The Howard County Junior College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or any other legally protected status in educational programs, activities, admission, or employment practices. The following position has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of Human Resources, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX 79720 (432) 264-5100.
Students with Financial Aid awards that cover their entire tuition and fees and have a credit balance may be able to charge books and supplies in the College Bookstore. The student must have their student identification card or government issued ID and their schedule to purchase books and supplies at the college bookstore. Students do not have to charge their books at the college bookstore and have an option to not use their remaining aid funds.
The application to my student account and/or use of Federal, State, or other financial aid funds certifies that I agree and understand the conditions outlined below. I fully understand that if I do not adhere to the conditions of aid it can result in the withdrawal and/or possible repayment of aid awarded.
- I understand that my financial aid awards are based on my full time enrollment (12 credit hours simultaneously) for each full semester of the academic year. I also understand that enrolling in flex or mini courses may affect my full time status.
- I understand that I cannot receive Federal or State aid simultaneously from two separate institutions for the same enrollment period.
- I understand that I must attend all of the classes for which I am receiving aid or I may be required to refund my aid.
- I understand that I must notify the Financial Aid Office of additional aid I am receiving that is not included on my award letter; and that my other aid may change (be reduced) based on the new/additional awards.
- I must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) in a course of study leading toward a degree or certificate at Howard College/SWCID as detailed in the Howard College/SWCID catalog. I understand that if I take courses outside my degree plan, it may have an effect on my eligible for aid. Further, it is my responsibility to contact my academic advisor regarding my degree plan.
- I understand that under federal law, students attending Howard College/SWCID who receive Federal Title IV aid (Pell, SEOG, ACG, and/or Federal Stafford loans) and completely withdraw before the 60 percent point (in time) in the period of enrollment/payment period will be required to return any unearned funds. If a student ceases attendance and does not officially withdraw, he/she will be considered “unofficially withdrawn” and subject to the return of Title IV funds. A student receiving all F’s and W’s for a semester may also be subject to the return of Title IV funds. Attendance records will be reviewed to determine if and when the student ceased attendance. In some instances, the student may owe both the federal government and the school. I must refund that portion of aid for which I am no longer eligible. Students owing either the government or the school will be ineligible for any further federal aid until funds are repaid.
- I must inform the Office of Student Financial Aid of any changes in resources, marital status, reduction of hours enrolled, and any other changes that may affect my eligibility for aid. Additionally, I will keep all personal information updated through the Registrar’s Office, i.e. mailing address, phone number, etc.
- I must respond in a timely manner to inquiries made by the Financial Aid Office in order to keep my application current and in good standing.
- I have not been convicted of any felony or crime; nor have I been convicted of any felony or crime involving a controlled substance.