Addendum(s) to Catalog

This page will include addenda needed to keep the Catalog up-to-date during an academic year. Addenda are logged by date and will supersede or modify any information contained in the current catalog.

Addendum - 15 April, 2014

Page 88 of the Catalog - the pre-requisite for ART 211 History of American Art I is ENG 112
Also on Page 88 of the Catalog - the pre-requisite for ART 212 History of American Art II is ENG 112

Page 92 of the Catalog - the pre-requisite for EDU 200 Introduction to Teaching as a Profession is SDV 101.

Addendum - 20 March, 2014

Change to Catalog, pg 32

American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning Tax Credit

The American Opportunity tax credit can be taken by eligible students for tuition paid during the freshman and sophomore years (maximum of $2500). Students may also be eligible for the Lifetime Learning tax credit of up to $2000 for qualified educational expenses. A taxpayer cannot claim both the American Opportunity credit and Lifetime Learning credits for the same student in one year.

To determine specifically if you qualify, you must seek the advice of a tax expert.

Addendum - 20 March, 2014

Change to Catalog, pg 31

Repeated Coursework Policy

Refund and Repayment Policy
Title IV Returns

Title IV funding includes Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG Grant, and Federal Direct Stafford Loans. Students who receive Title IV funding may have to return money to the College if they withdraw from all of their classes or stop attending without official withdrawal.

After calculations are performed, there will be a portion the College will be required to return from the amount retained to cover tuition and/or book charges. After the College returns the required amount, an unpaid balance will be created on the tuition/book account. The student will be billed for these unpaid charges and given a deadline to pay. If not paid by the deadline, the College will turn the debt over to the state for collection. In some rare cases the student could owe additional funds back to the Title IV programs from the checks received. In this case the student has 45 days to return their part to the College and the College will also return the student portion to the Department of Education (DOE). After 45 days, the College must turn the debt over to the Department of Education (DOE) for collection. Once submitted to the DOE, the student becomes ineligible to receive financial aid from any school until the DOE is repaid.

Adjustment to Financial Aid When Classes Are Never Attended:
Financial aid will not pay for classes that the student never attends. If a student signs up for classes, but never begins attendance, financial aid cannot be used and the student will be dropped from the class. Financial aid students who do not begin attendance in all classes will have their financial aid cut to the level appropriate to their actual class attendance level. The student will be responsible for paying any difference that results from the adjustment.

Financial Aid Disbursements
Disbursements of financial aid awards (minus appropriate tuition, fees and bookstore charges) are processed no later than the fifth week of classes each semester. School closings will delay disbursements. Financial Aid checks will be mailed to the address listed in the Student Information System.

Bookstore Charges
Eligible financial aid recipients may choose to charge textbooks and/or supplies in the DSLCC Bookstore up to a maximum of $1100 or less if the amount of remaining financial aid is limited. Charges may be made during the designated period each semester.

Addendum - 20 March, 2014

Change to Catalog, pg 30

Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid Recipients

Federal regulations require that students receiving federal financial aid make satisfactory academic progress in accordance with the standards set by the College. Exclusive of developmental studies, degree seeking students may receive financial aid for no more than 150 percent of the time frame for program completion. These limita- tions include all terms of enrollment, not only those terms when aid was awarded or received. Developmental study courses are limited to one academic year, 30 semester hours, of enrollment.

Student aid recipients will also be required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) and credit completion rate.GPA requirements will be evaluated after each term and credit completion rate will be evaluated after each academic year.

For further information on the DSLCC Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards or to obtain a copy of these standards, contact the Financial Aid Office or visit our web site at

Students who lose financial aid eligibility can submit an appeal. The Student Financial Aid Committee, composed of representatives of the administrative, counseling and instructional staff, is appointed by the President for the purpose of reviewing student appeals concerning financial aid matters. If reinstated, students will be placed on an academic plan contract until they are back in good standing

Addendum - 19 November, 2013

Change to Catalog, pg 37

Freshman: Students are classified as freshmen if they have completed 0-29 credit hours in a designated curriculum.

Sophomore: Students are classified as sophomores when they have completed 30 or more credits in a designated curriculum. Transferred credits are included, providing they apply toward meeting the requirements of the student’s curriculum.

Addenda 10/22/2013

Addendum - 29 August, 2013

Intellectual Property

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College follows the intellectual property policy found in the VCCS Policy Manual Section 12 (See This section outlines the procedures for employees and/or students of a VCCS college to follow in the event that intellectual property is created. The VCCS Intellectual Property Policy defines intellectual property broadly as a potentially patentable machine, product, composition of matter, process, or improvement in any of these, an issued patent, a legal right which is part of a patent or anything that is copyrightable including published or unpublished written materials or works, courseware including lectures, printed materials, images no matter the physical medium of expression, visual and/or record materials whether published or unpublished, and computer related materials including programs, procedures and any other documents involved in the operation and maintenance of a data processing system. The policy defines a procedure to determine the value of intellectual property and the division of equity in such property.

Pursuant to VCCS Policy 12.0.2, the VCCS Intellectual Property Policy applies to all employees and students of Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. Any student who has additional questions about intellectual property or copyright regulations should contact the Director of Library Services (540-863-2868).

Addendum - 15 February, 2013

LPN (Practical Nursing) Program changes

NUR 135 has been added to the Summer Session so the schedule is amended to be:
First Summer Session:
ENG 100 (Basic Occupational Communications)
ITE 101 (Introduction to Microcomputers)

Second Summer Session
NUR 135 (Drug Dosage Calculations)
HLT 130 (Nutrition and Diet Therapy)
SDV 100 (College success Skills)

The total credits from the PN curriculum is 42 credits