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Frequently asked questions about noncredit courses.
Course Registration Number (CRN): Policies
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Policies and FAQs


Payment is due at time of registration. Students will be withdrawn from course if

payment is not received prior to the first class meeting.

Noncredit Refund Policy: A full refund will be given for a noncredit course that is dropped by a student six or more days prior to the start of class.  If a student withdraws less than 6 days before the first class:  50% refund


Withdrawal Policy:

A course that meets 5 times or fewer:

·         If a student attends the first class and withdraws:  No refund

A course that meets six times or more:

·         If a student withdraws before the start of the 3rd class meeting: 50% refund (less cost of books/materials)

·         There will be no refunds issued after the start of the 3rd class meeting.

Course Cancellations:

MWCC reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment, to change times and locations when necessary, and to substitute instructors, if needed.  Full refunds are granted for courses cancelled by MWCC

Senior Citizens:

Senior citizens 60 and over, eligible for a tuition/fee discount, may register on a space-available basis. The following conditions apply:

·         Discount not available for courses marked “No Waivers Available”

·         Student registrations must meet the cost of delivering the course before any waivers will be accepted.

·         Qualifying courses will be reduced by 50%

·         Online courses are not eligible for a fee reduction

·         Any course materials are not eligible for a fee reduction

·         Waiver form must be submitted at time of registration with proof of age to apply fee reductions

Tuition Waivers for Commonwealth Massachusetts Employees:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts benefitted employees with approved tuition waivers, tuition remission, or tuition vouchers may register for the approved noncredit course with the Director of Workforce Development.

·         Tuition waivers, tuition remission or tuition vouchers do NOT apply to special programs or online courses

·         Individuals with tuition waivers are responsible for the cost of all materials, fees and/or books

·         Tuition waiver forms are obtained through Human Resources

·         It is the employee's responsibility to submit the waiver form allowing sufficient time for its processing. Waivers must be submitted according to the institution's regulations. (Forms MUST be submitted and approved at the time of registration. Colleges do not allow retroactive tuition benefit certificates.

·         Completed and approved tuition waivers must be applied to your student account by submitting it to the Students Account Office

·         Register within 7 days prior to the start of a noncredit course

·         Waivers are not applicable on third party courses

Enrollment Records:

Noncredit courses, workshops and programs are designed for educational, vocational, personal interests and professional reasons.

·         MWCC does NOT maintain a permanent or official noncredit enrollment record unless there is a CEU or official exam.

·         The college can provide an attendance confirmation letter only during the term/semester that the course is taken

·         Students should contact 978-630-9525 or [email protected]

Inclement weather and emergency closing policy–all MWCC campuses:

Closing/delay information is available through the following sources:

Television                                Radio              Facebook.com/MWCCAlerts

Telephone                                Website                      

Closings/delays are usually determined by 6am for day classes and 3pm for evening classes. However, weather conditions may require cancellations at other times.

Who can register:

Anyone 18 years of age and older unless otherwise stated in the course description. Please call the office for more information.

Disability services:

If you have a disability and may require accommodation(s) to participate fully in a program, please contact 978-630-9120.


By finalizing payment for any noncredit course at MWCC, you acknowledge reviewing MWCC’s Code of Student Conduct (catalog.mwcc.edu/policiesrulesandregulations), and agree to abide by all policies and procedures as detailed in the College Catalog and Student Handbook.


ONLINE: mwcc.edu/noncredit


PHONE: 978-630-9525


MAIL: MWCC Lifelong Learning & Workforce Development

444 Green St.

Gardner, MA  01440

·         Complete registration form (last page)

·         Include a check/money order payable to MWCC for course payment


IN PERSON: Stop by the Gardner, Leominster, or Devens Campus

·         Payment is required at the time of registration

·         Registration is not complete until transacted/confirmed by MWCC

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