You are making an important decision by bringing education to the forefront of your life! MVCC's advising staff are here to assist you on your path to your educational goal. Whether you are returning to education after a long break or entering college for the first time, we hope that your time here as a student will be one that will change your life.
Join the over 36,000 alumni who have already achieved their dream and are practicing professionals in their field of choice!
You are not alone!
Each year, several hundred students over the age of 25 choose to enroll at MVCC. Our students are parents, dislocated workers, veterans, GED recipients, non-native English speakers, senior citizens, and so much more! Within each of us exists the ability to be a student regardless of our age or life circumstance.
MVCC encourages prospective and current student success through:
- Advocacy: A dedicated commitment to the use of creative resources to assist in the transformation and development of the adult learner and to promote the lifelong learning experience
- Community: Strengthening the bond between students, faculty, and staff to create a sense of identity and belonging
- Advisement: Instilling trust by providing academically sound recommendations, creating unique action plans, and suggesting possible alternatives to meet students’ aspirations
- Collaborative Partnerships: With other college offices and community agencies which facilitates innovative programming and services
- Mentoring: Establishing positive relationships between adult learners with the assistance of the Returning Adult Student Association (RASA)
Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely not! While most people associate college with young adults, we have over 1,800 students who are over the age of 25; more than 500 of those students are over age 40. All this equates to one in three students who attend MVCC are over the age of 25!
Those students who wish to obtain a college education may be eligible for financial aid. Financial aid consists of both grants and loans. Grants are those monies allocated to your education that you do not have to pay back. Loans are pools of money that you may qualify for but that you must pay back starting six months after your have either completed your education or stopped attending. Your income taxes are used to determine if you are able to receive any financial assistance. To learn more about financial aid, please refer to the Financial Aid portion of our website.
It should also be noted that scholarships from various places are available for students. There are literally thousands of groups, organizations, and institutions that offer scholarships to students.
While students have the option to attend classes as they see fit, it is considered more academically sound for those students who work full-time to attend school part-time. Having said this, we realize that there is no "one size fits all" solution to education, so we would be happy to discuss your individual needs with you.