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Privacy Policy

Web Site Privacy Policy

Information and services offered on are provided by Lorain County Community College, Elyria, Ohio. The purpose of the site is to provide public information about the participating colleges, and to offer online services to students, college faculty and staff. Online services include, but are not limited to college admission, class registration, tuition payment, financial aid and class schedules. FastPathOhio recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy rights of our users. Any information shared between users and FastPathOhio is securely managed and safeguarded in accordance with all applicable laws and the policies and guidelines set forth below.

Changes to privacy policy
FastPathOhio may need to change our privacy statement because of changes in the law, in technology, in FastPathOhio’s business, or in our attempts to serve your needs better. We will use every effort to communicate in a timely manner any changes to our privacy statement in the manner described in the FastPathOhio Site Terms and Conditions.

 What information does FastPathOhio gather?
Online services that are accessible through provide password-protected access to individuals’ personal records including, but not limited to, personal contact information, class records information and tuition-payment history. This information is accessible only by the individual and approved college administrative staff.

How the information is used
Information captured in enables users to access their personal records and utilize online services offered by FastPathOhio.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended, provides students access to information about themselves, permits students to challenge such information about themselves, and limits the release of such information about students without the student’s explicit written consent.

FastPathOhio is committed to this Act in its entirety. Procedural guidelines are available by clicking here,in appropriate FastPathOhio and college publications, and copies of procedures may be obtained from the participating college’s Records Office.

Access to student records
A student’s record, with certain exceptions including directory information (see below), will not be released without prior written consent of the student. A student has the right to review and question the content of her/his educational record within a reasonable time (45 days) after making a written request for such a review. If there are any questions as to the accuracy or appropriateness of the record that cannot be resolved informally, an opportunity for a hearing on the matter will be provided.

Disclosure of education records
FastPathOhio will disclose information from a student’s educational records only with the written consent of the student, except:

  • To school officials who have a legitimate educational interest in the records
  • To certain officials of the U.S. Department of Education, the comptroller general, and state and local educational authorities, in connection with certain state or federally supported education programs
  • In connection with a student’s request for or receipt of financial aid, as necessary to determine the eligibility, amount or conditions of the financial aid, or to enforce the terms and conditions of the aid
  • If required by a state law requiring disclosure that was adopted before November 19, 1974
  • To organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of FastPathOhio
  • To accrediting organizations to carry out their functions
  • To comply with a judicial order or a lawfully issued subpoena
  • To appropriate parties in a health or safety emergency

Directory information
FastPathOhio designates certain personally identifiable information that is contained within the student’s education record as “directory information” so that FastPathOhio  may, at its discretion, disclose this information without a student’s prior written consent. This information is student name, home address and telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities, current enrollment status (including dates of attendance, full or part time, withdrawal status). A student may restrict the publication and release of this directory information by filing a written request with FastPathOhio.

In addition, the following information is always considered releasable: previous dates of attendance, degrees and awards received (to include honors), previous educational agencies or institutions attended. The complete policy regarding the collection, retention and dissemination of information about a student is available in the participating college’s Records Office.

Our website may place “cookies” on your computer, unless your browser is set to reject cookies. The cookies enable our website to recognize you when you return to the website at a later date or time and enables us to personalize the website with preferences or information you have provided during prior sessions.

Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other public or private entities’ websites, whose privacy practices we do not control.

Choice to provide information
There is no requirement for you to provide any information at our website. However, the online services will not be available to you without proper login. Failure of your browser to provide nonessential technical information will not prevent your use of our website, but may prevent you from accessing online services.

Visitor comments or review
If you have questions about this privacy statement or the practices of this website or if you choose to review or correct any information, please contact us at, or call (800) 366-5222.