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Former Muskegon Community College students, who have financial holds up to $1,200 with MCC and who have not been enrolled at MCC for three academic years, are being encouraged to re-enroll under an initiative called the MCC Debt Forgiveness Program.

Qualified students may be eligible to have their debt forgiven, said MCC Provost and Executive Vice President John Selmon. In addition to the above requirements, students must also possess and maintain a 2.0 GPA and commit to ongoing support services designed to help them achieve their academic goals.

“We have adults in our region with some college coursework but no degree, and we have others who have not attended college at all,” explained MCC President Dale K. Nesbary. “We are addressing the former group by reaching out to those adults who need to complete their degree or certificate at MCC in order to get into or to remain in the workforce.”

“The main goal of this debt forgiveness initiative is to get former MCC students, who have left because of a debt owed to the college, to return so that they can graduate with a credential,” added MCC Provost/Executive Vice President John Selmon.

Eligible students for the MCC Debt Forgiveness Program, once approved, must sign a contract for reenrollment and maintain a 2.0 GPA. Students must have a completed FAFSA on file and a means to pay current charges. They will be required to participate in a program geared to provide a wide arrange of support services. Students who agree to this contract and fulfill it will have their past due balance reduced incrementally over three semesters.

To apply for the MCC Debt Forgiveness Program, one must complete and submit the online application form available at www.muskegoncc.edu/debtforgiveness. The application submission does not guarantee acceptance into the MCC Debt Forgiveness Program. The MCC Care Team will review the request and contact the applicant.