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It’s Time For New Students To Register For Spring Semester At Vance-Granville

Enrollment continues to increase at Vance-Granville Community College, and potential students who want to get into the classes they need should not delay in registering, school officials say.

Regular Spring Semester 2003 curriculum classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 7, and run through Thursday, May 8. In addition, an 8-week Mini-Semester session is planned to begin Monday, Feb. 17.

Registration for new students will be held on VGCC’s four campuses on Monday, Dec. 2-Friday, Dec. 6, on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 2-3, 2003, and on Monday, Jan. 6, 2003.

Persons who plan to enroll in Vance-Granville’s Spring Semester should contact the Student Services Department in Building 8 on the main campus or visit one of the satellite campuses located in Warrenton, Louisburg or on N.C. 56 between Butner and Creedmoor. There they will meet with a counselor and complete an application for admission. They will also complete placement tests, if necessary, and fill out financial aid applications.

New students will be assigned an advisor and will be assisted in registering for classes.

 Once students have registered, they may pay, verify payment or charge tuition and fees at the VGCC Business Office on the main campus (or at the satellite campus where they are enrolled) and pick up their official schedules.

Business Office hours of operation during registration are 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2-Thursday, Dec. 5; 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6; 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan 2; 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 3; and 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 6.

Orientation for new students in all programs who missed earlier sessions will be held on Thursday, Jan. 2, at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Civic Center on VGCC’s main campus in Vance County.

Complete registration procedures are printed in the Spring 2003 edition of Arches, which has been mailed to all homes in Vance, Granville, Warren and Franklin counties and which is available at all VGCC campuses and at libraries and other public places. This information is also available on the VGCC Web site at www.vgcc.edu .

Financial Aid Available

Persons who need financial aid in order to attend Spring Semester classes should visit the Financial Aid Office in Building 4, Room 4254, on Main Campus as soon as possible. There they can get information on various types of available assistance.

Frank A. Clark, financial aid coordinator, encourages students who need assistance to visit his office immediately and complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). “It takes three to four weeks to process these forms so we advise, ‘the earlier the better’,” Clark said.

Eligible students may receive Pell Grants, and if additional help is needed, there are state or college funds for students who qualify. In order for a student to charge tuition and fees to a Pell Grant, the application must be processed entirely prior to the registration period.

FAFSA forms are also available at VGCC’s three satellite campuses, and personnel at all four campuses are ready to assist students with the application procedure. Students should remember to take a copy of their 2001 federal tax return, or their parents’ return, when they apply for funding assistance.

Child Care Assistance

Students with preschool-age children may receive childcare financial assistance, and applications for this help are available at the Financial Aid Office.

Assistance is awarded based on the greatest need of applicants as determined by the FAFSA, which must be completed before one can be considered for childcare funding.

For more details regarding assistance for single parents or childcare assistance, visit the Financial Aid Office in Room 4254 or call (252) 738-3280.

Help For Veterans

Military veterans who wish to use their Veterans Administration benefits may contact Jerry Rose, veterans affairs coordinator, in the Financial Aid Office at (252) 738-3224. College costs cannot be charged to the VA, but veterans will receive monthly VA checks if they are approved for study.

Moreover, the VA does not approve some courses for payment. Therefore, veterans should check with Rose to see if the programs in which they are interested are covered.