Consumer Information

Consumer Information

Institutional Research and Effectiveness

The Higher Education Opportunity Act was enacted Aug. 14, 2008, and reauthorizes the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The links below provide our website visitors with the consumer information required by this law. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required for some links.

To access textbook information, please follow the steps below:

  • Go to the schedule of classes.
  • Choose term from the drop-down list.
  • Choose subject and course level (if applicable).
  • Click "Submit."
  • Once the results page loads, click on the appropriate section name/title link (a new window will open).
  • Click on the link "Click here for prices of required textbook(s) and supplies."

If you have any issues accessing this information, please contact the Technology Services Center at (401) 341-7777 or

Those who are interested in obtaining or reviewing documents describing Salve Regina’s institutional accreditation should contact the Office of the Provost. Those who are interested in obtaining or reviewing documents describing department or program accreditation, approval or licensing should contact the respective department chair.

Comments about the conduct of the University may be addressed to NECHE at Individuals may also contact the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Commission of Higher Education, 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington MA 01803, (781) 425-7700,

State Authorization

Salve Regina is authorized to offer online education under the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, which covers 54 states and U.S. territories and is administered by four regional education compacts. Salve Regina is a member of the New England Board of Higher Education compact.

Salve Regina offers programs and courses delivered via distance education. The provisions of the United States Federal Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) and Federal Regulation 34 CFR § 602.17 (g)(h) require institutions offering credit-bearing distance education to have processes in place to ensure that the student registering for a course is the same student who participates in the course or receives course credit. This requirement is also an expectation of the New England Commission of Higher Education's standards for accreditation.

According to the HEOA, one or more of the following methods must be used:

  • A secure login and passcode
  • Proctored examinations
  • New or other technologies and practices that are effective in verifying student identification

Upon enrollment, each Salve Regina student is provided with a unique student ID, email address, network username and password. These individual credentials allow for secure access to University systems. Salve Regina requires the use of the institution-issued credentials and multi-factor authentication to access the University portal and Canvas, the University’s learning management system. All online courses require a synchronous component, which allows for instructors to confirm the student’s identity if necessary.

Students are responsible for maintaining the security of their login information and password. This information may not be shared or given to anyone other than the person to whom they were assigned. Users are responsible for any use and activity of their account as outlined in the student handbook and computer and network use policy.

The methods of verifying student identity in distance education must protect the privacy of student information. Salve Regina complies with the provisions of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) that protects the privacy of education records and provides guidelines for appropriately using and releasing student information records.

No additional charges associated with the verification of student identity are passed on to the student. If any fees related to verification of identity will be charged to students, they will be indicated on the tuition and fees webpage.

Title II of the Higher Education Opportunity Act requires institutions of higher education to submit annual reports to the Rhode Island Department of Education that provide basic information on the programs offered at the institution, how well students perform on initial state certification test requirements and whether the institution has been classified as low-performing.

Contact information:
Office of Financial Aid
Ochre Court
100 Ochre Point Ave.
Newport, RI 02840
Toll-free: (888) GO-SALVE
Office: (401) 341-2901
Fax: (401) 341-2928

Disclosure: In accordance with HEOA 489 Amended HEA Sec. 485B, Salve Regina is required to disclose to all borrowers that any loan borrowed by a student or eligible parent will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). The information reported to NSLDS will be accessible by guarantee agencies, lenders and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system. Borrowers may review their NSLDS history and information at any time at

The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, requires Salve Regina to make a good faith effort to make voter registration forms widely available. It is important that you exercise your right to vote.

Salve Regina sends voter registration information to current students via email on an annual basis.