Notes of Interest

The next scheduled financial aid refund date for the 2nd half of loans is scheduled for Wednesday, July 24th.

TIP payment from the State for the summer semester is not expected until late August.

We will schedule another refund when we receive the funds.

 

*** Estimated financial aid and scholarships are now able to be updated and will be added to the fall semester statements when available. ***

The fall payment date has been moved to Monday, August 12th at 4:00pm.

*** Nelnet terms have been updated. See below under Business Office Notes. ***

*** Please check your student email for further information. ***

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Futures, Reconnect, & Reconnect 21 Scholarships

Notice to Futures, Reconnect, & Reconnect 21 Scholarship Students

The State has updated credit requirements for the Futures Reconnect & Reconnect 21 scholarships.

Beginning Summer'23, you may enroll in less than 6 credits per semester.

Beginning Fall'23, you must now be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits between September 1st thru August 31st in the calendar year.

Futures, Reconnect, & Reconnect Expansion will now cover class material fees.

Your financial aid file must be completed before the Futures scholarship will be calculated for your account.

The Financial Aid Department will send you an email when your file has been completed.

Please contact the Financial Aid Department at finaid@montcalm.edu for questions regarding your financial aid status and be sure you have selected MCC with MI Student Aid and FAFSA.gov.

Reconnect and Reconnect 21 no longer require your financial aid file to be completed for your scholarship to be calculated.

Nelnet Payment Semester Schedule

Nelnet Payment Setup instructions

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MCC Refund Policy

Tuition & fees are 100 percent refundable during the enrollment and drop period. No refunds of tuition & fees will be made for withdrawals after the end of the enrollment period.

The last day to drop for each class is displayed on your MCC semester schedule.

To get your semester schedule:

Log into my.montcalm.edu

Choose "Academics" in the dark green bar at the top of the page.

Choose "Student Schedule" in the gray box on the left.

Choose the year & term from the drop down menu, and click "Search."

Choose "Printable version - MCC Student Schedule" pdf

Look for the "Last Day to Drop" column.

 

 

Federal Refund Policy

Students who receive any form of Federal Title IV Student Financial Aid and withdraw from classes before completing 60 percent of the semester may be required to repay a prorated portion of the federal aid they received. Also, if a student is enrolled in a class that does not run the entire semester and withdraws or stops attending, a return of funds may be required.

Receiving Your Financial Aid Refund

Student refunds are available by direct deposit or by check. Checks are mailed and can no longer be picked up at the Business Office.

When a refund is being processed, students will receive an email notification to their MCC student email address. The notification will include the date your direct deposit will be deposited into your bank account, or when your refund check will be mailed.

Direct Deposit

The College now offers direct deposit as a more convenient means of providing refunds to students. Refunds of Pell Grants, Student Loans, and other credit balances can be directly deposited into an account of your choice! (Note: This is an additional refund option which is optional not manditory.)

Benefits to you:

  • It's secure - no lost, misplaced, or stolen paper checks.
  • Eliminates mailing time especially for out-of-district students.
  • No mailing delays due to change of address or forwarding orders.
  • Saves time and fuel by eliminating a trip to the bank.
  • No waiting in line at the bank or rushing to get there before it closes.
  • It's a cost savings for MCC which in turn benefits all students.

Signing up and updating your information is easy.

  • Simply log into your my.montcalm.edu account.
  • Choose the "Finances" tab in the dark green bar at the top of the page.
  • Click on the "Student Refund Direct Deposit" link in the gray box on the left.
  • Click the "Enter/Update Direct Deposit Information" link.
  • Provide the information requested.
  • "Start Date" should be the current date.
  • An "End Date" is required, so use a date that would be far into the future. (Ex: 6/15/3017) If you should decide to stop your direct deposits, then replace it with the date you would like your deposits to end.
  • Read the terms of agreement.
  • If you agree with the terms. check "I Agree."
  • Click "Save."

Your current direct deposit information on file will then be displayed under the set up link. If the information is not displayed, please contact the Business Office at 989-328-1204 or sheila.hansen@montcalm.edu.

 

When Do I Get My Refund?

Bookstore Charge Guidelines

There must be a credit balance for a student to charge at the bookstore.

If a student has just registered for classes or has changed their class schedule, the student must wait 48 hours before going to the bookstore to charge.

If a student has changed residency, from in-district to out-of-district or vice versa, the student must wait 48 hours before going to the bookstore to charge.

If a financial aid award was just added to a student account, the student must wait 48 hours before going to the bookstore to charge.

Fall 2024 Bookstore Charges & Returns

Bookstore Charges for students using financial aid or if their books are being paid by an outside organization begin on Tuesday, July 29,2024, and end on Friday, September 6, 2024. You are encouraged to also purchase your books for late starting classes during this period.
 
If you have a late starting class and you did not purchase your books during the July 29th to September 6th charge period, you may begin charging one week prior to class starting. The last day to charge books is the last day of the drop period for that class.
 
Students will be required to bring a student ID and Fall 2024 schedule to charge at the bookstore.
 
Student ID's are issued by Admissions in Student Services in the Administration Building.
A driver's license or HS picture ID and a copy of the spring 2024 schedule is required to get a student ID.
 
Bookstore Refund Policy:
 
A full refund will be given in your original form of payment if textbooks are returned during the first week of classes during the drop/add period with original receipt.
 
After the drop/add period until September 6, 2024, a full refund will be given in your original form of payment with proof of a schedule change and original receipt.
 
For late start classes, a full refund will be given in your original form of payment if textbooks are returned during the drop period for that class, with original receipt.
 
No refunds on unwrapped loose-leaf books or shrink-wrapped titles which do not have the wrapping intact.
 
No refunds on digital content once accessed.
 
Textbooks must be in original condition.
 
NO refunds or exchanges without original receipt.
 
Book Rental Refund Policy:
 
The refund policy for rented books is the same as for purchased books. Return the book to the bookstore within the allowed period along with proof of schedule change. If you return your book via mail, it must be postmarked within the allowed return period, and must include your proof of schedule change.