Notice of Required Disclosures
Federal Regulations (Part 668.41 - Student Assistance General Provisions) mandate that a Notice of Required Disclosures be provided to all enrolled students on an annual basis and to all prospective students. Following is a list of the required disclosures, summary descriptions, and information to obtain a detailed copy of each disclosure.
Athletic Participation Rates & Financial Support Data
This disclosure provides information on the number and gender of full-time undergraduates participating in the intercollegiate athletic competitions and on each team. Also included is the information on coaches, coach salaries, and the revenues and expenses associated with each sport.
Instructions: Open the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) Athletics page, select the "Get data for one institution" link. On the search criteria page, select "California" under the Institution State or Outlying Area subheading and click search. Select the California State University-San Marcos link to view participation rates and other data.
This disclosure provides a directory of personnel for the CSUSM Police Department, as well as statistics on campus safety and crime, policy and procedure for reporting crimes, policies concerning the security of and access to campus facilities, policies concerning campus law enforcement, campus safety and crime prevention programs (including drug and alcohol, sex offenses & education programs).
- Police Directory
- Campus Security Report
- Student conduct procedures
- Drug, alcohol & tobacco awareness & prevention
- Drug violations and consequences
- CSU Executive Order 1073 Student Conduct Procedures
- CSU Standards for Student Conduct
- Alcohol & Illicit drugs policy & procedure
- Sexual Discrimination, Harassment & Assault (Title IX Information)
The College Portrait provides an array of data designed to assist prospective undergraduate students in selecting a college that best matches their interests. The Portrait, which is updated annually, includes information on student demographics, admission and graduation rates, the academic programs offered, student-faculty ratio, types and amounts of financial aid received, and the likely costs of attendance.
The purpose of this document is to establish uniform policies and campus wide procedures that assure campus compliance with all state and federal laws applying to copyrighted material. This policy applies to all copyrighted materials that in anyway use campus-computing resource.
- University computing responsible use policy
- Frequently Asked Questions about Copyright
- Peer-to-Peer Filesharing Notice
The following resources are provided to assist students and their families with calculating the likely costs of attendance:
- CSU Mentor Financial Aid Cost Calculator
- College Portrait cost information
- CSU Mentoring Financial Aid & Scholarship Department
- Cost of Attendance
- College Navigator - U.S. Department of Education
Emergency Management Site for campus policies and procedures regarding immediate emergency response and evacuation procedures.
Employee Designations for General Information
Each of the disclosures on this web page links to relevant offices that include contact information for additional specific information. The following information and links may be especially helpful:
- Campus Security
- Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Resources for Students – contact the Dean of Students Office
- Financial Assistance - Financial Aid
- Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex The CSUSM Title IX Coordinator is Dr. Bridget Blanshan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- University Advancement
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
This disclosure informs students of their rights and the University's policies concerning access to and privacy of student educational records. Information on FERPA is published on page 93 of the 2012 - 2014 University Catalog.
- FERPA (www.csusm.edu/ferpa)
This disclosure provides information on all available federal, state, local, private, and institutional financial need-based and non-need-based assistance programs.
- Award and Planning Guide
- CSUSM Federal and State Grants
- Loan Entrance Counseling
- Master Promissory Note Information
- Withdrawal Policy and Financial Aid
- Terms and conditions for Perkins Loans
- Immunization Requirements for CSUSM students.
This disclosure certifies that the CSU, San Marcos Finical Aid Department has systems to identify and resolve discrepancies in information received from different sources including the use of false identities. Suspected violators will be referred to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Education.
Immigration Requirements for Licensure
This disclosure provides information to prospective students that if they will be required to have a professional or commercial license from a local, state or federal government agency in order to engage in an occupation for which the CSU may be training them, they must meet the immigration requirements of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRAWORA) to achieve licensure.
Institutional Information for CSUSM
This disclosure provides general information related to CSUSM including, but not limited to: cost of attendance, procedures to withdraw from school, refund policies, return of Title IV funds, academic programs, accrediting agencies, special services for disabled students, study abroad, and availability of employees responsible for the dissemination of this information.
Primary Source - University Catalog
More specific information is available through the following web links.
- Academic Programs
- College Portrait
- Disability Resources and Educational Services
- Student Financial Aid Refund and Repayment Requirements (Title IV Returns)
- Study Abroad
- 2010-2012 University Catalog, page 71-72
- Undergraduate policy on withdrawals
California State University, San Marcos exists to enable students to realize their educational goals. For the full text, please see our Mission, Values and Vision Statements.
- Nondiscrimination statement. Page 507 of the University Catalog
- Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Resources for Students – Contact the Dean of Students Office (760) 750-4935
- Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex. The CSUSM Title IX Coordinator is Dr. Bridget Blanshan (email@example.com or (760) 750-4935)
Placement Test Data
Test data for the English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry Level Math Test (ELM) is reported by the CSUSM Office of Institutional Planning and Analysis.
Required Reports/Completion/Graduation Rates
CSUSM Office of Institutional Planning and Analysis website provides information about CSUSM,'s current and new students, enrollment summaries, University profiles.
Services to Students with Disabilities
Disabled Student Services: Students with documented disabilities who will require reasonable accommodations to take part in University sponsored programs and activities will need to contact Disabled Student Services at (760) 750-4905 or (760) 750-4909 (TTY) for assistance.
Social Security Number Use
The University uses the Social Security numbers of students and/or parents in accordance with federal and state regulations. (See page 27 of the University Catalog)
Teacher Preparation Programs
This report, prepared by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and released October 2012, is required by Title II of the 2008 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. It is the twelfth annual report of its kind and includes a description of the credential requirements to teach in California public schools. In addition, it includes qualitative and quantitative information on teacher preparation programs and pass-rate data for all examinations used by the state for credentialing purposes.
The CSUSM bookstore displays the following information for each class section: textbook title, the International Standards Book Number (ISBN), and the manufacturer's suggested retail price for required and recommended textbooks and supplemental materials.
Transfer Course Information
Transferable courses are those designated for baccalaureate credit by the regionally accredited college or university offering the courses and accepted as such by the campus to which the applicant seeks admission. Review the transfer credit policy for the number of units that can be transferred to CSUSM and meet degree requirements. (Page 23 of the 2010-2012 Catalog)
The Office of the Secretary of State and the University are committed to making voter information forms and online registration available.
Withdrawal from the Institution
Students withdrawing before or during the Late Registration Period of an academic term or semester should use my.csusm.edu