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Reports & Disclosures

The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), includes many disclosures and reporting requirements. A disclosure requirement is information that a postsecondary education institution is required to distribute or make available to another party, such as students or employees. A reporting requirement is information submitted to the U.S. Department of Education or other agencies. Disclosure and reporting requirements sometimes overlap. For certain topics, institutions are required to make information available to students or other and to submit information to the Department of Education. Such information includes general institutional operation, financial aid, general completion and graduation rates, annual security report, completion and graduation rates for student athletes, and athletic program participation rates and financial support.

Erskine Theological Seminary is committed to the principle of promoting access to information that will allow consumers such as parents, counselors, researchers, and legislators to make informed decisions about postgraduate education. This website provides a single access point to all federally mandated reports and disclosures.

It is the individual’s responsibility to know and follow current requirements and procedures at the departmental and school levels. For additional information, including requesting a paper copy of any materials, please call or email the appropriate office.

Final regulations implementing the legislative provisions for consumer information are available from the Federal Register’s website. Below is a list of disclosures provided by ETS pursuant to these regulations.

General Institutional Information

Cash Management Information

Institutions are required to post any contracts or agreements establishing arrangements between the institution and a third-party servicer or financial institution. Please see the catalog concerning contract information with Erskine College and Higher One, Inc.

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

Contact: Tracy Spires, Registrar
Phone: 864-379-8773

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) helps protect the privacy of educational records for present and future students. You can sign-up and access your FERPA waiver from the Registrar’s forms.

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

Contact: Seth Nelson, Dean of the Seminary
Phone: 864-379-6595

All buildings and facilities are accessible to students with disabilities. Students needing special accommodations should contact the Dean of the Seminary, Dr. Seth Nelson, directly.

Student Diversity

Contact: Florica Saracut, Director of Seminary Assessment and Effectiveness
Phone: 864-379-6554

ETS annually publishes information relating to the diversity of its students. ETS Student Diversity

Cost of Attendance

Contact: Amanda Taylor, Director of Financial Aid
Phone: 864-379-8832

Cost of Attendance information can be found on our website.

Net Price Calculator
Phone: 864-379-8832

Erskine College provides a calculator webpage to assist students with determining costs of attendance and financial aid eligibility. The calculator is available on the Erskine College financial aid page.

Textbook Information
Erskine Seminary does not use a bookstore for course textbooks. Students are expected to secure their own copies of all required textbooks.

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

Contact: Tracy Spires, Registrar
Phone: 864-379-8773

Information for transfer students is available on the Registrar webpage. Additional transfer information is also located in the ETS Academic Catalog.

Educational Programs, Instructional Facilities and Faculty

Contact: Seth Nelson, Dean of the Seminary
Phone: 864-379-6595

Information on ETS educational programs, instructional facilities and faculty may be found in the most recent undergraduate catalog and graduate catalog. Faculty contact information is also found on the website.

Information about campus facilities including those that relate to instructional programs is available through the campus map. Additional information can be found in the ETS Academic Catalog.

Accreditation Questions

Contact: Seth Nelson, Dean of the Seminary & Institutional Accreditation Liaison
Phone: 864-379-6596

For more information about Erskine’s accreditation see

Copyright Infringement – Policies and Sanctions

Contact: Brianne Holmes, Director of Marketing

Langley Shealy, Director of Communications and Marketing for Erskine Seminary

The Office of Communication and Marketing supports the mission of Erskine College/ETS by developing and protecting the brand of the institution and projecting the brand in a consistent and effective manner to external audiences. It is vital that Erskine College/ETS be known as a private Christian college/seminary where academic excellence and faith combine in a supportive environment where faculty, staff, and students are dedicated to learning and service.

Information Technology Services and Wi-Fi

Contact: Stephanie Hudson, Director of Informational Technology
Phone: 864-379-8816

Erskine College/ETS provides access to various forms of electronic communications and information technology systems and equipment including computers, internet, voice mail, and email to its students and employees who comply with the Electronic Communications Systems and Equipment Use Policy.

For more information, please go to the website

Student Activities

Contact: Wendi Santee, Vice President of Student Success
Phone: 864-379-8701

Please visit the Student Development page of our website for information on activities, organizations, and general information about Erskine College/ETS.

Health and Safety

Contact: Wendi Santee, Vice President of Student Success
Phone: 864-379-8701

Information related to Erskine’s drug and alcohol abuse program may be found in the Student Handbook. This information applies to the entire College and ETS community, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the campus.

Vaccine/Health Requirements Policy for On Campus Housing

Contact: Wendi Santee, Vice President of Student Success
Phone: 864-379-8701

Contact: Joanne Wrenn, RN, Erskine College/ETS Nurse
Phone: 864-379-2345

For detailed information on health requirements, please view the Erskine College/ETS webpage about health services.

Campus Safety Policies and Crime Statistics

Contact: Matthew Busby, Campus Safety, EC/ETS Chief of Police
Phone: 864-379-8869

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Each year Erskine College/ETS files a report with the US Department of Education stating the incidents of crime on campus.

Safety alerts allow students, faculty, and staff to receive campus-wide alerts on cell phones and their Erskine College/ETS email account. The system is used to notify the entire Erskine population of dangerous situations, such as severe weather, building or area evacuations, major disruptions to campus services, or closings due to ice or snow.

For more information, please go to the campus safety website at



Fire Safety Policies and Fire Statistics (On Campus Housing Facilities)

Contact: Matthew Busby, Campus Police
Phone: 864-379-8869 (office) 

Erskine College/ETS provides an annual report which includes the campus fire safety policies, number of fire drills, and any fire related incidents for on campus housing. For more information, please go to our website at

Student Outcomes (Student Right to Know Act)

Retention and Graduation Rates, Placement of Employment

Contact: Florica Saracut, Director of Seminary Assessment and Effectiveness
Phone: 864-379-6554

Voter Registration

Contact: Wendi Santee, Vice President of Student Success
Phone: 864-379-8701

Erskine College/ETS, as a participant in Federal Title IV Student Aid programs, is required to advise all Erskine constituents that voter registration information is available and that everyone must be registered 30 days prior to any election. For more information, please go to – item-212645.

Student Financial Assistance

Contact: Amanda Taylor, Director of Financial Aid
Phone: 864-379-8832

Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information can be found on the Financial Aid website at or in the Financial Aid Office.

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

A conviction for any offense, during a period of enrollment for which a student was receiving Title IV, HEA Program (federal) funds under any federal law involving possession or sale of illegal drugs will result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan, or work-study assistance (HEA Sec. 484(r)(1)); (20 U.S.C. 1091(r)(1).

Student Loan Information Published by the U.S. Department of Education

Federal Student Loan information is available at and student loan information can also be found on the ETS Financial Aid website

CIP Programs and Descriptions

Loan Repayment

Federal Student Loan repayment can be found at and on the Financial Aid website.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

Federal student loan records of students will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined by the authorized users of the data system. Students may view their loan record history via NSLDS at

Preferred Lender Lists and Arrangements

ETS does not recommend, promote, or endorse lenders for private education loans. For more information, please contact the office of Financial Aid.

Applying for Financial Aid, Procedures and Forms

There are many different sources of financial aid available to qualified students. It is best to complete and submit all required forms as soon as possible since most aid is awarded on a first come, first served basis for qualified applicants. Before you submit your FAFSA application and financial aid forms refer to our checklist to make sure you have everything you need for your application to be processed in a timely manner.

Erskine College Scholarships

Once the student’s FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is received, scholarships are awarded on a first come, first serves basis, and funds are limited and subject to change based on availability of funds. Students will be emailed an award letter showing the amount and type of financial aid awarded. Should changes be made to a student’s award package, he or she will receive an updated award notification.

Erskine College Endowed Scholarships

Caring friends and Erskine alumni have contributed money to be used for scholarships. The Development Office, in conjunction with the Financial Aid and Admissions offices, oversees the awarding of endowed scholarships and can answer questions about the process and individual scholarship information. Scholarships are awarded based on criteria set by the donor and are awarded on a first come, first served basis. These scholarships do require a student to write a thank you note to the donor and recipients are also required to attend a luncheon in honor of the donors. Erskine College appreciates this private support for our students.

Disbursement of Financial Aid

Financial Aid is disbursed by releasing payments over the academic year (one each semester/term). At the time of disbursement, the student must meet eligibility requirements (academic progress, expected enrollment, financial eligibility, etc.). Funds will be applied to the student’s account after the semester/term drop/add period and enrollment is confirmed. If student aid funds are in excess of account charges a credit balance occurs of which will be paid to the student within 14 days of disbursement. If a student wishes to cancel a loan within 7 days of the first day of class, he/she may do so by emailing the office of Financial Aid at:

Refund and Credit Balance Policy for Withdrawal of Return of Federal Aid

To view the refund and credit balances policy please refer to the ETS Academic Catalog.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

To view student’s rights and responsibilities please refer the ETS Student Handbook.


ETS does not misrepresent the nature of its educational programs and does not provide false, erroneous, or misleading statements.

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