The following information is a list of consumer information that Ozarka College is required by federal regulation to make available to you as a student or parent of a student. This is a brief summary of the information available and contact information is provided if you would like to request a paper copy.
Ozarka College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Arkansas Higher Education Consumer Guide (Act 539 of 2021)
The Arkansas Higher Education Consumer Guide provides critical information, such as retention and graduation rates, cost of tuition, loan default rates, admission rates, average test scores, job placement rates, and income of college alumni, with the intention of better informing prospective students and legal guardians of prospective students. Institutions are required by Arkansas law to provide the Higher Education Consumer Guide to all prospective students before completing application and the prospective student must verify that he or she has been provided the guide. Visit ADHE's consumer guide for Ozarka here
College Navigator is a free consumer information tool that guides, leads, and directs students, parents, high school counselors, and other interested parties to information about higher education institution. The primary source for College Navigator is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, or IPEDS.
Ozarka College takes very seriously complaints and concerns regarding the institution. Most complaints or concerns of a specific nature should be initiated and resolved at the campus level through normal college processes whenever possible.
Complaints associated with the institution’s compliance with academic program quality and accrediting standards may be directed to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), following their complaint process. HLC Complaint Process.
For students receiving online instruction, complaints may first be filed using the Academic Grievance Procedure found in the college. If a student is not satisfied with the outcome of this process, they may go through the Arkansas Department of Higher Education’s procedure here.
Each year, on September 17th, an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution is presented in the Paul Weaver Library. Contact: Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org or 870-368-2054.
NOTE: If September the 17th falls on a Saturday, Sunday or a Holiday, Constitution Day will be held during the preceding or following week.
Cost of Attendance
A student’s cost of attendance (COA) is established solely for use in calculating federal financial aid eligibility and awarding financial aid, for a specific period of enrollment. The College uses estimated monthly living expenses, and an average cost of tuition, electronic course materials and books. Please visit our Net Price Calculator for specific programs.
The Vice President of Student Services serves as Ozarka College's coordinator for Disability Services. Students interested in the academic and auxiliary services available (as mandated in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) should make an appointment with the VPSS's office. Please call (870)368-2027 for more details.
The College may exercise discretion to accommodate special circumstances, with respect to some aspects of eligibility, using professional judgment. Professional judgment allows the College to treat a student individually when the student has special circumstances not sufficiently addressed by standard procedures. The College uses professional judgment on a case-by-case basis.
Special circumstances will include conditions that differentiate an individual student from a whole class of students. The College will not accept professional judgments made for a student by another school, but will independently review the circumstances and, if appropriate, document the professional judgment decision. The decision of the College regarding professional judgment is final and cannot be appealed to the U.S. Department of Education.
A student should contact the financial aid office if interested in submitting a professional judgment request.
Note: The College will complete verification before exercising professional judgment for students who have been selected for verification.
Safety and Security
Emergency-Call 911 for Ambulance, Fire, or Crime in Progress
Izard County Sheriff’s Department - 870-368-4203
Fulton County Sheriff’s Department – 870-895-2601
Sharp County Sheriff’s Department – 870-994-7329
Ash Flat Police Department – 870-994-3061
Stone County Sheriff’s Department – 870-269-3825
Mountain View Police Department – 870-269-4211
To report a crime or other non-emergency communications Students are also encouraged to report crimes or suspicious activity to the Executive Vice President of Finance or the campus security officer.
Readmission of Service Members
Ozarka College allows Service members and reservists to be readmitted to a program if they are temporarily unable to attend class or have to suspend their studies due to service requirements. Service members are encouraged to communicate their service requirements to their instructor(s) as well as the Registrar’s Office as far in advance as is reasonable under the circumstance, and must notify the Registrar’s Office of his or her intent to return to school within three years after the completion of the period of service.
Following (34 C.F.R. 668.8), Ozarka College will admit the Service member with the same academic status, which means:
to the same program to which the student was last admitted or, if that exact program is no longer offered, the program that is most similar to that program, unless the student chooses a different program;
at the same enrollment status, unless the student wants to enroll at a different enrollment status;
with the same number of credit hours or clock hours previously completed, unless the student is readmitted to a different program to which the completed credit hours or clock hours are not transferable, and
with the same academic standing (e.g., with the same satisfactory academic progress status) the student previously had.
Return of Unearned Federal Military Tuition Assistance Funds
Federal Military Tuition Assistance funds are earned on a proportional basis, and unearned funds must be returned directly to the appropriate Military Department on a proportional basis when a student drops a course, withdraws, or due to a similar non-attendance category. Unearned TA Funds will be returned according to the table linked here. Any debt created by the return of unearned TA funds will be the responsibility of the student. In instances when a Service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, Ozarka College will work with the affected Service member to identify solutions that will not result in a student debt for the returned portion.
Title IX protects the Ozarka College community from sexual discrimination, harassment and misconduct in a school's educational programs and activities. Title IX protects the Ozarka College community in connection with all academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic, and other programs, whether those programs take place on Ozarka College property, in Ozarka College transportation, at a class or training program sponsored by Ozarka College at another location or elsewhere.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Ozarka College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action college. Accordingly, the College seeks to develop degree credit programs, courses, and community service offerings and to provide open admission, counseling, and placement services for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, National origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, or veteran status.
All complaints or any concerns about conduct that may violate the Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation and Sexual Policy should be submitted to the Title IX Coordinator:
Vice President of Student Services
218 College Drive
P.O. Box 10, Melbourne, AR 72556
Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation and Sexual Policy and Procedure
A federal financial aid student may be chosen to participate in the verification process by the U.S. Department of Education Central Processing System. The Central Processing System prints an asterisk next to the expected family contribution (EFC) on the Student Aid Report (SAR) or SAR Acknowledgement to identify the student has been selected for verification.
The purpose of verification is to maintain the integrity of federal financial aid programs by verifying the information provided by students and parents on financial aid applications.
If a student is selected for verification, the College will request the student provide all applicable documentation, which may include, but is not limited to, the following:
IRS-issued federal tax return transcript(s)
IRS W-2 form for each source of employment income
Verification of household member(s) receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program (SNAP) benefits
Verification of child support paid
Verification of untaxed income
Documentation of high school completion
State Government-issued photo identification
Statement of Educational Purpose
Additional documents may be required by the College to complete the verification process.
A student will receive written notification from the College of verification requirements, required documentation and the timelines for completion of the process.
Failure to comply with a request for verification documents within 30 days of receiving written notification from the College can result in the deactivation of the federal financial aid application.
Availability of Employees for Information Dissemination Purpose
Requests for information by students about the college should be directed to the Vice President of Student Services, 218 College Drive, Melbourne, AR 72556. (870-368-2300 or 1-800-821-4335). Other employees, such as admissions, advisors, and financial aid counselors, may also provide information regarding their specific areas of responsibility. If a student needs a paper copy of any of the information they can contact the admissions or financial aid offices.
PO Box 10
Melbourne, Ar 72556
218 College Drive
Melbourne, Ar 72556