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Consumer Information

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 contains numerous federal reporting and disclosure requirements for information from various administrative areas of higher education institutions.  At New England College, we take consumer information very seriously and provide quick access to important data below.

Academic Affairs

  • The Academic Catalog is a key resource to all enrolled students at New England College.  Paper copies of the catalog and disclosures are available upon request in the Office of Admissions, located at 98 Bridge Street, Henniker, NH 03242.

Institutional and Program Accreditation

  • New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA)

  • Approved Institution: SARA establishes national standards for interstate offering of distance-education courses and programs. Learn more at

Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research (IRB)

  • The primary purpose of the New England College Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research (IRB) is to protect the rights and welfare of human research participants by ensuring that physical, psychological, legal, and/or social risks to subjects are minimized and when present, justified by the importance of the research, and agreed to by participants. For more for information on the NEC IRB processes, contact Gavin Henning, IRB chair, at

Facts & Figures

Indicators of Student Success

  • NEC is committed to data-driven decision making as well as assessing the success of our students in the different components of their educational experience. Indicators of Student Success


  • Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA)

Title II report

Title IX Information


Institutional Policies

  • Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Policies on student rights and responsibilities, including grievance procedures.

Student Financial Information

Students can apply for financial aid by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), using federal financial aid code of 002579.

Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid

Graduate Scholarships, Assistantships and Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance

Net Price Calculator

Refund Policy

Gainful Employment

CARES Act Emergency Grant

Contact Our Student Financial Services Office
15 Main Street, Henniker, NH 03242
Monday—Thursday, 8:30 a.m.—6:00 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m. (EST)
phone: 603.428.2226 | fax: 603.428.2404 | email:

Online Education: Verification of Student Identity

New England College assigns each student a secure network account with a unique username and password. All students registering for a course at NEC are assigned unique identification numbers and corresponding usernames. Before a student can access any information resource on the College’s network (including the Learning Management Systems: Blackboard, Moodle, and the Bisk 1Education LMS), the student must be authenticated by the directory service using his/her username and password. Students are assigned a password when their account is first established and they are required to change their password when they initially activate their account. Passwords must be suitably complex. There are no additional charges associated with verification.

All users of the College’s learning management systems are responsible for maintaining the security of usernames, passwords, and other access credentials as required. An account is assigned to an individual for the exclusive use by that individual. Attempting to discover another user’s password or attempts to gain unauthorized access to another person’s files or mail is prohibited.

In addition, faculty teaching online courses have a role in identity verification insofar as they can be alert to changes in student behavior such as sudden shifts in academic performance or changes in writing style or language used in discussion groups or email may indicate academic integrity issues. Faculty routinely use a variety of assessment instruments, and regularly ask students to share in appropriate ways important ideas learned from texts and references, and require research projects and paper assignments to be submitted in steps.

Statement of Penalties for Copyright Infringement

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the filesharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement. Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at

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