College is as much about life as it is about classes. Get involved with New River CTC First Year Experience to enrich yourself through programs and activities.
New River CTC offers workshops over the course of each semester with various topics in community colleges.
MLK Snowshoe Trip
** Your Campus Guide will give you the dates for your campus activities. Be sure to sign up!!
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
Financial Aid Process
Step 1 – Application
Step 2 – SAR Review
Step 3 – Verification
Students wishing to receive a Student Loan
Step 4 – Award
Step 5 – Payment
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).
Student Information Directory (List of important departments and phone numbers)
There is a Student Government Association on each campus which can provide a forum for opinions as well as a calendar of cultural and fun events throughout the academic year. There are Halloween parties and Christmas functions geared for children of students as well as dances, gaming activities, and opportunities for community service.
The college provides developmental foundation courses in Reading, English, Arithmetic, and Algebra (ENGL 098, ENGL 099, MATH 098, MATH 099) for students scoring below the benchmark scores on ACT, SAT, ASSET, or COMPASS assessment instruments. Successful completion of developmental course(s) is a prerequisite for many college-level courses. Developmental studies courses are not counted toward meeting graduation requirements and are not used in the calculation of the graduation grade point average; however, they are covered by financial aid.
Student Success Center
The mission of the Student Success Center is to provide students with a comprehensive range of services and resources to enable students to reach their educational, lifelong learning, and career goals. The New River goal is to provide services to help all students achieve academic success. The expanded mission is to coordinate quality tutoring programs through a variety of delivery systems to meet the needs of traditional and nontraditional students. Upon student request, each campus provides support services at no additional cost.
Any New River student is eligible for up to three hours of tutoring per class per week by completing an application. Tutoring is by appointment and availability of qualified tutors. Tutoring is not available in all subjects. Please contact your campus Educational Counselor in the Student Success Center on your campus.
The following services may be available:
Student Success Center Contact Information:
Advanced Technology Center, P.O. Box 307, 527 Odd Road, Ghent, WV 25843, (304) 929-5016
Raleigh Co. Campus, 280 University Dr., Beaver, WV 25813, (304) 929-5005
Mercer County Campus, 1001 Mercer Street, Princeton, WV 24740, (304) 425-5858
Nicholas County Campus, 6101 Webster Rd., Summersville, WV 26651 (304) 883-2465
Greenbrier Valley Campus, 101 Church Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901, (304) 647-6591
Coordinator of Student Success Centers, (304) 929-5027
Educational Opportunity Center - Admissions, Career, and Financial Aid Counseling
Prospective and current students should contact the Educational Opportunity Center if they would like help with the admissions and financial aid process. The EOC not only helps students apply for admissions and financial aid but also helps them find out what programs are available, decide on a career, and select a degree program. The EOC’s main goal is to help students enroll in post-secondary educational programs by providing information on GED classes, adult basic education, vocational/technical schools, colleges, and graduate schools. The EOC also provides services that help students stay enrolled, such as career assessments, academic advising, and financial aid counseling. Through counseling and referrals to other programs, the Educational Opportunity Center helps students deal with educational barriers, including financial difficulties, time constraints, lack of family support, and fear of failure. The EOC is a federally-funded TRIO program through the U.S. Department of Education. All services are free and confidential.
New River Community and Technical College offers courses at various off-campus locations through the service region. For availability of courses, check the schedule published each term.
New River Community and Technical College provides testing services through Bluefield College, which is an approved testing center (selected examinations) for the American College Testing Program (ACT), the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and the National League for Nursing (NLN).
To earn credit by CLEP examination, a student must meet the following criteria:
Accuplacer is a suite of computerized tests that determines your knowledge in math, reading and writing as you prepare to enroll in college-level courses. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your academic background, goals and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to place you into a college course that meets your skill level. Scores are normally available immediately after testing is completed. The Accuplacer test can be taken in lieu of the ACT or SAT. A composite score cannot be obtained by taking this test. Anyone needing a composite score for Nursing, Radiological Technology, Medical Assisting, or NCAA purposes MUST take the National ACT or SAT. A minimum of 60 days must have elapsed before retesting is allowed with Accuplacer.
The West Virginia EDGE initiative allows students to take high school courses for community and technical college credit. Students who take the EDGE courses available in high school or at a Career and Technical Center could earn an Associate Degree earlier. Find out more
New River Community and Technical College offers the NLN Pre-Admission Exam-LPN. All students seeking admission to the Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate program must take the Pre-Admission Exam-LPN. Contact the Student Services office regarding additional testing restrictions and registration information.
Information concerning registration and administration of the above examinations can be obtained from the Office of Student Services.
Brainfuse provides online tutoring and writing services for its students. A division of Brainfuse, Brainfuse also offers an online writing lab for assistance with essays.
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:
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
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.
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 Department.