Consumer Information Summary Listing

NewSchool of Architecture and Design Consumer Information Summary Listing

Much of the information available on the NewSchool of Architecture and Design website can also be found in the Catalog. The NewSchool Catalog contains the following information:• academic calendar • academic programs • access to student loan history on National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

  • Approvals and accreditations
  • Estimated costs for books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses
  • Facilities
  • Faculty and instructional personnel
  • Financial aid policies and procedures for students and their families
  • Financial aid programs, term, conditions, application instructions, distribution, and delivery
  • Satisfactory academic progress requirements
  • Services for students with disabilities
  • Student financial aid rights and responsibilities
  • Student services
  • Study abroad and financial aid eligibility
  • Transfer of credit policies
  • Tuition and fees
  • Withdrawal and refund policies

Navigation to the NewSchool of Architecture and Design Catalog on is found by selecting Academics on the menu bar and from there click on the Academic Catalog section. The exact link for the catalog is: Additional items including faculty and staff information and financial aid department contact information is available on the NewSchool website at Current plans for improvements to academic programs described at the following link here.

Financial Aid Information

General information about financial aid and the way financial aid is distributed among applicants can be found at and in the catalog.

The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) central database for student aid. NSLDS receives data from schools, guaranty agencies, the Direct Loan program, and other ED programs. NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and grants so that recipients of Title IV aid can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or grant data. Visit NSLDS at In compliance with federal regulations under HEOA Sec. 489 amended Sec. 485B (d) (4) (20 U.S.C. 1092b) the University is required to notify you that approved loans will be submitted to NSLDS by the U.S. Department of Education and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system as determined by the U.S. Department of Education.

Additional information about federal student loans is provided during required loan entrance and exit counseling. Applicants are directed to the US Department of Education Loan Entrance site at:

Student Outcomes and Student Characteristics

Each year, NewSchool makes available information about graduation/completion rates as required by the Student Right to Know Act. The 6-year graduation rate for first-time, full-time, degree-seeking, undergraduate students who began their Bachelor’s degree programs in Fall 2010 is 36%.

Additional information on student program completion by gender and race/ethnicity is available on the NewSchool’s website here.

Information on NewSchool’s student Retention Rates is available here.

Information on Graduate Job Placement Rates and Job Titles is available here.

Information on study body diversity is available here.

Student Rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives students specific rights with regard to the review, confidentiality, and release of personally identifiable information. Please see the complete NewSchool FERPA policy statement in the Academic Catalog or contact the Register at or 619-684-8779 for a hard copy.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act

NewSchool publishes the Annual Security Report by October first of each year. This report includes campus security-related institutional policies including those on alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The report also includes statistics for the previous three years on federally prescribed reportable crimes. The report is found in the Academic Catalog. The hyperlink to download a copy of the report is located on the Annual Security Report page. You may also obtain a paper copy of the report by contacting the Facilities at or 619-684-8886.

Americans with Disabilities Act

NewSchool follows the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides reasonable accommodations to individuals who provide appropriate documentation of disabilities. If you are interested in applying to NewSchool, and require accommodation during the admissions process, an enrollment specialist will facilitate your ability to speak with NewSchool’s Disability Services Coordinator to discuss your specific needs. For information regarding services, accommodations, academic adjustments and modifications on the basis of disability, please contact Carrie Perez at All inquiries will remain confidential.

Vaccination Policy

NewSchool does not require students to have specific vaccinations.

Copyright Infringement and Illegal Downloads

Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material may subject students to civil and criminal liabilities as well as institutional sanctions. The NewSchool policy for copyright infringement and illegal downloads is available on the Legal and Consumer Information link at the bottom of NewSchool home page here.

Voter Registration

The National Mail Voter Registration Form is the one document that allows you to register to vote from anywhere in the United States. Visit for the form and additional information.

Required Notice to Students Concerning Penalties for Drug Violations

NewSchool of Architecture and Design (see above concerns regarding the need to have consistency with the institution’s name) must provide each student written notice advising of the penalties for drug violations under The Higher Education Act (Title IV, Section 484(r)). Suspension of eligibility applies only for offenses which occur while the student is enrolled in college and receiving Title IV federal financial aid. The suspension applies only to federal aid and all other aid is subject to policies of the college or other fund source.


In general, a student who has been convicted of any offense under any Federal or State law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance shall not be eligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance under this title during the period beginning on the date of such conviction and ending after the interval specified in the following table:

If convicted of an offense involving:

The possession of a controlled substance: Ineligibility period is:

• First offense ................................... 1 year

• Second offense ............................... 2 years

• Third offense .................................. Indefinite

The sale of a controlled substance: Ineligibility period is:

• First offense ................................... 2 years

• Second offense ...............................Indefinite

REGAINING ELIGIBILITY – A student may regain eligibility for Federal Financial Aid after the required period of time has elapsed since the conviction, or if the conviction is reversed or set aside, or if the student can certify completion of a qualified drug rehabilitation program.

A qualified drug rehabilitation program must include at least two unannounced drug tests and must also satisfy at least one of the following requirements:

• Be qualified to receive funds either directly or indirectly from a federal, state, or local government program.

• Be qualified to receive payment either directly or indirectly from a federally or state-licensed insurance program.

• Be administered or recognized by a federal, state, or local government agency or court.

• Be administered or recognized by a federally or state-licensed hospital, health clinic, or medical doctor.

Last updated: February 2015