The Students with Documented Disabilities Form may be used by Nevada Promise Scholarship (NPS) students enrolled in a degree or certificate program at an eligible institution who are requesting to enroll with NPS support in fewer than the minimum full-time semester credit hour requirement or an extension of the expiration date for funding.
As stated in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Procedures and Guidelines Manual governing the Nevada Promise Scholarship:
Section 3 … Students who have a documented temporary or permanent physical or mental disability or who were previously subject to an individualized education program (IEP) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 20U.S.C. §§ 1400 et seq., or a plan under Title V of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. §§ 791 et. seq. are to be determined by the institution to be exempt from the following NPS eligibility criteria:
- The minimum number of credits required for eligibility; and
- The limitation on the number of academic years a student may receive the Scholarship.
- Complete this form and submit it to the TMCC Disability Resource Center (DRC) prior to the end of the semester for which you are seeking funding. You must recertify this determination with the TMCC Disability Resource Center each semester as you would for any other DRC accommodations.
- The DRC Office will send the form directly to the TMCC Financial Aid Office, where the scholarship award will be processed.
Should you begin the semester under regular funding criteria and then submit this form after receiving the scholarship, funding may be reduced and any applicable refund will be returned to the NPS account.
If it is determined that circumstances leading to changes in your documented disability require that you reduce your credit load after this form has been processed, you may request a revision do be done on a case-by-case basis, provided the conflicting semester has not ended.