Incoming Students May Qualify for up to $1,000
As part of its ongoing commitment to provide high- quality career and technical education programs to the community, Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC) is again providing reduced price points for tuition and taking other steps to make it easier for students to begin or continue their educational pursuits this Fall.
“I believe the choices our college has made in these uncertain times reveal our true
values and priorities,” explained Dr. Heather Poole, executive vice chancellor of student services and enrollment management.
“By providing additional institutional aid and removing enrollment barriers, CLTCC is reaffirming the school’s commitment to students and providing an opportunity to emerge from this crisis as a stronger community and a stronger college,” she said.
Chancellor Jimmy Sawtelle noted, “We understand affordable educational options are critical for college students, whether they are working toward earning a degree or receiving a training credential. In light of the economic shakeup we have experienced with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, we believe it is even more important Cenla residents have ready access to affordable educational opportunities to help people get the training they need to be able to fill high-wage, high-demand and high-skill careers.”
Sawtelle explained the reduced tuition price points apply to traditional programs such as welding, manufacturing, and allied health – and – general education courses and the credits earned are transferable to all Louisiana public colleges and universities as well as to Louisiana College in Pineville.
Enhanced benefits available to students this Fall include (Beginning July 15, 2020):
- No application fee
- Non-Louisiana residents pay the same tuition as Louisiana residents
- Online Registration Fee suspended
- Free Electronic Textbooks for many General Education courses (English, History, Biology, Psychology, and Speech)
- Reduced tuition for HiSET (high school equivalency) graduates – HiSET graduates from January 2019 through August 2020 may qualify for $50 off tuition per credit hour (up to six credit hours or up to $300 for Fall Semester 2020). Students are required to apply to CLTCC between July 15 and August 14 to ensure receiving this award.
- Reduced tuition for students not enrolled in Spring 2020 who were enrolled in Fall 2019 – Students who were enrolled in the Fall 2019 semester but did not return for Spring 2020 may qualify for $50 off tuition per credit hour (up to six credit hours or up to $300 for Fall Semester 2020). Students are required to apply to CLTCC between July 15 and August 14 to ensure receiving this award.
- Future Farmers of America (FFA) – CLTCC will provide a one-time $500 tuition benefit for graduating 2020 Seniors who were a member of Future Farmers of America (FFA). Students are required to apply to CLTCC before August 1 to ensure receiving this award.
- Jobs for Americans Graduates (JAG) – CLTCC will provide a one-time $500 tuition benefit for graduating Seniors who were also 2020 graduates of Jobs for Americans Graduates (JAG). Students are required to apply to CLTCC before August 1 to ensure receiving this award.
- First-Time Fall 2020 CLTCC Merit-Based Institutional Aid provides $500 per semester for up to 4 consecutive semesters (up to $2,000 for two
years). Available to all qualifying students beginning with CLTCC Fall 2020 semester.
Requirements for First-Time Fall 2020 eligibility:
- Student must be beginning first-ever semester with CLTCC Fall 2020
- Student must have scored a 17 composite score on the ACT or 241 on the ACCUPLACER or equivalent) and have a 2.5 cumulative high school GPA or higher
- Student must complete at least 12 credit hours per semester with at least a 3.0 GPA each semester while at CLTCC
- Student must remain in school four consecutive semesters to continue receiving this institutional aid.
- There is no probationary period for students that drop below a 3.0 GPA
- If the total amount of financial aid plus institutional aid exceeds the federally mandated cost of attendance, his/her institutional aid will be reduced (adjusted) by the amount exceeding the cost of attendance.
- Students must complete the institutional aid application by August 1, 2020, to be considered for eligibility. Students must also submit their official ACT/SAT/ACCUPLACER scores by August 1, 2020.
“We are excited to again offer courses at such a reduced rate in these uncertain times. Our hope is to make education even more affordable while removing barriers for students,” said Meredith Rennier, director of student affairs and services.
Sawtelle noted that as part of continuing safety precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, CLTCC will provide some or all instruction via online learning, video conferencing, hybrid-delivery, and other Internet-based features to interact with and instruct students this Fall.
For more information call 800-278-9855.