Higher Education Opportunity Act
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
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
Information on available types of aid and assistance available to help pay for your education.
- Assistance Available From Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Programs
- Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
- Student Loan Information
- Direct Loan Guide 2021-22 (PDF, )
- Direct Plus Loan 2021-22 new window
- Verification Policies 2021-22 (PDF, )
- Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress 2021-22 (PDF, )
- Award Conditions 2021-22 (PDF, )
- Initial Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers
- Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers (PDF, )
- Student Loan Code of Conduct (PDF, )
- Financial Aid Packaging Policy 2021-22 (PDF, )
- Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal 2021-22 (PDF, )
- Appealing a Financial Aid Award and Special Circumstancesnew window
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 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.
Graduation-Transfer Rate Trend - Student Right to Know - Fall 2016 (PDF, )
Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates - Fall 2016 Cohort (PDF, )
Graduation-Transfer Rate Trend - Student Right to Know - Fall 2015 - June 28 2019 (PDF, )
Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates - Updated in 2019 for Fall 2015 Cohort (PDF, )
Important safety information for students.
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.
- Environmental Safety
- Emergency Operations
- Annual Security Reportnew window
- 2015 Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Biennial Review (PDF, )
- 2017 Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Biennial Review (PDF, )
- 2019 Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Biennial Review (PDF, )
Note: The 2019 Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Biennial Review Appendix B revised on 08/26/2021.
Note: The College migrated to a new website. The 2015 and 2017 Biennial Review documents referenced in Appendix B are available on the HEOA website under Health and Safety. The Student Code of Conduct may be accessed through the College's Policies and Procedures website.
Montgomery College requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees and students.
By November 8, 2021, all employees must verify that they are fully vaccinated. We encourage all employees to be vaccinated as soon as possible.
By January 7, 2022, all students must verify that they are fully vaccinated. We encourage students who plan to enroll for the spring 2022 semester to be vaccinated as soon as possible.
Please refer to the COVID-19 Vaccines websitenew window for specific information regarding this vaccination requirement.
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.
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.
-excerpt from US Department of Educationnew window website
Montgomery College's 2020 Revised Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act report (PDF, ) - Note: Revised data in Tables 4, 8, 9, and 10 due to sport COVID season cancellation
2019 Confidential Reporting for Athletic Concerns (PDF, )
Montgomery College Athletics Website
Montgomery College Retention and Graduation Information
Athletically Related Student Aid
Montgomery College began offering student aid for athletes in fall 2018. The three-year graduation rate for the cohort of fall 2018 new students receiving athletically related student aid is not available at this time (June 28, 2021). Data will become available in 2022, after three years have elapsed since the entry for the first cohort and will be posted at that time.
Read MC's Disclosure of information to students and employees.