Student Consumer Information

The University of Kentucky provides the following information in accordance with the disclosure requirements for institutions of higher education participating in federal financial aid programs under Title IV regulations. It is our hope that this list is convenient and helpful to our prospective and currently enrolled students.

General Institutional Information

Academic Programs, Faculty, and Instructional Facilities

  • Registrar’s Office webpage containing the majors search tool.

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs

  • Webpage displaying the University’s statement of accreditation: “The University of Kentucky is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral Degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Kentucky.”

Athletic Participation Rates & Financial Support Data Report 

  • The Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool, designed to provide rapid customized reports for public inquiries relating to equity in athletics data.

College Navigator

  • The National Center for Education Statistics’ compilation of data for the University of Kentucky, including graduation and retention rates, programs and majors lists, and enrollment statistics, among other figures.

Complaint Resolution Procedures

  • Webpage displaying information pertaining to the various kinds of academic and non-academic complaints students can file, including a link to the online complaint form.

Computer Use and File Sharing

  • PDF document outlining UK’s policies governing access to and use of university information technology resources.

Constitution Day

  • University news article published Sept. 16, 2021 describing the activities and events hosted to celebrate UK’s Constitution Day.

Copyright Infringement – Policies and Sanctions

  • Page posting the University’s statement detailing its commitment to proper use of copyright materials, along with links to detailed guidelines, steps to obtaining copyright permission, and copyright FAQs.   

Course Schedule Information and Textbook Information

  • Page posting links to the schedules of classes for Fall 2021, Winter 2021-2022, and Spring 2022.

Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

  • Webpage posting the University’s commitment to complying with FERPA, along with specific guidelines regarding which kinds of student information qualify as FERPA-protected.

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

  • Information about the Disability Resource Center, as well as a link leading to the online form to register with the DRC.​

Foreign Gifts or Contracts worth more than $250,000 in a Calendar Year

  • Webpage with an interactive chart exploring significant monetary gifts presented to American colleges and universities by foreign nations.​

Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding

  • Site featuring information about the CARES Act, CRRSAA, and the American Rescue Plan.

Student Activities

  • Student Life homepage, listing opportunities for on-campus involvement, ways to participate in student organizations and clubs, arts and events information, and links to campus media outlets.

Student Body Diversity

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion homepage, featuring links to further information about the specific DEI initiatives taken by the University, anti-racism tools and resources, and a link for reporting instances of bias. ​

Instructional Facilities and Labs

  • Webpage providing an overview of campus facilities, including an interactive campus map and contact information for facilities management resources.

Study Abroad

  • Homepage for the International Center, which offers resources for international students, information on education abroad opportunities, and links to education abroad scholarships.

Teacher Preparation Program Report

  • College of Education webpage containing the COE Data Dashboard, with links to education employment statistics, surveys, and Title II reports.

Textbook Information

  • UK Barnes and Noble Bookstore textbook search tool, where all required texts for a given class can be found and ordered.

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

  • Transfer Admission webpage listing important deadlines for transfer students, requirements and advising opportunities for transfers, and information about scheduling virtual transfer visits.

Voter Registration Procedures

  • Kentucky Online Voter Registration homepage, with instructions on how to register to vote.

Costs, Financial Assistance & Financial Consequences of Withdrawal

Costs

Actual Tuition and Fee Rates

  • Webpage offering an itemization of tuition and fee rates for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Actual Housing and Dining Rates

  • Webpage offering an itemization of housing and dining rates for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Refund Policy

  • Webpage detailing the University’s refund policies, including direct deposit assistance and frequently asked questions.

Withdrawal Procedures

  • Webpage detailing the proper guidelines and procedures for withdrawing from courses.

Repayment Policy

  • Institutional Loans webpage detailing the University’s process for collecting student loan repayment.

Average Cost of Attendance (COA) Budgets

  • Tuition and Fees webpage with tables presenting total costs of enrollment for in- and out-of-state students, separated by intended living situation.

Net Price Calculator (NPC)

  • Link to an enrollment cost calculator that provides an estimate for a given student’s total cost of attending the University, determined by intended course load, state of residency, intended living situation, income, loan eligibility, and other factors.

Financial Assistance Information

Available Financial Assistance

  • Student Financial Aid and Scholarships homepage, with tips for filling out FAFSA, information on how to apply for loans, links for transfer student scholarships, and contact information for the Financial Aid Office.

Code of Conduct for Education Loans

  • Webpage presenting the full text of the Student Loan Code of Conduct, with a link to the University’s Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct attached below.

Consortium Agreements

  • Link for visiting students to upload consortium agreements from their home schools.

Direct Loan Annual Acknowledgment

  • Link to complete an annual loan acknowledgement for students holding and seeking federal aid.

Direct Loan Entrance Counseling

  • Link for students seeking federal aid to complete the student loan entrance counseling requirement.

Direct Loan Exit Counseling

  • Link for students holding federal loans to complete the direct loan exit counseling requirement.

Direct Loan Model Disclosure Form

  • PDF document containing the federal direct subsidized and unsubsidized loans plain language disclosure.

Financial Literacy

  • Financial Wellness Office homepage, with links to financial education resources, work study opportunities, and other tools intended to improve students’ financial wherewithal during and after enrollment.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policies for Financial Aid

  • Webpage with links to the various requirements—differentiated by level of degree or college of enrollment—for satisfactorily completing course work in order to retain institutional financial aid.

Financial Consequences of Withdrawal

Tuition Refunds 

  • Webpage displaying a timetable and written policies pertaining to the University’s tuition refund allowance for the Fall 2021 semester.

Fee Policy & Tuition Appeal

  • Webpage outlining the University’s fee liability policy, as well as a link for students to fill out the tuition appeal form.

Treatment of Financial Aid Due to Withdrawal

  • Webpage detailing the University’s policies regarding financial aid status in the case of withdrawal.

Health and Safety

Campus Safety Policies, Crime Statistics, and Crime Log

  • The University’s Crisis Management and Preparedness homepage, including links to the daily crime log and fire log, the annual security report, the CSA report form, and missing student notifications, as well as safety tips, statistics, and a reinforcement of victims’ rights and options  pertaining to and following any instance of dating or domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

  • Informational webpage listing measures to prevent drug and alcohol abuse, as well as important AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention course due dates.

Federal Student Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

  • University webpage detailing policies for suspending or ceasing federal aid eligibility following a drug conviction.

Emergency Response and Evacuation

  • Crisis Management and Preparedness homepage, updated to display evacuation or preventative safety measure instructions in the event of a campus emergency.

Fire Safety Policies, Fire Statistics and Fire Log (On-Campus Housing Facilities

  • PDF of the 2021 University of Kentucky Annual Fire Safety Report, containing the University’s fire safety policies, campus fire statistics, and fire drill logs for all campus buildings.

Vaccination Policies

  • University Health Services webpage listing the required and recommended vaccines for incoming freshmen, particularly those living on campus in dormitories.

COVID Vaccination Policy

  • University webpage displaying information about the COVID-19 vaccine, including frequently asked questions, a link to schedule a vaccine, and details regarding vaccine incentives for students and employees.

Student Outcomes

Career and Job Placement Services

  • Stuckert Career Center homepage, with links to explore majors and career paths in a broad sense, internship and experiential education opportunities, tips for students seeking to work internationally, and graduate school advice.

Employment for Graduates

  • Graduate Student webpage listing information about institutional services, potential programs of interest, and links to online contact databases and employment resources.

Graduation Rates for Athletes

  • University news article published Nov. 17, 2020 detailing continuing increases in the graduation rate of UK athletes, with the most recent figure exceeding the average Division I athlete graduation rate nationwide by two percentage points.

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • Webpage displaying a graph tracking the University’s graduation and retention rates over time, with an interactive component allowing users to differentiate rates by gender, Pell recipient status, college of enrollment, and in-state residency status, among other variables. The graph demonstrates a clear upward trend in graduation and retention rates in recent years.

Available Staff for Providing Consumer Information

Financial Assistance information

Institutional information

Completion, graduation, transfer-out, and retention rates; and

Institutional Security Policies and Crime Statistics