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- Accreditations, Approvals and Licensure
- Emergency Response Plan (Bangor)
- Emergency Response Plan (Wilton)
- Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy
- Student Complaint, Grievance and Appeals Policy
- Student Code of Conduct
- Student Booklist (Mod 3, 2024)
- Annual Security Report
- Net Price Calculator
- Program Licensure/Certification Report
- Voter Registration
- Constitution Day
- Cost of Attendance (2023-2024)
Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act Emergency Funds Disclosure
As directed by the U.S. Department of Education, electronic announcement posted on May 6, 2020 related to the “CARES Act” Emergency Funds Disclosure, the institution is publishing the following information (updated 6/30/2020, 9/1/2020, 10/10/2020 and 1/10/2021) – All funds have been distributed as of June 18, 2020. There are no remaining funds left to distribute and no updates to report as of 10/10/2020.
Acknowledgement of the Certification and Agreement for the Emergency Cares Funds
Beal University signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the
assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds
received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to
Total Amount of Funds Received
Beal University has been allocated $419,914 in funding through the federal CARES Act, which was
supported by Maine’s Congressional Delegation. The Act requires that half of these dollars
($209,957) go directly to students to cover emergency expenses arising from the disruption in
Beal University began distributing CARES Act funds to eligible students starting the week of May 18,
2020. Federal guidance precludes the distribution of CARES Act funds to international students,
DACA students, and students exclusively enrolled in online programs as of March 13, 2020.
Total Amount of Funds Distributed
Beal University distributed $211,300 of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section
18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of June 18, 2020.
The estimated total number of students at Beal University eligible to participate in programs
under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive
Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 302.
The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under
Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 204.
These funds are available to provide grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of
campus operations due to the coronavirus. A student’s financial need may have increased based on
recent events related to the coronavirus pandemic. Eligible expenses would include food, housing,
technology, course materials, health care and child care.
Student must meet Title IV eligibility requirements in order to receive the emergency grant.
Student must remain on active status and in good standing.
Student is required to complete the emergency funds request form attesting to the financial
need has been caused by the coronavirus pandemic and commitment to use the funds as stated.
Non-degree students and employees receiving Beal University Employee tuition benefits, will not
be eligible for CARES Act payments.
Allocation for Distribution
Beal University distributed $211,300 equally and directly to students based on the number of applicants
received that met the qualifications with a maximum distribution of $1,100 per student. The payments
were sent to students via check to the address on record. The University’s goal was to ensure funds were
distributed as widely as possible, therefore, funds were distributed to all eligible students evenly.
Annual Security Report
Colleges and universities that participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs must publish an Annual Security Report each year. Read Beal University’s Annual Security Report.
Net Price Calculator
The Net Price Calculator is a tool designed to help you make early estimates regarding your eligibility for need-based financial aid at Beal University. Based on the information you enter about your family financial situation you will be presented with a sample award with the following caveats:
- Results are dependent on the accuracy and completeness of the information entered and intended to provide only a general guide to your eligibility for financial aid
- Any award is not guaranteed by Beal University and is meant to be an indication of the aid you may be eligible to receive. Beal University’s Financial Aid Office is the final authority for determining the family contribution and any financial aid award
- This is not an application for financial aid. Your information will not be retained or transmitted to Beal University in any way
Beal University (“Beal”) is committed to providing accommodation services to students with disabilities consistent with the law. Beal will work with students to determine what, if any, accommodations might be available. However, the University also expects students to be an active participant in this process. Accordingly, students who believe they may need an accommodation due to a documented disability, should meet with the ADA Coordinator either upon enrollment or as soon as it becomes apparent that assistance may be necessary.
Accommodation Services are managed by Beals’ ADA Coordinator, whose contact information is listed below and at the end of the Accommodation Services Handbook. The purpose of our Accommodation Services is to provide assistance to students with diagnosed disabilities to maximize their academic potential, and to minimize various physical and attitudinal barriers. Beal has created the Accommodation Services Handbook to address common questions regarding the services available to students with disabilities that limit a major life activity and to explain in detail the procedures necessary to secure them. It is our goal that all students are given the opportunity to succeed.
The law governing disability does not find that every impairment is a disability for which a school or a business is obliged to provide an accommodation. For instance, a condition that is short term, such as a broken arm, is not a disability for purposes of consideration for an accommodation plan. Impairments must be long-term and/or permanent to be considered for an accommodation. Similarly, a physical or mental impairment that is corrected or correctable by medication or other measures is not considered to be a disability. For example, where a person’s vision impairment is corrected with glasses or contacts, the impairment is not considered a disability. In such situations, the University also does not provide an accommodation. The above are only examples of situations where impairment may not be considered a disability. Beal reserves the right to determine whether a student’s impairment is a disability requiring consideration for accommodation. The student should note that Beal is not required to modify, waive, or make substitutions for coursework or other requirements that would fundamentally alter or compromise the integrity of an academic program.
The ADA Coordinator will gladly discuss your disability with you, and offer advice on how to ensure that your needs are met. The Accommodation Services Handbook contains the services and accommodations that are available to our students with disabilities and the policies that students must comply with in order to obtain these services. If you have a question not addressed in the Accommodation Services Handbook, please contact the ADA Coordinator at [email protected].
Students Right to Know
Transferability of Credit
The transferability of credits earned at Beal University is at the discretion of the receiving college, university, or other educational institution. Students considering transferring to any institution should not assume that credits earned in any program of study at the University will be accepted by the receiving institution. Similarly, the ability of a degree, certificate, diploma, or other academic credential earned at the University to satisfy an admission requirement of another institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Accreditation does not guarantee credentials or credits earned at the University will be accepted by or transferred to another institution. To minimize the risk of having to repeat coursework, students should contact the receiving institution in advance for evaluation and determination of transferability of credits and/or acceptability of degrees, diplomas, or certificates earned. A paper copy of this information is available upon request.
College Navigator – National Center for Education Statistics
Student Diversity Information
The federal Higher Education Opportunity Act requires institutions to make available to current and prospective students information about student body diversity, including the percent of enrolled, full-time students in the following categories:
Method for Calculating Placement
Beal University uses the employment rate calculation of its accreditor, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), to determine placement rates in all programs. The ACCSC uses the following formula to determine the placement rate for graduates: Graduates Employed in Field divided by Graduates Available for Employment.
Graduates are considered placed if they are employed in a paid position directly related to the program from which the individual graduated, and aligned with the majority of the educational and training objectives of the program. Being employed in your field of study is also called gainful employment. The employment must be for a reasonable period of time and considered sustainable (e.g., not a single day of employment). Employment is verified in one of three categories: regular employment, self-employment or career advancement.
Student Achievement Rates
Satisfactory Academic Progress
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