TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Student Financial Services uses your MTC provided email account to send important information regarding your financial aid status.
THIS INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
The award letter indicates your estimated financial aid award for the academic year. The Student Financial Services Office awards financial aid according to federal and state regulations, and institutional policies. Your award is an estimate based on a fulltime enrollment status. Because of limited funding, it is not always possible to meet all of a student's financial need. In accordance with the philosophy of the U.S. Department of Education, financial aid is awarded to supplement the resources of the student and their family. Detailed information regarding the types of financial aid offered can be found in the Student Handbook and/or our website at http://www.midlandstech.edu/financial-aid-and-tuition/financial-aid
YOUR AWARD is contingent upon the availability of funds and the accuracy of the information you provided to the U.S. Department of Education and Midlands Technical College (MTC). Your award may be adjusted without prior notice if new information is discovered. New information that may cause your award to be adjusted includes, but is not limited to, receipt of other forms of financial aid, conflicting documentation, failure to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress, changes in your enrollment status or changes in federal and state regulations. Notification of any changes to your award will be sent to your MTC provided email account. You may be held financially responsible for any liability that occurs due to a change in your award.
If there is some aspect of your financial situation that could affect our evaluation of your need, you should bring this to the attention of the Student Financial Services Office. Examples of these situations are: significant reduction or loss of parent, student or spouse’s income, loss of a taxed or untaxed income or benefit, or an unusual or unexpected expense not covered by another agency for paid medical care. With proper documentation, we may consider certain unusual circumstances. The Student Financial Services Office insures the confidentiality of student records according to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 (known as the Buckley Amendment). Your family’s financial information and the types and amounts of your aid are held in confidence. However, information may be released to other offices and agencies as needed to administer the financial aid programs. Scholarship donors and loan providers are an example of entities that may be given certain information from your financial aid file.
COST OF ATTENDANCE
The typical academic year’s (fall and spring) cost of attendance can be found online at www.midlandstech.edu/sfs. This figure includes not only tuition and fees, but also an allowance for housing, meals, books, supplies, transportation and miscellaneous expenses. Your actual cost may vary based on your residency, housing arrangements and course load. MTC will bill you for tuition, fees and any other authorized charges that may appear on your student account.
IMPORTANT ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
You must be enrolled at least half time (six or more credit hours) to be considered for educational loan funds, SC Lottery Tuition Assistance, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and the SC State Need-Based Grant. LIFE Scholarship recipients must be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours of non remedial coursework each term, Fall and Spring. First time full year recipients must earn 30 eligible credit hours by the beginning of the next fall term (and maintain a 3.0 GPA) for continued eligibility. FINANCIAL AID ONLY ASSISTS WITH THE CLASSES ON YOUR ACTIVE DEGREE PROGRAM.
Limited federal funds are available for students whose enrollment status is less than half time. Initial awards are based on a full time enrollment status. If your enrollment status changes, we have the right to adjust any awards offered accordingly.
PROCESSING OR ACCEPTING AWARDS
Some awards require additional steps to be processed and made available to you. Please log onto MyMTC under the Financial Aid section click on Application Status to view requested documents. At the top of the Application Status page there is a link that will take you to descriptions of the required documents and links to the requested forms. Delays in submitting requested documents may result in delayed processing and/or the loss of these awards.
FEDERAL WORK STUDY (FWS)
Students who work in the Federal Work Study program are required to enroll for at least six credit hours Fall and Spring (3 credit hours during the summer). Community Service opportunities are available under the FWS program. Information about these opportunities is available in the Student Financial Services Office. All students who wish to accept their award must complete a mandatory online orientation. A notification of the orientation and instructions for attendance will be sent the student’s MTC provided email account. Information on FWS can be found on our website or in the Student Financial Services Office. Failure to follow required guidelines will result in cancellation of your award.
SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS
Pursuant to federal regulations, the Student Financial Services Office is required to monitor the academic progress of all students applying for federal and/or state financial assistance. Financial aid funds can only be awarded and disbursed to students who are making measurable progress toward the completion of their program of study. Your entire academic record must be considered, regardless of whether or not you received financial assistance. We require that students maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average, earn at least 67 percent of all hours attempted, and not exceed 150 percent of your current program’s credit hours requirements. Click here to read the full Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.
ALL FINANCIAL AID STUDENTS WITH AN AWARD NOTIFICATION
Students with Financial Aid awards that cover their entire tuition and fees are not required to report to the Cashier's Office for fee payment. If you have a credit balance after your tuition and fees have been paid, you may be able to charge books and supplies in the College Bookstore. Log on to MyMTC under the Financial Aid section and check your Bookstore Allowance prior to going to the MTC Bookstore. You must have your student identification number to purchase books and supplies with your financial aid funds. If you wish to opt out of having any eligible funds automatically sent to the bookstore, please contact our office immediately at 803.738.7792.
If you prefer to purchase books off campus, you may stop by the Cashier's Office to request a book check. The request must be made before the bookstore charging period begins. The specific dates to request a book check for each semester are as follows:
|Term||Full Term & 10 Week||Session II|
|Fall 2018||July 30 - August 3||October 10 - 12|
|Spring 2019||November 26 - 30||February 22 & 25|
|Summer 2019||April 29 - May 3||June 14 & 17|
Any non-covered amounts must be paid by the end of fee payment period.
All financial aid you are eligible for, with the exception of a federal work Study award, will be credited to your student account. Once this process has been completed, the Finance Office is responsible for disbursing your credit balance funds (balance after all charges on your student account has been paid) to you. Refunds are processed using BankMobile debit cards. Students should select a refund preference at RefundSelection.com. Credit balance disbursements are processed approximately 30 days after the beginning of each term. To view our institution's contract with BankMobile, a Division of Customer Bank, click here.
If at any time you completely withdraw during a term, you may be required to repay all or a portion of funds received and/or credited to your account. If you owe a repayment to a federal program or are in default on a federal student loan, you are ineligible to receive federal and state assistance. If you have a delinquent or outstanding debt owed to MTC, you will not be able to register, request an academic transcript or graduate until the obligation to MTC is met.
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program:
All approved loans will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized used of the data system.
Returning Student Borrowers:
Returning students must only complete a Direct Lending (DL) Master Promissory Note (MPN) if you are a new borrower to Direct Lending. The MPN is a promise to the lender that you understand you are receiving a loan and that you promise to repay the funds. All loan awards are made assuming you will take and maintain six or more credit hours. If you drop below or enroll for fewer than six credit hours, you will not be eligible to receive the loan proceeds. The Direct Lending MPN should be completed online at www.StudentLoans.gov.
New Student Borrowers:
All new student borrowers must complete a Direct Lending (DL) Entrance Counseling session. The Entrance Counseling session is a tutorial which explains a student’s rights and responsibilities as a borrower. New student borrowers must also complete the Direct Lending (DL) Master Promissory Note (MPN) before a loan award will be made. The MPN is a promise to the lender that you understand you are receiving a loan and that you promise to repay the funds. All loan awards are made assuming you will take and maintain six or more credit hours. If you drop below or enroll for fewer than six credit hours, you will not be eligible to receive the loan proceeds. Both the DL Entrance Counseling session and the DL Master Promissory Note should be completed online at www.StudentLoans.gov.
Before graduating, withdrawing or dropping below half time enrollment, Federal student loans borrowers are required to complete exit counseling. Exit counseling will provide you with valuable information about your rights and responsibilities as a student borrower. Your exit counseling may be completed at www.studentloans.gov.
Additional loan terms and conditions can be found by visiting https://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/understand/plans.
Prior to the fee payment deadline you should review your awards and balance on MyMTC. If you do not have enough aid to cover your balance by the fee payment deadline, you must make other payment arrangements. The fee payment deadline is posted online on the MTC Calendar and in the semester’s Class Schedule. You may contact the Cashier’s Office for more information on payment options.
Should you decide not to attend the College, you must officially withdraw from all registered classes. If you do not attend a class but do not officially withdraw, you will be held responsible for any tuition and fees charged. You cannot depend on the non-payment enrollment purge process to drop your courses.
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO UPDATE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS AT
Contact the Office of the Registrar to update your records.
You are required to complete a new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each academic year. Your financial aid is not automatically renewed from year to year.
Student Financial Services
Airport Student Center | Room 254
Beltline Student Center | Room 130
Northeast Center for Technology | Room 113