A student, by the act of registering, automatically incurs a financial obligation to Technical College of the Rockies. This obligation must be satisfied by appropriate payment. This means that a student who registered for one or more classes is obligated to pay the full amount of the tuition and fees whether or not the student attends class. Failure to pay tuition and fees may result in cancellation of a student’s registration. Unpaid accounts will be forwarded to a collection agency that may impact the student’s credit rating and may result in additional collection fees, attorney fees, interest, or other costs. Technical College of the Rockies will not be able to register a student, provide semester grades, final transcript, or issue a certificate of completion to any current or former student who has an outstanding balance.
Allowing Veterans to Attend or Participate in Courses Pending VA Payment
Section 1O3 of Public Law (PL) 115-407,’Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018,’ amends Title 38 US Code 3679 by adding a new subsection (e) that requires disapproval of courses of education, beginning August 1,2019, at any educational institution that does not have a policy in place that will allow an individual to attend or participate in a course of education, pending VA payment, providing the individual submits a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under Chapter 3l or 33.
In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679(e), Technical College of the Rockies following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) post-9-11 G.I. Bill (Ch.33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from VA. Technical College of the Rockies will not:
• Prevent the student’s enrollment
• Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
• Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding; Deny the student access to any resources (access
to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and
fee bills to the institution.
However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:
• Produce the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class;
• Provide a written request to be certified;
• Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies
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