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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Program of study
Dates of attendance
Activities participation and photo for publicity
Students or parents of minor students requesting that such information be withheld must complete the appropriate form requesting specifically which directory information should be suppressed. This form may be obtained from the Student Services office and will be effective as of the date it is signed and received by Student Services. Other specific information not listed above may be released provided a signed consent form is in the student’s file. In accordance with FERPA regulation 34 CFR Part 99, Subpart D, certain governmental institutions may have access to student records without prior consent for disclosure. Students have the right to inspect their education records for accuracy by requesting such access in person in the Student Services office.
For more information, you may refer to FERPA for Students and the Dixie Tech Student Records Policy.
Institutional and Financial Assistance Information
Federal Pell Grants:
Pell Grants are the primary gift-aid program (gift-aid is aid that is provided with no expectation of repayment) offered by the federal government. Eligibility is based on financial need which is determined by the Department of Education through the FAFSA process.
Federal Direct Loans:
Dixie Tech does not participate in the Federal Direct Loan program (subsidized, unsubsidized, Parent PLUS)
Higher Education Success Stipend Program (HESSP):
HESSP is a gift-aid program offered through state resources. Eligibility is determined by the availability of funds and financial needs, which is determined by the Department of Education through the FAFSA process. Priority is given to Pell Grant recipients.
Utah Promise Scholarship
The Utah Promise Scholarship is funded by the state of Utah to assist Utah residents with tuition and fees at eligible institutions in the state of Utah. Students must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for the scholarship:
Graduated from a Utah High School or Resident of the state of Utah
Be in the first 2 years of college
Cannot have an associate or bachelor’s degree
Cannot have already complete 60 credit hours or 1800 clock hours or a combination of the two
30 clock hours = 1 credit hour
Credits or clock hours earned in a concurrent enrollment program during high school needs to be included
In order to qualify for financial aid under the Title IV program, students must be enrolled in an eligible program and meet eligibility requirements, which include filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
For more information regarding available financial aid offered at Dixie Technical College and eligibility requirements, please visit the Dixie Tech Financial Aid page – or the Financial Aid policy–
The steps to apply for financial aid can also be found on the Dixie Tech Financial Aid page.
Dixie Technical College offers a variety of scholarships. Information regarding scholarships and how to apply can be found on the Dixie Tech Scholarship page.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
The eligibility of financial aid (federal, state, and institutional) is dependent on satisfactory academic progress (SAP). More information regarding SAP and eligibility requirements can be found on the Dixie Tech Financial Aid page under Attendance and in the Financial Aid SAP policy
Disbursement of Funds
Information on how Dixie Tech disburses financial aid to students can be found on the Dixie Tech Financial Aid page under Disbursement of Funds.
Cost of Attendance
General Institution Information
Accreditation and Licensure
Dixie Technical College is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE). Information regarding our accrediting body and licensing agencies for each program can be found on the Dixie Tech Accreditation page.
Withdrawal Procedures, Refunds, and Return of Funds
If a student wishes to withdraw voluntarily from Dixie Technical College, they must complete the College Withdrawal Form, which can be obtained in Student Services. Information for the policy of withdrawing or being withdrawn from Dixie Technical College can be found in the Dixie Tech Withdrawal policy.
A student may be owed a refund of tuition and fees if the eligibility criteria is met. Information regarding a refund of any tuition and fees can be found in the Dixie Tech Refund of Tuition and Fees policy.
Title IV Return of Funds
If a student withdraws from the program before completing the period of enrollment and has received federal financial aid funds (Pell Grant) then the financial aid office must calculate the amount of earned financial aid, based on the number of enrolled hours in the payment period. If a student has been found not to have earned 100% of their funds, then funds will be returned to the Department of Education and the student would be responsible for repaying any unearned portion of the funds and any remaining balance on their account.
If a student would like to seek accommodations for a disability, they must first meet with the ADA Liaison or ADA Service Providers on campus. The complete policy related to services for students with disabilities can be found in the Dixie Tech Students with Disabilities policy.
Transfer of Credit
Through partnership agreements that Dixie Technical College has with its partner institutions, a student can receive credit for previously completed coursework. In addition, following the completion of an approved 900+ hour program, a student can have as many as 30 credit hours applied towards an Associate’s degree upon being admitted to a partner institution. You can view the transfer of credit policy in the Dixie Tech Transfer of Credit policy.
By calling 435-674-8400 you can receive information on Dixie Tech programs.
Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.
Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.
Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at https://copyright.gov
Information on the Dixie Tech policy on copyright laws and appropriate use of campus technology and its network can be found in the Dixie Tech Student Code of Conduct.
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Campus Crime and Safety Information
Campus Security Report
The Campus Security Act of 1990 requires a school to compile and distribute an annual campus security report detailing the number and types of crimes committed on each Title IV eligible campus. In this annual report, Dixie Tech provides information regarding the frequency of crimes committed on its campuses and policies and procedures designed to combat crime and strengthen security for the three most recent calendar years.
The report includes the following information:
- current policies and procedures for students and employees to report a crime
- a list of the titles of those to whom a crime is reported
- the college’s relationship with local and state police agencies
- a statement of the campus drug and alcohol policies
- the type and frequency of programs designed to provide information on campus security procedures and policies
- information on crime prevention and on sexual assault programs and support and procedures regarding sexual assaults.
This report complies with the requirements of the Clery/Campus Security Act or the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.” This information is published yearly by October 1. Paper reports are available upon request from Security and Risk Management.
Everyone has a responsibility for campus safety and security by reporting, complying, and participating. Campus security is comprised of layered security infrastructure and several volunteer response teams including the Emergency Operations Team, Crisis Intervention Team, Evacuation Team, Threat Assessment Team, and Safety Committee. The Campus Crime Report is published each year in September.
Campus Health and Safety Plan
Health and safety at the Dixie Technical College are undertaken in accordance with relevant institutional, industrial, and governmental agency regulations and policies and procedures contained in the Campus Health and Safety Plan. This policy is intended to promote a safe, secure, healthful learning and work environment.
Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention Plan/Training
This training and the following information are provided for employees and students of the Dixie Technical College (College) in order to promote awareness and prevention of sexual violence. The purpose is to educate those people attending or working at the College regarding sexual assault, rape, acquaintance rape, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The College has established and enforces policies and procedures regarding these issues. Resources are available for anyone who is a victim, witness, or perpetrator of sexual violence. Training and information are provided to employees annually and are made available to students.
Completion, Graduation, Transfer, Retention, and Placement Rates
Placement rates for each program can be found on the program page.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
It is the intent of these policies and procedures:
To create an environment that will be free from alcohol and other drug abuse
To foster an attitude on the part of the campus members that discourages the inappropriate use of alcohol and other drugs
To promote healthy lifestyles for all members of the campus community
To educate all members of the campus community, including faculty, staff, and students regarding the negative consequences resulting from the use and/or misuse of alcohol and other drugs
To encourage alcohol and other drug-free activities within the campus community
To create a more productive student body through awareness and education, will allow for positive and personal growth.
Sanctions for students, which may be imposed by the institution, may include disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from school and referral for prosecution. For additional information on student sanctions and procedures, see the Dixie Tech Student Code of Conduct.
Additional Utah Laws
Paraphernalia: use, possession or sale of drug-related paraphernalia: Maximum penalty: five years imprisonment +/or $5,000 fine (felony)
* *Under some circumstances is classified as a misdemeanor
Inhalants: sale or use of psychotropic chemicals (glue, paint, etc.) to get high. Maximum penalty: six months imprisonment and/or $1,000 fine (misdemeanor)
Penalties are based on type of drug and quantity involved in the violation. Penalties increase if death or injury occurs as a result of a violation and/or previous offenses have occurred. For more detailed information, contact the Alcohol and Other Drug Education Center on campus (613-5377).
Utah laws are not based on the amount of the drug except for marijuana. Penalties for illicit drug use are governed by federal laws and penalties and the State of Utah will enforce them to their fullest extent as provided by federal law.
Prohibited acts occurring in public or private school-related sites or with a minor: punished one degree more than regular maximum penalty.
Dram Shop Liability: You may be held responsible for damages as a result of alcohol you served even though you did not directly cause the injury
Intoxication as a Defense: Generally, you cannot claim innocence because you were under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
DUI: It is illegal to be in physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
Not a Drop: A person under the age of 21 may not operate a vehicle with any measurable amount of alcohol in his/her system
Open container: It is illegal to have an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle except in areas not accessible to the driver and passenger
Property: Used in connection with a controlled substance violation may be confiscated.
You can find additional information online for Utah drug laws (https://le.utah.gov/xcode/Title58/Chapter37/58-37-S8.html) and Utah alcohol laws (https://le.utah.gov/xcode/Title32B/32B.html?v=C32B_1800010118000101)
For detailed information on the effects of various types of alcohol and drugs on health and wellness, please refer to the Nation Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) (https://www.drugabuse.gov/drug-topics)
All reported drug and alcohol related incidents reported on campus are reviewed by the Safety Committee at its quarterly meetings. Response plans are formulated and executed as necessary.
Thank you to CEU for originating the information on the page.
Substance Abuse Prevention
Substance Abuse Prevention: Dixie Technical College supports a drug and alcohol-free environment. For information on substance abuse prevention, please review our Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program Information – NEED TO ADD LINK – see attached file
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is an American federal observance recognizing the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens by birth or naturalization. It is normally observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787 in Philadelphia.
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) does not dictate the content of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day programming. To assist institution’s in this regard, ED simply recommends the following as resources for information to provide:
Library of Congress repository for Constitutional documents and information https://www.loc.gov/collections/continental-congress-and-constitutional-convention-from-1774-to-1789/about-this-collection/
National Archives website for the U.S. Constitution https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs
S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Federally-Mandated Training website https://www.opm.gov/wiki/training/Federally-Mandated-Training/Print.aspx
ED does not dictate the methods for disclosures related to Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. Some examples of school programming activities include:
Campus fairs where information about the U.S. Constitution is shared with students;
Web pages with facts about the U.S. Constitution, the Constitutional Convention, and U.S. history, along with links to Constitutional documents;
Distribution of free copies of the U.S. Constitution to students.
Student Consumer Complaints
Students who have complaints relating to issues that are covered by the Student Code of Conduct should follow the college’s process for filing a grievance found in the Student code of Conduct policy (Student Code of Conduct) or the Grievance policy (Student Grievance).
Students who have complaints relating to the college’s quality of education or other issues appropriate for its accrediting body to consider can file a complaint with the Council on Occupational Education (http://council.org).
Copies of documents describing the college’s accreditation and state approval are available for review upon request.