Frequently Asked Questions

RTEC/Expanded Options Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Financial Aid

  • Will my credits from the RTEC program impact my Oregon Promise?

    It could. The Oregon Promise grant will be revoked once you reach an attempted 90 college credits. You can check your cumulative attempted Lane credits on your unoffiical transcript in myLane. 

    Notes:

    1. As of Fall 2017, Oregon Promise also has an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) eligibility range  
    2. Dropping a regular college course is included in the attempted 90 credits

    The following video and explanation are copied from Oregon Promise's FAQ 

    What does the 90 credit limit include?

    This is a limit on the total number of college credits you have attempted. Once you have attempted a total of 90 college credits, you are no longer eligible for Oregon Promise. All of the following types of credits count toward the 90 credit limit:

    1. College credits you take while in high school or as part of a high school completion program
    2. College credits you take during summer term*
    3. College credits you take at another college or university while dual-enrolled at a community college
    4. College credits for courses you withdraw from or fail
    5. Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits earned 
    6. Any other college credits you attempt or complete prior to and during your time as an Oregon Promise recipient

    *Oregon Promise does not pay for summer courses.

  • Will my credits from the RTEC program impact my financial aid (FAFSA)?

    As a student registering for a college course, you are attempting college credit. The credit and grade are part of your permanent Lane transcript, which Financial Aid uses to calculate your Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards and how long it will take to complete your program (150% Maximum Attempted Credit). Financial Aid calculates all attempted college credit even though you were in high school and didn’t receive financial aid.

    It is important that you enroll in college courses purposefully, taking time to consider future college degrees or certificates you may pursue and if your college courses will meet the specific college program requirements (or prerequisites).
    You can read more about these policies in the Financial Aid Handbook

Advising

  • Will my credits from the RTEC program be accepted by all other colleges and universities?

    The number of credits accepted by other institutions is determined by which programs they have and how many transfer and elective credits they accept. Even if the other institutions accept the credits, the credits may not be equivalent to the courses required for your program.

    It is important to check with their Admissions Office/Academic Advisor to see if any articulation agreements exist. Be sure to also use their transfer equivalency tool to determine how credits will or will not transfer. Check out the list of the public Oregon universities transfer tools

  • If I repeat a course, will both grades be on my transcript?

    If you earn a higher grade on the repeated course, you can Petition to Absolve the lower grade. The class and original grade stays on the transcript, but the grade is removed from your overall GPA. You can do this petition even if you repeat the course after high school graduation.

    You will see an ‘E’ next to the lower grade which means the grade was removed from your cumulative GPA. You will see an ‘I’ next to the higher grade which means that grade is included in your cumulative GPA.

    If you don’t submit the Petition to Absolve, then yes both grades will be on the transcript and calculated in your overall Lane GPA.

    What's the benefit?

    You will benefit by having a higher GPA for financial aid, scholarships, and employers.

    *Note: This is strictly a Lane policy and other colleges/universities may not accept the removal of a lower grade. If they do not accept this policy, the lower grade will be calculated back into your overall GPA. Contact your intended college/university Registrar to find out. 

    Read a more in-depth explanation for the Petition to Absolve.

  • Can my college credits be transferred back into high school credit?

    It is possible. You will need to check with your high school's Registrar to see if your college course count for any HS graduation requirements and how many HS credits you will be given.

    College requirements don't have the same names as HS graduation requirements so it is important to verify how your college course will be looked at by your high school. You should know this information before the 100% refund date so you can drop your college course without any penalty.

    A general formual :

    Lane credit HS credit

    1 credit .25 credit
    2 credit .50 credit
    3 credit .75 credit
    4 credit 1 credit 

    * Not all high schools follow this formula 

  • Can I complete my high school diploma at Lane?

    High School Connections is not a HS Completion program. Our advisor will help you enroll in Lane and will give you suggestions on what may count as a high school credit, but it is your responsibility to confirm with your high school on what college classes count as high school credit. Several students have graduated with a high school diploma and an Associate of Arts Orego Transfer (AAOT) degree.

Tuition/Payment

  • What are the costs of the RTEC program?

    Courses taken under the RTEC program will be charged the same tuition and fees rate just like other college students. 

    Sponsoring school districts and/or the students are responsible for all tuition, student fees, class fees, and textbook payments. For current tuition costs and fees information see College Tuition, Fees and Payments.

    Students, regardless of sponsorship, are required to montior their account balances to ensure their account balance is paid off. An account will be moved to Collections, regardless who was responsible to pay the bill or age of student. 

    I recommend the student check their email frequently to receive important communication from Lane.

    How to Save on Textbook Costs? 

    If your school district is paying for/renting your textbooks through the Titan Store, use the Sponsorship Agency Desk to check-out. 

    If you are paying for your own textbooks, look into used textbooks, ebooks, renting, and classes that are using Open Education Resources (OER) materials. The term class schedule will idenfity classes as OER. 

  • I'm a sponsored student, why isn't my account paid off?

    It is very important that you pay attention to your myLane account. I recommend you check your student account regularly. There are several reasons why you may still have a balance. Possible reasons for your balance are:

    • Lane's Sponsored Accounts may be missing your school's billing authorization
    • You may be enrolled in classes your school district did not approve
    • Your school district is requiring you to pay for the student fees and/or class fees

    It is your responsibility to discuss with your school district who is paying for tuition, fees, and textbooks. It is also your responsibility to pay your account off by the payment due date or drop courses by the refund deadline.