University Policies

The following information is disclosed to you as a current or prospective student of Bastyr University in compliance with federal law and other law.

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that post secondary institutions participating in federal student aid programs ensure that various institutional information and policies be made available to students. The following information is disclosed to you as a current or prospective student of Bastyr University in compliance with federal law and other law.

Bastyr Policies

Information concerning Bastyr University's programs, faculty, and course descriptions is available from the University's Academic Catalog.  This catalog also provides information on Academic Policies and Procedures. 

Information regarding public safety at Bastyr is provided in the Campus Safety Report. The Safety Report includes crime statistics for the previous three years concerning certain crimes reported to have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by UCSB; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.

View Campus Safety Report

This report also includes the following information: 

  • Police and public safety resources; 
  • Reporting crimes; 
  • Coordination between law enforcement agencies; 
  • Fire and medical emergencies; 
  • Crime prevention; 
  • Annual fire report,  
  • Campus sexual violence prevention programs and resources; 
  • "Timely warning" and emergency notification policy statement; 
  • Missing student notification policy;   
  • Alcohol and Illicit Drug Free Workplace policy 
  • Title IX 
  • Nondiscrimination and Civil Rights policies 
  • Harassment and Sexual Misconduct (Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking) 

Bastyr University's Copyright Policy outlines the University's policies on and consequences that will result from copyright infringement. 

Bastyr University's Alcohol and Illicit Drug Free Workplace Policy provides information about alcohol and other drug health risks, drug and alcohol laws and penalties, and campus alcohol and other drug education and counseling resources.  

Alcohol and Illicit Drug Free Workplace Policy (.pdf)

Bastyr University conforms to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), commonly known as the Buckley Amendment, which requires that Bastyr adopt guidelines concerning the right of a student to inspect her/his educational records and guidelines concerning the release of personally identifiable information to third parties. The Act further provides that such a student has the right to a hearing in order to provide for the correction or deletion of inaccurate, misleading or otherwise inappropriate data and provides that students be informed annually of the types of educational records maintained by the University that are directly related to students. Consistent with that act, the University's policy on Compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is established to ensure that information contained in such records is treated in a responsible manner with due regard to the personal nature of the information. Prospective and incoming students are not covered under FERPA. 

Compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (.pdf)

Bastyr University does not issue financial aid reimbursements in-house, instead we are contracted with a third party servicer, Nelnet Business Solutions, to issue payments directly to our students.  Through a monthly service plan, Bastyr utilizes the Nelnet Campus Commerce tool to issue payments for students via check or direct deposit.  The funds are generated from Bastyr and transfer directly to students through a secured process to provide maximum security.  The students are not required to pay any fees, or set up accounts with a specified lender under this agreement. 

Bastyr University utilizes the National Student Loan Clearinghouse as a third party servicer to report enrollment information to the Department of Education for loan deferment purposes, and for research purposes.   

Bastyr University has a contract with Inceptia as a third party servicer to provide default prevention and financial literacy services to our students and our former students. 

For more information on third party servicers, please contact Danette Wells, Director of Financial Aid, at [email protected]

Requirements and procedures for students seeking to withdraw officially, including the policy on refunds and return of Title IV financial aid:

Refund and Withdrawal Policy

The Fast Facts page on the University website provides links to the following information: 

  • Retention Rate 
  • Graduation Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act) 
  • Outcomes for Graduates 

Bastyr University Fast Facts