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Student Consumer Information

Washington Adventist University is committed to providing important consumer information to all prospective and enrolled students as is required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act.  This notice serves to ensure the availability of consumer information on a variety of topics which includes general institutional information, financial aid, health and safety, student retention and graduation rates and equity in athletics information.
Upon reasonable notice, paper copies of any specific consumer information disclosure can be obtained by contacting the WAU employee listed during normal administrative working hours.

The consumer information links below will take you to the full disclosure posted to the website or in some cases to the resource and the page number where the information can be found.

Financial Assistance


Sharon Conway, Student Financial Services Director;; (301) 891-4005
Wanda Colon Canales, Admissions Director;; (301) 891-4000

Institutional Information


Sharon Conway, Student Financial Services Director;; (301) 891-4005


Dr. Ralph Johnson, Dean, Betty Howard Student Success Center;;
(301) 891-4106

 Copyright Infringement – Policies

Information on Graduation Rates and Other Student Information


Janette Neufville, Chief of Operations and Compliance, Institutional Research & Effectiveness;; (301) 576-0123
Jon Peter, Director, Institutional Research;; (301) 891-4226

Student Records and FERPA



Information on Campus Safety Policies and Crime Statistics


Edwin Monge, Director, Safety & Security;; (301) 891-4019 Equity in Athletics Disclosure Information
Contact:    Patrick Crarey, Director, Athletics;; (301) 891-4195

Information for Students

Other Student Disclosures


Student Financial Services
Address:Washington Adventist University
7600 Flower Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Local Phone: 301-891-4005
General Fax: 301-891-4167

For more information about financial aid at WAU, email, or call 1-800-835-4212 to speak to a Financial Aid Counselor.



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