SSS November-December 2017 Newsletter

North Central Missouri College


If you have not completed the Financial Literacy Course, there is still time to get it done. The completion of this course serves as your application for the SSS scholarship, which is awarded during the spring semester.The course can be found on the SSS Blackboard page under the tab labeled “Financial Literacy,” and only takes 45-60 minutes to complete. Stu-dents must complete this course with an 80% or better and could earn you a free flash drive, while supplies last.

For returning students who have already completed the Financial Literacy Course will need to take the “2017-2018 Scholarship Application Quiz” locat-ed on the SSS Blackboard page under the “Scholarships” tab. Students who take the quiz will need to earn a 100% to qualify for the scholarship. The quiz will only take about 15 minutes and can be taken multiple times until 100% is achieved, if needed.

SSS Staff Directory
Fax# (660) 359-3202
Janet Pultz TRiO Director (660) 357-6348
Sarah Reeter TRiO Admin. Assistant (660) 357-6332
Tocarra Williams SSS Program Coordinator (660) 357-6356
Stacey Russell SSS Tutor Coordinator and Advisor (660) 357-6346

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is December 1st!

See SSS staff for more information or if you have any questions.


Have you earned a key to the SSS Treasure Chest

Each semester students who have attended workshops either in person and/or online or completed their FAFSA have the opportunity to earn keys to unlock the SSS treasure chest. The lucky winner whose key opens thetreasurechest will receive a $350 NCMC scholarship provided by the NCMC Foundation.

There is still time to earn keys! See an SSS Staff member for more information.

Students who have earned keys can start testing their luck starting the first day of
finals week!

SSS text alerts

If you have not already done so, please sign up for SSS text alerts via the Remind app, which can be downloaded for FREE!

To sign up via your text messages:

  1. Text the message @hmccol to 81010.
  2. Enter your name when prompted.
  3. Now your are part of the SSS Remind group!

Community Connections

Would you like to receive text alerts regarding school closings and cancellations?

You can do so by signing up through Community Connections. Found on the NCMC website under the Student Life tab. This service is available for a variety of surrounding counties and it is absolutely FREE!

Spring Registration Begins Thursday, November 2nd

Registration for Spring 2017 semester is here now! Have you met with your advisor, yet? If not, you need to do so ASAP. Every student needs to meet with their advisor prior to regis-tration in order to be approved to register. If you are new to SSS, you MUST meet with your SSS advisor to schedule classes the first semester you are in the program.

SSS advisors can assist with course scheduling, degree and transfer planning, as well as assist your during the registration process.

November December
2nd: Spring Registration Begins 1st: Last Day of Regular Classes
5th: Daylight Savings Time Ends 4th—7th: Final Exams
7th: Election Day 4th—8th: Fall Book Buyback @ the Bookstore
8th: NCMC Blood Drive 7th: SSS Equipment Loans Due by noon
17th: Withdrawal Deadline 18th—31st: Holiday Hoops
22nd—26th: Thanksgiving Break ~NCMC and SSS Closed
22nd—Jan 1st: Holiday Break ~NCMC and SSS Closed

Equipment Loans Due-Thursday, December 7th at noon!

Equipment loans that have been checked out with SSS during the fall semes-ter will be due no later than Thursday, December 7th at noon. Failure to return items on time will result in a hold/stop being placed on your NCMC student account, which means you will not be able to register for classes, make any changes to your schedule, request transcripts, etc… Reminders will be sent via Remind, Blackboard and email.

FAFSA Time is Here!

As of October 1st, students were able to complete their FAFSA. Plan to get your FAFSA done for Fall 2018 by February 1st using your and/or your parent’s 2016 income tax information. Now is the time to schedule an ap-pointment with your SSS advisor for help and to find out what else is needed to when filing.

If you complete the FAFSA with your SSS advisor or can provide proof of completion by December 1st, then you will earn a key to open our treasure chest for the opportunity to win a $350 scholarship.

FAFSA Frenzy at NCMC

Students and their families can receive free help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at a FAFSA Frenzy event on November 13th and 14th at North Central Missouri College. Financial aid professionals will be available to assist families with filling out the 2018–2019 financial aid application. Completing the FAFSA is the first step in applying for federal financial aid and most state financial aid as wellas some scholarships.

Students attending a FAFSA Frenzy event can enter for a chance to win a scholarship for the 2018 fall enrollment in a Missouri postsecondary program.

NCMC’s FAFSA Frenzy will be held on Monday, November 13th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM and Tuesday, November 14th from 1:00 to 7:00 PM on the North Central Missouri College campus. It will be in the Alexander Student Center both days. All students are encouraged to participate regardless of which Mis-souri college they plan to attend. Sarah Williamson, Associate Director of Financial Aid, can be contacted for more information at 660-359-3948 ext. 1417 or

FAFSA Frenzy, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Higher Education, is a part of national completion efforts headed up by the National College Ac-cess Network.

For additional information about FAFSA Frenzy, visit Fafsa frenzy for students.
Fafsa Frenzy for Students

Sunday, November 5th

It’s time to “Fall Back!” Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday at 2am.

The withdrawal deadline is November 17th.

If you need to withdraw from a class, you must first speak with your instructor AND Financial Aid BEFORE doing so.