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In order to help consumers make well-informed decisions about postsecondary education, Federal regulations require higher education institutions to disclose certain information. Below is a list of disclosures provided by Mountwest Community & Technical College pursuant to these regulations.

Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information

Available at Paper copies of this information are available from the Office of Student Financial Assistance, which can be contacted at 304-710-3370 or

Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information

Mountwest Community & Technical College
Office of Student Services
Attn: Financial Aid
One Mountwest Way
Huntington, WV 25703-2704

Ms. Lisa Penix or Ms. Billie Brooks (304)710-3370 or email:

General Institutional Information


Information about admission and readmission can be found in the College Catalog on pages 26-31 :


Information about how to withdraw from a course or from the college can be found at and in the college catalog on page 34:

Credit Hours

Generally a student earns one credit for each 15 hours of class contact. Classes normally meet 45 hours in a semester for 3 units of credit. Students should plan on two hours of preparation/study for each in-class hour. Laboratory classes require two or three hours of lab per week for each semester hour of credit. Click here for our assignemnt of credit hours.

Academic Programs

Information about our academic programs, including online programs, can be found on our website at and in the college catalog on pages 47-198

Distance (Online) Education

Information about our online courses can be found at  . Other information about our distance education can be found at

Privacy of Student Records − Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows present and future students to have access to their individual educational records, provides basic protections of privacy of their records, and allows them to request that certain “directory information” be kept confidential. Additional information regarding the rights afforded to students by FERPA is available at

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

Descriptions of facilities and services available for students with disabilities are available on the Office of Disability Services web site

Complaint Process

Information regarding the Complaint Process may be located here.

Student Diversity

Mountwest Community & Technical College annually calculates information relating to the diversity of its students. This information is available at

College Data

Additional data about Mountwest Community & Technical College is available from the National Center for Education Statistics at the College Navigator Website at

Completion and graduation rates and information are available at

Price of Attendance

Available at and additional detail about paying for college is available at

Net Price Calculator

The University provides a calculator web page to assist students with determining costs of attendance and financial aid eligibility. A link to the calculator is available on the Office of Student Financial Assistance web page

Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid

Refund policy information is available at

Textbook Information

Textbook information is available through the Mountwest Community & Technical College Bookstore
A list for summer 2016 textbooks can be found here.  A list for fall 2016 can be found here. A list for spring 2017 can be found here.

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

Information for transfer students is available on our website at and in the college catalog on pages 26-27

Educational Program, Instructional Facilities, and Faculty

Information on the College’s various educational programs, instructional facilities and faculty may be found in the most recent undergraduate catalog available at

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs

Accreditation information is available at

Copyright Infringement − Policies and Sanctions

Mountwest Community & Technical College complies with U.S. copyright law, which prohibits unauthorized duplication and use of copyrighted materials, including written, audio-visual, and computer software materials. Available under General Policies in the College Catalog on page 15 available at

Computer Use and File Sharing

Specific information related to computer use and file sharing is available in the Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy, PDF available at

Information Security

Mountwest Mountwest Community & Technical College maintains an information security policy and program available on our website at

Student Activities

Mountwest Community & Technical College maintains a website describing the clubs and organizations available to students. The site is available at

Constitution Day

Mountwest Community & Technical College participates in educational activities in honor of Constitution Day on September 17 of each year.

2015 Constitution Day flash mob:
2014 Constitution Day news article:

Student Financial Assistance

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

A conviction for any offense, during a period of enrollment for which a student was receiving Title IV, HEA Program (federal) funds, under any federal law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs will result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan or work-study assistance (HEA Sec. 484(r)(1)); (20 U.S.C. 1091(r)(1)).

Student Loan Information

Student Loan Information Published by Department of Education

Available at

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

Federal student loan records of students and parents will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system. Students and parents may view their loan record history by visiting

Entrance Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers

Available at

Exit Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers

Available at

Preferred Lender Lists and Arrangements

Mountwest Community & Technical College does not recommend, promote or endorse lenders for private education loans.

Financial Aid Verification

Information about the verification process, including the student’s responsibilities can be found on our website at

Health and Safety

Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics

Crime and Safety reports are available at

Additional information may also be obtained from the U.S. Department of Education Campus Safety and Security web site at

Information about closings and emergency alerts are available, when applicable, at Instructions for receiving email and text alerts are available at

Fire Safety Policies, Fire Statistics and Fire Log (On-Campus Housing Facilities)

Mountwest Community & Technical College provides an annual report which includes the campus fire safety policies, number of fire drills, and any fire-related incidents. This report is at the end of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report found at

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Information

It is the policy of Mountwest Community & Technical College to comply with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities (Campuses) Act of 1989 and Federal Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. Information is available at

Voter Registration

Mountwest Community & Technical College, as a participant in Federal Title IV Student Aid programs, is required to advise you that voter registration forms for West Virginia are available at the web site of the Secretary of State at (Select the “Register to Vote” link). In addition to voter registration forms, other information related to voting in West Virginia is available at this web site.

2016 West Virginia Higher Education Report Card

West Virginia Code §18B-1D-8 statutorily mandates the West Virginia Higher Education Report Card (Report Card).  This annual accountability report provides year-end higher education statistics for both of the state’s higher education systems, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission) and West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education (Council).  Many of the enrollment, retention, graduation, and financial aid statistics found throughout this publication are reflective of the individual master plans approved by the Commission (Leading the Way: Access.  Success.  Impact.  2013-2018) and the Council (Fulfilling the Vision 2015-2020). Click here for the report card.


Students who wish to receive a paper copy of the information listed or who need to discuss this information may contact:

Ms. Billie Brooks, Vice President of Student Services, (304) 710-3362