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PARAPROFESSIONAL IN EDUCATION (One year Certificate of Applied Science)
This one year certificate of Applied Science program is designed for paraprofessionals in the elementary or secondary classrooms or individuals serving as Teacher Aids IV, meeting the current educational requirements for West Virginia paraprofessionals. The curriculum is meant to provide a pathway from aide to teacher through a step process that begins with certificate coursework and continues through the associate degree with many credits transferable towards a bachelor degree.
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|Q: How much will this program cost me?|
|A:||Tuition and Fees:||$3,652 ($3720 in 2011-12) ($3860 in 2012-13)|
|Books and supplies:||$1,000|
|On-campus room & board:||$6,926 ($6864 to $8376 in 2011-12) ($7180-10074 in 2012-13)|
|Other Program Specific Costs||New student fee $120|
|2011-12 Catalog What's Included for 2012-13?|
|Q: What are my financing options to pay for the program?|
|A: In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, 100% of graduates used loans to finance their education. The median debt for program graduates|
|Federal loans for completers||N/A*|
|Private educational loans $0|
|*Less than 10 completers for 2010-11 and 2011-12, and 2012-13|
|Q: How long will it take me to complete this program?|
A: The program is designed to take 9 months to complete. This program is the first year of an AAS degree. 0% of graduates from this program finished in this time. (There were 2 completers in 2010-11 and 0 completers in 2011-13.
|Q: What are the chances of getting a job when I graduate?|
A: The job placement rate for students who completed the program in 2010-11 was 0% but 100% of the graduates were working on an Associate's degree; there were no completers in 2011-12.
|Q: Will I be able to play back my student loans?|
A: 91.9 % of students in this institution who took out federal student loans were successfully repaying them (2009 the repayment data was for Pierpont and Fairmont State University combined) In 2010, 81.5% of students in this institution who took out federal student loans were successfully repaying them (Pierpont 2 yr cohort rate 2010)91.9% of students in this institution who took out federal student loans are successfully repaying them, currently 70.8% of students who took out federal loans are successfully repaying them.