Federal and State Notices
We provide these important federal and state notices to the BC community.
Financial Literacy – Washington State
The Washington State legislature recently passed Substitute SB 5100 that requires us to provide students with information about finances and paying for school. Bellevue College has partnered with iGrad to provide resources related to the Washington College Grant, work study, scholarships and borrowing money for college wisely. Visit iGrad to get started!
Gainful Employment – Federal
Bellevue College is participating in early implementation of the rescission allowed by the Secretary’s authority under section 482(c) of the HEA to designate the regulatory changes to subpart Q and subpart R of the Student Assistance General Provisions at title 34, part 668, of the Code of Federal Regulations, included in this document, for early implementation beginning on July 1, 2019.
Notification of Title IV Student Complaint Process
The Higher Education Act (HES) prohibits an institution of higher education from engaging in a “substantial misrepresentation of the nature of its educational program, its financial charges, or the employability of its graduates.” 20 U.S.C. 1094(c)(3)(A). Further, each state must have “a process to review and appropriately act on complaints concerning the institution including enforcing applicable state laws.” 34 C.F.R. 600.9.
The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC maintains a process to investigate complaints of this nature brought by community and technical college students in the State of Washington. For information, contact SBCTC Student Services, PO Box 42495, Olympia, WA 98504-2495, 360.704.4315 or visit sbctc.edu.