CSUMB Student Information - Your Right To Know

Federal regulations require all campuses to provide specified information to prospective and current students, staff and the general public. Listed below are those items that must be available for review per federal regulation.

The federal Higher Education Act, the federal Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), and regulatory guidance provided in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) require direct individual notices of prescribed information to certain target audiences including prospective students, currently enrolled students, current employees, parents, coaches and counselors of prospective student athletes, and the general public. Disclosures are to include crime/security statistics, student completion/graduation rates, FERPA privacy/security rights, financial aid program information, and gender-specific information on athletic participation and financial support.

The information compiled here gives you important information about CSUMB.

Financial Aid - CSU Monterey Bay’s Financial Aid Office is committed to helping current and prospective students obtain financial assistance available from Federal, State and institutional sources to support their cost of attendance at CSUMB. Details about financial aid can be accessed on the Financial Aid website. To request additional and/or printed information about financial aid call the Financial Aid Office at (831) 582-5100.

Student Privacy Rights - The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student education records. FERPA is a federal law that applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. To learn about how CSUMB protects your right to the privacy of your confidential educational records, visit the CSUMB Policy Website. For a copy of the campus policy, Administrative Procedure for Student Records Administration, call the Office of the Registrar at 831-582-5100

Higher Education Opportunity Act Disclosure – Required disclosures of the HEOA that was enacted on August 14, 2008 and reauthorizes the Higher Education Act of 1965.

Accreditation – CSUMB is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). For complete information on institutional and program accreditation, visit the Accreditation web site.

Degree Programs – For a complete list of programs at CSUMB, go to the programs and majors web site.

Faculty – Faculty profiles can be found in the CSUMB faculty directory.

Services for Disabled Students – For full information on services available to disabled students, visit the web site of the Disability Programs and Resource Center.

Cost of Attendance – Cost of attendance at CSUMB can be found on Financial Aid Website

Refund Policy for Financial Aid Students – For information about requirements for the return of financial aid funds when a student withdraws from school, visit the Financial Aid Website

Satisfactory Academic Progress – Requirements for satisfactory academic progress for students on financial aid is found on the Financial Aid web site.

Campus Buildings and Facilities – To locate a building at CSUMB, visit the maps & directions site.

Student Concerns and Complaints – A web site to assist students who encounter challenging behaviors or difficult interactions on campus regarding academic, student services or conduct issues.

Campus Security Report – The campus security report is viewable at the Department of Public Safety web site.

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates – Graduation rates for all California State University campuses can be accessed on the CSU's Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange web site

In addition, you can also find information on the website of the National Center for Educational Statistics. To request additional and/or a printed copy of degree completion and graduation rates for CSUMB students, call the Office of Institutional Research at (831) 582-3811.

Job Placement and Post-Graduate Study – Information regarding job placement reported by CSUMB graduates can be obtained on the Career Development website.

Athletics – In compliance with the Equity Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at Cal State Monterey Bay reports required information to the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) and directly to prospective students being offered an athletic grant and to their parents. Information on the participation rates and financing of CSUMB intercollegiate athletic programs may be found at the U.S. Office of Postsecondary Education website. Reports on completion and graduation rates for student athletes are available on the NCAA website. To request a printed copy of the EADA, call the CSUMB Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at (831) 582-3015.

Gainful Employment Disclosures - Effective July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.”  To request additional and/or printed information about Gainful Employment Programs call the Office of Extended Education at (831) 582-4500.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention- The following websites provides information on the California State University, Monterey Bay compliance with Title 34 C.F.R. 668.14 that requires notice to all students, faculty and employees concerning its drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs, conduct, sanctions, treatment, and risks. To request additional and/or printed information about Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention contact the Personal Growth and Counseling Center at  (831) 582-3969.


Voter Registration -The Office of the Secretary of State and the University are committed to making voter information forms and online registration available. For more information please visit: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm