Morgan Community College

TUITION, FEES, PAYMENTS & REFUND POLICIES

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees are established by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE) and are subject to change without notice.

For a complete list see http://www.MorganCC.edu/admissions/tuition-and-fees

Payment Policy

Tuition, fees, and other charges are to be paid at the time of registration or by 5:00 p.m. the Monday two weeks before the first day of the semester, regardless of the start date of the course(s) for that semester. Payment for enrollment after that day is due within 24 hours.

If full payment is not made, students may be dropped from all enrolled courses and other students will be allowed to enroll in the vacated spaces. Financial Aid students who do not have their financial aid complete by these deadlines, or non-financial aid students who are unable to pay by the deadlines should contact the MCC Accounting Office if they are interested in the deferred payment plan (FACTS).

If the student is not planning to attend MCC, he/she must log on to his/her student account at MyMCC and drop the classes by the published add/drop date for the course. Even though MCC intends to drop students for non-payment, the College cannot guarantee the classes will be dropped for unpaid accounts. Students are responsible for dropping courses even if they do not pay on time and will be responsible for any balances owed for classes that were not dropped.

See PAYMENT & REFUND POLICIES, DEFERRED PAYMENT PLAN and TUITION CLASSIFICATION for additional information regarding tuition, fees, refunds, and rules regarding how a student is determined to have in-state status at a Colorado college

Financial Obligations of Students/Payment Due Dates

Financial obligations are due and payable to the College when incurred and are payable on the established dates. An authorized third-party may be billed for tuition and fees, however ultimate responsibility for payment remains with the student. Students who are financially obligated to MCC – whether through a student loan, a third-party promise-to-pay, outstanding deferred payment, or failure to account for college property in their possession (including library materials) – are not issued an official transcript, diploma, nor allowed to register again at MCC nor at any CCCS college until payment is made.

Financial Aid Students and Payments

Financial aid students who have not submitted complete financial aid applications two weeks prior to the beginning of the term must make payment arrangements with the Accounting Office. If sufficient financial aid has not been awarded to cover the cost of tuition and fees, students must then pay 50% of all tuition and fees by the tuition payment due date, and follow the deferred payment plan (FACTS) for the balance (including the payment of a processing fee at that time.)

College Opportunity Fund (COF)

The state of Colorado pays a portion of the total cost of higher education for Colorado residents attending Colorado public institutions for their undergraduate degrees. Students must request the state-pay portion of their tuition, but they only need to apply once. Students must authorize the use of funds at each school attended. At Morgan Community College, students can authorize COF through their online MyMCC student account.

TO ENROLL IN COF:

Applicants will need a Social Security number or alien registration number and must provide one of four types of identification:

  • Colorado driver's license or Colorado Identification card
  • U.S. Military card
  • U.S. military dependent ID card
  • U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner card

HOW THE COLLEGE OPPORTUNITY FUND WORKS:

  1. Eligible residents sign up at the COF Web site.
  2. When students register for classes, they must authorize which classes they want their COF stipend to pay for individually - or they can give a lifetime authorization.
  3. Students apply for COF funds through the Student Tab on MyMCC.
  4. Once Morgan Community College receives COF confirmation from the Colorado Department of Education, the student account is credited with the COF stipend.

The information provided on the COF application will be verified by the Colorado Department of Education.

The state of Colorado historically subsidized higher education for in-state students by giving money directly to the colleges. In 2004 the Colorado legislature enacted a law establishing the College Opportunity Fund (COF). Under this law, the State gives a stipend to Colorado resident students who apply for it and sends the stipend directly to the student’s account at the institution the student designates. The COF stipend appears as a credit on the student’s tuition bill. Students create a lifetime COF account by going to the MCC website home page www.MorganCC.edu and clicking on the COF icon and following the steps listed. Thereafter, each semester a student registers for college courses the student specifies which college will receive their COF stipend. The stipend amount will appears as a credit on the student's tuition bill each semester.

  • The College Opportunity Fund (COF), created by the Colorado Legislature, provides a stipend to eligible undergraduate students. The stipend pays a portion of the total resident tuition when a student attends a Colorado public institution or a participating private institution.
  • Qualifying students may use the stipend for eligible undergraduate courses. The stipend is paid on a per credit hour basis to the institution at which the student is enrolled. The credit-hour amount will be set annually by the Colorado General Assembly
  • Concurrent Enrollment students are eligible for COF regardless of their tuition classification (Colorado resident or non-resident) and are exempt from HB 1023 up to age 21. All Concurrent Enrollment students must apply for the College Opportunity Fund. Once students are no longer Concurrent Enrollment students they are subject to COF qualifying student definitions and HB 1023 requirement.

Deferred Payment Plan (FACTS Tuition Management Program)

The college provides a deferred payment plan for tuition and fees. With a deferred payment plan, students can pay tuition and fees with an initial down payment and two installments. (Books and supplies may not be deferred.) Any enrolled student who has not abused the deferred payment terms in a prior semester or has not been sent to collections is eligible to use a deferred payment plan.

Requirements include:

  • A minimum down-payment of 50% paid by the Monday two weeks before the first day of the semester;
  • Completion of an application for the FACTS Tuition Management Program;
  • Must have a checking or savings account (as all installment payments are made electronically); AND
  • A $35 processing fee (non-refundable) will be automatically deducted from checking or savings account upon completion of FACTS application process

FACTS PAYMENT POLICIES & INSTALLMENT PAYMENT DATES

Payment of balance in

TWO equal installments as follows:

Fall Semester

October 5 & November 5

Spring Semester

March 5 & April 5

Summer Semester

July 5 (1 installment)

NOTE: If a student drops/withdraws from courses after the refund deadlines, he/she is still responsible for completing FACTS payments.

CCCS Refund Debit Card (Higher One)

Students receive all refunds from MCC on a Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Refund debit card. The card is mailed to the student directly from Higher One and must be activated online by the student. This is the only means of refund employed by the College.

CCCS Refund Debit Card is utilized by MCC Accounting to issue refunds for:

  • canceled and/or dropped courses
  • credit balances for any reason
  • financial aid refunds

Debit Card Activation

Students should activate their card immediately after it is received in the mail. Upon activation, students will be asked to select their preferred method of receiving MCC refunds. They can choose "Easy Refund" or have funds directly deposited into their existing bank account, among other options.

Activation links can be found at the MCC website, MyMCC student accounts, and at https://morgan.higheroneaccount.com/

Debit Card Address Verification

Students should access their MyMCC student account and verify that MCC has their current mailing address. An incorrect mailing address will delay receipt of refunds and a fee is charged by Higher One to replace lost cards sent to the wrong address.

Debit Card Replacement Charges

Students should keep their card, even if they are not expecting a refund or financial aid remainder balance. There may be a refund due to them in the future, and Higher One only issues one free card. Cards after the initial mailing are issued at a cost to the student by Higher One.

Nonattendance

To end enrollment in one or more courses, students must officially drop or withdraw from courses via the MCC website or submit the correct form to the Student Services Office or MCC Center by the published deadline. Nonattendance in courses does not automatically drop nor withdraw a student from a course nor change financial obligations incurred. Deadlines for drop and withdrawal of each course are listed on the student’s course schedule which is available on the MyMCC student account. Dropping or withdrawing from courses may affect a student’s financial aid status. Financial aid students should contact the Financial Aid Office for policy information.

Refunds for Dropped Courses

Students must officially drop college courses by accessing their MyMCC student account or by processing the required form in the Student Services Office or MCC Centers on or before the refund deadline for the course. Students completing the proper steps may be eligible for a refund of tuition and fees.

100 percent (100%) of tuition and fees (except the deferral fee) are refunded via HigherOne debit card if a student drops courses before the refund deadline period for the course. The refund deadline is calculated as 15 percent (15%) of the instructional days for the course. No tuition and fee refunds are granted after the refund deadline. Exceptions to the Institutional Refund Policy should be referred to the Controller.

Financial Aid Students: If you drop or withdraw from courses you may have to repay financial aid. Information about repayment of Title IV funds and refunds is listed in the Financial Aid Section of this catalog.

Refund Policy for Drops after Drop/Refund Deadline (Withdrawals)

Students must officially withdraw from college courses by processing their withdrawal online or by completing the required form in the Student Services Office or MCC Centers during the stated withdrawal period. Each student’s course schedule lists the drop/refund deadline and the withdrawal deadlines by course. Students who drop course(s) or request withdrawal from course(s) after the drop/refund deadlines but before the listed wthdrawal deadline are graded with a withdrawal "W" grade and are not eligible for any refund. The advantage to requesting a withdrawal as opposed to failing a course by nonattendance is that the "W" grade is not computed into the student’s overall GPA.

Financial Aid Students: Dropping or withdrawing from course(s) may require you to repay financial aid. Information about repayment of Title IV funds and refunds is listed in the Financial Aid Section of this catalog.

Refund Policy for Canceled Courses

Occasionally the college must cancel courses due to enrollment numbers, instructor issues, etc. The college will automatically process the drop for students registered for courses which are canceled. 100% of paid tuition and fees is refunded for any course canceled by the college.

Financial Aid Students: Canceled courses may require re-payment of financial aid. Information about repayment of Title IV funds and refunds is listed in the FINANCIAL AID section of this catalog.

Bad Checks

Returned checks constitute non-payment. If a check is returned prior to the official refund deadline due to non-sufficient funds or stop payment, students may be dropped from all courses and could be charged a bad check fee. Students must pay the registration fee and the deferred payment fee if applicable. A hold at MCC and at all CCCS Colleges is placed on the student’s account until fees are paid. If a check is returned after the official refund deadline, students are not dropped from courses. Students are responsible for all outstanding tuition, fees, bad check fees, and resulting collection charges. A hold at MCC and at all CCCS Colleges is placed on grades, transcripts, diplomas, and future registration until the debt is paid. Unpaid balances resulting from returned checks are pursued by the college and a collections service.

Delinquent Accounts

In accordance with State policy, all delinquent student obligations, including those from improper withdrawal/drop procedures and the loss of previously awarded financial aid, are referred to the State’s central collections service. Additional interest and collection costs will be charged to the student account.

Accounting Services Offices

MCC Accounting Services Offices are located in the lower level of Aspen Hall and house the offices of the MCC Controller, Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable. Accounting Services assist students, staff, and vendors with billing and payment questions. Accounting Services provide forms to students who wish to apply to the MCC deferred payment plan for tuition (FACTS), and assist students with questions regarding their HigherOne refund debit card.



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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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