Frequently Asked Questions

How do I authorize disclosure of information from my student record to someone who is interacting with Grantham on my behalf?

You may provide Grantham with a properly executed power of attorney indicating a third party’s right to act on your behalf.  You may also complete a Consent to Disclose Student Information to a Third Party form.  A properly executed consent will allow Grantham to disclose to a designated third party any information …continued

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How do I request that some or all of my Directory Information not be disclosed?

You have the right to prevent the disclosure of some or all of your directory information by Grantham University.  To request that your Directory Information not be disclosed, please complete and sign the Request for Non-Disclosure of Directory Information form.  The form should then be returned to the University Registrar via e-mail …continued

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What is “Directory Information”?

FERPA defines “directory information” as information contained in the education records of a student that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Typically, “directory information” includes information such as name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, participation in officially recognized activities and …continued

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Under what circumstances may Grantham University disclose information from my education records without my consent?

There are several exceptions to FERPA’s general prior consent rule that are set forth in the statute and the regulations. See § 99.31 of the FERPA regulations. One exception is the disclosure of “directory information” if Grantham University follows certain procedures set forth in FERPA. (34 CFR § 99.31(a)(11).)

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How am I informed about my rights under FERPA?

Grantham University is required to notify you about your rights under FERPA. Section 99.7 of the FERPA regulations sets forth the requirements for the notification. Grantham University does not have to individually notify you but does have to notify you by any means that are reasonably likely to inform you …continued

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What is FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that affords you, as a student, the right to have access to your education records, the right to seek to have your records amended, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information …continued

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What is an educational record?

Any record that contains personally identifiable information that is directly related to you is an education record under FERPA.  This information can also include records kept by Grantham University in the form of student files, student system databases kept in storage devices such as servers, or recordings or broadcasts which …continued

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What is the Americans with Disabilities Act and how does it work with a university?

Grantham University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and state and local requirements regarding students with disabilities.  In compliance with federal and state regulations, Grantham University will provide reasonable accommodations or services to qualified students with disabilities. Grantham will deem a request for …continued

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Is there any tuition cost after applying my Veteran Education Benefits?

The answer to this question depends on the chapter that you are using. If you are using Chapter 1606 or 1607 benefits, you may not receive enough benefits to cover all of your tuition; however, reserve soldiers using either of these chapters can also use military tuition assistance benefits to …continued

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Does Grantham develop its own degree programs?

Grantham University courses and programs are developed specifically to meet the unique needs of working professionals; academic content is designed to complement your practical professional experience. This is one of the many reasons why nearly 9 out of 10 students said that they would enroll at Grantham again*. * Noel …continued

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When can I start classes?

Grantham University is one of the only universities that offers frequent course starts, which allows you to tailor your education to your schedule. Our degree programs are flexible, portable and designed so you can fit education into your life instead of arranging your life around your education.

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Do I have to pay for textbooks and a technology fee?

Grantham University offers a Textbook and Software Grant that covers the cost of required textbooks and software for students who qualify. The University pays postage on mail and parcels going to a student in the U.S. (including APO and FPO addresses and P.O. boxes within U.S. territories). A student in …continued

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Is Grantham University a good value?

Grantham University offers you over 60 years of distance learning experience combined with a competitive tuition rate of $265 per credit hour for undergraduate courses and $325 per credit hour for graduate courses, which is one of the best values in online education. Compare the data for yourself at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/. …continued

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What does the military “brass” have to say about Grantham?

Grantham University has been meeting the educational needs of military service members, veterans and military family members for over 60 years. Grantham University was founded in 1951 by Donald Grantham, a veteran of World War II, to help prepare veterans for new jobs in the electronics’ industry and a better …continued

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How many courses can I take at once, and what identifies me as a “full-time student”?

Grantham University’s courses are 8 weeks (56 days) in length and you must complete all coursework for which you are enrolled by the conclusion of the 8 week term. There is no limit to the number of courses that you can take at once; however, we recommend that you only …continued

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Is there any tuition cost after applying my military tuition assistance?

Grantham University offers a Military Scholarship program that reduces our tuition rate to $250 per credit hour and includes a Textbook and Software Grant that covers the cost of required textbooks and software. The Military Scholarship program is designed to cover the costs of tuition remaining after TA/DANTES benefits have …continued

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What learning platforms are used, and what materials are provided to help me progress in my studies?

Grantham University utilizes GLife, our student portal, and the Angel learning platform. You’ll have 24/7, single sign-on access to a variety of resources such as: your courses, grades, announcements, and student account information. Each course varies in the materials used for assignments. At a minimum, you will have a printed …continued

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Can I complete courses while deployed or serving overseas?

Yes. Grantham University’s courses are 100% online, which means that as long as you have Internet access, you have access to your courses. With our flexible learning format, you can study and submit assignments when and where it is convenient for you, as long as you meet the course deadlines.

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What is Grantham’s enrollment process?

Congratulations on taking the first step toward earning an undergraduate or graduate degree. Grantham’s application process is designed with busy working professionals in mind. We do not require an essay submission and there are no SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT or standardized test requirements. The first step is to contact an …continued

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What happens if I deploy while attending Grantham University?

Many students find that our 100% online courses are flexible enough that they can continue their studies while deployed. But, if you are unable to continue your coursework, you may take advantage of the University’s Military Deployment Policy and put your program on hold until you return. To learn more …continued

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Will Grantham accept my military credits for transfer?

Grantham will evaluate your military education and training for transfer credit if they are ACE approved and align with your degree of choice.

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Does Grantham use a traditional academic calendar? When is the next enrollment period?

Grantham University offers frequent course enrollments, and our Academic Calendar runs from January to December each year. Courses begin on Wednesdays.

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How do I communicate with my course instructor?

You’ll be able to communicate with your instructors via e-mail, virtual classroom hours, and if necessary, by phone. Some of our faculty members are also available on Skype.

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What resources are available to help me as I work towards graduation?

Grantham University staff will walk with you and guide you from your first course, all the way to graduation. We offer a variety of learning support tools and resources, including: Personal Student Advisors Veterans Services Tutoring Services Writing and Algebra Labs Mentoring Programs Career Services

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How long does it take a typical student to earn a degree at Grantham? Can I accelerate the time it takes to obtain my degree?

Some students have completed their bachelor’s degree in as little as 18 months depending on the number of transfer credits accepted, diligence in studies, type of degree program, number of electives, etc. There are three ways to accelerate degree completion: Transfer Credit: Prior college coursework, military experience, employer courses, and …continued

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What types of degree programs does Grantham offer?

Grantham University offers 40+ online programs for associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certificates, through four colleges: the Mark Skousen School of Business, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the College of Nursing and Allied Health. To view a complete list …continued

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How do I request my military transcripts?

To request your military transcripts, click on the appropriate link below: DANTES Score Report — School Code: 8473 CLEP Score Report — School Code: 2244 Army ACE Registry Transcript (AARTS) Marine/Navy ACE Registry Transcript (SMART) Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Coast Guard Institute

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Can I use Tuition Assistance (TA) and VA benefits for the same course(s)?

If you are classified under Title 10 or 32, this includes Active Guard Reserve (AGR) orders, then you are considered active duty; therefore, you would not be able to receive both education benefits for the same course(s). If you are a drilling National Guardsmen or Reservist, you may be eligible …continued

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How do I apply for my veterans benefits?

To apply for veterans benefits, visit: http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp or call the VA at (888) 442-4551 (888-GIBILL1). For more information about utilizing your veterans benefits at Grantham, visit: http://www.grantham.edu/tuition/veterans-services/.

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Is tutoring available?

Yes. Grantham University’s Student Advising & The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) provides academic support by offering assistance to students who need help with their courses. TLC provides individualized tutoring, a Writing Center and an Algebra Lab, and a variety of helpful resources.

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