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KC Degrees Inquiry Form


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KC Degrees is a FREE service that launched in September 2016 to help adults return to and finish college. Congratulations on taking your first step towards making a return to college!

This form may take you 5-10 minutes to complete. A response to each question will allow us to immediately tailor our services to your individual needs so that we can serve you better, faster, and more effectively. Remember, our services are always FREE. We will never sell or give away your information.


Feel free to call us at 1-844-872-6009 or email us at info@kcdegrees.org if you have any questions. 

 

Thank you!  We look forward to working with you!













Your email will be used to contact you for services provided by KC Degrees. You will also receive occasional newsletters, information about opportunities for Reconnectors like you and requests to update your information in our records. You will always receive opt-out options for all. 



Receiving text messages is a great way to receive useful information and to stay in touch with your KC Degrees College Navigator team.  Text messages will consist of information on upcoming events, information verification, and/or appointment reminders.  KC Degrees will generally not send text messages more than once per week unless you request a return text message.  You will be able to opt out of receiving text messages at any time by replying with the word "STOP".  Standard text messaging rates may apply.  Please consult your mobile phone provider for rate information.











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KC Degrees has entered into a formal partnership with 17 postsecondary institutions throughout Missouri and Kansas.  The 17 postsecondary partnering with the KC Degrees program comply with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and FERPA’s implementing regulations.  Subject to certain exceptions, the colleges/universities do not disclose a student’s educational records to others without the student’ written or electronic authorization.  By submitting this form, I give permission to KC Degrees to share my information to its partner institutions for purposes of assisting with my college admissions/enrollment, financial aid award, academic progress, and participation in institution sponsored programs.  

I give permission to the Admissions/Office of Enrollment Management, Registrar of the College/University, Financial Aid Office, and Business/Bursar’s Office I shall be attending to release to KC Degrees information verifying my enrollment status, any official transcripts, financial aid award, academic progress, and participation in institution sponsored programs.  I further agree that a signed release of information form must be signed in the presence of a College Navigator and kept on file with KC Degrees.  This will be a standing consent that covers from the date this form was submitted and/or the date a release is signed through the duration of my participation in the KC Degrees Initiative.


I fully understand that all information given on this application and information released to KC Degrees or its partner institutions is protected by the FERPA Act of 1974 and, therefore will be kept confidential. KC Degrees promises it will NEVER sell or give away personal information.

I certify that all information that I have provided on this application is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge and ability.


If you have questions now or later, please contact our College Success Navigators toll free at 1-844-872-6009 or email us at info@kcdegrees.org


Authorization for Release of Information 

Carefully read this authorization to allow the KC Degrees program and your college/university of enrollment to share information about you with one another.

As part of Kansas City Degrees (hereafter, KC Degrees) guidelines and as a result of the partnership between KC Degrees and the college/university at which I will be enrolled and as a condition of receiving services from KC Degrees to help support my college education, I understand that it may be necessary for KC Degrees and my institution of enrollment to share records about or release verbally information related to my financial aid award, academic progress, and participation in institution sponsored programs.   This information includes but is not limited to:  date of reporting, first name, middle initial, last name, current address:  street, city, state, zip code, gender, date of birth, enrollment date as a KC Degrees student (following the submission date of the inquiry form in the Reconnect Tracker), degree type (credit-bearing certificate, associates, bachelors, or beyond), program of study, program type (traditional, accelerated, online, hybrid, etc.), number of credits attempted, number of credits earned, number of cumulative credits earned at college to date, student “stop-out” date, where relevant, student “stop-out” reason (withdrawal, medical, etc.), and transfer credits, where applicable.  KC Degrees will notify the institution of enrollment that it has obtained this signed release from you. KC Degrees will provide the institution a copy of the signed waiver. 

This signed release of information form will 1) ensure that you understand that information, and what information, may be shared and 2) that both KC Degrees and the institution has permission from you to share pertinent information related to your status in KC Degrees. 

The 17 postsecondary campuses partnering with the KC Degrees program comply with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and FERPA’s implementing regulations. Subject to certain exceptions, the colleges/universities do not disclose a student’s educational records to others without the student’s written authorization.

I understand that my signature below indicates that:

1)  I permit my college/university of enrollment to disclose my student records related to financial aid award, academic progress, and participation in institution sponsored programs and subject to the law and applicable policies.

2)  This is a standing consent that covers from the date it is signed through the duration of my participation in the KC Degrees program. 

3)  This release extends to partners of the KC Degrees program that are providing college advisement and persistence and completion support and any scholarship or other financial aid assistance (e.g., College Advising Corps, Kansas State College Advising Corps, Missouri College Advising Corps, and KC Scholars).

4)  KC Degrees may not request changes to the student record.

5)  The following items are NOT covered by this release: letters of recommendation, disciplinary, behavioral,   counseling services, health services, and accessibility services records.

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