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    Northeast Mississippi Community College
   
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
Student Catalog 2017-2018

Financial Assistance & Scholarships


Financial Assistance

Application Procedures

Northeast Mississippi Community College participates in the following Federal-Financial Aid Programs for student assistance: Federal Pell Grant, Federal-Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program (LEAP), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), Federal Work Study, and Federal Family Education Loan Program.

Students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an approved post-secondary educational institution and who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States are eligible to apply for assistance under the programs. Remember grants are gifts, but loans must be repaid. There are many sources of aid for students. Some are sponsored by the Federal Government, others by the State of Mississippi, business organizations, and other private sources. To find programs for which a student may qualify, contact the Financial Aid Office at Northeast.

Students should apply for Financial Aid early. Many programs have early deadlines. Financial aid must be complete and approved in the Financial Aid Office before students may charge tuition and fees to the aid.
 
Student tuition and fees are deducted from the first financial assistance - loan, grant, scholarship, etc. - received by the college.
 
Financial aid/scholarship information and applications are available to all students through the college web site at www.nemcc.edu/financial-aid/, by mail, by phone at 662.720.7205, by e-mail at finaid@nemcc.edu or in person by visiting Ramsey Hall on campus.

Work Study Programs

Federal Work Study Program - This program provides the student an opportunity to earn wages to assist with college expenses. A student who demonstrates financial need and is making satisfactory progress in his/her studies is eligible to work under this program. Job placement is based upon availability of funds and positions.

Northeast Work Study Program - This program offers part-time employment to the student who may not be eligible for the Federal Work Study Program, but who does need financial assistance to further his/her education. Job placement is based upon availability of funds.

Loans

Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans - Federal Stafford Subsidized Loans are low-interest loans made to a student by private lenders to help a student pay for his/her college education. Students must prove need to be eligible to borrow under the Federal Family Education Loan Program.

Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans - Federal Stafford unsubsidized loans are loans available to students who have unmet Financial need.

Grants

Federal Pell Grant - The Federal Pell Grant is a Federal aid program designed to provide financial aid to a student who needs assistance for education beyond high school.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant - The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (FSEOG) provides grant funds for undergraduate students who have not completed their first baccalaureate degree and who are financially in need of this grant to enable them to pursue their education. The amount of the grant is determined by both the availability of funds and regulations set by the Federal government.

Academic Competitiveness Grant - ACG is a Federal program for students who meet specific criteria including a rigorous secondary school program.

Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program - Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program (LEAP) provides a limited amount of funds for students exhibiting need as determined by an approved needs analysis. The program is sponsored by Federal and local funds. Grants are available to Mississippi residents who meet eligibility requirements.

Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant Program - The MTAG program provides funds for students who are current legal residents of the state of Mississippi and who meet other eligibility requirements pertaining to the program.

Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant Program - The MESG program provides tuition grants for students who are current legal residents of the state of Mississippi and who meet other eligibility requirements of this program.

Scholarships

NEMCC offers a large number of scholarships including Institutional Scholarships which are based on ACT performance, academic achievement, career incentive, activity, leadership, participation and competition. Students may also apply and be considered for a limited number of scholarships available through the Northeast Development Foundation/Alumni Association which are included in Agency Scholarships. It is the responsibility of students to carefully review the various scholarships and submit an Application for Scholarships. Information and assistance is available by contacting the Coordinator of Scholarships at (662) 720-7273.

ACT

Institutional Scholarships - - ACT Performance, Academic Achievement, Career Incentive, and Activity/Leadership

Institutional Scholarships along with specific criteria for each scholarship are listed below. An application is required and should be submitted to the Coordinator of Scholarships. Scholarships are subject to the availability of scholarship funds. Applications should be submitted by March 15 for priority consideration. Applications received after March 15 will be processed in order determined by the date received and availability of funds. Students will be notified promptly regarding the status of their application.

General criteria applying to Institutional Scholarships is as follows:

  1. Institutional Scholarships may not be awarded for more than six (6) semesters.
  2. Institutional Scholarships awarded, regardless of type and budget of funds, will be considered in determining the maximum number of semesters provided.
  3. Students must enroll in at least 15 semester hours (12 academic hours) to receive institutional scholarships, with the exception of participation, and competition scholarships, which requires enrollment in a minimum of 12 semester hours.
  4. Academic, ACT, Career/Technical, Activity, Leadership and Participation/Competition Scholarships may be combined up to the amount for tuition, dorm, meals, registration fee and ID. A 90+ GPA and any ACT scholarship may not be combined.
  5. These scholarships are awarded in amount of one-fourth each semester and are renewable based upon the criteria listed under each scholarship.

Specific scholarships and criteria for each are as follows:

ACT Performance

  1. 30+ ACT
    A tuition, dorm and meal scholarship renewable based upon completing a 15 semester hour credit load each semester with a 3.0 GPA each semester for four semesters.
  2. 24 - 29 ACT
    A tuition scholarship renewable upon completing a 15 semester hour credit load each semester with a 3.0 GPA each semester for four semesters.
  3. 22 - 23 ACT
    A one-half tuition scholarship renewable upon completing a 15 semester hour credit load each semester with a 3.0 GPA each semester for four semesters.
  4. GPA/90+ or 19 - 21 ACT $800.00 ($200.00 per semester)
    This scholarship is renewable based upon completing a 15 semester hour credit load each semester with a 3.0 GPA each semester for four semesters.
Academic Achievement
  1. Valedictorian/Salutatorian
    First and second in class based on GPA. A tuition scholarship renewable based upon completing a 15 semester hour credit load each semester with a 3.0 GPA each semester for four semesters.
Career/Technical Incentive
  1. Special Career Incentive
    A tuition scholarship for students who are a first place State or National winner in DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, Skills USA, TSA, or any other nationally affiliated career/technical organization.
  2. Career Incentive
    A one-half (1/2) tuition scholarship for students who are a second or third place State or National winner in DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, HOSA, Skills USA, TSA, or any other nationally affiliated career/technical organization.

NOTE: Both the Special Career Incentive and the Career Incentive are renewable based on a 15 semester hour credit load each semester with a 3.0 GPA each semester for four semesters.

Leadership

Criteria: Must be an entering freshman with demonstrated participation and contributions in a minimum of two (2) high school clubs or organizations and leadership ability as demonstrated by selection as an officer in a church, school, or community organization. Verification is required by the student’s high school counselor or principal. The scholarship is renewable based upon enrollment in 15 semester hours credit each semester for four semesters and a GPA of 3.0 each semester. (Scholarship application required)

Activity

Criteria: Must excel in school sponsored clubs, organizations and extra-curricular activities. A letter of recommendation from an official at the student’s school is required.  This letter should list all of the types of activities in which the student participated.  The scholarship is renewable based upon active participation in a NEMCC club, organization or extra-curricular activity each semester and completing a 15 semester hour credit load each semester for four semesters with a GPA of 2.00 each semester. Awarded by the Vice President of Student Services office. (Scholarship application required)

The scholarships listed above are for first time freshman students. Transfer and returning students should see the scholarship office for scholarship opportunities.

Institutional Scholarships - Participation and Competition

These scholarships are awarded to students with special abilities, skills or talents who are selected to participate in a related activity while attending NEMCC. Included are athletic scholarships, band scholarships, cheerleading scholarships, chorus scholarships, piano and voice scholarships, journalism scholarships, commercial art scholarships and country western music scholarships. All students awarded these scholarships are required to maintain enrollment as full-time students (minimum of 12 semester hours or greater) each semester for which scholarships are received. Selection is made by respective NE coach, director, or instructor based upon previous exemplary performance and/or competitive try-outs.

Scholarship amounts and requirements vary according to the particular scholarship. Requirements specific to a particular scholarship are set by the coach, director, or instructor. Some scholarship requirements may be determined by national, state, and/or NEMCC regulations and guidelines. Expectations and requirements for the various scholarships will be clearly communicated in writing to respective students. Failure to comply will be grounds for reducing or terminating the scholarship upon sufficient notice. Scholarships may not be awarded in an amount greater than the amount that could be awarded to a Mississippi resident with the exception of regulations that apply to athletics.

Scholarships and information are listed below:

Athletic Scholarships are awarded by the Athletic Department. Interested applicants should contact the head coach of the various intercollegiate sports.

Band Scholarships are awarded to members of the Northeast Tiger Band. Scholarships average one-half tuition and fees and one-half room and board per semester. The Director of the Northeast Band should be contacted for additional information and application forms.

Chorus Scholarships are awarded to students comprising the Northeast Chorus. Selections are made by the Director of the Northeast Chorus.

Music Department Scholarships are awarded in piano and voice to talented students. Selections are made by the Music Department.

Commercial Artist Scholarship recipient is selected by the Department of Art. Northeast provides annually a full tuition scholarship to a commercial art student who does commercial art work, upon request, for the various departments on campus. Hours worked are equal to tuition rate divided by the current work study hourly rate.

Country Western Music Scholarships are awarded to students comprising the Country Western Chorus. Selections are made by the Director of the Country Western Music program.

Journalism Scholarships are available to students participating in College Publications (yearbook, student newspaper). Preference is given to sophomore and freshman editors, but scholarships are available for other positions such as photographer, sports editor, advertising sales (newspaper only), layout and design specialist and staff writer as funds are available. Students are not required to be enrolled in journalism or a communication-related program of study to participate in College Publications. Those interested in Journalism scholarships should request an application from Michael H. Miller, Public Information Specialist/College Publications adviser, NEMCC, 101 Cunningham Blvd., Box 67, Booneville, MS 38829.

Cheerleaders at Northeast Mississippi Community College are selected by a panel of judges to represent the college at athletic events. Selections are made for one academic year, and are made on the basis of try-outs. Cheerleaders are awarded a tuition scholarship each semester. Cheerleaders must be enrolled as full-time students each semester and must maintain a 2.00 GPA.

Tiger Ambassadors are offered a work-study position on a semester basis to represent and assist the college at recruiting/college fairs and to assist with other duties involving contact with prospective students. To apply see the Director of Enrollment Services or call (662) 720-7591 for information.

Tiger Dancer scholarships are awarded to outstanding female dancers for their participation in the Northeast Tiger Band. For more information about try outs contact the Director of Bands.

Theatre Department Scholarships are awarded to actors, crew, and stagecraft applicants. Contact the Director of Theatre for more information.

NOTE: Try-outs, if required, for the above scholarships will be announced and publicized. For information, call (662) 720-7273 and ask to speak to the appropriate coach, director, or instructor. Information may also be obtained on-line at www.nemcc.edu.

Agency Scholarships

Agency scholarships, along with the criteria for each scholarship, are listed below. Interested students are encouraged to carefully review the numerous scholarships and criteria. An application for scholarships is required to be considered for one of these scholarships. Applications should be completed online by March 15th for priority consideration. Applications received after March 15th will be considered based on date received and availability of funds. Application can be found here: Foundation Agency Scholarship Application.

Allie Conner Gaddis Memorial Scholarship A one-semester $300 scholarship awarded to a Ripley High School Graduate. The recipient is selected on the basis of character, leadership, and academic achievement. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
Alumni Association Scholarship A fall one-semester scholarship awarded to a high school graduate from Alcorn, Lee, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo, or Union county. An additional application must be submitted and can be acquired through the Foundation Office. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
Amber Carol Poff Scholarship This scholarship will be awarded to a Hickory Flat graduate majoring in a Math or Science field. The recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA. The scholarship will be awarded for the fall and spring semesters. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
B.T. & Ida Knight Moore Scholarship This scholarship, which will be split over two semesters, will be awarded to an incoming freshman beginning in the fall semester. The following conditions are subject to this scholarship; must maintain a 2.50 GPA, must be a resident of the surrounding five county area that Northeast serves, and is also based on academic achievement and financial need. Applicants must have applied and been accepted for admission to Northeast Mississippi Community College before submitting a scholarship application. An additional application must be submitted and can be acquired through the Foundation Office. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
Baptist Memorial Hospital Endowed Scholarship A semester scholarship awarded to a student enrolled in the Registered Nursing Program, who is from one of the five county areas. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
Baptist Memorial Hospital Volunteer Scholarship A semester tuition scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement and financial need. Applications are secured through the hospital. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
Bob Coggins Memorial Scholarship A two-semester scholarship awarded first to a Freshman Student from the Baldwyn area, and if no Baldwyn student, then from five county area. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
Bobby and Barbara Martin Family Scholarship The Bobby and Barbara Martin Family Scholarship for Tippah County will be awarded for two semesters. The following criteria conditions for the scholarship: Tippah County High School graduate (does not have to be a current graduating senior); prefer a student who has been actively involved in community leadership activities; student must maintain a 3.0 GPA to continue receiving scholarship; and student must complete the Bobby and Barbara Martin Family Scholarship application and submit a 100 words or less essay which outlines educational history, goals for the future, justification of need for the scholarship, and community leadership activities. An additional application must be submitted and can be acquired through the Foundation Office. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
Booneville Masonic Lodge Scholarship Applicant must be relative of Master Mason in good standing of Booneville Lodge No. 305. ACT Grade Average is required. Amount of Scholarship shall be $250.00 each for Spring and Fall Semesters and used for tuition only. Scholarship will be given annually subject to availability of funds. An additional application must be submitted and can be acquired through the Foundation Office. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
Cecelia Tollison Memorial Scholarship A one-semester scholarship is awarded to a student based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)  
                               
Clifton B. Sawyer Memorial Scholarship One semester scholarship awarded to an Alcorn County High School graduate with performance given to those in the Allied Health program and is based on financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
Corinth Rotary Magnolia Classic Scholarship A one-semester scholarship is awarded annually to a sophomore student who resides in Alcorn County, preferably, but not limited to, a single parent. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
Dodridge-Ajax Scholarship A one-semester scholarship is awarded annually based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)    
                               
Eddie Burns Memorial Scholarship A one-semester scholarship will be awarded in the Fall semester to a graduating senior from Prentiss County. Must be full time student and maintain a GPA of 3.0 and above. Would prefer students who are not receiving full aid. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
Emma McDonald Street Memorial Scholarship A one semester scholarship awarded to students who are interested in majoring in mathematics or a related field. Award is based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
F.L. “Spud” Rowell Scholarship Two one semester scholarships awarded to a Falkner High School graduate. Award is based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
Fairey Eaton Miller Scholarship Tuition scholarships awarded to a Tippah county resident. Students applying for this scholarship must have applied for admissions at the time of application for the scholarship fund. Award is based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation) An additional application must be submitted and can be acquired through the Foundation Office.
                               
First American National Bank A one-semester scholarship awarded to a student from the banking service area. The selection for this award is based on academic achievement and financial need.  
                               
Glenn Davis Gray Scholarship The Corinth Junior Auxiliary provides two tuition scholarships for both semesters for students from Alcorn County majoring in a medical related field. Award is based on academic achievement, letters of performance, and financial need.
                               
Hall Adams Fund Scholarship A $500.00 scholarship awarded to six (6) students annually in memory of Mr. Adams, who was a native of Alcorn County. Scholarship awards are based on academic achievement and financial need. Recipients should be residents of Alcorn County.
                               
Harold T. and Jane Carlisle White Memorial Scholarship A one-semester scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
Jack and Faye Rolison Endowed Scholarship A scholarship is awarded in the Fall semester to a Ripley High School Senior, if not eligible, a graduating senior from Tippah County. Award is based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
Jack Gandy Memorial Scholarship Fund A fall one-semester scholarship will be awarded to a resident of the five county area Northeast serves based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
James L. Triplett Memorial Scholarship A one-semester $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time student. Students applying for this scholarship must have applied for admissions at the time of application for the scholarship fund. Students receiving this scholarship must maintain a 3.0 GPA or above. Award is based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
Janet Kutrip Memorial Endowment (APPLICATION REQUIRED) Two-semester scholarships that will be awarded in the Fall. Must be enrolled as a second year ADN Student or a NEMCC LPN graduate who has been exempted by challenge the first year of the ADN curriculum. Student must currently have and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Student must submit an essay which outlines educational history, goals for the future, and justification of need for the scholarship. Student must complete the “Janet Kutrip Memorial Scholarship” application form. Student must show a prompt and consistent class attendance. Scholarship is awarded in concurrent semesters only. Scholarship is also based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
Juanita W. Hill Endowed Scholarship This is a two semester scholarship awarded to a Tippah County student. The scholarship is based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
Marion W. Smith Scholarship The Renasant Bank provides each year two scholarships for both semesters. The recipients must be business administration majors who plan a career in banking or social science majors who have an interest in government. Priority is given to dependents of employees of the bank. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
Matt Thornton Memorial Scholarship A fall $250 scholarship awarded to a Booneville High School graduate that has been in band for a minimum of four years. Recipient must be an incoming freshman. If the recipient drops or withdraws from college any monies remain unspent, will be returned to the scholarship fund. Award is based on financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
Michael Epting Scholarship This scholarship will be awarded in the Fall semester in the amount of $1050. The student will receive $525 for the Fall semester and $525 for the Spring semester. The following conditions are subject to this scholarship: must maintain a 2.75 GPA, must be a resident of Tippah County, must be enrolled in the Automotive or Diesel Mechanics programs, and is also based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation) An additional application must be submitted and can be acquired through the Foundation Office.
                               
Michael Hisaw Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Rotry Club of Booneville, A one-semester $250 scholarship awarded annually to a Prentiss county resident by the Booneville Rotary Club. Award is based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
Mt. Zion Cumberland Presbyterian Church Scholarship This scholarship is in memory of Dwayne Heath and Terry Ray Robertson and is a one-semester scholarship awarded to a Falkner High School graduate. Award is based on financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
NEMCC Maintenance Scholarship A one-semester scholarship is divided each Fall semester between the children and grandchildren of NEMCC Maintenance personnel. Students applying for this scholarship must have applied for admissions at the time of application for the scholarship fund. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
North MS Educational Consortium Scholarship Fund A one-semester scholarship awarded to a Freshman or Sophomore student with an education major. Must be a full-time student and maintain a 2.5 GPA. Award amount depends on allocation received from NMEC each year. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
Oscar L Shannon Memorial Scholarship A one-semester scholarship, preferably to Tippah County student. Must be majoring in Business or Business Technology. If not from Tippah county then from five county area. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
Pilot Club Scholarship (Booneville) A tuition scholarship is awarded to a female graduate of Booneville High School or another high school in Prentiss County. This award is based on academic achievement and financial need; however, a person who is receiving a government grant and/or any other scholarship is not eligible. (Applications for this scholarship are available from the Pilot Club of Booneville.)
                               
Prentiss County Bar Association Scholarship A one-semester tuition scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in PreLaw. Award is based on academic achievement and financial need.  
                               
ProVia Products Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshman that has applied and been accepted for admission to Northeast Mississippi Community College. The scholarship may be applied to tuition first, if applicable, and then to books, lodging, and other related expenses. The recipient is selected on the basis of (1) relation to a Heartland Siding employee, (2) area of residence, (3) high school GPA, and (4) essay submission on “Describe a Successful Student”. Students with prior full paid assistance will not be eligible. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation) An additional application must be submitted and can be acquired through the Foundation Office.
                               
Robb Clement Memorial Scholarship A one semester scholarship is awarded each year to a Booneville High School senior. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation) An additional application must be submitted and can be acquired through the Foundation Office.
                               
Robert B. Hill Endowed Scholarship This is a two semester scholarship awarded to a Tippah County student. The scholarship is based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
The Peoples Bank Charities of Ripley Scholarship A one semester scholarship awarded to a student who resides in Tippah or Benton County, preference will be given to those in Tippah. Award is based first on financial need then on academic achievement. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
ThyssenKrupp Elevator Scholarship A one-semester $1000 scholarship awarded to a dependent of a ThyssenKrupp Elevator employee. The recipient must also have maintained a grade point average of at least 2.5. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
Truitt Stockton Scholarship A two semester scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in the Construction Engineering Technology program or a related vocational-technical program. Award is based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
Wesley Bruce Green Memorial Scholarship Established by his family. A $250 one-semester tuition scholarship to be awarded annually to a graduate of Jumpertown High School. The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic achievement.
                               
William Edward Yancey Endowed Scholarship Two semester scholarship awarded to a Tippah County student with any program of study, a preference given to graduates from Pine Grove High School, who maintained at least a 2.5 average for 4 years of high school and continues to maintain a 2.5 GPA during their tenure at Northeast Mississippi Community College. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
Zona Dale & Charles Taylor Endowed Scholarship Awarded to a female student, preferably a single parent, that majors in a service field such as Child Care, Nursing, or Foods & Nutrition. Award is also based on strong financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)
                               
Zona Dale Taylor Scholarship A one-semester scholarship is awarded to a Home Economics major. Award is based on academic achievement and financial need. (Administered by the NE Development Foundation)

Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Requirements

In order to be eligible to receive Federal student aid such as Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Leveraging Education Assistance Partnership Educational Program, Federal Stafford Loan, Federal Work Study Program, and Academic Competitiveness Grant, a student must progress satisfactorily toward completion of his/her educational objective. Failure to achieve satisfactory progress will result in the termination of all Federal financial aid.

Satisfactory progress will be measured according to the following tables:

Academic and Technical Students

Hours Attempted Percentage Hours Cumilative GPA
0 - 32 50% 1.50
33 or more 67% 2.00

Maximum Hours Allowed

Students pursuing a degree in an eligible program may be eligible to receive aid for a maximum of 150% of attempted hours of the programs published required hours.

Cumulative Record

A student’s entire academic record will be evaluated to determine eligibility for financial aid, regardless of whether financial aid was received for all semesters. Transfer credits earned from other colleges that are placed on NEMCC transcript will be included.

Notification of Ineligibility

Attempts to notify all students by mail or e-mail will be made; however “Tigerline” portal at www.nemcc.edu will serve as official notification of financial aid in “Tigerline”.

Remedial Classes

Developmental studies classes will be treated the same as all the regular classes.

Incomplete Courses

Grades of incomplete are counted as an F until the course is completed and the registrar records the grade.

Repeat Courses

Repeated courses will count as hours attempted but not hours completed. For enrollment purposes, you may only count a repeated course one time unless it is for a failed course, which you may repeat until passed.

Financial Aid Eligibility

Federal Financial Aid recipients will be given a total of 96 hours (including withdrawal hours) to complete a four-semester program and 141 hours (including withdrawal hours) to complete a six-semester program. At the end of this period, the student will not be eligible to participate in the Federal financial aid program regardless of grade point average, hours accumulated, or change of program unless approved by the appeals committee.

A student will be required to enroll in courses pertaining to his/her program of study to be eligible for financial aid

Developmental courses, for which institutional credit is granted and grades are recorded, will be treated in the same manner as regular courses.

Awards will be reduced proportionately for part-time students. A student must enroll in at least six academic hours to receive some types of Federal Aid. All part-time semesters, including summer terms, will be considered when determining satisfactory progress.

Repeated courses will count as hours attempted but not hours completed. For enrollment purposes, you may only count a repeated course one time unless it is for a failed course which you may repeat until passed.

Financial Aid Attendance

A student receiving financial aid is expected to remain in all classes throughout each semester. Any semester in which a student withdraws will be counted as a semester of attendance and will count toward the number of semesters allowed to participate in financial aid programs.

Federal regulations specify that return of Title IV funds must be calculated for recipients of Title IV aid who withdraw or cease attendance from all classes during a semester. The institution must calculate the amount of Title IV aid the student earned (based on last day of class attendance). Therefore, any unearned portion of Title IV awards must be returned to the proper fund. The Return of Title IV Funds Federal Policy can be viewed in the Financial Aid Office.

Financial Aid Warning/Probation

If you are denied aid based on your academic progress, that denial takes precedence over any previous award notification you may have received. If you do not meet the minimum standards at the end of a semester, you will be placed on financial aid warning for the next semester. You may continue to receive financial aid for that warning semester. If you are placed on initial financial aid warning, you will have one academic semester to meet the minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress standards. If you are not meeting minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress standards by the end of your initial warning semester, you will not be eligible for aid (including grants, student loans, and/or Federal Work-Study) in subsequent semesters, and will be placed on suspension.

Appeals for Financial Aid Suspension

A student who wishes to appeal the suspension status should submit a written request for an appeal to the Financial Aid Appeals Committee chairman. The request should indicate why the student did not achieve the minimum academic requirements and why financial aid should not be suspended. The Financial Aid Appeals Committee will review the appeal to determine whether financial aid suspension is justified. The decision of the committee is final. (Note: Financial aid suspension must be appealed separately from academic suspension.)