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Consumer Information in Compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA)

In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315) (HEOA), Georgian Court University presents the following consumer information. The law requires GCU to meet numerous federal reporting and disclosure requirements. It was enacted on August 14, 2008, reauthorizing the Higher Education Act of 1965.

The following includes links to references, reports, and additional details. If you need further information, please contact Dr. Michael Gross, associate provost for academic program development, at

General Institutional Information

Student Financial Assistance

Complaints: For complaints regarding FERPA, Student Conduct, Title IX, or for concerns / grievances / complaints about other matters:

Please refer to: Procedures for Student Grievances or Complaints.  Also relevant: FERPA, Student Conduct (page 5 (including section on appeals) of Student Handbook), or Title IX (Title IX webpage).  Students who have other concerns/grievances should follow the processes outlined on page 39 of the Student Handbook.

Complaints: Attempts to resolve complaints should always occur first using processes internal to GCU (see links above).  For complaints about GCU that cannot be resolved by following the processes described through the above links, or for which those processes are not appropriate, contact:

  1. State of New Jersey, Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, P.O. Box 542, Trenton, NJ 08625-0542 or visit
  2. GCU’s institutional accreditor, The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange St, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801. Call 267-284-5011 or visit
  3. For students taking GCU distance education courses in states other than New Jersey:  After first attempting to resolve a complaint through GCU’s internal processes, non-California students should file their complaints with the SARA State Portal Entity for New Jersey: Eric Taylor, Esq.  Director, Office of Licensure, New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, P.O. Box 542, Trenton, NJ 08625-542.  609.984.3738. .  Because California is not a member of SARA, California students should contact Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, or   (Additional resource:  Click here for a link of contacts for filing complaints for all states).

Teacher Preparation Program Report (Licensure Pass Rate Last Three Years)

Nursing Preparation Program Report  (Licensure Pass Rate Last Three Years)

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Student Outcomes

Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act

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900 Lakewood Avenue
Lakewood, New Jersey 08701


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