Bryan University
Consumer Information Center

The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), includes many disclosure and reporting requirements. A disclosure requirement is information that all postsecondary educational institutions are required to distribute or make available to another party, such as students, parents and/or employees. A reporting requirement is information submitted to the U.S. Department of Education (US DOE) or other agencies. Disclosure and reporting requirements sometimes overlap. For certain topics, institutions are required to make information available to students or others and to submit information to the US DOE.

Academic Programs:

Accreditation, Certification, and Approvals:

Additional Consumer Information:

  • Bryan University Consumer Information
    • Supplemental Financial Assistance Information
    • Recognition of Citizenship
    • Academic Planning and Improvement
    • Disclosure of Retention Rates as Reported to IPEDS
    • Copyright Infringement and Liabilities
    • Information Security
    • Fraud Prevention

Annual Security Report:

Bryan University:

Completion or Graduation Rate and Retention Rates:
The Student-Right-to-Know graduation rate for each BU location is available at:

Copyright Policy:

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Emergency Funds

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Disclosures – Institutional:

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Disclosures – Student:

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) Emergency Funds

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) II Disclosures – Student:

American Rescue Plan (ARP)

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) III Disclosures – Student:

Cost of Attending the Institution – Tuition and Fee Schedule:

Course Schedule Information:

Course schedule information is available upon request to any campus representative or campus director.  Online courses are asynchronous with weekly deadlines.

FERPA Rights – The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act:

Additional Consumer Disclosures:

Misrepresentation Policy

National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

Bryan University (BU) has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary agreement among member states, districts, and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate postsecondary distance education. As a result of participation in NC-SARA, BU is authorized to offer online/distance education courses to students located in 49 states (all except California), the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

       Complaint Process for In‑State and Out‑of‑State Students

  • Bryan University desires to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in an expeditious, fair and amicable manner. Students residing outside of Missouri while attending BU who desire to resolve a grievance should follow the institutions student grievance Procedures located in the BU catalog (page 28).
  • If an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may file a complaint with your State by using the Directory of SARA State Portal Entities.

       Professional Licensure & Certification Disclosures

  • Federal regulations have been adopted that create disclosure requirements for Professional Licensure programs regardless of the mode of delivery in that the rules apply to both face-to-face and distance education programs. Per the rules, institutions are required to determine the states in which a student and prospective student is located for the purpose of disclosing state-specific Professional Licensure information to students based on the state in which a student is located. Professional Licensure contact information for each state, can be found on NC-SARA website under Professional Licensure Directory page.
  • The University’s educational programs lead to knowledge and skills for a stated major. Although certification may be offered, the University does not guarantee that its educational programs will necessarily be sufficient to obtain any certification or license issued by a public or private agency. A third party may administer the examination and further study and a fee may be required.

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    Withdraw Procedures:

    Official Withdrawal Procedures:

    Retention and Placement Outcomes:

    Services and Facilities for Students with Disabilities:

    Bryan University prohibits unlawful discrimination against qualified students with disabilities and encourages their full participation within the University Community. All faculty, staff and administrators will actively support students with disabilities in all educational programs, services, and activities, in cases where such support is readily achievable and is not an undue burden.

    Bryan University policy, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, defines a qualified student with a disability as “any person who is regarded as having such an impairment, and (a) who meets the academic and technical standards requisite for admission to or participation in the University’s programs, and (b) who has a documented physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.”

    Student Civil Rights and Complaint Procedures:

    Student Diversity:
    Institutions participating in Title IV, HEA student financial aid programs must make available to prospective and enrolled students, information about student body diversity, including the percentage of enrolled, full-time students in the following categories:

    • male
    • female
    • self-identified members of a major racial or ethnic group
    • Federal Pell Grant recipients

    Textbook List:

    Title IX Policy – Sexual Misconduct

    Transfer Credit Policies:

    Transfer of credits is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Bryan University’s policy for the receiving of credits from another institution is available online in our catalog.

    U.S. Department of Education’s College Navigator website:
    The data elements presented by way of the following links are reported annually through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) system to The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences: The information available at the links below include: a general campus overview, instructional and administrative staff, tuition, fees, and estimated student expenses, financial aid, enrollment, student race/ethnicity and gender, program completion, retention rates for first-time students, overall graduation rate and transfer-out, and programs/majors at Bryan University.

    In addition to providing the overall graduation rate, the College Navigator website also provides the Student-Right-to-Know graduation rate and Diversity of Student Body disaggregated by:

    • Gender
    • Major racial and ethnic subgroup (as defined by the U.S. Department of Education)
    • Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant
    • Recipients of a subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant
    • Students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or subsidized Stafford Loan

    Vaccination Policies:

    Voter Registration Forms:

    Bryan University recognizes the right to vote is a fundamental part of being a community at work and vital to our democracy.  The following forms are available for all eligible voters in the U.S.

    Individuals also may visit their local post office to obtain a voter registration form, or visit the U.S. Election Assistance Commission at to obtain a National Mail Voter Registration form.  Each state has a different deadline for voter registration, but in most states, individuals will need to register at least 30 days before an election.

    Springfield Campus (to include online programs)
    Executive Director
    4255 Nature Center Way
    Springfield, MO 65804
    Telephone: (417) 862-5700