The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), requires postsecondary education institutions to make certain information available to students or others and to submit information to the Department of Education. The following links provide information to student consumers in compliance with the HEA/HEOA and Clery Act.
- Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information
- Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information
Section 18004 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stimulus Act (CARES) provides funds to institutions of higher education to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. Under Section 18004 (a) (1) of the CARES Act, Mount Wachusett Community College was allocated $2,554,747. The Act stipulated a minimum of 50% of these funds $1,277,374 be used for awarding emergency financial aid grants to students. The college completed a certification agreement with the Department of Education agreeing to this stipulation on April 10, 2020.
Awarding of Emergency Aid:
Additional guidance issued by the Department of Education urged institutions to distribute the emergency grants promptly and efficiently and to also consider those with greater need. To accomplish these two objectives, Mount Wachusett Community College developed a two-pronged approach to distributing the funds. The majority of the funds to be distributed as block grants of a fixed amount to all eligible students. The remaining funds to be distributed via additional awards to eligible students, the amount of which to be determined on a case by cases basis through an individual application process to those students who are able to demonstrate additional need. The fixed amount awarded to all eligible students is $500. The maximum amount any student may receive of this funding is $6,195.
To be eligible for an emergency financial aid grant, students must have been enrolled at the college on March 13, 2020. Must be eligible to apply for Title IV funding and must not have been enrolled in all online courses on 3/13/20. Students participating in the dual enrollment and second chance Pell programs were considered ineligible.
Based on this criteria, MWCC has identified 2,367 students who are potentially eligible. These students have been notified and instructed to complete an online certification of their eligibility specifically certifying that they:
- Have incurred expenses as a result of the disruption of campus operations
- Are a U.S citizen or eligible non-citizen (U.S. national or permanent resident)
- Have a Social Security number
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- Currently enrolled at MWCC
Once the student has completed the certification, the block grant is awarded and distributed.
Distributed to Date:
As of September 30, 2020, the College has distributed: $767,000 to 1,534 students
CARES Act Institutional Funding:
Please find below Quarterly reporting on the Institutional portion of Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act mentioned above ($1,277,373), as well as an additional award under 18004(a)(3) of ($124,830), intended to be used for the disruption of campus operations.
- Privacy of Student Records−Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities
- Price of Attendance
- Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid
- Textbook Information
- Course Catalog / Educational Program
- Faculty & Staff Directory
- Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements
- Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs
- Copyright Infringement−Policies and Sanctions
- Computer Use and File Sharing (Acceptable Use Policy)
- Student Activities
- Career and Job Placement Services
- Student Complaints
- Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
- Vaccination Policies
- Annual Security Report (ASR)
- Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics and Crime Log
- Fire Safety Policies and Fire Statistics
- Water Sampling at Garrison Center - MOC (Montachusett Opportunity Council)
- Lead and Copper Compliance Sampling Program Results December 6 2019
Public Records Officer:
Robert E. LaBonte, Vice President of Finance & Administration
444 Green Street
Gardner, MA 01440
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.
Help in Requesting Public Records Example of Public Records Request Letter
Online Public Records
Budgets and Grant Awards
Board of Trustees
- Assistance Available From Federal, State, Local, and Institutional Programs
- Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
- Student Loan Information
- Retention Rate - See Institutional Profile Above
- Graduation Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act) - See Institutional Profile Above
- Transfer-out Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act) - See Institutional Profile Above
- Job Placement Rates for Graduates: 2007 Graduate Survey
- Job Placement Rates for Graduates: 2010 Graduate Survey