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Consumer Information

The Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965 is a federal law which authorizes student aid programs. Reauthorizations of this act prescribe disclosure requirements for institutions wishing to participate in the federal student aid program. You have a right to consumer and safety information as a prospective student, enrolled student, prospective employee, or actual employee of Gulf Coast State College. The following notifications will briefly describe consumer and safety information as well as designate where to obtain further detail, e.g. the exact electronic address at which the information is posted. Paper copies of this information will be provided upon request.

Report on Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data

Schools that offer athletically-related financial aid must produce an annual report that includes completion and graduation information. Such reports must be provided to prospective student athletes, their parents, high school coach and guidance counselor.

The completion and graduation rate reports GCSC discloses to student athletes – which are called "Commodore Athletic Academic Report Cards" – may be viewed online at &

Information About the School’s Academic Programs, Costs, Facilities & Policies

Academic Programs –

School costs –

Withdrawal procedures, refunds, and return of aid –

Accreditation and licensure –

Arbitration –

  • GCSC does not require students receiving Title IV aid to agree to a pre-dispute arbitration agreement or a class action waiver as a condition of enrollment, so disclosure of such conditions of enrollment are not necessary to enrolled and prospective students and the public a plain language.

Disability –

Transfer of credit policies –

Vaccination Policies –

  • Gulf Coast State College does not have a policy requiring student vaccination; however, programs within the Health Sciences and Public Safety divisions may have program requirements for vaccinations related to clinical placements and internships. Health requirements are provided in the program application packets or by contacting the coordinator of the program. For additional questions please contact Kelli Walsingham, Dean of Student Life, at

Teach-out Plan –

  • GCSC is not required by its accrediting agency to maintain a teach-out plan.

Final Judgements against GCSC –

  • There are no enforcement actions or prosecutions brought against GCSC by a state or federal law enforcement agency.
  • There are no final judgments that would cause an adverse action by an accrediting agency against GCSC.
  • GCSC's state authorization has not been revoked.
  • GCSC has no limitation, suspension, or termination of title IV eligibility.

Textbook information may be found at –

The most recent Library Annual Report may be found online at –

Disseminating Completion, Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates –

Retention, Placement, & post-graduate study information –

Student Persistence Rules / Placement Rate of Vocational Completers

Articulation Information

Diversity Information

Economic Security Report (ESR)

  • The ESR, which can be found online at aims to furnish students, parents, and other interested parties with additional information about the employment, earnings, and continuing education outcomes of Florida College System graduates by institution and major program of study.

Teacher Preparation Data

U.S. Department of Education (ED) College Navigator Website

U.S. Department of Education (ED) College Scorecard Website –

Drug & Alcohol Abuse Program

Information on GCSC's Drug & Alcohol Abuse Program, which is reviewed and updated every even year, can be found online at or can be obtained in-person by contacting:

Lloyd Harris
Dean, Student Engagement
Phone: (850) 769-1551 ext, 3211

Drug-Free Workplace Policy

Information about GCSC's drug-free workplace policy may be found online at

Financial Assistance Available to Students

Student Loan Practices Code of Conduct

Information about GCSC's student loan practices & code of conduct policy (6.108) may be found online at

Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010 [75 FR 66665 and FR 66832] by the U.S. Department of Education require postsecondary institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended, to disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution’s Gainful Employment (GE) Programs. "Gainful Employment" refers to non-degree educational programs at public institutions that are eligible for federal student aid because they prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

Please note - On July 1st, 2019 GCSC decided to implement an early rescission of GE disclosure and notification requirements, as provided by ED in their June 28, 2019 Electronic Announcement titled "Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #122 – Early Implementation of the Rescission of the Gainful Employment Rule"

Reports on Campus Security

Crime logs

Emergency Response & Evacuation –

Timely Warning & Emergency Notification

Sexual Assault Prevention

Code of Conduct

Missing Persons Policy

  • Generally, Florida College System institutions are not allowed to provide student housing so GCSC does not have a missing persons policy to disclose. 


Privacy of Student Records and the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act

  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy act (FERPA) is a federal law which affords prospective and enrolled students the right to protect the privacy of their records.
  • GCSC’s FERPA information may be found online on the FERPA webpage at
  • Further privacy information may be found online at
  • Information can also be obtained in-person by contacting:

    Merissa E. Hudson
    Executive Director of Enrollment Management/Registrar
    Enrollment Services Building
    Phone: (850) 769-1551 ext. 4888

New Student Orientation

Resolution of Student Issues

  • Information on procedures for the resolution of various student issues can be obtained in-person by contacting:

    Lloyd Harris
    Dean of Student Engagement
    Phone: (850) 769-1551 ext, 3211
    Kelli Walsingham
    Dean of Student Life
    Phone: (850) 873-3514
  • Out-of-state distance education students who have completed the internal institutional grievance process and the applicable state grievance process, may appeal non-instructional complaints to the FL-SARA PREDEC Council. For additional information on the complaint process, please visit the FL-SARA Complaint Process page.

  • Faculty and staff who receive a complaint are encouraged to forward such information to the college's Administration by submitting a "Written Complaint Report."

Availability of Employees for Information Dissemination Purposes

  • The Enrollment Services office is available on a full-time basis to assist enrolled or prospective students in obtaining information on GCSC, graduation rates and completion rates.
  • The Financial Aid office is available on a full-time basis to assist enrolled or prospective students in obtaining information on financial assistance.
  • The office of Campus Safety & Security is available on a full-time basis to assist enrolled or prospective students in obtaining information on security policies and crime statistics.

Drug-Free Campus Policy

Voter Registration

Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.