CHCP Consumer Information
The Consumer Information page is intended to supplement the information provided in our schools’ Campus Catalog and other publications. In many instances, the website indicates where additional information relating to the subject may be located, either in one of the schools’ publications, on the school website, or on a third party website (e.g., the College Navigator website maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics). This website also serves to notify current and prospective students regarding the availability and location of consumer information in accordance with certain state and federal laws applicable to our schools. For assistance with any of the consumer information discussed herein, prospective and current students may contact the Campus President at any of our schools during normal business hours. A paper copy of consumer information disclosures and school publications are available on request.
Detailed information pertaining to the academic programs and seminars offered at each of the CHCP campuses is located in the College Catalog.
Not all programs are available at all campuses.
In addition, a program page for each program is available on the CHCP website at degrees & certificates. These program pages supply a wealth of information about each program.
Campus Safety and Security
Find below the Campus Safety and Security Reports:
Austin Campus Annual Campus Security Report
Dallas Campus Annual Campus Security Report
Fort Worth Campus Annual Campus Security Report
Houston Med Center Campus Annual Campus Security Report
Houston North Loop Campus Annual Campus Security Report
Houston Southwest Campus Annual Campus Security Report
McAllen Campus Annual Campus Security Report
San Antonio Campus Annual Campus Security Report
South San Antonio Campus Annual Security Report
College Navigator Website
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a division of the U.S. Department of Education, is the primary federal entity responsible for collecting and analyzing data related to postsecondary education in the United States. Each year, NCES collects a broad range of information from postsecondary institutions through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Much of this information is then sorted, organized, and presented to the public on the College Navigator website, which is managed by NCES.
Visit the College Navigator website.
To view the information about the campus you are interested in attending, enter the College of Health Care Professions in the Name of School box in the upper left corner of the page and select the CHCP campus from the list.
Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S. or who by naturalization have become citizens.
Each year on September 17, CHCP celebrates Constitution Day through activities and educational programming. If the event falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, Constitution Day activities are held during the preceding or following week.
Copyright Policy and Sanctions
The making of an electronic or paper copy of copyrighted work by any means (photocopying, electronic reproduction, scanning, digitizing, etc.) constitutes reproduction that is governed by copyright law. The copyrighted principles that apply to the use of copyrighted works in electronic environments are the same as those that apply to such use in paper environments. The unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject the student to civil and criminal liabilities. The use of the institution's information systems for unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, illegally downloading, or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials is prohibited and will result in disciplinary action by the institution, including conduct probation, suspension, and termination.
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 section 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, at its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504 and 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 Web site of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov, especially the FAQs at www.copyright.gov/help/faq.
Cost of Attending the Institution
The institutional costs associated with attending The College of Health Care Professions can be found in the current College Catalog and Catalog Addenda. The catalog is available at CHCP.edu/catalogs.
Questions related to the cost of attending CHCP may be directed to the Campus President or Director of Financial Aid.
Drug-Free Workplace and Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy (34 CFR 84 and 86)
Drug-Free Workplace and Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy
Entities That Accredit, License, or Approve the Institution
The names and organizations that accredit, approve, regulate, or license each CHCP school and its programs are detailed in the current College Catalog, along with contact information for each such organization. The College Catalog is available at CHCP.edu/catalogs.
The college will also make available upon request a copy of each school’s accreditation, licensure, or approval documentation. To request a copy of such information, students should submit a written request to the appropriate Campus President.
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords you, the student, certain rights with respect to your education records. These rights include:
(1) The right to inspect and review your education records within 45 days of the day CHCP receives your request for access.
If you should wish to review your education records, you should submit to the Education Coordinator, Registrar, or Campus Director a written request that identifies the record(s) you wish to inspect. The CHCP official, or a designee, will make arrangements for access and notify you of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
(2) You have the right to request the amendment of your education records you believe are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of your privacy rights under FERPA.
If you wish to amend a record or records, you must write the Education Coordinator, Campus Director, or Registrar at your campus and clearly identify the part(s) of the record(s) you wish to change. You MUST specify why any records should be changed and provide any documentation you have that supports the change(s) you are requesting. In order to make the change(s) requested by you, the change(s) must be approved by an authorized CHCP senior administrative staff member.
If CHCP decides not to amend the record as requested, you will be notified in writing of the decision and your right to a hearing regarding your request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to you when you are notified of the right to a hearing.
(3) The right to provide written consent before CHCP can disclose personally identifiable information from your education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without your consent. CHCP will request a student sign an all inclusive release for records and other information to such parties as prospective employers or an individual release for each separate release of information. If you have granted power of attorney (POA) to an individual (or a power of attorney has otherwise been legally granted to an individual), CHCP will provide the person having POA with the requested records. Before CHCP can provide the records to such an individual, the individual must present the original POA to CHCP for inspection, and a copy of the original POA will be maintained in the student’s file. Requested records will be provided to the individual holding the POA within 30 days of CHCP receiving a verified copy of the original POA AND a written request of the specific information requested by the individual having the POA.
In addition, if you receive financial assistance from local and/or state organization(s), they may require that you grant them written permission for CHCP to disclose your educational and placement records to them.
CHCP 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 CHCP in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position; a person or company with whom CHCP may contract as its agent to provide a service instead of using its employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent/agency); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting 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 to/for CHCP.
(4) The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by CHCP 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 20202-5901
The USA Patriot Act, effective October 26, 2001, established the following exceptions relative to the release of information from institutional files:
Ex Parte Orders – The College can disclose, without the consent or knowledge of a student or parent, personally identifiable information from a student’s records to representatives of the Attorney General of the United States in response to an ex parte order in connection with the investigation or prosecution of terrorism crimes. An ex parte order is an order issued by a court without notice to an adverse party. When CHCP makes a disclosure pursuant to an ex parte order, it is not required to record that disclosure of information in the student’s file.
Lawfully Issued Subpoenas and Court Orders – In the following three contexts, CHCP can disclose, without consent, information from a student’s education records in order to comply with a lawfully issued subpoena or court order:
- Grand Jury Subpoenas.
- Law Enforcement Subpoenas – For these subpoenas, the court may order the College not to disclose to anyone the existence or contents of the subpoena or our response. If the court so orders, neither the prior notification requirements nor the recording requirements would apply.
- Health or Safety Emergency – CHCP is permitted to disclose personally identifiable information from a student’s education record without the written consent of the student in the case of an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or other individuals. This is limited to a situation that presents imminent danger or to a situation that requires the immediate need for disclosure to avert or diffuse serious threats to the safety of health of a student or other individuals.
Disclosures to the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration (BCIS) – The College may release personally identifiable information of a student who has signed a Form I-20 and any student attending on an M-1 or J-1 visa to the BCIS.
NOTE: CHCP does not maintain student directory information for any type of public distribution other than the Graduation Programs that are handed out at CHCP’s biannual graduation ceremonies and posted notices on school bulletin boards, which inform students of school business they need to attend to and/or the recipients of academic/attendance awards. The student information contained in the graduation programs and notices on school bulletin boards is limited to the students’ names, the programs attending/graduated from, and the types of academic/attendance honors/awards given. Other than the graduation programs and bulletin board notices, CHCP only provides education records with personally identifiable information as described in Number 3 and under the provisions established by the USA Patriot Act.
Financial Aid Information
Information related to financial aid opportunities available to eligible students attending CHCP may be found in the College Catalog or on the “Tuition and Financial Aid” tab on the College website at www.chcp.edu/tuition-financial-aid/financial-aid.
The Return of Title IV Funds Policy for CHCP is available in the College Catalog at CHCP.edu/catalogs.
In addition, the U.S. Department of Education hosts various, free websites available to students that provide information regarding the regulations, requirements, and application for Federal Student Aid, including www.ed.gov, www.fafsa.ed.gov, www.studentaid.ed.gov.
Questions related to financial aid may be directed to your campus Financial Aid Director.
The College of Health Care Professions does not generally require specific immunizations beyond those requirements that may be imposed by federal or state laws. Some programs may have specific requirements. Please visit the program pages in the catalog for specific programmatic admissions requirements. Students are encouraged to consult with their health care provider to discuss obtaining or updating their vaccinations.
“Meeting Healthcare Needs in Rio Grande, Texas”
McGraw Hill Whitepaper - CHCP McAllen Campus
Professional Licensure Disclosure
Surgical Technology Program
Services for Disabled Students
CHCP is committed to providing an accessible and supportive environment for students with disabilities, consistent with its obligations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Accordingly, CHCP does not discriminate on the basis of disability against otherwise-qualified individuals in any programs, service, or activity offered by CHCP and strives to ensure that no otherwise-qualified individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated, or otherwise treated differently than other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids or other appropriate services. However, accommodations cannot result in an undue burden to CHCP or fundamentally alter the requirements essential to a program of instruction.
Prospective and current students should refer to the “Applicants with Disabilities” section of the College Catalog for additional, detailed information regarding the services available to disabled students attending CHCP.
Student Body Diversity
Student Demographic Information
Information about the composition of the students at our school is available on the College Navigator website.
College Navigator is maintained by the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Educational Statistics. The Enrollment section contains information about the gender and race/ethnicity distribution of students.
Students attending CHCP can locate textbook, eBook, and related information for each course in their course syllabi. Questions related to the textbook information may be directed to your campus President or Director of Education.
Title IX Protection
Please click here to view the Title IX Protection Policy
Transfer of Credit
Prospective and current students should never assume
- that CHCP will accept credits earned at another institution; or
- that another institution will accept credits earned at CHCP.
Prospective and current students seeking additional information regarding whether CHCP will accept credits earned at another institution should consult with the College Catalog, which details the process by which CHCP evaluates a student’s previous education and training, and where appropriate, accepts credit on transfer. Prospective students are strongly advised to obtain confirmation that the CHCP campus they are interested in attending will accept credit earned at another institution before executing their enrollment agreement.
Prospective and current students seeking additional information regarding whether another institution will accept credits earned at CHCP should be advised that CHCP does not and cannot guarantee that credits earned at CHCP will be accepted by or transferrable to any other college, university, or educational institution. As stated above, it should never be assumed that another institution will accept credits earned at CHCP. As a general rule, credits earned at the college are not transferable to other institutions. Some institutions may accept credits from CHCP courses; however, this is at the receiving institution’s discretion. Therefore, it should be assumed that the college courses have no transferability.
As part of the requirement for our institution to participate in the Federal Student Aid programs, we are required by federal law to provide each student with the state’s voter registration form in paper or by an electronic method. In order to register to vote, please visit www.vote411.org. Voting information by state and topic are available, as well as an online voter registration tool.
Withdrawal and Refund Policies
The withdrawal and refund policies for each CHCP school are described in detail in each student’s Enrollment Agreement, as well as in the College Catalog. The current college catalog is available at CHCP.edu/catalogs.
Questions relating to withdrawal and refund policies may be directed to the Campus President.