Consumer Information

Consumer Information

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that postsecondary institutions participating in federal student aid programs make certain disclosures to students. The following information is disclosed to you as a student at Westmoreland County Community College in compliance with federal law.

Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information

Students are notified annually of the easiest ways to find institutional and financial aid information that pertains to them, including information that is made available on the Westmoreland website, MyWestmoreland portal and in the college catalog.

Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information

Prospective and current students can obtain assistance in obtaining institutional or financial aid information by emailing infocenter@westmoreland.edu or calling 724-925-4000.

General Institutional Information

Equity in Athletics Report

Health and Safety

Student Complaint Process

Procedure for resolution involving grades and academic issues:

  1. The following procedure is recommended for those instances in which a student has an academic concern.
  2. The student should make an appointment with the faculty member to discuss the problem.
  3. If the student feels that he/she cannot meet with the faculty member, he/she should seek the advice of his/her faculty advisor and/or counselor.
  4. If he/she has seen the faculty member and is still not satisfied, the student should make an appointment with the division dean to whom the faculty member reports.
  5. If the concern is not resolved at the division level, the student should make an appointment with the vice president of Academic Affairs.
  6. If the concern is still not resolved after meeting with the vice president of Academic Affairs, the student may request an appointment with the president. The decision of the president in these matters is final.

The college expects students to maintain high standards of academic integrity in all college courses.

After the complaint has been reported to all of the above parties, and it is still not resolved, the student may submit the complaint to the Pennsylvania Department of Education by clicking here.

A student who has a financial aid complaint must report the issue to the Director of Financial Aid. A student who has an advising, counseling or student life complaint must report the issue to the Director of Student Success. A student who has an athletics complaint must report the issue to the Director of Athletics. A student who has an admissions complaint must report the issue to the Registrar.

If no resolution can be reached after the initial report to the appropriate director, the student must submit the complaint to the Vice President of Enrollment.

If the issue is still not resolved, the student may submit the complaint to the Pennsylvania Department of Education by clicking here.

Student Financial Assistance

  • Assistance available from federal, state, local and institutional programs
  • Exit counseling for student borrowers - Westmoreland uses Department of Education Exit Counseling. Comprehensive information is provided to borrowers shortly before they cease at least half-time study at the institution. For more information, please visit this page.
  • Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations: In order to comply with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, each year Westmoreland distributes to all students a brochure that outlines the Westmoreland Drug-Free Schools Policy as it relates to the HEOA section 488(g) and the HEA section 485(k). In addition to the published information, the conviction of an offense under any drug laws will result in the loss of federal student financial aid.
  • Initial Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers - Westmoreland uses Department of Education Entrance Counseling. Comprehensive information is provided to each borrower on the terms and conditions of the loan and the borrower's responsibilities.
  • Institutional Code of Conduct for Education Loans
  • Preferred Lender Lists and Preferred Lender Arrangements: Westmoreland County Community College does not participate in preferred lender arrangements. See more information about Westmoreland and lending on our Student Lending Code of Conduct page.
  • Student loan information

Student Outcomes and Student Right-to-Know Act

Teacher Preparation Program Report

Westmoreland County Community College does not prepare teachers for initial state certification or licensure and is, therefore, not required to submit a Teacher Preparation Program Report.

Voter Registration

  •  Register to vote here.