Consumer Information Disclosures

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 requires that postsecondary institutions participating in federal student aid programs make certain disclosures to enrolled and prospective students, parents, employees, and the public.

Centralia College believes in the transparency of information to assisting students in making informed choices about their education. The following information is disclosed to you to assist in making the best choice regarding your education.

Questions? Please visit the following websites or call the contact below for more information or to request paper copies of the information.

Accessible Technology Plan

As part of an ongoing practice of continuous improvement—and in accordance with the Mission Statement and Core Themes—Centralia College plans for accessible information technology. 

This Accessible Technology Plan was developed under the guidelines of WA OCIO Policy 188. Technologies adopted or implemented after August 2016 are expected to meet Level AA compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

Existing Information Technologies
Existing Technologies, in use prior to August 2016, are made accessible to individuals with disabilities through a customized accommodation process.

Students are encouraged to apply for accommodations through the Disability Services Office.
Staff or faculty may contact Human Resources in person, by phone (360) 623-8943 or by emailing hro@centralia.edu.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCESSIBILITY Policy

Centralia College strives to ensure that people with disabilities have access to the same services and content that are available to people without disabilities, including services and content made available through the use of information technology (IT). IT procured, developed, maintained, and used by Centralia College should provide substantially similar functionality, experience, and information access to individuals with disabilities as it provides to others.

The policy aligns with:

  • Centralia College’s obligations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • The Americans with Disability Act of 1990 together with its 2008 Amendments
  • Washington State Policy #188 – Accessibility
  • The Washington State Board of Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC) Accessible Technology Policy

Accessible Technology Coordinator

All questions, comments, or input regarding this plan may be directed to Michael Hoel, Centralia College Accessible Technology Coordinator, at 360-623-8437 or via email.

Centralia College provides equal opportunity and access in education and employment and does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, ethnicity, creed, color, sex, gender, citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, religious preference, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, reliance on public assistance, sexual orientation, veteran status, political opinions or affiliations, or geneticinformation under any of its programs, activities and services. The College complies with all Washington State anti-discrimination laws (RCW 49.60) and the following federal laws relating to equal opportunity: Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

Contact

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination, equal opportunity, affirmative action, ADA policies, nursing mothers, Title IX/504 compliance issues: Vice President of Human Resources and Legal Affairs, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia, WA 98531, 360-623-8943. 

En Español

La política de Centralia College asegura la oportunidad de iguladad para los miembros en el empleo y la no-discriminación basada en raza, etnicidad, credo, color, origin nacional, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, edad, religión, la presencia de cualquier discapacidad sensorial, mental o física, y el estado como veterano o veterano discapacitado de la era de Vietnam. La institución hará todos los esfuerzos necesarios para eliminar las barreras a una oportunidad de iguladad para los miembros de estos grupos protegidos y para mejorar las oportunidades de empleo disponibles para estos grupos.

Contactos: Para preguntas referentes a la sección 504 del Acta de Rehabilitación de 1973,Título II y Título IX, o para más información referente a las políticas de Centralia College, por favor comuníquese con: Vice-presidente para recursos humanos y asuntos legales, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia WA 98531, 360-623-8943.

Centralia College publishes the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act report and athlete demographics, scholarships and transfer rates annually. Athletics Office: 360-623-8926

Accident/Injury Reports

Students and visitors to Centralia College should report any injury, accident, or unusual incident no matter how minor. This helps the college identify and correct potential hazards. A Student/Visitor Accident, Injury, Incident Form (pdf) should be completed by the student or visitor as soon as possible and submitted to the Facilities, Operations, and Maintenance (FOM) Office for review.
Student/Visitor Accident, Injury, Incident Form (pdf)

Campus safety

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report provides information to the public about incidents that happen on campus or at college-sponsored events. 
Facilities, Operations, and Maintenance: 360-623-8947

Other Safety & Security Resources

As part of the CARES Act, federal emergency grant funding was made available to Centralia College students who are experiencing expenses due to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus.

Read the most updated report on Centralia's College and CARES Funding on the CARES Act information page.

Educational Cost Statement

The average cost to educate a resident full-time community or technical college student for the 2021-22 academic year is $12,445. Students pay an average of $3,445 in tuition toward this cost. The remaining $9,000 is an “opportunity pathway” provided by the State and is funded by state taxes and other sources. The amounts shown are averages for a full-time, resident student. The actual tuition a student pays will vary due to credit load, residency status and other factors. 

Services for students with Disabilities

For qualified students with disabilities, Centralia College offers support services to help access programs and services. Information about services available to students with disabilities is available through the Disability Services office. Disability Services Office: 360-623-8966 

Enrollment Services Information

Information about transferring credit and withdrawing from classes is readily available online and in the college catalog. Enrollment Services: 360-623-8976  

Campus map and staff directory

Centralia College has an online campus map and faculty and staff directory to ease navigation and communication for students. College Relations Office: 360-623-8428 

Textbook price information

The Centralia College Bookstore provides textbook and supply cost information through their interactive online tool. Bookstore: 360-623-8964 

Civic engagement

The Associated Student of Centralia College (ASCC) support civic engagement among students by offering programming on Constitution Day and by encouraging all students to participate in local, state and national elections. To promote involvement, the ASCC distributes voter registration forms to students annually at the Welcome Week event and encourages students to register to vote online all year. Student Life and Involvement Center: 360-623-8972 

Student complaint process

After exhausting the internal complaint process, students have the right to file a complaint with the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. State Board for Community and Technical Colleges: 360-704-4334 

HB 1795 disclosure statement

RCW 28B.15.0681(5)(a) and (b) require that institutions of higher education provide the following information to all undergraduate resident students. 
(a) The sources of all institutional revenue received during the prior academic or fiscal year, including but not limited to state, federal, local, and private sources;
(b) The uses of tuition revenue collected during the prior academic or fiscal year by program category as determined by the office of financial management. 
HB1795 Information (pdf)

Constitution Day

Constitution Day became a national observance in 2004, when Senator Robert Byrd passed a bill designating September 17 as the day for citizens to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution and learn more about our founding document. Senator Byrd once said, "Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution, are our greatest export to the world." He added the Constitution Day clause to his 2004 federal spending bill because he believed that all citizens should know about their rights as outlined in the Constitution. This clause mandates the teaching of the Constitution in schools that receive federal funds.

The Constitution

On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the most influential document in American history: the United States Constitution. This document established the framework of our government and the rights and freedoms that “We the People” enjoy today. In 2012, the National Constitution Center served as the national headquarters for the 225th anniversary of the Constitution’s signing.

Online Resources

Check out the official Constitution Day website or the Constitution Center's website.

Constitution Day at Centralia College was held on Sept. 20, 2021. The student government handed out pocket-size constitutions to students. They also had a spin the wheel event where students would answer questions about the constitution and win a prize. There was also a free speech board and a photo opportunity with George Washington and Benjamin Franklin.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Policy

The Centralia College website and network are provided to support the College's teaching and learning mission. Under the DMCA, Centralia College as an Internet Service Provider is protected from liability for the actions of the College's network users as long as the College does not have actual knowledge of or have reason to know about infringement, the College does not benefit financially from the infringement, the College, upon notice of an infringement, acts expeditiously to remove, or disable, the material that is claimed to be infringing, an agent is designated with contact information on the College's Web site, and repeat infringers' rights to use of the network are terminated.

If you as a copyright holder believe your copyright has been violated via the Centralia College network, send a notification to the College's Registered Agent: Vice President of Human Resources & Legal Affairs, 600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia, WA 98531, or call 360-623-8943.

U.S. Code, Title 17, Section 512(c)(3)(A), requires that your Notification of Claimed Infringement include the following:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
  • A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

The College will promptly acknowledge receipt of notification of claimed infringement, and remove or disable access to, that is, "take-down," the contested material from the network, pending resolution of the claim.

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 affords students certain rights with respect to their records. Students have the right to:

Inspect and review their education records. Students may contact Enrollment Services to request an inspection of their records.  A request must be submitted in writing to the Registrar. Centralia College has 45 days from the receipt of the request to arrange for access. 

Request an amendment of their education records. Students may submit a written request to the Registrar if they wish to have an amendment made to their education records. If Centralia College decides not to amend the student’s record as requested, the student will be notified and advised of the student’s right to a hearing regarding the request for an amendment.

Consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

Disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests does not require the student’s consent. A school official is a person employed by Centralia College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position; a person or company with whom Centralia College has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agency); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, or assisting another school official in performing their tasks. Volunteers and interns serving in any of these capacities are also considered school officials. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record to fulfill their professional responsibility. Upon request, Centralia College may disclose education records without consent to officials of another school in which you are currently enrolled, receive services, or seek or intend to enroll.

Prevent disclosure of directory information. Centralia College routinely publishes and discloses directory information about students to various requestors. FERPA defines directory information as information contained in the education records of a student that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed.

Directory information consists of:

  • Name
  • Field of study
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Dates of attendance
  • Enrollment status
  • Degree or certificate earned
  • Term Degree or certificate earned

Students who would like to block Centralia College from releasing their directory information must submit a request in writing by utilizing the Student Directory Restriction Request form provided by Enrollment Services. 

If a restriction request is in place, Centralia College could be restricted from including the student’s name in the commencement program or from providing verification of enrollment, graduation, or degrees awarded to third parties, including potential employers, insurance companies and sports recruiters. No directory information would be released to any person. Requests for confidentiality are permanent until removed in writing by the student.

File a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Centralia College to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
600 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-4605

Important financial aid information

Centralia College provides a comprehensive blend of financial aid opportunities for students. Important financial aid information is available for students on the financial aid webpage including:

 

Cost of attending Centralia College

Tuition and fees convey the general cost of attending Centralia College. In addition to the general published costs of attending, students may use the Net Price Calculator to find personalized estimates on the costs of attending Centralia College. Financial Aid Office: 360-632-8975

In order to meet compliance with Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, Centralia College (CC) conducted a review for its alcohol and drug related policies and programs from the time August 2016-July 2018.

The objectives of the review compiled by CC as identified by the U.S. Department of Education include:

  • Determining the effectiveness of drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs(s) and implementation of any needed changes.
  • Ensuring disciplinary sanctions for violating standards of conduct are enforced consistently.

Drug-Free Schools and Campus Regulations Biennial Review and Drug & Alcohol Prevention Report (pdf)

Instructional and Program Information

The Office of Instruction maintains accurate and timely academic information for students including:

Office of Instruction: 360-623- 8929 

Drug and Alcohol Use and Prevention 

Centralia College has a drug and alcohol use policy for staff and students. The staff policy is managed by the Vice President of Human Resources and the student policy is managed by the Vice President of Student Services.

Vice President of Human Resources: 360-623-8474 
Vice President of Student Services: 360-623-8385 

Vaccinations Policy 

Centralia College does not require students to be vaccinated. Centralia College will maintain compliance with vaccination requirements of individually certified programs, including but not limited to: Teacher Education & Family DevelopmentNursing Assistant Certified, Emergency Medical Technician, Medical Assistant, and Nursing.
Human Resources Office: 360-623-8943 

Each state and territory has different licensure and certification requirements. Graduates of Centralia College’s Teacher Education program complete requirements to be recommended for certification or endorsement in the state of Washington.

Students who are considering certification outside of the state of Washington are strongly encouraged to check that state’s or territory’s information and contact the state’s licensure board prior to beginning Centralia College’s program.

Centralia College’s preparations program may qualify a candidate as an out of state program completer, however additional state requirements for licensure such as: professional examinations, background checks, years of work experience, fingerprinting requirement, etc. may be required.

Requirements for licensure can change without notice, therefore it is important you contact the State Department of Education for the state you are interested in teaching in to confirm reciprocity with that state. The US Department of Education list of state contacts and information can be found at https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html?src=gu.

The college’s total liability for claims arising from a contractual relationship with the student in any way related to classes or programs shall be limited to the tuition and expenses paid by the student to the college for those classes or programs. In no event shall the college be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including but not limited to, loss of earnings or profits.

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

Centralia College offers more than 50 associate degree and certificate options and five bachelor of applied science degrees in a variety of fields, providing a rich complement of career and technical, basic skills, and continuing education programs. Degree- or certificate-seeking students must apply for program admission and register in the degree or certificate program of their choice. 

Centralia College provides equal opportunity and access in education and employment and does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, ethnicity, creed, color, sex, gender, citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, religious preference, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, reliance on public assistance, sexual orientation, veteran status, political opinions or affiliations, or genetic information under any of its programs, activities and services. The College complies with all Washington State anti-discrimination laws (RCW 49.60) and the following federal laws relating to equal opportunity: Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. 

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination, equal opportunity, affirmative action or the ADA policies or for Title IX/504 compliance issues: Vice President of Student Services, Dr. Robert Cox, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia, WA 98531, 360-623-8385. 

Centralia College publications are available in alternate formats upon request by contacting the Disability Services Office at 360-623-8966. Centralia College will take steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational education programs.

Centralia College has made reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of the information throughout this website. However, the college reserves the right to make appropriate changes in procedures, policies, calendars, requirements, programs, courses and fees. When feasible, changes will be announced prior to their effective dates, but the college assumes no responsibility for giving any particular notice of any such changes. Changes may apply not only to prospective students, but also to those who are currently enrolled. Nothing contained in this website shall be construed to create any offer to contract or any contractual rights.

We encourage readers to contact the college or appropriate office to obtain current information.

Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention

Centralia College is committed to providing a healthy and productive environment for students to learn and employees to work. Visit the Title IX-Sexual Assault Awareness webpages for detailed information.

Completion and retention rates by gender and ethnicity

The National Center for Educational Statistics hosts the College Navigator Information Portal. On the College Navigator portal, the public can find Centralia College's student success rates by gender, ethnicity, and Pell eligibility. Enrollment Services: 360-623-8976

Athlete completion and graduation information

See Athletics Equity Information & Graduation Rates above.

Gainful employment disclosures for short-term certificate students

Cost, financing, and success information for Centralia College students who are interested in short-term certificates is available on the Gainful Employment webpage. Office of Instruction: 360-623-8929 

Teacher preparation annual reports 

The bachelor's degree program in teacher education began in fall 2017. In accordance with the Title II Higher Education Act, the program is required to submit information regarding program requirements, admissions, enrollments, clinical experience, and completion rates. The report is updated on an annual basis. For more information and to read the full report, visit the Bachelor's Degree in Teacher Education homepage. For additional program details contact the Dean of Teacher Education & Family Development: 360-623-8927.