Consumer Information Disclosure

Shiloh University is an accredited University and Seminary offering Biblical, Theological, Ministry, and Liberal Arts programs 100% online. It is the University’s mission to provide students with access to affordable Christian education while minimizing the need for student debt. The University’s quality programs of study not only challenge students to grow academically, but they prepare students for a fruitful Christian life. All programs are taught 100% online, allowing students in any location to pursue a life-changing Christian education while remaining active in their communities.

Name of Institution: Shiloh University

Address: 416 D Avenue, P.O. Box 846, Kalona, IA 52247-0846

Year Founded: 2006

First Accredited: 2012          Current Accreditation Expires: 2020

CEO/President: Christopher J. Reeves

Ownership

Shiloh University is a nonprofit religious corporation incorporated in the state of Iowa. As a nonprofit religious corporation, Shiloh University does not have owners.

Mission Statement

Shiloh University equips students in their unique callings to serve and impact communities by providing online Christian higher education opportunities.

Programs, Courses, and Faculty

Shiloh University offers programs in a number of areas including Biblical and Theological Studies, Christian Ministry, and Liberal Arts and Sciences. Check out our Academics page for more information about degree and certificate options. University programs are supported by a passionate faculty that is qualified by both education and experience. (see our Faculty Information page).

Information about recommended textbook vendors can be found on our Textbook Information page. A complete list of required and supplementary course materials is available to students within the online classroom.

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

Credits from course work earned at other seminaries or colleges or test-out credit earned (such as Advanced Placement test credit) may be transferable to the degree programs offered by Shiloh University. Find out more about the University Transfer Credit policies and Articulation Agreements on our Transferring Credits page.

Tuition and Aid Availability

It is Shiloh University’s mission to provide a world-class education at rates that are as affordable as possible. For information about our program and course costs, check out our Undergraduate Cost, Graduate Cost, and Doctoral Cost of attendance pages.

Shiloh University is a Federal Student Aid–eligible institution offering a full range of tuition assistance programs as well as scholarships and discounts. Visit our Tuition and Aid pages for more information, or contact the Financial Aid Office. For incoming freshman considering full-time enrollment, check out our Net Price Calculator and our entrance and exit loan counseling information.

Also see our Refund Policy as well as our Return of Federal Student Aid Funds policy.

Financial Aid Office Contact Information

Phone: (319) 656-2447

Email: Email financial aid office

Services for Students with Disabilities

Shiloh University is committed to providing accessible education whenever possible to the disabled community. Find information about accessibility accommodation and our disability policy on our Disability Accommodation Services page.

Privacy of Student Records—Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Student records are protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. Faculty, staff, and student workers have access to education records for the sole purpose of performing their jobs professionally and responsibly. They have a responsibility to protect the confidentiality of education records in their possession, regardless of the medium in which the records are presented.

For more information about Shiloh University’s dedication to the privacy of student records, check out our Student Privacy page.

Accreditation

Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)(Formerly the Distance Education and Training Council—DETC)
1601 18th Street NW, Suite 2
Washington, DC 20009Phone: (202) 234-5100
Email: DEAC information email request

DEAC is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 955-6126
Website: Council for Higher Education

State Licensure

Iowa State Licensure

Iowa College Student Aid Commission
Postsecondary Registration Administrator
475 SW 5th St., Suite D
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: (877) 272-4456, option 4

Shiloh University is recognized and licensed by the State of Iowa as a post-secondary degree–granting institution.

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
3005 Center Green Drive, Suite 130
Boulder, Colorado 80301
Phone: (303) 541-0283
Email: SARA information email request
Shiloh University is an approved SARA Institution, which enables it to admit students from any SARA participating state. For information on Shiloh University’s authority to operate in each state, refer to the University’s State Licensure Information summary.

Student Demographic Profile

Student Demographic Highlights (2018/2019):

Student Average Age44
International Students10 %
Minority Students28 %
Female Students31 %
Male Students69 %
Pell Grant Students24 %

Success Indicators

Percentage of students surveyed in 2018/2019 who responded that they:
Achieved their learning goals100 %
Would recommend the University to a friend98 %
Were satisfied with their studies100 %

Program Graduation and Continuation Rates

The Student Right-To-Know Act of 1990, amending the Higher Education Act of 1965, requires all institutions of higher education participating in any program under HEA Title IV (Federal Student Aid) to disclose the graduation rate of certificate and degree seeking first-time, full-time students. While the University does offer programs for first-time full-time students, to date, the University has primarily had an adult-learner and part-time student body. As of the end of the 2018-2019 award year, the University has had no first-time full-time graduates.

Loan Default Rate and Median Borrowing

The University became a Federal Aid eligible institution in October 2016. Therefore, it will not have a Federal Student Aid-reported 3-year default rate rates or a median borrowing rate until at least the conclusion of the 2019-2020 Award Year.

Job and Educational Placement

Shiloh University does not provide job placement services, nor does it publish job or education placement rates for its graduates. The University does not represent its offerings as programs which lead to “gainful Employment” as defined by the Department of Education and the Higher Education Act.

The University’s programs are designed to lead toward increased effectiveness in ministry and in life. This may lead to employment opportunities, deeper involvement in lay ministry, or increased effectiveness in employment that a student already had. The nature of ministry education, and the variety of requirements each organization has for ministry employment, make it very difficult to provide meaningful employment statistics.

Additional Disclosures

Shiloh University is a truly online school: 100% of its courses are offered online and there are no residency requirements. While it does have an administrative housing in southeast Iowa, it holds no campus activities. Because of this, some of the information typically required for disclosure is not applicable to Shiloh University.

See the University’s profile on College Navigator, maintained and updated by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Vaccination Policy

Because Shiloh University offers its courses 100% online and does not have a campus, the University is exempt from the Higher Education Opportunity Act enacted on Aug. 14, 2008, which requires institutions that maintain on-campus housing facilities to publish a vaccination policy.

Campus Security Policy, Crime Reporting, and Emergency Response Procedures

Because Shiloh University offers its courses 100% online and does not have a campus, the University is exempt from Federal regulations requiring the release of campus security information, crime statistics, and emergency response procedures. This includes the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Fire Safety Policies, Fire Statistics, and Fire Log

Because Shiloh University offers its courses 100% online and does not have a campus, the University is exempt from the Higher Education Opportunity Act enacted on August 14, 2008, which requires institutions that maintain on-campus housing facilities to publish an annual fire safety report that contains information about campus fire safety practices and standards of the institution. For those who work in the administrative offices of Shiloh University in Kalona, Iowa, a fire safety report from our leasing organization, the Shiloh church and conference center, can be made available upon request.

Intercollegiate Athletic Program Disclosures

Because Shiloh University offers its courses 100% and does not participate in intercollegiate athletic programs, the University is exempt from the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, which requires institutions to publish intercollegiate athletic program participation rates and financial support data. It is also exempt from publishing graduation and transfer-out rates for students who receive athletically related student aid as required by the Student Right-to-Know Act.

Voter Registration

Because Shiloh University offers its courses 100% online and does not have a campus, the University does not hold formal voter registration events. Iowa residents are encouraged to register to vote and find out how to participate in voting on the Iowa College Student Voters webpage. Note that the state of Iowa has enacted the motor vehicle/voter registration provisions of the National Voter Registration Act; therefore, the University is not obligated to distribute voter registration forms to its students.

Drug and Alcohol Policy

Shiloh University believes that the illegal use of drugs and alcohol presents a serious health and safety hazard to the college community and interferes with educational and occupational success. The University fully complies with the Drug Free School and Communities Act of 1989 to prohibit the illegal possession, consumption, and distribution of drugs and illegal use of alcohol on University property or during activities officially sponsored by the University.

Students, faculty, and staff may not participate in the illegal use of alcoholic beverages or drugs on University property or in connection with activities officially sponsored by the University.

Shiloh University supports all federal, state, and local ordinances pertaining to alcohol and drugs and will fully cooperate with law enforcement authorities to protect the students, staff, and faculty of the University from the illegal possession, purchase, sale, and manufacture of controlled substances and the illegal use of alcohol. The University will refer offenders to the proper civil authorities. Regardless of whether legal action is pursued by the University or outside agencies, disciplinary action will be taken by the University for violations of the law, or University policy. In addition, all college faculty, staff, and student employees must be in compliance with the Shiloh University Employee Possession and Use of Drugs and Alcohol Policy disclosed in the Employee Handbook.

University Sanctions

Any student suspected of being in violation of these regulations while on University property may be subject to disciplinary proceedings. Students who are found guilty may be subject to administrative actions: oral warning, written warning, admonition, reprimand, and/or subject to disciplinary penalties: expulsion, suspension, probated suspension, disciplinary probation, and other educationally sound sanctions.

Financial aid recipients who are convicted of any offense under any Federal or State law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance will be ineligible to receive aid, beginning with the date of conviction, for the time period stated below:

Possession of a controlled substance:

  • First Offense – 1 year
  • Second Offense – 2 years
  • Third Offense – indefinitely

Sale of a controlled substance:

  • First Offense – 2 years
  • Second Offense – indefinitely

Available Counseling, Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Re-entry Programs:

Individuals with alcohol abuse issues are recommended to find a local Alcoholics Anonymous Support Group. The following institutions are also recommended to find locally available support services: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Health Risks Associated with Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Although initial drug use might be voluntary, drug abuse has been shown to alter gene expression and brain circuitry, which in turn affects human behavior. Once addiction develops, these brain changes interfere with an individual’s ability to make voluntary decisions, leading to compulsive drug craving, seeking and use.

The impact of addiction can be far reaching. Cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and lung disease can all be affected by drug abuse. Some of these effects occur when drugs are used at high doses or after prolonged use, however, some may occur after just one use.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (www.drugabuse.gov) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (www.niaaa.nih.gov), health effects of specific substances are as follows:

  • Nicotine is an addictive stimulant found in cigarettes and other forms of tobacco. Tobacco smoke increases a user’s risk of cancer, emphysema, bronchial disorders, and cardiovascular disease.
  • Alcohol consumption can damage the brain and most body organs. Areas of the brain that are especially vulnerable to alcohol-related damage are the cerebral cortex (largely responsible for our higher brain functions, including problem solving and decision making), the hippocampus (important for memory and learning), and the cerebellum (important for movement coordination). Drinking too much alcohol – on a single occasion or over time – can also cause damage to the heart, liver and pancreas. It can also lead to greater risk of certain cancers and weakens the immune system making the body more susceptible to infection.
  • Marijuana is the most commonly abused illegal substance. This drug impairs short-term memory and learning, the ability to focus attention, and coordination. It also increases heart rate, can harm the lungs, and can increase the risk of psychosis in those with an underlying vulnerability.
  • Prescription medications, including opioid pain relievers (such as OxyContin® and Vicodin®), anti-anxiety sedatives (such as Valium® and Xanax®), and ADHD stimulants (such as Adderall® and Ritalin®), are commonly misused to self-treat for medical problems or abused for purposes of getting high or (especially with stimulants) improving performance. However, misuse or abuse of these drugs (that is, taking them other than exactly as instructed by a doctor and for the purposes prescribed) can lead to addiction and even, in some cases, death. Opioid pain relievers, for instance, are frequently abused by being crushed and injected or snorted, greatly raising the risk of addiction and overdose. Unfortunately, there is a common misperception that because medications are prescribed by physicians, they are safe even when used illegally or by another person than they were prescribed for.
  • Inhalants are volatile substances found in many household products, such as oven cleaners, gasoline, spray paints, and other aerosols, that induce mind-altering effects; they are frequently the first drugs tried by children or young teens. Inhalants are extremely toxic and can damage the heart, kidneys, lungs, and brain. Even a healthy person can suffer heart failure and death within minutes of a single session of prolonged sniffing of an inhalant.
  • Cocaine is a short-acting stimulant, which can lead users to take the drug many times in a single session (known as a “binge”). Cocaine use can lead to severe medical consequences related to the heart and the respiratory, nervous, and digestive systems.
  • Amphetamines, including methamphetamine, are powerful stimulants that can produce feelings of euphoria and alertness. Methamphetamine’s effects are particularly long-lasting and harmful to the brain. Amphetamines can cause high body temperature and can lead to serious heart problems and seizures.
  • MDMA (Ecstasy or “Molly”) produces both stimulant and mind-altering effects. It can increase body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, and heart-wall stress. MDMA may also be toxic to nerve cells.
  • LSD is one of the most potent hallucinogenic, or perception-altering, drugs. Its effects are unpredictable, and abusers may see vivid colors and images, hear sounds, and feel sensations that seem real but do not exist. Users also may have traumatic experiences and emotions that can last for many hours.
  • Heroin is a powerful opioid drug that produces euphoria and feelings of relaxation. It slows respiration, and its use is linked to an increased risk of serious infectious diseases, especially when taken intravenously. People who become addicted to opioid pain relievers sometimes switch to heroin instead, because it produces similar effects and may be cheaper or easier to obtain.
  • Steroids, which can also be prescribed for certain medical conditions, are abused to increase muscle mass and to improve athletic performance or physical appearance. Serious consequences of abuse can include severe acne, heart disease, liver problems, stroke, infectious diseases, depression, and suicide.
  • Drug combinations. A particularly dangerous and common practice is the combining of two or more drugs. The practice ranges from the co-administration of legal drugs, like alcohol and nicotine, to the dangerous mixing of prescription drugs, to the deadly combination of heroin or cocaine with fentanyl (an opioid pain medication). Whatever the context, it is critical to realize that because of drug–drug interactions, such practices often pose significantly higher risks than the already harmful individual drugs.

Legal Sanctions

In general, most state laws prohibit:

  • Consuming, possessing or purchasing an alcoholic beverage if you are under 21 (Minor in Possession)
  • Consuming or possessing alcoholic beverage in a public place.
  • Possessing an open or unsealed container in a motor vehicle (when the container is within the immediate reach of the driver).
  • Possession of an open or unsealed alcoholic beverage by a passenger in the passenger area of a motor vehicle (Exceptions apply to taxis, limousines and motor homes).
  • Public intoxication.
  • Giving or selling an alcoholic beverage to someone under age 21.
  • Giving or selling an alcoholic beverage to anyone who is intoxicated.
  • Lending your driver’s license to someone or knowingly permitting someone else to use it.

For more information, refer to:

  • The Alcohol Policy Information System is an NIAAA-sponsored website that provides detailed information on alcohol-related public policies at both the State and Federal levels.
  • Federal Trafficking Penalties

Student Activities

Because Shiloh University offers its courses 100% online, it does not offer in-person student activities or organizations. Check our Student Affairs page for more information about our various student services.

Copyright Infringement and File Sharing

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 file-sharing 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 and 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to 5 years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the of the U.S. Copyright Office website.