Providence Consumer Information Disclosures

Providence Christian College is an educational institution that is committed to providing a learning and living environment that, consistent with its Christian beliefs, promotes student safety, transparency, personal integrity, civility and mutual respect. Providence is a Christian college and is controlled by a religious organization that takes seriously anti-discrimination provisions under federal and state law. Providence is also exempted by the state from California Education Code 66270, to the extent the application of California Education Code 66270 is not consistent with the institution’s religious tenets.

This exemption may apply to, but is not limited to, requirements as expressed in College policies including: community standards, employment policies, housing policies, admissions and recruitment processes, benefits and services, financial assistance, and our academic programs, including student leadership, athletic, and arts programs. We retain all rights afforded to us under federal law and the laws of the State of California.

Providence Christian College has not applied for the regulatory exemption under Title IX, 34 C.F.R. section 106.12, but the Title IX statutory exemption provided by Congress, see 20 U.S.C. section 1681(a)(3), is self-executing. As an educational institution that is controlled by a religious organization, is entitled to that statutory exemption to the extent the application of Title IX is not consistent with the institution’s religious tenets.

General Information about the HEOA

In 2008, the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) amended the previous Higher Education Act of 1965 to broaden the scope of information about the tuition, fees, and financial aid policies we are required to disclose to current and potential students. More information about the specific requirements of the Act can be found on the Department of Education website.

General Information about Providence Christian College

Institutional and Financial Aid Information

The HEOA mandates that information about the costs to attend Providence and the available types of Financial Aid can be found in the Financial Aid section of our web site.

Learn about how Financial Aid is awarded and our overall Financial Aid policies, by visiting our Financial Aid Policies Page.

If you have any additional questions about Financial Aid, please contact Tina Bos, Financial Aid Advisor at

Privacy of Student Records

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires that current and former students be given access to their educational records; be provided with basic privacy protection of those records; and also provides them with better control of those records. Current and former students are allowed to designate that certain “directory information” be kept confidential. Parents of students that are considered dependents for tax purposes are also granted permission to access and view student records. For more information about your Providence records, visit the Registrar’s section of our website.

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

Jan Van Spronsen, Director of Academic Resource Center

Descriptions of facilities and services available for students with disabilities are available in the Providence Disability Services Handbook.

Student Diversity

Comprehensive statistics on the diversity of the Providence student population can be found on our Providence at a Glance page. For more information, please contact Geoff Shaw, Dean of Student Life at, 626.696.4055.

Cost of Attendance

Comprehensive information about the current tuition and fees for Providence Christian College can be found on our Tuition & Fees page. This information is updated as needed. For additional assistance, please contact the Admissions Department at 866-323-0233.

Net Price Calculator

For an estimate of the cost of a college education at Providence, please visit or Net Price Calculator.

Refund Policy; Requirements for Withdrawal; Return of Federal Financial Aid

Information about our policies regarding early withdrawal from attendance, tuition refunds and the return of Federal Financial Aid information can be found in the Financial Aid section of our current course catalog.

Textbook Information

Information about textbooks can be found on the registration page of Populi for all current students.

Educational Programs, Faculty, and Instructional Facilities

Complete information about all of the educational programs offered by Providence can be found in the Academics section of our web site.

Students can also find faculty contact information through our Faculty & Staff Directory page.

Download a printable PDF Campus Map or view online.

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

General information for transfer students and transfer of credit policies can be found on our Transfer Student information page. Current and potential students can also get more information from our current Course Catalog.

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs

Providence Christian College is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. WASC is the regional accrediting body authorized by the U.S. Department of Education to ensure the academic integrity of its member institutions. Accreditation means that the Commission has determined that the College offers educational opportunities in a manner consistent with Commission standards, and that it is likely to continue to do so.

Direct Inquiries To
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: (510) 748-9001

The College is approved to offer degrees under Education Code Section 94310(b) by the Office of Private and Post-secondary Education of the California State Department of Education. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 provides that information from your student records will not be identified by nor conveyed to unauthorized parties. Exceptions are made for College officials, teachers, authorized federal agencies, and in connection with the application for or receipt of financial aid. No other parties may obtain information (but you have access to this information on demand) unless you have provided the College with written consent. Appropriate forms validating release of this information are available in the Registrar’s Office.

Copyright Infringement − Policies and Sanctions

Computer Use, Responsible Use of Technology, and File Sharing Policies

Information about Providence’ Technology Use and File Sharing policies can be found in our current Student Handbook. For additional information, please contact Dawn Dirksen, Vice President for Finance and Operations at or 626.696.4000.

Student Activities

The Student Activities of our Student Life section contains detailed information about all the programs, clubs, and additional opportunities for students to participate in extra-curricular activities. For more information, please contact a member of our Student Life Staff.

Career and Job Placement Services

Students are encouraged to review the Providence Job Board on a regular basis at

Student Complaints

Information about how current students can file complaints with the college can be found on our Current Students’ information page. For more information, please contact a member of our Student Life Staff.

An individual may contact the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education for review of a complaint. The bureau may be contacted at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833 or or telephone: (916) 431-6924, fax: (916) 263-1897

Student Financial Aid Information

Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information

Providence Christian College is pleased to offer our potential students a wide variety of programs for Financial Aid. For additional questions about Financial Aid, please contact Tina Bos, Financial Aid Advisor at

Student Loan Information

The Student Loan section of our website provides complete information about all of the available student loan types available at Providence.

Initial Loan Counseling and Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers

Information about how Federal Student loans work and repayment information can be found at

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Students convicted of any drug offense during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving TItle IV, HEA program funds, under any federal or state law involving the 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)). Refer to our Student Handbook more complete information on Providence’s Policies on Drugs and Alcohol.

Code of Conduct for Educational Loans

State, Federal and Institutional loan programs require that students maintain a certain Code of Conduct and adhere to the institutions’ policies and procedures. The policies and procedures set forth by Providence can be found in the current version of our Student Handbook.

Loan Repayment and Deferment

Please consult the Federal Student Loan information website for more information on loan repayment and deferment options.

Providence Christian College is also pleased to be the only college in California to participate in the LRAP Foundation’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

Federal student loan records of students and parents may be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system. Students and parents may view their loan record history at the NSLDS website.

Available Scholarships and Grants

Providence is pleased to make a number of Scholarships and Grants available to current and potential students to offset the cost of attendance. For more information, please contact Tina Bos, Financial Aid Advisor at

Financial Aid Awarding and Award Stacking Policies

The Financial Aid Office strives to award all applicants the maximum grant, scholarship, loan, and work-study aid for which they qualify. However, federal, state, and/or institutional guidelines may restrict the total amount or type of award a student may receive.

Institutional Aid is determined based on both merit and demonstrated need. Institutional aid is comprised of all scholarships and grants awarded by the college. The college reserves the right to change institutional financial aid should the status of a student change. Please be aware that any changes in federal aid, outside scholarships, number of credits taken per semester, or housing status may impact your financial aid eligibility. For example, if you change from on-campus to off-campus your estimated Cost Of Attendance (COA) will be reduced as the estimated COA for living off-campus is less than the estimated COA for living on-campus. In turn, your financial aid eligibility will be reduced. Depending on your aid eligibility, grants/scholarships, loans or work-study opportunities may be reduced. In nearly every case, if you are offered a Providence Grant or Scholarship that award will be adjusted.

Aid will be stacked in the following order (unless otherwise stated):

  • Federal Grants
  • State Grants
  • Outside Aid (depending on what the scholarship/award is designated to help cover)
  • Institutional Aid, in the following order:
    • Athletic Scholarship
    • Early Application Scholarship
    • Academic Merit Scholarship
    • Reformed, Christian School or Homeschool Scholarship
    • Christian Leadership Scholarship or Multicultural Scholarship
    • Christian Ministry Grant
    • Travel Grant
    • Sibling Grant
    • Canadian Exchange Rate GrantDirect Subsidized Student Loan
  • Direct Unsubsidized Student Loan
  • PLUS Loan – Parent
  • Alternative Loan

Step 1 – Cost of Attendance

Financial aid cannot stack above Cost of Attendance (COA.)

Step 2 – Institutional Aid

Providence scholarships and grants cannot stack above tuition.


Health and Safety Information

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program

Providence participates in a drug and alcohol free campus. More information about our policies and programs can be found in the current version of our Student Handbook. For more information about these policies, please contact Geoff Shaw, Dean of Student Life., 626.696.4055.

Vaccination Policy

Providence requires that all students be in compliance with the California Department of Health Services recommendations regarding immunizations. More information about this policy can be found in the current version of our Student Handbook.

Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics

Information about the Security Policies and Crime Statistics at Providence can be found on the Campus Safety page of our web site. Our Campus Safety department can be reached at 626.398.2160.

Campus Fire Safety Policy and Fire Statistics

Information about the Fire Safety Policy at Providence can be found in the current version of our Student Handbook. Each year, Providence updates statistics on fires reported on our campus. That information can be found on our Fire Statistics page.

Student Outcomes (Student Right to Know Act)

Student Success (Retention and Graduation Rates, Placement in Employment)

Comprehensive information about Retention and Graduation rates as well as Employment Statistics for Alumni can be found on our Student Outcomes Microsite.

Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates & Financial Support Data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act)

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) (PL 110-315) was enacted on August 14, 2008, reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965. This law contains a number of important new provisions that improve access to postsecondary education for students. The following links provide information that colleges are required by federal law to make available to prospective and enrolled students.  Please click the following links to access and review student consumer and compliance information. If you desire any of the following information in written form please contact the Department of Athletics during normal business hours (M-F 8:30 am to 5 pm) at 951.785.2295 and the information will be supplied to you in a reasonable time.

Voter Registration

As a participant in Federal Title IV Student Aid programs, Providence Christian College is required to advise you that voter registration forms are available through the Student Life office. You must be registered 30 days prior to any election.

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Colin B.
Class of 2017

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1 Corinthians 10:31

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