All postsecondary institutions participating in federal financial aid programs are required to notify enrolled and prospective students regarding available consumer information. This webpage provides access to required consumer information. Where applicable, each section lists specific locations where additional information is available. Additionally , information is available by contacting campus and university officials using the website homepages listed below.
Antioch University has locations in 4 states, with our central administration in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Go to Antioch.edu for an overview and refer to the websites below for more specific information:
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60604-1413
A complete list of Antioch University academic programs that have been granted programmatic or specialized accreditation is available online. Click here to visit Program Accreditation.
Each campus and university-wide program offers comprehensive admission services, including online application processes, admissions counseling, financial aid counseling, and transfer and prior learning credit review.
Antioch University maintains a non-discriminatory admissions policy for persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
For more information about Antioch University’s admission policy, please see http://aura.antioch.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1006&context=policies_500_6x.
For more information about specific admissions requirements, please refer to the websites below:
Campus Crime and Safety Reporting
Consumer Complaint Process
Student Consumer Complaint Process
On July 1, 2011, the “Program Integrity Rule” amendment of Title IV of the Higher Education Act took effect. One of the requirements of the Program Integrity Rule is that each college or university authorized to offer postsecondary education in one or more States ensure access to a complaint process that will permit student consumers to address the following:
- alleged violations of State consumer protection laws that include but are not limited to fraud and false advertising;
- alleged violations of State laws or rules relating to the licensure of postsecondary institutions; and
- complaints relating to the quality of education or other State or accreditation requirements.
Antioch University is committed to full compliance with the Program Integrity Rule, and provides the following information about our accreditation and complaint processes to all current and/or prospective students.
Antioch University students have the right to prompt and impartial consideration of complaints related to their life as students. Antioch University seeks to resolve all student concerns in a timely and effective manner. Student complaints are varied, many of which are addressed in specific policies of the University, as listed below.
University Policies Regarding Student Complaints
Academic Appeal Policy 6.111
Most grievances lodged by students are academic in nature. Academic complaints such as an unfair or inaccurate evaluation of student work, academic warning, probation, and dismissals actions; assessment of satisfactory academic progress; or unfair, inconsistent, or inequitable treatment in an academic program are therefore addressed through the Academic Appeal Policy 6.111: http://aura.antioch.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1005&context=policies_600_1x
Student Grievance Policy 6.109
Students who believe that they have received unfair, inconsistent, or inequitable treatment regarding non-academic concerns by Antioch University faculty or staff, or who believe that institutional policies pertaining to them have been violated, have the right to submit a complaint of such action under the auspices of the Student Grievance Policy 6.109: http://aura.antioch.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1004&context=policies_600_1x
Certain specific complaints are not covered under the Student Grievance Policy 6.109, and in such cases students must file complaints under the processes outlined in the policies outlined below.
Disability Support Services Policy 6.101
Students who believe that the University failed to provide reasonable accommodation for a disability, or who seek information regarding a complaint appeal process, have a right to submit a complaint of such action under the auspices of the Disability Support Services Policy 6.101: http://aura.antioch.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1000&context=policies_600_1x
Title IX, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy 4.607
Antioch University takes seriously its legal obligation to eliminate behaviors which create a hostile work or academic environment, to prevent their recurrence, and to address their affects. This policy is directed specifically to all forms of unlawful sex discrimination directed at both students and employees, including sexual harassment, gender harassment and sexual misconduct. Complaints of sexual harassment or violations of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1973 must be filed using the process outlined in the Title IX, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy 4.607: http://aura.antioch.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1011&context=policies_400_6x
Student Conduct Policy 6.103
Antioch University (“university” or “AU”) is committed to building a vibrant and inclusive educational environment that promotes learning and the free exchange of ideas. We seek to allow all students to take full advantage of the university’s academic resources and to develop the full range of their capabilities. Achieving the Antioch mission requires respectful engagement among members of the university community and a shared commitment to protecting the well-being of the community as a whole.
Persons witnessing or experiencing what they believe to be a possible code violation should provide a university official with the information using the process outline in the Student conduct Policy 6.103: http://aura.antioch.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1001&context=policies_600_1x
Student Consumer Complaints
Some student concerns or complaints may pertain to alleged violations of State consumer protection laws such as fraud and false advertising, alleged violations of State laws or rules relating to the licensure of postsecondary institutions, and complaints relating to the quality of education or other State or accreditation requirements.
Students should begin with the appropriate offices on the campuses in which they are enrolled. For concerns related to the University as a whole or for concerns that cannot be resolved at the campus level, personnel in the offices listed below can address and resolve most if not all of the questions and concerns student consumers may have:
- Admissions Eligibility & Processes
- Academic Programs
- Student Life
- Other Complaints and Concerns
- Federal and Institutional Student Loans, Grants, Work Study
- Academic Records
It is expected that students will fully utilize the University’s administrative policies and procedures to address concerns or complaints in as timely a manner as possible. On occasion, however, a student may believe that these administrative procedures have not adequately addressed concerns identified under the Program Integrity Rule. In those select cases, the following independent resources are available to the student:
- The Ohio Board of Regents (OBR) is responsible for responding to formal complaints against public, independent non-profit, and proprietary institutions of higher education in Ohio. While the Board of Regents has limited authority over colleges and universities, and cannot offer legal advice or initiate civil court cases, OBR staff will review submitted complaints and work with student complainants and institutions.
Information regarding the OBR complaint process, including the required form and information, can be found on its website.
- The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent body responsible for the accreditation of programs offered by Antioch University. The HLC receives complaints from students or other parties. When a complaint raises issues regarding an institution’s ability to meet accreditation criteria, the HLC will forward a copy of the complaint to the institution and request a formal response. Instructions for filing a complaint with the Commission are available on its website.
State Contact Information for Filing Complaints
Pursuant to 34 CFR § 668.43(b) (Code of Federal Regulations), an institution of higher education must “provide students . . . with contact information for filing complaints with its accreditor and with its State approval or licensing entity and any other relevant State official or agency that would appropriately handle the student’s complaint.” Information about the complaint process and contact information for the fifty states is provided here.
See the Antioch University Policy 5.501 Copyrights http://aura.antioch.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1001&context=policies_500_5x
See specific campus websites and search on “tuition and fees”, as well as the Financial Aid sections under “cost of attendance”.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
Antioch University is committed to the maintenance of an educational and workplace environment in compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 and the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, and will not permit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on its property or as part of any of its activities.
The purpose of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities policy is: 1. to maintain learning and working environments free from alcohol and drug abuse; 2. to educate students and employees about the consequences of alcohol and drug abuse; 3. to inform students and employees that Antioch University will not tolerate alcohol and substance abuse in the learning and working environments, and to provide sanctions for violations of the policy; 4. to inform students and employees of the resources available to them to help address alcohol and drug abuse; and 5. to encourage students and employees with alcohol and/or drug abuse issues to get the assistance that they need to resolve those issues.
For more information, please see the Antioch University Policy 4.505 regarding Drug-Free Schools and Communities:
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
For more information, please see the Antioch University Policy 5.629 Student Records (FERPA) Policy. http://aura.antioch.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1010&context=policies_500_6x
Types of Federal Aid Offered at Antioch University
Grants: Federal and State grants are awarded to undergraduate students based on need and income. Grants are considered “gift” aid – they do not need to be repaid.
Federal Pell Grant: Available for Undergraduate students, awarded based on EFC, COA and enrollment status. Students can receive this grant for a maximum of six years, which includes time attending other campuses.
Federal SEOG Grant: Federal grant that need not be repaid for Undergraduate students; based on financial need.
This grant is given first consideration to Pell eligible students. Once all Pell eligible students have been awarded, consideration will be given to all other undergraduates students who have unmet need.
State Grants: State grants from California, Ohio and Washington State for Undergraduate students based on financial need. For more information on eligibility and state residency requirements see the individual campus websites.
Teach Grants: Offered at the New England, Midwest and Los Angeles campuses. Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program. The program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year (up to $8,000 for graduate students) to students who intend to teach in a specific high-need field in an elementary or secondary school (public or private) that serves students from low-income families.
Federal Work-Study: The Federal Work Study Program provides paid employment possibilities and is awarded to financial aid applicants with the highest level of need, who meet the priority deadline, on a first come, first served basis until the funds are depleted. These funds do not have to be repaid; you can elect to receive a bi-weekly paycheck, or to use the funds to pay down a balance on your student account. If you are awarded work-study, contact the Financial Aid Office for a list of open positions. If you are interested in Federal Work-Study, but you do not see it listed on your award letter, contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss your eligibility. Antioch University has limited work-study funding, so you may request to be added to our wait list. A student who does not secure a position during their first quarter may have work-study removed from their award.
State Work-Study: For Washington State and California residents who are eligible for Federal Work Study, you can gain valuable work experience. Hourly wages vary depending on the position and the employer. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information regarding the SWS program.
Federal Perkins Loan: A low interest loan (5%) awarded to undergraduate and Graduate students based on exceptional financial need and availability of funds. Repayment begins nine months after you graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time enrollment. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information about this loan type if you think you may qualify.
Direct Federal Loan: Loans that are part of the Direct Student loan program, which helps students pay part of their educational expenses by borrowing directly from the government. Terms of the loan are covered in greater detail in the required Federal Loan Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note. Loan repayment begins six months after a student graduates, withdraws, or drops below half-time status.
Direct Subsidized Federal Loan (Undergraduate): If you have Unmet Need, a portion of your Direct Loan may be offered as a Subsidized Direct Loan. The federal government pays the interest on subsidized loans while you are enrolled at least half-time. For 2014-15, subsidized loans are offered at a fixed 4.66% interest rate.
Direct Unsubsidized Federal Loan: You are not required to have Unmet Need to borrow an unsubsidized loan, but you are responsible for interest that accrues during deferment periods with this loan type. Offered at a fixed 6.21% interest rate.
Federal Parent PLUS Loan: Parents of dependent students may apply for a Parent Plus loan, limited to the cost of attendance minus other financial aid received. Plus loans have an interest rate of 7.21%. Plus loan borrowers cannot have an adverse credit history
Federal Graduate PLUS Loan: A Graduate PLUS loan is an unsubsidized loan for graduate/professional students, limited to the cost of attendance minus other financial aid received. Plus loans have an interest rate of 7.21%. Plus loan borrowers cannot have an adverse credit history.
Alternative Loan: Credit based Alternative/Private loans are an additional way to finance the costs of higher education when federal options are exhausted. They are offered through private lenders whose loans are unassociated with any federal student loan program. Because of this, terms and conditions vary greatly.
Satisfactory academic progress standards
Antioch University has satisfactory progress standards that the student must meet to receive financial assistance, and criteria by which a student who has failed to maintain satisfactory progress may re-establish his or her eligibility for financial assistance. Please see the link below for the full policy:
Purchase of Books and Supplies
Students may purchase books and supplies through University online sources or via the on campus University Bookstore using their Title IV financial aid funds. Please see the individual campus policies for specific information.
Loan Payment Calculators
Loan Payment Calculators may be used by students or potential students to calculate monthly payments under the standard and extended repayment plans, at http://www.finaid.org/calculators/loanpayments.phtml.
Antioch University participates in the Federal College Work-Study program and receives an annual allocation of funds. Students must be eligible for Federal Financial aid and have met the individual campus deadlines and requirements to be awarded federal college work-study. Awards are made as part of a financial aid package. Generally, hours are limited to 25 hours per week maximum and pay rates range from $11.00 per hour to $14.50 per hour. Students may find more information at individual campus websites. Search on “work-study” or “student employment.”
Entrance and Exit Loan counseling
Antioch University ensures loan entrance counseling is conducted online at the U.S. Department of Education website before a borrower takes out a loan. Entrance counseling generally includes the following:
- An explanation of the use of a master promissory note (MPN)
- Importance of repayment obligation
- Description of consequences of default
- Sample repayment schedules
- Information in reference to a borrower’s rights and responsibilities
- Other terms and conditions
Antioch University ensures loan exit counseling is conducted online at the U.S. Department of Education National Student Loan Database (NSLDS) website when a student completes a program, withdraws from the University or drops to less than half-time. Exit counseling generally includes the following:
- An explanation of the use of a MPN
- Importance of repayment obligation
- Description of consequences of default
- Sample repayment schedules
Information in reference to a borrower’s rights and responsibilities
Antioch University Los Angeles
- Certificate in Applied Community Psychology
- Certificate in the Psychology of Trauma
- Certificate in the Teaching of Creative Writing
- Certificate in LGBT Affirmative Psychology
- Certificate in Urban Sustainability
- Certificate in Web Development
Antioch University Midwest
- Coaching and Mentoring Certificate
- Conflict Management in Education
- Conflict Studies Certificate
- Data Analytics Certificate
- Dyslexia Studies Graduate Certificate
- Meaningful Conversations for Health and Healing
- Navigating Healthcare Conflict Certificate
- Organizational Conflict and Leadership Certificate
- Project Management Certificate
- Reggio Emilia Graduate Certificate
Antioch University New England
- AP Counseling Military Personnel and Families
- Applied Behavioral Analysis Certificate
- Applied Spatial Analysis Certificate
- Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate
- Climate Change and Education Certificate
- Clinical Mental Health Counseling Post Master’s Certificate
- Conservation Psychology Certificate
- Dance Movement Therapy Certificate
- Environmental and Sustainability Education Certificate
- Educating for Sustainability Certificate
- Experienced Educators: Mindfulness for Educators
- Food Justice and Resilient Communities Certificate
- Library Media Specialist
- Nature Based Early Childhood Education Certificate
- Respecialization in Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate
- Sustainable Business Certificate
- Waldorf Teacher Education Certificate
Antioch University Seattle
- Business Leadership and Change Management Certificate
- Integrated Skills for Sustainable Change
- Play Therapy Certificate
Antioch University does not use the traditional grading system used by most academic institutions. At Antioch, students discover a focus on knowledge and learning rather than letter grades. Students receive a written assessment of their work at the end of each class from their instructor.
Antioch University’s transcript list all courses students attempt and whether or not they have received credit for these courses. Students may also request that their narrative assessments accompany their official transcript.
For more information about Antioch University’s grading system and transcript policy, please see the policy below: 5.227 Grading System and Transcript Recording
Peer to Peer File Sharing
Point of Contact
Refund and Withdrawal
Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards
Student Persistence and Completion Data
Contact the Office of Institutional Research at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information about student persistence and completion data.
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