Financial Aid Philosophy
The fundamental philosophy guiding MCC financial aid is that no student should be denied an education due to the lack of financial resources. Financial aid eligibility is determined and awards (grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships) are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. MCC is committed to assisting eligible students in obtaining financial assistance to meet primary financial need (tuition, fees, books and supplies). Secondary costs of education (room, board, and personal expenses) may be considered in financial aid packages based on availability of funds.
Financial aid is assistance available to help students with the costs of attending college. This assistance comes from the federal and state government, MCC, and private sources. Financial aid includes grants, federal work-study, student loans, and scholarships. Federal and state grants are only available to students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree.
Federal Pell Grant
This program provides a grant to students to help pay college costs. Amounts awarded to all federally eligible students depend on financial need (as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA]) and enrollment status.
The programs listed below are campus-based financial aid programs funded by federal and state government and by MCC. Since the funding available for these programs is limited, eligible students are awarded on a first come, first-served basis.
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Students with exceptional financial need are eligible for this grant. Priority is given to students who are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant.
Nebraska Opportunity Grant (NOG)
Nebraska residents with exceptional financial need are eligible for this grant. Students must be within 110 percent of the maximum EFC that is eligible for a Federal Pell Grant. Students who are not Nebraska residents and would like information about state grant programs in their state may call the Financial Aid Director at 531-622-2330.
Many scholarships are offered at MCC at various times during the year. Please check our website for the most current offerings and application information.
The Federal Work-Study program provides part-time employment for eligible students. Work-study positions are located on and off campus. Position placements are available at public non-profit and for-profit businesses providing program related opportunities to students. Student must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits to participate. Additional information about the terms and conditions of employment, student eligibility, and available jobs is available from the Financial Aid office.
Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
This federal program provides low-interest loans to students. Students must file the FAFSA to determine their eligibility for this program. Students who have already attained a bachelor’s or professional degree are eligible to receive student loans.
The maximum amount students can be awarded is determined by dependency status, number of completed credits, financial need, prior borrowing, and cost of attendance.
Students must be registered for a minimum of 6.0 credits per quarter each quarter they request a loan to be eligible for either type of loan. Repayment of the loan begins at the end of a six- month grace period after students graduate, stop attending, or are registered for fewer than 6.0 credit hours per quarter.
Federal Direct PLUS Loan
This loan program is designed to assist parent(s) who wants to borrow money to help pay for educational expenses for each child who is a dependent undergraduate student. Students must be enrolled in at least 6.0 credit hours.
Information about the terms of these loans and sample repayment schedules are available from the Financial Aid office.
Financial assistance information is available from any staff member in the Financial Aid office and the Financial Aid office website, www.mccneb.edu/fa.
FAFSA on the Web: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
2023-24 Academic Year: Fall quarter 2023 through summer quarter 2024
Is the 2023-24 FAFSA currently available? Yes. Available October 1, 2022
2024-25 Academic Year: Fall quarter 2024 through summer quarter 2025
Is the 2024-25 FAFSA currently available? No. Available January 1, 2024
Application Process for Federal Student Aid:
- Complete and submit the 2023-24 and 2024-25 FAFSA at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. Be sure to list MCC’s school code: 004432 on your FAFSA.
- You will need to have your FSA ID user-name and password to complete your FAFSA on the Web. If you need to retrieve your FSA user-name or password go to: https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/sign-in/landing
- After the Federal Processor sends MCC a copy of your processed FAFSA data, we will communicate with you via letters, My Way Financial Aid self-service, and MCC email. Please submit all required documents as quickly as possible.
- After your documents have been reviewed, we will determine whether you are ready to be packaged or if we need additional information from you. You will be notified if additional documents are required.
- After you have been packaged, an email will be sent to your MCC email account and your financial aid offer will appear in My Way under My Services | Financial Aid | Self-Service Fin Aid.
Priority deadlines for completing and submitting the FAFSA
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
This application is used to apply for federal, state, and institutional aid awarded by the College. Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA online (studentaid.gov). Students who are unable to complete a FAFSA online may contact the Financial Aid office for FAFSA assistance.
Some federal aid applicants are selected by the Department of Education for a process called verification. Verification requires documentation be provided to verify the information submitted on the FAFSA. Students are notified by U.S. mail and MCC email of all documents needed to complete the verification process. Any documentation requested by MCC must be provided within 14 days of receipt of the request or the student file may be inactivated. Students may submit documents electronically via their My Way financial aid self-service. No federal financial aid disbursements can be made until the verification process is complete. Students may call the Financial Aid office to re-activate the file at any time during the current academic year once all documents are received.
General Eligibility Requirements
Students must meet the following general requirements to be eligible for federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs:
- Demonstrate financial need;
- Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident or eligible non-citizen;
- Be enrolled as a regular student pursuing an associate degree, or an eligible certificate of achievement, or an eligible career certificate;
- Be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits) to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds;
- Have a high school diploma or a GED certificate;
- Have a valid Social Security number;
- Not be in default on a federal student loan or owe a repayment on a federal grant.
- Meet the Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress standards.
When all required information, forms, and documents have been received by the Financial Aid office, the student’s financial aid file is considered complete and ready for review and packaging to the extent funds are available.
The Financial Aid office uses the following criteria to offer funds to financial aid applicants:
- Financial need, scholarship eligibility, grade level, enrollment level, and program of study;
- Must have an EFC that the Financial Aid office has determined to be valid; and
- Must have a complete file for the applicable award year. The Federal Pell Grant can be applied for throughout the year; however, the Financial Aid office must electronically receive students’ SAR information no later than June 30, or the students last date of attendance of the current award year to determine their federal grants eligibility for the award year.
Grant Payment Authorization and Disbursement Procedures
The Financial Aid office adjusts students’ quarterly award amounts based on the enrollment level as of the financial aid census date. Census dates can be viewed in students’ My Way financial aid self-service. Students should contact the Financial Aid office for questions about the census dates.
The following types of courses do not count toward enrollment level for financial aid: courses not needed to meet the student’s MCC degree or certificate requirements, audit courses, courses transferred in from another institution, dual enrollment courses, or courses that have been repeated more than once after the student received a grade of R, P, D, or better.
Credits for late-starting classes do not count toward a student’s enrollment level for financial aid until: (1) the class has begun and (2) the instructor has reported that the student is participating in the class.
Award amounts are not adjusted after the appropriate census date for any increase or decrease in a student’s enrollment level. There are two exceptions to this policy:
- If a student completely withdraws from all classes, Return of Title IV regulations may require that a portion of a student’s aid be returned to the Department of Education by the institution and by the student. (See Return of Federal Funds for more information.)
- If a student drops a class that has not started and received a 100 percent refund, aid is reduced to reflect the new enrollment status.
Students should contact the Financial Aid office for more information, especially when adding or dropping classes.
After all charges (e.g., tuition, books, and supplies) have been deducted from the total amount of the quarter aid, the Student Accounts office issues any remaining credit balance to the student and disburses it according to the student’s indicated preference. Initial refunds are issued within two weeks from the census date. After the initial refund date, refunds occur weekly each Friday.
Metropolitan Community College Return of Title IV Funds
Students who receive Title IV financial aid are subject to federal return of funds calculations if the student completely withdraws from MCC or ceases attendance in all classes during the enrollment period.
The withdrawal date is considered to be the date the student initiates a withdrawal from the class. If the student does not officially withdraw, the withdrawal date is considered to be the last date of attendance provided by the faculty.
The return amount is determined using the Return of Title IV Funds process provided by the Department of Education. If you received less assistance than the amount that you earned, you may be able to receive those additional funds. If you received more assistance than you earned, the excess funds must be returned by the school and/or you. MCC will return any unearned Title IV funds it is responsible for returning as soon as possible but no later than 45 days from the date the school determined the student withdrew, and offer any post-withdrawal disbursement of loan funds within 30 days of the date the school determined the student withdrew.
The following is the calculation process performed in accordance with the Return of Title IV funds per the Department of Education:
- Determine institutional charges (institutional charges include tuition, fees, and books when the student’s books are charged to their account)
- Determine the amount of Title IV financial aid received and subject to return.
- Calculate the percent of payment period completed by dividing the number of days attended by the total number of days in the payment period.
- The amount of assistance that you have earned is determined on a pro rata basis. For example, if you completed 30% of your payment period (as determine in step three), you earn 30% of the assistance you were originally scheduled to receive. Once you have completed more than 60% of your payment period, you earn all the assistance that you were scheduled to receive for that period.
- If you did not receive all of the funds that you earned, you may be due a Post-withdrawal disbursement. This occurs in very rare cases. If your Post-withdrawal disbursement includes loan funds, you must give your permission before loan funds can be disbursed. Your Post-withdrawal disbursement of grants funds may automatically be used for tuition and fee charges.
- The percent of unearned Title IV aid is calculated by subtracting the percentage of earned Title IV aid (step four) from 100%. The amount of unearned Title IV aid is calculated by multiplying the amount of Title IV aid received and subject to return (step two) by the percentage of unearned Title IV aid. The amount of unearned Title IV aid must be returned.
- If you receive excess Title IV aid that must be returned, MCC must return a portion of the excess equal to the lesser of either your institutional charges (step one) multiplied by the percentage of unearned Title IV aid (step six), or the entire amount of excess funds. Any refund amount is applied in the following order: Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan, Direct Plus Loan (Parent), Federal Pell Grant, and Federal SEOG.
- Title IV aid returned by MCC will likely result in a balance due on your MCC student account for which you must make satisfactory repayment arrangements.
- If MCC is not required to return all of the excess funds, you must return the remaining amount. Any loan funds that you must return, you repay in accordance with the terms of the promissory note. Any amount of unearned grant funds that you must return is called an overpayment. MCC will return all overpayments to the Department of Education on the student’s behalf. You will then be responsible for paying the resulting balance due on your MCC student account. The Metropolitan Community College refund policy is a separate policy which pertains to refunds of tuition after withdrawal and applies to all MCC students not only those receiving Title IV aid.
Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy and Standards
Federal financial aid regulations require MCC to establish a Satisfactory Progress policy for students receiving aid. MCC must notify students of that policy and monitor the progress of all students receiving financial aid to ensure compliance with the policy.
The Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy also applies to students using the Nebraska Waiver of Tuition Program (NE R.S.S. 80-411).
It is the responsibility of all students receiving aid to be familiar with the policy and to ensure that the standards are met by monitoring their own progress. Failure to meet the Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress standards may place students’ financial aid in jeopardy. For this reason, students should regularly check their MCC student email and My Way for updates. To be considered in compliance, students must meet all three standards outlined in the Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress policy.
Questions about these standards should be directed to the Financial Aid office.
Standard 1: Percentage of attempted credit hours completed
The percentage of attempted credit hours completed is measured by dividing the cumulative number of completed credits by the cumulative number of attempted credits. The minimum requirement is 67 percent. For financial aid purposes, a course is considered complete if a grade of A, B, C, D, P, or R is earned. Grades of F, W, and I are considered unsuccessful grades and reduce the completion rate.
Standard 2: Cumulative Grade Point Average (Cumulative GPA)
To receive/continue to receive financial aid, students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA. The cumulative GPA requirement differs based on the number of credit hours attempted.
Associate Degree Programs
|Credit hours attempted
||Minimum cumulative GPA required
|00.0 - 29.5
|30.0 - 79.5
Certificate of Achievement and Career Certificate Programs
|Credit hours attempted
||Minimum cumulative GPA required
|00.0 - program completion
Standard 3: Maximum Credit Limit
The maximum time frame for the completion of a degree or certificate is limited by federal regulations to 150 percent of the published number of credit hours required to complete the degree or certificate program. This includes transfer credits and all attempted credit hours, including completed credits, audits, incompletes, withdrawals, CLEP, and repeated or failed classes. Students must be able to complete their program within the maximum credit limit. The maximum credit limit, per federal regulation, is 150% of the published number of credit hours required to complete the program. Once it becomes mathematically impossible to complete within the maximum credit limit students are placed into denied (DEN) status. This includes transfer credits and all attempted credit hours, including completed credits, audits, incompletes, withdrawals, CLEP, and repeated or failed classes.
Treatment of the following types of courses for satisfactory progress
Audit courses are ineligible for financial aid funding and do not count toward the number of attempted credits or the number of earned credits; however, they do count toward the maximum credit limit.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
CLEP courses are ineligible for financial aid funding. The credits count as attempted and earned credits as well as toward the maximum credit limit but do not affect the Satisfactory Progress cumulative GPA.
Students can only receive financial aid once for a repeated course if they have already received a grade of R, P, D, or better in the course. Credits from repeated courses count as attempted and earned credits as well as count toward the maximum credit limit. In addition, grades for the first time the course is taken and all times the course is repeated count toward the Satisfactory Progress Cumulative GPA.
Credits transferred to MCC from another institution count as attempted and earned credits as well as count toward the maximum credit limit but do not affect the Satisfactory Progress cumulative GPA.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses
Credits for ESL courses count as attempted and earned credits. Federal, state, and institutional financial aid can be received for a maximum of 100.0 attempted ESL credit hours. Students who lose financial aid eligibility because they exceed 100.0 attempted credit hours of ESL may regain aid eligibility when they start developmental classes or college-level classes.
Students admitted into financial aid eligible programs are eligible to receive federal aid for up to 45.0 developmental credits. Developmental credits count as attempted and earned credits as well as count toward the maximum credit limit. They also affect the Satisfactory Progress cumulative GPA.
Dual Enrollment Courses
High school students enrolled in MCC courses that will apply toward their high school graduation requirements and earn them credits at MCC are not eligible to receive federal aid. When dual enrollment students graduate from high school, enroll in financial aid eligible programs at MCC, and apply for financial aid, credits for the MCC courses taken under a dual enrollment program count as attempted and completed credits as well as toward the maximum credit limit. These credits also affect the Satisfactory Progress cumulative GPA.
Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Statuses
There are seven Satisfactory Progress statuses. Students applying for federal financial aid prior to their first term of enrollment will receive a status prior to receiving a financial aid offer. Statuses are determined for all students at the end of each quarter of enrollment.
Good Standing (GS)
Good standing status is given to students who meet all three Satisfactory Progress standards (percentage of attempted hours completed, cumulative GPA, and maximum credit limit) or who apply for financial aid for their first quarter of attendance at MCC. To remain in good standing, students must meet all three Satisfactory Progress standards each quarter.
Students in good standing who do not meet all Satisfactory Progress standards are placed on warning status for one quarter. Students on warning status are eligible to receive financial aid. If at the end of the warning quarter students have met all Satisfactory Progress standards, their status is changed back to good standing. If at the end of the warning quarter students have not met all Satisfactory Progress standards, their status is changed to denied
Denied status is given to students who do not meet all Satisfactory Progress standards at the end of their warning quarter. Denied status is given immediately to all students at the time it becomes impossible to complete their degree within the maximum time frame. Denied status can be appealed. See the Appeal Procedures section below.
Students on denied status who submit and secure approval of an appeal are placed on monitoring/probation status for one quarter. Students on monitoring/probation status are eligible to receive federal aid and must meet the following requirements during the monitoring/probation quarter: complete 100 percent of attempted credits, achieve a minimum quarterly GPA of 2.0 or higher, and attempt no more than 150 percent of the credits required for their active program of study. While on monitoring/probation, students must follow the academic program approved in their appeal and cannot change their active program of study until regaining good standing.
Extended Monitoring (MNX)
Students who have been on monitoring/probation, have completed 100 percent of attempted credits, achieve a minimum quarterly GPA of 2.0 or higher, and attempt no more than 150 percent of the credits required for their program of study remain in extended monitoring until they regain good standing.
Max Time Approved (MAX)
Students in denied status because they reached the maximum time frame and students in denied status who will reach the maximum time frame before they complete their program are placed in max time approved status for one quarter if they submit and secure approval of an appeal. Students on max time approved status are eligible to receive federal aid and must meet the following requirements during the max time approved quarter: complete 100 percent of their attempted credits for the quarter and achieve a minimum GPA of 2.00 or higher for the quarter. While on max time approved status, students must follow the academic program approved in their appeal and must only enroll in classes required for their academic program.
Max Time Extended (MXE)
Students who have been on max time approved status for one quarter, completed 100 percent of their attempted credits for their max time approved quarter, and achieved a quarterly GPA of 2.00 or higher for their monitoring quarter will be placed in max time extended status. The requirements students must meet while on max time extended status are the same as those for max time approved status.
Students placed in denied status have the right to appeal. All appeals are reviewed by the Satisfactory Progress Committee. When reviewing appeals, the committee looks for mitigating circumstances (unusual or extraordinary circumstances beyond the student’s control that the student could not have planned for).
How to Submit an Appeal
To submit an appeal, follow these steps:
- The Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Appeal Form is an electronic form available to students through their My Way Financial Aid Self Service. In Self Service, the student should review their Satisfactory Academic Progress by clicking on the SAP status banner in the middle of the page. From there, the SAP appeal form is available by clicking on the SAP Appeal Form link under Helpful Links. Student appeals are available for all students requesting Federal Financial Aid and applicable Nebraska State Tuition Waiver eligible students. If you are requesting Federal Aid, you must have a FAFSA on file.
- Complete the electronic appeal form. Students will be asked to respond to three questions:
- Explain the circumstances contributing to your inability to maintain Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress
- Explain how you have addressed any circumstances
- Explain how completing your program of study and receiving Federal Financial Aid will help you reach your career and education goals
- Submit your complete Academic Evaluation with your appeal. You are required to know and understand what is needed to complete your active Program of Study at MCC. Your appeal will be reviewed based on the program and catalog year information provided on the Academic Evaluation submitted with your appeal. Your Academic Evaluation must be saved as a PDF to be included with your appeal. You will need assistance in accessing your Academic Evaluation. Any Financial Aid Staff Member can assist you. You can also request help from any Academic Advisor, Success Navigator, or Student Services Staff Member.
- Submit documentation for all extenuating circumstances. It is necessary to attach any supporting documentation to substantiate your statements.
Review of Appeals
The Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Committee reviews appeals. Students are notified of the committee’s decision by official USPS mail and in MyWay Financial Aid self-service.
When an appeal is approved, aid is reinstated for the quarter the student requested in the appeal. If the student does not attend during the reinstatement quarter, the reinstatement will apply to the next quarter of enrollment, up to one year from the date the appeal was approved. If the student re-enrolls after a year from the date of approval, they must complete an Appeal Reinstatement Form along with an updated Academic Evaluation to reinstate their financial aid.
When appeals are denied or students decide not to appeal, students are responsible for payment of all educational charges on their MCC Account until they appeal or successfully return to good standing.
The Military/Veterans Services Office provides advisory services relating to education benefits and periods of earned entitlement to VA-eligible and DoD-eligible students planning to enroll or already enrolled at MCC. Forms and applications needed by veterans eligible for education benefits are available from the Military/Veterans Services office and at the VA website: https://www.va.gov.
Military Education Benefits
All servicemembers should contact their Base Education Center prior to enrolling in a program of study at an education institution. Active-duty servicemembers and their families may be eligible for military-connected education benefits (TA, MyCAA, etc.) for use at MCC. Please contact the Military/Veterans Services Office for more information 531-MCC-4619. MCC maintains a presence on Offutt Air Force Base for additional service and assistance. MCC Offutt Air Force Base 531-MCC-2571.
Veterans’ Education Benefits
Due to the number of veteran education programs, students should contact Military/Veterans Services for detailed information. In general, the following information applies:
- In order to receive benefits, entitled students must be in a VA approved program of study and are eligible to receive benefits only for the courses required in that program. Students are required to attend all classes for which they are registered and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Eligible students normally receive a monthly check that may vary in amount since it is determined by class load.
- If possible, new students intending to use VA benefits should apply for benefits 30-60 days prior to the start of the quarter they plan to attend; however, application can be made at any time during the quarter. Students who have attended other institutions must request that official transcripts (including military transcripts) of credit earned at the institution(s) be sent directly to the Records Office for evaluation of prior credit into their current MCC program of study. Certain veterans and veterans’ dependents may be eligible for additional benefits.
Principles of Excellence
Metropolitan Community College is proud to follow VA Principles of Excellence. Schools that are a part of the Principles of Excellence program must:
- Provide students using VA benefits with a total cost of their educational program in writing, including:
- The costs covered by benefits.
- The financial aid they qualify for when a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is submitted.
- Expected student-loan debt after graduation with completed FAFSA and loan request.
- Other information to help compare aid packages offered by different schools is found on https://studentaid.gov/complete-aid-process/comparing-aid-offers.
- Provide an education plan with a timeline showing how and when students can fulfill everything required to graduate.
- Assign a point of contact who will provide ongoing academic and financial advice (including access to disability counseling).
- Allow for students to be gone for both long and short periods of time due to service obligations (service students must fulfill) for active-duty service members and Reservists.
- Make sure all new programs are accredited and VA approved before enrolling students.
- Make sure school refund policies follow Title IV rules, which guide federal student financial aid programs.
- End fraudulent (deceitful) and aggressive methods of recruiting.
- MCC provides personalized shopping sheets within 15 days after tuition and fees are determined for the academic year if there is a change. MCC also maintains policies that prohibit automatic renewal of a covered individual in a course and/or program.
VA Work-Study program
Some students using VA benefits qualify for the VA Work-Study program, which provides funds for part-time positions at various locations on campus serving veterans. Any questions should be directed to the Military/Veterans Services Office.
Some restrictions apply to all VA education programs. For more information, call Military/Veterans Services at 531-622-4619.
Wrap-around services are provided for current military service members, veterans, and their families as they pursue their academic, career, and personal goals. For additional information, please visit the Veterans and Military Resource Center. https://www.mccneb.edu/Prospective-Students/Student-Tools-Resources/Military-Connected-Student-Resources/Veterans-Center. (531) 622-4770.
Consistent with the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, Section 3679 of title 38, United States Code, Section 103, Metropolitan Community College will not impose any penalties due to the delayed disbursement of a payment by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs on recipients of Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 VA Benefits. Metropolitan Community College will permit any covered individual to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides Metropolitan Community College a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33, and ending on the earlier of the following dates: 1) The date on which payment from the VA is made to the institution or 2) 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the COE (Certificate of Eligibility). Additionally, Metropolitan Community College will not require that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet financial obligations to Metropolitan Community College due to the delayed disbursement of funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs under chapter 31 or 33. A Covered Individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Veterans Readiness and Employment, or chapter 33, Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits, and has been verified by the school certifying official as benefit eligible. This requirement is limited to the portion of funds paid by VA.
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Tuition and Fees
Students are classified as residents or non-residents for the purpose of assessing tuition charges.
Students qualify to register for resident tuition rates at MCC if they are not an international student with F status and meet one of the following criteria:
- Have a Nebraska mailing address (P.O. Box not acceptable)
- Are a minor whose parents or legal guardians have a Nebraska mailing address (P.O. Box not acceptable)
- Are married to a spouse who has a Nebraska mailing address (P.O. Box not acceptable)
- Have attended or graduated from a Nebraska secondary school during the school year immediately prior to registration at MCC
- Are an active duty military person or veteran as verified by the Military Veteran Services office
- Are the spouse or dependent of an active duty military person or veteran and other individuals in receipt of VA educational benefits as verified by the Military Veteran Services office
Individuals who do not qualify for the resident tuition rates are considered non-residents and their tuition is assessed according to the non-resident tuition schedule.
International students with F statuses are charged the non-resident tuition rate.
High School CollegeNOW! Tuition
Nebraska resident high school students enrolling in courses at MCC, including but not limited to MCC Career Academies, receive the CollegeNOW! high school rate. This rate remains in effect through the summer following their high school graduation. The rate is changed starting the fall quarter after graduation to resident or non-resident based on their current address.
Sixty-two years of age or older
Students 62 years of age or older are eligible for reduced tuition rates for credit courses and reduced registration fees for noncredit courses unless otherwise stated. All other applicable costs for Continuing Education courses are assessed at the full rate.
Tuition for Credit Classes
Credit course fees effective 23/FA are:
|CollegeNOW! high school students
||Tuition and facility fee are waived for Nebraska high school students. Students remain responsible for all other course-related costs charged to their accounts.
|People 62 years of age or older
|People 62 years of age or older
*The College tuition rate is subject to change without prior notice by and at the discretion of the MCC Board of Governors. Students are advised to check at www.mccneb.edu/Prospective-Students/Tuition-Financial-Assistance/Tuition.aspx for the tuition rates currently in effect.
F-1 International student health insurance premium (charged to all F-1 international students)
Note: F-1 students pay two quarters of premium at a time Fall and Winter quarter together and Spring and Summer quarters together. If new F-1 students start in Winter or Summer quarter, then they pay the premium for the second quarter.
|$835.00/qtr. (rate charged starting 23/FA)
|Specialized course fees (e.g., student liability insurance, special fee for tests required in class, lab supplies, etc.)
||Fees vary by course
|Pass through fees on select courses paid to third party for services provided (e.g., drug screening, background checks, third party facility usage fee, etc.)
||Varies by services provided
|Student liability insurance program (Students enrolling in certain health occupations and human services programs requiring clinical practice, laboratory work, or experiences that place students in the position of providing patient care must be covered by a student liability insurance program. The specific policy is determined by the College with the cost paid by students as part of the fee assessed upon initial enrollment in the clinical, laboratory, or patient care class.)
||Varies by policy cost
Students must meet all financial obligations each quarter by the payment due date, which is approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of each quarter, by paying all money due to MCC. This includes tuition, fees, fines, charges for unreturned library books, and any other financial obligations. Students with delinquent accounts are not permitted to enroll in succeeding quarters, are not entitled to transcripts, are not permitted to graduate, and, if currently enrolled, may be disenrolled.
Students are billed for their tuition upon registration and it is due by payment deadline. Tuition can be paid by credit/debit card, check, cash, or deferred payment.
Discover, MasterCard, Visa, and American Express credit/debit card payments are accepted:
- in person at Student Services;
- via phone at 531-622-2405, 531-622-5231, or toll-free (800) 228-9553; or
- on MCC’s website via Self Service (student username and PIN are required for online payment).
Check or money order payments are accepted at any campus Student Services office and at the Fremont, Sarpy, and Applied Technology centers. Make checks payable to Metropolitan Community College and include a student ID number in the memo. Send to:
Metropolitan Community College
Attn: Student Accounts
P.O. Box 3777
Omaha, NE 68103-0777
The canceled check is proof of payment.
Cash is accepted in person at any campus Student Services office, the three centers listed above, or at the Student Financial Services office (Fort Omaha Campus, Building 30). Do not send cash by mail. The receipt is proof of payment.
Deferred payment (Nelnet Payment Plan)
MCC offers deferred payments through the Nelnet payment plan provided by a third-party agency that allows students to make payments on their tuition for the quarter. For more information, visit mccneb.edu and log in to MyWay. Once in your MyWay site, click on Self Service and then Student Finance. Under the Helpful Links on the right hand side of the screen, click on the Create A Nelnet Payment Plan link. Then click on the Proceed to Processor button.
Changes in a student’s schedule may have implications for the student’s financial aid. Check with the Financial Aid office prior to any schedule changes.
An official schedule change that reduces or terminates a student’s credit load may entitle the student to a refund.
The eligibility and amount of a refund is automatically calculated by the date of the withdrawal. Refunds vary based on the start date of the course and the date that the class is dropped. Please check the important dates link in the credit class schedule to see the last day that you can drop your class without a charge.
The directions below can also be found at the following link: (www.mccneb.edu/Prospective-Students/Tuition-Financial-Assistance/Tuition/Last-Date-To-Drop-with-No-Charge-Instructions.aspx )
Last Date To Drop with No Charge Instructions
Each class has a Last Date to Drop with No Charge date which varies based on the start date of the class and the number of sessions held. Please verify the date for each class that you are considering withdrawing from because each class could have a different date.
- Click on the “Self Service” button on the My Way page.
- Click on “Student Finance” tab.
- Click on “Important Course Dates” found under Helpful Links on the right side of the page.
- Enter the course information as found on your registration (ex. ENGL_1010_2A) and click on “Find Important Dates”.
- The Last Day to Drop with No Charge date will be listed with other course-related dates. The date listed is the last date through 11:59 PM that the class can be dropped with no charge. Remember to review each class that you are considering dropping for the last date for that course.
MCC’s refund policy is a full refund until 2/11th of the course sections have met. Students also do not receive a withdraw (W) on their transcript through this time period.
After 2/11th of the sections have met, no refund is given and a withdraw (W) from the course is reflected on their transcript.
Students may view MCC’s contract with Bank Mobile, a Division of Customer Bank, at www.vibeaccount.com/swc/doc/landing/f6i1tb6ory8uefwa00go.
Students who feel individual circumstances warrant exceptions from this policy may file a records action appeal. Instructions for this appeal are online at mccneb.edu/Prospective-Students/Resources/Records/Student-Record-Appeal-Process-(SRA).aspx
Students are responsible for dropping the course(s) if unable to attend. Non-attendance does not relieve students from the obligation to pay.