In accordance with federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, below is a summary of consumer information that must be made available to all students at Mountwest Community and Technical College (MCTC). Each topic listed gives a brief description of the information that must be disclosed and explains how it can be obtained.
Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information
Available at http://www.mctc.edu/consumer-information/. Paper copies of this information are available from the Office of Student Financial Assistance, which can be contacted at 304-710-3370 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Angela Ross at (304)710-3370 or email: email@example.com
General Institutional Information
Information about how to withdraw from a course or from the college can be found at http://www.mctc.edu/registrar/withdrawal-information/.
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.
Information about our academic programs, including online programs, can be found on our website at http://www.mctc.edu/programs-of-study/ and in the college catalog http://www.mctc.edu/academics/college-catalog/
Distance (Online) Education
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 http://www.mctc.edu/registrar/ferpa/.
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 http://www.mctc.edu/student-services/disabled-student-services/.
Mountwest Community & Technical College annually calculates information relating to the diversity of its students. This information is available at http://www.mctc.edu/about-us/research-planning-effectiveness/student-data/.
Additional data about Mountwest Community & Technical College is available from the National Center for Education Statistics at the College Navigator Website at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/.
Completion and graduation rates and information are available at http://www.mctc.edu/about-us/research-planning-effectiveness/student-data/.
Price of Attendance
Available at http://www.mctc.edu/paying-for-college/tuition-fees/ and additional detail about paying for college is available at http://www.mctc.edu/paying-for-college.
Net Price Calculator
The College 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 https://mctc.studentaidcalculator.com/survey.aspx.
Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid
Refund policy information is available at: http://www.mctc.edu/paying-for-college/tuition-fees/ Return of Federal Financial Aid information is available at: http://www.mctc.edu/paying-for-college/return-of-title-iv-funds/.
Textbook information, including title, author, edition ISBN, price, etc., is provided on the home page under the Courses Offered section at: http://www.mctc.edu/consumer-information/textbook-information/
Information can also be obtained from the Mountwest Community & Technical College Bookstore http://www.bkstr.com/mountweststore/home.
Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements
Information for transfer students is available on our website at http://www.mctc.edu/academics/transfer-to-a-university/ and in the college catalog.
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 http://www.mctc.edu/academics/college-catalog/
On our web site you can find Campus & Location information at http://www.mctc.edu/about-us/campus-locations/
Programs of study are listed and detailed at http://www.mctc.edu/academics/programs-of-study/
The Faculty and Staff Directory is located at http://www.mctc.edu/directory/
Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs
Accreditation information is available at http://www.mctc.edu/about-us/accreditation/.
Complaint Process Notice
Mountwest Community and Technical College (Mountwest) takes very seriously complaints and concerns regarding the institution. Most complaints can be resolved at the college level. You may file your complaint through the use of the electronic form or by initiating the process by first contacting your advisor. You may also contact the Associate Dean/Registrar if your complaint involves student interaction, Angela Ross. If your complaint regarding Mountwest has not been resolved at the institution, you may present your complaint as follows.
- If your complaint is associated with Mountwest’s compliance with academic program quality and accrediting standards you may file a complaint with the Higher Learning Commission, the agency that accredits the institution. If the complaint is in reference to a specific program that holds accreditation, you may contact the appropriate agency to register your complaint (http://www.mctc.edu/about-us/accreditation/. )
- For all other complaints about Mountwest that are not about compliance with academic program quality and accrediting standards, you may file a complaint:
Copyright Infringement-Policies and Sanctions
- Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.
- Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.
- Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.
- For more information, please see the Web site of the U.S. Copyright Office at https://www.copyright.gov/title17/, especially their FAQ’s.
Copyright law infractions are considered by Mountwest Community and Technical College as an academic dishonesty violation and follows the Academic Dishonesty Policy found in the Academic Definitions and Procedures section of the college catalog at http://www.mctc.edu/academics/college-catalog/ or on our website at: http://www.mctc.edu/consumer-information/copyright-infringement/
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 http://www.mctc.edu/assets/pdfs/Procedure_IT_Acceptable_Use_201103.pdf.
Mountwest Mountwest Community & Technical College maintains an information security policy and program available on our website at http://www.mctc.edu/assets/pdfs/policies/mctc_ibog_policy-policy_no_I-2.pdf .
Mountwest Community & Technical College maintains a website describing the clubs and organizations available to students. The site is available at http://www.mctc.edu/student-services/student-organizations.
Mountwest Community & Technical College participates in educational activities in honor of Constitution Day on September 17 of each year.
2019 Constitution Day Activities included Peer Coaches handed out pocket constitutions and hung constitution flyers at the main campus.
2018 Constitution Day Advisors of the Mountwest Veteran Program distributed pocket constitutions to students. Cory Payne, Federal VA Education Liaison Representative for West Virginia, was the guest speaker.
2017 Constitution Day Mountwest Student Government handed out pocket Constitutions to the students along with Schoolhouse Rock constitution playing on video screens throughout the building.
2016 Constitution Day Representative Evan Jenkins visited Mountwest and spoke to students, faculty, and staff about the United States Constitution.
2015 Constitution Day flash mob: https://youtu.be/meYQtbZ0lUQ
2014 Constitution Day news article: http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/mountwest-to-host-constitution-day-activities-sept/article_8c6795e6-4d53-59e5-a605-0ff906974e44.html.
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)).
Financial Assistance Available to Students
Student Loan Information
Student loan information can be found at http://www.mctc.edu/paying-for-college/student-loan-information-2/ on the Mounwest CTC website.
Student Loan Information Published by Department of Education is available at https://studentaid.gov/h/manage-loans.
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 NSLDS.
Entrance Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers
Exit Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers
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 http://www.mctc.edu/paying-for-college/verification/ .
Health and Safety
Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics
Crime and Safety reports are available at http://www.mctc.edu/public-safety/crime-prevention-reports/.
Additional information may also be obtained from the U.S. Department of Education Campus Safety and Security web site at http://ope.ed.gov/security/.
Information about closings and emergency alerts are available, when applicable, at http://www.mctc.edu. Instructions for receiving email and text alerts are available at http://www.mctc.edu/public-safety/closings-and-alerts/.
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 http://www.mctc.edu/public-safety/crime-prevention-reports/.
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 http://www.mctc.edu/public-safety/consumer-information-disclosures/.
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 https://ovr.sos.wv.gov/Register/Landing . In addition to voter registration forms, other information related to voting in West Virginia is available at this web site.
Students who wish to receive a paper copy of the information listed or who need to discuss this information may contact:
Ms. Lisa Penix, Associate Dean/ Financial Aid Manager, (304) 710-3370
Ms. Angela Ross Associate Dean of Enrollment Management/Registrar (304) 710-3382