Active Duty Service Members

Active Duty/Veterans Services
Mitchell Community College (MCC) is honored to welcome veterans, reservists, and active duty students to our campus. Our Veterans Support Team is available to assist you with a variety of services including: Academic Advising, Veterans Affairs (VA) Education Benefits, Financial Aid, Accessibility Services, and acclimation to the college.

For assistance with admissions
contact Admissions at admissions@mitchellcc.edu
Or contact the Admissions Coordinator, T’Sha Harrison, at 704-978-5440.

For assistance with advising and Accessibility Services,
contact the Academic Advising Center at advising@mitchellcc.edu.
Or contact the Director of Advising, Myra Lewis, at 704-978-1309.

For assistance with Tuition Assistance (TA), VA Educational Benefits (GI Bill®),
contact the VA Specialist, Amanda Tompkins, at atompkins@mitchellcc.edu or 704-878-3295.

To apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA)
https://www.mitchellcc.edu/financial-aid-and-scholarships
For assistance with Financial Aid and Scholarships,
contact the Financial Aid Director, Candace Cooper, at 704-878-3256.


Recruitment and Enrollment of Service Members and their Dependents

One of the core beliefs that Mitchell Community College (MCC) operates under is that ‘we must foster an environment of trust and teamwork as we move toward a common goal.’ To this end, MCC abides by federal law and regulations, specifically the Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The following policy prohibits the college from participating in fraudulent and aggressive marketing tactics when recruiting military members and their dependents.

 

In order to eliminate unfair, deceptive, and abusive marketing aimed at Service members and their dependents, the staff and faculty of Mitchell Community College will:

  1. Refrain from providing any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid (including Tuition Assistance funds) to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.
  2. Refrain from high-pressure recruitment tactics such as making multiple unsolicited contacts (3 or more), including contacts by phone, email, or in-person, and engaging in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing Service member enrollments.
  3. Ban inducements, including any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, transportation, lodging, meals, or other item having a monetary value of more than a de minimis amount, to any individual or entity, or its agents including third party lead generators or marketing firms other than salaries paid to employees or fees paid to contractors in conformity with all applicable laws for the purpose of securing enrollments of Service members or obtaining access to Tuition Assistance funds. Educational institution sponsored scholarships or grants and tuition reductions available to military students are permissible.

 

Eligibility
Active Duty service members may qualify for state or federal Tuition Assistance (TA) from their branch of service. Service members should receive approval from their Educational Services Officer (ESO) or military counselor within the Military Service prior to enrollment at Mitchell Community College. Obtain approval for Tuition Assistance (TA) before making a financial commitment to the College.

 

Priority Enrollment for Active Duty Service Members
Currently-enrolled Active Duty service members are allowed a Priority Registration period. This policy allows the current student veteran to register for classes earlier than other students.

 

Military Service Experience
Active Duty service members may receive credit for USAFI courses and service school training where appropriate to the student’s program and where a comparable course is offered by Mitchell Community College. USAFI courses are evaluated based on the catalog of the USAFI.

School Service Training is evaluated based on “A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services,” published by the American Council on Education. Final acceptance or rejection of the credit lies with MCC. Credit for prior military courses and service is evaluated from the Joint Services Transcript.

 

Withdrawals – Military Tuition Assistance (TA)
The Financial Aid Office determines if the student withdraws prior to the 60% mark of the term and received Federal Tuition Assistance. If the withdrawal is prior to the 60% point, a return of funds calculation is completed and any unearned TA is refunded to the government. If the withdraw is a result of documented “Active Duty Orders” then all TA funds will be returned and the student will not be charged tuition for the term. Any returned funds must be refunded within 45 days of the withdraw notification through the Business Office.

 

FALL 2021
August 16th, 2021 – December 13th, 2021

Before or On August 15th

100% refund

August 16th – August 25th

75% refund

After August 25th

0% refund

 

 

Withdrawals – Active Duty (not receiving Tuition Assistance)
At the request of the student, MCC shall grant a full refund of registration fees, as well as buy back textbooks through the college’s bookstore operation to the extent allowable under the college’s buy back procedures, to: military reserve and National Guard personnel called to Active Duty; or Active Duty personnel who have received temporary or permanent reassignments as a result of military operations that make it impossible for them to complete their course requirements. Documentation of Active Duty Orders are required at the time of withdrawal.
 

 

Readmission After Deployment
Active Duty students will be permitted to return to their educational program after having to suspend their studies due to service requirements. Applicants who have not attended for one or more years must submit a new application. Applicants can contact an Admissions Specialist to determine any assessments needed. An advisor will be able to inform the applicant of any changes to the curriculum since their last date of an attendance.