How We Comply with the Principles of Excellence

The Principles of Excellence program requires schools that get federal funding through programs such as the GI Bill to follow certain guidelines. Learn about these guidelines.

Give you a written personal summary of the total cost of your educational program, including:
    - The costs covered by your benefits.
    - The financial aid you may qualify for.
    - Your expected student-loan debt after you graduate.
    - Other information to help you compare aid packages offered by different schools.

The Isakson and Roe Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 requires educational institutions to make certain disclosures to students using federal military and/or VA educational benefits. You may view the cost of attendance, which also covers basic living expenses at Cost of Attendance. Additional information can be found at the NCES College Navigator site.

The College Financing Plan is a consumer tool that is used to notify students about their financial aid package. It is a standardized form that is designed to simplify the information that prospective students receive about costs and financial aid so that they can easily compare institutions and make informed decisions about where to attend school. Note: only students that have applied for aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can view their personalized College Financing Plan in their NSCC web portal (a student does not have to be enrolled to view).

Students using GI Bill® Chapter 33 (Post 9/11), Chapter 31 (VRE), or Fry Scholarship benefits must submit a Request for Certification to the School Certifying Office for benefits processing.

Give you an educational plan with a timeline showing how and when you can fulfill everything required for you to graduate.

It is mandatory for every student to meet with an academic advisor their first time enrolling for courses. Their academic advisor creates a tailored graduation plan. Each student can access their individual degree plan through their myNSCC account. The college catalog contains the curriculum requirements.

Assign you a point of contact who will give ongoing academic and financial advice (including access to disability counseling).

Veterans and their families may contact our Registrar’s Office: Connie Klingshirn, School Certifying Official

22600 State Route 34, Room C120, Archbold, OH 43502

Allow for you to be gone for both long and short periods of time due to service obligations (service you must fulfill) for active-duty service members and Reservists.

Re-admission of Service Members and Reservists to be readmitted to a program if they are temporarily unable to attend class or have to suspend their studies due to service requirements and to align it with Chapter 3 of Volume 2 of the Federal Student Aid Handbook.

The readmissions policy is College Policy 3358: 14-7-01.

Make sure all new programs are accredited (officially approved) before enrolling students.

Northwest State Community College works with the State Approving Agency (SAA) to ensure accreditation of new programs prior to enrolling students in those programs.

Make sure their refund policies follow Title IV rules, which guide federal student financial aid programs.

Northwest State Community College institutional refund policy aligns with the Title IV refund policies.

End fraudulent (deceitful) and aggressive methods of recruiting.

NSCC does participate in high-pressure recruitment or marketing tactics for the purpose of securing enrollments of Service Members. NSCC refrains from high-pressure recruitment tactics such as making multiple unsolicited contacts (3 or more) , including contacts by telephone, email, or in-person, and engaging in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing Service Member enrollments.