|Section 3000: Fiscal Management
Board Policy: 3060
|Board of Education (BE)
Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) recognizes the constraints of both federal and state scholarship grants that are primarily based directly on financial need. Therefore, the MHCC District Board of Education establishes grants-in-aid to include recognition award tuition waivers and talent grant tuition waivers that are allocated to students based on talent, academic excellence, leadership potential and personal or career development.
- Students must be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours per term.
- Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress as outlined in current federal financial aid regulations including making progress toward the completion of a degree or certificate.
- Students who reside in district will be considered with first priority. Students who are eligible for instate tuition per the bordering state reciprocity agreement may also be eligible. Student athletes who reside in district will be considered with first priority for athletic talent grant tuition waivers. Student athletes who reside in the recruiting area recognized by the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) may also be eligible.
Definition of Tuition Waivers:
- Grants-in-aid are limited to waivers of tuition charged per credit hour. The technology fee, the ASG fee, all other general college fees and particular course fees must be paid by the student.
- Grants-in-aid are limited to tuition waivers and will not be paid in cash or be refunded to students.
- Tuition waivers will be granted for no more than fifteen (15) credit hours per term.
Students may request grants-in-aid tuition waivers by submitting the appropriate form. The Director of Financial Aid will determine which students satisfy the eligibility criteria. The Deans will then determine the amount of grants-in-aid to be awarded to each eligible student. The dollar amount available for grants-in-aid will be determined through the College’s annual budgeting process and should be allocated approximately one-third to each category described below, with reasonable consideration of program needs:
- Co-curricular tuition waivers are allocated to co-curricular programs as outlined in AR-7020-B and will be managed by the Dean of Student Success. Such tuition waivers are intended to provide leadership opportunities, create a positive social climate on campus and provide students the opportunity to become active members of the MHCC community.
- Academic tuition waivers will be distributed among the MHCC instructional programs and in district high schools and will be managed by the Instructional Deans. Such tuition waivers are intended to recognize students for their academic success and potential and to support recruiting students from our district high schools.
- Athletic tuition waivers are allocated to our athletic programs consistent with NWAACC requirements and will be managed by the Dean of Health and Physical Education. Such tuition waivers are intended to provide leadership opportunities, contribute to a positive social climate on campus and maintain a competitive athletic program.
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