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Click below for answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.

Consumer information includes information that you, the consumer, may want to know about Marion Technical College. This can be very helpful when deciding on a program of study, or choosing an educational institution. Always research your educational options to make sure you are getting the type and level of education you desire.
Find out if you qualify for financial aid by contacting our Financial Aid office. Marion Technical College is eligible to provide financial aid through:
  • Pell Grants
  • VA Benefits
  • State Scholarships
  • Private Scholarships
You can read about our admissions procedures and application process by clicking here. You can also visit our Student Services department located on our main campus for all the details on how to enroll at Marion Technical College. Have questions? Call (352) 671-7200 to speak with an Student Services counselor today.
Start by visiting www.fafsa.ed.gov and create your account today.
To complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you will need:
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  • Your most recent federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)
  • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
  • An FSA ID to sign electronically.

If you are a dependent student, then you will also need most of the above information for your parent(s).
The FAFSA school code for MTC is: 031039.
Marion Technical College does not take part in the Title IV Federal Loan Program.

 


 

Click HERE to view the latest Marion Technical College Financial Report.
Click HERE to view the latest Marion Technical College Completion, Placement, and Licensure Report.

 

Click HERE to view the downloadable PDF of our latest Campus Safety and Security Report.
Safety of students, employees and visitors is a priority at Marion Technical College. MTC is embracing legislation that promotes increased awareness, training and reporting of violence in our community. Marion Technical College prohibits sexual violence, sexual harassment, retaliation and other prohibited behaviors as defined in Section 1000.05 and 1012.86 of Florida Statues. All reported campus crimes are recorded in a Daily Crime Log and an Annual Security Report. Daily Crime Logs are updated with 2 days, and Annual Security Reports are available in our Public Safety Department and through the available Consumer Information.

To learn about the Campus SaVE Act (Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013) visit: www.thecampussaveact.com.

For more information about the Clery Act visit: https://clerycenter.org/.

Marion Technical College employees a variety of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence awareness and prevention programs.

On Campus
    1. Information available throughout campus with local and national resources for our students.
    2. Wellness Courses taught to our students on a variety of subjects including Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and HIV Prevention.
On Our Website

 

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

Students can apply for financial assistance by completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. The school financial aid office will assist in any questions and concerns you have in completing this application. Computers are available at Marion Technical College so that students may complete the online application at the school.

Obtaining a Federal Student Aid ID The Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID allows students to access the federal student aid’s online systems and serves as your legal signature. For assistance with your FSA ID, you may contact 1-800-557-7394 or click here.

Financial Aid Eligibility Financial aid eligibility is determined by the federal government after the student has applied for aid. Eligibility requirements for federal student aid can be found on the U.S Department of Education website. Eligibility requirements to apply for the State of Florida Grants and Scholarship Programs can be found on the website of the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

The following general eligibility requirements apply to all students who receive financial aid. If a financial aid program has additional requirements, it will be stated under each program. All financial aid students must:
    • Demonstrate financial need under the federal government guidelines.
    • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
    • Have a valid Social Security number.
    • Be enrolled as a regular postsecondary student working towards a certificate in an eligible Career Technical Education program of a minimum of 600 clock hours/15 weeks.
    • Sign the certifying statements on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) stating that the student will use federal student aid only for educational purposes.
    • Not be in default on a federal student loan unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.
    • Not owe a refund on a grant under any state or federal grant or scholarship program.
    • Be registered with Selective Service, if the student is a male between the ages of 18 and 25.
    • Not have earned a bachelor's degree or higher in the United States or its equivalency from a foreign country.
    • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards.
    • Not be convicted of a drug related felony or misdemeanor while receiving federal student aid.
    • Have obtained a high school diploma, General Education Development (GED) Certificate, or completed a high school education in a homeschool setting approved under state law. Transcripts are required. High Schools must be accredited and approved by the Marion County School Board.


Student Aid Reports (SAR/ISIR)
(In student files in Financial Aid)
    • The information you reported on the FAFSA is reflected on the Institutional Student Information Record (SAR/ISIR). You will receive the report in your email if you submitted an email address when you applied.
    • The school will also receive a copy of the report in their federal data base within 3 days of your submission.
    • The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) reported on the SAR/ISIR is used to determine your eligibility for Federal Pell and Florida Student Assistance Grants (FSAG).
    • Contact the Financial Aid office by phone or in person to confirm any data on the student aid report that may need correction.
Federal, State, Local, Private, and Institutional student financial assistance programs are available to students. The institution uses a valid student aid report from the FAFSA to determine need for all grant aid funding.

Grants
    • Federal Pell Grants may be disbursed to students who establish eligibility and have a valid ISIR in Pell eligible programs of 600 hours or more. Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. You are not eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant if you are incarcerated in a federal or state penal institution or are subject to an involuntary civil commitment upon completion of a period of incarceration for a forcible or non-forcible sexual offense.
    • Florida Student Assistance Grants – Florida State grant through OSFA. The FSAG-CE Program is a need-based grant program available to Florida residents enrolled in certificate programs of 450 or more clock hours at participating Florida colleges (public community colleges) or career centers operated by district school boards.
    • The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) - may provide additional grant money to a student if financial need is demonstrated. This grant depends not only on financial need but on other aid sources and the availability of funds allocated to the school.


Scholarships
    • Florida Bright Futures Scholarships – Florida state scholarship earned in high school with criteria established by the state.
    • Marion Technical College Financial Aid – offered to limited number of eligible students entering qualifying programs along with the successful completion of the FAFSA.
    • Marion County High School Student MTC Financial Aid – Designed to provide financial assistance to a qualified Marion County High School student who enrolls into a Marion Technical College certificate program.
    • Marion Technical College GED Financial Aid – offered to potential eligible applicants identified by the MTC GED Department.


Non-Need Based Funding Sources
    • Florida Pre-Paid Funds – Florida Pre-Paid accounts are billed for student tuition and other allowable expenses.
    • Vocational Rehabilitation – a federal-state program that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities.
    • Career Source – nonprofit organization that provides assistance to eligible applicants.
    • Veteran’s Education Benefits – All GI Bill chapters are accepted including dependent transfer of benefits.
    • Central Florida Community Action Agency – a private, nonprofit, community-based organization that assists low-income individuals and families.


Loans Not Available
    • No loans are processed at Marion Technical College.
    • Marion Technical College reports enrollment to the National Loan Data System
The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is a number that determines students’ eligibility for federal student aid. The EFC formula uses many variables, including income, assets, the number of persons in the household, and the number of those attending college for the award year. All data used to calculate a student’s EFC comes from the information the student provides on the FAFSA. A student may submit a FAFSA:
    • by using FAFSA on the Web,
    • by filing an application electronically through a school, or
    • by mailing a FAFSA to the Central Processing System (CPS).

We encourage applicants to complete the FAFSA electronically, because there are edits that reduce applicant errors and customize the questions presented based on answers to prior questions. The electronic version also contains additional instructions and help features and allows the Department to send results to the students and schools more quickly.

To view the Federal Student Aid IFAP Handbook click here: https://ifap.ed.gov/fsahandbook/1718FSAHandbookAVG.html
Verification is the process established by the U.S. Department of Education to check the accuracy of the information submitted on the FAFSA. Verification may occur any time during the application or awarding process. In most cases, applicants are selected by the U.S. Department of Education; however, the college may also select a student. If selected, you will be notified by the federal processor and/or MTC. If you selected to use your IRS tax information during the FAFSA application process, you may reduce the documents that are required during verification. You may be asked to provide the following additional documents:

Dependent Student
    • 2017-2018 Verification Worksheet, if not exempt
    • Parent's 2016 Tax Return Transcript, if the IRS Data Retrieval Tool was not used
    • Student's 2016 Tax Return Transcript, if the IRS Data Retrieval Tool was not used
    • Any other documents necessary to verify data

Independent Student
    • 2017-2018 Verification Worksheet, if not exempt
    • Student's 2015 Tax Return Transcript, if the IRS Data Retrieval Tool was not used
    • Any other documents necessary to verify data

This review may lengthen the processing time by four to eight weeks. No money will be awarded until the verification process has been completed. Each student must complete the verification process before the end of his or her academic year; files are inactivated in 90 days if no response is received. If the student refuses to provide the required verification documents, the case may be referred to the Office of Inspector General for resolution.
The Marion Technical College Satisfactory Academic Progress policy (SAP) is used to ensure that students are moving toward successfully completing the program of study for which they are receiving Title IV aid in a timely manner. The SAP policy is comprised of qualitative and quantitative measurements that must both be met to comply as disclosed in regulation §668.34.

The qualitative measure relates to the grade average that a student must maintain. A student must maintain a “C” (70%) average or higher as designated by the individual program grading scale in which they are enrolled.

The quantitative measure applies to attendance and completing the program of study on pace within a maximum timeframe considering both scheduled hours and weeks. The student’s attendance and pace will be measured at the end of each disbursement payment period. The maximum time frame to complete a program will be within 110% of the designated program length. A student must attend and complete at least 90% of the program scheduled hours and weeks. Student absences within the 10% allowed timeframe per the Institutions attendance policy will not be required to be made up. The student’s cumulative clock hours over a calendar year will be evaluated.

For programs less than one academic year, SAP will be evaluated at the point when the student successfully completes the scheduled clock hours for a disbursement payment period. If any of the stated requirements fall below the minimum standards, the student will automatically be placed on a “warning status” until the end of the next disbursement payment period; however, will continue to receive Title IV aid. Failure to achieve satisfactory academic progress by the end of the warning payment period will result in termination of Title IV aid. At this point in time, the student will be classified as “self-pay” and no additional Title IV aid will be offered. A probation period is not allowed.

For programs greater than one academic year, SAP will be checked by the Financial Aid office to ensure that the student’s grades, attendance and progression in the program is satisfactory. If any of the stated requirements fall below the minimum standards, the student will automatically be placed on a “warning status” until the end of the next disbursement payment period; however, will continue to receive Title IV aid. Failure to achieve satisfactory academic progress by the end of the warning payment period will result in termination of Title IV aid. The student could remain in school as a self-pay student for the next payment period. Reinstatement of Title IV aid may occur after a successful SAP evaluation at the end of the self-pay payment period.

There is no appeal process to re-establish Title IV eligibility if a student that was terminated due to unsatisfactory academic progress wants to return to school at a later date. They would not be eligible for Title IV funding, and would return on a “self-pay” basis if re-admission to the program was granted.
Marion Technical College chooses to disburse all Pell grant financial aid funds to eligible students in two disbursements, per award year, by clock hour payment periods.

Pell Grant Credit Balances are delivered in a paper check to the student in the Student Fee Department at the school site.
    • Program hours are divided in two payment periods per award year
    • Examples of how payment periods are calculated:
      1. 600 hrs programs = 2 payment periods of 300 hrs each
      2. 900 hrs program = 2 payment periods of 450 hrs each
    • Students cannot receive payment for their second payment period until all hours in the first payment period have been attended.
    • Credit balance disbursements are made to eligible students before 60% of the payment period. (Federal Register)
    • No disbursements will be made until students have submitted all verification documents and have received financial aid clearance.
Under the Higher Education Reconciliation Act, a student who voluntarily or involuntarily withdraws or otherwise ceases to attend the college will lose student financial aid eligibility and will not be paid further funds for the enrollment period, but may be eligible to keep the funds received. The amount of Title IV grant assistance earned by the student must be determined by performing a Return of Title IV calculation. If the amount disbursed to the student is greater than the amount earned, unearned funds must be returned in accordance with federal HERA guidelines.

The student is responsible for any tuition, fees, books or equipment that is not covered by Title IV funds:
    • If the student receives less federal student aid than the amount earned, the student is eligible for a post-withdrawal disbursement.
    • If a recipient of Title IV grant withdraws after beginning attendance, the amount of Title IV grant assistance earned by the student must be determined. If the amount disbursed to the student is greater than the amount the student earned, unearned funds must be returned.
    • If the student receives less Federal Student Aid than the amount earned, Marion Technical College (MTC) offers a disbursement of the earned aid that was not received. This is called a Post-withdrawal disbursement.
Withdrawal Date See “Withdrawal Procedures” for an explanation of withdrawal procedures at MTC. The withdrawal date established by MTC is the date used by the Financial Aid Office to determine the point in time that the student is considered to have withdrawn so the percentage of the payment period completed by the student can be determined. The percentage of Title IV aid earned is equal to the percentage of the payment period completed.

Process for Calculation of Amount of Title IV Aid Earned by Student The amount of Title IV aid earned by the student is determined by multiplying the percentage of Title IV aid earned by the total of Title IV program aid disbursed plus the Title IV aid that could have been disbursed to the student or on the student’s behalf.
    • If the day the student withdrew occurs on or before the student completed 60% of the payment period, the percentage earned is equal to the percentage of the payment period that was completed.
    • If the day the student withdrew occurs after the student has completed more than 60% of the payment period, the percentage earned is 100%.
Post-Withdrawal Disbursement If the student receives less Federal Student Aid than the amount earned, MTC offers a disbursement of the earned aid that was not received. This is called a post-withdrawal disbursement. Without obtaining a student’s permission, Title IV grant funds from a post-withdrawal disbursement are credited to a student’s account to pay for tuition and fees for the term for which the student is eligible for a post-withdrawal disbursement or are disbursed directly to the student. MTC must obtain a student’s authorization to credit a student’s account with Title IV grant funds for charges other than current charges and must notify the student no later than 30 calendar days after the date that MTC determines the student withdrew. MTC notifies students by letter that they are eligible for a post-withdrawal disbursement and that the student has a deadline of 14 days to respond to the request for authorization. In the notification, MTC states it is not required to make the post-withdrawal disbursement if the student does not respond by the deadline.
The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education’s central database for student financial aid records. Federal loans disbursed to students or parents will be submitted to NSLDS and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system. Student and parent borrowers can track and manage their federal student loans and grants online at www.nslds.ed.gov. The secured site displays information on loans and grants, including amounts, outstanding balances and status. Student and parent borrowers can also find contact information for their loan servicer.
The cost of attendance (COA) budget is based on full-time enrollment and includes an estimate of tuition costs, room and board, books and supplies, transportation and other personal or miscellaneous expenses. Full-time enrollment for the academic year consists of 900 clock hours and 30 weeks. All awards for less than a full academic year are prorated. This is a sample of a 900 clock hour/30 week student budget based on full-time enrollment.

 


 

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Students transferring to Marion Technical College from another institution must file their application and supporting academic documentation to the Student Services Office when submitting their application. Students must be in good standing at the transferring institution. Transcripts are reviewed for transfer credit and placement prior to enrollment.

As a postsecondary intuition, Marion Technical College is part of Florida’s statewide course numbering system. The major purpose of this system is to facilitate the transfer of certificate program course credits among participating institutions. (This system pertains only to Career and Technical Education certificate programs.)

All transfers are considered on an individual basis provided space is available and admission requirements are met. The appropriate Department of Education Statewide Course Numbering System discipline committee has reviewed and assigned a "transfer value" to the curriculum content for certificate programs. Student placement will be the result of mutual planning by the student, instructor, counselor and administration. Some licensure programs may have additional transfer requirements to ensure that licensure and certification standards are met. These requirements are set forth in program information and application packets and on the school website.

A VA benefited student is required to transfer previous training credits from an accredited inst tution to Marion Technical College. Credit for previous training will be evaluated by the instructor and granted, if appropriate. Upon acceptance of the transfer credits, the training time may be reduced. The Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) and the student will be notified if previous credit is granted. The evaluation will be performed within the first 90 days of enrollment.
Statewide articulations between technical centers and community and state colleges articulating credits for selected programs were established in 2006. These statewide articulation agreements allow students to earn up to the maximum number of articulated credits/clock hours based upon similar curriculum as determined by the accepting institution. Articulations are in place with several institutions of higher learning. Contact a career advisor or instructor for more information about these articulations.
Some programs have Career Pathways articulations with Marion County high schools and/or articulations with other postsecondary institutions of higher learning. Articulations allow students to receive credit for courses that do not have exact matches at the articulating school, but which the accepting institution has agreed to accept as credit. All articulations have formal agreements with the articulating institution, which are on file in the Marion Technical College Student Services Office.

Career Pathways articulations allow students who completed a career and technical course of study at a Marion County Schools’ high school to articulate courses in selected programs.
Marion Technical College has a fair and equitable refund policy for the refund of tuition, fees, and other charges that is uniformly administered and is published in the MTC catalog. This policy complies with the guidelines published by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and Federal Title IV regulations.

Tuition refunds for MTC students leaving prior to program completion are based on the following refund policy:

    1. In the event of class cancellation, all tuition and fees will be refunded within 45 days of the scheduled class start date.
    2. If a student formally withdraws before the first scheduled day of instruction, all tuition and fees excluding the $15.00 application fee and any fees paid for items already received by the student, will be refunded.
    3. For MTC Fee Based courses: No refund will be given after the first class meeting.
    4. For Adult Education courses, no refund will be given after the 5th class meeting after initial enrollment for the term.
    5. For Continuing Workforce (CWE) classes: If a student withdraws before completing two (2) days of a scheduled CWE class, a refund will be given within 45 days with or without a written request from the student. No refunds are made after the second class meeting or for fees of $10.00 or less.
    6. For CCP programs: If a student withdraws before completing five (5) days of the first scheduled course in that payment/enrollment term, a refund will be given within 45 days with a request from the student.
      a. A processing fee of $50.00 will be retained on all CCP refunds.
      b. No refunds are made after the 5th class meeting.
      c. Student is responsible for any unpaid federal, state, or other financial assistance.
    7. Students who have not visited the school facility prior to enrollment will have the opportunity to withdraw without penalty following, either attendance at a regularly scheduled orientation or following a tour of the facilities and inspection of the equipment. The $20.00 application fee is non-refundable.
    8. No refunds will be given for administratively withdrawn students after the 5th scheduled class meeting.
    9. Online Refund Policy: All cancellations of class enrollment must occur prior to five (5) business days before the start of the scheduled class to receive a full refund. Individuals cancelling enrollment within the (5) day period preceding the start of a scheduled class will be assessed a $50.00 processing fee. The remainder of the class fee will be refunded to the individual via the same credit card used to pay for the class.
    10. A student who is called or enlists in active military service shall not incur academic or financial penalties by performing military service on behalf of our country.
    11. For students receiving Title IV financial aid, federal regulations also apply.
    12. Fees for all classes in a respective term(s) are due (a) at the time of registration and/or (b) on the date(s) set by a Tuition Installment Plan (TIP).
    13. Fees for uniforms, drug screening, background checks, and tools, kits, or equipment and other miscellaneous fees are non-refundable.
A student’s withdrawal from a course or program may be due to other reasons than those stated in the Unacceptable Actions section of this catalog. A student may voluntarily withdraw from a course or program. In this scenario, to ensure the integrity of a student’s academic records (transcripts), students must officially withdraw from courses or programs. The responsibility for initiating withdrawal rests solely with the student. The student should inform the program manager immediately of his/her decision to withdraw so appropriate paperwork can be filed and the date of withdrawal established.

A student may be automatically withdrawn due to violations of the attendance policy. In career and technical programs, a student must maintain a minimum of 90% attendance. Students violating this policy may be administratively withdrawn.

In Adult General Education programs, the withdrawal policy states that a student is automatically withdrawn from a program after five (5) consecutive absences with the official date of withdrawal being the first absence in the sequence.

Lastly, a student may be withdrawn due to excessive absences or poor academic performance. In this case, the student will be counseled concerning the situation before dismissal will take place, unless the negative performance occurs too late in the course or term for counseling to take place. Upon withdrawal, the student will be notified in writing of the reason for dismissal; and the withdrawal date will be stated in the letter. Financial Aid recipients who withdraw should also consult with the Financial Aid Office to discuss the status of their aid eligibility. Federal policy dictates that the Financial Aid Office is required to recalculate federal financial aid eligibility for students who withdraw prior to completing 60% of the payment period. This review is to determine the amount of unearned funds that must be returned to the federal government under Title IV guidelines. If it is determined that a return to Title IV is necessary, the Financial Aid Office will process the corresponding paperwork and inform the student if any debt exists.
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All students and staff must abide by federal copyright laws. Pertinent information will be covered during New Student and Staff Orientations, and a flyer will be provided. The Library of Congress provides a video, Taking the Mystery out of Copyright, explaining copyright laws that can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/copyrightmystery/

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Students are expected to behave in an acceptable manner and reflect the goals and purposes of Marion Technical College. Students need to read and follow the Code of Conduct and other policies outlined in the Student Catalog and other documents distributed to them.

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is defined as giving or taking of information or materials with the purpose of wrongfully aiding oneself or another person in academic work that is to be considered in determining a grade (class work, homework, major or minor tests, etc.).
Marion Technical College is Accredited by:
The Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE)
7840 Roswell Road • Building 300, Suite #325
Atlanta, Georgia 30350 • (770) 396-3898

Marion Technical College offers training leading to licensure by the following agencies: 
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More information regarding Marion Technical College may be found on the College Navigator website: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator
You can contact Student Services by phone at: 352.671.4134

You can visit the Student Services office in Room 45 of the Marion Technical College main Ocala campus located at: 1014 S.W. 7TH RD, Ocala, FL, 34475.

Student Services is open:
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. | Friday: 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

 


 

You have the right to know the following information:
    1. Information on all financial assistance available, which includes all federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs.
    2. Disclosure of deadlines for applications of each financial aid program and for any supporting documentation.
    3. Specific information regarding fees, tuition and the refund policy for those who drop out of school (withdraw).
    4. An explanation of how students are selected for receipt of financial aid and how financial need is determined. This process includes a consideration of costs of tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, personal and assets, parental contribution, other financial aid (such as scholarships) and so on.
    5. Knowledge of what resources are considered in the calculation of student need.
    6. Knowledge of how a financial aid package is determined.
    7. An Explanation of various programs awarded in the student’s financial aid package.
    8. Knowledge of how MTC determines whether students are making “satisfactory academic progress” and the consequences of not meeting this requirement.
    9. A student has the right to challenge or appeal the student’s financial aid award or any other decision of the Financial Aid Office pertaining to the student, which does not fall under the jurisdiction of federal or state regulations.
    The right includes: answers to questions, explanations of policies and decisions and to request reconsideration.
    10. The names of organizations which accredit and authorize the school to operate.
    11. Accreditation: Council of Occupational Education
    12. Authorizations: Authorized by Florida Department of Education to provide Post-Secondary Adult Vocational programs to students. (Letter of Public Status on file in Financial Aid)
    13. The school’s job placement rates of students who are working in jobs relevant to their program of study. 14. About the programs, faculty, and the physical facilities at the school.
If you are applying for Title IV Aid, it is your responsibility to:
    1. Review and consider all information about Marion Technical College
    2. Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) accurately and submit it on time. Errors can delay, and in some cases prevent you from receiving aid. Intentional misreporting of information on application forms for Federal Financial Aid is a violation of the law and is considered a criminal offense subject to penalties under the U.S. Criminal Code, and subjects the additionally, regulations require that all cases of suspect fraud emanating from misrepresentation, be reported to the Office of the Inspector General.
    3. Submit a valid Student Aid Report (SAR) to your school by September 30, 2017, or your last day of attendance in the current award year, whichever comes first.
    4. Know all the deadlines for applying and renewing aid and meet them.
    5. Provide all supporting documentation, corrections, and/or new information upon the request of the financial aid office.
    6. Notify your school of any information that has changed since you applied.
    7. Read and understand all forms you are asked to sign (including FAFSA, Statement of Educational Purpose, Authorization for the school to use your Pell for expenses, etc.).
Marion Technical College regularly reports this information to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Follow these steps to access this information:
    • Go to the IPEDS College Navigator at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
    • In the “Name of School” box type Marion Technical Center
    • Click on the college link that appears.
    • For gender and race/ethnicity data, click on the Enrollments link to expand the selection.
    • For information about Pell Grant recipients, expand the Financial Aid link.
In order to receive disability accommodations, students must self-disclose the disability to the School Counselor and provide documentation that clearly shows evidence of a disability. The School Counselor will schedule a meeting with the student and instructor to discuss the documented disability and applicable accommodations. The Student Services Manager supervises students with disabilities’ accommodations and is the second point of contact.
Marion Technical College, in compliance with the State of Florida Student Financial Assistance Program adheres to State Statute 6A-20.0371 Right to Appeal Eligibility Determination.
(1) This rule applies to all state student financial assistance programs administered by the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA), Florida Department of Education (the department).
(2) Actions prior to appeal. An applicant who believes that OSFA has made an error in determining the applicant’s eligibility to receive a state student financial aid award, or has failed, in error, to transfer an award from one eligible institution to another when the applicant has met the deadline for requesting transfer of an award, should first seek to resolve the matter by contacting the program section of the OSFA and providing documentation necessary to resolve the issue.
(3) Circumstances for appeal. If the applicant believes that either of the situations identified in subsection
(2) of this rule was not resolved with the program section of the OSFA, the applicant may file a formal written appeal for review by the Director, OSFA, using the following procedure:
(a) Submit a written appeal to the Director, Office of Student Financial Assistance, Florida Department of Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400. The written appeal must fully describe the nature of the error the applicant believes has been made and must contain documentation which supports the applicant’s claim of eligibility to receive a state student financial aid award or to have the award transferred to another eligible institution. A copy of the notice of the applicant’s ineligibility shall be attached to the written appeal.
(b) The written appeal shall be postmarked within thirty (30) days of the issue date of the notice of the award denial or notice that the award was not transferred. An applicant who fails to file a timely appeal waives the right of appeal.
(c) The Director of OSFA will respond to the applicant in writing within thirty (30) days of receiving the appeal.
(d) An applicant who wishes to appeal the decision of the Director of OSFA may request further review by an appeals committee in accordance with subsection (4) of this rule.
(4) Appeals committee. If an applicant continues to believe an error has been made after receiving the Director’s response to an appeal submitted in accordance with subsection (3) of this rule, the applicant may request further review by an appeals committee. The request for committee review must be submitted to the Director of the OSFA in writing within twenty (20) days of the date of the Director’s response to the applicant’s formal written appeal. A final decision will be issued by the appeals committee within thirty (30) days of receiving the applicant’s request for an appeals committee review. The applicant will be provided a written copy of the appeals committee’s decision in the form of a final order. The decision issued by the appeals committee is final agency action.
Marion Technical College maintain student records and privacy in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act sets forth requirements regarding the privacy of student records. FERPA protects students' rights to inspect and review their education records, to request to amend their educational records, and to limit disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in education records. Student education records are defined as records, files, documents and other materials that contain information directly related to a student and are maintained by the institution or by a party acting for the institution. Education records are NOT: sole possession records, law enforcement unit records, employment records, medical records, or post-attendance records.

The college may disclose information without student consent to the following:
    • To college faculty, staff and administrators with a legitimate educational interest in the information.
    • In response to a request for directory information.
    • To Federal, State and local education authorities involving an audit, evaluation or compliance with education programs.
    • Agents acting on behalf of the college (i.e. National Student Clearinghouse).
    • In connection with processing financial aid.
    • Accrediting organizations.
    • To comply with a judicial order or subpoena.
    • In connection with a health or safety emergency if the information will assist in resolving the emergency.
All currently enrolled and former MTC students, regardless of age, are protected under FERPA.
Visit: http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html for complete Federal Government information on FERPA.
Copyright Information
All students and staff must abide by federal copyright laws. Pertinent information will be covered during New Student and Staff Orientations, and a flyer will be provided. The Library of Congress provides a video, Taking the Mystery out of Copyright, explaining copyright laws that can be viewed by clicking on the link below. http://www.loc.gov/teachers/copyrightmystery/

Cheating/Plagiarism
Students are expected to behave in an acceptable manner and reflect the goals and purposes of Marion Technical College. Students need to read and follow the Code of Conduct and other policies outlined in the Student Catalog and other documents distributed to them.

Cheating is defined as giving or taking of information or materials with the purpose of wrongfully aiding oneself or another person in academic work that is to be considered in determining a grade (class work, homework, major or minor tests, etc.).

Plagiarism involves copying/passing off answers, ideas, or words of another as one’s own. It is considered literary theft, literary theft, is appropriating the literary composition of another person, including parts, passages, or language of that writing and passing off that material as one’s own. Plagiarism is the failure to give proper credit or citation to one’s sources of information. It includes the failure to use conventional methods of documentation for material quotes or paraphrased. Additionally, plagiarism includes allowing someone else to compose or rewrite an assignment for a student.

Violations of copyright, cheating and/or plagiarism are serious offenses that will result in disciplinary action which may include receiving a zero for the test, assignment, etc., suspension from school, and/or withdrawal from school.
Possession of, sale, and/or being under the influence of alcohol or narcotic drugs, including marijuana, at school and/or school activities, is a violation of Marion County School Board Policy. Students found violating this policy are subject to withdrawal and referral to the appropriate law enforcement agency.

Random drug screen tests may be done (at the student’s expense) in Practical Nursing and Allied Health programs and must remain negative for the student to continue in the program. Clinical agencies impose routine/random drug toxicology screening requirements as a condition of a student’s participation in the clinical experiences in their facilities. These tests may or may not be at the student’s expenses.
September 17 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (Constitution Day). This day commemorates the September 17, 1787 signing of the United States Constitution. This year will be the 230th Anniversary of the Constitution.

As an institution that disburses Tile IV Federal aid, MTC participates in an educational program school wide and provides resources to instructors to use in the classroom. MTC encourages members of the staff and student populations to reflect on the importance of active citizenship, recognize the enduring strength of our Constitution, and reaffirm our commitment to the rights and obligations of citizenship in this great Nation.
Adult students in technical classes are provided the website and time on a school computer to fill out the online voter registration form:
https://registertovote.org/forms/register/registration/florida.html

Information and this link are continuously available on the MTC website. A flyer with appropriate information is available in the financial aid office.

 


 

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In accordance with the Higher Education Act of 2008 (HEOA), Marion Technical College (MTC) must post a net price calculator that uses institutional data to provide estimated net price information to prospective students and their families based on a student's individual circumstances. Please note that these estimates apply to first-time full-time students only. These estimates do not represent a final determination, actual award of financial assistance or a final net price; they are estimates only based on the cost of attendance and financial aid provided to similar students in the 2015-2016 school year. Cost of attendance and financial aid availability change from year to year. These estimates shall not be binding on the Secretary of Education, MTC, or the state of Florida.

Not all students receive financial aid. In the 2015-2016 school year approx. 80% of our full-time students enrolling for the first time received grant/scholarship aid. Students must complete the FAFSA using www.fafsa.gov to determine their eligibility for federal aid. MTC does not participate in any type of loan programs.

Please click here to use the NetPrice Calculator.