Consumer Information

In order to help consumers make well-informed decisions about postsecondary education, Federal regulations require higher education institutions to disclose certain information. Below is a list of disclosures provided by BridgeValley Community & Technical College pursuant to these regulations.

Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information

Available at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/future-students/financial-aid. Types of financial assistance available at BridgeValley Community & Technical College can be found at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/types-aid.

Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information

BridgeValley Community & Technical College
Financial Aid Office
2001 Union Carbide Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303

Or

BridgeValley Community & Technical College
Financial Aid Office
619 2nd Avenue
Montgomery, WV 25136
 

Bonnie Edwards or Jodi Johnston (304)-205-6600 or email: finaid@bridgevalley.edu

 

General Institutional Information

Admission/Readmission

Information about admission and readmission can be found online at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/apply and in the College Catalog on pages 10-29 available at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/sites/default/files/BridgeValley_Site_Files/Academics/Academics/Documents/Catalogs/BVCTC%20Final.pdf.

Credit Hours

Academic advancement by the student is measured in terms of semester hours. To earn one semester hour, usually the student must attend a lecture of 50 minutes (one clock hour) each week in a semester. For laboratory credit of one semester hour, the student attends two or three clock hours per week.  More information about credit hours may be found in the college catalog (http://www.bridgevalley.edu/sites/default/files/BridgeValley_Site_Files/Academics/Academics/Documents/Catalogs/BVCTC%20Final.pdf) started on page 75.

Academic Programs

Information about our academic programs, including online programs, can be found on our website at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/programs-study and in the college catalog on pages 93-271 http://www.bridgevalley.edu/sites/default/files/BridgeValley_Site_Files/Academics/Academics/Documents/Catalogs/BVCTC%20Final.pdf.

Distance (Online) Education

Information about our online courses can be found at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/online-classes.

Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements

Information for transfer students is available on our website at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/transferring-credits-bridgevalley and in the college catalog on pages 15-16 at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/sites/default/files/BridgeValley_Site_Files/Academics/Academics/Documents/Catalogs/BVCTC%20Final.pdf.

Educational Program, Instructional Facilities, and Faculty

Information on the College’s various educational programs, instructional facilities and faculty may be found in the most recent undergraduate catalog available at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/sites/default/files/BridgeValley_Site_Files/Academics/Academics/Documents/Catalogs/BVCTC%20Final.pdf.

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

Descriptions of services available for students with disabilities are available on the Office of Disability Services web site http://www.bridgevalley.edu/disability-services.

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs

Accreditation information is available at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/accreditation.

Withdrawals

Information about how to withdraw from a course or from the college can be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.  Information about withdrawals may be found at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/registrar-faqs and in the college catalog (http://www.bridgevalley.edu/sites/default/files/BridgeValley_Site_Files/Academics/Academics/Documents/Catalogs/BVCTC%20Final.pdf) on page 86.

Privacy of Student Records − Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows present and future students to have access to their individual educational records, provides basic protections of privacy of their records, and allows them to request that certain “directory information” be kept confidential. Additional information regarding the rights afforded to students by FERPA is available at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/registrar-ferpa.

Complaint Process

Information regarding the Complaint Process may be located at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/complaint-form.

Student Diversity

Information relating to the diversity of BridgeValley Community & Technical College’s students is available at https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=bridgevalley&s=all&id=484932 under the Enrollment section.

College Data

Completion and graduation rates information is available at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/student-success-statistics.

Additional data about BridgeValley Community & Technical College is available from the National Center for Education Statistics at the College Navigator Website at https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=bridgevalley&s=all&id=484932.

West Virginia Higher Education Report Card

West Virginia Code §18B-1D-8 statutorily mandates the West Virginia Higher Education Report Card (Report Card).  This annual accountability report provides year-end higher education statistics for both of the state’s higher education systems, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission) and West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education (Council).  Many of the enrollment, retention, graduation, and financial aid statistics found throughout this publication are reflective of the individual master plans approved by the Commission (Leading the Way: Access.  Success.  Impact.  2013-2018) and the Council (Fulfilling the Vision 2015-2020). The annual reported card may be viewed at http://www.wvhepc.edu/resources/reports-and-publications/.

Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees information is available at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/2017-18-tuition-and-fees-0 and information about estimated cost of attendance is available at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/cost-attendance.

Net Price Calculator

BridgeValley provides a calculator web page to assist students with determining costs of attendance and financial aid eligibility. A link to the calculator is available on the Financial Aid Office web page at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/financial-aid.

Refund Policy and Return of Federal Financial Aid

Refund policy information is available at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/refund-policy.  Return of Title IV Federal Financial aid information is available at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/federal-return-title-iv-funds.

Textbook Information

Textbook information is available through the BridgeValley Community & Technical College Bookstore https://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/vbm/vb_home.php?FVCUSNO=37855&url=bridgevalley.htm.
For current book listings, go to http://www.bridgevalley.edu/campus-life and select the term’s booklist from the menu.

Copyright Infringement − Policies and Sanctions

BridgeValley Community & Technical College complies with U.S. copyright law, which prohibits unauthorized duplication and use of copyrighted materials, including written, audio-visual, and computer software materials. BridgeValley has two policies that deals with copyright infringement.  They include the computer use policy below and the academic integrity policy located at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/sites/default/files/files/BridgeValley_Site_Files/Human_Resources/Policies/D-OP-21-15%20Academic%20Dishonesty.pdf.

Computer Use and File Sharing

Specific information related to computer use and file sharing is available in the Computer Use and Abuse Policy, PDF available at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/sites/default/files/files/BridgeValley_Site_Files/Human_Resources/Policies/B-OP-18-14%20Computer%20Use%20and%20Abuse.pdf.

Information Security

BridgeValley Community & Technical College maintains an information/banner security policy available at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/sites/default/files/files/BridgeValley_Site_Files/BOG/Policies/Adopted/B-OP-19-14%20Banner%20Accounts.pdf.

Student Activities

BridgeValley Community & Technical College maintains a website describing the clubs and organizations available to students. The site is available at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/campus-life-0.

Constitution Day 

BridgeValley Community & Technical College participates in educational activities in honor of Constitution Day on September 17th each year.  Constitution Day information can be located on our website at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/celebrating-constitution-day.

Voter Registration

BridgeValley Community & Technical College, as a participant in Federal Title IV Student Aid programs, is required to advise you that voter registration forms for West Virginia are available at the web site of the Secretary of State at http://www.sos.wv.gov/elections/VoterRegistration/Pages/default.aspx. (Select the “Register to Vote” link). In addition to voter registration forms, other information related to voting in West Virginia is available at this web site.

 

Student Financial Assistance

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

A conviction for any offense, during a period of enrollment for which a student was receiving Title IV, HEA Program (federal) funds, under any federal law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs will result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan or work-study assistance (HEA Sec. 484(r)(1)); (20 U.S.C. 1091(r)(1)).

Student Loan Information

U.S. Department of Education Student Loan Information is available at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/student-loan-information.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

Federal student loan records of students and parents will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system. Students and parents may view their loan record history by visiting www.nslds.ed.gov.

Entrance Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers

Available at https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action.

Exit Counseling for Student Loan Borrowers

Available at https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action.

Preferred Lender Lists and Arrangements

BridgeValley Community & Technical College does not recommend, promote or endorse lenders for private education loans.

Financial Aid Verification

Information about the verification process, including the student’s responsibilities can be found on our website at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/verification.

Disbursement

BridgeValley Community & Technical College’s disbursement information is available at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/disbursement.

Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid Purposes

BridgeValley Community & Technical College’s satisfactory academic progress standards for financial aid purposes can be found at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/satisfactory-academic-progress.

 

Health and Safety

Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics

Crime and Safety reports are available at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/crime-statistics.

Additional information may also be obtained from the U.S. Department of Education Campus Safety and Security web site at http://ope.ed.gov/security/.

Information about closings and emergency alerts are available, when applicable, at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/. Instructions for receiving email and text alerts are available at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/bridgevalley-connect.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Information

It is the policy of BridgeValley Community & Technical College to comply with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities (Campuses) Act of 1989 and Federal Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. Information is available at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/sites/default/files/files/BridgeValley_Site_Files/Human_Resources/Policies/B-OP-34-14%20Alcohol%20and%20Drugs.pdf.

BridgeValley Community & Technical College provides currently enrolled students with short-term counseling and referral services while enrolled at the college.  More information about our counseling services are available at http://www.bridgevalley.edu/counseling-services.

 

Students who wish to receive a paper copy of the information listed or who need to discuss this information may contact James McDougle, Dean of Student Services at 304-205-6710.