time undergraduate degree-seeking students is available on the College Navigator.

Missing Student Policy and Notification Procedures

Contact: College Office | Email: office@vbc.edu | Phone: (540) 785-5440 | Emergency Phone: 911

VBC’s missing student policy and notification procedures to be followed when a VBC student has been reported missing for more than 24 hours are available in the annual VBC security and fire safety report. The report also includes directions for students on how to submit emergency contact and missing person contact information.

Placement of Graduates

Contact: Assessment Office| Email: annmarierill@vbc.edu  | Phone: (540) 785-5440

The Assessment Office collects information on the postgraduation status of VBC degree recipients. Six-month postgraduation survey statistics for VBC graduates include information on the types of employment or placement in professional and graduate schools. Survey response rates are also provided and available upon request.

Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal, and Return of Title IV, HEA Financial Aid

Contact: Office of Student Financial Aid | Email: finaid@vbc.edu | Phone: (540) 785-5440

If a student withdraws or drops a course, VBC will adhere to its refund policy as published in the college catalog. The catalog also contains information regarding the requirements and procedures for students seeking to withdraw. Requirements for return of Title IV, HEA grant or loan aid are also available from the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Services for Students with Disabilities

Contact: College Office | Email: annmarierill@vbc.edu | Phone: (540) 785-5440

Please contact the College Office for information on services and resources available to students with disabilities.

State Grants

Contact: Financial Aid Office | Email: finaid@vbc.edu | Phone: (540)785-5440

State Grants are available in addition to Federal Grants and loans, and private loans. You can find information on the Virginia State Grants you may qualify for by visiting Virginia.gov.

Out-of-state students can find more information about State Grants available in their area by visiting the NASFAA website.

Student Body Diversity

Contact: Assessment Office| Email: annmarierill@vbc.edu | Phone: (540)785-5440

Information about student body diversity, including the number of enrolled full-time students by gender and race/ethnicity, as well as the number of undergraduate students who receive a Federal Pell Grant is available on the College Navigator. This information is also made available to you by request from the Assessment Office.

Study Abroad

Contact: College Office | Email: office@vbc.edu | Phone: (540)785-5440
Virginia Baptist College does not offer Study Abroad programs at this time.

Textbook Information/Required Course Materials

Contact: College Office | Email: wandagrier@vbc.edu | Phone: (540)785-5440
Textbook information and required materials for each course is available on Populi under the Info tab of each course. Financial Aid eligible students can complete a book voucher request form, found here, which will allow their aid to cover their book costs.

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

Contact: College Office | Email: office@vbc.edu | Phone: (540)785-5440

Credits are transferred on a case by case basis. Further information can be attained by contacting the college office or by viewing the college catalog.

Types of Graduate Schools

Virginia Baptist College Bachelor Degree graduates are qualified to enter into Graduate schools of ministry and Seminaries.

Vaccinations Policy­­­­­­­

VBC’s policy on vaccinations can be found within the Student Handbook.

Voter Registration

Information on voting in local, state and federal elections, including a copy of the Virginia voter registration application form, may be accessed at the Virginia voter registration.