At their September meeting, the Mineral Area College Board of Trustees approved removing the college’s $15 application fee. The change is effective for prospective students applying for the fall 2020 term.
President Dr. Joe Gilgour said the decision to eliminate the fee resulted from conversations with local K-12 school leadership. Mineral Area is set to offer classes this fall in Houston at the Piney River Technical Center.
“Our educational partners told us that the application fee was a barrier for many of their students,” Gilgour said, “No application fee translates to increased access to higher education for our community.”