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1098-T statement will be provided electronically by Jan. 31

This year all 1098-T statements will be provided electronically. Statements will not be mailed to students.

The 1098-T Tuition statements will be available by Jan. 31. The statement is an Internal Revenue Service form that taxpayers use to determine eligibility for claiming Education Tax Credits.

OLLU partners with Heartland ECSI to electronically distribute 1098-T statements to students. After Jan. 31, students will be able access, view, and/or print the statement by visiting Heartland ECSI website. The following information will be required to gain access to the website:

* First and last name

* Social security number

* Zip code that appears on the 1098-T form

For questions, contact the Student Business Office at ollu1098T@ollusa.edu or call 210-431-3944. Information and FAQs also are available at www.ollusa.edu/1098T.

1098-T tuition statements will be available Jan. 31

Sample 1098-T image

OLLU 1098-T Tuition Statements will be available by Jan. 31. The 1098-T statement is an Internal Revenue Service form that taxpayers use to determine eligibility for claiming Education Tax Credits.

OLLU partners with Heartland ECSI to electronically distribute 1098-T statements to students.

Forms will not be mailed out. To access, view, and/or print your form, or if more information is needed, please visit the Heartland ECSI website. The following information will be required to gain access to the website:

  • First and last name
  • Social security number
  • Zip code that appears on the 1098-T form

For questions, please contact the Student Business Office at ollu1098T@ollusa.edu or call 210-431-3944. Information and FAQs also are available at www.ollusa.edu/1098T.

Education majors encouraged to apply for Charles Butt Scholarship

Charles Butt Scholars

Students majoring in education and those seeking teacher certification are encouraged to apply for the annual Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers. Charles Butt Scholars receive up to $8,000 in annual funding for up to four years.

Scholars also receive mentorship from a local teacher or principal; professional development at the annual Charles Butt Scholars Symposium; participation in local cohort meetings of aspiring teachers; inclusion in an on-campus teaching club; professional support before and after graduation; and connection with Scholars across the state through an online platform.

For more information or to apply, go to: https://www.ollusa.edu/cps/programs/education/charles-butt-scholarship.html

Interested students may also contact Belinda Grandaos in the education department at: bagrandados@ollusa.edu or by calling: 210-434-6711, ext. 6575.

The application deadline is Feb. 1.

Bookstore to extend hours for rental returns of fall books

The OLLU Bookstore will offer extended hours for book rental returns for the fall semester. Books can be returned during the following dates/times:
 

Dec. 12 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Dec. 14 and 15 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

All undergraduate students will receive an email from the Bookstore with a link to a return label. Students who are unable to return their books in person can use the label to return books by mail.

All books must be returned no later than Dec. 15.

For additional information, please call 210-431-3932 or use the contact link at www.ollushop.com.

Marketing students shine as interns with City of San Antonio

Marketing students Robert “Rolo” Lopez and Quiana Natividad are playing key internship roles with the City of San Antonio.

Lopez is promoting the city’s Train for SA Jobs Program with fliers and social media posts. He recently helped with the virtual annual awards ceremony. 

Natividad is interning with the local tech company IRYS. She helped with the creation and marketing of an app to get people real time wait times for lines to vote.

Her success has led to other opportunities. Natividad is now working on name, branding and marketing with the city’s Chief Innovation Officer, Brian Dillard.

Graduate student seeks volunteers for holiday snack pack giveaway

As part of her graduate program internship, OLLU-Houston student Celestria Brascom is seeking volunteers to raise $3,000 to create holiday snack packs for hungry children in OST/South Union, a low-income community in Houston.

As an intern with the Neighborhood Recovery Community Development Corporation (NRCDC), Brascom is helping the nonprofit supply 500 snack packs filled with holiday treats to each of the eight schools in the NRCDC zone. 

A $6 donation can send one child home with 14 items. To donate, click here. Donations are being accepted through Dec. 14. For more information, contact Jennifer Anderson at janderson@nrcdc.org.

Political science students debate current issues in prestigious conference

In November, OLLU Political Science majors and minors competed via Zoom in the Eugene Scassa Mock Organization of American States (ESMOAS) Summit of the Americas program, a simulation of the Organization of American States and hosted by St. Mary’s University. 

In this competition, students researched and served as delegates for one of the member nations from the Americas, and proposed and debated international policy with students from universities in the Southwest and México.

Students Rogelio Pacheco (Head Delegate), Fatima Martinez, Amira Landeros, and Jacquelyn Joaquin served as delegates for Venezuela. Students Kayla Bolden (Head Delegate) and Jessica Pruneda served as delegates for Jamaica. Line-item proposals by Jessica Pruneda, Jacquelyn Joaquin, and Rogelio Pacheco were adopted into the General Assembly’s Joint Declaration.

Deadlines approaching for students selecting Pass/Fail option for grading

Students are reminded that deadlines are approaching for those who wish to select the Pass/Fail option for fall semester grades.

Deadlines

* National Online 14-Week Session – Deadline for Pass/Fail option is Dec. 3
* Fast Track B and Weekend Sessions I and II – Deadline for Pass/Fail option is Dec. 3
* Traditional Fall Session – Deadline for Pass/Fail option is Dec. 16

Students must complete the appropriate form linked below to request a grade change. Review the information below before making a decision. 

Forms

Forms may be found in the Registrar’s Office Portal Site > Menu > Student Admin Services > Registrar’s Office > Forms.

Fall 2020 Pass Fail Option – Undergraduate

Fall 2020 Pass Fail Option – Graduate


Speak with adviser and financial aid

Students are reminded to speak with their adviser and staff from the Financial Aid Office for guidance on decisions. Some financial aid and military/veteran benefits may be affected by grading decisions. In addition, graduate/professional school acceptance and professional licensure may be affected.

Pass/Fail information

* The grade necessary for a Pass grade is dependent on the particular course and student type.

* If an undergraduate student is taking a course to fulfill General Education requirements, a D- or above is needed to receive a Pass grade. If an undergraduate student is taking a course to fulfill a major or minor requirement, a C- or above is needed to earn a Pass grade.

* Graduate students must earn a grade of B or above to earn a Pass grade.

* A grade of Pass will not be calculated into the Grade Point Average (GPA); a grade of Fail will be calculated into the GPA as an F. If a student repeats and passes the course at a later time, the F would no longer count toward the cumulative GPA.

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