Tuition Policies

Student Deferred Fees Payment Schedule

A minimum amount of the total tuition and fees as specified by the Business Services office is due at registration. The balance of the fees may be paid during the semester. The payment dates for each fall semester will be as follows (or the last working day prior to these dates): 1st payment: Registration; 2nd payment: September 30; and 3rd payment: October 31. The payment dates for each spring semester will be as follows (or the last working day prior to these dates): 1st payment: Registration; 2nd payment: February 28; and 3rd payment: March 31. Summer tuition and fees may be paid in two installments. 1st payment: Registration and 2nd payment: The day before 2nd 5 weeks classes begin. A $40 fee will be assessed to each student’s account by the Business Office after the final payment becomes delinquent and the student’s account will be placed on HOLD.

A student who maintains an account balance with the college will not be allowed to register for any future semester until his/her account balance is satisfied.

Summary of Expenses of Non-Credit Skill Training Courses
All students enrolled in non-credit skill training courses will need to complete the non-credit registration form, submit the required supporting documents, and pay the registration fee which is due at the time of registration. Students will be entitled to a 100% refund, provided written notification is received by the appropriate campus personnel one week prior to the start of the class.

The MGCCC Board of Trustees reserves the right to adjust any and all fees as necessary.

Refund Policy

To be eligible for a refund for tuition and refundable fees, a student must officially withdraw within the refund period and request a refund upon completion of the withdrawal procedure. Calculation of the amount of refund will be based on the last date of attendance and the following provisions:

  1. Out-of-state fees are non-refundable fees unless a student officially withdraws prior to the first day classes meet in an enrollment period.
  2. Adjustments to accounts will be calculated based on total refundable semester charges — not percentage of partial payment.

Tuition and Book Service Fees Refund Policy

  • 100% of refundable fees if official withdrawal and request for refund is received prior to the first day of the term.
  • 90% of refundable fees through the second week of classes for full-term (fall and spring) classes. Students may contact the campus Business Office to verify the last date of withdrawal to obtain a 90% refund.
  • 90% of refundable fees through the first week of classes for short-term (fall and spring) classes. Students may contact the center or campus Business Office to verify the last date of withdrawal to obtain a 90% refund.
  • 0% refund thereafter.
  • For the refund policy for summer classes, visit Academic Calendar.

Exceptions to the Above are as Follows:

  • Meal costs on the Perkinston Campus are refundable up to the unused balance of cost if applied for during the first three months of the semester.
  • Title IV Federal Student Aid — All aid for students who are receiving Title IV Federal Aid are refunded to the appropriate source on a pro-rata basis upon the student’s total withdrawal during the first 60% of the enrollment period.
  • Non-Credit Refund Policy — Registrants for Continuing Education classes (including seminars, workshops, and skills classes) will be entitled to a 100% refund, provided written notification is received by the appropriate Continuing Education Specialist one week prior to the start of the class. If the class is canceled, a full refund will be given. A registrant may designate a substitute person to attend if notification is received at least 24 hours prior to beginning of the class/program. The College reserves the right to substitute instructors, change class schedules, and cancel programs due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. Any exceptions to this policy must be submitted in writing to the Vice President of Community Campus or designee for approval. Travel to Learn programs are not eligible for refunds unless the college cancels activities/trips.
  • Student Medical Withdrawal — MGCCC has adopted a statement addressing the required procedures to accommodate credit students with an unforeseen medical problem. These procedures address the refund of tuition for currently enrolled students who must withdraw from classes due to a medical emergency. Copies of these procedures and required forms can be obtained at the campus Dean of Instructions office.
  • Residence hall fees are non-refundable.
  • Appeals for any other refund due to extenuating circumstances may be made in writing to the Dean of Instruction.

In all cases, unpaid charges will be deducted during the calculation of refunds.

A number of financial assistance options are available for students from federal, state and local sources. These options include grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study opportunities. Financial Aid Offices at each MGCCC campus can provide further information about the options.