Morgan Community College

TUITION CLASSIFICATION

Residency (In-State Tuition Classification)

Students are classified as a Colorado resident or non-resident for tuition purposes based on the information provided on the admissions application.

Non-resident tuition represents the full cost of education at public institutions. When a student is classified as a Colorado resident for tuition purposes, the difference between the non-resident and resident tuition is paid by the taxpayers of the State of Colorado in the form of a College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend. Therefore, tuition classification, as mandated by state statute, is adhered to rigorously at Morgan Community College.

Students are classified as either a resident or a non-resident of Colorado for tuition purposes at the time of admission. Colorado Tuition Classification is governed by State Law (Title 23, Article 7, of the Colorado Revised Statutes of 1973, as amended) and by judicial decisions that apply to all public institutions of higher education in Colorado and is subject to change at any time. Residency decisions do not transfer between Colorado colleges. Morgan Community College must apply the rules set forth in the residency statutes and is not free to make exceptions to the rules except as specifically permitted by law.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Resident status requires domicile in Colorado for one year immediately prior to the first day of class. Domicile is defined as a true, fixed, and permanent home and place of habitation. Domicile is a legal characteristic that everyone has, and students can have only one domicile at any one time. A student's domicile is a legal, primary residence.
  • During the one-year domicile period, the student should comply with all legal obligations of a Colorado resident such as demonstrating proof of voter registration, Colorado income tax payment, Colorado motor vehicle registration, Colorado issued driver's license or ID card, and/or proof of employment.
  • Students under the age of 22 (unemancipated minors) may be eligible for in-state tuition if a parent or court-appointed legal guardian has been domiciled and complied with legal obligations in Colorado for one year.
  • Students whose parents are not domiciled in Colorado may also qualify to begin the one-year domiciliary period if the student is either: at least 22 years old, or married, or emancipated. Emancipation requires that the student's parents do not provide financial support of any nature or purpose. Parental support includes funds previously set aside for current support even if those funds are in the student's name. Parents may provide reasonable incidental gifts, but may not provide significant funds in order to be considered emancipated. A student who is claimed as a dependent on parent taxes is not emancipated.
  • There are several amendments to the Tuition Classification Law for certain populations of students including Olympic Athletes, Military Personnel, Inmates, recent Colorado High School graduates and GED recipients, etc. Contact the MCC Director of Admissions to determine who may be in an eligible population.

INITIAL CLASSIFICATION

The initial tuition classification decision is made by the designated Residency Examiner in the Admissions and Records Office for the semester the student is admitted. The classification is based on the information provided on the application for admission. Failure to answer all questions could lead to a non-resident classification. After the student's status is determined, it remains unchanged in the absence of further action and evidence to the contrary.

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Petition for Residency/In-State Tuition Classification

If you have been classified as a non-resident (for college tuition purposes) and believe you qualify for in-state/resident tuition, you may appeal your classification. Download and complete a "Petition for In-State Tuition Classification" or a "Correction to Application for Tuition Classification form." Return the form along with the documentation it requests to the MCC Director of Admissions by the deadline date for the semester in which you are seeking a tuition classification change. Any changes in tuition classification must be submitted to the Director of Admissions prior to the drop date for current semester. Non-residents who enroll in classes while their residency classification is being reviewed must pay the non-resident rates to hold a place in classes. If residency classification is changed, the college will refund the difference for the current semester as long as changes in tuition classification are submitted to the Director of Admissions prior to the drop date for the semester.

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Reduced Non-Resident Tuition (WUE)

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program allows students who are residents of states that are part of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education to be eligible for a tuition rate that is less than non-resident tuition. At MCC, eligible students pay 50 percent more than in-state tuition, which is considerably less than non-resident tuition. Any changes in tuition classification must be submitted to the Director of Admissions prior to the drop date for the current semester.

For a current list of colleges and universities participating in the WUE program, search the WUE Web site: http://wiche.edu/wue

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Colorado ASSET In-State Tuition

To qualify for Colorado ASSET in-state tuition a student must:*

  1. Have attended a public or private high school in Colorado for at least six semesters immediately preceding graduation or completing a GED in Colorado
  2. Be admitted to or already attend a public college or university in Colorado within 12 months of graduation
  3. Apply for College Opportunity Fund

*if a student graduated or got their GED before September 1, 2013, there are different criteria that can be found on our website at www.MorganCC.edu

Residency for Colorado Active Duty Military & Dependents

Active-duty members of the armed forces of the United States and Canada on permanent duty station in Colorado and their dependents are eligible for in-state status, regardless of domicile or length of residence in Colorado. The military member must have reported to a duty station in the State, as certified by their military command, by the first day of class of the applicable academic term. To apply, please submit the Military Certification for Tuition Classification form to the Admissions and Records Office by the first day of semester for each term in which you are enrolling.

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Residency & Honorably Discharged Veterans

Honorably discharged veterans and their dependents may qualify for in-state tuition. To apply, please submit the Veteran Residency Requirement Waiver to the Admissions and Records Office. Students who receive resident tuition classification as a result of this legislation are not counted as resident students for any other purpose; however, beginning with the fall semester 2011, these students shall be eligible to receive a stipend from the College Opportunity Fund.

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Tuition Classification Changes

Any student who believes his/her tuition classification is not correct or has changed and now wishes to prove he/she is eligible for in-state tuition may petition for in-state tuition or resident classification and should contact the MCC Director of Admissions for assistance. Petition forms are available online at www.MorganCC.edu or at the Admissions and Records Office. Changes in tuition classification must be submitted to the Director of Admissions prior to the drop date for the current semester.

Petitions for in-state residency must be done prior to the end of add/drop for that semester. Students who meet this priority deadline should know the petition decision before the deadline to drop courses for the fifteen week semester. The MCC Director of Admissions may request additional documentation as the burden of proof rests upon the petitioner to substantiate the claim of resident for tuition classification purposes. The MCC Director of Admissions notifies the student of the outcome within 30 days of the decision via official MCC student email and/or standard letter.

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APPEAL PROCEDURES

Any student who is denied in-state tuition classification after petitioning for in-state tuition may appeal the decision of the MCC Director of Admissions. The student must appeal in writing and provide any additional supporting documentation available to substantiate the claim to in-state tuition classification within 30 days of the denial. The student will be notified of the decision made by the MCC Appeals Committee within 30 days. The decision of the MCC Appeals Committee is final and will not be overturned by the Department of Higher Education.

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CORRECTION OF RESIDENCY DETERMINATION DUE TO AN ERROR

MCC reserves the right to correct a residency determination after the 30 day deadline in cases where the college believes an error was made.

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2014-2015 Morgan Community College Catalog & September 2014 Addendum

ADDENDUM

GOVERNANCE, MISSION & HISTORY

MAPS, DIRECTIONS, ADDRESSES & LOCATIONS

ACCREDITATION

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

ACADEMIC STANDING & GRADING

ADMISSIONS, ASSESSMENT & ADVISING

COURSES

Course Numbering System

Credit Hours

Course Pre-requisites & Co-requisites

Course Delivery Options

Guaranteed Transfer Courses (GT/gtPathways)

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

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

Internship Courses (180-182 and 280-282)

Independent Studies Courses (185-186 and 285-286)

Course Descriptions (Alphabetical)

AAA-Advancing Academic Achievement 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-College Composition and Reading Courses

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

DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

LIST OF DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS PROGRAM

ASSOCIATE OF GENERAL STUDIES PROGRAM

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE PROGRAM

AGRICULTURE & RURAL BUSINESS PROGRAMS

APPLIED TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION REPAIR PROGRAM

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

BUSINESS PROGRAM

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PROGRAM

FIRE SCIENCE PROGRAM

HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

HOME HEALTH AIDE PROGRAM

MASSAGE THERAPY PROGRAM

MEDICAL OFFICE TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM

MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT PROGRAM

MULTI-MEDIA PROGRAM

NURSE AIDE PROGRAM

NURSING PROGRAM

PHLEBOTOMY PROGRAM

PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT PROGRAM

RADIOLOGY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

WELDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM

FINANCIAL AID

GRADUATION POLICIES

TRANSFER FROM MCC

LEGAL NOTICES & CONSUMER INFORMATION

PERSONNEL & STAFF DIRECTORY

REGISTRATION

SAFETY ISSUES & NOTICES

COLLEGE CLOSURES

STUDENT RECORDS AND TRANSCRIPTS

STUDENT LIFE, ACTIVITIES, & SERVICES

STUDENT RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

TUITION CLASSIFICATION

TUITION, FEES, PAYMENTS & REFUND POLICIES

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