The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), requires Metropolitan Community College (MCC) to disclose information to potential and currently enrolled students and prospective and current employees. This site provides a single access point for required disclosures regarding (but not limited to) general statistics about the institution, financial assistance (including loans), athletic participation, campus security, student rights and responsibilities and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act at MCC. Additionally, this information is provided to avoid any and all misrepresentation of our educational programs, financial charges and employability of our graduates.
Please review all the contents below for complete and transparent disclosure about our institution. MCC will inform its students and staff of this information at least one time per year by sending an email announcement to each student and staff via the MCC-issued email account.
Contact information for assistance in obtaining financial aid information can be found at mcckc.edu/financial-aid.
Additional inquiries about the college, including academic programs and admissions, may be directed to the admissions/enrollment offices.
Transfer and information services. Articulation agreements are partnerships between colleges to help ensure the classes taken at MCC will transfer to the school the student wants to attend next. These agreements are designed to build strong partnerships between community colleges and four-year institutions. Approved articulation agreements are available for reference.
Transfer of credit from previous institutions. MCC accepts credit in transfer from regionally accredited institutions of recognized standing, both public and private. Transfer work will not be evaluated and posted until MCC has received official transcripts, either directly from the transferring school or in a sealed envelope. All courses taken at other colleges and universities become part of the student's permanent record. However, only courses equivalent to those in the student's MCC program will be applied toward an MCC degree or certificate.
MCC campus visits. MCC offers academic and career and technical programs through its five campuses located throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. Schedule a campus visit to tour any of our campuses and learn about what steps to take to become a student.
Information about instructional, laboratory and other physical facilities that relate to the academic programs, as well as faculty and other instructional personnel:
MCC faculty survey results. Missouri Senate Bill 389 (SB389) provides students an opportunity to provide feedback on their instructors.
Athletic program participation rates and financial support data (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act [EADA] Report)
This EADA Report is submitted annually and includes the number of participants by gender for each team, operating and recruiting expenses, coaches’ salaries, revenues and athletically related student aid.
- Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Report
- Graduation, Retention and Transfer-Out Rates for Student Athletes
Annual security report. Information regarding public safety at MCC is provided in the annual student's right to know, campus security and compliance report.
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.
Crime statistics, as reported to the Department of Education, are also available at:
Daily crime logs are maintained in the public safety department offices at each campus and can be accessed by contacting the MCC campus police offices.
Emergency response plan. MCC has established an emergency response plan to provide MCC students, faculty, employees and visitors (the "MCC community") with information about MCC's timely warning alert, emergency notification, emergency response plan (including evacuation procedures), and to provide other general safety guidelines to the MCC community.
Since MCC does not offer student housing it is not required to produce this report.
The internal complaint process can be found here: Read MCC's Student Complaint District Procedure (PDF)
Students who have exhausted the internal complaint process may submit their complaints as follows:
- All complaints may be lodged with the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) only after exhaustion of all informal and formal institutional processes. MDHE requires as a prerequisite to filing any formal complaint that the student verify exhaustion of all informal and formal remedies. A student must first call MDHE at 573.526.1577 to indicate their desire to file a complaint. At that time the MDHE will ascertain whether the issue can be resolved through informal means and also determine whether the administrative process available within MCC has been exhausted. If after screening the applicant still desires to initiate a formal complaint, the MDHE will send complainant the form to fill out and return for that purpose.
Information Technology Acceptable Use (Board Policy). MCC’s policy and regulation on computer and computer technology usage; network and computer systems acceptable use policies and sanctions and student email policy.
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day are observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, and "recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens." Each educational institution which receives federal funds is required by law to hold an educational program on the United States Constitution for Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.
Copyright infringement policies and sanctions
Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and certain other intellectual works. Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under §106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work and in the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.
In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages of $750-$30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed, and in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.
For more information, please visit U.S. Copyright Office at copyright.gov.
Cost of attendance
Tuition and fees information. The most current information about tuition and fees.
Use MCC's cost calculator to estimate costs and financial aid as an undergraduate student.
The net price calculator is a tool for students and parents to use to get an estimate of what it may cost to attend MCC each year.
The U.S. Department of Education's College Affordability and Transparency Center contains information for students and parents about costs at America's colleges including the average costs associated with attending Metropolitan Community College – Kansas City. The website has the college scorecard, college navigator and other tools to identify the typical student cost, graduation rate, loan default rate and median borrowing amount for each college.
Dropping or withdrawing from a MCC course. If you decide not to attend a class, you must officially drop that class within the refund period, or be charged for it. DO NOT assume you will be dropped automatically. You may officially drop a class through your myMCCKC student center or by visiting with an advisor. Dropping classes could affect your financial aid eligibility, resulting in a requirement to return funds received.
MCC is committed to a safe, secure, healthful, drug-free work, campus and community environment, and has adopted the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and Drug-Free Workplace Act standards as part of its own policies. All applicable alcohol and drug regulations, including federal and state underage drinking laws, are enforced. The unlawful possession, use and/or sale of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs are specifically prohibited and violations carry substantial sanctions up to and including expulsion or termination of employment and/or referral for prosecution.
- Board policy on drug free workplace, campus and community
- District regulation on drug free workplace, campus and community
- Student code of conduct district policy. Additional information specifically addressing student conduct.
Each campus has developed a process to prevent the illicit use of drugs and abuse of alcohol by students and employees. The programs include the distribution of informational materials, educational programs, referrals and college disciplinary actions.
Students with alcohol or drug-related problems are encouraged to contact the campus counseling office for referrals to private and community agencies. Employees with alcohol or drug-related problems are encouraged to contact the human resource office for information and referral to the district employee assistance program.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,
Treatment Referral Routing Service:
Health risks associated with drug and alcohol abuse
There are serious health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol. These can include addiction or dependency, physical infirmities and trauma, mental and emotional disorders and marked changes in behavior.
Depressants (e.g. alcohol, tranquilizers, benzodiazepines such as Xanax or Valium)
- a) Poor concentration, coordination and judgment
b) Inability to reason and make decisions
c) Mood swings
e) Liver diseases
g) Birth defects
i) Possible liver disease
Stimulants (e.g. cocaine, crack, amphetamines such as Ritalin, “meth”)
- a) Nervousness, short attention span, poor judgment, mood swings, paranoia or hallucinations
b) Depression caused by withdrawal
c) Death from heart or respiratory failure
d) Lung and voice damage
Opioids and morphine derivatives (e.g. Heroin, Oxycontin)
- a) Drowsiness, confusion and disorientation
b) Slows breathing rate, sometimes to the point of death
d) Hepatitis or AIDS
Hallucinogens (LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, PCP/angel dust)
- a) Disorganization
b) Hostile feelings toward others
c) Short attention span
d) Poor motor skills
e) Brain hemorrhage
Alcohol consumption causes a number of marked changes in behavior. Even low doses significantly impair the judgment and coordination required to drive a car safely, increasing the likelihood that the driver will be involved in an accident. Low to moderate doses of alcohol also increase the incidence of a variety of aggressive acts, including spouse and child abuse. Moderate to high doses of alcohol cause marked impairments in higher mental functions, severely altering a person’s ability to learn and remember information. Very high doses cause respiratory depression and death. If combined with other depressants of the central nervous system, much lower doses will produce the effects just described.
Repeated use of alcohol can lead to dependence. Sudden cessation of alcohol intake is likely to produce withdrawal symptoms, including severe anxiety, tremors, hallucinations and convulsions. Alcohol withdrawal can be life threatening. Long-term consumption of large quantities of alcohol, particularly when combined with poor nutrition, can also lead to permanent damage to vital organs such as the brain and the liver.
Mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy may give birth to infants with fetal alcohol syndrome. These infants have irreversible physical abnormalities and mental impediments. In addition, research indicated that children of alcoholic parents are at greater risk than other youngsters of becoming alcoholics.
Missouri Laws pertaining to alcohol
Taken from: “Alcohol Laws”
Illegal possession of alcohol
Any person under the age of 21 that purchases, asks for or in any way receives intoxicating liquor can be charged with a misdemeanor.
Use of possession of a fake ID
Any person who is less than 21 years of age, who uses a reproduced, modified or altered license for the purpose of purchasing, asking for or in any way receiving any intoxicating liquor can be charged with a misdemeanor.
Any person who possesses an open container of alcohol on any street, sidewalk or city parking facility could be charged with a misdemeanor.
Selling alcohol without a license
It shall be unlawful for any person to sell alcohol, in any quantity, without acquiring a liquor license. If you sell alcohol at or charge admission to a party, the person accepting the money could be charged with selling liquor without a license. Sentences for this violation involve up to two years in prison and/or fines of up to $1,000. If the alcohol is served to a minor, the server could also be charged with supplying alcohol to a minor.
All retailers selling beer kegs must register the keg and affix a seal on the keg at the time of sale. The retailer will log the purchaser’s name, address, and the acknowledgement of proper use and care of the keg. If a keg is confiscated by the police at a party at which underage persons have consumed alcohol, the purchaser of the keg can be identified – and arrested or fined – for supplying alcohol to underage persons. If a keg is returned with an ID tag defaced or missing, the deposit fee required at the time of sale is forfeited.
The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit for DWI is .08. Those under 21 could be found guilty of a zero tolerance violation if their BAC is above .02. Consequences could include: fines, license revocation, classes, community service and jail time, as well as misdemeanor or felony charges on one’s record.
Abuse and lose law
In Missouri, anyone under 21 years old and operating a motor vehicle with either alcohol or illegal drugs in their possession can have their driver’s license revoked for 90 days. The Abuse and Lose law also requires that your license be revoked for 90 days if you commit any of the following offenses: any alcohol related traffic offense; possessing or using an illegal drug; altering a driver’s license; trying to use someone else’s driver license. Second and subsequent offenses result in a one year license suspension.
Minor in possession by consumption law
Provides that any person under the age of 21, who purchases or attempts to purchase, or has in his or her possession, any intoxicating substance is guilty of a misdemeanor. This act provides that a minor is also guilty of a misdemeanor for a “minor in possession” if he or she is “visibly intoxicated” or has a detectable blood alcohol content of .02.
- a) Poor concentration, coordination and judgment
The MCC website features a financial aid section 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
- whom to contact for questions regarding financial aid
Financial aid is disbursed electronically to student accounts generally at the beginning of each semester. If aid is awarded for an academic year, the funds are split between semesters. Students attending late start courses will have disbursement held until the start of their classes. Once aid has been awarded, details of how and when it will be disbursed is found by signing in to myMCCKC Student Center.
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 website.
Entrance counseling, master promissory note and exit counseling are all available online at studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan.
To assure the integrity of the student loan program, MCC employees agree to uphold the principles outlined in our Financial Aid Code of Conduct
Students who are interested in loans should visit their campus financial aid office for more information. Requests for a loan requires completing a loan intake sheet, online entrance counseling and a master promissory note (MPN), attending an information session on campus, and completing online exit counseling before leaving school.
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 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.
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.
Institutions of higher education that participate in the Title IV aid programs are required 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:
- Federal Direct Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized)
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Grant
- 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. Information about the requirements for return of Title IV Federal Aid can be found at this link- financial aid frequently asked questions . Three case examples are provided to help students understand the implications of not completing any classes.
MCC students receiving federal financial aid are required to meet the college's SAP standard, according to federal and state laws and regulations. Being eligible to enroll in classes does not mean the student has an eligible SAP status for financial aid.
The review of a student's SAP status is based on the entire academic record, even if the student did not receive financial aid for previous semesters of enrollment, including all transfer credit hours. The SAP status is monitored after each semester.
After each semester has ended and grades are posted, a student's SAP status will be calculated. A student who received federal aid in that semester will be sent a notice to his/her student email account from the financial aid office if he or she did not meet the SAP requirements. Financial aid awards for subsequent semesters will be adjusted accordingly.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Full eligibility requirements and SAP standard details, including how to regain eligibility and how to appeal failure to meet the standard
MCC provides single stall or gender neutral restrooms on our campuses. Note: Some restrooms have baby changing stations.
- Campus Center
- Arts and Science Building
- Campus Center, first floor
- Liberal Arts Building, first and second floors
- Student Center, SC 140
- Math Science, MS 106A
- Learning Resources, LR 226
- Campus Center, CC 120
- Sports Training Center, STC 103 & STC 104
- Student Enrollment Center
- Education Center
- First floor of Science Technology
- Second floor of Humanities
MCC administers the HiSET test at each of its campuses but we do not conduct classes to prepare for the test. However, information on the locations that offer these preparation classes, as well as information on MCC’s testing program is available.
MCC supports nursing mothers and provides a lactation room in the following campus locations. Each room provides an electrical outlet, comfortable chair and nearby access to hot running water and soap.
(Campus Center) faculty suite. Contact the Dean’s office for more information.
Campus Center first floor. The key is available in the Campus Life and Leadership office, CC130.
Adm 107B – contact the Dean of Student Development office to access the room.
Science and Technology Building, third floor, located adjacent to a women’s restroom. Additional information is available in the Dean’s office (501 Campus Center).
408 Y HSI, Inquire in the Nursing or Allied Health Division offices, 4th floor.
MCC is committed to providing equal opportunities for its students, staff and faculty. If you have questions or believe you have been subjected to discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment, contact one of the Title IX Complaint Officers.
Information on Non-discrimination is also available in the MCC official catalog and the Student Right to Know, Campus Security, and Compliance Report.
All forms of harassment and discrimination will not be tolerated at MCC, however sexual harassment and misconduct have been given special attention due to the changes in federal regulations regarding Title IX.
Privacy of student records
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records; establishes the rights of students to inspect and review their education records; and provides guidelines for the correction of inaccurate and misleading data, the right to consent to disclosures of personal information and the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by MCC to comply with the FERPA requirements. The law applies to all schools receiving funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Once students have enrolled in course work at MCC FERPA rights transfer to the student, regardless of the student's age. An authorization to disclose any educational record to any person (including a parent) must be initiated by the student. More information about the authorization procedure and FERPA may be requested in the campus admissions/enrollment office.
More information from the U.S. Department of Education about FERPA is available online at ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) sets standards to protect the confidentiality of health information. However, the HIPAA Privacy Rule excludes from its coverage those records protected by FERPA at school districts and postsecondary institutions that provide health or medical services to students. This is because Congress specifically addressed how education records should be protected under FERPA. For this reason, records protected by FERPA are not subject to the HIPAA Privacy Rule and may be shared with parents under the circumstances described here.
The Disability Support Services office obtains and maintains health records for each student who applies for services, so the receipt and maintenance of health records is well established. In addition, if a financial aid recipient is unable to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) due to medical reasons, the financial aid office may request documentation of the medical condition through the SAP appeal process. This information will be reviewed and then maintained in the student's financial aid file for safe-keeping.
For more information on HIPAA, see the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website: hhs.gov/hipaa. HIPAA regulations are published as 45 CFR Parts 160, 162, and 164.
As required by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLB) Act issued by the Federal Trade Commission, MCC has safeguards in place designed to ensure the security and confidentiality of student information, protect against any anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of such information, and protect against unauthorized access to or use of such information that could result in substantial harm or inconvenience to any student.
Refund information. Refunds are based on the date you officially drop a class. Failure to attend class is not considered an official drop and does not relieve you of your financial responsibility. Refunds will first be applied to any debt owed to MCC.
If we cancel a class, you will get a 100% refund.
Book refund information. You must bring the original dated cash register receipt for refunds or exchanges. Books, materials and merchandise must be returned in original packaging and condition. The refund will be in the same form as your payment. If you paid by check and have an MCC account with a balance due, the refund will be applied to the balance. Check refunds will be mailed to the current address on file, four weeks after merchandise is returned. Refunds for charge card purchases must be credited to the same card.
Disability Support Services (DSS) office. 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 a Disability Support Services (DSS) office that offers services for students who have disabilities in order to ensure access and equal opportunity for all students to pursue their educational goals. Eligible students may register for services with our office, and we will develop a plan with each student for reasonable and appropriate accommodations related to their individual disabilities.
MCC clubs and organizations. MCC students have a number of campus organizations in which they can participate.
Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. MCC embraces diversity in our student body, workforce, curriculum and community. We know that diversity supports learning, excellence and preparation of global citizenry.
MCC Research Factbooks. Information about our student body diversity is available for each term the college offers courses. Factbooks reflect enrollment at the on-schedule state aid day (25% into the semester). Ethnic affiliations, age group, gender, enrollment type, degree seeking and non-degree seeking and age groups are displayed. Five years of data is displayed for comparison at the same time each year. The campus data are based upon attendance and a student may attend multiple campuses.
College Navigator Website
MCC information on College Navigator website. The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) provides a College Navigator website for each college to assist students in their search of finding the right college.
Graduation, retention and transfer-out rates
MCC research factbooks. Information on degrees and certificates awarded can be found on the research department website. This data shows the degrees by degree type and major for multiple years. Totals are made available for academic years.
Graduation and Transfer Rates. Data on the three-year graduation and transfer rates for first-time, full-time, degree-seeking freshmen and subgroups within that cohort.
The most recent data on retention rates may be found at:nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator
Employment of graduates
Please see individual program pages for labor and salary information, placement and types of employment attained by MCC graduates.
Although MCC occasionally offers classes that include traveling, it does not participate in any study abroad programs that are eligible for Title IV financial aid.
Although MCC offers a degree in teaching, that degree does not prepare graduates for the initial state certification or licensure. Therefore, MCC is not required to produce this report.
Detailed lists of required and recommended course materials are available from the MCC bookstores.
You may be able to charge books and supplies on your account before classes begin if you agreed to the financial aid payment agreement (during the enrollment process) and you have financial aid disbursed to your account that exceeds the cost of your tuition and fees. Bookstore purchases may include used and rental books. Vouchers for financial aid begin 10 days before classes start through the 50% refund period of the start of the semester. You may opt out of having a bookstore credit by not agreeing to the financial aid payment agreement, however, this will not allow you to receive any applicable refund check faster.
To see if you have funds to charge books click on the FA bookstore credit link in your myMCCKC student center beginning 10 days before classes start.
All MCC properties and grounds are tobacco-free. This means smoking and all other tobacco use is prohibited inside and outside all college buildings and grounds. This includes all common areas, parking lots, building entrances, etc.
The health and safety of students, visitors, faculty and staff is a top priority for MCC. Tobacco related disease is the nation’s leading preventable cause of premature death and disability and hazardous to the health of smokers and non-smokers alike.
MCC does not require certification of vaccination from students or employees.
MCC voter engagement. Schools must make a good faith effort to make voter registration forms available to students.