In accordance with federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Lakeland University is required to make available to enrolled students, prospective students and their parents certain consumer information. To meet the requirement, information for Lakeland University is provided below:
Institutional Research - Office Hours: Monday - Friday – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Main Campus – WA Krueger
W3718 South Drive
Plymouth WI 53073
Phone: 920-565-1000 ext. 2240
Please include the following information:
The Federal Work-Study Program provides jobs for students with financial need, which helps them earn money to pay for educational expenses and prepare them for life after Lakeland. It is awarded based on demonstrated financial need using information from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The Federal-Work Study award is not a guarantee of employment. Students will need to apply and be hired for a position, which is a competitive process. A list of all open on-campus positions can be found here: Lakeland.joinhandshake.com.
For more information about the Federal Work-Study Program, please see the Department of Education's website: https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/work-study.
Please refer to Student Employment – Frequently Asked Questions for further information about student employment.
For questions about Student Employment, please contact the Manager of Student Employment.
Federal Work-Study: Frequently Asked Questions
Types of Financial Aid
The description of all the Federal, State, local, private and institutional student financial assistance programs available to students who enroll at the school.
Need-based and Non-need based federal financial aid that is available to students (the school may describe its own financial assistance program by listing them in general categories.
Criteria for continued student eligibility under each program.
Types of financial aid
Financial Aid consists of several types of aid – Grants, Scholarships, Loans, and Work Opportunities.
Types of Financial Aid
A financial aid grant is money awarded to a student to pay for education expenses. Grants are given by the federal government, state governments, schools and private institutions and do not need to be repaid. Some grants are only applicable to tuition and fees, while others can cover additional expenses.
Federal Pell Grants are available to U.S. Citizens or eligible non-citizens who demonstrate exceptional financial need. The Pell Grant is usually awarded only to undergraduate students. The amount of aid you can receive depends on your financial need, the cost of attendance, and your enrollment status. Effective on July 1, 2012, a student can receive the Federal Pell Grant for no more than 12 semesters or the equivalent of 600% LEU (Lifetime Eligibility Used). Students can view their lifetime eligibility on the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) website.
Eligibility: Students must be enrolled at least 3 credit hours and demonstrate eligibility according to federal guidelines.
Amount: $6895 maximum – 2022-2023 academic year
Where/how to apply: Complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT (SEOG)
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is available to U.S. Citizens or eligible non-citizens who demonstrate exceptional financial need and who are also eligible for the Federal Pell Grant. To be eligible a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal Pell Grant recipients have priority for FSEOG funds.
Eligibility: Students must be enrolled at least half-time basis and have the lowest expected family contribution.
Amount: For 2022-2023, the maximum FSEOG award amount at Lakeland University is $4000.
Renewal: Complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
TEACHER EDUCATION ASSISTANCE FOR UNIVERSITY AND HIGHER EDUCATION (TEACH) GRANT
The Teacher Education Assistance for University and Higher Education (TEACH) grant is a grant and is different from other federal student grants because it requires you to take certain kinds of classes in order to receive the grant. The grant then requires a certain type of employment to keep the grant from turning into a loan.
Amount: For 2022-2023, the maximum TEACH grant amount is $4000.
Renewal: Complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Complete counseling each year that you receive a TEACH Grant. Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve.
IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN SERVICE GRANT
The Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant has special eligibility criteria. The grant is for students whose parent or guardian died as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11; and who at the time of parent's or guardian's death, were less than 24 years old or were enrolled at least part-time at an institution of higher education.
If such students are not Pell-eligible due only to having less financial need than is required to receive Pell grant funds, they may be eligible for the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant.
Amount: The grant award is equal to the amount of a maximum Federal Pell Grant for the award year but cannot exceed your cost of attendance for that award year.
Renewal: Complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
Federal Work-Study is a federal student aid program that provides part-time employment to students while they are enrolled in school to help pay their education expenses.
Eligibility: It's available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with financial need.
Amount: Students can work through the Federal Work Study program to earn funds. These funds cannot exceed $2,500 for the academic year.
Renewal: Complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
WISCONSIN STATE TUITION GRANT
The Wisconsin Tuition Grant (WTG) Program provides grant assistance to undergraduate, Wisconsin residents enrolled at least half-time in degree programs at Wisconsin private Universities. Funds for this program are limited and are based on financial need. The maximum award amount is established annually by the State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB). Eligibility cannot exceed ten semesters.
Amount: $250 - $3,150 per academic year
Renewal: Complete the FAFSA. Award is renewed when application is complete and eligibility requirements are met while funding is still available.
TALENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM (TIP) GRANT
The Talent Incentive Program (TIP) Grant provides grant assistance to the most financially needy and educationally disadvantaged Wisconsin resident students attending colleges and universities in the State of Wisconsin. First-year students are nominated for the TIP Grant by the school financial aid offices or by counselors of the Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Programs (WEOP). To continue to receive the TIP Grant, students must be enrolled consecutive terms and continue to show financial need. Eligibility cannot exceed ten semesters. Funding for the TIP Grant is provided by both the State of Wisconsin and the Federal Government.
Eligibility: Student must complete and submit FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and be nominated by the Financial Aid & Educational Funding Office or WEOP.
Amount: $600 - $1,800 as an incoming freshman.
Renewal: Complete the FAFSA application. Awards are renewed annually if a student received TIP during freshman year and funds are available at the time that the application is complete. Continuing awards may be less than freshman awards. TIP can be received for a maximum of 10 terms and is only available for six years after the initial grant is awarded.
INDIAN STUDENT ASSISTANCE GRANT
The Indian Student Assistance Grant may be offered to Wisconsin residents of Native American descent who have completed the Indian Student Assistance Grant application. The grant is available to undergraduate and graduate students. The award is based on financial need with a limit of ten semesters of eligibility.
Amount: $250 - $1,100
Renewal: Contact HEAB for instructions or applications.
MINORITY UNDERGRADUATE RETENTION GRANT
A candidate for the Minority Undergraduate Retention Grant may be nominated by the Office of Financial Aid if he/she qualifies as a minority student. Awards under this program are made to Wisconsin resident minority undergraduates, excluding first year students, enrolled at least half time. Awards are based on financial aid up to eight or twelve quarters.
Eligibility: at least half-time and excluding first year
Amount: $250 - $2,500
Renewal: Complete the FAFSA application. Award is renewed when application is complete and eligibility requirements are met while funding is still available.
HEARING & VISUALLY HANDICAPPED STUDENT GRANT
The Handicapped Student Grant program was established to provide funding for undergraduate Wisconsin residents who have severe or profound hearing or visual impairment and who show financial need. Awards can be received for a maximum of ten terms.
Amount: $250 - $1,800
Renewal: File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and submit a Visually Handicapped/Hearing-impaired Certificate form to HEAB. Forms available at HEAB. Award is renewed when application is complete and eligibility requirements are met while funding is still available. Visually handicapped/hearing-impaired application must be completed each year.
LAKELAND UNIVERSITY GRANTS
Lakeland University Grant
(Need based and Non-need based)
The University offers grants based on a combination of the student's financial need, as defined by the federal government; the student's academic ability; and the University's awarding policy.
Types of Financial Aid
A scholarship is a financial award to help cover the cost of education. Eligibility is based on criteria established by donors or fund managers. Scholarships usually do not have to be repaid. Some scholarships may require the student to maintain academic success, perform community service, or work for a particular employer after graduation.
(Need based and Non-need based)
Our academic and talent scholarships range in scope, from full-tuition to $500. Academic scholarships are determined with your admissions application using the GPA and ACT/SAT Score. They are awarded on a rolling basis. Talent Scholarship are based on an application and review process. There is a deadline for application that needs to be met. More information can be found at the link noted above.
(Need based and Non-need based)
Outside scholarships are any scholarships that are granted to a student attending Lakeland University that are not awarded by Lakeland University. All outside scholarships must be reported to the Financial Aid & Educational Funding Office so they can be included in your financial aid package.
Types of Financial Aid
An education loan must be repaid with interest.
FEDERAL STAFFORD DIRECT LOAN PROGRAM (SUBSIDIZED and UNSUBSIDIZED)
(Need based and Non-need based)
Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans are federal student loans for eligible students to help cover the cost of higher education. Subsidized loans are available to undergraduate students with financial need. Unsubsidized loans are not need based, and are available to graduate and undergraduate students.
|Dependency Status||Year in School||Combined Annual Loan Amounts|
|Dependent Students||Independent Students|
|Subsidized and Unsubsidized Aggregate Loan Limit||$31,000 maximum – No more than $23,000 of this amount may be in subsidized loans||$57,500 for undergraduate – Nor more than $23,000 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.|
$138,500 for graduate or professional students – No more than $65,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans. The graduate aggregate limit includes all federal loans received for undergraduate study.
Renewal: Complete the FAFSA. Eligible students will be notified through their Lakeland University email to accept the Federal Stafford Loans through my.lakeland.edu. Federal regulations require first time borrowers to complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) as well as entrance counseling. Both requirements can be completed online by going to studentloans.gov. Stafford Loans are renewable each year once the FAFSA is completed.
FEDERAL PERKINS LOAN
Loans made through the Federal Perkins Loan program are low-interest federal student loans for undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional financial need. Funds depend on your financial need and the availability of funds at the University.
Amount: Undergraduate student may be eligible to receive up to $5,500 per academic year. The total amount an undergraduate can borrow is $27,500. For graduate or professional students, they are eligible for $8,000 per academic year. The total amount a graduate student can borrow is $60,000 (which includes undergraduate borrowing as well).
Renewal: Complete the FAFSA. Eligible students will be notified through their Lakeland University email to accept the Perkin Loan through their my.lakeland.edu account. Federal regulations require Perkins borrowers to complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) which can be completed online. Award is renewed only if the student continues to meet eligibility requirements and funds are available at the time that the application is complete.
FEDERAL DIRECT PARENT PLUS LOAN
PLUS loans are federal loans that parents of dependent undergraduate students can use to help pay for University. PLUS loans can help pay for education expenses not covered by other financial aid. To qualify for a PLUS loan, the borrower must not have an adverse credit history. The maximum loan amount is the student's cost of attendance (determined by the school) minus any other financial aid received.
Amount: Parents of dependent students may borrow a maximum of the cost of education minus other financial aid.
Renewal: Complete the FAFSA. Parents must apply for the Parent PLUS loan each academic year.
FEDERAL DIRECT GRADUATE PLUS LOAN
PLUS loans are federal loans that graduate students can use to help pay for University. PLUS loans can help pay for education expenses not covered by other financial aid. To qualify for a PLUS loan, the borrower must not have an adverse credit history. The maximum loan amount is the student's cost of attendance (determined by the school) minus any other financial aid received.
Amount: Student may borrow up to the total cost of education minus financial aid with no aggregate maximum.
Renewal: Complete the FAFSA, apply for the Grad PLUS loan. Grad students must reapply for the Grad PLUS loan each academic year.
ALTERNATIVE or PRIVATE LOANS
Alternative or private loans are used to supplement federal student loans or when a student is ineligible for federal student loans. These loans require credit-worthiness and cannot be consolidated with federal student loans.
For more information regarding alternative loans please view our Alternative Loan Informational Sheet:
How to apply for financial aid
The procedure and forms on how to apply for assistance is located on the Lakeland University website. Click on the following links below:
Net Price Calculator
The Net Price Calculator provides an early approximation of what a new first-year, undergraduate student can expect to pay to attend Lakeland University. It is not intended for use by graduate, readmitted, continuing, international or part-time students, who should instead contact the Financial Aid & Educational Funding Office for more information. This calculator is not an official application for financial aid and is not a substitute for applying for financial aid. The student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for federal student aid funds.
Determining Financial Need & Awards
The amount of financial aid for which you are eligible is determined by the formula listed below -
Student's Cost of Attendance (budget)
- Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
= Financial Need
The student's cost of attendance is an estimate of possible annual expenses while attending Lakeland University. The budget includes tuition, housing & meals, books & supplies, miscellaneous, transportation, and loan origination fees for Federal Direct Loan borrowers.
The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is a measure the parent's and/or the student's financial strength and is calculated according to a formula established by federal law. The EFC figure is calculated based on responses to questions on the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The EFC figure is used to determine your federal, state and institutional student aid eligibility.
The EFC is subtracted from the budget to determine the student's financial need. The amount of need-based financial aid cannot exceed the financial need. Examples of need base aid includes: scholarships, federal, state, and institutional grants, federal work-study and federal subsidized loans. The Financial Aid & Educational Funding Office first awards any federal, state, and institutional grants and scholarships for which you are eligible. If a matriculated student has secured a job on campus, federal work study or regular employment is awarded. For prospective students, employment is awarded if there are funds available at the time the award is being completed. Lastly, federal direct loans are awarded to your aid package. The Financial Aid & Educational Funding Office attempts to award grant, loan and work-study funds equitably among all eligible applicants who apply by the priority date. Award amounts are determined by a combination of financial need, federal award limits, and available funding, among other factors. Additionally, students and/or parents of dependent students may apply for federal parent loans or private alternative loans to meet the difference between the cost of attendance and awarded financial aid.
Disbursement of Financial Aid
All financial aid funds, expect Federal Work Study funds, are applied directly to your Lakeland University student account established through the Business Office. Financial aid funds will automatically apply towards tuition, housing, meal plans, books and other charges.
If you receive a scholarship check from a source outside of Lakeland University, you should mail the check to the Business Office at W3718 South Drive, Plymouth, WI, 53073-4878. Be sure to include your Lakeland University student ID number on any correspondence.
The financial aid award is required to be equally divided between all semesters in the academic/award year in which the student is enrolled or plans to enroll. Financial aid is paid to the student's account when the following conditions are met:
Federal work study
As you earn Federal Work Study funds, you will be paid through Lakeland University's monthly payroll system. Federal work study funds are distributed monthly via direct deposit to the student's chosen bank account.
If your financial aid exceeds your student account charges, the balance is paid to you in a form of a refund check.
The Criteria For Selecting Recipients From The Group Of Eligible Applicants
Prospective Students: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to gather information in order to calculate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is a calculated figured based on your financial resources as well as your family's financial resources provided on the FAFSA. This calculation is used to determine how much you and your family can be expected to contribute towards the cost of your education in an academic year.
In addition, a student's financial need is calculated by taking the cost of attendance (COA) minus the expected family contribution (EFC).
COA – EFC = financial need
There are many different types of funding that can be used towards a student's financial need including institutional, state, and federal funding.
To receive financial aid from federal and state programs you must:
Continuing Students: For continued eligibility for aid, students must reapply for aid using the FAFSA annually. To begin your application for aid, visit https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. You may apply as early as January 1st, for the upcoming academic year. Priority deadline for the college funds is March 1st of each year.
Terms of Loans Received, Repayment Plans, & Sample Loan Payments
The terms of any loan received by a student as part of the student's financial assistance package, a sample loan repayment schedule for sample loans and the necessity for repaying loans.
Federal Direct Loans enter repayment (principal and interest) six months after you graduate or cease attending at least half-time status. Standard repayment and alternative repayment plans are available. For details on the various federal loan repayment programs, contact your financial aid counselor or go to the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid website.
The terms and conditions of Direct Loans are included on the Borrower's Rights and Responsibilities Statement, which the borrower receives upon completion of the Department of Education's Master Promissory Note. The borrower may request a copy of their Borrower's Rights and Responsibilities Statement by contacting the Direct Loan Servicing Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID.
Information on your federal loan debt, such as loan ID number(s) and loan servicer(s) contact information, is available on the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) website at studentaid.gov. If you do not have internet access, you can identify your loan servicer(s) by calling 1-800-4-FED-AID.
Your loan servicer(s) will provide you with information about repayment and your repayment start date. The final determination of your monthly payment, interest, and length of repayment is made by your loan servicer(s). For more information regarding loan repayment options, go to the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid website.
For information regarding repayment plans, visit: https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/repayment/plans
Pay As You Earn Repayment:
Sample Loan Payments
Sally Tester has $29,214 in Direct Loan debt, which bears interest at 3.9%. Her income is $35,000 and she is single.
|Repayment plan||Repayment period||Initial monthly payment||Final monthly payment||Total interest paid||Total amount paid|
|Standard*||120 months (10 years)||$294||$294||$6,113||$35,327|
|Graduated*||120 months (10 years)||$165||$494||$7,624||$36,838|
|Pay as you earn**||177 months (14.75 years)||$146||$294||$10,696||$39,910|
|Income-based payment**||133 months (11 years)||$219||$294||$7,204||$36,481|
|Income-contingent repayment**||162 months (13.5 years)||$209||$259||$8,754||$37,968|
* For Direct Consolidation Loans, the repayment period under this plan varies from 10 to 30 years based on your Direct Consolidation Loan amount and other education loan debt. These estimates are based on a 10-year repayment period. You may have a longer repayment period and a lower monthly payment. Ask your servicer for more information.
** Calculations under this plan include an annual 5% income and a 3.3% poverty line increase. Some of your loans may not qualify for this repayment plan. View repayment plan eligibility information in the "Your Loans" section above, or contact your loan servicer.
If you are a new borrower on or after July 1, 2014, the IBR Plan has repayment terms that are different than those described on StudentLoans.gov and that are used in calculating the repayment estimates you see on this site. For such borrowers, payment amounts are 10% of discretionary income instead of 15% and forgiveness is provided for after 20 years instead of 25 years of qualifying repayment. Repayment estimates for the Pay As You Earn Plan produce results identical to what new borrowers are eligible for under the IBR Plan. If you are applying for the IBR Plan, you will receive the repayment terms that you are eligible for even though the repayment estimates and online application do not yet mention the repayment terms above. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Students are eligible to pull over their loan information from NSLDS to see how the different repayment plans work for them. For more information on loan repayments please visit: Repayment Estimator
Federal regulations required schools to provide counseling to borrowers of loans under the FFEL, Federal Direct Loan, or Perkins Loan programs shortly before leaving school or dropping below half-time. The purpose for this is to help students understand their rights and obligations as a student borrower. It also helps counsel them through the repayment options. To complete exit counseling please visit: StudentLoans.gov
Federal Loan Cohort Default Rates
A statement that a student's enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by the home school may be considered enrollment at the home school for the purpose of applying for assistance under the title IV, HEA program.
Study abroad credit requirements must be pre-approved with the registrar's office in order to be consider for enrollment. These credits must also fulfill degree requirements. In addition, a student must be enrolled in at least 6 credits and be making satisfactory academic progress in order to use financial aid funds.
A few of Lakeland University's study abroad opportunities include Lakeland University Japan, Germany, Luxembourg, and Tama University in Japan. For a full listing of study abroad opportunities, please view our international programs.
Tuition refund policy
Any refund policy with which the school is required to comply for the return of unearned tuition and fees or other refundable portions of costs paid to the school.
Students who withdraw from Lakeland University may receive a refund of their tuition, fees, and board costs. Please refer to the Lakeland University's academic policy Traditional Day at https://catalog.lakeland.edu/
Students who withdraw from Lakeland University may receive a refund of their tuition, fees, and board costs. Please refer to the Lakeland University's academic policy William R. Kellett School of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies at https://catalog.lakeland.edu/
Textbooks are available through the Lakeland University's campus bookstore. Go to https://www.bkstr.com/lakelandstore/shop/textbooks-and-course-materials
Information regarding the courses available, click on the term schedule found at Course Schedules
Current students can view course information and textbook requirements, log into my.lakeland.edu at https://my.lakeland.edu/ICS/Muskie_Central/. Once logged in click on your program (Trad Undergrad Students or Kellett School). Next click on Registration Page. On the Registration Page, you can search for a specific course and textbook requirements, dates and times, location, and status.
Cost of Attendance (COA)
The Cost of Attendance (COA) is the estimated amount you can expect to pay for the academic year. The COA includes the direct costs to the institution (tuition, fees, room, board, and books) while the indirect costs include transportation and other miscellaneous expenses. Indirect costs will vary among students.
For tuition and fee costs for the Traditional Program, visit: Tuition and Costs
For tuition and fee costs for the William R. Kellett School, visit: Tuition and Costs
Preferred Lender Lists and Preferred Lender Arrangements
Lakeland University does not participate in a Preferred Lender Program.
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education's central database for student aid. The Department of Education's National Student Loan Data System (NSDLS) receives data from schools, agencies that guaranty loans, the Direct Loan program, and other U.S. Department of Education programs. NSLDS provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and grants that are tracked through their entire cycle; from aid approval through closure.
Lakeland University is required to inform the student or parent that the loan will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and schools determined to be authorized users of the data system.
Please visit National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) at studentaid.gov.
Student Loan Ombudsman Group
The Federal Student Aid Ombudsman Group of the U.S. Department of Education is dedicated to helping resolve disputes related to Direct Loans, Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans, Guaranteed Student loans, and Perkin loans.
If you have a dispute, you can contact the Student Aid Ombudsman Group by going to StudentAid.gov.
Entrance Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers
All new borrowers must complete Federal Direct Loan Entrance Counseling for Direct Subsidized Stafford, Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, and for Direct PLUS loan borrowers. Entrance counseling educates the borrower about their loan terms and conditions, the rights and responsibilities, the loan process, and tips on managing educational expenses.
For more information, see the Department of Education's Entrance Counseling Guide for Direct Loan Borrowers brochure at StudentAid.gov
To complete the Federal Direct Loan Entrance counseling, go to Counseling Instructions
Exit Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers
Federal Regulations require students who have borrowed through a federal loan program to participate in an exit counseling session after they are no longer enrolled. The purpose for exit counseling is to help students understand their rights and obligations as a student borrower, and to help counsel the student through the repayment options. For more information, see the Department of Education's Exit Counseling Guide.
You may complete this requirement through the Department of Education's website Studentloans.gov. Click here to do Exit Counseling. You may need your FSA (Federal Student Aid) username and password to complete exit counseling.
CARES Act report
To review the disabilities policy, please see the section entitled, "Student Disabilities Policy" in the Student Handbook.
Disbursement of Books and Supplies
Students, and Pell Grant eligible students, may utilize excess Title IV financial aid to purchase books at the Follett Bookstore. To be eligible for a book charge the student must have authorized financial aid that exceeds their student account charges. A student will need to print the Lakeland University Book Agreement (from my.lakeland.edu student accounts webpage) and provide a signed copy to the bookstore to allow the student to charge the books to their expected financial aid.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policy
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, also known as the Buckley Amendment, is designed to protect the privacy of all student academic records.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, also known as the Buckley Amendment, is designed to protect the privacy of all student academic records. Records specifically affected by this law are maintained in the Career Development Office, the Office of the Registrar, Student Life, Financial Aid and Student Accounts.
In general, a student has the right to:
Student record information is confidential and private. In accordance with both federal law (FERPA), Lakeland University does not release student record information without prior written consent of the student. The one exception to this is that the College may release "directory information" without prior student consent. Directory information is defined as that information which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Designated directory information at Lakeland University includes the following:
The student's academic file, kept in the Office of the Registrar, contains a permanent record which lists courses, credits, and grades achieved at Lakeland; courses and credits accepted in transfer from other colleges which contributed to the Lakeland degree; date and type of degree awarded; major field(s) of study; minor field(s) of study; and honors awarded at graduation. A student's academic file may also contain information related to course withdrawals, including medical withdrawals.
The Rights and Privacy Act requires that both the academic file and credential file must be available for personal review by the student within 45 days after a formal written request has been communicated to the college. The central purpose of this act is to guarantee the right to examine the contents of personal files and challenge the factual accuracy of the contents or the inclusion of supplementary documents. At Lakeland, any student may examine his or her file by asking at least one day in advance for an appointment to do so. Requests for credential file review should be directed to the Career Development Office, and requests for academic file review should be directed to the Office of the Registrar.
At the time of request, the student must present a valid photo ID as verification of identity. A designated staff person will supervise all file reviews. A student may take notes concerning his/her file contents, but may not remove any portion of the file contents.
A student does not have a right under FERPA to inspect information that is not an education record, such as:
In addition, a student does not have the right to access certain education records, such as:
In general, Lakeland University may not disclose personal information from a student's education records without the student's prior consent. However, the College, in compliance with the law, may disclose personal information without the student's prior consent under these conditions:
To College officials, staff, and others engaged in activities on behalf of the College with a legitimate educational interest. Disclosure of information to school officials, staff, and others whom Lakeland University has determined to have a legitimate educational interest. An individual has a legitimate educational interest if the individual needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities. Such individuals include school officers, faculty, administrative staff, law enforcement and medical and legal personnel, and may include contractors, consultants and professionals engaged by the College where disclosure of the information is necessary for such individuals to fulfill their duties and responsibilities to the College. In addition, these individuals may include Lakeland University students, persons from outside the College, and volunteers, who are requested to serve on an authorized committee or board of the College (such as a disciplinary committee or the Board of Trustees), or to otherwise perform authorized tasks for the College.
To authorized representatives of certain government offices. The College will release information to authorized representatives of the U.S. Comptroller General's Office, the U.S. Attorney General, the U.S. Department of Education, and state and local educational authorities in connection with an audit or an evaluation of federal or state supported programs and to assure the enforcement of or compliance with federal or state legal requirements related to these programs.
To authorized representatives of the state and local government. The College may disclose information to these authorized representatives if disclosure is allowed pursuant to a state statute concerning the juvenile justice system.
To organizations conducting studies for or on behalf of the College. The College may disclose information to organizations seeking to improve education for or on behalf of the College (e.g. developing predictive tests or administering student aid programs).
To accrediting organizations. The College may release information to organizations that accredit colleges and universities for the purpose of assisting their accrediting functions.
To the parents of dependent students. The College may disclose information from a student's records to the student's parents without the student's prior consent, if the student meets the criteria of dependency as defined by Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. In cases of divorce or separation, when relying on dependency as the basis for communication, the College reserves the right to communicate with both parents unless provided with evidence that one parent's rights have been legally revoked or otherwise limited.
The information is a record of a campus disciplinary proceeding. Federal law requires the College to disclose to both the accuser and the accused student the outcome of all student disciplinary proceedings that involve a charge of sexual assault. In addition, the College may disclose the final results of student disciplinary proceedings regarding a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense in which a student has been found to have committed a violation of the College's policies. Final results include name of the offender, violation, and any sanction imposed. The College can also inform parents about violations of the College's drug and alcohol policy by a student under the age of 21.
To officials of other institutions or organizations. To which the student seeks or intends to transfer or in which the student is already enrolled, provided the disclosure is for purposes related to the student's enrollment or transfer. The College has a policy of forwarding records to requesting institutions in these circumstances;
Lawfully Issued Court Orders, Subpoenas, Ex parte Orders. The College will make a reasonable effort to notify the student of the subpoena before complying. However, in the case of a subpoena issued for law enforcement purposes, the College is not required to notify the student of the existence or the contents of the subpoena, or of the information furnished in response to the subpoena, if the Court or other issuing agency has ordered that such information not be disclosed.
For ex parte orders, the College will disclose, without the consent or knowledge of the student or parent, personally identifiable information from the student's education records to the Attorney General of the United States or to his designee in response to an ex parte order in connection with the investigation or prosecution of terrorism crimes. The College will release information as required by the USA Patriot Act.
In health or safety emergency situations. In the case of an emergency, the College will disclose information from education records to the appropriate parties, including parents, if the College deems that knowledge of the information is necessary to protect the health, safety, or well-being of the student or other individuals. Such disclosure may include any disciplinary action previously taken against the student for conduct that posed a significant risk to the safety and well-being of that student, other students, or members of the College community.
In compliance with the Solomon Amendment. Lakeland University will release student information for the purposes of military recruiting to the Department of Defense. The information released is limited to student name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, levels of education and degrees received, prior military experience, and the most recent educational institution attended, unless restricted.
In response to complaints and legal actions involving the student and Lakeland University. If a student or parent initiates legal action or brings complaints against the College, the College may disclose education records relevant to the response to the complaint without a court order or subpoena. In addition, in the event that the College initiates legal action against a parent or student, the College may disclose education records relevant to the action without a court order or subpoena.
In connection with notifications received under a state community notification program. The College will disclose information in connection with notifications received under a state community notification program about a student who is required to register as a sex offender.
To parties who provided or created a record. The College may send education records back to the creator or sender of such records for confirmation of the authenticity of the record (e.g. of a transcript or letter).
Students have the right to request the correction of education records they believe are inaccurate or in violation of their rights. To correct an education record, a student must take the following steps:
Students may authorize the release of education records by completing this form and returning it to the Office of the Registrar.
A current or former student who wishes to permit another person to inspect or receive copies of the student's education records must provide a signed and dated written consent which must:
When a disclosure is made and a parent or student so requests, the College will provide copies of the records disclosed. If the parent of a student who is not an eligible student so requests, the College will provide copies of the records disclosed to the student.
The College will maintain a record of all requests for and disclosures of information from a student's record.
An electronic signature may substitute for a written one. In order to qualify as an electronic signature, appropriate authentication must occur. Lakeland University's student account access satisfies the requirements for an electronic signature. Since students must log in to Lakeland University's e-mail system using their Lakeland University personal login information, an e-mail note from a student's @lakeland.edu e-mail address satisfies FERPA's written consent requirement. However, because security measures for other e-mail systems are not as strict, personal e-mail requests from Gmail, Yahoo, AOL and others will not meet the criteria for written consent.
Transcripts. A college transcript is a record of the student's academic progress including courses, credits, grades, major(s), minor(s), and honors earned at Lakeland University and credits accepted in transfer from other schools.
In accord with the Rights and Privacy Act, transcripts are considered confidential and will not be released to a third party, other than authorized college personnel, without the written permission of the student. Requests for transcripts should be presented, in writing, to the Office of the Registrar, giving notice of at least one week. Electronic transcript requests may be made through the National Student Clearinghouse. All transcript requests must include the student's signature, social security number, and name when attending Lakeland University. In addition, the purpose of the request and to whom the record may be released is required, both on the written form and electronically. The cost of each transcript is $8.00. A request for a rush transcript, to be fulfilled in two business days or less, carries a $10.00 charge. Please note that all financial obligations to the college, including the full payment of all fines, must be arranged to the satisfaction of the Manager of Student Accounts before transcripts will be released or sent.
HIPPA applies to health care providers, private benefit plans, and health care clearinghouses. It does not apply to other types of organizations whose receipt or maintenance of health records is incidental to their normal course of business. FERPA does not limit what records a college may obtain, create or maintain; rather, it provides safeguards for educational records.
The Office of Disability Services (ODS) is committed to ensuring that all information and communication pertaining to a student's disability is maintained as confidential as required or permitted by law. The following guidelines about the treatment of such information have been adopted by ODS and will be shared with students. These guidelines incorporate relevant state and federal regulations.
Please click here to view contact information for disability services.
Lakeland University makes available to the public, upon request, all consumer information required by the United States Office of Education. Consumer information includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following: academic programs, academic progress requirements, career planning services, educational costs, financial aid, job placement outcomes, and student retention. This information is available from the Office of the Registrar. Lakeland University ensures student access to official college records and placement files and maintains the confidentiality of personally identifiable information in accord with federal law.
The student has the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged compliance issues on the part of Lakeland University. The contact information is as follows:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave. SW
Washington, D.D. 20202
The College's FERPA policy will be published annually in the traditional undergraduate academic catalog and the William R. Kellett School of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies academic catalog. Policy updates will also be published as needed here.
Lakeland University complaint process
Updated February 18, 2014
Beginning July 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education regulations to improve the integrity of programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA), as amended (the "Program Integrity Rule"), take effect. The Program Integrity Rule requires, among other things, that each college or university authorized to offer postsecondary education in one or more States ensure access to a complaint process that will permit student consumers to address the following:
Lakeland University, as an institution authorized to provide postsecondary education in the State of Wisconsin, is committed to full compliance with the Program Integrity Rule, and provides the following confirmation to all current and/or prospective students:
The Higher Learning Commission accredits Lakeland University. You may review the University's accreditation documents here.
Lakeland University seeks to resolve all student concerns in a timely and effective manner. To that end, this complaint process serves as an ongoing means for students to discuss concerns or register formal complaints that pertain to alleged violations of State consumer protection laws that include but are not limited to fraud and false advertising; alleged violations of State laws or rules relating to the licensure of postsecondary institutions; and complaints relating to the quality of education or other State or accreditation requirements.
The Offices of Academic Affairs, Campus Life, Admissions, Registrar and Financial Aid all provide specific administrative means to address and resolve most, if not all of the questions and concerns you may have. The contact information for each of these Offices is provided below:
It is expected that students will fully utilize any/all of Lakeland University's administrative procedures to address concerns and/or complaints in as timely a manner as possible. On occasion, however, a student may believe that these administrative procedures have not adequately addressed concerns identified under the Program Integrity Rule. In those select cases, the following independent procedures are provided:
1. The Division of Trade and Consumer Protection of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (the "Division") is prepared to receive and review student consumer complaints regarding alleged fraudulent or abusive practices by a college or university in the delivery of postsecondary academic programs and activities, including, for example, fraud or false advertising. Complaints may be filed with the Division in written or electronic form by accessing the following link: Consumer Complaints.
2. The Office of the Attorney General for the State of Wisconsin is authorized to investigate and prosecute violations of State consumer laws, including laws relating to deceptive advertising, credit, charitable solicitations, telecommunications, telemarketing and sales. The Office cooperates with other States, the Federal Trade Commission and other federal agencies in addressing national consumer protection issues. Further, the Wisconsin Department of Justice Office of Consumer protection litigates cases that are referred to the Department by other States agencies. Complaints may be filed with the Wisconsin Department of Justice Office of Consumer Protection at the following link: Consumer Protection.
3. The Higher Learning Commission ("HLC") is an independent body responsible for the accreditation of programs offered by Lakeland University. HLC relies on constant contact with the University to ensure quality higher learning. Accredited institutions are required to submit progress reports, monitoring reports, contingency reports, and annual reports, as well as to participate in focus visits. Each year, HLC receives a number of complaints from students or other parties. When a complaint raises issues regarding an institution's ability to meet accreditation criteria, HLC will forward a copy of the complaint to the institution and request a formal response. Complaints may be filed with Higher Learning Commission at the following link: Complaints.
4. A variety of other State agencies or State Boards, which are involved in the evaluation and approval of institutional programs, or in the granting of professional certification or licensure, may also be contacted. These agencies include, but may not be limited to, the following:
If you are currently enrolled, or anticipate enrollment, in an educational program that requires State agency or board authorization and/or licensure and do not see it listed here, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs at: 920-565-1021.
Information about Transfer Policies
Academic program requirements may be found in the academic catalog located at: here.
Lakeland University's Master of Arts in Counseling program with a Clinical Mental Health Counseling emphasis meets the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services requirements for education for a Wisconsin Licensed Professional Counselor. The Master of Arts in Counseling program with a School Counseling emphasis and the college's certifiable Education undergraduate program are approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Students completing any of these programs who seek licensure in states other than Wisconsin may have to fulfill additional requirements. Students should refer to the applicable state agencies for further information.
Lakeland University strives to make the transfer credit process as streamlined as possible for students. Members of the Lakeland University staff will consider a student's academic history individually when determining transfer credit. Each transcript from previously attended institutions is reviewed. Lakeland University will consider transfer credit from courses in which the student has earned a grade or C or better and where the course was taken through a regionally accredited college or university.
The Lakeland University credit unit is the semester hour, which is equivalent to 1.5 quarter hours. Quarter hours accepted in transfer will be converted to semester hours. Transferred coursework is not factored into a student's Lakeland University GPA.
Prior to acceptance to Lakeland University, an unofficial evaluation of any prior collegiate coursework will be conducted to give a potential transfer student a reasonable understanding of the coursework and requirements that may remain upon transferring to Lakeland. After acceptance to Lakeland University, a transfer student will receive an official evaluation of his/her transferable credits along with a listing of the courses required to complete a Lakeland University degree. All transfer students must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework at Lakeland University in order to earn a Lakeland degree.
Graduate students seeking admission to Lakeland University may be eligible to transfer graduate-level coursework from another institution. Transfer credits must be from a regionally accredited institution. Potential transfer credit will be evaluated by the Director of the respective graduate programs. The Director may determine transfer credit may be awarded, up to nine (9) semester hours for regionally accredited coursework in which a grade of "B" or better has been earned and where the coursework is relevant to the Lakeland University graduate program.
Grades associated with transfer credit are not included in the calculation of the Lakeland University GPA. All work completed at other institutions will be converted to semester hours when calculating transferable credit.
Information about Transferring Credits
For information regarding the transfer policies held by Lakeland University, please visit:
Lakeland University has established an articulation agreement with the following schools.
Accreditation and Program Approval
Lakeland University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) at 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602; 800-621-7440. The Higher Learning Commission granted Lakeland University accreditation in 1961 as a degree-granting institution. Colleges accredited by the Higher Learning Commission are reviewed regularly to reaffirm accreditation. Lakeland University's last comprehensive evaluation took place in 2019. Following that visit, upon the recommendation of the visiting team, the
University received a ten-year reaffirmation of accreditation. The Higher Learning Commission will conduct Lakeland’s Year 4 review in Summer 2023. Those who wish to submit comments may do so at the following address: https://www.hlcommission.org/Students-Communities/submit-comments.html. Students may receive a copy of Lakeland University's accreditation by contacting Paul White, Director of Institutional Research, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lakeland University's undergraduate teacher education and graduate school counselor preparation programs are approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Lakeland University's graduate program in clinical mental health counseling is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services as a pre-approved professional counseling program under MPSW 14.01.
Lakeland University's graduate program in clinical mental health counseling is also approved as a pre-certification program for substance abuse counselors by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Standards.
Lakeland University is a member in good standing of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). As such, Lakeland is authorized to deliver is programs and services to residents of participating states, territories, and protectorates. For a list of participating states, visit the NC-SARA website (https://www.nc-sara.org)
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org)
Academic Programs (Educational Programs, Faculty and Facilities)
The Lakeland University Traditional Undergraduate Catalog and the William R. Kellett School of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Cal provide information about the academic programs, including requirements for successfully completing a program offered at Lakeland University. Information regarding specific courses, including course numbers, co- and pre-requisites, along with descriptions, may also be found in the catalogs. The catalogs provide a directory of faculty, along with a list of college administrators and Board of Trustee members. The catalogs are published each academic year, and every effort is made to ensure information is accurate at the time of publication.
The Academic Catalog is available here.
Information regarding the college's main campus setting may be found here. Learn about the Lakeland University William R. Kellett School of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Centers here.
Constitution and Citizenship Day
Annually on September 17th, Lakeland University holds an educational event pertaining to the United States Constitution in honor of Constitution Day. This event is in compliance with Federal legislation for educational institutions receiving Federal funding.
Student Body Diversity
Percentage of enrolled, full-time students in these categories: Male, Female, Self-identified members of a racial or ethnic group can be found at ed.gov.
Student Disabilities Policy
To review the disabilities policy, please see the section entitled, "Student Disabilities Policy" in the Student Handbook.
Withdrawal Requirements & Procedures
The Requirements And Procedures For Officially Withdrawing From The School
Traditional Undergraduate Students: Students who wish to withdraw from Lakeland in the middle of the term or who expect to leave Lakeland after completing their current coursework must contact the Senior Director of Student Success and Engagement or their appropriate Success Coach at least 24 hours before leaving the campus if they wish to withdraw in good standing. It is important to make this contact early because the official withdrawal process includes a series of important actions, including, but not limited to, completing a Withdrawal from the College form; filling out a Course Withdrawal form; returning equipment, books, and/or keys; clearing one's financial accounts; and participating in a brief exit interview.
William R. Kellett School of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Students: Students who wish to withdraw from Lakeland during a term must contact their Kellett advisor and complete the official withdrawal process if they wish to withdraw in good standing. (Please refer to the "Financial Information" section of this catalog for the refund policy.)
For more information visit: Traditional Day Students or William R. Kellett School of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Students
All Students: Students who are receiving financial assistance are strongly encouraged to consult with a representative from Financial Aid to identify and understand the financial assistance/monetary implications of processing this withdrawal transaction. (Please refer to the "Financial Information" section of this catalog for the refund policy.)
International students with F1/J1 visas must consult with the International Student Office to discuss the serious immigration consequences that may result from withdrawing from Lakeland.
For more information visit: More Information
ASFSR Annual Security Report
These charts include offenses that were reported to the Lakeland University Safety and Security Department, Sheboygan County Sheriff's Department, and other University officials who have significant responsibilities for student and campus activities. These offenses are compiled in accordance with the provisions of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
School policies and sanctions related to copyright infringement including a statement that explicitly informs its students that unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject the students to civil and criminal liabilities; a summary of the penalties for violation of Federal copyright laws and a description of the schools policies with respect to unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, including disciplinary actions that are taken again students who engage in illegal or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials using the school's information technology system.
For the full policy instilled by Lakeland University please visit: Full Policy
The possible criminal penalty for copyright infringement is up to five years in prison and up to a $250,000 monetary fine.
For more information please visit: https://www.copyright.gov/
Uploading or downloading works protected by copyright without the authority of the copyright owner is an infringement of the copyright owner's exclusive rights of reproduction and/or distribution. Anyone found to have infringed a copyrighted work may be liable for statutory damages up to $30,000 for each work infringed and, if willful infringement is proven by the copyright owner, that amount may be increased up to $150,000 for each work infringed. In addition, an infringer of a work may also be liable for the attorney's fees incurred by the copyright owner to enforce his or her rights.
Visit: Fair-Use FAQ
Alcohol & Drug Use Policy
Lakeland University is concerned about the way in which alcohol use and abuse can affect the individual employee, the rights and well-being of non-users, and the primary mission of the institution. Therefore, Lakeland University's alcohol and drug policy is designed to promote responsible behaviors and attitudes as they relate to the use of alcohol, to inform employees about the possible effects of the use of alcohol upon themselves and the community, to help individual employees experiencing difficulties associated with the use of alcohol, and to explicitly require adherence to local, state and federal laws regarding alcohol and drugs.
State law and local ordinances relating to alcohol:
The use of alcoholic beverages on Lakeland property must be in accordance with the laws of the State of Wisconsin and the Town of Herman. The following are some, but not all, of the important points relative to alcoholic beverages:
It is unlawful for any person:
Lakeland University's alcohol and drug policy:
Violation of any part of this policy will result in corrective action that may include referrals as discussed below, suspension, or termination of employment. Any member of the college community who violates the provisions of this policy, or whose behavior is impaired by alcohol or controlled substances, may be required to complete an Employee Assistance Program referral as a condition of continued employment. Violations of this policy may also result in corrective action, up to and including suspension or termination of employment from the college and referral for prosecution.
Likewise, employees who need help in dealing with alcohol or drug related problems are encouraged to seek professional assistance. The Employee Assistance Program can provide assessments or interventions for individuals seeking help. An employee's participation in the program will be encouraged and handled confidentially.
All new students are required to provide dates/proof for Tetanus (Tdap) and 2 doses of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR). A Tuberculosis skin test (TB) is also required within 12 months of coming to campus. Students are encouraged to have this done prior to coming on campus, but the skin test is available through the college Health Center. The Meningitis, Varicella and Hepatitis B vaccines are strongly recommended. No immunizations are done at the Health Center.
Wisconsin State Statue 36.25(46) requires all students who will be residing in a campus residence hall to be informed yearly about the risks associated with Hepatitis B and Meningococcal diseases and the vaccines available to prevent these diseases. Each student residing in a campus residence must indicate if he/she has received the vaccines or sign the waiver.
The waiver and section to provide the immunization dates are located on the Health & Counseling page.
Health risks associated with drugs/alcohol
Alcohol and drug abuse have many health risks. Excessive use has immediate effects that increase the risk of many harmful health conditions. Over time, excessive alcohol and drug use can lead to the development of chronic diseases, neurological impairments and social problems. Below is a complete and detailed account of these health risks.
Drug Fact Sheets
Fact Sheets- Alcohol Use and Health
NIH Brochures and Fact Sheets
Preventing drug and alcohol abuse
College is filled with new experiences, from academics and athletics to dorm life and dating. You may be living away from home for the first time, and making your own decisions about when to go to bed, with whom to spend time, and what to do in your free time. Many college students consume alcohol and/or other substances some of the time, and it may not become an issue. For others, however, the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs is a major issue. For research-based information and tips on preventing alcohol and drug abuse visit www.CollegeDrinkingPrevention.gov and collegesubstanceabuseprevention.org.
Incident reporting forms
Please visit our Health & Counseling page to submit a reporting form.
Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.
Retention rates for first-time students pursuing bachelor's degrees who began their studies in fall 2015 and returned in fall 2016: full-time students – 62%, part-time students – 47%.
The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.
Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.
Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 24 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2016.
Percentage of full-time, first-time students who began their studies in fall 2010 who graduated or transferred out within 150% of "normal time" to completion for their program: 54% overall graduation rate, transfer-out rate not reported. Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor's degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.
Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Percentage of full-time, first-time students who began their studies in fall 2010 and received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion for their program by gender for students pursuing bachelor's degrees: 51% of males, 57% of females.
Percentage of full-time, first-time students who began their studies in fall 2010 and received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion for their program by race/ethnicity for students pursuing bachelor's degrees: American Indian or Alaska Native - 75%, Asian - 0%, black or African-American 38%, Hispanic/Latino - 43%, white - 57%, race/ethnicity unknown - 0%, non-resident alien - 100%.
This information is also published on the National Center for Education Statistics website.
The mission of Lakeland is not to provide substantial preparation for student to enroll in another eligible undergraduate institution.
Cumulative Placement Data
Lakeland University surveys graduates one-year post-graduation. Placement data for graduates completing the alumni survey from 2009 – 2012 is on the link below.
Satisfactory academic progress (SAP) policy
Lakeland University is required to establish and consistently apply standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for all students who receive funds from Title IV programs of financial assistance. The policy requires that the college use quantitative and qualitative methods to measure student's academic progress. This policy requires a review of student progress after every payment period. For additional information, please refer to the Lakeland University's Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
An appeal process exists for anyone whose financial aid eligibility is terminated as a result of failure to meet the conditions of the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. Those students affected will receive notice of the appeal process.
Academic Program Assessment
Every academic program at Lakeland University has identified a series of Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) by which the faculty within the program may know whether students are learning what the faculty intend during their study. PLOs were developed by faculty after mapping program curricula to intended learning outcomes or goals for each program.
On an annual basis, each program collects data on one or more PLOs in a planned and thoughtful manner. Each program schedules its data collection so that every PLO is evaluated at least once during any given 5-year cycle. Faculty chose this system because some smaller programs only offer upper level courses periodically as students move through the sequence of courses, but every PLO for a program is tied to a course that is generally offered with a 5-year cycle.
At the end of each year, program faculty develop a report on the PLOs evaluated that year. This report includes the PLO measured, a summary of the results observed, what the results tell the faculty about the PLO and the curriculum, what steps the faculty will take to improve student learning in the next year, and what PLOs will be evaluated in the following year.
All of the individual program reports are collected and published for the Lakeland University community annually. Below are PDF copies of the two most recent Assessment Booklets assembled as a result of this effort. Note that publication of the assessment booklets generally takes place over the summer, thus these copies lag by approximately one year.
Questions about this process and assessment efforts at Lakeland University should be directed to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
2017 – 2018 Assessment Booklet
2016 – 2017 Assessment Booklet
Professional Licensure Disclosures
Professional Licensure Disclosures
The University provides information on professional programs that lead to licensure or certification in compliance with federal regulations, specifically 34 CFR § 668.43 (a)(5)(v), § 668.43 (c), and § 600.9 (c)(2)(i)-(iii). These professional licensure programs are defined as those that are designed to meet educational requirements for a specific professional licensure or certification that is required for employment in an occupation.
Student State of Residence
The requirements for professional licensure can vary from state to state, so it is important for the University to be informed when a student enrolled in a professional program changes their residence. Students are responsible to notify the University when their permanent address changes.
Professional Licensure Programs
Program faculty determine the status of educational requirements for licensure in each State as Met, Not Met, or Undetermined and review them on a regular basis. Students who plan to pursue licensure for any program should be aware that individual state requirements change frequently, and each student should always check with licensure board in the student’s state of residence (or intended residence) to confirm licensure requirements. Many state licenses require additional licensure steps such as professional examinations, background checks, work experience, and so on that are not met within the program; students are individually responsible for determining the specific additional requirements of their states of residence.
The following Lakeland University programs meet the federal definition of a professional licensure program:
The linked PDF file contains information for each of the above programs for each state and territory as known to the faculty of Lakeland University.
Consumer Information for Student Athletes
Lakeland University complies with the requirements of the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) by completing an annual report of our institution's intercollegiate athletic programs. The report is available on the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education website. You may also view the 2017 EADA report on our site.
To receive additional information about Lakeland University's athletic programs, please visit lakelandmuskies.com or contact the Athletic Department at 920-565-1512.
Annually by July 1, schools that are attended by students receiving athletically-related student aid must produce a report containing graduation rate information. Because Lakeland does not offer athletically-related student aid, numbers in these areas are not reported. Information regarding graduation rates can be received by contacting the athletic department.
Completion/Graduation Rates for student athletes
Completion/Graduation Rates for Lakeland University student athletes is available here from the NCAA.
Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act
Lakeland's information Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act can be accessed here. You can also request a copy of this report from one of the following locations: Athletics office, admissions, dean of student's office, registrar's office, financial aid.
Voter Registration Information
Anyone wishing to vote in the state of Wisconsin has three options to register:
NOTE: Proof of residency is required for voter registration and must be current and valid. The purpose of the proof of residency document is to establish the voter's current address, not to prove that the voter complies with the 28 consecutive day residency requirement. The voter's sworn statement on the registration form that they meet the 28-day requirement shall be presumed to be true unless the inspector or a challenger has first-hand knowledge sufficient to question the certification.
Lakeland University does not have certificate programs that require gainful employment disclosure.
Statement of ethical principles and code of conduct
The Lakeland University Financial Aid & Educational Funding Office has adopted and will follow the Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for Financial Aid Professionals as created by the National Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA). The Lakeland University Financial Aid & Educational Funding Office is dedicated to providing customer service to our students and their families with the appropriate level of professionalism and commitment to ethical standards.
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
STATEMENT OF ETHICAL PRINCIPLES
NASFAA's Statement of Ethical principles provides that the primary goal of the institutional financial aid professional is to help students achieve their educational potential by providing appropriate financial resources. To this end, this Statement provides that the financial aid professional shall:
Title IV loan code of conduct
Lakeland University, as a participant in the Title IV federal loan program, is required by the Department of Education to develop, publish, and enforce a code of conduct. The code of conduct requirements are set forth in the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) signed into law on August 14, 2008. The following code of conduct applies to all officers, employees, and agents of Lakeland University.
Reason for policy
The HEOA program participation agreement which must be executed by all colleges and universities participating in Title IV financial aid programs, including student loan programs, requires a code of conduct with which the institution's agents and employees shall comply. Such code must prohibit a conflict of interest with the responsibilities of an agent or employee of an institution with respect to such loans, and include the provisions set forth in HEOA related to conflicts. The law further specified that the code shall be displayed prominently.
Ban on revenue sharing agreements
Neither Lakeland University, nor any of its officers, employees, or agents will enter into any revenue-sharing arrangements with any lender. A lender as defined by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, amending the Higher Education Act of 1965, Pub. L. #110-315 (2008), (HEOA) as any arrangement between a school and a lender that results in the lender paying a fee or other benefits, including a share of the profits, to the school, its officers, employees or agents, as a result of the school recommending the lender to its students or families of those students.
Ban on gifts
No officer or employee of Lakeland University's Office of Financial Aid or any employee or agent who has responsibilities with respect to educational loans shall solicit or accept any gift from any lender, guaranty agency or loan servicer. This is not limited just to those providers of Title IV loans. HEOA does provide for some exceptions related to specific types of activities or literature. This includes:
For purposes of this prohibition, the term "gift" means any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, or other item having a monetary value of more than a de minimum amount. The term includes a gift of services, transportation, lodging or meals, whether provided in-kind, by purchase of a ticket, payment in advance, or reimbursement after the expense has been incurred.
Ban on contracting arrangements
No officer or employee of Lakeland University's Office of Financial Aid or any employee or agent who has responsibilities with respect to educational loans should accept any fee, payment or financial benefit as compensation for any type of consulting arrangement or other contract to provide services to or on behalf of a lender relating to education loans.
Prohibition against steering borrowers
Lakeland University and its officers, employees or agents are prohibited to steer borrowers to particular lenders, or delaying loan certifications. The prohibition includes assigning any first-time borrower's loan to a particular lender as part of their award packaging or through other methods.
Prohibition on offers of funds for private loans
Lakeland University and its officers, employees or agents are prohibited to request or accept offers of funds for private loans. The prohibition includes any offer of funds for loans to students at the institution, including funds for an opportunity pool loan, in exchange for providing concessions or promises to the lender for a specific number of loans, or inclusion on a preferred lender list.
Ban on staffing assistance
Lakeland University and its officers, employees or agents will not request or accept any assistance with call center staffing or financial aid office staffing. However, HEOA does not prohibit schools from requesting or accepting assistance from a lender related to:
Ban on advisory board compensation
Lakeland University and its officers, employees or agents may not receive anything of value from a lender, guarantor, or group in exchange for serving on an advisory board. They may, however, accept reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred while serving in this capacity.
Title IV funds
Students withdrawing from Lakeland University may be required to repay some of the federal, state, and Lakeland grants and/or loans. The federal formula requires a return of Title IV aid if the student received federal financial assistance in the form of a Pell Grant, a Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), a Talent Incentive Program Grant (TIP Grant), Federal Perkins Loan, a PLUS Loan, or a Federal Stafford Direct Student Loan and withdrew on or before completing 60% of the semester. The percentage of Title IV aid to be returned is equal to the number of calendar days remaining in the semester divided by the number of calendar days in the semester. Scheduled breaks of more than four consecutive days are excluded. If any funds remain after the return of Title IV aid, they will be used to repay Lakeland University funds, state funds, other private sources and the student in proportion to the amount received from each non-federal source as long as there is no balance on the student's account at the time of withdrawal. If there is an unpaid balance, then all aid sources will be repaid before any funds are returned to the student.
Allocation of Returned Title IV Aid:
Funds will be returned to the federal government in the following order:
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