Grossmont College is committed to the integrity of information that is being disseminated to students and their families. In accordance with federal regulations, the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District and the College adhere to strict guidelines with regard to the potential misrepresentation of the institutions' academic programs, financial charges and the employability of our graduates.
District Board policies address Misrepresentation (Board Policy 5130 and Administrative Procedure 5130) and our Institutional Code of Ethics (Board Policy 3050 and Administrative Procedure 3050).
Per the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR, Title 34, Chapter VI, Part 668, Subpart F - §668.71) Misrepresentation is defined as any "...false, erroneous or misleading statement an eligible institution, one of its representatives, or any ineligible institution, organization, or person with whom the eligible institution has an agreement to provide educational programs, or to provide marketing, advertising, recruiting or admissions services makes directly or indirectly to a student, prospective student or any member of the public, or to an accrediting agency, to a State agency, or to the Secretary. A misleading statement includes any statement that has the likelihood or tendency to deceive. A statement is any communication made in writing, visually, orally, or through other means. Misrepresentation includes the dissemination of a student endorsement or testimonial that a student gives either under duress or because the institution required the student to make such an endorsement or testimonial to participate in a program."
The District and the College also declare that the institution, its representatives, or any organization or person with whom we have an agreement with, do not assert that our participation in Title IV, Higher Education Act programs in any way imply approval or endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education with regard to the quality of our educational programs.
If a student, parent or member of the public believes that an employee or representative of Grossmont College has purposely misrepresented the truth about its financial aid programs, it's educational programs, its financial charges or the employability of it's graduates, then a complaint can be filed with the U.S. Department of Education by sending a message through the Federal Student Aid Feedback System at: https://feedback.studentaid.ed.gov/s/?language=en_US