Consumer Information & Disclosures

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that postsecondary institutions participating in federal student aid programs make certain disclosures to students. The following information is disclosed to you as a student at College for Creative Studies (CCS) in compliance with federal law. 

  1. Contact Information
  2. General Institutional Information
  3. Student Financial Assistance
  4. Freedom of Expression
  5. Health & Safety
  6. Student Outcomes
  7. Voter Registration

Contact Information

College for Creative Studies
201 East Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202-4034

Office/Department Contact List

General Institutional Information

Student Financial Assistance

Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements 

  1. Undergraduate Students
  2. Graduate Students

Eligibility for need-based financial aid is determined by an analysis of family resources calculated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To receive need-based financial assistance from the College, students must:

  1. Demonstrate financial need. 
  2. Be accepted for enrollment in a degree program. 
  3. Maintain satisfactory academic progress (31 KB, PDF)
  4. Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. 
  5. Be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours (for Direct Loans). 
  6. Be registered with Selective Service (or be exempt). 
  7. Have obtained a high school diploma or equivalent. 
  8. Not owe a refund on previous Title IV funds received or be in default on any federal student loan. 

For more information, visit www.studentaid.gov

CCS also awards scholarships based on merit. Students may qualify for these scholarships based on the strength of their admission composite score (portfolio, GPA and test scores) at the time of admittance to the College. No additional application is required for these scholarships.

Students receiving tuition assistance from their employers will have their tuition scholarship reduced accordingly.

Eligibility for Federal Direct Loans is determined by an analysis of family resources calculated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To receive Federal Direct Loans from the College, students must:

  1. Be accepted for enrollment in a graduate degree program. 
  2. Maintain satisfactory academic progress (25 KB, PDF)
  3. Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. 
  4. Be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours (for Direct Loans). 
  5. Be registered with Selective Service (or be exempt). 
  6. Have obtained a high school diploma or equivalent. 
  7. Not owe a refund on previous Title IV funds received or be in default on any federal student loan. 

For more information, visit www.studentaid.gov.

CCS also awards scholarships based on merit. Students may qualify for these scholarships based on the strength of their admission application and required documents at the time of admittance to the College. No additional application is required for these scholarships.

Students receiving tuition assistance from their employers will have their tuition scholarship reduced accordingly.

STUDENT LOAN INFORMATION

  • Initial Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers – CCS will provide initial loan counseling to all student borrows.
  • Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers – CCS will provide exit loan counseling to all student borrows.
  • Institutional Code of Conduct for Education Loans
  • Preferred Lender Lists
    CCS does not have a preferred lender list. A listing of lenders utilized by previous borrows of alternative loans is available for your review.
  • Preferred Lender Arrangements
    CCS does not have preferred lender arrangements. A listing of lenders utilized by previous borrows of alternative loans is available for your review.

The mission of the College for Creative Studies asserts that we embrace excellence, ethical action, and social responsibility in all aspects in the practice of art, design, and scholarship. To adequately support this mission, CCS must preserve freedom of expression in all its forms. Freedom of expression is essential to basic human dignity. It ensures that members of the CCS community (students, faculty, staff and guests invited by the College) are at liberty to develop their creative abilities to the fullest extent.

CCS supports the rights of its community members to research and create using all forms of expression. It supports the right to express one’s views publicly as well as privately at venues and in activities both on and off campus.
The CCS community recognizes that creative expression by its very nature may be provocative. To encourage healthy debate, members of the CCS community and guests must demonstrate respect for the right of others to express views which they find disagreeable or offensive. Likewise members of the CCS community must be sensitive to the various audiences who may encounter their work.

That being said, CCS also notes that this freedom is not absolute. In certain circumstances, the institution may restrict expression, for example, that violates the law, is harassing or defamatory, invades substantial privacy or confidentiality interests, or does not meet curatorial standards. Moreover, the institution may reasonably regulate the time, place, and manner of expression to ensure that it does not disrupt the ordinary activities of the College.

Health & Safety

Student Outcomes

  • Retention Rate
    This information is available on the College Navigator website
  • Graduation Rates
  • This information is available on the College Navigator website
  • Transfer-out Rates
    Not applicable to CCS
  • Graduation Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid
    Not applicable to CCS
  • Transfer-out Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid
    Not applicable to CCS
  • Post-Graduate Study
    Based on CCS Alumni data obtained from Linkedin January 2016, some of the advance degrees pursued by CCS graduates include:

Master of Architecture
Master of Art – Art History/Museum Studies
Master of Art – Social Media
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration – Marketing
Master of Education
Master of Fine Arts – various art and design disciplines
Master of Professional Studies – Design Management
Master of Science – Art Therapy
Master of Science – Industrial Design

Voter Registration

Institutions of higher education must make a good faith effort to distribute voter registration forms to all enrolled students physically in attendance at the institution for primary elections as well as for general elections. The Higher Education Amendments of 1998 states that the law "shall apply to elections as defined in section 301 (1) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 and includes the election for Governor or other chief executive within such State."

The National Mail Voter Registration Form can be used to register to vote, to update your registration information due to a change of name, make a change of address or to register with a political party.

The National Mail Voter Registration Form and directions can be found on the United States Election Assistance Commission website:
www.eac.gov

  1. Click on the Recourses for Voters tab
  2. Click on Register to Vote
  3. Chose the appropriate form

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