College of The Albemarle (COA)
COA is committed to providing students, their families and the campus community full disclosure of consumer information.
Financial Assistance Information
Consumer disclosure information relating to financial aid includes:
- Cost of attendance
- Description of need and non-need aid types
- Application procedures and processes
- Student eligibility requirements
- Student Rights and Responsibilities and standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress
- Criteria for selection of recipients and awarding funds
- Disbursement information
- Refund and repayment policies
- Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements (PDF)
- Financial Aid Appeal Procedures (PDF)
- Financial aid availability for students abroad
- VA/military benefits
- Private Education Loan/Self-Certification form
- Disbursement for books and supplies (PDF)
- Understanding loan repayment
For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 252-335-0821 ext. 2355.
Users of COA’s network are prohibited from using P2P programs. Sharing of copyrighted material through this or any other technology, including network file sharing, web applications or any other means, is strictly prohibited. For information on P2P file sharing, please contact the Management Information Systems (MIS) office at 252-335-0821 ext. 2301.
Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement. Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at https://copyright.gov.
College of The Albemarle (COA) uses faculty, staff and student names and/or writings, photographs, video and voice recordings for promotional purposes. Materials may appear in print or digital format on the COA website or in various other media formats, and/or in presentations, videos, social media, and/or the news media. Permission is granted, unless an individual opts out by contacting the COA Director of Communications and Marketing at 252.335.0821 ext 2420 or [email protected], to allow COA the unlimited right to use and/or reproduce individual photographs and/or videos, interviews, likenesses or the voice of faculty, staff and students in any manner consistent with COA’s mission and for the internal or external promotional and informational activities of COA.
The request to opt out must be received within the first ten (10) days of the semester or within the first ten (10) days of enrollment or employment. I understand and agree, unless an individual opts out by contacting the COA Director of Communications and Marketing at 252.335.0821 ext. 2420 or [email protected], that I waive any and all present or future compensation rights to the use of any of the above stated material(s) including, print, digital, electronic and online media.
Students under the age of 18 are also provided parental permission forms to sign indicating the option to opt out for media release. For those wishing to opt out for their student under the age of 18, a completed and signed form must be received within the first ten (10) days of the semester or within the first ten (10) days of enrollment. Failure to provide a signed form will be considered as permission granted for the purposes as stated in this notice.
*SPECIAL NOTE: Anyone attending public events held at the college or on behalf of the college, may be photographed, videoed, and/or live-streamed at these events as they are open to the public. Event examples include, but are not limited to, COA digital or live-stream broadcasts such as graduations, concerts, special events, recognitions, award programs, etc.
Other Institutional Requirements
Financial Aid Office
PO Box 2327
1208 N. Road St
Elizabeth City, NC 27906-2327252-335-0821 ext. 2355
[email protected]HoursFall and Spring Semester
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Summer Semester
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.Office hours may be extended during registration.
All schools accepting federal funds are required to participate in awareness and commemoration of the day the U.S. Constitution was signed – Sep. 17, 1787. Faculty and staff may also encourage course assignments or student activities to commemorate Constitution Day.
Institutions are required to obtain approval for local and distance postsecondary educational activities. These activities include, but are not limited to, non classroom experiences, faculty members who reside outside of North Carolina, proctoring, professional licensure and marketing. Compliance with individual state requirements is part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008. To meet this requirement, COA has joined NC-SARA to serve students in the states outside of North Carolina.
Equity in Student Athletics
COA is committed to providing students, their families and the campus community full disclosure of all consumer information as required by state and federal regulations. These laws are intended to satisfy your right to know and help you make fully informed choices regarding the institution you elect to attend.
Consumer and disclosure information relating to current degrees and programs offered by the college, accreditation information, credit transfer policies, and lists of faculty and administrative personnel can all be found in COA’s Employee Directory.
View our complete At-A-Glance Consumer Information Disclosures (PDF).
Campus Security and Safety
We place the highest priority on your safety, and rely on community members to share our commitment and actively participate in creating a safe and secure living, learning and working environment. In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), our Annual Crime Statistics report includes data for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on or around the campus. Please visit our campus safety and security page for crime statistics and other campus safety information. To speak with a security representative, please contact the security department.