Consumer Information

Institutions are required to provide a long list of disclosures, statistics and other factual information, and reports to current and prospective students, their families, and others. This information informs students to aid in their selection of a school and other decisions.

Related terms: Loan Counseling; Misrepresentation; Program Participation Agreement

Annual Membership Tuition Survey (The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities) Web URL

Ask and You Might Not Receive: How FERPA’s Disclosure Provisions Can Affect Educational Research (Journal of Student Financial Aid) Web URL

Balancing Passion and Practicality: The Role of Debt and Major on Students’ Financial Outcomes (Trellis Company) PDF

Clicking in the Dark: Are Student Financial Aid Websites Accessible for Students with Disabilities? (Journal of Student Financial Aid) Web URL

Comprehensive List of Consumer Information and Disclosure Requirements (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators) PDF

Consumer Information AskRegs Knowledgebase Q&As (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators) Web URL

Consumer Information in Higher Education (The Institute for College Access and Success) PDF

Consumer Information Self-Study Guide (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators) Web URL

Consumer Reports for Today's Postsecondary Students (National Skills Coalition) PDF

Dangerous Metaphors: The Consequences of Treating Higher Education Like a Consumer Good (Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning) Web URL

(De)Glossing Financial Aid: Do Colleges and Universities Actually Use Financial Student Aid Jargon? (Journal of Student Financial Aid) Web URL

Empowering the Consumer Voice to Transform Postsecondary Education (New England Journal of Higher Education) Web URL

Navigating Risky Higher Education Investments: Implications for Practitioners and Consumers (Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning) PDF

Reporting Campus Crimes Accurately is Required by Law (National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals) Web URL

Student Repayment Crisis and the Value of Higher Education and the Economy in California’s Kern County (Journal of Student Financial Aid) Web URL

The Academic as Consumed and Consumer (Journal of Education Policy) Web URL

The Student-as-Consumer Approach in Higher Education and Its Effects on Academic Performance (Studies in Higher Education) Web URL

What Consumer Choice in Higher Education Can Teach about Better Serving K-12 Students (American Enterprise Institute) PDF

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