Guide to Consumer Information
Last updated: September 2019
This page contains a summary of consumer information that must be made available to all students at the University of Kentucky (UK) in accordance with federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Each topic listed gives a brief description of the information that must be disclosed and explains how it can be obtained. If you need assistance obtaining this information, contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (see address below). All addresses listed end with: University of Kentucky Lexington, KY 40506
General Information about the University of Kentucky
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA):
In carrying out their assigned responsibilities, many offices at the University of Kentucky collect and maintain information about students. Although these records belong to the university, both university policy and federal law accord students a number of rights concerning these records.
The Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, commonly known as FERPA, establishes the regulations regarding access to and disclosure of student records.
To fulfill FERPA requirements, the university has established Policies on Student Records. These policies outline a student’s rights regarding his/her records, where records about the student may be kept and maintained, what kinds of information are in those records, the conditions under which the student or anyone else may have access to information in those records, and what action a student can take if it is believed that the information in his/her record is inaccurate or that the student’s rights have been compromised. The policies on student records are on the web at http://www.uky.edu/registrar/FERPA-privacy.
For more information or to receive a copy, contact the Office of the Registrar, 10 Funkhouser Building
Because the university does not maintain all student records in one location, each office maintaining student records is required by the University of Kentucky to develop a written statement of policies and procedures for handling those records; these statements are available for students to examine in the respective offices. In addition, copies of the university’s policies on student records and the pertinent federal law, FERPA, are posted in the Office of the Registrar’s locations and are also available in all Deans’ offices (see school/college contact information).
Facilities & Services for Disabled Students:
Students with documented physical‚ learning‚ or temporary disabilities may receive assistance and support from the Disability Resource Center. See documentation guidelines for more information.
Student Body Diversity
For information about the diversity of the university student body, contact:
For information on Student Activities at the University of Kentucky, contact:
Cost of Attending the University
|For actual UK tuition and fee charges contact:||For estimated tuition and fees, housing costs and personal/miscellaneous expenses contact:|
|Office of the Registrar
Room 10 Funkhouser Building
|Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
127 Funkhouser Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0054
The university has a tuition refund policy that stipulates the amount of tuition and fees that are refunded to a student’s account upon his/her withdrawal from all classed during a term.
See http://www.uky.edu/studentaccount/refund.htm for more. Dental / Medical students should contact their respective financial aid office.
Students who are withdrawing from all classes at the university are required to notify the Registrar’s Office using one of the five methods posted at www.uky.edu/Registrar/withdrawal
Dental / Medical students must contact their respective financial aid offices.
Repayment Policy (Return of Title IV Aid)
Students who withdraw from all classes that are recieving federal Title IV grant and loan assistance may only keep the aid they have “earned” up to the time of withdrawal. The calculation of “earned” aid is mandated by the federal government. Funds that are determined to be “unearned” must be returned by the university and/or the student to the federal government. The repayment policy is available at www.uky.edu/financialaid/withdrawal and from the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Students withdrawing from either the College of Dentistry or College of Medicine should contact their respective financial aid offices.
Description of Academic Programs
Information on the university’s academic programs, degree offerings, and plans for future programs is available from the various schools/colleges and admitting offices (Undergraduate Admission and Graduate School) See http://www.uky.edu/admission/contact-us for contact information. See www.uky.edu/academics for major information.
Instructional Facilities and Labs
Information on the university’s instructional facilities and laboratories is available from the various schools/colleges and admitting offices.
Textbook information, including the ISBN and price of materials for courses, can be found on the student's myUK portal under the online course catalog in the Degree Planning and Registration section. Students can view specific course sections or registered courses to find 'Book info for this course'. This information can also be found in the Textbooks section of the UK Bookstore website: http://www.uky.bncollege.com
Information on the university’s faculty and instructional personnel is available from the various schools/colleges. See www.uky.edu/academics for contact information.
See the Center for Enhanced Learning and Teaching website at www.uky.edu/celt for information on training provided to graduate student instructors at the university.
For accreditation information please visit www.uky.edu/SACS/index.html
For copyright information, including the University’s policy on Peer to Peer sharing, please visit https://www.uky.edu/copyright/
Information about Student Financial Assistance
Dental and Medical Students
Contact your respective financial aid office to request financial aid information. See https://www.uky.edu/financialaid/ci-addendums for more information.
All Other Students
Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. Most information is available in the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships website at www.uky.edu/financialaid
Overview of Financial Aid Programs:
Need-based and non-need based federal financial aid available to students, including where to find grant sources from Kentucky and other states: www.uky.edu/FinancialAid/need-base-assistance
How to Apply for Aid:
Aid Eligibility Requirements:
How Eligibility for Need-Based Aid Is Determined and How Need-Based Aid Is Awarded:
Financial Aid Shopping Sheet:
The Shopping Sheet can be found under the student’s myUK by going to Financials->Financial Aid->Shopping Sheet.
Aid for Study Abroad:
Students enrolled in study abroad program are eligible to apply for federal Title IV assistance. A student’s enrollment in a program of student abroad approved for credit by UK (home school) may be considered enrolled at UK for the purposes of applying for assistance under the Title IV, HEA programs. For details please visit www.uky.edu/financialaid or www.uky.edu/international/education-abroad
Code of Conduct for Student Loans:
The university adheres to a code of conduct regarding relationships with providers of private educational loans. You may contact the Financial Aid office for a copy of the policy. http://www.uky.edu/financialaid/student-loan-code-conduct
Cohort Default Rates for Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan):
Official Cohort Default Rate for the University of Kentucky and national cohort default average is available at https://www2.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/defaultmanagement/cdr.html.
Rights and Responsibilities of Aid Recipients
Satisfactory/Reasonable Academic Progress:
This is defined by student’s successful completion of course work toward a degree. Students must maintain specific academic progress requirements to be eligible for financial aid. Aid eligibility lost may also be re-established. https://www.uky.edu/financialaid/sap
Method and Frequency of Disbursements:
Financial aid disbursements (releases) to students are dependent on the type of aid and other factors. www.uky.edu/financialaid/how-aid-credits-account
Terms/Conditions of Financial Aid Employment:
For Work-Study employment information, visit www.uky.edu/financialaid/content/federal-work-study
Terms of Student Loans, Including Exit Counseling, Necessity of Repayment and Schedule:
Terms/Conditions of Deferment or Cancellation of Perkins Loan, Direct Stafford, or FFEL Loan Because of Volunteer Service:
Students may receive deferment or cancellation of loans for volunteer service such as Peace Corps, Armed Services, etc. See terms of each loan at http://www.uky.edu/studentaccount/student-loan
Accessing information on current/previous loans, grants, and aid overpayments
The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education’s database for student aid. NSLDS receives data from schools, guaranty agencies, the Direct Loan Program, and other Department of ED programs. Borrowers can access information on their loans, grants, and aid overpayments, including the status of loans and contact information for servicers, by going (NSLDS) website at https://nslds.ed.gov/nslds/nslds_SA/.
Graduation and Retention Rates
The Office of the Institutional Research and Advanced Analytics offers up-to-date data on degrees conferred, enrollment reports, fresh-men profiles, graduation rates and retention rates. Visit www.uky.edu/iraa/interactive-fact-book for the UK Fact Booklet.
Graduation Success Rate and Academic Progress Rate for Student Athletes
Student-athletes, their parents, high school coaches, and guidance counselors can access information regarding the University of Kentucky’s NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) and the Academic Progress Rate (APR) by visiting http://ncaa.org/about/tracking-graduation-rates
Employment for Graduates
Available information about job placement rates and the types of employment obtained by UK graduates may be obtained by contacting the UK Career Center 859-257-2746 http://www.uky.edu/careercenter/
Graduate and Professional Education for Graduates
Available information about the types of graduate and professional schools in which UK graduates enroll may be obtained from the UK Graduate School located at:
Ezra Gillis Building,
502 Administration Drive,
Lexington, KY 40506
Athletic Program Participation & Financial Support:
As part of the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, information on annual participation rates and financing of men’s and women’s sports in intercollegiate athletic programs is available by request to students and the general public. For more information or to receive a copy of the report, contact UK Athletics at:
Joe Craft Center
338 Lexington Ave.
Lexington, KY 40506-0604
Health and Safety
Campus Safety and Security
The University of Kentucky Police Department reports all crimes to the Kentucky State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation using the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS).
These statistics include additions to what is required by the Federal Campus Crime and Security (Clery) Act and Kentucky Campus and Crime Security (Minger) Act. Detailed information concerning the UK Police Department, an on-line Daily Crime Report, and the many safe-ty and security programs we have to offer can be found at http://www.uky.edu/police. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns by calling (859)257-8573
Should you have any questions concerning the Federal Campus Crime and Security (Clery) Act or Kentucky Campus and Crime Security (Minger) Act Annual Reports, please call the University of Kentucky Office of Emergency Management at (859)257-6655 or visit their website, http://www.uky.edu/EM
For information on the University’s fire policy, reports and logs, as well as information on Procedures and Processes visit the University of Kentucky’s Fire Marshal website at https://ehs.uky.edu/fire/.
The University of Kentucky’s policies on immunizations for new students can be found on the University Health Service website: https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/university-health-service/student-health/vaccinations
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
The University’s policy can be found at the following link: https://www.uky.edu/provost/student-health-and-safety-policies
Per state laws, distance education courses and programs must be legally authorized in a state prior to offering courses or programs to students residing there. In addition, programs in fields regulated by licensure or certification may not meet the educational requirements for licensure in certain states. Therefore, program availability varies by state.
Students should check UK Online to determine if a distance education program at the University of Kentucky is available in their state of residence or meets the educational requirements for licensure in their state. All distance education students should keep in mind that relocating during the course of a program to another state could impact whether that student can continue in the course and/or meet the eligibility requirements of that state.
Contact Information for Admitting Offices and Schools/Colleges
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
100 Funkhouser Building,
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0054
106 Gillis Building
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0033
For contact information on your college please visit http://www.uky.edu/provost/unitsdepartments/colleges
For information specific to your college, such as course requirements, visit the UK Bulletin at http://bulletin.uky.edu/index.php
Admissions College of Medicine
800 Rose Street
Lexington KY, USA 40506-0298
Admissions J. David Rosenberg College of Law
620 S. Limestone
Lexington, KY 40506
Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
128 Funkhouser Building
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0054
U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard is designed to help families make better-informed decisions about choosing a college. For more information about the University of Kentucky, visit https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/school/?157085-University-of-Ken-tuckywww.uky.edu/financialaid
Contact Information for Consumer Information
Help with consumer information is available by contacting the following individuals in the UK Financial Aid office:
127 Funkhouser Bldg
Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm.
Kathy J. Bialk, Executive Director
Rhonda Bryant, Deputy Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives
Kate Ware, Assoicate Director, Financial Aid Funds Management & Audits