Student Right To Know
Student Right to Know
Having a drug conviction while receiving Title IV aid no longer impacts a student’s Title IV aid eligibility, and a student who has a drug conviction may be eligible to receive Title IV aid if they meet all other eligibility criteria. The Department has removed the drug convictions questions from the 2023-24 FAFSA, and students with drug convictions are eligible for Title IV aid if they meet all other eligibility requirements.
Learn more about Washington’s state financial aid programs, collectively known as opportunity pathways. There are affordable college and career training opportunities for everyone. The first, best step is to apply for financial aid.
- Washington College Grant
The Washington College Grant (WA Grant) is one of the most generous financial aid programs in the country. People of all ages from low- and middle-income families may qualify to get money for college, career training, and participating apprenticeships. Funding is guaranteed to eligible students.
- College Bound Scholarship
The College Bound Scholarship provides an early promise of financial aid to students from low-income families.
- Passport to Careers
The Passport to Careers program helps students from foster care and unaccompanied homeless youth attend and succeed in college, apprenticeships, and pre-apprenticeship programs.
- American Indian Endowed Scholarship
The American Indian Endowed Scholarship benefits eligible students who have close social and cultural ties to an American Indian tribe or community in Washington State.
- Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE)
The Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE) recognizes graduating high school seniors and community & technical college students for outstanding performance in career and technical education (CTE) programs. This program is administered in partnership with the Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board. Learn more on the Workforce Board website.
- Teacher Programs
The Washington State Educator Workforce programs provide financial aid to attract and retain teachers. Participants work in subjects or locations of high need known as shortage areas.
- National Guard Grant
The National Guard Postsecondary Education Grant helps members of the Washington National Guard get an undergraduate degree or certificate.
Any member of the campus community, guest, or visitor who acts to deny, deprive, or limit the educational, employment, residential, or social access, opportunities and/or benefits of any member of the City University of Seattle community on the basis of sex is in violation of the Policy on Prohibition of Sexual Harassment and Title IX Policy.
Any person may report sex discrimination (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to have experienced the conduct), in person, by mail, by telephone, by video, or by email, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator (below). A report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by email.
Questions regarding Title IX, including its application and/or concerns about noncompliance, should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator. For a complete copy of the policy or for more information, visit my.cityu.edu/titleix or contact the Title IX Coordinator.
Individuals who believe they have experienced sex discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation in violation of City University of Seattle policy should contact the following:
Individuals with Oversight for All Non-Discrimination
Janet O’Leary, Director, Human Resources
- All Other
Melissa Mecham VP Student Services
- Title IX Coordinator
Harvey Duncan II
521 Wall Street, Seattle
A person may also file a complaint with the appropriate federal, state, or local agency within the time frame required by law. Depending upon the nature of the complaint, the appropriate agency may be the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education, the Department of Justice, and/or the Washington Human Rights Commission.
- Human Rights Commission
Olympia Headquarters Office
711 S. Capitol Way, Suite 402
PO Box 42490
Olympia, WA 98504-2490
Toll Free: 1-800-233-3247
Se Habla Español
- OCR District/Seattle Office
U.S. Department of Education
915 Second Avenue, Room 3310
Seattle, WA 98174-1099
Telephone: (206) 607-1600
Facsimile: (206) 607-1601
- EEOC Field Office
Federal Office Building
909 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104-1061
ASL Video Phone 844-234-5122
- Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
Office for Civil Rights, National Headquarters
U.S. Department of Education
Lyndon Baines Johnson Dept. of Education Building 400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
Within any resolution process related to this policy, City University of Seattle provides reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities and religious accommodations, when that accommodation is consistent with state and federal law.
City University of Seattle does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender. City University of Seattle also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. Reports of misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and concerns about noncompliance should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator. For a complete copy of the policy or for more information, please contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Email: OCR.Seattle@ed.gov
Respectful Workplace Policy – Canada Campus
City University of Seattle, Canada is committed to ensuring that the education environment is bounded by standards of mutual respect and safety and is free from discriminatory practices. In compliance with the British Columbia Human Rights Code, the Alberta Human Rights Act, WorksafeBC, and the Workers’ Compensation Board of Alberta, the University believes that its environment should at all times be supportive and respectful of the dignity and self-esteem of individuals. Discrimination, harassment and bullying conduct, whether through person to person behaviour or via electronic communications such as email or social media is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. As an educational institution, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment of excellence, equity, mutual respect and to recognize the value and potential of every individual. The University will take all necessary steps to meet or exceed the requirements of the law to prevent discrimination, harassment and bullying.
The Respectful Workplace Policy for the prevention of discrimination, harassment and bullying policy and procedure can be found at https://www.cityu.edu/discover-cityu/about-cityu/ under the Policies section or https://www.cityuniversity.ca/about/.
Individuals who believe they have experienced discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation in violation of City University of Seattle policy should contact the following:
Janet O’Leary, Director, Human Resources
- All Other
Steve Conway VP Canadian Operations
- American Indian/Alaskan Native: 1%
- Asia: 5.8%
- Hispanic: 5.3%
- Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 0.9%
- 2 or more races: 0.9%
- White: 56.3%
- Undeclared: 20.0%
States have varying rules, requirements, and regulations that govern online (distance) education offered by out-of-state postsecondary institutions. These rules require higher education institutions that offer distance education to state residents to obtain exemption, approval, authorization, or other certification from the relevant state agencies. In addition, requirements for professional licensure in disciplines such as accounting, counseling, and education vary among states.
City University of Seattle has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA). A full list of SARA states and additional information about the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements can be found on the NC-SARA website.
For more detailed information as it pertains to CityU programs, visit the State Authorization and Licensure Disclosures page.