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.


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
  • 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 all at one time and 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: Student who wish to receive student loans must request the loan by completing the Loan Education Justification Application (Link to the form) and submitting the application and attachments requested on the application to the Office of Financial Aid.
  • If the student is eligible for the loan, it will offered to the award. The Financial Aid Counselor will contact the student by New River e-mail or phone to arrange for the completion of a Loan Eligibility Information form and Financial Literacy counseling.
  • Before a student loan can pay to your account, first time borrowers, transfer students, and students that have had a break in enrollment at New River and are now returning will need to complete Entrance Counseling at . (Please Note: Under Federal guidelines, all first time borrowers will have a 30 day hold on their loan from the first day of class.) If you are borrowing for only one term, the loan will require 2 disbursements. The second disbursement will be at midterm.
  • First time borrowers will also need to sign a Master Promissory Note at (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 may use this amount toward books purchased through our bookstore. Money not used will be returned to you in a financial aid refund check. Refunds checks are mailed after attendance is reviewed.   If you are in compliance with attendance, you will receive the check in the mail.  If you are not in compliance, attendance will be checked weekly and once you are in compliance the check will be mailed.  Please note: The Business Office has no control over attendance. They review the report as it is provided to them and distribute the checks based on what is reported.
  • Notice:  You must contact the Business Office regarding your bill.
  • Reminder:  You must reapply for financial aid by renewing the FAFSA yearly.  The FAFSA is available each year on October 1st.

 At any point throughout the financial aid process you may speak with a Financial Aid Representative for more information (Financial Aid).



 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 ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

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

     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


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 more information on these programs, contact Tamara Rahal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304-929-3324.

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.


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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

Community Paramedicine
Critical Care Transport

Program Faculty

Program Information

Program Application & Admission Information


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 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


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Types of Financial Aid Financial Aid Contacts
Loan Information Financial Aid Forms
Financial Aid Disbursement and Refunds Financial Aid 101
Drug Offenses and Financial Aid Financial Aid Application Process
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy Net Price Calculator
Constitution Day Cost of Attendance
Special Circumstances Return of Title IV Funds (Revised)

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.


Voters Registration

Voter Registration forms are available in the Financial Aid office.  You may also register online at Voter Registration.



HESI Information (PN)

Study Guides for Health Education Systems Inc. (HESI)

The HESI Preadmission Assessment Examination will be administered in May on the Greenbrier, Nicholas, and Raleigh County Campuses.  There will be two dates you may choose from to take your test. You can purchase the "HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review" study guide online at various book sites such as or  The ISBN for the study guide is: 9781455703333.

You will be taking the English, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and General Knowledge, Basic Math Skills, Anatomy & Physiology, Critical Thinking, Personality Profile, and Learning Style parts of the exam.

You can also visit the following links of HESI A2 study videos and practice tests to help you study.

In addition, there are free apps for Android Smart Phone and Apple Iphone/Ipad/Ipod.

or visit Google Play and search for HESI A2 Exam Prep 2017 edition

Iphone: or visit iTunes and search for HESI A2 Exam Prep 2017 edition

Scheduling Your Exam

The next round of HESI testing is scheduled for May 15 and 16, 2018 at the campuses in Beaver, Lewisburg and Summersville. The deadline for scheduling the HESI exam is May 11, 2018. Please call Tina Bryant at 304-883-2481 to schedule your exam. Please have an email address ready when you call. Instructions and access codes will be electronically sent to your email account.

Day of Exam Instructions

Exam procedures are strictly proctored. You must have a picture ID to enter the testing area. No candidate will be admitted to the testing room once the door has been closed, doors will close promptly at the starting time listed. You will not be permitted to leave the room while your exam is in progress.  No cell phones or calculators are permitted in the testing area.


Academic Calendar

Academic Calendars from previous years can be found in the corresponding College Catalog.

Some select admission programs follow an alternate schedule. Please check with your program director or program faculty for more information.


2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

Winter 2017

Spring 2018

Summer 2018

2018-2019 Academic Year

Fall 2018

Spring 2019

Summer 2019

2019-2020 Academic Year

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

Summer 2020




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New River CTC Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters. The Foundation will award nearly $100,000 in scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $5,000. The application is posted online at For more information, contact 304-929-6734 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..