Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC) is launching a new program this summer that guarantees eligible students will graduate from MCTC with no out-of-pocket tuition expenses. The Tuition Guarantee program, the first in the state of Kentucky, will reimburse students for all tuition expenses not covered by financial aid, college scholarships, waivers or Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES), when they successfully complete an associate degree.

MCTC is seeking to be different and better and we think that this new initiative meets that criteria, said MCTC President Dr. Stephen Vacik. Rewarding achievement while promoting a debt-free education - everyone wins in that scenario."

Students will receive a tuition reimbursement following their graduation. They can use the money to pay back student loans, pursue a bachelors degree, get started in the workforce or any other expense.

To be eligible for the Tuition Guarantee, students must meet the following criteria:

Enroll at MCTC in summer or fall 2015 as a new, credential-seeking, first-time freshman
Complete an associate degree in five consecutive semesters or less (not counting summer semesters)
Maintain a 2.5 GPA
Take 15 credit hours per semester
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), MCTC Scholarship Application and MCTC Tuition Guarantee Application

Rather than awarding a front-end traditional scholarship, we are rewarding students for successfully completing their degree in a timely manner, said Resource Development Director Cara Clarke. Our goal is to encourage students to remain enrolled and reach their educational goals.

The Tuition Guarantee program will be funded by the MCTC Foundation, along with support from local individuals, businesses and industry.

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For more information on the Tuition Guarantee, please contact Cara Clarke at 606-759-7141 ext. 66176 or