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Important Change to Tuition Waivers

Beginning July 1, 2015, the Office of Public Stewardship will begin monitoring the use of tuition waivers for patterns of non-participation, non-attendance and non-completion in all courses of enrollment whenever a waiver is used. Presently, we monitor grades that are issued for a single course that is repeated (i.e. ENG 102, PED 100 and where a grade of W, Y, Z or F appears on the enrollment record 2 times in conjunction with waiver use-- the 3rd time, the course is not eligible for waiver). A person will be deemed ineligible to use the tuition waiver if the waiver/course enrollment history shows a pattern of unsatisfactory academic progress.

Beginning July 1, 2015, Spouses and dependent children (unmarried/under the age of 24) of full-time classified, full-time non-classified, full-time specially-funded and full-time Skill Center employees [in .75 FTE status and above] will become eligible to use tuition waivers for credit hour courses taken within the MCCCD. [For courses that begin on or after July 1, 2015/up to 16 credit hours per semester; the employee must be in active work status prior to the first class meeting]  Note: this change does not include the spouses and dependent children of employees who are considered to be in SHORT-TERM employment status [Full-time One Year Only (OYO) and One Semester Only (OSO)] or adjunct status ---  however, the employees themselves continue to be eligible to use the waiver at the respective credit hour levels. This change does not include persons working less than .75 FTE; nor temporary assignments (including those on RPS) This change does not include the domestic partners of full-time employees --- regardless of the job assignment category. Statutory language that allows for the extension of the waiver benefit is specific to a person who is the spouse of an employee.

Beginning, January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2019, students that meet conditions in the Pilot Program SB1208 Arizona Revised Statutes 15-1809 , may be eligible to participate in the Foster Care Supplemental Tuition Waiver program, for up to sixteen (16) credit hours per semester (64 total credit hours for the duration of the pilot program).

Beginning July 1, 2013, dependents and spouses of Full-Time Board- approved regular employees and dependents and spouses of Full-time Board-approved specially funded employees can take up to a maximum of sixteen (16) credit hours per semester.

Beginning May 1, 2013, Full-Time Board-approved regular and full-time Board-approved specially funded employees are eligible for a maximum of twelve (12) credit hours per semester.

Beginning July 1, 2011, MCCCD tuition waivers will only cover the in-county cost (for FY11-12 that will be $81 per credit hour). It is important for employees, spouses and dependents to establish residency with the appropriate college Admissions and Records/Enrollment Services Office.

Considerations
An out-of-county employee residing in a county where we have established a reciprocal agreement allowing students to be charged at the in-county rate will still be able to take courses at the in-county rate. MCCCD has established reciprocal agreements with every county in Arizona except Apache and Greenlee. However, students living in those counties may present an Out of County Residence Affidavit to avoid the out-of-county surcharge.

No course, regardless of format or method of delivery (including distance learning or study abroad), will be funded above $84 a credit hour. In essence, the value of a tuition waiver is $84 per credit hour.

Teachers/classroom aides who qualify for the exemption of non-resident tuition will be fully covered for classes which apply since they are eligible for the in-county rate per state statute.

Important Change to Tuition Waivers

Beginning July 1, 2015, the Office of Public Stewardship will begin monitoring the use of tuition waivers for patterns of non-participation, non-attendance and non-completion in all courses of enrollment whenever a waiver is used. Presently, we monitor grades that are issued for a single course that is repeated (i.e. ENG 102, PED 100 and where a grade of W, Y, Z or F appears on the enrollment record 2 times in conjunction with waiver use-- the 3rd time, the course is not eligible for waiver). A person will be deemed ineligible to use the tuition waiver if the waiver/course enrollment history shows a pattern of unsatisfactory academic progress.

Beginning July 1, 2015, Spouses and dependent children (unmarried/under the age of 24) of full-time classified, full-time non-classified, full-time specially-funded and full-time Skill Center employees [in .75 FTE status and above] will become eligible to use tuition waivers for credit hour courses taken within the MCCCD. [For courses that begin on or after July 1, 2015/up to 16 credit hours per semester; the employee must be in active work status prior to the first class meeting]  Note: this change does not include the spouses and dependent children of employees who are considered to be in SHORT-TERM employment status [Full-time One Year Only (OYO) and One Semester Only (OSO)] or adjunct status ---  however, the employees themselves continue to be eligible to use the waiver at the respective credit hour levels. This change does not include persons working less than .75 FTE; nor temporary assignments (including those on RPS) This change does not include the domestic partners of full-time employees --- regardless of the job assignment category. Statutory language that allows for the extension of the waiver benefit is specific to a person who is the spouse of an employee.

Beginning, January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2019, students that meet conditions in the Pilot Program SB1208 Arizona Revised Statutes 15-1809 , may be eligible to participate in the Foster Care Supplemental Tuition Waiver program, for up to sixteen (16) credit hours per semester (64 total credit hours for the duration of the pilot program).

Beginning July 1, 2013, dependents and spouses of Full-Time Board- approved regular employees and dependents and spouses of Full-time Board-approved specially funded employees can take up to a maximum of sixteen (16) credit hours per semester.

Beginning May 1, 2013, Full-Time Board-approved regular and full-time Board-approved specially funded employees are eligible for a maximum of twelve (12) credit hours per semester.

Beginning July 1, 2011, MCCCD tuition waivers will only cover the in-county cost (for FY11-12 that will be $81 per credit hour). It is important for employees, spouses and dependents to establish residency with the appropriate college Admissions and Records/Enrollment Services Office.

Considerations
An out-of-county employee residing in a county where we have established a reciprocal agreement allowing students to be charged at the in-county rate will still be able to take courses at the in-county rate. MCCCD has established reciprocal agreements with every county in Arizona except Apache and Greenlee. However, students living in those counties may present an Out of County Residence Affidavit to avoid the out-of-county surcharge.

No course, regardless of format or method of delivery (including distance learning or study abroad), will be funded above $84 a credit hour. In essence, the value of a tuition waiver is $84 per credit hour.

Teachers/classroom aides who qualify for the exemption of non-resident tuition will be fully covered for classes which apply since they are eligible for the in-county rate per state statute.