Consumer Disclosure Information


 Types of Aid Programs 

WPU participates in Federal, State, local, private, and institutional student financial assistance programs. This information can be found on pages 16-32 of WPU's Student Aid Handbook and scholarship page.
Financial Aid Office 973-720-3945
Title IV Loan Terms and Conditions
Before borrowing Title IV loans, students and parents should review the terms and conditions of these loans.
Financial Aid Office 973-720-3945
Eligibility Criteria and How to Apply for Student Aid
Students should be aware of the procedures and forms used in applying for financial aid. Students need to meet certain eligibility criteria in order to receive federal student aid. WPU has established criteria used in selecting recipients from a group of eligible students and in determining award amounts. Scholarship criteria can vary based on the individual scholarship.
Financial Aid Office 973-720-3945
Student Aid Rights and Responsibilities
Students have various rights and responsibilities with regard to reviving financial assistance.
Financial Aid Office 973-720-3945
How to Obtain Additional Information
If students need additional information on financial assistance or institutional issues, they should contact the Financial Aid or Student Enrollment Services Office.
Financial Aid Office 973-720-3945
Disclosure of Title IV Loan Information
WPU students and parents should be aware that if they enter into an agreement regarding a Title IV, HEA loan that information will be disclosed to NSLDS and will be accessible by authorized agencies, lenders, and other post-secondary educational institutions.
Financial Aid Office 973-720-3945
How and Where to Obtain a GED
Since WPU admits students who have obtained a GED, the school is required to have a procedure for informing students, who do not have the equivalency of a high school diploma, where they can get information on how and where to obtain a GED.
Undergraduate Admissions Office 973-720-2125
Cost of Attendance
Students can obtain information on the cost of attendance (estimated tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and miscellaneous/personal) by viewing the cost of attendance budgets online.  
Financial Aid Office 973-720-3945
Institutional Refund Policy
In the event a student needs to withdraw, the student should be aware of WPU's institutional refund policy.
Financial Aid Office 973-720-2202
Office of Scholarships 973-720-3720
Procedures for Officially Withdrawing
Before withdrawing from WPU, students should review and understand the requirements and procedures for officially withdrawing. 
Office of Regiatration Services 973-720-2305
Federal Student Aid Refund Policy
WPU's federal student aid refund policy provides students with a summary of requirements related to the return of Title IV (federal grants and loans) funds.
Office of Student Accounts 973-720-2234
Academic Program Information
Students can locate academic program information (current degree programs; instructional, lab, or other physical facilities which relate to the program(s)) on WPU's undergraduate and graduate degree programs online. A directory of faculty and instructional personnel along with WPU's academic improvement plans can also be located online.
Undergraduate Admissions Office 973-720-2125
WPU is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. WPU also has various program specific accreditations.
Institutional Research and Assessment 973-720-2379
Disability Services
WPU has a disability services office aimed at providing services and facilities for students with disabilities, including intellectual disabilities.
Office of Disability Services 973-720-2853
Study Abroad
Page 16 of the WPU financial aid handbook states that a student’s enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by the home institution may be considered enrollment at the home institution for the purpose of applying for assistance under Title IV
Financial Aid Office 973-720-3945
Net Price Calculator
Undergraduate students can obtain estimated cost and grant information by taking a few minutes and answering some general questions using the Net Price Calculator.
Financial Aid Office 973-720-3945
Transfer of Credit(s)
WPU students can obtain transfer of credit information regarding Mercer County Community College and other post-secondary educational institutions online. Information on articulation agreements can also be found online.
Undergraduate Admissions Office 973-720-2125
Copyright Policy
Faculty, staff, students, and volunteers can review WPU's policies and sanctions with regard to copyright infringement.
Library 973-720-2541
Textbook Information
The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) and retail price information for all required and recommended textbooks and supplemental materials can be located online.
Bookstore 973-720-3232
Voter Registration
WPU provides online information for students on how to obtain a voter registration form.
Library 973-720-2541
Constitution Day
Post-secondary educational institutions participating in Title IV aid programs must celebrate Constitution Day annually. Information on WPU's Constitution Day festivities can be located online.
Library 973-720-2541
Written Arrangements with Non-Degree Granting Organizations
WPU is required to disclose information to prospective and enrolled students on any blanket written arrangements the school has entered into with non-degree/certificate granting institutions. Currently, WPU has not entered into any such agreements.
Undergraduate Admissions 973-720-2125
Graduate Admissions 973-720-3641
Student Body Demographics
Certain information regarding WPU's student body is required to be disclosed. The percentage of enrolled, full-time students who are male, female, self-identified members of a major racial or ethnic group can be located online. Information on Federal Pell Grant recipients is also disclosed.
Institutional Research and Assessment 973-720-2379
Students Who are Selected for Verification
The financial aid office has information online regarding students who are selected for verification. The information includes required documents, student's responsibilities, and the school's notification process with regard to award changes as a result of verification being completed.
Financial Aid Office 973-720-3945
Vaccination Policy
Students can obtain online information regarding WPU's vaccination policy.
Counseling Health and Wellness Center 973-720-2257
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Information
WPU is required to disclose information on drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs. Information to be disclosed includes penalties associated with drug related offenses and links to recent program disclosures.
Counseling Health and Wellness Center 973-720-2257
Campus Crime Statistics
WPU is required to meet campus crime reporting standards as set forth by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The report, which can be viewed online, includes information on crime statistics, timely warning and emergency notification, daily crime log, emergency response/evacuation and missing person notifications.
University Police Department 973-720-2300
Fire Safety
Since WPU has on-campus student housing, the school is required to disclose fire safety reports. This information can be located online.
University Police Department 973-720-2300
Graduation Rates for Student Body
In compliance with the Student Right-To-Know Act, page 4 of WPU's 2012-2013 Common Data Set provides information on WPU's graduation rates.
Institutional Research and Assessment 973-720-2379
Graduation Rates for Student Athletes
Since WPU participates in NCAA Division III (with football) athletics and does not provide any athletic-based financial assistance to prospective and current students, WPU is not required to disclose graduation rates for student athletes.
William Paterson Athletics 973-720-2356
Equity in Athletics
Under the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), WPU is required to report on athletic program participation rates and financial support.
William Paterson Athletics 973-720-2356
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
On an annual basis, WPU is required to provide current students with a notice of the availability of information with regard to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. WPU students can also obtain the FERPA information online.
Office of the Registrar 973-720-2305
Misrepresentation of Information
WPU, its representatives, and related parties will not provide prospective and current students with false, erroneous, or misleading information regarding the nature of WPU's educational programs, financial charges, employability of graduates, and relationship with the U.S. Department of Education.
Office of the President 973-720-2223
College Navigator
Students, parents, and policymakers can obtain information on WPU's tuition, fees, and net prices by accessing the College Navigator website at From the College Navigator website, an individual can select in navigating to WPU's homepage. From WPU's homepage, an individual can navigate to the following: student activities offered by WPU, services offered by WPU for students with disabilities, career and placement services offered to students during and after enrollment and WPU's policies related to transfer of credits from other institutions.
Campus Activities and Student Leadership 973-720-2518
Office of Disability Services 973-720-2853
Career Development and Advisement Center 973-720-2282
Undergraduate Admissions Office 973-720-2125
Gainful Employment
WPU is required to disclose various information for its programs leading to gainful employment. At the present time, WPU only offers two gainful employment programs. They are Assessment and Evaluation Skills and Learning Technologies. Both of them lead to certificates. The Assessment and Evaluation Skills program has no enrollment. The Learning Technologies program has one current student, but no historical data since there are no graduates to date.
Undergraduate Admissions Office 973-720-2125
Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programs
Students can go online and obtain a listing of all undergraduate and graduate degree programs currently offered at WPU.
Office of Registration Services 973-720-2305
Information Security
In order to safeguard student and parent information, WPU is required to establish and maintain an information security program.
Information Technology 973-720-4357
State Complaints
For information on state complaints State Complaints.