Consumer Information

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires postsecondary institutions participating in federal student aid programs to make certain disclosures to students. Additional information pertaining to the consumer information topics listed below may be found online at

  • Academic Programs and Accreditations
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Policy
  • Annual security report (Clery Act)
  • Annual fire safety report
  • Availability of Financial Assistance
  • Complaint Resolution
  • Constitution Day
  • Copyright Infringement and Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Policies and Sanctions
  • Cost of Attendance
  • Equity In Athletics Disclosure Act (report on athletic program participation rates and financial support data.
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) - rights regarding inspection, review and consent to disclosre of personally identifiable information.
  • Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
  • Financial Aid Application procedures and methods by which financial aid is disbursed
  • Graduation and Retention Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act)
  • Graduation or completion rates and transfer-out rates of undergraduate student athletes
  • Placement of and types of employment obtained by graduates of Missouri Western's degree and certificate programs.
  • Placement of and types of employment obtained by graduates of Missouri Western’s graduate certificate programs (Gainful Employment)
  • Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Title IV Funds
  • Retention rate as reported to IPEDS
  • Rights and responsibilities of Title IV aid recipients
  • Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Standards for maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Student Body Diversity
  • Textbook Information/Required Course Materials
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Voter Registration Information

In keeping with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 in regard to sex discrimination, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 in regard to disability discrimination and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 as to age discrimination, as well as other applicable federal and state laws and regulations as they pertain to discrimination in the areas of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, disability, and all other legally protected classes, Missouri Western State University follows a policy of nondiscrimination in the aforementioned areas in regard to all employment practices and to the awarding of student financial aid as well as recruitment, admission, housing, placement, and retention of students. The Title IX Coordinator is Adam McGowan, Student Affairs and the Equal Opportunity Officer is Sara Freemyer, Director of Human Resources. The Section 504-ADA Coordinator is Michael Ritter, Disability Service Coordinator.

For additional information, including requesting a paper copy of any materials, please contact the appropriate office.