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Pace University is pleased to provide the following consumer information to its students and the University community:


General Information

Undergraduate and Graduate Admission Forms and Brochures

International Student Admission Forms and Brochures

Pace Consumer Information Available on the College Navigator Website Including retention rates and completion/graduation and transfer-out rates

Pace Law School ABA Consumer Disclosure Information

Institutional and Program Accreditation, Approval, or Licensure

Academic Program (Educational Programs, Instructional Facilities, and Faculty)

Plans for Improving Academic Programs

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

Refer to the webpages of the individual Colleges, Schools and programs of the University for any additional transfer requirements that may apply.

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Financial Information

Pace University CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Distribution Disclosure

This statement provides information to comply with reporting requirements for Pace University’s participation in the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.

On April 9, 2020, in a letter from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Pace University learned that the university would receive an allocation from the HEERF program of $4,281,053 to be distributed to eligible students in the form of emergency grants related to disruption of instruction due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

On April 15, 2020, Pace University signed the Funding Certification and Agreement for the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

Pace identified 7,411 students who were deemed Title IV eligible as of April 21, 2020. This following allocation methodology was reviewed and approved by the University’s Board of Trustees. The amount of each grant was calculated by taking the total award of $4,281,053 and equally allocating the funds to (i) all 7,411 students eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1985 and therefore eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Sections 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act , who had (ii) filed valid FAFSA forms by April 21, 2020, and (iii) were not exclusively online students prior to March 13, 2020.

On April 28, 2020 Pace was notified that it had received $4,281,053.

On May 1, 2020 the University sent an email to all enrolled students of the availability of the CARES Act funds. View all Communications to students.

On May 13, 2020 the University sent emails to the 7,411 students identified as being eligible to receive funds, informing them of the pending distribution via BankMobile. On May 14, 2020 the University disbursed the full $4,281,053 to BankMobile with instructions for BankMobile to distribute the funds to the identified students. The average amount received was $577.

Students not selecting a BankMobile distribution have been issued checks from Pace University. Students who had not contacted BankMobile are being sent follow-up emails. Students who do not select funds to be distributed via BankMobile by June 4, will receive a check mailed to them from BankMobile.

HEERF Cares Act FAQ

What is the HEERF CARES Act Emergency Student Grant?
The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) is part of the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. It provides emergency grants from the US Department of Education to eligible students to help cover education-related expenses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act directs recipients to use the funds they receive for unexpected expenses, unmet financial need, or expenses related to the disruption of campus operations resulting from the coronavirus. These include expenses for food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, or childcare.

When will CARES Act funds be available?
On May 13, 2020, the University sent emails to the 7,411 students identified as being eligible to receive funds, informing them of the pending distribution via BankMobile. On May 14, 2020 the University disbursed the full $4,281,053 to BankMobile with instructions for BankMobile to distribute the funds to the identified students. Students who had not selected a distribution method via BankMobile are being sent follow-up emails from Auxiliary Services. Students who do not select a distribution method via BankMobile by June 4, will receive a paper check mailed to them from BankMobile.

Who is eligible for the CARES Act funds?
Students who met basic eligibility criteria for federal financial aid were considered for these funds. As of April 21, Pace’s Financial Aid Office used data provided on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) documentation to determine your eligibility.
Under US Department of Education rules for the program, these funds were awarded to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students pursuing degree programs and enrolled at Pace University.
Unfortunately, the US Department of Education does not allow these funds to be used for international students, undocumented students, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals  (DACA) recipients, non-matriculated students, or students enrolled in distance-only degree programs. For students in immediate, urgent need, we encourage you to apply to the Pace Cares Fund for emergency assistance by writing to financialaid@pace.edu with the subject “COVID-Pace Cares.”

How much money has Pace received for student emergency grants and how many students qualify?
Pace University received an allocation from the HEERF program of $4,281,053, which was distributed to 7,411 students who were deemed Title IV eligible.

I heard Pace is getting a total of $8.5million, how are the rest of the funds being used?
Pace has received the second half of the CARES Act fund and will use these funds to help current students, who are eligible to receive Federal Title IV aid, through the financial aid process. Students will need to appeal their financial aid decision, and outline the financial impact caused to their family as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, to be considered for any additional aid award.

Is there an application process?
No. Eligible students have received an email notifying them that they meet the emergency grant criteria based on their FAFSA and academic information and that their grants have either been deposited directly into their bank accounts or sent to them by check, no later than June 4.

When were qualifying students notified of their eligibility status and the amount of their grants?
On May 13, 2020, the University sent emails to the 7,411 students identified as being eligible to receive funds, informing them of the pending distribution via BankMobile.

How did Pace determine the amount that students will receive?
Pace divided the entire amount of our allocation equally between all eligible students. On average, each student received $577.

How will students receive their grants?
Pace’s total allocation was delivered to BankMobile, the University’s student account partner, for disbursement. Depending on the student’s disbursement preference, these funds were either electronically deposited into their individual bank accounts, BankMobile account or via paper check delivered through traditional mail. Students not selecting a BankMobile distribution preference have been issued checks from Pace University. Students who have not selected a distribution method via BankMobile are being sent follow-up emails. Students who do not select funds to be distributed via BankMobile by June 4, will receive a check mailed to them from BankMobile.

Will receiving a grant through the CARES Act Emergency Student Grant affect a student’s regular financial aid?
No. Recipients of emergency grants will see no impact on the calculation of their financial need.

Are students who were enrolled exclusively in online programs prior to the national coronavirus emergency eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants?
The formula provided by Congress for calculating the distribution of funds to institutions excludes students who were enrolled only in online education programs prior to March 13, this is because the emergency financial aid grants are for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations; students who were already enrolled exclusively in distance education programs would not have expenses related to those disruptions.

Are CARES Act Emergency Student Grants taxable?
No. The grants are not included in gross taxable income. For that reason also, students who use some of their grant to pay for course materials required for online learning cannot claim that expense as a qualifying tax deduction or credit.

Do I have to pay this money back?
No. Any funds a student receives from the CARES Act will not need to be repaid.

Can CARES Act emergency grants be used to pay for tuition or outstanding balances for fees, debts or other amounts owed to their college?
The funds are for the students to use however they see fit, but are intended for unexpected expenses, unmet financial need, or expenses related to the disruption of campus operations resulting from the coronavirus. These include expenses for food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, or childcare. Under the rules established by the Federal government, the University was required to disburse the entire amount directly to students. Pace was not permitted to apply the funds to any outstanding balances.

Can students appeal decisions regarding their eligibility or the amount of their grant?
Students’ eligibility for a CARES Act grant is determined by the rules set by the federal Department of Education. Pace divided the entire amount of our allocation equally between all eligible students. On average, each student received $577. There is no process for appeal. However, for students in immediate, urgent need, we encourage you to apply to the Pace Cares Fund for emergency assistance by writing to financialaid@pace.edu with the subject “COVID-Pace Cares.”

If a student receives a CARES Act Emergency Grant and subsequently withdraws from the spring semester, will they have to return the grant?
No. The CARES Act Emergency Grant funding is to provide one-time relief to mitigate the disruption caused by COVID-19.

I got this money as a refund. Does this mean my student account balance has been paid off?
No. Distribution of CARES Act funds is made directly to students and not applied by the University toward any outstanding balances that may still be owed by the student. As such, receipt of these funds does not indicate the recipient has satisfied their financial obligations to Pace University for any charges incurred during the spring 2020 term or any terms prior. Please check your current account balance on the Pace Portal to determine what you may still owe.

View all information on Pace University’s response to COVID-19 and copies of communications sent to the Pace Community. View information on Pace University’s financial aid offices and policies.

Price of Attendance – Net Price Calculator

Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Title IV, HEA Financial Aid

Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information

Textbook Information (Internet course schedule)

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Career and Post Graduation Information

Career and Job Placement Services

Job Placement and Graduate and Professional Education Continuation Information

Non-Degree Programs Gainful Employment Information

  • Gainful Employment Disclosure for Students in Approved Non Degree Certificate Programs

Teacher Preparation Program Report

College of Health Professions Outcomes

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Students

Student Body Diversity

Commitment to Comply with Principles of Excellence (Veterans)

Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilities

The following persons have been designated to handle student inquiries regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and related statutes and regulations:

  • On the Westchester campus, please contact Assistant Director Elisse Geberth at (914) 773-3710 or egeberth@pace.edu.
  • On the New York campus, please contact Associate Director Kate Torres at (212) 346-1526 or ktorres@pace.edu.

If a student disagrees with the accommodation recommended by the Office of Accessibility Services, he or she should contact Debbie A. Levesque, the Assistant Dean for Community Standards & Compliance at (914) 773-3168 or dlevesque@pace.edu.

If a student has concerns that he or she has been discriminated against because of a disability, he or she should contact Arletha Miles, the University’s Title IX Coordinator/Affirmative Action Officer at (212) 346-1310 or (914) 923-2610 or amiles@pace.edu, 163 William Street, 10th Floor, Room 1017, New York, NY 10038. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and implementing regulations, as well as inquiries concerning the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator\Affirmative Action Officer or Assistant Secretary for Office for Civil Rights.

Student Activities

Athletics - Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data, and
Completion/Graduation and Transfer-out Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid

Voter Registration Information and Forms

Information for Distance Education Students

Pace University provides the following information to students from states outside of New York enrolled in fully online programs.

In accordance with SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, which Pace operates under), complaints should first be registered with Pace University and go through our procedures. If the person raising a complaint is not satisfied with the outcome of Pace’s institutional processes, the complaint (except for those that relate to student grades or student conduct violations) may be appealed to the SARA portal entity of an institution's state. Pace’s SARA portal entity is:

Supervisor, Higher Education Programs
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
(518) 474-1551
IHEauthorize@nysed.gov

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Policies

Guiding Principles of Conduct

Student Attendance Policies

Privacy of Student Records – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

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

Hate/Bias-Related Crime Policy

Student Disciplinary Policy

Affirmative Action Policy Statement

  • Affirmative Action Policy Statement
  • Affirmative Action website
    The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the Univerisity’s Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation and to serve as the University’s Title IX Coordinator for overall campus compliance:

    Lisa Miles
    Title IX Coordinator/Affirmative Action Officer
    163 Williams Street
    10th Floor, Room #1017
    NYC Campus
    Phone: (212) 346-1310
    Fax: (914) 989-8032
    Email: LMiles@Pace.Edu

    Zoila Perez
    Sr. EEO Coordinator
    163 Williams Street
    10th Floor, Room #1016
    NYC Campus
    Phone: (212) 246-1310
    Fax: (914) 989-8032
    Email: ZPerez@pace.edu

Inquiries concerning the application of anti-discrimination laws and discrimination complaints may also be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Students may utilize this Complaint procedure and/or they may complain directly to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. Visit the U.S. Department of Education website to find the address and phone number in your area.

Policy and Procedure – Discrimination, Non Sex-Based Harassment and Retaliation

Sex-Based Misconduct Policy and Procedure

Pace University Security and Police Coordination Plan for Investigation of Criminal Offenses (Including Violent Felony Offenses) and Missing Students Reports

Pace University Missing Student Notification Policy and Plan

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Health and Safety Information

University Healthcare

Security and Emergency Management

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Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policies and Information For Students and Employees

For Students

For Employees

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Educational Partnerships

Pace University Marketing Arrangements and Partnerships

Pace partners with several third-party organizations which provide marketing, recruitment and some educational services:

AllCampus. Pace Online partners with AllCampus to provide marketing, student recruitment, and lead generation for several online degree programs. AllCampus refers prospective students to Pace. All admissions, and academic program decisions are made by Pace University.

Kaplan International Pathways provides marketing and student recruitment services to prospective students outside the United States. Kaplan refers prospective students to Pace. Kaplan may assist students in ensuring their application is complete, and may advise students on non-academic matters (i.e., travel, finding living arrangements, adapting to life as a student in the U.S.). Pace makes all admissions decisions, and determines the criteria under which students are admitted. Pace provides all academic programming. Kaplan and Pace together set the curriculum for the Pathways Program.

International Agents. Pace University uses a network of independent recruiters to augment its pipeline of prospective international students. The University selects, evaluates and trains independent recruiters in a variety of countries so they can present Pace as one of the options available to their clients who want to travel abroad to earn a degree. Recruiters help Pace build brand awareness and provide access to markets that are often remote and unfamiliar. Recruiters help prospective students by providing information about the application process to colleges and universities outside their home countries. They may also provide services such as pre-departure briefings, English language classes, standardized test prep, flight and accommodation bookings, and career guidance and job placement services upon the student’s return home. Independent recruiters wishing to represent Pace must apply and sign an agreement. Recruiters do not admit or deny students who have applied to Pace and they do not prepare any Visa related materials. Pace makes all admissions decisions according to its admissions criteria. Pace University began the practice of working with independent recruiters in the 2011 and has since added 60+ other agencies marketing in over 50+ countries.

Gilder Lehrman Institute of America and Pace University have partnered to offer a Master of Arts in American History to middle- and high-school teachers in the Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School network. The program is designed enhance expertise in American History, as well as in Social Studies, Civics, and Government.

Harlem Village Academics/Progressive Educational Institute (PEI) and Pace University have partnered to offer the Master of Science for Teachers (MST) in Childhood and Special Education, for teachers in the HVA charter school network. This 38-credit master degree Transitional B certification program leads to dual initial certification in childhood and special education, and an MST degree from Pace University. This program enables HVA faculty to earn an MST while also teaching; blending theoretical knowledge with practical classroom applications.

  • Curriculum: The curriculum for the program is designed collaboratively by the faculty who have expertise in the field of education. Pace School of Education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and adheres to CAEP standards.
  • Faculty: Faculty are from both Pace University and Harlem Village Academies.
  • Location: The program is taught at PEI/HVA (35 West 124th Street, New York, NY 10027) and online.
  • Tuition: PEI offers subsidized tuition, as established by a special arrangement between Pace and Harlem Village Academies. For more information on program costs, contact info@peiharlem.org

Pace also engages in partnerships to market and deliver programs. Information can be found on our Accreditations and Memberships page.