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Mount Wachusett Community College is an accredited, public, two-year college serving 29 cities and towns in north-central Massachusetts. The college offers over 70 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as adult education/HiSET programs, education and training for business and industry, and noncredit community service programs. MWCC students enjoy many support services and resources including Mount Fitness, the Academic Support Center, the Brewer Center for Civic Learning & Community Engagement, and the 515-seat Theatre at the Mount. Campuses and satellite locations are located in Gardner, Leominster, Devens, and Fitchburg. Courses are offered days, evenings, and online.

View the current Institutional Profile here: 2019-2020 (PDF)

Archived Institutional Profiles

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Student Grants

Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) has been provided funding from the federal government in the form of HEERF student grant funds through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act ($1,277,374), and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation Act (CRRSAA) ($1,277,374).  These funds are to be used to provide emergency aid to students during the state of emergency for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations.  To provide these grants promptly and efficiently, the majority of the funds were distributed as block grants of a fixed amount to all eligible, certifying students.  The remaining funds are to be distributed through an individual application process.  The fixed amount awarded is $500 per student, per term.  The maximum amount any student may receive is $6,195.  Eligible students are notified of their potential grant, and then must complete an online form certifying their eligibility and need.  Once the student has completed the certification, the block grant is awarded and distributed.  Please see below details by term, all data is as of 06/30/2021.

Spring 2020:  Students must have been enrolled at the college on March 13, 2020, participating in face to face classes and eligible to apply for Title IV funding.  Dual enrollment and second chance Pell programs are considered ineligible.

Students eligible 2,367, students certified 1,555, total awarded $777,500

Fall 2020:  Students enrolled in (6) or more credits are eligible.  Students not eligible to apply for Title IV funding are now eligible for this funding.  Dual enrollment and 2nd chance Pell programs are considered ineligible.

Students eligible 2,377, students certified 1,381, total awarded $690,500

Spring 2021:  Students enrolled in more than (3) credits are eligible.  Students not eligible to apply for Title IV funding are now eligible for this funding.  Dual enrollment and 2nd chance Pell programs are considered ineligible.

Students eligible 2,172, students certified 1,299, total awarded $649,500

Non-Credit Grants:  As non-credit students became eligible for support, a program was put in place for these students.  Students enrolled Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 were eligible for the fixed amount of $500. The program is still underway.

Students eligible 371, students certified 166, total awarded $83,000, to date

Additional program for Healthcare Students:  Students whose program was disrupted by the lack of clinical sites were provided assistance with living expenses over the program delayed time period, an average of (4) months, for a fixed amount of $2,000.

Students eligible 148, students certified 145, total awarded $290,000

Emergency Grants:  Students can also apply for support, the amount of which is to be determined on a case by case basis through an individual application process to those students who are able to demonstrate additional need. Application for Emergency Assistance Grants.

Students applied 10, total awarded $15,252.75

HEERF Student Program: FY20 Q1 FY21 Q2 FY21 *Q2/Q3 FY21

*Funded by Institutional Pool

Q4 FY21 Total FY21

06/30/2021

Block Grant $749,000 (1,498 students) $18,000

(36 students)

$510,374

(1,021 students)

$191,626

(383 students)

$731,500

(1,463 students)

$2,200,500

(4,401 students)

Healthcare Program $290,000

(145 students)

$290,000

(145 students)

Emergency Application $3,806

(4 students)

$11,447

(6 students)

$15,253

(10 students)

Total $749,000 (1,498 students) $18,000

(36 students)

$510,374

(1,021 students)

$195,432

(387 students)

$1,032,947

(1,614 students)

$2,505,753

(4,556 students)

Detailed information on the HEERF programs can be found here.

HEERF Institutional Funding

In addition, MWCC also received funds to be used for costs related to the state of emergency disruption to campus operations.  CARES Act ($1,277,373) with Strengthening Institutions Program (SIPs) of ($125,765), and CRRSAA ($4,243,298) with SIPs of ($228,070). Please find below the Quarterly reporting on how these funds are being used for student support, campus safety, the transition to online learning, and lost revenue.

Debt Forgiveness Program:  Institutional funds were used to provide debt relief for students with an outstanding bill relating to Spring 2020 (March 13, 2020) through Spring 2021.

Students eligible 618, total past due balances cleared $501,651.88

CARES Act Reporting-Q1 FY21 (PDF)

CARES Act Reporting-Q2 FY21 (PDF)

CARES Act Reporting-Q3 FY21 (PDF)

CARES Act Reporting CRRSAA-Q3 FY21 (PDF)

CARES Act Reporting CRRSAA-Q4 FY21 (PDF)

Public Records Officer:

Peter H. Sennett, Vice President, Human Resources & Payroll
444 Green Street
Gardner, MA 01440
978-630-9160
psennett@mwcc.mass.edu

This page contains links to a number of commonly accessed public records as well as guidelines and instructions to assist in making a request for any public records that are not contained within this site to comply with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Help in Requesting Public Records Example of Public Records Request Letter

Massachusetts Payroll Information

Online Public Records

Audits

2020

2019

2018


Budgets and Grant Awards


Executive Council


Board of Trustees

Graduation Rate of Fall 2017 IPEDS Cohort: First-time Full-time Degree-seeking Students

 Gender Cohort
Female 27.4%
Male 24.2%
Total 25.9%
 Race/Ethnicity Cohort
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.0%
Asian 45.5%
Black, non-Hispanic 9.5%
Hispanic 24.3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Island NA
Non-resident Alien 33.3%
Two or more races 33.3%
Unknown race 18.2%
White, non-Hispanic 26.9%
Total 25.9%
 Financial Aid Cohort
Received PELL Grant 24.4%
Received Stafford but no Pell 16.6%
Did not receive either a Pell Grant or a Stafford Loan 30.8%

Mount Wachusett Community College is an accredited, public, two-year college serving 29 cities and towns in north-central Massachusetts. The college offers over 70 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as adult education/HiSET programs, education and training for business and industry, and noncredit community service programs. MWCC students enjoy many support services and resources including Mount Fitness, the Academic Support Center, the Brewer Center for Civic Learning & Community Engagement, and the 515-seat Theatre at the Mount. Campuses and satellite locations are located in Gardner, Leominster, Devens, and Fitchburg. Courses are offered days, evenings, and online.

View the current Institutional Profile here: 2019-2020 (PDF)

Archived Institutional Profiles