Disclosure Statement

Annual Notice to Students: Consumer Information

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 mandates that schools provide an annual notice to all students and staff describing the availability of a wide range of consumer information. You may also get this information by visiting Financial Aid on the First floor in front of rm. 151 and 152.

The federal Higher Education Act, the federal Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), and regulatory guidance provided in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) require direct individual notices of prescribed information to certain target audiences including prospective students, currently enrolled students, current employees, parents, coaches and counselors of prospective student-athletes, and the general public. Disclosures are to include crime/security statistics, student completion/graduation rates, FERPA privacy/security rights, financial aid program information, and gender-specific information on athletic participation and financial support.

These disclosures are updated annually prior to Oct 1. Availability of the disclosure is emailed annually to students at their registered Peralta account. For a printed copy of the disclosure, please contact the Financial Aid office in Rm. 165 or call (510) 981-2941.

  1. Information about Berkeley City College
  2. Accreditation Information
  3. Constitution Day Information
  4. Copyright Infringement
  5. Cost of Attendance
  6. Description of Academic Programs 
  7. Establishing and Maintaining an Information Security Program
  8. Faculty
  9. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  10. Federal student FA penalties for drug law violations
  11. Federal Students’ Right To Know Act
  12. Immunization Requirements
  13. Instructional Facilities and Labs
  14. Net Price Calculator
  15. Official Withdrawal Policy
  16. Peralta Community College District Drug Abuse and Alcohol Prevention Program (DAAPP)
  17. Programs and Services Available to Students with Disabilities
  18. Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Title IV Financial Aid
  19. Student Body Diversity
  20. Student Lending Code of Conduct
  21. Textbook Information
  22. Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreement
  23. Voter Registration Information
  24. Withdrawal Procedures

II. Overview of Financial Aid Programs

  1. Contact Information for Obtaining Financial Aid Assistance
  2. Eligibility for Financial Aid
  3. Fact-Book
  4. Financial Aid Disbursement Information
  5. Financial Aid for Study Abroad
  6. Financial Aid Fraud
  7. Gender and Ethnicity Data
  8. How to Apply for Financial Aid
  9. Loan Entrance Counseling
  10. Loan Exit Counseling
  11. National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
  12. Need Based and Non Need Based Federal and State Financial Aid
  13. Private Educational Loan Disclosures
  14. Return to Title IV
  15. Rights and Responsibilities of Aid Recipients
  16. Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
  17. State Grants
  18. Student Loan Information
  19. Terms and Conditions of Direct Loan Deferments
  20. Terms and Conditions of Direct Loans
  21. Terms and Conditions of Federal Work Study Employment
  22. Terms of Loans Received, Repayment Schedules and Repayment
  23. Veterans Educational Benefits


III. Information Regarding Student Outcomes

  1. BCC has no Sports Program
  2. Gainful Employment
  3. Graduation, Transfer and Retention Rates
  4. Graduation and Retention Rates for Student Athletes


IV. Information Regarding Health and Safety

  1. Campus Safety and Security
  2. Daily Crime Log
  3. Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
  4. Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures
  5. Misrepresentation


I. Information about Berkeley City College 

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) guarantees that the academic records for students over 18 years old or postsecondary students of any age cannot be discussed with anyone except the student or authorized College personnel.

PCCD only discloses personally identifiable information from an education record to appropriate parties in connection with an emergency if knowledge of the information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals. For more information about FERPA, click here.


Health and Safety Exemption

In some situations, school administrators may determine that it is necessary to disclose personally identifiable information (PII) from a student’s education records to appropriate parties in order to address a health or safety emergency. FERPA’s health or safety emergency provision permits such disclosures when the disclosure is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals. See 34 CFR §§ 99.31(a) (10) and 99.36. This exception to FERPA’s general consent requirement is limited to the period of the emergency and generally does not allow for a blanket release of PII from a student’s education records. Rather, these disclosures must be related to an actual, impending, or imminent emergency, such as a natural disaster, a terrorist attack, a campus shooting, or the outbreak of an epidemic disease.

Any student has the right to inspect and review his or her student records, within five days of making an official request. The student may challenge the accuracy of the record or the appropriateness of its retention. Records maintained under this statue include, but are not limited to information regarding college admission, registration, academic history, official transcripts from other schools and colleges, career, student benefits or services, extra-curricular activities, counseling and guidance, discipline or matters related to student conduct and any other information the college feels appropriate. All official transcripts from other schools and colleges become property of the College upon receipt and photocopies are not released.

The Peralta Community College District FERPA Release form is available at https://6398505.fs1.hubspotusercontent-na1.net/hubfs/6398505/Authorization-for-Release-of-Student-Records-2022.pdf

Programs and Services Available to Students with Disabilities

The Student Accessibility Services (SAS) department provides support services to students with disabilities in an effort to ensure equal opportunity and participation at the college. For more information about the facilities and services available to students with disabilities, visit the department’s website at, https://www.berkeleycitycollege.edu/pssd/


College Information and Student Body Diversity

Gender, demographic, and other data documents are published regularly by the PCCD department of Institutional Research websiteGeneral information about the college as well as information on additional information about the college at the College Navigator website.

Gender, demographic, and other data is also available in the Student Profile documents published regularly by Peralta Community College Institutional Research.

College Navigator 

BCC regularly reports this information to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). To learn more about Berkeley City College, go to the IPEDS College Navigator website by clicking here.

Immunization Requirements

As a condition of, and, for permission to access all properties controlled by the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) all students must provide proof of “full” COVID-19 vaccination (as defined by the U.S. Center for Disease Control) or submit a request for exception on medical, disability, religious grounds, or a deferral based on pregnancy. In addition, everyone, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to properly wear face masks that always cover mouths and noses while on PCCD-controlled property.

Textbook Information

Student can access each semester’s book list via the campus Follett bookstore.  Not all classes listed require texts.

Each semester’s booklist is posted at the same time the class schedule is made public. Book information is listed as it becomes known through the submission of book orders from faculty. The list is updated.

The book list is subject to substantial change prior to, and through the course of a semester. Contact your instructor for a complete list of materials required for the course. The Textbook Refund Policy is listed here.

Vote CountsVoter Registration Information

Berkeley City College encourages eligible students to register to vote. Students may access the California Voter Registration website by going to the Campus Solutions portal and selecting “Register to Vote” on the Student Services area. The Office of Student Life also organizes voter registration events periodically.

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreement

If you have attended college(s) prior to attending your home college, whether or not financial aid was received at the other college, and you plan to use transfer credits toward a degree/ certificate from the Peralta Community College District, you must submit official transcripts to the Admissions and Records department for evaluation. For Financial Aid purposes, all recorded applicable degree/certificate transfer credits will be computed toward the Satisfactory Academic Progress maximum time frame of 90 units for a standard 2-year program. You must inform your home college if you attended another college during the same academic year (i.e. Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 and summer 2015). For assistance, schedule an appointment to meet with a Counselor. See Articulation, for more information on transferring credit. 

Cost of Attendance

The cost of education is an estimated amount that a student will need to cover costs related to college attendance. Nine month student budgets are constructed using surveyed costs of California students based on their living and enrollment status. To see the annual cost of attendance at Berkeley City College, click here.