Student Consumer Information

The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education
Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), includes many disclosure and reporting requirements. A disclosure requirement is information that a post-secondary 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.

General Institution Information

Academic Programs
Contact: Director of Administration
Email: amy.stewart@huhs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1004
Information on HUHS academic programs may be found in the University catalog and on our website at the Programs webpage.


Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs
Contact: Director of Administration
Email: amy.stewart@huhs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1004
Huntington University of Health Sciences (HUHS) is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency, and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CHEA is a nonprofit organization serving as a national advocate for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation. All HUHS programs have been reviewed and approved by DEAC.

HUHS is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC). THEC’s authorized institutions and data page may be accessed at https://www.tn.gov/thec/bureaus/student-aid-and-compliance/postsecondary-state-authorization/authorized-institutions-and-data.html.

Distance Education Accrediting Commission
1101 17th Street, N.W. Suite 808
Washington, D.C. 20036

Certificate of Accreditation


Administration and Faculty
Contact: Dean of Graduate Studies
Email: chris.nutting@huhs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1004
Information on administration and faculty visit the Administration and Faculty page.


Availability of Employee for Dissemination Purposes
Contact: Director of Administration
Email: amy.stewart@huhs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1004
Federal regulation requires at one person shall be available, upon reasonable notice, to any enrolled or prospective student throughout the normal administrative working hours. The full administrative contact list and hours of availability can be found here.


College Navigator
College Navigator is a publicly available consumer information tool to gather information about institutions of higher education. You may access this tool at College Navigator.


Complaint and Grievance Procedures
Huntington University of Health Sciences will ensure that student complaints are heard and properly tracked through a uniform process outlined by the Grievances and Complaints policy. For more information on this process, please visit Complaint and Grievance Procedure.


Computer Use and File Sharing
Contact: Director of Administration
Email: amy.stewart@huhs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1004
A list of HUHS’s technical requirements is available at Technical Requirements webpage. Information on Academic Integrity and Plagiarism is located at Policy on Academic Integrity webpage.


Copyright Infringement – Policies and Sanctions
Contact: Director of Administration
Email: amy.stewart@huhs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1004

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, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 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 College’s policies and sanctions related to copyright infringement including a statement that explicitly informs its students that unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material,  including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject the students to civil and criminal liabilities; a summary of the penalties for violation of Federal copyright laws and a description of the University’s policies with respect to unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, including disciplinary actions that are taken against students who engage in illegal or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials using the University’s information technology system.
For more information visit HUHS Intellectual Property Rights.


Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities
Contact: Disability Services Coordinator
Email: admissions@huhs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1001
Huntington University of Health Sciences recognizes and supports the standards set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which are designed to eliminate discrimination against individuals with disabilities. All requests for accommodations follow a standard process managed by the Disability Services Committee. For more information please visit Disabilities Services.


Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) – Privacy of Student Records
Contact: Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@huhs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1001
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows present and future students to have access to their individual educational records, provides basic protections of privacy of their records, and allows them to request that certain “directory information” be kept confidential. Additional information regarding the rights afforded to students is available at the FERPA.


Health and Safety Exemption
Contact: Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@huhs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1001

HUHS adheres to all requirements pertaining to the protection of student information. Our FERPA Policy, with information about Student Records and confidentiality can be found above. There are limited exceptions to FERPA regulations under which HUHS is permitted to disclose education records or personally identifiable, non-directory information from education records in connection with a health or safety emergency without student consent.
The situation must present imminent danger to a student, other students, or members of the school community in order to qualify as an exception. This action is not taken lightly and only under circumstances that present imminent danger.


Institutional Refund Policy
Contact: Bursar
Email: accounting@huhs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1003
Students who drop and/or officially withdraw from coursework at HUHS may be eligible to receive a refund of tuition and other institutional charges. To understand the refund schedule, please review the information is available at the Cancellation or Refund for Self Paced or  Cancellation or Refund for Title IV eligible programs.


Leave of Absence
HUHS does not offer a Leave of Absence for students in the semester based program.


State Authorization Information
HUHS is also a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and is operating in member states under the terms of SARA. To learn more about state authorization, HUHS is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).


Student Activities
Contact: Registrar
Email: registrar@huhs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1004


Student Diversity
Contact: Registrar
Email: registrar@huhs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1004
Huntington University of Health Sciences calculates information related to the diversity of our students annually. The information is available at Student Diversity.


Student Right-To-Know
The Student Right to Know Act requires an institution that participates in any student financial assistance program under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended) to disclose information about graduation rates to current and prospective students.


Teacher Preparation Program Report
HUHS does not offer programs that prepare teachers for state certification or licensure.


Textbook and Supplies Information for Title IV Eligible Students
Contact: Admissions
Email: info@huhs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1001

Students are responsible for the purchase of textbooks and supplies and should have all materials prior to the start of the classes. The University does not issue aid prior to the start of the semester; however, book stipends will be issued for eligible students. Any student that is deemed eligible based on federal regulations will be issued a book stipend no later than the 7th day after classes begin. Book stipends may be issued in the form a direct deposit or a paper check mailed via the United States Postal Service. Students wishing to sign up for direct deposit should contact the Bursar. Eligibility will be determined 10 days prior to the start of the semester, eligible students will receive notification of eligibility within 7 days of determination. Book stipends are not additional funding; stipends are considered an “advance” in student financial aid and will be considered as part of the total aid received.

Books information and ISBNs are provided to the student and books may be purchased in new or used condition and may be in print or electronic format. For a listing of individual course material, please go to HUHS Book List. Remember to check with our office before ordering any materials listed to verify whether or not changes have been made to the course.


Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements
Contact: Admissions
Email: Info@huhs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1001
The HUHS Transfer of Credit policy outlines the transfer and external credit policies and procedures for undergraduate and graduate students. Only official transcripts are considered for transfer credit. To understand the transfer of credit policies and for a list of institutions with whom HUHS has articulation agreements, please go to Transfer of Credit.


Voter Registration
HUHS encourages all students to participate in local, state, and national elections. As part of your responsibility to promote good citizenship, as well as good scholarship, the university urges all students to register to vote. If you are not registered to vote, register to vote today!  A Voter Registration notification is sent out annually by the University. Go here to review the 2021-2022 notification.


Withdrawal Policies
Contact: Registrar
Email: registrar@huhs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1004
Information on withdrawing officially or unofficially is available at Withdrawal Policy/Institutional Drop Policy.


Health and Safety

Drug and Alcohol Prevention
Contact: Director of Administration
Email: amy.stewart@huhs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1004
Huntington University of Health Sciences is committed to providing students and employees an environment free of alcohol and drugs. The unlawful possession, use or distribution of drugs or alcohol by students and employees on the property of Huntington University of Health Sciences is strictly prohibited. Huntington University of Health Sciences will cooperate fully with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. For more information see Drugs and Alcohol policy Prevention Policy.


Security Report
Contact: Director of Administration
Email: amy.stewart@huhs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1004
The Clery Act is a consumer protection law that aims to provide transparency around campus crime policy and statistics. Because Huntington University of Health and Sciences (HUHS) is a distance learning facility with no campus, this institution is exempt from the required annual reporting requirements normally required for institutions operating on campus. HUHS must provide its staff with timely and accurate information regarding crime statistics and provide education regarding alcohol and drug abuse, etc.


Vaccination Requirements
Huntington University of Health Sciences is an online university; therefore, no vaccinations are required.


Student Financial Assistance

Academic Year Requirements
Huntington University of Health Sciences defines its academic year for undergraduate students as 30 credit hours of completion and 32 weeks of instruction. HUHS defines its academic year for graduate students as 18 credit hours of completion and 32 weeks of instruction. Students must successfully complete award year requirements prior to gaining eligibility for new annual loan limits. Successful completion means that the student has earned a passing grade or otherwise received credit for the credit hours in the payment period.


Aid Determination

Contact: Director of Financial Aid
Email: financialaid@huhs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1002

Aid amounts are determined based on the several factors including Need Based and Non-need Based calculations, Cost of Attendance (COA), Expected Family Contribution (EFC), enrollment status and grade level. For more information, please go to Types of Federal Aid. Additional information is available at Packaging of Awards.


Applying for Federal Student Aid
Contact:
Director of Financial Aid
Email: financialaid@huhs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1002

To qualify for federal student aid, students must meet certain requirements. To review the basic eligibility criteria, please go to https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/eligibility/requirements. Students must apply for federal student aid every year. In order to determine financial aid eligibility, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. Huntington University of Health Sciences’ Federal School Code is 042448. For more information on applying for federal student aid to attend HUHS is available at How To Apply webpage.


Attendance Policy
Huntington University of Health Sciences takes attendance, therefore, prior to receiving a federal student aid disbursement; HUHS will verify participation in each registered course at the end of week 1 in the module. Students who choose not to attend the first week will be institutionally dropped from the course. After attendance is established, if at any point during the module a student fails to submit assignments for more than 14 days, the student will be institutionally withdrawn from the course and will receive a “WF” for the final grade. A “WF” will be counted as a 0 in the GPA. A grade of “WF” will count towards both Pace of Completion and the GPA calculation. For more information, Withdrawal Policy/Institutional Drop Policy.


Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information
Huntington University of Health Sciences
118 Legacy View Way
Knoxville, TN 37918
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1002
Email: financialaid@huhs.edu


Cost of Attendance
Contact: Director of Financial Aid
Email: financialaid@huhs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1002
The cost of attendance (COA) is an estimate of a student’s education expenses to attend Huntington University of Health Sciences. Information on the cost of attendance to attend HUHS is available at college navigator or our Cost of Attendance.


Disbursement of Financial Aid
Financial aid is disbursed in four payments over the academic year (one payment per module – two payments per semester). Once student accounts have been credited and applied to tuition and fees, remaining funds in excess of account charges will be disbursed within 14 days if a student still meets all eligibility requirements. Students will receive a paper check via the USPS or have the option to sign up for direct deposit. To read the full policy click here.


Drug Law Violations: Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties
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 the possession or sale of illegal drugs may 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)).

FSA and Drug Conviction Policy 2021-22


Federal Student Loan Repayment Example

The charts below represent a sample repayment schedule for federal student loans, use this chart to estimate your student loan payment based on the Standard Repayment Plan. Figures have been rounded to the nearest whole dollar and represent minimum payments at the interest rate indicated over a maximum of 10 years, and do not include interest that may accumulate during periods of deferment or forbearance. To review the current federal interest rates, please go to https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/loans/interest-rates.

Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans – Undergraduate

Total Debt at
Repayment

$10,000

$20,000

$30,000

$40,000

$50,000

Payment calculated using a fixed interest rate of 3.76% over a 10 year period.

Monthly Payment Amount

$100

$200

$300

$400

$501

Total Amount
Paid

$12,013

$24,026

$36,039

$48,052

$60,065

Total Interest
Paid

$2,013

$4,026

$6,039

$8,052

$10,065

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans – Graduate

Total Debt at
Repayment

$10,000

$20,000

$30,000

$40,000

$50,000

Payment calculated using a fixed interest rate of 5.31% over a 10 year period.

Monthly Payment Amount

$108

$215

$323

$430

$538

Total Amount
Paid

$12,910

$25,821

$38,731

$51,642

$64,552

Total Interest
Paid

$2,910

$5,821

$8,731

$11,642

$14,552

Federal Direct PLUS Loans

Total Debt at
Repayment

$10,000

$20,000

$30,000

$40,000

$50,000

*Payment calculated using a fixed interest rate of 6.31% over a 10 year period.

Monthly Payment
Amount

$112

$225

$337

$450

$563

Total Amount
Paid

$13,510

$27,020

$40,530

$54,040

$67,550

Total Interest
Paid

$3,510

$7,020

$10,530

$14,040

$17,550

Financial Assistance
Contact:
Director of Financial Aid
Email: financialaid@huhs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1002


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


Net Price Calculator
Contact: Director of Financial Aid
Email: financialaid@huhs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1002
Huntington University of Health Sciences provides a calculator web page to assist students with determining costs of attendance and financial aid eligibility. You may access the Net Price Calculator.


Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information
Huntington University of Health Sciences offers financial aid resources to assist students in funding their college education. Financial aid is available in the form of grants, scholarships and/or loans. A federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and who have not yet earned a bachelor or professional degree. Direct loans are low-interest loans that assist students and parents in paying for post-secondary education. The lender is the U.S. Department of Education rather than a bank. Federal student aid is awarded based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). More information is available at the Types of Federal Aid webpage. Paper copies of this information are available from the Department of Financial Aid.


Preferred Lender List and Arrangements
Huntington University of Health Sciences does not recommend, promote or endorse lenders for private education loans.


Remaining Eligible for Federal Student Aid
In order to continue to receive federal student aid to attend Huntington University of Health Sciences, it is important students stay eligible. Students will need to continue to meet the basic eligibility requirements, maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and fill out the FAFSA each year. HUHS’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy is available at SAP. You must reapply for federal student aid each year at FAFSA.


Return of Title IV Policy
Return of Title IV funds requirements apply to Title IV grant and/or loan recipients who officially or unofficially withdraw from HUHS before completing the payment period (the semester). More information is available at Return to Title IV.


Student Loan Code of Conduct
Information is available at Student Loan Code of Conduct.


Student Loan Information and Counseling
All students must first apply for a FSA ID – Userid and Password to sign the FAFSA application. If you are interested in Federal Direct Loans, you are required to complete a Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling. The MPN and the Loan Entrance Counseling can be completed at Student Loans. More information on federal student loans is available at Student Aid. Student loans must be repaid. For information on student loan repayment, please visit Student Aid.


Student Loan Counseling
Entrance counseling is required before you can receive your first Direct Subsidized Loan, or Direct Unsubsidized Loan as an undergraduate, or your first Direct PLUS Loan as a graduate/professional student. Exit counseling is required when you graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time. Exit counseling provides important information you need to prepare to repay your federal student loan(s). Entrance and Exit counseling are completed online. You will need your FSA ID to access entrance and exit counseling.


Student Loan: Rights and Responsibilities of the Borrower
The Borrower Rights and Responsibilities are available at Summary of Borrowers Rights and Responsibilities.

Cohort Default Rate

Cohort HUHS Cohort
Default Rate*
National Average Cohort
Default Rate in our sector
FY2017 9.0 14.7

*The Cohort Default Rate is calculated and published by the United States Department of Education, Office of Federal Student Aid. The FY 2017 tracking period is from October 1 2016 – September 20, 2017. This information is updated as the U.S. Department of Education website is updated.


Types of Federal Student Aid Available
Huntington University of Health Sciences participates in the following federal student aid programs:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loans

Information regarding the various types of financial aid offered at HUHS is available at the Types of Federal Aid webpage.


Verification Requirements
Many financial aid applicants are selected for verification based on edit checks which identify inconsistencies and/or potential errors. Huntington University of Health Sciences must also verify any application the University has reason to believe is incorrect or discrepant. For more information on the Verification Policy.


Student Outcome


Completion and Graduation Rates – First Time, Full Time Undergraduate

The overall Graduation Rate provided by College Navigator tracks the progress of students who began their studies as certificate or degree-seeking, first-time, full-time undergraduate students to determine if those students completed a certificate or degree within 150 percent of the normal time for completion of the program in which they are enrolled. To learn more, please go to the Retention and Graduation Rates tab at College Navigator.


Placement in Employment
Contact:
Registrar
Email: registrar@huhs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1004
Huntington University of Health Sciences annually surveys all HUHS graduates to determine how many graduates are currently employed or employed in their field of study within 180 days of graduating and employed for at least 13 weeks. The data is reported to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) which issues an Annual Performance Report that includes a placement summary. All THEC survey results are posted annually or can be found here.


Professional Licensure

Since there are states and/or countries that have regulations as to the educational requirements and use of various occupational titles, we suggest that you check with your state to see if there are any applicable regulations. In the United States, for example, some states have restrictions for using the title “Nutritionist” or “Nutrition Counselor”, while other states do not. In any case, the use of “Registered Dietitian” or “Dietitian” are restricted to those individuals who met the credentialing requirements of the American Dietetic Association. Please do note that none of the programs are intended to lead towards a Registered Dietitian (RD) credential. Please see Disclosure.

To the best of our knowledge, there are currently no U.S., federal or state restrictions for using the following titles; however it is your responsibility to check into the most current regulations in your state:

  • Nutrition Specialist
  • Integrative Nutrition Specialist
  • Nutrition Consultant
  • Nutrition Professional
  • Integrative Nutrition Professional

The American Nutrition Association( Formerly the Center for Nutrition Advocacy®) is an excellent resource for those interested in pursuing a career in Nutrition. The Student is responsible for determining if their Country or State has any requirements with regards to providing nutrition counseling or services.

https://theana.org/advocate


Retention Rates

Retention Rates provided by College Navigator measure the percentage of full-time first-time and part-time first-time students seeking bachelor’s degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the subsequent fall term, as reported to the National Center for Education Statistics’ via IPEDS. To learn more, please go the Retention and Graduation Rates tab at College Navigator.


Student Outcomes
Contact:
Registrar
Email: registrar@huhs.edu
Phone: 865-524-8079 Ext. 1004
Huntington University of Health Sciences reports additional data about academic programs to include retention rates, graduation rates, and an annual comprehensive report on student performance at Student Outcomes.


Types of Graduate and Professional Education for Graduates of Four-Year Degree Program

Graduates from HUHS’s bachelor program may enroll in various types of graduate and professional education after completing our four-year degree programs. For more information, please go to Student Outcomes.