2019-2020 PARENT LETTER
Dear Parent and/or Guardian:
Your child and/or dependent is enrolled in a high school class, which they can earn college credit at
Central Oregon Community College through the College Now program. Students can register and
complete the course at their high school for a $25.00 per credit fee, but they are not required to register
for or earn COCC credit. For more information, visit the Parents tab on the College Now website:
www.cocc.edu/departments/college-now/parents.aspx
To see a video covering the information made available in your student’s classroom, check out our
website: cocc.edu/departments/college-now/introductory-video.aspx
TOTAL PAYMENT: (See registration form)
DATE DUE TO HIGH SCHOOL:
PAYMENTS MADE TO:
Filling out the registration paperwork:
All fields are required except SSN. A SSN is recommended for two reasons:
o Tax form 1098-T is issued only to students with an SSN on file
o If we have the SSN on file, students can use it in the future to access their records
The student’s personal email address is required by our computer system. It cannot be a
school-issued email, as those are deactivated after graduation, and many districts don’t receive
emails from outside entities.
The student’s full address and phone number.
Because of FERPA (see reverse), if you want access to your student’s grades, they must list
your name in the Release of Information box on the College Now Registration Form, and sign
the form.
ADVANTAGES TO THE STUDENT
College Preparation: Helps students become familiar with some college processes, standards
and expectations, providing a smoother transition from high school to college.
College Transcript: Each class is entered on a COCC transcript to use toward a COCC
degree, on a job application or for possible transfer to another college.
Saves Money: At only $25.00 per credit, students save $81 per credit based on COCC’s
current tuition rate. The number of credits for each class varies.
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES:
The course syllabus is a contract between the student and the teacher explaining exactly what
must be completed to pass the class, including course outcomes and requirements, class
policies, assignments and assessments. Be sure to review the syllabus with your
child/dependent.
All college credits earned in high school count toward the Federal Financial Aid limits, so
students need to be sure any credits they earn apply toward their future degree plans and will
be accepted by the college they plan to attend.
All college credits earned while in high school apply toward the 90-credit maximum for Oregon
Promise, so students should be sure the classes apply toward their future degree plans.
Intro video
If the student does not pass the class, a poor College Now grade can have a lasting impact on
their ability to get financial aid in the future. Students have the option to drop a College Now
course by set deadlines if they are doing poorly in the class.
If a student drops the college credits, they may still complete the requirements for high school
credit. There is no refund if a student drops a College Now course.
For more information about Federal Financial Aid and Oregon Promise, go to COCC’s Financial Aid
web page at https://www.cocc.edu/departments/financial-aid/default.aspx.
FERPA Privacy Policy
FERPA stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. FERPA is a federal law that
provides students the following rights:
1. The right to inspect and review their educational record within 45 days of request
2. The right to request an amendment of their educational records that the student believes to be
inaccurate or misleading
3. The right to file a complaint with the US Department of Education concerning alleged failures of
an institution to comply with FERPA
4. The right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in the
educational record, except where FERPA exceptions apply
FERPA rights begin when a student enrolls at a post-secondary institution, regardless of age.
Therefore, a student’s educational records are confidential and COCC will not release this information
to anyone, including parent(s)/guardian(s) without a student’s written consent. Please see our website
for additional information:
cocc.edu/departments/disability-services/confidentiality-and-ferpa.aspx.
Program Contacts:
If you have questions, please contact College Now staff at 541.504.2930 or collegenow@cocc.edu.
Cady-Mae Koon, High School Liaison
Phone: 541.318.3745
Email: ckoon@cocc.edu
Judith Gonzalez, Program Assistant
Phone: 541.504.2951
Email: jjgonzalez@cocc.edu
COCC Non-Discrimination Policy:
It is the policy of the Central Oregon Community College Board of Directors that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age,
disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status,
veteran status or any other protected classes under Federal and State statutes in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having
questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Equal Employment Officer, c/o COCC's Human Resources office,
541.383.7216.
Title IX Statement:
Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities. This includes conduct such as: gender discrimination
(includes males, females, transgender, gender identity, etc.), sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner/relationship violence, bullying
and cyberbullying, retaliation, the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics and discrimination based on pregnancy. Persons having questions
about Title IX should contact Human Resources office, 541.383.7216.
Please keep this page for your records
Federal law requires that all students and staff be notified about specific items related to financial aid,
federal privacy laws, and related topics. To obtain full descriptions for these, as well as other
disclosures and policies, please visit: http://www.cocc.edu/SRTK.
The College NOW fee may be paid with cash, check, credit or debit card.
For RPA, Bend, Marshall, Mountain View, Summit, and most out-of-area high schools, checks
or money orders should be made out to COCC.
For Crook County, Culver, David Douglas, La Pine, Madras, Redmond, Ridgeview, and Sisters
High Schools, checks are made out to the high school and registrations are turned in to the
bookkeeper. If the bookkeeper cannot accept credit cards, she will forward this form to COCC
for processing.
Payments made to COCC may take several weeks to process.
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Use the form below for credit or debit card
Debit/credit card payment form (if not using check or money order)
Fill out and return with Registration form.
Student Name: ________________________________________ Visa MasterCard Discover
Name on
Credit Card: __________________________________ Zip: __________ Expiration Date: ________
Credit Card Number: ___________________________________________ CVV (on back) __________
Signature of Credit Card Holder: ________________________________________________________
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