7.5 Waiver of Fees

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Chapter 7: General Finance Provisions

7.5 Waiver of Application and Orientation Fees

Related Minnesota State Board Policy: 5.11 Tuition and Fees
Related Minnesota State Board Procedure: 5.11.1 Tuition and Fees

Purpose:  To fulfill Board policy and procedure with regard to waivers of application and orientation fees at Normandale Community College.

Part 1: Conditions under which the Application Fee May Be Waived.

Subpart A:  Financial hardship, as evidenced by

  1. A high school counselor letter on behalf of the student.
  2. Submission of NACAC waiver request form.
  3. Submission of MnACC waiver request form.
  4. Letters from third party service organizations (such as Admission Possible, TRIO programs).
  5. Free and reduced lunch participation.
  6. Evidence of receipt of economic assistance benefits (such as WIC, welfare, food stamps or subsidized housing participation).
  7. Evidence of current unemployment.

Subpart B:  Service member status

  1. Current enrollment in U.S. military service
  2. Veteran of the U.S. military service

Subpart C:  Marketing purposes

  1. Applications submitted at the College’s three annual Open House events.
  2. Special application events, on-site in area high schools, churches or community centers.

Subpart D:  Non-admitted students
To remove an outstanding application fee for an individual who was never admitted to the Normandale but is prevented from admission/enrollment to another Minnesota State college or university

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Part 2: Conditions under which the Orientation Fee May Be Waived at the Request of the Potential Student.

Subpart A:  Non-registrants. Potential students who attend an orientation session but do not go on to register.


Subpart B:  Non-attendees. Potential students who attend an orientation session, register for courses, but drop all of their courses prior to the 100% refund period.

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Part 3: Authorization to Waive the Application or Orientation Fee

Subpart A:  Admissions personnel are authorized to waive application and orientation fees under the conditions outlined above.


Subpart B:  Exceptions outside of the conditions above may be granted by the Vice President of Student Affairs.

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  Policy History:
Date of Adoption: Established prior to 2011
Date of Implementation:
Date and Subject of Revisions:   September 15, 2011 Part I, Subpart D added, February 15, 2012 Orientation fee waiver added to policy in Part 2
Next Review Date:  2014-15
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