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Section 4—Residency of Students who are not Citizens of the United States A. A person who is a refugee or who is granted asylum by an appropriate agency of the United States must provide proof of certification of refugee or asylum guarantee status. A person may be accorded resident status for admission and tuition purposes when the person comes directly, or within a reasonable time, to the state of Iowa from a refugee facility or port of debarkation and has not established domicile in another state. B. A person who has immigrant status, and his or her spouse or dependents, may establish Iowa residency in the same manner as a United States citizen. C. A person who has non-immigrant status and who holds a non-student visa, and his or her spouse or dependents, may establish residency in the same manner as a United States citizen. A person who has non-immigrant status and whose primary purpose for being in Iowa is educational is classified as non-resident. A “student visa” is prima facie evidence of non-residency, i.e., in a rare case, a student holding the visa could overcome the presumption of non-residency. Section 5—Residency of Federal Personnel and Dependents A person and his/her spouse who has moved into the state of Iowa as the result of military or civil orders from the federal government, and the minor children of such persons, are entitled to immediate Iowa residency status. Section 6—Veteran’s Exemption A veteran of military service or national guard, or his/her spouse or dependent child, shall be classified as a resident if the veteran is domiciled in Iowa and one of the following conditions is met: 1. The veterans has separated from a U.S. military force with an honorable discharge or a general discharge, is eligible for benefits, or has exhausted benefits, under the federal Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any other federal authorizing veteran educational benefits program. 2. The individual is an active duty military person, or activated or temporarily mobilized national guard member. To be eligible for the exemption, a dependent child must be claimed as a dependent on an eligible veteran’s internal revenue service tax filing for the previous year. Section 7—Reclassification of Residency Status It is the responsibility of a student to request a reclassification of residency status. If a student is reclassified as a resident for tuition purposes, such classification shall be effective beginning with the next term for which the student enrolls. In no case shall reclassification to residency status be made retroactive for tuition and fee purposes, even though the student could have previously qualified for residency status had the student applied. Section 8—Appeal The decision on the residency status of a student for admission, tuition, and fee purposes may be appealed to a review committee established by Northwest Iowa Community College. The findings of the review committee may be appealed to the NCC Board of Trustees, whose decision shall be a final administrative decision. Registration After you have been accepted for admission to NCC, you must register for course(s) and pay tuition and fees prior to the start of the term. Your academic advisor will assist you with the registration process and guiding you in registering for the appropriate courses; however, the final decision on course registration is your responsibility. All registration forms need to be signed off by an advisor before you can be officially registered. Indebtedness Policy If you have prior unsettled indebtedness to the College, you may not register in any new term without approval from the Business Office. Evidence of attendance or other official credentials may not be obtained from the College during the period in which the indebtedness remains unsettled. Indebtedness shall include tuition, fees, book charges, library fines, parking tickets, shop charges, and any other charges incurred by you and owed to the College. State of Iowa Offset Program Northwest Iowa Community College participates in the Iowa State Department of Administrative Services Offset Program. This program allows the State of Iowa to apply any funds owed to the student, such as an income tax refund, to any uncollected educational debt owed by the student to the College. Tuition and Fees Tuition and fees will be determined prior to the start of each semester and the summer term. Billing and Payment • Semester balances due in full or a Nelnet Payment plan must be in place by the first day of their term. • The College may assess a late fee for any unpaid balances. • It is the student’s responsibility to view their bill at: MyPlace/Web Advisor/Financial Information/Account Summary by Term • Balances may be paid using the following methods: - The Business Office window accepts cash, check, debit/credit card - Payments may be made over the phone using debit/ credit card or electronic check* - Payments may be made online, via MyPlace/Web Advisor/Financial Information/Make a Payment/Pay on my Account, using debit/credit card or electronic check* - Payments may be mailed to: 603 West Park Street, Sheldon, IA 51201 - The Nelnet payment plan is available via MyPlace/NCC Bookmarks/Nelnet payment plan. For more information visit www.mycollegepaymentplan.com/nwicc or contact the Business Office at NCC. *NCC accepts Visa, Mastercard and Discover. Failure to pay or make appropriate payment arrangements for your tuition and fee bill by the first day of the regular semester could result in being removed from your classes, being blocked from computer access and having your access to the Residence Halls and/or Lifelong Learning & Recreation Center restricted. Insufficient Funds NCC will assess a $35.00 service charge for checks that are returned due to insufficient funds. 19 College Information


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