MCC to Host Debt Forgiveness Program Info Meeting on July 23

The MCC Student Success Department will hold a Debt Forgiveness Program informational meeting on Tuesday evening, July 23, designed for former Muskegon Community College students, who have financial holds up to $1,200 with MCC and who have not been enrolled at MCC for three academic years.

Attendees to this free event can meet with an MCC staff person to see if they qualify for the college’s new Debt Forgiveness Program which begins this fall. If so, they can complete a readmit application to become a student again and create an academic plan for their return to MCC. In addition to the above requirements, students must also possess and maintain a 2.0 GPA and commit to ongoing support services designed to help them achieve their academic goals.

The event will take place from 6-7 p.m. in Gerber Lounge inside the main entrance to MCC campus at 221 S. Quarterline Rd. Participants do not have to pre-register but should bring a photo ID – driver’s license or state ID – with them.

Eligible students for the MCC Debt Forgiveness Program, once approved, must sign a contract for reenrollment and maintain a 2.0 GPA. Students must have a completed FAFSA on file and a means to pay current charges.  They will be required to participate in a program geared to provide a wide range of support services.  Students who agree to this contract and fulfill it will have their past due balance reduced incrementally over three semesters.

“The main goal of this debt forgiveness initiative is to get former MCC students, who have left because of a debt owed to the college, to return so that they can graduate with a credential,” added MCC Provost/Executive Vice President John Selmon.

For more information, contact the MCC Student Success Department at (231) 777-0216.