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Academic Programs and Accreditations

Information concerning MCC’s current educational programs and course descriptions is available at
http://mcckc.edu/catalog/Catalog1213.pdf,
http://mcckc.edu/progs/info/forms/courses.asp

This includes information about instructional, laboratory, and other physical facilities that relate to the academic programs, as well as faculty and other instructional personnel. Plans for reviewing academic functions of a department, school, or interdisciplinary program to include MCC accountability indicators are available at:
http://web.mcckc.edu/asp/infoex/prp/files/620070BP.pdf
http://web.mcckc.edu/asp/infoex/prp/files/620070DR.pdf

MCC’s plan for the assessment of student academic achievement is located at:
http://mcckc.edu/services/assessmentoffice/assessmentplanorg/introduction.asp

Information about institutional and program accreditation can be found at
http://mcckc.edu/progs/info/facts/list.asp.

Approved articulation agreements are available for reference at
http://mcckc.edu/getstarted/testandadvise/advising/transferhelp.asp

The policies and procedures related to academic governance may be accessed at
http://web.mcckc.edu/asp/infoex/prp/prpFind.asp.

Information related to transferring credit from a previous institution is available at
http://mcckc.edu/getstarted/testandadvise/advising/transferhelp.asp,
http://mcckc.edu/pdf/TestAdvise/TransferChecklist.pdf

Information on degrees and certificates awarded can be found on the Research Department website at:
http://mcckc.edu/pdf/researchDept/factbooks/MCCDeg.pdf. This data shows the degrees by degree type and major for multiple years. Totals are made available for academic years.

Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics, and Crime Log

Information regarding public safety at MCC is provided in the annual Student Right to Know, Campus Security, and Compliance Report (http://mcckc.edu/explore/students/rightsandresponsibilities/rights.asp). The report includes crime statistics for the previous three years for specific categories of crimes reported to have occurred on campus or on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campuses. It also includes information about how to report crimes, MCC’s timely warning policy, emergency response and evacuation procedures, law enforcement authority, building access, security of campus facilities, education and awareness programs, the campus sexual assault policy, registered sex offenders information, relationship with local law enforcement, crime definitions, and MCC’s policy regarding alcohol and illegal drugs. Daily crime logs are maintained in the Public Safety Department offices at each campus and can be accessed by contacting the offices listed at http://mcckc.edu/services/mccalert/offices/locations.asp.

Copyright Infringement and Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Policies and Sanctions

MCC’s policy, regulation, and procedure on copyrighted materials can be found at the following sites:
http://web.mcckc.edu/asp/infoex/prp/files/225040BP.pdf
http://web.mcckc.edu/asp/infoex/prp/files/225040DR.pdf
http://web.mcckc.edu/asp/infoex/prp/files/225040DP.pdf

MCC’s policy and regulation on computer and computer technology usage are as follows:
http://web.mcckc.edu/asp/infoex/prp/files/225050BP.pdf
http://web.mcckc.edu/asp/infoex/prp/files/225050DR.pdf

MCC’s network and computer systems acceptable use policies and sanctions are available at:
http://web.mcckc.edu/asp/infoex/technology/MCCPolicy.pdf

Information on MCC’s peer-to-peer file sharing policies is located at:
http://web.mcckc.edu/asp/infoex/technology/securityguidelines.pdf

Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees per credit hour and MCC's College Cost Estimator can be found here:
http://mcckc.edu/getstarted/enroll/estimatecosts/tuitionfees.asp

Information about average costs associated with attending MCC can be found at the U.S Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator website:
http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policies

The MCC Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policies can be accessed at
http://web.mcckc.edu/asp/infoex/prp/files/330060BP.pdf and
http://web.mcckc.edu/asp/infoex/prp/files/330060DR.pdf.
The Student Right to Know, Campus Security, and Compliance Report (http://mcckc.edu/explore/students/rightsandresponsibilities/rights.asp) provides information about alcohol and other drug health risks, drug and alcohol laws and penalties, MCC sanctions for violation of drug and alcohol policies, and MCC resources. Additional information specifically addressing student conduct related to alcohol and other drugs can be found in the Code of Student Conduct at http://web.mcckc.edu/asp/infoex/prp/files/735010DR.pdf.

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Federal law provides that a student who has been convicted of an offense under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving financial aid shall not be eligible to receive any federal or institutional grant, loan, or work assistance. Also, information about Drugfree Workplace, Campus and Community can be found here:
http://mcckc.edu/explore/students/rightsandresponsibilities/rights.asp

Financial Aid

The MCC website features a Get Started--Financial Aid section at
http://mcckc.edu/getstarted that includes information about the following:

  • need-based and non-need-based federal, state, private and institutional financial assistance programs available to students;
  • eligibility requirements and procedures for applying for aid;
  • documents, responsibilities and notifications involved in verification;
  • criteria for selecting recipients and determining amount of award;
  • financial aid terms and conditions, including terms applicable to employment provided as part of a financial aid package;
  • rights and responsibilities of students receiving Title IV loans;
  • how financial aid is handled when students withdraw; and
  • whom to contact for questions regarding financial aid.

 

Financial aid is generally disbursed to student accounts at the beginning of each semester. If aid is awarded for an academic year, the funds are split between semesters. Once aid has been awarded, details of how and when it will be disbursed is found by signing in to MCC's Student Centerhttp://my.mcckc.edu/

Federal notices concerning the terms and conditions of federal student loans, entrance and exit counseling information and drug violation penalties can be found in the U.S. Department of Education's publication Funding Education Beyond High School: http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html

MCC’s Financial Aid Code of Conduct is available at:
http://web.mcckc.edu/asp/infoex/prp/files/225030DR.pdf

MCC is required to submit Title IV, HEA student financial aid information to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) for all students and parents of students who borrow a loan at MCC. The data submitted to NSLDS will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and other institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system. Review your submitted data at: www.nslds.ed.gov

GED Program Information

MCC offers the GED test, but does not offer GED preparation classes. However, information on the locations that offer these preparation classes, as well as information on MCC’s GED testing program is available at http://mcckc.edu/getstarted/testandadvise/testing/testged.asp.

Graduation and Retention Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act)

Graduation and transfer rate data can be found on the Research Department website at:
http://mcckc.edu/pdf/researchDept/Graduation_Rates.pdf.

These data show the graduation and transfer rate for MCC students by college and by Fall of the academic year. Currently, multiple years of data are found on this site.

Retention data can be found on the Research Department website at:
http://mcckc.edu/services/research/researchpubs/researchpubs.asp. These data show the three major retention intervals: Fall-to-Spring, Spring-to-Fall; and Fall-to-Fall. Also provided are data for students aged 25 years or less, 25 to 34 years, and those 35 years or older. Gender and race/ethnicity data are also provided.

Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act)

In compliance with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, information on men’s and women’s athletic programs at MCC is available at http://www.ope.ed.gov/athletics. This report includes the number of participants by gender for each team, operating and recruiting expenses, coaches’ salaries, revenues, and athletically related student aid.
Athlete Participants Report 2012 -2013

Notice of Nondiscrimination

MCC’s Notice of Nondiscrimination may be accessed at http://mcckc.edu/explore/whatdrivesus/diversity/nondiscrimination.asp. MCC’s policies regarding nondiscrimination and equal opportunity are available at the following sites:
http://web.mcckc.edu/asp/infoex/prp/files/730020BP.pdf
http://web.mcckc.edu/asp/infoex/prp/files/305010BP.pdf
http://web.mcckc.edu/asp/infoex/prp/files/305010DR.pdf

Information on nondiscrimination is also available in the class schedule (http://mcckc.edu/classes), the Metropolitan Community College Official Catalog (/catalog/Catalog1011.pdf) , and the Student Right to Know, Campus Security, and Compliance Report (http://mcckc.edu/explore/students/rightsandresponsibilities/rights.asp).

Placement of Graduates

This information is held in the Graduate Employment Outlook Report which focuses on career graduates and their job placement. These data can be found at: http://mcckc.edu/services/research/researchoutlook/researchempoutlook.asp. The report contains information about all career programs in the form of: educational requirements for related jobs, job titles, employment data for the region, state and locally, salary, time to degree (how many terms did it take for students to complete a degree), and companies where graduates are employed.

Privacy of Student Records (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that gives students the right to review their education records, to request amendment of their records, to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information, and to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education. MCC’s student privacy (FERPA) statement is available at http://mcckc.edu/explore/students/rightsandresponsibilities/privacyferpa.asp. This statement includes information on students’ rights to inspect and review their education records, procedures for seeking amendment of education records, notice of the types of information MCC has designated as directory information, notice of who MCC designates as a school official, and notice of what constitutes a legitimate educational interest. Students who wish to have directory information released can contact the records office at any time. Students who wish to have directory information restricted must apply in writing to the college records office at the time of enrollment each semester (http://mcckc.edu/getstarted/apply/transcripts/contacts.asp). Questions regarding rights under FERPA should be directed to the campus registrar at the same location.

Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal, and Return of Title IV, HEA Financial Aid

Information about refunds and the consequences of withdrawing from or dropping a course can be found under the various tabs presented here:
http://mcckc.edu/getstarted/enroll/estimatecosts/tuitionfees.asp.

Information about the requirements for return of Title IV Federal Aid is available in the FAQs section of Get Started—Estimate Costs & Pay Tuition:
http://mcckc.edu/getstarted/enroll/estimatecosts/tuitionfees.asp.

RETURN OF TITLE IV FUNDS POLICY AND REGULATIONS

Federal student assistance program regulations require institutions of higher education that participate in the Title IV aid programs to comply with the U.S. Department of Education’s federal regulations. This regulation and federal refund policy can be found in the Department of Education Federal Student Assistance Program General Provisions. These regulations apply when a student completely withdraws, drops out, is expelled, or otherwise fails to complete the period of enrollment for which he or she was charged.

Return of Title IV funds will be distributed using the following priority award order:

  1. Federal Family Education Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized)
  2. Federal Pell Grant
  3. Federal Supplemental Grant
  4. Other Title IV programs

As a recipient of Title IV aid, it is the students’ responsibility to earn the aid provided for their period of enrollment. The law specifies how the school must determine the amount of financial aid earned at the time of complete withdrawal.

Case Examples:

#1 John Doe

John enrolled and attended his fall classes. He received Title IV funds which included Pell Grant $1388, Supplemental Grant $300, Subsidized Loan $1584, and an institutional grant $100. John’s institutional charges include tuition of $618, and books $267.86. This is a total of $885.86. On October 25, John withdrew from all his classes. He earned or completed 57.4% of the semester (66 of 115 calendar days). This is what will happen:

  • MCC is required to pay John’s lender $377.38, which is 42.6% of the institutional charges. This is the amount that the Department of Education claims were unearned.
  • John will need to reimburse MCC for the Title IV money that was paid to John’s lender, $377.38.
  • John will have to pay back the balance of the loan, per the promissory note agreement.
  • The Department of Education allows 50% of the grant funds received to be protected in this calculation. This means that John will not have to pay the Department of Education.
  • MCC will notify John’s lender of his last day of attendance.
#2 Jane Doe

Jane started attending classes in the fall. She received Title IV funds through Pell Grant totaling $2082. Jane’s institutional charges include tuition of $1206, and books $496.49. This is a total of $1702.49. On September 4, she completely withdrew from all her classes. She earned or completed 13% of the semester (15 of 115 days). This is what will happen:

  • MCC is required to return $1481.17 of her Pell Grant funds (87% of $1702.49) as these were unearned tuition and fee charges.
  • Jane will owe MCC $1481.17, which is the portion of tuition and fees not paid with Pell.
  • Jane will not owe the Department of Education due to the 50% grant protection.
#3 Sad Sarah

Sarah enrolled and started classes in the fall. Her Title IV aid included Pell Grant $2082, Unsubsidized loan $2376, and Subsidized loan for $1386. Sarah’s institutional charges include tuition of $1078, and books $135.94. This is a total of $1213.94. Sarah’s last date of attendance was September 8. She completed 16.5% of the semester (19 of 115 days). This is what will happen:

  • MCC is required to pay Sarah’s lender $1013.64, which is 83.5% of the institutional charges. This is the amount that is calculated for the Department of Education as unearned.
  • Sarah will need to reimburse MCC for the Title IV money that was paid to her lender, $1013.64, on the unsubsidized loan.
  • Sarah will have to pay back the balance of the loan per the promissory note agreements.
  • Even though some of Sarah’s grant funds were protected, she will still owe the Department of Education $76.74 for grant funds that must be returned.
  • MCC will notify Sarah’s lender of her last day of attendance.
Services for Students with Disabilities

Metropolitan Community College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act which prohibit discrimination in admission or access to its programs based on disability. Each MCC campus has an Access Office that provides special services for students with documented disabilities. Arrangements can be made for aids and adjustments to help ensure equal access to programs and services. The campus Access Office also has information regarding the existence and location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities. Inquiries may be addressed by contacting the offices listed at this site: http://mcckc.edu//getstarted/apply/accessservices/overview.asp.

Student Body Diversity

This information can be found on the Research Department website at:
http://mcckc.edu/services/research/researchoutlook/researchenrollfactbooks.asp. Information is available for each term the college offers courses: Fall, Spring and Summer. Each section of the factbook contains 5 years of data which is available by district or college. Information available: headcount, credit hours, average load, gender, race/ethnicity, age, student classification, time of course attendance, grade distribution and multiple campus attendance.

Textbook Information/Required Course Materials

Detailed lists of required course materials are available from the MCC Bookstore:
http://mcckc.edu/services/bookstores/getbooks/info.asp

Vaccination Policies

MCC does not require certification of vaccination from students or employees.

Voter Registration

Information on voting in local, state, and federal elections, may be accessed at
http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/register2vote/.

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Last Modified: 10/30/13