‘Apply Early’ Is Advice For Spring Semester
The Spring 2010 semester at Vance-Granville Community College begins on Jan. 6, 2010, but college officials advise students to apply and register for classes as early as possible, starting in November.
The spring course schedule is now available on VGCC’s web site by clicking on “ Web Advisor ,” then “Prospective Students” and finally “Curriculum Course Schedules.” During registration, printed schedules will also be available at all VGCC campuses and in boxes at the following community locations: the Henderson Post Office, Henderson Square Shopping Center, Henderson Mall, Warren Corners Shopping Center in Norlina, the Youngsville Post Office, Moss Foods in Louisburg, the Oxford Post Office, the Creedmoor Post Office and the Butner Post Office.
Orientation sessions for new students in curriculum programs will be held on Nov. 10 (9 a.m. and 5 p.m.), Nov. 24 (5 p.m.) and Jan. 4 (5 p.m.) in the Civic Center on VGCC’s main campus in Vance County. Orientation sessions will also be offered on the college’s other campuses (located in Warren, Granville and Franklin counties).
Current students returning for another semester can start registration and advising at VGCC’s four campuses on Nov. 16. New and returning students may register during one of three periods: Nov. 17 through Nov. 19; Nov. 30 through Dec. 3; and finally on Jan. 5, 2010. Hours for registration are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Registration for high school students interested in dual enrollment, also known as “A Step Ahead,” will be held on Jan. 5, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Students may pay, verify payment or charge tuition and fees at the VGCC Business Office on Main Campus (or at the campus where they are enrolled) on the same days as registration. Students can also now make payments online by clicking on “Web Advisor.” The Main Campus Business Office hours of operation during registration are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Fridays. The payment deadline for early registration is Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. For students registering later, the payment deadline is Jan. 5 at 5 p.m. For more information about registration at Vance-Granville, call the college’s main campus at (252) 492-2061 or visit any of the other campuses.
FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE
Frank A. Clark, VGCC Director of Financial Aid, encourages students who need financial assistance to visit his office immediately and complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For faster results, Clark advises students to apply online .
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants ranging from $976 to $5,350. Students may also qualify for other college or state funds, including NC Community College Grants and the NC Education Lottery Scholarships, which are need-based grants that can help many students who previously were not eligible for Pell grants. In order for a student to charge tuition, fees, and books to financial aid awards, the application must be processed entirely prior to the registration period. Students should bring a signed copy of their 2008 federal tax return, and/or their parents’ return, when they apply for funding assistance at any of the four campuses.
Students with preschool-age children may be eligible to receive financial assistance to help pay for child care, and applications for this help are also available at the Financial Aid Office.
For more details regarding financial assistance, visit the Financial Aid Office in Room 8215 on Main Campus or call (252) 738-3280.
HELP FOR VETERANS
Military veterans who wish to use their Veterans’ Education benefits may contact the Financial Aid Office at (252) 738-3421. Veterans should check with Financial Aid to see if the programs in which they are interested are covered.
Nov. 16: Advising/Registration — RETURNING STUDENTS ONLY
Nov. 17-19: Advising/Registration — ALL STUDENTS
Nov. 30-Dec. 3: Advising/Registration — ALL STUDENTS
Dec. 16: Tuition Payment Deadline for students registered through Dec. 3 (5 p.m.)
Dec. 16: Last Day of Fall Semester
Jan. 5: Advising/Registration — ALL STUDENTS
Jan. 5: Final Tuition Payment Deadline (5 p.m.)
Jan. 6: Spring Semester Curriculum Classes Begin
Jan. 8: Last Day to Add a Class
Jan. 15: Last Day for Partial Tuition Refund; and Last Day to Drop with No Transcript Grade