Section 7000- Students

 

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7000 Students

7001 Introduction to MCC
7005 Equal Educational Opportunity
7010 Student Rights and Responsibilities
7015 Hazing Policy
7100 Admissions
7115 Student Development
7120 Graduation Requirements
7150 Financial Assistance
7220 Senior Citizen Scholarship - MCL 389.123(b)(ii)
7230 Trustee’s Scholarship
7300 Tuition & Fees
7310 Military Orders
7320 Tuition Appeals
7330 Tuition Refunds
7500 Student Code of Conduct
7705 Access/Privacy of Student Records

 

7001 Introduction to MCC

General: The President and/or his/her designee(s) will keep the general public and prospective students informed of MCC educational opportunities.

LEGAL REF: MCL 389.103 and 124, as amended

Approved: May 22, 2000
Reviewed: December 14, 2009
Approved: January 25, 2010

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7005 Equal Educational Opportunity

General: The President is responsible for ensuring that students are not discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, culture, economic background, or disability.

LEGAL REF: Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 1972, Title VI, Title VII, Executive Order 11246, 1965, as amended by Executive Order 11375, Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, Title IX 45 CFR, Parts 81, 86 (Federal Register, June 4, 1975, August 11, 1975) P.A. 453, 1976 (Michigan Civil Rights Act).

Approved: May 22, 2000
Reviewed: December 14, 2009
Approved: January 25, 2010

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7010 Student Rights and Responsibilities

General: The President or his/her designee(s) will make available and accessible a Student Handbook for all students outlining the procedures and policies governing the conduct of MCC students. The Handbook should be reviewed annually.


Reference: Student Handbook

LEGAL REF: MCL 389.103 and 128, as amended

Approved: May 22, 2000
Reviewed: December 14, 2009
Approved: January 25, 2010

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7015 Hazing Policy

General: Soliciting, encouraging, aiding, or engaging in hazing, on or off campus, is prohibited.

Reference: Student Handbook

LEGAL REF: MCL 389.103, 128 and 750.411t, as amended

Approved: May 22, 2000
Reviewed: December 14, 2009
Approved: January 25, 2010

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7100 Admissions

General: The President and/or his/her designee(s) must establish eligibility requirements for admission to the College which are consistent and fair to all seeking admittance.

The following policy statements apply:

  1. Admission to the College is open to all high school graduates and to non-high school graduates 18 years of age or older. Applicants under 18 who are not high school graduates must have a General Educational Development (GED) certificate. Admission to the College does not guarantee automatic placement in college-level courses.
  2. Exceptions to (1) above are as follows:
    1. Transfer Students
    2. International Students
    3. Early Admissions High School Students
    4. Dually Enrolled High School Students
    5. Guest Students
  3. The College is responsible for monitoring all admissions procedures, including the federal ability benefit regulations that could affect the institution’s Title IV eligibility.

Reference: College Catalog

LEGAL REF: MCL 389.103, 105 and 124, as amended

Approved: May 22, 2000
Reviewed: December 14, 2009
Approved: January 25, 2010

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7115 Student Development

General: The College’s student development program is organized to meet the needs, interests, and abilities of all individual students. It is a goal of the College to make each student an active participant in the learning process and to promote the enhancement of student learning, retention, and overall success.

LEGAL REF: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (PL93-112) as amended 1974 (PL93-516), The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act as amended 1998 (Act 20), 29 U.S.C. 794, 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq. and 20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq., as amended

Reviewed: December 14, 2009
Approved: January 25, 2010

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7120 Graduation Requirements

General: In order to receive an Associate Degree Certificate of Achievement, or Honors Program Diploma, the student must complete the appropriate program requirements, as outlined in the College Catalog.

LEGAL REF: MCL 389.103 and 105, as amended

Approved: May 22, 2000
Reviewed: December 14, 2009
Approved: January 25, 2010

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7150 Financial Assistance

General: The President and/or his/her designee(s) will provide a comprehensive program of financial advisement and related services to assist students in meeting college costs. The Administration will develop procedures for funding, awarding, and accounting for federal, state, and private grants, scholarships, and loans. All aid programs will follow the guidelines as established by the U.S. Department of Education, the State of Michigan, and private donors.

LEGAL REF: 20 U.S.C. §1070a et seq., 20 U.S.C. §1087aa et seq., MCL 389.103 and 143, as amended

Approved: May 22, 2000
Reviewed: December 14, 2009
Approved: January 25, 2010

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7220 Senior Citizen Scholarship

General: Under the Community College Act of 1966, the Board may waive the tuition for a student who is a resident of the College District, meets the admission requirements of the College, and is 60 years of age or older.

If tuition is waived, the following policy statements apply:

  1. District residents who have reached the age of 60 may register for regular college classes on a space available basis. The scholarship pays for tuition only.
  2. Qualified District residents may register for Continuing Education classes on a space available basis, per course enrollment requirements. The scholarship pays for 50% of the course cost only. Students are expected to purchase books and any other items necessary for each course.
  3. A Gold Card, for identification purposes, is available upon request in the Admissions Office. The card should be presented at the time of registration.

LEGAL REF: MCL 389.103 and 123, as amended

Approved: May 22, 2000
Reviewed: December 14, 2009
Approved: January 25, 2010

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7230 Trustee’s Scholarship

General: The Board has established a Trustee Scholarship program to provide enrollment opportunities for students throughout the College District.

The following policy statements apply:

  1. The President or his/her designee(s) is authorized to offer and present one scholarship for tuition and fees to each high school and adult high school in the College District.
  2. Scholarships are based upon demonstrated school or community leadership and a grade point average of 3.0 or better in the case of high school graduates, and a grade point average of 2.75 or better in the case of adult high school graduates.
  3. Each scholarship is renewable for a second consecutive year, based upon the student maintaining at least a cumulative 2.75 grade point average.
  4. The President or his/her designee(s) is responsible for validating criteria for selected recipients.

Reference: Board Resolution 597, May 22, 1995

LEGAL REF: MCL 389.103 and 143, as amended

Approved: May 22, 2000
Reviewed: December 14, 2009
Approved: January 25, 2010

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7300 Tuition & Fees

General: Annually, in consultation with the President, the Board will set tuition rates for the College

The following policy statements apply:

  1. The President or his/her designee(s) will develop an annual report on recommended tuition, based on projected College revenues and expenditures, comparative study of other community colleges, and the local college/university market.
  2. Tuition: Because the costs at the College are subsidized by taxpayers in the College District and the State of Michigan, in-district students receive the lowest tuition rate. Therefore, proof of residency in the District is required to be eligible for the in-district student tuition rate.
    There are three types of tuition rates for students:
    • In-District: Legal residents of the College District for at least 30 days preceding the first day of classes.
    • Out-of-District: Legal residents of Michigan for at least 30 days preceding the first day of classes outside of the College District.
    • Out-of-State: Students whose permanent residence is outside of the state of Michigan.

    In-State Tuition for Military Personnel and Dependents: The College will adhere to the following policy for all active duty members of the armed forces of the United States, or those members’ spouses and dependent children, as outlined in the Veterans Affairs Handbook.

    The College retains the right to require any documentation it considers necessary to verify that the student qualifies as active duty military personnel, or as the spouse or dependent thereof.

    The College will work to identify and eliminate any obstacles students from military families face.
  3. Fees: Fees may be assessed by the Administration to cover costs such as, but not limited to:
    • Lab/Class Fees
    • Registration Fee
    • Student Services Fee
    • • Late Registration Fee

Reference: College Catalog

LEGAL REF: MCL 389.103 and 123, as amended

Approved: May 22, 2000
Revised: June 23, 2008
Reviewed: December 14, 2009
Approved: January 25, 2010

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7310 Military Orders

General: The following criteria applies for tuition refunds and/or credits for students who receive orders for active military duty while enrolled at the College.

The following basic policy statements apply:

  1. Students who receive orders for active military duty during any enrollment period will be given the option of: (a) seeking grades/incompletes from their instructors, or (b) cancellation of their enrollment. A copy of the written orders must be filed with the college.
  2. Cancellation of enrollment will delete the student’s record of enrollment from the current term and the College will provide a refund of any tuition and fees already paid.
  3. Students who are able to arrange grades/incompletes in all of their courses will not receive a refund.
  4. Students who are able to arrange grades/incompletes in some of their courses will have their tuition re-computed and any unused balance will be refunded.
  5. Students returning from active duty will be eligible for re-admission to the College and eligible to complete incompletes granted due to military orders within a reasonable time after returning from service.
  6. This policy will also apply to students who choose to enlist in the military during periods of war or conflict declared by the President of the United States of America or the United States Congress.

LEGAL REF: MCL 389.103, 123 and 143, as amended

Approved: May 22, 2000
Revised: November 26, 2001
Reviewed: December 14, 2009
Approved: January 25, 2010

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7320 Tuition Appeals

General: The President or his/her designee(s) will establish criteria for tuition appeals.

The following basic policy statement applies:

  1. Students who have to drop classes for medical or employment related reasons beyond their control may request a waiver of their tuition charges.
  2. Documentation, such as medical reports and employer verifications, must be provided by the student to substantiate the appeal.
  3. Appeals related to academic complaints are handled through the Academic Deans and the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

LEGAL REF: MCL 389.103, 123 and 143, as amended

Approved: May 22, 2000
Revised: November 26, 2001
Reviewed: December 14, 2009
Approved: January 25, 2010

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7330 Tuition Refunds

General: The Board authorizes the President and/or his/her designee(s) to establish a schedule for the refunding of tuition and fees.

The schedule for refunding tuition and fees will be published in the class schedule calendar each semester and session. Refund deadlines vary for each semester and session.

LEGAL REF: MCL 389.103, 123 and 143, as amended

Approved: May 22, 2000
Reviewed: December 14, 2009
Approved: January 25, 2010

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7500 Student Code of Conduct

General: The President or his/her designee(s) is required to develop, and maintain, a Student Code of Conduct Handbook.

The following policy statements apply:

  1. All College regulations should be construed to protect students’ constitutional rights.
  2. Any student who commits any act of misconduct may be subject to disciplinary action.
  3. College disciplinary proceedings may be instituted against a student charged with violation of a law, without regard to the pendency of litigation.
  4. Acts of prohibited conduct are defined in the Student Code.

LEGAL REF: U.S. and Michigan Constitutions, MCL 389.103 and 121, as amended

Reference: Student Handbook
Approved: May 22, 2000
Reviewed: December 14, 2009
Approved: January 25, 2010

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7705 Access and Privacy of Student Records

General: The Administration will comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).

LEGAL REF: 20 U.S.C. 1232g, as amended

Approved: May 22, 2000
Reviewed: December 14, 2009
Approved: January 25, 2010

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