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   GOOD NEWS on Textbook Purchases using Financial Aid

We’ve worked out an agreement with Follett Bookstores to allow students with PELL and/or student loans to charge textbooks and required course materials! We are sending a file to the Gainesville, Corinth, and Flower Mound stores with estimates of aid and they will allow charges tomorrow (Aug. 26) through next Friday (Sept. 2).

Some disbursements will still go out periodically, both direct deposits and checks, so we realize that there is a possibility you may have access to more aid than you were awarded. But we wanted you to have the required course materials so you can be successful in your classes. Once all aid is dispersed, we will notify students who owe anything back.

Also, if your classes are "ineligible" for financial aid due to not being on the proper degree plan, please see an advisor in the Counseling/Testing offices.

Good luck with your classes! We want you to be successful at NCTC!

Update on Financial Aid Disbursements from the Business Office

Thank you for your understanding as we advance through our computer conversion! It’s going to make things better!!

  1. Financial Aid refunds were scheduled early this semester, and we are processing in batches to push the funds out as quickly as possible.

  2. You may receive multiple disbursements, so don’t be alarmed if the first one doesn’t contain all of your expected aid.

  3. Be sure to check your student financial aid portal for up-to-date information.

  4. The direct deposits have begun and checks are being mailed for those of you who didn’t get to make the direct deposit designation first.

  5. New DOE regulations for direct deposits came at the same time, so additional upgrades to equipment caused delays in your ability to get your debit card/ID, as well as clinical badges.

  6. Even though you receive a check for the first disbursement, you can still go onto MyNCTC and make your direct deposit designation (if you’re 18 or older) for the remaining disbursements.

 

NCTC Fall Registration Extended through Friday, August 26

 

We have included a MyNCTC User Guide to assist with navigating the new student portal.  MyNCTC Student Access Portal is available for students who have active NetIDs and passwords.  If you have not received your NetID and password, please contact the Information Technology Help Desk.

Who is eligible to register?

  • Students who have met Admissions requirements and have no holds on their accounts
  • Students who are enrolled in an Associate's degree program
  • Students who are College Ready in all three TSI areas (Reading, Writing, and Math)
  • Students who have already received Registration Clearance from an advisor

Who must see an advisor prior to registering?

  • First-time college students (including students who were previously Dual Credit students but are now at NCTC as full or part-time student), or continuing college students who have earned 30 credit hours
  • Students who are not TSI (Texas Success Initiative) complete in one or more areas
  • Students who are enrolled in a Certificate program
  • Students who need to have transfer credits applied from another institution
  • Students on Academic or Financial Aid Suspension (if appeal has been submitted and approved)

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New online Financial Aid system

For the 2016-2017 awards year, we will be converting to the new online financial aid system.  You will be able to:

  • Check the status of your FAFSA Application
  • View a list of documents we've received from you and a list of the documents still outstanding 
  • View your financial aid awards 
  • View your student loan history from NSLDS
  • Check the status of your student loans for the current year.

Access the online Financial Aid portal

College 101 - Online Orientation

The College 101 videos and quiz are accessible at http://www.nctc.edu/StudentServices/CounselingTesting/College101/college-101-orientation.

Start by watching the 7 videos on various topics related to NCTC.  Then complete the 20 question quiz.  You will need to enter your name, email address, and birth date.   Once you complete the quiz, you will receive an email with your quiz score.   You need to earn at least 80% on the quiz to successfully pass College 101.  If you score under 80%, please review the videos and retake the quiz.  Once you have scored 80% or higher on the quiz, please PRINT your email and turn it in to the Admissions Office on any of our five campuses.