MCC_BigMohave Community College is pleased to introduce a new program to help Mohave County students pay for their education.

The program is called the “MCC Future Fund,” and operates as a last-dollar-in program to cover full tuition and standard fees for students who qualify. As long as students continue to fulfill the requirements for the fund, they can renew for a total of five years or until completion of their first degree or certificate, whichever comes first.

“I’m excited that MCC is making a commitment to make college more affordable,” said Shannon Sheaff, financial aid director at Mohave Community College. “This fund will assist students in completing their programs.”

To qualify for the MCC Future Fund, students must:

complete the 2016-17 FAFSA
be a resident of Mohave County
complete and submit an MCC Future Fund Success Promise annually
declare a degree or certificate program at MCC
enroll in a minimum of 6 credits per semester that satisfy my degree program (credits must be “financial aid” eligible)
maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA at MCC
continue to meet financial need criteria annually
maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) or successfully appeal the suspension and continue meeting the terms of the appeal/academic plan at MCC. Unsuccessful SAP appeals result in permanent ineligibility for the MCC Future Fund program
abide by the MCC Student Code of Conduct, or risk permanent ineligibility for the MCC Future Fund program

According to Sheaff, there are over 2000 students at MCC who currently receive a Federal Pell Grant which covers some or all tuition and standard fees. This fund, she estimates, will help hundreds more get their full tuition and standard fees covered.

Preference is given to students who do not receive Federal Pell Grants, or those that do not have enough of a Federal Pell Grant to cover tuition and standard fees. Priority consideration is also given to those that fill out the 2016-17 FAFSA early.

For more information on the fund, contact MCC Connect at 1-866-664-2832.