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Financial Aid

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Our goal is to help students finance their education through all available means – federal, state, local and institutional funds. If you don’t find the answers to your questions, contact us for assistance with your financial aid, regardless of the campus where you attend. You may also e-mail the Financial Aid Office at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Financial Aid account information is provided in accordance with FERPA, to students, faculty, administration, alumni and proper agencies. Please note that under FERPA guidelines, Financial Aid can only respond with specific account information to student's newriver.edu email accounts. 

 

Apply for Financial Aid:

The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). View our Quickstart Guide to Financial Aid for a brief walkthrough. When completing your application you will need to:

  • Select 2017-2018 school year if you plan to attend Fall 2017 and/or Spring 2018.
  • Use your 2015 tax information to complete the 2017-2018 application.
  • New River CTC's School Code is 039603

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Overview of Financial Aid

Wondering what all this talk of financial aid is? Financial aid is a grant, loan, or scholarship that is awarded on a needs basis. Some financial aid must be paid back with interest and others do not. Watch this short video to give you a better understanding and then head over to our Financial Aid Application Process page for a more detailed walkthrough on how to get started.

FAFSA Overview

What is the FAFSA?  Why should I fill it out?  Here is a great short video to help you understand. Do you need help filling it out?  Visit our Financial Aid Application Process page for a step by step guide. Still having difficulty? Contact the Financial Aid Office.

 

Financial Aid Application Process

This is an overview of the financial aid process at New River Community and Technical College. Please read through this information carefully. This information may be used as a guide at any point in the financial aid application process to help you determine the status of your financial aid paperwork, and to assist you in asking questions about the status of your financial aid. It is also a good idea to begin a folder in which to keep all of your financial aid paperwork. Please keep this information in that folder with your other financial aid paperwork.

Financial Aid Quickstart Guide

Ready to start?  Here is a Quick-Start Guide to help you through.
Would you like more detailed information? Continue Reading below.
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Financial Aid Process

Step 1 – Application

  • There are several good reasons for completing the FAFSA online, but the most important reasons are that it is faster and more accurate.  You can complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • You may also complete a paper FAFSA.
  • Regardless of which way you complete the FAFSA, be sure to use New River Community and Technical  College’s school code 039603.
  • To complete the FAFSA you will need
  • Your and your parents’ (if applicable) social security numbers
  • Your and your parents’ (if applicable) income information
  • If applying on-line, be sure to sign your application electronically using your FSA ID.
  • Be sure to print a copy of your completed FAFSA and your Submission Confirmation before exiting.
  • This information will then be transmitted to you and the Financial Aid Office in the form of a Student Aid Report.

Step 2 – SAR Review

  • After completing the FAFSA, you should receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) within 2-4 weeks. If you provided an e-mail address the SAR will be sent to your e-mail address within 2-3 days.
  • Once you receive your SAR, review it for accuracy.
  • Be sure that New River Community and Technical College is listed
  • If you need to make corrections please contact your Financial Aid Representative.
  • After reviewing the SAR, you are encouraged to contact a Financial Aid Representative on your campus to see if there is any additional paperwork to be completed. If you need to make corrections please notify your Financial Aid Representative.

Step 3 – Verification

  • If your file is selected for verification, you will be asked to complete a Verification Worksheet and provide additional documentation.
  • Please supply the requested material promptly in order to speed up the processing of your financial aid file.
  • If you do not receive a letter from the Financial Aid Office within 1-2 weeks after receiving your SAR, please contact a Financial Aid Representative.

Students wishing to receive a Student Loan

  • Notice: Students who wish to receive student loans must request the loan when completing the verification Data Sheet. You may also request the loan by contacting your Financial Aid Representative.
  • If the student is eligible for the loan, it will be added to the award. The student needs to complete a Loan Eligibility Information form with their Financial Aid Representative.
  • Before a student loan can pay to your account, first time borrowers will need to complete an Entrance Interview at www.studentloans.gov . First time borrowers will also need to sign a Master Promissory Note at www.studentloans.gov. (Please wait 24 – 48 hours after completing the Loan Eligibility Information form to complete the Master Promissory Note.) This promissory note is valid for ten academic years.

Step 4 – Award

  • After returning the requested verification information to the Financial Aid Office, you should receive an Award Letter in approximately 2-4 weeks.
  • If you do not receive your award letter within 2-4 weeks, inquire with the Financial Aid Office.
  • Once you receive your award letter, review it carefully and read the accompanying material.
  • Return your completed award letter to the Financial Aid Office.

Step 5 – Payment

  • After you register for classes you will receive a Billing Invoice.  Be sure to follow the directions on your invoice.
  • If you have a positive balance on your billing invoice, you will need to make payment arrangements or inquire about the status of your financial aid.
  • If you have a negative balance, this indicates that you will be receiving a financial aid refund check, which is financial aid that is leftover after your bill is paid.
  • Notice:  You must contact the Business Office regarding your bill, no matter what your balance is.
Reminder:  You must reapply for financial aid by renewing the FAFSA yearly.  Beginning with the 2017-2018 award year the FAFSA will be available each October 1st.
 
At any point throughout the financial aid process you may speak with a Financial Aid Representative for more information (Financial Aid).

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 $5,920 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 Grant (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.

Paramedic

 Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic Program

A CAAHEP Accredited Program

The New River Community and Technical College’s Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).


     Contact
     Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
     25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
     Clearwater, FL 33763
     www.caahep.org

     Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
     8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
     Rowlett, TX 75088
     Phone: 214-703-8445
     Fax: 214-703-8992
     www.coaemsp.org


Goal

The New River Community and Technical College’s Paramedic Program Goal is:To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

What does a paramedic do?

The Emergency Medical Services and Paramedic Programs prepare student to become highly skilled health care providers. Paramedics primarily provide care to emergency patients in and out of hospital settings. Through performance of patient assessments and provision of emergency medical care, paramedics strive to prevent/reduce mortality and morbidity due to illness and injury. The paramedic certificate program prepares graduates for careers as certified Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics. Graduates of the Emergency Medical Services Program are prepared for careers in areas such as: ambulance services, air ambulances, fire service, military medics, tactical Emergency Medical Technician, Park Ranger/Search and Rescue and Overseas Paramedic.  For further information, contact Paula Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 304-673-3123.

Learning by Doing

Interested in becoming a paramedic? Click here for the technical standards expected of an individual entering the program.

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New River CTC's Emergency Medical Services and Paramedic Programs are offered at the in Beaver, Lewisburg and Summersville. The programs are structured to include significant hands-on learning opportunities. Students participate in community outreach activities and laboratory exercises to learn and refine patient assessment and treatment skills. Students have the opportunity to sit for the National Registry of EMT’s (NREMT’s) paramedic certification skill examination at New River CTC and the written examination at any participating Pearson Vue testing center.

The facilities include mobile laboratory skill stations, and Fixed-Position High Fidelity Simulation Stations at the Raleigh County and Nicholas County Campuses. The mobile skill lab hosts both low and medium fidelity patient simulators to prepare practitioners to perform advanced level procedures including, but not limited to: Patient Assessment, Intubation and Ventilation management, IV establishment, Cardiac Arrest simulation through ECG monitoring and electrical therapy.

Transfer of Credit Policy


Prospective students requesting credit earned for previous training at another post-secondary institution must apply at the time of enrollment or prior to starting their program.  For credit to be considered, the institution where the credit was earned must be accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or the military, and the credit must originate from a similarly titled course.  New River CTC does not accept credit earned through challenge examinations, achievement tests, advanced placement, or experiential learning.

Outcomes

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Enrollment and Retention

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Community Partners

The success of the EMT/Paramedic program is in part by the input and direction of the EMT/Paramedic advisory board members and employer partners/supporters. For a full list of Community Partners, please click here.

Community Education

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The deadline to apply for spring 2018 graduation is Friday, November 10. Applications are available online or you may pick up a paper form on your local campus or from your advisor. Make sure to see your advisor before submitting your application.