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 $596 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 (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.

 

Federal Work-Study (FWS)

Federal Work- Study is a financial aid program that allows a student to work on-campus or with approved off-campus community service empolyers to earn money to pay for college expenses.  FWS is not a grant (you must work to earn it), and it is not a loan (you do not have to repay it).  Being awarded FWS with financial aid can help you become eligible for part-time jobs, both on-and off campus, that you may not have otherwise been eligible for.  The FWS program encourages employment in community service and in fields related to your major of study. 

 FWS Eligibility

A student enrolled at New River CTC is eligible for employment under the Federal Work-Study Program if such student:

  1. has been accepted into a degree program at New River CTC, is enrolled at least as a half-time student and is in good standing as a student.
  2. is a citizen of the United States, or lives in the United States for other than a temporary purpose and intends to become a permanent resident thereof, or is a permanent resident of the Trust Territoty of the Pacific Islands.
  3. is capable, in the opinion of the institution, of making responsible academic progress in such course of study while employed under this program, and
  4. has demonstrated a financial need as determined by the U.S. Departmenrt of Education. 

Eligible students may apply for FWS positions at the Student Success Center.  The Student Success Center co-ordinates with the department heads seeking FWS employees.  Once the student has been approved by the department head, the department head will complete the employment request form for extra help (located in Human Resources).  For wage information, please see New River Community and Technical College Procedure 6

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.

Higher Education Adult Part-time Student Grant (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 CTC 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 CTC Foundation Scholarships
Presidential Scholarship Application
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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Course Schedules

Course Schedule Information

Please refer to the General Schedule Information for important dates as well as tuition/fee information. The schedules on this page include courses offered at all New River CTC locations.

Final Exam Schedule for Spring 2018

For the most current information (it is updated in real time), you may now access our Interactive Course Schedule database to sort, query and interact with the data to locate specifically the course information you need. Because the schedule changes so frequently, any printed version is already out of date but this interactive version has the most current information. You can use the interactive database to find all the MATH 100 courses or all the courses offered just on the Nicholas County campus. You could even query to find only the courses offered at 1000 hours (10AM) or maybe just the completely online (WEB) courses. For information regarding the best web browsers to use with the Interactive Course Schedules, please see this information.

Interactive Course Schedules

We also provide all-on-one-page versions of the schedules, as well as the IVN courses separated from all the other courses in a graphical display to quickly see where the IVN courses are scheduled. New River CTC offers courses in a number of Instructional Methods that include distance education (Blackboard and IVN courses). 

Interactive Course Schedules (use the GUEST login)

201802 - Spring 2018

201803 - 1st Summer 2018 (Guest login not yet available)

201804 - 2nd Summer 2018 (Guest login not yet available)

All-on-One-Page Course Schedules

201802 - Spring 2018

201803 - 1st Summer 2018 (draft)

201804 - 2nd Summer 2018 (draft)

IVN Course Schedules (room views for all IVN courses)

201802 - Spring 2018 (IVN)

201803 - 1st Summer 2018 (IVN) (draft)

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Student Handbook

2017 - 2018 Student Handbook

Bookstore

Click here to go directly to the New River CTC Bookstore online

Starting with the fall 2016 semester, New River CTC is partnering with MBS Direct to offer bookstore services completely online.  The online bookstore accepts all major credit cards along with PayPal. SFA vouchers are also an option for students who qualify.  More information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page. At this time, New River CTC does not have a physical bookstore at any of its locations. 

To use financial aid to purchase books through the virtual bookstore students should use their student ID number (including the zeros) to log in and the abbreviation for the term (example: FA18 or SP18) followed by their date of birth for their voucher number, example: FA18ddmmyyyy*. The option to use financial aid to purchase books will be disabled approximately two weeks after the start of classes.

*The day of birth first, then the month and year.

Loan Information

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The “Borrow Smart” campaign was developed to educate students regarding their rights and responsibilities as borrower’s and how to manage their student loan debt.

3 year cohort default rate – 31.7%

Loan:

In conjunction with the "Borrow Smart" campaign and due to the Loan Education, Justification, Application Policy, effective 6-24-13 student loans will no longer be offered as part of your financial aid award package.  If you need to apply for a loan:

  • Please go to www.newriver.edu, quick links, financial aid, financial aid forms and then select Loan Application
  • Print the form and complete it entirely making sure to attach all requested documentation.
  • Please take the form to you local Financial Aid Counselor for review.  If you mail your form, please be aware that insuffcient documentation will result in non-review.

Entrance Counseling

If you are borrowing a federal loan for the first time, you are required to complete an entrance counseling session. Click here for a printable brochure on loan entrance counseling. The counseling may be done online at http://www.studentloans.gov.

Master Promissory Notes

If this is your first Direct Loan, your Master Promissory Note (MPN) will be available at http://www.studentloans.gov within a week after you accept the loan. You will need your FAFSA PIN. Results will be sent electronically to the New River CTC Financial Aid Office. A valid MPN with references and valid signature must be completed before any loan funds will be disbursed to your account.

Exit Counseling

Click here for a printable brochure on loan exit counseling. To complete exit counseling, please go online at http://www.studentloans.gov.

 

National Student Loan Database (NSLDS)

You have the right to access the NSLDS to obtain information about your Federal student loan borrowing at New River CTC.

Internet: http://www.nslds.ed.gov

Note:  You will need your Department of Education issued FSA User ID.  If you have lost or don’t remember your FSA User ID, it can be retrieved at: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid.

 

 

 

 

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Federal School Code for FAFSA: 039603

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