Consumer Information

As a member of the Messenger College community, you are entitled to know certain information about the College. All of this information is found on our website, but the following links may assist you in finding the information you need.

Disclosure Statement

Annual Notice to Students: Consumer Information

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 mandates that schools provide an annual notice to all students and staff describing the availability of a wide range of consumer information. You may also get this information by visiting the Office of Enrollment Services or Financial Aid at 2705 Brown Trail, Suite 408, Bedford, TX 76021. 

The federal Higher Education Act, the federal Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), and regulatory guidance provided in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) require direct individual notices of prescribed information to certain target audiences including prospective students, currently enrolled students, current employees, parents, coaches and counselors of prospective student-athletes, and the general public. Disclosures are to include crime/security statistics, student completion/graduation rates, FERPA privacy/security rights, financial aid program information, and gender-specific information on athletic participation and financial support.

These disclosures are updated annually prior to Oct 1. Availability of the disclosure is emailed annually to students at their registered Populi account. For a printed copy of the disclosure, please contact the Financial Aid or Enrollment Services Office or call (817) 554 – 5950 ext 104.

Availability of Employee for Dissemination Purposes 

 

Messenger College has designated employees who are available on a full-time basis to assist all enrolled or prospective students in obtaining information on financial assistance, graduation and completion rates, the school in general, and security policies and crime statistics as required by the US Department of Education. The Vice President of Student Development is available during normal business hours, on a full time basis for information regarding general information about the college and security policies and crime statistics. For information regarding financial assistance, the students should contact the Director of Financial Aid. For graduation and completion rates, students should contact the Director of Enrollment Services. In addition to an Administrative Assistant, the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Vice President of Business Affairs is also available during normal business hours on a full time basis to respond to requests for information.

General Information

Student Matters

Safety and Security

Financial Aid and Student Loans

By the Numbers

Prevention of unauthorized sharing of copyright materials

Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties  for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the filesharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement. Penalties for copyright 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. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also 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 the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at (www.copyright.gov).