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Policies and Procedures

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As the custodian of National University’s academic records, the Office of the Registrar is committed to the security and confidentiality of student records information in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (as Amended).

FERPA governs the release of education records maintained by National University and access to these records. This law applies to all levels of education from K-12 as well as postsecondary education. Any educational institution (school or other entity that provides educational services and is attended by students) and educational agency (entity that administers schools directly linked to it) that receives funds under and program administered by the U.S. Secretary of Education is required to comply with the rules outlined under FERPA.

Student Identification Cards

Each student must possess and carry a current, valid student identification card for the utilization of university facilities and to access library materials. Identification card photos will be taken by the Office of the Registrar (located on the second floor of Janse Hall). Replacement identification cards are subject to a $5.00 replacement charge.

International Students

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for maintaining all F-1 student visa information according to the guidelines set forth by the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Registrar’s staff will advise students on immigration matters, provide travel authorizations and walk students through the steps necessary to apply for practical training. International students studying on an F-1 student visa are encouraged to contact the Office of the Registrar if they have any questions concerning their immigration status.

Student Loan Deferrments

National University participates in the National Student Clearinghouse located in Herndon, Virginia. Three times a trimester (after the add/drop period, at mid-term, and after finals), the University submits a report of student enrollment status to the Clearinghouse which, in turn, supplies verification of enrollment to lending agencies.

Students who receive paper deferment forms from their lenders are encouraged to submit them to the Office of the Registrar. We will forward the forms to the Clearinghouse for processing. A small number of lenders utilize paper deferments these days. For a complete list of lenders utilizing electronic enrollment notification for the purpose of loan deferments, please contact us.


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