Consumer Information Disclosures
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 requires that postsecondary institutions participating in federal student aid programs make certain disclosures to enrolled and prospective students, parents, employees, and the public.
Centralia College believes in the transparency of information to assisting students in making informed choices about their education. The following information is disclosed to you to assist in making the best choice regarding your education.
Questions? Please visit the following websites or call the contact below for more information or to request paper copies of the information.
Accessible Technology Plan
As part of an ongoing practice of continuous improvement—and in accordance with the Mission Statement and Core Themes—Centralia College plans for accessible information technology.
This Accessible Technology Plan was developed under the guidelines of WA OCIO Policy 188. Technologies adopted or implemented after August 2016 are expected to meet Level AA compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
Existing Information Technologies
Existing Technologies, in use prior to August 2016, are made accessible to individuals with disabilities through a customized accommodation process.
Students are encouraged to apply for accommodations through the Disability Services Office.
Staff or faculty may contact Human Resources in person, by phone (360) 623-8943 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCESSIBILITY Policy
Centralia College strives to ensure that people with disabilities have access to the same services and content that are available to people without disabilities, including services and content made available through the use of information technology (IT). IT procured, developed, maintained, and used by Centralia College should provide substantially similar functionality, experience, and information access to individuals with disabilities as it provides to others.
The policy aligns with:
- Centralia College’s obligations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- The Americans with Disability Act of 1990 together with its 2008 Amendments
- Washington State Policy #188 – Accessibility
- The Washington State Board of Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC) Accessible Technology Policy
Accessible Technology Coordinator
All questions, comments, or input regarding this plan may be directed to Michael Hoel, Centralia College Accessible Technology Coordinator, at 360-623-8437 or via email.
Centralia College provides equal opportunity and access in education and employment and does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, ethnicity, creed, color, sex, gender, citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, religious preference, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, reliance on public assistance, sexual orientation, veteran status, political opinions or affiliations, or geneticinformation under any of its programs, activities and services. The College complies with all Washington State anti-discrimination laws (RCW 49.60) and the following federal laws relating to equal opportunity: Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination, equal opportunity, affirmative action, ADA policies, nursing mothers, Title IX/504 compliance issues: Vice President of Human Resources and Legal Affairs, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia, WA 98531, 360-623-8943.
Centralia College publications are available in alternate formats upon request by contacting the Disability Services Office at 360-623-8966.
La política de Centralia College asegura la oportunidad de iguladad para los miembros en el empleo y la no-discriminación basada en raza, etnicidad, credo, color, origin nacional, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, edad, religión, la presencia de cualquier discapacidad sensorial, mental o física, y el estado como veterano o veterano discapacitado de la era de Vietnam. La institución hará todos los esfuerzos necesarios para eliminar las barreras a una oportunidad de iguladad para los miembros de estos grupos protegidos y para mejorar las oportunidades de empleo disponibles para estos grupos.
Contactos: Para preguntas referentes a la sección 504 del Acta de Rehabilitación de 1973,Título II y Título IX, o para más información referente a las políticas de Centralia College, por favor comuníquese con: Vice-presidente para recursos humanos y asuntos legales, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia WA 98531, 360-623-8943.
As part of the CARES Act, federal emergency grant funding was made available to Centralia College students who are experiencing expenses due to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus.
Read the most updated report on Centralia's College and CARES Funding on the CARES Act information page.
Services for students with Disabilities
Centralia College prioritized access to campus facilities for all students and ensures students receive reasonable accommodations to educational resources. Information about facilities and services available to students with disabilities is available through the Disability Services office. Disability Services Office: 360-623-8966
Enrollment Services Information
Campus map and staff directory
Textbook price information
The Centralia College Bookstore provides textbook and supply cost information through their interactive online tool. Bookstore: 360-623-8964
The Associated Student of Centralia College (ASCC) support civic engagement among students by offering programming on Constitution Day and by encouraging all students to participate in local, state and national elections. To promote involvement, the ASCC distributes voter registration forms to students annually at the Welcome Week event and encourages students to register to vote online all year. Student Life and Involvement Center: 360-623-8972
Student complaint process
After exhausting the internal complaint process, students have the right to file a complaint with the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. State Board for Community and Technical Colleges: 360-704-4334
HB 1795 disclosure statement
RCW 28B.15.0681(5)(a) and (b) require that institutions of higher education provide
the following information to all undergraduate resident students.
(a) The sources of all institutional revenue received during the prior academic or fiscal year, including but not limited to state, federal, local, and private sources;
(b) The uses of tuition revenue collected during the prior academic or fiscal year by program category as determined by the office of financial management.
HB1795 Information (pdf).
2018-19 State Support and Student Costs for Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
Educational Cost Statement: The average cost to educate a resident full-time community or technical college student for the 2018-19 academic year is $8,640. Students pay an average of $3,192 in tuition toward this cost. The remaining $5,448 is an “opportunity pathway” provided by the State and is funded by state taxes and other sources. The amounts shown are averages for a full-time, resident student. The actual tuition a student pays will vary due to credit load, residency status and other factors.
Constitution Day became a national observance in 2004, when Senator Robert Byrd passed a bill designating September 17 as the day for citizens to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution and learn more about our founding document. Senator Byrd once said, "Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution, are our greatest export to the world." He added the Constitution Day clause to his 2004 federal spending bill because he believed that all citizens should know about their rights as outlined in the Constitution. This clause mandates the teaching of the Constitution in schools that receive federal funds.
On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the most influential document in American history: the United States Constitution. This document established the framework of our government and the rights and freedoms that “We the People” enjoy today. In 2012, the National Constitution Center served as the national headquarters for the 225th anniversary of the Constitution’s signing.
- Interactive Constitution
- Bill of Rights Institute
- The Constitution: The Delicate Balance
- National Archive online feature
- Biographical sketches of the 39 signers of the constitution
- School House Rock: No More Kings
- School House Rock: The Preamble
- Constitution Facts: Real or Fake?
- Constitution Facts: Quiz
Constitution Day at Centralia College was held on Sept. 17, 2019. The student government handed out pocket-size constitutions to students. They also had a spin the wheel event where students would answer questions about the constitution and win a prize. There was also a free speech board and a photo opportunity with George Washington and Benjamin Franklin.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Policy
The Centralia College website and network are provided to support the College's teaching and learning mission. Under the DMCA, Centralia College as an Internet Service Provider is protected from liability for the actions of the College's network users as long as the College does not have actual knowledge of or have reason to know about infringement, the College does not benefit financially from the infringement, the College, upon notice of an infringement, acts expeditiously to remove, or disable, the material that is claimed to be infringing, an agent is designated with contact information on the College's Web site, and repeat infringers' rights to use of the network are terminated.
If you as a copyright holder believe your copyright has been violated via the Centralia College network, send a notification to the College's Registered Agent: Vice President of Human Resources & Legal Affairs, 600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia, WA 98531, or call 360-623-8943.
U.S. Code, Title 17, Section 512(c)(3)(A), requires that your Notification of Claimed Infringement include the following:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
- A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
The College will promptly acknowledge receipt of notification of claimed infringement, and remove or disable access to, that is, "take-down," the contested material from the network, pending resolution of the claim.
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
FERPA provides legal protection for your educational records. Information concerning the privacy of your educational records is available below, in the catalog, and in paper from the Enrollment Services Office. Enrollment Services Office: 360-623-8976
Confidentiality of Student Records
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. (An "eligible student" under FERPA is a student who is 18 years of age or older or who attends a postsecondary institution.) These rights include:
- The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days after the day Centralia College receives a request for access. A student should submit to the registrar a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The registrar will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
- The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student believes is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy rights under FERPA. A student who wishes to ask Centralia College to amend a record should write the registrar, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed. If Centralia College decides not to amend the record as requested, the College will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student's right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
- The right to provide written consent before Centralia College discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. Centralia College discloses education records without a student's prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by Centralia College in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person serving on the board of trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee. A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of Centralia College who performs an institutional service of function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent or a student volunteering to assist another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the Centralia College. Please see below for the full list of the disclosures that Centralia College may make without consent.
- The right to prevent disclosure of directory information. Centralia College routinely publishes and discloses directory information about students to various requestors. At Centralia College, directory information consists of the following: name, address, telephone listing, e-mail address, date and place of birth, photographs, advisor, field of study, participation in officially recognized sports and activities, weight and height of athletes, dates of attendance, grade level, full- or part-time status, honor roll, degrees, awards and scholarships received, most recent previous school attended, and dates of employment. Also, prior military experience and level of education may be provided to representatives of the Department of Defense for recruiting purposes. Students who choose to have Centralia College not release their directory information, must notify the registrar in writing using the form available in the Enrollment Services Office. Students should be aware that requesting Centralia College to withhold directory information may prevent other colleges and employers from receiving information that may benefit the student.
- The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Centralia College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202.
FERPA permits Centralia College to disclose PII from students' education records without obtaining prior written consent of the student if the disclosure meets the following criteria or circumstances:
- To other school officials, including teachers, within Centralia College whom the school has determined to have legitimate educational interests. This includes contractors, consultants, volunteers, or other parties to whom the school has outsourced institutional services or functions.
- To officials of another school in which the student is concurrently enrolled or concurrently receives services.
- To officials of another school where the student seeks or intends to enroll, or where the student is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes related to the student's enrollment or transfer.
- To authorized representatives of the U.S. Comptroller General, the U.S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or State and local educational authorities, such as a State postsecondary authority that is responsible for supervising the university's State-supported education programs. Disclosures under this provision may be made in connection with an audit or evaluation of Federal- or State-supported education programs, or for the enforcement of or compliance with Federal legal requirements that relate to those programs. These entities may make further disclosures of PII to outside entities that are designated by them as their authorized representatives to conduct any audit, evaluation, or enforcement or compliance activity on their behalf.
- In connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has received, if the information is necessary to determine eligibility for the aid, determine the amount of the aid, determine the conditions of the aid, or enforce the terms and conditions of the aid.
- To organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, Centralia College in order to: (a) develop, validate, or administer predictive tests; (b) administer student aid programs; or (c) improve instruction.
- To accrediting organizations to carry out their accrediting functions.
- To parents of an eligible student if the student is a dependent for IRS tax purposes.
- To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena.
- To appropriate officials in connection with a health or safety emergency.
- Information Centralia College has designated as "directory information."
- To a victim of an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense. The disclosure may only include the final results of the disciplinary proceeding with respect to that alleged crime or offense, regardless of the finding.
- To the general public, the final results of a disciplinary proceeding if Centralia College determines the student is an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or non-forcible sex offense and the student has committed a violation of Centralia College's rules or policies with respect to the allegation made against him or her.
- To parents of a student regarding the student's violation of any Federal, State, or local law, or of any rule or policy of the school, governing the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance if Centralia College determines the student committed a disciplinary violation and the student is under the age of 21.
Important financial aid information
Centralia College provides a comprehensive blend of financial aid opportunities for students. Important financial aid information is available for students on the financial aid webpage including:
- The types of aid available to students
- The process of applying for financial aid
- The process of disbursing financial aid for books and supplies including Pell-eligible students
- Notice of Federal Student Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations (PDF)
- The requirements for withdrawal and how withdrawing will impact the return of financial aid to the college
Cost of attending Centralia College
Tuition and fees convey the general cost of attending Centralia College. In addition to the general published costs of attending, students may use the Net Price Calculator to find personalized estimates on the costs of attending Centralia College. Financial Aid Office: 360-632-8975
In order to meet compliance with Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, Centralia College (CC) conducted a review for its alcohol and drug related policies and programs from the time August 2016-July 2018.
The objectives of the review compiled by CC as identified by the U.S. Department of Education include:
- Determining the effectiveness of drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs(s) and implementation of any needed changes.
- Ensuring disciplinary sanctions for violating standards of conduct are enforced consistently.
Instructional and Program Information
The Office of Instruction maintains accurate and timely academic information for students including:
- Academic program accreditation information
- Online list of current degree/certificate programs
- Information about articulation agreements with other four-year institutions
- Information about the Direct Transfer Agreement from Centralia College to any public university in the state
Office of Instruction: 360-623- 8929
Students and visitors to Centralia College should report any injury, accident, or
unusual incident no matter how minor. This helps the college identify and correct
potential hazards. A Student/Visitor Accident, Injury, Incident Form (pdf) should be completed by the student or visitor as soon as possible and submitted to
the Facilities, Operations, and Maintenance (FOM) Office for review.
Student/Visitor Accident, Injury, Incident Form (pdf)
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report provides information to the public about incidents that happen on campus or at college-sponsored
Facilities, Operations, and Maintenance: 360-623-8947
Drug and Alcohol Use and Prevention
Centralia College has a drug and alcohol use policy for staff and students. The staff policy is managed by the Vice President of Human Resources and the student policy is managed by the Vice President of Student Services.
Vice President of Human Resources: 360-623-8474
Vice President of Student Services: 360-623-8385
Centralia College does not require students to be vaccinated. Centralia College will
maintain compliance with vaccination requirements of individually certified programs,
including but not limited to: Teacher Education & Family Development, Nursing Assistant Certified, Emergency Medical Technician, Medical Assistant, and Nursing.
Human Resources Office: 360-623-8943
Each state and territory has different licensure and certification requirements. Graduates of Centralia College’s Teacher Education program complete requirements to be recommended for certification or endorsement in the state of Washington.
Students who are considering certification outside of the state of Washington are strongly encouraged to check that state’s or territory’s information and contact the state’s licensure board prior to beginning Centralia College’s program.
Centralia College’s preparations program may qualify a candidate as an out of state program completer, however additional state requirements for licensure such as: professional examinations, background checks, years of work experience, fingerprinting requirement, etc. may be required.
Requirements for licensure can change without notice, therefore it is important you contact the State Department of Education for the state you are interested in teaching in to confirm reciprocity with that state. The US Department of Education list of state contacts and information can be found at https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html?src=gu.
English language link - https://olvr.votewa.gov/default.aspx?Org=Centralia
Spanish language link - https://olvr.votewa.gov/default.aspx?Org=Centralia&language=es
Chinese language link - https://olvr.votewa.gov/default.aspx?Org=Centralia&language=zh
Vietnamese language link - https://olvr.votewa.gov/default.aspx?Org=Centralia&language=vi
Korean language link - https://olvr.votewa.gov/default.aspx?Org=Centralia&language=ko
Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention
Centralia College is committed to providing a healthy and productive environment for students to learn and employees to work. The college does not tolerate violent, harassing, threatening, or intimidating behavior toward students, staff, faculty, or visitors. Students learn and employees work best when they know they have a supportive environment in which to do so.
The safety of CC students, staff, faculty, and visitors is the highest priority. Centralia College offers the campus community professional staff, resources, training, and policies that help ensure a safe environment on and off campus. With these people, tools, and means in place, we are confident we have created a college in which people can learn and work at their best.
How to Get Help
At CC, the Title IX Coordinator responds to complaints of sex-based discrimination, including sexual harassment, stalking, sexual assault, relationship violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct, as well as retaliation.
If you have been the victim of sexual misconduct or are aware of sexual misconduct and would like to know how the college can help you, contact the Title IX Coordinator. If you are concerned about behavior that makes you uncomfortable, but you're not sure if it is serious enough to warrant a complaint, or if you're not sure what you'd like to happen, the Title IX Coordinator can help.
If you are a CC student, you may also want to make an appointment to talk with a counselor at the Advising/Counseling Center on campus. Your conversation with a counselor will remain confidential, and nothing will be shared with the Title IX Coordinator. You may seek the assistance of a trusted faculty member; if you do so, please keep in mind that all college employees (other than counseling professionals) are mandatory reporters and must report all information to the Title IX Coordinator.
Centralia College Policies and Procedures
Campus Resources - For emergencies, contact 911.
Title IX Coordinator
Vice President of Human Resources & Legal Affairs
Hanson Hall, Room 101
TransAlta Commons, Second Floor
Students' Right to Know
- Centralia College - Student Rights and Responsibilities Code (WAC)
- Centralia College - Student Rights and Responsibilities Code (pdf)
- Clery Act and Security Policy and Crime Statistics
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (see FERPA information above)
Student Policies & Info
Student Public Rights, Statutes, Offices, and Publications
Completion and retention rates by gender and ethnicity
The National Center for Educational Statistics hosts the College Navigator Information Portal. On the College Navigator portal, the public can find Centralia College's student success rates by gender, ethnicity, and Pell eligibility. Enrollment Services: 360-623-8976
Athlete completion and graduation information
Centralia College publishes the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act report and athlete demographics, scholarships and transfer rates annually. Athletics Office: 360-623-8926
Gainful employment disclosures for short-term certificate students
Cost, financing, and success information for Centralia College students who are interested in short-term certificates is available on the Gainful Employment webpage. Office of Instruction: 360-623-8929
Teacher preparation annual reports
The bachelor's degree program in teacher education began in fall 2017. In accordance with the Title II Higher Education Act, the program is required to submit information regarding program requirements, admissions, enrollments, clinical experience, and completion rates. The report is updated on an annual basis. For more information and to read the full report, visit the Bachelor's Degree in Teacher Education homepage. For additional program details contact the Dean of Teacher Education & Family Development: 360-623-8433