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General

Where is the library located?

Here.

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How does a returning Student use the College Student Email System?

Microsoft Office Outlook

Outlook Live offers 10GB of inbox email storage as well as an optimized Outlook experience on the desktop, web or mobile phone. Outlook Live is a popular email system used in many large scale businesses today. See below for instructions. 

Check BannerWeb for email address.

  • Log in to BannerWeb
  • Click on Personal Information
  • Click on View email addresses
  • OTC email address is listed as the preferred email address
  • Navigate to http://mail.office365.com or Click the student email link on the BannerWeb page.
  • New students - - see directions below.
  • In the Windows Live ID textbox, enter the email address obtained from BannerWeb.
  • Next, enter your password. The default password is your six digit date of birth (mmddyy).
  • Enter the required account information, and then click I ACCEPT.
  • After your intial log in, simply go to http://www.outlook.com and log into your account.

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Financial Aid

How do I apply for Financial Aid?

Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a Renewal FAFSA and submit it to the federal processor as soon as possible AFTER October 1st.  Be sure to submit your FAFSA/Renewal FAFSA to the federal processor in time for them to process it (about four weeks) and transmit the results to us before your expected term of enrollment.  You may prefer to apply online by using FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.gov  ( http://www.fafsa.gov ).  We strongly encourage this method of applying since it is faster and generally more accurate because the online version has built-in edits.  Apply for financial aid at the same time, or even before, you apply for admissions.

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What is the Title IV School Code for CPTC?

CPTC's Federal Title IV School Code is 005511.  This number must be used when completing the FAFSA in order for CPTC to receive your financial aid application.

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Do I need to reapply for financial aid each year?

Yes.  Each year you must file either the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Renewal FAFSA for the appropriate academic year and submit any additional verification documents that are requested.  You must also maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to qualify for aid each year.

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Can the Office of Financial Aid estimate if I am eligible for Title IV Aid?

The Office of Financial Aid cannot determine the amount of your awards until the results of your FAFSA has been received from the federal processor.  Your eligibility is determined by the federal processor from information you (and your family, if a dependent student) supply on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The federal processor determines your "Expected Family Contribution" (EFC) according to a formula supplied by the U.S. Congress and then forwards this information to the Office of Financial Aid.  Only then can the Office of Financial Aid begin to determine the amounts of your awards.

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Why do I need to complete a Verification Worksheet and submit a Federal Tax Return Transcript?

Each year, the Federal Processor selects an estimated 30% of the financial aid applicants for a particular school in a process called Verification.  The school must verify the information that the student provided on his or her FAFSA.  Various verification documents are required to verify that information.

Effective July 16, 2012, applicants selected for verification are now required to provide documentation of tax return information by either using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool that is part of the FAFSA on the Web or by submitting to the student’s school, an IRS Tax Return Transcript obtained from the IRS.

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How do I know if my financial aid application has been processed and approved?

The Office of Financial Aid uses the college’s assigned Microsoft Office Outlook Live email address to communicate with each student.  Any requests for documentation or award notifications will be sent to this email account once established by the college.  Emails instruct students to log into their secure BannerWeb portal where he/she can review their award status for the aid year.

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Can a veteran receive both VA Benefits and federal/state financial aid?

It is possible, but veterans' benefits can greatly impact the amount of financial aid a student can receive.

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How do I apply for the HOPE Scholarship or Grant?

All students interested in applying for Financial Aid at CPTC are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA). However, students who do not wish to complete a FAFSA application will be required to complete the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) GSFAPPS application online at https://www.gafutures.org/ or contact the Financial Aid office for further assistance.

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Do I have to be full-time to receive HOPE?

There is not a minimum or maximum number of enrollment hours for a student to receive HOPE, provided the student has not reached the HOPE Paid-Hours limit.  A student will be paid HOPE according to the number of enrollment hours (capped at 15 semester hours) each semester.

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How many hours must I take to be classified as a full time student for financial aid purposes?

12 credit hours or more is required to be considered full-time status.

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How is my Enrollment Status determined?

For the purpose of awarding aid, the enrollment status is as follows:

 

  • Full-time status is any student enrolled and attending classes for a minimum of 12 federal credit hours per semester.
  • ¾-time status is any student enrolled and attending classes for a minimum of 9-federal credit hours per semester.
  • ½-time status is any student enrolled and attending classes for a minimum of 6-federal credit hours per semester.
  • Less-than-half time status is any student enrolled and attending classes for 1 to 5 federal credit hours per semester. 

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What is Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)?

Satisfactory Academic Progress is a set of federal, state, and institutional guidelines for students receiving financial assistance.  If a student fails to maintain satisfactory academic progress, he/she will be placed on warning or suspension status.  A copy of the current Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress policy may be found in the CPTC Student Handbook for the current year. Click here to view the CPTC Student Handbook for the current year.

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Can I appeal my SAP status if I am suspended from financial aid for failing to maintain satisfactory academic progress?

Students who feel they have extenuating circumstances that have contributed to their failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress may appeal the status according to the guidelines established by the Office of Financial Aid.  This policy can be found in the CPTC Student Handbook for the current year. Click here to view the CPTC Student Handbook.

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What happens to my financial aid status if I withdraw from school?

Students who withdraw from school while on financial aid may have their awards reduced.  Depending upon when you withdraw from school, your awards can be reduced and you may be required to repay a specified percentage of any aid you have received in the term in which you are withdrawing.  Check with the Office of Financial Aid before withdrawing from school to see if withdrawing could have an effect on your awards.

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How can I get my financial aid transferred to another school?

Students transferring to another institution will have to make a correction to their current year FAFSA by adding the institutions Federal School Code.  Students must also contact the institution and complete any necessary forms to determine eligibility.

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What type of financial aid can I receive as a transient student while I am a student at CPTC?

A student wishing to take a transient class at another TCSG Technical College may be eligible to receive HOPE at the HOST school if the student is eligible for HOPE at CPTC.  If the student is eligible for Title IV aid, CPTC will notify the HOST school in order that they may send an enrollment verification form after 60% of the semester.  This allows CPTC to award the students' Federal Aid at that time during the semester.  Students will be required to pay for any tuition, fees, and book costs that HOPE does not cover while a transient student at the host school.

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I probably don't qualify for aid. Should I apply for aid anyway?

Yes.  Students often think they do not qualify for aid and prevent themselves from receiving the financial assistance that is available.  The Office of Financial Aid offers a variety of financial aid programs with different eligibility requirements.

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If I am not eligible for Federal Grants, can I apply for a student loan?

Coastal Pines Technical College does not participate in the Federal Direct Student Loan Program.  Scholarships and Grants that Coastal Pines Technical College offers assist a large majority of our student population with tuition, fees, and book costs.  An additional percentage of students receive assistance with other educational costs.  If this assistance is not enough, students may visit the Sallie Mae webpage for more information about obtaining a private student loan. Click here to visit Sallie Mae.

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If I don't attend class, what happens to the PELL Grant and HOPE Awards for the semesters listed on my award letter?

Your award notice list awards for the entire award year.  However, if you withdraw from school or do not attend class during a particular semester, you cannot receive those estimated awards.

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If I moved to Georgia less than 1 year ago, can I qualify for the HOPE Grant?

A student must be a legal resident of Georgia 12 consecutive months prior to the first day of the semester they are planning to enroll in classes to be considered eligible for the HOPE Grant/Scholarship if the student graduated from a Georgia High School.  Students who did not graduate from a Georgia High School must be a legal resident of Georgia 24 consecutive months prior to the first day of the semester to be eligible for HOPE Grant/Scholarship.

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If I get married after I complete my application, can I change my marital status?

No, the student's marital status is effective for the award year as of the date the application is submitted.  During the Application Renewal period for the next award year is when a student can update his/her marital status.

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How do I check to see how many HOPE Paid-Hours I have used?

Students can review the number of HOPE Paid-Hours they currently have used by logging into their GAfutures account. Click here to visit GAfutures.

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Dual Enrollment

Want to learn more about the Dual Enrollment program?

Please click here to read more about the Dual Enrollment program.

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Online

What are online courses?

An online course is one delivered over the Internet using web pages, e-mail, online discussion forums, etc. CPTC offers a selection of full-credit college courses over the Internet as a flexible alternative to traditional, on-campus classes.

Online courses cover content as their traditional counterparts on campus. Class sizes are limited so that instructors can provide the same level of personal interactions as they do in the traditional classroom. This personal interaction is accomplished using e-mail and online discussion forums.

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How do online courses work?

Students “attend” online courses by accessing the Angel Learning Management System class web site and completing assignments according to the class schedule. Students communicate regularly with the instructor and classmates via e-mail and online discussion forums.

CPTC’s online courses are not self-paced, independent study courses. Students are required to complete assignments according to the class schedule, to maintain regular contact with the instructor, and to participate in online discussions.

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What skills should I process in order to be successful in an online course?

Students taking online courses should be skillful in basic computer operations, use of email and Internet researching since the entire course will be delivered over the Internet.

Taking a course over the Internet requires the ability to work independently and to devise your own regular schedule for “attending” class and completing assignments.

Students learning online have a greater responsibility for their own success than students in traditional classroom settings. It is important that you have the self-discipline and motivation to work on a flexible schedule without getting behind. Students must be prepared to dedicate approximately 15 hours a week (for a 3 credit hour course) to their online course if they wish to be successful.

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Do I have to come to campus?

Generally, NO.  Students are required to complete the final examination on campus or proctored at a pre-approved location.  Your instructor will inform you of this and other required campus meetings in the course syllabus.

You may also make an appointment to see an on-campus instructor or drop by during his/her posted office hours. You may find it more convenient to use e-mail or telephone. We always encourage you to make an appointment with your instructor prior to your visit.

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Do I have to be online at a certain time each day (or week)?

Some instructors require students to be online during specific periods of time to complete exams of participate in group work. However, you are generally required to keep up with the class schedule and to complete assignments before specified due dates. Some classes may have several due dates each week; others may require work once per week. You can choose the time of day or night you want to log on to the Internet to work on an assignment, but you must complete it and submit it by the specified date and time.

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How do I register for an online course?

You may register for online courses through GVTC (http://www.gvtc.org) if you are a transient student. If you are a campus student, you should meet with your advisor.

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How much does it cost?

Online courses cost the same as traditional CPTC courses—they are priced according to the number of credit hours. Credit hours are listed in the syllabus for each online class. Financial aid may be available. Contact the Financial Aid Director in Student Affairs for more information.

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Can I “visit” an online class?

No. You may get more information about an online class by contacting the course instructor or the Director of Distance Education.

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Can I “visit” an online class?

No. You may get more information about an online class by contacting the course instructor or the Office of Distance Education.

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What if I need technical help?

If you need technical assistance accessing or logging into an online course, contact the course instructor or the Office of Distance Education.

Many technical problems have to do with the student’s particular Internet Service Provider (ISP) or with his/her own hardware or software. In most cases, students will have to contact their ISP for technical support. CPTC cannot resolve problems with your hardware, software, or Internet service.

If you experience technical difficulties with your computer, students are always welcome to come to campus and use the Student Success Center computer lab or the library to complete coursework.

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What student services and resources are available?

All student services and students resources are available to online students.  Please visit the CPTC home page about resources available to students.

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How quickly will my online instructor respond to my questions?

The course syllabus lists the online office hours for each instructor. Instructors will respond immediately during the posted office hours and otherwise within 24 hours of the sent email message.

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Library

CPTC Foundation

Interested in learning about the CPTC Foundation?

Please click here to visit the official CPTC Foundation website.

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Telephone numbers are accessible to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing through the Georgia Relay by dialing 711 or 1-800-255-0056 from a TTY/TDD.

Los números de teléfono son accesibles a las personas que son sordos o con pérdida de la audición a través de Georgia Relay marcando 711 o 1-800-255-0056 de TTY/TDD.

Locations

Waycross Alma Baxley
1701 Carswell Ave 101 West 17th St 1334 Golden Isles Pkwy, W
Waycross, Georgia 31503 Alma, Georgia 31510 Baxley, Georgia 31513
912.287.6584 912.632.0951 912.367.1700
877.332.8682    
  Camden Golden Isles
  8001 The Lakes Blvd 3700 Glynco Pkwy
  Kingsland, Georgia 31548 Brunswick, Georgia 31525
  912.510.3327 912.262.4999
     
  Hazlehurst Jesup
  677 Douglas Hwy 1777 West Cherry St
  Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539 Jesup, Georgia 31545
  912.379.0041 912.427.5800

 

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