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Office of Financial Aid, Cora Manuel, 510/849-8283

In compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) , Pacific School of Religion is providing the following consumer information below to current and prospective students, employees and the public in general.

The following links provide information that institutions participating in federal financial aid programs should make available to current and prospective students. We are providing this information to help you make an informed decision about achieving your academic goals.

For questions about consumer disclosures, please contact:

Lyndsey Reed
Assistant Dean for Academic Programs and Registrar
510/849-8285
lreed@psr.edu

General Information

Privacy of Student Records—FERPA (PDF)

https://psr.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/AcademicCatalog091819.pdf

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

https://psr.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/AcademicCatalog091819.pdf

Cost of Attendance

https://psr.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/AcademicCatalog091819.pdf

Educational Programs

https://psr.edu/academics/certificates-degrees/

Instructional Faculty

https://psr.edu/faculty-staff-directory/

Transfer of Credit Policies

https://psr.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/AcademicCatalog091819.pdf

Accreditation, Approval and Licensure of Institution and Programs

https://psr.edu/accreditation/

Copyright Infringement-Policies and Sanctions

https://psr.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/AcademicCatalog091819.pdf

Student Activities

https://psr.edu/office-of-community-life/

Textbook Information

Textbook information, including requirements and costs, is available in the course syllabus in our Learning Management System – Moodle.

Voter Registration

The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 requires post-secondary institutions to make a good faith effort to distribute voter registration forms to all students eligible for federal student aid.

To register to vote in the State of California using the online application, visit http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm.

Voter registration forms are available at the Registrar of Voters Office located in the Alameda County Courthouse at 1225 Fallon Street, Room G-1, Oakland, California 94612.

Forms are also available at all offices of the Department of Motor Vehicles, all city clerk offices, public libraries and post offices.

Individuals may also call the Registrar of Voters at 510-267-8683 or the Secretary of State at 1-800-345-VOTE in order for a registration form to be provided by mail.

To successfully register to vote, it is important that the voter registration application be filled out completely and be postmarked or hand-delivered to the county elections office at least 15 days before the election.

Student Financial Assistance

Description of Financial Aid Programs

https://psr.edu/admissions/financial-aid/

Need Based and Non-Need Based Federal Financial Aid Available

https://psr.edu/admissions/financial-aid/

Procedures and forms used to apply for assistance

https://psr.edu/admissions/financial-aid/

Notice of Availability of Institutional Financial Aid Information

https://psr.edu/admissions/financial-aid/

Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Financial Aid Information

Office of Financial Aid
Pacific School of Religion
1798 Scenic Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94709
financialaid@psr.edu
Phone:  510/849-8283

Assistance Available from Federal, State, Local and Institutional Programs

https://psr.edu/admissions/financial-aid/

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/eligibility/criminal-convictions

Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal/Return of Federal Financial Aid

https://psr.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/AcademicCatalog091819.pdf

Initial Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers

https://www.studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action

Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers

https://www.studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action

Institutional Code of Conduct for Education Loans

  1. No action will be taken by financial aid staff that is for their personal benefit or could be perceived to be a conflict of interest.
  1. Employees within the financial aid office will not award aid to themselves or their immediate family members. Staff will reserve this task to an institutionally designated person, to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest.
  2. If a preferred lender list is provided, it will be compiled without prejudice and for the sole benefit of the students attending the institution. The information included about lenders and loan terms will be transparent, complete, and accurate. The complete process through which preferred lenders are selected will be fully and publicly disclosed. Borrowers will not be auto-assigned to any particular lender.
  3. A borrower’s choice of a lender will not be denied, impeded, or unnecessarily delayed by the institution, even if that lender is not included on the institution’s preferred lender list.
  4. No amount of cash, gift, or benefit in excess of a de minimis amount shall be accepted by a financial aid staff member from any financial aid applicant (or his/her family), or from any entity doing business with or seeking to do business with the institution (including service on advisory committees or boards beyond reimbursement for reasonable expenses directly associated with such service).
  1. Information provided by the financial aid office is accurate, unbiased, and does not reflect preference arising from actual or potential personal gain.
  2. Institutional award notifications and/or other institutionally provided materials shall include the following:
  1. A breakdown of individual components of the institution’s Cost of Attendance, designating all potential billable charges.
  2. Clear identification of each award, indicating type of aid, i.e. gift aid (grant, scholarship), work, or loan.
  3. Standard terminology and definitions, using NASFAA’s glossary of award letter terms.
  4. Renewal requirements for each award.
  1. All required consumer information is displayed in a prominent location on the institutional web site(s) and in any printed materials, easily identified and found, and labeled as “Consumer Information.”
  2. Financial aid professionals will disclose to their institution any involvement, interest in, or potential conflict of interest with any entity with which the institution has a business relationship.

(NASFAA Code of Conduct)

Rights and Responsibilities of Students Receiving Financial Assistance

https://psr.edu/rights-and-responsibilities-of-students-receiving-financial-aid/

Satisfactory Academic Progress

https://psr.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/AcademicCatalog091819.pdf

Health and Safety

Vaccination Policies

Pacific School of Religion (PSR) does not require students to verify vaccinations or immunizations, PSR recommends prospective and current students to review Immunization Recommendations for College Students as prepared by the American College Health Association

Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics and Crime Log

https://psr.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/PSR-Clery-Report-2019.pdf

Fire Safety Policies, Fire Statistics and Fire Log

https://psr.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/PSR-Clery-Report-2019.pdf

Contact Us

Office of Financial Aid
Pacific School of Religion
1798 Scenic Ave.
Berkeley, CA.
Phone: 510/849-8283
Fax: 510/845-8948
E-mail:  financialaid@psr.edu