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RECEIVING YOUR FINANCIAL AID

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 and scholarship balances for students enrolled in the second compressed semester (Fall II, Spring II and Summer II) will be disbursed within 30 days after the beginning of that semester.  As per federal regulations, Direct Loans are issued to students in multiple disbursements.  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.  Exact disbursement dates will be posted on the Vernon College Financial Aid webpage.

The Business Office disburses balances at least twice monthly.  Financial aid balances will be placed on the student’s Chaparral Card unless the student has designated a different direct deposit account. Students who do not have a Chaparral Card or who do not designate a direct deposit account will be mailed a check. Any financial aid offer will first be applied to the balance due Vernon College before being issued to the student.

Students must meet all enrollment and eligibility requirements in order to receive financial aid. Students who fail to establish eligibility (do not begin attendance in each class or do not attend classes through count day) will have their financial assistance reduced or cancelled.

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. Students, who fail to submit their time sheets by the designated date, will not receive payment until the following pay period.

For most students, the amount of financial aid they will receive is based on his or her enrollment status on the day after the census date, and aid will be adjusted accordingly. Fall I, Spring I, and Summer I enrollments will be determined on the day after the census date for the Fall, Spring, and/or Summer semesters. For students who are packaged after the census date, the amount of financial aid they will receive is based on his or her enrollment status as of the date they are packaged. For students who complete their file after the semester is completed, their aid 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. Enrollment status will be determined according to the following: Full-time, 12-semester hours or more; three-quarter time, 9 to 11-semester hours; half-time, 6 to 8-semster hours; and less-than-half-time, 1 to 5-semester hours. Courses the student enrolls in for the second compressed semester(Fall II, Spring II, or Summer II) 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 course work 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 will be included in determining course load as long as the repeated course is not the result of more than one repetition of a previously passed course. Courses that do not count toward a student's degree plan or certificate, with the exception of remedial courses, cannot be included to determine his or her enrollment status. Audit means to attend a course without working for or expecting to receive formal credit; therefore, audit classes cannot be included to determine a student's enrollment status. If the student enrolls in a compressed semester (Fall I or Fall II, Spring I or Spring II, Summer I or Summer II) or in a mini-term that is included as part of the 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 grand aid recalculated. Recalculations will include both increases and decreases in enrollment up to the day after the census date of the student's last class. 

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