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Radiological Technologies University (RTU) submits all required consumer information to the College Navigator website. In order to submit information to the College Navigator website, RTU must participate in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). RTU has successfully requested to participate and will be added to the 2016-17 database.

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Contact Information

Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information
You can contact the administrative offices for assistance with estimating the cost of attendance, including tuition, mandatory fees, and estimating fees for travel for required on-site instruction (Boot Camp Weeks).

Radiological Technologies University
Phone: 574-232-2408
Fax:  574-232-2200
Email: info@rtuvt.edu
Hours:  9am to 5pm EST Monday-Friday

 

Academic Programs

Tuition and Fees by Program

Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor of Science in Medical Dosimetry (61 RTU credits/121 total credits*) $416.67 rate per credit
$30.00 IT Service fee per term
$20.00 Library fee per term

Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy (64 RTU credits/124 total credits*) $416.67 rate per credit
$30.00 IT Service fee per term
$20.00 Library fee per term

Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging

  • Specialization in Nuclear Medicine/Positron Emission Tomography
    (60 RTU credits/120 total credits*)
    $416.67 rate per credit
    $30.00 IT Service fee per term
    $20.00 Library fee per term
  • Specialization in Computed Tomography
    (60 RTU credits/120 total credits*)
    $416.67 rate per credit
    $30.00 IT Service fee per term
    $20.00 Library fee per term
  • Specialization in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    (60 RTU credits/120 total credits*)
    $416.67 rate per credit
    $30.00 IT Service fee per term
    $20.00 Library fee per term
  • Specialization in Ultrasound
    (60 RTU credits/120 total credits*)
    $416.67 rate per credit
    $30.00 IT Service fee per term
    $20.00 Library fee per term

*Bachelor’s Degrees require an Associate’s Degree in a science related field.  The following is required for transfer:

  • 24 Core credits
  • 36 General Education Credits.  There must be at least one general education course from each of the following categories:
    • Humanities
    • Social Sciences
    • Sciences
    • Mathematics

Graduate Programs
Master of Science in Medical Physics (49 credits) $1,020.41 rate per credit
$30.00 IT Service fee per term
$20.00 Library fee per term

Master of Medical Dosimetry (47 credits) $744.68 rate per credit
$30.00 IT Service fee per term
$20.00 Library fee per term

Master of Science in Medical Health Physics (52 credits) $961.54 rate per credit
$30.00 IT Service fee per term
$20.00 Library fee per term

Master of Science in Nanomedicine (41 credits) $1,020.41 rate per credit
$30.00 IT Service fee per term
$20.00 Library fee per term

 

Cost of Attendance

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Click HERE to use the Net Price Calculator to estimate your cost of attendance.  Click HERE for the cost of attendance schedule.

Tuition Refund Policy

The University shall pay a refund to the student in the amount calculated under the refund policy specified in this section. The University must make the proper refund no later than thirty-one (31) days of the student's request for cancellation or withdrawal. 
The following refund policy applies:

  1. A student is entitled to a full refund if one (1) or more of the following criteria are met:
    • The student cancels the enrollment agreement or enrollment application within six (6) business days after signing.
    • The student does not meet the RTU’s minimum admission requirements.
    • The student’s enrollment was procured as a result of a misrepresentation in the written materials utilized by RTU.
    • If the student has not visited RTU prior to enrollment and, upon touring the institution or attending the regularly scheduled orientation/classes, the student withdrew from the program within three (3) days.
  2. A student withdrawing from an instructional program, after starting the instructional program at RTU and attending one (1) week or less, is entitled to a refund of ninety percent (90%) of the cost of the financial obligation, less an application/enrollment fee of ten percent (10%) of the total tuition, not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100).
  3. A student withdrawing from an instructional program, after attending more than one (1) week but equal to or less than twenty-five percent (25%) of the duration of the instructional program, is entitled to a refund of seventy-five percent (75%) of the cost of the financial obligation, less an application/enrollment fee of ten percent (10%) of the total tuition, not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100).
  4. A student withdrawing from an instructional program, after attending more than twenty-five percent (25%) but equal to or less than fifty percent (50%) of the duration of the instructional program, is entitled to a refund of fifty percent (50%) of the cost of the financial obligation, less an application/enrollment fee of ten percent (10%) of the total tuition, not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100).
  5. A student withdrawing from an instructional program, after attending more than fifty percent (50%) but equal to or less than sixty percent (60%) of the duration of the instructional program, is entitled to a refund of forty percent (40%) of the cost of the financial obligation, less an application/enrollment fee of ten percent (10%) of the total tuition, not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100).
  6. A student withdrawing from an institutional program, after attending more than sixty percent (60%) of the duration of the instructional program, is not entitled to a refund.

 

Textbook Information

Refer to the Textbook Listing by Program located HERE
Course material and resources will be provided to the students online.  Required textbooks are to be obtained by the student.  RTU does not have a bookstore where books and supplies may be purchased.  RTU provides a textbook listing by program which provides textbook information including ISBN-13 and price.  The textbook listing is available on the public website at www.rtuvt.edu, through the course management system, and by request to the Director of Administrative Services.

Disbursements for Books and Supplies

Federal Pell Grant eligible students are provided with the financial means to purchase books and supplies required for the enrolled academic term by the seventh day of the term.  Radiological Technologies University could:

  • Disburse the Title IV, HEA program funds for which the student is eligible
  • Disburse the lesser of the presumed credit balance or the amount needed by the student, as determined by the institution

If the student does not wish to purchase books and supplies as outlined in this section, the student may contact the Director of Administrative Services in writing at info@rtuvt.edu.

Program Information

Retention and Placement Rates

Radiological Technologies University publishes Retention and Placement Rates annually, per program of study.  This information is located HERE.

Retention information for first-time, undergraduate students is not reported to IPEDS because this information is not applicable for Radiological Technologies University.  All students enrolled at Radiological Technologies University must acquire a minimum of sixty (60) postsecondary education credits prior to matriculating in an RTU program.

“According to the IPEDS Glossary, ‘A student who has no prior postsecondary experience attending any institution for the first time at the undergraduate level.’ This means that the student is first-time in terms of postsecondary education (or the student is not known to have attended another postsecondary institution).  There are two exceptions: (1) students who attended any institution for the first time the summer prior to entering your institution in the fall term are to be counted as “first-time”, as are (2) students who entered with advanced standing (college credits earned before graduation from high school).” (located at https://surveys.nces.ed.gov/ipeds/VisFaqView.aspx?mode=reg&id=5&show=all)

Improvement of Academic Programs

The University President allocates a great deal of time to academics and is responsible for the oversight of academic counseling, curriculum changes, and textbook selection.  Faculty members are invited to attend and provide input related to their respective areas.  Faculty members are expected to participate in curriculum evaluations of programs in their respective areas as well.
Faculty typically are practicing professionals in the community and therefore bring a level of current expertise as well as knowledge of what competencies are needed and expected of students upon completion.  The Advisory Board is involved in program development and is comprised of employees and career professionals in the industry

Instructional Facilities

Radiological Technologies University offers a hybrid learning environment where both online and on-site instruction is required.  Students receive a secure username and password to access the online campus where they can manage their student account and attend classes.  Students attend course lectures by watching videos that can be viewed any time of day as many times as the student wishes.  Classes also have a required class meeting each week at a scheduled date and time administered as an online meeting.  
On-site instruction is required each semester for one week called boot camp week.  Students come to campus for guest lectures, lectures from faculty, student project presentations, group activities, tests, and lab exercises.

Radiological Technologies University’s campus consists of administrative offices, classroom and computer lab space, a lobby and kitchenette area, and a library.  The instructional facility is well-lit, air-conditioned, has free wireless internet, and has adequate seating, computer, and audio visual equipment to provide students with an effective educational environment.

Computers with treatment planning software required for classes are available to students studying remotely through a remote desktop connection.

Faculty

Student Diversity

At Radiological Technologies University we are dedicated to creating an environment that is welcoming to all of our students, faculty and staff.  Data reported are for enrolled full-time students.

Table 1 represents all enrolled students from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. 

Table 1:  All Enrolled Full-Time Students by Gender and Race/Ethnicity

Total Enrolled

Percentage

Total Enrollment

51

100%

Male

25

49.0%

Female

26

51.0%

Hispanic/Latino

5

9.8%

American Indian or Alaska Native

0

0.0%

Asian

10

19.6%

Black/African American

5

9.8%

Other Pacific Islander

1

2.0%

White

25

49.0%

2 or more races

1

2.0%

unknown

3

5.8%

International

1

2.0%

 

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

Radiological Technologies University is proactive in meeting the needs of students with disabilities.  Students with disabilities who have been admitted to the University may be eligible for tutors, note takers, extended time on exams, or assistive technology.  All students admitted to the University have both building and program access.
Student services for disabilities include physical disability, learning disability, ADD/ADHD, and multiple disabilities.  Students with disabilities are responsible for submitting appropriate documentation of their disability.  Documentation from a psychiatrist, licensed clinical psychologist, or medical doctor are accepted.  Students with disabilities may submit appropriate documentation to the Director of Administrative Services upon enrollment to the school or as soon as documentation is received by the student to submit to the school.  Documentation should be submitted via email or mail:

Radiological Technologies University
Attn: Director of Administrative Services
100 E. Wayne Street, Suite 140
South Bend, IN 46601

Via email to info@rtuvt.edu

RTU provides reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities arranged by the Director of Administrative Services.  During boot camp week when students are on campus, all building and classroom facilities are able to accommodate students with documented disabilities.  Entry to the building, school facilities including classrooms, common areas, and restrooms are handicap accessible.  Elevators are available, if needed.

Transfer of Credit

Radiological Technologies University may accept any course work successfully completed at other approved colleges and universities, if it comparably meets Radiological Technologies University course work requirements. A student may not transfer more than 25% of program classes. Classes must have a “C” or higher to be transferred.  Graduate level classes below a “B” are not eligible for transfer to an RTU graduate program.  RTU reserves the right to refuse credit transfers.

Should a student wish to transfer credit from Radiological Technologies University to another college or university, the student is advised to first contact the academic institution to which the transfer of credit is sought. All colleges and universities have their own policy regarding acceptances of transfer of credit.

Process for transfer of credit

Students can find the transfer of credit form on-line or through administrative services.  Students will need to provide RTU with a copy of the catalog description and support for evaluation.  Once the student provides all need documentation the University President or the Vice President of Academic affairs will review the request for approval.  Administrative services will contact the student with the acceptance or rejection of the transfer.  Transfer credits are not included in the cumulative GPA or cumulative program GPA calculation.

All students applying for the Master degree program must arrange to have original transcripts sent to Radiological Technologies University. These arrangements are to be made at the time of the student's application. Upon receipt of these transcripts of college level course/degree completions, the Chief Executive Officer/Academic Dean will review the documents and make the assessment of the transferability of each course appearing on the transcripts. Students desiring to transfer credits must fill out a Transfer of credit request and provide the supporting documentation.  The Academic Dean will review the request and notify student of decision within 30 days.  As part of that assessment, the Academic Dean will assure that the student's GPA meets or exceeds the minimum required.

Should the transcripts be from overseas, those documents will be photocopied. The copies will be retained by this institution. The originals will be forwarded, by mail, to an independent Transcript Evaluation Service. Upon return of the documents, the CEO/Academic Dean will review the correspondence received from the Transcript Evaluation Service and return all received documents to the student's official file. At that time, the Administrator will respond, in writing, to the applicant and document either: the acceptance of the credit or will document the specific courses which are transferable, which are not, and what further action will be required of the student in order to meet the published academic entrance requirements for the selected degree program. Each document will be examined to assure that the work accepted is clearly indicated, by the issuing institution, to be degree appropriate coursework. Questions of the equivalency of credit from overseas institutions will be submitted to the Independent Transcript Evaluation Service. If evaluation is necessary by a third party the student will be responsible for payment of service.

Student Financial Aid Information

Types of Aid

Private Student Loans

Private student loans are available through Sallie Mae.  Click HERE to visit the Sallie Mae website and submit an application.  The application process is entirely online.

Upon request to the Financial Aid Office via email at info@rtuvt.edu or telephone at (574) 232-2408, a Private Education Loan Self-Certification Form will be provided to the student or applicant (or to the parent applicant of an enrolled or admitted student, if applicable).  The Self-Certification Form will provide information on the Cost of Attendance and any estimated financial assistance for the period of enrollment covered by the loan to yield a net price of attendance for the period of enrollment covered by the loan.

Students may qualify for loans or other assistance under the Title IV, HEA programs and the terms and conditions of the Title IV, HEA program loans may be more favorable than the provisions of the private education loans.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available through the John Patrick School of Applied Medicine.  Details on Scholarships and the application process are available HERE.

Students are also able to apply for scholarships and grants available through professional societies they are members of such as The ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists).

State Grant Assistance

Veterans Affairs Education Benefits

Radiological Technologies University has been approved to participate in VA education benefit programs.  For resources on education benefits for students, please visit www.benefits.va.gov/benefits and then click on “Education and Training” and then “For Students”.  You may also contact the Education Call Center at 1-888-442-4551.

Approved Education Programs:

  • MS Medical Physics
  • MS Medical Dosimetry
  • MS Medical Health Physics
  • MS Nanomedicine
  • AS to BS Medical Dosimetry

A paper copy is available upon request through info@rtuvt.edu or by calling the Radiological Technologies University administrative office at (574) 232-2408.

 

Title IV, HEA Programs

The following are need-based and non-need based financial assistance programs available:

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans
  • Federal Direct Subsidized loans
  • Federal Graduate PLUS loans
  • Federal PLUS loans
  • Federal Pell Grant

Enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by Radiological Technologies University may be considered enrollment at Radiological Technologies University for purposes of applying for federal student financial aid.

Radiological Technologies University does not participate in financial aid programs where employment provided is part of the financial aid package.

Criteria for Selecting Recipients and for Determining Award Amounts
All students who meet all eligibility requirements are entitled to receive aid.  Refer to the General Eligibility Requirements.

The University determines award amounts based on the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), which is calculated by the Department of Education using information submitted by the student on the FAFSA as well as the University’s cost of attendance.  Five factors that contribute to the calculation of the EFC are income, assets, household size, number of students in college, and the age of an older parent.

The Cost of Attendance is provided by the University and varies from student to student.  The cost of attendance may include tuition and fees, lodging and living expenses, books, travel, and miscellaneous expenses.

The Cost of Attendance less the EFC equals Financial Need.  RTU does not guarantee that financial need will be met fully with financial aid programs.

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS

Student Financial Assistance Programs Disclosure of Social Security Account Number Section 7(a) of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5U.S.C.552a) requires that when any federal, state, or local government agency requests an individual to disclose his or her Social Security Account Number, that individual must also be advised whether that disclosure is mandatory or voluntary, by what statutory or other authority the number is solicited, and what use will be made of it. Accordingly, applicants are advised that disclosure of the applicant’s Social Security Account Number (SSAN) is required as a condition for participation in student financial assistance programs sponsored by the federal government, state, or the local government, in view of the practical administrative difficulties that would be encountered in maintaining adequate program records without the continued use of the SSAN. The SSAN will be used to verify the identity of the applicant and as an account number (identifier) throughout the life of the loan or other type of assistance in order to report necessary data accurately. As an identifier, the SSAN is used in such program activities as determining program eligibility, certifying school attendance and student status, determining eligibility for deferment or repayment of student loans, and for tracing and collecting in cases of defaulted loans. Authority for requiring the disclosure of an applicant’s SSAN is grounded on Section 7(a)(2) of the Privacy Act, which provides that an agency may continue to require disclosure of an individual’s SSAN as a condition for the granting of a right, benefit, or privilege provided by law where the agency required this disclosure under statute or regulation prior to Jan. 1, 1975, in order to verify the identity of an individual.

Methods and Frequency of Disbursements of Aid
The business office at Radiological Technologies University disburses financial aid and processes available refunds.  Disbursement can be delayed if students do not meet certain eligibility requirements such as less than half time enrollment status or ineligibility for some other reason.  It is the student’s responsibility to meet the criteria necessary for release of financial aid funds.

Your financial aid funds will be applied to all Institutional tuition, fees, and charges.  Federal financial aid may be applied to allowable charges only.  You are responsible for paying any other miscellaneous charges on your account by cash, check, or credit card.

Aid is disbursed as follows:

  • Federal Direct loans requested across multiple terms – aid will be disbursed after the census date of the term.  The census date is typically 15 days after the term begins.
  • Federal Direct loans requested for one term only – the first disbursement will be disbursed after the census date of the term.  The census date is typically 15 days after the term begins.  The second disbursement is at the mid-point of the term in calendar time.
  • Federal Grants (including Pell Grants) – aid will be disbursed after the census date of the term.  The census date is typically 15 days after the term begins.

In circumstances where your Federal aid exceeds your charges for the term, a refund check for the credit balance will be issued to you no later than 14 calendar days after your account shows the credit balance.

Terms and Conditions of Title IV, HEA Loans
Information on loan terms, interest rates, loan origination fees, and repayment options for Title IV, HEA loans are available on the Federal Student Aid website located at www.studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/loans/interest-rates.

Procedures for Applying for Aid and Eligibility Requirements
FAFSA Preparation
When preparing for your Federal Student Aid application, make sure to pay attention to Deadlines.

When you file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you’ll be asked to provide financial information that will be used to determine your EFC (Estimated Family Contribution).  The EFC is not a determination of how much you and your family will pay for education.  In many cases, families contribute more than their EFC to meet all expenses.

You will need to fill out a new FAFSA for every academic year you plan to register for classes.  FAFSA applications are available every January 1 and applications are considered punctual if received by March 10.  The earlier you apply, the greater the award you may be offered since some financial aid is distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis.

General Eligibility Requirements
Students must meet all eligibility requirements outlined below to be considered for Title IV aid programs.

  • Approved Program
    • Students must be accepted or enrolled in in a program leading to a degree or certificate.  The program must require a minimum of 16 credit hours.
  • High School Diploma
    • Students must have a high school diploma, GED, or receive home-schooling.
  • Enrollment status
    • Financial aid awards are based on the number of credits a student is enrolled in.  Students generally must be enrolled at least part-time to receive aid.
    • Enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by the home school may be considered enrollment in the home school for purposes of applying for federal student financial aid.
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress
    • Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by Radiological Technologies University in order to remain eligible for aid programs.
  • Citizenship Status
    • Students must be U.S. citizens or registered permanent residents in order to receive federal, state, and institutional financial assistance.
  • Valid Social Security Number
    • Students must have a valid social security number.  Exceptions are the republic of the Marshall Island, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau.
  • Selective Service
    • Male students, ages 18 to 25, must be registered with Selective Service.
  • Default or Refund
    • Students must not default on a Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Direct or Stafford Student Loan, or owe a refund on a federal student grant.
  • Drug Conviction
    • Students convicted under federal or state law for possession or sale of illegal drugs may be affected.  Students who have convictions in the past should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Eligibility will be determined through a worksheet provided by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Incarceration
    • Students are ineligible for Pell Grants if they are incarcerated in federal or state institutions.  Incarceration in local institutions do not affect eligibility.  Students placed in residential facilities or students sentenced to home detention or sentenced to serve only weekends are not considered incarcerated.  Incarcerated students eligible for aid may only include tuition, fees, and required books and supplies related to their course of study in the cost of attendance.
  • Sex Offenders
    • Students are ineligible for Pell Grants if they are subject to involuntary civil commitment following incarceration for a sexual offense.  This is determined by the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

 

When preparing to complete the FAFSA, please have the following information available:

  • Tax return information
  • W-2 forms
  • Your social security number
  • Your Federal Student Aid User ID and Password
  • Social security numbers and tax return information from your parents if you are considered a dependent student
  • Your Alien Registration Number if you are not a U.S. citizen
  • Information on savings, investments, and other assets (include this information from your parents if you are considered a dependent student)

You will need to create a Federal Student Aid ID if you do not already have one.  If you are considered a dependent student, your parents will need to create FSA IDs as well.
Click HERE for more information.

Dependency Status
If the FAFSA determines you are a dependent student, your EFC will be based on financial information from you and your parents.

If the FAFSA determines you are an independent student, your EFC will be based on financial information from you and your spouse, if applicable.

You are considered an Independent student if you meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • The student is at least 24 years old by December 31 of the award year
  • The student is an orphan or ward/dependent of the court, or was a ward/dependent of the court until he or she reached age 18
  • The student is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • The student is working on a master’s or doctorate program at the beginning of the award year for which the FAFSA is completed
  • The student is married as of the date the FAFSA is completed
  • The student has at least one child who receives more than half of his or her support from the student
  • The student has a dependent, other than a spouse or a child, who lives with the student and receives more than half of his or her support from the student at the time the FAFSA is completed and through June 30 of the award year

You are considered a dependent student if you do not meet any of the preceding criteria for an independent student unless the financial aid administrator determines that you are independent on the basis of special circumstances and performs a dependency override.

 

IRS Data Retrieval
When completing the FAFSA, you can use the IRS Data Retrieval option if you have filed your federal tax return, have a valid social security number, and have a Federal Student Aid User ID and Password.

You will not be able to use the data retrieval option if one of the following applies to you:

  • Your marital status changes after December 31
  • You filed as married filing separately
  • You filed an amended return
  • You filed a foreign tax return

 

FAFSA Tutorial
7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA (2016-2017)  (link to http://blog.ed.gov/2015/12/7-steps-filling-out-fafsa/)

 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Click HERE to go to the free application.

Award Information
You will receive information on federal student aid that has been awarded to you by an award letter.  The award letter will provide information on terms of any loan you receive as part of your financial aid package and a sample loan repayment schedule.  You can choose to accept all or part of the award on your award letter.  You will be required to attend Entrance Counseling before your loans are disbursed.  It is important to keep track of your financial aid information and how aid is affected if you withdraw from classes, fail to attend, or do not make satisfactory academic progress.

All students receiving loans as part of their financial aid package are required to repay the loans.  You will be required to complete entrance counseling before your loans are disbursed if you have not previously accepted loans from other Institutions of higher learning. Refer to Entrance Counseling.  All students are required to complete Exit Counseling.

Your federal loans will be disbursed and applied to eligible charges (including tuition and fees).  Any excess funds will be refunded to you.  Your award amount may be adjusted if you change the number of credit hours you are enrolled in.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
The Radiological Technologies University Financial Aid office will submit details of any loan agreement with a student, potential student, or the parent of a student to the National Student Loan Data System.  This information will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and authorized users of the data system including other schools.

Withdrawal

Federal student aid is based on the percentage of time you are enrolled for the semester.  12 credits or more is considered full-time enrollment for undergraduate students.  9 credits or more is considered full-time enrollment for graduate students.

Withdrawing from the University will cancel your financial aid for future semesters.  If you are a re-entering student, please contact the Financial Aid office to request consideration for reinstatement of your aid.

Students who withdraw at any point during the semester will have their aid adjusted according to the Federal Return of Title IV formula.  Tuition and fees will be adjusted according to the Institutional Refund Policy.

Official Withdrawal
An action taken by the student to discontinue enrollment in a course or courses during weeks 2 through 10.  The student must contact the Director of Administrative Services to via email, campus messaging system, phone, or in-person.  The student may be responsible for all or part of tuition based on the percentage of the course or courses they attended.  Withdrawn courses are noted on the transcript as a “W”.

Unofficial Withdrawal
Students who stop attending all of their classes without officially withdrawing are considered to be unofficially withdrawn.  The Withdrawal Date is the student’s Last Date of Attendance, as determined by the Instructor or other means of attendance tracking.  The last date of attendance will be determined by the last day the student attended a live session for their course(s), or submitted an assignment, whichever occurs later.  The Date of Determination occurs no later than 14 consecutive calendar days from the Last Date of Attendance and is the date RTU determines the student has unofficially withdrawn.  RTU uses the Withdrawal Date to determine the percent of the term the student attended.  Federal aid received during the semester will be subject to the federal return calculation.  The Withdrawal Date is the date used to determine the percent of the term the student attended for the purposes of the calculation.  RTU will return any funds due no later than 45 days after the Date of Determination.

 

Failure to Attend

Students are expected to attend classes and maintain positive communication with Instructors and Teacher’s Aides, and complete required course work.  Federal Regulations require the University to calculate a return of federal student aid funds for students who withdraw (officially or unofficially) from all classes on or before the sixty percent (60%) attendance point in the semester.

For students who officially withdraw, the Withdrawal Date is the date the University is notified of the student’s request to withdraw via phone, email, campus messaging system, or in-person.  For students who are unofficially withdrawn, the Withdrawal Date is the Last Date of Attendance.  Refer to Unofficial Withdrawal.

 

Return of Title IV (R2T4) Policy
The law specifies how Radiological Technologies University must determine the amount of Title IV program assistance that you earn if you withdraw from school. The Title IV programs covered by this law are: Federal Pell Grants, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants, TEACH Grants, Direct Loans, Direct PLUS Loans, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOGs), and Federal Perkins Loans.

Though your aid is posted to your account at the start of each period, you earn the funds as you complete the period. If you withdraw during your payment period or period of enrollment (semester), the amount of Title IV program assistance that you have earned up to that point is determined by a specific formula. If you received (or your school or parent received on your behalf) less assistance than the amount that you earned, you may be able to receive those additional funds. If you received more assistance than you earned, the excess funds must be returned by the school and/or you.

Earned and Unearned Assistance
The amount of assistance you have earned is determined on a pro rata basis. For example, if you completed 30% of your payment period or period of enrollment, you earn 30% of the assistance you were originally scheduled to receive. Once you have completed more than 60% of the payment period or period of enrollment, you earn all the assistance that you were scheduled to receive for that period.

Post-Withdrawal Disbursement
If you did not receive all of the funds that you earned, you may be due a post-withdrawal disbursement. If your post-withdrawal disbursement includes loan funds, RTU must get your permission before disbursing them. You may choose to decline some or all of the loan funds so that you don’t incur additional debt. RTU may automatically use all or a portion of your post-withdrawal disbursement of grant funds for tuition, fees, and room and board charges (as contracted with the school). RTU needs your permission to use the post-withdrawal grant disbursement for all other school charges. If you do not give your permission (some schools ask for this when you enroll), you will be offered the funds. However, it may be in your best interest to allow RTU to keep the funds to reduce your debt at RTU.

There are some Title IV funds you were scheduled to receive that cannot be disbursed to you once you withdraw because of other eligibility requirements. For example, if you are a first-time, first-year undergraduate student and you have not completed the first 30 days of your program before you withdraw, you will not receive any Direct Loan funds that you would have received had you remained enrolled past the 30th day.

If you receive (or your school or parent receive on your behalf) excess Title IV program funds that must be returned, RTU must return a portion of the excess equal to the lesser of:

  • Your institutional charges multiplied by the unearned percentage of your funds, or
  • The entire amount of excess funds.

RTU must return this amount even if it didn’t keep this amount of your Title IV program funds. If RTU is not required to return all of the excess funds, you must return the remaining amount.

The Order of Returning Title IV funds:
1.     Unsubsidized Direct Loan
2.     Subsidized Direct Staff Loan
3.     Perkins Loan
4.     Direct Grad PLUS Loan
5.     Direct Parent PLUS Loan
6.     Pell Grant
9.     FSEOG
10. TEACH Grant
11. Iraq & Afghanistan Service Grant

Any loan funds that you must return, you (or your parent for a Direct PLUS Loan) repay in accordance with the terms of the promissory note. That is, you make scheduled payments to the holder of the loan over a period of time.

Overpayment
Any amount of unearned grant funds that you must return is called an overpayment. The maximum amount of a grant overpayment that you must repay is half of the grant funds you received or were scheduled to receive. You do not have to repay a grant overpayment if the original amount of the overpayment is $50 or less. You must make arrangements with RTU or the Department of Education to return the unearned grant funds.

Return of Title IV Policy and RTU Refund Policy
When you withdraw, the requirements for Title IV program funds are separate from any refund policy that RTU may have. Therefore, you may still owe funds to RTU to cover unpaid institutional charges. You may also be responsible for charges that initially had been paid by Title IV funds, where those funds were required to be returned to Title IV.  If you do not already know RTU’s refund policy, you should request a copy from the Director of Administrative Services or refer to the Student Handbook.  RTU can also provide you with the requirements and procedures for officially withdrawing from school.

Questions
If you have questions about your Title IV program funds, you can call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FEDAID (1-800-433-3243). TTY users may call 1-800-730-8913.  Information is also available on Student Aid on the Web at www.studentaid.ed.gov.

 

Satisfactory Academic Progress

All students are required to meet minimum standards of satisfactory academic progress during each semester of enrollment.  Refer to the Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy and Procedures section of the Student Handbook.

Entrance Counseling 

Entrance counseling is required before funds can be disbursed for any student who is receiving federal student loans for the first time.  Go to the Federal Student Aid website to complete Entrance Counseling.  Entrance counseling provides the following:

  • The effect of the loan on the eligibility of the borrower for other forms of aid
  • An explanation of the use of the Master Promissory Note
  • The seriousness and importance of the students’ repayment obligation
  • Information on the accrual and capitalization of interest
  • Borrowers of unsubsidized loans have the option of paying interest while in school
  • Definition of half-time enrollment and the consequences of not maintaining half-time enrollment
  • Importance of contacting appropriate offices if the student withdraws prior to completion of the program of study
  • Sample monthly payment amounts
  • The obligation of the borrower to repay the full amount of the loan regardless of whether the borrower completes the program or completes within regular time for completion, is unable to obtain employment upon completion, or is otherwise dissatisfied with or does not receive the educational or other services the borrower purchased from the school
  • Consequences of default
  • Information about the NSLDS and how the borrower can access the borrower’s records

Students may contact the University’s financial aid office with questions about the student’s rights and responsibilities as a borrower and the terms and conditions of loans:

Radiological Technologies University
Financial Aid Office
574-232-2408
Email:  bdatema@rtuvt.edu

Loan Repayment

Loan terms will determine when you will need to begin repayment of student loans.  Most student loans require repayment to begin six months after graduation or dropping below half-time enrollment.

Helpful information about student loan payments, repayment plans and calculators, and risks associated with defaulting on student loan repayment can be found through the Department of Education.

Access your student loan history through the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).

Exit Counseling

All students who receive Federal Direct Loans must complete exit counseling shortly before the program of study is completed or they are enrolled at a less than half-time status.  Exit counseling provides information on:

  • Average anticipated monthly repayment amount
  • Repayment plan options
  • Options to prepay or pay on a shorter schedule
  • Debt management strategies
  • Use of the Master Promissory Note
  • The seriousness and importance of the student’s repayment obligation
  • Terms and conditions for forgiveness or cancellation
  • Copy of information provided by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Terms and conditions for deferment and forbearance
  • Consequences of default
  • Options and consequences of loan consolidation
  • Tax benefits available to borrowers
  • The obligation of the borrower to repay the full amount of the loan regardless of whether the borrower completes the program of study or completes within the regular time for completion, is unable to obtain employment upon completion, or is otherwise dissatisfied with or did not receive the educational or other services the borrower purchased from the school
  • Availability of the Student Loan Ombudsman’s office
  • Information about NSLDS.  The U.S. Department of Education is required to provide a disclosure form for students and prospective students about NSLDS.

Defaulting on Loans

Students who do not adhere to the terms of the Master Promissory Note will default on student loans.  The government can apply sanctions for defaulting such as:

  • Wages and tax return funds may be withheld and applied to student loan balances
  • Eligibility for future student loans will be affected
  • Consumer loans may be denied
  • Reduced credit score
  • Potential loss of job opportunities
  • Inability to obtain a professional license

Helpful information can be found through the Department of Education.

Radiological Technologies University FFELP/DL Default Rates

No data available at this time.

Code of Conduct Related to Student Loan Activities

Radiological Technologies University disseminates the following information annually to all of the institution’s officers, agents, and employees.
Revenue-sharing arrangements with any lender are strictly prohibited.  The institution’s officers, agents, and employees may not receive, directly or indirectly: points, premiums, payments, stock or other securities, prizes, gifts, travel, entertainment expenses, tuition payment or reimbursement, the provision of information technology equipment at below market value, additional financial aid funds or any other inducement from a guaranty agency or eligible lender in payment for securing applicants for Title IV loans.

Financial aid officers may not direct borrowers to particular lenders or refuse or delay loan certification from lenders.

Financial aid officers may not offer funds or incentives to promote private loans.

The use of call centers or financial aid office staffing assistance is prohibited.

The institution or its employees may not provide names and addresses and/or e-mail addresses of students or prospective students or parents to eligible lenders or guaranty agencies for the purpose of conducting unsolicited mailings, by either postal or electronic means, of student loan applications.

The institution will not allow any employee of the guaranty agency or eligible lender to perform any school-required function for a school participating in the Loan Program, except exit counseling. The institution will not permit guaranty agencies to conduct fraudulent or misleading advertising concerning loan availability, terms or conditions.

RTU will not permit an employee to enter into a consulting arrangement or other contract with an eligible lender.

The institution will not permit an employee working in the student financial aid office to serve on an advisory board for an eligible lender.

Accreditation and State Authorization

Radiological Technologies University is authorized by the Indiana Board for Proprietary Education.
Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 670
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984
317.464.4400 Ext. 138
317.464.4400 Ext. 141

Radiological Technologies University is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
7550 First Street NE, Suite 980
Washington, DC 20002-4223
202.336.6780
www.acics.org

Radiological Technologies University is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312.704.5300
www.jrcert.org

Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct

Student Handbook

Academic Integrity Policy

RTU has a zero tolerance policy.  Integrity is a foundational concept of professional behavior and RTU takes such matters very seriously.  In general, if you have to ask if behavior would violate the integrity policy, it probably does. 
RTU is committed to educate, implement, support, and enforce sound academic and professional integrity.
Collaboration Defined

  • Working together on assignments and projects
  • Citing literature


Cheating Defined

  • Not doing the work
  • Not doing the work and directly copying

If academic dishonesty is suspected, the information will be documented and brought before the President for review.  The student or students will be notified that there is a suspicion of academic dishonesty and an investigation will follow.  Information retrieved during the investigation process will be evaluated and the student or students involved will be informed of the result.

In the event that academic dishonesty is validated during the investigation process, the individual or individuals involved will be notified of any action RTU chooses to take.

Typically, a first offense will result in the individual or individuals receiving probationary status or dismissal.

 

Appropriate Use Policy for IT Resources

Radiological Technologies University provides an information technology (IT) environment that includes access to an online campus with secure username/password access for faculty, staff, and students, computing services, wireless internet, treatment planning software, remote access to treatment planning software on campus, online databases, and other course resources.  These resources (“IT resources” or “resources”) are intended to support the operations of the University.

APPLICABILITY
This policy applies to all individuals using IT resources regardless of whether they are accessed from the campus or from remote locations.

APPROPRIATE USE
IT resources are provided for University-related purposes including support for instruction, research, administrative functions, and student use for the purpose of facilitating the successful completion of coursework.  Use of the resources should be limited to these purposes, including incidental personal use.

Incidental personal use must not interfere with the intended use of the IT resources or include any illegal activity.  Incidental personal use by staff members must not interfere with the fulfillment of job responsibilities or disrupt the work environment.

USER RESPONSIBILITIES
Users are responsible for being aware of any University policies or regulations that govern the use of IT resources.  Users must comply with all federal and state laws and University policies.

Users may not engage in unauthorized use of resources, regardless of whether the resource is protected against unauthorized use.

Users may not use resources to engage in partisan political activities that suggest University endorsement or support.

Users are expected to respect the privacy of other users, even if the devices and systems by which other users access IT resources are not securely protected.

Unauthorized use by a User of another User’s personal identity or login credentials is prohibited.

Users may not use any IT resource in a manner which interferes unreasonably with the activities of the University or other Users.

IT resources may not be used to fund raise, advertise, solicit, or operate a business for commercial purposes without approval from the University in advance.

Pornography and sexually explicit content is prohibited unless such use is for a scholarly or medical purpose.  Users may not use IT resources to store, display, or disseminate pornographic or sexually explicit content. 

Users are expected to engage in safe computing practices such as setting appropriate restrictions on accounts, setting strong passwords, and keeping passwords secure.

ENFORCEMENT
Use of IT resources is a privilege and not a right.  User’s access to IT resources may be suspended or terminated if the user violates this policy.

Users who violate this policy, other University policies, or external laws may be subject to disciplinary action.  The University may report certain uses of IT resources to law enforcement agencies, if applicable.

Users who have been suspended or removed from access to IT resources may appeal the decision by following the Grievance Policy process outlined in the Student Handbook.

SECURITY
The University may, without further notice to Users, take any action it deems necessary to protect the interests of the University and to maintain the stability, security, and operational effectiveness of IT resources.  This may include, but is not limited to, scanning stored data, network traffic, usage patterns, and other uses of IT resources.

PRIVACY
Responsible parties of the IT environment will perform management tasks in a manner that is respectful to individual Users.  This includes, but is not limited to, monitoring and routine system maintenance including the backup of data, monitoring of general use patterns, and other usage activities.

The University may use security tools and network and systems monitoring hardware and software without notice.

The University may be compelled to disclose the electronic records of Users in response to various legal requirements such as subpoenas, court orders, discovery requests for the purpose of litigation, and search warrants.  Request for public records may be granted providing they fall within rights established by the Freedom of Information Act.

The University may disclose the results of any general or individual monitoring or inspection of any User’s records to the appropriate University authority or law enforcement agency.  The University may use such records during disciplinary proceedings.

Upon receiving written approval from the President of the University, the University may access or permit access to the contents of communications or electronically stored information:

  • When required by law.
  • If the University determines that access to the information in a specific User’s account is essential to the operational needs of the University and the employee is unavailable or unwilling to provide access to the information.
  • If the University receives a written request for access to information from an immediate family member or the lawful representative of a deceased or incapacitated User.
  • If personally identifiable information about Users must be disclosed without their consent to protect the health and well-being of students, employees, or other persons in emergency situations, to prevent imminent loss or damage, or to prosecute or defend its legal actions and rights.

 

Copyright Infringement Policy

Radiological Technologies University recognizes the importance of copyright protection and has developed this policy to effectively combat copyright infringement through informing University IT Resource Users about the issue, sanctions for illegal actions, and options for legal file-sharing.

COPYRIGHT
Copyright is the legal protection of intellectual property.  This includes, but is not limited to literary works, artistic works including drama, music, and film, multi-media, and peer-to-peer file sharing.  Copyright infringement occurs when individuals exercise rights that are exclusive rights to the copyright owner.  Activities that constitute copyright infringement include:

  • Downloading and sharing music, videos, and games the individual does not have the rights to
  • Using corporate logos without permission
  • Placing and electronic copy of a standardized test without permission from the copyright owner
  • Including music, scanned artwork or a scanned photo from a book on a website without attribution or permission from the copyright owner(s)
  • Placing full-text articles on a website that is not password protected
  • Downloading licensed software from non-authorized sites without permission of the copyright owner or license holder
  • Placing a movie or a large segment of a movie available on a website without permission from the copyright owner
  • Unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing

SANCTIONS
The unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject an individual to civil and criminal liabilities.  Possible penalties for copyright infringement include:

  • Payment of actual damages or statutory damages no less than $750 and no more than $30,000 per work.
  • The court may award up to $150,000 per work for willful infringement as well as attorney’s fees and other associated costs.
  • The court may also assess criminal penalties for willful infringement including up to five years in jail and up to $250,000 per offense.

Resources for additional information include Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504 and 505 and the U.S. Copyright Office website at http://www.copyright.gov.

ENFORCEMENT
Radiological Technologies University makes an effort to prevent and detect copyright infringement as well as respond promptly to copyright infringement claims.  Radiological Technologies University informs students, faculty, and staff of the Copyright Infringement Policy.  In addition, the Appropriate Use Policy for IT Resources outlines that no resources are to be used for any illegal activity. 

Radiological Technologies University will respond promptly to legitimate copyright infringement notices and operate within the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Radiological Technologies University will cooperate fully with any investigation by public authorities related to copyright infringement.  Students found guilty will be subject to the full extent of penalties allowed by law as well as possible suspension from their program of study.

 

OPTIONS FOR LEGAL FILE-SHARING
The following website provides information on online service providers that allow users to acquire copyrighted material legally such as Amazon and Pandora:  http://www.educause.edu/legalcontent.

ANNUAL DISCLOSURE
The University feels an awareness of the issue and alternatives to prevent copyright infringement are the best ways to prevent copyright infringement.  The University publishes the Appropriate Use Policy for IT Resources and the Copyright Infringement Policy to new students during the orientation process and annually on the main campus website.  The University also has these policies published on the public website.

MAINTENANCE OF THE POLICY
Radiological Technologies University will periodically review this policy to evaluate its effectiveness and provide relevant and necessary information to assist in preventing copyright infringement.

 

Clinical Policies

Radiological Technologies University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of Radiation Oncology and Medical Imaging that require a clinical internship component for successful program completion.  The student should be aware of the following information for any academic program that requires a clinical internship.

Clinical Obligations
Some Clinics may require different student clinical obligations such as drug screening, immunization records, and background checks.  Clinics that prefer to do their own testing and verification may do so directly with the student.  RTU may be asked to perform these services and provide the results to the clinic upon their request.

Due to availability of clinical sites and student schedules, travel may be necessary in order to secure an appropriate clinical site.  RTU resolves to make every effort to place the student in a location that is within a reasonable distance from their place of residence.

Should students wish to propose a clinical site closer to their place of residence than is currently available, they must do so at least 6 months prior to their clinical start date.  In addition, students are expected to serve as a liaison between the university and the clinical setting.

Should a proposed site prove unsuitable, the student may propose another site or choose from sites currently available.

Evening/weekend clinical assignments are not required or encouraged.  If measures must be taken in order to ensure adequate clinical time, proposals will be considered and must be agreeable to the student, University, and clinical site.

Screening Process/Vaccinations Policy
Radiological Technologies University requires the following to be done prior to beginning your clinical internship:

  1. TB Test
  2. Drug and Alcohol test
  3. Background check

These tests are to be done at the student’s expense.  Clinical sites might require additional testing such as Hepatitis B, vaccinations, etc.  Students are required to participate in any additional testing or vaccinations a clinical site may require beyond the RTU requirement.

 

Arranging the Tests and Background Check
The tests can be arranged by creating an account with https://www.certifiedbackground.com/.  The student will create an account and the service will direct them to the closest testing center in their area.  If the service does not have participating testing centers in your area, contact the RTU Administration to arrange testing directly with a testing center in your area.

Communication Policy

Radiological Technologies University reserves the right to send official communications to students via email with the expectation that students will receive and read these messages in a timely fashion.  Communications may also be initiated through internal communication features of the Campus Course Management System (Pass-A-Notes, News Announcements, Message of the Day, etc.).

Students are expected to check their email (the email provided by the student for their student profile) frequently and consistently to receive University-related communications. 
Students that have their email address on file for Radiological Technologies University forwarded to an alternate email address do so at their own risk.  The University is not responsible for issues that may impact property or timely transmission of, or access to, email forwarded to any other email address.  Problems that arise from this will not absolve the student of their responsibility to be aware of and comply with information provided by Radiological Technologies University via email or internal communication features of the Campus Course Management System.

Please be advised that email is not considered to be a secure medium for sensitive and confidential information.  Students may contact the Director of Administrative Services at (574) 232-2408 for advice on the most secure way to send potentially sensitive and confidential information to Radiological Technologies University.

 

Called to Active Duty Policy

Students who serve in the U.S. armed forces may be called to duty with little notice, which may affect your ability to attend classes.  These active duty reasons include:

  • Deployment (not including basic training)
  • Specialized training
  • Disaster relief efforts

In a situation where your attendance at Radiological Technologies University is interrupted for one of these reasons, notify the Director of Administrative Services and provide a copy of your orders.  One of the following options will be available:

Withdraw from All Classes
Students who withdraw from all classes will receive a 100% refund on tuition and fees regardless of the date the withdrawal occurs within the semester.  Students who began classes for the semester and completed at least one week will have a W appear on their transcript.  For this policy to apply, the student must submit the withdrawal request and a copy of their orders no later than seven (7) days after receiving their orders.

Withdraw from Some Classes
Work with your Instructor or Instructors to see if this is an option. 

For students who choose this option, there will be a 100% refund on tuition and fees for the classes the student chooses to withdraw from regardless of the date the withdrawal occurs within the semester.  Students who began classes for the semester and completed at least one week will have a W appear on their transcript.  For this policy to apply, the student must submit the withdrawal request and a copy of their orders no later than seven (7) days after receiving their orders.

Request an Incomplete Grade
Complete the Request for an Incomplete Grade Form with the permission of your Instructor(s).  The student will have one calendar year from the date the incomplete grade request is approved to complete the required coursework.

Request for Incomplete Grade Form (link to pdf)

Receive a Grade Based on Work Completed
With permission from your Instructor(s), you may choose to receive a grade for the course based on work you have completed up to the date of the request.

 

HIPPA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

 

FERPA

Annual Notification of Student Rights under FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. (An “eligible student” under FERPA is a student who is 18 years of age or older or who attends a postsecondary institution at any age.) These rights include:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days after the day Radiological Technologies University (RTU) receives a request for access. A student should submit to the Director of Administrative Services a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The school official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the school official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.

    A student who wishes to ask RTU to amend a record should write the Director of Administrative Services, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed.
    If RTU decides not to amend the record as requested, RTU will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s right to a hearing re­garding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  3. The right to provide written consent before RTU discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

    RTU discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official typically includes a person employed by the RTU in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position (including law en­forcement unit personnel and health staff); a person serving on the Board of Directors or Program Advisory Boards; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance com­mittee. A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of RTU who performs an institutional service of function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent or a student volunteering to assist another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official typically has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educa­tion record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for RTU.
  4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by RTU to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:

    Family Policy Compliance Office
    U.S. Department of Education
    400 Maryland Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20202
RTU provides its directory information public notice annually along with its annual notification of rights under FERPA as required by § 99.37 of the regulations.

FERPA permits the disclosure of PII from students’ education records, without consent of the student, if the disclosure meets certain conditions found in § 99.31 of the FERPA regulations. Except for disclosures to school officials, disclosures related to some judicial orders or lawfully issued subpoenas, disclosures of directory information, and disclosures to the student, § 99.32 of FERPA regulations requires the institution to record the disclosure. Eligible students have a right to inspect and review the record of disclosures. A postsecondary institution may disclose PII from the education records without obtaining prior written consent of the student —
  • To other school officials, including teachers, within RTU whom the school has determined to have legitimate educational interests. This includes contractors, consultants, volunteers, or other parties to whom the school has outsourced institutional services or functions, provided that the conditions listed in § 99.31(a)(1)(i)(B)(1) - (a)(1)(i)(B)(3) are met. (§ 99.31(a)(1))
  • To officials of another school where the student seeks or intends to enroll, or where the student is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes related to the student’s enrollment or transfer, subject to the requirements of § 99.34. (§ 99.31(a)(2))
  • To authorized representatives of the U. S. Comptroller General, the U.S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or State and local educational authorities, such as a State postsecondary authority that is responsible for supervising RTU’s State-supported education programs. Disclosures under this provision may be made, subject to the requirements of §99.35, in connection with an audit or evaluation of Federal- or State-supported education programs, or for the enforcement of or compliance with Federal legal requirements that relate to those programs. These entities may make further disclosures of PII to outside entities that are designated by them as their authorized representatives to conduct any audit, evaluation, or enforcement or compliance activity on their behalf. (§§ 99.31(a)(3) and 99.35)
  • In connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has received, if the information is necessary to determine eligibility for the aid, determine the amount of the aid, determine the conditions of the aid, or enforce the terms and conditions of the aid. (§ 99.31(a)(4))
  • To organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, the school, in order to: (a) develop, validate, or administer predictive tests; (b) administer student aid programs; or (c) improve instruction. (§ 99.31(a)(6))
  • To accrediting organizations to carry out their accrediting functions. (§ 99.31(a)(7))
  • To parents of an eligible student if the student is a dependent for IRS tax purposes. (§ 99.31(a)(8))
  • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena. (§ 99.31(a)(9))
  • To appropriate officials in connection with a health or safety emergency, subject to § 99.36. (§  99.31(a)(10))
  • Information the school has designated as “directory information” under § 99.37. (§ 99.31(a)(11))
  • To a victim of an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense, subject to the requirements of § 99.39. The disclosure may only include the final results of the disciplinary proceeding with respect to that alleged crime or offense, regardless of the finding. (§ 99.31(a)(13))
  • To the general public, the final results of a disciplinary proceeding, subject to the requirements of § 99.39, if the school determines the student is an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or non-forcible sex offense and the student has committed a violation of the school’s rules or policies with respect to the allegation made against him or her. (§ 99.31(a)(14))
  • To parents of a student regarding the student’s violation of any Federal, State, or local law, or of any rule or policy of the school, governing the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance if the school determines the student committed a disciplinary violation and the student is under the age of 21. (§99.31(a)(15))

 

Directory Information Notice
FERPA leaves partially to our discretion the designation of records as directory information. Directory information is information that we may disclose for any reason without your explicit consent. The records that we normally designate as directory information are as follows:

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Contact information, to include phone number and electronic mail address
  4. Date of birth
  5. Gender
  6. Enrollment status
  7. Undergraduate focus or major

You, as an eligible student, have the right to refuse to let the University designate records as directory information*. You have 45 days from the date of this notice to notify us in writing that you do not want part or all of the information listed above to be considered directory information. Written notice should be submitted using the attached form “Opt out of Designation of Records as Directory Information.” After this 45-day period, we will consider this information as directory information and respond to requests for it as if it is directory information. You may still, after the end of the 45-day period, ask in writing (as outlined above) for this information to cease being considered directory information. We will honor your request within a reasonable time frame after our receipt of your written request.
*According to section 99.37(c), your written request to refuse classification of information as directory information does not include the right to remain anonymous in classes in which you are registered.  This provision is meant to preserve routine classroom communication and interaction either in a standard classroom setting or on-line via electronic communication.
Directory Information Opt-Out Form
Authorization to Disclose Education Records

Student Services

Career and Job Placement Services

Both on line and personnel placement services are available to all graduates of Radiological Technologies University VT.  These services include resume review services and job placement boards.   Radiological Technologies University VT does not guarantee employment after graduation.

Student Resource Services (SRS)

All students also have access to the SRS website (www.wellconnectbysrs.com) for information, tools, and support to address barriers to their success. Comprehensive student services are based on an individualized service plan and include:

  • Unlimited 24‐7 telephone counseling response to any covered students in crisis, assessment and students needing additional support or identifying new needs/requests;
  • Telephone counseling/life coaching (1‐5 telephone counseling hours) from a licensed mental health professional;
  • Individualized resource searches for all covered students, focused on issues that impede student success, including special adjustment needs by specific populations such as returning veterans;
  • Telephone consultations for all covered students with an attorney or financial expert;
  • Follow‐up and outreach with the student until all issues are resolved sufficiently that the student can be successful in personal and school goals;
  • Staff/faculty formal referral of students with intensive needs;
  • Faculty consultation on any student concerns that would impede that student from being successful.

Sex Offender Registry
The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (CSCPA), section 1601 of Public Law 106-386, is a federal law that provides for the tracking of convicted sex offenders enrolled at or employed by institutions of higher education. The act’s intent is to extend the protection of the sex offender registries and Megan’s Law to college campuses. It also amends the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act to require institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where to obtain law enforcement agency information provided by a state concerning registered sex offenders.

Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry:  www.state.in.us/serv/cji_sor
Megan’s Law:  www.klaaskids.org/st-ind.thm
National Sex Offender Public Website:  www.nsopr.gov/
Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry:  www.icrimewatch.net/indiana.php

 

Annual Security Report and Reporting of Criminal Offenses
The Annual Security Report is located on RTU’s course management system as well as on the public website at www.rtuvt.edu/consumer-information.php.

Voter Registration Information

In compliance with federal requirements, Radiological Technologies University provides Voter Registration Forms available on the Election Assistance Commission website through a University email address to all enrolled students bi-annually.

Forms can also be obtained at the following offices:

  • County Voter Registration Office
  • Public Libraries
  • State License Branches
  • City, Town, and Township Offices

Constitution Day

Radiological Technologies University recognizes Constitution Day through an education program that encourages students and members of the community to celebrate the Constitution and what it means to be a citizen of the United States. 

On Constitution Day, RTU provides resources to learn about the Constitution as well as an interactive online activity to enrolled students and through social media announcements (general public):

We celebrate Constitution Day on September 17th in recognition of the signing of this important document in our history on September 17, 1787.  Learn more about the Constitution at the National Constitution Center website located at www.constitutioncenter.org/constitution.

Participate in this interactive online activity!
Constitution Duel Quiz

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