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Information on grants may be found in the WC catalog on pages 36 & 37.
Students are now limited on how long they can receive a Federal Pell Grant. A student can receive up to 600% of a full-time equivalent. For example, if a student was full-time for 6 years and received 100% of their Schedule Award, then this limit would apply to them. If a student is less than full-time and only received 50% of their scheduled award for any given year, then you would simply add the percentages per year until they reach the 600% percent limit. Once this limit is reached by the student, they can no longer receive the Federal Pell Grant no matter what college they attend.
A student is not grandfathered based on when they entered the Pell Grant program. The Department of Education’s ruling is all years count toward the 600% regardless of when they started.
Work Study ProgramsFederal and state funded programs to promote part-time employment of students to gain practical work experience. Students must complete FAFSA.
Information on scholorships may be found in the WC catalog on pages 42 & 52.
Weatherford College Foundation ScholarshipsApply online for WC scholarships with varying criteria for acceptance
Performing ScholarshipsAvailable for art, baseball, basketball, communications, cheerleading, choir, drama, jazz band, leadership & rodeo and require full-time enrollment
* PLEASE NOTE: Approved waiver/exemption requests must be received by the Financial Aid Office no later than the official census date for the term requested. Documentation after census date will not be honored.
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ENROLLMENT STATUS - The amount of financial aid a student receives is based on his or her enrollment status on the day after the census date and awards will be adjusted accordingly. Enrollment status will be determined according to the following: Full-time - 12 semester hours or more; Three quarter-time - 9-11 semester hours; Half-time - 6-8 semester hours; Less than half-time 1-5 semester hours. Courses the student enrolls in Flex courses (Fall, Spring or Summer ) will be excluded from the student's enrollment status until balance checks for the Fall, Spring and/or Summer semester have been disbursed. There is a 30 semester hour limit for remedial coursework for any individual student. Remedial hours attempted beyond the 30 hour limit will not be included in course load for determining enrollment status. Repeated courses for the third and beyond attempt will not count in enrollment status. Courses that do not count toward a student's degree or certificate, with the exception of remedial courses, can not be included to determine his or her enrollment status. If the student enrolls in a flex course (FallI, Spring or Spring, Summer I or Summer II) or in a minimester that is included as part of a previous semester (December or May mini), the student's final enrollment status for determining grant eligibility that semester is the day after the census date for the semester of the last course taken. If a student drops, withdraws from or adds a class on or before the census date, the student's enrollment status will be adjusted and the student's grant aid recalculated . Recalculations will include both increases and decreases in enrollment up to the census date of the student's last class.
DISBURSEMENT OF AWARDS - All grants, loans and scholarships are electronically credited to a student's account and can be applied toward the student's tuition and fees, book and dorm charges. The student may also provide written authorization to charge minor prior year institutional charges of $200 or less, or any other educationally related cost to their financial aid account. Grant, scholarship and loan balances will be disbursed by the Business Office within 30 days after the beginning of the semester. Grant, scholarship and loan balances for students enrolled in the second compressed semester (Fall , spring and Summer ) will be disbursed within on "Census day" after the beginning of that semester. As per federal regulations. Generally this means students will receive equal portions of their loan each semester, except if their loan is only one semester in length. If one semester then generally the loan will be split into two disbursements in that semester. Also, as per federal regulations, the first disbursement of a student loan to a first-year, first-time borrower must be held for at least 30 days. For students who complete their file after the semester is completed, their award will be based upon their final enrollment status and will include only courses completed (includes earned F's, in progress and incompletes), and dropped classes or withdraws will not be included in determining enrollment status. The business office processes refunds at least weekly. Financial aid refunds will be place on the student's Coyote Card unless student has designated a different direct deposit account. Students who do not have a Coyote card or who do not designate a direct deposit account will be mailed a check. Any financial aid awards will first be applied to the balance due Weatherford College before being issued to the student. Students who fail to establish eligibility, don't begin attendance in each class or don't attend their classes thru count day, will have their financial assistance reduced or canceled. Students employed through the work-study program are paid twice monthly. Time sheets must be submitted on the appropriate dates each month in order to receive a paycheck. Student's who fail to submit their time sheet by the designated date, will not receive payment until the following pay period.
Eligible and Non-eligible Programs
Financial will only fund programs that meet the federal definition of elgibility. We offer both certificate and Associate degree programs but not all of them are elgible for federal student aid.
One year Certificate programs (Financial aid eligible)
1. Child Care Provider/Assistant 2. Web Development 3. Database Programming 4. Equine Production & Management 5. Veterinary Assisting 6. LVN (Nursing) 7. Business Administration Certificate 8. Accounting Clerk 9. Gaming Design & Programming10. Desktop Web Publishing Certificate11. Administrative Assistant12. Cosmetology13. Office Clerk14. Customer Service Representative15. Fire Science/Fire Fighting16. Substance Abuse Counseling17. Information Systems18. Cosmetology Instructor19. Networking Systems
Associate Degree Programs (Financial aid eligible)
1. Child Care Provider/Assist Certificate 2. Information Technology 3. Office Technology 4. Equine Production & Management 5. Networking Systems 6. Sonography 7. Radiology Technology 8. Nursing 9. Business Adminstration10. Accounting11. Cosmetology12. EMS Degree (Teach out only)13. Network Security14. Criminal Justice (Does not include Police Academy)15. Criminal Justince Law (Does not include Policy Academy)16. Fire Science Administration17. Fire Protection & Safety Technology18. Social Work Associate19. Human Service Provider20. Respiratory Care21. Associate of Arts-Teaching22. Physical Therapist Assistant23. Occupational Therapist Assistant 24. General Studies
NON-Degree (Not eligible for federal student aid)
1. Welding Technician2. Automotive Technician3. Basic Welding4. Policy Academy (Continuing Education courses only)5. Truck Driving Academy (Continuing Education courses only)6. Phlebotomy (This is credit or C.E. courses)
Return of Title IV Funds
Section 668.22 of the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 requires that Weatherford College calculate a return of unearned financial aid for any student who totally withdraws or stops attending classes within the first 60% of the semester. This calculation is based on calendar days. Funds will be returned to the various federal programs according to a schedule established by the Department of Education. This may result in the student owing a balance to the college and/or the federal government. Students should contact the Financial Aid Office for additional information prior to withdrawing from classes.
AWARDS WILL BE MADE ONLY AFTER ALL REQUIRED VALIDATION DOCUMENTATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED BY THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE. You MUST attend class in order to receive credit from any financial aid that has been awarded. Any violation of the above listed conditions will void any and all financial aid forthcoming and, in some cases, a refund of aid already received may be required by Weatherford College. Attendance will be verified by official class rosters.Non-attendance through official census date will result in removal of all financial aid without further notice. Students who receive federal financial aid that totally withdraw from classes or stop attending classes may be required to repay a portion of the financial aid received for that term. Please check with the financial aid office prior to withdrawing from classes.Students must enroll in classes that count toward an approved degree or certificate program. Finanicial aid will not pay for classes not on an approved degree or certificate program. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they enroll in the appropriate classes. If the student receives finanicial aid for a class not on their degree or certificate program, the student will be responsible for paying back those funds.