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All institutions participating in federal financial aid programs are required to provide enrolled and potential students and current and prospective employees available consumer information. This page provides useful links that fulfill CWI's compliance with the disclosure requirements under the 1998 Amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965 to disclose annually where the following student consumer information may be found.
Below is a list of the disclosure requirements, and links to pages that contain the actual information or where to obtain the information.
To request and receive this information in writing, contact College of Western Idaho, One Stop Student Services;
One Stop Student Services
P.O. Box 3010 MS 3000
Nampa, ID 83653
Subject Links Privacy of Student Records−Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) current-students/ferpa-policies
Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities current-students/disability-services
Student Diversity student-diversity Price of Attendance current-students/tuition-and-fees Net Price Calculator net-price-calculator Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid current-students/tuition-and-fees
A list of textbooks for our courses can be found by logging into my.cwi.edu, going to Registration in My Toolkit, selecting a class and clicking the link at the bottom of the page for prices of required textbook(s) and supplies or visit our bookstore on-line at current-students/bookstore
Educational Programs program
Instructional Facilities info/locations-and-maps Faculty community-connections/faculty-and-staff-directory Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements future-students/transfer-information
Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs info/accreditation
Copyright Infringement - Policies and Sanctions info/digital-millennium-copyright-act-dmca
Computer Use and File Sharing info/file-sharing-cwi-network
Student Life current-students/student-life Career and Job Placement Services current-students/career-college-transfer-center Blackboard Refunding Contract current-students/refunds Constitution Day and Voter Information current-students/constitution-day-and-voter-education
Health and Safety
Subject Links Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
(Student Substance Abuse Policy, p. 31,
Alcohol and Drugs, p. 37)
(Tobacco-Free Campus, p. 30)
Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics, and Crime Log
(See p. 42) programs-degrees/healthcare-emergency-medical-services
This statement addresses the U.S. Department Regulatory Citation: 34 CFR § 668.71 through 668.75, Federal Register Pages: 66913, 66958-66960 Regarding the Prohibition of Misrepresentation to Students and Others at College of Western Idaho.
College of Western Idaho strives to provide accurate, honest and clear information in print, online, broadcast media or oral presentations. The college will make every effort to avoid misrepresentation to students and others in communications made in writing, visually, orally, or through other means. Training of employees and monitoring communication is a key component of this procedure.
The current regulations provide numerous examples of topics that cannot be misrepresented within each of the four areas covered by statute 20 USC § 1094(c)(3). Those four areas include:
- The nature of the institution’s educational programs
- You can find full program information at programs
- You can find transfer credit information at future-students/transferring-cwi
- The institution’s financial charges.
- You can find tuition and fees info at current-students/tuition-and-fees
- The employability of the institution’s graduates.
- You can find employment data and salary wage information at the Idaho Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Employment & Wages Survey.
- Relationship with the Department of Education. A Title IV eligible school may not describe its participation in a way that suggests approval or endorsement by the Department of Education of the quality of its educational programs.
If you have any additional questions please contact One Stop Student Services in person, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 208.562.3000.
- The nature of the institution’s educational programs
Student Appeals Through NC-SARA
View NC-SARA information for CWI programs
State Authorization and Regulatory Compliance
The State of Idaho is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and the College of Western Idaho is one of the approved SARA institutions in Idaho. As such, we adhere to an established common set of standards for offering post-secondary distance education among member states, districts and territories. Participation in SARA is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state.
While we monitor the laws in each state, and strive to keep you apprised of relevant changes that may affect you, the authorization of distance education and licensure requirements are determined by each state, and things change frequently. If you are pursuing education, particularly toward licensure, thorough CWI while in another state, you are strongly advised to check with the relevant state regulators and/or licensing body as it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure that you meet the requirements for licensure or certification in the state or locality you plan to work in. For additional information on professional licensure, you can review the SARA Professional Licensure resource page.
For questions about the student complaint process for Online and Distance Education courses or programs at College of Western Idaho, please contact Chad Trisler, Dean of Students or Patrick Tanner, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment and Student Success. More information about filing an institutional appeal is available below, or you may use the General Complaint Form.
College of Western Idaho
PO Box 3010
Nampa, ID 83653
E-Mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The College of Western Idaho strives to provide the highest quality educational opportunities available. However, if a conflict does arise, our efforts are meant to resolve your grievances, complaints, and concerns in an expeditious, fair, and amicable manner.
Appeals to the Institution
Students with concerns, complaints, and/or petitions have access to processes to resolve their concern(s). The college encourages informal resolution as a first step, working with faculty, programs, colleges and similar structures, depending on the nature of the concern. Academic appeals are heard in one of the following committees: Academic Integrity Board or the Academic Records Board, as described in the Student Appeals section of the CWI Catalog.
Your academic success advisor or an OneStop Representative can help you identify where to locate the correct form for your situation. Most appeal processes require a form to initiate the process. which can be downloaded from the Forms and Publications page by searching under Registration and Records.
Additional appeals processes
- Academic Records Appeal — To drop or withdrawal from classes or request a refund or reduction in fees based on unexpected or extenuating circumstances
- Academic Misconduct Appeal — For academic misconduct or academic integrity hearings (Used after meeting with the Instructor and Department Chair without resolution)
- Behavioral Misconduct Appeal — For hearings conducted through student affairs addressing non-academic misconduct
- Grade Appeal — To appeal a grade which may have be issued incorrectly or inappropriately (Used after meeting with the Instructor and Department Chair without resolution)
- Satisfactory Academic Process (SAP Appeal) — To appeal loss of financial aid due to academic progress
- Sexual Harassment Grievance Process — To file a grievance regarding Sexual Harassment or rights protected under Title IX
- Workforce Development Appeal Process — Refund/Cancellation/Appeal Process
- General Grievance Process — To file a grievance or appeal not addressed above
- Ethics Hotline — To report fraud, waste, or other unethical behavior (may be submitted anonymously)
Additional useful forms, documents, and information from various offices are available on the Forms and Publications page.
Appeals at the State Level
The SARA program requires that a student must first attempt to resolve any disputes at the member school level before filing a state-level appeal. All relevant CWI appeal processes must be completed prior to appealing to the Idaho State Board of Education. If you have not attempted to resolve the situation through CWI, see the section above. Please be aware that there may only be one appeal option, or there may be several that may be able to resolve your concern. If you are uncertain which appeals may apply to you, please contact your advisor, the CWI OneStop, or the CWI Dean of Students Office for assistance in determining the appropriate avenues for appeal.
If you have exhausted your appeal options at CWI and are still unsatisfied with the outcome of your dispute, you may may choose to file an appeal at the state level.
- If you are a CWI student who is completing coursework from another state, you will utilize the Idaho State Board of Education Complaint Procedures.
- If you are student living in Idaho, completing coursework at an institution in another state, contact the state office where the institution is located for complaint procedures.
- If you are a CWI student who lives in Idaho, you are not covered under SARA and can not appeal using this process.
- If you are taking courses at an institution located in California, you will need to file an appeal through the California Department of Consumer Affairs, as California is not a SARA participant.
In accordance with the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, the College of Western Idaho must make available to current and prospective students information about student body diversity.
The data below shows the Fall 2021 undergraduate student headcount (as reported to IPEDS in the latest Fall Enrollment Survey) and the percentage of those students that enrolled with a full-time credit load for that term. An undergraduate student is any student enrolled for college credit at the institution, including high school students participating in dual credit enrollment through CWI. This excludes Workforce Development and Adult Education students.
Fall 2021 Undergraduate Students by Gender
Percentage w/ Full-Time Credit Load
Source: CWI’s 2021-2022 IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey
Fall 2021 Undergraduate Students by Race/Ethnicity
Race/Ethnicity Description Student Count Percentage w/ Full-Time Credit Load American Indian 80 23% Asian 220 38% Black or African American 200 29% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 23 39% Hispanic/Latino 1,860 25% Nonresident Alien 105 28% Two or More Races 289 21% Unknown 438 13% White 7,188 25% Total 10,403 25%
Source: CWI’s 2021-2022 IPEDS Fall Enrollment Survey
Fall 2020 Undergraduate Students With Federal Pell Grant Funding
Percentage of Students Who Received Pell Grant Funding
First-Time, Full-Time Degree-Seeking Undergraduates 825
All Other Undergraduates
Source: CWI’s 2021-2022 IPEDS Student Financial Aid Survey
Student Financial Assistance
Subject Links Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information current-students/financial-aid Student Financial Aid Information file/financial-aid-terms-conditions
Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
(Process for Violating the Drug and Alcohol Policy, p. 32)
Student Loan Information current-students/student-and-parent-loans Entrance Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers current-students/student-and-parent-loans
Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers current-students/student-and-parent-loans
Institutional Code of Conduct for Education Loans file/nasfaa-federal-code-conduct Disbursement for Books and Supplies current-students/disbursements-and-refunds
Subject Links/Data Retention Rate
Graduation Rates http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=College+of+Western+Idaho&s=all&id=455114#retgrad Transfer-Out Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act) http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=College+of+Western+Idaho&s=all&id=455114#retgrad CTE Positive Placement Rate* 66%
*Source: Idaho CTE Postsecondary Follow Up Survey Results for 2020-2021 CTE graduates. Includes those who were employed or seeking additional education at the time of the survey.
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