Zane State College’s mission is Empowering people, enriching lives, and advancing the region through education, collaboration, and opportunities. We welcome inquiries about our programs and services.  In accordance with federal regulations set forth by the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, this web page provides links to required consumer information.

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008, Zane State College must make available to current and prospective students the following information:

Accessibility Services
In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, Zane State College makes reasonable accommodations available to qualified students. Accessibility services may be available for students with health conditions, illnesses, or physical or learning disabilities that may affect student attendance, participation, health, or behavior. Examples include, but are not limited to severe allergies, seizures, heart conditions, asthma, vision or hearing impairment, etc. Interested students must make an appointment with Accessibility Services in the One Stop for Student Services (College Hall, Room 115) at 740.588.5000 to discuss accommodations. Students enrolled in an online program may email Heather Merry at to learn more about online Accessibility Services. Accommodations and services are based on documentation from a qualified professional and student interview. After discussing accommodations with Accessibility Services, students who choose to take advantage of the services must request the services each semester from each instructor as needed prior to the first exam.

Anti-discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy

Campus Tobacco Policy

Constitution Day
Zane State College will display a large sign in a prominent area that students/staff/faculty are invited to write down what  resolution or goal that they have that will make the college or themselves better (forming a more perfect union).  The students are informed what the constitution was drafted for. All statements are posted and they stay up for approximately one week. This activity to signify Constitution Day on our campus brings awareness to the Constitution itself as well as awareness to what our students/staff/faculty can do on our own campus to improve our surroundings. This activity is done yearly on Constitution Day.

Copywritten Material and Intellectual Rights
Respect for the scholarly work and intellectual property rights of others is essential to the educational mission of any institution. Zane State College, therefore, endorses the following 1987 EDUCOM/ADAPSO statement on Software and Intellectual Rights. “Respect for intellectual labor and creativity is vital to academic discourse and enterprise. This principle applies to works of all authors and publishers in all media. It encompasses respect for the right to acknowledgement, right to privacy, and right to determine the form, manner, and terms of publication and distribution.” Because electronic information is volatile and easily reproduced, respect for the work and personal expression of others is especially critical in computer environments. Violations of authorial integrity, including plagiarism, invasion of privacy, unauthorized access, and trade secret and copyright violations, may be grounds for sanctions against members of the academic community.
Drug and Alcohol Policy for Students
The use or possession of any drug, narcotic, or hallucinogen is strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased on a long-term basis by Zane State College. Any violations will be considered grounds for possible dismissal from the College and legal action. Copies of the College Drug and Alcohol Policy can be obtained here.
To view our institution's contract with BankMobile a Division of Customer Bank, click here.
Private Student Loans
Zane State College does not promote or provide information regarding any single loan product. Students who choose to pursue private loans must do so independently.
Refund Policy
Refunds are disbursed weekly starting at the end of the sixth week for standard semester classes, with the following exceptions:
  1. If financial aid amount is dependent upon credit hours to be earned in the second eight week term classes or any term that begins after the official semester start, refund will be held in all or part until after attendance is confirmed in the term classes.
  2. If the financial aid is subject to additional terms that are specified in the aid regulations. This may include first time and semester specific loans that may require multiple disbursements.

Title IV funding (pell and loans) are posted/credited to individual students accounts beginning the fifth week of the standard semester based on criteria passed through the financial aid system,  which are disbursed weekly beginning week six to meet the 14 day federal funding requirement. Refund payments may be delayed for students who have not selected a disbursement method. Students must use the Bank Mobile code they received in the mail to select their refund preference. All refunds are processed by an out of state processing center with Bank Mobile. Please make sure your My Z-Online account and address information is correct to avoid any delays. Address changes should also be made at your local post office. Please be advised that we cannot re-issue checks for 15 business days after the check was processed. There is an $18.00 processing fee for checks which we issue stop payments. If the check is returned to us in the mail, we will notify you by the phone number we have on file and/or through your Zane State College email account.

Voter information
Zane State College provides voter registration forms and means to register online as well. This is done all the time in the One Stop area. On presidential election years additional information is received from the Board of Elections about who is eligible to vote, what forms can be filled out, and where to find them. An information table is set up to encourage students who are not registered to complete the process and a gift bag of all the needed forms and information about voting is given to each student.