At Miles Community College, we have a great way for students to transfer to select out-of-state institutions. The Interstate Passport® Program at MCC allows you to transfer your general education credits to any other network-member institution as a block instead of credit-by-credit. You can save time and money by completing the Passport at MCC if you plan to attend a college or university from one of the participating institutions to which you have been accepted. Visit interstatepassport.wiche.edu/institute for colleges and universities within the network or visit interstatepassport.wiche.edu for more information
A Passport awarded by Miles Community College signifies that you have not only completed your lower-division general education requirements here, but will be recognized as having completed the lower-division general education requirements of every other school participating in the Interstate Passport Network.
The Passport is accepted by other Network schools because it means you have achieved the general education learning outcomes that all Network schools agree are important as a foundation for upper-division coursework, career, and civic life, even though the courses and credits may be different. It is also a milestone of completion representing approximately 25-30% of a bachelor’s degree.
Our school has created a menu of course options that meet our own lower-division general education requirements and, at the same time, cover the areas that all of the Interstate Passport Network schools have agreed are important in general education. You must earn a C or better in each course you apply to your Passport. Contact Sarah Kloewer at KloewerS@milescc.edu for more information.
With a Passport, you will have a strong academic foundation upon which to build as you advance in your studies. Many of the skills and knowledge you acquire in earning the Passport are those sought after by employers, so documentation of that achievement may also be helpful in early work force positions.
If you have a Passport, your lower-division general education requirements will be met at all schools that are members of the Interstate Passport Network. Each school displays the Network’s official logo on their website to let students know that their Passports will be valued there.
Incoming transfer students with a Passport should contact the Registrar’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about transferring in a Passport. Your Passport block will be accepted, but depending on the program you choose, there may be additional core classes that you will need to satisfy to earn a degree at MCC.
Click here to find out which colleges and universities participate in this student-friendly national program. Then reach out to the student contact listed on the school’s profile of your choice or talk with one of our advisors.
Any adjustment to Cost of Attendance is only helpful to students that are already fully funded.
An increase to the Cost of Attendance can be done for childcare expenses, purchase of a computer, and for special equipment or supplies needed for a degree program.
The FAFSA makes the assumption that the best estimate of a family's current financial resources is the income and resources they had in the prior year. Due to extenuating circumstances, this may not actually be the case.
If the income information reported on the FAFSA does not adequately reflect a family's financial situation, MCC's financial aid staff has the authority to make adjustments to the FAFSA data that may result in a change to a student's aid eligibility.
Adjustments are not made for such things like regional differences in cost of living, the purchase of a new or used vehicle or an accounting of personal income against monthly bills. All adjustments are made at the discretion of staff in the financial aid office.
Students who cannot answer yes to any of the dependency questions on the FAFSA can submit an appeal to the financial aid office requesting that they be declared independent. If granted, eligibility for federal aid is then based solely on the student's income.
To have an appeal approved, there must be extenuating circumstances which prevent the student from providing parental information on the FAFSA. To have the independent status carried forward into subsequent academic years, the student must submit a letter requesting that it be renewed.
Appeals granted to students by other colleges do not apply to MCC. The student must go through MCC's appeal process to be granted independence at MCC.
30% of all students that complete a FAFSA are selected for verification. Selection is made by the US Department of Education (ED) and can occur in multiple years if an applicant meets ED's criteria. If a student is selected, the student will need to provide the required verification documents to the financial aid office before an award offer can be made.
The financial aid office is required to ask for additional documentation if, while reviewing a student's file, there appears to be conflicting information.
Documents required are listed on both the initial letter sent to students via US mail and the Financial Aid tab in Banner Self-Service. Links to the necessary forms are provided in the Forms & Policies section of the Financial Aid webpage.
Additional Verification Information