Earn 3 College Credits During Your Winter Break
The Winter Mini-semester is a four-week semester that is scheduled after the Fall 2021 semester and before the Spring 2022 semester. Classes are offered in-person and online, with a variety of general education core courses to choose from.
Courses are offered from December 13, 2021, through January 7, 2022:
- BIOL-1308-WV01 Biology I for Non-Science Majors (online)
- BIOL-1309-WV01 Biology II for Non-Science Majors (online)
- CRIJ-1301-W01 Introduction to Criminal Justice
- ENGL-1302-W01 Composition II
- HIST-1302-WV01 United States History II (online)
- MATH-1332-W01 Contemporary Mathematics
- PSYC-2301-WV01 General Psychology (online)
To search for Winter Mini-Semester classes, click the button below and follow the steps.
Step 1: Select the term “Spring 2022.”
Step 2: Type a course subject into the “Subject” search field.
Step 3: Type a course number associated with the subject into the “Course Number” search field.
Step 4: Click the “Submit” button.
Step 5: Search the courses with sections of W01-W99 or WV01-WV99, for example, ENGL-1302-W01 or HIST 1302-WV01 for online courses. A “W” in the section code designates face-to-face instruction where students meet on campus. A “WV” in the section code designates online asynchronous instruction.
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Federal Financial Aid Eligibility for Winter Mini-semester
For financial aid purposes, the Winter Mini-semester session is not considered a stand-alone term. For financial aid eligibility, the December Mini-semester credit hours will be counted with Spring 2022 semester credit hours. The Financial Aid Office will adjust your cost of attendance for Spring 2022 to include the Winter Mini-semester registration.
Important Information Regarding Financial Aid Eligibility
- Students must complete their 2021-2022 financial aid application (FAFSA) and have established eligibility.
- Students must only take Winter Mini-semester courses that apply towards their degree program to be considered for federal financial aid.
- Students who are eligible for federal financial aid, spring financial aid will apply to Winter Mini-semester tuition and fee charges first. Any remaining aid will apply to Spring 2022 tuition and fees or other charges.
- Students must pay out of pocket for Winter Mini-semester classes or have enough excess financial aid to cover the combined balances.
- Book allowances are not available during the Winter Mini-semester. Students will be responsible to purchase their own books and supplies.
- Transient students will not be eligible for federal financial aid.
- Students must meet satisfactory academic progress and must be in “good” standing.
- How do I apply for federal financial aid for the Winter Mini-semester?
You must have a current year (2021-2022) FAFSA on file to be eligible for federal financial aid. There is no additional application required. The Financial Aid Office will review your federal eligibility based on combined Winter Mini-semester and spring registration.
- Will my spring federal financial aid awards pay for my Winter Mini-semester courses?
Your spring federal financial aid may pay for both Winter Mini-semester and spring semester charges. If your award is not enough to cover both semesters, you will see a balance that remains on both the Winter Mini-semester and spring semesters. Keep in mind, additional charges will reduce any anticipated refunds.
- I’m already registered full-time for the spring semester. How can I cover the cost for the Winter Mini-semester course?
If you have already been awarded a full-time package based upon your grade level and dependency status (for federal student loans), adding Winter Mini-semester registration will not increase your Pell or Direct Loan eligibility.
- When are my loans going to disburse and refund if I take classes during the Winter Mini-semester?
Federal financial aid funds will disburse to the student’s account on or after the spring disbursement date. To be eligible for student loans, a student must be enrolled for 6 semester credit hours. Students who enroll in the Winter Mini-semester for 3 semester credit hours will not be eligible for a student loan. If there is a credit on the student’s account, refunds will be dispersed after the spring semester census date.
- Will satisfactory academic progress status be reviewed at the completion of the Winter Mini-semester?
There is no review after the Winter Mini-semester. Therefore, your Winter Mini-semester grades will not change your federal financial aid satisfactory academic progress (SAP) status for the spring semester. SAP will be reviewed at the conclusion of the spring semester.
- What happens to my federal financial aid if I drop or withdraw from a Winter Mini-semester course?
Financial aid awards are based on combined Winter Mini-semester and spring semester credit hours registered by the spring semester census date. If your registration falls below full-time (12 semester credit hours—combined between the Winter Mini-semester and spring semester registration), your federal financial aid award will be adjusted.
For more information regarding your Winter Mini-semester financial aid status, please log in to TSC Online with your TSC credentials and select Self-Service Financial Aid.
If you need further assistance, click on the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgXqUnxaImI&feature=youtu.be
Financial Aid Office
Email: [email protected].
Information is subject to change without notice due to changes in federal, state, and/or institutional rules and regulations.