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
- US Department of Education College Scorecard
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
|Block Grant||$749,000 (1,498 students)||$18,000
|Total||$749,000 (1,498 students)||$18,000
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
- 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
- Net Price Calculator
- 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
- Mount Wachusett Community College Performance Metrics from MA Department of Higher Education
- MWCC participates in the Voluntary Framework of Accountability. The public report is available on the VFA Website
Graduation Rate of Fall 2017 IPEDS Cohort: First-time Full-time Degree-seeking Students
|American Indian/Alaskan Native||0.0%|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Island||NA|
|Two or more races||33.3%|
|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%|