General institutional information

  • Accreditation, approval and licensure of institution and programs
  • Career and job placement services: Our Internships and Career Services Office in the Turrets building has many job-related resources. Office hours are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • College Navigator - provides information about COA (and other schools) that includes general, tuition, fees, expenses, financial aid, net price, enrollment, admissions, retention and graduation rates, programs, majors, service members and veterans, sports, accreditation, campus security and cohort default rates.
  • Common Data Set — specific information and statistics including general, enrollment and persistence, admission, transfers, academic offerings and policies, student life, annual expenses, financial aid, faculty and class size and degrees conferred.
  • Computer use and file sharing
  • Copyright infringement
  • Cost of attendance: When looking at the price of schools, be sure to look at the comprehensive cost of attendance, not just tuition. The cost of attendance will typically include tuition, basic fees, room, board, books, and miscellaneous items such as travel and other estimated costs. Keep in mind, though, that if you qualify for financial aid, you may find that your costs are less. COA’s full cost of attendance can be found on our website under Tuition & Fees.
  • Direct Lending plain language disclosure statement
  • Educational Studies Program at COA
  • Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities: College of the Atlantic accommodates students with disabilities provided they submit documentation of the disability. Additional details are available in the course catalog.
  • Faculty
  • Federal Student Aid (FSA) Handbook
  • Graduation rates 
  • Instructional facilities
  • Intercollegiate athletic program participation rates and financial support data: COA does not sponsor intercollegiate athletic programs.
  • Net price calculator: To see how your costs might be reduced by a financial aid offer, check out our Net Price Calculator.
  • Privacy of student records: The privacy of student records are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Details can be found in the course catalog. Students may also contact the Registrar’s Office for information at 207-288-5015.
  • Refund policy and requirements for withdrawal and return of federal financial aid: The school’s refund policy and requirements for withdrawal appear in the course catalog on the Registrar page. Return of federal financial aid for a student that withdraws is governed by a federal formula, essentially prorating aid in accordance with the number of days attended. Questions on these three topics can be directed to the Business Office, Registrar’s Office, or Office of Financial Aid, respectively.
  • Retention rates
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)—PDF file
  • Student activities
  • Student diversity 
  • Student outcomes 
  • Teacher Preparation Program Report: Contact faculty member Bonnie Tai.
  • Textbook information: Textbook pricing information is available in the course description area or from faculty. Current students can view textbook information through their online portal. Faculty may be able to suggest more than one potential source for purchasing books.
  • Transfer of credit policies and articulation agreements: The transfer credit policy is available in the course catalog; you can also find information about articulation and consortium agreements.
  • Voter registratio:n COA provides comprehensive voter registration information and assistance through, but not limited to, new student orientation, tabling sessions, the All College Meeting, and via email. The college also works closely with the Bar Harbor Town Clerk and Maine Secretary of State to facilitate a documenting system for students living on campus to minimize any problems in the registration process.
  • Withdrawals and Title IV financial aid

Student loan information

  • Assistance available from Federal, state, local, and institutional programs: Financial aid may include student loans, work study, federal grants, state grants, and/or institutional aid. Click here for more information. 
  • Federal student financial aid penalties for drug law violations
  • Initial loan counseling and exit counseling for student borrowers: COA conducts entrance and exit counseling for Stafford loans in person whenever possible. In cases when it is impractical or impossible, we provide customized forms for students to review. Perkins loan borrowers will soon have an online entrance counseling link made available to them while exit counseling will continue to be in person whenever possible.
  • Institutional Code of Conduct for education loans, preferred lender lists, and preferred lender arrangements: COA has always maintained ethical principles in all financial matters. We do not maintain a preferred private lender list or have arrangements with any preferred private lenders. In our experience we find that the choice of a private lender (for an alternative educational loan) is a highly personalized process and that there is no “one product fits all” solution. We are more than happy to provide general but detailed information so that you can have greater confidence in knowing what things to consider in selecting the lender that is right for you.

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