More than one-third of CCC students received finicial aid in 2003-04

CNJ staff

Clovis Community College disbursed more than $6 million in financial aid in 2003-2004, according to numbers presented by the school at Wednesday’s Board of Regents meeting.

April Chavez, CCC director of financial aid, said more than 1,700 students received some type of aid, making up more than one-third of the school’s enrollment. Many students received multiple types of financial aid, Chavez said.

The school received more than $5.3 million in federal funding, with more than $3 million coming from Pell Grants. More than $600,000 for students came from state funds and more than $143,000 came from other funds.

According to the school, 57 percent of the aid came in grant form with 28 percent as loans. Scholarship and student employment made up the remaining aid.

In other business:
• The board passed a $3 per credit hour technology fee. CCC President Beverlee McClure said the school’s student government has endorsed the fee, which will help underwrite the cost of a new information system.

Financial aid will assist any student who can’t afford the fee, McClure said.

The fee is projected to raise $181,407, according to school figures.

• The annual CCC campus crime report was released, showing 26 criminal incidents reported from Aug. 1, 2003 through July 31.

There were no arrests reported.

Seven burglaries were reported, showing no change from the previous year. There were 19 thefts reported, up seven from the year before.

CCC Security Director Howard Nelson said steps are being taken to reduce thefts at the college, which can range from laptop computers to purses.

McClure said text books, which have become expensive, are the most stolen items.

“We try to tell students to keep their belongings with them,” McClure told the board.

The full report can be accessed at www.clovis.edu/Students/Safety/index.asp

• The next board meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Nov. 3 in room 512 at the college.