Tuition Rates and Payment Plan

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Tuition Rates, Payment Plans, and Refund Policy

BUSINESS OFFICE HOURS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Monday - Friday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Email - macbusofc@MineralArea.edu

Phone - (573) 518-2115

 

See Important Dates Below

Paperless Billing

We send out email reminders around the 25th of the month letting you know your statement is available to view.  Just log in to MyMAC, go to the My Account Info tab, then scroll down to Term Billing Statements.  Once there, select the specific year and term you wish to view.

What Tuition Rate Do You Pay?

To receive the in-district rate, you or your parent (if you are a dependent) will be required to document residency within the college's taxing district. The burden of proof of eligibility for in-district tuition rests solely with the student. Presence within the taxing district for a minimum of the immediate past 12 consecutive months and proof of intent to make the taxing district a permanent home are the first criteria. Additional information for proving in-district residence is available in the Business Office in the Arts & Sciences Building.

In February 2021, the Mineral Area College Board of Trustees approved the following fee adjustment beginning with the Fall 2021 term:

Tuition Rates and Fees (Effective Fall 2021) 

Per credit hour rates Base Tuition Tier 1 Tuition * Tier 2 Tuition^
In-district $116 $141 $171
Out-of-district $161 $186 $216
Out-of-state $213 $238 $268
International $225 $250 $280

 

*Tier 1 rate applies to Computer Science (CSC), Electrical/Electronics Technology (EEE), Health Related Technology (HLT), Manufacturing (MFG), Paramedic Technology (PAR), Technology (TEC), Automotive Collision Technology (ACT), Air Heating and Refrigeration (AHR), Automotive Technology (AUT), Construction/Building Technology (CBT), Electrical Technology (ETT), Graphic Arts & Printing Technology (GRA), Radio & Television Broadcasting Technology (RTV), Welding Technology (WLD).
^Tier 2 rate applies to Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) and Practical Nursing (PN) programs. 

Campus Safety and Security Fee
A $25 fee is charged once each semester.

Technology Information and Security Fee
A $4 fee is charged per credit hour and is based on the number of hours enrolled each semester.

 

Financial Obligation - A financial obligation is incurred at the time of enrollment. Whenever you enroll for classes at Mineral Area College by either completing a paper enrollment form or enrolling via the web, it is at that point that a financial obligation has incurred. The Business Office works closely with the Financial Aid Office. If your Financial Aid file has been completed and you are eligible for financial aid, that information is accessible to the Business Office.

Payments - Payments may be made in person at the Cashier window of the Business Office during normal business hours. Payments may also be placed in the drop box located on the Business Office door. Mineral Area College accepts cash, check, money orders, as well as VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS and DISCOVER debit or credit cards.

Payments may also be made by using a credit card via the telephone or by mailing your check to the address below. Your canceled check is your receipt. Checks must be for the exact total and must be received by the Business Office by the published deadlines.

***NOTE*** Please include your student ID number on your check!

Mineral Area College
Attn: Business Office
P O Box 1000
Park Hills, MO 63601

Statements - Mineral Area College will send email reminders to your MAC email around the 25th of each month alerting you to view your statement online.

Payment Plans - Payment plans are available for the spring and fall semesters only.  They are not available for summer semester.  If enrolling in a payment plan, there is a one-time, non-refundable payment plan enrollment fee of $25.00.  Payments are due the first day of the month; if payment plans are late or are short the payment plan amount, a $15.00 late fee will be assessed along with the service charge of less than 1%.

Dates of Importance - Fall 2021

Beginning Fall 2021, a down payment of $500 for full-time and $250 for part-time students will be required for tuition and fees. A 25% payment is no longer required.

  • July 15, 2021 - A down payment (see amount above) is due. Students who do not meet this deadline will be dropped from their classes. The student would then need to re-enroll and would be expected to pay the down payment of all tuition & fees on the date of re-enrollment. (If your financial aid is complete and on file, you would not be expected to pay the down payment of all tuition & fees on 7/15/21.)
  • August 26, 2021 - Payment in full not to incur potential payment plan enrollment fees, late fees, and service charges. (see below)
  • December 18, 2021 - Last date to pay MAC before sending account balances to a collection agency and accounts will be subject to MO State Tax Interception. All unpaid balances will incur a $25.00 cost of collection fee and will be sent to a collection agency and are subject to MO State Tax Interception. Once accounts have been sent to our collection agency, payments must be made to the collection agency, not MAC.

PAYMENT PLANS - Fall 2021

All tuition, fees, etc., must be received in full by August 26 not to incur a non-refundable $25 payment plan enrollment fee. Once placed on a 2-month payment plan, payment plan payment(s) will be due September 15 and October 15. Payments received after the payment due date(s) will incur a monthly late fee of $15.00. Service charges of .75% (less than 1%) will also apply each month on the unpaid balance.

If you are on a payment plan, please check your payment plan report online right before making a payment to ensure you are making a full payment plan payment. The payment plan amount changes each month based on possible late fees and service charges that have been added to your account. 

UNPAID BALANCES

Unpaid balances may be sent to a collection agency and are subject to the State of MO Debt Offset Interception program. Students who have unpaid balances owed to Mineral Area College will not be allowed to do any of the following until the hold is removed: 

  • enroll in courses in subsequent semesters
  • obtain a transcript, receive a diploma or certificate
  • access certain areas of MyMAC

Dates of Importance - Spring 2022

Beginning Fall 2021, a down payment of $500 for full-time and $250 for part-time students will be required for tuition and fees. A 25% payment is no longer required.

  • December 15, 2021 - A down payment (see amount above) is due. Students who do not meet this deadline will be dropped from their classes. The student would then need to re-enroll and would be expected to pay the down payment of all tuition & fees on the date of re-enrollment. (If your financial aid is complete and on file, you would not be expected to pay the down payment of all tuition & fees on 12/15/21.)
  • January 15, 2022 - Payment in full not to incur potential payment plan enrollment fees, late fees, and service charges. (see below)

  • May 15, 2022 - Last date to pay MAC before sending account balances to a collection agency and accounts will be subject to MO State Tax Interception. All unpaid balances will incur a $25.00 cost of collection fee and will be sent to a collection agency and are subject to MO State Tax Interception. Once accounts have been sent to our collection agency, payments must be made to the collection agency, not MAC.

PAYMENT PLANS - Spring 2022

All tuition, fees, etc., must be received in full by January 15 not to incur a non-refundable $25 payment plan enrollment fee. Once placed on a 2-month payment plan, payment plan payment(s) will be due February 15 and March 15. Payments received after the payment due date(s) will incur a monthly late fee of $15.00. Service charges of .75% (less than 1%) will also apply each month on the unpaid balance.

If you are on a payment plan, please check your payment plan report online right before making a payment to ensure you are making a full payment plan payment. The payment plan amount changes each month based on possible late fees and service charges that have been added to your account. 

UNPAID BALANCES

Unpaid balances may be sent to a collection agency and are subject to the State of MO Debt Offset Interception program. Students who have unpaid balances owed to Mineral Area College will not be allowed to do any of the following until the hold is removed: 

  • enroll in courses in subsequent semesters
  • obtain a transcript, receive a diploma or certificate
  • access certain areas of MyMAC

Refund Policy

Refunds for dropped courses or withdrawal from the College are based on the percentage of the term completed.  Refunds vary depending on the length of the term for which a student is enrolled.  A regular term is 16 weeks, however, some courses are offered in terms that are less than 16 weeks.  The student billing system will automatically calculate the refund due based on the time of day a drop is processed.

Beginning with the Fall 2018 term, the refund for dropped courses or total withdrawal policy will change to the following. Please make sure you understand the implications whenever dropping or withdrawing from a course(s).

  • Calendar Days  1-7 --- 100% Refund
  • Calendar Days  8-14 --- 50% Refund
  • Calendar Day 15 and after --- NO Refund

For more information on dropping a course, please contact the Business Office and the Financial Aid Office to make sure your financial aid will not be affected.

For 8-week courses, the refund policy for dropped courses is:
  • Calendar Days 1-4 ---100% Refund
  • Calendar Days 5-8 ---50% Refund
  • Calendar Day 9 and after ---NO Refund