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Student Success Services Delivery Updates

Aug 20, 2020

The services you depend on from the Division of Student Success will continue to be available remotely. We offer a variety of connection options to help maintain the health and safety of students and staff. Below is a list of virtual resources available. Watch this page as it continues to be updated with events and resources.

Academic Advising

Academic Success Centers

Career Services

Placement Testing

  • Registration for the Math Placement Test is available at webapp2.wright.edu/placement/math.cgi. You will find a list of test dates after you enter the registration site.
  • Your registration confirmation email will provide the additional necessary information.
  • All students should use Wright State's online Writing Placement Test if a writing placement test score is needed.
    • Per recent State of Ohio recommendations and until further notice, the writing placement test is used for incoming first-year students may also be used for College Credit Plus candidates applying to Wright State University's CCP program.  

Pre-Professional Health

Lake Campus Student Success Center

Student Retention Team


Drop Deadlines for 100% Tuition Refund for Fall 2020 Semester

Jul 13, 2020

Due to COVID-19 precautionary measures, Wright State University students registered for the fall 2020 semester will not have their class registrations automatically dropped for incomplete or non-payment of fees on August 19, 2020.

If you registered for fall classes and you wish to drop one or more of your classes, you must log in to WINGS Express and complete the steps to drop the course(s) before the following dates to be eligible for a 100% tuition refund:

Fall Term

First day of classes

Last day to receive 100% tuition refund

A

Monday, August 24

Friday, August 28

C (Full)

Monday, August 24

Friday, September 4

B

Monday, October 12

Friday, October 16

To confirm that your courses have been dropped, please check your student schedule and your student financial account.

If you have questions, Dayton Campus students should contact Raider Connect at 937-775-4000 or raiderconnect@wright.edu while Lake Campus students can email  lakeenrollmentservices@wright.edu. You can also contact your academic advisor for assistance.


Drop Deadlines for 100% Tuition Refund for Summer 2020 Semester

Mar 27, 2020

Due to COVID-19 precautionary measures, Wright State University students registered for the summer 2020 semester will not have their class registrations automatically dropped for incomplete or non-payment of fees on April 20, 2020.

If you registered for summer classes and you wish to drop one or more of your classes, you must log in to WINGS Express and complete the steps to drop the course(s) before the following dates to be eligible for a 100% tuition refund:

Summer Term

First day of classes

Last day to receive 100% tuition refund

A

Monday, May 11

Friday, May 15

C (Full)

Monday, May 11

Friday, May 22

B

Monday, June 22

Friday, June 26

To confirm that your courses have been dropped, please check your student schedule and your student financial account.

If you have questions, Dayton Campus students should contact Raider Connect at 937-775-4000 or raiderconnect@wright.edu while Lake Campus students can email  lakeenrollmentservices@wright.edu. You can also contact your academic advisor for assistance.


Pass/Unsatisfactory grading option for undergrad students and extension of the withdrawal deadline

Mar 25, 2020

Dear Wright State Community,

Wright State University is making available a new option to assist students who are concerned about maintaining grades in the spring 2020 semester. We know the coronavirus pandemic has caused immense upheaval in all of our lives. This option will provide students more flexibility during this unprecedented semester.

Effective immediately, all Wright State University undergraduate students will be permitted to convert courses to Pass/Unsatisfactory grading for the spring 2020 semester. This does not apply to grades awarded before March 9, 2020.

At the end of the semester, faculty will submit their course grades (A, B, C, D, F, X or NR) by May 6. Students will then have until noon on May 15 to decide whether to change one or more of their courses to a Pass/Unsatisfactory grade. There will be no limits placed on the number of courses that students can convert to Pass/Unsatisfactory, and students will be able to make their decision on a course-by-course basis.

All grades of C or higher for a course for which a student elects the Pass/Unsatisfactory grade will convert to a P. F grades will automatically be converted to U, and students can elect to convert a D grade to a U. Students will receive credit for courses for which they earn a P, but will not receive credit for courses in which they receive a U. Neither P or U grades will impact the student’s grade point average.

Students should consult with their academic advisor to consider the impact that converting to P/U grades has on course prerequisites, course repeats, program requirements, and post-graduation opportunities for licensure, graduate school, and employment. Consult with RaiderConnect and the Lake Campus Enrollment Services to consider impacts on financial aid.

Please visit our FAQ page to get more information on this student option and how the decision might impact your degree pathways. More details will be provided at a later date on the process for requesting the conversion of grades to P/U and whether similar provisions will be made for graduate students.

Wright State has also extended the deadline to withdraw from spring classes by three weeks to April 17.

Please stay safe, practice social distancing, and continue to regularly check your Wright State email and wright.edu/coronavirus.

Douglas W. Leaman, Ph.D.
Interim Provost


Academic Success Centers - Remote Delivery of Services

Mar 11, 2020

Academic Success Centers services have moved to fully remote delivery. This means that instead of in-person appointments, we will offer remote options to help maintain the health and safety of students and staff. Please be assured, our goal remains to get you the academic help and support you need. 

Student Retention Team

Success Coaches are available to help you with external challenges that may be impacting your academic performance.  Reach them at 937-775-5000 or 
raidersupport@wright.edu

Academic Success Center appointments will be offered as follows:

Contact us:

Lake Campus Student Success Center


Wright State selected to take part in Data Literacy Institute

Feb 19, 2020

Wright State University has been selected to take part in a Data Literacy Institute initiative designed to increase the use of data to boost student success and the number of graduates.

A team from Wright State will participate in the initiative along with 11 other public universities over the next two years. The Wright State team will be led by Tim Littell, associate vice provost for student success.

The institute will use a peer-learning model to provide in-person and virtual training on effective practices and tools to improve data literacy skills. The goal is to develop a data literacy program model that could be continued at participating institutions and available for adoption by other colleges and universities across the country.

About 20 participants from each campus, representing a variety of departments, will complete coursework through the institute developed by the Association of Institutional Research.

The first term will provide data literacy training to each cohort. The second term will focus on helping participants apply new data literacy skills to a unique student success challenge at their institution.

“Public universities have long recognized the immense value of using data to track and improve student success, especially for students from underserved populations,” said Peter McPherson, president of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). “A greater and improved use of data can make a real difference in a university’s ability to help more students succeed.”

Wright State interim Provost Douglas Leaman said it is exciting for the university to be part of the initiative.

“Data play a critical role in assessing student success, but it is equally critical to understand which data are most important to informing our decisions as an institution,” said Leaman. “Collaborating with the APLU and these partner institutions will help Wright State assess more effectively how we are using data to enhance student retention and recruitment across a range of student demographics. Most importantly, this program moves beyond simply sharing information on best practices by providing training to participants across campus so that the information is shared widely to a range of constituent groups.”

Christine Keller, executive director and CEO of the Association for Institutional Research, said unlocking the potential of data to make better decisions and increase student success requires universities to invest in the knowledge and skills of faculty and staff.

“The Data Literacy Institute is an important step in recognizing the importance of institutional-wide data literacy and its role in building stronger connections among data providers and data users to close equity gaps for the benefit of students,” she said.

The other participating schools are Bowling Green State University, Central State University, Illinois State University, Kent State University, Miami University, Montclair State University, Oakland University, Towson University, University of Maine, University of Minnesota-Duluth and Western Michigan University.

~ by Jim Hannah


Apply Now for 2020–21 Scholarships

Jan 27, 2020

The 2020-2021 Wright State University Online Scholarship Application deadline is February 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

For application instructions, select your student type:

If you have questions regarding Wright State University scholarships, contact raiderconnect@wright.edu. For questions concerning the online scholarship process, contact scholarships@wright.edu.


Employer Speaker Series

Jan 13, 2020

Career Services will host a series of Employer Speaker events throughout the semesters.  These events are designed to help you learn about career opportunities from employees working in the field.  

The first Employer Series event offers a chance to learn about careers at the nation’s central bank from a Wright State graduate. 

Join Jenni Frazer (’95), a VP at the Federal Reserve, on Tuesday., January 28 at 11:30 am in 143 Medical Sciences to learn about a career working to keep the economy healthy & stable.  

Jenni Frazer is a group vice president in the Supervision and Regulation Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and Deputy Regional Officer of the Cincinnati branch. She is responsible for managing the supervision of large, complex banking organizations, including Fifth Third Bancorp, Huntington Bancshares Incorporated, KeyCorp, and The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. She also manages internal communications, engagement, and employee activities at the Cincinnati branch of the Fourth Federal Reserve District.  

Ms. Frazer joined the Reserve Bank in 2001 as an associate examiner, and has been promoted to roles of increasing responsibility.  She was appointed to her current position in 2015.   

Ms. Frazer holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Wright State University, an MBA in finance from the University of Dayton, and a Credit Risk Certification from The Risk Management Association.

 

 

 


New Security Enhancements for Student Bill Payment Profile

Nov 13, 2018

Our student Bill Payment partner, TouchNet, has implemented new verification measures to protect your bill payment personal profile information and your bank account information used for direct deposit of student refunds. Wright State University will implement these verification measures beginning December 1, 2018. Learn more about these new Two-Step Verification measures.


FAFSA Workshop at Raider Open House Nov 3

Nov 2, 2018

Prospective student are encouraged to visit Wright State University on November 3rd, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm for Raider Open House.  Experience what it’s like to be a RaiderAt Raider Open House, you can talk with faculty and staff about your academic goals and interests and hear about campus life from current Wright State students. Learn about academic programs, housing, transferring college credit, financial aid, and campus life. You can also explore campus by taking a tour led by a current student.

Raider Connect Will be available to help students submit their 2019-2020 FAFSA at Raider Open House.  We will have laptops available.  To create your FSA ID (the username and password required to submit a FAFSA), students must know their social security number (SSN), date of birth, and have an email that they can verify at the time of creating the ID.  Parents are required to create an FSA ID as well to sign the student's FAFSA, and will need their own email address.  

To register for Raider Open House, please  Click Here.

For information about Raider Open House, please contact Admissions at 937-775-5700 or admissions@wright.edu.

For questions about the FAFSA workshop, please contact Raider Connect at 937-775-4000 or raiderconnect@wright.edu.


Financial Literacy Program Thursday, November 1, 2018

Nov 1, 2018

The office of Financial Aid and Wright-Patt Credit Union have teamed up on -

Give Me Some Credit! 

...A Financial Literacy Game Show.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

4:30-5:30 PM

Student Union Endeavor Room

Students will have the opportunity to earn $50 scholarships, Visa gift cards, and may be eligible for extra credit in their university seminar (UVC) course! 

For information, email raiderconnect@wright.edu.


Raider Connect Remains Open During Construction

Oct 25, 2018

Construction is ongoing at Raider Connect in the Student Union, but Enrollment Services Advisors are still available and providing all normal services.  The front desk is closed while construction continues, but students will check in at one of the 8 computer kiosks as normal, and then will get called into a huddle room for assistance.

Raider Connect will still host a FAFSA completion/Halloween party with treats and FAFSA assistance during the day on Wednesday, October 31st.

Raider Connect Hours:

Monday- Thursday 8:30-5:00

Fridays 9:30 -5:00

Contact Raider Connect with any questions by calling 937-775-4000 or emailing raiderconnect@wright.edu


Raider Connect to Host FAFSA Workshop October 17

Oct 12, 2018

The 2019-2020 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is available online now at www.fafsa.gov. On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Enrollment Services Advisors will be available from 5-7pm to help students complete the 1920 FAFSA, at Raider Connect in the Student Union.  We will provide some computers, but students are encouraged to bring their own laptops, if it is convenient to do so.

Students will need a username and password for the FAFSA, known as the FSA ID.  This can be done in advance online at: fsaid.ed.gov, or we will assist in creating the FSA ID.  Parents also need their own FSA ID in order to sign the student's FAFSA. To set up an FSA ID, the student and parent must provide their names, social security numbers, and dates of birth; the student and parent also much each have the ability to provide a separate email address which can be verified at the time of setting up the FSA ID.  If you have previously created an FSA ID, bring your username and password.  If you have forgotten either the user name or password, we highly recommend taking the steps to retrieve them before attending the FAFSA workshop.

Additionally, students and parents should bring their 2017 federal tax information, including 1040, W2, and 1099 forms.

Raider Connect is located on the main floor of the Student Union, through the main door, past the Admissions desk to the left.

Contact Raider Connect with any questions at 937-775-4000 or email raiderconnect@wright.edu.  


Raider Connect FAFSA Filing Day October 31

Oct 11, 2018

On Wednesday, October 31st, Raider Connect will celebrate the 2019-2020 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by hosting an all-day FAFSA filing event in conjunction with Halloween. 

Students and their families are encouraged to come visit Raider Connect in the Student Union where computers will be available to complete the FAFSA, with assistance from Raider Connect's Enrollment Services Advisors.  

Raider Connect, located on the main floor of the Student Union, will be open from 8:30-5:00.

Some treats will be provided to students who complete their FAFSA with us, or show that they've already completed the 2019-2020 FAFSA.  

Contact Raider Connect at 937-775-4000 or raiderconnect@wright.edu with any questions.


2019-2020 Scholarship Application Available in WINGS Express

Oct 10, 2018

The 2019-2020 Wright State University Online Scholarship Application is now available in WINGS Express. 

The deadline for this application is Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Undergraduate and graduate students (first-year, continuing, and transfer), can apply for multiple donor-based scholarships funded through the Wright State University Foundation and also scholarships funded by the University.

Access the online application via WINGS Express. Select the Student and Financial Aid tab, then click on Financial Aid and Scholarships, and then click on Online Scholarship Application.

NOTE: If you are currently receiving a renewable Academic Performance and/or Competitive Honors Scholarship (awarded prior to your freshman year) you do not reapply for these awards. These scholarships are renewed annually if you meet the stipulations for renewal. However, you are encouraged to complete the online application to be considered for other scholarships.

If you have questions regarding Wright State University scholarships, contact raiderconnect@wright.edu. For questions concerning the online scholarship process, contact scholarships@wright.edu.

*** Please check your Wright State e-mail account on a regular basis as it is the primary method of communication with Wright State students. ***

There may be other department/college or miscellaneous scholarship options not yet associated with this application, so monitor your WSU email account for any announcements and check with your department/college for any other options.

 

Students are required to submit an application each year to be considered for scholarships and scholarship renewals.
 

(The Boonshoft School of Medicine Scholarship application will be available in March 2019)

 

Merit-Based Scholarships: Students are eligible based on their academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, leadership roles, and community service.
 
Need-Based Scholarships: Students are eligible based on demonstrated financial need. You will need to file a FAFSA each year to determine financial need. Extra-curricular activities, leadership roles, and community service may also be considered.
 
Scholarships are also available that are not based on merit or need. These scholarships are based on where you live, where you went to high school, organizational membership, family connections, your life before/during attending college, career goals, academic goals, and many other personal circumstances.

Upcoming deadlines: Heritage Scholarships

Sep 27, 2018

Heritage Scholarships

Hungarian Ancestry Scholarship

Wright State University is pleased to announce that scholarships are now available to students of Hungarian descent to attend Wright State. Scholarships of up to $500-$1,500 per student can be awarded. The next deadline will be October 12, 2018.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Students must write a one-to-two page essay on their academic and professional goals (including their name, contact information, and UID #), provide proof of Hungarian ancestry, and give a copy of their most current academic record as part of the application process.
  • Students are required to have a 3.0 GPA in order to qualify for the scholarship. 
  • Student recipients may be asked to serve as volunteers to promote the scholarship in our campus and community.
  • All application materials must be sent to Michelle Streeter-Ferrari, Director, University Center for International Education, Wright State University, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001.You may also contact Michelle by phone at 937-775-3766 or by e-mail at michelle.streeter@wright.edu for more information.

 

Italian American Scholarship

The partnership between Wright State University and the John Pirelli Sons of Italy Lodge is dedicated to help preserve and promote Italian culture in the region, and to provide financial assistance to students of Italian descent at Wright State University. Accordingly, we are pleased to announce that the 2018 John Pirelli Lodge Italian American Scholarship is now open for application. Scholarships of up to $1,000 per student can be awarded. The next deadline is October 15, 2018.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Students must be of Italian descent. (Please indicate Italian surname and provide documentation of ancestry—e.g. Immigration records, Ancestry.com, etc.)
  • Be a full time undergraduate student.
  • The student must be of good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Incoming first year students must submit high school transcript. Transfer students should submit transcripts of all previous work.
  • Submit an essay that discusses ancestry and states why the applicant should be awarded this scholarship. In the essay the student may also choose to discuss their academic and professional goals, activities that demonstrate a strong work ethic, and any evidences of connection to aspects of Italian and/or Italian American culture. A student who has received an award previously may resubmit in subsequent years. However, all other things equal, priority will be given to new applicants if there are any.
  • All application materials may be sent to Michelle Streeter-Ferrari in E190 Student Union, University Center For International Education, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, Ohio 45435.  
    You may also contact Michelle by phone at 775-5745 or by e-mail at michelle.streeter@wright.edu for more information.
    John Pirelli Lodge contact person is Dr. Peter Carusone 436-2112 peter.carusone@wright.edu
 
 

Polatajko Family Scholarship for Students of Eastern European Descent

Wright State University is pleased to announce that a new scholarship is available to students of Eastern European descent to attend Wright State. Scholarships of up to $500 per student can be awarded. The next deadline will be October 26, 2018.
REQUIREMENTS
  • write a one-to-two page essay on their academic and professional goals which also outlines details of financial need (including the student’s name, contact information, and UID #),
  • briefly tell their family's immigration story,
  • provide proof of Eastern European ancestry through a birth certificate, marriage license or other pre-approved documentation (preference will be given to students of Ukrainian descent), and
  • give a copy of their most current academic record.
  • Students are required to have a 2.5 GPA in order to qualify. 
  • Student recipients may be asked to serve as volunteers to promote the scholarship in our campus and community.
  • All application materials must be sent to Michelle Streeter-Ferrari, Director, University Center for International Education, Wright State University, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001.You may also contact Michelle by phone at 937-775-3766 or by e-mail at michelle.streeter@wright.edu for more information.

2019-2020 FAFSA available October 1st

Sep 25, 2018

The 2019-2020 FAFSA will be available online Monday, October 1, 2018.  New this year, the FAFSA will be mobile-friendly. Yes, you will be able to complete the FAFSA on your smart phone!  Download the myStudentAid Mobile App on your device.

Completing the FAFSA early is important, as some types of aid, such as Federal Work Study, run out.  Meeting the priority deadline is important for receiving your maximum financial aid eligibility.  The priority deadline for Wright State will be January 8, 2019.  

Raider Connect will be providing more information soon, such as available FAFSA workshop dates.  Please contact Raider Connect with any questions.

Phone: 937-775-4000

Email: raiderconnect@wright.edu

 


Academic Success Centers Receive CRLA Certification

Sep 13, 2018

Fall Fees Due August 15th to Avoid Course Cancellation

Aug 7, 2018

Fall billing statements are available now in WINGS Express.  Fees must be paid, covered by financial aid, or enrolled in a payment plan to avoid cancellation of courses.  

To pay your balance, log in to WINGS Express> Student and Financial Aid> Student Fees> Student Account Options> Make a Payment.

To enroll in the payment plan, log in to WINGS Express> Student and Financial Aid> Student Fees> Student Account Options> Enroll in Payment Plan.  The payment plan requires a down payment of 5% of the balance, plus a $25 payment plan fee.  The remaining balance is divided over three even installments due on the 15th of September, October, and November.   The payment plan is highly recommended to students who are waiting for financial aid to be processed.  If verification of the FAFSA is in progress, classes will not be held.  If aid is awarded after the payment plan is set up, the financial aid will reduce or eliminate the remaining installments.

A negative balance indicates a financial aid refund.  Aid will disburse on the first day of classes, with refunds being processed at the end of the first week of the semester.  Classes begin Monday, August 27, 2018.

To check for financial aid requirements, log in to WINGS Express> Student and Financial Aid> Financial Aid and Scholarships> Eligibility Requirements. Any unsatisfied requirements will prevent financial aid disbursement.  

Any questions about financial aid, billing, or registration, please contact Raider Connect at 937-775-4000, raiderconnect@wright.edu, or visit us in the Student Union.  For more information, please visit http://www.wright.edu/raiderconnect.


Career Services Fee

Jul 24, 2018

A Career Services Fee was approved by the Wright State Board of Trustees.  The fee will be assessed at the rate of $25 per term for all degree-seeking undergraduate students beginning fall semester 2018.

This fee will support enhanced and expanded career services for all degree-seeking undergraduate students, on both campuses. Funds generated will facilitate career and professional development earlier in the student's career at Wright State and follow throughout their enrollment with a focus on career education, employer/student engagement, and post graduate planning.

*If a student completes a drop of all classes within the 100% refund period, the Career Services Fee may be refundable.  For information about the refund process visit: 

https://policy.wright.edu/policy/3420-refunds-and-refund-appeals.

For more information on services provided and covered by the Career Services Fee, please contact the Career Center: 

334 Student Union

(937)775-2556

careercenter@wright.edu


Fall Billing Statements Available August 1st

Jul 17, 2018

Fall 2018 billing statements will be available on August 1st, 2018.  Fees are due August 15th.  Courses will be cancelled for nonpayment if the tuition is not paid, enrolled in the payment plan, or covered by financial aid on August 15th.  For more information on fee due dates, visit: http://www.wright.edu/raiderconnect/accounts-and-bills/due-dates

Students and authorized users may pay or enroll in the payment plan online after August 1st. Students will log into WINGS Express, and access the Student Fees menu under the Student and Financial aid tab.  Authorized users can follow this link: http://www.wright.edu/raiderconnect/accounts-and-bills/access-your-account.  Students may set up authorized users under the Student Fees menu. 

To enroll in the payment plan, a down payment of 5% of the balance, plus a $25 payment plan fee must be paid.  The remaining balance is then divided over the September, October, and November.  For more information about payment options, including the payment plan, visit: http://www.wright.edu/raiderconnect/accounts-and-bills/payment-options.

Students who are using financial aid should make sure that they do not have any outstanding requirements.  Log into WINGS Express>Student and Financial Aid>Financial Aid and Scholarships> Eligibility Requirements.  Choose the aid year that begins with Summer 2018.  Any financial aid requirements, or an unsatisfactory status for the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) will prevent financial aid from paying.  

Financial aid for students who are meeting all requirements should show as a credit on the August 1st statement, and will disburse on the first day of Fall semester (Monday, August 28th).  Excess financial aid (up to $750) may be moved onto the Wright 1 Card after August 1st, for use at the campus book store.  The financial aid refund process will begin during the first week of classes, with refunds being received by students through the second week of classes.

For information about changes to financial aid, registration, and billing for the 2018-2019 school year, visit: http://www.wright.edu/raiderconnect/article/students-please-read-the-following-policy-changes-affecting-registration-financial-aid-and-billing

Contact Raider Connect with any questions.

Walk-ins: Student Service Wing at the front of the Student Union

                 Monday-Thursday: 8:30am - 5pm

                 Friday: 9:30am - 5pm

            

Phone: (937) 775-4000

Fax: (937) 775-4410

E-mail: raiderconnect@wright.edu


Financial Aid Disbursement for Fall Will Begin on August 27th

Jul 10, 2018

Disbursement will now take place on the first day of the term (Fall semester begins August 27th, 2018). Disbursement is the process of your awarded financial aid being applied to your student account.

To verify that your financial aid will not be delayed, log into WINGS Express>Student and Financial Aid>Financial Aid and Scholarships>Eligibility Requirements.  All unsatisfied requirements must be satisfied, and academic progress status must be satisfactory for aid to pay.

Financial aid refunds are different from disbursement. Refunds are any excess financial aid that is distributed to the student upon the satisfactory completion of all requirements. Students will begin receiving refunds near the end of the first week of classes. Direct deposit may be set up in WINGS Express under the Student Fees menu.

Contact Raider Connect with any questions at 937-775-4000, email raiderconnect@wright.edu, or visit Raider Connect in the Student Union. 

Please visit our website to view all of the registration, billing, and financial aid policy changes: https://www.wright.edu/raiderconnect/accounts-and-bills/revised-refunds-and-registration-process 

 


Introducing the Division of Student Success

Apr 26, 2018

We are excited to share the news that with the broadened scope and addition of campus-wide services, University College has been renamed the Division of Student Success effective May 2018. This name change reflects our primary purpose as a service unit, providing support to the degree-granting colleges and the university as a whole.

University College, previously University Division, was created in 1998 to serve as a central service for academic support, first-year programs, and academic advising for intending majors.  Although the goal of University College has always been to serve the students, faculty, and staff of the entire university, early in its inception the focus was on new, direct from high-school, first-year students and intending majors.  Over time, services of the Academic Success Centers were not only serving new first-time students, but a growing number of transfer students and serving courses at the sophomore, junior, and senior levels. The move to the new Student Success Center, not only allowed these centers to serve more students, it also provided for additional programs in study coaching, expanded Supplemental Instruction, and significant curricular changes in developmental math (with the creation of the Math Studio) and developmental writing through co-requisite models that have increased student success.

The Division of Student Success remains in the Office of the Provost and supports the academic mission of the university through Academic Support & Foundation Studies, University Academic Advising, and the Student Success Planning Office. Through these units, the Division of Student Success will help establish an ecosystem of programs and services, working with students, faculty and staff, that focuses on educational planning, career development, course completion, persistence, retention, and degree attainment.

Undecided/exploratory and College Credit Plus students will continue to receive academic advising in the Division of Student Success. As a practical matter, within Banner and RAPS, their college designation will remain University College.

With the help of the Marketing web team, a new website has been launched at wright.edu/student-success.  Access from wright.edu/university-college will redirect to the newly designed site.  We've also worked with colleges and departments across campus to refine online references to University College. In the days and weeks to come, you will continue to see updates reflecting these exciting changes.

We appreciate the continued support of the campus community.

 


Students: Please Read the Following Policy Changes Affecting Registration, Financial Aid, and Billing

Apr 19, 2018

Refund, Financial Aid, Registration, Late Fee, and Payment Plan Updates for 2018-2019

To improve student access to open seats in courses and better align the university with federal regulations and best practices, the university has approved process and policy changes to several areas, beginning Summer 2018:

1. Academic Refunds: 

To obtain a 100 percent tuition refund, students will need to officially withdraw from a course by the Friday of the second week of classes during a full-term class, or by the first Friday of classes for A or B-term classes.

Students should contact their instructor or RaiderConnect for 100 percent refund dates and times of courses that are not considered to be A, B, or full-term courses. In general, the 100 percent refund date or time ends when 15 percent of the scheduled course time has been completed.

The withdrawal dates can be found on the Academic Calendar: https://www.wright.edu/raiderconnect/academic-calendar/summer-semester-2018

2. Financial aid disbursement and refunds

Disbursement will now take place on the first day of the term. Disbursement is the process of your awarded financial aid being applied to your student account.

Financial aid refunds are different from disbursement. Refunds are any excess financial aid that is distributed to the student upon the satisfactory completion of all requirements. Students will begin receiving refunds near the end of the first week of classes.

3. Registration cancellation for incomplete payment of fees

Student accounts must be paid in full, enrolled in a payment plan, or have sufficient financial aid to pay the balance by the payment due date to avoid cancellation of classes.

Students applying for financial aid are responsible for checking to ensure all requirements have been met in order to receive financial aid. If there is a shortfall between your tuition and fees and your financial aid award, you must pay the balance in full or enroll in the payment plan by the fee payment due date. If payment is incomplete, student course registrations will be canceled on the third business day after the first due date for each term.

Students receiving third-party assistance must submit the authorization form from your sponsor by the fee payment due date and pay any unpaid charges in full or enroll in a payment plan. If payment is incomplete, student course registrations will be canceled on the third business day after the first due date for each term.

4. Late registration fees

Late registration fees for continuing students will be assessed beginning the first business day after the first fee payment due date for fall and spring terms. For summer term, late registration fees will not be applied until the first day of summer classes.

There are two categories for late registration fees. Only one fee will be applied to a late course registration, which is dependent upon the registration timing:

  • A flat fee of $250 per student will apply for registrations that take place between the first payment due date and the course census date.
  • A fee of $100 per credit hour will be assessed for course registrations that take place after the course census date.

5. Installment payment plan

Students can easily enroll in a four-payment installment plan to pay their tuition and fees using WINGS Express. The plan’s first payment consists of a $25 processing fee and 5 percent down payment toward the account balance. The remaining three payments have defined due dates and will each be equal to one-third of the outstanding account balance. A $50 late-payment fee will be assessed for each late installment payment.

For more information, visit https://www.wright.edu/raiderconnect/accounts-and-bills/revised-refunds-and-registration-process or contact Raider Connect.

 


Summer 2018 Financial Aid Refunds

Apr 5, 2018

Summer refunds will begin to be processed by the end of the first week of classes.  In order for a financial aid refund to be processed, your financial aid must have disbursed to your account, and you must have all financial aid requirements satisfied. 

To check for unsatisfied requirements, log into WINGS Express> Student and Financial Aid> Financial Aid and Scholarships> Eligibility Requirements. 

You must also be in good academic standing for financial aid to disburse.  For information on the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy and appeal process, please visit: http://www.wright.edu/raiderconnect/financial-aid/satisfactory-academic-progress.

For students expecting a financial aid refund, excess funds can be moved onto the Wright 1 Card and used as payment at the campus bookstore.  The campus bookstore offers rental and price matching options.  To move excess financial aid onto the Wright 1 card, log into WINGS Express> Student and Financial Aid> Wright 1 Card and Meal Plan Services> Wright1 FA Flex Deposit Using Financial Aid.  If eligibile, up to $750 of the expected refund can be moved onto the card. 

Contact Raider Connect with any questions.  

 

 


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