Dearborn: Henry Ford Community College (HFCC) announces a one-time Tuition Amnesty Program from July 15 to Aug. 14, 2013 to help students clear debt and return to college. This program provides students an opportunity to pay 50 percent of what is owed on their account to settle their debt with the College.
Dr. Stanley Jensen, president of HFCC, said that “in this difficult economy, many students ended up owing the College money when their life situation changed and they were unable to complete their studies or pay the amount owed. With the amnesty, students will be able to return to school, which will generate revenue for HFCC, and have the opportunity to complete their degree to obtain a well paying job. These students become taxpayers with the job skills needed in region. The student, the community, and the College all benefit with this program.”
The HFCC Tuition Amnesty Program is a one-time program that will not be repeated.
Students may settle debts in the following ways:
• Accounts paid in person at the Welcome Center will be cleared immediately. Afterwards, the student will be sent to meet with advisors who have experience working with re-entry students.
• Students who pay online will be referred to the academic advisors assigned to this program.
• Accounts paid by mail via a cashier’s check or a money order will be cleared 24 hours after receipt. Students paying via mail should print the “HFCC Debt Amnesty” form, available on the HFCC website, and include the information requested on the form. This will allow HFCC to contact students to notify them that their account is cleared and that they can meet with an advisor to register.
If paying via mail, send a cashier’s check or money order to: Welcome Center, Henry Ford Community College, 5101 Evergreen, Dearborn, MI 48128.
All students participating in this program must attend a financial literacy/education workshop that is offered to all students.
This one-time program is available to all students who have a balance prior to the winter 2012 semester. The deadline to participate in this program is Aug.14. There are no extensions on this deadline. Individuals who do not take advantage of this program must pay their debt in full with continued collection action and adverse credit impact.
To learn more about the program, visit the HFCC website at www.hfcc.edu.