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EITC catalog

2013 - 2014 Catalog (HTML)

Mission Statement

Eastern Idaho Technical College provides superior educational services in a postive learning environment that champions student success and regional workforce needs.

Vision

Our vision is to be a superior professional-technical College. We value a dynamic environment as a foundation for building our College into a nationally recognized technical education role model. We are committed to educating all students through progressive and proven educational philosophies. We will continue to provide high quality education and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for our students. We seek to achieve a comprehensive curriculum that prepares our students for entering the workforce, articulation to any college, and full participation in society. We acknowledge the nature of change, the need for growth, and the potential of all challenges.

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Core Themes

Supportive - EITC provides a safe, clean, inviting, and functional campus setting. EITC provides comprehensive student support from pre-enrollment through employment (Admissions, Financial Aid, Placement, Foundation, Library, Business Office, Center for New Directions, Tutoring Center).

Community - EITC provides an atmosphere that fosters communication and growth. Communications include both external communications with community, state, and other stakeholders and internal communications among staff and faculty. Growth includes student growth and professional growth of staff and faculty.

Accountable - EITC is a good steward of the funds entrusted to it through state appropriations, grants, student fees and other sources and seeks to become increasingly effective in the application of those funds and the thorough reporting and justification of how funds were spent.

Learning - EITC is a place of learning where students learn and develop workplace skills. We use the most appropriate learning methods and provide instruction that is not only academically rigorous but is also tailored to the needs of the community.

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EITC Calendar

FALL SEMESTER (2014)
August 1: Fall semester registration for non-degree seeking students begins
August 8: Fall semester fee deadline
August 18-19: Faculty in-service
August 20-22: Faculty preparation and student advising
August 25: Fall semester classes begin
August 29: Last day to drop/add classes
September 1: Labor Day Holiday**
October 1: Applications for Fall Graduation due
October 13: Columbus Day (classes are held)
October 17: Mid-term/last day to make up previous semester/term incomplete grades
October 20: Mid-term credit grade entry and submission deadline in WebAdvisor
October 28: Spring Student Advising Day***
October 29: Spring semester registration for continuing students begins
November 3: Last day to withdraw from credit classes without grade penalty
November 3-21: Fall in-class evaluations
November 11: Veterans Day (Classes are held)
November 17: Spring semester registration for new degree/certificate seeking students
November 27-28: Thanksgiving Vacation**
December 5: Spring semester registration for non-degree seeking students begins
December 12: Last day of instruction
December 12: Spring semester fee deadline
December 15: Final credit grade entry and submission deadline in WebAdvisor
December 15-January 11: Christmas Vacation (students)*
December 25-26: Christmas Holiday**
January 1-2: New Year's Holiday**

SPRING SEMESTER (2015)
January 8: Faculty in-service
January 12: Spring semester classes begin
January 16: Last day to drop/add classes
January 19: Martin Luther King Jr. /Idaho Human Rights Day**
February 2: Applications for Spring/Summer Graduation due
February 13: Scholarship applications due to the EITC Foundation office by 5:00 PM
February 16: Presidents' Day Holiday**
March 6: Mid-term/last day to make up previous semester/term incomplete grades
March 9: Mid-term credit grade entry and submission deadline in WebAdvisor
March 17: Summer/Fall Student Advising Day***
March 18: Summer term and Fall semester registration for continuing students begins
March 23-27: Spring Break*
March 30: Last day to withdraw from credit classes without grade penalty
March 30: Summer term and Fall semester registration for new degree/certificate seeking students begins
April 12-24: Spring in-class evaluations
May 1: Summer semester registration for non-degree seeking students begins
May 8: Summer term fee deadline May 8: Last day of instruction
May 11: Final credit grade entry and submission deadline in WebAdvisor
May 12: Commencement***

SUMMER SEMESTER (2015)
May 25: Memorial Day Holiday**
May 26: Summer term classes begin
June 1: Last day to drop/add classes
June 19: Mid-term/last day to make up previous semester/term incomplete grades
June 22: Mid-term credit grade entry and submission deadline in WebAdvisor
June 29: Last day to withdraw from credit classes without grade penalty
July 3: Independence Day Holiday**
July 17: Last day of instruction
July 20: Final credit grade entry and submission deadline in WebAdvisor
July 31: Fall semester registration for non-degree seeking students begins
August 7: Fall semester fee deadline

* Campus will be open/no classes held.
** Campus will be closed/no classes held
*** Subject to change.
Classes will meet on Columbus Day and Veteran's Day

FALL SEMESTER (2015)
August 7: 2015 Fall fee deadline
August 17-18: Faculty in-service
August 19-21: Faculty preparation and student advising
August 24: Fall semester classes begin
August 28: Last day to add/drop classes
September 7: Labor Day Holiday**
October 1: Applications for Fall Graduation Due
October 12: Columbus Day (classes held)
October 16: Mid-term/last day to make up summer incompletes
October 19: Mid-term credit grade entry and submission deadline due by 5:00 p.m. in WebAdvisor
October 27: Spring student advising day*** October 28: Spring semester registration for continuing students begins
November 2: Last day to withdraw from credit classes without grade penalty
November 2-20: Fall in-class evaluations
November 11: Veterans Day (classes held)
November 16: Spring semester registration for new degree/certificate seeking students begins
November 26-27: Thanksgiving Vacation**
December 4: Spring semester registration for non-degree seeking students begins
December 11: Last day of instruction
December 11: 2015 Spring fee deadline
December 14: Final credit grade entry and submission deadline due by 5:00 p.m. in WebAdvisor
December 14-January 10: Christmas Vacation (students)*
December 24-25: Christmas Holiday**

SPRING SEMESTER (2016)
January 1: New Year's Holiday*
January 7-8: Faculty in-service
January 11: Spring semester classes begin
January 15: Last day to add/drop classes
January 18: Martin Luther King Jr./Idaho Human Rights Day**
February 1: Applications for Spring/Summer Graduation Due
February 12: Scholarship applications due to the EITC Foundation Office by 5:00 p.m.
February 15: Presidents Day Holiday**
March 4: Mid-term/last day to make up Fall incompletes
March 7: Mid-term credit grade entry and submission deadline due by 5:00 p.m. in WebAdvisor
March 15: Summer/Fall student advising day***
March 16: Summer/Fall semester registration for continuing students begins
March 21-25: Spring Break*
March 28: Last day to withdraw from credit classes without grade penalty
March 28: Summer/Fall semester registration for new degree/certificate seeking students begins
April 11-22: Spring 2015 in-class evaluations
April 29: Summer semester registration for non-degree seeking students begins
May 6: Last day of instruction
May 6: Summer 2016 term fee deadline
May 9: Final credit grade entry and submission deadline due by 5:00 p.m. in WebAdvisor
May 10: Commencement***

SUMMER SEMESTER (2016)
May 30: Memorial Day Holiday**
May 31: Summer term classes begin
June 3: Last day to drop/add classes
June 17: Mid-term/last day to make up spring incompletes
June 20: Mid-term credit grade entry and submission deadline due to 4:00 p.m. in WebAdvisor
July 4: Independence Day Holiday**
July 5: Last day to withdraw from credit classes without grade penalty
July 22: Last day of instruction
July 25: Final credit grade entry and submission deadline due by 4:00 p.m. in WebAdvisor
July 29: Fall semester registration for non-degree seeking students begins
August 5: 2015 Fall fee deadline

*Campus will be open/no classes
**Campus will be closed/no classes
***Subject to change
Classes will meet on Columbus Day and Veteran's Day

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General Regulations

Eastern Idaho Technical College will only use official EITC e-mail address for electronic communication purposes.

STANDARD ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Eastern Idaho Technical College accepts applicants who are high school graduates or the equivalent (GED).
Applicants for any program must:

  • Submit completed application for admission.
  • Pay $15 non-refundable application fee.
  • Submit official transcript* from last high school attended (accredited or recognized regionally or by state organizations) and transcripts from ALL postsecondary educational institutions. Official GED test scores required in lieu of high school transcripts.
  • Advanced Placement testing scores must be listed on your official transcripts, or grade sheets must be submitted for consideration of acceptance for transfer or placement at EITC.
  • Applicants on student visas are not eligible for admission to a program. These individuals may be allowed to take one or two courses as a non-degree seeking student.
  • Each applicant must have earned one of the following educational credentials from an EITC recognized state or regional organization: a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate. An official transcript (or equivalent documentation) with the high school or college grade point average (GPA) and graduation date must be received before acceptance into a credit program.
  • Complete preliminary educational assessment. Achievement testing constitutes part of this assessment process. Students who have already completed at least a two year degree or have completed related general educations courses at an EITC regionally accredited post-secondary institution with a "C-" or better, or those who have passed Advanced Placement testing for English and/or math may not be required to take the preliminary educational assessment.
  • Schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor. (Appointment required.) To schedule an appointment, call (208) 524-3000, or toll-free 1(800) 662-0261.

*Official Transcript
The Registrar's Office accepts only official transcripts for the purposes of posting transfer credit/courses to the Eastern Idaho Technical College record or verification of degree/diploma/certificate completion from another institution. Official transcripts are those that are printed on security paper and come directly via US mail from another institution's records/registrar office to the Admission Office. All other transcripts are considered unofficial and will not be accepted or processed. Once an official transcript is received by the Registrar's Office, the transcript will be submitted for review to the Assistant Registrar for primary major/degree of the student. The Assistant Registrar will determine what courses and credits are transferable to Eastern Idaho Technical College. Additional pre-admission procedures and requirements exist for some programs (see program descriptions). Students are accepted to the College and enrolled in courses on a first-applied, first-considered basis.

Out-Of-Area Applicants: If you are unable to visit the campus and complete the procedure as outlined above, you may apply online, by mail or fax. Submit completed application for admission and the $15 non-refundable application fee. You will be notified of your acceptance status.

Acceptance: Applicants cannot be assured admission until:

  1. Admission requirements are met
  2. Student receives a letter of acceptance from the College

ENROLLMENT PRIOR TO HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION
Tech Prep: If you were enrolled in Tech Prep programs in high school you are eligible to receive college credit for articulated courses in which you received an A or B. To request Tech Prep credits you must use the official Tech Prep transcript request form available on the EITC website. The cost is $10 per credit. If you are attending EITC, there is no charge to transcript these credits.

Tech Prep credits will be articulated as college transfer credits. These credits must be requested within 3 years of graduation from high school. A Tech Prep coordinator at the College can provide assistance with credit questions. Once Tech Prep credits are transcripted they may not be removed from the official transcript.

Dual Enrollment: High school students 16 or older may enroll in up to six credit hours of college work per semester at EITC as nonmatriculated (non-degree seeking) students. You must complete the Concurrent Enrollment Form available on the EITC website and comply with the requirements listed on the form, including completion of an EITC application form. A Compass or other college admissions test score must also be submitted with the application. Students pay $65 per credit for these courses. No federal financial assistance will be available. When the EITC course is completed a student may request an official transcript to be sent to the high school following the same process as other transcript requests.

RE-ADMISSION OF FORMER STUDENTS
If you return to the College after an absence of two full years, you must apply for re-admission and pay the $15 application fee. Check with an admissions counselor to determine if a placement test is required to be retaken. If you applied for admission within the past year but did not attend, simply call the admissions office to update your application. If you do not maintain continuous enrollment, excluding summer term, you will lose the right to graduate under the original catalog program requirements and must use the catalog in force at the time of the re-enrollment.

NON-MATRICULATED (NON-DEGREE SEEKING) STUDENTS
If you are not interested in pursuing an Associate of Applied Science Degree, an Advanced Technical Certificate, Technical Certificate, or a Postsecondary Technical Certificate, you may be admitted as a non-matriculated (non-degree seeking) student. Students attending under this classification are NOT required to submit an Application for Undergraduate Admission or official transcripts from previous education. Unofficial transcripts may be required if a student wishes to take general education courses or courses that require prerequisites. Non-degree seeking students may register for 9 credits per semester or 3 credits in summer term. Approval of the Registrar's office is required for credits beyond the allowable amount. High school students may register parttime as a Dual Enrolled student with letters of consent from the high school principal, parent(s) or legal guardian(s), and permission from an EITC counselor. Acceptance into this nondegree seeking category does not constitute acceptance into a certificate/degree program. You will not be eligible to receive federal or state financial aid and must meet any prerequisite/corequisite requirements for your class(es). Non-degree seeking students are expected to adhere to EITC student policies and should understand that credits earned during non-degree seeking enrollment will be evaluated for program applicability at the time of matriculation. If you fail courses as a non-degree seeking student, this may impact your financial aid eligibility when you enroll as a degree-seeking student.

REGULAR ADMISSION
To apply for regular admission to EITC you must meet the following requirements:

  • High School diploma with a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Placement examination/admission exam. Normally, the COMPASS will be required; however, other exams approved by the Idaho Division of Professional-Technical Education such as the ACT/SAT ASSET or CPT may be substituted.
  • Satisfactory completion of high school course work that includes at least the following:

Mathematics: 3 credits from challenging math sequences of increasing rigor selected from courses such as Algebra I, Geometry, Applied Math I and II, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Discrete Math, Statistics, and other higher level math courses. Two mathematics credits must be taken in the 11th or 12th grade. (After 1998, less rigorous math courses taken in grades 10-12, such as pre-algebra, review math, and remedial math, shall not be counted.) It is recommended that you complete 3 years (6 credits) of math.

Natural Science: 4 credits, including at least two credits of laboratory science from challenging science courses including applied biology/chemistry, principles of technology (applied physics), anatomy, biology, earth science, geology, physiology, physical science, zoology, physics, chemistry, and agricultural science and technology courses (500 level and above). It is recommended that you complete 3 years (6 credits) with 2 of the years (4 credits) in laboratory sciences.

English: 8 credits. Two credits of Applied English for the Workplace may be counted for English credit.

Other:Professional-technical courses, including Tech Prep sequences and organized work-based learning experiences connected to the school-based curriculum, are strongly recommended. High school work release time not connected to the school-based curriculum will not be considered.

COMPASS Placement Test: COMPASS is an un-timed assessment test used for course advising and for determining your achievement level in the areas of math, reading and writing. It is not a pass/fail test. COMPASS is a computer adaptive test and will move through the various levels of question difficulty, seeking your highest achievement level. While COMPASS is given on a computer, no computer skills are required. Complete instructions are provided on the computer screen.

All applicants to EITC who intend to pursue a Certificate or Associate of Applied Science Degree are required to take the COMPASS (please see note below for exemptions). The test is given throughout the year during posted days and times. There is a $10 fee to take the COMPASS; the fee is waived if the $15 application fee has already been submitted. Test scores are valid for two years. There is a $5 per unit fee for all COMPASS re-tests.

Exemptions to COMPASS Testing: Applicants who have already completed at least a two year degree or have completed related general education courses at a regionally accredited post-secondary institution with a "C-" or better, or those who have passed Advanced Placement testing for English and/or math may not be required to take the preliminary education assessment.

ACCUPLACER Testing: EITC will accept Accuplacer scores on a comparative basis for the COMPASS test.

PLACEMENT SCORES

EITC COURSES Pre-Algebra
COMPASS
Algebra
COMPASS
Writing
Score
COMPASS
Reading
Score
COMPASS
ACT SAT AP Exam CLEP Semester
Hours
CHE 101 Essentials of General Chemistry >44 >40 MATH
>19
COM 101 Fundamentals of Speech >67 >67 English >17 English >450
ELT 141 Applied Mathematics I >44 >44
ENG 090 Basic Writing 47-67 47-67 English <17 English >200
ENG 101 English Composition 68-94 68-94 English 18-24 English >450   50 3 hours
ENG 102 Critical Reading and Writing ENG 101 or >94 ENG 101 95-99 English 95-99 English >570
ENG 202 Technical Communication ENG 101 or >94 ENG 101 or >94 English >24 English >570
MAT 100 Introduction to Algebra >44 or 15-45 Math >16 Math >390
MAT 104 Welding Mathematics >30
MAT 105 Business Mathematics >44 >15
MAT 108 Intermediate Algebra >44 and >45 Math >19 Math >460 50 3 hours
MAT 110 Technical Mathematics >30
MAT 112 Mathematics for Health Professions >44
MAT 123 Mathematics in Modern Society >44 and >45 Math >19 Math >460 50 3 hours
MAT 253 Elementary Statistics >44 and >61 Math >23 Math >540
POL 101 Introduction to American Government >67 >67 English >17 English >450 50 3 hours
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology >67 >67 English >17 English >450 50 3 hours
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology >67 >67 English >17 English >450 50 3 hours

 

College Level Examination Program (CLEP): EITC will accept a limited number of applicable CLEP exams.

CLEP TITLES SCORE SEMESTER
HOURS
COURSE
Composition, Freshman
(with or without essay)
50
3 hours
ENG 101
Algebra - Trigonometry
50
3 hours
MAT 108
American Government
50
3 hours
POL 101
Psychology, Introductory
50
3 hours
PSY 101
Sociology, Introductory
50
3 hours
SOC 101

 

Advanced Placement: Students who complete an advanced placement course in high school and receive a score of 3, 4, or 5 on the corresponding College Advanced Placement examination may be granted credit toward graduation requirements. Additional information is available in the Student Services Office.

Transcripts and Grades: Semester grade reports will be provided once the grades have been issued and recorded in the Student Services Office, where official transcripts of grades and enrollment are recorded. All inquiries regarding student records should be directed to the Student Services Office.

Special Arrangements for Students with Disabilities: Please contact the Disability Resources and Services Office 524-3000 ext. 3376 if you have a disability or temporary disabling condition that will prevent you from taking the tests under standard conditions. Arrangements for accommodations must be made prior to scheduling a test date.

STANDARDS FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES PRIOR TO 1997 SEEKING REGULAR ADMISSION

  • High School diploma with a minimum 2.0 GPA, or
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate, and Placement examination. Normally, the COMPASS is required; however, other tests approved by the Idaho Division of Professional-Technical Education, such as the ACT, SAT, ASSET or CPT, may be substituted. All test scores are valid for two years

PROVISIONAL ADMISSION
If you do not meet the requirements for regular admission you will be required to successfully complete appropriate remedial, general and/or technical education course work related to the professional-technical program in which you wish to enroll and to demonstrate competence in that program. To apply for provisional admission, you must have a high school diploma or GED certificate and take a placement examination (ACT, COMPASS or ASSET).

PROCEDURES FOR PLACEMENT INTO SPECIFIC PROFESSIONAL-TECHNICAL PROGRAMS
Professional-technical programs require different levels of competency in English, science, and mathematics. You should be familiar with the demands of a particular occupation and how that occupation matches your individual career interests and goals. Some programs have specific entry requirements in addition to the general requirements. Please refer to the program description section of the catalog for information regarding program specific entry requirements.

ADVISING
Students accepted to Eastern Idaho Technical College will be assigned a faculty advisor within their program of study. This advisor will provide guidance to students concerning program curriculum, course planning, and graduation requirements. It will be the student's responsibility to seek advising when it is needed and to be aware of enrollment deadlines.

Per Semester Fee Schedule **

TOTAL CREDITS
RESIDENT
NON-RESIDENT*
1 credit
$99.50
$199.00
2 credits
$199.00
$398.00
3 credits
$298.00
$597.00
4 credits
$398.00
$796.00
5 credits
$497.50
$995.00
6 credits
$597.00
$1,194.00
7 credits
$696.50
$1,393.00
8 credits
$796.00
$1,592.00
9 credits
$895.50
$1,791.00
10 credits
$995.00
$1,990.00
11 credits
$1,127.00
$2,189.00
12 credits+
$1,128.00
$4,131.00

(Full-time fee is set at 12 credits)
*As defined in subsequent section "Residency".
**All fees are approved by the Idaho State Board of Education and are subject to change without notice.

Summer Term Full-Time Registration Fee
Resident - $564
Non-Resident - $2,065.50

Summer Full-Time Status: 6 credits
A student's faculty advisor and the Registrar must approve a summer term credit load above 9 credit hours.

MISCELLANEOUS FEES
All programs:

  • $15 application fee - non refundable
  • $817.00* per semester mandatory insurance fee when registered for 10 or more credits or in the professional portion of a Health Care program
    *may change due to contract
  • $15 per semester computer usage fee for all registered students. Credit enrollment provides an EITC e-mail address.

Additional fees are assessed for students participating in the following programs. These are set up by the division. Fees may be course or program specific.

Business and Office Technology:
Accounting:

  • $30 to $240 test fees

Business Technology:

  • $45 testing fee

Computer Networking Technologies:

  • $100 to $127 testing fees

Energy Systems Technology:

  • $45 testing fee

Legal Technologies:

  • $50 testing fee

Office Technologies:

  • $35 testing fee

Health Care Technologies:

  • $10 to $20 per course malpractice insurance
  • $30 to $125 per class lab fees
  • $35 to $497 testing fees per class/lab fees

Trades and Industry:

  • $55 per semester coverall fee
  • $50 to $70 per course for night welding
  • $15 per course testing fee
  • $25 to $150 per course lab fee

Chemistry:

  • $65 per semester lab fee

Physics:

  • $20 per semester lab fee

You are required to pay fees as indicated by the fee schedule in each specific program. Semester fees are payable in full by the published deadline posted in the EITC calendar. Payment of the full-time registration fee entitles you to the services maintained by the College for your benefit; no fee reduction is made if you choose not to use these services.

ENROLLMENT STATUS
For enrollment verification to Veteran's Administration, Pell Grant, federal and state grants, student loan agencies, insurance companies, and other funding sources and agencies outside EITC, only credits which are required to satisfy graduation requirements of the specific certificate/degree program in which the student is enrolled will be used for enrollment status (or approved substitutions). The following schedule will be used:

STATUS CREDITS REQUIRED
Full-time 12 or more credits per semester
6 or more credits per summer term
3/4 time 9-11 credits per semester
4-5 credits per summer term
1/2 time 6-8 credits per semester
3 credits per summer term
Less than 1/2 time Fewer than 6 credits per semester
Fewer than 3 credits per summer term

 

FEE REFUNDS FOR ALL COURSES
Refund of registration fees is computed from the official last day of attendance.

Registration fee refunds will be made as follows:
Withdrawal prior to first day of term - 100%
Withdrawal during first week of course - 100%*
Withdrawal during the second week of course - 50%
Withdrawal during the third week of course - 25%
No refund after the third week of course

*The 100% refund policy during the first week of the term applies only to single course withdrawals. Total withdrawal from all courses during the first week of the term will result in a 75% refund.

A $10 administrative fee will be deducted for all refund checks except those issued for cancelled courses. Some miscellaneous fees are not refundable. These are set by the Division. Financial aid recipients may be required to repay some or all financial aid upon withdrawal, depending on the type of aid received, the documented last day of attendance, and applicable rules and regulations governing financial aid.

The refund policy is not changed for late registrants. If you register late, you will not receive a refund on any portion of the late processing fee. Eastern Idaho Technical College reserves the right to deduct from the refund any outstanding bills. You will receive an itemized statement of deductions with the refund check. Fee refunds will first be used to offset any financial aid you may have received. Any balance remaining will be mailed to your home address or address of payee.

DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS
If your account is delinquent, your registration may be cancelled and your student file put on hold. If you are indebted to the College (i.e. insufficient fund checks, library fines, coverall fees, lab fees, etc.), you will not be eligible to receive an official transcript, certificate, degree, affidavits, or verifications. You will not be allowed to register for courses until indebtedness is cleared or arrangements have been made with the Business Office.

RESIDENCY
This worksheet and all required documentation must be submitted by the 10th day of the semester in which reclassification is sought. Failure to provide required documentation with the worksheet will result in denial of residency. The requirements for residency are found at Idaho Code Title 33, Chapter 37 and IDAPA 08.01.04.Determination Worksheet available on the EITC website that are applicable if claiming Idaho residency for tuition purposes. Checking any one box on the Idaho Residency Determination Worksheet does not establish residency. Records may be requested. The form can be located on the EITC website at www.eitc.edu/registrar_forms.cfm.

INITIAL DETERMINATION OF RESIDENCY STATUS
When you apply to Eastern Idaho Technical College, the College classifies you as either a resident or non-resident student based on your application and uses this classification to determine your tuition and fees. For further information, please contact the Registrar in Student Services at 524-3000 ext. 3361.

HOW DOES A STUDENT ESTABLISH RESIDENCY IN IDAHO?
The individual must be physically present in Idaho primarily for purposes other than education. If the individual is a student and has been enrolled for more than 8 credits at any time during the past 12 months, Idaho considers that primarily for educational purposes disqualifying them from Idaho residency, unless the student can rebut that presumption by proving establishment of domicile. To establish domicile, the individual must have continuously resided in Idaho for 12 consecutive months and have met one of the following criteria prior to the opening day of the semester for which the student is applying for residency:

Idaho Residence for Tuition Purposes
http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/public_col_univ/Residency/residency.asp

Residence Visual
http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/public_col_univ/Residency/Residency%20Visual%2010%2021%202013.pdf

Fact Sheet: Pathways for Proving Idaho Residency
http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/public_col_univ/Residency/Resident%20Tuition%20fact%20sheet%20pathways%2007%2031%2013.pdf

Fact Sheet: Process used to determine Idaho Residency for Tuition Purposes
http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/public_col_univ/Residency/Resident%20Tuition%20fact%20sheet%20process%2010%2021%202013.pdf

HOW DOES A STUDENT REQUEST A CHANGE OF RESIDENCY?
A student who feels they meet the qualifications for Idaho residency must submit an Idaho Residency Determination Worksheet and all supporting documentation. The deadline for submission is the 10th day of the semester, although all qualifications must have been met before the beginning date of the semester. The student is responsible for payment of fees by the first day of the semester. If Idaho residency is granted after this date, the difference in fees will be refunded to the student.

REGISTRATION
Students will be notified of registration and orientation dates via their EITC e-mail address. Students are expected to register according to the registration dates listed in the EITC calendar.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
The Eastern Idaho Technical College catalog is the principal source for information on academic and technical programs, institutional data, courses, degree requirements, and all other services offered by the College. To determine graduation eligibility, the Registrar follows the requirements defined in a single edition of EITC's catalog. Students may select any edition of the catalog published and in force while they are continuously enrolled in the program in which they're graduating. Students must earn a minimum grade of "C-" in all required courses in order to meet graduation requirements, unless otherwise stated in a particular program. In addition, an accumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher is required for graduation. The College reserves the right to make course substitutions for discontinued courses. If you do not maintain continuous enrollment, you will lose the right to use the original catalog requirements and must use the catalog in force at the time of re-enrollment. When students change their program of study, they must submit an Intent to Change or Add Program form. Students are required to graduate under a catalog in effect during their continual enrollment in the program in which they're graduating.

HONORS RECOGNITION
Honor Cord: Students completing all of their course work based on their cumulative GPA at designated date are eligible to wear an honor cord. This honor designation is based on the December CUM GPA or their last attended semester (if prior to December). Honor or High Honor designation is also listed on the certificate/degree of completion.

  • Silver Cord: Cumulative GPA 3.50 to 3.749
  • Gold Cord: Cumulative GPA 3.75 to 4.0

CERTIFICATES/DEGREE
Through authority of the Idaho State Board of Education, Eastern Idaho Technical College awards the Postsecondary Technical Certificate, Technical Certificate, Advanced Technical Certificate and the Associate of Applied Science degree to program graduates.

Apply for graduation by paying the fee at the Cashier’s Office and submitting an Application for Graduation Form. A $15 graduation fee will be assessed for each certificate and/or degree received and must be paid before the certificate or degree is issued. Forms are available online at Admissions/Registrar/Forms & Links. Student records are checked carefully for successful completion of program requirements when the Application for Graduation is submitted to the Registrar’s Office; however, it is your responsibility to verify that the degree audit has been completed and all requirements have been met. Applications for Graduation are due October 1 for fall or February 1 for spring and summer. This allows the Registrar’s Office to complete the degree audit to determine anticipated completion of the student’s program of study.

All requirements for a certificate or degree must be completed and official grades reported to the Registrar before a certificate or degree is issued. A certificate or degree which is awarded in error, or upon fraudulent claims, will be withdrawn immediately and the student record corrected. The College reserves the right to revoke a previously granted certificate/degree, either for failure to satisfy the certificate/degree requirements (i.e., a mistake in granting the certificate/degree), or for fraud or other academic misconduct on the part of the recipient discovered or acted upon after the certificate/degree has been awarded. Certificates or degrees issued by EITC are unique documents. Duplicates will not be issued.

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE
The AAS degree requires a minimum of 15 hours of General Education credits (except the Legal Assistant AAS which requires a minimum of 18 General Education credits). Please reference the General Education Division Section. Check with division managers for specific information on the differences between AAS degree program requirements and the requirements for certificate programs.

RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION
Students seeking a Postsecondary Technical Certificate, Technical Certificate, Advanced Technical Certificate, or an Associate of Applied Science Degree must complete no fewer than 25 percent of the credit requirements in residence at Eastern Idaho Technical College.

GRADING SYSTEM
Grades reflect the ability of each student to meet the performance objectives required to complete the program. Letter grades are given with the following equivalents:

A, A- Excellence in the performance of required objectives
AU Student may audit a course if there is available space in the course and pay the full fee for the course. The student is not required to complete the homework and/or tests.
B+, B, B- Above satisfactory achievement of the required performance objectives
C+, C, C- Satisfactory achievement of the required performance objectives
D+, D, D- Unsatisfactory achievement of the performance objectives
F Failure to meet the minimum performance standards. No credit is awarded. (Instructors must enter the last date of attendance when awarding a final grade of F).
CIP In progress, for current term courses where the final grade has not been submitted and verified
P Pass all work completed in a satisfactory manner
S By Entrance Exam
W Withdraw. Student withdrew from school prior to last day to withdraw without penalty according to official EITC calendar. No credit awarded.
CH Challenge courses. You may be granted an opportunity to challenge a course by passing a comprehensive test with a grade of "C" or better. You must fill out the Challenge Exam form and pay the per credit fee. Credit received for the course will apply toward graduation. A "CH" will be recorded on your transcript. A student may not challenge a class in which they are registered or were registered in the same semester as the Challenge Exam is requested.
IC Incomplete. When the quality of your work is satisfactory but some essential requirement of the class has not been completed for reasons acceptable to the instructor and the Registrar. An Incomplete grade (IC) may be issued and additional time granted for completion of the specified course. An Incomplete is not a substitute for a failing grade and may be given only when course work can be completed without further attendance in the classroom and/or lab. If you receive a grade of IC you will have until mid-semester (according to the EITC Official Calendar) after the semester you received the IC grade to complete the work. Incompletes are issued on a contractual basis between the student and the instructor. An Incomplete Grade contract must be completed by the instructor issuing the Incomplete (IC) grade and discussed and signed by the student prior to the conclusion of the semester. (This is calculated as "F" until course work is completed which may impact federal financial aid eligibility.) The official copy of the IC contract must be submitted to the Registrar's Office before the grade entry deadline date on the Official EITC calendar.

 

Grade Point Average - Transfer Credits:
Grade point averages for transfer students are based on credits earned only at EITC.

Grade Explanation: The following ARE INCLUDED in the calculation of grade point averages (GPA):

Grade
Points
Percentage
A
4.0
95%
A-
3.7
90%
B+
3.3
87%
B
3.0
85%
B-
2.7
80%
C+
2.3
77%
C
2.0
75%
C-
1.7
70%
D+
1.3
67%
D
1.0
65%
(except Jan 7, 1998 - Dec 12, 2003 was "0" point)
D-
0.7
60%
F
0.0
0%
D = 1 (8/23/93 - 12/08/97)
D = 0 (1/07/97 - 12/12/03)
D = 1 (after 01/01/04)

 

Figure Your GPA (Grade Point Average): To calculate grade point average first multiply the number of credits each class is worth by the point value for the letter grade earned in that class. This calculation will give you the grade points for each class. Next, total the grade points of all courses for that semester and divide it by the number of credit hours attempted. The result is your GPA.

Example:

Class Grade Points X Credits Total Points
MAT 108 A- 3.7 X 3 = 11.1
ENG 101 C+ 2.3 X 3 = 6.9
COM 101 A 4.0 X 3 = 12
CMP 101 C- 1.7 X 3 = 5.1
TOTALS 12 35.1

GPA = Total Grade Points (35.1)
divided by the total credits (12) = GPA 2.92

An "IC" is calculated as an "F" when computing the GPA. The following ARE NOT INCLUDED in the calculation of grade point averages:

S = By entrance exam
W = Withdrawn
P = Pass
AU = Audit (no credit earned towards certificate/degree completion)
CH = Challenge Exam
IC = Incomplete (Calculates as "F" until course completed)

REPEATED COURSES
If a course is failed and repeated with a higher grade the original failed grade is not caluclated in the GPA. If a course is failed and repeated with a failing grade the failed grade will then be calculated in the GPA.

Financial Aid will not be received for repeated courses.

ACADEMIC REGULATIONS
Registration Changes
Registration/Schedule changes are the responsibility of the student. The last day to register or add courses is the fifth day of the semester/term. Failure to officially drop, withdraw, or change enrollment constitutes sufficient cause to receive a grade of "F" in the course. Students should be aware that withdrawal from courses may decrease veterans' benefits, financial aid, etc. It is solely the responsibility of the student to withdraw from a course or do a total withdrawal. However, a student who does not attend any of their classes during the first 10 class days of a semester will be withdrawn from courses by the Registrar's office. A student withdrawn for non-attendance at the 10th day will still be responsible for registration fees according to the refund and repayment policy.

After the first 10 class days of the semester neither EITC faculty nor staff will initiate the withdrawal of a student on the basis of non-attendance unless the student is medically incapacitated. Students who have withdrawn from all courses for a term will not be allowed to register for any subsequent courses in the same term.

A grade of "W" will be entered on the permanent official transcript for each course if dropped prior to the published deadline to drop without grade penalty. Students who fail to complete the official withdrawal process will be considered enrolled and will be graded accordingly.

Adding Courses
Prior to the beginning of a term students may add program required courses with the approval of their Advisor. Students must first access WebAdvisor and add the course in the Course Planning Wizard, then send an e-mail to their Advisor for approval to register. Once their Advisor has approved the course the student may register pending space availability and meeting prerequisites.

Courses must be added prior to the close of business on the fifth day of the term. Enrollment in courses is dependent upon space availability and meeting prerequisites. Courses may not be added after the fifth day of a term.

Withdrawal
A student who has received financial aid and who plans on withdrawing from any course(s) will be responsible for the funds that must be returned based on the date of withdrawal.

Dropping/Withdrawing from a Single Course or Courses (NOT a total Withdraw)

  1. Dropping prior to the beginning of a term and during the first week of the term: Students dropping from one or more course(s) prior to the beginning of the term may do so through the use of WebAdvisor. Courses dropped before the beginning of the term and during the first week will not appear on the official transcript.
  2. Withdrawing from a course or courses after the first week of the term: The deadline to withdraw from one or more course(s) without grade penalty is the last day of the tenth week of the Fall and Spring semesters and the last day of the fifth week of the Summer term. Students must use WebAdvisor to withdraw from the course before the end of the last day to withdraw to receive a "W" grade. These deadlines are published on the EITC website and in the College catalog. A grade of "W" will appear on the official transcript for each course they withdrew from after the first week and prior to the published deadline.
  3. Students who fail to complete the official drop process will be considered enrolled and will be graded accordingly.

Total Withdrawal from All Semester/Term Courses
The deadline for Total Withdrawal from college without grade penalty is the last day of the tenth week of the Fall and Spring semesters and last day of the fifth week for Summer term. The Total Withdrawal form is available online and must be submitted to the Registrar before the end of the last day to withdraw to receive a "W" grade. These deadlines are published on the EITC website and in the College catalog. A grade of "W" will appear on the official transcript for each course they withdrew from after the first week and prior to the published deadline. A petition is required if requesting to withdraw without grade penalty after the published deadline. A petition will only be authorized in cases of documented circumstances of hardship, medical issues, (documentation is required from health care provider) or training related employment. Petitions granting late Total Withdrawals are decided by the Student Services Committee.

Repeating Courses: Course repetition to improve grades is allowed, regardless of the grade received, with the exception of some professional program components. Therefore, it is recommended to visit with your advisor before repeating a course. Courses awarded "C-" grades or higher may be repeated. However, the credit for the repeated course will not be included in the calculation for federal financial aid awards. A grade issued by an instructor is the prerogative of the instructor and normally may not be changed except to correct a recording error. Any question about the accuracy of a grade should be referred to the appropriate instructor.

When a course has been repeated, the credit used in calculating the GPA is the grade and credit earned the last time the repeated class was taken. The grade for the most recent class will be used for computing semester and/or cumulative GPA. Both grades will appear on the student's permanent record.

Grade Appeal: Any grade appeal must be formally submitted to the Registrar's Office no later than 20 working days after the beginning of the succeeding semester in which the student received her/his grade.

Auditing Courses: Students may audit courses on a space available basis without credit or grade. Students taking a course for "no credit" need not complete assignments or exams used to determine grades. The intent to audit a course must be stated at the time of registration. The fee for audit is the same as for credit. Audited courses are not counted as part of a student's enrollment status and students cannot receive financial aid for audited courses. Audited courses will be recorded on transcripts as "AU" and "0" credit.

Academic Standards
To maintain good academic standing you are expected to make continued progress toward the completion of your selected program of study. Academic Standards are evaluated using two measurements:

  1. You are expected to maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.
  2. You are expected to complete your selected program of study within 150% of the credit hours required for program completion.

Each student's progress is evaluated after each semester by the Registrar. Failure to progress toward program completion at a rate consistent with the standards of progress will result in academic probation.

Academic Honesty: Academic honesty mandates the use of one's own thoughts and materials in writing papers, taking tests, and in other classroom, or shop/lab related activities. Students who aid others in any infraction of academic honesty are considered equally guilty.

Academic Dishonesty includes but is not limited to:

Cheating - intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise. The term "academic exercise" includes all forms of work submitted for credit hours.

Fabrication - intentional and/or unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or the source of any information in an academic exercise.

Collusion - facilitating academic dishonesty and/or intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another to commit an act of academic dishonesty.

Plagiarism - Plagiarism and cheating are serious offenses and violations of academic honesty. Students found guilty of these offenses can expect serious consequences. Plagiarism, simply stated, is not giving credit where credit is due. It is the act of directly quoting, paraphrasing or copying ideas without citing the source of that quote, paraphrase, or idea. Plagiarism and cheating will not be tolerated. Violations of academic honesty will be documented and may result in failure of the class or disciplinary probation.

When students are asked to submit individual work, they are expected to do so. When students are assigned to work together on a project, it is not considered a breach of academic honesty for them to gain from each other's experience and to share ideas.

The concept of academic honesty is designed to assure a uniform standard against which to evaluate all students and to prevent cheating. Students are expected to report infractions to their instructors.

Sanctions which may be recommended or imposed for a violation of the Academic Honesty policy are listed here in order of their severity. Please note, the sanctions imposed may not necessarily follow in this order, depending on the severity of the violation.

Written Warning: Official warning issued by the office of the Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs with input from the student's instructors.

Disciplinary Probation: Official probationary status that becomes a permanent part of the student's academic record. Probationary length and terms are set by the Instructional Advisory Council and/or the Student Services Administrative Council depending on the severity of the violation.

Disciplinary Suspension: Failure to comply with the terms of probation results in immediate suspension from college for a specific length of time (e.g., semester or academic year) which may include a petition for readmission following the suspension period subject to an additional period of probation. Probationary length and terms are set by the Instructional Advisory Council and/or the Student Services Administrative Council depending on the severity of the violation. A petition for re-admission following the suspension period will be reviewed and approved/denied by the committee.

A Disciplinary Suspension will become part of the student's permanent academic record.

Expulsion: Indefinite removal from college. Any request for re-enrollment must be submitted in writing to the committee in care of the Office of Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs.

The sanctions imposed for a violation of the Academic Honesty policy are independent of, and in addition to, any adverse academic evaluation which results from the student's conduct. The course instructor is responsible for academic evaluation of a student's work and shall make that evaluation without regard to any disciplinary action which may or may not be taken against a student who violates the Academic Honesty policy.

Academic Probation: Should your cumulative GPA fall below 2.0 or if you have fallen below the standards consistent with the program's maximum time frame, you will be placed on academic probation for the following semester. You may return to good standing by achieving a cumulative 2.0 GPA and complying with the maximum time frame standards.

If you are on probation and earn a GPA of 2.0 or higher during the next semester after being placed on probation, but if your cumulative GPA is still below 2.0, you will remain on probation; you will be dismissed at the end of any probationary semester in which you obtain a GPA of less than 2.0.

Failure to meet probationary terms will result in suspension for one semester. At the end of one semester, you may submit a formal Petition for Re-admission form to seek re-admittance. Petition forms and instructions are available online. Readmittance will be granted only if you can demonstrate that the academic impediments have been re-mediated. All readmissions will be granted on a probationary basis only, based upon space availability.

Any student on academic probation will not be eligible for federal financial aid.

Academic Suspension: A student who has been suspended due to unsatisfactory progress may appeal the decision within five working days from the time of the action. Appeal in writing to the appropriate division manager and explain any mitigating circumstances that you feel caused your inability to meet the minimum standards. The division manager will review and respond to the appeal within five working days of the receipt of the appeal. Academic suspension will be effective for a minimum of one semester. Students will be dropped from all future registered courses. Students must petition for re-enrollment using the form from the Registrar's Office. Students suspended for violation of the Academic Honesty policy will receive an "F" in any class in which the cheating occurred whether or not the cheating takes place prior to mid-semester.

Change of Program: To change a program, a currently enrolled student must complete the Intent to Change or Add Program Form. The petition form is available online. Once all required signatures are gathered the student must return the petition to the Registrar's Office.

If a student is on probation and changes to another program, the probation status is transferred to the new program. Students entering a new program after academic dismissal enter on academic probation.

Challenge Examinations: Students who feel that their experience or previous knowledge would enable them to successfully challenge a course offered at EITC may petition to take a challenge examination. Challenge examinations may be taken at any time during a semester/term at a cost of $15 per credit, payable in the Business Office prior to taking the examination. Challenge Exam Forms are available online. Challenge exams are not available in all courses. For petition procedure, contact the Registrar's Office. A course may be challenged once. Courses in which the student is currently enrolled, regardless of the grade received, may not be challenged, except by special permission from the Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs.

Upon successful submission of the Challenge Exam Form, payment of the per credit fee, completion of the examination, and signature from the instructor, the course will appear on the student's transcript as a "CH" grade. Failed challenge exams will not be recorded on a student's transcript. Credit earned by challenge examination is not counted as "in residence" credit. (See Residence Requirements for Graduation.)

NAME CHANGE
In order to change a name on an official student record, a student must provide proof of name change. The following are acceptable proofs of name change:

  1. Social Security card, listing legal name AND
  2. Driver's License showing the new name or Government issued picture identification card

Present original documentation to the Admissions Clerk in Student Services. Originals will be copied and returned.

Student Records
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights are:

  • The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access. Students should submit to the Registrar, Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs or division manager a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The Registrar will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
  • The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student believes is inaccurate or misleading. Students may ask the College to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the College official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the College decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the College will advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  • The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is defined as a person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic, or support staff position, (including law enforcement unit and health staff); a person or company with whom the College has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks; or a student serving on an official school committee. A school official has a legitimate educational interest to review an education record in order to fulfill her or his professional responsibility.
  • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

FERPA AMENDED REGULATIONS

  • The amended regulations regarding directory information took effect January 3, 2012.
  • Student ID numbers as directory information
  • The regulations reiterate a prior regulation that an educational agency or institutions, subject to restrictions, may designate as disclosable directory information a student ID number or other unique personal identifier (other than student's social security number) displayed on a student ID card or badge.

The complete Federal FERPA document is available at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-12-02/pdf/2011-30683.pdf *

* For Federal FERPA information on Postsecondary Institutions please refer to page 55-58 of the link above.

FERPA is administered by:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-4605

Directory Information
Eastern Idaho Technical College deems the following student records as Directory Information: student name, address, telephone listing, e-mail address, photograph, date of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, grade level, enrollment status (e.g. full or part-time), participation in officially recognized activities, degrees, honors and awards received, and most recent education agency or institution attended. Release of student records and information other than directory information can only be accomplished when the student submits a signed written release form, which is available online.

ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS
The Registrar's Office supplies transcripts of academic records to students who have no outstanding obligations to the College. Request a transcript using the online link at least 7-10 working days before you need it. Each copy will be $10.00. Transcripts on file from other institutions were obtained for Eastern Idaho Technical College's use and will not be released to the student or other institutions.

Transfer Credit
EITC accepts transfer credit but does not compute grades from other colleges and universities in the EITC institutional GPA. Transfer credit will not be evaluated until you have applied for admission and furnished Student Services with official transcripts. Transfer credit is generally awarded for work completed at a post-secondary institution recognized as a college or university by a regional accrediting association. The Registrar and appropriate faculty will review courses for transfer prior to enrollment at EITC to determine applicability to program graduation requirements. Applicants are encouraged to submit documents well in advance of their anticipated enrollment date in order to facilitate the review process. Transfer credit will not be granted for any course in which a student received less than a "C-".

The nature of the subject matter covered in technical course work is such that frequent changes in course competencies occur in order to keep pace with industry demands. Because of this, some previously completed courses may not be of value in meeting current graduation requirements. The relevancy of previously completed courses will be evaluated on a case-bycase basis by appropriate faculty.

For placement purposes, prerequisite mathematics courses must have been taken within the last seven years.

Students transferring from EITC to other post-secondary institutions must request their official transcript from EITC be forwarded to the institution of choice. Receiving institutions have the prerogative to evaluate the applicability of credits for transfer. Within Idaho, Boise State University, Idaho State University, and Lewis-Clark State College have Bachelor of Applied Science and/or Bachelor of Applied Technology programs that have been designed specifically for technical college students who have completed the Associate of Applied Science degree and wish to continue their education. It is recommended that interested students contact the college or university that they plan to attend well in advance of completing the AAS to obtain specific information regarding transfer of credit and graduation requirements.

STUDENT APPEAL PROCEDURES
Every student has the right to appeal any action or policy deemed to be unfairly or improperly imposed.

Academic Grievances: Academic Standards Committee (grade changes, withdrawal, etc.)

Discrimination Grievances: File through the EEO office

General Student Grievances: For violations of the student code of conduct and rights/responsibilities

The Campus Appeals Board shall constitute the hearing panel and will be chaired by the Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs. The members of the board shall include two faculty members, appointed by the Faculty Senate Executive Board, one member from the Student Services office, appointed by the Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs, two student representatives selected by the Student Senate and the Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs.

Step 1. It is recommended that the student seek out the individual with whom the student has a grievance to discuss the issue and reach a mutually acceptable solution.

Step 2. In the event the complainant cannot reach a suitable conclusion with the individual with whom she/he has a grievance, she/he should submit a written appeal to the appropriate Division Manager. The written appeal must be presented to the appropriate Division Manager within ten working days of the grieveable occurrence. In the event the grievance involves the Division Manager, the appeal may be submitted to the Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs. The Division Manager or Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs reviews the information and meets separately with the student and others as needed and then renders a decision within five working days. Written notice of the decision will be sent to the complainant.

Step 3. If the complainant is not satisfied in Step 2, she/he may request a review by the Campus Appeals Committee. The complainant must submit a written request for a hearing by the Campus Appeals Committee. The request must be submitted to the chairperson of the Campus Appeals Committee and the Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs, within five days after receiving the decision from Step 2. The chairperson of the Appeals Committee will arrange for a hearing within ten days of receipt of the request. Within five days of the conclusion of the hearing the chairperson will set forth a written document addressing the decision. A copy of the document will be sent to the complainant, the Division Manager, the Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs, and the College President.

Step 4. If the complainant is not satisfied with the outcome of the hearing with the Appeals Committee in Step 3, she/he may request a review by the College President. The complainant must submit a written request to the College President within five days of the conclusion of Step 3. The College President shall review the issues and render a decision.*

Administrative decision may result in one of the following:

  1. Upheld decision of Appeals Committee
  2. Administrative disposal

* The decision of the College President is final.

CODE OF CONDUCT
As a student at Eastern Idaho Technical College, you must recognize the importance of cooperative participation within an environment where all involved participate in the advancement of learning. A college community offers an opportunity to improve knowledge and skills and to enhance earning potential. Students are encouraged to recognize personal obligations to act in a responsible manner, both academically and behaviorally, and to be considerate of others while accepting the obligation.

EITC provides the following Student Code of Conduct as a personal and instructional guide book in order to guide personal behavior and to establish the process of intervention when behaviors become unacceptable.

The following activities will not be tolerated while students are participating in instructional activities, student activities or special events:

  1. Disorderly conduct will not be allowed on campus, in the classroom, on field trips or tours, at any College related activity, or in the cafeteria. Disorderly conduct is defined as behavior by an individual or group that infringes upon the rights or well-being of another individual or group.
  2. Willful destruction of property will result in restitution of damages and possible sanctions against the student.
  3. Theft or unauthorized removal/usage of College equipment, books, materials, or property belonging to instructors or guests of the College is strictly prohibited.
  4. Lewd/indecent conduct or the dissemination/display of indecent literature is not tolerated.
  5. Alcoholic beverages or controlled substances are not allowed on College owned or controlled property or at functions sponsored by Eastern Idaho Technical College. The State Board of Education has consistently opposed any policy permitting intoxicating beverages on college owned or controlled properties. Storage, sale, manufacturing, distribution, possession or use of any illicit drugs or alcohol is prohibited. Prescribed medications are to be used only at the direction of a licensed physician. Violation of this policy can lead to suspension or probation.
  6. Gambling and games of chance involving money are prohibited. Card playing is allowable in the student cafeteria or break areas provided betting or exchange of money does not occur.
  7. By the Governor's Executive Order: "All state-owned or state-leased buildings, facilities, or areas occupied by state employees shall henceforth be designated as ‘non-smoking' except for custodial care and full-time residential facilities. The policy governing custodial care for full-time residential facilities may be determined by the directions of such facilities. Further, I hereby encourage all employees in the State of Idaho to promote a non-smoking policy in all buildings occupied by state employees."
  8. Fire and shop safety rules are to be observed at all times. Misuse or tampering with safety equipment is forbidden. Every three months, Eastern Idaho Technical College is required to hold an evacuation of the buildings to comply with the Fire Marshall's regulations. When the fire alarm sounds, all faculty, staff and students are to proceed in an orderly and quiet manner out of the building in accordance to prearranged paths. Do not use elevators. When outside, continue proceeding away from the buildings. Remain there until an all clear signal is given to return. Instructors are to arrange for a check of students to be certain that all are out of the building.
  9. Disciplinary measures will be exercised for insubordination or conduct detrimental to good order and discipline within the College including conduct that is harmful, obstructive, disruptive or that interferes with the education process, institutional functions, contractual agreements or public peace and tranquility.
  10. Disrespect or physical/verbal abuse of a faculty/staff member or failure to comply with directions given by a faculty/staff member in the performance of her/his duties will not be tolerated.
  11. Weapons, including firearms, knives, and explosives are not allowed on the College grounds. (An Enhanced Concealed Firearm Permit will allow a student to have a firearm on campus after July 1, 2014)
  12. To promote freedom of speech, students will have the right to distribute non-commercial informational materials. Such material or the manner in which it is distributed shall not:
    • Disrupt the orderly operation of the college or interfere with the educational process.
    • Pose a safety or security risk
    • Block traffic or impede passerby
    • Pose a littering problem on campus
    • Harass any individual
      • Harassment is defined as:
        • Engaging or attempting to engage in any act that is alarming or threatening, or interfering with a person's work or education
        • EITC will apply this section so as not to infringe upon the constitutional rights of free speech, but insure that a person's actions are not alarming or threatening
  13. Bulletin boards are available in each building for posting materials on campus. All materials need to contain the author or group who is responsible for the production. Materials must be removed after the date of the event. Postings are not allowed out of the designated areas. All persons posting materials are entirely responsible for the content and knowing current laws of libel, defamation, obscenity, fair labor relations and other laws that regulate posted materials. Student Senate will be responsible to periodically check the bulletin boards for compliance.

Jeanne Clery Act

Sanctions
Violation of attendance policies, the Code of Conduct or other College policies may result in one or more of the following sanctions. These are listed in order of least to most severe. This is not to imply that sanctions will be given in this order. Severity of the sanction is at the discretion of College officials.

  1. Warning: A notice to the student verbally, or in writing,from a College official stating that a policy has been violated and that continued violation may result in more severe sanctions.
  2. Censure: A written reprimand warning the individual or group that repeated infractions will result in official sanctions. Restrictions on minor privileges may be imposed.
  3. Restitution: The replacement, repair or other form of compensation for damages, physical loss or injury to property or persons.
  4. Probation: Formal notification indicating a policy has been violated and identifies terms for continued enrollment. Probationary status equates to "not in good standing".
  5. Suspension: A decision that excludes that student from courses, activities, and/or presence on College properties for at least one semester. A student who has been suspended may request readmission after his/her terms of suspension have been met. The student shall submit a written petition requesting readmission. Readmission may be granted, denied, or postponed subject to fulfillment of conditions established by the College. If readmission is granted, enrollment will be probationary for one semester. Readmission will be granted on a space available basis only. Petitions are available in the Registrar's office.
  6. Expulsion: An administrative decision that terminates the student from the College for an indefinite period of time.

SAFETY
It is expected that students will adhere to good safety practices, including observing non-smoking regulations. Flagrant or continued violations will lead to suspension or other disciplinary action.

ATTENDANCE AND WORK HABITS
Students are expected to attend all scheduled courses. All work and assignments missed must be made up at the discretion of the course instructor. Absence from class does not excuse you from completing assigned work.

APPROVED LEAVE
Students may fill out a Petition for Approved Leave (available on the EITC website) including the date they requested the petition, their name, program, student I.D. #, dates they will be missing, and attach supporting documentation. Students will be directed to obtain the signatures of all of their instructors. The Petition will then be routed to the division manager of their program and forwarded to the Registrar for final signature. Students will be notified by e-mail that their Petition for Approved Leave has been processed.

DISHONORED/DEMAND PAYMENT POLICY
A charge of $20 will be assessed, and you will be notified in the event a check is returned from the bank due to nonpayment. A charge will be entered against your account and a hold placed on all records and continued attendance if the check does not clear.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES/ILLICIT DRUGS
Possession, consumption, or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol on College property or at any College activity is strictly prohibited. Prescribed medications are to be used only at the direction of a licensed physician. Violation of this policy can lead to suspension or probation.

COUNSELING
Counselors are available to assist applicants with professional-technical choices, financial aid, veteran's benefits, admissions procedures, and other matters pertaining to educational programs.

WEAPONS
Firearms, knives, and explosives are not allowed on the College grounds except as specifically authorized in State Board of Education policy.

DRUG/ALCOHOL AWARENESS SUPPORT GROUP
This group meets as needed on campus to provide support to students who want to lessen the harmful effects of substance abuse in their lives. The group experience allows students to share their thoughts and feelings as well as to learn more effective solutions to life's challenges. Student Services also provides crisis intervention and referrals to community resources for students in need of additional assistance.

COMPUTER USAGE POLICY
Computer Usage Fee
The computer usage fee gives students access to an account on an EITC network, server, a personal directory on the network server with an assigned volume limit, an e-mail account, and access to campus printers.

Acceptable Use of Computing Resources
EITC students are authorized to use computer/network resources for course related work and other educational purposes only. Use of EITC resources for other than educational purposes, especially for commercial or contract purposes, will result in the possible suspension or removal of the student's user account.

As an authorized user, you are responsible for the security and use of your computer account. You accept full responsibility for your account and all activity performed on College computing resources.

The full text of EITC computer policies can be found in the EITC Policy and Procedures Manual online. Referenced documents include the Governors Executive Order 2005-22, Policy 307.1 Computer Usage, Policy 307.2 Software Policy, and Policy 307.3 Computer and Network Security Policy.

Misuse of Resources
EITC reserves the right to inspect all information stored on EITC computers, including programs, data, and mail. EITC reserves the right to limit or deny access to anyone using EITC resources when privileges are abused.

Examples of system misuse include, but are not limited to:

  • Unauthorized copying or distribution of EITC provided system and applications software
  • Use of another individual's account, or sharing of accounts
  • Attempting to inspect or copy another user's programs or directory without permission
  • Playing online games, MUD's/MUCK's, or interactive chatting (ICQ, MSN, etc.)
  • Deliberately trying to damage system software or hardware
  • Failure to cooperate with EITC staff
  • Any attempt to create or import a program which circumvents system security or compromises data integrity
  • Sending/displaying defamatory, harassing, pornographic, obscene, or patently offensive materials prohibited by the Communications Decency Act of 1996 and other local, state, or federal law
  • Unauthorized copying, sending, or receiving of copyrighted or trade/service marked materials is strictly prohibited

Printing
Students are provided the ability to print 250 pages from the network. Additional printing can be purchased through the business office (see EITC Policy 602 for additional information). Students can also make copies in the library by paying directly or purchasing a copy card from the Business Office.

Examples of unauthorized printing include, but are not limited to:

  • Personal letters, signs, and/or advertisements
  • Documents related to one's own business
  • Personal legal documents
  • Online manuals

Monitoring and Disciplinary Action
The Information Technology Division monitors the use of computer systems and will contact individuals discovered to be hindering normal operations. It is not appropriate to use any resources in ways that are detrimental to the normal operation of any computer system(s) or its users. Violation of any part of the Computer Usage Policy will result in disciplinary action in accordance with the EITC Student Handbook and/or applicable federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or policies.

PLACEMENT
EITC maintains a placement office for student support. Workshops are offered on topics such as resume writing, job seeking, and interviewing skills. In addition, the placement officer serves as a liaison with business and industry to promote employment opportunities for EITC graduates. Contact the Placement Officer to take advantage of placement services.

STUDENT-RIGHT-TO-KNOW
Eastern Idaho Technical College Crime Statistics
In compliance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, as amended, EITC collects specified information on campus criminal statistics, campus security policies, and institutional program completion or graduation rates. EITC will report crimes considered to be a threat to students and employees. Every October, EITC will make available an annual report of campus and security policies and crime statistics. The completed report will be available online.

GRADUATION RATES
Every August, EITC will post on the EITC website an annual report disclosing the completion or graduation rates of students. The federal requirement for calculation of a completion or graduation rate applies only to institutions of higher education that admit undergraduate students who are enrolling for the first time at an institution of higher education and have not enrolled previously at any other institution of higher education.

STUDENT HOUSING
Campus housing is not available.

STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN (SHIP)
EITC does not provide on-campus health care services. Students requiring medical attention must seek assistance from private health care providers in the community. Students who are registered for 10 or more credits, or who are taking courses in the professional portion of a health care program, are required to carry health insurance and will be automatically enrolled in the SHIP plan. You will be billed $473.92* at the time of registration. Although it is not mandatory, a student who is registered for 6-9 credits is eligible to voluntarily enroll in the SHIP plan as well. Please check with the Registrar's office for cost of voluntary registration. For an additional fee of $1457.24* per person, a full-time student can add dependents to their insurance plan.

A student who is covered by health insurance from a provider other than SHIP has the option to waive out of the SHIP at EITC. The student is required to fill out a waiver request form online and provide proof of insurance each semester/term. If you fill out a waiver form and submit the appropriate documentation proving you are covered by a comparable health plan outside of EITC, and your waiver is approved, you will be refunded the amount you were originally billed for the EITC Health Insurance.
*Fee subject to change

Insurance waiver request forms, a list of SHIP FAQ's, and the voluntary enrollment form can be accessed at www.renstudent.com/eitc.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP
Each year students from EITC participate in competitive activities with students from other postsecondary institutions, with a goal of developing leadership and fostering individual growth. Contests of skill and technical knowledge provide a forum in which students can demonstrate their individual educational accomplishments. Clubs such as the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA), Business Professionals of America (BPA), and Delta Epsilon Chi (DEC) are active on the EITC campus. These clubs provide a way for students to cooperate. Students who are successful in state and local competition may then compete nationally.

EITC also encourages student participation in student government. The Student Senate is comprised of student body officers and representatives from each full-time program. Student Senate is the student's voice in college development and leadership.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISING POLICY
Student organization fund-raising is an accepted activity of student organizations. All fund-raising activities are restricted to chartered and approved organizations. The governing body of the student organization and its faculty/staff advisor must approve fund-raising activities; funds raised must be used for appropriate organization activities. It is recommended that organization officers, their advisors, and the Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs meet twice annually to discuss fund-raising efforts. EITC is licensed for student organizations to conduct raffles for fund-raising activity. The Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs has final authority regarding student raffles.

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Disability Resources and Services

Irene Jones, Disability Resources & Services Coordinator
irene.jones@my.eitc.edu
Office # (208) 524-3000 ext. 3376

The Disability Resources and Services Office is available to assist any student or prospective student who has a documented disability and believes they may benefit from reasonable accommodations which are provided on a caseby-case basis. In addition, resources (i.e., reading materials, teleconferences, audio-conferences, training opportunities, and community agency referrals) are offered to assist students, their family members, and faculty with disability issues.

Procedure to Request Accommodations
Students with disabilities must self-identify to the Disability Resources and Services Office and must submit written requests for accommodations, academic adjustments, and or auxiliary aides within a timely manner. Whenever possible, this request should be made prior to the start of the semester. Accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids are determined on an individual basis and must be requested each semester of enrollment. The following procedures can be found in Policy 123 Americans with Disabilities Act of the Eastern Idaho Technical College Policies and Procedures Manual:

  1. Students requesting accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids must have a documented disability and must self-identify to the Disability Resources and Services Office.
  2. An in-take meeting will be scheduled at which time the following will take place: The student will be asked to describe their disability, the impact or barrier it has on their educational experience, and their past use of reasonable accommodations. The student may be asked to provide appropriate third-party documentation which helps to establish the presence of a disability. Should documentation not be available, it is the student's responsibility to obtain this documentation at his/her own expense and provide it to the Disability Resources and Services Coordinator. The student will provide a written request of reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids being requested as well as a current class schedule.
  3. The Disability Resources and Services Coordinator will review the intake notes as well as third-party documentation to determine if the student has a disability and a barrier(s) to their academic experience.
  4. The Disability Resources and Services Coordinator and the student will meet to discuss the request for reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and the resulting decision. For approved accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids, the Disability Resources and Services Coordinator will provide an accommodation letter for each of the student's instructors. It is the student's responsibility to deliver this letter to his/her instructor(s) and to discuss the contents of the letter with the instructor. No instructor is required to provide accommodations without receipt of the letter.
  5. Should there be a disagreement with the Disability Resources and Services Coordinator's decision the student should, within five (5) days, submit a written appeal to the Vice-President of Instruction and Student Affairs.

Grievance Procedure
Eastern Idaho Technical College has adopted an internal grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act of 2008, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 504 states, in part, that no otherwise qualified person shall, because of their disability, be denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of any program or activity operated by the College.

If a student with a disability believes he/she has been discriminated against he/she has the right to file a grievance as follows:

Complaints Related to Non-Academic Programs, Activities, and Services
This procedure shall apply to non-academic programs, activities, and services. Examples are:

  • Concerns related to building or grounds accessibility
  • Participation in College sponsored events
  • Requests for accommodations related to parking

All requests for accommodations or assistance should first be filed with the Disability Resources and Services Coordinator. If the student believes the Disability Resources and Services Coordinator's decision is discriminatory on the basis of disability, the student should first meet with the Disability Resources and Services Coordinator to review the decision. If an acceptable conclusion cannot be reached, the student may request a review of the decision as follows:

Within ten (10) working days of the decision, send a letter requesting a review to the College's ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer in the Human Resources Office, Bldg 5, room 547. Include the following:

  • Name and address of the person filing the complaint
  • Date of the original accommodation or assistance request
  • The accommodation or service requested
  • The reason for the request
  • The reason the Disability Resources and Services Coordinator's decision is not deemed to be appropriate, reasonable, or effective

The ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer will review the information and meet separately with the student and others as needed and then will render a decision within five (5) working days. Written notice of the decision will be sent to the complainant.

If the complainant is not satisfied with the decision, he/she may request a review by the Campus Appeals Committee. See Steps 3 and 4 of the Student Appeal Procedures as published in the Student Handbook.

Complaints Related to Academic Programs
This procedure shall apply to academic programs. Examples are:

  • Requests for classroom accommodations such as tape recorders, note takers, assistive listening devices and interpreters
  • Requests for test modifications such as extended time
  • Requests for changes in curriculum requirements

Eastern Idaho Technical College's Disability Resources and Services Coordinator has been given the responsibility of determining a student's need for accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids. All requests for accommodations or assistance should first be filed with the Disability Resources and Services Coordinator, following the College's published accommodations request policy. If the student believes the Disability Resources and Service Coordinator's decision is discriminatory on the basis of disability, the student should first meet with the Disability Resources and Services Coordinator to review the decision. If an acceptable conclusion cannot be reached, the student may request a review of the decision as follows:

Within ten (10) working days of the decision, send a letter requesting a review to the Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs. Include the following:

  • Name and address of the person filing the complaint
  • Date of the original accommodation or assistance request
  • The accommodation or service requested
  • The reason for the request
  • The reason the Disability Resources and Services Coordinator's decision is not deemed to be appropriate, reasonable, or effective

The Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs will review the information and meet separately with the student and others as needed and then will render a decision within five (5) working days. Written notice of the decision will be sent to the complainant.

If the complainant is not satisfied with the decision, he/she may request a review by the Campus Appeals Committee. Steps 3 and 4 of the Student Appeal Procedures as published in the Student Handbook.

If a complaint is brought by a student regarding denial or modification of an accommodation, academic adjustment, and/or auxiliary aid request, the decision of the Disability Resources and Services Coordinator to provide or deny said accommodation shall be implemented until such time as a formal resolution of the grievance process is achieved.

If a faculty member shall refuse to provide an accommodation, academic adjustment, and/or auxiliary aid in accordance with the Disability Resources and Services Coordinator's written notice, the student should first request the Disability Resources and Services Coordinator's assistance in resolving the dispute. The request should be made in writing within ten (10) working days after the faculty member's refusal to provide the accommodation, academic adjustment, and/or auxiliary aid. The Disability Resources and Services Coordinator will meet with the faculty member, the division manager, and other faculty and administration officials as appropriate in order to attempt to resolve the complaint.

In the event the Disability Resources and Services Coordinator is unable to resolve the complaint within five (5) working days of the request, he/she will refer the matter to the Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs. It is the Disability Resource and Services Coordinator's responsibility to notify the student of such action and to provide all pertinent information to the Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs.

The Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs will review the information and meet separately with the student and others as needed and then will render a decision within five (5) working days. Written notice of the decision will be sent to the complainant.

If the complainant is not satisfied with the decision, he/she may request a review by the Campus Appeals Committee. See Steps 3 and 4 of the Student Appeal Procedures as published in the Student Handbook.

Greater Opportunities to Achieve Life Skills (GOALS)
Greater Opportunities to Achieve Life Skills (GOALS) Training Project: The GOALS Project is designed to assist disabled youth exiting Idaho Falls School District #91 to become self-sufficient, contributing members of society. Services to disabled youth between the ages of 16 and 21 years old may include, but are not limited to, peer counseling, social interaction, pre-vocational skills, vocational training, and independent living skills.

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Financial Aid

Financial aid can make an EITC education a reality for many students. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial assistance. Financial assistance includes scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. To begin the financial aid process, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, degree/certificate seeking students, and in good standing.

APPLICATION PRIORITY DEADLINES
Fall - June 1st
Spring - November 1st
Summer - February 1st

In order to meet the priority deadlines, all information must be turned in correct, complete, and ready to award by the priority date for the semester you wish to be awarded. Applications may still be submitted after the deadline; however registration fees must be paid by fee payment deadlines.

Financial Aid Application Procedure
Follow the steps listed on our website at: www.eitc.edu/financial.cfm.

In order to begin the financial aid process, each student is required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). By entering EITC school code (011133) on your FAFSA, EITC will receive your FAFSA information. If other documents are required a letter will be sent from the Financial Aid Office. All required forms can be printed from our website and submitted to the EITC Financial Aid Office.

Awarding Financial Aid
Your awards are based on the information a student reported on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Eligibility for these awards may change if new information is received, including information EITC may receive with regard to Satisfactory Academic Progress. EITC reserves the right to adjust your awards.

All awards are based upon the assumption of full-time enrollment and acceptance in an eligible program at EITC. Completely withdrawing from all classes at any time during the period of the award may be subject to repayment of any financial aid received. All sources of non-federal funding are only estimates.

Summer awards
Summer term financial aid is unique in awarding from fall and spring semesters. Summer awards are limited to a student's remaining eligibility from the current academic year. If a student used their full annual eligibility for Pell Grant and student loans in Fall and Spring, then the student may not have any remaining eligibility for Summer term.

Pell Grant Duration of Eligibility
As of the 2012-2013 school year, changes have been made to the duration of eligibility for Pell grant. This change limits the total number of years a student may receive a Pell grant, known as Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility, to the equivalent of six years. The duration of eligibility to receive a Pell grant has been reduced from 18 semesters (or its equivalent) to 12 semesters (or its equivalent). The calculation of the duration of a student’s eligibility will include all years of the student's receipt of Pell grant funding. If a student has received the equivalent of 12 full-time semester of Pell, he/she will no longer be eligible for Pell funding. For more information on Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility, visit www.studentaid.ed.gov/pell-limit.

Types of Financial Aid
Federal Pell Grants: Federal Pell Grants provide direct grants from the government to the undergraduate student for educational expenses. Grants range in size from $400 to a maximum of $5,635 per year and amounts are subject to change.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): The FSEOG is a program designed to assist students who have exceptionally high financial need. The College uses the FAFSA to determine who is eligible and how much each grant will be. Students with Pell Grant eligibility and low Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) will be given priority.

Work-Study: Federal and Atwell Parry Work-Study are awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and want to work while attending college. The work-study program provides on-campus jobs for students and allows you to earn up to a specific dollar award. You will earn at least federal minimum wage and be paid by the hour. You may work up to 20 hours per week.

Federal Direct Student Loan Program (FDSLP): This is a low interest loan to help you pay for educational expenses. The interest rate is fixed and has been set by the federal government. The U.S. Government is the lender. Direct loan eligibility is determined by your year of study, federal limits, financial need, and other types of aid awarded.

New borrowers on or after July 1, 2013 can only receive subsidized loans for 150% of the published time of the academic program they are enrolled in. Transfer students' loan eligibility may be affected.

Types of loans: Subsidized (FDSL), Unsubsidized (FDUL), and Parent Plus Loan.

Additional unsubsidized loans may be available to students whose parent cannot qualify for Parent Plus Loans or for independent students requesting an additional loan.

Subsidized Loan (FDSL): The government pays the interest while you are in school. To be awarded this loan a student must:

  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits)
  • Demonstrate financial need

Unsubsidized Loan (FDUL): Interest will accrue while you are in school. To be awarded this loan a student must:

  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits)
  • Accept on WebAdvisor

Parent Plus Loan (PLUS): Interest will accrue while student is in school. To be awarded this loan a student must:

  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Be a dependent student

Most students begin repayment six months after leaving college or when they drop below half-time status (6 credits). Under some conditions repayment may be deferred.

How much can I borrow? Depending on your year of study, the federal government limits the amount you can borrow. These amounts are the maximum; your amount may vary depending on financial need and other types of aid awarded.

Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Loans for Independent Students
Freshman year up to $9,500
Sophomore year up to $10,500

Freshman year
$9,500 if you're a first-year student enrolled in a program of study that is at least a full academic year. No more than $3,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.

Sophomore year
$10,500 if you've completed your first year of study and the remainder of your program is at least a full academic year. No more than $4,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.

Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Loans for Dependent Students
Freshman year up to $5,500
Sophomore year up to $6,500

Freshman year
$5,500 if you're a first-year student enrolled in a program of study that is at least a full academic year. No more than $3,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.

Sophomore year
$6,500 if you've completed your first year of study and the remainder of your program is at least a full academic year. No more than $4,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.

For dependent students, Direct Loan limits include unsubsidized and subsidized amounts borrowed in the same year. (See Aggregate maximum).

NOTE: Independent students may also qualify for these additional amounts through the Unsubsidized Direct Loan Program. Dependent students may also qualify if their parents cannot obtain a PLUS Loan.

Aggregate Maximum (Effective July 1, 2008)
Undergraduate Dependent Student: $31,000 (no more than $23,000 of which can be subsidized).

Undergraduate Independent Student: $57,500 (no more than $23,000 of which can be subsidized).

Financial Aid Eligibility
Academic: Students must be accepted into an eligible EITC program. (Note: Workforce Training/Community Ed courses are not eligible for financial aid.) Students must maintain at least a cumulative GPA of 2.00 and meet the academic standards of the institution.

Progress Eligibility: In addition to maintaining academic standards, all students receiving federal financial aid will be required to satisfactorily complete (receive grades other than D+, D, D-, F, AU, CH, IC, S, I, or W) a specified number of credits within their program of study per semester based on the number of credits enrolled during that semester. For the purpose of financial aid, credit hour completion is classified according to the following schedule.

Maximum Time Frame/Pace of Completion:
Students must progress through their program to ensure that they will graduate within the maximum time frame (150% of program credits) for example:

  • 96 credits for an associate degree and
  • 48 credits for a one year certificate program

The financial aid office will evaluate students at the end of each semester, to make sure they have not succeeded 150% maximum time frame allowed for each program. Students who change from one program to another without graduating will have their attempted credits and completed credits in the calculation to determine where they stand with the 150% maximum time frame.

Students graduating from one program and beginning a new program will have their 150% maximum time frame restart, for the new program.

Semester Enrollment Status Required Credit Hour Completion
Full-time = 12 (or more) credit hours 9 credit hours
Three-quarter time = 9-11 credit hours 6 credit hours
Half-time = 6-8 credit hours 6 credit hours
Less than Half-time = 1-5 credit hours Complete all credits
Summer Term Enrollment Status Required Credit Hour Completion
Summer Full-time = 6 (or more) credit hours 5 credit hours
Summer Three-quarter time = 5 credit hours 4 credit hours
Summer Half-time = 3-4 credit hours 3 credit hours
Summer Less than Half-time = 1-2 credit hours Complete all credits

 

Withdrawal Policy: Students at EITC who receive federal financial Aid and withdraw will have refunds calculated according to federal guidelines. This will help determine the largest refund to the Federal Student Financial Aid Programs or to the student.

All other federal financial aid recipients will have refunds calculated according to state or US Department of Education approved accrediting agency refund policies if they exist. If no state or US Department of Education approved accrediting agency refund policy exists, refunds will be calculated according to federal or institutional refund guidelines in order to determine the largest refund to the Federal Student Financial Aid Programs or to the student.

If a student contacts the EITC Financial Aid Office for withdrawal, they will be referred to the Registrar. Students who withdraw from one or more courses within the first week of school must notify the Financial Aid Office and return over-awarded funds to the Cashier's Office at the time of the withdrawal. No adjustments to financial aid will be made after the first week of each semester. Students who totally withdraw from their courses after the first week of each semester are subject to the return policy of the federal government and may be required to return a portion of their awards. Students who receive financial award disbursements and do not attend classes are not eligible for funds and must return to the institution any award money received.

WITHDRAWL POLICY
Module courses: A module course is a course that does not span the entire 16 week semester. Please be aware there are financial consequences for early withdrawal or failure of a module course that may include payback of financial aid funds received. If a student enrolls in a module course and needs to withdraw from that course for ANY reason, they must do so through the Registrar’s Office. Students will not be able to drop a module course through WebAdvisor or by asking their instructors to drop the course for them.

In addition, if a module course is a prerequisite for another module course in the same term, the student must withdraw from the next module course(s) as well. If they are withdrawn from a module course prior to the start date, the refund for that course will be first applied back to their financial aid balance (if receiving financial aid) which they are required to pay back. The financial aid monies received at the beginning of the semester are still the student’s responsibility for payback.

If the student is enrolled in another module course that doesn’t have a prerequisite they may remain in that module course as long as they fill out the module course Intent to Attend form in the Registrar’s Office.

Financial Aid Suspension: Failure to comply with the academic standards or the progress eligibility standards will result in suspension of student aid and the possibility of repayment.

Reinstatement: Students suspended from financial aid eligibility may regain eligibility by: (1) Repaying any funds owed (see Cashier's Office for amount owed); (2) Attending an additional semester without the assistance of financial aid and; (3) Retaking the failed or incomplete credits (See Financial Aid Progress eligibility chart) required to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Courses retaken must be from the approved list of required courses from the student's program of study. The student must also meet academic standards as well as financial aid standards to be reinstated. After meeting requirements, students must submit a financial aid General Appeal Form to the EITC Financial Aid Office explaining that they have completed requirements and would like to be reinstated for financial aid.

Financial Aid Appeals Procedures: Appeal in writing to the financial aid committee and explain any mitigating circumstances that you feel caused the inability to meet minimum standards. An appeal form can be printed from our website.

Request for Adjustment: A student has the option of requesting an adjustment to their financial aid award. The request must be made to the EITC Financial Aid Office by the student if changes are needed. Changes could include requesting or cancelling grants, work-study, and loans. No adjustment can be made to the award due to change in enrollment status after the first week of each semester. Request for Adjustment forms can be printed from our website.

Request for Unsubsidized Loan: A student with loan debt exceeding $15,000 must submit this form to the Financial Aid Office before an Unsubsidized Loan can be awarded. The form can be found on the website at http://www.eitc.edu/financial.cfm

General Appeal: To be used in situations of medical hardship, death in the family, emergencies, and other extreme circumstances that affect Satisfactory Academic Progress. Also to be used by students after they have attended a semester without financial aid.

Maximum Credit Appeal: To be used when a student reaches the maximum time frame allowed by Satisfactory Academic Progress. Maximum time frame for an associate's degree is 96 credits and 48 credits for a one-year certificate program. If the student does not successfully complete the conditions of the appeal the student may be denied further financial assistance.

Special Circumstances Appeals: To be used by students or parents of dependent students who have had loss of income. These situations could include loss of employment, death of a parent, divorce of a parent, divorce of a student, or medical expenses that affect income.

Disbursement of Financial Aid Awards: Financial aid funds are disbursed in equal installments at the first of each semester. If a student only attends one semester, disbursement of loans will be made in two equal disbursements, one at the beginning of the semester and one half way through the semester. Funds may be credited to a student's account to pay registration fees with the balance being disbursed in the form of a check. Checks are disbursed by the cashier in the Business Office. Questions concerning check disbursement should be referred to the cashier at 524-3000 ext. 3335.

WebAdvisor: Students can access WebAdvisor to view information needed for their financial aid file, view award letters, and accept or reject financial aid awards.

Financial aid policies and procedures are subject to change without notice to assure compliance with federal regulations.

Veteran's Benefits:
All applications for benefits should be completed online at http://www.gibill.va.gov/. Once you have received a "Certificate of Eligibility" from the VA, bring it to the Certifying Official at EITC.

For questions about your benefits contact:
Muskogee Regional Office
1-888-442-4551
http://www.gibill.va.gov/

Financial Aid Contact Information: Please direct all questions regarding financial assistance to the EITC Financial Aid Office, 1600 South 25th East, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83404, (208) 524-3000, or toll free 1-800-662-0261, or e-mail us at financial.aid@my.eitc.edu

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EITC Foundation/Library

The Eastern Idaho Technical College Foundation represents a diverse group of individuals who dedicate their time and resources in service of EITC. The EITC Foundation raises funds for facility improvements, scholarships, educational programs and community outreach.

This group of staff and volunteers invest in changing the lives of those attending the College. Dedicated, hardworking and passionate; the EITC Foundation strives to invest in people, in partnerships and in our local community.

The Great Race for Education is currently the largest annual fundraiser hosted by the EITC Foundation. A large-scale scavenger hunt, teams of four compete in challenges to finish first in a spectacular competition that is unlike any event in Idaho Falls! The Great Race is held each year on the third Friday of July and helps the EITC Foundation raise thousands of dollars for scholarships.

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
We encourage all students and potential students to apply for scholarships through the Foundation. The Foundation is located in room 335 of the John E. Christofferson Building and can be found online at www.eitcfoundation.org. The Foundation can be reached by phone at (208)524-0464.

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