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Your Right to Know

UC Merced Bridge Crossing

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 requires all colleges and universities, including the University of California, Merced, to make certain information available to students, employees and the general public.

For your convenience, pertinent information has been consolidated on this website. The information includes, yet is not limited to:

Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information

Annual notice is emailed to each Undergraduate and Graduate student in October


Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information

How to Afford Your Education

Financial Aid Location and Hours of Operation

Financial Aid Advisors

Financial Aid Outreach Events


General Institutional Information

Privacy of Student Records−Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

Student Diversity

Price of Attendance

Net Price Calculator

Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid

Textbook Information and Internet Course Schedule

Educational Program

Instructional Facilities


Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs

Copyright Infringement−Policies and Sanctions

Computer Use and File Sharing

Student Activities

Career and Job Placement Services


Teacher Preparation Program Report

Teacher Preparation Program Report


Student Financial Assistance

Assistance Available from Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Programs

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Student Loan Information

Initial Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers

Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers

Institutional Code of Conduct for Education Loans (see pages 7-13 of the Education Loan Practices Policy)

Preferred Lender Lists

Preferred Lender Arrangements


Health and Safety

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Vaccination Policies

Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics and Crime Log

Fire Safety Policies

Fire Statistics and Fire Log (On-Campus Housing Facilities)


Student Outcomes

Retention Rate

Graduation Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act)

Transfer-out Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act)

Graduation Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid (Student Right-to-Know Act)

Transfer-out Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid (Student Right-to-Know Act)

Job Placement for Graduates

Job Placement Rates for Graduates

Graduate and Professional Education Placement for Graduates


Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data

 (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act)

Voter Registration

Printed copies of specific information are available upon request.

Questions or Comments