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3100 Main Street, Suite 100
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Phone - 816.604.4400
Fax - 816.759.4416
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
In order to be eligible to receive federal Title IV financial aid or veterans benefits, you must complete all of the following.
In order to continue your eligibility for financial aid, you must make satisfactory academic progress toward your educational plan by maintaining a minimum grade point average and successfully completing a minimum number of courses throughout your enrollment at MCC. Also, you must accomplish your educational plan within a reasonable time. Your progress will be reviewed at the end of each semester.
In order to retain eligibility, you must also maintain a cumulative successful completion rate of 67.00% of courses attempted. Dropped, failed and incomplete courses, and audit courses for which no credit is received, and repeated courses (in which you previously received a passing grade) do not count towards credit hours earned. Rejected transfer hours are excluded from this calculation.
Financial Aid Warning
Students previously in good standing who fail to meet the academic progress standard will be allowed one semester of warning. During the warning semester, you will be encouraged and may be required to work closely with academic advisors, counselors or other academic support services staff to improve your academic performance. If at the end of the warning semester you do not meet the standard, your financial aid eligibility will be terminated.
If you fail to meet the academic progress standard at the end of the warning semester because of mitigating circumstances (such as illness, incapacitating injury or death of an immediate family member), you may submit a written appeal with documentation to the Financial Aid Office.
Disposition After a Successful Appeal
If you are successful in appealing your lack of academic progress, you must meet with an academic advisor or counselor to determine which of the following statuses will be assigned to you:
- Financial Aid Probation for a Final Semester
If it is determined that it is possible for you to meet the academic progress standard within one semester, you will be granted one final semester of probation during which you can receive financial aid. If you fail to meet the standard at the end of the probationary semester, your financial aid eligibility will be terminated with no further opportunity for appeal.
- Financial Aid Probation While Following an Academic Plan
If it is determined that it is impossible for you to meet the academic progress standard within one semester, but it is possible to meet the standard by a particular point in time, you will be placed on an individualized Academic Plan and your progress will be strictly monitored. As long as you follow your Academic Plan exactly, your probation will continue. If you do not meet the terms of your Academic Plan in any semester, you will have your financial aid eligibility terminated with no further opportunity for appeal.
Once your eligibility has been terminated, you may reestablish your eligibility for financial aid by improving your academic record at your own expense until you once again meet the satisfactory academic progress standard.
Download:Financial Aid Appeal Form (pdf) This form is also available at any MCC campus financial aid office.
If you fail to meet MCC's Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standard due to mitigating circumstances beyond your control, you may submit a one-time appeal to your campus financial aid office. Appeals must be received before the close of business of the last day of the 100% refund period to be considered. Appeals received after that date will be considered for the next semester. You are responsible for payment (in full or by payment plan) of your tuition, fees and books until a decision has been made.
You may appeal your failure to meet any or all of the following SAP standards:
Your appeal may include only mitigating circumstances experienced during the semester in which you failed to meet SAP. Examples of mitigating circumstances that may be considered:
Examples of appeal circumstances that may be denied or not considered:
Poor choice of classes Employment obligations
Financial difficulties Loss of transportation
Personal or relationship problems Relocating
Childcare difficulties Incarceration
If your appeal does not meet the criteria to be considered or is considered then denied, your financial aid eligibility remains terminated and you are responsible for the current semester charges. No further appeals will be considered.
If your appeal is approved, your educational plan will be reviewed to determine whether or not it is possible for you to meet SAP in one additional semester. One of the following determinations will be made.
If your appeal is denied, you will need to complete coursework at your own expense without financial aid until you once again meet the SAP standards. At that point, you may again apply for financial aid. To count towards the SAP standard, the courses you complete at your own expense must apply toward your educational plan or be required prerequisite or necessary developmental courses. Courses that do not meet these criteria will not be considered.