Student Consumer Information
The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), requires Avila University to disclose information to potential and currently enrolled students and prospective and current employees. Please review all the contents below for complete and transparent disclosure about our institution.
Avila University students and staff will have 24/7 access to the contents of this web page and these disclosures; additionally, Avila will inform it's students and staff of this information at least one time per year by sending an email announcement to each student and staff via the Avila-issued email account. (Upon request a paper copy may be provided.)
Anyone wishing to review documents describing Avila’s accreditation, approval, or licensing contact the Vice President for Academic Affairs' office at 816.501.3758.
Number of students above who received athletically related aid by gender and ethnic group
Avila University provides annual reports to the Department of Education on athlete participation, staffing, revenues and expenses by men's and women's teams. For more information on Avila University's EADA report, please visit: http://ope.ed.gov/athletics/.
Avila Student Profile
More Student Facts
Most Popular Declared Majors
(Including Professional Studies - Avila Advantage)
Enrollment by State
Enrollment by Country
|Canada||1||State of Palestine||1|
|Italy||1||United Arab Emirates||1|
|Republic of Korea||1||Vietnam||2|
Classroom & Technology Facts
- Number of PC Computer Labs: 4
- Number of Mac Labs: 3
- Number of Computers in those labs (including Learning Commons): 141
- Number of Laptops available for library checkout: 60
- Classrooms with computer projection: 31
Wireless areas on Campus
Every building on campus has wireless access.
Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1
Average Class Sizes
20 students or less = 64%
21 - 30 students = 34%
More than 30 students = 2%
58% Full-time faculty
42% Adjunct Faculty (full time equiv.)
Avila University is committed to the NASFAA Code of Conduct:
- Employees within the financial aid office will not award aid to themselves or their immediate family members. Staff will reserve this task to an institutionally designated person, to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest.
- If a preferred lender list is provided, it will be compiled without prejudice and for the sole benefit of the students attending the institution. The information included about lenders and loan terms will be transparent, complete, and accurate. The complete process through which preferred lenders are selected will be fully and publicly disclosed. Borrowers will not be auto-assigned to any particular lender.
- A borrower's choice of a lender will not be denied, impeded, or unnecessarily delayed by the institution, even if that lender is not included on the institution's preferred lender list.
- No amount of cash, gift, or benefit in excess of a de minimis amount shall be accepted by a financial aid staff member from any financial aid applicant (or his/her family), or from any entity doing business with or seeking to do business with the institution (including service on advisory committees or boards beyond reimbursement for reasonable expenses directly associated with such service).
- A breakdown of individual components of the institution's Cost of Attendance, designating all potential billable charges.
- Clear identification of each award, indicating type of aid, i.e. gift aid (grant, scholarship), work, or loan.
- Standard terminology and definitions, using NASFAA's glossary of award letter terms.
- Renewal requirements for each award.
The Avila University Complaint Policy is available to students and other stakeholders who have a complaint regarding the College not covered by existing academic policies, student conduct policy, sexual harassment policy, etc. When possible, an individual with a complaint should attempt to resolve the concern with the personnel having direct responsibility at the source of the complaint. If the complaint is not resolved through this informal process, the complaint should be put in writing using the Avila University Complaint Form. A complete copy of Avila University's Complaint Policy can be found here.
The Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workplace Development serves as a clearinghouse for post secondary student complaints. This webpage contains information about the complaint process and includes instructions on how to file a formal complaint. Note that the policy provides that a student who wishes to file a complaint with the department must first exhaust all formal and informal avenues provided by the institution to resolve disputes. The MDHE complaint policy may be found here.
The Missouri Attorney General's Office website may be found at http://ago.mo.gov
Higher-education institutions delivering courses by distance education are required to provide the contact information for official entities or agencies within each state designated to handle complaint resolution. States are required by the US Department of Education (34 CFR 668.43(b)) to have a complaint process available to any enrolled or prospective student.
Avila University students enrolled in online and distance courses, as well as on-campus courses, should attempt to resolve complaints by following the Avila University Complaint Resolution Procedure as outlined on the Student Consumer Information on the Avila website. If you wish to file a complaint about the University with its accreditor regarding issues of institutional quality, you may do so by following the instructions on the Higher Learning Commission website.
If you have exhausted the appeal process at your university, please contact:
Dr. Laura L. Vedenhaupt
Director of Proprietary School Certification
Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workplace Development
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day are observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, and "recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens." Each educational institution which receives Federal funds is required by law to hold an educational program on the United States Constitution for Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.
The most current tuition and fee schedule is available online at: www.avila.edu/admission-aid/tuition-fees-1. A copy of the cost of attendance used to determine financial aid eligibility, which includes estimated costs for books, room/board, transportation and other miscellaneous expenses, is available below.
Traditional Undergraduate Students
Advantage Undergraduate Students
Advantage Graduate Students
Graduate Psychology Students
Graduate Education Students
Teacher Certification Students
Please visit our Disability Services page for more information.
Employment Status (at graduation), Avila University undergraduates, 2010-2018
Source: Avila Senior Survey
Employment Status (six months post graduation), Avila University undergraduates, 2010-2018
Source: Avila Recent Graduate Survey
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records; establishes the rights of students to inspect and review their education records; and provides guidelines for the correction of inaccurate and misleading data, the right to consent to disclosures of personal information and the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Avila University to comply with the FERPA requirements. The law applies to all schools receiving funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age
of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Once students have enrolled in course work at Avila University FERPA rights transfer to the student, regardless of the student's age. An authorization to disclose any educational record to any person (including a parent) must be initiated by the student. More information about the authorization procedure and FERPA may be requested in the Registration Office.
A complete description of Avila University's FERPA policy may be found online.
More information from the U. S. Department of Education about FERPA is available online at: http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html
First Year Profile
First Year Students by Gender & Ethnicity
Top 10 Majors
- Prehealth Professions
- Radiologic Science
- Business Administration
- Criminology & Justice Studies
- Computer Science
- Elementary Education
Average Incoming Numbers
ACT - 22
GPA - 3.32
More First Year Facts
61% of first year students live on campus
43% of first year students are athletes
Top Schools First Year Students Come From
Blue Springs South
Further Education Plans (at graduation), Avila University undergraduates, 2010-2018
Source: Avila Senior Survey
Further Education Status (six months post graduation), Avila University undergraduates, 2010-2018
Source: Avila Recent Graduate Survey
The Business Office will credit (post) financial aid awards to student accounts as they are received by the University. Any and all monies received will be applied to the student account first to pay all outstanding charges. Federal Pell Grants, Federal Direct Loans, and Federal Parent PLUS Loan funds are issued in payments called "disbursements". If a credit balance occurs on an account as a result of the disbursement(s), the Business Office will prepare a refund check for the credit balance within fourteen (14) days after all charges are paid in full. The Business Office will send a notice to the students Avila-issued email account addressing procedures for receiving the refund.
Click here for more information on Refunds.
All borrowers who participate in Title IV, HEA loan programs will have information submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system.
A student can find information about all his or her student loans (Direct Loans, FFEL Program Loans, and Federal Perkins Loans) by accessing the Department of Education's National Student Loan Data System here or by calling toll-free (800)999-8219. A federal student aid (FAFSA) user ID and password is needed to access NSLDS online.
Planning and financing a college education is as easy as 1-2-3. Avila University is pleased to provide a net price calculator as a guide for early financial planning for college. The net price calculator is a tool for students and parents to use to get an estimate of what it may cost to attend Avila University each year. The Net Price Calculator is available online at: www.avila.edu/admission-aid/financial-aid/npc
Retention Rates - Undergraduate
Retention Rates - Graduate Programs
Retention Rates*, Avila University Graduate Programs, 2013-2016
* Retention = # students in Fall #1 who return in next Fall divided by [# students in Fall #1 – graduates]
Sources: Year-end Reports
As a student you have the right to:
- know what financial assistance is available to you, including all federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs.
- know the deadlines for submitting applications for applicable financial aid programs and the process required.
- know how your financial need is determined, including how cost of attendance budgets are developed.
- know what resources are considered in the calculation of your financial need, and how much of your need as determined by Avila University has been met.
- an explanation of the types of aid contained in your financial aid award as well as how to retain eligibility for those funds (if applicable).
- request a review of your current financial situation if you meet certain criteria based on changes since filing the current aid year FAFSA application.
- know what portion of your aid package is grant or gift aid, and what portion must be repaid. In addition, you have the right to know interest rates, total amount to be repaid, procedures for repayment, when repayment begins, and how long you have to repay the loan.
- know the criteria for continued financial aid eligibility, including guidelines for the determination of Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by the Department of Education.
- know the method and frequency of financial aid disbursements.
Understanding Your Financial Aid Award
As a student you have the responsibility to:
- be aware of your ability to pay any institutional charges based on your available financial aid and personal resources.
- review and understand the terms and conditions of your financial aid award.
- complete all requirements accurately, in a timely manner, and by the appropriate deadlines.
- inform us if you intend to enroll less than full time for any given term so that your aid can be properly adjusted and disbursed.
- inform us of any outside scholarships, assistantships, or additional resources that you receive.
- fill out the FAFSA application completely and accurately as soon as possible each year. If selected for verification you will provide all requested documents in a timely manner, and ensure that all submitted materials are complete and accurate. Falsification of information on application forms for federal financial assistance is considered a criminal offense, and you may be subject to penalties under the U.S. Criminal Code.
- read and understand all forms that you are asked to submit or sign, realizing that you are legally responsible for all agreements that you sign.
- know and comply with all policies and procedures of Avila University.
- manage your financial aid experience.
Statement of Financial Responsibility
Students enrolled in an Avila sponsored study abroad program may apply for financial aid. The courses available in the semester abroad program must be required for the student's declared degree. More information regarding Study Abroad is available online at www.avila.edu/academics/avila-centers-initiatives/global/students/study-abroad.
Transfer Students by Gender & Ethnicity
Top 10 Majors
- Criminology & Justice Studies
- Business Administration
- Prehealth Professions
- Radiologic Science
- Social Work
More Transfer Facts
Average GPA is 3.0
18% of transfer students live on campus
Top Schools Students Transfer From
Penn Valley CC
University of Central Missouri
Tuition & Financial Aid
- Undergraduate Tuition, Room & Board
- Applying for Financial Aid Checklist
- Determine Your Academic Scholarship
- Scholarships for First Year Students - Avila
- Scholarships for Transfer Students - Avila
- Financial Aid Programs
- Federal Direct Loan Entrance & Exit Counseling
- Satisfactory Academic Progress
- Avila University Statement of Financial Responsibility
Graduate & Professional Studies/Avila Advantage
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights apply to all students in attendance at a post-secondary institution. These rights include:
The right to inspect and review the student’s education record. Students should submit to the University Registrar a signed written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. Arrangements for access will be made within 45 days of the day the University receives the signed written request for access. The student will be notified of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading or in violation of the student’s right to privacy. Students may request an amendment to the educational record by submitting a request in writing to the University Registrar. The request must state the specific portion of the education records the student believes is inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of their privacy rights and, if appropriate, state the correct information that should be in the records. After a review of the student’s request, the student will receive a decision in writing. If the University decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the notification to the student will advise the student of his or her right to a hearing and the hearing procedures. NOTE: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act was not intended to provide a process to be used to question substantive judgments that are correctly recorded. Under this, students may not request amendment to grades that are recorded as issued by the faculty, outcomes to disciplinary hearings, reflections or judgments recorded as part of an evaluation process, or other judgments correctly recorded. Students must refer to other institutional procedures to address these concerns.
The right to limit disclosures of some personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records. To release personally identifiable information the student must provide a signed request/release to the appropriate office. FERPA does allow the release of personally identifiable information under the following conditions.
- Directory information. Avila University has identified the following information as directory information that may be released without a student’s written consent: verification of enrollment status (full-time, part-time, graduate, undergraduate, and classification), name, major and minor field of study, academic honors, degrees awarded, dates of attendance, participation in campus activities and sports, weight and height (only if a member of an athletic team), most recent education agency or institution attended, hometown, and photograph. Student’s addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers will be released without the student’s consent only in connection with campus events and to persons with legitimate reason. Students have the option to opt out of the release of all or part of directory information. This request must be provided in writing to the Registrar no later than the second week of the semester. Signed written requests to limit the release of directory information must be received in the Registration & Student Records Office by the end of the second week of the semester and will remain in force until rescinded in writing.
- School officials with legitimate educational interests. At Avila University, a school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. This school official may be in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position, a person or company with whom the University has contracted, a person serving on the Board of Trustees, or a student serving on an official committee or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. The Registrar is responsible for determining if a person has a legitimate educational interest to view education records. The Vice President for Student Affairs will determine legitimate educational interest for disciplinary records.
- Officials at another school or institution to which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
- Parents of dependent students. Before Avila University can release any personally identifiable information for a dependent student, the parent must provide proof of dependency. This must be provided each year to show continued dependency.
- Lawfully issued subpoena or court order. Upon receipt of a lawfully issued subpoena or court order, FERPA requires the institution to notify the student at the student’s last known address. The student will be allowed 10 working days to block disclosure if they choose. (Blocking disclosure would require the student to obtain legal counsel at their own expense.) Exceptions to the wait time for disclosure are only in the event of a Grand Jury Subpoena OR if the judge has ordered that the request not be disclosed to the student prior to the release of the information.
- Emergency Situations.
- To authorized representatives of the Comptroller General of the United States, the Attorney General of the United States, or The Secretary.
- State and local educational authorities.
- In connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has received.This information is released if the information is necessary for such purposes as to determine eligibility for the aid, determine the amount of the aid, determine the conditions for the aid, or enforce the terms and conditions of the aid.
The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. Complaints should be filed in writing to the following address:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-5920
As of January 3, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education's FERPA regulations expand the circumstances under which your education records and personally identifiable information (PII) contained in such records — including your Social Security Number, grades, or other private information — may be accessed without your consent. First, the U.S. Comptroller General, the U.S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or state and local education authorities ("Federal and State Authorities") may allow access to your records and PII without your consent to any third party designated by a Federal or State Authority to evaluate a federal- or state-supported education program. The evaluation may relate to any program that is "principally engaged in the provision of education," such as early childhood education and job training, as well as any program that is administered by an education agency or institution. Second, Federal and State Authorities may allow access to your education records and PII without your consent to researchers performing certain types of studies, in certain cases even when we object to or do not request such research. Federal and State Authorities must obtain certain use-restriction and data security promises from the entities that they authorize to receive your PII, but the Authorities need not maintain direct control over such entities. In addition, in connection with Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems, State Authorities may collect, compile, permanently retain, and share without your consent PII from your education records, and they may track your participation in education and other programs by linking such PII to other personal information about you that they obtain from other Federal or State data sources, including workforce development, unemployment insurance, child welfare, juvenile justice, military service, and migrant student records systems.
A student is expected to complete the official withdrawal procedures in the event he or she wishes to drop a class. Failing to attend a class or calling the college does not constitute an official withdrawal. Complete instructions on how to officially withdraw from classes are available online here.