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COVID-19 Information

Covid-19 Resources, Information and FAQs

WC reopening for Fall 2020 semester
 

Information from Governmental Agencies

• Information from Department of State Health Services 

• Governor Waives Some Nursing Regulations

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General Weatherford College Covid-19 Information

• Student Services at a Distance

 

Internet Access:

There is limited wireless capability outside the Doss Student Center & Wise Country Campus where students will be able to connect to WiFi using their college login information. Students need to park as close to the building as they can. Students can stay in their cars where they may also have power. This will allow students internet access at a safe distance during hours that work for them, rather than having to adjust your schedule in order to reserve lab time. 

For questions or concerns please contact Technology Services:  https://www.wc.edu/request-technical-support

Dual Credit Student Registration

We will extend registration for Fall 2020 and will work with our partner high schools to create registration days during the summer. We will schedule opportunities for dual credit students to work with college advisors in the students’ home communities, whether those students are continuing in dual credit for another year or moving on to Weatherford college. We are also providing additional staff to assist our dual credit specialist with student advising and registration.  

Admissions Documents
Non sensitive admissions documents can be scanned to admissions@wc.edu for processing. Please have transcripts mailed or sent electronically through secure means by contacting your previous institution. 

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FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions for students

(Updated 3/24/20)

Are there any changes to federal student loans?

The Department of Education has announced the pausing the interest on federal loans to support impacted student borrowers. The interest accrual pause will apply to all federal loans, including those in income-driven repayment plans, those in forbearance, federally-held Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) loans, and federally-held Perkins loans. The interest waiver will be automatic, retroactively dated, though Department of Education (ED) officials said it may take time to operationalize. For additional information please follow this link: https://www.nasfaa.org/news-item/21195/Lawmakers_Propose_Relief_for_Student_Borrowers_in_Wake_of_Coronavirus.

What about VA benefits for veteran students?

Student veterans will continue to receive their GI Bill benefits under S.3503, which President Trump signed into law March 21. The law enables the VA to continue providing the same level of education benefits to students having to take courses online due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The law gives VA temporary authority to continue GI Bill payments uninterrupted in the event of national emergencies. This allows for continued payment of benefits even if the program has changed from resident training to online training. For more information, please contact our Veterans Office at the following email address:  tpeters@wc.edu.

How do I work or complete my coursework if I don’t have Internet service at home? 

Weatherford College has configured campus Wi-Fi coverage to extend into some parking lots to allow access from vehicles. At the Weatherford campus, Wi-Fi is available in the parking lots adjacent to the Doss Student Center. At the Wise County campus, Wi-Fi is available in the main student parking lot. For more information, visit www.wc.edu/student-services-distance.

 

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