Consumer Information

Holy Cross College Academic AccredidationAccredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Holy Cross College is incorporated in the state of Indiana and chartered to grant Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees. Holy Cross College has been approved for attendance of veterans under provisions of the G.I. Bill, is authorized to enroll non-immigrant alien students, and is eligible to participate in various federal and state financial aid programs.

Holy Cross College is a member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Council of Independent Colleges, the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Independent Colleges of Indiana, the Northern Indiana Consortium for Education, and numerous other academic and professional organizations.

Institutional Self Study Report

Holy Cross College is authorized by name in statute as an approved institution of higher education in the state of Indiana. In full compliance with federal rules, please consider contacting the Indiana Commission for Higher Education for Indiana’s higher education complaint resolution process.


The reauthorization in August 2008 of the Higher Education Act requires colleges and universities to make information available to prospective students, including the cost of college attendance, accreditation status, graduation and retention information, safety and security reports, and institutional policies and procedures that focus on student enrollment. Please find links to this important information below.


General Institutional Information

Academic Programs
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/section/academics/

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/academic-accreditation/

Career and Job Placement Services
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/cdc-about-us

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/academicaccommodations

Net Price Calculator
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/net-price-calculator

Privacy of Student Records-Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Please refer to the section of the Academic Catalog, “Record Access / Release of Student Information”, for Holy Cross policies regarding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974.

Student Activities
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/student-activities

Student Body Diversity
In addition to an overview of the composition of the campus at http://www.hcc-nd.edu/about-holy-cross, detailed statistics about the diversity of the Holy Cross student body can be found on the College Scorecard and through the College Navigator of the National Center for Education Statistics.


Textbook Information

Hammes Bookstore
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/hammes-bookstore/


Computer Use and File Sharing

Computer use policies
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/responsible-use-technology/

Peer-to-per file sharing requirements
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/responsible-use-technology/

Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/responsible-use-technology/


Transfer of Credit Policy

Transfer Students
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/transfer-students

Transfer of Credit from Other Institutions
Please see the Transfer Credit section of the Academic Catalog for an explanation of the College’s generous policy on accepting transfer credits from regionally-accredited institutions.


Financial Aid Information

Undergraduate Tuition & Fee Schedule
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/tuition-and-fees/

Cost of Attendance
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/cost-of-attendance/

Direct Subsidized / Unsubsidized Loans/Parent Plus Loan
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/loan-programs/

FAFSA on the Web
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/scholarships-grants/

Satisfactory Academic Progress
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/satisfactory-academic-progress-policy/

Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/r2t4-policy/

Federal Work-Study
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/federal-work-study

The SmartStudentTM Guide to Financial Aid
http://www.finaid.org

Financial Aid Statistics
Detailed statistics about the numbers of students receiving aid, what kinds of aid, etc. can be found on the Holy Cross College site at the College Navigator of the National Center for Education Statistics.


Health and Safety

Campus Crime Report
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/safety

To view Holy Cross College Security and Crime Statistics online at the US Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, click here and type in “Holy Cross College,” “Notre Dame” (institution city), and select “Indiana.”

Fire Safety Policies, Fire Statistics, and Fire Log (On-Campus Housing Facilities)
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/safety

Missing Resident Student Notification Policy
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/student-handbook/ See page 23

Campus Controlled Access Policy
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/safety


Student Development

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policies
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/student-handbook/

Vaccination Policies
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/student-handbook/

Code of Student Conduct
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/student-handbook/

Discriminatory Harassment Policy
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/student-handbook/

Sexual Misconduct Policy
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/student-handbook/

Student Complaint Policy
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/student-handbook/


Intercollegiate Athletics Program

Holy Cross College Athletics
http://www.hcsaints.com

Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act for Holy Cross College
http://ope.ed.gov/athletics (Search for “Holy Cross College”)


Student Outcomes

Extensive data about student outcomes at Holy Cross, such as retention and graduation rates, can be found on College Scorecard and through the College Navigator of the National Center for Education Statistics.

Retention rate (from the College Navigator): The percentage of first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015 and returned in Fall 2016 is 60%. (In addition to graduating students from its BA programs, Holy Cross College has a rigorous core curriculum that prepares students for transfer to colleges and universities with highly competitive admissions. For instance, the retention numbers for the Fall 2015 cohort show that 24% of those students successfully transferred to the University of Notre Dame.)

Graduation rate (from the College Navigator): the overall graduation and transfer-out rates for students who began their studies in Fall 2010 is 41% and 48% (reflecting the College’s tradition of preparing significant numbers of its students for transfer to colleges and universities with highly competitive admissions).

Licensure rates for graduates of the Education program: Graduates in the Elementary Education program received dual licensure in Elementary Education and English as a New Language (ENL) at the rate of 100% in academic years 2015-16 and 2016-17.

Salary after attending Holy Cross College (from the College Scorecard): The median earnings of former students who received federal financial aid, at 10 years after entering the school, is $36,300, above the national median of all schools, $34,100.


Voter Registration

How to register to vote in Indiana
http://www.in.gov/sos/elections/2403.htm