Notice of Availability

The Higher Education Amendments of 1998 clarified the information that colleges must disclose to current students. The following Notice of Availability describes the kinds of information available and where you can gain access to it. You may request a paper copy of any information referenced below by contacting the office listed.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

  • Description: FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to the student's educational records.
  • Contact: Registrar
  • Email:
  • Phone: 978.665.4196

FFEL/Direct Loan Deferments for Performed Services

Financial Assistance Available

Cost of Attendance - Undergraduate Day

Cost of Attendance - School of Graduate, Online and Continuing Education

Return of Title IV Funds Refund Policy

  • Description: Policy regarding recipients of federal Title IV financial aid that withdraw from the University.
  • Location: Financial Aid Office
  • Contact: Director of Financial Aid
  • Email:
  • Phone: 978.665.3156

Withdrawal Policy

Academic Programs

  • Description: Information regarding Fitchburg State's academic programs.
  • Location: Academics, Fitchburg State Undergraduate and Graduate Course Catalog
  • Contact: Academics
  • Email:
  • Phone: 978.665.4196


  • Description: Entities that accredit, license, or approve the University and its programs and procedures for reviewing Fitchburg State's accreditation, licensing, or approval documents.
  • Location: University Facts and Figures
  • Contact: Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Phone: 978.665.3185

Special Facilities and Services for Disabled Students

  • Description: Special services and facilities available for disabled students.
  • Location: Disability Services
  • Contact: Director of Disability Services
  • Phone: 978.665.4020

Study Abroad

  • Description: Federal Title IV financial aid eligibility for students enrolled in a Study Abroad program.
  • Location: Financial Aid Office
  • Contact: Director of Financial Aid
  • Email:
  • Phone: 978.665.3156

Completion/Graduation Rates

  • Description: The percent of first-time full-time freshmen who successfully complete a baccalaureate program at this university with six years.
  • Location: Institutional Research
  • Contact: Director of Institutional Research
  • Email:
  • Phone: 978.665.3482

Campus Security Report

  • Description: The Department of Public Safety/Campus Police Annual Security Report which includes required policies and procedures and crime statistics.
  • Location: Campus Police
  • Contact: Director of Public Safety
  • Phone: 978.665.3110

Report on Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data

  • Description: Data regarding athletic program participation rates of students at Fitchburg State and related costs and revenues.
  • Location: Athletics Department
  • Contact: Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Services
  • Email:
  • Phone: 978.665.3314