University description (as per official university website)
Students of any age who possess the desire to pursue higher education are welcome at Manchester Community College. MCC is a learner-centered institution committed to access, excellence, and relevance.
Manchester Community College advances academic, economic, civic, personal and cultural growth
by providing comprehensive, innovative and affordable learning opportunities to diverse populations. We are a learning-centered community committed to access, excellence and relevance.
MCC believes in:
Shared Understanding — Shared Responsibility — Shared
Manchester Community College is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition, and faculty members with both academic and “real-world” credentials. MCC is the largest of the state’s community colleges, with nearly 6,000 undergraduates in credit programs each year, and it has the largest percentage of traditional-aged college students among its sister schools.
Founded in 1963, Manchester Community College is the only community college in the country nationally recognized for academic excellence by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.
Helpful Hints for Applicants
Students should be sure to:
* Apply early to meet deadline dates.
* Have "start-up" money when they begin classes. There are no book vouchers available. Refund checks take between four and eight weeks to process and the process cannot begin until the registration and add/drop period is over for the semester.
* Keep their mailing address current with the Financial Aid Office and other departments such as Admissions and Registrar's.
* Keep the Financial Aid Office informed of any changes in enrollment status. Audited courses cannot be covered by federal aid programs.
* Begin completing the FAFSA by reading the instructions carefully. It is also helpful to have completed the previous year's tax returns before starting.
* Be sure to have their high school diploma or GED on file in the Admissions Office.
* Choose a degree or certificate program when completing the admission application.
Basic Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for financial aid a student must be:
* A citizen or an eligible non-citizen of the U.S.
* Enrolled in a degree or certificate program (for many aid programs at least half-time)
* Registered with the Selective Service (if male)
* In academic good standing as described in the MCC Course Catalog, and maintaining satisfactory progress.