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Modesto Junior College

Terms of Agreement

In accepting an offer of financial aid, you acknowledge responsibility for understanding and complying with the TERMS OF AGREEMENT. This official agreement between you and the Student Financial Services Office is in force throughout the length of the award. The TERMS OF AGREEMENT is subject to amendment without notice because of frequent changes in the laws, rules and regulations that govern financial aid. The following TERMS OF AGREEMENT applies to all financial aid programs.

AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS
All financial aid awards offered by Modesto Junior College are limited to the availability of funds.  

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
To be eligible to receive Financial Aid funds, you cannot be concurrently enrolled in high school and must have earned a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent.

If you have NOT earned a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent, and were enrolled in an eligible program of study prior to July 1, 2012, you may use one of the following options to become eligible for Title IV funding:

1. Passed the “Ability-to- Benefit” (ATB) Test (available in the MJC Testing Center) OR

2. Have successfully completed 6 core units (Student Financial Services Office will assess transcripts for core units).

CHANGE IN ENROLLMENT/ATTENDANCE STATUS, WITHDRAWAL, AND LEAVE OF ABSENCE
Our offer of financial aid is contingent upon your admission, enrollment, and attendance at this college. You must be enrolled for the purpose of obtaining a degree or eligible certificate, or you must be enrolled in a transfer program leading to a Bachelor’s degree. Minimum enrollment for all programs except Federal Pell Grant is six units. For students meeting specific eligibility requirements, Federal Pell Grant may be available at less than half time. Your award offer is based on full-time enrollment (12 units or more) and is subject to change if your unit load is less than full-time. The Federal Pell and Cal Grants are disbursed according to your unit load as follows:

FULL-TIME
12 units: 100% of award

THREE-QUARTER

9-11.5 units: 75% of award

HALF-TIME
6-8.5 units: 50% of award

A change in enrollment/attendance status during a semester could change or cancel your award. Should you withdraw or take a leave of absence, your remaining financial aid award for the current semester will be canceled. If you drop prior to attending a class you will be considered “NO SHOW” and will be subject to repaying all the funds back.

USE OF FINANCIAL AID FUNDS
You must use your financial aid funds only for expenses that are directly related to your cost of education (tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, personal expenses, and school-related dependent care expenses).

REFUND (DISBURSEMENT OF FINANCIAL AID FUNDS)
Financial aid refunds are typically disbursed in installments over the course of each semester. Your refund may vary depending on your application date, types of aid you are awarded, and course start dates. Financial Aid refunds are paid out to student’s MyYCCDCard. Please keep a record of all refund dates listed in your MJC Email Award Offer.

RETAKING COURSEWORK

A student may be paid one time for a previously passed course. For this purpose, passed means any grade higher than an "F." In other words, the student may be awarded Title IV aid for a second term only, regardless of the grade earned on the repeated course.

  • EXAMPLE: (assuming student is meeting SAP standards)

Term

Course

Grade

Title IV Eligible

Fall 2013

CMPSC-201

B

YES

Spring 2014

CMPSC-201

F

YES

Summer 2014

CMPSC-201

B

NO

A student may be paid for repeatedly failing the same course (normal SAP policy still applies to such cases).

  • EXAMPLE: (assuming student is meeting SAP standards)

Term

Course

Grade

Title IV Eligible

Fall 2013

CMPSC-201

F

YES

Spring 2014

CMPSC-201

F

YES

Summer 2014

CMPSC-201

F

YES

If a student withdraws before completing a repeated course that he/she is being paid Title IV funds for, then that is not counted as his/her one allowed retake for that course.

  • EXAMPLE: (assuming student is meeting SAP standards)

Term

Course

Grade

Title IV Eligible

Fall 2013

CMPSC-201

F

YES

Spring 2014

CMPSC-201

W

YES

Summer 2014

CMPSC-201

F

YES

 ENROLLMENT AT MORE THAN ONE INSTITUTION
Federal law states that a student may not receive financial aid from two separate institutions at the same time. A student attending more than one college during the same semester may apply for financial aid at the school where he/she is enrolled in the greater number of units. Any student in this situation should ask the Student Financial Services Office for additional information regarding a “Consortium Agreement,” which may allow the disbursing college to consider units of attendance at another institution.

DEDUCTION OF OBLIGATIONS
Obligations owed to Modesto Junior College or Columbia College may be deducted from your financial aid refund. Obligations will not be deducted from Federal Work-Study earnings.

ENROLLMENT AFFECTS FINANCIAL AID
Students on a wait list who have not registered for all courses prior to a refund date could have their funds delayed or amount reduced. Cal Grant and FSEOG recipients must be enrolled in at least six (6) units. In addition, Cal Grant C recipients must be enrolled in a technical / vocational course of study. The Student Financial Services Office verifies student eligibility for the Cal Grant C each year.

ADDING / DROPPING
Adding and dropping units can cause a change in the amount of the award you receive. Dropping units during the semester or dropping all courses will cause the financial aid award to be recalculated. A semester award may be reduced and a repayment may be required.

For example, if you are funded as a full-time student and then drop to half-time by the second refund date, you would only be eligible for your first refund (50%). You would be considered paid completely as a half-time student and would not receive a second refund. Example:

Full-Time Award (One Semester)

$2,822.50

1st Payment 50%

Full-Time

$1,411.50

2nd Payment

Dropped to ¾ time

$705.75

2nd Payment

Dropped to ½ time

$0

Dropping to less than half time will require you owe back all or part of your first refund. If you drop all units before 60% of the semester is completed, you may owe a repayment of your Federal Pell award according to the Return of Title IV Funds Regulation.

RETURN OF Title IV FUNDS REGULATION

Overpayments (mid-point Recalculation)
If a student has already been paid their financial aid before the mid-point of the term and then drops units resulting in a lower enrollment status before the 50% point, the student might owe back funds. This would happen when a student had been issued a payment for half of the term award and the amount disbursed for that enrollment status was greater than the new eligible amount for the entire term award. The Student Financial Services office will calculate if an overpayment occurs and notify the student with the dollar amount, due date, and procedures.

Return to Title IV Funds (R2T4)
A student who receives federal financial assistance and withdraws from all of their classes before completing more than 60% of the semester will be required to return any unearned federal funds. The amount of the return will be calculated on a pro-rata basis. The percentage of Title IV funds earned will be calculated by the Student Financial Services Office and if there is an unearned amount that was disbursed (overpayment) or if there is an earned amount not disbursed (Post-Withdrawal Disbursement ‘PWD’), the student will be notified of the dollar amount, due date, and procedures.

No Show Overpayments
Students who do not begin attendance are ‘No Show’ and are not considered R2T4. A student is not eligible for financial aid for any classes in which they were No Show. If any funds were disbursed for No Show classes, the resulting overpayment will be due immediately and charged to the student’s account. The student will be notified of the dollar amount, due date, and procedures.

REFUNDS / PAYMENTS / DISBURSEMENTS
All financial aid refunds are sent to student’s MyYCCDCard. Students must activate their MyYCCDCard and choose a preference of how refunds are to be disbursed. Refund options include: 1) Easy One (directly deposited to MyYCCDCard), 2) ACH transfer (directly deposited to personal checking or savings account), 3) Paper check (mailed to your home address).

Refund dates will be listed in the students Financial Aid Award Offer which is sent to the student’s college e-mail address. If a student has dropped units or is not attending and received financial aid, the student will be subject to repayment of financial aid funds. Any funds not repaid will be reported to Department of Education. 
 
Click here to view SAP Standards: SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS

Student Financial Services

CONTACT US

Phone: 209-575-7700
Fax: 209-575-7719
Email: mjc_finaid@mjc.edu

LOCATIONS:

WEST Campus
Yosemite Hall
2201 Blue Gum Ave.
Modesto, CA 95358
Room 147

Summer 2014 Hours
May 5 - August 15
Monday - Thursday
7:30 - 5:00

Closed Friday

West Campus Financial Aid Closure:
June 9

EAST Campus
Student Services
435 College Ave.
Modesto, CA 95350
Window #2

Summer 2014 Hours
Tuesday's
7:30 - 5:30

Closed 30 minutes for lunch between 12-1

East Campus Financial Aid Closure:
May 6
June 3
June 10
July 1

Campus Wide Closures:
May 26-Memorial Day
July 3-Independence Day


School Code: 001240