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Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information

MedQuest College makes available to prospective and enrolled students information regarding how and where to contact to obtain institutional or financial aid information. The following individuals are designated to be contacted to assist students during normal campus hours:

Financial Aid Assistance
Lisa Wright, Director of Financial Aid
Email: lwright@medquestcollege.edu
Office: 502-245-6177

Institutional Questions
Robin Boughey, Executive Director
Email: rboughey@medquestcollege.edu
Office: 502-245-6177

Financial Aid Information
  • All financial assistance programs available

There are several federal financial aid programs that eligible students may participate in while a student at MedQuest College; most well-known are the Pell Grant, and Direct Student Loan Programs. MedQuest College also accepts the following programs from the state of Kentucky: College Access Program (CAP) Grant and Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES). Programs can be based on need and non-need. Also, some other less known programs are available to those who qualify. A specific program is offered to dependents (under 24 years of age) that lost a parent or guardian as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001. More information regarding financial aid programs may be obtained through numerous US Department of Education websites. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa is the primary source of information. Publications designed by the US Department of Education can be found at www.studentloans.gov and www.ifap.ed.gov. You may also call for information at 1-800-433-3243 (1-800-4-finaid). Social network sites are available. Through the above contacts, all procedures, forms, entrance and exit counseling forms may be located. Of course, our financial aid office is available to assist you with the process of applying for financial aid. Always feel free to contact Lisa Wright, Financial Aid Director, at 502-245-6177 or at lwright@medquestcollege.edu.

MedQuest College participates in the Federal Student Aid Direct loan program. Federal Direct Loans are available to those who are eligible. Eligibility is determined after the completion of the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). Please visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete your Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). Students can learn more about their rights and responsibilities as borrowers in the Federal Direct Loan Program by visiting www.studentloans.gov or by calling 1-800-4-FED AID (1-800-433-3243).

MedQuest College degree-seeking students are eligible for the College Access Program (CAP) Grant administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. For more information and how to apply, please visit https://www.kheaa.com/website/kheaa/cap?main=1.

MedQuest College gladly accepts the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES). For more information, please visit https://www.kheaa.com/website/kheaa/kees?main=1.

MedQuest College recognizes that private education loans are available to prospective borrowers and makes an effort to disclose all information regarding the eligibility for loans and other assistance under the Title IV, HEA programs to such borrowers. Full disclosure of Federal aid programs (including the terms and conditions of the Title IV, HEA program loans) provides prospective borrowers with the information necessary to make well-informed decisions regarding their educational funding. As always, individuals may contact the MedQuest College Financial Aid Office at lwright@medquestcollege.edu or 502-245-6177 to learn more.

  • Terms and conditions of the Title IV, HEA loans

Terms and conditions of Federal Student Loans (Direct and Direct PLUS Loans) are listed on the Master Promissory Note signed by a borrower accepting the loan.

  • Criteria for selecting recipients and for determining award amount

Students who have a completed a financial aid file and have met with our Financial Aid department are reviewed for financial aid eligibility. Award amounts for Direct Loans are determined by the remaining eligibility from need and budget limits. Pell Grant EFC (estimated family contribution) determines Pell Grant eligibility. MedQuest College currently does not offer Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) or campus-based awards.

A financial aid award is determined by first establishing a standard budget, or cost of education. Using a set of formulae developed by the U.S. Congress, called the Federal Methodology, a calculation of a student’s resources and expected family contribution (EFC), if applicable, is determined. The difference between a student’s cost of attendance and the student’s personal and family contribution constitutes that student’s financial need. Under no circumstance may financial aid exceed a student’s cost of attendance.

MedQuest College’s Financial Aid department makes awards which, when added to the funds that are expected from students, their spouses, their families, and other available sources, should enable students to meet the basic costs of attending MedQuest College.

Educational Loans make up an important part of many aid awards. The basic loans are issued through the federal student loan programs and various supplemental loan programs. Private supplemental loan programs offer funds to students who are not eligible for the federal loan programs.

  • Eligibility requirements and procedures for applying for aid

Applicants are strongly urged NOT TO WAIT for notification of admission before filing financial applications. In order to have an applicant’s need individually evaluated, and to receive the aid he or she is entitled to, the applicant must complete the following forms required for a U.S. citizen/permanent resident.

U.S. CITIZENS/PERMANENT RESIDENTS

  1. FAFSA

All applicants requesting financial assistance who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens are expected to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is essential for establishing eligibility for federal financial aid programs, including the Pell Grant and the Federal Direct Loan programs. For efficiency and accuracy, complete the application online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

MedQuest College’s federal school code is 042293 which is necessary to complete the FAFSA and to ensure that the MedQuest College Financial Aid department receives the processed information electronically.

  1. FINANCIAL AID MEETING

All applicants wishing to be considered for Pell grants and Federal Direct loans complete a meeting with MedQuest College’s Financial Aid department. This meeting is designed to help students understand the financial aid process as well as have personal, confidential time to ask questions.

  1. FEDERAL TAX RETURNS

Students that qualify for Federal aid must submit a copy of their tax return and in some cases may be asked to submit a copy of their parents’ tax returns, to the Financial Aid department.

  • Methods and Frequency of disbursements of aid

The MedQuest College Financial Aid department disburses financial aid and processes available refunds. Disbursement can be delayed if students do not meet certain eligibility requirements such as the number of hours enrolled or financial aid hold. It is the student’s responsibility to meet the criteria necessary for release of financial assistance. Any questions concerning eligibility for financial assistance can be answered by contacting the Financial Aid department.

How and when will my financial aid be paid, applied, or disbursed to my account?

Your financial aid will be applied to all Institutional tuition, fees and charges. Once all of your paperwork has been submitted and processed by the Financial Aid department, you are enrolled in the required number of hours and meet all program requirements including Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), financial aid is disbursed according to payment periods. Payment periods vary depending on program.

Program 1st Payment Period 2nd Payment Period 3rd Payment Period
Dental Assisting
3 Day Schedule
17 weeks 17 weeks Only Available for Crossover
Dental Assisting
2 Day & Evening Schedule
22 weeks 22 weeks Only Available for Crossover
Medical Assisting
All Schedules
15 weeks 15 weeks 10 weeks
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
All Schedules
Payment periods are equal to each term

 

NOTE: Students are NOT eligible to receive Federal Direct Loans during an approved Leave of Absence (LOA). Students are eligible to receive Federal Grants during LOA.

Students who receive financial assistance from Title IV Programs (Federal Pell Grant and Direct Loans including subsidized, unsubsidized and PLUS loans) earn Title IV aid through attendance. After a Title IV eligible student completes more than sixty percent (60%) of the scheduled hours in a payment period, they have earned one hundred (100%) percent of scheduled Title IV funds for that specific period. If a Title IV eligible student withdraws from school prior to completing more than sixty percent (60%) of the scheduled hours in the disbursement period, he/she is subject to the Return of Title IV Funds requirements established by the U.S. Department of Education.

When will I receive a refund if my aid exceeds my charges?

Refunds are only made available once all tuition, fees, and charges have been paid in full. Refunds are applied to a paper check which will be mailed through the U.S. mail to the permanent mailing address on file with MedQuest College. Please note that it may take 7-14 business days to receive this refund. Any credit balance created by a PLUS Loan that is to be refunded to the borrower will be issued via paper check.

  • Rights and Responsibilities of students receiving Title IV, HEA student financial aid

Prior to requesting loan funds, MedQuest College provides first-time borrowers of a Federal Direct Loan information regarding the terms and conditions of the loan and the borrower’s rights and responsibilities. The terms and conditions of the loan program are defined in the Master Promissory Note. The Master Promissory Note is the contract that connects the Direct Loan borrower to the loan. Information regarding the Master Promissory Note as well as the rights and responsibilities of the borrower is outlined during Entrance Counseling. Entrance Counseling identifies the seriousness and importance of a students’ repayment obligation, interest information, key terms and concepts regarding the Federal Direct Loan program, payment information, etc. Entrance Counseling tutorials and Master Promissory Notes can be found by visiting www.studentloans.gov. For more information or further assistance, the MedQuest College Financial Aid Office is available to help. Contact us today at lwright@medquestcollege.edu or call 502-245-6177.

  • Criteria and Continued Student Eligibility and Standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress

The MedQuest College measures satisfactory academic progress (SAP) by considering student’s quantitative (time) and qualitative (grades) components.  The institution will measure both components at specified time periods.  It is imperative to realize that all students must complete their training within one hundred and fifty percent (150%) maximum time frame of the expected time to complete their program of study.

All students in all programs must meet the following academic requirements to meet SAP:

  1. Complete the program of study before attempting 1 ½ times the credit hours required for graduation from the program. Students must successfully complete 66.6% of the credit hours attempted each academic term and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  2. Achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and successfully complete all required courses in the program with a grade of “C” or higher to qualify for graduation.
  3. Students who have failed to complete the program successfully and have attempted 150% of the program credit hours will be dismissed from the institution.

In order to fulfill the quantitative component for meeting SAP, students must progress at a pace of successfully completing 66.6% of credit hours attempted during each academic term. This is calculated by dividing the cumulative number of hours the student has successfully completed by the cumulative number of hours the student has attempted.

Students are notified of the results of their current SAP evaluation by report cards that are given to students after all grades have been submitted for each academic term. Students are required to sign their report card for inclusion in their permanent academic file and given a copy for their personal records. If a student has been not met all SAP requirements, he/she will be notified immediately by the Program Chair in an advising session to discuss an academic leave of absence. Please refer to the full Academic Leave of Absence policy below..

MedQuest College only offers a remedial course in math for Diagnostic Medical Sonography at this time.  Non-punitive grades such as pass/fail do not affect the student GPA. Incompletes, grades of “I”, are only given for a temporary grade.  Outstanding work must be completed and submitted within one (1) calendar week from the end of the term at which time the grade will be changed to the grade earned.  If the work is not finalized within the 1 calendar week, all outstanding work will convert to a zero (0) and will be averaged with all other coursework. The final grade is submitted to the Registrar and counts in the academic progress calculation. Course withdrawals are counted towards attempted credit hours but not completed credit hours.

The standards used to judge satisfactory academic progress includes all periods of a student’s enrollment.  However, MedQuest College has a policy for a student who changes program of study.  It does not include in the calculation of a student’s academic standing the credits and grades that do not count toward the student’s new program of study.  Similarly, transfer credits that apply toward the student’s program of study will be counted as both attempted and completed hours.

Academic Leave of Absence

At the end of each academic term, the student’s cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and rate of progress is reviewed to determine whether the student is meeting the SAP requirements.  Due to the nature the accelerated programs[1], students are not eligible to continue to move forward in their academic progress if they do not successfully achieve SAP standards upon evaluation of an academic term. The student will be required to take an academic Leave of Absence (LOA) in order to retake the failed academic term in its entirety. The student will be ineligible to receive Federal Title IV financial aid during the academic LOA period. The retake term does affect the maximum timeframe for completion because both term credits (original term and retake term) are counted towards SAP.  The retake term is offered to the student with no additional financial charges.

Students who return from academic LOA will be re-evaluated at the end of their retake term. If a student raises their CGPA and rate of progress to meet or exceed the minimum requirements will be eligible for financial aid reinstatement for subsequent academic terms.

If a student has failed to meet the SAP guidelines at the end of their retake term, the student may be academically dismissed from MedQuest College. In the event that a student is academically dismissed, the student may reapply for admission after the six (6) month waiting period has ended according to the Re-Admission policy in the official school catalog..

Appeals of Failed SAP Determination and Academic Dismissal

A student who has been determined to fail SAP by MedQuest College or been academically dismissed may appeal the determination if special or mitigating circumstances exist. Mitigating circumstances that may lead to a successful appeal may include:  student illness or injury, death of a student’s relative or other reason resulting in extreme hardship to the student.

Any appeal must be in writing and must be received by the Director of Education no later than five (5) business days after receiving notification of his/her dismissal from the school. The letter must include reasons why minimum academic requirements were not achieved and what corrections will be made to achieve minimum satisfactory academic progress standards the following term.  Documentation to support the appeal letter is highly recommended. The student will be notified of the outcome of the appeal within five (5) business days of the receipt of the appeal letter.  The decision of the Director of Education is final and may not be further appealed.

  • Terms of loans received as part of financial aid package

MedQuest College provides entrance and exit counseling services to borrowers of loans under the Federal Direct Loan program. Entrance and exit counseling provides information on repayment terms, debt management strategies, borrower’s rights and responsibilities, tax benefits available to borrowers, terms of the loans, etc. Information regarding entrance and exit counseling can be found at www.studentloans.gov. For more information or further assistance, the MedQuest College Financial Aid Office is available to help. Contact us today at lwright@medquestcollege.edu or call (888) 301-2781.

  • Sample Loan Repayment Schedule & Necessity for Repaying Loans

MedQuest College strives to teach students the tools needed to have a successful future including the importance and necessity of repaying student loans. More information including a sample repayment schedule can be found at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/understand/plans.

[1] MedQuest College courses for all programs are designed to be completed in a designated order due to the building nature of our curriculum. For example, students must successfully pass their 1st term to be able to move forward to their 2nd term and so on.

Americans with disabilities act
MedQuest College adheres to the tenet and vision of the Act. Our facilities are wheelchair accessible. The school accommodates students with diagnosed learning disabilities to the extent that is reasonable for placement in the field upon graduation. Special arrangements can be made for students needing special testing arrangements and other support type services in the classrooms. For further information regarding students with disabilities, please let your special need be known to your admissions representative during your admission process. The admissions staff will work with other school personnel to coordinate reasonable accommodations. MedQuest College provides equal admissions opportunity to all applicants.  Qualified persons are selected without prejudice or discrimination by reason of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religious belief, national or ethnic origin, or disability.  Our institution follows the tenets and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Otherwise qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities are eligible for admission on an equal basis with non-disabled applicants, considering reasonable accommodations for their limitations.
Price of Attendance
MedQuest College discloses the total costs of each program offered in our Gainful Employment Disclosures area. There are no additional charges outside the published cost. The college does not provide on-campus housing and students come from the local area. Therefore, transportation costs vary depending on distance traveled and type of transportation.
Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Title IV Financial Aid
  • Refund Policy the school must comply with for the return of unearned tuition and fees

The school shall refund tuition, based on the percentage of the program remaining after the date of withdraw, up until the student has attended forty percent (40%) of the term.  The percentage will be calculated based on the number of credit hours scheduled in relation to the total program credit hours and the difference is refunded to the student. After forty percent (40%) of the program has passed, there will be no refund.  Please refer to the Cancellation/Refund Policy in the official school catalog.

  • Requirements and Procedures for official withdrawal

Official withdrawal from any program must be communicated in person, by email, or by certified mail to the Director of Education.  The official withdrawal date is the date of receipt of notice.  Tuition will be adjusted according to the refund policy dictated in this Catalog.  If the student has already begun the program and an official withdrawal notice has not been received, MedQuest College has selected the midpoint of the payment period as the withdrawal date. This date must be no later than 30 days after the end of the earliest of the (1) payment period, (2) academic year, or (3) educational program.

Students withdrawing during the last week of class will receive the grade the student has earned at the point of withdrawal.  This grade will impact both the student’s GPA and the student’s rate of completion.

The date of withdrawal will be considered to have occurred the earliest of the following:

  • The last date of attendance if the student is terminated by the school; or,
  • The date of receipt of written notice is given by certified or registered mail or email from the student if the withdrawal is not made in person; or,
  • The midpoint of the payment period if no official notification is provided by the student.
  • Requirements for Return of Title IV, HEA grant or loan aid

In order to be eligible for Return to Title IV procedures, a Title IV eligible student must begin attendance and completely withdraw, or otherwise cease attending. If a Title IV eligible student enrolled but never attended any classes, then the student did not establish eligibility for any funds and all Title IV aid disbursed must be returned. Information regarding the Return to Title IV policies and procedures is located on the Enrollment Agreement signed during the student admission process and, in further detail, below.

Students who receive financial assistance from Title IV Programs (Federal Pell Grant and Direct Loans including subsidized, unsubsidized and PLUS loans) earn Title IV aid through attendance. After a Title IV eligible student completes more than sixty percent (60%) of the scheduled hours in a payment period, they have earned one hundred (100%) percent of scheduled Title IV funds for that specific period. If a Title IV eligible student withdraws from school prior to completing more than sixty percent (60%) of the scheduled hours in the payment period he/she is subject to the Return of Title IV Funds requirements established by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Return of Title IV Funds procedure is as follows:

  • Determine the percentage of the payment period or period of enrollment completed.

To determine the percentage, divide the clock hours scheduled to have been completed as of the withdrawal date in the payment period or period of enrollment by the total clock hours in the payment period or period of enrollment.

  1. If this percentage is greater than sixty percent (60%), one hundred percent (100%) is used in Step 3 below.
  2. If this percentage is less than or equal to sixty percent (60%), multiply the percentage of the Title IV aid disbursed plus the title IV aid that could have been disbursed for the payment period or period of enrollment as of the date the student withdrew.
  • Calculate days in payment period or period of enrollment.
  1. For every academic year, MedQuest College has two equal payment periods relative to Title IV funding. Payment period start and end dates are calculated based on program length and student enrollment status.
  2. When a student is no longer enrolled, the amount of Title IV funds to be returned is determined by the payment period he/she is currently in. If a student has attended 60% or more days in the current payment period, he/she is responsible for 100% of the Title IV aid received during that period. If a student attends less than 60% of days in the payment period, the amount of Title IV aid to be returned to the Federal Student Aid program is prorated based on the student’s attendance.
  3. The total number of calendar days in a payment period or period of enrollment includes all days within the period that the student was scheduled to complete, except that scheduled breaks of at least five (5) consecutive days are excluded from the total number of calendar days in a payment period or period of enrollment and the number of calendar days completed in that period. The total number of calendar days in a payment period or period of enrollment does not include days in which the student was on approved leave of absence.
  • Compare the amount earned to the amount disbursed.

If less aid was disbursed than was earned, the student if they have met the conditions, may receive a post withdrawal disbursement for the difference.  If more aid was disbursed than was earned, the difference is refunded back to Title IV programs.

  • Receive post withdrawal disbursements.

When Title IV aid disbursed is less than Title IV aid earned, a Post-Withdrawal disbursement will be requested. The disbursement will be made from available grant funds before available loan funds. The school will provide written notification within thirty (30) days of the date of determination of withdrawal. This notification will include the type and amount of funds, explain the option to accept or decline some or all of the funds, explain obligation to repay any loan funds disbursed, and provide at least a fourteen (14) calendar day response deadline. The school must receive confirmation from the student (or in some cases, a parent borrower) prior to the disbursement.

  • Allocate responsibility for returning unearned aid between the school and the student.
  1. Return of unearned aid, responsibility of the institution

MedQuest College will return the lesser of the total amount of unearned title IV assistance to be returned as calculated according to step 2b or an amount equal to the total institutional charges incurred by the student for the payment period or period of enrollment multiplied by the percentage of title IV grant or loan assistance that has not been earned by the student. Institutional charges are defined as tuition, fees, and other educationally-related expenses assessed by MedQuest College.

  1. Return of unearned aid, responsibility of the student

Students who receive living expenses would be responsible for repayment of any unearned aid.  If the student’s share of the unearned funds that must be returned are attributed to a Title IV Loan program, then repayment will still be based under the terms and conditions of the promissory note.  If the student’s share of the unearned funds that must be returned are attributed to a Title IV Grant Program, the initial amount to return will be reduced by fifty percent (50%).

  • Distribute the unearned aid of the payment period back to the Title IV Programs.

Refunds will be returned in the following order:

  1. Unsubsidized William Ford Direct Loans
  2. Subsidized William Ford Direct Loans
  3. Direct PLUS Loans
  4. Federal Pell Grant Program
  5. Other Federal, State, private or institutional assistance.
  6. The Student
  • Timeframe for Return of Title IV funds.

All returns of Title IV program funds will be made as soon as possible but no later than forty-five (45) days of termination, notification of cancellation, withdrawal or dismissal.

  • Refund Requirements

A student will become eligible for a refund or return of title IV funds once all tuition, books, and supplies & fees have been paid in full to MedQuest College. Any funds received after full payment is made will become a credit balance on the student’s account. Students are notified by email from the Financial Aid department as soon as possible but no later than seven (7) days once their student account shows an available credit balance. Students are given forty-eight (48) hours to respond with confirmation to receive the credit balance in the form of a refund check or as an application towards title IV loans. Any application of credit balance to title IV funds will be made in the same order as outlined in step 4.

  • Student Notification

Students are notified of the outcome of all financial calculations (Institutional Refund policy calculations and Return to Title IV Refund policy calculations) and student account balance by official letter from the Bursar as soon as possible but no later than forty-five (45) days of termination, notification of cancellation, withdrawal, or dismissal.

Be advised that this is only the Return to Title IV refund.  Once MedQuest College determines the amount of Title IV aid that we may retain, the institution will then calculate the Institutional Refund policy, located on the Enrollment Agreement signed during the student admission process and in the official school catalog.  It is possible that a student may owe a balance to the school once the Title IV refund policy has been applied.

Academic Program

MedQuest College currently offers diploma programs in Comprehensive Dental Assisting and Comprehensive Medical Assisting. Also, MedQuest College offers an Associate Degree in Applied Science for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Vascular and Echocardiography tracks). Courses for these programs are held on the campus of MedQuest College, with the exception of externships which are coordinated and carried out at an approved dental/medical facility. More information regarding MedQuest College and its programs, including program/course descriptions and faculty information, can be found in our official school catalog.

 

Instructional, laboratory, and other physical plant facilities that relate to the academic programs

The main campus for MedQuest College is located in the heart of the Bluegrass State in Louisville, Kentucky.  Located at 10400 Linn Station Road, the campus is easily accessible from I-64, I-71 and the Louisville International Airport. 

MedQuest College offers an environment for both lecture and lab activities in the approximate seventeen thousand (17,000) square feet campus facility.  Equipment used is appropriate for professional training and consists of six dental operatories, dental labs, digital X-ray as well as film X-ray equipment and processors, a fourteen (14) station computer laboratory with dental software, and digital projectors. In addition to a full dental lab, MedQuest College provides lab and patient examination areas for use in the Comprehensive Medical Assisting program. Included in this area are: two phlebotomy chairs, patient examination table, EKG machine, phlebotomy supplies, microscopes, etc. The campus provides access to a variety of resources both on-campus and electronically. The on- campus Resource Center hosts a variety of topic specific reference books, periodicals and journals.  Additionally, MedQuest College subscribes to the health sciences library online through J-STOR. Dental and medical supplies, equipment, instruments, etc., are always available for student’s use.

The non-main campus (sometimes known as a branch campus) is located in Lexington, Kentucky.  It is approximately 67 miles from the main campus and easily accessible by I-64/I-75 at Exit 111.  MedQuest College is located at 1575 Winchester Road and is comprised of approximately 8,000 square feet.

The Lexington campus contains a spacious public meeting room just off of the main entrance. In addition, a front desk area and five private offices are available for administrative staff use. There are also five classrooms, a full-scale dental clinic including a dental lab and sterilization area, and functional medical laboratory. A large break room for students and staff completes the space.

Classrooms are equipped with digital projectors and individual computers to maximize learning potential. The dental lab consists of six dental operatories, digital X-ray as well as film X-ray equipment and processors – all appropriate for professional training. The medical lab contains patient examination areas for use in the Comprehensive Medical Assisting program. Included in this area are: phlebotomy chairs, patient exam table, EKG machine, phlebotomy supplies, microscopes, etc.

The Lexington campus contains additional equipment, appropriate for use in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, such as, two Siemens Acuson Sequoia 512 units and one Philips IU22 unit. The exposure to two different machines will enhance the learning environment for students by preparing them to utilize a variety of equipment before entering the career field. Additionally, dimming switches are installed in this classroom to meet the lighting needs for operating the previously mentioned equipment. 

Like the main campus, the Lexington branch offers electronic and on-site resource material such as extra equipment, J-STOR (online library), textbooks, and peer-reviewed publications. Both campuses maintain a strict zero-tolerance policy for tobacco products including, but not limited to, cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, and electronic cigarettes. MedQuest College utilizes a residential delivery mode for all training.

Faculty and other instructional personnel biographies

Please visit http://medquestcollege.edu/medquest-faculty-and-staff.html for a current list of faculty and other instructional personnel biographies.

Transfer of Credit and Articulation Agreements

Students transferring credits from other schools are required to earn at least 75% of the hours required for completion of a program through instruction at MedQuest College. To have any credits received at a previous institution be considered for transfer, the applicant must submit an official transcript and a copy of the previous school’s catalog within 30 days of beginning first (1st) term classes. Syllabi and course outlines, though not required, are helpful in the determination process. An unofficial transcript may be used only for evaluation purposes.  An official transcript must be sent directly to MedQuest College by the previous school for previous credit within 30 days of beginning first (1st) term classes to be eligible for transfer if granted.  For credit from another institution to be considered for acceptance by MedQuest College, a minimum grade of “C” must be achieved. MedQuest College will only accept previous credit from another institution accredited by an agency recognized by the Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). 

A determination will be made by MedQuest College as to the number of credits which can be transferred as credit toward the program requirements.  This determination will be made in view of the course material previously taken and the length of time since the training was received. The final determination will be approved by the Director of Education and Program Chair. 

After transfer hours have been established and a personal interview with the Admissions Advisor has been successfully completed, the applicant will be charged a pro-rated tuition amount. The applicant will also be responsible for the enrollment fee, any required books, supplies, and fees.

Educational institutions vary greatly in their practice of accepting transfer credit for courses completed at other institutions.  The acceptance of transfer credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which a student transfers.  Students planning to transfer out of MedQuest College should verify with the receiving institution that hours will be accepted.

At this time, MedQuest College does not have any established articulation agreements.

Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions (Including Computer Use and File Sharing)

Copyright Infringement is a serious matter, punishable by civil and criminal sanctions. MedQuest College upholds copyright law and takes the following steps when violations occur:

When a copyright violation is discovered, copyright holders or their agents may report the alleged infringement to the Internet Service Provider (ISP) where the IP address of the infringer is registered. MedQuest College is required to respond to complaints from copyright holders, and organizations representing copyright holders, regarding computers on campus that are illegally distributing copyrighted materials. Copyright holders or their agents will request that the institution identifies the owner of the machine associated with the reported IP address and relay the Takedown or Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notice to the alleged copyright infringer and/or coordinate the removal of access to the infringing content. To send a DMCA notice to the Web Administrator, please use the following address: MedQuest College; 10400 Linn Station Road, Suite 120 Louisville, KY 40223 or fax to: (502) 245-4438 (on the cover sheet, please write: Attention: DMCA NOTICE).  

Requests to remove, disable access to, or disable distribution of material allegedly involved in copyright infringement must include the following:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple such works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  • A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, or its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party has the authority to enforce the owner’s rights that are claimed to be infringed.

Upon receipt of a proper notification from a bona fide copyright holder, or agent for the copyright holder, alleging that a system connected to MedQuest’s network is in violation of the provisions of the DMCA, access to MedQuest’s network will be disabled. The system’s network privileges will only be restored after the infringing materials are removed and the person or persons responsible for the system agree to comply with the institution’s Copyright Infringement Policy.

The unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject you to civil and criminal liabilities. Penalties for 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. Willful copyright infringement also can 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 www.copyright.gov. For legal alternatives to illegal downloading, please see http://www.educause.edu/legalcontent.

Required Written Arrangements and Disclosures
MedQuest College does not subcontract any part of student education to another entity. While your program may involve an off-site Externship, MedQuest College is responsible for the education component of the externship course and oversees the method of delivery and evaluates the performance.
School and Program Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure

MedQuest College is licensed by the Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education.  In addition, it is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), a national accreditation commission recognized by the United States Department of Education, Washington D.C. Their contact information is as follows: Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 N. Falls Church, VA 22043.

The institution is approved by the following:

  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Trade Adjustment Act (TAA)
  • Kentucky State Board of Dentistry
  • Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education
  • Indiana State Department of Health Medical Radiology Services
  • Better Business Bureau of Louisville, KY
  • Greater Louisville, Inc.

The programs are approved by the following:

  • Department of Veterans Affairs – Veterans Administration (VA)

This institution is regulated by:
Office of Career and Technical Schools
10 N Senate Avenue, Suite SE 308
Indianapolis, IN 46204
OCTS@dwd.in.gov
317-234-8338 or 317-232-1732
http://www.in.gov/dwd/2731.htm

If more information is required, please contact the Registrar office to review documents describing accreditation, approval, or licensing

Notice of Student Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

The following information is required by the U.S. Department of Education to be provided to every student upon enrollment. MedQuest College distributes this information during the enrollment process, on our website underneath disclosures, and in our official school catalog.

A student is ineligible to receive Title IV, Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEA) program funds, if the student has been convicted of an offense under any Federal or State law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs, a controlled substance that does not include alcohol or tobacco, for conduct that occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV, HEA program funds.

Conviction Type Times Ineligible for Title IV funds period
Conviction for Possession of Illegal Drugs 1st time One (1) year after date of conviction
2nd time Two (2) years after date of second (2nd) conviction
3 or more times Indefinitely after the date of the third (3rd)conviction
Conviction for Sale of Illegal Drugs 1st time Two (2) years after the date of conviction
2 or more times Indefinitely after the date of the second (2nd) conviction

If a student successfully completes a drug rehabilitation program after the student’s most recent drug conviction, the student regains eligibility on the date the student successfully completes the program. A drug rehabilitation program is one which includes at least two (2) unannounced drug tests, has received or is qualified to receive funds and insurance directly or indirectly under a Federal, State, or local government program, is administers or recognized by a Federal, State, or local government agency or court and by a Federally- or State-licensed hospital, health clinic, or medical doctor.

When a student loses eligibility for Title IV, HEA program funds, due to drug law violations while enrolled at MedQuest College, the student will be notified by letter sent by U.S. mail of loss of eligibility and advised on ways to regain eligibility.

Vaccinations Policy

MedQuest College does not require vaccinations or other immunizations for acceptance.

Students are given documentation regarding their immunization history during the enrollment process and the benefits of the Hepatitis B series immunization during orientation. At this time, MedQuest College does not include Hepatitis B series immunization and TB testing costs within tuition, books, supplies, and fees for the Comprehensive Dental Assisting Program.

MedQuest College Comprehensive Medical Assisting tuition, books, supplies, and fees cost includes Hepatitis B series immunizations and TB testing for externship. Any Medical Assisting student that requires the Hepatitis B series immunizations or TB testing needs to notify the Medical Assisting Externship Coordinator BEFORE receiving any medical treatment(s). The Medical Assisting Externship Coordinator will document in the Student Information System the request made by the student and any additional relevant information (such as when or where the student will be receiving medical treatment(s)).

MedQuest College Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program tuition, books, supplies, and fee costs includes Hepatitis B series immunizations or titer test, TB series immunizations, DTP/DTaP/TD (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis) vaccine or titer test, Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine or titer test, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine or titer test, and Trivalent (influenza) vaccines. Any Sonography student that requires any vaccines or titer tests must notify the Program Director BEFORE receiving any medical treatment(s). The Program Director will document in the Student Information System the request made by the student and any additional relevant information (such as when or where the student will be receiving medical treatment(s)).

If a student has already had all or some of these vaccines completed, he/she should obtain records and turn into the Registrar and Program Director for inclusion in the student permanent record.

Consumer Information on College Navigator Website

MedQuest College is required by the U.S. Department of Education to post 26 items on the College Navigator website. This consumer information is compiled by data submitted through federal reporting agencies by the College. Please click on the following link to be directed to MedQuest College’s Consumer Information on the College Navigator website: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=MedQuest+College&s=all&id=484066.

Student Body Diversity

MedQuest College discloses the following information regarding the institution’s student body diversity for the 2016-2017 academic year:

Gender

  • Male: 10/386 = 2.6%
  • Female: 376/386 = 97.4%

Self-identified members of a major racial or ethnic group

  • American Indian or Alaskan Native: 1/386 = 0.26%
  • Asian: 4/386= 1.04%
  • Black or African American: 81/386= 20.98%
  • Hispanic: 24/386= 6.22%
  • Unknown: 4/386= 1.04%
  • Two or more races: 17/386= 4.40%
  • White: 255/386= 66.06%

Financial Aid recipients

  • Federal Pell Grant recipients-239/386= 61.92%

This information was updated on 9/25/2017.

Net Price Calculator

To access the MedQuest College Net Price Calculator, please visit www.medquestcollege.edu/NetPriceCalculator/npcalc.htm. Please note that the estimate received from the Net Price Calculator is not final or binding and may change without notice. To be eligible for and receive Federal student aid funds, the student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at https://fafsa.ed.gov.

Textbook information

Textbook Information

MedQuest College provides a comprehensive and convenient book package that includes a student book bag and all books required for the entire course of the Dental Assisting Program or Medical Assisting Program. Textbooks are given to student for 1st term classes during orientation and each following term. The book package is offered to all students during the enrollment process.

All courses have designated outside class work that must be completed with the correct textbook. All students are required to bring his/her textbook(s) to every class. However, it is not mandatory for students to take advantage of MedQuest College’s provided book package.  All students are given the option to purchase books through any source. Textbooks are required on the 1st day of class. All students are held to the same accountability standard. No student will be given additional consideration for delayed shipments of books, wrong books purchased, etc. If a student chooses to opt into the book package after the 1st term, the entire book package must be paid in full upon receipt of the books. Student’s receiving financial aid but choosing to purchase books outside of MedQuest College’s book package will be personally responsible for the cost of his/her textbooks. Once all financial aid disbursements have been received and the student’s account reflects a credit, a refund notification will be sent to the student from the Financial Aid Office.

The following tables contain accurate and correct textbook information for each of MedQuest College’s programs..

Supplies Information

MedQuest College provides all laboratory and clinical supplies and fees together in the pricing for supplies and fees listed on the enrollment agreement and in the Institutional Catalog. All laboratory and clinical supplies are not permitted to be purchased separately or from any other source. This is to protect our students’ health and safety. Due to the hygienic nature of these supplies, student protection is our main concern. All supplies purchased by the school for student use are sealed, unused, and sanitized according to industry standards.

Disclaimer

MedQuest College is not held liable for books purchased outside of the MedQuest College book package. This includes but is not limited to any delays in shipping and processing, additional shipping and processing fees, availability of books, and wrong title(s) or wrong published date(s) purchased. Students are held fully and financially responsible for any textbooks purchased outside of the MedQuest College book package.

Comprehensive Dental Assisting Textbook Package

1st Term Books
Book Title Author(s) Published Date ISBN MSRP MedQuest Package Price
MedQuest College Book Bag *ONLY AVAILABLE WITH MEDQUEST PACKAGE* $30.00 $0.00
Dental Assisting: A Comprehensive Dental Approach, 4th Edition, Textbook/Workbook Bundle Donna J. Phinney

Judy H. Halstead

2013 978-1285-042-688 $276.95 $276.95
BLS for Healthcare Providers The American Heart Association 2016 978-1616694074 $25.00 $25.00
The Chairside Instructor American Dental Association 2013 978-1-935201-95-3 $89.95 $89.95
2nd Term Books
Book Title Author(s) Published Date ISBN MSRP MedQuest Package Price
The Administrative Dental Assistant, 4th Edition, Textbook/Workbook Bundle Linda J. Gaylor 2012 978-032394447 $104.31 $102.20
3rd Term Books
Book Title Author(s) Published Date ISBN MSRP MedQuest Package Price
Current Dental Terminology 2017 American Dental Association 2016 978-1-941807-27-9 $69.95 $69.95
4th Term Books
Book Title Author(s) Published Date ISBN MSRP MedQuest Package Price
Dental Materials: Clinical Applications for Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists, 3rd Edition Hatrick Eakle Bird 2016 978-1-4557-7385-5 $75.95 $75.95
TOTAL MSRP BOOK COST $672.11  
TOTAL MEDQUEST COLLEGE BOOK PACKAGE COST $640.00

Comprehensive Medical Assisting Textbook Package

1st Term Books  
Book Title Author(s) Published Date ISBN MSRP MedQuest Package Price  
MedQuest College Book Bag *ONLY AVAILABLE WITH MEDQUEST PACKAGE* $30.00 $0.00  
Understanding Anatomy and Physiology: A Visual, Auditory, Interactive Approach, 2nd Edition Gale Sloan Thompson 2015 9780803643734 $86.50 $35.00  
Understanding Anatomy and Physiology: A Visual, Auditory, Interactive Approach Student Guide, 2nd Edition Gale Sloan Thompson 2015 9780803643741 Bundled with Above Book $35.00  
Essentials of Medical Terminology, 3rd Edition Juanita Davies 2008 9781401890193 $147.95 $115.00  
Keyboarding Course, Lessons 1-25, Student License with CD-ROM, 6th Edition VanHuss/Ford/Woo 2012 9781111706944 $142.95 $107.00  
On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life, 7th Edition Skip Downing 2013 9781133309734 $120.95 $115.00  
Book Shipping Cost NA NA NA NA $15.75  
2nd Term Books  
Book Title Author(s) Published Date ISBN MSRP MedQuest Package Price  
Principles of Pharmacology for Medical Assisting, 6th Edition Jane Rice 2011 9781305859326 $230.95 $150.00  
Comprehensive Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies, 6th Edition Lindh/Pooler/Temparo/Dahl 2017 9781305964792 $126.95 $100.00  
Comprehensive Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies, 6th Edition Study Guide Lindh/Pooler/Temparo 2017 9781305964853 $87.95 $70.00  
Delmar’s Clinical Medical Assisting Pocket Guide, 1st Edition Heller 2013 9781133691570 $34.95 $30.00  
Book Shipping Cost NA NA NA NA $15.75  
3rd Term Books  
Book Title Author(s) Published Date ISBN MSRP MedQuest Package Price  
Medical Clinic Workflow Using the Electronic Health Record, 4th Edition Rick Schanhals 2016 ONLINE ONLY

http://www.medtraksystems.com

$125.00 $100.00  
Law & Ethics for the Health Professions, 6th Edition Judson & Harrison 2013 9781133936749 $112.90 $90.00  
Medical Billing 101, 2nd Edition Rimmer 2015 9781418039752 $139.95 $105.00  
Book Shipping Cost NA NA NA NA $15.75  
4th Term Books  
Book Title Author(s) Published Date ISBN MSRP MedQuest Package Price
MA Exam Success: A Q&A Review Applying Critical Thinking to Test Taking, 1st Edition Kris Hardy 2013 9780803623897 $37.95 $150.00
AMT Practice Only Exam Online Only Online Only Online Only $30.00 $30.00
Your Career: How to Make It Happen, 9th Edition Harwood 2016 9781305494831 $82.90 $80.00
Book Shipping Cost NA NA NA NA $15.75
TOTAL MSRP BOOK COST $1537.85    
TOTAL MEDQUEST COLLEGE BOOK PACKAGE COST (WITH ADDITIONAL $375 DISCOUNT) $1000.00  
                             

Diagnostic Medical Sonography – Echocardiography Textbook Package

1st Term Books  
Book Title Author(s) Published Date ISBN MSRP MedQuest Package Price
MedQuest College Book Bag *ONLY AVAILABLE WITH MEDQUEST PACKAGE* $30.00 $0.00
Memmler’s The Human Body in Health and Disease Set Hull/Cohen 2014 9781451192803 $102.00 $68.00
Essentials of Medical Terminology, 3rd Edition Juanita Davies 2008 9781401890193 $147.95 $92.00
Essentials of College Algebra, 11th Edition Lial, Hornsby, Schneider, and Daniels 2014 9780321912251 $179.80 $137.00
Mosby’s Pocket Dictionary, 7th Edition Mosby 2013 9780323088558 $39.95 $30.00
Introduction to Sonography and Patient Care, 1st Edition Penny/Steven 2015 9781451192599 $76.99 $62.00
Book Shipping Cost NA $14.50
2nd Term Books  
Book Title Author(s) Published Date ISBN MSRP MedQuest Package Price
Echocardiography: From a Sonographer’s Prospective DeWitt NA NA $115.00 $115.00
ASE’s Comprehensive Echocardiography Lang/Goldstein/Kronzon/Khandheria/ Mor-Awi 2015 9780323260114 $229.99 $173.00
Understanding Ultrasound Physics Edelman 2012 9780962644450 $109.00 $109.00
Clinical Echocardiography Review: A Self-Assessment Tool Klein/Asher 2011 9781608310548 $174.99 $135.00
Book Shipping Cost NA $14.25
3rd Term Books
Book Title Author(s) Published Date ISBN MSRP MedQuest Package Price
Law and Ethics for Health Professions, 7th Edition Judson and Harrison 2015 9780073513836 $128.43 $103.00
Book Shipping Cost NA $14.25
4th Term Books
Book Title Author(s) Published Date ISBN MSRP MedQuest Package Price
Abdominal Ultrasound: Step by Step Block 2015 9783131383631 $84.99 $60.00
Introduction to Vascular Scanning: A Guide for the Complete Beginner Ridgway 2014 9780941022835 $79.95 $72.00
Book Shipping Cost NA $14.25
                     

 

5th Term Books
Book Title Author(s) Published Date ISBN MSRP MedQuest Package Price
The Only EKG Book You’ll Ever Need Thaler 2015 9781451193947 $73.99 $60.00
Book Shipping Cost NA $14.25
6th Term Books
Book Title Author(s) Published Date ISBN MSRP MedQuest Package Price
Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters, 8th Edition Wood 2015 9781285445830 $192.95 $150.00
Book Shipping Cost NA $14.25
7th Term Books
Book Title Author(s) Published Date ISBN MSRP MedQuest Package Price
Your Career: How to Make it Happen, 8th Edition Harwood 2012 9781111572310 $125.95 $98.00
Book Shipping Cost NA $14.25
8th Term Books
Book Title Author(s) Published Date ISBN MSRP MedQuest Package Price
NO ADDITIONAL BOOKS REQUIRED $0.00 $0.00
TOTAL MSRP BOOK COST $1891.93  
TOTAL MEDQUEST COLLEGE BOOK PACKAGE COST $1620.00

Diagnostic Medical Sonography – Vascular Textbook Package

1st Term Books  
Book Title Author(s) Published Date ISBN MSRP MedQuest Package Price
MedQuest College Book Bag *ONLY AVAILABLE WITH MEDQUEST PACKAGE* $30.00 $0.00
Memmler’s The Human Body in Health and Disease Set Hull/Cohen 2014 9781451192803 $102.00 $68.00
Essentials of Medical Terminology, 3rd Edition Juanita Davies 2008 9781401890193 $147.95 $92.00
Essentials of College Algebra, 11th Edition Lial, Hornsby, Schneider, and Daniels 2014 9780321912251 $179.80 $137.00
Mosby’s Pocket Dictionary, 7th Edition Mosby 2013 9780323088558 $39.95 $30.00
Introduction to Sonography and Patient Care, 1st Edition Penny/Steven 2015 9781451192599 $76.99 $62.00
Book Shipping Cost NA $14.50
2nd Term Books  
Book Title Author(s) Published Date ISBN MSRP MedQuest Package Price
Introduction to Vascular Scanning: A Guide for the Complete Beginner Ridgway 2014 9780941022835 $79.95 $72.00
Vascular Technology: An Illustrated Review Rumwell/McPharlin 2014 9780941022859 $89.95 $81.00
Understanding Ultrasound Physics Edelman 2012 9780962644450 $109.00 $109.00
Book Shipping Cost NA $14.25
3rd Term Books
Book Title Author(s) Published Date ISBN MSRP MedQuest Package Price
Law and Ethics for Health Professions, 7th Edition Judson and Harrison 2015 9780073513836 $128.43 $103.00
Book Shipping Cost NA $14.25
4th Term Books
Book Title Author(s) Published Date ISBN MSRP MedQuest Package Price
Abdominal Ultrasound: Step by Step Block 2015 9783131383631 $84.99 $60.00
Echocardiography: From a Sonographer’s Prospective DeWitt NA NA $115.00 $115.00
ASE’s Comprehensive Echocardiography Lang/Goldstein/Kronzon/Khandheria/ Mor-Awi 2015 9780323260114 $229.99 $173.00
Book Shipping Cost NA $14.25
                     


5th Term Books
Book Title Author(s) Published Date ISBN MSRP MedQuest Package Price
NO ADDITIONAL BOOKS REQUIRED $0.00 $0.00
6th Term Books
Book Title Author(s) Published Date ISBN MSRP MedQuest Package Price
Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters, 8th Edition Wood 2015 9781285445830 $192.95 $150.00
Book Shipping Cost NA $14.25
7th Term Books
Book Title Author(s) Published Date ISBN MSRP MedQuest Package Price
Your Career: How to Make it Happen, 8th Edition Harwood 2012 9781111572310 $125.95 $98.00
Book Shipping Cost NA $14.25
8th Term Books
Book Title Author(s) Published Date ISBN MSRP MedQuest Package Price
NO ADDITIONAL BOOKS REQUIRED $0.00 $0.00
TOTAL MSRP BOOK COST $1732.90  
TOTAL MEDQUEST COLLEGE BOOK PACKAGE COST $1436.00
Disbursement for Books and Supplies

Because Pell funds are not requested by MedQuest College until the student has progressed through the program, Pell funds are not available to use for advance book and supply purchases. However, the College does allow students to purchase the required books, etc. and the College will carry that balance on the student account until such time funds become available. Currently we do not offer online registration.

Voter registration

You may register to vote in Kentucky by clicking here. To register to vote in Indiana, click here. Voter registration forms are also available on campus at the front desk. We encourage every eligible student to exercise their right to vote. If not already registered, please do so today!

Constitution Day

MedQuest College participates in Constitution Day every year on September 17 to commemorate the September 17, 1787 signing of the Constitution. The following websites provide additional information about the Constitution:

http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/constitution-day/

http://edsitement.neh.gov/constitution-day

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program

Statement

MedQuest College enforces a strict zero-tolerance policy regarding drug and alcohol use on campus or as part of any school-related activity. This includes the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol.

To date, MedQuest College has encountered no drug or alcohol-related violations and fatalities on the school’s campus or as a part of a school-related function.

Health Risks

Many health risks are associated with the use of drug and alcohol products. Users may suffer damage to key body organs, such as the heart, liver, kidneys, and central nervous system. Drugs can kill the user and the use of drugs and alcohol during pregnancy may cause birth defects or death of unborn babies. Drug users may experience difficulties with concentration and memory that impair learning. They can exhibit mood swings, impaired judgment, isolation, and depression, all of which can contribute to impaired driving, injuries, accidents, domestic or random violence, and sexual assault. Drugs can be instrumental in the deterioration of family units and the breakdown of friendships and other support systems.  

Resources

MedQuest College offers information regarding counseling, treatment, rehabilitation, or re-entry programs for those who need assistance. For those seeking help, please speak with any staff or faculty member for assistance.  

Legal Sanctions

Under MedQuest College regulation, students who violate this policy are subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal as well as all applicable legal sanctions under state, local, and federal law. Faculty and staff are subject to disciplinary action up to and including employment termination as well as all applicable legal sanctions under state, local, and federal law.

Under state and federal drug laws, the gravity of the sanction depends on the classification of the controlled substance, the particular activity involved (possession or trafficking which includes manufacture, sale and possession with intent to sell), and whether or not multiple convictions are involved.

Under Kentucky law (KRS 218A.141), the most severe penalty for a drug law violation involves trafficking. On a first offense conviction, one may receive a fine of up to $10,000.00 and/or a sentence of up to ten years in the penitentiary; for subsequent offenses, the penalties may be doubled.

Under federal law (DEA, Title 21, Section 844), for simple possession of a controlled substance, one may be imprisoned for up to one year and/or fined up to $1,000.00. For subsequent offenses, one may be imprisoned for up to three years and/or fined up to $5,000.00. Under federal law, one may be fined up to $8,000,000.00 and/or may be sentenced from not less than 10 years up to life in prison for trafficking in drugs. For violations of other federal drug laws, one may receive life in prison or the death penalty.

Under both state and federal laws, one may suffer the loss of whatever property (house, farm) or possessions (vehicle) which one may have used in the drug trade. Specific penalties under federal laws for trafficking in various controlled substances are outlined on the DEA website.

Sanctions for violation of state alcohol laws vary from a fine of $10.00 to $2,000.00, a sentence of forty-eight hours to 12 months in jail, and/or suspension of one’s operator’s license.  

Federal Student Aid Penalties

Students who are found in violation of the institution’s zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy are also subject to the loss of Federal Student Aid. In ordinance with HEA 484(r)(2) of the HEA (20 U.S.C. 1091(r)(2)); MedQuest College will notify such students, in writing, the conditions surrounding their loss of aid eligibility and allow students to regain access to Federal Student Aid when appropriate sanctions are met. A student whose eligibility has been suspended may resume eligibility before the end of the ineligibility period if-

  • The student satisfactorily completes a drug rehabilitation program that: includes at least two (2) unannounced drug tests, has received or is qualified to receive funds and insurance directly or indirectly under a Federal, State, or local government program, is administers or recognized by a Federal, State, or local government agency or court and by a Federally- or State-licensed hospital, health clinic, or medical doctor OR
  • The conviction is reversed, set aside, or otherwise rendered nugatory.

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Completion/Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates

Completion or graduation rate of certificate or degree seeking, first-time, full-time, undergraduate students are disclosed annually through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Graduation Rate Survey located at https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds. The data is made available by July 1 of each year for the most recent cohort that has had 150 percent of normal time for completion by August 31 of the prior year. A student is counted as a completion or graduation if the student earns a degree or certificate within 150 percent of normal time for the student’s program.

The HEOA (Section 448(a)(3)) added a provision requiring that the completion or graduation rates must be disaggregated by:

  • Gender
  • Major racial and ethnic subgroup (as defined by IPEDS)
  • Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant
  • Recipients of a subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant
  • Students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or subsidized Stafford Loan

NOTE: Students are considered to have received a grant or loan if they received it for the period used for determining the cohort – fall term or full year.

The disaggregated rates are to be disclosed only if the number of students in each group is sufficient to yield statistically reliable information and not reveal personally identifiable information about an individual student.

MedQuest College is not required to disclose transfer-out rate.

Placement In Employment

MedQuest College works hard to produce high quality programs that instill the skills necessary to find employment in our students’ field of study. Through student and employer confirmation, MedQuest College gathers statistical data regarding employment. The following formula is used to calculate the placement rate for all programs.

(F+R)/(G-U)=PLACEMENT RATE

F = Graduate Employed in Field       R = Graduate Employed in Related Field1

G = Graduate Total                U = Unavailable2

Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education Placement Rates

Placement in employment information for the Comprehensive Dental Assisting program is: 72.8% for the 2015-2016 academic year. To be considered successfully placed, students must be employed for at least 30 days within 180 days of graduation from MedQuest College. Dental Assisting job examples include Dental Assistant, Expanded Duties Dental Assistant (EDDA), Laboratory Technician, and Front Office.

Placement in employment information for the Comprehensive Medical Assisting Program is 75% for the 2015-2016 academic year. To be considered successfully placed, students must be employed for at least 30 days within 180 days of graduation from MedQuest College. Medical Assisting job examples include Medical Assistant, Medical Office Assistant, and Laboratory Technician.

Placement in employment information for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (Vascular and Echocardiography tracks) is unable to be disclosed for the 2016-2017 academic year. Our program began in Spring 2017 and is expected to graduate in Spring 2019. Once the class has graduated and data has been collected, the information will be made available.

Accreditation Body of Health Education Schools (ABHES) Placement Rates

Placement in employment information for the Comprehensive Dental Assisting program is: 72.8% for the 2015-2016 academic year. To be considered successfully placed, students must be employed for at least 15 days. Dental Assisting job examples include Dental Assistant, Expanded Duties Dental Assistant (EDDA), Laboratory Technician, and Front Office.

Placement in employment information for the Comprehensive Medical Assisting Program is 75% for the 2015-2016 academic year. To be considered successfully placed, students must be employed for at least 15 days. Medical Assisting job examples include Medical Assistant, Medical Office Assistant, and Laboratory Technician.

Placement in employment information for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (Vascular and Echocardiography tracks) is unable to be disclosed for the 2016-2017 academic year. Our program began in Spring 2017 and is expected to graduate in Spring 2019. Once the class has graduated and data has been collected, the information will be made available.

 1Related field refers to a position wherein the graduate’s job functions are related to the skills and knowledge acquired through successful completion of the program

2Unavailable is defined only as documented: health-related issues, military obligations, incarceration, continuing education status, or death.

Retention Rates

MedQuest College completes quarterly reporting to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). This information is able to be accessed through the College Navigator website and available by paper copy on request to the Registrar.

  • Retention rate information for the Comprehensive Dental Assisting program is: 81% for Frankfort/Lexington campus students and 86% for Louisville Campus students for the 2015-2016 academic year.
  • Retention rate information for the Comprehensive Medical Assisting program is 100% for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Retention information for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (Vascular and Echocardiography tracks) is unable to be disclosed for the 2015-2016 academic year. Our program began in Spring 2017 and is expected to graduate in Spring 2019. Once the class has graduated and data has been collected, the information will be made available.

Security Report

MedQuest College releases the annual security report on October 1 of each year to all current students and employees. The most current report is from the 2016-2017 academic year and is located at the links below. Paper copies of the report are available upon request to the Registrar.

Click here to view the 2016-2017 Campus Safety and Security Report.

 

 

Privacy of Student Records

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that MedQuest College, with certain exceptions, obtain a student’s written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from their educational records. However, MedQuest College may disclose appropriately designated directory information without written consent, unless you have advised the College to the contrary in accordance with College procedures. FERPA defines directory information as information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released. MedQuest College defines directory information in accordance with the provisions of FERPA to include: student name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major field of student, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, most recent educational agency or institution attended, and/or participation in recognized activities.

Upon enrollment, students sign a form regarding disclosure of directory information. Students wishing to amend their request for disclosure of directory information may do so by filing a written request to the Registrar at any time. Such a request will remain in effect during the enrollment period unless the student requests its removal in writing, except as authorized by law. Such exceptions include, but are not limited to, agencies duly conducting authorized audits of school records, compliance with a legally authorized court order, school officials with legitimate educational interest, financial aid to a student, and accrediting organizations.

FERPA indicates that students and former students should be granted the opportunity to change their names on education records upon the production of evidence showing that the name has changed. The following procedure applies to requests for changes to the name appearing on a student’s education record:

  • Provide a photocopy of a Social Security card that reflects the new name and a valid driver’s license or other form of photo identification
  • Provide a photocopy of a birth certificate, marriage certificate or license, divorce decree, court order, or naturalization papers including certificate number, petition number, and registration number

Please note that all documentation used in support of this request should reflect the name for which you are requesting the change.

FERPA Disclosure

Due to the laws covering confidentiality, it is illegal for anyone to release information (grades, course enrollment, class schedule, standing) about any student to anyone without permission from the student. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires the student to authorize the College prior to release of any academic record information to a third party. Completion of the Student Information Release Form allows the student to approve disclosure of his/her academic record information to any third-parties. The disclosure will remain valid until the student removes the authorization.

MedQuest College Notification of Rights Under FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) afford students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include:

  • The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access. A student should submit to the Registrar a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The college official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the college official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
  • The right to request an amendment to the student’s education record that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. A student who wishes to ask the College to amend a record should write the Registrar, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the College decides not to amend the records as requested, the College will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  • The right to provide written consent before the College discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. MedQuest College discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to college officials with legitimate education interests. A college official is a person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position; a person or company with whom the College has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using College employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent. A college official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the College. Upon request, the College also discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
  • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office:

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20202-5901

Health or Safety Emergency

In the event of a health or safety emergency, FERPA allows college officials to disclose – without student consent – personally identifiable information to protect the health or safety of students or other individuals. FERPA also allows a postsecondary institution to disclose to an alleged victim of any crime of violence or non-forcible sex offense, the final results of a disciplinary proceeding conducted by the institution against the alleged perpetrator of that crime, regardless of whether the institution concluded a violation was committed. An institution may also disclose to anyone the final results of a disciplinary proceeding if it determines that the student is an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or non-forcible sex offense, and with respect to the allegation made against him or her, the student has committed a violation of the institution’s rules or policies.

Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members

MedQuest College provides; to all currently enrolled students including those serving in active-duty military, veterans, military spouses and other family members; a college shopping sheet displaying information regarding cost of attending, sources of educational funding and institutional statistics regarding completion/placement rates, median loan amount, etc. for the school. MedQuest College provides full disclosure of the following information to all students.

  • Maximum amount of Title IV, HEA aid available to students
  • Qualifications of Title IV, HEA loans
  • Terms and conditions of Title IV, HEA loans and an explanation of how they may be more favorable than the provision of private education loans.
  • Information regarding the educational benefit programs offered by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense
  • Information regarding private student loans and their distinction from Title IV, HEA loan information.

MedQuest College fully discloses the following information in the official school catalog so that current or prospective students, including those in active-duty military, veterans, military spouses and other family members, so that they may understand the requirements necessary to graduate and the expected timeline of completion:

  • Total number of credits needed to complete a specific program
  • Coursework details
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress standards
  • Transfer policies from other accredited institutions
  • Application of relevant training

Additional information is provided upon request. Please call (502) 245-6177 for more details.

State Grant Assistance

MedQuest College does not participate in Kentucky State Grants.

MedQuest College degree-seeking students are eligible for the College Access Program (CAP) Grant administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority. For more information and how to apply, please visit https://www.kheaa.com/website/kheaa/cap?main=1.

MedQuest College gladly accepts the Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES). For more information, please visit https://www.kheaa.com/website/kheaa/kees?main=1.

Student Loan Information Published by the US Dept of Education

MedQuest College participates in the Federal Student Aid Direct loan program. Federal Direct Loans are available to those who are eligible. Eligibility is determined after the completion of the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). Please visit http://www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete your Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). Students can learn more about their rights and responsibilities as borrowers in the Federal Direct Loan Program by visiting www.studentloans.gov or by calling 1-800-4-FED AID (1-800-433-3243). As always, individuals may contact the MedQuest College Financial Aid Office at lwright@medquestcollege.edu or (502) 245-6177 to learn more.

National Student Loan Database System

In compliance with regulations set forth by the U.S. Department of Education, MedQuest College is required to submit information regarding a student/parent’s Federal Direct Loan to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). Authorized users of the data system are guaranty agencies, lenders, and schools. More information regarding NSLDS reporting can be found at www.nslds.ed.gov.

Entrance Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers

Prior to requesting loan funds, MedQuest College provides first-time borrowers of a Federal Direct Loan information regarding the terms and conditions of the loan and the borrower’s rights and responsibilities. The terms and conditions of the loan program are defined in the Master Promissory Note. The Master Promissory Note is the contract that connects the Direct Loan borrower to the loan. Information regarding the Master Promissory Note as well as the rights and responsibilities of the borrower is outlined during Entrance Counseling. Entrance Counseling identifies the seriousness and importance of a students’ repayment obligation, interest information, key terms and concepts regarding the Federal Direct Loan program, payment information, etc. Entrance Counseling tutorials and Master Promissory Notes can be found by visiting www.studentloans.gov. For more information or further assistance, the MedQuest College Financial Aid Office is available to help. Contact us today at lwright@medquestcollege.edu or call (502) 245-6177.

Exit Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers

MedQuest College provides exit counseling services to borrowers of loans under the Federal Direct Loan program. Exit counseling provides information on repayment terms, debt management strategies, borrower’s rights and responsibilities, tax benefits available to borrowers, etc. Information regarding exit counseling can be found at www.studentloans.gov. For more information or further assistance, the MedQuest College Financial Aid Office is available to help. Contact us today at lwright@medquestcollege.edu or call (502) 245-6177.

Private Education Loan Disclosures

MedQuest College recognizes that private education loans are available to prospective borrowers and makes an effort to disclose all information regarding the eligibility for loans and other assistance under the Title IV, HEA programs to such borrowers. Full disclosure of Federal aid programs (including the terms and conditions of the Title IV, HEA program loans) provides prospective borrowers with the information necessary to make well-informed decisions regarding their educational funding. For more information or further assistance, the MedQuest College Financial Aid Office is available to help. Contact us today at lwright@medquestcollege.edu or call (502) 245-6177.

Self-Certification Form

Upon request from an enrolled or admitted student applicant for a private education loan, MedQuest College will provide, in writing, the self-certification form for private loans required in Section 128(e)((3) of the Truth in Lending Act and the information required to complete the form, to the extent that the school possesses the information. For a sample self-certification form, please click here.

Code of Conduction for Education Loans

MedQuest College abides by the following Code of Conduct with regard to education loans and private student lenders:

  • We do not engage in revenue sharing with any lender
  • We do not accept gifts from any lenders, guarantors, or loan services
  • We are prohibited from entering consulting/contractual arrangements that provide financial benefit from any lender or affiliate of a lender
  • We do not direct borrowers to any particular lenders, or refusing or delaying loan certifications
  • We are prohibited from accepting offers of funds for private loans
  • We do not accept staffing assistance
  • We are prohibited from receiving compensation for advisory board service