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Disbursement of Financial Aid Funds for Books & Supplies

Financial aid funds remaining after a student's tuition and fees have been paid may be used at the MCC bookstore to purchase books and supplies. There is no requirement that purchases be made through the college's bookstore, however, there is no way to access available financial aid funds for purchases made outside the bookstore. If the student prefers to purchase books elsewhere, the student is responsible for paying for those purchases out-of-pocket.

Students using financial aid funds to purchase books at the MCC Bookstore may begin charging books to their financial aid account no more than 10 days prior to the beginning of the term. Book purchases may continue up to the census date of the term. Specific begin and end dates for purchases are available from the MCC Financial Aid Office each term.

Comprehensive Articulation Agreement

The North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between community colleges and public universities in the state. The objective of the CAA is to help facilitate the smooth transfer of students between the two systems and has been approved by the University's Board of Governors and the North Carolina State Board of Community College System. The CAA provides certain assurances to the transferring student. For example, the CAA assures admission to one of the 16 UNC institutions (Transfer Assured Admissions Policy). It also enables NC community college graduates of two-year Associate in Arts and Associate in Science programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of the UNC system to transfer with junior status. Admission requirements can differ among the UNC institutions; students intending to transfer should contact the institution of their choice to learn about specific admission requirements.

Articulation Agreements with Other Public and Private Institutions

Many private colleges and universities also accept courses for transfer credit and have their own means of evaluating the appropriateness of transfer credit. The receiving institution is the final authority regarding transfer credit. Students are advised to consult with the Director of Academic Advising and the Admissions Office at the senior institution for additional information.

Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilities

Montgomery Community College seeks to comply fully with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The College is fully committed to making programs, courses, and services available to all citizens as well as maintaining confidentiality regarding all information and services provided. If students have a special need that may affect academic performance and wish to seek accommodations, it is the student's responsibility to inform the MCC Counselor at least one month prior to registration so the request may be considered for approval.

To determine eligibility for services, documentation of the disability may be required of all students requesting academic adjustments or auxiliary aids. Documentation may include results of medical, psychological, or emotional diagnostic tests, or other professional evaluations for verification of the need for adjustments or aids. MCC will, where possible, seek assistance from outside agencies (i.e., Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and other organizations).

Appropriate testing accommodations are available upon for students with special needs. Students with learning disabilities must provide documentation and have the documentation evaluated before requests for accommodations will be granted. Applications to request psychological, medical, and other related professional evaluations may be obtained from the MCC Counselor.

Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information

Consumer disclosure information related to financial aid includes the description of all federal, state, local, private, and institutional student financial assistance programs available at MCC; application forms and procedures; student eligibility requirements and the criteria for the selection of recipients; and the criteria for determining the award amount. The college must also describe the students' rights and responsibilities to include the criteria for continued student eligibility; satisfactory academic progress standards and the methods to re-establish eligibility if necessary; and disbursement information.

For more information about financial aid at Montgomery Community College, visit the MCC Financial Aid website. 

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