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    Harrison College
   
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Financial Aid


 

Financial Assistance

Harrison College’s Financial Aid Department is available to help make students’ educational goals attainable. Students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine financial need.

All applicants for financial aid must be United States citizens or eligible noncitizens. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) must be maintained while attending Harrison College and The Chef’s Academy in order to continue to receive federal or private financial aid.

Students are encouraged to visit www.harrison.edu for a list of internal, as well as external financial assistance opportunities. Please contact the Financial Aid Department for additional information and application forms. The following is a list of federal, state, and institutional financial assistance programs available to students of Harrison College and The Chef’s Academy, hereby referred to as Harrison College. Students may be eligible for other forms of external financial assistance that are not listed in the catalog.

Financial Assistance Policies and Procedures

Students wishing to use financial aid must have a clear National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) record and complete the FAFSA for the appropriate award year. All forms for financial aid must be completed before the student begins classes. Students are not eligible to receive Harrison College grants and/or scholarships if also receiving reduced pricing through Harrison College’s corporate partnership cost structure.

Procedures

Students will be asked to complete several forms, depending on the type of aid. All students seeking federal aid will need to complete a FAFSA, student Financial Aid Authorization form and a Financial Plan. All financial forms are due before the student begins classes.

Once a student has been determined eligible to apply for aid (i.e. clear NSLDS record), a FAFSA and all other required forms have been completed and results have been received by the financial aid office, the types and amounts of aid the student is qualified to receive will be determined.

The FAFSA should be completed for the current award year using prior -prior year tax information beginning with the 2017-2018 award year. The student Financial Aid Authorization form should be completed to indicate how the student would like any excess funds on their account to be processed. Students can request that funds be returned to the lender or to them.

The financial plan should be complete and on file for the term before classes begin. The plan acts as the award letter and will list the tuition costs, fees and estimated book costs, as well as the students anticipated aid.

Additional financial-aid policy information can be accessed in the Harrison College Financial Aid manual located on the Harrison College website and on the Harrison College student Portal.

  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan

Federal Direct PLUS loans are for parents who wish to borrow funds to help pay for their child’s education. This loan provides additional funds for educational expenses. This is a loan and repayment is required.

Maximum award is up to the cost of attendance, less financial aid received by the student.

  • Federal Pell Grant

This is a federal student-aid program that does not require repayment. Students must file a FAFSA. Awards are based on enrollment status and financial need. Yearly amounts may vary based on federal appropriations. Maximum award for 2016-2017 academic year is $5,815 and for 2017-2018 academic year is $5,920.

  • Federal Subsidized Direct Stafford Loan

This program provides low-interest loans to qualifying students enrolled at Harrison College at least half-time. Loan amounts vary according to financial need and grade level. Interest payments are made by the government while the student is enrolled in school at least half-time. This is a loan and repayment is required. Maximum award for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years are as follows: 1st year grade level maximum award is $3,500: 2nd year grade level maximum award is $4,500; 3rd and 4th year grade level maximum award is $5,500.

  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

This program is for students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Repayment is not required. Minimum award for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years is $100.00 for Harrison College students with a maximum award of $500 for the award year. The award may be prorated if attendance of less than an academic year is required.

  • Federal Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan

This program provides low-interest loans to qualifying students enrolled in Harrison College at least half-time. This loan may be used in conjunction with the Federal Subsidized Direct Stafford Loan. The student is responsible for interest payments while attending school. These payments may be deferred upon request, as long as the student attends at least half-time. This is a loan and repayment is required.

Maximum award for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years is as follows: Dependent student (parent approved for PLUS Loan) - $2,000 for all grade levels; Independent or Dependent student (parent not approved for PLUS Loan) - $6,000 for grade levels 1 and 2 and $7,000 for grade levels 3 and 4.

  • Federal Work Study (FWS)

This program provides jobs for undergraduate students who qualify for financial assistance and meet the eligibility requirements of Harrison College. FWS gives students an opportunity to work to earn money to help pay for educational expenses. Students earn a minimum of $10 per hour. Maximum award for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years is $13,000.

  • Graduate Together Grant

Graduating college is easier with the support of friends. Enroll at Harrison College with a friend and each of you will receive a $250 grant once both parties are in attendance. When you complete half of the credit hours toward your degree, each of you will receive an additional $500 grant, unless the current student referred a friend after the 50% point of his or her program. Then, in each of your last respective quarters prior to graduation, each of you will receive another grant in the amount of $1,000. The grants will be applied to your student account (ledger card) after tuition billing is complete for each of the eligible terms. If you are both enrolled or graduated from your program of study at each milestone, talk with your Financial Aid Representative to be awarded your grant at those times.

Eligibility and Requirements:

  • Both current and new students are eligible to refer friends.
  • The grant milestones are based on credit hours earned for each student’s individual degree, therefore both students do not need to achieve the milestones at the same time.
  • The 50% award of $500 and graduation award of $1,000 will only be awarded once each.
  • Students do not need to be in the same degree program to be eligible.
  • Both students need to be continuously enrolled or graduated from his or her program of study, from start to graduation, in order to remain eligible to receive the grant at each respective milestone.
  • The grant has no cash value. Dollars will be applied to an outstanding balance at each point.
  • The grant is available for students enrolled through the Columbus, OH campus as of January 28, 2016.
  • The grant is not available to participants of the Harrison College employee tuition waiver program.
  • Referred students must have no prior affiliation with Harrison College in order to be eligible for the grant.
  • Harrison College Hispanic Student Grant

In order to attract and retain culturally diverse, international students from underrepresented minority populations and foster intercultural competencies and diversity, Harrison College is awarding a Hispanic Student Grant (HSG) for eligible students, equal to 20% of tuition and program fees up to 40 credits and 30% of tuition and program fees at 41+ credit hours.

Eligible Student

To qualify for this program:

  1. Student must be at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino. Hispanic/Latino is an ethnic category, not a racial category; students may be of any race. For purposes of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, students must be from a family whose ancestors came from at least one of these countries: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Spain, Uruguay, or Venezuela.
  2. Student must be a new student. A new student is defined as someone in Original Enrollment, Rescheduled, or Rescheduled>365 status. Students in a Re-entry status are not eligible. Students that graduate one program and enroll in a new program are eligible since they would be in an original enrollment status.

Determination of Eligibility; Application of Grant

  1. A student who attends six credits or more in a term which begins on or after April 4, 2016.
  2. The final determination of whether a student is an Eligible Student is made in the sole and absolute discretion of Harrison College. After contacting the International office for the international admission application and interview, and upon notification that the student has received the HSG and has been admitted to a qualifying program of study, the student must contact Harrison College Financial Aid (FA) to confirm their eligibility; if the FA determines the student satisfies the eligibility requirements of the HSG, the Eligible Student will have the opportunity to qualify for an HSG award for each term of each academic year that the student remains continuously enrolled in his or her program of study at the school, beginning with the student’s first year of eligibility.
  3. If the Eligible Student qualifies for a HSG in any term in which he or she is enrolled, the Eligible Student will receive a HSG in the form of a disbursement based on the amount of tuition and program fee charged to the Eligible Student’s ledger card for the courses of the program taken by the eligible student in that academic term, after first applying any other institutional scholarships, awards or grants to the eligible student’s account (see below.) This amount will be calculated and posted to the Eligible Student’s ledger card after the 60% point in each term, after which all tuition and aid has been applied.
  4. In no event will a refund be issued to an Eligible Student as a result of receiving a HSG - instead, the HSG for that Eligible Student will be proportionately reduced to avoid a resulting credit balance or student loan amounts will be refunded up to the total amount of HSG disbursed.
  5. The school may, at any time in its sole discretion, terminate the HSG program, which termination will be effective at the start of the next term.

Maintaining Qualification for the HSG

To qualify for a HSG for any subsequent term of the first and any subsequent academic year, an eligible student must:

  1. Be in attendance at Harrison College through the 60 percent point of the term in courses in the student’s degree program of study that constitute at least six term credit hours; and
  2. At the end of the student’s first and any subsequent academic year, be making satisfactory academic progress in his or her program of study; and (if applicable)

Other

  1. The HSG will be applied towards the current tuition and program fee costs for the eligible course.
  2. Students enrolled in programs of study at The Chef’s Academy are also eligible to participate in the HSG program.
  3. The HSG cannot be used in conjunction with any other Harrison College sponsored scholarships.
  • Harrison College Student Success Grant (HCSSG)

For our Harrison College Student Success Grant, the more education you complete with Harrison College, the greater the grant amount you will receive. Simply start your first for-credit course in a certificate, diploma, associate or bachelor’s degree program after September 1, 2015, for Ohio campus students the effective date is on or after October 26, 2015, and you could earn a significant grant in the future. You may be eligible to save more than $10,000 by the time you graduate, depending upon your program of study.

Here’s how it works:

  • Harrison College will award the HCSSG based on the cost of Eligible Courses to Eligible Students (see the definitions below) and continuing students according to the following chart:
Total Harrison Program Credits Earned Grant Amount as a Percentage of Tuition
0-12 10%
13-36 15%
37-72 20%
73-90 25%
91+ 30%

 Eligible Courses

  1. An Eligible Course is one taken by a new student
  • Enrolled in a certificate, diploma, associate or bachelor’s degree program of study requiring a minimum of 42 credits to complete; and
    • Who posts attendance for his or her first credit-bearing course on or after September 1, 2015, for Ohio campus students the effective date is on or after October 26, 2015; and
    • Who is charged for his or her first credit-bearing course on or after September 1, 2015, for Ohio campus students the effective date is on or after October 26, 2015.
  1. An Eligible Course is also one taken by a former student
  • Who has previously attended but whose last date of attendance is greater than 365 days; or
  • Who attended a course within the past 365 days, if he or she was enrolled (a) as a non-degree seeking student or (b) officially withdrew or whose attendance was cancelled during Harrison College’s official add/drop period.

Eligible Student

A student who attends six credits or more in a degree seeking program of study in a term which begins on or after September 1, 2015, for Ohio campus students the effective date is on or after October 26, 2015, and who signs a “Participation Agreement” agreeing to the terms and conditions of the HCSSG.

Determination of Eligibility; Application of Grant

  1. The final determination of whether a student is an Eligible Student taking an Eligible Course is made in the sole and absolute discretion of Harrison College. Upon admission to a qualifying program of study, a student must contact the College’s Financial Aid department to determine if he or she is eligible for the HCSSG program. If the school determines the student satisfies the eligibility requirements of the HCSSG program, the Eligible Student will have the opportunity to qualify for the HCSSG for each term of each academic year that the student remains continuously enrolled in his or her program of study at the school, beginning with the student’s first year of eligibility.
  2. If the Eligible Student qualifies for the HCSSG in any term in which he or she is enrolled, the Eligible Student will receive the HCSSG in the form of a disbursement based on the amount of tuition charged to the Eligible Student’s ledger card for the courses of the program taken by the eligible student in that academic term, after first applying any other institutional scholarships, awards or grants to the eligible student’s account. This amount will be calculated and posted to the Eligible Student’s ledger card beginning as early as the third week in each term. The award will not be earned until after attendance has been recorded beyond the “60% point” of each term.
  3. In no event will a refund be issued to an Eligible Student as a result of receiving the HCSSG award - instead, the HCSSG for that Eligible Student will be proportionately reduced to avoid a resulting credit balance or student loan amounts will be refunded in an amount equal to the amount of credit on the student’s ledger card according to the school’s refund policy.
  4. The school may, at any time in its sole discretion, terminate the HCSSG program, which termination will be effective at the start of the next term.

Maintaining Qualification for the HCSSG

To qualify for the HCSSG for any subsequent term of the first and any subsequent academic year, an eligible student must:

  1. Be in attendance at Harrison College through the 60% point of the term in courses in the student’s degree program of study and be charged at a minimum of six term credit hours; and
  2. At the end of the student’s first and any subsequent academic year, be making satisfactory academic progress in his or her program of study

Other

  1. The HCSSG will be applied towards the current tuition costs for the eligible course.
  2. Students enrolled in programs of study at The Chef’s Academy are also eligible to participate in the HCSSG program, and earn as much as $5,800 by the time they graduate.
  3. The grant is not available to participants of the Harrison College employee tuition waiver program.
  • Indiana Adult Student Grant

Harrison College participates in the Indiana Adult Student Grant program.  The Adult Student Grant is Indiana’s need-based financial program specifically designed to meet the unique needs of working adults. Interested parties must have an ISIR on file but there is not a deadline.  Students will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis starting July 1, until funds are exhausted. The applicant must have an EFC of 1500 or less.  The maximum award amount for the 2017-2018 award year is $1,000.

  • Indiana Frank O’Bannon Grant

Harrison College participates in the Frank O’Bannon Grant program, part of the Indiana Higher Education Award program. Interested parties must submit a FAFSA by March 10 and have established continuous Indiana residency by December of the prior calendar year.

The award amounts for 2017-2018 academic year vary based on EFC, grade level status, GPA and course completion.

  • Indiana Twenty-First Century Scholars

Harrison College participates in the Twenty-First Century Scholars program. Scholarship recipients must submit a FAFSA by April 15 of each year for continued participation. Eligible students must notify their local campus Financial Aid Office upon receipt of their award. Awards for the 2017-2018 academic year will be dependent upon state determined factors such as program start date, grade point average and credit completion.

  • Military Service Award

In recognition of their service to our country, Harrison College has created an award for Military Students called the Military Service Award. The award is based on program of choice and military status. Your financial aid analyst will be able to determine your eligibility. “Military Students” are defined as an Active Member of the Armed Forces, Veteran 1 of the Armed Forces, Active Reservist and National Guard Member, Retiree of the Armed Forces and/or a Dependent 2 of a Member of the Armed Forces.

1 A veteran must have been discharged or released from active duty in the Armed Forces under honorable conditions.

2 Dependents must verify eligibility with a current and valid Military ID card.

For more information including grant eligibility and amounts, students should consult with a Harrison College financial aid analyst.

  • Ohio College Opportunity Grant

Harrison College participates in the Ohio College Opportunity Grant program, which provides grant money to Ohio residents who demonstrate the highest levels of financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Students must file their FAFSA by the deadline of October 1. The maximum award for the 2017-2018 academic year is $1,140.

  • Veterans Administration Compliance

If the student has previously attended another college where veterans’ benefits were utilized and the student will be receiving veterans’ benefits while attending Harrison College, a transcript is required prior to the start of classes in order to evaluate previous credits before certifying the student’s veterans’ benefits. Harrison College and The Chef’s Academy accepts federal Veteran’s Administration Education program funding. Please speak with your financial aid advisor for details for each specific program.

  • Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill
  • Chapter 31 VA Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Chapter 33 Post 9/11 - Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Chapter 1606 Reserves
  • Chapter 35 Dependents and Survivors

Institutional Loans

The Harrison College Institutional Loan program is available for students that cannot obtain any other alternative funding options and still have a financial need after all Title IV funding has been exhausted. To be eligible, students must maintain continuous and uninterrupted enrollment each term and make, if required, the necessary monthly payments.

Scholarships

Humphrey Scholarship

This onetime $250 scholarship is in memory of Patrick Humphrey, youngest son of Deborah Humphrey. Deborah, an employee of Harrison College since 2002, is a supporter of higher education and learning. Patrick was a Chef at Oceana Restaurant in the McGraw Hill Building in Manhattan, New York. His career as a Chef developed quickly due to his passion for providing great service and products to customers. Like his mother, Patrick was also a great teacher in his role. The Humphrey Scholarship will be awarded to one Harrison College and one Chef’s Academy student in the spring quarter.

Harrison College and the Humphrey Family want to continue to embrace higher education and learning by offering this scholarship in memory of Patrick. The scholarship will be funded by the Humphrey Family and the Cruise-In Car Show held at the Terre Haute, IN campus annually in August.

 

Application Process

  • Submit an essay answering “Why do you deserve this scholarship and how will it help further your goals?” Essays should be between 500-1000 words.
  • Submit 2 letters of reference; one must be from a Harrison College instructor or advisor, the other can be any professional reference other than a friend or family member. Letters should include the applicant’s first and last name.
  • Submit completed applications online at www.harrison.edu by March 15.

Criteria

  • Must be in good standing with Harrison College upon disbursement of scholarship money.
  • The recipient can be a new or continuing student but must be enrolled for the April Quarter. If already currently enrolled, the recipient must have at least 2 quarters left to complete their degree. The award will be a onetime disbursement in the spring quarter only.

ProStart Scholarship

The ProStart high school program offers a two-year career based training and competition opportunity to aid in students dreams of a profession in the culinary arts. This scholarship is open to the members of the teams who participate in the ProStart competition at the State level. Scholarship amounts are based on competition results at the State Level.

 

Competitions

  • State Competition (Culinary or Management Competition).
    • 1st Place - $8,000 (Awarded $1,000 per term for a maximum of $8,000)
    • 2nd Place - $7,500 (Awarded $938 per term for a maximum of $7,500)
    • 3rd Place - $7,000 (Awarded $875 per term for a maximum of $7,000)

Note: Students who compete and place in multiple competitions (Junior/Senior Year), will be awarded the greatest value scholarship from all competitions.

Criteria

  • Must be an active member of ProStart.
  • Must win first, second or third place in the State competition held by ProStart.
  • Winning certificate from competition will be required prior to scholarship being awarded.
  • Must enroll at The Chef’s Academy to begin classes within one year of graduating high school.
  • The Chef’s Academy must be the first college you have attended since graduating high school.
  • Recipients will receive this scholarship from a representative of The Chef’s Academy or a designated ProStart representative at the competition.
  • Must be a full-time student pursuing a degree at The Chef’s Academy.
  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.
  • Any student who withdraws from The Chef’s Academy or who changes his or her program of study automatically forfeits any remaining scholarship funds.
  • The scholarship cannot be stackable with any other Harrison College scholarship or The Chef’s Academy scholarship nor the Harrison College Student Success Grant.

Skills USA Scholarship

Skills USA is a program which partners industry leaders in a variety of service industries. The organization’s purpose is to help students gain the skills needed to improve his/her career goals in a desired field, as well as help employers build a well-trained team. This scholarship is open to individuals who participate in the Skills USA competition in the Culinary Arts or Commercial Baking categories at the state level. Scholarship amounts are based on competition results at the State Level.

 

Competitions

  • State Competition (Culinary or Management competition).
    • 1st Place - $8,000 (Awarded $1,000 per term for a maximum of $8,000)
    • 2nd Place - $7,500 (Awarded $938 per term for a maximum of $7,500)
    • 3rd Place - $7,000 (Awarded $875 per term for a maximum of $7,000)

Note: Students who compete and place in multiple competitions (Junior/Senior Year), will be awarded the greatest value scholarship from all competitions.

Criteria

  • Must be an active member of Skills USA.
  • Must win first, second or third place in the state competition held by Skills USA.
  • Must enroll at The Chef’s Academy to begin classes within one year of graduating high school.
  • The Chef’s Academy must be the first college you have attended since graduating high school.
  • Winning certificate from competition will be required prior to scholarship being awarded.
  • Recipients will receive this scholarship from a representative of The Chef’s Academy or a designated Skills USA representative at the competition.
  • Must be a full-time student pursuing a degree at The Chef’s Academy.
  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.
  • Any student who withdraws from The Chef’s Academy or who changes his or her program of study automatically forfeits any remaining scholarship funds.
  • The scholarship cannot be stackable with any other Harrison College scholarship or The Chef’s Academy scholarship nor the Harrison College Student Success Grant.

The Chef’s Academy 2018
Top Teen Talent Scholarship Competition (North Carolina Campus Only)

The Chef’s Academy Top Teen Talent Scholarship Competition (otherwise noted as just “Competition”) is open to high school seniors of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, scheduled to graduate in 2018 with a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average or the equivalent thereof (based on a 4.0 scale) as of the date of entry and completion of the Competition.

 

Eligibility

  • Winners must fulfill all individual program requirements for the specific degree program to enroll at The Chef’s Academy.
  • Scholarship can be applied towards one (1) degree program, Culinary Arts or Pastry Arts at The Chef’s Academy North Carolina. Any eligible minor must have his/her parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to enter.
  • All applicants must submit a completed Entry & Release Form by all posted deadlines.

Award

The Chef’s Academy Top Teen Talent Competition will award:

  • The First Place winner will receive an $8,000 scholarship to The Chef’s Academy - North Carolina. The scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 per term for a maximum of $8,000.
  • The Second Place winner will receive a $7,000 scholarship to The Chef’s Academy - North Carolina. The scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $875 per term for a maximum of $7,000.

Deadline and Application Process

  • To enter the Competition, applicants must submit the following items along with the Official Scholarship Application for the Competition:
  • Competition will be held May 19, 2018.

Criteria

  • To receive award, all necessary entrance enrollment requirements to The Chef’s Academy - North Carolina must be complete.
  • Student must maintain a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) while attending The Chef’s Academy - North Carolina, and be in good academic and financial standing with the College upon disbursement of scholarship money.
  • Must be a full-time student pursuing a degree at The Chef’s Academy.
  • Any student who withdraws from The Chef’s Academy or who changes his or her program of study automatically forfeits any remaining scholarship funds.
  • The scholarship cannot be stackable with any other Harrison College scholarship or The Chef’s Academy scholarship nor the Harrison College Student Success Grant.