Important Student Updates
A number of changes impacting students will go into effect this summer and fall. Please read the updates below to ensure that you have the most current information in preparation for the summer and fall terms.
Tuition and Fees
Effective Summer 2012:
- Enrollment Fees will go up to $46.00 per semester unit
- Non Resident Tuition Fees will go up to $190 per semester unit, up to and including 15 units
- Capital Outlay Fees will go up to $30.00 per semester unit up to and including 15 units
- The system for assigning priority registration appointments has changed. The table below represents the new prioritization order:
Order of Priority Registration
First-term priority registration includes assessment, orientation, and counseling/advising; continuing priority registration includes the completion of a Student Educational Plan.
|Day 1-2||Veterans, Foster Youth or Former Foster Youth, DSPS, EOPS|
|Day 3||Honor Students|
|Day 4-10||Continuing Students with less than 100 Units Attempted (excluding students on academic standing probation) AND Prior Year Graduates of High Schools in the District|
|Day 11-14||New Students not Included Above|
|Day 15||Open Registration|
This table reflects a combination of State or Federal mandated groups, priorities that align with the College Mission and the goal of increasing student success and completion. Overall, students must have completed orientation, assessment, and have met with a counselor for initial priority and have completed a Student Educational Plan (SEP) for subsequent priority.
- The date at which a student will receive a W when dropping a course will be changed from the 30% date to the approximated 20% date
- As of July 1, 2012 there will no longer be an Ability to Benefit (ATB) process for students to be eligible for Federal Financial Aid. As of this date, only students who have earned a high school diploma or the equivalent (i.e. GED or California High School Proficiency Exam) will be eligible to receive Federal Financial Aid. Students who are currently enrolled under ATB will continue to be eligible. Students who complete the ATB process and qualify may be considered for Financial Aid if they are enrolled in an education program of study prior to July 1, 2012.
- Minimum eligibility for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver will go up. Previously, to be eligible for the BOGW, a student would only have to demonstrate one dollar of need. To be eligible for the 2012-2013 year a student will have to demonstrate $1,104 of need
- Satisfactory Academic Progress for students to continue to receive Federal Financial Aid has changed and become more restrictive. Some of these changes have already gone into effect and others will go into effect for summer 2012.
Changes that go into effect July 1, 2012:
- Financial Aid will only fund one repeat of a course in which a student has received a D, F, W, or NP. A third attempt at a course in which a student has previously earned any combination of D, F, W, or NP will not be funded by Financial Aid.
- Student will only be eligible to receive six full-time equivalent years of Pell Grant. This will effect current students, as well. Some students who are eligible now will not be eligible in the coming year. Students who are near or have exceeded the limit will be notified this spring.
Changes that went into effect July 1, 2011:
- GRADE POINT AVERAGE AND UNIT COMPLETION REQUIREMENT (GPA): To maintain satisfactory academic progress and remain eligible for financial aid, students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00. KCCD will review each student's academic progress at the time of determining eligibility and after each payment period. To maintain satisfactory academic progress, students must complete a total of 67% of the cumulative units attempted with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better.
- WARNING: Students who fail to meet the unit and/or grade point average requirement will be placed on financial aid warning. Students on warning who fail to bring their cumulative units and /or GPA up to satisfactory academic progress will be placed on financial aid suspension.
- SUSPENSION: Students who have attempted 24 or more units and fail to complete at least 50% of the cumulative units attempted at any time during the academic year will be terminated from financial aid.
- Students who have less than a 2.0 GPA after two academic years of attendance, regardless of the student's enrollment status, will be terminated from financial aid. (Two academic years are defined as four semesters. Summer sessions are not included in this definition.)
Complete information about the Financial Aid eligibility policies can be reviewed on the Terms of Agreement for Financial Aid at: http://www.cerrocoso.edu/studentservices/financialaid/forms.htm.