2002/2004
Catalog

General Information
   Mission and Purposes
   Boards and Officers
   Accreditation
   History
   EAC Alumni Association
   EAC Foundation
Academic Calendar

Enrollment
   How To Enroll for the
     First Time

   Placement Testing
   International Students
   Residency
Tuition and Fees
   How & When to Pay
   New Mexico (Out-of-State)
     Tuition Waiver

   Western Undergraduate
     Exchange (WUE)

   Refund Policy
Housing and Dining
Facilities

   Room Costs
   Meal Plans
Financial Aid
   Grants
   Employment
   Disbursements
   Application Process
   Award Letters & Acceptance
   Satisfactory Academic
     Progress

   Student Rights
   Student Responsibilities
   Veterans Programs
Scholarships
   Institutional Guidelines
   Donor Awards by College
   Donor Awards by Donor
Student Services
   Activities & Organizations
   Alumni Library
   ASPIRE
   Awards
   Counseling Programs
   Evaluation Center
   Health Services
   Disease Transmission
     Control

   Substance Abuse Program
   Services for Students with
     Disabilities
   Tutoring
Student Code of
   Conduct

   Grievance Procedure
   Sexual Discrimination /
     Harassment Complaints
   Sexual Assault
     Complaints
   Controlled Substance
     Regulations
   Public Order
   Plagiarism
Academic Regulations
   Academic Good Standing
   Attendance
   Credit By Examination
   Credit Hour System
   Grading
   Grievance Procedure - 
      Academic Standards
   Honors
   Official Notifications
   Registration
   Transcripts
   Withdrawal from a Course
Graduation
   Degrees
   Approved Electives
   Choice of Catalogs
   Graduation Honors
   Multiple Degrees

General Education
   AA, ABus, AS Degrees
      Requirements
      Course Options   
   AAS Degree
      Requirements
      Course Options
Transfer Partnerships
 
Out-of-State Transfer
Curricula
   Admin. of Justice - AA
   Admin. of Justice - AAS
   Admin. of Justice -
      AAS - BAS Track
   Administrative Information
      Services - AAS

   Advertising Design - AAS
   AGEC-A - Cert
   AGEC-B - Cert
   AGEC-S - Cert
   Agribusiness - AA
   Agriculture - AA
   Anthropology - AA
   Art - AA
   Art Education - AA
   Automotive Parts
      Specialist - Cert

   Automotive Service
      Technology - AAS
   Automotive Technician - Cert
   Basic Peace Officer
      Academy - Cert

   Biological Science - AS
   Bookkeeping - Cert
   Business - AAS
   Business Admin. - ABus
   Business Education - AA
   Business Programming/
       Database Support - Cert
   Chemistry - AS
   CNC Machining - Cert
   Computer Assisted Design & 
      Drafting Technology - AAS
   Computer Assisted Design & 
      Drafting Tech. I - Cert
   Computer Assisted Design & 
      Drafting Tech. II - Cert
   Computer Information
      Specialist - AAS
   Computer Information
      Systems - ABus
  
Computer Systems &
      Applications AAS
   Computer Technology - AAS
      - BAS Track
   Early Childhood Edu. - AAS
   Early Childhood Edu. - Cert
   Early Childhood Dev. -
      Family Child Care - Cert

   Early Childhood Dev. -
      Infant/Toddler - Cert
   Early Childhood Dev. -
      Preschool - Cert
   Education-Elementary - AA
   Education-Secondary - AA  
   Emergency Medical Tech. -
      Basic - Cert

   Emergency Medical Tech. -
      Intermediate - Cert

   Emergency Medical Tech. -
      Paramedic - Cert

   English - AA
   Forestry - AA
   General Studies - AGS
   Geology - AS
   Health & Phys. Ed. - AA
   History - AA
   Home Health Aide - Cert
   Laboratory Assistant - Cert
   Languages - AA
   Law Enforcement Office 
      Assistant - Cert
   Law Enforcement
      Technology - Cert

   Liberal Studies - AA
   Licensed Practical Nurse
      - Cert

   Machine Shop Tech. - AAS
   Machine Technology - Cert
   Mathematics - AA
   Mathematics - AS
   Media Communications
      - Cert

   Medical Assistant - Cert
   Medical Transcription - Cert
   Music - AA
   Nursing - AAS
   Nursing Assistant - Cert
   Office Assistant - Cert
   Paramedicine - AAS
   Patient Care Tech. - Cert
   Physics - AS
   Political Science - AA
   Pre-Chiropractic
      Medicine - AS

   Pre-Engineering - AS
   Pre-Law - AA
   Pre-Medical Science - AS
   Pre-Nursing - AS
   Pre-Optometry - AS
   Pre-Pharmacy - AA
   Pre-Physical Therapy - AA
   Programming - Cert
   Psychology - AA
   Small Business Mgmt - AAS
   Small Business
      Proprietor - Cert

   Small Computer
      Networking - Cert

   Sociology - AA
   Technology Education - AA
   Tech-Prep Administrative
      Information Services - AAS

   Tech-Prep CAD & Drafting
      Tech - AAS

   Theatre and Cinematic
      Arts - AA

   Web Master - Cert
   Wildlife Biology - AS
   Word Processing Specialist -
      Cert
Course Descriptions
   Administration of Justice
   Administrative Information
      Services

   Agriculture
   Anthropology
   Art
   Astronomy
   Automotive Technology
   Biological Science
   Building Construction
   Business
   Business Administration
   Chemistry
   Commercial Drivers License
   Computers
   Cooperative Education
   Counseling
   Dance
   Drafting Technology
   Early Childhood Dev.
   Early Childhood Education
   Education
   Electronic Technology
   Emergency Medical
      Technology

   Engineering
   English
   Family and Consumer
      Resources
   Fire Science
   French
   Geology
   German
   Health & Physical Education
   Health Care Education
   History
   Industrial Arts
   Japanese
   Languages
   Machine Shop
   Mathematics
   Media Communications
   Music
   Nursing
   Office Technology
   Philosophy
   Physics & Astronomy
   Political Science
   Psychology
   Sign Language
   Small Business Mgmt
   Sociology
   Spanish
   Speech Communications
   Technical Education
   Theatre & Cinematic Arts
Disclosures
   Accommodation for
      Students with Disabilities
   College Financial Condition
   Disclosure of Graduation
     Rates

   EEO/Affirmative Action
   Equity in Athletics
   Facilities
   Family Educational Rights &
      Privacy Act
   Notification of Occupational
      Opportunities
   Program to Prevent Illicit
      Drugs & Abuse of Alcohol
   Residency & Student Status
   Return of Title IV Federal 
      Student Aid Policy
   Security & Safety
   Sexual Harassment
   Social Security Number Use
   Veterans Information
   Voter Registration Forms

Chronological Listing
of Catalog Changes

   Through 08/02
   09/02 to 11/03
   12/03 to 01/04
   02/04 to 04/04

 

Tuition and Fees for 2003-2004

The exact amount you will spend on college expenses will depend on your class schedule (textbooks needed, etc.) and your housing and meal arrangements. Below is an estimate of the costs per semester, based on enrollment in 16 credit hours.

 

Arizona
Residents

   Out-of-state
  Non-resident

   Students from
  WUE States

General Tuition and Fees

$434.00

$434.00

$434.00

Books & Incidentals

300.00*

300.00*

300.00*

Room & Meals
(7-day meal plan,
double room occupancy)   

1,845.00*

1,845.00*

1,845.00*

Out-of-State Tuition

NA

2,260.00

217.00

TOTAL:

$2,579.00*

$4,839.00*

$2,796.00*

            *These are estimated costs and subject to annual change.

 

Refundable Tuition and Fees for 2003-2004

Credit
Hours

Arizona
Residents

  Out-of-State
Students

   Students from
WUE States

up to 1

$37

$72

--

2

$74

$144

--

3

$74

$144

--

4

$74

$144

--

5

$74

$144

--

6

$74

$144

--

7

$134

$569

--

8

$194

$994

--

9

$254

$1419

--

10

$314

$1844

--

11

$374

$2269

--

12 & over

$434

$2694

$651

   

Audit Fee (per credit hour, in addition to General Tuition)

 

$35

 

Nonrefundable Fees for 2003-2004

Allied Health:

 

   Nursing lab fee

$50 per term

   Nursing malpractice insurance

$15 per year*

   EMT/IEMT/Paramedic insurance

$61.50 per year*

   EMT lab fee

$25 per credit hour

   CPR lab fee

$50 per term

   Paramedic lab fee

$25 per credit hour

   All other malpractice insurance

$15 per year*

Check returned fee--1st time

$25

Check returned fee--2nd time

$30

CLEP administrative fee

$15

Cooking lab fee

$25 per term

Credit by exam (per credit hour, in addition to General Tuition)

$35

Diploma/Certificate replacement fee

$15

Graduation fee

$25

ID card replacement fee

$10

International Student Admission Application Fee

$25

Math and English assessment (per discipline)

$20

Miscellaneous activities fees

To be determined

Transcript fee

$3

FAX surcharge

$2

  

 

*Estimated. Rates will be adjusted when actual premium is known.

 

Tuition and Fees for 2004-2005

The exact amount you will spend on college expenses will depend on your class schedule (textbooks needed, fees, etc.) and your housing and meal arrangements. Below is an estimate of the costs per semester, based on enrollment in 16 credit hours.

 

Arizona
Residents

   Out-of-state
  Non-resident

   Students from
  WUE States

General Tuition and Fees

$504.00

$504.00

$504.00

Books & Incidentals

400.00*

400.00*

400.00*

Room & Meals
(7-day meal plan,
double room occupancy)   

1,900.00*

1,900.00*

1,900.00*

Out-of-State Tuition

NA

2,490.00

252.00

TOTAL:

$2,804.00*

$5,294.00*

$3,056.00*

            *These are estimated costs and subject to annual change.

 

Refundable Tuition and Fees for 2004-2005

Credit
Hours

       Arizona
  Residents

     Out-of-State
Students

   Students from
WUE States

up to 1

$42

$87

--

2

$84

$174

--

3

$84

$174

--

4

$84

$174

--

5

$84

$174

--

6

$84

$174

--

7

$154

$644

--

8

$224

$1114

--

9

$294

$1584

--

10

$364

$2054

--

11

$434

$2524

--

12 & over

$504

$2994

$756

   

Audit Fee (per credit hour, in addition to General Tuition)

 

$35

 

Nonrefundable Fees for 2004-2005

Allied Health:

 

   Nursing lab fee

$50 per term

   Nursing malpractice insurance

$15 per year*

   EMT/IEMT/Paramedic insurance

$61.50 per year*

   EMT lab fee

$25 per credit hour

   Paramedic lab fee

$25 per credit hour

   All other malpractice insurance

$15 per year*

Check returned fee:

 

   1st time

$25

   Additional

$30

CLEP administrative fee

$12

Course fees:

 

   Art Fundamentals of Design course fee

$10

   Computer lab course fee

$15

   Cooking lab fee

$25 per term

   Jewelry course fee

$15

   Lapidary course fee

$15

   Video Editing course fee

$15

   Web course fee

$30 per credit hour

   Welding course fee

$20

Credit by exam (per credit hour, in addition to General Tuition)

$35

Diploma/Certificate replacement fee

$15

Graduation fee

$25

ID card replacement fee

$10

International student admission application fee

$25

Library:

 

   Overdue books fee

.05 per day

   Overdue videos fee

.50 per day

   Overdue reserve books fee

.50 per hour

Math and English assessment (per discipline)

$20

Miscellaneous activities fees

To be determined

Parking Violation:

 

   1st Offense

$10

   Additional

$15

Transcripts:

 

   Transcript fee

$3

   FAX surcharge fee

$2

  

 

*Estimated. Rates will be adjusted when actual premium is known.

 

How and When Do I Pay My Tuition and Fees?

Tuition and fees should be paid to the Cashier in the Fiscal Control Office located in the Student Services Building on the Eastern Arizona College campus.  Payment should be made at the time of registration.  You may pay by phone or in person with your VISA or MasterCard, or mail your check or money order to Cashier, Eastern Arizona College, Thatcher AZ 85552-0769. Checks, drafts, and postal or express money orders should be made payable to Eastern Arizona College. Registration is not complete until all tuition and fees and outstanding debts or balances are paid.

If you expect to receive financial aid you need to work closely with the Financial Aid Office to seek and receive financial assistance. If you are seeking aid for the fall semester, you are advised to begin the application process early the previous spring.

Classes will be automatically canceled if tuition and fees are not paid by August 1 for fall semester and December 15 for spring semester. The Academic Calendar section of the class schedule and catalog specifies the dates by which all fees or financial aid arrangements are due. If payment is not received by these dates, your registration will be canceled. If your registration is canceled, you may not be able to get back into all your classes. Don't let this happen to you! Be sure all financial arrangements are made by the date due.

 

New Mexico (Out-of-State) Tuition Waivers

There are a limited number of Out-of-State tuition fee waivers for residents of New Mexico who wish to attend Eastern Arizona College. To be eligible for consideration, you must:

  • Be a resident of New Mexico
  • Be admitted to Eastern Arizona College
  • Have a minimum 2.0 GPA (a transcript from your most recent school must accompany your application)
  • Fill out a New Mexico Out-of-State Tuition Waiver Application at https://www.eac.edu/forms/NewMexico.shtm or request that an application form be mailed to you
  • For priority consideration you should register for classes as soon as possible prior to the semester you plan on attending

This agreement is made by and between the New Mexico Commission on Higher Education, an “agency” of the State of New Mexico and Eastern Arizona College (and other community colleges in Arizona). The purpose of the agreement is to establish a tuition reciprocity program to enable selected students from New Mexico to enroll at designated institutions of higher education in the State of Arizona with authorization to pay Arizona resident undergraduate tuition rates, and to enable an equal number of selected students from the State of Arizona to enroll at Western New Mexico University in New Mexico with authorization to pay New Mexico resident undergraduate tuition rates.

 

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

WUE is the Western Undergraduate Exchange, a program of the Western Interstate Commission for higher Education (WICHE). Through WUE, students in western states may enroll in many two-year and four-year college programs at a reduced tuition level: 150 percent of the institution’s resident tuition. To be eligible for consideration, you must:

  • Be a legal resident of participating states – Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming
  • Be admitted to Eastern Arizona College
  • Maintain full-time student status while on the waiver having an annual accumulation of 24 credit hours at a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • When you apply for admissions to Eastern Arizona College - fill out a WUE waiver application at https://www.eac.edu/forms/WUE.shtm or request that an application form be mailed to you
  • Valid and current supporting documentation from your state of residence must accompany your WUE application:
    • Drivers license
    • Motor vehicle registration
    • State income tax return for previous year
    • High school transcript or diploma
    • Property ownership document
    • Dependency status indicated on parent’s federal income tax return from previous year
    • Bank statement addressed to your state of residency

 

What is EAC's Refund Policy?

Tuition and Fees

Refundable tuition and fees are defined as general tuition and out-of-state tuition.  All students who officially withdraw from the College or individual semester-length or short-term courses before the close of registration for the course will receive a full refund.  Students who withdraw from open entry/open exit courses after the term or semester in which the course is offered has begun will not receive a refund.  Fees including assessment, class, lab and other special or miscellaneous fees are not refundable.

All refunds and deposits that may be due a student will first be applied to debts that the student owes the College.  When federal student aid is used to pay for tuition and fees, the refund will be made to the federal fund, not to the student.

Federal regulations require that if you are a federal financial aid recipient and you totally withdraw from the College on or before the 60% point in the enrollment period, you must return a percentage of the federal aid funds disbursed.  For example:  if you withdraw at the 30% point of the enrollment period, you earn 30% of all aid that could be disbursed.  The remaining 70% of the aid is unearned aid and must be returned.  Further information is available at the Financial Aid Office and/or their web page or in the disclosures section of this catalog.

Cancelled Courses

When the College cancels a course, a full refund will be made for the cancelled course.

Other Refunds

If you wish to appeal the refund policy you may do so by petitioning the Admissions and Academic Standards Appeals Committee.  Petitions are submitted online to the Records and Registration Office.

A student in the Armed Forces or the Arizona National Guard who is called to active duty and assigned to a duty station, verifiable by a copy of the orders, will be allowed to withdraw and receive a full refund of tuition provided courses have not been completed.

Residence Halls

In order to meet the demand for housing and provide rooms for those students who really need them, there are firm cancellation and refund policies in effect.  If you wish to cancel your residence hall reservation, you must notify the Housing Office at (928) 428-8605.  Cancellations on or before July 15 for the fall semester or on or before December 15 for spring semester will result in a full refund of your $150 housing reservation/damage deposit.  Cancellations after these dates will result in the loss of your housing reservation/damage deposit.  You must pay your room cost prior to the first day the residence halls open for the semester.  If you do not pay by this date, your reservation will be cancelled and your housing reservation/damage deposit forfeited. If you pay then cancel your reservation by this date, you will be eligible for a full refund of your room cost.  If you move out of the residence hall prior to the end of the academic registration period, your housing reservation/damage deposit will be forfeited and you will be eligible for a 50% refund of your room cost. After the end of the registration period, there will be no further refunds of room costs.  Housing reservation/damage deposits will be refunded minus individual and/or communal damages.  Petitions for a waiver of the refund policy may be filed in the Student Life Office.

Meal Plan

Students who cancel their meal plan through 60% of the campus food service period will be eligible for a pro-rata refund only if they completely withdraw from school.

Students living in the residence halls are required to have an approved meal plan.