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Because the maximum eligibility period is based on the length of the student’s current program of study, the maximum eligibility period can change if the student changes to a program that has a different length. If a student receives Direct Subsidized Loans for one program and then changes to another program, the Direct Subsidized Loans received for the earlier program will generally count toward the student’s new maximum eligibility period. The U.S. Department of Education will undertake the tracking responsibilities to determine when the subsidy limit has been reached, inform schools of a borrower’s subsidy usage, and notify borrowers when the limit has been exceeded. The borrower becomes responsible for accruing interest during all periods as of the date the borrower exceeds the 150% limit. Federal PLUS (Parent) Loan For Undergraduate Students The Federal PLUS Loan Program is designed for the parents of dependent students in order to assist students with the costs of a college education. The loan amount is limited to the cost of attendance minus other financial aid. To apply for a Federal PLUS Loan, complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A parent must also complete and submit a separate Federal PLUS Application and Master Promissory Note and a Loan Authorization Form (LAF) found on NCC’s website. Additional Information Federal regulations require NCC to provide prospective students, current students and other stakeholders with “Consumer Information.” This information can be found on NCC’s website at http://www.nwicc.edu/compliance/ Veteran Programs ______________________________________________________ Iowa National Guard Educational Assistance Grant This grant provides awards to Iowa National Guard members who attend eligible Iowa colleges. A new application must be completed each year prior to July 1 for the fall term, and prior to December 1 for the spring term. Applications are available online at www.IowaCollegeAid.gov, or www.IHaveaPlanIowa.gov, or by contacting the Iowa National Guard Headquarters. Eligibility requirements include being an Iowa resident, a member of an Iowa Army or Air National Guard unit for each term the member receives benefits, satisfactorily complete required guard training and maintain satisfactory performance of Guard duty, pursue an undergraduate degree, and maintain satisfactory academic progress. NOTE: Active duty military personnel and military service veterans attending a Northwest Iowa Community College, as well as their spouses and dependent children, are considered to be Iowa resident for admission, tuition and fee purposes. For further information, please contact the Registrar at 1-800-352-4907. Veterans Educational Benefits Information concerning veterans’ educational benefits and applications may be obtained from NCC’s Registrar. Employment and Training Programs ______________________________________________________ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) provides financial assistance to eligible persons with disabilities. For more information contact a DVRS counselor in your area (Sheldon Office—1022 Third Avenue – 712-324-4864) or the Financial Aid Office. Iowa Workforce Investment Act The Iowa Workforce Investment Act provides assistance to people experiencing significant barriers to employment. Funding may be available for retraining eligible students. For more information contact the Workforce Investment Act counselor in your area (Spencer Office 217 W. 5th Street P.O. Box 1493 712-262-7662) or the Financial Aid Office. Scholarship Opportunities ______________________________________________________ The Northwest Iowa Community College Foundation offers many scholarship opportunities for students attending Northwest Iowa Community College. Complete information regarding individual scholarships is found in the current Northwest Iowa Community College Foundation Scholarship Opportunity Guide. The Guide is available through the Foundation Office, Admissions Office, area guidance counselors or by going to www.nwicc.edu and clicking on “Future Students”, then “Tuition and Financial Aid” and then “Scholarships.” Academics ______________________________________________________ Academic Progress NCC requires that you maintain satisfactory academic progress. The following academic progress standards will be enforced. Academic Probation—If you are enrolled, you must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. If this guideline is not met, you will automatically be placed on academic probation and will be notified in writing of the probationary status. We ask that you visit with an advisor to discuss corrective actions that may help to promote satisfactory academic progress. Academic probation will be removed when the minimum cumulative grade point average is achieved. Academic Suspension—Academic suspension is a forced removal from the College due to failure to maintain the minimum cumulative grade point average required. If a person earns a cumulative and term GPA of below a 2.0 two consecutive semesters/terms in a row, they will move to academic suspension. You may be allowed to return to school after sitting out a semester/term. Appeal—You can appeal academic probation or suspension by following the College Grievance Procedure. 27 College Information


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