Student Financial Services


Annual Consumer Information Notice

Federal and state regulations, specifically the Higher Education Opportunity Act, require all colleges and universities to make available to prospective students and current students and employees information on a variety of topics. Such information includes general institutional operation, financial aid, general completion and graduation rates, annual security report, completion and graduation for student athletes.

It is the individual’s responsibility to know and follow current requirements and procedures at the departmental and University level. A copy of the required disclosure information is made available at this website, or by the department designated.

 

Accreditation

The list of associations and government agencies which accredit, approve, or license Park University and its programs are available in the Park University Undergraduate Catalog. Accreditation documents are available for review upon request in the Office of the President.

Annual Campus Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report

Park University is dedicated to providing students, faculty and staff with information they need to help make each Park campus center safe. Park University encourages the accurate and prompt reporting of crimes and emergencies. At the Parkville Daytime Campus Center such incidents should be reported to the Park University Department of Public Safety. All other Park University Campus Centers should officially report such incidents to the local policing authority with a follow-up report to the Campus Center Director who will forward these to the Director of Public Safety for reporting purposes.

Park personnel do not have any arrest authority. Any crime or emergency, which occur off-campus, but at an officially recognized activity of a student organization should be reported as if it happened on campus.

The possessions, use or sale of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs on Park University Campus Centers is prohibited.

Student orientation videos and periodic bulletin listings and announcements help inform students and employees throughout the year about crime prevention and campus security procedures and practices.

The Department of Pubic Safety at the Parkville Daytime Campus Center publishes an annual report on personal safety and crime statistics for all of the Park University Campus Centers. This report may be obtained from the Campus Public Safety Office or by telephone (816) 584-6444.

Campus Contacts

The following university officials may be contacted to assist enrolled or prospective students with the following:

  • Enrollment questions: Enrollment Services, 8700 NW River Park Drive, Parkville, MO 64152, 816-584-6290
  • Institutional information: Academic Affairs, 8700 NW River Park Drive, Parkville, MO 64152, 816-584-6219
  • Completion or graduation rates: Office of Institutional Research, 8700 NW River Park Drive, Parkville, MO 64152, 816-584-6356
  • Security policies and crime statistics, 8700 NW River Park Drive, Parkville, MO 64152, 816-584-6444

Cost of Attendance

A description of the tuition, fees and other direct costs associated with attendance at Park University are listed in the Park University catalogs. A complete budget outlining the cost of attendance used to determine financial aid eligibility may be obtained by contacting the Student Financial Services Office.

Disability Guidelines

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found in the Park University Undergraduate Catalog or at the Disability Guidelines section.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Information

Information regarding Park University's drug and alcohol policy is available in the Park University Student Handbook.

Educational Program at Park University

Information regarding the degree programs offered, required coursework, and faculty can be found in the current Park University College Catalog. The catalog is available in the Admissions Office, Student Assistance Center, or the Park University website.

Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act

The institutional data mandated by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act of 1994 is available for review by interested parties. This information may be obtained by contacting:

Claude English
Director of Athletics Park University
Campus Box 1267
8700 NW River Park Drive
Parkville, MO 64152
Phone: (816) 584-6492
Fax: (816) 741-4911
dmueller@park.edu

This information can also be obtained by visiting the The Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Park University informs students of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. This Act, with which the institution intends to comply fully, was designated to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal hearings. Students also have the right to file complaints with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act office (FERPA) concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply with the Act. Generally speaking, information is only available to the student and to those that the student has authorized in writing. More detailed information is available in the Park University catalog. Questions regarding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act may be referred to the office of the Vice-President of Student Services.

Financial Aid Information

As a financial aid recipient, students have certain rights and responsibilities of which they should be aware. Students have the right to know the aid programs available at Park University; application process to be followed to be considered for financial aid; criteria used to select recipients and calculate need; deferment information; Park University refund and repayment policy; and the satisfactory academic progress policy. This information is available in the Park University catalogs and on the Park University website. Questions and/or requests for additional information regarding any of these areas can be addressed to:

Student Financial Services Office
Park University
8700 N.W. River Park Drive
Parkville, MO 64152-3795
Phone: (816) 584-6290
Fax: (816) 584-2512
finaid@park.edu

Students are responsible for completing and submitting all forms in a timely manner and by the published deadlines; notifying the Student Financial Services Office of changes in name, address, marital status, or financial situation; reporting to the Student Financial Services Office any additional scholarships, fellowships or educational benefits not listed on the financial aid award; notifying the Student Financial Services Office of change in enrollment status; maintaining satisfactory academic progress; and reapplying for federal financial aid each academic year. If selected for verification, all verification documents must be received, all discrepancies resolved and corrections made before financial aid will be awarded.

Graduation Rate Survey

The information submitted on the IPEDS Graduation Rate Survey, including the data for students with athletically related student aid, is available for review by interested parties. This information may be obtained by contacting:

John Tew, Jr., PhD
Director of Institutional Research & Assessment Park University
Campus Box 13
8700 NW River Park Drive
Parkville, MO 64152
Phone: (816) 584-6410
johnt@park.edu

The information is also available in the Student Financial Services Office

Study Abroad Programs

Park University offers Study Abroad Programs to several foreign countries in the summer. Degree-seeking students enrolled in the study-abroad program which is approved for credit by Park University are considered enrolled for the purpose of applying for assistance for federal financial aid. For more information, please contact the Office of International Education at (816) 584-6868.

Refund of Aid Policy

Park University has two types of refund policies that students need to be aware of.

  • A refund of federal assistance that may occur when a student withdraws from all classes in an enrollment period
  • A refund of tuition – students who have withdrawn from anything less than 100 percent of their courses will have tuition refunded using the refund schedule published in the catalog.


The Park University refund policy and the federal Return to Title IV refunds policy are independent of one another.   A student who withdraws from all courses in an enrollment period may be required to return any unearned aid.  This will create a balance due on the account that must be satisfied before the student is allowed to re-enroll.

To withdraw from all classes, students must follow the published policies on withdrawal which may be found in the Park University catalog.  

Students must attend class in order to receive payment of federal funds.  In the event that a student withdraws from all classes in an enrollment period on or before completing 60% of the term, and they have received federal financial assistance, a Return to Title IV calculation is required to determine if any federal funds must be returned. 

The required return of federal funds may create a balance due on the student account.  Students should always make the decision to withdraw from a class based on their ability to be successful in the class.  To gauge the financial impact that a decision to withdraw may have a calculator has been provided.  This will provide an estimate of funds that may need to be returned.   

The Return to Title IV calculator may be found at  https://my.park.edu/ICS/Offices/FinAid/Return_of_Title_IV_Funds.jnz

Book Voucher Policy for Pell Grant Recipients
Students receiving a Pell grant for a term of enrollment and who have a credit balance based on federal fund sources on their account will receive a book voucher for that term.  Students must be confirmed in class in order for the evaluation for the book voucher to occur.

Notifications of book voucher eligibility go out two weeks prior to the start of each term.  Students are notified of eligibility via the Park University email account.

Students may opt out of the book voucher program.  Any credit balance that remains is released after the drop/add period and attendance has been confirmed.

Students attending Parkville Daytime or Kansas City Metro campus have book vouchers processed by the Barnes and Noble Bookstore located in the Commercial Underground on the Parkville Campus.  Books may be picked up at the store or they may be shipped to you.

Students attending online classes or on other Park University campus centers have book vouchers processed by MBS Direct.  All orders are shipped.