The Office for Civil Rights enforces federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance from the Department of Education. You may contact their office directly at 1-800-421-3481 or locate one of their 12 enforcement offices.
Private student loans differ from federal student loans. Find out what you should know about private loans.
If you are incarcerated in a federal or state penitentiary, you can’t receive federal student aid (FSA) loans or Pell Grants. As part of the institutional student information report (ISIR) process, student addresses are reviewed for information or identifiable coding (such as inmate number or cell data) that would indicate an incarcerated status. Learn more about how criminal convictions can affect your aid.
The state of Indiana maintains a registry of sex offenders that contains information about individuals who have been convicted of sex offenses committed against minors. A number of Indiana University degree programs and specific courses either prepare students to work with minors or place them in contact with minors as part of the course.
Consequently, any student whose name appears on the registry may be barred from admission to a program or enrollment in a course. The individual academic school will review each case and evaluate potential impact and, as necessary, respond with action.
If you are aware that a student whose name is on the registry is in proximity to children through educational activities or if you need information on the processes that are followed in addressing such a risk, contact one of the following campus offices: