Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find the status of my readmission application?
You can access the status of your readmission application through your JICS student’s portal. Your log in will be your ID number and password created using the link sent to you via email from the IT department. You will be able to locate your status after clicking the admissions tab on the home screen of the portal.
How much is the readmission application fee?
The readmission application fee is $25. This fee has been waived until further notice.
When will I receive a decision? How will I be notified?
Your admission decision will be provided to you via a hard copy letter to the address provided on your application, and you will also receive an email. This will take place after you have been cleared by all departments included within the readmission process.
May I meet with someone in person to discuss my situation?
You are welcome to visit the Office of Admissions on Livingstone College campus to speak with a representative Monday-Friday 8 am – 5 pm.
I have been approved for readmission. What happens next?
Once you have been approved for readmission and received your decision letter, you will be provided with “next step” communication. This will provide you with registration dates for the upcoming academic semester. Once you have completed registration, you can reference the academic calendar for the first day of classes.
May I register for the Fall/ Spring semester before I receive my readmission decision?
You are not able to register without being readmitted into the College.
I have an unpaid balance on my student account. Am I eligible to apply for re-admission before it is resolved?
Your outstanding balance will not prohibit you from applying for readmission, but you will not be able to complete registration or start class before paying your balance with the business office.
When can I apply for readmission after academic suspension?
The academic appeal committee provides each student placed on suspension with the duration of the suspension according to the infraction. Once approved by academic affairs, the student will be provided with next steps from the Office of Student Success.
I am an international student. Are there additional documents I must submit in order to re-enroll?
As an international re-admit, you will be required to update your I-20 documentation. Please contact the College’s PDSO or DSO for further instruction.
How do I mail materials requested (e.g., official transcripts) to Livingstone College’s Office of Readmissions?
You can submit any documentation to the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can send by hard copy mail to 701 W Monroe Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 ATTN: Office of Admissions.
How do I apply for Financial Aid?
To apply for federal financial aid, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application is used to determine which federal aid programs you will be awarded. You can apply online at www.studentaid.gov.
How do I make a correction to my financial aid application?
If you need to make a correction to your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before you receive your offer notification, you may do so on the FAFSA website. If you have already received your offer notification or if your application has already been verified, contact the Office of Financial Aid to determine if the correction is appropriate.
What can I do if I have accepted all of my Financial Aid, and it is still not enough to pay for school? How do I get more financial aid?
We always award students with their maximum eligibility in federal aid based on availability of funding. However, because of federal loan limits, students may not have enough federal funds to cover all of their educational costs. If you are in need of additional funding beyond the federal aid you were awarded, you could consider a Parent PLUS Loan or a private student loan. Only the parents of dependent students may apply for a PLUS loan to offset costs.
What happens to my financial aid if I drop a class or withdraw completely from school?
Withdrawing from all classes or dropping a class at any point after the drop/add period will negatively impact your completion rate and can possibly affect your eligibility for future aid. Additionally, if you drop a course or withdraw from the semester, you may be required to return some of your financial aid.
What to do if maxed out on student loans?
4 solutions for when you've reached the aggregate student loan limits.
- Plan educational expenses with loan limits in mind.
- Visit the Office of financial aid.
- Consider borrowing PLUS loans.
- Shop around for Private/Alternative student loans.
Does financial aid run out after 4 years?
Please note that you can receive the Federal Pell Grant for no more than 12 terms full-time terms or the equivalent (roughly six years). You will receive a notice if you're getting close to your limit. If you have any questions, contact your financial aid office.
What is SAP?
Satisfactory Academic Progress and is determined by the Department of Education. All students must maintain a 2.0 GPA to be eligible to be receive Federal Aid; if a student’s GPA is below a 2.0 submission of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal will need to be completed with the Office of Financial Aid before any funds are awarded.
When should I expect to receive notice of any updates to my account/refund check?
The Financial Aid Department awards and authorizes funds according to completed and submitted FAFSA, Loan Applications, and Scholarship Application. The Student Accounts Office manages the credit balance, over payment, or refund process.
What if my financial aid is not enough to cover all of my college charges?You can pay the difference using these payment methods.
Student is able to take out an alternative loan.
Livingstone offers a 5-month payment plan. Enrolled students can use this alternative payment plan to help meet the cost of education, including tuition, room, and board.
What if I have a high balance?
The balance must be paid down to $3500 on top of the first month’s payment.
What are the rates for tuition?
Commuter tuition & fees $9,348.91 per semester $18,697.82 per academic year
On campus tuition and fees $12,745.86 per semester $25,491.72 per academic year (basic housing pricing)
Where can I find my account balance?
You’ll login to your JICS account
How can I make a payment?
There’s two ways JICS under the student tab or the Business Office located in the Price building.
How can I find out about payment deadlines?
The payment plan due date is located on the student’s payment plan.
Question: Can I re-apply for school if I was on probation when I left?
Answer: Yes. You must sign an academic contract with the Success Center before you can complete the process.
Question: Can I re-apply for school if I was academically suspended?
Answer: Yes. Before completing a readmit application, you must contact the Success Center to start the readmit process.
- Can I pay for a single room?
No. You can request it on your housing application but please understand that a single room cannot be guaranteed. If you are assigned a single room, there is an additional $600 that will be added to your account each semester.
- Can I request someone to be my roommate?
Yes. However, it cannot be guaranteed. The best strategy is to pay the fees as closely together as possible. Please be sure that each of you request the other on the housing application in the space provided. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request.
- Are the bathrooms community or single?
The bathrooms are community except in Honors Hall. The bathrooms in Honors are shared between two people. Only people who have the required GPA can be assigned to Honors Hall.
- Is housing co-ed?
No. Co-ed visitation is not allowed.
- What is Livingstone College doing about the condition of the housing facilities
- Livingstone College is in the process of updating its housing units. Phase one…we are updating Dancy and Harris Halls. Those two buildings will be ready by the fall semester of 2024. Phase two (two more units) will begin shortly after phase one is completed. Shortly after the completion of those units, phase three will begin.
- We are working closely with facilities to fix the issues we have identified in the halls that are online.
The Division of Academic Affairs is responsible for the administration and leadership of all academic programs to ensure that they are in concert with the College’s mission and strategic objectives, and to create a wholesome learning environment where academic excellence in teaching, research and service is emphasized.
The Academic Affairs consists of four divisions: Division of Business, Division of Education and Social Work, Division of Liberal Arts, and Division of Mathematics and Sciences. Continuing Education, The Office of the Registrar, and the Andrew Carnegie Library are housed in Academic Affairs. College Survival Skills and Empowering Scholars support the students and faculty of the Division.
Grant programs are an integral component of the division. These programs enhance student learning and academic success. Programs include Annenberg/UNCF-HBCU/School Linkage Program, Nuclear Science Technology and Summer Math and Science Enrichment.