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Tuition, fee, and refund rates are set by the Mid-Plains Board of Governors. Rates become effective at the start of the Fall term each year. Rates are subject to change without notice.
The rates for the 2015-2016 school year are as follows:
In-State Tuition - $81.00/credit hour
Border-State Tuition - $81.00/credit hour
for residents of Colorado, Kansas, South Dakota & Wyoming
Out-of-State Tuition - $105.00/credit hour
Fees are assessed for all courses whether online, distance learning, or in-person. Fees equal $15 per credit hour and are defined as:
General Fee - $8.00/credit hour
Student Activities Fee - $2.00/credit hour
Facilities Fee - $5.00/credit hour
Course Fee * - Varies per Class/Program
To be eligible to register under the resident tuition rate at Mid-Plains Community College, Nebraska residency must be established according to these guidelines:
- Paraphrasing Nebraska State School Law pertaining to residency requirements, (85-502) a resident is a person who is of legal age or is an emancipated minor and shall have established a home in Nebraska where he or she is habitually present for a minimum of one-hundred-eighty days, with the bona fide intention of making this state his or her permanent residence, and which can be supported by documentary proof.
- If the student is considered a minor child (under 19 years of age) and his/her parents or guardian meet any of the criteria.
- If the student is absent from Nebraska, the duration must be for less than one year and he/she must have been classified as a resident at the time of departure.
- The student is married to an individual who meets any of the above criteria. All other persons shall be classified as non-resident for tuition purposes. Any individual wishing to appeal his/her classification should submit a written request containing the justification to the Area Dean of Student Life.
- Any student who has been classified as out-of-state residency status and believes he/she may now qualify for resident status must submit a completed Request to Change Residency Statue form along with documentation to prove State of NE residency status.
A. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate the process once the 6 month (180 days) requirement has been satisfied.
B. Residency change forms (Request to Change Residency Status) are available within CampusWeb Student options on the MPCC website, at any Registration & Records location in North Platte and McCook, and at any extended campus location, and above on this webpage.
C. Examples of proof of residency include the following items, which must be dated at least six months prior to the date of the change request.
- High school transcript confirming graduation from an accredited Nebraska high school
- Nebraska voter registration
- Nebraska driver's license
- Vehicle registration
- Payroll records
- Proof of property purchase
- Utility deposit
- Tax return
D. Form and documentation should be sent to Registration & Records at any campus location. Tuition rate changes become effective once your paperwork is processed.
Senior Citizen Tuition Rates:
Mid-Plains Community College Board Policy allows a reduced tuition rate for students who have reached their 62nd birthday at the time they register for classes. Qualifying Senior Citizens will be charged 35% of the current tuition rate. All applicable fees will still apply. This discount will not apply to non-credit classes or situations where a third party is responsible for the payment of the tuition or fees.
Students should expect costs for books, tools, supplies, uniforms, travel and other items. Costs will vary depending on the requirements of each program and the needs of the individual.
All financial obligations to the College must be paid before a student may register for any new courses and before transcripts, grades and diplomas will be released. Financial obligations include (but are not limited to) tuition, fees, room and board, housing violations and library fines. Unpaid accounts will be at risk of being turned over to a collection agency.
Tuition and Fees Refund
Any student dropping a class before the class starts will receive 100% reversal of tuition and fees. Students must formally withdraw from any course they do not intend to complete.
After a class begins, students who discontinue their course of study may receive a prorated refund of tuition and fees. The amount of time the student attends, as a percentage of the total course length, will be the method of computation.
The drop/withdrawal date will be the date the student formally withdraws from a course. An official written request is required. Failure of the student to attend a class does not dismiss a student’s responsibility to pay an unpaid balance owed to the college on courses not officially dropped.
Official Registration/Registration Change forms are available at campus Welcome Centers or online at www.mpcc.edu.
All days are included in the computation including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
A student is entitled to a refund computed on the following formula and tables:
(Drop/Withdraw Date) – (Course Start Date)
(Course End date) – (Course Start Date)
Drops: 12.5% (census date) - 100% (tuition & fees)
Withdrawals: 25% - 60% (tuition only)
Withdrawals: Over 25% - No Refund
One and two day classes are excluded from refunds after the beginning session. In order to receive a refund, a student must first have contacted their advisor to complete the drop/withdraw process. Refund checks are issued by mail by the College Business Office. If the student has an unpaid balance owed to the college the refund will be reduced by the amount of the unpaid balance.
Students who have credit balances will receive a refund within 30 days.
A student has the right to release non-directory information about their educational records to specific individuals, businesses or organizations. Records pertaining to enrollment information, class attendance, student billing, account holds, financial aid or athletic or residence hall experiences, as examples, can be designated to others and revoked at the student’s discretion. Forms for Permission to Release Non-Directory Information can be obtained in any campus Welcome Center, at the college website or found on the Students section of CampusWeb.
Extenuating circumstances may be considered when a student uses the Withdrawal Appeals process. A student asking for an exception to a withdrawal deadline or to tuition/fee charges assessed to them may submit a written appeal request. The request should include the student’s name and current mailing address, the situation the student is hoping to have evaluated (i.e. change of grade or refund of charges), the reason the situation developed (including supporting documentation, if available) and the student’s signature. The Appeals Panel convenes monthly and requests received by the 10th of each month are evaluated that same month. Mail Appeal requests to: Withdrawal Appeals Panel, Mid-Plains Community College, 601 West State Farm Road, North Platte, NE 69101.