Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report
The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) is authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), Public Law 117-2, signed into law on March 11, 2021 for emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. ARP funds are in addition to Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) funds authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260.
Per federal regulation, Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) must disclose to its current students, prospective students and employees certain consumer information. It is our intent to provide complete and easy access to any information needed to comply with this federal mandate. Following are direct links to the requisite consumer information on NNU’s website regarding (among others) Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, Admissions, Financial Aid, Study Abroad, Graduation Rates and Campus Security.
State Regulatory Authorizations (NC-SARA)
Northwest Nazarene University believes in the transformation of lives through quality educational programs regardless of their mode of delivery (face-to-face, online or in a blended format). Many states have prescribed an “authorization” process for out-of-state institutions delivering online programs to their state residents. Authorization indicates that the institution has met certain minimum standards under the laws and regulations of that state. Authorization does not constitute an endorsement of any institution, course or degree program.
Student Grievance Process
Students who have a complaint are asked to follow the grievance processes outlined in the student handbook. Often these issues can be resolved by contacting the course faculty member. If a student is not satisfied with the outcome of the institutional process, or if the issue is not resolved at the institutional level, the student may appeal to the Office of the State Board of Education.
Professional Licensure Disclosure
Students who are seeking an NNU degree that leads to licensure or certification (nursing, teaching, social work, etc.) should be aware that state licensing agencies often set their own regulations which may differ from those of the state of Idaho. In fields leading to professional licensure, we recommend students check with the licensing agency in their home state prior to enrolling in a program of study to determine what regulations, if any, apply to education programs in their state.
To help students with these questions we have developed specific Professional Licensure resource pages for each NNU program that leads to licensure.