Additional Financial Aid Info

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, mandates institutions of higher education to establish a standard of satisfactory academic progress for students who receive financial aid. This standard must apply to the student’s entire academic history, whether Title IV financial aid was received or not. In order to remain eligible to receive aid students must meet the standard specified for acceptable academic performance and for satisfactory progress toward completion of their eligible program of study. This standard should not be confused with Probation or Good Standing as defined by academic regulations, nor is satisfactory progress affected by “academic fresh start”.

COMPONENTS

The Galveston College definition of satisfactory academic progress for receiving financial aid includes the following components:

GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA)

Galveston College uses the 4.0 grade point average system and numerical code: 4.0=A 3.0=B 2.0=C 1.0=D
Students are expected to maintain an overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for all hours attempted at Galveston College.

MAXIMUM TIME FRAME COMPONENT

Complete a degree program (certificate, associates, or bachelors) in a maximum time frame of no more than 150% of the average length of the program. The maximum number of attempted hours for the bachelors program is 180 hours. The maximum number of attempted hours for an associates program varies depending on the length of the program (90-98 hours). The maximum number of attempted hours for a certificate program varies depending on the length of the program (24-68 hours).

COMPLETION

Students must successfully complete at least 75% of their overall cumulative hours attempted (incremental progress). Rate of completion is measured by dividing the cumulative number of hours successfully completed by the cumulative number of hours attempted.

CHANGE OF MAJOR

A student may change from one major to another during attendance at Galveston College. Students who change from one major to another are still expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress and complete the coursework within the time frame or hour limitation stated unless an appeal is approved. All attempted hours from a prior major(s) are included in the total maximum attempted hours.

REVIEW PROCEDURE

The Financial Aid Office staff will determine each semester whether the student has successfully completed at least the minimum expected percentage of hours with the required grade point average and shows progress toward the educational objective for all completed semesters.
The following will be considered as semester hours successfully completed: “A” through “D” grades
“CR”, “CRA”, CRB”, and “CRC” credit

The following shall be considered as semester hours not completed: “F” Grade
“I” Incomplete “IP” In Progress “W” Withdrawal “WX” Progress “AUDIT” No Credit
“AWN” Administrative Withdrawal-No Credit “NC”, “NCD”, “NCF” No Credit
“NR” Not Reported

REPEAT COURSES

Students may receive financial aid for repeating failed courses pending that they are meeting SAP standards. Students who receive a passing grade for a course and decides to repeat the course to receive a higher grade may only receive financial assistance for the first repeat of the passed course. Students are not eligible to receive financial aid for two or more repeats of a passed course.
For repeated courses, only the latest grade earned is included in cumulative grade point averages, but both courses will remain as a part of the aggregate hours attempted.
Financial aid will not be provided for courses taken by audit, credit hours earned by Examination/Experience, or continuing education courses.

 

DEVELOPMENTAL CLASSES

Federal regulation limits financial aid for developmental classes up to 30 attempted hours. Students who enroll in developmental hours in excess of 30 hours will not be considered in calculating eligibility for financial aid, which includes Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG), and Federal Direct Loans; no exceptions may be made.

SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS STATUSES FINANCIAL AID “WARNING”

Students who are in violation of one or more of the above-mentioned SAP components for their first offense will be placed on a WARNING SAP status for their next term of enrollment, with the exception of time frame. While on “Warning”, students are eligible to receive financial aid and must bring themselves into SAP compliance by the end of the “Warning” term. If the student is not meeting SAP at the end of the term, the student will be placed on SAP “Suspension” in which the student is no longer eligible to receive financial aid.

FINANCIAL AID SUSPENSION

Students who fail to meet the standards of satisfactory academic progress during the semester of attendance while on “Warning” will be placed on Suspension and denied further funding. Students may appeal their suspension status to the Financial Aid Office to regain financial aid eligibility.

REESTABLISHING AID ELIGIBILITY

A student whose financial aid has been suspended may also bring themselves back into compliance with the satisfactory academic progress requirements at their own expense; with the exception of time frame. To do so, you must take at least 6 credit hours toward your eligible degree or certificate program and pass with a “C” or better (“CR” for developmental courses). If you choose to take more than the recommended 6 hours, all hours enrolled will be taken into consideration to determine your eligibility. Courses taken outside of your eligible degree or certificate program will not qualify you to regain financial aid eligibility.

APPEAL PROCESS

A student whose financial aid has been suspended may submit the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Form to the Financial Aid Office. The appeal must include a typed statement with supporting documentation regarding extenuating circumstances. The Satisfactory Academic Appeal Team will review the appeal within 10 working days of receipt. Appeals are considered for extenuating circumstances such as injury, illness, death in the immediate family, or undue hardship that can be supported through documentation. Students who have their appeals approved by the Satisfactory Academic Appeal Team will be placed on Financial Aid Probation. To address an appeal denial decision made by the Satisfactory Academic Appeal Team, the student must respond to the decision within 10 working days of the receipt of the decision. The rebuttal appeal must be submitted to the Director of Financial Aid via the Financial Aid Office. The Director of Financial Aid will forward the appeal decision to the student within 10 working days of the receipt of the rebuttal appeal. To address an appeal denial decision made by the Director of Financial Aid, the student must respond to the decision within 10 working days of the receipt of the decision. The rebuttal appeal must be submitted to the Associate Vice President of Student Services via the Counseling Center. The Associate Vice President of Student Services will forward the appeal decision to the student within 10 working days of the receipt of the rebuttal appeal. To address an appeal denial decision made by the Associate Vice President of Student Services, the student must respond to the decision within 10 working days of the receipt of the decision. The rebuttal appeal must be submitted to the Galveston College President. Rebuttal appeals at minimum must include a written reason for the appeal or a statement of the problem and/or complaint, and the expected resolution. The President may, at his sole discretion, choose to allow oral arguments on the petition. The President may act to affirm, modify, remand, or reverse the decision. If no action is taken within sixty (60) days, the Galveston College President’s decision will be affirmed. The appeal process ends with the decision of the President.

 

FINANCIAL AID “PROBATION WITH ACADEMIC PLAN”

Students whose appeal was approved by the Satisfactory Academic Appeal Team, Director of Financial Aid, Associate Vice President of Student Services or Galveston College President will be placed on Financial Aid “Probation with an Academic Plan” for their duration of the approved appeal. Students will be required to adhere to an academic plan set forth by the student and their academic advisor in an effort to bring them into SAP compliance. Students who fail to meet the terms of their Financial Aid “Probation with an Academic Plan” by bringing themselves into SAP compliance will be placed on Financial Aid “Suspension”.

Student’s Rights and Responsibilities

Your Rights To:

  • Have confidential protection of your financial aid records as mandated by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA);
  • Know what financial aid programs that are available at Galveston College;
  • Know the deadlines for submitting the appropriate applications or documents to the financial aid office;
  • Request an explanation of the awarded funds in your financial aid package;
  • Be informed of financial aid policies and procedures;
  • Decline your financial aid award(s) in writing.

Your Responsibilities Are To:

  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP);
  • Access your GC Whitecaps email accounton a regular basis to receive communication from the Financial Aid Office in a timely manner;
  • Read, understand, and keep copies of all formssubmitted or provided either from the Galveston College Financial Aid Office or other financial aid agencies;
  • Request an explanation of the awarded funds in your financial aid package;
  • Re-apply for financial aid each year;
  • Provide additional documentation, verification, information, or corrections as requested by the Financial Aid Office;
  • Complete all application formsaccurately, and submit them on time;
  • Provide correct informationas wrongful reporting can be a violation of federal law;
  • Accept responsibilityfor all agreements that you sign;
  • Repay any over awardof financial aid;
  • Understand the sources of financial aidyou receive and whether the aid is a loan, grant, or scholarship. If the aid is a loan, you must know to whom repayment is to be made and terms of repayment;
  • Keep the Galveston Colleges’ Admissions Office informed of your correct address and phone number at all times, during school, and after graduation until all loans are repaid;
  • Keep your lender or servicer informedof your correct information including your name, address, and enrollment status;
  • Complete exit counselingif you received a loan from the Financial Aid Office prior to your separation from Galveston College, either by withdrawal, dropping below six (6) credits, or graduation;
  • Perform the work that is agreed upon in accepting a Federal Work-Study award in a satisfactory manner;
  • Request personal assistanceif you have questions or do not understand the information provided to you.
Awards and Disbursements

All financial aid awards are subject to adjustment based upon the availability of funds, enrollment status, any supplemental assistance that one might receive, changes in information, and being in compliance with the Galveston College Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements for receiving Financial Aid. Awards are automatically canceled if any false representation has been made. Estimated funds that are scheduled to be disbursed are listed by type, amount, and semester.

 

CHANGE IN YOUR INFORMATION

Awards are based on the information provided on your application for aid, the FAFSA. You must promptly report, in writing, any change to that information to the Financial Aid Office.

 

HOW YOUR EXPECTED NEED IS DETERMINED

Your expected financial need is the difference between the Cost of Attendance (COA) at Galveston College and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The COA is determined by Galveston College and includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, board, transportation and miscellaneous expenses. Your EFC is determined by a government formula that is applied against your family’s income and assets as reported on the FAFSA. By subtracting the EFC from the COA, estimated financial need is determined.

 

Not Living with Parents Dependent Living with Parents
(In District) (In District)
* Tuition/Fees $2,290 $2,290
* Books/Supplies $1,950 $1,950
Room/Board $9,124 $4,100
Miscellaneous $2,280 $2,280
Transportation $2,150 $2,150
Total $17,794 $12,770

 

  1. Cost of Attendance (Budget)
    The following is a typical budget (1 semester at 15 credit hours) for a student attending Galveston College for the academic year. *Estimated charges paid to school. All other budget items are living costs and are not paid to the school.
  2. EFC (Estimated Family Contribution)
    The amount listed on the Award Letter is what the family is expected to contribute financially to the student’s cost of attendance (including living expenses) during the budget duration. If you are considered an independent student (parents’ information is not required on the FAFSA®, the family contribution is only from the student’s resources.
  3. Aid Awarded
    This is the total estimated aid you are scheduled to receive based on full-time enrollment.
  4. Remaining Need
    This is your remaining financial need after subtracting the estimated financial aid.

 

ENROLLMENT STATUS/CLASS ATTENDANCE

Federal regulations require that your enrollment status and class attendance be verified prior to your receipt of aid.

 

REFUND AND REPAYMENT

Students who register, then withdraw, drop-out, expelled or receive the grade of AWN for non-attendance are subject to Federal Refund and Repayment Policy, as well as Galveston College policies found in the college catalog.

 

ENROLLMENT STATUS

Enrollment Status is determined on the 12th class day (census date or the date funds are applied to student accounts) and is defined as follows:

  • Full-time 12 or more hours
  • Three-quarter time 11-9 semester hours
  • Half-time- 8-6 semester hours
  • Less that half-time- 5-1 semester hours

 

FINANCIAL AID DISCLAIMER

Students must be enrolled as a regular student in courses that count towards their active eligible degree or certificate program. Pre-plans are not considered eligible programs. Other courses, including prerequisites, cannot be used to determine enrollment status unless they are required remedial courses.

 

DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS

  • (A) Charging Your Expenses
    If awarded, you may charge tuition and fees to your Pell Grant, Direct Federal
    Loans, other grants and certain scholarships at the time of registration. You may also charge books and supplies during the period of time designated by the College- usually for one week before the 1st day of class through the 1st 2 weeks of classes. Students wishing to charge their books/supplies must bring a student ID and current schedule.
  • (B) Debts
    Any debt owed by you to Galveston College will be deducted from any financial assistance, except Federal Work Study or Texas Work Study, that you are scheduled to receive before a balance check is mailed to you.
  • (C) Financial Aid Checks
    Before any check is released, your eligibility, including enrollment status, must be verified. Work-study checks are the exception to this rule.

**Since Federal Direct loan funds are sent after the Master Promissory and Entrance Counseling are completed and sent electronically to Galveston College, the actual release dates may vary.

PLEASE UPDATE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS IN YOUR WHITECAPS PORTAL to eliminate mailing delays of your refund checks. 

STUDENT FINANCIAL AID PROCEDURES

  • (A) Under Federal policy, only 30 hours of noncredit/ developmental course work can be taken into account when determining a student’s enrollment status and cost of attendance for financial aid eligibility.
  • (B) Students who have defaulted on a federal loan or owe a refund on a federal grant may not receive official academic transcripts until they have been consulted by a Financial Aid representative on options to bring their loan(s) current
  • (C) All documents submitted in support of your financial aid become the property of Galveston College and cannot be returned to you. Please make copies before you submit them.

 

MULTIPLE AWARDING OF FINANCIAL AID

It is against federal regulation for a student to receive federal aid at more than one institution during the same enrollment period.

 

DISBURSEMENT OF STUDENT LOANS

  • Loans must be released in two or more disbursements.
  • No check will be released prior to the census date.
  • First-time borrower’s loans will not be disbursed to Galveston College until 30 days after the first day of class.
  • According to Federal guidelines, Galveston College has 14 business days to distribute refund checks to the student from the disbursement date.
  • Only hours competed at Galveston College will be taken in to consideration to determine grade level loan eligibility.
  • The Master Promissory Note and Loan Entrance Counseling must be completed before funds are releases to Galveston College.
  • The disbursement date is the date the loan is scheduled to send the funds to Galveston College. Funds are not released until eligibility is confirmed.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Galveston College School Code?

The school code is 004972.

 

Do I have to reapply for financial aid every year?

Yes. You are required to reapply for financial aid every year if you want to be considered for federal or state aid which includes grants, loans, and work-study. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA(R)) is released every October 1st for students/parents to complete.

 

I have received an outside scholarship. Should I report it to the Financial Aid Office?

Yes. If you are receiving any kind of outside scholarship from any agency, you must notify the Financial Aid Office. You can have the agency mail the checks to the Financial Aid Office. Please make sure that your name and GC ID Number is on the check.

NOTE: The Financial Aid Office may adjust your financial aid package as needed to prevent an over award. In most cases, outside scholarships are used to replace loans instead of grants.

 

Will my eligibility for financial aid change if I change my enrollment status?

Yes. If you change the number of credit hours for which you are enrolled, your eligibility could change. You should contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss how it may affect your eligibility for financial aid.

 

What is the difference between disbursement date and refund date?

Disbursement date is the date when funds are expected to be posted to a student’s account to cover tuition, fees, and books. The refund date is the date the refund checks are mailed to students.

NOTE: Please make sure that your address is up to date with the Admissions and Registrar’s Office.

 

What is a “Census Date”?

The Financial Aid census date is the date that a student’s enrollment is considered “locked” by the Financial Aid Office. The census date enables the Financial Aid Office to correctly make a calculation to a student’s financial aid, especially their Pell Grant award.

 

What is the difference between the Financial Aid Office and the Business Office?

The two offices have separate administrative functions. The Financial Aid Office determines eligibility for grants, scholarships, loans, work-study, and other financial aid and college financing programs. The Business Office is responsible for all billing, collecting of applicable charges, and issuing student’s refund checks and 1098-T Forms.

 

I am enrolled in 15 credits, of which 6 credits are not required for my degree program. Will my financial aid be disburse?

Yes, but your financial aid will be adjusted to only pay for 9 credits for which you are eligible, and that go toward your degree program.

NOTE: If you have a financial aid refund, you can authorize this refund to pay for the 6 credits that are not required for your degree.

Work Study Job Descriptions

Randy Students will be allowed to work 10-19.5 hours per week. All positions are security sensitive positions. All positions are entry level and located on campus at 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas 77550 unless otherwise noted.

Admissions Work-Study

Rate of Pay: $7.50 per hour

Supervisor: Polly Martin

Department: Admissions Office

Location: Moody Hall Lobby 1st Floor

Purpose: To support the Student Service staff and assist students with questions and directions.

Job Description: Student will be instrumental in assisting with the daily operations of the Admissions office. Log incoming mail into Excel spreadsheet; distributing documents to office staff; sending correspondence and other outgoing mail; organizing filing, scanning and verifying documents; and assisting with office phones and front counter. The work-study may also be asked to complete other duties as assigned and help with various other projects with the office.

Required Skills: Typing, Microsoft office mainly Word and Excel, organizational skills, follow instructions, attention to detail. Must be a self-starter, work independently, and dependable.

 

Allied Health Division Work-Study

Rate of Pay: $7.50 per hour

Supervisor: Daniel Fink and Hubert Callahan

Department: Allied Health

Location: Northen Building Room 214

Purpose: To support the Allied Health Division staff and students with the daily operations.

Job Description: Assist department administrative assistance with the daily duties of the division. Filling, organizing programs material, preparing material for recruitment, participate in program orientations and provide support to the individual department as needed

 

Applied Technical Center Work-Study

Rate of Pay: $7.50 per hour

Supervisor: Mari Macias and Vera Jasper-Lewis

Department: Technical and Professional Education

Location: Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center 7626 Broadway Blvd., Galveston, TX 77554

Purpose: To assist Administrative Assistant with managing the Technical and Professions Education office with daily operations.

Job Description: Typing, filing, faxing, running errands, mail, distribution, as well as assisting supervisor, faculty, and/or students.

 

Boys and Girls Club Work-Study

Rate of Pay: $8.00 per hour

Supervisor: Mark Stephens and Cheryl Chatman

Location: 4420 Avenue P, Galveston, TX 77550

Description: Plans, implements, supervise, and evaluate all programs and activities. Assist youth members in tutoring, reading, and understanding daily homework assignments. Develop and foster healthy relationships, with all members at the assigned club.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or Equivalent. Must have strong communication skills both oral and written and computer skills. Must be able to interpret the Boys and Girls club of Greater Houston, INC. programs and philosophy.

 

Building Bridges to Success Work-Study

Rate of Pay: $7.50 per hour

Supervisor: Amy Leuchtag

Department: Building Bridges to Success

Location: Regents Hall Room 286

Purpose: To support the Building Bridges to Success staff with daily operations and assist students with questions.

Job Description: Assist BBS staff with office work as needed. Greet students who come to the BBS office. Assist students with computer, printer, copier, and fax support. Answer questions and help students in the office. Provide coverage during lunch and meeting times.

 

Chemistry Lab Assistant

Rate of Pay: $7.50 per hour

Supervisor: Dr. Ana Sanchez and Dr. Laimutis Bytautas

Department: Division of Business and Science

Location: Science Labs Regents Hall 3rd Floor, Northen Building Room 340 or 329

Purpose: To assist lab instructors with stocking, maintaining stock rooms and labs.

Job Description: Student will assist in maintenance of the lab, materials and supplies. Assist in preparation of stock solutions, inventory, cleaning and organizing the stock room and lab study. Word and excel processors knowledge preferred.

 

Continuing Education Work-Study

Rate of Pay: $7.50 per hour

Supervisor: Dr. Rebecca Stout 

Department: Continuing Education

Location: Moody Hall Lobby 1st Floor

Purpose: To assist staff in day to day office functions.

Job Description: Scanning, Filing and paperwork. Answering phones as needed.

 

Counseling Work-Study

Rate of Pay: $7.50 per hour

Supervisor:  Deon Botha

Department: Counseling Center

Location: Moody Hall 1st Floor

Purpose:  To assist Counseling staff and student with daily operations.

Job Description: Greet and log in visitors and determine the purpose of their visit. Refer students to a counselor for assistance with degree plans, schedules, class changes and withdrawals, etc. Answer telephones. Provide general information about services offered in the Counseling, Admissions, and Financial Aid. Light typing as requested, i.e.-making copies, running errands, assisting with special projects and activates.

In order to enhance your effectiveness as a work-study, please adhere to the following. Display a pleasant personality. Dress neatly and appropriately. Become familiar with general information about Galveston College, i.e. semester class schedules credit and non-credit classes etc. Report to work regularly and complete assignments.

 

Counseling Special Services Work-Study

Rate of Pay: $7.50 per hour

Supervisor: Jayne Withers and Deon Botha

Department: Counseling Center

Location: Moody Hall 1st Floor

Purpose: To assist the Student Success Advisor for Special Services in assisting staff and students.

Job Description: Strong technology and people skills. Self-motivated, inquisitive and willing to learn new things. Train as a scribe/reader for students who need assistance during teste and quizzes. Assist in training students in coordinating the set-up for technologies and services (i.e. CART, mobility equipment). Assist students in downloading and accessing e-books, disability apps and other alternative print. Locate and train students on new assistive technology apps. Assist in coordinating with media to enlarge print for textbooks and handouts.

 

Developmental Math Supplemental Instructor

Rate of Pay: $7.50 per hour

Supervisor: Rodrigo Santoyo

Department: Division of Business and Science Developmental Mathematics

Location: Math Labs Northen Building 3rd Floor

Purpose: To assist the Developmental Math Instructor in maintaining labs and daily instruction.

Job Description: Attend the targeted class, take notes, and participate in discussions. Assist students with class assignments in the mathlab and classroom settings. Possess good organizational and time management skills. Maintain a professional attitude at all times. Conduct a full 60-minute session of assigned sections throughout the term. Collect attendance sheets for every session and submit in a timely manner. Follow all procedures and policies set by the Developmental Mathematics Department. Enforce rules and procedures for the use of the Math Labs. Has knowledge and understanding of MyLabsPlus.

Qualifications: A grade of A or higher in selected course (MATH 0300, MATH 0303, MATH 0304, or MATH 0308). GPA of 3.0 or higher with grades of at least a B in the Math courses. Completed all developmental education courses or exempt from them.

 

Foundation & Grants Work-Study

Rate of Pay: $7.50 per hour

Supervisor: Kelly Merry  and Gloria Milton

Department: Development and Galveston College Foundation & Grants

Location: Moody Hall Room 301

Purpose: To assist the Galveston College Foundation and Grants Office in daily office duties.

Job Description: General office duties including filing documents and correspondence, assisting with the maintenance of files, data entry to records, mailing of documents and letters, assist with preparation for Galveston College and Galveston College Foundation meeting and events, shredding documents as necessary, assisting with miscellaneous events and or projects, answering telephones, and assisting students and visitors.

Time and Schedule Preferred: Must work at least 19.5 hours per week. Schedule is flexible and can work between 8:00am-5:00pm M-F.

 

Financial Aid Work-Study

Pay Rate: $7.50 per hour

Supervisor: Rachel Leyva

Department: Financial Aid

Location: Moody Hall Lobby 1st Floor

Purpose: To assist in financial aid with day-to-day duties and assist current/prospective students

Job Description: Typing, filing, scanning and entering data on computer. Help students understand and complete the financial aid process. Assist Financial Aid staff.

Required Skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Office, mainly Word and Excel; Needs to be patient, personable and people oriented. Student must confirm a work schedule. Must have effective interpersonal skills and ability to understand instruction, and use of personal computers.

 

Information Technology Work-Study

Pay Rate: $7.50 per hour

Supervisor: Jason Smith

Department: Information Technology

Location: Regents Hall Room 120

Purpose: The support the help desk, staff, and students in varying tasks.

Job Description: Handle operational tasks that may involve sorting mail, delivering packages, and assisting key team members in various projects.

 

Fitness Center Desk Attendant

Rate of Pay: $7.50 per hour

Supervisor: Carmen Mendez and Maria Winn-Ratliff

Department: Athletics

Location: Hermes Room 104

Purpose: To support the Fitness Center staff and assist students with questions and directions.

Job Description: Student attendant will monitor the front desk and the fitness center while on duty. The attendant will check GC College IDs when students enter the Fitness Center and keep the IDs in the bin provided at the front desk. Attendant will answer the telephone and transfer calls to correct extension, or take a message, if necessary. Attendant will keep the television remote control at the front desk. If a channel needs to be changed, the attendant will change it. Attendant will put the weight room back in order fifteen minutes before end of each workday. The front desk should be kept neat and orderly at all times. Attendant is not permitted to have guests behind the counter with them. Do not agree to hold personal items behind the desk.

Required Skills: Must be polite and courteous to everyone that enters the Fitness Center. Attendants will answer questions to the best of their ability or refer them to the Athletics office. The shift is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

 

Library Work-Study

Rate of Pay: $7.50 per hour

Supervisor: Telishia Mickens and Gracie Otin

Department: Library and Learning Resources

Location: Regents Hall Room 107

Purpose: To assist Library staff with daily duties and assist students.

Job Description: Transacts circulation functions such as checking material in and out, placing holds on material, shelving and re-shelving materials, and charging collecting fines for overdue items. Collects reports in the area of overdue material, collection maintenance, and circulation. Performs basic reference work using material in the collection. Assist library users in locating material in the collection with the automated catalog and computerized database collections. Performs basic reference work using material in the collection. Assists students, ass appropriate, in the Library’s computer lab. Assists with processing incoming and outgoing mail. Plans daily to accomplish the assigned tasks along with routine jobs to meet established deadlines; communicates an accurate image of the college as a means of informing students about opportunities at the college. Maintains confidentiality of information exposed to in the course of business regarding students supervisors.

 

Nursing Work-Study

Rate of Pay: $7.50 per hour

Supervisor: Donna Carlin

Department: Nursing

Location: Regents Hall Room 265

Purpose: To assist Nursing staff and instructors with daily office duties.

Job Description: Clerical duties including but not limited to filing, answering phones, and organization. Other duties as assigned.

 

Performing Arts Work-Study

Rate of Pay: $7.50 per hour

Supervisor: Liz Lacy

Department: Performing Arts

Location: Fine Arts Building Room 107

Purpose:

Job Description: THEATRE OFFICE: Perform routine clerical and reception work; greet and assist students and faculty in a professional and courteous manner; answer phones and inquiries and give directional assistance; receive and dispense forms, mail or other items; perform filing; maintain facilities or work area; maintain patron and inventory database; create publicity for theatre productions and program; perform various typing and execution of paperwork using Microsoft Word, Excel; and run errands.

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Assists with the construction of various scenic elements associated with the Theatre productions. This may include but is not limited to Carpentry, Metalworking/Fabrication, Scene Painting, and Props Construction.

Assists with the construction of various costume elements associated with the productions produced by Theatre department. This may include but is not limited to Sewing, Patterning and Draping.

Assists with the Lighting and Sound needs of the Theatre department. This would include participating in the hang and focus of lighting instruments, setup of theatrical audio equipment and maintenance of various equipment, programming sound and lighting cues into lighting console and sound application for semester productions.

Qualifications: Verbal and Written communication skills, Ability to type, Organizational skills, General theatre background helpful, and Experience with hand power tools or willingness to learn.

Duties: Clerical (typing, filing, copying, forms, etc.), build and paint sets and props, hang and focus lights, program lighting cues and sound cues, Maintain theatre shop and equipment including inventory, and House Manager during theatre department productions

 

Sports Information/Communication Assistant

Rate of Pay: $7.50 per hour

Supervisor: Carol Langston

Department: Public Affairs

Location: Moody Hall Room 208

Purpose: To assist Public Affairs staff

Job Description(s):(Sport Information Assistant): Attend all home games; create social media posts; take photos and videos; post game day signs; assist announcers; assist with special events and promotions; other duties assigned. (Communication Assistant): Assist with college special events; create social media posts; take photos and vibes; sort and keep promotional items inventory; other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Experience with Microsoft Office. Graphic design, photography, and videography experience preferred.

 

Student Activities Work-Study

Rate of Pay: $7.50 per hour

Supervisor: Randy Graves

Department: Student Activities

Location: Student Center Room 100

Purpose: To assist Student Activities Coordinator in the development, planning promotion, and logistics of student activities, Student Government Association, student organizations and intermural sports and programs and events

Job Description: Create, compile, complete, and disseminate various Galveston College forms associated with the function of the office. Assist with management the annual organization registration renewal proves; maintain student organization database, files and records. Assist with the development, planning, and promotion of Student Government Association, student organizations, and intermural sports events and programs.

 

Tutors: Math Tutor, Science Tutor, and English/Writing Tutor

Rate of Pay: $7.50 per hour

Supervisor: Megan Stockfleth

Department: Student Success Center

Location: Northen Building Room 119

Math Tutors: Must be able to tutor through Calculus I, preferably through Calculus III. Must be able to successfully complete an array of math problems from beginning Algebra through Calculus I during interview.

Science Tutors: Must be able to tutor at least two sciences or one science and math through Calculus I. Must be able to successfully complete math/science problems pertinent to subject area during interview.

English/Writing Tutors: Applicant must submit a writing sample prior to interview, if selected. Applicant must conduct a mock writing tutorial session at interview.

Job Description: Provide tutoring and assistance to students as needed. Tutors must always be ready to answer questions and assist students. Tutors may not have their laptop, cell phone, or homework out if students are in the Student Success Center. Be willing to be a Tutor Ambassador and work closely with an assigned instructor. Keep up-to-date with skills and coursework for subjects assigned to tutor. Help maintain the Student Success Center and assist at the front desk when needed. Assist the Student Success Center Coordinator in advertising tutoring services and special events. Perform projects/duties as assigned by the Success Center Coordinator. Attend mandatory Student Success Center meetings. Be on time for all scheduled shifts. If a tutor is running late, or are unable to attend their shift, they must call or text the Student Success Center Coordinator. Maintain accurate time sheet by signing in and out on ADP Workforce Now and manually recording time clocked in and out. Be patient, positive, and friendly with students. Advise the Student Success Center Coordinator of any problems that arise while tutoring. Collect satisfaction/survey forms from the students you tutor. All tutors will sign a tutor expectations form upon being hired. The SSC Coordinator will hold each tutor accountable to ensure tutor is meeting all expectations.

Required Qualifications: Overall GPA – 3.0 and a 3.5 in the subject area you wish to tutor, An “A” average in any subject you wish to tutor, two faculty references, Highly dependable, Interested in working one-on-one or in small groups, Have a solid command of the course material, Great customer service skills, A desire and willingness to learn, Excellent oral and communication skills, Committed to being a team player.

Hours:  The Center is open 8am-7pm Mon-Thurs, and 8am-5pm on Friday. Tutors must be flexible. A schedule can be created to fit around your classes, but tutors will not be scheduled just because they are available if they are not needed.

 

Upward Bound Work-Study

Rate of Pay: $8.00 per hour

Supervisor: Priselda Perez and Gabriela Zepeda

Department: Upward Bound TRIO Program

Location: Regents Hall Room 290

Duties and Responsibilities: Contribute and work toward building a collective and harmonious working relationship among students, parents, instructors, and staff.    Attend pre-program faculty/staff orientation and training as well as weekly staff meetings. Audit high school courses and facilitate study groups during after school homework labs based on the teachers’ curriculum, students’ academic needs and learning styles Participate in the planning, organization and implementation of social, cultural and recreational events. Serve as a mentor/ example to students. Maintain student discipline and enforce all program rules and regulations. Supervise students at all times to ensure their safety and well-being, including accompanying students on field trips / college visits. Provide academic assistance and guidance to participants during academic field trips. Monitor students and provide all written documentation on students including, but not limited to, tutor reports, sign-in/ sign-out sheets, and progress reports. Follow up with students in an effort to retain and encourage active participation throughout the academic year and summer component. During the summer program, be available during working hours

Qualifications: Must be working toward a Bachelor’s degree and have a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Must have completed 15 hours of college credit course work, and met the TSI requirements. Must have already taken College Algebra and have the ability to assist participants with high school Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and preferably Pre-Calculus and Calculus. Demonstrate qualities of cordiality and integrity. Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with groups and individuals. Ability to manage students utilizing motivational, conflict resolution and other interpersonal skills. Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Ability to establish and maintain a trusting and productive working relationship with program students, parents, instructors, and staff. Preference will be given to candidates who are receiving financial aid or are first-generation college students

Approximately 15 – 19.5 hours a week during academic year & varies during 6 week summer program component. Schedule:    3:30 – 5:30 p.m. during the week with additional hours between classes & several Saturdays a month, summer hours vary to meet summer program schedule

Contact FA

Meghann Nash

Director of Financial Aid

409.944.1238
mnash@gc.edu

 

Rachel Leyva

Financial Aid Specialist

409.944.1236

rromero@gc.edu

 

Jesus “Jay” Castillo

Financial Aid Assistant

409.944.1235

jcastillo@gc.edu

 

Nikki Montoya

Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs Specialist

409.944.1232

nmontoya@gc.edu