declared missing in action (MIA) and those who died in service.

Maximum educational benefits include free tuition, required textbooks, and laboratory fees for up to ten (10) semesters or a prescribed technical course at any state-supported junior or community college, university, or technical school. Dependent children must file an application prior to age 26 (may be extended to age 30 in certain cases). A spouse or widow/er does not have a filing deadline or age limitation. Eligible out-of-state participants under the Alabama G.I. Dependents Scholarship will be assessed in-state tuition and fees. For more information and application procedures, contact your nearest Veterans Affairs Office located in each county courthouse, or you may write to the Alabama G.I. Dependent s’ Scholarship Program, P. O. Box 1509, Montgomery, AL 36102-1509. Class Attendance of Veterans – For the veteran, failure to attend class may result in a reduction or elimination of benefits. The instructor will determine if absences are excused or unexcused. If the veteran accumulates excessive (unexcused) absences, the reduction of benefits will be made effective the last date of class attendance. Withdrawal from Class by Veterans – Veterans may adjust schedules only during the drop/add period without penalty. A veteran who withdraws after this period without demonstrating extenuating circumstances will suffer loss of payments under VA educational assistance.

Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Federal regulations require that all students receiving federal financial aid (Federal Pell Grant, Federal Work Study, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, or Alabama Student Assistance Programs) must make satisfactory academic progress toward completion of a degree or certificate. Academic progress must be monitored for all terms of enrollment, whether or not financial aid was received. A student’s academic progress will be evaluated at the end of each semester. Notices will be sent to students via email if they are placed on Financial Aid Warning or Financial Aid Suspension. The student may also review their eligibility online in their myLBWCC account at any time. According to 34 CFR 668-16(e), there are two major components of satisfactory academic progress: the qualitative component (cumulative in-program GPA) and the quantitative component (timeframe of completion). Qualitative Requirement ( GPA ): Financial aid recipients must maintain the following grade point averages (GPA) according to the number of hours attempted. This includes all hours attempted at LBWCC, whether or not financial aid was received or courses were successfully completed. Also, grades for developmental courses, and periods when academic bankruptcy was applied shall be factored into the GPA calculation. Incomplete courses: Grades of “I” shall not be calculated into the GPA. Grades of “W” shall not be calculated into the GPA. Repeated courses: The first repeat shall not be factored into the GPA calculation; however, all additional attempts shall be factored into the GPA calculation. GPA is only calculated using coursework taken at LBWCC.


2022-23 College Catalog and Student Handbook

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