Campus Degree Program Tuition & Financial Aid
Patten University complies with eligibility requirements for Title IV federal funding by providing current and prospective students with “consumer information,” or vital information about the University, its practices, and the availability of financial aid. For your convenience, this information is provided below.
Financial Aid Handbook
Patten University’s Financial Aid Handbook features information regarding financial aid programs, the application process and institutional policies for receiving aid, as well as other important information regarding financial aid. A paper copy can be requested from the Office of Financial Aid.
See the University catalog for the following information: Withdrawal policy, Refund Policy, Return of Title IV Funds Policy, Programs and Accreditation information, Faculty listing, Off-Campus Study and Financial Aid.
A student’s enrollment in programs approved for credit by Patten is considered enrollment at Patten for the purpose of receiving federal financial aid. Most students will receive their normal financial aid package, including grants, scholarships and loans, for the period they will be away from campus. Students are not able to earn work-study funds while they are enrolled in off-campus programs.
Special Services for Disabled Students
Patten University offers accessible buildings, including a fully accessible residence hall. Special accommodations in the academic program are also available for students with special learning needs. For more information, please contact safety and security at 510-261-8500.
Completion and Graduation Rates
Patten prides itself on excellent teaching, superb scholarship and an inclusive sense of community. These characteristics make a Patten education an experience that truly “changes lives.”
As defined by federal regulation 34 CFR 668.45, Patten’s graduation rates for students entering in 2004 are:
- 4-year graduation rate: 46%
- 5-year graduation rate: 23%
- 6-year graduation rate: 27%
- Cohort (class) size: 50
Available Financial Assistance
Information regarding the financial aid application process, as well as eligibility for and availability of financial aid is provided in the Patten University Handbook. For a copy of the handbook, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.
Terms of Loan Deferment and Cancellations
Information about Federal Perkins and Direct Loan Deferments and Cancellations is provided in the Patten University Handbook.
Campus Safety Information, Drug Free Schools and Communities
Patten University provides to all students, faculty and staff an Annual Security Report that includes information on crimes reported that have occurred on or near campus. The report also outlines institutional policies concerning campus safety, crime prevention, crime reporting, alcohol and other drugs, and sexual assault. You can request a copy of the report by calling 510-261-8500.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Patten complies with the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and routinely provides information on the law to parents and students. For specific questions, contact the Office of the Registrar at 510-261-8500 x7720.
Students may request withholding of directory information by completing a FERPA Form, which is available from the Office of the Registrar. Students must submit a withholding request every year that they attend Patten.
Patten University offers a certificate in Biblical Studies (24 Unit Bible Certificate) that prepares the student for employment in certain occupations. Listed below is additional information that is intended to help the student learn more about the occupation for which the certificate program is preparing them.
* The positions listed are identified by the University as those for which a student completing the program would be educationally qualified.
**The Placement Rate is based on internal data available for students graduating between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011 who have obtained employment within their field or a related field within 180 days of receiving the certificate. To determine the rate:
- Numerator1: the number of students who, within 180 days of the day they received their degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential [in a given award year], obtained gainful employment in the recognized occupation for which they were trained or in a related comparable recognized occupation and, on the date of this calculation, are employed, or have been employed, for at least 13 weeks following receipt of the credential from the institution.
- Denominator: the number of students who, during the award year, received the degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential awarded for successfully completing the program.
- Certain graduates are excluded from cohort such as those who are continuing their education and those that have waived employment assistance due to extenuating circumstances such as a medical condition or a decision to work in an unrelated field.
*** Tuition and fees for this program are based on pricing for 2011 – 2012. Pricing is subject to change. Please contact an admissions counselor or financial aid counselor for more information.