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Staying in Touch

We are so excited you have chosen State Technical College of Missouri! We are ready for you to join us on campus. We will send you a short message weekly for the purpose of staying in touch and sharing thoughts on how to prepare for your transition to Linn and the campus of State Tech.

Staying in Touch

July 1, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Welcome to July. We hope everyone enjoys their time with family and friends over the 3-day Independence Day holiday weekend. A friendly reminder the college is closed Monday, July 4, 2022 in observance of Independence Day. We will return to normal business hours on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. Thanks everyone and have a great weekend!

Power Up, Monday, August 22, 2022

On Monday, we will be just 7 short weeks away from PowerUp on Monday, August 22, 2022.  Please be on the lookout for information specific to the agenda in the coming weeks.

Students will meet with their instructors and learn about classroom and lab expectations. All campus offices will be open to do any last minute business.

We will also have a FREE BBQ dinner and a concert to wrap up the day. We are excited to welcome everyone to campus for Fall 2022. Returning students, you are welcome to attend the BBQ and concert as a part of your Power Back Up day!

Academic Calendar

We receive many questions about what days students will not have class during the academic year. Please see the approved 2022-2023 academic calendar. This will provide insight into the start and end dates for each semester along with other dates the college will be closed. Finally, there is information about the dates for Finals Week. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Staying in Touch Archives

If you are receiving your first Staying in Touch today or you would just like to review past communications, please click on the link below to see an archive of our Staying in Touch and Tips & Tricks communications.

https://www.statetechmo.edu/staying-in-touch/

 

What Questions Do You Have?

Every week, I am going to close by asking you to reply if you have questions. I will reply to all questions. If you ask a question that everyone needs to hear, I may use your question in our next Staying in Touch. All of this information and more is on the New Student FAQ website.

Thanks again for choosing State Tech and we look forward to you joining us next semester! Just 10 weeks until classes begin!

June 28, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

We are just 8 short weeks away from PowerUp on Monday, August 22, 2022.  Please be on the lookout for information specific to the agenda in the coming weeks.

Students will meet with their instructors and learn about classroom and lab expectations. All campus offices will be open to do any last minute business.

We will also have a FREE BBQ dinner and a concert to wrap up the day. We are excited to welcome everyone to campus for Fall 2022. Returning students, you are welcome to attend the BBQ and concert as a part of your Power Back Up day!

Power UP & Week of Welcome

Be on the lookout for more information about Power UP and Week of Welcome (WOW) in the next couple weeks. Power UP will take place on Monday, August 22, 2022. Check-in will be from 2:00 – 3:00 PM! We will have important information from faculty and staff. We will then have a BBQ, and a welcome concert! Week of Welcome (W.O.W.) will take place Monday, August 22, 2022 through Friday, August 26, 2022. Power UP and W.O.W. are activities designed to introduce you to the services and resources available at State Tech. Power Up is required for all first year students. Please be on the lookout for more information.

 

Second year students; be on the lookout for additional information about Power Back UP on Monday, August 22, 2022. You will have the options to take care of any last minute tasks with Records, Financial Aid, Cashier and the Bookstore. Don’t forget to stay for supper at the BBQ, enjoy a concert, and join in on the Week of Welcome activities scheduled for the week.

 

Do Parents Attend Power Up?

 

One of the most common questions we have about Power Up is, “do parents/families attend or is it just for students?”

 

That is a great question. I think that is really up to your family. PowerUp will have a general welcome session that anyone can attend. The next session for students is with the other students in their program and all of their instructors (students only).

 

We do welcome anyone to attend our BBQ and concert as a wrap-up to the day. So parents are more than welcome to stay and attend the welcome session and BBQ, but it is up to you.

Our offices are open at 8:00 AM that day in the event you have last minute things you would like to wrap up before PowerUp begins. That is when we see many parents getting last minute items done in the Bookstore, Financial Aid, etc. if they were not able to complete them on Move-In Day.

 

Meal Plan Information – Coming Soon!

 

State Tech is finalizing details of their contract with a new food service provider. Once complete, we will release information about the options, costs, and how to order. If you are living on campus, your required meal plan cost will be added to your student account with your housing charge. If you live off campus or are commuting from home, you will be able to order a commuter meal plan that will fit your needs. Please be on the lookout for details to be released soon.

 

Do you have questions?

 

I am always hoping to hear from students and parents about questions they have. I will take the time to reply with an answer and I may share the question with the entire group. Hope to hear some great questions soon. Have a great week!

June 14, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch - Fall Students

We hope everyone is having a great week! We are now just 10 short weeks away from our first day of classes for the 2022-2023 instructional year. We will continue to provide information for new students and their families to have you prepared for PowerUp on August 22, 2022 and the first day of classes, Tuesday, August 23, 2022. Today, we will share information about questions we have received from students and parents last week. Thanks to all who submitted questions. They were all great. I hope the responses are helpful. Enjoy the week!

Renegades Tickets

Wednesday, June 15th will be State Tech Night at the Jefferson City Renegades baseball game. We have FREE tickets for students. Just stop by the Activity Center and pick some up. The game is at 7:00 PM in Jefferson City at Vivion Field. 1309 Missouri Blvd. Wear your State Tech gear and we will see you there!

Click on the logo for more information about Renegades baseball!

Do students have access to Microsoft Office Suite?

Yes! State Tech students receive a free Office 365 account that includes online Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Teams along with some additional tools.

Once the student has attended RevUp, they receive their credentials. Students should be able to access everything at www.office.com. They should enter their State Tech e-mail address and password. Their password is the same as Canvas and myTech.

If you encounter any issues, please reach out to the HelpDesk at helpdesk@statetechmo.edu.

What if I have transfer credit?

If you have college transfer credit for State Tech to evaluate, please submit official transcripts from the college where you completed the courses to admissions@statetechmo.edu. The time process transfer credit can take up to two weeks from the date our office receives it.

What steps do I take to confirm my A+ eligibility?

If you meet the A+ eligibility requirements, you must have a final High School Transcript with the A+ designation sent to the State Tech Admissions Office at admissions@statetechmo.edu.  If you have attended a college after High School graduation, a final college transcript is also required. Students must complete a FAFSA to receive A+. The A+ Scholarship pays for standard tuition and fees that are required for your degree. It does not cover fees that are program or course specific, books, tools, supplies, or living expenses. Please visit our A+ Scholarship page for further information.

Can students use FAFSA proceeds for books or tools?

This is a great question. It can…but we need to determine your eligibility to see if this is possible for your student.

When you complete a FAFSA, we will process and create an award offer. If the aid accepted will cover expenses beyond tuition/fees, those additional funds can be used in the Bookstore. For specific information about your award offer, please follow the instructions below.

Financial Aid Missing Documents

If you have submitted your FAFSA to State Tech and we are looking for additional documentation to finalize your Financial Aid Offer, please check your student e-mail and follow the directions.

The e-mail will have the following information:

Please login to the State Tech Financial Aid Portal and review the “Missing Items & Messages” page to view and submit any items that have not been received.

Your financial aid eligibility will not be determined and finalized until all required documents are submitted and reviewed.

Once you are logged in, the home screen will look like this:

Click on the Menu link in the blue border and review the “Missing Items and Messages” page to see what needs to be turned in and what our office has received.

Once all documentation has been turned in and processed, you will be able to log in and see your “Financial Aid Offer”. Click on Financial Aid Offer in the Menu section. This will be the list of financial aid we are able to offer based on the results of your FAFSA. Here is an example of what it will look like:

If you have questions about this process, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Financial Aid Office in one of several different ways. Everyone has questions, so please do not hesitate to ask and we will provide additional information for you to help you through the process.

  1. Stop by the office in the Information Technology Center. Summer Hours:
  • Monday – Wednesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  1. Call (573) 897-5000, choose option 2
  2. Send your questions to financialaid@statetechmo.edu
  3. Ask us a question on the Web Chat at www.statetechmo.edu

What Questions Do You Have?

Every week, I am going to close by asking you to reply if you have questions. I will reply to all questions. If you ask a question that everyone needs to hear, I may use your question in our next Staying in Touch. All of this information and more is on the New Student FAQ website.

Thanks again for choosing State Tech and we look forward to you joining us next semester! Just 10 weeks until classes begin!

June 14, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch - Summer Students

Welcome back for the second full week of classes for the summer semester. We hope you had a great weekend and are ready for a full week of classes. It is going to be hot out there, stay hydrated and take advantage of the air-conditioned Activity Center after your classes for the day. The Activity Center is open until 10:00 PM each night this week.

Renegades Tickets

Wednesday, June 15th will be State Tech Night at the Jefferson City Renegades baseball game. We have FREE tickets for students. Just stop by the Activity Center and pick some up. The game is at 7:00 PM in Jefferson City at Vivion Field. 1309 Missouri Blvd. Wear your State Tech gear and we will see you there!

Click on the logo for more information about Renegades baseball!

Need Help with Classes? Ask the ARC!!!

If you are struggling with the information in some classes after this second week, do not stress about it. Just stop by the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and talk to the friendly tutors. You can find the ARC in the Library in the ITC Building. If you are having trouble or would need additional help, please stop by and work with our tutors to help you succeed! ARC staff can also assist with resume editing!

Early Alert Reports – Importance of Attendance

All faculty have the ability to share concerns about students through our Early Alert process. They keep us informed of things they see may keep students from success each semester. We have received many reports about students missing classes in the first three weeks. Attendance is crucial to your success in the classroom. If you have an illness or an emergency that prevents you from attending, please contact your instructors. When an Early Alert is submitted, our Counseling Staff will reach out to you via text, e-mail, and/or phone. We want to make sure everything is going ok and offer any solutions to issues you may be having outside the classroom. We want to make sure you are aware we can help. Attendance is essential to success, but if you have to miss class, please notify your instructors.

The Early Alert Reporting Form is used by faculty to notify the Counseling Services team about concerns they have about student success.

Parent Communications

Would you like your parents to receive Staying in Touch communications? If you think they would enjoy staying up to date on campus events and important dates, please share this link with them and we can add them to our new parent communications list.

Click here to access the sign-up form.

Summer Student Account Q&A

You Summer charges are now visible on myTech. Here are some common Q&A about your student account.

How do I view the charges in my student account, or my student account balance?

Your student account information can be viewed by logging into your myTech account under the Student tab and myFinancial Information.

 When is tuition due?

Student account balances are due in full by the first day of the semester. The balance will incur a 2% finance charge each month it remains unpaid. Students can avoid the monthly finance charge by setting up a payment plan and making their monthly payments on time.

Are payment plans available to pay my student account balance?

If you are unable to pay your student account balance in full by the first day of the semester, State Tech offers a 3-month and 4-month payment plan option. Contact the Cashier’s Office at 573-897-5121 for more information.

How can I pay for my student account balance?

State Tech accepts cash, check, money order, and debit/credit card payments. Payments can be made at the Cashier’s Office window, through your myTech account under ‘myFinancial Account,’ by mail, or over the phone by calling 573-897-5121. If you would like to send a payment via mail, please send to the following address:

State Technical College of Missouri
Attn: Cashier
One Technology Drive
Linn, MO 65051

What if my tuition is covered by a third party?

If your tuition is to be covered by a third party, it is your responsibility to work with your third party contact and the Cashier’s Office to ensure that both the third party contact and the Cashier’s Office has received the appropriate paperwork in order for your tuition to be covered.

How will I receive any refunds due to me?

If you are due a refund, you will receive a check for the refund owed. Refund checks are made available for pickup at the Cashier’s Office window. When your refund check is ready for pickup, you will receive an email notification.  

Can I get a book voucher?

Book vouchers are available to students who have authorized financial aid available in excess of their tuition. Book vouchers are available in the State Tech Bookstore.

What Questions Do You Have?

Every week, I am going to close by asking you to reply if you have questions. I will reply to all questions. If you ask a question that everyone needs to hear, I may use your question in our next Staying in Touch. All of this information and more is on

June 10, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Congratulations! You have made it to the end of the first week of Summer classes. We hope you had a great week. If you have any questions about classes or issues outside the classroom, please do not hesitate to shoot me a message. Enjoy the weekend and we will see you back on Monday!

Parent Communications

Would you like your parents to receive Staying in Touch communications? If you think they would enjoy staying up to date on campus events and important dates, please share this link with them and we can add them to our new parent communications list.

Click here to access the sign-up form.

Renegades Tickets

Wednesday, June 15th will be State Tech Night at the Jefferson City Renegades baseball game. We have FREE tickets for students. Just stop by the Activity Center and pick some up. The game is at 7:00 PM in Jefferson City at Vivion Field. 1309 Missouri Blvd. Wear your State Tech gear and we will see you there!

 

Click on the logo for more information about Renegades baseball!

Summer Student Account Q&A

You Summer charges are now visible on myTech. Here are some common Q&A about your student account.

How do I view the charges in my student account, or my student account balance?

Your student account information can be viewed by logging into your myTech account under the Student tab and myFinancial Information.

When is tuition due?

Student account balances are due in full by the first day of the semester. The balance will incur a 2% finance charge each month it remains unpaid. Students can avoid the monthly finance charge by setting up a payment plan and making their monthly payments on time.

Are payment plans available to pay my student account balance?

If you are unable to pay your student account balance in full by the first day of the semester, State Tech offers a 3-month and 4-month payment plan option. Contact the Cashier’s Office at 573-897-5121 for more information.

 

How can I pay for my student account balance?

State Tech accepts cash, check, money order, and debit/credit card payments. Payments can be made at the Cashier’s Office window, through your myTech account under ‘myFinancial Account,’ by mail, or over the phone by calling 573-897-5121. If you would like to send a payment via mail, please send to the following address:

 

State Technical College of Missouri
Attn: Cashier
One Technology Drive
Linn, MO 65051

What if my tuition is covered by a third party?

If your tuition is to be covered by a third party, it is your responsibility to work with your third party contact and the Cashier’s Office to ensure that both the third party contact and the Cashier’s Office has received the appropriate paperwork in order for your tuition to be covered.

How will I receive any refunds due to me?

If you are due a refund, you will receive a check for the refund owed. Refund checks are made available for pickup at the Cashier’s Office window. When your refund check is ready for pickup, you will receive an email notification.  

Can I get a book voucher?

Book vouchers are available to students who have authorized financial aid available in excess of their tuition. Book vouchers are available in the State Tech Bookstore.

What Questions Do You Have?

Every week, I am going to close by asking you to reply if you have questions. I will reply to all questions. If you ask a question that everyone needs to hear, I may use your question in our next Staying in Touch. All of this information and more is on the New Student FAQ website.

Thanks again for choosing State Tech and we look forward to you joining us next semester!

June 6, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Summer Welcome Letter – June 6, 2022

Welcome to State Technical College of Missouri!

We believe that your choice to attend State Tech was an excellent decision!  Whether you are entering your first semester with State Tech or preparing to complete your degree program, we have some advice that will serve you well as the Summer term begins.

State Tech was ranked by WalletHub as the #1 2-year college in the United States for the 3rd consecutive year during the 2021-2022 academic year! Congratulations! You are a student at the highest ranked 2-year college in the country!

We are excited to partner with you in your educational goals.  Whether you are hoping to earn a degree in a career or technical field or working on completing the first two years of your Bachelor’s degree, our faculty and staff are committed to your success.  We hope that you take the time to read some of the following suggestions to make this Fall term a successful start to the 2022-2023 instructional year.

 

  • Attend class – as you heard from Dr. Strong in previous speeches, being present is a high percentage of being successful at State Tech. Make sure you are attending all classes and turning in all assignments.
  • Turn in all assignments – it is not just enough to show up on a daily basis. You need to follow instructions and turn in all assigned work. If you are struggling, let your instructors know. They are here to help.
  • Get to know your instructors – take the time to let them know who you are before or after class, they are the best source of knowledge for the class and it’s a great idea to begin networking with them.  They know many people within their field of expertise, in industry in Missouri and beyond.
  • Get to know your fellow students – take the time to meet new people before or after class – be social!  You may find a study partner and new friends. Having lunch in the Mainstream Cafeteria or going to an event hosted by Student Activities are great ways to meet people outside the classroom.
  • Ask questions – seek out services when you need the assistance – we have a fantastic group of staff and services that can provide you with answers to your most difficult questions. State Tech staff want to help, so do not hesitate to approach us and ask a question.
  • Get involved! – State Technical College of Missouri has many different activities to keep students busy when they are outside the classroom.  We have clubs, organizations, small events like movie nights, game nights, open mic nights to dances, concerts, and Paintball, GloZone dance parties, and Live Band Karaoke.  Make sure to follow State Tech on social media channels! Also, read the Shout Out each week for updates to the activities calendar. They do a great job of keeping our students busy with activities all week long. We have FREE tickets to the Jefferson City Renegades baseball game next Wednesday, June 15th.  Pick up tickets at the Activity Center and have a great time.

Wednesday, June 15th will be State Tech Night at the Jefferson City Renegades baseball game. We have FREE tickets for students. Just stop by the Activity Center starting on June 1st and pick one up. The game is at 7:00 PM in Jefferson City at Vivion Field. 1309 Missouri Blvd. Wear your State Tech gear and we will see you there!

Click on the logo for more information about Renegades baseball!

  • Know important dates, deadlines and policies – it is the responsibility of students at State Technical College of Missouri to make themselves familiar with important dates, deadlines and policies. Here are the important dates for the Summer semester.

Important Dates

Have Questions about Add/Drop Dates or information about your student account or financial aid, please reach out to the offices below.

Records/Registrar

registrar@statetechmo.edu

573.897.5192

Financial Aid

financialaid@statetechmo.edu

(573) 897-5000 (listen for option)

Billing and Cashier

billing@statetechmo.edu

(573) 897-5121

Activity Center – New Cardio Equipment

 

We are happy to announce the State Tech Activity Center has received new cardio equipment. Earlier this year, the Student Government Association voted to use their “SGA Project Fund” to purchase new cardio equipment for the Activity Center. We want to thank the 2021-2022 Student Government Association for voting to fund new exercise equipment. We were able to add 2 cycles, 3 treadmills, and 2 new rowing machines. We are expecting more weight equipment to arrive in mid-to-late June. The cardio equipment has touch screens that allow students to stream from Netflix or enjoy a visually adaptive workout on trails around the world.

The Activity Center is open this summer the following hours:

Monday – Friday         5:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Saturday                     7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Sunday                        7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

New Food Service Vendor – Off Campus Options for Summer

Dining Spaces Renovated Over the Summer

What Questions Do You Have?

Every week, I am going to close by asking you to reply if you have questions. I will reply to all questions. If you ask a question that everyone needs to hear, I may use your question in our next Staying in Touch.

All of this information and more is on the New Student FAQ website.

Thanks again for choosing State Tech and we look forward to you joining us next semester!

June 3, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Good afternoon students and parents. This Friday, we are preparing for students to arrive on campus for Summer classes that begin on Monday, June 6, 2022. Our offices will be open Monday – Wednesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Thursday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM, and Friday 8:00 AM – Noon. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reply and we will work to get them answered.

Summer Housing

If you are looking for Summer Housing (June 6th through August 18th), we do have rooms available on campus. Please contact Hanna at (573) 897-5165 or housing@statetechmo.edu if you are in need of housing for Summer. Cost is $1,490 for the Summer.

Off Campus Housing – Fall

If you are still looking for off campus housing for the Fall, we have added two new sections to the Off Campus Housing portion of the website.

“Other Housing Options” – the Stone Hearth Inn has rooms in Linn, MO as a short-term option for housing in the Fall. Holts Summit Fire Protection is offering housing for students who are willing to provide 30 hours a month as a volunteer firefighter.

“Jefferson City Rentals” is a list of potential rental options for who do not mind a 20-25 minute commute from Jefferson City.

Property available for Sale – here is a link to a property near to campus available for sale. We do have families who have purchased property for their student and a few roommates in the past.

As always, if you have questions, please reach out to Hanna at (573) 897-5165 or housing@statetechmo.edu.

Student Insurance

We received several questions about health insurance and renters insurance from students and parents this week. These are great questions. Here are some talking points and resources on both topics.

State Tech does not sell health or personal property insurance for students. The college recommends that all students seek health and accident insurance if they are not adequately covered by a family or work insurance plan.  While the college does not endorse one insurance plan over another, the college recommends using www.healthcare.gov to search for a plan. Students in the past have shared finding affordable insurance by searching this site.

If the student is living in an apartment or on campus in a cottage, we also recommend personal property insurance. State Tech believes it is wise to students to protect their personal property while enrolled. NSSI is one option students can explore for that protection. All students are responsible for their own personal property.

Students are allowed to remain on a parent plan as long as the plan covers dependents. Recent changes to the law allow students to remain on a parent plan until they are 26 years of age.

Renegades Tickets

Wednesday, June 15th will be State Tech Night at the Jefferson City Renegades baseball game. We have FREE tickets for students. Just stop by the Activity Center starting on June 1st and pick one up. The game is at 7:00 PM in Jefferson City at Vivion Field. 1309 Missouri Blvd. Wear your State Tech gear and we will see you there!

Click on the logo for more information about Renegades baseball!

Summer Student Account Q&A

You Summer charges are now visible on myTech. Here are some common Q&A about your student account.

How do I view the charges in my student account, or my student account balance?

Your student account information can be viewed by logging into your myTech account under the Student tab and myFinancial Information.

When is tuition due?

Student account balances are due in full by the first day of the semester. The balance will incur a 2% finance charge each month it remains unpaid. Students can avoid the monthly finance charge by setting up a payment plan and making their monthly payments on time.

Are payment plans available to pay my student account balance?

If you are unable to pay your student account balance in full by the first day of the semester, State Tech offers a 3-month and 4-month payment plan option. Contact the Cashier’s Office at 573-897-5121 for more information.

 

How can I pay for my student account balance?

State Tech accepts cash, check, money order, and debit/credit card payments. Payments can be made at the Cashier’s Office window, through your myTech account under ‘myFinancial Account,’ by mail, or over the phone by calling 573-897-5121. If you would like to send a payment via mail, please send to the following address:

 

State Technical College of Missouri
Attn: Cashier
One Technology Drive
Linn, MO 65051

 

What if my tuition is covered by a third party?

If your tuition is to be covered by a third party, it is your responsibility to work with your third party contact and the Cashier’s Office to ensure that both the third party contact and the Cashier’s Office has received the appropriate paperwork in order for your tuition to be covered.

How will I receive any refunds due to me?

If you are due a refund, you will receive a check for the refund owed. Refund checks are made available for pickup at the Cashier’s Office window. When your refund check is ready for pickup, you will receive an email notification.  

 

Can I get a book voucher?

Book vouchers are available to students who have authorized financial aid available in excess of their tuition. Book vouchers are available in the State Tech Bookstore.

 

What Questions Do You Have?

Every week, I am going to close by asking you to reply if you have questions. I will reply to all questions. If you ask a question that everyone needs to hear, I may use your question in our next Staying in Touch. All of this information and more is on the New Student FAQ website.

Thanks again for choosing State Tech and we look forward to you joining us next semester!

June 1, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Welcome to the Summer 2022 semester! We have some classes that began a couple weeks ago, but the majority of our summer coursework begins on Monday, June 6, 2022. Make sure you log in to myTech and review your schedule so you can arrive to the right building and classroom on time. Here are some other things to get ready for opening week of the semester.

Important Dates

Have Questions about Add/Drop Dates or information about your student account or financial aid, please reach out to the offices below.

Records/Registrar

registrar@statetechmo.edu

573.897.5192

Financial Aid

financialaid@statetechmo.edu

(573) 897-5000 (listen for option)

Billing and Cashier

billing@statetechmo.edu

(573) 897-5121

Renegades Tickets

Wednesday, June 15th will be State Tech Night at the Jefferson City Renegades baseball game. We have FREE tickets for students. Just stop by the Activity Center starting on June 1st and pick one up. The game is at 7:00 PM in Jefferson City at Vivion Field. 1309 Missouri Blvd. Wear your State Tech gear and we will see you there!

Click on the logo for more information about Renegades baseball!

Summer Student Account Q&A

Your Summer charges are now visible on myTech. Here are some common Q&A about your student account.

How do I view the charges in my student account, or my student account balance?

Your student account information can be viewed by logging into your myTech account under the Student tab and myFinancial Information.

When is tuition due?

Student account balances are due in full by the first day of the semester. The balance will incur a 2% finance charge each month it remains unpaid. Students can avoid the monthly finance charge by setting up a payment plan and making their monthly payments on time.

Are payment plans available to pay my student account balance?

If you are unable to pay your student account balance in full by the first day of the semester, State Tech offers a 3-month and 4-month payment plan option. Contact the Cashier’s Office at 573-897-5121 for more information.

How can I pay for my student account balance?

State Tech accepts cash, check, money order, and debit/credit card payments. Payments can be made at the Cashier’s Office window, through your myTech account under ‘myFinancial Account,’ by mail, or over the phone by calling 573-897-5121. If you would like to send a payment via mail, please send to the following address:

State Technical College of Missouri
Attn: Cashier
One Technology Drive
Linn, MO 65051

What if my tuition is covered by a third party?

If your tuition is to be covered by a third party, it is your responsibility to work with your third party contact and the Cashier’s Office to ensure that both the third party contact and the Cashier’s Office has received the appropriate paperwork in order for your tuition to be covered.

How will I receive any refunds due to me?

If you are due a refund, you will receive a check for the refund owed. Refund checks are made available for pickup at the Cashier’s Office window. When your refund check is ready for pickup, you will receive an email notification.  

Can I get a book voucher?

Book vouchers are available to students who have authorized financial aid available in excess of their tuition. Book vouchers are available in the State Tech Bookstore.

Activity Center – New Cardio Equipment

We are happy to announce the State Tech Activity Center has received new cardio equipment. Earlier this year, the Student Government Association voted to use their “SGA Project Fund” to purchase new cardio equipment for the Activity Center. We want to thank the 2021-2022 Student Government Association for voting to fund new exercise equipment. We were able to add 2 cycles, 3 treadmills, and 2 new rowing machines. We are expecting more weight equipment to arrive in mid-to-late June. The cardio equipment has touch screens that allow students to stream from Netflix or enjoy a visually adaptive workout on trails around the world.

The Activity Center is open this summer the following hours:

Monday – Friday         5:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Saturday                     7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Sunday                        7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

New Food Service Vendor – Off Campus Options for Summer

Dining Spaces Renovated Over the Summer

Severe Weather – Alerts

Another great question from a parent this week about severe weather and a tornado shelter on campus.

In the event of tornado warnings in Linn, students will be notified through our Rave Alert system. They will receive a text and an e-mail (to their State Tech e-mail) of a reported Tornado Warning.

In addition, Osage County has Osage County Public Safety Alerts. The alerts are powered by Smart911. Students can register to receive Smart911 alerts to inform them on weather, traffic, and other emergencies in the community.

Sign up today!  https://safety.smart911.com/how-it-works/alerts/

Tornado Shelter – Activity Center

The Activity Center has a tornado shelter and is open from 5:00 AM – Midnight Monday through Friday and 7:00 AM – Midnight during the academic year. So we will always have staff in the building during those times if we have a severe weather warning.

From midnight to 5:00 AM, we have a Residence Life Coordinator that lives on campus who is notified in the event of a tornado warning. They go up to the Activity Center and open the shelter.

Off campus students are encouraged to utilize the shelter if it is safe for them to attempt to get to campus. This is a great topic that we normally share just with students when classes begin in the Fall, but I think we can talk about in an upcoming Staying in Touch for everyone to know. Thanks for the question.

Part-Time Employment

We have received many questions about part-time employment in Linn and the surrounding areas. We wanted to provide a listing of employers in the area.

Linn/Osage County Area – Call or Stop by the business to inquire

 BJ’s Restaurant: Call 573.897.9994

 B&R Automotive

 Bailey’s Learn & Play Daycare: Contact Laura at 573.897.0583

 Busy Bean Café: Contact Brendon at 573.897.9942

 Breaktime

 Casey’s General Store

 Casper’s 66: Hiring multiple positions. Contact Lauri Nelson at 573.897.4461

 Chop House Grille: Contact Julie at 573.897.9999

 Dave’s Pizza & Wings: Contact Heather at 573.897.3283

 Dollar General

 Dollar Tree

 Eagle Stop: Apply online – https://eaglestopstores.com/job-opportunities/

 General Baptist Nursing Home

 Harbor Place: Contact Gina at 573.897.2100

 Hatfield Repair: Contact Brandon at 316.200.6615

 Hometown Lumber: Contact Tom 573.897.2276

 Jim Butler Linn

 Joe’s Market in Westphalia: Contact Darlene at 573.455.2307

 Main Street Pizza

 Marvin Perrigo Construction: Contact Marvin or Matt at 573.295.6239

 McDonald’s

 Mimi’s Daycare in Linn: Contact Brittany 573.301.1387

 Parts City

 Saint George Extended Care: Contact Tammy Tyree at 573.619.5780 or 573.897.3645

 Stone Hearth Inn

 Subway

 Thriftway Supermarket

 Walgreens

 

Jefferson City Area

 JC Parks (Basketball, Baseball Officials) – Contact Steve at 573.634.6493

 Lage’s Cabinet Shop – Contact John at 573.680.1242

 Learfield (Run college sports games at control center) – Contact Eric at

enichols@learfield.com

 Mid America Truss (Assemblers) – Contact Mike at 573.395.3400

 PFS Brands (Accounting) – Contact Kyle at 573-632-3365

 Saint Mary’s Hospital Dining Service – Contact Tina Wood at 573.681.3708

 Farming

 Brandt Dairy Farm: Contact Alfred Brandt at 573.897.3489

 Ronnie Frank Farm: Contact Ronnie at 573.897.3626 or 573.690.8109

 Muenks Gamebird Farm: Contact Connor Muenks 573.680.9816

 Schaeffer Farm: Contact Gale at 573.619.9667

 Troesser Farms: Contact Dave at 573.680.4211 or Carl at 573.690.3006

Manufacturing

 Lake Side Book – Linn & Owensville

Apply online at http://www.lsccom.com/careers/

 Quaker Windows – 504 US Hwy 63, Freeburg

Apply online at https://quakercareers.applicantpro.com/jobs/684197.html

 Quality Custom Molding (QCM) – 209 West Main Street, Linn

Submit application in person or to mark.volmer@qualitycustommolding.com

 Scholastics – 6325 Stertzer Road, Jefferson City

Accepting applications daily; walk-in interviews. Email tsmothers@scholastic.com

 

What Questions Do You Have?

Every week, I am going to close by asking you to reply if you have questions. I will reply to all questions. If you ask a question that everyone needs to hear, I may use your question in our next Staying in Touch.

 

All of this information and more is on the New Student FAQ website.

Thanks again for choosing State Tech and we look forward to you joining us next semester!

May 27, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Good morning! We made it to Friday and will now be able to enjoy a three-day weekend with family and friends. We want to remind you that all State Tech offices will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. We will resume regular office hours on Tuesday, May 31st.

Activity Center – New Cardio Equipment

We are happy to announce the State Tech Activity Center has received new cardio equipment. Earlier this year, the Student Government Association voted to use their “SGA Project Fund” to purchase new cardio equipment for the Activity Center. We want to thank the 2021-2022 Student Government Association for voting to fund new exercise equipment. We were able to add 2 cycles, 3 treadmills, and 2 new rowing machines. We are expecting more weight equipment to arrive in mid-to-late June. The cardio equipment has touch screens that allow students to stream from Netflix or enjoy a visually adaptive workout on trails around the world.

The Activity Center is open this summer the following hours:

Monday – Friday         5:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Saturday                     7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Sunday                        7:00 AM – 10:00 PM

New Food Service Vendor

Dining Spaces Renovated Over the Summer

Severe Weather – Alerts

Another great question from a parent this week about severe weather and a tornado shelter on campus.

In the event of tornado warnings in Linn, students will be notified through our Rave Alert system. They will receive a text and an e-mail (to their State Tech e-mail) of a reported Tornado Warning.

In addition, Osage County has Osage County Public Safety Alerts. The alerts are powered by Smart911. Students can register to receive Smart911 alerts to inform them on weather, traffic, and other emergencies in the community.

Sign up today!  https://safety.smart911.com/how-it-works/alerts/

Tornado Shelter – Activity Center

The Activity Center has a tornado shelter and is open from 5:00 AM – Midnight Monday through Friday and 7:00 AM – Midnight during the academic year. So we will always have staff in the building during those times if we have a severe weather warning.

From midnight to 5:00 AM, we have a Residence Life Coordinator that lives on campus who is notified in the event of a tornado warning. They go up to the Activity Center and open the shelter.

Off campus students are encouraged to utilize the shelter if it is safe for them to attempt to get to campus. This is a great topic that we normally share just with students when classes begin in the Fall, but I think we can talk about in an upcoming Staying in Touch for everyone to know. Thanks for the question.

Part-Time Employment

We have received many questions about part-time employment in Linn and the surrounding areas. We wanted to provide a listing of employers in the area.

Linn/Osage County Area – Call or Stop by the business to inquire

 BJ’s Restaurant: Call 573.897.9994

 B&R Automotive

 Bailey’s Learn & Play Daycare: Contact Laura at 573.897.0583

 Busy Bean Café: Contact Brendon at 573.897.9942

 Breaktime

 Casey’s General Store

 Casper’s 66: Hiring multiple positions. Contact Lauri Nelson at 573.897.4461

 Chop House Grille: Contact Julie at 573.897.9999

 Dave’s Pizza & Wings: Contact Heather at 573.897.3283

 Dollar General

 Dollar Tree

 Eagle Stop: Apply online – https://eaglestopstores.com/job-opportunities/

 General Baptist Nursing Home

 Harbor Place: Contact Gina at 573.897.2100

 Hatfield Repair: Contact Brandon at 316.200.6615

 Hometown Lumber: Contact Tom 573.897.2276

 Jim Butler Linn

 Joe’s Market in Westphalia: Contact Darlene at 573.455.2307

 Main Street Pizza

 Marvin Perrigo Construction: Contact Marvin or Matt at 573.295.6239

 McDonald’s

 Mimi’s Daycare in Linn: Contact Brittany 573.301.1387

 Parts City

 Saint George Extended Care: Contact Tammy Tyree at 573.619.5780 or 573.897.3645

 Stone Hearth Inn

 Subway

 Thriftway Supermarket

 Walgreens

 

Jefferson City Area

 JC Parks (Basketball, Baseball Officials) – Contact Steve at 573.634.6493

 Lage’s Cabinet Shop – Contact John at 573.680.1242

 Learfield (Run college sports games at control center) – Contact Eric at

enichols@learfield.com

 Mid America Truss (Assemblers) – Contact Mike at 573.395.3400

 PFS Brands (Accounting) – Contact Kyle at 573-632-3365

 Saint Mary’s Hospital Dining Service – Contact Tina Wood at 573.681.3708

 Farming

 Brandt Dairy Farm: Contact Alfred Brandt at 573.897.3489

 Ronnie Frank Farm: Contact Ronnie at 573.897.3626 or 573.690.8109

 Muenks Gamebird Farm: Contact Connor Muenks 573.680.9816

 Schaeffer Farm: Contact Gale at 573.619.9667

 Troesser Farms: Contact Dave at 573.680.4211 or Carl at 573.690.3006

Manufacturing

 Lake Side Book – Linn & Owensville

Apply online at http://www.lsccom.com/careers/

 Quaker Windows – 504 US Hwy 63, Freeburg

Apply online at https://quakercareers.applicantpro.com/jobs/684197.html

 Quality Custom Molding (QCM) – 209 West Main Street, Linn

Submit application in person or to mark.volmer@qualitycustommolding.com

 Scholastics – 6325 Stertzer Road, Jefferson City

Accepting applications daily; walk-in interviews. Email tsmothers@scholastic.com

 

What Questions Do You Have?

Every week, I am going to close by asking you to reply if you have questions. I will reply to all questions. If you ask a question that everyone needs to hear, I may use your question in our next Staying in Touch.

All of this information and more is on the New Student FAQ website.

Thanks again for choosing State Tech and we look forward to you joining us next semester!

May 23, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Good afternoon students and families!

We hope everyone is having a great start to the week. In today’s edition of Staying in Touch, we have information about students granting access to their parents through the FERPA process. In addition, we have some information about Move-In Day on campus, PowerUp, and Week of Welcome. We will have detailed information later this summer on those events, but wanted to share some basic information so you are able to prepare. Finally, we have a couple questions we received from students and parents last week that I wanted to share information with everyone. Have a great week.

FERPA Access in myTech

Did you know once you enter State Tech, the right to access your education and financial records at State Tech belong to you.  You can now consent to provide access to your student and financial record to whomever you would like when you complete the consent form.  Below are the step-by-step instructions to complete the consent form for your FERPA permission.  After completing your form, please allow up to 48 hours before the rights are granted and they receive the login to myTech.

After logging into myTech – Select “Student”

Select “myForms” from the pages on the left side of your screen:

myFERPA Permissions portal is located in the center of the screen. Select “Define New Permissions”.

Complete the form by entering in the information of the individual that you would like to provide FERPA access to your account

Move-In Day

Move-In is the Sunday before classes begin for the Fall semester. This year, that is Sunday, August 21, 2022. We ask all students living on campus to watch their personal emails for further instructions.

Housing staff will be on hand to greet you and help provide a smooth arrival to campus. If you have any questions about the move-in process, please reach out to Hanna Hensing in Housing at housing@statetechmo.edu or at (573) 897-5165.

 

In the evening we will have a pizza dinner, dodgeball tournament, and mandatory cottage meetings.

 

Off campus Housing

If you are living off campus, your Move-In date will be determined by the start of your lease. If your lease begins on August 1, 2022, you may move in on that date or any time before classes begin on August 22, 2022.

If you are still looking for housing, please visit our Off Campus Housing webpage. Click here to see a list of off campus properties.

 

Our on-campus cottages are at full capacity for Fall 2022, but we are accepting applications for the waiting list for Spring of 2022 and beyond. For more information about off-campus housing, please visit https://www.statetechmo.edu/campus-services/housing/off-campus-housing/.

For more information about housing, please contact Hanna Hensing at housing@statetechmo.edu or (573) 897-5165.

 

PowerUP & Week of Welcome

 

PowerUP will take place on Monday, August 22, 2022. Week of Welcome (W.O.W.) will take place Monday, August 22, 2022 through Friday, August 26, 2022. PowerUP and W.O.W. are full of activities designed to introduce you to the services and resources available at State Tech. PowerUp is required for all first year students. Please be on the lookout for a postcard in the mail in July with additional details.

 

Second year students; be on the lookout for additional information about Power Back UP on Monday, August 22, 2022. You will have the options to take care of any last minute tasks with Records, Financial Aid, Cashier and the Bookstore. Do not forget to stay for our late afternoon BBQ and join us for two concerts on campus Monday night from 5:00 – 9:00 PM. Stay tuned for more information on the bands that will be coming to campus! Finally, we hope you have a great start to classes, but do not forget to join in on the Week of Welcome activities scheduled for the week. We will have a competition this year with a cash prize going to the Instructional Program with the highest percentage of participation in Week of Welcome!

 

For more information about Power Up and Week of Welcome, please contact Amanda Barch at amanda.barch@statetechmo.edu or Kassidy Wilson at kassidy.wilson@statetechmo.edu.

 

Student & Parent Questions From Last Week

 

We had some great questions from students and parents last week. I wanted to share the Q&A with all of you, because they are definitely meaningful.

 

When will Summer Financial Aid appear on the student account?

 

Summer financial aid will be applied to your student account on June 16th. You should be able to see that in myTech on that date. We will share summer “important dates” document with everyone in the coming week.

 

Do parents have to attend PowerUp?

 

This is great question. PowerUp is mandatory for students. During the event, they will get the chance to meet their instructors and learn about classroom and lab expectations. There is also a FREE BBQ and a concert to end the day. Parents may attend the Welcome Session and the BBQ and concert. The students will attend the “Meet the Instructors” portion of the agenda on their own as they get to know their classmates and faculty for the first time.

What Questions Do You Have?

Every week, I am going to close by asking you to reply if you have questions. I will reply to all questions. If you ask a question that everyone needs to hear, I may use your question in our next Staying in Touch.

All of this information and more is on the New Student FAQ website.

Thanks again for choosing State Tech and we look forward to you joining us next semester!

May 19, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Dear Students and Families,

We are excited to begin our Staying in Touch series with you for the Summer of 2022. Today, we will share summary information from RevUp sessions, provide some “be on the lookout” information; provide some tips on things to do in preparation for the Summer & Fall 2022, and more. If you have questions about any of the content, please do not hesitate to reply to this note or feel free to give me a call (573) 897-5201.

RevUp Summary

Our team had an amazing time hosting students and their families at RevUp sessions. We hope everyone was able to confirm their schedule, learn about campus resources, technology, and about the State Tech student experience.

We had many folks ask us if we would post the power point presentations from all RevUp sessions. Please click here to find those power point presentations. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out for clarification. The page will look like the screen shot to the left.

Once on the page, click on the “RevUp Parent Information” or “RevUp Student Information” links for the presentations.

Books and Tools – Summer Books and Tools Available

Books and Tools

I received several questions over the weekend about how to find information about what tools and books will be required for Summer classes. You are able to search for Summer 2022 Books on the website now!.  Students can find them by navigating to https://bookstore.statetechmo.edu.

 

*         Click on Textbook Lookup

*         Select “Summer 22”

*         Select the correct “Program”

*         Select the “Course”

*         View Your Materials

Fall 2022 Tool information is available now!!!

Simply navigate to https://bookstore.statetechmo.edu.

*         Just select Tools under categories, select the toolkit you want and complete the transaction.

*         If you would like the detailed list of a specific toolkit, just click on Tool Sets under Bookstore links and select the toolkit you are interested in.

*         If you have questions, please call 573-897-5333 or email bookstore@statetechmo.edu.

Financial Aid

Have you thought about applying for Financial Aid for the 2022-2023 academic year? If you have not completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you can do so at www.fafsa.gov and add the State Tech school code of 004711 and the results are sent to our Financial Aid Office for evaluation.

Financial Aid Missing Documents

If you have submitted your FAFSA to State Tech and we are looking for additional documentation to finalize your Financial Aid Offer, please check your student e-mail and follow the directions.

The e-mail will have the following information:

Please login to the State Tech Financial Aid Portal and review the “Missing Items & Messages” page to view and submit any items that have not been received.

Your financial aid eligibility will not be determined and finalized until all required documents are submitted and reviewed.

Once you are logged in, the home screen will look like this:

Click on the Menu link in the blue border and review the “Missing Items and Messages” page to see what needs to be turned in and what our office has received.

Once all documentation has been turned in and processed, you will be able to log in and see your “Financial Aid Offer”. Click on Financial Aid Offer in the Menu section. This will be the list of financial aid we are able to offer based on the results of your FAFSA. Here is an example of what it will look like:

If you have questions about this process, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Financial Aid Office in one of several different ways. Everyone has questions, so please do not hesitate to ask and we will provide additional information for you to help you through the process.

  1. Stop by the office in the Information Technology Center. Summer Hours:
  • Monday – Wednesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  1. Call (573) 897-5000, choose option 2
  2. Send your questions to financialaid@statetechmo.edu
  3. Ask us a question on the Web Chat at www.statetechmo.edu

What Questions Do You Have?

Every week, I am going to close by asking you to reply if you have questions. I will reply to all questions. If you ask a question that everyone needs to hear, I may use your question in our next Staying in Touch.

All of this information and more is on the New Student FAQ website.

Thanks again for choosing State Tech and we look forward to you joining us next semester!

May 17, 2022: State Tech Staying in Touch

Good afternoon parents!

We are working on developing our Staying in Touch series for the Summer of 2022. Before we started sending new content, we wanted to thank you all for supporting your students by attending RevUp! We had a great time hosting you all on campus.

 

Please be on the lookout for the Staying in Touch series to begin soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reply and ask. We hope you are having a great week. Looking forward to our communications this summer as we move forward to PowerUp on Monday, August 22, 2022.

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks – June 22, 2022

Good afternoon! We will have only one communication this week due to hosting our Board of Regents for the next two days. We hope everyone is having a great week. We are getting closer to PowerUp on Monday, August 22, 2022.  This week, we wanted to share some important dates for the Fall semester. We will continue to bring updates to you every week and get you prepared for Fall 2022. Please review the following important dates and let us know if you have any questions.

Important Dates

Please review and become familiar with the important dates concerning registration and finances at State Tech for the Fall of 2022. Thanks. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Additional Important Dates

August 21, 2022                        Move-In Day

August 22, 2022                     PowerUP

August 23, 2022                        First Day of Classes

September 5, 2022                   Labor Day – College Closed

September 6, 2022                   Professional Development Day – College Closed

October 7, 2022                         Advisory Council – College Closed

November 23-25, 2022          Thanksgiving Break – College Closed

December 12-15, 2022            Finals Week

December 15, 2022                   Fall semester ends
December 16, 2022                Winter Break Begins

 

What Questions Do You Have?

Every week, I am going to close by asking you to reply if you have questions. I will reply to all questions. If you ask a question that everyone needs to hear, I may use your question in our next Staying in Touch. All of this information and more is on the New Student FAQ website.

Thanks again for choosing State Tech and we look forward to you joining us next semester!

Tips & Tricks – May 31, 2022

We are excited to be back from a three-day weekend with family and friends. We hope all of you had a fun and relaxing weekend as well. Today, we want to share some ‘important dates’ information for the Summer semester. As we near August, we will release this information about Fall semester as well. In the meantime, please have a great week and be on the lookout for additional information in our next Staying in Touch on Friday, June 3, 2022.

Important Dates – Financial Refund & Add/Drop Dates

If you have questions about Add/Drop or Important Financial dates, please do not hesitate to reply to this communication or reach out to the following offices.

Registrar        registrar@statetechmo.edu

Financial Aid  financialaid@statetechmo.edu

Cashier                       billing@statetechmo.edu

 

What Questions Do You Have?

Every week, I am going to close by asking you to reply if you have questions. I will reply to all questions. If you ask a question that everyone needs to hear, I may use your question in our next Staying in Touch.

All of this information and more is on the New Student FAQ website.

Thanks again for choosing State Tech and we look forward to you joining us next semester!

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