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ARTICLE VII: STUDENTS SECTION A:
ADMISSION, FINANCE, ENROLLMENT

VII.A.010

Consistent with the Mission of Rogue Community College, within budgetary limitations an open door admission policy will ensure that students have the opportunity to pursue their educational goals through a range of credit, non-credit, and basic skills improvement programs. Students who enroll for high school or alternative school credit must comply with Oregon compulsory school attendance law.

Preference in admission to Rogue Community College shall be given to in-district applicants. Out-of-district applicants continuing at the college will be treated on an equal basis with in-district students. Priority in ADMISSION may be given to in-district students who have finished high school and/or are at least 18 years of age. Some programs may have restricted enrollment. Admission to such programs may be limited and have separate admission procedures.

[See Appendix 7: Tuition and Fees]

Authority: ORS 339.010
Previous Policy No.: 5111
Amended: December 14, 1978
Amended: March 16, 1983
Previous Policy No.: 5111.1
Amended: December 13, 1978
Amended: March 16, 1983
Amended: September 15, 1993
Approved: June 14, 1997

ARTICLE VII: STUDENTS SECTION A:
ADMISSION, FINANCE, ENROLLMENT

VII.A.020

As part of the budgeting process, the Board of Education of Rogue Community College will set the tuition rate for each ensuing year. Fees may be established as required to cover the cost in programs that consume a disproportionate amount of supplies or in which high cost facilities or equipment must be used. The fee schedule will be as simple as possible.

[See Appendix 7: Tuition and Fees]

Previous Policy No.: 3170
Confirmed: July 12, 1978
Approved: June 14, 1997

ARTICLE VII: STUDENTS SECTION A:
ADMISSION, FINANCE, ENROLLMENT

VII.A.030

In-District, Oregon Residence Students: Students who (1) have maintained permanent residence in Rogue Community College District and the State of Oregon for not less than ninety continuous days immediately preceding the first instructional day of the term for which residency is in question, or (2) have extraordinary circumstances which include:

  • Veterans enrolling within six months of separation or discharge from military service;
  • Students enrolled in classes for which the college has  contracted a specific amount rather than assessing individual student tuition;
  • Students leaving the district for summer employment;
  • Any student whose tuition is being paid by a business firm or organization whose address is in the Rogue Community College District.

Out-of-District, Oregon Resident Students: Students who list their parentsí address as within Oregon, but outside the Rogue Community College District; and, who are currently being claimed as dependents by their parents for federal tax purposes. Non-dependent students who list their permanent address within Oregon but outside the district: the parentsí residence and non-dependent studentís residence must have been maintained for not less than ninety continuous days immediately preceding the first instructional day of the term for which residence is in question.

Out-of-State Resident Students: Students who list their parentsí address as outside Oregon, and who are currently being claimed as dependents by their parents for federal income tax purposes. Non-dependent students who list their permanent residence as outside Oregon.

International Students: International students who attend the College on student visas will be charged international tuition for as long as they are enrolled.

  • Permanent residence is defined as a personís home to which one intends to return after any absence, and/or in which oneís dependents reside for an unlimited period of time.
  • Students who establish permanent residence in the district will be charged out-of-district and/or out-of-state tuition for no more than one quarter.
  • Residence of students will be determined by information required on the College registration form; e.g., legal address of parents or spouse, length of time residing in the college district, etc. Non-United States citizens must provide immigration documents for review by the dean of Student Services.
  • At the discretion of the ADMISSION office, documentation may be required to establish residence which may include but not be limited to bank/savings and loan/credit union account records from Oregon firms showing Oregon income taxes withheld and student financial aid documents.

[See Appendix 7: Tuition and Fees]

Previous Policy Nos.: 5111.3 and 5116
Amended: December 13, 1978
Approved: September 15, 1993
Approved: June 14, 1997

ARTICLE VII: STUDENTS
SECTION A: ADMISSION, FINANCE, ENROLLMENT

VII.A.040

Deferred payment of student tuition at Rogue Community College may be approved by the Vice President of College Services for those students meeting the requirements of the current deferred tuition administrative procedure. The fee for such deferral will not exceed $15.00 and the interest rate will not exceed 10% per year. Installment periods may not exceed the term in which the deferral is approved.

Approved: June 14, 1997

ARTICLE VII: STUDENTS SECTION A:
ADMISSION, FINANCE, ENROLLMENT

VII.A.050

The Rogue Community College Board of Education will allow a 100 percent refund of tuition fees:

  • For full-term credit classes when a student drops during the first two weeks of the term.
  • For less than full-time credit classes and community education classes when a student drops prior to the second class session.

Adopted: March 19, 1996
Revised: September 14, 1996
Approved: June 14, 1997

ARTICLE VII: STUDENTS SECTION A:
ADMISSION, FINANCE, ENROLLMENT

VII.A.060

A student of Rogue Community College is expected to be in attendance at all times in classes and laboratories unless there is a good reason for absence.

Previous Policy No.: 5113
Amended: December 13, 1978
Approved: June 14, 1997

ARTICLE VII: STUDENTS SECTION A:
ADMISSION, FINANCE, ENROLLMENT

VII.A.070

Students of Rogue Community College may be required to take placement examinations to be used in placing them in the appropriate courses as well as in counseling.

Previous Policy No.: 5118
Amended: December 13, 1978
Approved: June 14, 1997

ARTICLE VII: STUDENTS SECTION A:
ADMISSION, FINANCE, ENROLLMENT

VII.A.080

The Associate of Science, Associate of Arts/Oregon Transfer, Associate of Applied Science, and Associate of General Studies degrees shall be awarded upon satisfactory completion of an established course of study approved by the Board of Education of Rogue Community College.

To accommodate those students who have a strong need for a program leading to a specific occupational competence; but, who, for various reasons, do not enroll in a regular degree program, the administration may organize a certificate, diploma, or short-term training program of fewer than the number of units required for an associate degree. A certificate or diploma will be awarded to those who satisfy the requirements. Standards of instruction in such programs will be comparable to those in other programs at the college.

Approved: June 14, 1997

ARTICLE VII: STUDENTS SECTION A:
ADMISSION, FINANCE, ENROLLMENT

VII.A.090

Currently enrolled students of Rogue Community College pursuing an approved program of study may be granted credits based on prior experience. A list of courses approved for this purpose and the method used to assess the challenge or credit will be maintained by the appropriate vice president or dean. Credits may be determined by one or a combination of the following methods:

  • Written Examination
  • Interview
  • Performance Examination
  • Portfolio Review

Previous Policy No.: 5123
Amended: December 13, 1978
Adopted: March 16, 1983
Approved: June 14, 1997

ARTICLE VII: STUDENTS SECTION A:
ADMISSION, FINANCE, ENROLLMENT

VII.A.100

Rogue Community College grades given in each credit course are to be recorded on the studentís permanent record. Definition of grades shall be developed by the faculty and approved by the dean of Student Services.

Previous Policy No.: 5125.1
Confirmed: December 13, 1978
Approved: June 14, 1997

ARTICLE VII: STUDENTS SECTION A:
ADMISSION, FINANCE, ENROLLMENT

VII.A.110

To assure maximum use of available class seats, instructors of Rogue Community College will administratively drop students who do not attend class during the first week of the term. This procedure applies only to credit classes and is effective beginning Summer Term 1996.

For credit classes more than six weeks in duration students must attend at least 50 percent of the class/lab meetings during the first week of the quarter or they will be administratively dropped from the class by the instructor.

For credit classes less than six weeks in duration students must attend the first class meeting or they will be administratively dropped by the instructor.

Students unable to attend class during the first week or first class must contact the instructor prior to the class meeting if they wish to avoid being administratively dropped from that class.

Students administratively dropped from a class or classes by these procedures will receive a refund of tuition and fees according to college policy. The refund will be based on a drop date during the first week of the term. Students dropped from classes will receive notice of their enrollment status.

When a student registers for a class or classes the student becomes financially responsible for the tuition and fees. Lack of approved financial aid or failure of an agency to provide funding does not relieve the student of this financial obligation. Students may be administratively dropped from classes due to non-payment of tuition. The college is not responsible for liabilities associated with the administrative drop of students.

Approved: June 14, 1997

ARTICLE VII: STUDENTS SECTION

VII.A.130

The Rogue Community College credit line policy is open to students who are enrolled in a minimum of 4 credit hours per term. The credit line policy enables students to split their current tuition charges into three payments. The student will be charged a $15 non-refundable administrative service fee. The first payment is a flat $65, which consists of $50 of the current tuition charges and the $15 administrative fee. The next two payments consist of tuition and any late fees assessed. Any delinquent accounts will be charged a $15 late fee per month, with a maximum of $30.00 per term. Interest rates will not be charged on monthly balances.

Reviewed: May 15, 2001
Adopted: June 19, 2001