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Payments and Refunds


Participating in our Certified Retail Analyst program at NWACC is affordable. View your options below on how to pay for your courses. 

During the open enrollment period, students can complete the application and registration forms and turn into the Retail & Supplier Education division located in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies building. Completed applications and registration forms may also be emailed to retail@nwacc.edu

If a student is paying by check or cash, payment should be made one week prior to the first night of class. Students that have not paid for classes or set up a payment plan prior to class start will be dropped. It is the student's responsibility to ensure they have their schedule and bill and have paid-in-full by the deadline.

If paying with credit card, students must have paid for classes in full with credit/debit card one week prior to the first night of class. Failure to pay in full may result in the student being dropped from the class. It is the student's responsibility to ensure they have their schedule and bill and have paid in full by the deadline.

With early registration, you may qualify for the TouchNet Payment Plan available with automatic payment drafts deducted monthly from a checking account or bank card. All payment plans MUST be set up one week prior to the first night of class.

Students are eligible to apply for loans from Wells Fargo or Sallie Mae. Students who apply for the Sallie May loan must choose the "Career Training School" option.

Federal Financial Aid such as grants, loans, FASFA do not cover Non-credit programs.  The Certified Retail Analyst program is a non-credit program.

Students must be in the core CRA Program to qualify for a scholarship. Scholarships are awarded during all semesters as scholarship funds are available. Students interested in applying for a scholarship will submit an application to be reviewed by the committee.

The following scholarships are specific to the Certified Retail Analyst Program:

NWA RLUG Scholarship:

•    Recipients must be enrolled in the Certified Retail Analyst program, have a minimum 2.0 GPA
•    Communications will be sent out to all students in the core program each semester (1-2 week window announced each semester for student to apply for the scholarship on-line)
•    Number of Awards: varies
•    Amount: varies

James Thulin Memorial Scholarship:

•    Recipients must be enrolled in the Certified Retail Analyst Program, living with a chronic illness, be nearing completion of their studies, have a minimum 2.0 GPA
•    Communications will be sent out to all students in the core program each semester (1-2 week window announced each semester for student to apply for the scholarship on-line)
•    Number of Awards: varies
•    Amount: varies

There are a number of community resources available that provide aid to parents, single parents, low-income and dislocated or displaced workers.

The CRA Program is a VA approved program to students who can provide a Certificate of Eligibility. Students who provide a Certificate of Eligibility, our Veterans Resource Office will work with the VA in obtaining reimbursement for tuition costs. 

In addition, the CRA Program is approved for Workforce Investment Act, which provides funds to address the employment and training needs of adults, dislocated workers and youth.

 


Refunds

  • 100% refund will be issued for drop requests received by 4:30 p.m. before the second day the class meets.
  • 80% refund will be issued for drop requests received by 4:30 p.m. before the third day the class meets.
  • After the third class meeting, no refunds will be issued.

Drop / Transfer

A Drop/Transfer Form must be completed and signed by the student in order for a refund to be issued OR an email from the student must be sent to retail@nwacc.edu from their NWACC email account requesting a Drop/Transfer.  No refunds will be granted by telephone request.  The signed Drop/Transfer Form may be e-mailed, mailed, faxed to 479-936-5198 or presented in person.  Allow at least three weeks for receipt of your refund check.