Tuition and Fees

Mandatory fees include student services, technology and general use fees. Students will also be assessed parking, matriculation and student ID fees, and some classes have additional laboratory fees, which are listed on this page. The schedule of combined tuition and mandatory fees presented below are intended to assist students in estimating their educational costs. The following tuition and mandatory per credit hour fee rates have been implemented for 2017-2018.

   

    

Combined Mandatory Fees and Tuition Rates (per Credit Hour) Main Campus & South Campus


Semester Hours In District Out of District Non Resident

1 83 121 167*
2 166 242 332
3 249 363 501
4 332 484 668
5 415 605 835
6 498 726 1002
7 581 847 1169
8 664 968 1336
9 747 1089 1503
10 830 1210 1670
11 913 1331 1837
12 996 1452 2004
13 1079 1573 2171
14 1162 1694 2338
15 1245 1815 2505
16 1328 1936 2672
17 1411 2057 2839
18 1494 2178 3006
19 1577 2299 3173
20 1660 2420 3340
21 1743 2541 3507

* $200 minimum tuition, plus fees

 

Required fees include the following:

Student Services Fee - $7.00 per semester hour

General Use Fee - $16.00 per semester hour

Technology Use Fee - $5.00 per semester hour

**Facility Use Fee - $4.00 per semester hour

**Facility Use Fee charge is based on course location.

Laboratory courses require the payment of specified fees to pay for supplies, expendables, maintenance of equipment used by students, and/or testing in the particular course. E-Textbook charges that are attached to a specific course or section will be considered a fee. The college reserves the right to amend the fee schedule to reflect changing costs of supplies. The following fees, as applicable, are payable at registration.


Art $24.00
Banking (all courses with a lab) $24.00
Biology labs $24.00
Chemistry $24.00
Child Development (CDEC, EDUC, TECA) $15.00
Collision Repair (ABDR) $100.00
Computer Science (COSC) $48.00
Computer Science & Computer Technology (ITSE, ARTC) $24.00
Computer Maintenance & Networking (CPMT, CETT, EECT, ITCC, ITSC) $24.00
Cosmetology $24.00
Criminal Justice (CRIJ 2314, CJSA 1308, 2323, 1393) $24.00
Culinary Arts / Hospitality Management $100.00
Dental Assisting (DNTA 1241,1245,1301,1305,1315,1349) $75.00
Dental (DNTA 1305) $123.00
Dental (DNTA 1305,1349) $40.00
Dental (DNTA 1245) $20.00
Drafting /CADD $48.00
Drama $24.00
Electrical Technology $75.00
English $10.00
Emergency Medical Services (EMSP 1338,1355,1356,1501,2143,2434,2444,2137,2206,2330,2237) $75.00
Emergency Medical Services (EMSP 1501,1338,2137,2237) $50.00
Emergency Medical Services (EMSP 1338,1501) $123.00
Emergency Medical Services (EMSP 1501) $52.50
Emergency Medical Services (EMSP 1338) $110.25
Emergency Medical Services (EMSP 1338,1501) $100.00
Emergency Medical Services (EMSP 1161,1160) $20.00
Forensic Science (FORS 2440, 2450) $24.00
HART $50.00
Mathematics $10.00
Medical Laboratory Technology (MLAB 1127,1201,1231,1291,1315,1335,2311,2331,2401,2434) $50.00
Medical Laboratory Technology (MLAB 2660) $20.00
Medical Laboratory Technology (PLAB 1223) $123.00
Music Class $15.00
Music Private Lessons:  Half Hour $193.00
Music Private Lessons:  One Hour $386.00
Nursing (RNSG 1119,1144.1227) $15.00
Nursing (RNSG 1360,1227) $123.00
Nursing (RNSG 1413,2404) $58.00
Nursing (RNSG 2435) $55.00
Nursing (RNSG 1360,1413,1461,2462,2463) $100.00
Nursing (RNSG 1360,2462) $20.00
Office Technology (POFI, POFT, HITT, ITSC, ITSW) $24.00
Phlebotomy $20.00
Physical Education $24.00
Bowling $24.00
Physics $24.00
Police Academy (CJLE 1506) $275.00
Radiologic Technology (RADR 1311,2305,2401,2431) $75.00
Radiologic Technology (RADR 1160, 2463) $150.00
Radiologic Technology (RADR 1160) $123.00
Radiologic Technology (RADR 1160) $110.00
Radiologic Technology (RADR 2431, RADR 2401) $90.00
Radiologic Technology (RADR 1160,2463) $20.00
Reading /Writing $10.00
Spanish $10.00
Viticulture/Enology $50.00
Vocational Nursing (VNSG 1360,1361,1162) $50.00
Vocational Nursing (VNSG 1360) $209.66
Vocational Nursing (VNSG 1502,1509) $75.00
Vocational Nursing (VNSG 1360) $123.00
Vocational Nursing (VNSG 1361) $193.00
Vocational Nursing (VNSG 1362) $180.00
Vocational Nursing (VNSG 1304) $20.00
Welding $100.00

 

In addition to the above combined mandatory fees and tuition rates, the following tuition rate will be charged for RNSG courses:


In District $35 per credit hour
Out of District $55 per credit hour
Non Resident $110 per credit hour

In addition to the above combined mandatory fees and tuition rates, the following tuition rate will be charged for AGMG, FDST, MRKG courses:


In District $10 per credit hour
Out of District $20 per credit hour
Non Resident $30 per credit hour

Most students will have the following fees assessed in addition to required tuition and fees:


Parking Permit (assessed fall, spring, summer) $10.00
Matriculation (Per semester, non-refundable) $10.00
Student ID card (Per Semester) $2.00
Late Registration Fee $75.00
International Student Application Fee/Evaluation Fee $100.00
Returned Check Fee $25.00
Reinstatement Fee $50.00
Third Attempt "Rider 50" Tuition (per credit hour) $50.00
American College Testing Program (ACT) Test $19.00
General Education Development (GED) Test $65.00
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Test $135.00
English Essay $20.00

 

Tuition and Fees for Auditing Courses

Tuition and fees for auditing a course are the same as those paid by students registering for credit. The deadline for auditing a class is the census date for the course. Students must complete audit forms in the Office of Admissions and Records to audit a course. If paperwork is not submitted by census date, the student will receive a grade in the course, and the course and grade will appear on the student’s transcript.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

All tuition and fees must be paid by payment deadlines. A student is not officially enrolled until payment is made in full.

Excessive Credit Hours

Texas Education Code Section 54.068 stipulates that the State of Texas will not provide funds to state institutions of higher education for excess semester credit hours earned by a resident undergraduate student. Since funding will not be provided by the State, and as permitted by State law, certain state institutions of higher education will charge tuition at the non-resident rate to students that exceed the semester credit hour limit of their program. 


      Effective with students initially enrolling in the fall 1999 semester and subsequent terms, hours, including dual credit hours, attempted by a resident undergraduate student at any public Texas institution of higher education that exceed more than 45 hours of the number of hours required for completion of the degree plan in which the student is enrolled. 

      Effective with students initially enrolling in the fall 2006 semester and subsequent terms, hours, including dual credit hours, attempted by a resident undergraduate student at any public Texas institution of higher education that exceed more than 30 hours of the number of hours required for completion of the degree program in which the student is enrolled. 

      For purposes of excess hours, resident undergraduate student includes a non-resident student who is permitted to pay resident tuition.

Students could be impacted by this law and should be aware of the impact of taking courses in excess of their degree program, and if they plan to transfer to other institutions of higher education in Texas.

Third Attempt “Rider 50” Tuition

Students of GC are charged a higher tuition rate for each course they repeat for three or more times at a rate of $50 per credit hour.  The “third attempt” course tuition rate applies to the majority of credit courses counting each time a student has taken a course since fall 2002. “Third attempt” tuition does not apply to developmental education courses and repeatable courses.

A student enrolled in his/her last semester at GC taking a course required for graduation will not be charged the higher rate even though the course has been taken three or more times. The qualifying student should apply for graduation before the beginning of their last semester in the Office of Admissions and Records.  The student must notify the Office of Admissions and Records of their final semester of attendance before graduation and which course(s) is the repeated, required course to avoid the higher “third attempt” course tuition rate.

Returned Check Policy

A $25.00 returned check fee is charged for each check returned by the bank. A stop-payment is considered the same as a returned check. All returned checks and returned check fees must be paid by cash, cashier’s check, MasterCard or Visa. Students are notified of returned checks by certified mail. If the returned check is not redeemed by the deadline specified in the letter, the student is withdrawn from classes for that term and a hold is placed on the student’s record. Subsequent reinstatement for that term can be granted only through a successful appeal to the Admissions Committee and requires a $50.00 reinstatement fee.

Financial Obligations

Until all financial obligations to the College have been satisfied, a hold is placed on a student’s records which bar the student from registering or having an official transcript issued.

Residency Requirements for Tuition Purposes

To be considered a Texas resident, students must clearly establish residence in Texas for the 12 months preceding their enrollment. Documentation of Texas residency may be required in addition to the application for admissions.

  1. An in-county student is an individual who is a resident of Texas (as defined by the Texas Education Code, Section 54.075) and who resides in Grayson County on the census date of the term.
  2. An out-of-county student is a resident of Texas (as defined by the Texas Education Code, Section 54.075) who resides outside of Grayson County on the census date of the term.
  3. An out-of-state student is an individual who has not resided in Texas for 12 months preceding registration. Anyone who enrolls as a non-resident of Texas is presumed to remain in that classification as long as he/she continues as a student. Most students on temporary visas will also be classified as nonresidents for tuition purposes. Contact the Admissions and Records Office for visas eligible for in-state residency.

NOTE: Oklahoma residents are classified as non-residents but are eligible to receive a waiver of non-resident tuition and will be charged out-of-district rates, upon providing the same documentation as required of Texas residents.


The responsibility for registering under the proper residency classification is that of the student, and any question concerning the student’s right to classification as a resident of Grayson County must be clarified prior to enrollment at Grayson College. Changes of address affecting residency should be reported promptly to the Admissions and Records Office. The Admissions and Records Office handles all residency appeals. The residency appeal and supporting documentation is the responsibility of the student. 

Documents to Support Residency

Documentation of Texas residency may be required in order to pay in-state tuition. Generally, the following documents may be used in meeting residency requirements:

  • Texas public, private, home school or high school transcript (if enrolled the last 12 months) showing three years of attendance and a graduation date.
  • Letter of employment on company letterhead (verifying one year of employment).
  • Proof of paying in-state tuition at a Texas public institution of higher education during the previous fall or spring long semesters.

Waiver for Property Ownership

Persons who own property in Grayson County and reside outside the taxing district may be eligible for an ad-valorem waiver. Contact the Admissions and Records Office for information.

Tuition Rebates for Certain Undergraduates

First-time students entering Texas public institutions of higher education may be eligible for a $1,000 tuition rebate after earning a baccalaureate degree from a public Texas university. To be eligible for the rebate, a student must be a Texas resident and have attempted no more than three hours in excess of the minimum number of semester credit hours required to complete the degree in the catalog under which they graduated. Community college students hoping to qualify for the rebate should check with academic advising at the university where they plan to transfer to be sure the courses they are taking will apply to the university degree program they are pursuing. For specific eligibility information, contact the Counseling Services office at GC.

Refund Policy

Withdrawal from the Institution or Reduction of Credit Hour Load

It is the responsibility of the student to complete the steps necessary to officially withdraw from college. Students may add and drop classes, as well as withdraw from the college by visiting Counseling Services or the Admissions and Records Office.

Students enrolled in semester credit hour courses who officially withdraw their semester credit hour load at Grayson College shall have tuition and required fees refunded according to the following schedule. Refunds for courses with unique scheduling will be processed according to state guidelines. Specific dates for all semesters are located in the Semester Calendar in the Schedule of Classes.  Minimester and eight-week semester refund schedules are also listed in the Schedule of Classes.

   

Fall or Spring Semester

Prior to the first class day 100%
During the first fifteen class days 70%
During the sixteenth through twentieth class day 25%
Thereafter None

Summer Session
Prior to the first class day 100%
During the first five class days 70%
During the sixth or seventh class day 25%
Thereafter None

   

For purpose of the refund policy, a class day is defined as a day during which college classes are conducted. The count begins with the first day classes are held during the term and includes each consecutive class day thereafter. The count is not based on the number of times a particular class has met. The first class day and other important dates are listed in the Schedule of Classes each semester.

As per federal guidelines regulating the refund of Title IV (financial aid) programs, all refunds due to the Title IV Programs shall be refunded as follows:

a.   Federal Staford Direct Loans

b.   Federal Pell Grant 21

c.   Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

d.   Other Title IV Programs

e.   Other state, private, or institutional student financial assistance programs.

Students receiving Title IV funds (Pell, and other federal grants, and Student Loans), who subsequently withdraw from classes, will be required to return a portion of the federal financial aid received. Only the percentage of aid earned (determined by the percentage of time attended) will be eligible for retention on the student’s behalf. Any aid that is not earned must be returned to its source. If there is a student account balance resulting from these adjustments, the student is responsible for payment. Further details can be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid.

A portion may be returned to the student only after the appropriate amounts have been allocated to the Title IV Programs. No refund to a Title IV Program shall exceed the award from that program.

Refunds are processed as soon as possible. No refunds can be made until after the third week of classes to allow all checks to clear the banks. Refund checks are usually mailed within four weeks following the end of the refund period. Students may also set up direct deposit by visiting My Vking.

Housing

Students interested in living on campus might consider the Viking Residence Hall at Grayson College. Viking Hall has a main lounge area for entertaining guests, as well as a study lounge and game room. Telephone outlets, television cable services, and wireless Internet access are available. The Hall is equipped with free laundry facilities. The residence hall has a live-in supervisor and other staff. Students living in the residence hall must purchase a meal plan.

Please note that campus housing is closed during the Christmas break and summer, unless otherwise published. Residents should plan ahead for alternative living arrangements for these periods.

The resident housing program at Grayson College strives to promote the services necessary for students to live  comfortably in a group environment. Residence Hall living provides an atmosphere in which students may develop socially as well as intellectually.

An online Housing Application can be found on the Grayson website, under Campus Housing. For additional information you can contact the Director of Student Life and Housing.

Student Life and Housing Office

Grayson College

6101 Grayson Drive

Denison, TX 75020

(903) 463-8693

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid is available to help eligible students meet the cost of attending college. The primary responsibility of financing an education rests with students and their families; however, scholarships, grant, loans, work opportunities, and other financial aid are available to students who qualify for the programs. The level of federal and/ or state financial aid provided to students is based upon demonstrated financial need. Processing time is six to eight weeks, so students should apply as early as possible. It is recommended that the application be completed so that all forms can be turned in to the Office of Financial Aid by the following dates:

   


Fall Semester June 1
Spring Semester October 1
Summer Terms April 1

     
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Financial Aid (SAP)

  • Your satisfactory academic progress will be determined at the end of each regular semester. It is important for you to be aware of how this evaluation relates to your Title IV aid and differs from the academic requirements for continued attendance and earning a degree. Although standards may differ somewhat among schools, all schools are required to include certain components as detailed below.
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress = GPA + Pace (Completion Rate) + Max Time Frame

All three standards must be met for SAP to be maintained. SAP is evaluated using cumulative grades and credit hours, this includes semesters when no aid was received.

  1. Grade Point Average: Students enrolled in college level course work must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. Grades of A, B, C, D, and F contribute toward the cumulative GPA. Grades of P, I, U, AU, S, and Z do not contribute towards the cumulative GPA. Developmental courses do not produce a GPA. (Note: Federal regulations allow students to enroll in classes in their degree plan with a limited amount of developmental course work. However, students cannot receive Title IV federal aid for more than 30 attempted semester hours of developmental courses.)

Students who do not have an academic history at Grayson College (first time college enrollment or incoming transfer student) will be evaluated upon receipt of their ISIR.

  1. Pace (Completion Rate): Students must earn at least 66.67% of all courses attempted in their academic career. Grades of A, B, C, D, P, and S are treated as successfully completed and earned. Grades F, W, and I are not. Both developmental and college level course work are included in Pace. All repeat courses are included in attempted credits and any courses with passing grades are treated as earned. Courses taken on an audit basis and/ or continuing education classes do not count when determining enrollment status for financial aid, nor are they considered as courses earned for purposes of determining Pace.

Withdrawals, drops, repeated courses, and transfer hours are counted toward the total hours attempted each semester as it relates to Max Time Frame regarding attempted hours.

  1. Max Time Frame: Federal regulations require a maximum time frame for completion of a degree or certificate not to exceed 150% of the normal requirements of the program. Students pursuing a two-year program of study (Associate Degree) or a one-year program of study (Certificate) may not receive financial aid for more than 150% of the attempted credit hours of the outlined degree requirement as stated in the Grayson College General Catalog. Attempted credit hours include transfer credits. Students who exceed the max time frame will be ineligible for financial aid effective immediately for any future semesters. Developmental courses do not count toward the max time frame, since these classes are not included in the degree plan. The student may file an appeal and if the appeal is approved the student will be placed on an Academic Success plan and be allowed to receive financial aid while following the plan.

Warning / Suspension / Failure to Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress

Financial Aid Warning: Financial Aid Warning occurs when the cumulative grade point average is less than 2.0 and/or less than 67% of attempted cumulative course work is successfully completed for any semester a student receives financial aid. Financial Aid Warning also occurs if the student receives all F’s for attempted classes in a semester. The Director of Financial Aid also reserves the right, through professional judgment, to place a student on Financial Aid Warning. There is no need to appeal financial aid warning. Students will receive financial aid for one semester; this includes student loans, while on financial aid warning. If, by the end of the semester that the student is on financial aid warning, the student is not meeting satisfactory academic progress, they will be placed on financial aid suspension. There is no warning period for exceeding the max time frame.

Financial Aid Suspension: If, after being on financial aid warning, a student has a cumulative grade point average less than 2.0 and/ or a cumulative completion rate less than 67% they will be placed on Financial Aid Suspension. If a student exceeds the max time frame for their program they will be placed on financial aid suspension.

Appeal Procedure: Students placed on financial aid suspension due to lack of satisfactory progress may appeal the denial of financial aid due to an unusual or extraordinary situation that affected the student’s progression toward the successful completion of his or her program of study. Examples of unusual circumstances include: injury or illness of the student or family member, death of a relative of the student, maximum time limit exceeded, or other extenuating circumstances. The appeal must be submitted in writing to the Office of Financial Aid and should include: an explanation of the reason(s) why the minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress standards were not achieved and supply a copy of all supporting documents. Students must provide a copy of their degree plan and an change of major that has been signed by their academic advisor. If the appeal is reviewed and subsequently approved by the Appeals Committee, the student will be placed on a Probationary Status. The Director of Financial Aid shall also have the authority to place conditions upon the receipt of any financial aid for those cases where aid is reinstated.

Students who have submitted an appeal and have been approved will be notified by mail or email, depending on the student’s preference, of the conditions that must be met in order to regain eligibility for Title IV Federal Aid. Students whose appeal is approved are placed on Financial Aid Probation. The student’s progress will be re-evaluated at the end of the semester.

If the conditions of the appeal are met the student will be removed from probation status.

  • If the conditions of the appeal are not met by the student: the student is placed on Financial Aid Suspension.

Students on Financial Aid suspension may continue to enroll at Grayson College at their own expense. Students may regain their eligibility for financial aid by raising their GPA and/ or Pace. Students are responsible for notifying the Office of Financial Aid when they have regained eligibility for Title IV aid.

Max Time Frame Appeal: Students who exceed the 150% maximum time limit will no longer be eligible for financial aid. After exceeding the max time frame the student cannot regain eligibility. They may file an appeal and if it is approved they may only be placed on an Academic Success Plan and must complete their program within the conditions set therein. The student is allowed to appeal to request financial aid for additional hours above the number required in the program if: the classes apply toward the student’s program, changing their program, or earn a second degree at GC.

General Information

Students who receive benefit of Academic Fresh Start at GC: All attempted hours will be counted toward the max time frame for those students who apply and receive approval for Fresh Start for GC’s Office of Admissions and Registrar. Students receiving the benefit of Academic Fresh Start at GC should check with the Financial Aid office prior to enrolling for classes.

Repeated Courses and Courses Dropped before the official census date: Credits that have been repeated will be considered toward the max time frame for the students program. Classes that are dropped before the institutions official census date will not count toward the max time frame, nor will they be considered as part of the required pace for the given semester.

Students who withdraw completely from their courses or receive any combination of all F’s, W’s, and/ or I’s: Federal regulations require the institution to perform a Return to Title IV (R2T4) calculation for all students who are within this category. Student will be notified by mail of the amount of unearned aid that must be returned to GC and/ or the Department of Education. A student has the ability to request their instructor(s) to provide the last date of attendance to the Director of Financial Aid by e-mail or ascertain from their instructor the official attendance dates are on the official class roll that is submitted to the office of Admission and Records. On receipt of the last date of attendance from the instructor the R2T4 will be recalculated. Students will not be able to receive an official transcript or additional Title IV aid until any balance created by an R2T4 is paid. Any student in this category and has enrolled early for the following semester will be dropped from their courses if the courses were paid for using Title IV aid. Once the R2T4 has been paid in full or payment arrangements have been made the student may enroll during the regular registration period.

Establishing Your Aid in the Office of Financial Aid: Each Student seeking federal and/ or state financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students and/ or parents are encouraged to obtain an FSA ID to sign the FAFSA electronically. Failure to sign the application electronically may delay the processing of your application. Grayson College’s school code (003570) must be entered on the FAFSA in order for the Office of Financial Aid to utilize the information on the application. To complete a FAFSA electronically go to the website www.FAFSA.ed.gov. Computers with internet access are located in the Grayson College library or outside the Office of Financial Aid in the Administration Building.

Student files that are selected for verification by the Department of Education or that have questionable data will be required to complete a Verification Worksheet and provide any documentation required by the Department of Education. Title IV funds that are left as credits, after a student’s balance has been paid, will be refunded to the student by way of a mailed paper check or direct deposit. Direct deposit account activation is available through the students’ My Viking.

To verify you have been awarded aid please review your account by accessing My Viking at www.grayson.edu.

For more information about requirements, qualifications, and application deadlines, contact the Office of Financial Aid or visit our website at www.grayson.edu.

Federal Pell Grant: The Federal Pell Grant Program was designed to provide more students the opportunity to attend college. Grants are based upon financial need and are awarded to eligible students enrolled in approved degree or certificate programs. The length of this grant is limited to 6 full years or 12 full time semesters.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (FSEOG): A limited number of students who demonstrate financial need and whose circumstances justify financial assistance in addition to the Pell Grant may be eligible for this grant. Students must be enrolled for at least six semester hours of college credit course work or the equivalent per semester.

TEXAS Grant (Toward Excellence, Access, and Success): This grant is awarded based on eligibility, financial need, and availability of funds. The purpose of the TEXAS Grant program is to provide a grant to enable well-prepared eligible students to attend a public, nonprofit institution of higher education in Texas.

Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG): This grant is awarded based on financial need and availability of funds. Students must be enrolled for at least three semester hours of college credit course work or the equivalent during each semester. No individual award may be more than the student’s financial need.

Federal Direct Subsidized Loan: This loan is available to qualified students based upon financial need. Loan limits are published on the GC website and are available in the Office of Financial Aid. The interest rate, determined by the federal government, does not accrue and does not have to be paid while the borrower is enrolled in at least half-time. Repayment usually begins six months after the student graduates, drops below half-time, or leaves school.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan: This loan is not based on financial need and this is available to students who may not be eligible for the subsidized loans or both; but may not exceed the limits, set by the federal government, listed on the GC website. The interest rate is determined by the federal government and begins accruing immediately on the date of disbursement.

Federal Direct PLUS Loan: This loan is available to qualified parents of dependent students, who may borrow up to the cost of attendance minus any other financial assistance. The interest rate set by the federal government and is variable, not to exceed 10%. Repayment of PLUS loans begins within 60 days of the final disbursement. Applicants of this loan must pass a credit check.

Recipients of Veterans Educational Benefits

If you are a veteran, spouse of a veteran or a dependent of a veteran and you are receiving VA Educational Benefits, please check with your financial aid advisor/ counselor before completing the loan process.

 

Student Employment

All students employed in the Work Study program are required to complete an application for employment and must submit to a background check. Work Study positions are primarily on campus with some community service position as tutors in the public school systems of Grayson County and in libraries. Applications may be picked up in the Office of Financial Aid or downloaded from the Financial Aid page at www.grayson.edu.

Federal Work Study Program: Grayson College provides a limited number of work opportunities for students through the federally funded College Work Study Program. The primary purpose of this program is to provide part-time employment for students attending GC. It is designed for students who demonstrate financial need and who need additional earnings to continue to pursue their studies.

State Work Study Program: This program provides a limited number of work opportunities for eligible students who are Texas residents and enrolled in at least six semester hours of college credit course work.

Return to Title IV (R2T4)

When a recipient of Title IV funds (grant and/ or loan) assistance completely withdraws from an institution during a payment period or period of enrollment in which the recipient began attendance, Grayson College will determine the amount of Title IV grant and/ or loan assistance that the student earned as of the students withdrawal date (34 CFR 668.22(a)).

  • Each student is responsible for withdrawal from their courses if they do not plan to attend. Do not assume your courses will be dropped for nonpayment or nonattendance. A student may owe a balance if they enrolled and did not withdraw from classes prior to the first class day. It is suggested that students maintain documentation indicating their withdrawal date.

Returns will be distributed according to federal regulation in the following order:

  1. Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans.
  2. Subsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans.
  3. Federal Direct PLUS Loans Received on behalf of the student.
  4. Federal Pell Grant.
  5. FSEOG Program Aid.

Students receiving Title IV funds, who subsequently completely withdraw from or fail all their courses, may be required to return a portion of the federal financial aid they received. Only the percentage of aid earned (determined by the percentage of time they attended) will be eligible for retention on the student’s behalf. Any aid that is not earned must be returned to its source. If there is a student account balance resulting from an R2T4 adjustment, the student is responsible for payment. Further details can be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid. If a student owes a repayment to the Department of Education, they may call DOE Collections at 1-800-621-3115. If a balance is owed to the Grayson College, you may contact the Business Office at 903-463-8718.

Rehabilitation Assistance

The Department of Rehabilitative Services (DARS) offers assistance with tuition and required fees to students, who have certain physical or emotional disabilities, provided the vocational objective selected by the student has been approved by the appropriate representative of the commission. DARS offers other rehabilitation services to assist students with disabilities to become employed. Application for assistance must be submitted to the local DARS office.

 

Scholarships

Scholarship applications and information may be printed from the internet by accessing www.grayson.edu and visiting the financial aid home page. Please note that all scholarship recipients are required to complete the FAFSA or Income Affidavit, making sure to use Grayson’s School Code: 003570. The priority deadline for scholarships is March 15th prior to the upcoming award year. Scholarship applications are accepted year round.

Please visit the Grayson Foundations website at www.grayson.edu for a full list of the scholarships available from GC.

Exemptions

Visit www.collegefortexans.com for a review of State Exemptions. A few of the exemption that are processed and available at GC are listed below:

Hazelwood Tuition Exemption:

Veterans, who, at the time of entry into the U.S. Armed Forces:

  • Were Texas residents,
  • Designated Texas as Home of Record, or
  • Entered the service in Texas
  • Have served 181 days of active military duty, as indicated as “net active service” (the sum of 12© and 12(d) on the DD214).
  • Have received an honorable discharge or separation or a general discharge under honorable conditions.
  • Have no federal veteran’s education benefits, or have federal veterans education benefits dedicated to the payment of tuition and fees only; such as Chapter 33, for a term or semester enrolled that do not exceed the value of Hazelwood benefits( Pell and FSEOG are not relevant),
  • Are not in default on a student loan made or guaranteed by the state of Texas, and
  • Enroll in classes for which the college receives tax support (i.e., a course that does not depend solely on student tuition and fees to cover its costs), unless the college’s governing board has ruled to let veterans receive benefit while taking non-funded courses.

Children and spouses of veterans who, at the time of entry into the U.S. Armed Forces:

  • Were Texas residents,
  • Designated Texas as Home of Record, or
  • Entered the service in Texas.
  • Have a parent or is the spouse of a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, Texas Notional Guard, or Texas Air National Guard who died as a result of service-related injuries or illness, is missing in action, or became totally disabled for purposes or employability as a result of service related injury or illness,
  • Have no federal veteran’s education benefits, or have federal veterans education benefits dedicated to the payment of tuition and fees only; such as Chapter 33, for the term or semester enrolled that do not exceed the value of Hazelwood benefits (Pell and FSEOG are not relevant), and
  • Are residents of Texas as of the term or semester in which they are enrolled.

The benefit may not be used for correspondence courses unless the courses are part of the student’s degree plan.

Legacy Program

Eligible veterans may assign unused hours of exemption eligibility to a child under certain conditions. To be eligible the child must:

  • Be a Texas resident,
  • Be the biological child, stepchild, adopted child, or claimed as a dependent in the current or previous tax year,
  • Be 25 years or younger on the first day of the semester or term for which they exemption is claimed (unless granted an extension due to a qualifying illness or debilitating condition), and
  • Make satisfactory academic progress in a degree certificate, or continuing education program as determined by the institution

If a child to whom hours have been delegated fails to use all of the assigned hours, a veteran may reassign the unused hour that are available to another depend child.

Veteran’s spouses are not eligible to receive a transfer of unused hours.

Valedictorian Exemption: Available to all Texas public high school valedictorians.

Tuition Exemptions: Are available for blind or deaf students, children of disabled firemen, peace officers, and other as shown on www.collegefortexas.com. Certificates of exemption must be presented at the time of enrollment.

Additional information required: satisfactory progress, pro-rata refunds, and applications for all financial aid and scholarships may be obtained by contacting the Office of Financial Aid or accessing the financial aid home page at www.grayson.edu and choosing the Financial Aid link. To review the status of your file or the amount of your awards and cost, visit www.grayson.edu and access My Viking.

Grayson College’s Office of Financial Aid accepts no responsibility for billings, refund checks or any correspondence from this office that is sent to an incorrect address or difficulties caused by the postal service or other delivery methods.

Office of Financial Aid

Grayson College

6101 Grayson Drive

Denison, TX 75020

(903) 463-8794

Veterans Administration Benefits

Grayson College provides a Veteran Services Office to assist the enrollment of veterans, war orphans, war widows, and totally disabled veterans, their wives and children. This office serves as a liaison between Grayson College and the Veterans Administration and is located in the Student Life Building on the Bridge. Advisement for all veterans programs is available in the Veteran Services Office. Please contact the Veteran Services Coordinator or check the website for information concerning the required documents.

Requirements to receive maximum education assistance vary depending upon program eligibility. Students should consult the Veteran Services Office or website prior to enrollment.

Tutorial service is available to veterans and other eligible persons.

The Veterans Administration requires veterans and other eligible persons to define and follow predetermined degree plans as reflected in the College Catalog.

In order to receive VA educational assistance payments for those courses taken at Grayson College which are part of another institution’s degree plan, students must ascertain that those courses are listed on that institution’s letter of acceptance with degree plan stated.

The official college transcript will provide a final record of the credits attempted by the veteran each semester. Official drop dates are published in the Schedule of Classes. The last date of attendance in a course which was dropped will be determined from the date submitted at the office of Admissions and Records. Final grades are submitted by the faculty and maintained on permanent file in the Office of Admissions and Records.

Veterans Administration rules require that the College interrupt training and report the names of veterans who are placed on scholastic suspension and those who are not making satisfactory progress.

A veteran who applies for admission to Grayson College must submit official transcripts from all previous colleges attended. If any such credit earned is applicable toward the degree plan of the student, it will be approved by the appropriate academic dean.

Minimum Standards of Progress for Students Receiving VA Educational Benefits

Semester Hour Degree or Certificate Programs

Satisfactory Progress:

    A student who is receiving VA educational benefits must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher to be considered making satisfactory progress.

Probation:

      A student who fails to achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher after one semester shall be placed on probation.

Unsatisfactory Progress:

      A student on probation who fails to achieve a current GPA of 2.00 or higher at the end of the first probationary period shall be reported to the Veterans Administration Regional Office as making unsatisfactory progress.

      A student who fails to achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher at the end of the second consecutive probationary period shall be reported to the Veterans Administration Regional Office as making unsatisfactory progress. The student will be evaluated for satisfactory progress at the end of each semester completed.

Probation:

      A veteran student will be placed on academic probation when the cumulative GPA falls below 2.0. The student will be required to successfully complete Learning frameworks once the probation has been placed on the student record.

Suspension:

      A veteran student on probation who fails to achieve a current GPA of 2.00 or higher at the end of the first probationary period shall be reported to the Veterans Administration Regional Office as making unsatisfactory progress. A student placed on academic suspension will not be certified for one long semester when the cumulative GPA remains below 2.00. A student has the right to appeal the suspension. After remaining out of school for one long semester, a student may be readmitted on academic probation. The student must show academic progress by achieving at least a 2.50 GPA for the attempted semester.

Last updated: 11/08/2017