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Consumer Information

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

Institutional Information

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

Information about tuition and fees, including a net price calculator, can be found on our tuition and fees page.

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.

COA Media Opt Out Form available here

Other Institutional Requirements

College of The Albemarle
Financial Aid Office
PO Box 2327
1208 N. Road St
Elizabeth City, NC 27906-2327252-335-0821 ext. 2355
Fax: 252-337-6813
[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.

Textbook information (ISBN, price, etc.) can be found on the campus bookstore’s website. Contact the bookstore at 252-335-0821 ext. 2377.

You can can also access the cost of textbooks by going to our class schedule page where the information is provided course by course.

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.

Constitution Day

The Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989 requires that all students be notified annually of our school’s Alcohol and Controlled Substance Use Policy and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

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.

Program Licensure Disclosures

COA is not currently required to provide data related to placement in employment and types of employment obtained by graduates of the school’s degree or certificate programs. However, the North Carolina’s Tool for Online Workforce and Education Reporting (NC Tower) is available to review community college and public university information on students employed who were enrolled and completed programs of study. Please follow the NC Tower link for more information.
For more information about tax credits, deductions and savings plans to help you with your educational expenses, please visit Tax Benefits for Education.

Equity in Student Athletics

In compliance with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), COA formerly reported required information to the Office of Postsecondary Education as well as to prospective students and parents. This information included athletic graduation rates, the number of male and female athletes on campus, the expenses and athletic aid spent on each sport, recruiting expenses, annual revenue, and salaries for all coaches. As of fall 2015, COA does not have an active athletic program.

Student Right-to-Know-Act

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).

The college has identified specific goals for your achievement and standards of measuring your success. These goals indicate the extent to which students have progressed through their college education and successfully completed their degrees, transferred to another institution, passed a licensure exam, met general education outcomes and other measures of student achievement. For more information, please visit the Student Outcomes Report.
Graduation rates for full-time, first-time undergraduates are available by searching for “College of The Albemarle” on the National Center for Educational Statistics College Navigator. The information is also displayed by gender and ethnicity. For degree completion and graduation rates, please contact the Office of Institutional Planning, Research and Effectiveness at 252-335-0821 ext. 2387.

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.

Annual Safety and Campus Security Report

Campus Crime Log

Campus Safety Alert Online Reporting Form

Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Active Bystander Intervention Strategies

Sexual Misconduct (Title IX)

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The FERPA, and regulations following the Act, set requirements designed to protect the privacy of students’ college or university records. COA has incorporated FERPA into our student records administration policies. Visit the Federal Department of Education for the complete FERPA policy. For more information, or to obtain a copy of the Student Records Confidentiality and Release policy, please contact the Registrar at 252-335-0821 ext. 2252.

Student Housing

COA does not maintain on-campus or off-campus student housing facilities.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

As of August 19, 2019 the College approved the early opt-in option which allows colleges to no longer report this data.


While the college doesn’t require immunization and medical records for domestic students, the Health Science programs do require vaccinations and immunization records. Please browse the Health Sciences section of the handbook for details. For more information about the Health Science programs’ vaccination and medical records policies, please contact the Health Science Admissions and Retention Coordinator at 252-335-0821 ext. 2304.