|NVCC 1997-1998 Catalog|
Student Development Services
|Financial Aid Services|
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NVCC strives to assure that no one be denied the opportunity of attending the College for financial reasons. The financial aid program provides a variety of ways for you to get funds for college.|
Financial aid counselors at each campus provide information about financial aid programs, application procedures, and eligibility.
Jobs are available on campus through a work-study program. If you can show financial need, you may qualify for participation in this program.
Loans are available through the Federal Perkins Student Loan and the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programs. If you need a loan, contact the Financial Aid Office for information and a determination of eligibility for a loan.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG) are federally funded and available in conjunction with other types of financial aid.
The Federal Pell Grant, which is federally funded, requires demonstrated financial need.
The College Scholarship Assistance Programs (CSAP) and Virginia Community College System (VCCS) provide grant awards for students domiciled in Virginia. The program is provided through the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to needy students attending Virginia colleges at least half-time and who are making satisfactory academic progress.
Applications for financial aid are available from the Financial Aid Office on campus. Application must be made on your home campus and should be made well in advance of the semester for which assistance is needed. Applicants for all aid programs, including loans, must file an approved need analysis application. Completed applications received by March 1, will receive priority consideration.
The NVCC Student Financial Aid Committee is composed of representatives of the administration, student body, Financial Aid Offices, and faculty as appointed by the president. The Committee reviews and recommends policy on administering financial aid programs.
Some Extended Learning Institute courses may not be included in any calculation used to determine a student's eligibility for any financial aid funds or loan deferments.
Additional information on scholarships, grants, loans, and on-campus employment may be found in the 1996-97 Student Financial Aid Services brochure. Information about financial aid policies pertaining to class attendance, recalculation of awards, and repayment of funds may also be found in the Student Financial Aid Services brochure.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Federal regulations require that a student receiving federal financial aid make satisfactory academic progress in accordance with the standards set by the College. Students who are identified as having met the College's definition of "Academic
Credit Progression Schedule
Credit Progression Schedule. Students must, at a minimum, receive a satisfactory grade in the courses attempted by completing 65% of the credits for which they enrolled. Credits completed are those for which grades of A, B, C, D, R, S, or P are earned. The following schedule indicates the number of credits that a financial aid recipient must complete satisfactorily in relation to the number of credits on which financial aid is based.
Note: Federal Direct Stafford Loan borrowers will have satisfactory academic progress reviewed prior to the disbursement of any loan proceeds.
Students who have reached 100 semester credits for a certificate will be ineligible for student financial aid. Students may receive financial aid for a maximum of 30 semester credits of Developmental Studies courses, if required as a result of placement testing, and for a maximum of 30 semester credits of English-as-Second-Language (ESL) courses. ESL enrollment which exceeds the 30 credit limit may be charged against the 30 credit Developmental limit, but the combined total may not exceed 60 semester credits. For Developmental/ESL course work, students may exceed the 55 or 100 semester credits maximum.
Cumulative GPA Minimum Requirements
Students who fail to meet these requirements and lose eligibility for financial aid can appeal the decision. The appeal must be prepared in writing and must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documents. The policy statements are found in this Catalog (See "Academic Standing" in the Administrative Information section) as well as the Student Handbook. They also may be obtained from your campus Financial Aid Office.
Private citizens, businesses, non-profit institutions, and associations have generously donated scholarship funds for students. Recipients are selected by the Student Financial Aid Committee, the donor, or the campus. Most scholarships require that you provide a statement of financial need, and some are curriculum or career related. The Financial Aid Office on each campus can provide information about the current availability of individual scholarships as well as application materials. The NVCC Educational Foundation publishes a list of available scholarships, general criteria, and their deadlines.
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