The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), includes many disclosure and reporting requirements. A disclosure requirement is information that a postsecondary education institution is required to distribute or make available to another party, such as students or employees. A reporting requirement is information submitted to the U.S. Department of Education or other agencies. Disclosure and reporting requirements sometimes overlap. For certain topics, institutions are required to make information available to students or others and to submit information to the Department of Education.

At Hartnell Community College, we want you to be able to make an informed choice about attending our school. The U.S. Department of Education and other government entities mandate that colleges who participate in student financial aid programs provide various types of consumer information to the public. We have assembled this information here in our website to make it easy for our current and future students and their families. The information includes:

General Institutional Information

Financial Aid Information and Policies


National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

HEOA Sec.489 amended HEA Sec.485B(d)94) (20 U.S.C. 1092b)

Institutions that enter into an agreement with a potential student, or student regarding a Title IV, HEA loan are required to inform the student or parent that the loan will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system.

Information Regarding Student Outcomes

Student Enrollment, Success, Completion & Transfers

Information Regarding Health and Safety