Public disclosure

This page provides links to Student Consumer Information as stipulated by the Federal Student Disclosure Requirements. Amendments to the U.S. Higher Education Act of 1998 requires institutions participating in federally funded financial aid programs to make information about the institution available to current and prospective students.  Greenfield Community College is such an institution.  While the required consumer information is posted at various places around our website, we are constructing a central webpage with helpful links.

  • Accreditation - Greenfield Community College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), and our accreditation is affirmed through December 2020.  Selected programs are accredited by various professional organization.
  • Clery Report - In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (more commonly known as The Clery Act), Greenfield Community College publishes an annual report that includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning crimes that occurred on college property and on public property immediately adjacent to, and accessible from, the campus.
  • Family Education Rights and Privacy Act - FERPA states that facilities that maintain student educational records have the discretion to classify some information as “directory information” and to release only that information upon request.
  • Financial Aid - This site provides comprehensive student financial aid information including a description of student aid programs, application procedures, eligibility criteria and rights and responsibilities of students receiving financial aid.
  • Gainful employment program disclosure -  This page provides students and potential students information about gainful employment for GCC certificate programs as prescribed by the U.S.Department of Education.
  • Institutional Review Board - The Institutional Review Board works to ensure that the college meets the objectives of protecting people’s privacy, health and safety, and people’s ability to participate voluntarily in human subject research.
  • Student Right-to-Know Act – GCC is required to report graduation rate data to the U.S. Department of Education annually.  From among the first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students who enrolled at GCC in fall 2011, 41% graduated or transferred to another institution by December 31, 2014.