A Summary of Consumer Information Disclosures
The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), includes many disclosures and reporting requirements. A disclosure requirement is information that a postsecondary education institution is required to distribute or make available to another party, such as students or employees. A reporting requirement is information submitted to the U.S. Department of Education or other agencies. Disclosure and reporting requirements sometimes overlap. For certain topics, institutions are required to make information available to students or others and to submit information to the Department of Education. Such information includes general institutional operation, financial aid, general completion and graduation rates, annual security report, completion and graduation rates for student athletes, and athletic program participation rates and financial support.
Anderson University is committed to the principle of promoting access to information that will allow consumers such as students, parents, counselors, researchers, and legislators to make informed decisions about post-secondary education. This web page provides a single access point to all federally mandated reports and disclosures.
Individuals are responsible to know and follow current requirements and procedures at the departmental and University levels. For additional information, including requesting a paper copy of any materials, please call or e-mail the appropriate office.
Final regulations implementing the legislative provisions for consumer information are available from the Federal Register’s website. Below are disclosures provided by Anderson University pursuant to these regulations.
Anderson University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate level degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur Georgia, 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Anderson University.
Anderson University provides 100% of the coursework necessary for all of its degree programs except for the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Engineering. Degree requirements for this program are listed in the Anderson University Academic Catalog.
This degree is typically described as a 3+2 program. The student enrolls for three years at Anderson University and two years at Clemson University.
The student attends Anderson University for six semesters to achieve 101 credit hours. This amounts to 84% of the requirements for the degree. The student then attends Clemson University for four semesters enrolled in any of Clemson’s ten engineering programs. Once the student completes 19 engineering credit hours at Clemson, he/she may apply for graduation at Anderson University and receive the B.S. in Mathematics and Engineering. The student then continues his/her chosen engineering program at Clemson and, upon completion of the program requirements, graduates with a degree in Engineering from Clemson University.
For information about costs incurred in this program while attending Anderson University, please review tuition and fees in the Anderson University Academic Catalog. The direct costs for this program, including tuition, fees, room and board, and indirect costs for this program are the same as costs for other traditional undergraduate programs of study. Students can view their Cost of Attendance under the Finance tab in their Self-Service portal.
For information about costs incurred for the portion of this program completed at Clemson University, you may contact Clemson University Admissions or review Clemson’s estimated costs and program specific fees here.
Contact: Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness
Phone: (864) 231-2151
Requests for information by students about the University should be directed to Pam Ross Vice-President of Enrollment Management 316 Boulevard Anderson SC 29621 800-542-3594 or 864-328-1835. Other employees such as Admissions Counselors, Enrollment Counselors, Journey Coaches, 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 Office at 864-328-1835, the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships 864-231-7555 or the College for their program. The contact information for each program can be found here.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Each year the University files a report with the U.S. Department of Education stating the incidences of crime on campus. This report includes campus crime & fire safety policies and crime & fire statistics.
AU Safety Alerts allows students, faculty and staff to receive campus-wide alerts on cell phones and their Anderson University email account. This system is used to notify students, faculty, and staff of dangerous situations, such as severe weather, building or area evacuations, major disruptions to campus services, or closings due to ice or snow.
For more information about Campus Safety, including the annual security and fire safety report, crime and fire statistics, and AU Safety Alerts, please visit to the Campus Safety website.
Contact: Campus Safety
Phone: (864) 231-2060
The Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has made funding available to colleges and universities to assist eligible students who have been impacted by COVID-19. The funds are targeted to give students cash to cover their expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare.
- The University applied for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding of the CARES Act and signed and returned the certification and agreement form accordingly. The University will use at least 50% of these funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.
- The total allocation that the University received for the emergency financial aid grants to be issued to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is $1,046,143 and was made available to the University on April 29, 2020.
- Students were notified of and given guidance on the terms and processing of the initial awards on May 21, 2020.
- The grants will be initially disbursed to students by May 29, 2020, and continue to be disbursed until funding is exhausted or until April 29, 2021, whichever comes first.
- The total number of students eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and therefore eligible to receive this emergency financial grant is 2119.
- As of May 29, 2020, the University has disbursed $903,848 to 2,119 students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
- 45 day reporting update: As of July 6, 2020, the University has disbursed $904,846 to 2,092 students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
- 45 day reporting update: As of August 20, 2020, the University has disbursed $908,503 to 2,092 students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
- Quarterly reporting update: As of September 30, 2020, the University has disbursed $908,503 to 2,092 students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act
- Quarterly reporting update: As of December 31, 2020, the University has disbursed $907,399 to 2088 students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act
- Quarterly reporting update: As of March 31, 2021, the University has disbursed $907,399 to 2088 students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act
Grants were awarded to students based on guidelines from the U.S. Department of Education. To be considered, students had to be enrolled in the spring of 2020 in classes that were not exclusively online prior to the closure of campus. AU considered traditional and ABSN populations to meet this requirement. Additionally, students had to be eligible for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and meeting all general eligibility requirements for Title IV (federal) financial aid.
Following the federal government's recommendation to prioritize students with the greatest need, Anderson University made the awarding decisions accordingly:
|Federal Pell Grant Recipients
Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0 to $5,576
|Higher need students
Expected Family Contributions (EFC) of $5,576 to $50,000
|Lower need students
Expected Family Contributions (EFC) of greater than $50,000
Students who were not enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours) had the award amount prorated based on enrollment status:
|Enrollment in 9-11 hours||75% of full-time award|
|Enrollment in 6-8 hours||50% of full-time award|
|Enrollment in 1-5 hours||25% of full-time award|
Students with a missing or incomplete FAFSA or who did not complete all requirements to determine eligibility for federal financial aid were not considered.
Disbursement of Grants
Refunds will be processed according to the refund payment method the student selected within the Student Account Center. Students did not have to apply for the CARES grant, and no additional action on the part of the recipients is anticipated. However, if students did not have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations, they were instructed on how to return the funds.
The grant will not be applied to any outstanding balance to AU and will be paid directly to the students. The student must elect to pay it toward any current or future balance owed.
Request for Additional Assistance
Traditional and ABSN students who have documentable COVID-19-related expenses that exceed the amount of the grant received may request additional funding by submitting a CARES Grant Request Form to the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. The deadline to submit a request is July 31, 2020.
Institutions are required to post any contracts or agreements establishing arrangements between the institution and a third party servicer or financial institution. Contract information between Anderson University and TMS – Tuition Management Systems is available here.
Contract Data for the 2018-2019 award year was as follows:
Total number of students with a prepaid account that were enrolled during the award year:
Total # of Students with Card = 198
Mean amount of fees charged to students during the award year:
Mean Amount = $10.97
Median amount of fees charged to students during the award year:
Median Amount = $10.00
Total invoice amount paid to TMS for the Refund program:
Total Invoice Amount Paid = $8,815.50
Contact: Anderson Central
Phone: (864) 231-2070, opt. 1
College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others get information about institutional higher education. For more information please visit https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/.
Information about copyright policies and peer-to-peer file sharing can be found at andersonuniversity.edu/resources/it/policies.
Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws
Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under div 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement. Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, divs 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at (www.copyright.gov).
The Alcohol and Drug Policy and resources for substance abuse prevention are available online.
Information related to the University’s drug and alcohol abuse program may be found in the Student Handbook. This information applies to the entire University community, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the campus. Employees can refer to the Employee Handbook.
Contact: Robyn Sanderson
Phone: (864) 231-2075
Information on Anderson University educational programs and faculty may be found in the most recent AU Academic Catalog. Program and faculty information is also available on each College and School’s webpage which are available here. Please Visit AU Academics for more information. Information about educational facilities at Anderson University is available below.
The University occupies, operates, and maintains 63 buildings and 10 residential houses totaling 908,272 square feet of building space on a campus of 271 acres. Campus educational facilities consist of 11 buildings and account for 279,717 square feet, or 31 percent of the campus. There are 87 classrooms, with a total seating capacity of 2,862 students, available for student instruction.
Recent improvements in educational facilities include the acquisition of the Dr. James Henderson Center for Cancer Research (2011), the renovation of the Whyte building for the School of Nursing facility (2012), the addition of the Criminal Justice facility (2012), the renovation and addition of bio-chemistry Labs in Watkins Hall (2014), and the renovation of the Chiquola building for use by art, theatre, and communications (2017).
The buildings on the main campus dedicated to educational instruction or support are Rainey Fine Arts Center, Thrift Library, Watkins Hall, Johnston Hall, Merritt Hall, Vandiver Hall, Sullivan Hall, and the Student Center. Please refer to the Anderson University Campus Map for the location of each facility.
Rainey Fine Arts Center
Rainey Fine Arts Center (#1 on the campus map) serves as the home of the South Carolina School for the Arts. It contains specialized studios for art, rehearsal and performance spaces for theatre and music, general classrooms, a large 1,047-seat auditorium, a 225-seat recital hall, a 110-seat theater, a recording studio, scene and costume shops, dean’s suite, and faculty offices.
Thrift Library (#2 on the campus map) has a computer lab for study and instruction, eleven study rooms for small-to-intermediate size groups, a classroom/seminar space, large meeting room, art gallery, coffee shop, and staff offices. The lower floor has two classrooms, the Center for Innovation, Design, and Learning, a recording studio, maker space, faculty development space, and the campus post office.
Watkins Hall (#4 on the campus map) serves as the home of the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Christian Studies. It provides specially-equipped classrooms for the Sciences (programs such as: Biology, Biochemistry, Math, Pre-engineering, Psychology) along with general classrooms for the Arts (programs such as English, History, Liberal Studies, Political Science, Spanish) and Christian Studies programs. Watkins also has a dean’s suite and numerous faculty offices. All classrooms or lecture halls are equipped with presentation systems and Wi-Fi.
Johnston Hall (#6 on the campus map) serves as the home of the College of Education and the School of Interior Design. It provides a studio, materials room, and computer lab for Interior Design, several general classrooms used
Merritt Hall (#8 on the campus map) serves as the keystone building for the main campus. Constructed in 1911, it is one of the three oldest buildings on campus. The majority of the space provides a home for administration including the Office of the President, Provost, Marketing and Brand, Human Resources, Registrar, and Diversity and Inclusion. Additionally, there are three general purpose classrooms and a multipurpose theater for academic and extracurricular activities.
Vandiver Hall (#10 on the campus map) serves as the home of the College of Health Professions (including Nursing, Kinesiology) and the College of Business. It provides a computer lab, simulation rooms, a cadaver lab used by the health science programs, a human performance lab used by kinesiology, a student lounge, and numerous classrooms. All amenities are equipped with presentation system and Wi-Fi; there are three dean’s suites, a conference room, and numerous faculty offices.
Sullivan Hall (#11 on the campus map) is the home of the Christian Ministry program. It has one general classroom, five offices, a large conference room, and a spacious lobby for gathering/meeting space.
Anderson Student Center
Anderson Student Center (#13 on the campus map) is the newest building on campus, opening the fall of 2016. The lower level of the 86,850 square foot building serves mainly as the dining commons. The Main level has two retail venues for dining, Chick-fil-A and Einstein Bagels, and the Campus Bookstore. The main level also has the Center for Career Development, an executive dining area, game room, water feature, 400-seat banquet hall, and 400-seat movie theater. The upper level of the building houses the departments of Student Development, Student Life, and the Center for Student Success. It also has a student fitness area, dance room, and various conference and meeting rooms.
In addition to buildings on the main campus, the university utilizes four off-campus instructional sites: Criminal Justice Building, Center for Cancer Research, Chiquola Building, and the University Center of Greenville.
The Anderson University Criminal Justice program
The Anderson University Criminal Justice program is housed in an off-campus building located at 200 Bleckley St. The 15,360-square foot facility was originally constructed in 1979 and was acquired by Anderson University in 2011. Use of the space is a shared partnership between Anderson University and the Anderson County Emergency Operations Center. The first floor includes administrative and faculty offices, three classrooms, and three small meeting rooms. The second floor includes eleven offices, two large classrooms, and a breakroom.
The Dr. James A. Henderson Center for Cancer Research
The Dr. James A. Henderson Center for Cancer Research is located at 813 North Fant St., directly across the street from the AnMed Health Medical Center. The 4,300-square foot facility includes several offices, a conference room, a microscopy room, a prep room, a tissue culture room, and several smaller lab rooms. It also has a living room, kitchen, and storage rooms.
The Chiquola building
The Chiquola building is an historic landmark, built in 1888 as a hotel, and purchased by the University in 2012. It is located in downtown Anderson at 101 North Main St. The lower level of the building is used by the art, theatre, and communications programs with the upper level of the building remaining as private residences. The 11,037 square feet of instructional space houses two design labs for visual art, two theatre/small performance classrooms, and a digital media studio.
The University Center of Greenville (UCG)
The University Center of Greenville (UCG) is a shared educational facility located at 225 S. Pleasantburg Drive. Anderson University is one of six colleges and universities that use the facility to deliver upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses. Programs taught by Anderson University at the UCG include bachelor-level degree completion programs in business and criminal justice, and graduate level programs in business, criminal justice, education, ministry, and nursing.
Anderson University currently leases two office suites at UCG. One for the College of Education and one for the College of Health Professions. The facility also includes faculty offices, meeting space, assessment labs for nursing, a student lounge, administrative offices, and adjunct faculty offices. The College of Health Professions uses instructional space dedicated exclusively to Anderson University’s programs (labs, research room, and locker room). Courses taught for programs other than the College of Health Professions are offered in classrooms that are shared by all member schools of the UCG consortium.
Contact: Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness
Phone: (864) 231-2151
Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information can be found at Financial Aid or in the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.
Contact: Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
Phone: (864) 328-1420
Fax: (864) 540-8361
Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
Anderson, SC 29621
Verification is a process to confirm accuracy of the data applicants provide on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Only some students are selected to complete this process. You will receive notification from the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships if you have been selected. The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships reserves the right to select students due to conflicting information.
If your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is selected for verification, you may be asked to submit signed copies of your and/or your parents’ or spouse’s Federal Income Tax return(s), W-2’s or other needed documentation. The deadline to submit required documents is the last day of scheduled classes for the semester in which the student is last enrolled. Financial aid will not be awarded until verification is complete. Failure to provide requested documents on time will delay awarding and disbursement of funds for which you might be eligible and could result in loss of funding opportunity.
The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships will submit corrections to the FAFSA on behalf of the student as appropriate. For selected students, financial aid will not be awarded or disbursed until the verification process is complete. If a student’s awards change because of a change in EFC after the verification process is completed, the student will receive a revised award notice via email from the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships showing the change in aid eligibility. In some circumstances, students may also be contacted by phone to notify them of a possible balance due to the award change.
Cost of Attendance represents how much you might spend on your college education for an academic year, including estimated costs for tuition, fees, housing, food, and other educational and living expenses. Two types of costs make-up your total COA: Direct and Indirect. Direct costs are paid directly to Anderson University and are billed on a semester-by-semester basis. Direct costs include tuition and fees if living off campus and tuition, fees, room, and board if living on campus. Indirect costs are not included on your bill from Anderson University. Indirect costs include off-campus room and board, books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses. Your actual expenses may vary depending on your living arrangements, priorities, and other personal obligations.
The figures provided in a Cost of Attendance are used solely for the purposes of determining financial aid eligibility. Cost of Attendance is NOT a reflection of your bill. Billing information is provided by Anderson Central. See Tuition and Fees for billable costs to attend AU.
Estimated Cost of Attendance information is provided for prospective undergraduate and graduate programs here. Each student’s individual Cost of Attendance for a given award year is provided in the Finance tab of the student’s Self-Service portal. A student may also contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships for information about their Cost of Attendance.
Financial Aid is disbursed by releasing up to three payments over the academic year (one for each semester). At the time of disbursement the student must meet eligibility requirements (academic progress, expected enrollment, financial eligibility, etc.). Funds will be applied to the students account after the semesters drop/add period and enrollment is confirmed. If student aid funds are in excess of account charges a credit balance occurs of which will be paid to the student within 14 days of disbursement. If a student or parent wishes to cancel a loan within 7 days of the first day of class he/she may do so by emailing the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A conviction for any offense, during a period of enrollment for which a student was receiving Title IV, HEA Program (federal) funds under any federal law involving possession or sale of illegal drugs will result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan or work-study assistance (HEA Sec. 484(r)(1)); (20 U.S.C. 1091(r)(1).
Anderson University participates in State and Federal Financial Aid programs, including State merit scholarships, the South Carolina Tuition Grant, Federal Grants and Federal Student Loans.
Anderson University Scholarships and Grants
Merit based scholarships are awarded by Anderson University to undergraduate degree seeking students who are enrolled full time. The Scholarship awarded is determined by the students GPA, and SAT/ACT score. Scholarship amounts may change basis on financial need, college GPA and residency status. Anderson University also offers other institutional scholarships such as athletics, music, theatre and art for students that meet the academic and ability criteria.
Once the student’s FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is received, scholarships and grants are awarded on a first come first serve basis and funds are limited and subject to change based on availability of funds. Student will be emailed an award letter showing the amount and type of Financial Aid awarded. Should changes be made to a student’s award package they will receive an updated award notification.
Anderson University Endowed Scholarships
Caring friends and Alumni of Anderson University have contributed money to be used for scholarships. The Development Office in conjunction with the Financial Aid and Admissions Offices oversee the awarding of endowed scholarships and can answer questions about the process and individual scholarship information. Scholarships are awarded based on criteria set by the donor and are awarded on a first come first serve basis. These scholarships do require a student to write a thank you note to the donor and recipients are also required to attend a luncheon in honor of the donors. Anderson University appreciates this private support for our students.
State Financial Aid Programs:
- South Carolina Tuition Grant (need based)
- South Carolina HOPE Scholarship
- South Carolina LIFE Scholarship
- South Carolina Palmetto Fellows Scholarship
State need-based student aid programs also use results from the FAFSA to determine eligibility for state funds. In order to receive the South Carolina Tuition Grant student must complete the FAFSA by June 30th each year.
Federal Financial Aid:
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
- Federal Teach Grant
- Federal Work- Study
- Federal Direct Loan
- Federal Plus Loan
Students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at https://fafsa.govin order to be eligible for federal financial aid.
Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents. To create your FSA ID, visit https://fsaid.ed.gov>.
Federal Student Loans, Loan Repayment, Deferment, Forbearance, and Forgiveness
Information about Federal Student Loans is available online through Federal Student Aid’s website https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/loans. Other helpful information about borrowing student loans while attending Anderson University is available at Financial Aid Loans.
Information about Federal Student Loan Repayment, Deferment, Forbearance, Forgiveness, Entrance Counseling, Exit Counseling, Annual Student Loan Acknowledgment (ASLA), and Repayment Estimation tools are available online at the Federal Student Aid website https://studentaid.ed.gov/.
Federal Direct Loans have several repayment options. The following is a sample loan repayment schedule based on Direct Subsidized and Direct Unsubsidized Loan debt totaling $27,000 at a 5.0% interest rate. This example uses the Standard 10 Year Repayment Plan.
|Repayment Plan||First Monthly Payment||Last Monthly Payment||Total Amount Paid||Repayment Period|
To calculate an estimated repayment schedule based on your own debt, you can use Federal Student Aid’s Loan Repayment Estimator.
Federal student loan records of students and parents are submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined by the authorized users of the data system. Student and parents may view their loan record history online through NSLDS at https://nslds.ed.gov/.
Private Student Loans
Private Student Loans, also called Alternative Loans, are a last resource for students who are not eligible for other financial aid or who may need additional funds to meet education expenses. Private loans should be considered only when all other options have been exhausted, including federal student loans or other federal financial aid options for which you might qualify. Private loans typically have higher interest rates than federal student loans, are credit-based, and do not always offer the same benefits as federal student loans. The U.S. Department of Education provides a comparison chart at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/loans/federal-vs-private to review the differences between federal and private loans. The terms and conditions of alternative loans vary from lender to lender and are typically less favorable than Title IV federal student loans. The maximum private loan amount a student can borrow is determined by the Cost of Attendance minus other financial aid. Never borrow more than you believe you will be able to repay.
Students are responsible for finding the company through which they want to obtain a Private Loan. To research and apply, students can seek loan options through Banks, Credit Unions, and other various Student Loan Servicers. Students can also use FastChoice – a student loan search tool provided by Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc. You may choose to use this tool to help educate yourself before making a decision or choose to go directly to a lender of your choice to apply. FastChoice provides information to help students research and compare private student loan options. The lenders presented in this tool are lenders from which Anderson University students have borrowed within the last three years. This three-year historical list of lenders is also provided online at Financial Aid Loans. Anderson University does not have a preferred lender list and cannot recommend any one lender over another.
Federal Work Study
Federal Work-Study provides part time jobs for undergraduate students with financial need allowing them to earn money to help pay educational expenses. If you are awarded Federal Work-Study please go Financial Aid Work Study.
Financial Assistance for Study Abroad
Enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by Anderson University may be considered enrolled at Anderson University for purposes of applying for federal student financial aid. For more information please go to Study Abroad Financial Aid.
Anderson University provides access to various forms of electronic communications and information technology systems and equipment including computers, internet, voice mail, and email to its students and employees who comply with the Electronic Communications Systems and Equipment Use Policy. For more information about Information Technology please visit the IT homepage.
Contact: IT Help Desk
Phone: (864) 231-2457
The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) requires co-educational institutions of post-secondary education that participate in a Title IV, federal student financial assistance program, and have an intercollegiate athletic program to prepare an annual report to the U.S. Department of Education on athletic participation, staffing and revenues and expenses, by Men’s and Women’s teams. The Department will use this information in preparing its required reporting to the Congress on gender equity in intercollegiate athletics.
The EADA survey is available here.
Graduation and completion statistics are available in the NCAA Academic Success Rate and Graduation Rate databases, which are publically available and accessible here.
For more information about AU Athletics please visit the AU Athletics webpage.
Contact: Senior Associate Athletic Director
Phone: (864) 231-2029
Anderson University does not misrepresent the nature of its educational programs and does not provide false, erroneous, or misleading statements.
Under federal law, the authority for schools to make new Perkins Loans ended on September 30, 2017, and final disbursements were permitted through June 30, 2018. As a result, students can no longer receive Perkins Loans. For more information about Perkins Loans, visit https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/loans/perkins.
If you are attending school at least half-time, you have nine months after you graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time status before you must begin repayment of your Perkins Loan. Repayment and forgiveness benefits differ from those available to Direct Loan borrowers. However, in repayment, students may consolidate a Perkins Loan with any outstanding Direct Loans to create a new Direct Consolidation Loan. You can learn about the benefits of loan consolidation at https://studentaid.gov/app/launchConsolidation.action. By consolidating, you may lose benefits tied directly to the Perkins Loan.
Heartland ECSI services Perkins Loans borrowed at Anderson University. Please visit Heartland ECSI for information or to complete Perkins Loan Exit Counseling.
Contact: Ginny Pekarik
Phone: (864) 231-5509
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) helps protect the privacy of educational records for present and future students. For more information about the FERPA Policy and how you can sign-up and access your FERPA waiver, visit the Registrar’s webpage.
Phone: (864) 231-5509
Student achievement data, including retention, graduation, and employment placement data is available at http://www.andersonuniversity.edu/academics/student-achievement.
Information about the diversity of Anderson University’s student body, including enrollment, retention, and graduation data is available at http://www.andersonuniversity.edu/academics/student-diversity-and-outcomes.
To view student’s rights and responsibilities please refer the Anderson University Student Handbook.
The Anderson University College of Education focuses on the intellectual development of the student, while being attentive to the ideals of character, servant leadership, and cultural engagement. A holistic Christian approach also requires the college to give attention to other aspects of the student’s total development by providing opportunities for physical, social, and spiritual growth.
Anderson University’s education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the South Carolina State Board of Education.
For more information please go to Anderson University College of Education.
Contact: Dean, School of Education
Phone: (864) 231-2143
Textbook information including title, author, edition, IBSN when available, pricing, and more is available by course and by schedule at the Anderson University Online Bookstore.
Phone: 1 (877) 231-2010
Anderson University Health Services @ Thrive Wellness Center
MANDATORY: A Health and Immunization Form is required for all traditional students regardless of residential or commuter status.
The Health Form Policy is available at Thrive Wellness Center.
Phone: (864) 231-2120
Anderson University, as a participant in Federal Title IV Student Aid programs, is required to advise you that voter registration information is available and that you must be registered 30 days prior to any election. For more information please go to https://www.usa.gov/register-to-vote#item-212645.
Contact: Robyn Sanderson
Phone: (864) 231-2075