Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
In carrying out their assigned responsibilities, many offices at the University of Michigan-Flint collect and maintain information about students. Although these records belong to the university, both university policy and federal law accord students a number of rights concerning these records. The Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) established the rules and regulations regarding access to and disclosure of student records.
To fulfill FERPA requirements, the university has established Policies on Student Records. These policies outline a student’s rights regarding his/her records, where records about the student may be kept and maintained, what kinds of information are in those records, the conditions under which the student or anyone else may have access to information in those records, and what action a student can take if it is believed that the information in his/her record is inaccurate or that the student’s rights have been compromised. The policies on student records are on the Registrar's website. For more information or to receive a copy, contact the Office of the Registrar, 266 University Pavilion, Tel: (810) 762-3344.
Copies of the university’s policies on student records and the pertinent federal law, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), are posted on the bulletin board outside the Registrar’s Office, 266 University Pavilion.
Facilities & Services for Disabled Students
For information on facilities and services for disabled students, contact Counseling, Accessibility, and Psychological Services, 264 UCEN, (810) 762-3456, TTY: (810) 766-6727.
Student Body Diversity
For information about the diversity of the university student body, contact the Office of Institutional Analysis, 1000 Northbank Center, (810) 762-3327.
Cost of Attending the University
For actual tuition and fee charges contact:
261 University Pavilion
Student Accounts Website
For estimated tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, and personal/miscellaneous expenses contact:
Office of Financial Aid
277 University Pavilion
Cost Calculator on the Financial Aid Website
The university has a tuition refund policy that stipulates the amount of tuition and fees that are refunded to a student who drops one or more courses, or withdraws from all classes during a term. See Refund Procedures. In addition, certain refund policies may apply to out-of-state distance education students. See State Authorization and click on your state.
Students who are withdrawing from all classes at the university must notify the Registrar’s Office by following specific withdrawal procedures posted on the Disenrollment/Withdrawal page.
Repayment Policy (Return of Title IV Aid)
The federal government mandates that students who withdraw from all classes may only keep the financial aid (federal Title IV grant and loan assistance) they have “earned” up to the time of withdrawal. Funds that were disbursed in excess of the earned amount must be returned by the university and/or the student to the federal government. The repayment policy is available on the Disenrolling from the University page.
Descriptions of Academic Programs
Information on the university’s academic programs and degree offerings is available from the various schools/colleges and admitting offices (Undergraduate Admissions, Graduate Programs). See Academic Programs.
Information on the university’s faculty and instructional personnel is available online in the Catalog's Campus Directory.
The course schedule may be found on the Registrar's website.
The University of Michigan-Flint is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413, (800) 621-7440. Students may review copies of documents regarding entities that accredit, license, or approve the institution and its programs. Contact the Office of Institutional Analysis, 200 University Pavilion, (810) 762-3327, or visit Academic Accreditations.
Transfer Credit Policy
Click here to review the transfer credit policy.
Copyright Infringement Policies
Information about the university’s policies related to the use of copyright material, including peer-to-peer file sharing, may be found in the ITS document on HEOA Copyright Compliance Information.