FAQs - Black Hawk College

Common Student Concerns

It’s nice to know you’re not alone. These are some of students’ most common concerns that we can help with. Career development and decision-making Academic and educational planning Adjustment to college Stress and time management Study and test-taking skills Anxiety Improving relationships Child and family issues Domestic violence Conflict resolution Depression Cultural/intercultural issues Alcohol and […]

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How will I receive my student loan?

Loan funds will credit your billing account after the 30th day of the semester. Because loans must paid in two equal disbursements, funds will credit in: Loan 1st Disbursement 2nd Disbursement Full-Year Late September Late February Single-Semester (Fall) Late September Late October Single-Semester (Spring) Late February Late March Single-Semester (Summer) Early July Mid July NOTE: […]

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How do federal student loans work?

For general student loan information, please refer to Federal Student Aid: Student Loans.

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What is the loan application deadline?

In order to have your loan application processed by the payment deadline, submit your loan application by: Fall semester: July 1 Spring semester: December 1 Summer semester: May 1

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When is the loan application available?

June 1 – October 31: Full Year or Fall Only November 1 – March 31: Spring Only April 1 – June 15: Summer Only* *There are no summer loans for students enrolled in only July-start courses.

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How are candidates selected?

Candidates are selected for the PTA program using a point system based on the following criteria:

  •  Personal Interview
  • Academic Performance
  • Personal References
  • Personal Statement
  • Writing sample

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Why should I become a TRiO SSS participant?

SSS provides a personal college “safety net” from the time you enroll in the program through graduation. The program can help you build on your strengths and address your areas of concern. By becoming a participant, you will gain access to services and opportunities not available to other students on campus. Our goal is to […]

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If I join SSS, what am I required to do?

SSS tends to have expectations rather than requirements. It is expected that you will be committed to earning your degree and that you will take advantage of SSS services that meet your academic needs. The SSS staff will make recommendations for you that we expect you to carefully consider. There are criteria and requirements in […]

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Can SSS help with the transition to college life?

Yes! SSS makes the transition smoother by offering one-on-one academic and career advising as well as workshops on managing your time efficiently, getting along with instructors, financing your education, planning your four-year degree and beyond, and many other topics. Our goal is to help you learn the skills to be a successful student.

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I would like to meet more students like me. How can SSS help?

The program offers many social and educational events each semester. In the past, these have included trips to music concerts, area plays, museums, college campus visits and cultural trips to Chicago. The SSS program also provide opportunities to attend a variety of campus activities that participants can attend together.

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