RCTC Student Beehive – September 13, 2017


Check out the following links for important RCTC information:

Welcome from Interim Chancellor Devinder Malhotra
Failure for Non-attendance (FN) and Failure to Withdraw
Scholarship Opportunities!
Fall Graduation Application Deadline – October 3
eServices Proxy Bill Payer
Student Emergency Fund
Retail and Customer Service Job Fair – TOMORROW at Heintz Center

Please take a couple minutes to watch this welcome from Interim Chancellor Devinder Malhotra, featuring students from across Minnesota State campuses. There were RCTC grads who were included in this video. Check it out here: http://www.minnstate.edu/welcome/

Have a great semester!

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Instructors may assign students the grades of FN and FW. The grade designations are for students who never attend a class and students who stop attending a class during the semester but do not officially withdraw. These grades carry the same weight as a failing grade (F). Withdrawals from courses where students were assigned an FN or FW cannot be made using the eServices site. If students are assigned an FN or FW grade prior to the end of the withdraw date for a course, they can still elect to withdraw but must do so in person in Admissions.

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The Affinity Plus Foundation is giving away four $3,000 Campus Scholarships to students attending a community or technical college, and funds can be used for the 2017-2018 school year, which could be of help to students still working out payment details for this year.

The Campus Scholarship application is here; the process is pretty straightforward personal information and a 1-2 page personal essay responding to two questions about managing your finances and how you plan to contribute to your campus community.

Students can also apply for your Annual Scholarship, a $5,000 scholarship for any student (freshmen, returning, graduate, non-traditional), which is open through January 31 and will be distributed for the 2018-2019 school year. They will be awarding eight of these this year, so lots of opportunity to get funding for next year. More info is here!

Students who need additional tuition assistance can apply for a Campus Scholarship. The deadline is September 30. For more information, please contact Stephanie Musgrove, Affinity Plus Credit Union, 651-312-9331.

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Graduation applications are due within the first 30 days of the semester you intend on completing program requirements.The Fall Semester Graduation Application Deadline is Monday, October 3, 2017.? Graduation applications are available at: www.rctc.edu/admissions/html/graduation.html. Accurate and complete DARS Audits must be attached to the application. You can access your DARS Audit through the eServices site. Graduation details are available on our website at: www.rctc.edu/admissions/html/graduation.html

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eServices has a function which allows students to provide proxy (i.e. guest) access to most of the Bills and Payments features on the web. Designated individuals will be able to view account information (just as you would see it) and make payments on your behalf.

When logged into eServices you will be able to select an option from the Bills and Payments or the Profile web page to initiate the process for one or more people. Simply provide the name and email address of proxy bill payer(s) and the system sends the payer an email notice with instructions for activating their access. The payer must activate access within 5 days and it will remain active for 6 months. You can return at any time to add additional entries, or modify, re-activate, or revoke access to those already on your list.

To begin, select the ?Give Someone Access to Pay My Bill? button from the Bills and Payments summary page. The first time you enter you will need to read and accept the terms and conditions of use. After that you just add the name and email address and select the ?Send or Renew Access Request? button. That person will receive email instructions on activating their access to your account. They will have access to nearly all ?Bills and Payments? functionality, but no other section of your eServices account. They will not be able to enroll in a payment plan, nor will they be able to designate anyone else to have this access. They will be able to view your class schedule through the Account Activity PDF form.

Important notes:

  1. You assume all responsibility for any potential financial aid and/or tax implications of someone making a payment on your behalf using this site. Only individuals who are either your parents or guardians should be identified as an alternate payer.
  2. Providing access to alternate payers is not a guarantee of payment. You are solely responsible for the timely payment of all outstanding balances. An unpaid balance will result in a hold that will impact your ability to register for classes and possible collection activity.

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We get it life happens. If you’re facing a financial crisis, this is the help you?ve been looking for.

The RCTC Student Emergency Fund helps current RCTC students when unexpected emergency expenses arise. The money is not available during the summer term, and students must be a Pell grant recipient to be eligible for the funds.

Accidents, illnesses, death of a family member, car repair, transportation, back-up child care, and temporary housing are just some of the situations this fund can help cover. Expenses not covered include tuition, fees, books, health insurance, tools, non-essential utilities (like cable), parking tickets, entertainment, recreation, non-emergency travel, and other non-essential expenses.

Stop by the Counseling/Advising department (SS133) to meet with a counselor or advisor to learn more about this fund and other on- and off-campus resources.

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Students, are you looking for a job while you’re going to school? Come to the job fair tomorrow, September 14, 2017 between 9:30am and 12:00pm at the Heintz Center. There will be over 30 retail employers in attendance and all are looking for workers just like YOU! For more information on this job fair, check out https://www.jobshq.com/careerfair/751808/rochester-mn-retail-and-customer-service-job-fair/.

Sponsored by: Minnesota Workforce Center, Rochester Community and Technical College and JobsHQ.

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