Types of Financial Aid

Here are some of the types of financial aid available

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant program provides the “foundation” of financial aid to which other grants, loans or assistance may be added. If the student qualifies for a Federal Pell Grant, he/she may receive between $555 and $5,815 annually (award amounts are subject to change annually), depending on family income, costs of education and enrollment status. To apply for the Federal Pell Grant, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must reapply for a Federal Pell Grant every year.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity (SEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity (SEOG) is a grant for students with exceptional financial need. SEOG is given to those students who have the lowest Expected Family Contributions (EFC) because funds are limited. Priority is given to students who receive the Pell Grant. After the student has completed a FAFSA, eligibility will be determined by the Financial Aid Office.

West Virginia Higher Education Grant (WVHEG)

This is a state-funded grant for students who are West Virginia residents. Students apply by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applications received by March 1 are given priority consideration. To receive the grant, full-time attendance is required. To maintain eligibility, successful completion of 24 hours within the fall and spring semesters combined, and a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required.

HEAPS

The HEAPS Grant Program encourages and enables West Virginia students with financial need who desire to continue their education on a part-time basis at the post-secondary level. Part-time students should inquire about this program with a financial aid representative at any campus.

Scholarships

Scholarships and Tuition Waivers are available to eligible New River Community and Technical College students. Students must complete and submit a scholarship application by March 15 in order to be given priority consideration for the upcoming school year. Applications may be obtained on your campus or by requesting that one be mailed to you.

Local scholarships are available within the communities served by each New River campus. Students may contact the financial aid representative on their campus for a list of local scholarship opportunities. Good sources of information about the availability and deadlines of local scholarships include high school guidance counselors and local civic organizations such as Rotary, Lions, Civitan and Ruritan Clubs, as well as local women's organizations, the AAUW, PEOs and businesses. Students should also read local newspapers and listen to local radio/TV stations for announcements.

      New River Foundation Scholarships

      External Scholarships

 

William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program

William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans (Direct Loans) are guaranteed federal student loan programs that include federal subsidized and unsubsidized loans and the federal PLUS (parent loan) programs. Direct Loans are awarded as part of the financial aid package if the student has requested loans on the FAFSA. First-time borrowers must complete a loan entrance interview and sign a loan master promissory note. First-time borrowers must also wait 30 days after the beginning of the semester before funds are available. READ MORE

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Financial Aid Refunds

The first financial aid refund check distribution date is the third Thursday of each semester. If a student does not have a refund check on the first distribution date, they may have one the following week depending on when their financial aid is processed. The Business Office processes a new batch of refund checks every Thursday. We are required by federal regulations to monitor student attendance. The Business Office pulls an attendance report each week, and if your attendance is not verified we cannot release your refund check. If there is a mistake in your attendance information, you will be referred to the Dean’s office. If the Dean can determine you have been attending, he or she will sign a form so the Business Office can release your check. Students are required to bring a photo ID before the Business Office can release their check.

 

 

 

 

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Federal School Code for FAFSA: 039603

Financial Aid Contacts

Advanced Technology Center
Megan Mohn, Student Program Advisor
PO Box 307

Ghent, WV 25843
304-929-3315
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Greenbrier Valley Campus
Suzanne Fry, Financial Aid Counselor
101 Church Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901
304-647-6593
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Mercer County Campus
Harry Whitlow, Student Program Advisor
1001 Mercer Street
Princeton, WV 24740
304-818-2012
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Nicholas County Campus
Herman “Boats” Keene, Financial Aid Counselor
6101 Webster Road
Summersville, WV 26651
304-883-2428
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Raleigh County Campus
Donna Feijo, Financial Aid Counselor
280 University Dr.
Beaver, WV 25813
304-929-6723
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Financial Aid Manager
Deena Ritchie
280 University Dr.
Beaver, WV 25813
304-929-6723
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Director of Financial Aid
Patricia Harmon
280 University Dr.
Beaver, WV 25813
304-929-6723
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Federal School Code for FAFSA: 039603

Financial Aid Forms

Forms for 2016-2017 Award Year

(Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)

FERPA - Authorization for Release of Financial Aid Information

Data Sheet

Dependent Data / Verification Worksheet

Parent Low Income Form

Parent Asset Form

Independent Data / Verification Worksheet

Student Low Income Form

Student Asset Form

ISIR Signature Page

Parent Information

Documentation of Support

Statement of Educational Purpose / Identity

Child Support

High School Completion Status

Financial Aid Suspension Appeal (Must be submitted no later than one week after the first day of classes.)

HEAPS Application

Loan Application

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Federal School Code for FAFSA: 039603

 

Bookstore FAQ

I've heard that New River CTC now has a "virtual bookstore."  What does that mean exactly?
Starting with the fall 2016 semester, New River CTC is partnering with MBS Direct to provide bookstore services to all New River CTC students. Bookstore services will be available starting Friday, July 22 at http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/newriver.htm. Book buyback services for the summer 2016 semester will be handled by Follett through http://www.newriver.bkstr.com.

Can I still purchase books on campus?
No. Since the fall 2009 semester, textbooks have been available online through the bookstore web site.

Why did New River CTC move to an online system?
There were a number of reasons for going to an online system. Providing the lower prices students desire and improved service were the main reasons.  Moving the bookstore services online created a more responsive service for students, meaning that access is more immediate and ordering procedures are more efficient.  The online bookstore added the convenience of 24 hour ordering and other comprehensive services including on-time delivery of the correct materials, money-saving programs and 24/7 customer service.

How many days will it take to get my books?
The virtual bookstore offers all forms of shipping, so the choice is yours. Shipping typically takes 2-3 days, depending on the method selected. All orders are shipped within 24 hours.

Are my books going to be more expensive now that I have to pay shipping?
No. The shipping charges were included in the price of the books before and will now be separate. Students will now see a separate price for the book and the shipping charges. In addition, there will be more used books available, significantly reducing the price of books. MBS has one of the largest inventories of used books saving students up to 25% off the list price.

Now that I can’t look at the books before I buy them, just how used is “used?”
The online vendor selected offers high quality used books. Every book passes a quality inspection which includes a check for damage, excessive marking or highlighting, and that all pages, bindings and covers are intact.

What about buyback?
MBS offers a Guaranteed Buyback, when ordering new or used titles, students will see a savings alert of the amount they can get for selling their books back at the end of the term. Buyback will be available via the Virtual Bookstore website. A prepaid shipping label is created at the completion of online buyback so that you do not have to pay to ship the books you have sold.

What is the link for the Virtual Bookstore?
For books purchased for the fall 2016 semester, students should use MBS Direct http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/newriver.htm. For book buyback for the summer 2016 semester, students should go through Follett at: http://www.newriver.bkstr.com.

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