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Northwest Community College registration begins Aug. 10

Registration for the 2017 fall semester at Northwest Mississippi Community College is just around the corner.

Open registration for day classes for students who have not previously registered will be held on Thursday, Aug. 10 and Friday, Aug. 11 on all Northwest campuses. Open registration for day classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the DeSoto and Oxford campuses. On the Senatobia campus, registration will be held from 8 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. in the Haraway Center.

Open registration for evening classes will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 8 and Wednesday, Aug. 9 from 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. on all three campuses.

Returning students may register online or, if they pre-registered in the spring, complete their registration online through 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9. New academic students (except nursing students) who complete the online orientation and have an ACT score of 17 or higher may register online, as well.

Open registration for Northwest eLearning’s online classes is Aug. 8-9 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and Aug. 10-11 from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Day classes and evening classes begin Monday, Aug. 14. Late registration will begin Aug. 14 and end Aug. 18.

Tuition for 2017-18 rose slightly in the wake of recent state budget cuts handed to state institutions for the new fiscal year.  Among Mississippi’s 15 community and junior colleges, Northwest’s full-time tuition ranked as the fifth-lowest despite the college being the state’s third-largest in student population. Tuition costs approved by the college’s Board of Trustees are as follows: full-time tuition per fall and spring semester, $1,500; out-of-state fee (full-time per fall and spring semester, in addition to tuition), $1,200; part-time in-state per semester hour, $125; part-time out-of-state per semester hour, $225. For special fees, residence hall room rent and meal plans, please see the current Northwest Bulletin, which can be found on the college’s website.

In an effort to reduce the price of books for students, some Northwest courses use electronic textbooks or eBooks. eBooks will be available through Northwest’s CANVAS system the first day of class. The eBook can be accessed at any time after downloading it to a device, even when students have no Internet connection. Students whose courses use eBooks will be assessed the fee for the book when they complete their registration. If students would like a hard copy of the entire textbook, there will be black and white loose-bound books available for purchase in the Bookstore.

Jennifer Luna, director of Financial Aid announced that Financial Aid staff on all campuses will be available to assist students with financial aid questions during registration.

On the Senatobia campus, Financial Aid staff will be in the McLendon Center Computer Lab on Aug. 8, 9, 10 and 11 during registration hours. They will return to their office in Yalobusha Hall, Suite 103 on Monday, Aug. 14.

As of this date, all Northwest residence halls are full, and there is a waiting list, according to the Northwest Housing Office.

For more information, visit the college’s website at www.northwestms.edu or call 662-562-3200.