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will also have a loan in the amount of the students Expected Family
Contribution (EFC). If a student's EFC is zero they will not need
a loan to cover their costs. Students are also required to provide
PHEAA (the State Grant Agency) with any necessary paperwork
that is requested to determine their State Grant eligibility. Students
that fail to follow up with PHEAA will have their Stevens Grant
reduced by the maximum amount their State Grant could be.
For Resident students the grant will cover the remaining costs
of Tuition, Room and a 7-day meal plan that is not covered by
Pell, PHEAA, VA Assistance, any outside scholarships and the
loan that is equal to their EFC. For Commuting students the grant
will cover the remaining costs of Tuition and a 5-day meal plan
that is not covered by Pell, PHEAA, VA Assistance, any outside
scholarships and the loan that is equal to their EFC.
All Financial Aid that the student receives eg. Federal Pell Grant,
PHEAA State Grant, EFC replacement Loans or any outside
scholarship/grants will be applied to the student's account first.
The Stevens Grant will then cover any remaining charges.
Students will also have all of their textbooks that are needed lent
to them by the instructor of the course on the first day of classes.
The books must be turned back in upon the semester ending
or the student will be responsible for the replacement fee of the
book. Students will also be lent their tools by their instructor on
the first day of classes. If a student withdraws or is dismissed prior
to graduating, the student will be required to return their tools
or be charged a replacement fee. Students that graduate from
their program, will allowed to keep their tools. Any student who
receives the Stevens Grant must complete 10 hours of community
service each semester they are receiving the grant. If a student fails
to achieve a 2.00 GPA during a semester they receive the Stevens
Grant they will lose the grant for one semester and may have it
reinstated once they have lost it for one semester.
Any student that does not abide by the College's Code of Conduct
is liable to lose the Stevens Grant for one semester. If a student
withdraws or is dismissed during the first 5 weeks of the semester
their Stevens Grant will be prorated based upon the business office
policy and refunds.
Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits each semester
they have the Stevens Grant. They are not required to pass 12
credits, but must attend a minimum of 12 credits for the entire
semester. If a student has 12 credits, withdraws from 3 credits,
they would not meet the requirement of completing 12 credits.
If a student leaves during the first two weeks they only are
charged 30% of their costs. Therefore, a student would only
receive up to 30% of the Stevens Grant. If receiving 30% of the
Stevens Grant would result in a refund the Stevens Grant would
be reduced to zero the student out. If a student leaves during the
third week they are only charged 40% of their costs. Therefore,
a student would only receive up to 40% of the Stevens Grant.
If receiving 40% of the Stevens Grant would result in a refund
the Stevens Grant would be reduced to zero the student out. The
fourth week is 50% After the fourth week students are charged
the full amount and receive the full amount of the Stevens Grant
unless the Grant would create a refund.
16 * Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
Loss of Stevens Grant
Below are infractions of the College Code of Conduct which will
result in loss of the Stevens Grant for at minimum one semester.
Items with an asterisk (*) can be heard by the restorative justice
board and students may have their Stevens Grant reinstated.
Students may lose their grant if they are involved in one (1) of the
following major and/or a series of minor violations:
* Sexual assault
* Sexual harassment*
* Misuse and/or sale of prescription drugs
* Inflammatory or inappropriate racial comments or actions*
* Use of illicit substance(s) (i.e., marijuana, heroin, cocaine)
* Purchasing/selling alcohol to a minor
* Underage drinking (2nd offense)
* Physical assault*
* Possession/use of weapon*
* Blatant disrespect directed at Thaddeus Stevens College
personnel and/or contracted service personnel
* Destruction of property*
* Failure to show ID (2nd offense)*
* Failure to clean room within the College's expectations (2nd
* Behavior off-campus when representing Thaddeus Stevens
College which results in harm/damage to the College's name
and reputation (i.e., at athletic events, organization trips,
community service, business
* Failure to complete community service obligation
* Visitation violation (2nd offense)*
* Four minor violations
* Committing a major violation of the Code of Conduct while
* Failure to attend counseling sessions as deemed necessary by
the Office of Student Services, director of residence life, and/
* Major vehicle offenses aside from parking violations (i.e.,
speeding, erratic driving)
Students attending Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
who wish to receive financial aid, in addition to meeting other
eligibility criteria, must be in good academic standing and making
satisfactory academic progress in their degree or certificate
program. Student academic progress (SAP) will be reviewed at
the end of each term or semester once grades are posted. Future
financial aid disbursements will be on hold until SAP requirements
a. Quality of Progress: Good Academic Standing
Students requesting aid must maintain the GPA requirements
listed below. If students fall below the requirements listed
below, they will be placed on financial aid probation for the
following semester in which they must bring up their GPA to
the requirements listed below.
If students fail to meet the requirements during the probation
period, they will lose their financial aid until they have met
the requirements listed below. Loss of financial aid includes
Title IV funding and institutional funding.