In order to help consumers make well-informed decisions about postsecondary education, Federal regulations require higher education institutions to disclose certain information. Below is a list of disclosures provided by Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College pursuant to these regulations.
Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information
Financial aid information is available at www.easternwv.edu/financial-aid. Types of financial assistance available at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College can also be found at www.easternwv.edu/financial-aid.
Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information:
Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College
316 Eastern Drive
Moorefield, WV 26836
Edward Cole, Jr. at 304-434-8000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monica Wilson at 304-434-8000 or email: email@example.com
General Institutional Information
The unit by which Eastern measures its coursework is called a credit hour. The College assigns one credit hour to a class that meets the equivalent of one class hour per week during the semester. Courses offered during a term are assigned a credit value related to the number of class- hours involved in the course, typically from one to four credits. Some courses require time for laboratory work in addition to the time required for lecture. In general, laboratory sessions meet for two contact hours each week of the term for each credit hour awarded. Students should expect to spend at least two or more hours per week in out-of-class course work for each credit hour.
SARA (Out-of-State Online Students)
Eastern WV Community and Technical College (EWVCTC) is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocal Agreement (https://nc-sara.org/directory) (SARA) and can deliver distance education to students in any SARA member state but may not be authorized to deliver education, or educational components, in some non-member states. SARA is a voluntary agreement among member states, districts, and territories that establishes national standards for distance education courses. The initiative is intended to provide additional assistance to students who take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in other states. For more information, visit the Student Complaints page to see how the initiative provides guidance for these students who wish to file formal complaints regarding their distance learning experience at Eastern.
Distance (Online) Education
Information about our online courses can be found at https://www.easternwv.edu/academics/distance-learning and in the student handbook on pages 17-20 https://www.easternwv.edu/documents/current-students/student-handbook-2020-2021.
Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements
Educational Program, Instructional Facilities, and Faculty
Information on the College’s various educational programs, instructional facilities, and faculty may be found in the most recent undergraduate catalog available at www.easternwv.edu/academics/catalog.
Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities
Descriptions of services available for students with disabilities are available on the website www.easternwv.edu/student-services/disability-services.
Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs
Accreditation information is available at www.easternwv.edu/about-eastern/accreditation.
Information about how to withdraw from a course or from the college can be obtained from the Student Services Department. Information about withdrawals may be found in the college catalog at www.easternwv.edu/academics/catalog.
Privacy of Student Records − Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows present and future students to have access to their individual educational records, provides basic protections of privacy of their records, and allows them to request that certain “directory information” be kept confidential. Additional information regarding the rights afforded to students by FERPA is available at www.easternwv.edu/faculty-and-staff/equal-opportunity-policy.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. On May 6th, the Department of Education issued its Final Rule changing the Title IX obligations of all schools and the new rule is to come into effect on August 14th, 2020. You can view the full final rule at: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/05/19/2020-10512/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal
There is a webinar available on the final rule as well. Please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdfT5R8ibm4&feature=youtu.be – This webinar can be used for professional development purposes.
You may view the above information at: https://www.easternwv.edu/faculty-and-staff/human-resources. If you have any questions, contact Curtis Hakala, Title IX Coordinator, by calling Extension 9238 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information regarding the Comment/Complaint Process may be located at www.easternwv.edu/current-students/student-complaints.
Information relating to the diversity of Eastern WV Community and Technical College’s students is available at https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?s=WVandzc=26836andzd=0andof=3andid=438708 under the Enrollment section.
Completion and graduation rates information is available at www.easternwv.edu/about-eastern/student-success-statistics.
Additional data about Eastern WV Community and Technical College is available from the National Center for Education Statistics at the College Navigator Website at https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?s=WVandzc=26836andzd=0andof=3andid=438708 or WVCTCS/WVHEPC site: http://www.wvhepc.edu/resources/data-and-publication-center/.
West Virginia Higher Education Explorer
As part of an effort to streamline and modernize the state’s higher education accountability system, the West Virginia Legislature passed a bill in 2019 that allowed for the creation of Explorer – a new interactive online data portal that is now available on the Higher Education Policy Commission’s website (wvhepc.edu). Explorer makes data on key enrollment, student success, and degree production metrics more easily accessed by the public. Additional dashboards provide local data on factors such as the college-going rate, progress toward reaching the state’s educational attainment goal, and the percentage of students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Explorer also includes interactive reports from the state’s P-20 data system on the pathways students followed from their 10th grade year of high school through higher education, as well as the wages graduates earned after college. The P-20 data system is the result of an ongoing collaboration between the West Virginia Department of Education, HEPC, West Virgina Community and Technical College System (CTCS), and Workforce West Virginia. The annual reported card may be viewed at http://www.wvhepc.edu/resources/data-and-publication-center/.
Cost of Attendance
Tuition and fees information is available at https://www.easternwv.edu/get-started/tuition-fees and information about the estimated cost of attendance is available at www.easternwv.edu/financial-aid.
Net Price Calculator
Eastern WV Community and Technical College provides a calculator web page to assist students with determining costs of attendance and financial aid eligibility. A link to the calculator is available on the Financial Aid Office web page at www.easternwv.edu/financial-aid/net-price-calculator.
Refund Policy and Return of Federal Financial Aid
Refund policy information is available here.
Return of Title IV Federal Financial aid information is available here.
Textbook information is available through the Eastern WV Community and Technical College Bookstore at https://easternwvctc.bncollege.com/shop/eastern-west-virginia-community-techincal-college/page/find-textbooks.
Copyright Infringement − Policies and Sanctions
Eastern WV Community and Technical College complies with U.S. copyright law, which prohibits unauthorized duplication and use of copyrighted materials, including written, audio-visual, and computer software materials. Eastern WV has two policies that deal with copyright infringement. They include the computer use policy below and the academic integrity policy located at here.
Computer Use and File Sharing
Specific information related to computer use and file sharing is available in the Computer Use and Abuse Policy, PDF available here.
Eastern WV Community and Technical College maintains an information/banner security policy available here.
Eastern WV Community and Technical College maintains a website describing the clubs and organizations available to students. The site is available at www.easternwv.edu/current-students/student-organizations-activities. Additional Information is available to students through the student newsletter, which can be found on the same page.
Eastern WV Community and Technical College participates in educational activities in honor of Constitution Day on September 17th each year. Student activities and event information can be located on our website at www.easternwv.edu/current-students/student-organizations-activities.
Eastern WV Community and Technical College, as a participant in Federal Title IV Student Aid programs, is required to advise you that voter registration forms for West Virginia are available at the web site of the Secretary of State at https://ovr.sos.wv.gov/Register/Landing. (Select the “Register to Vote” link). In addition to voter registration forms, other information related to voting in West Virginia is available at this web site.
Student Financial Assistance
Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
A conviction for any offense, during a period of enrollment for which a student was receiving Title IV, HEA Program (federal) funds, under any federal law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs will result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan or work-study assistance (HEA Sec. 484(r)(1)); (20 U.S.C. 1091(r)(1)).
Student Loan Information
U.S. Department of Education Student Loan Information is available at https://www.ed.gov/.
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
Federal student loan records of students and parents will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system. Students and parents may view their loan record history by visiting https://studentaid.gov/.
Entrance Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers
Available at https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action.
Exit Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers
Available at https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action.
Preferred Lender Lists and Arrangements
Eastern WV Community and Technical College does not recommend, promote or endorse lenders for private education loans.
Financial Aid Verification
Eastern WV Community and Technical College’s disbursement information is available at www.easternwv.edu/financial-aid
Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid Purposes
Eastern WV Community and Technical College’s satisfactory academic progress standards for financial aid purposes can be found here.
Health and Safety
Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics
Crime and Safety reports are available at www.easternwv.edu/about-eastern/consumer-information/campus-safety-information.
Additional information may also be obtained from the U.S. Department of Education Campus Safety and Security web site at http://ope.ed.gov/security/.
Information about closings and emergency alerts are available, when applicable, at www.easternwv.edu/current-students/weather-cancellations
Instructions for receiving email and text alerts are available at www.easternwv.edu/current-students/weather-cancellations and in the student handbook.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Information
It is the policy of Eastern WV Community and Technical College to comply with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities (Campuses) Act of 1989 and Federal Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. Information is available at following links:
Eastern WV Community and Technical College provides currently enrolled students with short-term counseling and referral services while enrolled at the college. More information about our counseling services are available at www.easternwv.edu/student-services/community-resources.