Apply Now for ACTC's Spring Semester

Ashland Community and Technical College is accepting applications for Spring Semester 2015, and new student registration is underway.The application deadline is December 29, and completing the admission and registration process well before the holidays is recommended. Many courses are filling up, and the sooner people apply, the sooner they can get their courses scheduled.

Application forms are available on the web at ashland.kctcs.edu and may be submitted online. Applicants will also need to submit an official copy of their high school transcript or GED, transcripts from other colleges or universities attended, and ACT score if available.

Part of the admission process is an orientation session that includes placement testing. Orientation sessions are scheduled after the applications are processed.When students are accepted, they will receive a letter that includes information on setting up their Student Self Service account. After orientation, students will be assigned an academic advisor, and they can make an appointment with the advisor to register for classes.

Spring Semester classes start January 12. For help with admissions or more information, contact the ACTC Admissions Office, 606.326.2000.

Financial Aid for Spring

While working on the admission process,new students can also apply for financial aid. People who want to start at ACTC this spring will find that college is more affordable than they might have thought.

ACTCs in-state tuition for Spring Semester 2015 is $147 per credit hour, a lower rate than at other colleges and universities in the area. In-state rates are available to neighboring Ohio and West Virginia residents.

Federal Pell Grants are available for students who qualify, and many ACTC students qualify. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only form required for most federal and state aid programs. The FAFSA can be submitted electronically through the web site at fafsa.gov.

To apply for financial aid as a new student, individuals must have completed the admission process and be in degree, certificate or diploma status. Aid is awarded on the basis of financial need.

A tuition payment plan can be set up on line via KCTCS Student Self Service. If the payment plan is set up before December 6, there are three payments with 25% down and a $25 enrollment fee. After December 6, there are two payments with 50% down and a $25 enrollment fee.The last day to enroll in the payment plan is January 16. For details, contact Candace Chambers, Business Affairs Assistant, at 606-326-2013.

Federal and state education benefit programs for veterans and eligible dependents are coordinated through ACTC Veterans Services Office. For help with your application for benefits and G.I Bill enrollment certification, contact Craig Pleasant, ACTC Advisor and Coordinator of Veterans Affairs at: craig.pleasant@kctcs.edu.

To help new students plan their college finances, ACTCs website has a list of the types of financial aid offered and the steps needed to apply for federal financial aid. For this and other helpful information, go to ashland.kctcs.edu under Costs and Financial Aid.

For more information on your financial aid options at ACTC or help with the FAFSA, call 855.246.2282.