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  • Description of Courses
    GEO Geography HHP Health and Human Performance HSC Health Sciences HIS History HON Honors HOR Horticulture HUM Humanities MTH Mathematics MUS Music NSM Natural Science and Mathematics PHI Philosophy PHY Physics PSC Political Science PSY Psychology REC Recreation Leadership REL Religion RUS Russian SCI Topics in Science SSC Social Science SST Social Studies SWK Social Work SOC Sociology SPA Spanish SPD Special Education SAB Study Abroad THA Theatre Arts In special cases students may seek a waiver of stated course prerequisites by obtaining written approval of their academic advisor the course instructor and the appropriate school dean Information For Future Students Accepted Students Current Students President s Welcome Alumni Friends and Donors Faculty and Staff Visitors Student Calendar Campus Safety Procedures Title IX Information Related Pages Accounting ACC Agriculture Sciences AGS Agronomy Animal Science Art ART Biology BIO Business BUS Chemistry CHM College Skills CSK Communications COM Computer Information Systems CSC Criminal Justice CJU Dance DAN Democracy Justice and Civic Engagement DJC Economics ECO Education EDU English ENG Environmental Planning and Development EPD Ferrum Gateway Seminar GWS Foreign Languages LAN French FRE Geography GEO Health and Human Performance HHP Health Sciences HSC History HIS Honors HON Horticulture HOR Mathematics MTH

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  • Expenses and Financial Assistance
    does not apply to fees Fees are charged at 100 After four weeks of any semester no adjustments to any charges will be given Title IV aid recipients will have their financial aid pro rated if they withdraw within the first 60 of the semester The College s complete refund policy is published on the Ferrum College website under Financial Aid Ferrum College Grant Funds Policy Ferrum College funds Merit Grants FC Grants FC Scholarship Endowments etc will be prorated based on SCALE 1 as listed above i e Students will receive 20 of total Ferrum College Grant funds if they are charged 20 and withdraw in the first week Students who are expelled suspended will receive institutional funds based on SCALE 2 i e If a student is suspended in the first week the student will be charged 40 and only receive 20 of their institutional funds Return of Title IV Funds Policy Federal Withdrawal Policy When a student withdraws from coursework before 60 of the semester is completed regardless of the reason for the withdrawal a Title IV refund is required by federal laws Title IV refund refers to all Title IV Federal funds such as Pell Grants SEOG Grants Iraq Afghanistan Service Grant TEACH Grants Perkins Loans Stafford Loans Subsidized and Unsubsidized and PLUS Loans For example if a student withdraws on day 30 of a semester that is 100 days in length Week 4 they essentially would be eligible for 30 of any Title IV aid received 30 100 30 This percentage is the amount of Title IV aid earned by the student Assume that the student received an award of 2775 Pell Grant 350 SEOG 7000 Ferrum Grant 750 Perkins and 1742 in Subsidized Stafford Loan for a total of 12 617 both Federal and Institutional funds for the semester Total Federal Funds 5617 multiplied by percentage earned 30 Federal Funds Earned to Date 1685 10 Essentially the institution would be required to refund 3931 90 of the students Title IV federal aid since this portion is considered unearned by the student The student would then be responsible for payment of these funds and any other outstanding balance to Ferrum College after the adjustments have been made Only aid that is final and disbursed is eligible to be included in the total Title IV and Ferrum Grant aid figure i e if a student fails to sign a promissory note and their Stafford Loan has not yet been disbursed the student may no longer be eligible for those funds Additional Information A student who earns a grade of F or I in all classes at the end of the semester is also subject to the Return of Title IV policy Professors will be e mailed to verify the last date of attendance in class and the withdrawal calculation will be completed based on the professor s certification of the last day the student attended the course Note If a student withdraws before census date 4 th Friday of class or end of drop add period they will lose eligibility for state aid such as the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant VTAG College Scholarship Assistance program CSAP and Higher Education Teacher Assistance Program HETAP Financial Assistance Ferrum makes every effort to provide financial aid consistent with individual and family ability to meet college expenses A comprehensive assistance program including campus jobs scholarships grants and loans is available The majority of Ferrum s financial aid programs are awarded to students based on financial need in combination with other factors such as academic achievement as determined by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA Award programs which are not based on need include the Virginia Tuition Assistant Grant Ferrum College Merit Grants and Scholarships and alternative educational loans available through lending institutions Financial Aid Application Procedure New students will automatically receive aid information from the Ferrum College Admissions Office returning students should use PIN numbers received in the previous academic year The Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA must be completed after January 1 of each year Priority deadline for receipt of the FAFSA results is March 1 for new students and April 1 for returning students Please allow 4 weeks for processing by the servicer Students whose forms are received after the priority deadline will still be considered for financial aid However self help loans or work may constitute a larger portion of the aid package and or the student may receive less total aid If a student is chosen for verification of income information appropriate documentation must be provided to Ferrum s Financial Aid Office before financial aid is disbursed or made final The Financial Aid staff will develop a financial aid package which may be composed of gift aid grants scholarships and or self help aid work study loans The student is notified of his or her financial assistance in a letter or through the institutions online web portal New aid applications must be completed for each academic year In order to receive financial assistance students must be enrolled at Ferrum College and must be making satisfactory academic progress see Academic Policies section There may be some instances when a student s financial aid award must be adjusted New students will receive a revised award letter Returning students will be notified electronically through email Financial aid is usually disbursed in 50 increments i e 50 in the fall term and 50 in the spring term Financial General Policies There will be no refund of tuition fees charges or any other payments made to Ferrum College in the event that the operation of the College is suspended at any time as a result of any act of God strike riot disruption or for any other reason beyond the control of the College Grants Scholarships The following programs are sources of gift assistance They do not require repayment Students must maintain satisfactory Academic Progress as designated in the College Catalog to be eligible for any Title IV Federal Grant Programs Tuition Assistance Grant TAG Virginia residents who plan to attend Ferrum College will be eligible for a grant from the Commonwealth of Virginia which is not based on financial need The program was established to assist Virginia s private colleges in reducing the tuition gap between private and public in state colleges Grant funding is determined by the General Assembly and amounts reflected on the student and award letter are estimated and not guaranteed For the academic year 2012 2013 the estimated grant amount is 2 800 Applications are available from the college in the spring of each year The completed application must be returned to the Financial Aid Office by July 31 Late TAG applications may be submitted but awards for late applicants are contingent on available funds remaining after the July 31 applicants are funded Students may receive TAG funds for a maximum of eight semesters undergraduate College Scholarship Assistance Program CSAP LEAP The CSAP LEAP is a need based program which is funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the federal government Residents who complete the FAFSA and a TAG application and have financial need are automatically considered for an award from this program Federal Pell Grant Pell is a federal aid program which provides grants to high need students Students apply by submitting the FAFSA The maximum Pell Grant award for 2012 2013 is 5 550 Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant FSEOG The FSEOG was also established under the federal aid programs By completing the FAFSA each student with exceptional financial need is automatically considered for an award Priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients Endowed Scholarships Numerous endowed scholarships are available to students who demonstrate financial need A complete listing of these scholarships appears at the end of this section Endowed scholarships may be used to replace the Ferrum Grant during the academic year There are no additional applications for endowed scholarships Praise and Worship Team Scholarships This scholarship is offered to eight students per year who are interested in singing and or playing contemporary Christian music The recipients of this scholarship will receive a 1 600 award in exchange for their participation in weekly chapel services required rehearsals and other public relations obligations An in person or videotaped audition is required and can be arranged through the Dean of the Chapel s office This scholarship is renewable annually if the recipient maintains a 2 5 G P A and fulfills all other requirements of the scholarship Academic Scholarships The college offers academic scholarships based upon scholastic achievement for entering students Only full time students are eligible for academic scholarships Students who are eligible for more than one scholarship or tuition scholarship such as Tuition Exchange or staff benefit scholarships receive only the higher award Ferrum College Scholarships and Merit Grants Entering freshmen and transfers seeking their first bachelor s degree are eligible for Ferrum College Scholarships or Merit Grants ranging of 2 500 to 20 000 To be eligible students must complete an admissions application and be accepted for admission Students must have a GPA of 2 0 or higher on a 4 0 scale and a minimum combined SAT score of at least 1080 on the three part test Amounts will vary depending upon the above criteria as well as resident commuter status and transfer credits Awards are renewable assuming students maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress Work Programs All students who complete the FAFSA and are eligible for need based aid are considered for a work study position Approximately 825 students participate in the work study program each year working approximately 6 15 hours per week in areas as diverse as faculty and administrative offices the library science labs and maintenance shops Funds are provided by the Federal Work Study Program FWS and various college programs Federal Work Study funds are paid directly to the student for hours completed Students must maintain satisfactory Academic Standards in order to be eligible for any Title IV Federal Work Study funds Loan Programs Loan funds borrowed from the following programs are to be repaid according to the guidelines established in the federal regulations By accepting a loan the student has a legal responsibility to repay the loan amount as instructed in the promissory note In fulfilling this obligation the student establishes an early credit reference Students must maintain satisfactory Academic Progress in order to be eligible for any Title IV Federal Loan Program Federal Perkins Loans The Perkins Loan is a low interest federal loan By completing the FAFSA students with exceptional need are automatically considered for the Perkins Loan Funds are borrowed at a five percent interest rate with repayment commencing nine months after the student graduates or drops below half time enrollment Repayment can be postponed or cancelled according to provisions listed on the promissory note A Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling session are required before funds are eligible to for disbursement The Promissory Note details the terms and conditions of the student loan and entrance counseling informs student borrowers of his her rights and responsibilities in regards to borrowing through the Perkins Loan program Total repayment time for the aggregate loan amount ranges up to ten years Each student with a Perkins Loan must complete an Exit Interview at Ferrum prior to graduation or withdrawal from the college Federal Stafford Loans Stafford Loans are available at an interest rate as determined by higher education legislation A student with financial need as determined by the FAFSA can apply for the Subsidized Stafford Loan Interest does not accrue until graduation and loan repayment is deferred during college enrollment A student without financial need also determined by the FAFSA can apply for the Unsubsidized Stafford Loan but the interest accrues during college enrollment Repayment commences six months after the student leaves school or drops to less than half time Students must complete a Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note and Stafford Loan Entrance Counseling as first time borrowers to apply for the Stafford Loan Returning students who have borrowed previously do not need to complete any additional loan information Students who wish to decline all or a portion of their Stafford Loan should contact the Financial Aid office by phone e mail or written notification Each student will be informed of his her rights and responsibilities through the entrance counseling session Federal PLUS PLUS is a federal loan program designed to assist parents of dependent undergraduate students Parents must provide documentation which verifies the dependency status of the student A credit check is required The interest rate is fixed at 7 9 percent Repayment commences within sixty days after the loan funds are disbursed Loan eligibility is determined by subtracting the student s expected financial aid from the total estimated cost of attending Ferrum PLUS applications are available in the Financial Aid Office Deferment options are available for PLUS Loans effective July 1 2009 Parent should contact COD Common Originations and Disbursements Alternative Loans In addition to federal loans financing options are available through banks and other educational lending institutions These options include both long and short term loans payment plans and educational lines of credit they are designed to assist students and their families who either are not eligible for federal grand and loan funds or who need additional educational financing Most alternative loans require that the borrower cosigner demonstrate credit worthiness Students are encouraged to read Ferrum College s Code of Conduct policy online at www ferrum edu financial aid loan programs aspx United Methodist Aid Programs United Methodist students are encouraged to apply for assistance from The United Methodist Church programs which are described below Applications for all programs are available in the Financial Aid Office United Methodist Scholarships Ferrum nominates qualified applicants annually for the United Methodist Scholarships available through the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry in Nashville Tennessee Financial need superior grades and church membership are factors in selection A FAFSA must be filed to determine eligibility Scholarships available to four or five students each year range from 500 to 1 000 Nominations end on June 1 United Methodist Foundation Scholars Program The purpose of the scholars program is to value centered education in a Christian context in United Methodist related institutions through scholarship assistance to United Methodist students This program provides four 4 1 000 scholarships at each United Methodist related pre collegiate school and four year college or university One scholarship is earmarked for an entering first year college student one for a second year college student one for a third year college student and one for a rising college senior Nominations end on June 1 Other United Methodist Programs Many other United Methodist programs are available Ferrum College participates in the Triple and Double Your Dollar for Scholars Programs as well as the United Methodist Leadership Scholars Program United Methodist scholarship information is available online at www gbhem org or www umhef org Students may be limited to one United Methodist program per year United Methodist Student Loans Low interest student loans 6 interest are available through the United Methodist Church Office of Loans and Scholarships in Nashville Tennessee Need is a factor as are grades church membership and U S citizenship The maximum annual loan is 5 000 Loan applications are available from the Financial Aid Office or can be requested from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry at www gbhem org Endowed Scholarships The college has established numerous endowed scholarships through donations from friends A partial list of these funds may be found on the following pages Most grants are made based on financial need as determined by the results of the FAFSA and on qualifications particular to the individual scholarships Accepted students who have submitted a FAFSA will be automatically considered for these scholarships and will be notified if additional information is needed Archie Everett and Eugenia Long Acey Scholarship Fund Mr and Mrs William B Adams Endowed Scholarship Fund Ruth McKenry Ainsley Memorial Scholarship Elizabeth Hite Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund Annandale United Methodist Women Endowed Scholarship Ruth and Alex Armour Scholarship Fund W Barney Arthur Endowed Scholarship Fund Astin Endowment for Christian Ministries William B Bales Scholarship Richard 26 and Margaret Barbour Performing Arts Endowed Scholarship Barton Heights United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund J E Bassett Endowed Scholarship Bassett Walker Scholarship BB T of Virginia Roanoke Valley Region Endowed Scholarship Frederick Beazley Scholars Endowment Benjamin M Beckham Endowed Scholarship Nannie Barrow Beckham Endowed Scholarship Flora East Spencer Boone Scholarship Harry E Born Scholarship Lillian Rangeley Lanier Bowles Endowed Scholarship Charles T Boyd 30 and Mary Lou Bond Endowed Memorial Scholarship George H Boyd 32 and Mildred W Boyd Scholarship Fund Walter Y Boyd 49 and Mary Louise H Boyd Endowed Scholarship Walter Y and Helen Elizabeth Boyd Endowed Scholarship J Marvin Brammer Endowed Scholarship Charles E Brauer Jr Scholarship Fund General James Breckinridge Chapter NSDAR Endowed Scholarship Wavie Roberson Brinkmann Endowed Scholarship Charles Robert Brogan Endowed Scholarship Virginia Grace Brogan Endowed Scholarship Fae H Brown Scholarship Mary Evelyn Bryant Scholarship Betty Jackson Burrows Endowed Scholarship J Lawson Cabaniss Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund Carilion Health System Endowed Scholarship Sylvanus and Virgie Carter Family Memorial Scholarship Worth Harris Carter Jr and Katherine S Carter Scholarship Fund Kirk Douglas Cash Memorial Scholarship Central Virginia Scholarship John F Chapman 22 Memorial Scholarship Oscar Chapman Work Study Fund Tom and Maggie Chilton Scholarship Fund Mark Douglas Clapp 76 Memorial Endowed Scholarship Mary Hoyle Clark Scholarship Pauline Yates Clark 41 Endowed Scholarship Walter H Lina L and Walter H Clark Jr Scholarship Fund Class of 1949 Endowed Scholarship Selona Helms and Fred Clifton Work Program Scholarship Endowment Olin R and Patricia O Compton Endowed Scholarship Harold W Conant Endowed Memorial Scholarship Ralph W Corn 31 Endowed Scholarship Fund Lolene H Corron Endowed Scholarship Grayce Dodd Cosby Scholarship Fund Court Street United Methodist Church of Lynchburg Scholarship Jean F Craig Endowed Scholarship Bruce Eric Cramer Scholarship Mark S Creech 74

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  • Majors in Schools
    hours required for a major at Ferrum College Arts and Humanities Art English History Philosophy Religion Social Studies Spanish Theatre Arts Natural Sciences and Mathematics Agricultural Sciences Environmental Science Biology Health Sciences Chemistry Mathematical Science Environmental Planning Development Pre Professional Science Social Sciences Accounting Business Administration Computer Information Systems Criminal Justice Democracy Justice and Civic Engagement General Business Studies International Studies Health and Human Performance Liberal Arts Political Science Psychology Recreation Leadership Social Work Teacher Education minor Note In the state of Virginia students may not major in Teacher Education but may pursue teacher licensure through this offering Other Liberal Studies Certificate Programs Agricultural Entrepreneurship Global Perspectives Professional Accountancy Stewardship toward Sustainability Information For Future Students Accepted Students Current Students President s Welcome Alumni Friends and Donors Faculty and Staff Visitors Student Calendar Campus Safety Procedures Title IX Information Related Pages Accounting Agriculture Sciences AGS Art Biology Business Administration Chemistry Computer Information Systems Criminal Justice English Environmental Planning and Development Environmental Science General Business Studies Health and Human Performance Health Sciences History Majors in Schools International Studies Liberal Arts Liberal Studies Mathematical Science Philosophy Political Science Pre Professional Science Psychology Recreation Leadership Program Religion Social Studies Social Work Spanish Teacher

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  • Minors
    Theatre Political Science Philosophy Recreation Leadership Psychology Russian Religion Russian Area Studies Social Work Sociology Spanish Teacher Education Theatre Arts Information For Future Students Accepted Students Current Students President s Welcome Alumni Friends and Donors Faculty and Staff Visitors Student Calendar Campus Safety Procedures Title IX Information Related Pages Accounting Agriculture Art Studio Arts Minor Biology Business Chemistry Coaching Computer Science Computer Technology Criminal Justice Economics Ecotourism Education Studies Non

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  • An Introduction to Ferrum College
    in a common place but because it is a group of people striving for a common purpose and subscribing to the goals and values outlined in our mission Students in harmony with this community will likely do well at Ferrum and come to value it as so many of our alumni have as one of the finest experiences of their lives History At the time of its founding in 1913 Ferrum s community was the mountains of southwest Virginia and students came from homes in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains Public education in the area at that time was also in its infancy In the Ferrum system of five branch schools in Franklin Floyd Patrick and Madison counties teachers struggled to bring elementary and secondary education to a student body that at one time numbered 600 Among those responsible for the founding of Ferrum was Dr Benjamin M Beckham then presiding elder of the Danville District who became the school s first president The Woman s Missionary Society under the leadership of their president Miss Lutie Roberts and the Board of Missions of the Virginia Annual Conference of the Methodist Church provided the initial funds Together they were able to secure land for the campus a faculty of six and ninety nine students when the school opened its doors in 1914 Ferrum continues to operate under the auspices of the Virginia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women of the Virginia Annual Conference As public educational facilities became more available Ferrum s branch schools were closed In the early 1940s the elementary division was closed and in 1955 the high school department was discontinued so that the educational programs could be concentrated in the junior college work that had begun in 1926 The junior college received accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1960 Under the guidance of Ferrum s seventh president Dr C Ralph Arthur the college s enrollment increased to over 1 000 and the campus experienced dramatic physical improvements with over 11 new facilities being constructed in the early 1970s They included modern classroom dormitory and athletic buildings as well as a new student center library audio visual center science laboratories chapel gymnasium and football stadium In 1974 the college began to offer bachelor s degrees in five human service fields In December 1976 the college was awarded accreditation as a four year college by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools The last associate degrees were awarded in 1991 Today the College offers thirty one major degree programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Social Work degrees The presidents of Ferrum have been Dr Benjamin M Beckham 1913 1934 Mr John A Carter 1934 1935 Dr James A Chapman 1935 1943 the Reverend Luther J Derby 1943 1948 Dr Nathaniel H Davis 24 1948 1952 the Reverend Stanley E Emrich 1952 1954 Dr C Ralph Arthur 1954 1970 Dr Joseph T Hart 1971 1986 Dr Jerry M Boone 1987 2002 and Dr Jennifer L Braaten 2002 present Setting Set in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia Ferrum College provides the ideal environment for study and cultural enrichment The college s proximity to the mountains and to nearby lakes enables students to enjoy many outdoor activities including picnicking hiking camping fishing boating swimming and skiing The Blue Ridge Parkway one of the nation s most scenic highways is only a 30 minute drive from campus Even closer to the Ferrum campus in a wooded setting within sight of the Blue Ridge Mountains is beautiful Philpott Lake In nearby Patrick County is Fairy Stone State Park which takes its name from the lucky fairy stones found in the region A few miles to the east of Ferrum lies Smith Mountain Lake well known for its recreational facilities that feature campgrounds picnic areas and marinas In this natural setting Ferrum College offers a unique opportunity for the student and the lover of nature Ferrum is located just 35 miles southwest of Roanoke Virginia where an abundance of shopping dining and cultural recreational facilities are to be found Air and bus transportation are available to other points from Roanoke The college however is not responsible for the transportation of students at any time Rocky Mount the county seat and the center of commercial activity for Franklin County is about 10 miles from the college Academic Sessions The college operates on the semester system The Fall semester lasts usually from August until December and the Spring semester lasts usually from January until May The College has its Experiential Term E Term for three weeks in May Notification of Rights Under FERPA The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their education records These rights include The right to inspect and review the student s education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access Students should submit to the registrar dean head of the academic department or other appropriate official written requests that identify the record s they wish to inspect The College official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected If the records are not maintained by the College official to whom the request was submitted that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed The right to request the amendment of the student s education records that the student believes is inaccurate Students may ask the College to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate They should write the College official responsible for the record clearly identify the part of the record they want changed and specify why it is inaccurate If the College decides not to amend the record as requested by the student the College will notify the student of the

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  • Campus Life and Service
    four year program of career development at Ferrum College includes the following elements self assessment career academic major choice successful educational and experiential learning involvement and learning and implementing the employment or graduate school process Each year from the Freshman through Senior classes there are activities that are developmentally appropriate for students to engage them in the career planning process The Career Services Office staff offers individual and group advisement interactive computer assessment FOCUS V 2 resume reviews job market reviews mock interviews using videotape critique graduate school planning and training in all aspects of the employment search process The Career Services Office website provides information on career planning programs What Can I Do With This Major Occupational Outlook Handbook etc and employment search activities The website also includes links to employer websites CCN College Central Network job search site resume storage and e mail deliveries to employers of choice link to free practice test opportunity for the Graduate and Professional School entrance tests and job notices received from employers Opportunities for externships shadowing experiences internships and the alumni networking provide excellent practical experiences for students The Career Services Office also provides a career week focusing on career planning for underclassmen and employment search programs for upperclassmen a career research library on line employment seeking resources and four career fairs each year The CSO is located in the Career and Leadership Center in the lower level of Franklin Hall If you have questions about the Career Services Office s programs contact the office at 540 365 4259 Personal well being is a key ingredient to a successful college experience As part of the enrollment process each student is required to have an up to date health form and immunization record on file at the College prior to enrollment at Ferrum Health Forms Personal well being is a key ingredient to a successful college experience As part of the enrollment process each student is required to have an up to date health form and immunization record on file at the College prior to enrollment at Ferrum Tri Area Community Health Center at Ferrum The Tri Area Community Health Center at Ferrum located in lower Vaughn Chapel provides health counseling and treatment for students experiencing health related problems A full staff including a doctor nurse practitioner x ray and lab technicians nurses and support staff are available In 2007 services were expanded to include a full service pharmacy Students are required to obtain health insurance if they are not covered under a personal insurance policy The College offers a policy for those who are not covered otherwise Although all costs associated with visits to the Health Center shall be the responsibility of the student insurance claims will be handled by the Health Center Residential Education Ferrum College is a residential institution of higher education Research has shown that academic social emotional and cultural growth among college students is enhanced by residential programs Therefore all full time students are expected to live on campus Any exception to this policy requires a formal petition called a Residency Requirement Waiver to be filled out and given to the Dean of Students with approval granted by a faculty staff committee chaired by the Dean of Students or designee Student Responsibilities Each student is expected to exercise good judgment and consideration in his or her interactions with other students and members of the college community Personal integrity is assumed and once a student is admitted to Ferrum College it is expected that he or she will conduct himself or herself honorably and will abide by the Community Code and Standards outlined in the Ferrum College Student Handbook The Ferrum College Community Code states In reaching toward the full development of our individual potential as persons and toward a high quality of life as a community of people we of Ferrum College recognize the following basic principles as obligations to ourselves and to our community Personal responsibility for achievement in our work study and activities on campus Care for the assistance to colleagues on campus in fulfillment of their responsibilities Vigilance in respect for the rights of all members of the campus community Protection and preservation of personal and community property resources and heritage Worthy participation in the wider community beyond the campus To ensure the successful implementation of the Community Code the students faculty and staff have designed Community Standards of Conduct The standards are designed to assist members of the college community in reaching their highest potential The College reserves the right to exclude any student who acts in an undesirable manner or who does not benefit from the College programs Students are advised that it is their responsibility to familiarize themselves with all College policies and procedures outlined in the Student Handbook which can be accessed online at www ferrum edu online documents aspx Student Residence Halls The College provides a variety of residence hall living environments in which students have an opportunity to experience different lifestyles and responsibilities while in attendance at Ferrum To aid in the development of a living learning environment residence halls are staffed with qualified professional staff and student staff members The residence hall staff work cooperatively with all offices of the college to develop a comprehensive program Residence hall rooms are equipped with beds desks closets dressers and chairs It is the responsibility of the student to provide trash cans draperies lamps rugs linens pillows etc Students may bring televisions stereos radios refrigerators no more than 5 cubic feet microwave ovens up to 700 watts and other items to personalize their rooms All electrical appliances must be approved by the residence hall staff prior to installation Community Standards and Judicial Education All students are expected to abide by the Ferrum College Community Standards and Residence Hall Policies as developed by the community for the community as stated in the Student Handbook which can be accessed online at www ferrum edu online documents aspx These standards are developed with the

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  • Admissions
    their college careers as smoothly and pleasantly as possible All new freshmen and transfer students and their parents or guardians are introduced to the campus during a Panther Pre Registration Assessment Weekend in the Summer PAWS Connection Weekend an orientation program for all freshmen and transfer students is offered immediately prior to the opening of fall semester All incoming students must attend PAWS and Connection Weekend which include counseling advising orientation and social gatherings These programs are part of Ferrum s comprehensive Gateway First Year Experience Program see Gateway First Year Experience section Special Admissions Categories Admission as a Special Student Individuals registering for fewer than 12 semester hours per term may be admitted as special students Admission as a Transfer Student Ferrum welcomes transfer applicants and encourages them to visit the college campus Transfer students should follow the same admissions procedure as outlined for recent high school graduates In addition transfer students must request that an official transcript of their college work be sent to the Ferrum College Admissions Office All courses which correspond to those offered at Ferrum and which have been passed with a C or better grade will be accepted for credit towards graduation Students with transferable credit will not be required to repeat equivalent course content at Ferrum Students must meet the number of upper level hours required for graduation by the student s major program and the College Only credit hours not grade point average transfer to Ferrum College Therefore transfer credit does not enter into the grade point average for honors Transfer students will receive full consideration for housing financial aid and campus co curricular activities Transfer students may be eligible for academic merit scholarships Direct Transfer When a student who graduates from an accredited Virginia Community College with an Associate of Arts degree an Associate of Science degree or an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree transfers into Ferrum College Ferrum College agrees that the student has satisfied the Liberal Arts Core requirements portion of its graduation requirements If the student has not had a 3 credit Bible based course as part of the Associate degree curriculum then Ferrum College will require that the student successfully complete REL 111 112 113 or PHI 131 The student must satisfy all other graduation requirements including writing intensive speaking intensive E Term and experiential learning requirements Similar agreements have been established with other community and junior colleges in the mid Atlantic states To receive additional information or a listing of these cooperative institutions please contact the Ferrum College Admissions Office and ask to speak with the transfer counselor Leave of Absence Students in good standing prior to completion of a semester may be granted a leave of absence from the College for up to two semesters for specific vocational educational or medical reasons Students desiring such a leave of absence must apply in writing to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Students approved for a leave of absence must also apply for readmission

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  • Expenses and Financial Assistance
    week of the semester 80 During the fourth week of the semester 100 The above scale does not apply to fees Fees are charged at 100 After four weeks of any semester no adjustments to any charges will be given Remaining balances after withdrawal adjustments will be subjected to federal student refund calculations Title IV aid recipients will have their financial aid pro rated if they withdraw within the first 60 of the semester Withdrawing students who receive financial aid may have their aid adjusted to reimburse grant and loan programs Return of Title IV Funds Policy Federal Withdrawal Policy When a student withdraws from coursework before 60 of the semester is completed regardless of the reason for withdrawal a Title IV refund is required by federal law Title IV refund refers to all Title IV Federal funds such as Pell Grants SEOG Grants ACG SMART Grants and TEACH Grants Perkins Loans Stafford Loans Subsidized and Unsubsidized and PLUS loans Ferrum College funds Merit Grants FC Grants Endowments etc will also be prorated based on the Federal Refund Policy For example if a student withdraws on day 30 of a semester that is 104 days in length they essentially would be eligible for 28 8 of any Title IV aid received 30 104 28 8 This percentage is the amount of Title IV aid earned by the student Assume that the student received an award of 2365 Pell Grant 250 SEOG 3500 Ferrum Grant 750 Perkins and 1723 50 in Subsidized Stafford Loan for a total of 8588 50 both Federal and Institutional funds for their semester Total Federal Funds 5088 50 multiplied by percentage earned 28 8 Federal Funds Earned to Date 1465 49 Additionally Ferrum College funds are also subject to this policy Ferrum College Funds 3500 Multiplied by percentage earned 28 8 Ferrum Funds Earned to Date 1008 Essentially the institution would be required to refund 3623 01 of the students Title IV federal aid and 2492 of the Ferrum College funds since this portion is considered unearned by the student The student would then be responsible for payment of these funds and any other outstanding balance to Ferrum College after the adjustments have been made Only aid that is final and disbursed is eligible to be included in the total Title IV and Ferrum Grant aid figure i e if a student fails to sign a promissory note and their Stafford Loan has not yet been disbursed the student may no longer be eligible for those funds Students are responsible for any balance remaining on their Student Account due to the Return of Title IV funds and any previous balance they may have had A student who earns a grade of F or I in all classes at the end of the semester is also subject to the Return of Title IV policy Professors will be e mailed to verify the last date of attendance in class and the withdrawal calculation will be completed based on the professor s certification of the last day the student attended the course Note If a student withdraws before census date last day to drop a class without penalty they will lose eligibility for state aid such as the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant VTAG College Scholarship Assistance program CSAP and Higher Education Teacher Assistance Program HETAP Financial Assistance Ferrum makes every effort to provide financial aid consistent with individual and family ability to meet college expenses A comprehensive assistance program including campus jobs scholarships grants and loans is available The majority of Ferrum s financial aid programs are awarded to students based on financial need in combination with other factors such as academic achievement as determined by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA Award programs which are not based on need include the Virginia Tuition Assistant Grant Ferrum College Merit Grants and Scholarships and alternative educational loans available through lending institutions Financial Aid Application Procedure New students will automatically receive aid information from the Ferrum College Admissions Office returning students should receive PIN numbers from the federal government The Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA must be completed after January 1 of each year Priority deadline for receipt of the FAFSA results is March 1 for new students and April 1 for returning students Please allow 4 weeks for processing by the servicer Students whose forms are received after the priority deadline will still be considered for financial aid However self help loans or work may constitute a larger portion of the aid package and or the student may receive less total aid If a student is chosen for verification of income information appropriate documentation must be provided to Ferrum s Financial Aid Office before financial aid is disbursed or made final The Financial Aid staff will develop a financial aid package which may be composed of gift aid grants scholarships and or self help aid work study loans The student is notified of his or her financial assistance in a letter New aid applications must be completed for each academic year In order to receive financial assistance students must be enrolled at Ferrum College and must be making satisfactory academic progress see Academic Policies section There may be some instances when a student s financial aid award must be adjusted New students will receive a revised award letter Returning students will be notified electronically through email Financial aid is usually disbursed in 50 increments i e 50 in the fall term and 50 in the spring term Financial General Policies There will be no refund of tuition fees charges or any other payments made to Ferrum College in the event that the operation of the College is suspended at any time as a result of any act of God strike riot disruption or for any other reason beyond the control of the College Grants Scholarships The following programs are sources of gift assistance They do not require repayment Tuition Assistance Grant TAG Virginia residents who plan to attend Ferrum College will be eligible for a grant from the Commonwealth of Virginia which is not based on financial need The program was established to assist Virginia s private colleges in reducing the tuition gap between private and public in state colleges Grant funding is determined by the General Assembly and amounts reflected on the student and award letter are estimated and not guaranteed For the academic year 2011 2012 the estimated grant amount is 2 650 Applications are available from the college in the spring of each year The completed application must be returned to the Financial Aid Office by July 31 Late TAG applications may be submitted but awards for late applicants are contingent on available funds remaining after the July 31 applicants are funded Students may receive TAG funds for a maximum of eight semesters undergraduate College Scholarship Assistance Program CSAP LEAP The CSAP LEAP is a need based program which is funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the federal government Residents who complete the FAFSA and a TAG application and have financial need are automatically considered for an award from this program Federal Pell Grant Pell is a federal aid program which provides grants to high need students Students apply by submitting the FAFSA The maximum Pell Grant award for 2011 2012 is 5 550 Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant FSEOG The FSEOG was also established under the federal aid programs By completing the FAFSA each student with exceptional financial need is automatically considered for an award Priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients Endowed Scholarships Numerous endowed scholarships are available to students who demonstrate financial need A complete listing of these scholarships appears at the end of this section Endowed scholarships may be used to replace the Ferrum Grant during the academic year There are no additional applications for endowed scholarships Praise and Worship Team Scholarships This scholarship is offered to eight students per year who are interested in singing and or playing contemporary Christian music The recipients of this scholarship will receive a 1 600 award in exchange for their participation in weekly chapel services required rehearsals and other public relations obligations An in person or videotaped audition is required and can be arranged through the Dean of the Chapel s office This scholarship is renewable annually if the recipient maintains a 2 5 G P A and fulfills all other requirements of the scholarship Academic Scholarships The college offers academic scholarships based upon scholastic achievement for entering students Only full time students are eligible for academic scholarships Students who are eligible for more than one scholarship or tuition scholarship such as Tuition Exchange or staff benefit scholarships receive only the higher award Ferrum College Scholarships and Merit Grants Entering freshmen and transfers seeking their first bachelor s degree are eligible for Ferrum Merit Grants ranging of 2 500 to 17 000 To be eligible students must complete an admissions application and be accepted for admission Students must have a GPA of 2 0 or higher on a 4 0 scale and a minimum combined SAT score of at least 1080 on the three part test Amounts will vary depending upon the above criteria as well as resident commuter status and transfer credits Awards are renewable assuming students maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress Work Programs All students who complete the FAFSA and are eligible for need based aid are considered for a work study position Approximately 715 students participate in the work study program each year working approximately 6 15 hours per week in areas as diverse as faculty and administrative offices the library science labs and maintenance shops Funds are provided by the Federal Work Study Program FWS and various college programs Federal Work Study funds are paid directly to the student for hours completed Loan Programs Loan funds borrowed from the following programs are to be repaid according to the guidelines established in the federal regulations By accepting a loan the student has a legal responsibility to repay the loan amount as instructed in the promissory note In fulfilling this obligation the student establishes an early credit reference Federal Perkins Loans The Perkins Loan is a low interest federal loan By completing the FAFSA students with exceptional need are automatically considered for the Perkins Loan Funds are borrowed at a five percent interest rate with repayment commencing nine months after the student graduates or drops below half time enrollment Repayment can be postponed or cancelled according to provisions listed on the promissory note A Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling session are required before funds are eligible to for disbursement The Promissory Note details the terms and conditions of the student loan and entrance counseling informs student borrowers of his her rights and responsibilities in regards to borrowing through the Perkins Loan program Total repayment time for the aggregate loan amount ranges up to ten years Each student with a Perkins Loan must complete an Exit Interview at Ferrum prior to graduation or withdrawal from the college Federal Stafford Loans Stafford Loans are available at a fixed interest rate as determined by higher education legislation A student with financial need as determined by the FAFSA can apply for the Subsidized Stafford Loan Interest does not accrue until graduation and loan repayment is deferred during college enrollment A student without financial need also determined by the FAFSA can apply for the Unsubsidized Stafford Loan but the interest accrues during college enrollment Repayment commences six months after the student leaves school or drops to less than half time Students must complete a Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note and Stafford Loan Entrance Counseling as first time borrowers to apply for the Stafford Loan Returning students who have borrowed previously do not need to complete any additional loan information Students who wish to decline all or a portion of their Stafford Loan should contact the Financial Aid office by phone e mail or written notification Each student will be informed of his her rights and responsibilities through the entrance counseling session Federal PLUS PLUS is a federal loan program designed to assist parents of dependent undergraduate students Parents must provide documentation which verifies the dependency status of the student A credit check is required The interest rate is fixed at 7 9 percent Repayment commences within sixty days after the loan funds are disbursed Loan eligibility is determined by subtracting the student s expected financial aid from the total estimated cost of attending Ferrum PLUS applications are available in the Financial Aid Office The student must maintain satisfactory academic progress in order for the parent to be eligible to obtain a PLUS loan Deferment options are available for PLUS Loans effective July 1 2009 Parent should contact COD Common Originations and Disbursements Alternative Loans for Parents and Students In addition to federal loans financing options are available through banks and other educational lending institutions These options include both long and short term loans payment plans and educational lines of credit they are designed to assist students and their families who either are not eligible for federal grand and loan funds or who need additional educational financing Most alternative loans require that the borrower cosigner demonstrate credit worthiness Students are encouraged to read Ferrum College s Code of Conduct policy online at www ferrum edu financial aid loan programs aspx United Methodist Aid Programs United Methodist students are encouraged to apply for assistance from The United Methodist Church programs which are described below Applications for all programs are available in the Financial Aid Office United Methodist Scholarships Ferrum nominates qualified applicants annually for the United Methodist Scholarships available through the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry in Nashville Tennessee Financial need superior grades and church membership are factors in selection A FAFSA must be filed to determine eligibility Scholarships available to four or five students each year range from 500 to 1 000 Nominations end on June 1 United Methodist Foundation Scholars Program The purpose of the scholars program is to value centered education in a Christian context in United Methodist related institutions through scholarship assistance to United Methodist students This program provides four 4 1 000 scholarships at each United Methodist related pre collegiate school and four year college or university One scholarship is earmarked for an entering first year college student one for a second year college student one for a third year college student and one for a rising college senior Nominations end on June 1 Other United Methodist Programs Many other United Methodist programs are available Ferrum College participates in the Triple and Double Your Dollar for Scholars Programs as well as the United Methodist Leadership Scholars Program United Methodist scholarship information is available online at www gbhem org or www umhef org Students may be limited to one United Methodist program per year United Methodist Student Loans Low interest student loans 6 interest are available through the United Methodist Church Office of Loans and Scholarships in Nashville Tennessee Need is a factor as are grades church membership and U S citizenship The maximum annual loan is 5 000 Loan applications are available from the Financial Aid Office or can be requested from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry at www gbhem org Endowed Scholarships The college has established numerous endowed scholarships through donations from friends A partial list of these funds may be found on the following pages Most grants are made based on financial need as determined by the results of the FAFSA and on qualifications particular to the individual scholarships Accepted students who have submitted a FAFSA will be automatically considered for these scholarships and will be notified if additional information is needed Archie Everett and Eugenia Long Acey Scholarship Fund Mr and Mrs William B Adams Endowed Scholarship Fund Ruth McKenry Ainsley Memorial Scholarship Elizabeth Hite Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund Annandale United Methodist Women Endowed Scholarship Ruth and Alex Armour Scholarship Fund W Barney Arthur Endowed Scholarship Fund Astin Endowment for Christian Ministries William B Bales Scholarship Richard 26 and Margaret Barbour Performing Arts Endowed Scholarship Barton Heights United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund J E Bassett Endowed Scholarship Bassett Walker Scholarship BB T of Virginia Roanoke Valley Region Endowed Scholarship Frederick Beazley Scholars Endowment Benjamin M Beckham Endowed Scholarship Nannie Barrow Beckham Endowed Scholarship Flora East Spencer Boone Scholarship Harry E Born Scholarship Lillian Rangeley Lanier Bowles Endowed Scholarship Charles T Boyd 30 and Mary Lou Bond Endowed Memorial Scholarship George H Boyd 32 and Mildred W Boyd Scholarship Fund Walter Y Boyd 49 and Mary Louise H Boyd Endowed Scholarship Walter Y and Helen Elizabeth Boyd Endowed Scholarship J Marvin Brammer Endowed Scholarship Charles E Brauer Jr Scholarship Fund General James Breckinridge Chapter NSDAR Endowed Scholarship Wavie Roberson Brinkmann Endowed Scholarship Charles Robert Brogan Endowed Scholarship Virginia Grace Brogan Endowed Scholarship Fae H Brown Scholarship Mary Evelyn Bryant Scholarship Betty Jackson Burrows Endowed Scholarship J Lawson Cabaniss Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund Carilion Health System Endowed Scholarship Sylvanus and Virgie Carter Family Memorial Scholarship Worth Harris Carter Jr and Katherine S Carter Scholarship Fund Kirk Douglas Cash Memorial Scholarship Central Virginia Scholarship John F Chapman 22 Memorial Scholarship Oscar Chapman Work Study Fund Tom and Maggie Chilton Scholarship Fund Mark Douglas Clapp 76 Memorial Endowed Scholarship Mary Hoyle Clark Scholarship Pauline Yates Clark 41 Endowed Scholarship Walter H Lina L and Walter H Clark Jr Scholarship Fund Class of 1949 Endowed Scholarship Selona Helms and Fred Clifton Work Program Scholarship Endowment Olin R and Patricia O Compton Endowed Scholarship Harold W Conant Endowed Memorial Scholarship Ralph W Corn 31 Endowed Scholarship Fund Lolene H Corron Endowed Scholarship Grayce Dodd Cosby Scholarship Fund Court Street United Methodist Church of Lynchburg Scholarship Jean F Craig Endowed Scholarship Bruce Eric Cramer Scholarship Mark S Creech 74 Scholarship Henry W and Ruby Sherwood Crenshaw Scholarship Joseph Lovick Crenshaw Sr Memorial Scholarship John F Crigler Memorial Scholarship Carl E and Marcy J Crimm Scholarship Daniel

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