Morgan Community College

FINANCIAL AID

At Morgan Community College, financial aid programs are available to assist students in their college career: scholarships, grants, work-study, loan programs, and tax credits (grants and scholarships do not have to be repaid.) More information and forms may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office on the Fort Morgan campus, (970) 542-3150 or 1-800-622-0216, ext. 3150, from MCC Center directors, or from high school counselors.

How Financial Aid Need Is Calculated

COA - EFC - EFA = Need

Colleges and universities provide supplemental assistance to students who show documented financial need that is determined when the application is processed. Need is calculated by taking the college’s Cost of Attendance (COA) minus the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from the Student Aid Report (SAR) minus any Estimated Financial Assistance (EFA) which includes grants, scholarships, student loans, veterans education benefits, and outside resources. The Federal Pell Grant and all other federal and state grants are awarded on need. Scholarships can also be awarded based on need, but require a separate application and are more often based on merit and academic performance. Financial aid will be awarded on a rolling basis until funds are used up. For additional information, contact the Financial Aid Office.

Financial Aid Checklist

 

Apply for admission to Morgan Community College in person or online at www.MorganCC.edu

 

 

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.FAFSA.ed.gov

 

MCC Federal School Code is 009981

Application to be completed prior to enrollment

Application is for federal and state grants as well as federal student loans and work-study

 

 

Complete the general scholarship application for most MCC scholarships online at http://www.MorganCC.edu/Admissions/Financial-aid/scholarships/applications/

 

See HOW TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID for priority dates

How to Apply for Financial Aid

  1. Apply for admission to Morgan Community College.
  2. Students applying for financial aid must have declared an eligible program of study with the Registrar’s Office.
  3. For need based grants and scholarships, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    PRIORITY DATES:

    April 1 for Summer Semester

    April 1 for Fall Semester

    Nov. 1 for Spring Semester

  4. Complete the MCC General Scholarship Application by the priority date of April 1.

    Include:

    -The scholarship application

    -Most recent academic transcript (for those that do not have 12+ earned credits at MCC.)

    -Letter of recommendation

  5. Summer has a separate Financial Aid Application in addition to the FAFSA. Students taking or planning to take summer courses will need to do BOTH. The Summer Application is available online January 1st.
  6. The Financial Aid Office will inform students if further information is needed.
  7. Application for assistance will be considered only after admissions and financial aid files have been completed.
  8. Students wishing top consideration for financial aid should have their files completed by the priority dates listed above.
  9. The Financial Aid Office will continue to accept applications after these dates, but awards will be dependent upon the availability of funds.
  10. Additional documents that maybe requested by the Financial Aid Office include: Federal Tax Transcripts, Verification Worksheets, Low Income Verification Form, etc.

Developmental Courses & Financial Aid

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) has instituted a policy on developmental course work for students. Degree and certificate seeking students who are assessed and need remediation in developmental college reading, writing, and/or mathematics will be provided notification. It is recommended that a student enroll in appropriate developmental course work prior to completing 30 credit hours at Morgan Community College. Students with 30 or more attempted credit hours of developmental coursework will not be eligible for Colorado or Federal Title IV aid for additional Remedial Course credits.

Ability to Benefit & Financial Aid

NEW STUDENTS

Effective July 1, 2012, to be eligible for Title IV Financial Aid Programs (TIV), all new, first-time enrolling students must have either a high school diploma or GED certificate. TIV Funding includes Pell, SEOG and student loans.

CURRENT/CONTINUING STUDENTS

Students may qualify for TIV student aid under one of the qualified alternatives if the student is or was enrolled in a TIV eligible program prior to July 1, 2012. Qualified alternatives include successful completion of the ATB test or successfully completing at least 6 credits of post-secondary education.

Students who do not hold a high school diploma, GED or Homeschooled certificate recognized by the State are ineligible to receive need-based aid from state funding sources.

Financial Aid on the Internet

Students may complete financial aid applications on the internet by accessing Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the web at www.FAFSA.ed.gov

Return of Title IV Funds

When a student fails, stops attending one or more courses or fails to begin attendance in a course they were scheduled to attend, the Federal Title IV Funds they received are subject to repayment. Repayment is required of all Title IV recipients who withdraw prior to completing at least 60.01% of the days they were scheduled to attend.

Tuition and fees will be funded on a per day basis during the first sixty percent (60%) of the term. If a student had Title IV Federal Financial Aid, ta portion of these grants or loan funds must be returned to the programs based on the date the student withdrew from college. If the withdrawal occurs after sixty percent (60%) of the term is completed, no return of these federal funds will be required. For a complete copy of the Title IV Funds policy, contact the MCC Financial Aid Office.

Note: The term Title IV Funds refers to the Federal Financial Aid programs authorized by the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended) and includes the following programs: Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, Subsidized Stafford Loans, PLUS Loans, Federal Pell Grants and Federal SEOG.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) - Maintaining Eligibility for Financial Aid

To maintain eligibility for financial aid, students must comply with federal, state, institutional and/or donor rules and regulations that apply to the financial aid awards. Students must continue to meet eligibility criteria, and must reapply for financial aid in a timely manner each academic year.

Each term, a student’s performance will be evaluated in the following three areas:

a) Cumulative GPA Requirement – Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 for all credits attempted.

b) Cumulative Completion Rate – Students must complete at least 67% of cumulative attempted credit hours.

c) Maximum Time Frame –Federal regulations allow financial aid recipients to receive financial aid for a maximum number of attempted credits. Students attempting credits in excess of 150% of the required number of credits to complete their program of study will be deemed ineligible for aid.

If satisfactory progress is not maintained, students will be placed in a warning status for the next term of enrollment. If they do not meet the satisfactory progress requirements at that time, they will be deemed ineligible for aid. Students with extenuating circumstances may appeal for reinstatement. Successful applicants will be placed on probation (those that can retain good status in one term) or placed on an academic plan (those that will require multiple terms to regain good status). Refer to the Financial Aid Handbook for the complete policy and responsibilities in this area.

If a student withdraws, drops, or changes from credit to audit status the student may be required to repay a portion of the financial aid received.

See GRADES & GRADING for further details on audit

Note: Students should check with the Financial Aid Office before changing enrollment status.

A complete copy of the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy is available on the web or from the Financial Aid Office.

Additional Financial Aid Information

Further information about financial aid, scholarships, grants, and loan applications, rules and regulations governing programs, application procedures, payment procedures and costs of attending the college is presented in the Financial Aid Handbook. This document is available from the MCC Financial Aid Office, MCC Centers, and at the MCC website.

Scholarships

MCC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The Foundation funds many competitive scholarships whereby recipients are selected based upon their qualifications. Students may apply by completing the General Scholarship Application, available online each January 1st. Priority application date is April 1, for the upcoming academic year. Most scholarships require students to be enrolled in a degree or certificate program. The MCC Financial Aid Office awards additional Foundation funding at their discretion.

INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Morgan Community College offers a number of institutional grants and scholarships. The types and amounts of these awards vary from term to term and require application each semester. Institutional application forms can be found on the web at http://www.morgancc.edu/admissions/financial-aid/scholarships/applications/

OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS

In addition to the Foundation scholarships and institutional funding, other organizations send scholarship applications to the school. Information and applications to these scholarships is available from the MCC Financial Aid Office and at www.MorganCC.edu

Grants, Loans, and Work-Study Jobs

Eligibility for grants, loans and work-study is determined by completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.FAFSA.gov

Financial Aid and Repeated Coursework

The Department of Education has implemented regulations governing repeated coursework to improve the pace of graduation completion. The following apply to undergraduate students receiving federal student aid at Morgan Community College as full-time or part-time students.

1. Students may repeat previously passed courses only once. Passing includes grades of A, B, C and D.

2. Students may repeat a failed course until it is passed as long as the student is meeting the SAP standards of 2.0 cumulative GPA and 67% overall completion rate.

PELL Lifetime Eligibility Limits (LEU)

Public Law 112-74 amended HEA section 41(c)(5) limits the duration of a student’s eligibility to receive Federal Pell Grant to 12 semesters (or its equivalent). The calculation is performed by the Department of Ed and includes all years of the student’s receipt of Federal Pell Grant funding. Students must remain eligible to receive aid by meeting SAP standards in order to receive Pell Grant funding.



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2013-2014 Morgan Community College Catalog w/March 2014 Addendum

Additions, Changes, Deletions, and Corrections

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

CATALOG INFORMATION

ACCREDITATION

ABOUT MCC, GOVERNANCE, MISSION & HISTORY

MAPS, DIRECTIONS, ADDRESSES & LOCATIONS

ADMISSIONS

ASSESSMENT

ADVISING

REGISTRATION

TUITION CLASSIFICATION

PRIVACY

COURSE OPTIONS

GRADES AND GRADING

ACADEMIC STANDING AND ACADEMIC RENEWAL

GRADUATION POLICIES

STUDENT RECORDS AND TRANSCRIPTS

TRANSFER FROM MCC

FINANCIAL AID

TUITION, FEES, PAYMENTS & REFUND POLICIES

STUDENT LIFE, ACTIVITIES, & SERVICES FOR STUDENTS

SAFETY ISSUES & NOTICES

COLLEGE CLOSURES

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

LEGAL NOTICES & CONSUMER INFORMATION

DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

Explanation of Types of Degrees & Certificates

Explanation of Statewide Articulation Agreements

Associate of Arts Degrees with Designation

Associate of Science Degrees with Designation

Other Agreements

AG/BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

APPLIED TECHNOLOGY

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS

ASSOCIATE OF GENERAL STUDIES

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE

AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION TECHNOLOGY

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY

BUSINESS

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

FIRE SCIENCE

HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY

HUMAN RESOURCES

MASSAGE THERAPY

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

MULTIMEDIA

NURSE AIDE

NURSING

OFFICE SUPPORT SPECIALIST

PHLEBOTOMY

PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY

REAL ESTATE

SUPERVISION

WELDING

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Courses (Alphabetical)

AAA-Academic Achievement Strategies Courses

ABM-Agriculture & Business Management Courses

ACC-Accounting Courses

ACT-Automotive Collision Technology Courses

AGB-Agriculture Business

AGE-Agriculture Economics Courses

AGY- Agriculture Crop and Soils Courses

AME-Agriculture Mechanics Courses

ANT-Anthropology Courses

ART-Art Courses

ASE-Automotive Service Technology Courses

ASL-American Sign Language Courses

AST-Astronomy Courses

BIO-Biology Courses

BTE-Business Technologies Courses

BUS-Business Courses

CCR 091 College Composition and Reading Lab

CCR 092 College Composition and Reading

CCR 093 College Composition and Reading Studio D

CCR 094 College Composition and Reading Studio 121

CHE-Chemistry Courses

CIS-Computer Information Systems Courses

COM-Communication Courses

CRJ-Criminal Justice Courses

CSC-Computer Science Courses

CSL-Counseling Courses

ECE-Early Childhood Education Courses

ECO-Economics Courses

EDU-Education Courses

EMS-Emergency Medical Services Courses

ENG-English Courses

ENV-Environmental Science Courses

ESL-English as a Second Language Courses

FST-Fire Science Technology Courses

Foreign Language Courses***

GEO-Geography Courses

GEY-Geology Courses

HHP-Holistic Health Professional Courses

HIS-History Courses

HPR-Health Professional Courses

HUM-Humanities Courses

HWE-Health and Wellness Courses

JOU-Journalism Courses

LIT-Literature Courses

MAN-Management Courses

MAR-Marketing Courses

MAT-Mathematics Courses

MGD-Multimedia Graphic Design Courses

MOT-Medical Office Technology Courses

MST-Massage Therapy Courses

MUS-Music Courses

NUA-Nursing Assistant Courses

NUR-Nursing Courses

PED-Physical Education Courses

PER-Physical Education Recreation Courses

PHI-Philosophy Courses

PHY-Physics Courses

POS-Political Science Courses

PSY-Psychology Courses

PTA-Physical Therapist Assistant Courses

RAM-Range Management Courses

REA-Reading Courses

REE-Real Estate Courses

RTE-Radiologic Technology Courses

SCI-Science Courses

SOC-Sociology Courses

SPA-Spanish Language Courses

SVT-Sport Vehicle Technology Courses

THE-Theatre Courses

WEL-Welding Courses

Course Numbering System

Credit Hours

Course Prerequisites

Course Co-requisites

Guaranteed Transfer Courses (GT/gtPathways)

Internship/Clinical/ Practicum/Service Learning/Cooperative Education Work Experience Courses

Special Topics: Seminars, Workshops (175-178 and 275-278)

Prefix Discipline/Program Area

PERSONNEL/STAFF DIRECTORY

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