RCTC Student Beehive – September 15, 2021

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Check out the following links for important RCTC information:

Failure for Non-Attendance (FN) and Failure to Withdraw (FW)
Fall Graduation Application Deadline
eServices Proxy Bill Payer
Student Emergency Fund and ARP Student Emergency Fund

Instructors may assign students the grades of FN and FW. The grade designations are for students who never attended a class and students who stopped attending a class during the semester but did 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 can now be made using the eServices site as long as it is before the last day to withdraw.

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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 Tuesday, October 5, 2021.  You can find the graduation application form on our graduation website. 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 graduation website.

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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 may be the help you’ve been looking for.

The Student Emergency Fund (SEF) assists RCTC students by providing financial support when they need assistance with unexpected emergency expenses surrounding situations such as accidents, illnesses, death of a family member, transportation issues, fire damage or need for temporary housing.

Students who are in need of emergency financial assistance should visit the Supporting Student Basic Needs webpage and find the application form in the Financial Assistance section.

In addition, if you have been hindered by COVID, you may now apply for an American Rescue Plan (ARP) Student Emergency Fund award.  ARP funds are limited and will be awarded to students with the greatest need as identified through this application. Eligible students must be enrolled in at least one credit bearing course. In order to access the application, you will need to log in using your email address starid@go.minnstate.edu and STAR ID password.  For more information aboutdditional campus and community resources and support click here.  You are not alone, and we can navigate these challenges together.  Yellowjackets take care of their hive!

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 16, 2021, Student Senate Meeting

Friday, September 17, 2021, Constitution Day

Wednesday, September 22, 2021, Art with an RCTC Instructor in the Compassion Corner

Tuesday, September 28, 2021, U of MN -Rochester Visit

Thursday, September 30, 2021, Student Senate Meeting

Tuesday, October 5, 2021, Meditation in the Compassion Corner

Thursday, October 7, 2021, U of WI-La Crosse Visit

Thursday, October 14, 2021, Student Senate Meeting

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, U of MN-Rochester Visit and Upper Iowa University Visit

Thursday, October 28, 2021, Student Senate Meeting

Tuesday, November 2, 2021, Meditation in the Compassion Corner

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, U of MN-Rochester Visit and U of WI-La Crosse Visit

Thursday, November 18, 2021, Student Senate Meeting

Tuesday, November 30, 2021, U of MN-Rochester Visit

Thursday, December 2, 2021, Student Senate Meeting

Tuesday, December 7, U of MN-Rochester Visit, Meditation in the Compassion Corner

Thursday, December 16, 2021, Student Senate Meeting