Student Development Services encompasses many areas of service to students from initial contact through graduation. Student Development Services acts as the student advocate in the areas of admissions, records, counseling, activities, assessment, veterans’ affairs, financial aid, career selection, job referral assistance, support services, and student disability services. These services assist the student in the exploration and development of values, personal and interpersonal skills, and college transfer or job-seeking opportunities.
Student Development Services works with students, through scheduled courses, special seminars and workshops, and counseling to carry out the objectives listed above.
Southwest Virginia Community College believes in the importance and uniqueness of each student. One college service which promotes this belief is the academic advisement system which provides for an advisor (a faculty member or counselor) to assist each student. Working together, the advisor and student will select and schedule classes; follow educational plans; discuss academic concerns; explore career goals on an on-going basis; clarify life goals; and plan transfer, graduation, or job selection activities. This advising relationship offers the student encouragement for personal growth and development; promotes persistence toward educational or vocational goals; and maintains one-on-one contact. Advisor Listing
Virtual advising at SWCC is designed to assist students to receive personalized attention and information to make informed decisions with limited face-to-face contact. Students may obtain information to assist with educational plan, register for classes, and obtain student support services. This advising model is designed to help students obtain their educational and vocational goals.
SWCC’s Assessment Center (Dellinger Hall) serves area citizens and prospective students by offering comprehensive testing programs to enable individuals to know their abilities, aptitudes and interests. Assessment Website
Either the ASSET or COMPASS is required of all new students planning to enroll in a degree, certificate, or diploma program of study. However, applicants other than those seeking entry to the College’s health care programs may submit Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing Program (ACT) scores. The results of the tests are used for placement rather than admission purposes. The ASSET or COMPASS is administered on the College campus and, as requested, in local high schools during the fall and spring.
The student who completes the ASSET or COMPASS is provided the results during the intake counseling interview. Anyone who does not receive the official report before enrolling is encouraged to check with Student Development Services for a review of test results. Careful and appropriate interpretations of test results are provided for each student. top
The Career Resource Center (CRC) offers SWCC students, alumni, and area citizens assistance in career planning, job search strategies, and job connections. Services are available through individual counseling sessions, workshops, classes, and on-line ( http://www.sw.edu/career ). Career Events are a popular means for students to prepare for job search success prior to graduation.
Career planning services include assessment of skills and interests, investigation of career options, as well as matching skills and interests with career goals. Work Keys assessment of skill proficiency is used to assist employers and employees in determining skill levels for employment and for advancement within a career. CRC staff also provides guidance and documentation for the acquisition of work skills through experiential learning opportunities within and concurrent with students’ academic programs.
Job search training complements the instructional program by developing student skills in understanding the workplace culture, marketing oneself to prospective employers, and building strong resume and interview skills. The CRC staff helps students develop the “soft skills” that employers seek, including the ability to work as a team member, a strong work ethic, and awareness of how to fit into the company culture. Job Search Clinics are held during the spring term to enhance students’ readiness for the job search process and for employment.
Job connections services include assistance with researching the job market, developing a personal career network, completing applications, and developing a job search plan. Staff assists students in learning to use the Internet to research target companies and to conduct job searches as well as helping to identify traditional sources of job connections, such as employment services and job listing services. The staff maintains an E-Job Board on its web page to give students unlimited access to jobs listed with the CRC. Students have the opportunity to make networking and employment connections at four annual career fairs: SWCC’s Career Connection, an on-campus career fair held annually in April—the Interstate Career Fair, a regional career event co-sponsored with colleges and community colleges from southwest Virginia, southern West Virginia, western North Carolina, and eastern Tennessee—Bluefield State Job Fair, a cooperative effort between Bluefield State College, Bluefield College, Concord College, Southwest Virginia Community College, and Wytheville Community College---Community College Career Connections, co-sponsored by SWCC, VHCC, and WCC. The Career Resource Center is located in Tazewell Hall, Room 125 or online at www.sw.edu/career .
As a service to students and to the community, the College maintains a staff of professional counselors. The counseling staff assists students in making career, educational, personal, and social decisions. As part of this assistance, appropriate tests, inventories, occupational, and educational information items are used. Information regarding financial assistance and/or employment is also available to the student.
It is the desire of the College that no qualified student be denied the privilege of attendance because of financial need. Determination of need is based upon the student’s financial resources and allowances for tuition, fees, books, supplies, meals, room, transportation, and other expenses. In order to be eligible to receive aid, a student must be enrolled in a curriculum which is at least six months long and has a specified completion date. The student must maintain satisfactory academic progress, as determined by the College, in order to continue to be eligible to receive aid. Students must sign a statement of educational purpose agreeing to only use federal student aid funds for expenses related to college attendance. Students wishing to apply for financial aid should contact the Financial Aid Office in Tazewell Hall. The “Student Financial Aid” booklet is available for all financial aid programs. Financial Aid Website
Financial aid applications must be filed each year. The summer term is the beginning of a new financial aid year so new applications should be filed two months prior to summer term. A student can receive financial aid from only one college per semester. A percentage of applications are marked for verification by the federal government.
Financial aid consists of several different programs, but is, generally, divided into three major categories: grants, scholarships, and work programs. A listing of the various programs offered is listed below.
FEDERAL AND STATE AID PROGRAMS
Students may apply for this federally funded aid program by completing the Application for Federal Student Aid. This non-repayable grant is available to eligible students enrolled in a regular program. Awards depend on expected family contribution, the cost of education, full- or part-time status, and the length of enrollment in the academic year.
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG)
SEOG, a non-repayable grant, is awarded to students having the greatest financial need; priority is given to Pell Grant recipients. Students who are eligible for SEOG funds may be awarded up to $1,000 a year based on need, the availability of funds, and other aid received.
College Scholarship Assistance Program (CSAP)
The Virginia State Council of Higher Education provides grants under this program to students who will be enrolled at least half-time in participating Virginia institutions, who have been Virginia residents for at least one year, and who demonstrate sufficient financial need. This State grant program does not have to be repaid. The grant ranges from $400 - $1000 and has a priority filing date of April 15.
Commonwealth Grants (COMMA)
Commonwealth Grants are awarded to in-state students who are enrolled at least half time (six (6) credits or more) and who have extreme financial need. The grant will pay tuition for 14 credits.
Part-Time Tuition Assistance Program (PTAP)
The Part-Time Tuition Assistance Program is a state-funded grant provided for students who are enrolled between one and six (1-6) credits per semester in a curriculum leading to the completion of a degree or certificate program.
SWCC does not participate in Federal Family Student Loan Programs.
Short Term Loans (STL)
Short-term loans, offered by the College, may meet the emergency needs of a student with regard to the payment of tuition and the purchase of books. The short-term loan must be repaid within 60 days at no interest and requires a co-signer who is 21 years of age or older. Apply in person at the Office of Financial Aid.
Work Study Program
College Work Study is a federally funded program that permits the College to create jobs for students who are eligible for financial aid. These part-time jobs, awarded to full-time students only, generally will not exceed eight (8) hours per week with pay equal to the minimum wage. Most college work study jobs are located on campus, but in some instances, a student may be placed off-campus working for a public or private non-profit agency. Students must maintain a 2.0 (+) GPA to be eligible for work-study.
Mary Marshall Nursing Scholarship was established by the General Assembly for Virginia residents in the nursing program who have financial need. Sophomore nursing students must apply by March 15. The application deadline for freshmen nursing students is June 15.
Ability to Benefit
To be eligible for any Title IV student assistance, students without a high school diploma or GED must be admitted to a curriculum on the basis of the ability to benefit from the education or training offered. Students admitted on this basis must, prior to enrollment, pass an independently administered examination approved by the U. S. Department of Education. Students must also meet and maintain satisfactory academic standing and make satisfactory progress in accordance with the College’s established policy for all financial aid recipients in order to remain eligible for any financial aid benefits during a subsequent academic year. If the student does not maintain satisfactory standing, he/she will not be eligible for future financial aid benefits until the completion of a remedial program prescribed by the advisor or until the student’s academic progress meets the minimum standard.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Facts:
I. Federal Law requires the College to have a SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) policy.
II. Excessive withdrawals (grades of W), are the #1 reason for students losing financial aid eligibility at Southwest.
III. Students must pass THREE SAP criteria to continue on financial aid:
(1) Complete 67% of all courses attempted with grades of A, B, C, D, S, P or R.
(2) Have a cumulative grade point average requirement of: Credit Hours Attempted GPA Minimum
Expected GPA 17 – 23 = 1.0; 24 – 35 = 1.5; 36 – 47= 1.75; 48 = 2.0.
(3) Not exceed 150% of the credit hours required to graduate from program plan. Example: If the total credits in student’s plan are 66, then the student’s 150% max is 99. (66 * 1.5 = 99).
IV. The official college policy on SAP is below.
VCCS Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy
I. Purpose: To reinforce responsible student behavior and describe the satisfactory academic progress standards to which students that receive financial aid must adhere in order to maintain their financial aid eligibility. This policy is designed to satisfy the requirements set forth in 34 CFR (Compilation of Federal Regulations), Part 668, Section 668.16 (e) and Section 668.34. The law requires that SWCC establish qualitative standards (grade point average) and quantitative standards (completion rate and maximum timeframe) to ensure students are making progress toward their educational goals.
II. Definitions: Documentation – As it relates to appeals, documentation includes, but is not limited to, letters from physicians, licensed counselors, clergy, or other professionals not related to the student. Documentation should be legible and reference a time period that corresponds with semesters when the student had academic problems.
III. Policy: Financial aid recipients at Southwest Virginia Community College have the responsibility to complete the courses they attempt with a satisfactory grade. In order to continue financial aid eligibility, federal law requires a student to maintain satisfactory academic progress in the program he/she is pursuing. Satisfactory academic progress means that a student is maintaining a cumulative grade point average at the minimum standard or higher and is completing the minimum number of semester credit hours or courses required in order to finish program requirements within the maximum allowable time frame. The standards used to judge satisfactory academic progress are cumulative and include all periods of a student’s enrollment, even periods in which the student did not receive financial aid.
If a student is academically suspended or dismissed, then that student’s financial aid eligibility is terminated.
(1) Assessment of Academic Progress: The college will assess students prior to awarding financial aid and at the end of each Fall and Spring semester. While the college will NOT run SAP after Summer semester grades, these grades will be counted in subsequent SAP program runs. It is possible that a student could lose their eligibility based on poor Summer semester performance. Returning students who have not been assessed within the previous aid year will be re-assessed prior to making awards.
(2) Quantitative Standards
a. Semester Credit Hour Completion Requirements: Students will be assessed for their completion rate when they have attempted 17 hours (credit + developmental) or 50% of the total credits required for their program of study. Federal regulations require a student to make measurable progress toward completing program requirements during each period of enrollment. To be making satisfactory academic progress, a student must successfully complete 67 percent (67%) of the classes he/she has attempted. Successful completion is defined as earning an A, B, C, D, R, or P. For example, if, at the point progress is assessed, a student has attempted a total of 17 credit or developmental hours, then he/she must have successfully completed at least 12 hours to be making satisfactory progress. If, at any point after 17 attempted hours, the student fails to comply with the 67 percent (67%) successful completion requirement, his/her financial aid eligibility terminates. After such a termination, the only way for a student to regain his/her financial aid eligibility is to successfully complete enough academic classes to bring his/her successful completion percentage up to the required standard, without help from financial aid programs.. top
b. Maximum time Frame Requirement: Federal regulations require the college to set a maximum time frame in which a student is expected to finish program requirements. For an undergraduate program, the maximum time frame maynot exceed 150% of the published length of the program. Since developmental courses are not counted in any program requirements, they are not considered in the 150% rule.
The maximum time frame for any SWCC program is computed by multiplying by 150% the number of credit hours listed for the program in the college catalog for the year the student entered the program. For instance, if the length of a program is published in a catalog as 60 credit hours, then the maximum time frame for that program is 90 credit hours (150% X 60 = 90). (NOTE: Program length information is contained in the college computer system, and a maximum time frame calculation is made for each student at the time academic progress is assessed.)
Once a student has enrolled for the number of credit hours allowed under the maximum time frame for his/her program, that student’s financial aid eligibility terminates even though he/she may not have finished the classes required for program completion. If terminated for exceeding the maximum time frame, a student may appeal in accordance with the appeal process described later in this policy.
(3) Qualitative Standards
a. Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements: To be making satisfactory academic progress, a student must have at least a cumulative GPA of:
1. 1.00 from the point of 17 credit hours have been attempted and thru the point where 23 credit hours have been attempted.
2. 1.50 from the point of 24 credit hours have been attempted and through the point where 35 credit hours have been attempted.
3. 1.75 from the point of 36 credit hours have been attempted and through the point where 47 credit hours have been attempted. top
4. 2.00 from the point of 48 credit hours have been attempted and until all program requirements have been completed. Failure to have the required cumulative GPA will result in termination of a student’s financial aid eligibility. After such a termination, the only way for a student to regain his/her financial aid eligibility, is to successfully complete enough academic classes to bring his/her cumulative GPA up to the applicable standard without help from financial aid programs. The Higher Education Amendments of 1986 require a student to have a grade point average of at least C by the end of the second academic year. At SWCC, “the end of the second academic year” means the point at which a student has attempted the equivalent of 48 semester credit hours at the college (excluding developmental classes). “A grade point average of at least C” means a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher.
5. Developmental Studies: Federal regulations allow a student to receive financial aid for only the equivalent of the first 30 semester credit hours of developmental studies attempted, regardless of whether or not the student received any financial aid for these developmental credit hours. A student may enroll in the same developmental studies class only three times and receive financial aid. A fourth or subsequent enrollment must be at the student’s expense. Developmental courses will count toward the completion rate described in section 2(a) above.
6. Course Repeat: Repeated courses will be counted in the quantitative standards of completion rate and maximum time frame. Repeated courses will NOT be counted in the qualitative, grade point average standards. Students may receive financial aid for repeated courses that fall within the VCCS repeat policy.
7. Withdrawal (“W” Grade): For financial aid, satisfactory academic progress purposes, a withdrawal counts as a class attempted but not successfully completed.
8. Incomplete Class (“I” Grade): For financial aid satisfactory academic progress purposes, an incomplete class counts as a class attempted but not successfully completed.
9. Missing Grades: Courses that do not have grades will count as a course attempted but not successfully completed.
10. Audited Class: The college does not grant academic credit for an audited class; therefore, a student cannot receive financial aid for such a class. Audited classes are not counted for financial aid satisfactory academic progress purposes.
11. Transfer Courses: Transfer courses that have been accepted by the college for the current academic plan will count toward the Maximum Timeframe.
12. Graduation – Degree, Diploma, or Certificate Requirements Completed: Once a student has completed his/her program requirements, that student’s financial aid eligibility ends. The college will not continue to award financial aid for additional periods of enrollment in a completed program.
13. Second Program: The College may award financial aid to a student who enrolls in a second program, once the student has been admitted into the “new” program and granted credit for all previously completed classes that fulfill the requirements of the new program. The maximum time frame for completion of a second program will be individually determined based upon the number of additional classes the student must take. Also, the total previously attempted credits taken plus the credits needed to FINISH the second program must be less than or equal the Absolute Maximum Total Credits in section 14 below.. top
14. Change of Program: For students who meet the GPA and Completion Rate standards, the college may award financial aid to a student who changed his/her program once the student has been admitted into the “new” program and granted credit for all previously completed classes that fulfill the requirements of the new program. The maximum time frame for completion of the new program will be individually determined based upon the number of additional classes the student must take.
15. Appeals and Reinstatement: If a student’s financial aid eligibility is terminated because he/she has failed the minimum standards within this policy, they may appeal the termination to the Financial Aid Appeals Committee. Appeals must be written and should state the reason(s) why the student was unable to satisfy the standards and they must cite and document a special mitigating circumstance that coincides with the problem semester(s). The form used for appeals is the ‘Appeal of Unsatisfactory Academic Progress Status for Financial Aid Students’ and is available in Financial Aid or on the College’s financial aid web page (in left menu under Other Aid Forms)
Federal regulation allows the college, specifically, the director or designee, to consider special mitigating circumstances that prevented a student from meeting the standards. Examples of special circumstances are the death of a relative of the student, an injury or illness of the student, change of program, etc. If the director or designee reinstates a student’s eligibility, the mitigating cause must be noted and the supporting documents attached for the record.
a) Student Affairs Committee: In most cases, the Appeals Committee’s decision is final. However, if a student’s appeal has been denied by Financial Aid, they may request additional appeals as outlined in the Student Handbook.
16. Subsequent Appeals: In those cases where a student fails to meet the condition of their reinstatement, they will not be entitled to future financial aid until they meet the standards. If a student experienced a new mitigating circumstance during their reinstatement, they may appeal the loss of their aid by following the steps outlined in section 14 above. If, after the third reinstatement, the student again fails the standard, they lose the ability to appeal and will not be entitled to financial aid until they meet the standards. This would require them to pay for classes from personal funds until they have earned sufficient credits or a grade point average that meets the standards in this policy. top
Under the following conditions, certain course credits will not be included when calculating the current enrollment status used to determine eligibility for aid:
A. A course is repeated in which a grade of “C” or better has been previously earned.
B. A developmental course is being repeated more than one time within the last three years.
C. A course is registered as audit.
D. A developmental course if the student has attempted at least 30 semester hours of developmental course work.
Credit may also be denied for courses which do not apply toward graduation in the student’s current curriculum.
When a recipient of Title IV grant (Pell or FSEOG) assistance withdraws from the College during a semester in which the recipient began attendance, the College must determine the amount of Title IV grant assistance that the student earned as of the student’s withdrawal date in accordance with federal regulations (34 CFR, Part 668, Section 668.22, November 1, 1999). If the student never begins attendance, a full refund of all charges assessed (tuition, fees, bookstore charges) against the Pell Grant or FSEOG programs will be returned by the College..
If the total amount of Title IV grant assistance that the student earned is less than the amount of Title IV grant assistance that was disbursed to the student as of the date of the institution’s determination that the student withdrew, the difference between these amounts must be returned to the Title IV programs.
If the total amount of Title IV grant assistance that the student earned is greater than the total amount disbursed to the student, the difference between these amounts must be treated as post-withdrawal disbursement.
If outstanding charges exist on the student’s account, the College may credit the student’s account with all or a portion of the post-withdrawal disbursement, up to the amount of the outstanding charges.
The College must offer any amount of a post-withdrawal disbursement that is not credited to the student’s account to the student within 30 days of the date of the college’s determination that the student withdrew. The College must provide written notification to the student identifying the type and amount of the Title IV funds that make up the post-withdrawal disbursement. The written notice must explain that the student may accept or decline some or all of the post-withdrawal disbursement and that no post-withdrawal disbursement will be made to the student if the student does not respond within 14 days of the date that the institution sent the notification. If no response is received from the student, no portion of the post-withdrawal disbursement may be disbursed to the student. top
Withdrawal Date for a Student Receiving Title IV Aid
For a student who ceases attendance the withdrawal date is:
(1) The date that the student began the withdrawal process by submitting a completed withdrawal form to Office of Admissions and Records.
(2) The date, as determined by the College, that the student otherwise provided official notification to Office of Admissions and Records, in writing or orally, of his or her intent to withdraw.
(3) If the student ceases attendance without providing official notification to Office of Admissions and Records of his or her withdrawal, the mid-point of the semester or period of enrollment.
(4) If the College determines that a student did not begin the College’s withdrawal process or otherwise provides official notification because of illness, accident, grievous personal loss, or other such circumstances beyond the student’s control, the date that the College determines is related to that circumstance.
(5) The student’s last date of attendance at an academically-related activity, provided that the College documents that the activity is academically related and documents the student’s attendance at the activity. An academically-related activity includes, but is not limited to, an exam, a tutorial, computer-assisted instruction, academic counseling, academic advisement, turning in a class assignment, or attending a study group that is assigned by the College.
The College must document a student’s withdrawal date and maintain the documentation as of the date of the College’s determination that the student withdrew. “Official notification to the College” is a notice of intent to withdraw that a student provides to Office of Admissions and Records.
Calculation of Amount of Title IV Aid Earned by the Student
The amount of Title IV grant assistance that is earned by the student is calculated by:
(1) Determining the percentage of payment period completed. The percentage of the payment period completed is determined by dividing the total number of calendar days in the payment period into the number of calendar days completed in that period as of the student’s withdrawal date. The total number of calendar days in a payment period includes all days within the period, except that scheduled breaks of at least five consecutive days are excluded from the total number of calendar days in the calculation.
(2) Determining the percentage of assistance earned by the student. The percentage of the Title IV assistance that has been earned by the student is equal to the percentage of the payment period that the student completed as of the student’s withdrawal date, if this date occurs on or before completion of 60 percent (60%) of the payment period. The amount of aid earned is considered to be 100 percent (100%) if the student’s withdrawal date occurs after completion of 60 percent (60%) of the payment period.
(3) Determining the percentage of assistance unearned by the student. The percentage of Title IV grant assistance that has not been earned by the student is calculated by determining the complement of the percentage of Title IV grant assistance earned by the student.
(4) Determining the percentage of unearned Title IV assistance to be returned. The unearned amount of Title IV assistance to be returned is calculated by subtracting the amount of Title IV assistance earned by the student from the amount of Title IV aid that was disbursed to the student as of the date of the College’s determination that the student withdrew.
Return of Unearned Title IV Aid by the College
The College must return the lesser of:
(1) The total amount of unearned Title IV assistance to be returned as calculated above; or
(2) An amount equal to the total charges by the College incurred by the student for the payment period multiplied by the percentage of Title IV grant assistance that has not been earned by the student as calculated in (3) above. Charges by the College are tuition, fees, and bookstore charges assessed by the College. top
Return of Unearned Title IV Aid by the Student
After the College has allocated the unearned funds for which it is responsible, the student must return assistance for which the student is responsible. The amount of assistance that the student is responsible for returning is calculated by subtracting the amount of unearned aid that the College is required to return from the total amount of unearned Title IV assistance to be returned. However, a student is not required to return 50 percent (50%) of the grant assistance that is the responsibility of the student to repay.
A student who owes an overpayment of Title IV assistance remains eligible for Title IV program funds through and beyond the earlier of 45 days from the date the College sends a notification to the student of the overpayment, or 45 days from the date the College was required to notify the student of the overpayment if, during those 45 days the student:
(1) Repays the overpayment in full to the College or
(2) Signs a repayment agreement with the U.S. Secretary of Education.
The College must send the student a notice within 30 days of the date of determination of withdrawal, if the student owes a Title IV overpayment. If the student does not repay the overpayment in full, the College must refer the student overpayment to the Secretary of Education for collection. A student wishing to enter into a repayment arrangement with the U.S. Secretary of Education should call 1.800.621.3155. Referral to the Secretary must take place within the earlier of 45 days from the date the College sends a notification to the student of the overpayment, or 45 days from the date the College was required to notify the student of the overpayment. A student who owes an overpayment is ineligible for Title IV program funds.
Order of Return of Title IV Aid
Unearned funds returned by the College or the student must be credited to any amount awarded for the payment period for which a return of funds is required in the following order: Federal Pell Grants and Federal SEOG Program aid. top
Timeframe for Return of Title IV Aid
The College must return the amount of Title IV funds for which it is responsible, as soon as possible but not later than 30 days after the date of the College’s determination that the student withdrew. The College must determine the withdrawal date for a student who withdraws without providing notification to the College no later than 30 days after the end of the payment period.
Students or parents who believe that individual circumstances warrant exceptions from the published refund and repayment policies may appeal in writing to the Director of Admissions and Counseling.
Examples of Repayment
Student I is enrolled for 18 credits in the fall semester and withdraws on September 13. Student II withdraws on October 31. There are 115 calendar days in the semester. Both students charged $500 at the College Bookstore and $749 tuition against their financial aid account. Financial aid disbursed of $1,650 Pell and $50 FSEOG.
Withdrawal Date: September 13
Days attended: 22 out of 115 = 19% Completed
Total aid of $1,700 X 19% completed = $323 Earned Aid
Total aid of $1,700 - $323 earned aid = $1,377 Unearned Aid to be Returned
100% - 19% completed = 81% Unearned
81% unearned X $1,249 tuition and bookstore charges = $1,011.69 Unrecoverable Charges
Lesser of unearned aid to be returned or unrecoverable charges: $1,011.69 Institution’s Share of Unearned Aid
$1,377 unearned aid - $1,011.69 institution’s share = $365.31 Student’s Share of Unearned Aid
$1,011.69 returned to Pell: Institution’s Share of Unearned Aid Returned
$365.31 X 50% = $182.66 to Pell: Student’s Share of Unearned Aid Returned
Withdrawal Date: October 31 (After the last day to withdraw without academic penalty)
Days attended 70 out of 115 = 61% Completed
(If calculated percentage exceeds 60%, enter 100% instead): 100% Completed
Total aid of $1,700 X 100% completed = $1,700 Earned Aid
Total aid of $1,700 - $1,700 earned aid =$0 Unearned aid to be Returned
100% - 100% completed = 0% Unearned
0% unearned X $1,249 tuition and bookstore charges = $0 Unrecoverable Charges
Lesser of unearned aid to be returned or unrecoverable charges: $0 Institution’s Share of Unearned Aid
$0 unearned aid - $0 institution’s share = $0 Student’s Share of Unearned Aid
$0 returned to Pell: Institution’s Share of Unearned Aid Returned
$0 X 50% = $0 to Pell: Student’s Share of Unearned Aid Returned top
Project ACCESS creates and expands employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Services offered by the program include transition, academic, and tutoring services. Project ACCESS also provides employment placement services, outreach, and follow-up services. The program is funded by the US Department of Education.
Project ACHIEVE is made possible by a Student Support Services grant from the U. S. Office of Education, TRIO Programs. The project offers counseling, tutoring, cultural, and educational activities for eligible students. Eligibility for Project ACHIEVE is determined according to federal low-income criteria, first generation college students’ status, and academic need.
Project ACHIEVE is equipped to provide computer-assisted learning for visually impaired students. In addition, students with learning disabilities can receive confidential assistance both in and outside the classroom through Project ACHIEVE. All veterans and handicapped students are eligible to participate in Project ACHIEVE.
SWCC offers a general orientation program to acquaint new students with the purpose and programs of the College. This process begins shortly after the student officially applies for admission. Each new student is advised to meet with a college counselor to explore career options, to discuss his/her educational interests, entry-level assessment report, possible special testing and to choose a curriculum. The student also has the option of taking tours and visiting specific instructors. It is the desire of Student Development Services to clarify and deal with any concerns or problems that the prospective student might have need.
Buchanan and Dickenson County Upward Bound Programs - The SWCC Upward Bound Programs are funded by the U. S. Department of Education. Both projects are designed to generate in program participants the skills and motivation necessary to graduate from high school and to enter and complete the college of their choice. Fifty students from each county in grades 9-12 participate in Upward Bound. Students enrolled in Upward Bound must meet specific income guidelines and be from homes where neither parent has completed a four-year college degree.
The SWCC Upward Bound Math/Science Program serves fifty (50) students from Honaker and Richlands High Schools. Funded by the U. S. Department of Education, this program encourages high school students to pursue higher level math and science courses in high school and to enter college in the fields of mathematics, science or engineering. Students selected for participation are from homes where neither parent has completed a four-year college degree and the family income meets specific federal guidelines.