NOTIFICATION TO PRE-NURSING DTA STUDENTS UTLIZING BFET FUNDING:
Recently, the college received notification from Department of Social Health Services (DSHS) that the Pre-Nursing DTA program pathway does not link directly to employability and therefore is not allowable under the BFET expansion as an approved activity.
Effective October 1st, 2021 the Pre-Nursing DTA will no longer be an approved activity for BFET. Students enrolled in this pathway will be required to meet student status in order to keep their food benefits. All other programs under the expansion are still approved for BFET.
If you are a student admitted to the Pre-Nursing DTA program, BFET will no longer be available to fund your program and you will need to identify an alternate funding source. Below are funding options/resources available:
- FAFSA: https://www.cptc.edu/financial-aid/completing-fafsa
- WASFA: https://wsac.wa.gov/wasfa
- Tuition Installment Plan (TIP): https://www.cptc.edu/tip
- CPTC Foundation Scholarships: https://friendsofcloverpark.org/cptc-foundation-scholarships/
If you choose to change your program, please contact the Advising & Counseling office to schedule an appointment to meet with your Advisor for an updated Education Plan. You can contact the Advising & Counseling at 253.589.5548 | https://www.cptc.edu/advising
Please feel free to reach out if you have questions or concerns.
Workforce Development (WFD) Eligibility office will follow Clover Park Technical College financial aid guidelines for each funding source as well as additional local guidelines listed in this policy.
All students must be in compliance with College policies and WFD Funding sources requirements to continue to participate through the WFD Eligibility office.
WFD funding assistance:
• Students requesting funding assistance must meet SAP policies through Student Aid & Scholarship office, not be in student loan default, and follow guidelines for each requested funding source.
• WFD students can be on the WFD Eligibility caseload without receiving funding assistance.
¬ BFET students must be approved by DSHS for educational services and be active on the WFD Eligibility BFET caseload.
¬ WorkFirst students must have an open TANF status and a required participant for DSHS. WorkFirst or BFET students who are referred back or closed out during the quarter will not be eligible for WFD funding for the remainder of the quarter.
WorkFirst and BFET students:
Students requesting funding assistance through WorkFirst and BFET must follow funding source/grant requirements to continue receiving funding assistance.
Any WorkFirst or BFET student who completes a quarterly intake and receives any type of WFD funding assistance but then is closed out or referred back due to loss of contact or failure to submit progress forms during this quarter, will be removed from the caseload for the remainder of the quarter.
Second (next) quarter:
If the same WorkFirst or BFET student completes a quarterly intake, they may be eligible to receive WFD funding assistance. However, if they are closed out or referred back due to loss of contact or failure to submit progress forms during the quarter, they will be removed from the caseload for the remainder of the quarter.
Third (next) quarter:
If the same WorkFirst or BFET student completes a quarterly intake, they will NOT be eligible for any WFD funding assistance for this entire quarter. This student will need to show that they are submitting progress forms throughout this quarter before receiving further funding from WFD Eligibility office.
Fourth (next) quarter:
If the same WorkFirst or BFET student completes a quarterly intake and has successfully submitted required progress forms during the third quarter, then they may be eligible for WFD funding assistance for the fourth quarter. If they do not submit their required progress forms during the third quarter, then they will not receive WFD funding assistance during the fourth quarter.
Processes for third and fourth quarters will continue dependent on if the student submits their progress forms. Students can meet with the WFD Eligibility Programs Manager or Director of Workforce Development to submit an appeal for future WFD Funding. However, students will need to detail why they are not maintaining compliance for BFET and/or WF progression reporting.
WFD students who need to retake classes or are not following their education plans must meet with their academic advisor or the WFD Counselor to ensure that they are still on track to graduate.
Student who need to retake classes and are requesting WFD funding assistance must meet with the WFD Eligibility staff to determine if they are eligible for funding. Students may be determined to receive tuition for these classes, but they will not receive book assistance for repeated classes.
Opportunity Grant (OG) students: OG funding tuition may be available for a repeated class, and it does count as credits towards the overall 45-credit limit requirement. However, students taking repeated classes may not receive book assistance.
Students will not receive WFD funding assistance for any classes that they need to take more than twice (tuition, books, tools, uniform, etc.).
Registered for classes not on Education Plan:
WFD students must follow their education plans and only take classes that are required or are electives for their programs.
WFD Eligibility will not pay tuition, books, tools, or uniform for classes that are not approved on their education plan unless approved by their academic advisor or the WFD Counselor.
Student Aid (Financial Aid) & Scholarships usually allows one program change mid-program and then students must complete their declared program.
WFD students who complete their program and declare another program must be approved by the WFD Counselor and DSHS caseworker (BFET and WorkFirst) before receiving further funding assistance from WFD Eligibility.
To be approved for additional programs: students must complete their first program and the second program must be relatable to the first program, or the program is approved by the WFD Counselor in their education planning.
Student who are not approved to complete another program can be on our WFD caseload, but will not receive additional WFD Eligibility funding assistance.
Students who have a completed FAFSA but are taking 11 credits or less are required to submit a Request to Revise Student Aid form through Student Aid & Scholarships office (SAS).
- SAS will not release funds until this form is submitted.
- All WFD students will be required to submit this form to make sure there are not any other funding available for tuition assistance.
- WFD funding may assist for tuition that are not covered by funds through FAFSA.
- WFD Eligibility will determine eligibility for tuition if students are required to take out student loans if the student will decrease student loans to receive assistance.
WFD students may request an appeal for decisions determined through Funding policy by providing supporting documentation to have their status reviewed by the WFD Eligibility Programs Manager or Director of Workforce Development for final decision.