Financial Aid

FEDERAL AID

Consumer disclosure information relating to financial aid includes: cost of attendance, description of need and non-need aid types, application procedures and processes, student eligibility requirements, students rights and responsibilities, criteria for selection of recipients and awarding funds, disbursement information, refund and repayment policies, satisfactory academic progress policy for financial aid, and appeal procedures.. All of this information can be accessed on the NWLTC’s Financial Aid page or by contacting the Chief Financial Aid Officer at 318-676-7811 ext 173. VA/Military benefits information can be found on the Financial Aid page or by contacting campus’ office of financial aid.

FEDERAL PELL GRANT
  • federal Pell Grant is a grant funded by the federal government
  • federal Pell Grant is available to all students at NWLTC based on eligibility
  • students must complete the FAFSA application located at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • the FAFSA determines Pell Grant eligibility
  • Federal Pell Grant is awarded on the basis of need
  • Federal Pell Grant does not require repayment, because it is a gift aid

How your Pell is initially calculated: The Pell Grant is initially based on full-time enrollment. The initial awards posted on LoLA are posted for the Pell grant amount for 12 hour enrollment. Once registration has been finalized, Pell Grants will be adjusted (re-calculated) to reflect the correct Pell grant amount based on the actual number of hours enrolled.

Pell Recalculation: Pell grants will be adjusted (re-calculated) for the correct enrollment status during the “enrollment verification” period. The “enrollment verification” period typically occurs during the 1st –13th day of class. This is a period of time when NWLTC instructors report all students who are enrolled in classes but did not begin attendance (no shows). After the “enrollment verification” period (but no later than the 16th day of class), the Director of Financial Aid will “freeze” the enrolled hours. If the enrollment status has changed, for example, the student is no longer enrolled (or attending) 12 credit hours, the Pell grant will be adjusted downward. After the “freeze” process occurs, Pell grants will no longer be adjusted for students for the parts of term module, Session A (full term – 16 weeks).

Pell Recalculation for Modules/Sessions: Pell grants will be re-calculated for students enrolled in modules/sessions after the first day of class for the module/session and after the “enrollment verification” (or “no show”) period for that module/session. An enrollment verification period will occur for each module.

Example: If you are enrolled for six hours for full-term (Session A) and later add a class that starts at a later date (Session B), your Pell will be re-calculated after the first day of class in Session B and after the “no show” period has ended” (typically prior to the 5th day of class). When Pell is re-calculated, the Pell grant will be increased if your enrollment status has increased. However, if your enrollment status has decreased (due to dropping classes previously paid for session A), your Pell grant will be decreased and you will owe money to the College.

Will you owe money? Yes, you may owe money due to Pell Recalculation.

Example: You enroll in nine (9) credit hours (three classes) for Session A and three (3) hours in a module/session that begins later in the semester. Once the financial aid office is notified that you have begun attendance in the three Session A classes, you will be awarded the Pell grant for nine (9) credit hours. When the module/session class begins (later in the semester) the financial aid office will recalculate your Pell grant. The instructor has verified that you began attendance in the session/module class. However, upon review, we notice that you have withdrawn from two of the Session A classes (dropped six (6) hours). When the Pell grant is recalculated, your new enrollment status is no longer nine (hours). Your enrollment status is now six (6) hours. Your Pell grant will be REDUCED to the six-hour Pell amount and you will have to repay a portion of the Pell grant you received for Session A. You will owe money to the College as a result of Pell recalculation. For more information, click on Pell Grant

FEDERAL WORK STUDY

Federal Work-Study is a need-based financial aid program that allows you to work part-time to help pay for college. A Federal Work-Study job is different from other jobs for the following two reasons: (1) the hours are flexible to ensure that you have enough time to study, and (2) when you apply for financial aid the following year, the money you earned through this program isn’t used to determine your financial need.

  • FWS is a program that provides part-time employment for needy students
  • students must complete a FAFSA application and select “yes” on the work-study question in order to be considered for the program
  • students must be enrolled full time or part-time
  • students may obtain employment at the institution in which they are enrolled, a federal, state, or local public agency or a private nonprofit organization
  • students will earn at least the current federal minimum wage
  • students are paid monthly and by the hour
  • students may not work during a scheduled course time

Important Facts:

  • FWS is awarded on first come first serve basis.
  • Funding is limited, so priority consideration will be given to those students who complete all required paperwork/applications in a timely manner. Every student who applies for Federal Work-Study will not be awarded FWS.
  • Completing an application does not guarantee a job placement.

Responsibilities of Student:

  • Report to work promptly.
  • Notify your supervisor as soon as possible if you will be late or unable to work.
  • Do not conduct personal business on the job.
  • Dress appropriately for your work location.
  • Report accurate hours to your supervisor and sign timesheets on time. Timesheets are to be submitted to the campus’ office of financial aid by your supervisor.
  • Students are NOT ALLOWED to work during scheduled class times.

How to Apply:

  • Complete the current year FAFSA
  • Complete an application with the campus’ Office of Financial Aid.

What Happens Next?:

  • Supervisors who are seeking FWS workers will access the job applications from Career Services. However, if you have the interest to work in a particular area/department you may go to that department or to the campus’ Financial Aid Office to inquire about available FWS positions within that department.
  • Once you are selected for a position, the Financial Aid Office will list the amount you can earn on your financial aid awards section on LoLA. You will also receive an Award Notification email stating your awards on LOLA have changed.
  • Once you begin working, you’ll receive a bi-weekly paycheck for the hours you work. If you don’t work enough hours, you may not earn all of the funds you have been awarded via LOLA. The money you earn through the Federal Work-Study program is paid directly to you. It is up to you to use this money wisely.

Why Should I Consider a Job on Campus?:

  • In addition to the financial benefits, there are other reasons to consider a Federal Work-Study job. Working on campus allows you to meet other students, network with teachers and administrators, and may even give you the opportunity to gain career experience.
  • Money earned from a Federal Work-Study job will not be counted as income when you complete the next year’s FAFSA. Explore your options and find the job that works best for you. However, if you decide that you don’t want to work while you’re in college, let the financial aid office know that you no longer want to participate in the Federal Work-Study program.

For more information, click on Federal Work Study (FWS)

IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN SERVICE GRANT

To receive the Iraq & Afghanistan Service Grant, the student must have an EFC that is not Pell eligible. (The student must meet the other criteria for Pell eligibility.)  An otherwise Pell-eligible student whose parent or guardian died as a result of U.S. military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001, may receive increased amounts of federal student aid if the student was less than 24 years old when the parent or guardian died, or was enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of the parent or guardian’s death.

VETERANS AFFAIRS EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS

Department of Veterans Affairs (Federal) Any student that wishes to obtain VA benefits must apply for them through the Department of Veterans Affairs. The student will go to www.vabenefits.vba.va.gov to access the VONAPP application. The Department of Veterans Affairs will notify the applicant of his/her VA eligibility via letter. Please wait for the Certificate of Eligibility to come in the mail before coming to financial aid to inquire about VA. The Certificate of Eligibility is needed so that the student can properly be certified under the correct chapter, and so that the financial aid department is aware of the student’s eligibility begin date, end date, and award amount.

Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (State) To receive VA benefits through the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs the student must meet contact the local VA office in the parish that he/she resides in. The student must meet one of the following criteria: -Student must be a dependent of a living veteran with service-connected disability Living veteran must be a resident of the state of Louisiana for at least two years prior to child enrolling into NWLTC -Student’s parent must be a deceased veteran due to a service-connected disability. The deceased veteran must have been a resident of the state of Louisiana for at least 12 months preceding entry into service **If the student does not know whether the parent meets the above qualification, then a Form DD-214 can be requested. It will show the home address of record that was listed at the entry of active service. The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs allows students to have all tuition & school imposed fees waived for any public institution. However, it does not waive student imposed fees. The student will be responsible for any student imposed fees that appear on his/her billing statement. The local parish will approve benefits and send to Baton Rouge. For more information, click on Veterans

STATE AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS

LOUISIANA Go Grant

The Louisiana Go Grant is a need-based award program which is administered by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance. To apply for the Louisiana Go Grant, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. The FAFSA must be completed each academic year to determine if a student will be eligible to renew the award. It is not guaranteed that a student will receive the Go Grant for their entire program of study.

To be eligible to receive the Louisiana Go Grant, the following criteria must be met:

  • Be a Louisiana Resident
  • Student must be a Louisiana resident as defined by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance
  • Student must be admitted and enrolled as a certificate or degree-seeking student in at least six credit hours each semester
  • Student must receive the Federal Pell Grant and exhibit financial need
  • Priority will be given to students who are 25 and older and/or have an EFC greater than 0.

*Residency: Louisiana resident as of the day the FAFSA is filed and Louisiana is the student’s true and fixed domicile as reported on the FAFSA. If student’s state of residence on the FAFSA is not reported as LA, but a dependent student claims that a non-custodial parent is a Louisiana resident, or that parents are Louisiana residents living out of state, LOSFA will determine residency based on the completion, by the parents, of a residency affidavit.

Renewal Requirements:

  • Must file a FAFSA or the Renewal FAFSA at least annually;
  • Continue to receive a Federal Pell Grant;
  • Have remaining financial need after deducting Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) and all federal/state/institutional grant or scholarship aid (“gift aid”) from student’s Cost of Attendance (COA).
  • The Award can be renewed for subsequent years to a maximum lifetime award that correlates to that of the Federal Pell Grant.

Annual Award Amount: Award amounts to eligible students are based on the institution’s allocation and their packaging module and policy. Awards may vary with each academic year. Awards will not be paid for summers sessions, quarters or terms. Minimum Annual Award $ 300.00 Maximum Annual Award amount up to the maximum allowed per Go Grant regulations.

Disbursement of GO Grant: Disbursement of Go Grant and TOPS funding takes place AFTER funding has been received by the state. This may take 6-8 weeks into the semester. Disbursement of funds is prorated based on credit hours. For more information, click on State Aid

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Students may qualify for financial assistance available through their Parish Workforce Operations Department. Funds are available for tuition, books, and supplies. Interested students can access www.laworks.net to receive information about the WIOA program.

STRATEGIES TO EMPOWER PEOPLE (sTEP) pROGRAM
Louisiana National Guard TUITION EXEMPTION

Students must contact Sgt. Acker with the Louisiana National Guard at (504) 278.8273. Sgt. Carter will check the student’s eligibility. If the student is eligible then Sgt. Carter will notify the school by sending a Tuition Exemption letter. The Tuition Exemption denotes that the school will waive tuition only, however, the student will be responsible for any fees. Please note that any student that wishes to obtain a tuition exemption through the Louisiana National Guard, must pursue at least an Associate’s Degree.

LOUISIANA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program

Vocational Rehabilitation, the flagship program of Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS), is a one-stop career development program that offers individuals with disabilities a wide range of services designed to provide them with the skills, resources, attitudes, and expectations needed to compete in the interview process, get the job, keep the job, and develop a lifetime career.

LRS’ Vocational Rehabilitation Program provides comprehensive rehabilitation services that go far beyond those found in routine job training programs. This frequently includes work evaluation and job readiness services; assessment for and provision of assistive technology, such as customized computer interfaces for persons with physical or sensory disabilities; job counseling services, and medical and therapeutic services.

For more information about LRS service and how to apply:  http://www.laworks.net/WorkforceDev/LRS/LRS_Rehabilitation.asp

TUITION OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS (TOPS)
  • TOPS program is a comprehensive program of state scholarships and one of the most innovative and progressive student assistance programs in the nation
  • Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance determines eligibility
  • students will receive an award letter from the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance to inform him/her of their eligibility
  • students must present the award letter to the Office of Financial Aid at NWLTC prior to the financial aid being able to bill TOPS.

Louisiana’s Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) is a comprehensive program of state scholarships managed through Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA).To apply for TOPS, students should:

In order to maintain eligibility, TOPS award recipients must adhere to the following:

  • TOPS pays tuition, not fees.
  • TOPS recipients must complete 24 earned hours within the academic year or they will lose TOPS
  • Students must be enrolled full time (at least 12 semester hours).  Enrolled less than 12 hours? Must be approved by financial aid officer at the time of registration.
  • TOPS is not paid until enrollment has been verified (15th day of class) and payments have been received from LOSFA.
  • TOPS recipients who withdraw will lose their TOPS for the semester

TOPS TECH STUDENTS: Students qualifying for the TOPS Tech award MUST be enrolled in a technical program or be in the pursuit of a technical program. If you are taking prerequisites for a TOPS-Tech eligible major such as Sonography, Vet Tech or P Tech, you must notify the Financial Aid Office so that you are billed correctly. Certificates and Associates of Applied Science degrees are TOPS Tech eligible. For a list of TOPS Tech eligible programs, click here.**NOTE**In the event of a budget shortfall, students completing the TOPS On-line Application in lieu of the FAFSA will be the first to lose their TOPS award. To speak to a representative, call Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) at; (800) 259-5626 Ext. 1012 or in Baton Rouge (225) 922-1012, or E-mail LOSFA at custserv@osfa.state.la.us, or write LOSFA at P.O. Box 91202, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9202 Disbursement of TOPS: Disbursement of Go Grant and TOPS funding takes place AFTER funding has been received by the state. This may take 6-8 weeks into the semester. Disbursement of funds is prorated based on credit hours. For more information, click on State Aid

MILITARY EDUCATION BENEFITS AT NWLTC

NWLTC accepts the following Military Education benefits to serve veterans, active duty military, and their families:

Accepted Military Education Benefits
  • Chapter 30- Montgomery GI Bill®
  • Chapter 31- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
  • Chapter 33- Post 9/11 GI Bill®
  • Chapter 35- Survivor and Dependent Assistance
  • 1606- Reserve Education Assistance Program
  • 1607- Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)
  • Military Tuition Assistance (Active Duty TA)
  • Louisiana National Guard Tuition Waiver
  • LA Dept. Veterans Affairs Title 29 Tuition and Fee Exemption
CONTACT
  • If you have any questions or concerns regarding how to utilize any of these benefits at NWLTC, please call or email your campus’ financial aid officer who also serves as your School Certifying Official.For more specific details about your education benefits, please contact:

    VA Regional Office, Muskogee, Oklahoma
    888-442-4551.

GI Bill® Checklist
  1. Apply for your GI Bill® Benefits at www.ebenefits.va.gov.
    • For questions about your application or benefits, contact the following:
      GI Bill® Information: 1-888-442-4551 Muskogee Regional Office
  2. Fill out an admissions application online at the www.nwltc.edu and then, check with Student Services at the campus that you are planning to attend to see if your application for admissions is complete.
  3. Apply for financial aid at www.fafsa.gov. Title IV Funds and the GI Bill® can be used simultaneously. Contact your campus’ financial aid officer with questions about the application process.
  4. All GI Bill® students are required to have a military transcript and college transcripts sent to the campus’ financial aid officer who also serves as school certifying official at the campus that you are planning to attend.

If applicable military requests should be made to:

  1. Once you have your eligibility letter and required transcripts (if applicable), please visit the Campus Financial Aid Office who also serves as school certifying official for a Enrollment Certification Form prior to meeting with Student Services or Instructor for registration.
  2. Select classes with the student services representative or instructor and the instructor will fill in your selected classes on the Enrollment Certification Form. Please return the enrollment certification form along with your Banner concise student schedule your campus financial aid officer who also serves as school certifying official for certifying. All Post 9/11 students require a Letter of Eligibility.
REMEMBER - Details involving Military AID (Please Read)
  • Post 9/11 Students: Classes cannot be certified with the VA unless a Letter of Eligibility is received from the student.
  • All Chapter 31 Students need a Form1905 from their counselor at Vocational Rehabilitation Center in order for them to receive their book voucher from the business office. Counselors can email the forms to the campus financial aid officers.
  • New at NWLTC? Complete Form 22-1995 on the www.gibill.va.gov site to change your parent school and program of study For Chapter 35 dependents: Form 22-5495
  • LA National Guard: Please contact Sgt. Acker at 504-278-8273 to ensure you are on the State Tuition Waiver list.
  • Private Scholarships?  Please inform your campus financial aid officer .
  • Chapter 30, 1606, or 1607 Students: Verify your enrollment on the last day of every month enrolled at www.gibill.va.gov/wave or call 877-823-2378 in order to receive funds from the VA for the prior month.

Please note:  It is the student’s responsibility to let the campus’ school certifying official know if you drop or add a class to your existing schedule or you are dropped and the instructor allows you back in the class.  This could affect your benefits and could cause a debt to the VA and/or NWLTC.

Waiver/Institutional programs

Payment
  • Payments on student’s accounts (recipients) are made to a credit being posted for the amount of the waiver each semester. A student is not allowed to receive more than one state funded waiver (546, SGA, Institutional Aid, etc.).

Student Eligability
  • Student eligibility criteria are set up by the agency and/or college.  Students must be in good standing and maintain SAP according to the SAP policy.  

Available Waivers if eligible
  • Louisiana National Guard
  • Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (State)
5 for 6 Waiver
  • The 5 for 6 Scholarship covers tuition for students without a high school diploma or high school equivalency who are enrolled in an approved program at any Northwest Louisiana Technical College campus. Learn more about the 5-for-6 Scholarship here.
Institutional aid pilot waiver

 

As part of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Northwest Louisiana Technical College (NWLTC) is participating in a pilot that provides financial aid incentives to attract target student populations and increase enrollment for the 2018-2019 academic year. Our goal is to award 4 students with a budget of $2,000 for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The target student population that will qualify for this waiver is High Demand Majors with an EFC between 3701 and higher. NWLTC was looking at this from a recruitment and retention perspective in the way that we are including students that have applied and enrolled with an ISIR as well as students that have applied with an ISIR but not enrolled.

Student Government Association (SGA) Waiver

Effective with Spring 2018 elections, we will move to only having 2 SGA officer positions at each campus; President and Secretary/Treasurer. The max waiver amount for the President will be $500. The max waiver amount for the Secretary/Treasurer will be $250. This waiver will be applied toward tuition and will not result in a refund.

To clear up any confusion, bylaws state that terms shall be from 12:01 p.m. on the last Friday of March of the year elected to 12:00 p.m. of the last Friday of March of the following year. Current officers will remain the same until their term is up, but have already been informed that their waiver amount would reduce to $500 this term. When Spring elections are held, the new officers beginning in Summer term (which will change to 2 per campus, President & Secretary/Treasurer) will start the new waiver amount of $500 for President & $250 for Secretary/Treasurer.

LCTCS Scholarships for New High School Graduates

 The Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS), which includes Northwest Louisiana Technical College, has entered into agreements with three organizations: Future Farmers of America (FFA), SkillsUSA, and JAG-LA. Qualified students graduating from high school in the 2017-18 school year will be eligible for $500 and $1000 scholarships. For more information, download the flyers below:

Future Farmers of America Scholarship Flyer

SkillsUSA Scholarship Flyer

JAG-LA Scholarship Flyer

Outside/Private Scholarships 

 These Scholarships are not state funded scholarship programs. Outside scholarships (i.e., scholarships awarded from non-governmental sources outside of NWLTC) are a resource that some students use to pay for their education at NWLTC. The scholarships are awarded by third party individuals or companies. Students apply directly to those awarding the scholarship. Please read all of the eligibility requirements for each scholarship before applying. We have made every effort to verify the authenticity of these scholarships however it is important that you do not pay any fees nor give out any personal or financial information when making application. The list below is not an all inclusive list, for more opportunities you may chose to use the scholarship search sites listed below.

Common Scholarship Scams

The following link will take you to a website that provides information on avoiding scholarship scams

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horatio alger scholarship

The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr.  Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 20XX
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen

Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

Learn more about the Horatio Alger Scholarship here  https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/

Campus/program specific third party scholarships

Disclaimer:  the following may not be an inclusive list:

Northwest LTC will accept third party scholarship awarded to the students if provided appropriate credentials:  Letter of intent – student’s name, purpose of the award, etc and check is payable to LCTCS Foundation for processing purposes.

Please contact the Student Services Office at your campus directly for more information and its application process:

Mansfield Campus:  318-872-2243

  • DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce
  • Brian McGrath Memorial Scholarship

 Minden Campus:  318-371-3035

  • Coca Cola

Shreveport Campus:  318-676-7811

  • Red River Street Rod Association
  • Chef Orlando
other scholarships

There may be other scholarships that are program specific or campus specific and are often referred as gift aid.  These types of scholarships are handled by Student Services Office at your campus, Business/Finance Office and the LCTCS Foundation.

how to apply for federal aid

The Pell Grant Program is a federal aid program designed to provide financial assistance to students attending post-secondary educational institutions. A high school diploma or GED is required for eligibility. Pell Grants are intended to be the “floor” of a financial aid package and may be combined with other forms of aid in order to meet the full costs of education. The Pell Grant award is determined on the basis of the student’s financial resources. It is a grant–not a loan. Attendance and satisfactory academic progress of the student are monitored. Students must meet certain criteria to maintain the grant award. Check with Student Services to obtain a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is used as a basis for eligibility for other sources of financial aid. All students applying for need-based aid must complete the FAFSA to begin the financial aid process.  

overview

Northwest Louisiana Technical College – Mansfield Campus

  • Ms. Pam Hubier
  • PO Box 1236
  • Mansfield, LA  71052
  • 318-872-2243, ext . 101 (voice)
  • 318-872-4249 (fax)
  • pamelahubier@nwltc.edu

 Northwest Louisiana Technical College – Minden Campus

  • Ms. Sheri Butler
  • 9500 Industrial Drive
  • Minden, LA  71055
  • 318-371-3035, ext. 1104 (voice)
  • 318-371-3326 (fax)
  • sheributler@nwltc.edu

 Northwest Louisiana Technical College – Shreveport Campus

  • Ms. Haley Holder
  • 2010 North Market
  • Shreveport, LA  71107
  • 318-676-7811, ext. 173 (voice)
  • 318-676-7818 (fax)
  • haleyholder@nwltc.edu
financial aid checklist
  • Complete the online NWLTC Admissions Application
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    • 2018-2019 for Fall 2018, Spring 2019, and Summer 2019 semesters
    • 2019-2020 for Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020 semesters
  • Remember to include NWLTC school code:
    • Mansfield Campus: 033763
    • Minden Campus: 015072
    • Shreveport Campus: 016998 
  • Remember to sign your FAFSA with your FSA ID UserID and Password (if you are a dependent student, one parent will also need to sign with their FSA ID UserID and Password as well).
  • Read the NWLTC Financial Aid Polices
  • Read Disclosure of Consumer Information – Your Right to Know 
  • Check your email/ LoLA account – Northwest Louisiana Technical College- Financial Aid Section for additional information.
  • Respond promptly to NWLTC’s request to submit additional documents if required.
    • How do I (spouse or parent(s) go about getting tax return transcript from the IRS? 
    • The two sections below will walk you through how to retrieve Tax Transcripts

irs tax return transcript

What is an IRS Tax Return Transcript?

A return transcript is a line-by-line record of a return you previously filed with the IRS. The transcript includes income you reported, the schedules the items were reported on and applicable spouse and dependent information.

Tax filers can request a 2016 tax return transcript status, free of charge, from the IRS in one of four ways:

  1. Online
  2. Telephone
  3. Pick up at IRS office
  4. Mail

   

online request

Available at www.irs.gov

  • Under Tools, click “Get a tax transcript”
  • Click “Get Transcript ONLINE” (If at any point, you cannot validate your identity – for example, you cannot provide financial verification information or you lack access to a mobile phone – you may use Get Transcript by MAIL, see below)
  • Enter the non-filer’s Social Security Number, email address, filing status, account numbers for loan or credit card associated with your name, and mobile phone associated with your name.
  • Click “Continue”
  • Select “RETURN” and in the Tax Year field, select “2016“.
  • If successfully validated, you will be able to view your 2016 Tax Return Transcript.

OR

  • Under Tools, click “Get Transcript of Your Tax Records”
  • Click “Get Transcript by MAIL”
  • Enter the tax filer’s Social Security Number, date of birth, street address, and zip or postal code. Use the address currently on file with the IRS.
  • Click “Continue”
  • Select “RETURN” and in the Tax Year field, select “2016”.
  • If successfully validated, tax filers can expect to receive a paper IRS 2016 Tax Return Transcript at the address included in their online request within 5 to 10 days.
  • Sign and submit the 2016 Tax Return Transcript to your campus’ financial aid officer.

Telephone Request

Available from the IRS by calling 1-800-908-9946

  • Tax filers must follow prompts to enter their social security number and the numbers in their street address. Generally this will be numbers of the street address that was listed on the latest tax return filed.
  • Select “Option 2” to request an IRS Tax Return Transcript and then enter “2016“.
  • If successfully validated, tax filers can expect to receive a paper a paper IRS 2016 Tax Return Transcript at the address provided in their telephone request within 5 to 10 days from the time of the request.
  • IRS Verification a paper IRS 2016 Tax Return Transcript requested by telephone cannot be sent directly to a third party by the IRS.
  • Sign and submit the 2016 Tax Return Transcript to your campus’ financial aid officer.
telephone request

Available from the IRS by calling 1-800-908-9946

  • Tax filers must follow prompts to enter their social security number and the numbers in their street address. Generally this will be numbers of the street address that was listed on the latest tax return filed.
  • Select “Option 2” to request an IRS Tax Return Transcript and then enter “2016“.
  • If successfully validated, tax filers can expect to receive a paper a paper IRS 2016 Tax Return Transcript at the address provided in their telephone request within 5 to 10 days from the time of the request.
  • IRS Verification a paper IRS 2016 Tax Return Transcript requested by telephone cannot be sent directly to a third party by the IRS.
  • Sign and submit the 2016 Tax Return Transcript to your campus’ financial aid officer.
pick up at the irs office in person
  • Call 1-844-545-5640 to schedule an appointment
  • Follow the prompts
  • Address: 3007 Knight Street, Ste 100 Shreveport LA  71105
  • Operation Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   Monday-Friday
Mail request
  • Paper Request Form – IRS Form 4506-T

    Download IRS Form 4506-T at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506t.pdf

    • Complete lines 1 – 4, following the instructions on page 2 of the form.
    • Line 3: enter the tax filer’s street address and zip or postal code. Use the address currently on file with the IRS.
    • Line 5 provides non-filers with the option to have their IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter mailed directly to a third party by the IRS. Do not have your IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter sent directly to your campus financial aid officer.
    • Line 6: Select A for Return Transcript – Select the checkbox on the right hand side check the box.
    • Line 9: Year or period requested field, enter “12/31/2016”.
    • Tax filer must sign and date the form and enter their telephone number. Only one signature is required when requesting a joint Tax Return Transcript Request.
    • Mail or fax the completed IRS Form 4506-T to the address (or FAX number) provided on page 2 of Form 4506-T.
    • If the 4506-T information is successfully validated, tax filers can expect to receive a paper IRS 2016 Tax Return Transcript at the address provided on their request within 5 to 10 days.
    • Sign and submit the 2016 Tax Return Transcript to your campus’ financial aid officer.

    How to fix address matching problems when ordering online

    When entering the information into the IRS address matching system note the following:

    • The address entered must match the address already on file with the IRS exactly.
    • The address on file is typically the address on your most recent tax return.
    • Spelling out the word “Street” rather than using the abbreviation “St.” can be enough to cause an error.
    • Addresses on the IRS system are auto-corrected through a post office program and may not match what you put on your tax return.

    We suggest the following if you run into problems:

    • Have your taxes in front of you and enter the address carefully as it is on your return.
    • If you entered your address as it appears on your return and it doesn’t work, try using the standardized version of your address.
      • To get a standardized version of your address: 1) go to com2) Click Look Up a Zip Code 3) Enter Street Address, City, State 4) Click Find
    • If you still have problems, the IRS.gov Website Help Desk can be reached toll-free at 1-800-876-1715, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

     

    How do I go about getting Non Filing Letter from the IRS? (click on link – below pops up)

IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter

What is an IRS Tax Return Transcript?

What is an IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter?
An IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter – provides proof that the IRS has no record of a filed Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ for the year you requested.
Non Tax filers can request an IRS Verification of Non-filing of their 2016 tax return status, free of charge, from the IRS in one of four ways:

  • Online
  • Telephone
  • Pick up at IRS office
  • Mail

Note: If you filed a Puerto Rican or Foreign Income Tax Return you must submit appropriate non-filing documentation from a relevant tax authority.

   

online request

Available at www.irs.gov

  • Under Tools, click “Get a tax transcript”
  • Click “Get Transcript ONLINE” (If at any point, you cannot validate your identity – for example, you cannot provide financial verification information or you lack access to a mobile phone – you may use Get Transcript by MAIL, see below)
  • Enter the non-filer’s Social Security Number, email address, filing status, account numbers for loan or credit card associated with your name, and mobile phone associated with your name.
  • Click “Continue”
  • Select “Verification of Non-filing Letter “and in the Tax Year field, select “2016“.
  • If successfully validated, you will be able to view your IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter.
  • Sign and submit the IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter to your campus’ financial aid officer.

OR

  • Under Tools, click “Get Transcript of Your Tax Records”
  • Click “Get Transcript by MAIL”
  • Enter the non-filer’s Social Security Number, date of birth, street address, and zip or postal code. Use the address currently on file with the IRS.
  • Click “Continue”
  • Select “Verification of Non-filing Letter “and in the Tax Year field, select “2016”.
  • If successfully validated, non-filers can expect to receive a paper IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter at the address included in their online request within 5 to 10 days.
  • Sign and submit the IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter to your campus’ financial aid officer.
telephone request

Available from the IRS by calling 1-800-908-9946

  • Tax filers must follow prompts to enter their social security number and the numbers in their street address. Generally this will be numbers of the street address that was listed on the latest tax return filed.
  • Select “Option 2” to request an IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter and then enter “2016“.
  • If successfully validated, non-filers can expect to receive a paper IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter at the address provided in their telephone request within 5 to 10 days from the time of the request.
  • IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter requested by telephone cannot be sent directly to a third party by the IRS.
  • Sign and submit the IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter to your campus’ financial aid officer.
pick up at the irs office in person
  • Call 1-844-545-5640 to schedule an appointment
  • Follow the prompts
  • Address: 3007 Knight Street, Ste 100 Shreveport LA  71105
  • Operation Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   Monday-Friday
Mail request

Paper Request Form – IRS Form 4506-T

Download IRS Form 4506-T at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506t.pdf

  • Complete lines 1 – 4, following the instructions on page 2 of the form.
  • Line 3: enter the non-filer’s street address and zip or postal code. Use the address currently on file with the IRS.
  • Line 5 provides non-filers with the option to have their IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter mailed directly to a third party by the IRS. Do not have your IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter sent directly to your campus financial aid officer.
  • Line 7: Select the checkbox on the right hand side for Verification of Non-filing.
  • Line 9: Year or period requested field, enter “12/31/2016”.
  • The non-filer must sign and date the form and enter their telephone number. Only one signature is required when requesting a joint IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter.
  • Mail or fax the completed IRS Form 4506-T to the address (or FAX number) provided on page 2 of Form 4506-T.
  • If the 4506-T information is successfully validated, tax filers can expect to receive a paper IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter at the address provided on their request within 5 to 10 days.
  • Once you have received your non tax filing letter from the IRS, sign and submit the IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter to your campus’ financial aid officer.

How to fix address matching problems when ordering online

When entering the information into the IRS address matching system note the following:

  • The address entered must match the address already on file with the IRS exactly.
  • The address on file is typically the address on your most recent tax return.
  • Spelling out the word “Street” rather than using the abbreviation “St.” can be enough to cause an error.
  • Addresses on the IRS system are auto-corrected through a post office program and may not match what you put on your tax return.

We suggest the following if you run into problems:

  • Have your taxes in front of you and enter the address carefully as it is on your return.
  • If you entered your address as it appears on your return and it doesn’t work, try using the standardized version of your address.
    • To get a standardized version of your address: 1) go to com2) Click Look Up a Zip Code 3) Enter Street Address, City, State 4) Click Find
  • If you still have problems, the IRS.gov Website Help Desk can be reached toll-free at 1-800-876-1715, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

 Accept your Terms and Conditions for the Aid Year in your LoLA account (Hyperlink)– Northwest Louisiana Technical College- Financial Aid Section.

  • Review Awards in your LoLA account (Hyperlink)– Northwest Louisiana Technical College – Financial Aid Section.

 If you have any questions regarding your Financial Aid, eligibility requirements or process, do not hesitate to contact the Financial Aid Officer (Hyperlink) at your campus.  

frequently asked questions about financial aid

Northwest Louisiana Technical College believes that a college education may be the most important investment a student will ever make. The investment of time, money and commitment to obtain a good education will be a critical factor in determining the kind of career a student will have in addition to lifestyle and future. A student should not be denied the opportunity to achieve educational and career goals because of financial resources. All students have different needs. NWLTC Office of Student Financial Aid feels strongly that the student’s need should be met with a distribution of grants, scholarships, and waivers.

who is eligible to apply

All students who wish to be considered for federal financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  Please review the chart below to see if you may be eligible for financial aid.

Federal Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility

PELL

FWS

Demonstrate financial need

High school diploma or GED certificate or pass a test approved by the US Dept. of State

Enrolled/accepted at an eligible school

Enrolled/accepted in a degree or certificate program

US citizen or eligible non-citizen

Valid Social Security number

Make satisfactory academic progress, as determined by the school

Sign statement of educational purpose (on FAFSA)

Sign statement that you are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money back on a federal student grant (on FAFSA)

Registered with the Selective Service, if required

Not convicted of possession/selling drugs while receiving federal financial aid

Caution: Some information may change as the US Department of Education continues to issue new regulations in 2018-2019. Stay in contact with the Campus’ Financial Aid Officer at your campus.

when should i apply

Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. The preferred date at NWLTC for applying and successfully submitting the FAFSA correctly (award year and school code) for financial assistance and submitting ALL requested documents to your campus’ financial aid officer is 10 business days prior to the first day of class each semester of the award year (fall through summer semesters).

Priority consideration for aid is given to students whose files are complete by June 1st of each year for the fall semester, October 1st for the spring semester and March 1st for the summer semester.

 In order to have your financial aid processed in time for registration/fee payment, you must submit ALL requested documents according to the preferred deadline date for the semester in which you are enrolling.

 If you are unable to meet these deadlines, be prepared to self-pay your outstanding balance.

 Of course – there are exceptions – natural disaster/inclement weather which results campus/college unexpected closure, personnel unavailable unexpectedly, technical difficulties, etc.  These will be handled on a case by case basis.

fasfa renewal

Financial aid is awarded one academic year at a time.  Students intending to use financial aid in future terms will need to file a FAFSA that corresponds with the appropriate award year.  FAFSA’s become available for the new aid year on October 1st.     

HOW DO I APPLY? 

 Financial Aid Checklist (section above)

Common Mistakes

Here are some of the most common mistakes students/parents make — and that you can avoid.

  • Remember to sign the application. Be sure both, student and parent (if applicable due to dependent status) use the FSA ID to sign the FAFSA at the time the application is complete.
  • Students/Parents often forget to report all required sources of untaxed income.
  • Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool  to transfer your (and parent/spouse) income directly into your FAFSA from the IRS.
  • Select YES to answer remaining questions about your income in order to fully download your tax data from the IRS into your FAFSA application.
  • Divorced parents sometimes include their ex-spouse’s income. They should list only their own income and that of their current spouse.
  • Be sure to round numbers to the nearest dollar (to help with this, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool within the FAFSA).
  • Make sure you follow the instructions!
irs data retrieval tool

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows students and parents to access the IRS tax return information needed to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and transfer the data directly into their FAFSA from the IRS Web site.

We highly recommend using the tool for several reasons:

  1. It’s the easiest way to provide your tax data.
  2. It’s the best way of ensuring that your FAFSA has accurate tax information.
  3. You won’t need to provide a copy of your or your parents’ IRS tax return transcripts.

The USDOE no longer allows copies of tax returns (form 1040) to be accepted.  To order a tax return transcript (no charge) click here to access the IRS Get Transcript Online website or call the IRS at 1-844-545-5640 to schedule for an appointment or have it mailed.  Remember – need to get the Tax Return Transcript for the correct year, not the Tax Account Transcript.

fasfa faq

Will my parents’ contribution be less if any of my brothers or sisters are also continuing their education beyond high school?
Generally speaking, yes. Your parents’ contribution might be lower if both parents are working, and about 50% lower if they are helping more than one of their children through college or career school at the same time.

My parents are divorced (separated). Which parent should complete the financial aid application?
The parent who should complete the application is the one with whom you lived for the longest period during the last 12 months. If you didn’t live with either parent, or lived with each parent for an equal number of days, the application should be filled out by the parent who provided the most support for you during the last 12 months. “Support” means money for such things as housing, food, clothes, transportation, medical and dental care, and school.

If I have a guardian, is he or she supposed to file a financial aid application? No.  Grandparents, foster parents and legal guardians are not considered parents on the FAFSA unless they have legally adopted you.

If I live with a grandparent, should he or she file a financial aid application for me?
It depends on the situation, but usually not.  Please consult with your campus’ financial aid officer (Hyperlink). If you are simply living apart from your parents but they still support you, they should file the application for you.

Is a step-parent expected to complete the financial aid application even though they feel no responsibility to support my education?
Federal programs and CMC expect a step-parent’s information to be included on the financial aid application.

What is satisfactory academic progress?
The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, mandates institutions of higher education establish a standard of satisfactory academic progress for students who receive financial aid. This standard applies to the student’s entire academic history, whether Title IV aid was received or not.  In order to remain eligible to receive aid at Northwest Louisiana Technical College, students must meet the standards specified for acceptable academic performance and for Satisfactory Academic Progress toward the completion of their program of study.

fasfa special circumstances

Don’t fall through cracks — NWLTC financial aid officers may be able to help with your difficult real-life situations. Sometimes the application process does not reflect a family’s real situation – due to special circumstances such as:

  • Death
  • Divorce or separation
  • Disability
  • Natural disasters
  • Loss of Income, etc.

In such a case, NWLTC Financial Aid Officer  may use his/her “professional judgment” so that your aid package will reflect the family’s real situation. Contact your campus’ financial aid officer for more information regarding special circumstances.

What you should expect after applying

Review your Student Aid Report (SAR)

After your FAFSA is processed you will receive a SAR from the federal processor. If you complete your FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA online, you will receive a SAR acknowledgment. When you apply online, provide your e-mail address and meet certain criteria, you will receive an e-mail from Central Processing Service (CPS) that provides a link to a web page where you can view and print your SAR. If your SAR is rejected or requires correction, you should read the instructions carefully and take appropriate action. If corrections are necessary, you must send the corrected SAR back to the federal processor. When sending your corrections, whether on paper or electronically, including all necessary signatures and/or your FSA ID.

Completing Documents

Read your email: When the Financial Aid Office receives your SAR, you will receive an email instructing you to access our student self-service web area, LOLA. The Financial Aid section of LOLA will display a menu with several options. You should select “Eligibility Requirements” to view the information our office will need to complete the financial aid process. You may be required to complete documents that are found on our website.

Sometimes the Department of Education will require the Financial Aid Officer to collect personal financial information from the student (and parents/spouse if applicable) to verify the information included on the FAFSA. This process is called Verification.  Therefore, you may be required to submit a copy of your (and/or your parent’s) Federal IRS Tax Return Transcript, and/or provide us your Unexpired Identification Card (ex: Driver’s License), your high school diploma, etc…Financial Aid Officers will make copies.   

It is very important that you view the “unsatisfied requirements” and provide the requested, required, correct information/documents to your Campus’ financial aid officer as quickly as possible to avoid delays in awarding your financial aid.

Award Notification

After all financial aid data has been collected and you are admitted to Northwest Louisiana Technical College, financial aid officer can begin to review your application along with all submitted documentation to determine your eligibility. Once the review (or verification) process is completed and it is determined that you are eligible for financial aid, NWLTC financial aid will post your awards to your LoLA account account. After your financial aid is packaged and budgeted, then you will receive an electronic award notification. 

Review Awards your LoLA account : Click on Northwest Louisiana Technical College link. Then, you may review your awards by selecting “Financial Aid”, selecting “Award Aid for Year” – select correct aid year, and then select “Terms & Conditions”. Read and Accept the Terms and Conditions.  Then, select “Award Overview” and click on “Accept Award” after reviewing your award. 

how do i keep my financial aid from semester to semester

You will need to remain in good standing for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP); see Satisfactory Academic Progress (Hyperlink) for details. You will only need to complete the FAFSA for each academic year.

Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. The preferred date at NWLTC for applying and successfully submitting the FAFSA correctly (award year and school code) for financial assistance and submitting ALL requested documents to your campus’ financial aid officer is 10 business days prior to the first day of class each semester of the award year (fall through summer semesters).

Priority consideration for aid is given to students whose files are complete by June 1st of each year for the fall semester, October 1st for the spring semester and March 1st for the summer semester.

 In order to have your financial aid processed in time for registration/fee payment, you must submit ALL requested documents according to the preferred deadline date for the semester in which you are enrolling.

 If you are unable to meet these deadlines, be prepared to self-pay your outstanding balance.

 Of course – there are exceptions – natural disaster/inclement weather which results campus/college unexpected closure, personnel unavailable unexpectedly, technical difficulties, etc.  These will be handled on a case by case basis.

when is financial aid distributed

Financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships and waivers will first be applied toward your outstanding semester balance owed to the college.

It is important to note that federal financial aid can only pay for coursework fully acceptable to the eligible degree program in which you are enrolled. If you do not begin attendance in any class, your financial aid may be reduced. This may happen before or after disbursement.

If financial aid is reduced after disbursement for non-attendance, you may owe a repayment back to the federal student aid programs. Failure to repay can lead to ineligibility for federal student aid nation-wide.

Refunds for the semester for the Federal Pell grant will begin after the census class day. Refunds for the semester for other funds such as TOPS, GO Grant, Veteran’s Benefits will begin once the funding has been received. NOTE:Disbursement” does not mean “Refund.” “Disbursement” means the financial aid awards have been applied to your NWLTC student account. “Refund” means the credit balance owed to you will be sent to BankMobile (NWLTC’s debit card company). Refunds are available to students whose financial aid has been processed by the NWLTC Financial Aid Office and who have awards posted and accepted on LOLA.

Refund Timelines

We will begin applying financial aid to student accounts after the 14th/7th class day. All admissions checklist items MUST be submitted in order for funds to be applied to your student account. Refunds for Federal Pell grant will begin 21 business days after the 14th/7th class day. Refunds for other funds such as TOPS, GO GRANT, and Veteran’s Benefits will begin once the funding has been received, if applicable. Once the funds have been applied to your student account, and it is determined that you are due a refund, NWLTC will electronically submit the refund information to BankMobile. BankMobile will disburse your refund to the student account according to the refund preference the student chose when activating the NWLTC debit card.

EXCEPTION:  Aid funds will not be disbursed until you have started class. If you are enrolled in “late start” classes, your disbursement will be delayed or reduced until you have begun attendance in all classes.  Note, per Dept of Education:”…must confirm that: if the disbursement occurs on or after the first day of classes, that the student has begun attendance.”

financial aid policies

Northwest Louisiana Technical College makes public the financial aid policies that effect students. Please read.

aid adjustments

Your financial aid award will be adjusted for the following reasons:

  • Enrollment status is verified on the last day of the drop/add period for each semester. If you drop or add classes by this date, your Pell Grant/TOPS/GO Grant awards will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Instructors report non-attendance for any classes. Your aid will be adjusted if you do not attend any one of your classes (assuming the credit hours adjustment actually changes your aid eligibility).
  • Receiving Pell Grant or Loans at two different colleges during the same academic year, which exceeds the total maximum limit for that year.

Any aid may be adjusted, if you totally withdraw before the federal deadline to withdraw and you may have to repay the aid you did not earn. See

appeals

Students have a right to appeal most financial aid decisions, including financial aid suspension.

A student may appeal decisions made concerning initial or continuing eligibility for financial aid assistance.  This letter is an opportunity to explain the situation to the Financial Aid Appeal Committee.  Please be specific as possible, because the student will not have an opportunity to meet with eh committee in person or by telephone.  The Financial Aid Appeal Committee will remain anonymous.  In the appeal letter, please state reasons for not meeting satisfactory academic progress.  Appeals will be considered for the following reasons (not an inclusive list):

  • Working full-time
  • Illness of student or family member
  • Unforeseen complications with birth of a baby
  • Separation or divorce
  • Involved in an accident or natural disaster
  • Death in immediate family
  • Personal problems that affected attendance and/or grades
  • Change of major or have declared double majors
  • Other – determined case by case basis due to the student’s situation

Proof must be sent with appeal letter.  If working full-time, send pay stub for the time period in question showing the number of hours worked.  If there was an illness, birth of a baby or an injury from an accident, send a doctor’s bill or hospital statement.  If there was a separation or divorce, send a letter from someone who is familiar with the situation or a copy of the filing or divorce decree.  In the case of an accident or natural disaster (such as car wreck or flood), please send a newspaper/news report clipping or police report.  If there was a death, please send a copy of the obituary, a program from the funeral, or a death certificate.  For personal problems, the committee may have specific questions that require additional information for the documentation submitted.  The Appeal Committee will NOT consider the appeal until a letter with proof of each condition is submitted.

The Campus’ Financial Aid Officer will notify the student by writing the Committee’s decision within 10 working days from the time the appeal letter and necessary proof is received.  During peak periods, a delay can be expected.  If faxed appeals and documents are not clearly legible, expect a delay.  If the appeal is denied, a letter will be sent to explain how to regain financial aid eligibility.  A second appeal in the same semester will be considered if additional information or documentation is submitted to the committee.  If the appeal is approved, a letter will be sent explaining what must be done to keep financial aid and avoid suspension in the future. 

The campus’ financial aid officer will respond by letter to each appellant. Approvals will require students to follow an Academic plan designated by the NWLTC’s SAP Policy.

For questions or assistance, the student should contact the campus’ financial aid officer.

auditing a class

A student can choose to audit a course. The audited course will not count toward his/her enrollment status for financial aid purposes.

attendance policies

Failure to Begin Attendance
Federal regulations require that students earn their financial aid funds by attending and actively participating in courses. Attendance information is collected from faculty to verify financial aid eligibility. If a student fails to begin attendance in a course, the institution is required to reduce the student’s financial aid enrollment level and eligibility.

Last Date of Attendance Determination
Students who have been paid federal financial aid funds are required to earn these funds by participating in classes. Students who quit participating in all courses prior to the 60% point in the semester, but have already received their federal financial aid disbursement, may have been overpaid. The repayment amount for an overpayment is based upon the number of days in the semester the student has completed and the student’s last date of an academically-related activity. A federally mandated formula is used to calculate the amount of the overpayment.

award terms & conditions

Acceptance of your financial aid award indicates that you agree to comply with the rules and regulations that govern the programs for aid as well as the policies of this institution. Your award is subject to change if corrections or revisions are made to the information you provided on your applications for aid. Funds are awarded based on anticipated hours for the upcoming semester. The initial award amounts are based on full time enrollment and subject to change due to change in enrollment status. Please note this award is based on enrollment in an approved Title IV eligible program. It is your responsibility to read and understand all “Terms”, “Terms and Conditions”, and “Rights and Responsibilities” prior to accepting federal financial aid awards.

budget/cost of attendance

Determining Financial Need

When applying for federal student aid, the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used in a formula, established by the U.S. Congress, that calculates an Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is used in an equation to determine financial need.

Cost of Attendance
Minus Expected Family Contribution
Minus Other Financial Assistance
Equals Financial Need

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance for a student is an estimate of that student’s educational expenses for full-time attendance for a full academic year. Average tuition expenses are used for full-time students rather than actual expenses.

Click here to view the chart which provides an estimate of expenses for education such as tuition, fees, room board, books, supplies and other related expenses..  Click here to view the 2017-2018 Tuition Schedule chart. Please note that the figures listed on this website are estimates for the 2018-2018 aid year and subject to change.

For more information about budgets and cost of attendance, please contact your campus’ financial aid officer.

code of conduct

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requires educational institutions to develop and comply with a code of conduct that prohibits conflicts of interest for financial aid personnel [HEOA § 487(a) (25)].The NWLTC financial aid officer is expected to always maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in all aspects of carrying out his/her responsibilities, specifically including all dealings with any entities involved in any manner in student financial aid, regardless of whether such entities are involved in a government sponsored, or regulated activity. The following provisions bring NWLTC into compliance with the federal law [HEOA § 487(e)].  In doing so, a financial aid officer should:

 Refrain from taking any action for his/her personal benefit.

  • Employees within the College’s Financial Aid Office will not award aid to themselves or their immediate family members. Staff will reserve this task to an institutionally designated person, to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest – usually another Campus FAO.
  • Refrain from taking any action he/she believes is contrary to law, regulation, or the best interests of the students and parents he/she serves.
  • Ensure that the information he/she provides is accurate, unbiased, and does not reflect any preference arising from actual or potential personal gain.
  • Be objective in making decisions and advising his/her institution regarding relationships with any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid.
  • No amount of cash, gift, or benefit in excess of a de minims amount shall be accepted by a financial aid staff member from any financial aid applicant (or his/her family), or from any entity doing business with the institution (including service on advisory committees or boards beyond reimbursement for reasonable expenses directly associated with such service).
  • Disclose to his/her institution, in such manner as his/her institution may prescribe any involvement with or interest in any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid.
  • Information provided by the financial aid office is accurate, unbiased, and does not reflect preference arising from actual or potential personal gain.
consortium agreements

Explanation: A consortium agreement may be established between Northwest Louisiana Technical College (known as the Home Institution) and another college (known as the Host Institution) in order to include courses taken at a Host Institution when financial aid enrollment status is calculated.

Interested students should inquire with the Student Services office and contact campus’ financial aid officer for more information.

Eligibility: The student must be admitted to a degree or certificate program at Northwest Louisiana Technical College. The courses taken at the Host Institution must be approved by the Department Head/Instructor/Registrar at NWLTC as applying to the student’s degree plan at NWLTC. Assuming financial aid criteria are met, the student is then eligible to receive financial aid through NWLTC; the Financial Aid office will count all courses taken (as long as it/they are part of the current degree program) toward enrollment status – both at the Home and the Host Institutions.

Procedures: The student should contact their  campus’ student services office for the Consortium Agreement Form. Once this form is completed and approved, then this form allows the Financial Aid officer to obtain enrollment and financial information from the Host Institution. The student should inform the Host Institution that he or she is enrolling as a consortium student and follow the enrollment procedures and tuition payment guidelines specified at that institution. NWLTC will not pay the tuition at the Host Institution. It is the responsibility of the student to make payment arrangements and to pay the Host Institution, if required.

The student should apply for financial aid at Northwest Louisiana Technical College and should not apply for financial aid nor accept financial aid at the Host Institution. Financial aid award amounts are based on many factors, including the student’s intended enrollment.

Disbursements will be authorized after individual enrollment verification has been received by the NWLTC Financial Aid Office and logged in the system. Each institution will assess regular tuition and fee charges for their own courses.

Official academic transcripts must be forwarded to the NWLTC Registrar after every semester. The successfully completed hours from the Host Institution will appear in the NWLTC system as transfer credit for the appropriate semester. This will enable NWLTC to monitor satisfactory academic progress.

Concurrently enrolled students who receive financial aid from NWLTC will be subject to all NWLTC Financial Aid policies, which include but are not limited to: Refund/repayment, packaging, disbursement, and satisfactory progress. NWLTC is the final authority in determining student eligibility for financial aid and compliance with applicable policies, rules, and regulations.

consortium checklist
  • Apply for financial aid at fafsa.ed.gov. Financial Aid Checklist
  • Contact your campus’ student services to complete the required Consortium Agreement Form.
  • Declare a degree-seeking program at NWLTC.
  • Ask your Department Head/Instructor/Registrar to review and approve any and all courses that you want to take that are offered by Host Institutions.
  • Register for all courses you plan to take at the beginning of each semester. Identify yourself as a concurrent student to the Host Institution and follow their registration procedures.
  • Meet with your campus’ financial aid officer.
  • Make arrangements to pay your tuition at Host Institution, if required. It is your responsibility to make payment arrangements and to pay tuition at the Host Institution.
  • If financial aid at NWLTC is sufficient to pay all of the NWLTC student account, no further arrangements are needed at NWLTC. If financial aid at NWLTC is not sufficient to pay the student account, will need to make arrangement to pay outstanding balance.
  • Complete courses.
  • Contact your campus’ financial aid officer each semester if enrolling at a Host Institution.
  • Send official transcripts to NWLTC at the end of the semester.
courses within your degree program

You must only enroll in courses that will lead to a degree or certification and it must be your intent and purpose to obtain a degree or certification at Northwest Louisiana Technical College.  It is important to note that federal financial aid can only pay for coursework fully acceptable to the eligible degree program in which you are enrolled.

disbursement and distribution of financial aid

Financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships and waivers will first be applied toward your outstanding semester balance owed to the college.

It is important to note that federal financial aid can only pay for coursework fully acceptable to the eligible degree program in which you are enrolled. If you do not begin attendance in any class, your financial aid may be reduced. This may happen before or after disbursement.

If financial aid is reduced after disbursement for non-attendance, you may owe a repayment back to the federal student aid programs. Failure to repay can lead to ineligibility for federal student aid nation-wide.

Refunds for the semester for the Federal Pell grant will begin after the census class day. Refunds for the semester for other funds such as TOPS, GO Grant, Veteran’s Benefits will begin once the funding has been received. NOTE:Disbursement” does not mean “Refund.” “Disbursement” means the financial aid awards have been applied to your NWLTC student account. “Refund” means the credit balance owed to you will be sent to BankMobile (NWLTC’s debit card company). Refunds are available to students whose financial aid has been processed by the NWLTC Financial Aid Office and who have awards posted and accepted on LOLA.

Refund Timelines

We will begin applying financial aid to student accounts after the 14th/7th class day. All admissions checklist items MUST be submitted in order for funds to be applied to your student account. Refunds for Federal Pell grant will begin 21 business days after the 14th/7th class day. Refunds for other funds such as TOPS, GO GRANT, and Veteran’s Benefits will begin once the funding has been received, if applicable. Once the funds have been applied to your student account, and it is determined that you are due a refund, NWLTC will electronically submit the refund information to BankMobile. BankMobile will disburse your refund to the student account according to the refund preference the student chose when activating the NWLTC debit card.

EXCEPTION:  Aid funds will not be disbursed until you have started class. If you are enrolled in “late start” classes, your disbursement will be delayed or reduced until you have begun attendance in all classes.  Note, per Dept of Education:”…must confirm that: if the disbursement occurs on or after the first day of classes, that the student has begun attendance.”

eligibility & expected family contribution (efc) for student aid

General Title IV Student Eligibility Requirements (not an inclusive list)

In order to participate in the federal Title IV financial aid programs, a student must meet the definition of an eligible student as found in the FSA Handbook for the appropriate award year. 

To be eligible for federal funded financial aid programs at NWLTC, the student must:

  • Demonstrate financial need according to Federal
  • Have a high school diploma or GED from a state approved high All high schools must be accredited by an agency recognized as an accrediting body by the Department of Education, or the state government of the state in which the school is located.
  • Ability to Benefit:
    • If student was enrolled in college or career school prior to July 1, 2012, or if currently enrolled in an eligible career pathway program, student may show qualification to obtain a higher education
      • by passing an approved ability-to-benefit test (if student doesn’t have a diploma or GED, the campus’ Ability to Test administrator can administer a test to determine whether student can benefit from the education offered at that school); 
      • or complete six credit hours or equivalent course work toward a degree or certificate (student may not receive aid while earning the six credit hours). Neither remedial nor developmental coursework count toward this requirement.
    • Be enrolled as a regular student and a degree seeking
    • Be enrolled in an eligible program of study.
    • Be a S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen.
    • Initially and continually meet the qualitative and quantitative requirements for satisfactory academic progress (SAP) established by the College/LCTCS
    • Be registered for the Selective Service Registration (if required).
    • Not be  in  default  of  any  loan,  if  so  satisfactory  repayment arrangements must have been
    • Not owe a repayment on Federal Pell Grant, FSEOG, ACG, Federal Perkins Loan, or state
    • Meet Federal Regulations regarding any drug

Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

The US Department of Education uses information from your FAFSA to perform a need analysis and determine your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). NWLTC then subtracts the EFC from your Cost of Attendance (COA) to calculate the amount of need-based financial aid you are eligible to receive.

To get an early estimate of your EFC and aid eligibility prior to the official need analysis process, take advantage of the Department of Education’s FAFSA4caster. Using information you provide about the type of school you plan to attend, FAFSA4caster can even estimate award amounts for specific kinds of aid, such as grants, loans, and work-study. When the time comes to fill out the FAFSA, you can use your answers on the FAFSA4caster to prefill many of the FAFSA questions.

You may also want to check out FinAid: The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid, which provides an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator. The website also offers a detailed analysis calculator, in addition to a Quick EFC Calculator.

For additional information or resources on how to prepare for college, different types of aid, or who gets aid, how to apply for FAFSA, check out this website:  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/.

Dependency Status

You’re automatically considered INDEPENDENT if you:

  • Age 24 or will be turning 24 before January 1st in following year.
  • Are serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Since turning 13, both parents are deceased
  • Are a dependent or ward of the court since turning age 13
  • Are married as of the date of your application
  • Are a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Were in foster care since turning age 13
  • Are currently or have been an emancipated minor
  • Have children and provide more than half of their support
  • Will be working on a master’s or doctorate program
  • Have dependents (other than children or a spouse) who live with you and you provide more than half of their support
  • Are currently or have been in legal guardianship
  • Are homeless or at risk of being homeless

The range of personal situations is extensive. If you feel your dependency status is not accurately reflected by these definitions, discuss your personal situation with campus’ financial aid officer. If your dependency status changes at any time during the year, you must notify the campus’ financial aid officer immediately. Independent students do not include their parents’ financial information on the FAFSA.

enrollment requirements

Federal Financial Aid enrollment requires:

  1. You must be enrolled in an eligible degree program and
  2. You must be enrolled in eligible courses that apply to your degree program

Grants are prorated based upon the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA and eligible hours enrolled.

enrollment status and financial aid
  • Students who are admitted provisionally are not eligible for federal financial aid. Check with Student Services at your campus to about your admissions/enrollment status.
  • Students many not receive federal financial aid at NWLTC and another school at the same time (semester).

 Enrollment status refers to the level at which a student is enrolled each semester. NWLTC uses the enrollment statuses of full time, three quarter time, half time and less than half time for the awarding of financial aid.  Enrollment statuses are defined in the college handbook/catalog.

Undergraduate students are typically awarded initially based on full time enrollment so that students can see the maximum amount of financial aid that they would be eligible to receive.

 Students are informed in their award letter of the enrollment status that their financial aid package is based on, and they are instructed to contact the Campus FAO if they know that the enrollment status on the award letter is incorrect. In addition, when students finalize their registration (approve their bill) in the LoLA, they are informed of the enrollment status that their pending aid is based off of and instructed to contact the Campus FAO if they are registering for a different number of hours than indicated there.

 Within 3-5 business days after the official census date, students ‘schedule will be evaluated by Chief Financial Aid Officer by running the Freeze process in Banner which locks in all financial aid awards based on the student’s enrollment status as of that date. Students that added hours after approving their bill are repackaged and awards are adjusted/increased as needed based on their new enrollment status. Students that dropped hours after approving their bill are repackaged and awards are adjusted/decreased as needed based on their new enrollment status.

 In addition, faculty members enter SH (show) in LoLA to confirm that students have begun attendance in the course.

 Generally, federal financial aid awards are not adjusted if a student drops a course after the census date. There is an exception to this:

  • When a student withdrawals from all courses (including an unofficial withdrawal) or when they are administratively withdrawn, students can lose financial aid based upon several factors. The amount of aid they are allowed to keep and the amount that must be returned is calculated through the R2T4 (Return to Title IV) process via FAA Access.
financial aid penalties for drug law violations

In compliance with the disclosure requirements under the HEA and HEOA, we are advising all currently enrolled students of the federal student financial aid penalties for drug law violations.  If you are convicted of any offense under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs while you are enrolled at NWLTC and receiving financial aid under Title IV, HEA program funds, such a conviction will result in the loss of your eligibility for Title IV (Pell Grant) and work-study assistance (FWS).  If the offense occurred outside of an enrollment period, the student is eligible to receive funding. 

When completing the Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Free Application, students self-certify and respond to questions regarding drug convictions. Should a conviction occur after a student has submitted the FAFSA, the student must immediately notify Student Financial Services. A conviction denotes a conviction that is on a student’s record. A conviction that was reversed, set aside, or removed from the student’s record is not relevant for these purposes. In addition, it is not a determination or adjudication arising out of a juvenile proceeding.

An illegal drug is a controlled substance as defined by section 102(6) of the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) (Title 21 of the United States Code section 802), and does not include alcohol or tobacco.

Possession of Illegal Drugs

Period of Ineligibility

First Offense

Ineligible for one year after date of conviction

Second Offense

Ineligible for two years after date of conviction

Third Offense

Ineligible indefinitely after date of conviction

 

Sale of Illegal Drugs

Period of Ineligibility

First Offense

Ineligible for two years after date of conviction

Second Offense

Ineligible indefinitely after date of conviction

 

To learn more about how violation of drug laws might affect your ability to receive federal financial aid, should contact the Campus’ Financial Aid Officer or online at: More information about drug convictions and federal aid eligibility.

financial aid probation

Approval of the financial aid appeal will place students on financial aid probation. The student will be placed on an academic plan as defined in the approved letter.  Once placed on an academic plan, the student remains on probation & must fully comply with the academic plan each term. Compliance is checked at the end of each enrollment period; failure to fully comply with all aspects of the plan will result in termination.  For more information regarding the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy, please refer to the NWLTC’s SAP Policy.

financial aid termination

Failure to comply with satisfactory academic progress policy and/or not meeting academic standards of the college will terminate a student’s eligibility to receive financial aid.  For more information regarding the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy, please refer to the NWLTC’s SAP Policy.

Students can submit an appeal.  Refer to the appeals section above for more details.

financial aid warning

Failure to meet the cumulative 2.0 GPA or 67% cumulative completion rate may place students on warning for the following semester of their enrollment.  Students will remain eligible to receive financial aid during the warning term.  Students must make satisfactory academic progress during the warning term to continue to receive financial aid; failure to do so will result in financial aid termination.  For more information regarding the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy, please refer to the NWLTC’s SAP Policy.

good standing

A student in good standing is meeting all three requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress as well as the NWLTC academic standards.

Students are eligible to receive financial aid.

incarcerated students

A student is considered to be incarcerated if he/she is serving a criminal sentence in a federal, state or local penitentiary, prison, jail, reformatory, work farm, or similar correctional institution. A student is not considered to be incarcerated if he/she is in a halfway house or home detention or is sentenced to serve only weekends.

Students incarcerated in federal and state penal institutions are not eligible for Pell Grants. However, students incarcerated in local penal institutions can still receive Pell Grants.  The costs of attendance for incarcerated students are limited to tuition and fees and those books and supplies specifically related to the student’s course of study.

For more information:  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/eligibility/criminal-convictions

monitoring

NWLTC will measure students’ eligibility for financial aid at the end of every semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer), and will measure for all Satisfactory Academic Progress components.  The updated status will be effective for the following semester.  For more information regarding the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy, please refer to the NWLTC’s SAP Policy.

no show policy

Northwest Louisiana Technical College Faculty and staff want you to be successful with reaching your educational goals. It starts with attending all of your classes. For credit courses that start at the beginning of the semester, faculty must report “Never Attended” (no shows). For late starting classes, faculty must report by the 4th day after the course start date.

NOTE: A no-show for a face-to-face class is defined as lack of “attendance” where attendance is defined as one of the following:

  • Physical class attendance where there is direct interaction between instructor and student (not simply signing in or clocking in and leaving shortly thereafter)
  • Submission of an academic assignment
  • Examination, interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction
  • Service Learning projects assigned by school
  • Participation in on-line discussion about academic matters
  • Documented initiation of contact with instructor to ask a question about academic subject

NOTE: A no-show for an online class is a student who has not: Completed the introductory assignment(s) by the deadline.

“No-Show” Reporting: If the student has not “attended” (per language above), the instructor will report the student as a no-show. Class reinstatement cannot occur after this point without significant documented extenuating circumstances.

“No-Show” Reporting and Financial Aid: If a student is dropped from a course (or courses) for non-attendance, the resultant loss in credit hours may cause a reduction and/or cancellation of his/her financial aid award. Like class reinstatement, financial aid awards can only be reinstated with documented extreme extenuating circumstances.

Reinstatement in class DOES NOT guarantee financial aid reinstatement.

ordering books using your financial aid

NWLTC has a contracted, official online bookstore, TBCOnCourse, a division of Texas Book Company.   For your convenience, NWLTC offers you the ability to purchase textbooks using your pending financial aid.

In order to qualify you must meet the following criteria:

  • Register for the semester in an undergraduate  degree program
  • Complete the Title IV authorization form
  • Satisfy ALL financial aid requirements
  • Meet satisfactory academic progress standards
  • Receives financial aid with an estimated credit balance or refund of $100.00 or more for the semester
  • Students who have a balance from a previous term, either current or in collections, will not be eligible to participate
over-awards of aid

Over-awards can occur when NWLTC receives additional information not accounted for when the student was awarded originally.  NWLTC is required to resolve any over-award on a student’s account.  Common examples of changes that cause over-awards include, but are not limited to:

  • Receipt of internal or external scholarships
  • Notification of exemptions/tuition and fee waivers
  • Enrollment changes
  • FAFSA corrections

Over-awards can result in balance due to the College which is the responsibility of the student.

owe money?

You will owe money if:

  • You do not begin attendance in ALL classes. (Instructors notify the campus’ financial aid officer of all students who NEVER begin attendance or students who STOP attending classes).  You must repay awards that were paid for that class.
  • You resign or stop attending classes BEFORE completing more than 60% of the semester. Students must being attendance in ALL classes.  Financial Aid will be adjusted if student does not being attendance in all classes.
  • If you receive a financial aid award and NEVER attend to any classes, then you will be responsible for immediate repayment of the FULL amount of the financial aid.
  • If you resign or stops attending classes BEFORE completing more than 60% of the semester, then you will owe money to the aid program and to NWLTC.
reporting additional financial awards

In the event that a student receives additional funds not listed on his/her financial aid award (including but not limited to: employer reimbursement or assistance, tuition waivers, private scholarships, veteran benefits, vocational rehabilitation benefits, etc.), he/she is required to report these awards to their campus’ financial aid officer.

 Should additional funds result a change to student’s financial aid award, he/she will receive a notification of the change of status as well as the reasons for the change.  It should be noted that whenever a student receives additional assistance, his/her aid awards maybe adjusted or reduced, even if their financial aid has already been disbursed.

remedial (development education) courses

These courses may be required because a student has basic skill deficiencies.  Such courses are allowable for financial aid provided that the student is enrolled in an eligible major.  The maximum number of hours that a student may receive Title IV federal aid for developmental/remedial courses is 30 hours. For SAP purposes, development courses will count as attempted hours, completed hours, and grades received, even if federal financial aid is not received for these courses.

refund policy

NWLTC has a refund policy that stipulates the amount of tuition and fees to be refunded to students who withdraw from classes during a term. This policy is included in the NWLTC Student Handbook/Catalog.  Questions regarding the calculations of refunds may be directed to your campus’ Office of Student Services.

repeated coursework

Effective July 1, 2011, there is a rule change regarding federal financial aid and payment of repeated coursework.  Federal financial aid funds may be paid for repeated coursework previously taken in the program but may not include more than one repetition of a previously passed course. This means courses for which you have passed with a grade of D or better can only be repeated once in your enrollment status to count for Federal Financial Aid funding.   Should you decide to repeat a course for a second time (or more), federal financial aid will not cover the cost of that course.

resignations

It is the student’s responsibility to contact his/her campus’ financial aid officer to determine how dropping courses, resigning from college, or non attendance may affect his/her financial aid eligibility.  The Return of Title IV funds Policy applies to all federal financial aid recipients who resign before completing more than 60% of the semester for which they receive federal aid.  Financial aid recipients who resign/withdraw, officially or unofficially, before completing more than 60% of the semester will be required to pay back all or part of the aid received.  In most cases, students will owe money to the federal aid program(s) and to NWLTC.  Students who stop attending all classes will be considered unofficial withdrawals.  Students who resign after completing more than 60% d of the semester do not owe money to federal aid programs.  (Not owing money does not mean that the student will meet eligibility requirements for future semesters.)  

 For more information regarding this and how it affects Title IV return (potentially having to owe money), please refer to Return Title IV Funds section below.

 For more information regarding this and how it affects Satisfactory Academic Progress, please refer to the NWLTC’s SAP Policy below.

returning title iv funds

NWLTC uses the “Return of Title IV Funds Policy” in accordance with the 2008 Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.

  1. Return of Title IV Aid – The Higher Education Amendments of 1998 established the concept that financial aid must be earned through class attendance. When you totally withdraw from all classes, The Financial Aid Office must calculate the amount of financial aid you have earned prior to withdrawing. Any Title IV aid received in excess of the earned amount is considered unearned. Unearned aid must be returned to the respective Federal Aid program(s).
  2. Return of Aid Programs – Unearned aid amounts are to be returned to Title IV financial aid programs: Federal Pell Grant Program.  Any amount remaining after the applicable programs have been fully repaid is returned to the student. A 100% credit for the term affected will be given in the event of the student’s death. The Return of Title IV Aid calculation will be based on the official notification of the date of death.
  3. Earned Aid – A student has not earned 100% of their financial aid until s/he has attended more than 60% of the term. If a financial aid recipient totally withdraws on or before the 60% point of the term, there is a portion of the aid that has not been earned. The percentage of earned aid is determined by taking the number of days attended divided by the total number of days in the term. For example:

Days Student Attended Prior to Withdrawing

37

Divided by Total Days in the Semester

100

Equals Percentage of Earned Aid

37%

  1. Unearned Aid – The percentage of unearned aid is calculated by subtracting the earned percentage from 100%. The unearned aid in the previous example is determined by the following formula:

100% Aid Percentage

100%

Minus Percentage of Earned Aid

37%

Equals Percentage of Unearned Aid

63%

  1. Return of Unearned Aid Amount – Once the earned and unearned aid percentages are determined, the next step is to calculate the dollar amount of total unearned aid that must be returned. The Return of Unearned Aid Amount is determined by multiplying the unearned aid percentage by the total of all Title IV aid disbursed or eligible to be disbursed. The unearned aid percentage of 63% would be multiplied by the student’s total aid disbursed:

Percentage of Unearned Aid

63%

Multiplied by Total Aid Received(*example)

*$2,345.00

Equals Unearned Aid Amount

$1,477.35

  1. Return of Fees – The unearned aid portion is repaid by both the student and the school. The school can use any fee adjustment refund generated by the withdrawal to pay the portion it owes back. However, depending on the time of withdrawal, the student may also be responsible for repaying a portion of his/her fees that had been previously paid by the financial aid. In almost every instance, the fee refund will be less than the total Return of Unearned Aid Amount. As a result, when a student withdraws, a balance will be created for the difference between the fee refund and the Return of Unearned Aid Amount. The student is responsible for paying this balance. Keeping with the above example, after a student completes 37 days of the term, s/he is eligible for a 25% fee refund per the Account Receivable’s Office published calendar. This means 25% of the student’s fees are credited to the student’s account, which can affect the student’s portion of aid owed back to the College:

Unearned Aid Amount

$1477.35

Minus 25% Fee Refund (*example)

*$586.30

Equals Difference on Account

$891.05

  1. Post-Withdrawal Disbursements – If a student totally withdraws from a semester and receives less federal aid than the amount earned, then the student may be eligible for a post-withdrawal disbursement. The student must have met all of the conditions for a late disbursement prior to withdrawing. Grant funds will automatically be applied towards outstanding charges created by the withdrawal.
  2. Dropping All Classes – To avoid financial penalties and aid adjustments, make sure you drop all classes prior to the beginning of the semester. If you drop all classes prior to the start of the semester, you will not be considered a student for that semester and, thus, not entitled to receive any form of financial aid. Your aid will be cancelled and returned to the appropriate program(s). If you drop all your classes close to the beginning of the semester, and you have already received financial aid, you will be required to repay the entire amount of aid disbursed to you. Once the semester starts on the first day, you have begun to earn aid and a Return of Title IV Aid calculation must be completed.
  3. Failing ALL Classes – If you fail all of your classes in a semester, you may be subject to a Return of Title IV Aid calculation. If you have “earned” at least one of your “F”s (i.e., attended class for at least one course until the end of the term and received an F for poor performance), then no calculation is required. However, if you received all Fs because you stopped attending or never attended courses prior to the 60% point in the semester, then a Return of Title IV Aid calculation is required. This is considered an unofficial withdrawal and the 50% point of the semester will be used as the withdrawal date. An account balance will be created if the calculation results in the return of financial aid.
  4. Future Aid Eligibility – Withdrawing may affect your eligibility to receive financial aid in subsequent terms. Upon withdrawal, you should notify the Student Financial Aid Office when you plan to return so we can make necessary adjustments to your financial aid
use of aid

Funds listed on financial aid award letters may only be used for educationally related expenses for the respective academic year.

NWLTC applies all financial aid awards directly to institutional charges on a student’s student account (charges may include but are not limited to: tuition, fees, book voucher, etc.). Following deduction of these charges, any remaining financial aid funds will be released to the student in the form of a refund. If subsequent charges occur on the student’s account after a refund is processed in a given term, the student will be responsible for these new charges.

Students may electronically provide authorization to apply federal financial aid to non-institutional charges by completing the ‘Title IV Authorization Form’ and submitting the completed/signed/dated form to their Campus’ Financial Aid Officer under Financial Information/Requirements tab on their LoLA account.

Students and parents have the right to cancel or modify the authorization at any time. A cancellation or revision is not retroactive as it will take effect on the date that NWLTC receives the update.

satisfactory academic progress (sap)

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is the measure of a student’s successful completion of coursework toward a certificate or degree. Federal regulations require schools to monitor cumulative grade point average and the percentage of coursework completed at least once a year. Students who fail to achieve minimum standards may lose their eligibility for federal, state and institutional financial aid programs.

Academic progress for federal and state financial aid programs is based on three measures: Cumulative Grade Point Average, Pace of Progression based on credit hours completed compared to hours attempted, and a Maximum Timeframe for degree completion. While the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy is a minimum requirement to maintain financial aid eligibility, students are encouraged to work closely with academic advisors and college personnel to achieve their educational goals. Good financial planning includes selecting meaningful coursework, completing all registered classes with satisfactory grades, and seeking your degree in a timely manner.

You must read and understand the NWLTC’s SAP Policy.   To file an appeal, complete the Appeal Form.  For more information about filing an appeal, refer to the APPEAL section above.

student rights & responsibilities

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW

 

  • IT IS YOUR REPONSIBLITY TO: 

    • Notify the Financial Aid Office immediately if you withdraw from school or reduce enrollment status.
    • Be aware of the consequences of withdrawing or stop attending.
    • Meet and maintain satisfactory academic progress requirements.
    • Complete all application and requested forms accurately and submit them on time.
    • Provide correct information (misreporting information on financial aid forms is a violation of the law and may be considered a criminal offense).
    • Use financial aid funds solely for educational purposes.
    • Promptly return all additional documentation, verification, corrections, and new information requested by the Financial Aid Office or the agency to which you submitted your application
    • Inform the Financial Aid Office and Student Service Office of any name, address, or Social Security number change.
    • Read, understand, and keep copies of all forms that you are asked to sign.
    • Accept responsibility for all agreements that you sign.
    • Inform the Financial Aid Office of any income change, including earnings, scholarships, waivers, private loans, etc.
    • Declare a degree seeking program approved for Pell and to only enroll in classes that are part of this program. Financial aid cannot pay for classes that do not count towards that degree at NWLTC.
terms & conditions

Acceptance of your financial aid award indicates that you agree to comply with the rules and regulations that govern the programs for aid as well as the policies of this institution.  Your award is subject to change if corrections or revisions are made to the information you provided on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Additional Assistance

If you receive additional funds not listed on your Award Letter (scholarships, departmental awards, etc.) report them immediately to the Financial Aid Office.  Your aid may be adjusted as a result of these funds.  You will be notified in writing of any resulting changes in your eligibility for aid. 

  • Previously Received Title IV Aid

You must not be in default on any federal educational loans or owe any refunds on federal grants received at any post-secondary institution to receive the Federal Pell grant.

  • Use of Funds

Funds received through financial assistance programs may only be used for educationally related expenses incurred for the academic year.  All federal aid will be applied directly to your institutional charges which may include tuition, fees and other allowable charges.  Funds in excess of these charges will be paid to you within 21 days after the 14th day of the semester (or 7th day of summer semester).

  • Enrollment Requirements

Generally you must be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program to receive the Federal Pell Grant.  Students who are admitted provisionally are not eligible for federal financial aid.  Check with Student Services at your campus to about your admissions/enrollment status.

  • Withdrawal

Withdrawal from coursework may jeopardize your current and future financial aid eligibility. If you withdraw or are asked to withdraw, you must inform the Financial Aid Office immediately.  Depending on the length of your enrollment for the academic period, you may be required to repay all or part of the aid you received to the U.S. Department of Education and/or Northwest Louisiana Technical College.

  • Satisfactory Academic Progress

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is the measure of a student’s successful completion of coursework toward a certificate or degree.  The Financial Aid office evaluates student academic progress at the beginning of each semester. Students are evaluated on the basis of cumulative grade point average (CGPA), credit hour completion and maximum time frame limitations.  Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, pass 67% of all courses attempted, and not attempt more than 150% of program length. New students (first semester at NWLTC), and transfer students (any other college or university) are awarded aid initially. SAP is checked following the student’s first semester and every semester thereafter.

  • Rights and Responsibilities

Education after high school involves your time, money, and effort. It is a big investment that carries with it many rights and responsibilities.

As a student you have the right to know from Financial Aid:

  • Financial Aid Programs available at Northwest Louisiana Technical College
  • How students apply for aid and how eligibility is determined
  • How and when aid is disbursed
  • Return and repayment of Title IV aid policy
  • Policies regarding satisfactory academic progress
  • Terms and conditions regarding Title IV Aid

As a student, you are responsible for:

  • Completing all forms required by Financial Aid accurately and by the published deadlines.
  • Notifying the Financial Aid Office (FAO) if any changes are made in your name, address, marital status, financial situation, or enrollment status.
  • Reporting to the FAO any additional assistance from other sources, such as scholarships, waivers, and education benefits.
  • Maintaining satisfactory academic progress
  • Reapplying for aid each year by completing the FAFSA

Please note: Financial aid awards are tentative awards and are not finalized until enrollment status is final. Any changes in enrollment status should be reported to the Financial Aid Office immediately so that any necessary adjustments may be made.

transfer students

Transfer students must report all colleges and universities previously attended. Any transfer student who does not disclose this information is subject to adjustment or cancellation of their financial aid. If you were enrolled at another school during the current award period, you must contact that school(s) to request they cancel any aid awarded for the current semester and any future aid that was awarded to you.

verification

Verification is a federally mandated review process. The U.S. Department of Education selects approximately 1/3 of all financial aid applicants for verification. The NWLTC Financial Aid Office is required to obtain and compare information submitted on tax documents, the verification form, and the FAFSA in accordance to federal regulations and to LCTCS Financial Aid Verification Policy #2.016

Office of Financial Aid also reserves the right to request verification of any data submitted by applicants or the parents of applicants (if applicable).  Campus Financial Aid Officers must resolve conflicting information regardless of whether or not the student was selected for verification. 

Students selected for verification must complete the NWLTC verification form and submit all required documents. Verification can be a lengthy process; therefore, we strongly recommend that students and their families submit the form and all verification documents as soon as they are requested via tracking email notification. Students should check their LoLA account OFTEN for missing requirements.

Verification requires that the university review additional documents to verify the information reported on the FAFSA for the student, parent(s), and spouse. Information that must be verified includes income information, high school completion, the number of family members in the household and the number of children in the household who are enrolled at least half-time in college. Document requirements include:

  1. Verification Worksheet – based off of dependency status; and
  2. Federal tax information – NWLTC encourages all students and/or parents who filed a taxes to utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool as this is the preferred method for FAFSA filers to report federal tax information.
  3. Other requirements may include: Non-tax filer information, evidence of high school completion, statement of educational purpose, and any other documentation deemed required to validate the FAFSA.

Again, if your account is missing information or was selected for verification, NWLTC will send an e-mail to you outlining missing information/requirements that may be preventing financial aid from being awarded or disbursed. Please respond in a timely manner to allow for the awarding and release of any financial aid that you may be eligible to receive. Financial aid awards will not be created until this process is complete.

Any differences between information entered on the verification form or other requested documents and the FAFSA will result in a new determination of financial need. This new determination of financial need may alter the student’s financial aid eligibility.

If a student is found to have knowingly submitted falsified or intentionally misleading information, NWLTC shall reserve the right to (1) refuse to award financial aid, (2) to cancel all aid that has previously been awarded, and/or (3) to dismiss the offending student from the College. Additionally, at NWLTC’s discretion, all fraudulent information shall be forwarded to the Office of Inspector General for further investigation.

Verification Deadline:  Verification for Pell eligible students must be completed no later than 30 days after student’s last date of attendance at NWLTC or August 31 of the current award year, whichever is earlier. Verification documents must be submitted no later than 30 days after the last date attended.

withdrawal

Withdrawal from coursework may jeopardize your current and future financial aid eligibility. If you withdraw or are asked to withdraw, you must inform the Financial Aid Office immediately. Depending on the length of your enrollment for the academic period, you may be required to repay all or part of the aid you received to the U.S. Department of Education and/or Northwest Louisiana Technical College. Make certain that you read and following excerpts from NWLTC Withdrawal Policy.

Scope

It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw from the College.  Students, who stop attending but do not complete and submit a Withdrawal Form to the Student Services Office, may remain on the class roll, and may be assigned a grade of “F” by the instructor.

 Students, who officially withdraw from NWLTC on or before the last date to withdraw will receive a grade of (“W”) in each enrolled course. The course and grade of “W” will be posted to the student’s permanent record, but will not be included in the calculation of the semester/session or cumulative grade point average. Withdrawal from the College may impact their financial aid and other (e.g. insurance coverage) status.

 Procedures

A student, who finds it necessary to withdraw from the college, should begin the process by securing the proper forms from the Student Services Office. Please note the refund policy and deadline date as listed in the Academic Calendar.

 To withdraw from the College, a student must:

  • Print and complete a copy of the College Withdrawal Form
  • Sign and date the form
  • Have the form signed by the Department Head or Instructor
  • Have the form signed by Financial Aid Officer
  • Submit the completed form to the Student Services Office

 A student is not officially withdrawn from the college until the request is received in the Student Services Office. Administrative withdrawals are allowed in emergency situations.

 For more information regarding this and how it affects Title IV return (potentially having to owe money), please refer to Return Title IV Funds section.

 For more information regarding this and how it affects Satisfactory Academic Progress, please refer to the NWLTC’s SAP Policy.

 Questions pertaining to withdrawal and financial aid, please contact your campus’ financial aid officer.

year round pell

The US Department of Education Appropriations Act, 2018, allows a student to receive Federal Pell Grant funds up to 150 percent of the student’s Pell Grant Scheduled Award for an award year. This provision is effective immediately for the 2017-2018 award year.  To be eligible for the Pell Grant Funds, the student MUST have utilized 100% of their Pell Grant during the Fall and Spring and is enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours), in the Summer. Below is a scenario that will hopefully provide you with a better understanding.

 The available amount will be calculated based on student’s Pell Grant usage and remaining eligibility at the 100% scheduled award plus the additional 50%.

 How much may I receive in Year-Round Pell?

 

Scenario:  Student’s Pell Grant Scheduled Award* is $5920 and EFC is 0

Fall 2017

Full-Time (12 credit hours)

Award Amount @2960

 50% of the Pell Grant

Scheduled Award

Spring 2018

Full-Time (12 credit hours)

Award Amount $2960

 50% of the Pell Grant

Scheduled Award

Summer 2018

Half-Time (6 credit hours)

Award Amount $1480

 25% of the Pell Grant Scheduled Award**

100% of the Pell Grant Scheduled Award Received (50% + 50%)

*Pell Grant Scheduled Award is the amount that a full-time student would receive under the Pell Grant Payment Schedule, for a full academic year based on the student’s EFC and COA.

 **The additional Pell Grant award cannot exceed 50% of a student’s Pell Grant Scheduled Award.  In this example, 100% of the scheduled Pell Grant has been utilized and the student is now eligible to receive additional Pell Grant award based on enrollment of at least half-time level.

 If you should have any additional questions or concerns please feel free to email or speak with your campus’ financial aid officer (Hyperlink).

consumer/compliance information

Disclosure of Consumer Information – Your Right to Know

 Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College is committed to providing students, their families and the campus community full disclosure of all consumer information as required by state and federal laws and regulations. The laws are intended to satisfy the students’ right to know and provide the opportunity for students to make fully informed choices regarding the institution they choose to attend. In accordance with federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, below is a summary of consumer information that must be disclosed. Much of this information is safety related or financial in nature, but other categories are included such as graduation rates, accreditation, voter registration, and more. Each topic listed gives a brief description of the information that must be disclosed. If you need assistance obtaining information listed or you would like a paper copy, please contact the Student Services department or the Campus Dean at your campus.

availability of employees for information dissemination

The following personnel at Northwest Louisiana Technical College will be available to provide information in their respective areas upon request:

  • Academic Affairs – DeDe Griffith, email: dedegriffith@nwltc.edu, phone: 318-371-3035 ext 1204
  • Admissions – Alena Harris, email: alenaharris@nwltc.edu, phone: 318-676-7811 ext 106
  • Business/Finance Office – Jennifer Pye, email: jenniferpye@nwltc.edu, phone: 318-371-3035 ext 1206
  • Financial Aid – Haley Holder, email: haleyholder@nwltc.edu, phone: 318-676-7811 ext 173
  • Student Services – DeDe Griffith, email: dedegriffith@nwltc.edu, phone: 318-371-3035 ext 1204
  • Registrar – Stacy Shepherd, email: stacyshepherd@nwltc.edu, phone: 318-371-3035, ext 1220

Administration, Faculty and Staff contact information at each campus can be found at the following link:   http://www.nwltc.edu/faculty-staff/

academic expectations

In order to encourage and foster academic excellence, the college expects students to conduct themselves in accordance with generally accepted norms of scholarship and professional behavior.

Go to NWLTC Student Handbook/Catalog

accreditation, approval, and licensure of institution and programs

Northwest Louisiana Technical College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE). The main campus and each branch campus within NWLTC is currently accredited by COE, respectively, and will be included in the regional accreditation process.  This accreditation means that, nationwide, this school will be recognized as meeting standards of training acceptable for accreditation. The address and telephone number for COE is listed below:

Dr. Gary Puckett, Executive Director

Council on Occupational Education

7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325

Atlanta, GA  30350

(770) 396-3898

(800) 917-2081

FAX: (770) 396-3790

 NWLTC also has courses approved for training by the following organizations:

  • American Culinary Federation
  • Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, DHH
  • Certified Nurse Assistant Registry
  • Equipment and Engine Training Council
  • Louisiana Barber Board
  • Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners
  • National Automotive Training Educational Foundation
  • National Center for Construction Education and Research
  • Veterans Administration
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Workforce Investment Board
adjudication process

The adjudication process at Northwest Louisiana Technical College is designed to provide a learning experience that encourages growth and personal understanding of one’s responsibilities and privileges within the college environment. The goal of the adjudication process is to balance an understanding and knowledge of students/community members and their needs, with the needs of other students and the college community.

book store, book voucher

NWLTC has a contracted, official online bookstore, TBC OnCourse, a division of Texas Book Company.   Information regarding textbooks (ISBN, price, etc.) for specific courses can be found by navigating to the NWLTC Online Bookstore, select the program you are studying. A book voucher is an advance on your financial aid refund that allows you to purchase or rent books and purchase supplies at the NWLTC Online Bookstore.

For students’ convenience, NWLTC offers students the ability to purchase textbooks using their pending financial aid.  In order to qualify the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Register for the semester in an undergraduate  degree program
  • Complete the Title IV authorization form
  • Satisfy ALL financial aid requirements
  • Meet satisfactory academic progress standards
  • Receives financial aid with an estimated credit balance or refund of $100.00 or more for the semester
  • Students who have a balance from a previous term, either current or in collections, will not be eligible to participate

Book vouchers are administered by the Campus FAO and are available to students whose PELL grant funds award exceeds the amount due for tuition and other allowable fees, up to a maximum of $1000 per semester, unless there’s an exception.  Book vouchers are available approximately 14 days prior to the start of each semester provided that aid has been authorized through the freeze date (census date).

 Students will only be charged for the amount that they spend at the NWLTC online bookstore. If the students do not use the full amount of the voucher, their account will be adjusted to reflect their actual purchases. If they do not owe a student account balance, they will be issued a financial aid refund for the remaining amount.

campus safety and annual security report

NWLTC places the highest priority on your safety. We rely on community members to share our commitment and actively participate in creating a safe and secure living, learning, and working environment.

 In order to assure compliance with Public Law 102-542, the Student Right-to-Know Act, and the Campus Security Act of 1990, NWLTC publishes the Annual Security Report of Crime Statistics. The full report may be accessed Campus Crime Statistics . The report contains statistics of occurrences of crimes such as murder, sexual offenses, burglary, and hate crimes that have occurred on campus as well as statistics for the number of arrests made on campus for liquor law violations, drug abuse violation, weapons possessions, and hate crimes. Also, please check out workforce violence policy as well.

Also, in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (The Clery Act), NWLTC’s Annual Crime Statistics Security Report includes data for the previous three years concerning reported crimes occurred on or around the campus. For more information about campus safety, see the Campus Safety and Security section on the student services page.

Download/View the https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=Northwest+Louisiana+Technical+College&s=LA&id=160010#crime

For additional information or concerns pertaining to safety, please contact the campus dean at your campus.

career and job placement services

Job placement is exceedingly important to Northwest Louisiana Technical College. The Student Services professionals and the College faculty provide career assessment, counseling, and planning along with career and job resources. We also assist employers in finding and recruiting Northwest LTC students and graduates for employment opportunities.

Go to http://www.nwltc.edu/student-services/

college navigator

College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others search for and obtain information about U.S. postsecondary institutions.  It provides NWLTC data in an easy accessible manner to include general information, tuition, fees and estimated student expenses, financial aid, net price, enrollment, admissions, diversity data, retention and graduation rates, programs/majors, service members and veterans, accreditation, campus security, school comparison tool, etc.   

Search for “Northwest Louisiana Technical College”

college scorecard

College Scorecard is a free consumer information tool designed to help students and others search for and obtain information about the cost of postsecondary institutions.

complaint concern resolution

We want you to have the best educational experience possible in your time as a student with Northwest Louisiana Technical College. In most instances, situations can be resolved by reviewing the processes for certain actions: If you experience a problem, or have a concern or complaint, you may inform any staff member and expect prompt assistance. NWLTC strives to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in an efficient, fair, and amicable manner. It is the responsibility of the complainant first to attempt to resolve the matter with the institution. Complaints regarding any aspect of NWLTC’s operations will receive prompt attention. The online Incident Reporting/Student Concern Form can be used to submit concerns either general or academic, report incidents, concerning or threatening behavior, sexual harassment or student welfare concerns.  For additional information or concerns, please contact your campus’ student services department.

constitution day

About Constitution Day

To encourage all Americans to learn more about the Constitution, Congress in 1956 established Constitution Week, to begin each year on September 17th, the date in 1787 when delegates to the Convention signed the Constitution. In 2004, Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia included key provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2005 designating September 17th of each year as Constitution Day and requiring public schools and governmental offices to provide educational programs to promote a better understanding of the Constitution.

On May 24, 2005, the U.S. Department of Education released a Notice of Implementation, announcing that all educational institutions receiving federal funding must provide an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year commemorating the September 17, 1787 signing of the Constitution.   However, when September 17 falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, Constitution Day shall be held during the preceding or following week.   Students and classes are encouraged to participate in the events scheduled for Constitution Day.

 Fun and Games

Help restore the Bill of Rights in this online game.

Learn all about voting rights throughout history in this online game.

Find out how much you know about the Founding documents, landmark Supreme Court Cases, and historic Americans!

Test your knowledge then challenge friends and family to see if they can beat your score. See how you compare to others in your state, and nationally. See which founding father you’d vote for, which founding father you’re most like, test your knowledge with varying levels of U.S. Constitution crossword puzzles, word finds, treasure hunts and more! Can you tell what’s real or fake?  Try your hand at this entertaining quiz to find out more about the founding fathers.

Online Resources

Resources from TeachingAmericanHistory.org covering the Constitutional Convention, Federalists/Anti-Federalists, Ratification of the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

Online exhibit from the National Archives.

This annotated version of the Constitution provides the original text (left-hand column) with commentary about the meaning of the original text and how it has changed since 1789 (right-hand column).

As the Constitution is the foundation of the United States, constitutional law deals with some of the fundamental relationships within our society. This includes relationships among the states, the states and the federal government, the three branches (executive, legislative, judicial) of the federal government, and the rights of the individual in relation to both federal and state government.

Current legal topics.

In this unique anthology, Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner draw on the writings of a wide array of people engaged in the problem of making popular government safe, steady, and accountable. The documents included range from the early seventeenth century to the 1830s, from the reflections of philosophers to popular pamphlets, from public debates in ratifying conventions to the private correspondence of the leading political actors of the day.

The National Constitution Center is the first and only nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the most powerful vision of freedom ever expressed: the U.S. Constitution.

Contains over 48 videos on major constitutional concepts and court cases with learning materials aligned to state standards, as well as lesson plans, online no-cost books for download, and interactive games on the origins of the Constitution.

Voter Registration Resources

Northwest Louisiana Technical College encourages all students to register to vote in State and Federal Elections. Voter Registration and Election Date information for the State of Louisiana can be found at Louisiana Secretary of State Website. Office of Student Services at each campus will help students to answer the questions and fill out the application forms.

 ADA Coordinator provides one-on-one assistance with completing and submitting Voter Registration forms to students with disabilities on an ongoing basis and during authorized voter registration periods. For more information, please contact ADA Coordinator at your campus.

copyright enfringement

Under 34 CFR 668.43(a)(10), an institution must include information regarding institutional policies and sanctions related to the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material in the list of institutional information provided upon request to prospective and enrolled students. 

Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws. Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17) of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement. Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at http://www.copyright.gov/.

NWLTC has the following IT policies that address copyright, computer usage, and file sharing:

  1. 7.007-Northwest-LTC-Software-Policy
  2. NWLTC_I.T.-Policy
  3. Northwest-LTC-Network-and-Computer-Access-Agreement
course and program fees

For your convenience, a Multi-Year Tuition Calculator is located on the College Navigator web site. Search for “Northwest Louisiana Technical College,” select the “Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Expenses” tab, and click on the calculator icon. Students interested in calculating the cost of their attendance at the College may access the Net Price Calculator web page. For actual tuition and fee charges, a tuition and fees schedule is included in the NWLTC Student Handbook/Catalog and on the NWLTC Tuition and Fees section of the admissions page.

Residency Policy Covering the Veteran’s Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, 38 U.S.C. 3679(c)

cost of attendance

Gainful Employment Disclosures Institutions are required to disclose certain information, including costs, about programs in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment (GE) in recognized occupations.

For detailed information about cost of attendance, the following resources are available:

DEGREE AND ENROLLMENT Verification & Certification

NWLTC has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide degree and enrollment verification.  If you are an Employer, Credit Grantor, Insurance Company, Background Screening Agency, please contact the National Student Clearinghouse.  Contact information is provided below:

Web: www.degreeverify.com
Mail: National Student Clearinghouse
2300 Dulles Station Boulevard, Suite 300
Herndon, VA 20171

disability services

Disability Services coordinates campus-wide efforts to provide services and accommodations for students with disabilities. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the office ensures that eligible students receive proper classroom modification and serves as a liaison between faculty and students. Medical or psychological documentation is required to recognize a disability. More information about Disability Services policies and procedures is available in the Student Handbook for Disability Services or contact the campus’ ADA coordinator.

NWLTC Coordinator for Section 504 and ADA

Name/Title:                   Alena Harris, Student Services

Office Address:             2010 North Market Street, Shreveport, LA  71107

Phone Number:             318-676-7811 ext 106

Email Address:             alenaharris@nwltc.edu

Days/Hours Available: Monday-Friday7:30a.m.-4:00p.m.

 Northwest Louisiana Technical College is able to provide prospective and enrolled students information about facilities and services available to students with disabilities, including students with intellectual disabilities.  For more information, please contact your campus’ ADA coordinator by contacting the student services department.

dropping or withdrawing from a class or college

Drop:  Students who drop a course after the official enrollment day (14th day Spring/Fall and 7th day in Summer) will receive a grade of (W). There will be no penalty for dropped courses nor will the course(s) appear on the students’ transcript if the course is dropped before the official enrollment day. 

 Withdrawal: If a student wishes to drop all courses in which he/she is enrolled, a Withdrawal form must be completed.  Faculty may drop students for excessive absences if the student misses 10% of the class.  The academic calendar for each semester has the latest date to withdraw without receiving a failing grade.  Click on withdrawal for more details about the process and procedure.
Questions regarding dropping from a class or withdrawing from college and its’ procedure and process may be directed to your campus’ Office of Student Services.

 For more information regarding this and how it affects Title IV return (potentially having to owe money), please refer to Returning Title IV Funds section.

 For more information regarding how it affects Satisfactory Academic Progress, please refer to the NWLTC’s SAP Policy.

 Questions how it affects your financial aid, please contact your campus’ financial aid officer.

drug & alcohol prevention program

Northwest Louisiana Technical College complies with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Amendments of 1989 (PL 101-226 in Federal Law).

The Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989 requires that all students be notified annually of NWLTC’s Alcohol and Drug Policy in the NWLTC Student Handbook/Catalog.  Other policies regarding student conduct and sanctions for violations can be found in NWLTC Student Handbook/Catalog. Questions regarding the alcohol and drug-free policy may be directed to your campus’ Office of Student Services.

educational programs, instructional facilities, and faculty

Information on the College’s academic, technical, and certificate program offerings is available on the Academic Programs section of this website.   In addition to detailed information pertaining to our current program offerings, this section also provide current program offerings by location, by industry, and by credentials offered.

 Northwest Louisiana Technical College’s motto is 1 college – 3 campuses.  We serve the nine parishes of the northwest Louisiana region with campuses in Mansfield, Minden, and Shreveport. We also have instructional centers at Camp Minden, Caddo Correctional Center, and David Wade Correctional Center.

Administration, Faculty and Staff contact information at each campus can be found at the following link:   http://www.nwltc.edu/faculty-staff/

emergency notification system

Emergency Communications Network (ECN) is an emergency mass notification system, powered by SmartNotice– an Emergency Communications Network (ECN) product that provides NWLTC with instant notification capabilities during an emergency on campus. NWLTC students, faculty, and staff have the option of registering with ECN. For more information about ECN and how to register, please visit our emergency notification page.

equal opportunity and non-discrimination statement

The College, which includes all offices under its jurisdiction, reaffirms its policy for Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) not to discriminate against or exclude from participation in any benefits or activities, any person, either an employee or a member of the student body, on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, political belief or affiliation, or any other non-merit factor in any employment practice, in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Executive Order 11246: Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Northwest Louisiana Technical College is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, qualified disability, marital status, veteran’s status, or sexual orientation in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of its operations.

family education rights and privacy act (FERPa) - privacy of student records

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a federal law that protects the privacy of the student’s permanent educational records.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student educational records and affords students certain rights to inspect, review, request amendment, consent to disclosure, and file complaints regarding their educational records. More information about FERPA is available at NWLTC Student Handbook.  It is found on pages 42-43 of the Catalog/Handbook.

 Students also have the right under FERPA to refuse to permit the College to publish or disclose certain Directory Information items pertaining to them.  If a student does not want directory information regarding him or her to be released, the student must login to LoLA at https://mylctcs.edu to set the appropriate privacy settings.

For more information about the student’s rights under FERPA:  Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 

federal student financial aid penalties for drug law violations

In compliance with the disclosure requirements under the HEA and HEOA, we are advising all currently enrolled students of the federal student financial aid penalties for drug law violations.  If you are convicted of any offense under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs while you are enrolled at NWLTC and receiving financial aid under Title IV, HEA program funds, such a conviction will result in the loss of your eligibility for Title IV (Pell Grant) and work-study assistance (FWS).  If the offense occurred outside of an enrollment period, the student is eligible to receive funding. 

When completing the Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Free Application, students self-certify and respond to questions regarding drug convictions. Should a conviction occur after a student has submitted the FAFSA, the student must immediately notify Student Financial Services. A conviction denotes a conviction that is on a student’s record. A conviction that was reversed, set aside, or removed from the student’s record is not relevant for these purposes. In addition, it is not a determination or adjudication arising out of a juvenile proceeding.

An illegal drug is a controlled substance as defined by section 102(6) of the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) (Title 21 of the United States Code section 802), and does not include alcohol or tobacco.

Possession of Illegal Drugs

Period of Ineligibility

First Offense

Ineligible for one year after date of conviction

Second Offense

Ineligible for two years after date of conviction

Third Offense

Ineligible indefinitely after date of conviction

 

Sale of Illegal Drugs

Period of Ineligibility

First Offense

Ineligible for two years after date of conviction

Second Offense

Ineligible indefinitely after date of conviction

 

To learn more about how violation of drug laws might affect your ability to receive federal financial aid, should contact the Campus’ Financial Aid Officer or online at: More information about drug convictions and federal aid eligibility.

financial information

Information concerning the estimated program cost, including tuition and fees, deferred payment plan, refund policy, etc, please contact your campus’ student services department.

financial aid information

Consumer disclosure information relating to financial aid includes: cost of attendance, description of need and non-need aid types, application procedures and forms, student eligibility requirements, students rights and responsibilities, criteria for selection of recipients and awarding funds, disbursement information, refund and repayment policies, satisfactory academic progress policy for financial aid, and appeal procedures.. All of this information can be accessed on the NWLTC’s Financial Aid page as well as the financial aid policies section or by emailing Chief Financial Aid Officer at haleyholder@nwltc.edu.  VA/Military benefits information can be found on the Financial Aid page or by contacting your campus’ financial aid officer who also serves as VA School Certifying Official.

More information on the type of financial aid available, how to apply, and more go to NWLTC’s Financial Aid page or contact your campus’ financial aid officer.

gainful employment

Effective July 1, 2011, federal regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, [75 FR 66665 and FR 66832] by the U.S. Department of Education require postsecondary institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended, to disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution’s GE Programs. Specifically, this information includes:

  • The typical costs associated with completing the program;
  • Potential financing options available to students and the median debt incurred by program graduates;
  • The normal time to complete the program and the percentage of graduates who completed the program within the normal time; and
  • The job placement rate for program completers.

Programs Program Cost Sheet Summary for 2017-2018 Academic Year For more information on Gainful Employment requirements, please email Chief Financial Aid Officer at haleyholder@nwltc.edu.

grade appeals

Northwest Louisiana Technical College recognizes the faculty members’ right and responsibility to award a fair and impartial grade. Likewise, the college recognizes the importance of the grade received by the student and the student’s right to have the evaluation system is fair and equitable. An appeals process has been put in place for students questioning their grades.

Go to NWLTC Student Handbook/Catalog

harassment, racial, and sexual discrimination policy

Northwest Louisiana Technical College (Northwest LTC) seeks to maintain a workplace that fosters respect and promotes a harmonious and productive working relationship. Northwest LTC prohibits discrimination and/or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including identity and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and/or any other basis protected by federal or state law by any person, student, applicant, vendor or contractor. Northwest LTC also prohibits retaliation against any individual who reports discrimination or harassment, or who participates in an investigation into discrimination or harassment. Click on the policy for more details.

The Title IX Coordinator and Equity/Compliance Coordinator for NWLTC is

Ms. Cindy Maggio, Director of Enrollment.  Her email address is cindymaggio@nwltc.edu

For complete information on NWLTC’s Sexual Misconduct Policies and Procedure and Campus Title IX Coordinators and Confidential Advisors; go to: http://www.nwltc.edu/compliance-and-terms-of-use/ and scroll down until you see Northwest LTC Title IX Coordinators.

immunization requirement (vaccination policy)

Northwest Louisiana Technical College must comply with the state immunization law. This law requires certain full-time students to provide documentation concerning their immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella. Provide proof of immunization from measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, and diphtheria if born after 1956 (on state-approved form) as per Louisiana Revised Statute 17:170.10 or sign the immunization waiver form in the on-line application for admission.

 Questions may be addressed to the Student Services Office at your campus.

lifetime eligibility usage (LEU) Policy

Federal Pell Grant – Students who are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant will have a lifetime limit of 12 full-time semesters or six full years of eligibility. This policy is retroactive to whenever a student first received a Federal Pell grant and includes payments received at colleges or universities that the student had attended prior to NWLTC.

placement rates

Gainful Employment Disclosures Institutions are required to disclose certain information, including costs, about programs in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment (GE) in recognized occupations.

Go to Gainful Employment section above.

misrepresentation policy

NWLTC is prohibited under federal regulations from making any false, erroneous, or misleading statement directly or indirectly to a student, prospective student, member of the public, accrediting agency, state agency, or to the Department of Education. Misleading statement includes any statement that has the likelihood or tendency to deceive or confuse. A statement is any communication made in writing, visually, orally, or through other means. This includes student testimonials given under duress or because such testimonial was required to participate in a program. Federal regulations further provide that substantial misrepresentation is any misrepresentation on which the person to whom it was made could reasonably be expected to rely, or has reasonably relied, to that person’s detriment. The regulations regarding misrepresentation describe misrepresentation with respect to:

  • Nature of the education program
  • Nature of financial charges
  • Employability of graduate
  • Relationship with the Department of Education. A Title IV eligible school may not describe its participation in a way that suggests approval or endorsement by the Department of Education of the quality of its educational programs.

Any violation of this directive will be taken seriously and the College will ensure that it is not repeated.

net price calculator

netpricecalculator is a calculator tool to help you identify your total cost of attending NWLTC.  This tool uses institutional data to provide estimated net price for current and prospective students and their families based on a student’s individual circumstances. This calculator allows students to calculate an estimated net price of attendance (defined as cost of attendance minus grants and scholarships) based on what similar NWLTC students paid in the previously.

rates: enrollment, diversity, graduation, and retention

Enrollment, Diversity, Graduation, Retention data is can be found on the college navigator.

refund policy

NWLTC has a refund policy that stipulates the amount of tuition and fees to be refunded to students who withdraw from classes during a term. This policy is included in the NWLTC Student Handbook/Catalog.

Questions regarding the calculations of refunds and withdrawal procedure and process may be directed to your campus’ Office of Student Services.

 For more information regarding this and how it affects Title IV return (potentially having to owe money), please refer to Return Title IV Funds section.

 For more information regarding this and how it affects Satisfactory Academic Progress, please refer to the NWLTC’s SAP Policy.

 Questions pertaining to withdrawal and how it affects your financial aid, please contact your campus’ financial aid officer.

student body diversity

The Enrollment Tab of the College Navigator provides a breakdown of the NWLTC student body diversity, including the percentage of enrolled, full-time students in the following categories: gender and self-identified ethnic groups while the Financial Aid tab provides Federal Pell Grant recipient data.

student body diversity

The Enrollment Tab of the College Navigator provides a breakdown of the NWLTC student body diversity, including the percentage of enrolled, full-time students in the following categories: gender and self-identified ethnic groups while the Financial Aid tab provides Federal Pell Grant recipient data.

sexual misconduct/title ix

Title IX protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX applies to NWLTC programs and activities, as related both to education and employment. NWLTC is committed to providing an environment free from sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Please read NWLTC’s Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Policy (6.014-Harassment2c-Discrimination-and-Retaliation) and Campus Sexual Misconduct Policy (2.015-Campus-Sexual-Misconduct-Policy).

Sexual Misconduct/Title IX includes:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual assault
  • Relationship violence
  • Gender discrimination
  • Stalking

While the employees listed below are ‘Confidential Advisors’ for their respective campuses, all Northwest LTC employees are responsible employees. According to OCR’s 2001 Guidance, a responsible employee includes any employee: who has the authority to take action to redress sexual violence; who has been given the duty of reporting incidents of sexual violence or any other misconduct by students to the Title IX coordinator or other appropriate school designee; or whom a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

A complaint of discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct can be filed with our Title IX Coordinators at each campus location. Inquiries concerning Title IX and the application of college policies may be referred to the Title IX Coordinators at each campus location.

 The Title IX Coordinator and Equity/Compliance Coordinator for NWLTC is

Ms. Cindy Maggio, Director of Enrollment.  Her email address is cindymaggio@nwltc.edu

For complete information on NWLTC’s Sexual Misconduct Policies and Procedure and Campus Title IX Coordinators and Confidential Advisors; go to: http://www.nwltc.edu/compliance-and-terms-of-use/ and scroll down until you see Northwest LTC Title IX Coordinators.

sex offender registry

According to federal law (Clery Act) CMC is required to provide students and community members with a site that identifies the name of the student who is a registered sex offender.

For additional information, please contact the campus dean at your campus.

student code of conduct

Students and community members are subject to the same federal, state, and local laws as non-students and are the beneficiaries of the same safeguards of individual rights. As members of the academic community, students and community members are expected to conduct themselves in a reasonable manner.

The Student Code of Conduct is available online at NWLTC Student Handbook/Catalog.

student complaint process

Northwest Louisiana Technical College has four categories of student-related complaints.

1st category: Alleged violation of the student code of conduct

A faculty/student/staff member can lodge a complaint when a student violates the student code of conduct as listed in the NWLTC Student Handbook /Catalog. The disciplinary (aka adjudication) policy is followed in this case.

2nd category: Grade appeal

Students have the right to appeal a final course grade if they think that the grade was awarded in a capricious manner. The grade appeal procedure is outlined in the Student Handbook/Catalog.

3rd category: Financial aid appeal

Students have the right to appeal financial aid decisions, including financial aid suspension. The appeal process is outlined in NWLTC’s Financial Aid page and appeal forms are available at the campus’ financial aid office (Hyperlink).

4th category: All other student complaints

For student-initiated complaints including, but not limited to, NWLTC policies or processes, NWLTC staff/faculty behavior toward a student, etc. Students lodging a complaint against a staff member, faculty member, or another student that is not related to grade appeal, financial aid appeal or violation of the student code of conduct will follow the process as published in the Catalog/Students Rights & Responsibilities (link below).

Download/view the NWLTC Student Handbook/Catalog

student handbook

Download/view the NWLTC Student Handbook/Catalog

student rights & responsibilities

The Guide to the Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct of Students has been prepared by the Chief Student Affairs Officer and Student Services committee members and is reviewed and updated annually (and on as need basis) to serve as a ready reference to the major policies relevant to students at Northwest Louisiana Technical College.  Download/view the NWLTC Student Handbook/Catalog

Students receiving federal student aid have certain legal rights and legal responsibilities.

Legal rights of financial aid recipients

Students receiving federal student aid have certain legal rights. Students’ rights include the following:

Legal responsibilities of financial aid recipients

Students receiving federal student aid have certain legal responsibilities. Student responsibilities include the following:

  • Notify the Financial Aid Office immediately if you withdraw from school or reduce enrollment status.
  • Be aware of the consequences of withdrawing or stop attending.
  • Meet and maintain satisfactory academic progress requirements.
  • Complete all application and requested forms accurately and submit them on time.
  • Provide correct information (misreporting information on financial aid forms is a violation of the law and may be considered a criminal offense).
  • Use financial aid funds solely for educational purposes.
  • Promptly return all additional documentation, verification, corrections, and new information requested by the Financial Aid Office or the agency to which you submitted your application
  • Inform the Financial Aid Office and Student Service Office of any name, address, or Social Security number change.
  • Read, understand, and keep copies of all forms that you are asked to sign.
  • Accept responsibility for all agreements that you sign.
  • Inform the Financial Aid Office of any income change, including earnings, scholarships, waivers, private loans, etc.
  • Declare a degree seeking program approved for Pell and to only enroll in classes that are part of this program. Financial aid cannot pay for classes that do not count towards that degree at NWLTC.
smoke free campus policy

Northwest Louisiana Technical College seeks to provide a safe, healthy, pleasant environment for its faculty, staff, and students. To this end, the use of smoke-producing tobacco products and the advertising, sale, free distribution, and discarding of such tobacco products shall be prohibited in all indoor and outdoor facilities and in all state-owned vehicles. The policy extends to faculty, staff, students, vendors, guests, and visitors. The Smoke-Free Campus Policy is available in the NWLTC Student Handbook/Catalog.

textbook information

NWLTC has a contracted, official online bookstore, TBC OnCourse, a division of Texas Book Company.   Information regarding textbooks (ISBN, price, etc.) for specific courses can be found by navigating to the NWLTC Online Bookstore, select the program you are studying. A book voucher is an advance on your financial aid refund that allows you to purchase or rent books and purchase supplies at the NWLTC Online Bookstore.

Prior to the upcoming semester by a certain deadline, the bookstore is provided the following requested information from NWLTC:

  • Semester (Term)
  • Campus (Branch)
  • Program
  • Dept/Course Number
  • Course Title
  • Author
  • Title
  • Edition
  • Publisher
  • ISBN
  • Count (number to reserve which matches the maximum student enrollment for the course)

 Questions concerning textbooks/supplies for specific course – please consult with your instructor or student services department at your campus.

Tier 2 (T2) cONTRACT aRRAINGEMENT

NWLTC has an established Tier 2 arrangement with BankMobile for the delivery of Title IV student refunds and this contract disclosure provides the refunds agreement, and amendments.

  • Schedule of fees – It is important to understand how your BankMobile account works. This link provides an overview of fees associated with account usage, overdraft, card replacement, as well as key terms associated with your account.
TUITION, FEES, AND ESTIMATED EXPENSES

For your convenience, a Multi-Year Tuition Calculator is located on the College Navigator web site. Search for “Northwest Louisiana Technical College,” select the “Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Expenses” tab, and click on the calculator icon. Students interested in calculating the cost of their attendance at the College may access the Net Price Calculator web page. For actual tuition and fee charges, a tuition and fees schedule is included in the NWLTC Student Handbook/Catalog and on the NWLTC Tuition and Fees section of the admissions page.

Residency Policy Covering the Veteran’s Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, 38 U.S.C. 3679(c)

tRANSFER poLICIES

NWLTC Campus to another NWLTC Campus

All campuses within the NWLTC utilize a common curriculum for academic credit.  All satisfactorily completed course work (Grade of “C” or higher) taken at a NWLTC campus will be accepted as transfer credit at another campus of the NWLTC subject to any licensing board/program accreditation restrictions. 

Transferring to Another College or University

Transferability of any credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Northwest Louisiana Technical College neither guarantees nor implies that course work taken at the college will transfer to any institution other than NWLTC.  While there are articulation and transfer agreements in place between NWLTC and other postsecondary educational institutions, students who wish to transfer are encouraged to check with the receiving institution prior to enrolling in course work.

VIOLENCE FREE CAMPUS POLICY

Northwest Louisiana Technical College (Northwest LTC) is committed to maintaining a safe learning and working environment for all students, faculty and staff that is fair, humane, and responsible an environment that supports career and educational advancement on the basis of job and academic performance. Sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or any other type of harassment subverts the mission of Northwest LTC and offends the integrity of our college. In accordance with the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SAVE Act) and 2013 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, the College is actively working to increase transparency about the scope of sexual violence on campus, guarantee survivors enhanced rights, and provide College‐wide prevention educational programming. Click on the policy for more details.

VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Northwest Louisiana Technical College encourages all students to register to vote in State and Federal Elections. Voter Registration and Election Date information for the State of Louisiana can be found at Louisiana Secretary of State Website. Office of Student Services at each campus will help students to answer the questions and fill out the application forms.

 ADA Coordinator provides one-on-one assistance with completing and submitting Voter Registration forms to students with disabilities on an ongoing basis and during authorized voter registration periods. For more information, please contact ADA Coordinator at your campus.