Wednesday, August 26, 2009

CCV Burlington welcomes three new academic advisors!


CCV Burlington would like to officially welcome our three new academic advisors to the staff! Mary Lothrop, Kate Maynard, and Jen Garrett-Ostermiller (left to right) recently joined that team and are quickly getting acclimated to the college. They are going to be a great addition to CCV and fantastic resources for students. Welcome!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Vermont's Lack of State Funding for Higher Education

The Burlington Free Press posted a blog today about Vermont's lack of funding for higher education.

Check it out here: http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=PluckPersona&U=61c2a273a99f4ac887299e2015e42d80&plckPersonaPage=BlogViewPost&plckUserId=61c2a273a99f4ac887299e2015e42d80&plckPostId=Blog%3a61c2a273a99f4ac887299e2015e42d80Post%3a32d2d0a0-dbae-43c6-8a4f-fa5e368cdce9&plckController=PersonaBlog&plckScript=personaScript&plckElementId=personaDest

August Resource of the Month - Fuel Assistance

Lisa Jensen, CCV's new resource coordinator, is here to help students access community resources. August's resource of the month is fuel assistance. Fuel Assistance can help to pay part of your home heating bills. You might be eligible for fuel assistance whether you:
• Own your home or rent;
• Pay for your heat directly or it's included in your rent;
• Rent a room in someone else's home; or
• Live in public, subsidized, or Section 8 housing AND your rent includes the cost of heat

It is best to apply by August 31. To determine your eligibility, your household's income and resources will be considered. Go to www.dcf.vermont.gov/esd/fuel_assistance for the eligibility guidelines.

If you have questions contact Lisa or call Call the Office of Home Heating Fuel Assistance toll-free at 1-800-479-6151. Automated information is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you need help completing the application form, contact your local Economic Services District Office, Community Action Agency, or Area Agency on Aging (for those age 60 and older).

Monday, August 24, 2009

Great deal for CCV students from the VT Lake Monsters!

Spread the word! Current CCV students can attend Vermont Lake Monsters games in Burlington for just $1 for the rest of the season! Your Fall 2009 CCV ID card will be required for admission. The Lake Monsterss have eight home games remaining between now and September 3 so take advantage of this great deal before summer ends! To view the Lake Monsters remaining schedule, click here.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Open Registration Begins at CCV Burlington

Open registration for fall courses at CCV Burlington began today. During this time you can apply, take assessments, register for classes, apply for financial aid and pay your bill all at the same time... and you don't need an appointment. Open registration will continue until August 28 and will take place during the following hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM (August 17 - 28)
  • Evenings (open until 6:00 PM): Tuesday, August 18 & 25

Open registration has been very busy so far so don't wait around... many classes will be filling soon. For more information, please visit: http://www.ccv.edu/burlington/registration

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Student billing goes GREEN!

Starting this fall, CCV students will not receive bills by mail. Instead you can manage your account online by going to the Blackboard portal, where you can pay a bill, sign up for direct deposit for refunds, authorize someone else to pay your bill online, check your account and financial aid information, and sign up for the semester payment plan. Read on for more information on CCV's initiatives to make the billing process more environmentally friendly...


E-billing: As part of this green oriented initiative, CCV and other Vermont State Colleges (VSC) will no longer send out paper billing statements effective fall 2009. Instead, students who haven’t paid their bill (via payment, financial aid, vouchers or payment plans) will be sent an e-mail directing them to Web Services on the student portal for balance information. This new process will result in significant savings in paper, staff time and postage. Students who prefer to receive a paper statement in the mail have the ability to opt out of the e-billing option.

E-refunds:
Another aspect of this project is the option for a student to receive direct deposit of his/her financial aid refund into his/her designated banking account instead of a paper refund check. This significantly increases the speed by which the student receives their refund, and increases the security of the funds getting to the student. Students can sign up for e-refunds on the student portal in Web Services.

Payment Plans: Yet another improvement under the this project is a new tuition payment plan administered by the VSC beginning this September. This new plan allows more options for students, including offering more payment dates (e.g., students can make 5 payments beginning early in the summer for fall, rather than just 3 payments).

For more information, go to www.ccv.edu/ebilling.