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Consumer Information

The Prairie State College (PSC) Department of Student Affairs is pleased to provide you with this list of information PSC must disseminate under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. Listed below is the type of information PSC is required to provide and the college offices or materials where the information can be found. Please refer to these “information sources” if you need more information.

Accreditation Information

Prairie State College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the north central region.

Contact information for the HLC:

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411
Phone: (800) 621-7440 / (312) 263-0456
Fax: (312) 263-7462

To obtain or review documents describing accreditation, approval or licensing, contact the President’s Office, room 2270, or email Pat Trost, Administrative Director-President’s Office and Board of Trustees, at ptrost@prairiestate.edu.

Copies of letters or certificates of accreditation may be viewed at the Welcome Center and the President’s Office, room 2270.

General Information

Names of associations, agencies, and/or governmental bodies that accredit, approve, or license the school and its programs, and the procedures by which a student may receive a copy for review of the school’s accreditation, licensure, or approval
  • PSC Catalog
  • PSC Office of the Vice President, Academic Affairs: (708) 709-3541
Special facilities and services available to disabled students
The costs of attending PSC (tuition and fees; books and supplies; and applicable transportation costs) and any additional costs of the program in which you are enrolled or have expressed an interest
Refund policies and official withdrawal procedures
Degree programs, training, and other education offered
The instructional, laboratory, and other physical plant facilities associated with PSC
List of faculty and other instructional personnel
Prairie State College Campus and Extension Sites
  • Main Campus, 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Phone: (708) 709-3500
  • Matteson Area Center, 4821 Southwick Dr., Matteson, IL 60443. Phone: (708) 709-3750
General institutional issues
  • PSC Catalog
  • PSC Office of the President: (708) 709-3637
Education statistics
Campus crime report
FERPA Policy - This form describes the College's compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Drug abuse prevention information
  • PSC Catalog
  • PSC Office of Counseling and Academic Advising: (708) 709-3506
  • PSC Health Promotions Programming: (708) 709-7897
  • Drug Conviction and Your Financial Aid: View information
Sexual Harassment in Higher Education (pdf)

Financial Aid Information

Types of need-based and non-need based federal financial aid available to Prairie State College students

Types of need-based and non-need based state and local aid programs, school aid programs, and other private programs
  • PSC Office of Financial Aid: (708) 709-3735
How students apply for financial aid and how eligibility is determined
How Prairie State College distributes aid among students
The rights and responsibilities of students receiving institutional aid
  • PSC Foundation: (708) 709-3636
The rights and responsibilities of students receiving federal aid
How and when federal funds are disbursed
  • PSC Office of Financial Aid: (708) 709-3735
How and when institutional grants and scholarships are disbursed
  • PSC Foundation: (708) 709-3636
The terms of, schedules for, and the necessity of loan repayment and required exit counseling
  • PSC Office of Financial Aid: (708) 709-3735
The criteria for measuring Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (FASAP) and how a student who has failed to maintain FASAP may reestablish eligibility for federal aid
Availability of SFA funds for study abroad programs

PSC does not have a study abroad program. PSC courses may have sessions out of the US, but courses are PSC courses.

Individual state financial aid agencies

Web site: http://collegezone.com/studentzone/416.htm

Drug Conviction and Your Financial Aid

Other information

For a printed copy of the Prairie State College catalog, contact the PSC Office of Enrollment Services at (708) 709-3513.

Contact information


Illinois Community College System Annual Administrator and Faculty Salary and Benefits Portal


Out-of-State Compliance and Complaint Resolution


Online and distance education is an important part of the PSC program offerings.  Recent amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965 include changes in regulation for State Authorization that may impact online, distance, and correspondence education providers. Read more...