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Higher Education Opportunity Act

Student Consumer Information

Who is the HEOA for?

The Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Actnew window (HEOA) of 2008, includes many requirements for disclosing information to:

  • The public
  • Current students and their families
  • Prospective students and their families
  • College employees and prospective employees
  • Prospective student athletes and their parents, guidance counselors, and coaches
  • College bookstores
  • Borrowers or prospective borrowers of education loans
  • Researchers
  • Policymakers
  • Legislators

Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) was established to provide consumers with comparable information from all institutions of higher education. HEOA's required disclosures are mandated to give consumers easy access to information that can be used in making sound decisions about their education. Montgomery College has a long established practice of making this information readily available, and you will find all disclosures required by HEOA on this website.

General Institutional Information

Selecting a college can be an overwhelming. Gathering information is a critical step in making this very important decision. The information below can help prospective students determine the true value of an education at Montgomery College. 

Student Financial Assistance

Information on available types of aid and assistance available to help pay for your education.

The Higher Education Opportunity Act specifies the following information be disclosed concerning financial aid services available to Montgomery College students.
Student Outcomes

Student retention and graduation information and gainful employment.

Gainful Employment

Our Gainful Employment webpages contain the following information concerning certificate programs at Montgomery College:

  • Certificate program costs
  • Financing options
  • Time to complete certificate program
  • Job placement rates for students who have completed this program

Student Retention and Graduation Information

Student retention information shows the trends in how Montgomery College students are progressing towards their educational goals. This information can be especially helpful to prospective students in evaluating the expectations regarding the typical amount of time to completion.

Health and Safety

Important safety information for students, including drug and alcohol abuse prevention program, vaccination policies, and the Annual Security Report.

Health and Safety

Awareness of health, safety and security on Montgomery College campuses is important for all students. The Annual Security Report below provides crime statistics for our campuses as well as other important safety information for students.

Student Vaccinations

Please refer to the COVID-19 websitenew window for information regarding this vaccination.

Students enrolling in specific health fields review requirements as outlined in Procedure Section IV, E., "Additional Requirements for Admission to Medical Health Science Programs" located at Official Policy & Procedure: Reference 41001 & 41001CP.

Athletic Student Information
Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act)

The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act requires co-educational institutions of postsecondary education that participate in a Title IV, federal student financial assistance program, and have an intercollegiate athletic program, to prepare an annual report to the Department of Education on athletic participation, staffing, and revenues and expenses, by men's and women's teams. The Department will use this information in preparing its required report to the Congress on gender equity in intercollegiate athletics.

Equity in athletics data is now available at the US Department of Educationnew window website. This site provides data from thousands of colleges and universities in a convenient searchable form.

Statute and Regulations

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315) (HEOA) was enacted on August 14, 2008. This law reauthorizes and extends the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The Higher Education Act (HEA) provides the statutory authority for most of the programs and activities administered or conducted by the Office of Postsecondary Education, including requirements related to equity in athletics disclosure.

Note: 2022 EADA Report Note: Revised data in Tables 4, 7, and 10 due to a change in athletically related aid awarded to Men’s Basketball.

Athletically Related Student Aid

Montgomery College began offering student aid for athletes in fall 2018.

Montgomery College Athletically Related Aid - 2024 (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window)


Student Disclosures

Read MC's Disclosure of information to students and employees.