Federal Regulation 34 CFR68.41 requires Western Wyoming Community College to provide notice of Consumer Information.
Federal law requires all colleges and universities participating in federally funded financial aid programs to make information about the institution available to the public, current and prospective students, current and prospective loan borrowers, and current employees. Western is committed to the principle of promoting access to information that will allow consumers such as students, parents, counselors, researchers, and legislators to make informed decisions about postsecondary education. This information is summarized for easy access below. Questions can be directed to the Office of Student Services.
Non-Discrimination & Equal Opportunity Statement
Western Wyoming Community College (Western) does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, sex, religion, political
belief, veteran status, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment,
or participation in or employment in its educational programs or activities. We are
an Equal Opportunity Employer and Institution (EOE/EOI).
Inquiries concerning Title II, Title VI, Title VII, and Section 504 may be directed to Dr. Philip Parnell, Vice President for Student Services, at (307) 382-174. Inquiries concerning Title IX may be directed to Amy Galley, Director of Wellbeing & Accessibility, at (307) 382-1645. Both may be reached at Western Wyoming Community College, 2500 College Drive, Rock Springs, WY 82901.
You may also contact the Wyoming Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights Coordinator, 2300 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002 or (307) 777-3672, or the Office for Civil Rights, Region VIII, U.S. Department of Education, Federal Building, Suite 310, 1244 Speer Boulevard, Denver, CO 80204, or (303) 844-5695 or TDD (303) 844-3417.
Student Rights & Responsibilities
The Clery Act of Section 485(f) of The Higher Education Act (HEA) requires Western Wyoming Community College to provide notice of the annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report. A printed copy is also available upon request in Mustang Central at Western Wyoming Community College.
Family Rights and Privacy Act
The Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA, or the "Buckley Amendment") protects the privacy of all student educational records and requires that students be notified annually of their rights under the law. See FERPA student rights and directory for more information. A printed copy is also available upon request in Mustang Central at Western Wyoming Community College.
For a list of Academic programs, view the Majors Page. For the Western Wyoming Community College 2019-2020 Catalog.
If an individual would like to make a complaint, that person can do so by submitting a report or by calling the Vice President for Student Services at (307) 382-1748.
Services for Students with Disabilities
For information on accessibility and disabilities, visit the Wellbeing & Accessibility Department page.
Transfer & Articulation Schools
Visit the Mustang Success page for a Transferring Out list of schools and resources.
Health & Safety
The federal philosophy for financial aid administration is that the main responsibility for financing education rests with the student and his/her family. Federal aid is available to supplement families’ resources.
In order for eligibility for federal aid to be determined, students and/or parents should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa or fafsa.ed.gov. Apply as early as October 1 of each year for the academic year beginning the following fall. Since results from FAFSA are often required for institutional aid, it is recommended that ALL students complete the federal application.
Western’s federal school code is: 003933
Federal loans are a low, fixed interest option for students to supplement the cost of their education. The loans include Direct Subsidized and Direct Unsubsidized.
- No credit check or co-signer required on subsidized or unsubsidized loans
- Flexible repayment options
- In-school deferment of payment
- Requires completion of the FAFSA and other steps.
Helpful link for student loans (subsidized and unsubsidized): https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/loans/subsidized-unsubsidized
Federal Direct PLUS loans for parents are credit-based, fixed interest option for parents of dependent undergraduate students.
- Flexible repayment options
- Federally insured
- In-school deferment of payment option
- Requires completion of the FAFSA and other steps
Helpful link for parent PLUS loan: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/loans/plus
Don’t lose your loan: Before you drop a class, or if you receive a failing grade, make sure you aren’t at risk of losing your loan due to unsatisfactory academic progress.
Loans aren’t awarded automatically: Unlike grants, which are awarded automatically through your FAFSA, you must complete additional steps for loans.
Plan your class schedule wisely: Remember, federal aid will only cover courses that count toward your degree.