6-13-1 Educational Fee Waiver
BASED ON POLICY NUMBER AND TITLE:
BASED ON POLICY NUMBER AND TITLE: Policy 6-13-0 Educational Fee Waiver Policy; Policy 3-2-205 SBTCE Four Percent Fee Waiver
The General Assembly and the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education have authorized Trident Technical College (TTC) to establish an educational fee waiver program “for such purposes as, but not limited to, supporting minority recruitment, student scholarships, student leadership and student government leadership.”
The following individuals are authorized to award educational fee waivers for the purposes indicated.
- The Vice President for Student Services is authorized to approve educational fee waivers for extenuating circumstances, including appeals related to medical and other hardships, an error made by a TTC employee that negatively impacts the student’s financial situation, or circumstances that are beyond the control of the student or family that result in a negative financial situation for the student. These waivers are to supplement scholarships not covered by funds already awarded and cannot result in an over award.
- The Vice President for Education is authorized to approve educational fee waivers for dual credit students receiving free or reduced lunch, winners of the Quest competition, and an error made by a TTC employee that negatively impacts the student’s financial situation.
- The President will approve educational fee waivers for special conditions and circumstances not specifically listed above.
The official approving the educational fee waiver will maintain written documentation supporting selection of each award.
The Office of Institutional Research will report to the President’s Cabinet monthly the amount of fee waivers awarded for monitoring purposes.
The Office of Institutional Research will report annually to the President’s Cabinet in September the total amount of educational fee waivers authorized by the college for the previous fiscal year, categorized by purpose. This report will also include an analysis of the demographics of those receiving the waiver and other appropriate information so that the Cabinet can evaluate the equity and effectiveness of the program in supporting TTC’s goals as established in the Educational Fee Waiver Policy adopted by the Area Commission.
The Senior Vice President for Business Affairs will calculate the estimated educational fee waiver limit for the fiscal year based on the budgeted total tuition, capital, and fee revenues to be collected in the fiscal year in which fee waivers will be awarded.
The Financial Aid office will process all educational fee waivers and post them to student accounts. No student will receive funds directly.
The amount available each fiscal year for fee waivers is limited to (a) 4% of the total tuition, capital, and fee revenues collected in the fiscal year in which fee waivers are awarded, or (b) 4% of the student full time equivalents (FTEs) enrolled during the fiscal year multiplied by the full time tuition, capital, and fee rates for the semester.
All educational fee waivers are limited to in-state tuition (except for dual credit students who do not qualify for in-state residency), course fees, and registration fees.