Federal Financial Aid for Tri-County Postsecondary Programs
Federal Financial Aid for both Practical Nursing and Adult Cosmetology is available to qualifying students through the Federal Financial Aid System. These are the only two programs that currently qualify for financial aid of any type. Currently, the only Financial Aid funds available at Tri-County are PELL Grants. Student loans through the Federal Financial Aid sytem are not available for programs at Tri-County.
If you are enrolled or planning to enroll in either of these full-time programs, you can find out if you qualify by filling out a FAFSA form which can be done at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You will need to enter Tri-County's school code which is 041220 in order for your information to be automatically forwarded to us.
For more information about Federal Financial Aid you can go here. http://federalstudentaid.ed.gov/
For more information about financial aid at Tri-County you can review our guide here or contact us at 508-528-5400 x111.
For information about the Verification Process click here
Net Price Calculator for estimating the cost of attending Pell eligible programs at Tri-County can be accessed here.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
To qualify to receive financial aid, in addition to demonstrating need, a student must be making “satisfactory academic progress” as defined by federal law and determined by Tri-County. This is true for all programs. Federal regulations require that a qualitative measure be used as a yardstick to assess satisfactory academic progress for all students who receive financial aid. Tri-County assesses students’ qualitative and quantitative progress every semester to determine if the students are progressing at a rate that will allow them to complete their course of study within the maximum allowed time frame. Specific program based requirements can be found here, in the program’s student handbook or through the Adult Education Office as the Financial Aid Office.
SAP Practical Nursing- Students must maintain a 78% average in all courses and attendance must be within 95% of hours at the end of grading periods 1 & 2. Students are required to bring grades and attendance within the stated minimums before the end of the next grading period.
SAP Cosmetology- Students must maintain a 75% average and attendance must be within 24 hours of the required hours at the end of a grading period. Students are required to bring grades and attendance within the stated minimums before the end of the next grading period.
Qualified students with disabilities can request and receive reasonable accommodations.
To become eligible for accommodations, a student must register with the program teacher by providing recent documentation of their disability. Registered students are responsible for requesting accommodations each session.
A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a course, program, or activity that enables a qualified student with a disability to obtain equal access. The accommodations provided are in response to a student’s perceived barrier to access. In other words, a student must, at a minimum, identify how their disability is preventing them from having access. Therefore, the services and accommodations provided are intended to reasonably remove a barrier.
The office does not provide treatment or teach students how to minimize the impact of their disability. Instead, reasonable modifications are made to a course, program, or facility to allow the same access as experienced by students without disabilities. An accommodation is considered reasonable only if it does not significantly alter the essential components of a course or program.
Gainful Employment Disclosures can be found here.
Withdrawal and Return to Title IV Policy is available here
Cost of Attendance Information can be accessed here