The Medical College of Georgia educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta as well as regional clinical campuses for third- and fourth-year students and a second four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia. The state’s medical school also offers clinical training in more than 200 sites across the state providing students experience in the full spectrum of medicine, from tertiary/quaternary care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals provide postgraduate education to nearly 500 residents in 44 different programs.
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In addition to maintaining all general aid requirements, all students receiving Federal Title IV (federal) and state aid must maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to continue receiving these funds. The U.S. Department of Education requires Augusta University to evaluate all students' academic progress at the end of each semester. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) evaluations must take into consideration all periods of enrollment, including enrollment at other institutions and periods in which the student did not receive financial aid. SAP measures grade point average (GPA) and Pace (rate of progression), and it necessitates progression in both.
Medical College of Georgia Refund Policy: Students who withdraw from all courses before completing 60 percent of the semester are entitled to a refund of a portion of tuition, mandatory fees and institutional charges. The refund amount for students withdrawing from an institution shall be based on a pro rata percentage determined by dividing the number of calendar days in the semester that the student completed by the total calendar days in the semester. The total calendar days in a semester includes weekends, but excludes scheduled breaks of five (5) or more days and days that a student was on an approved leave of absence. The total number of calendar days in the semester includes weekends and exam periods. Calculations exclude scheduled breaks of five or more calendar days and days that a student was on approved leave of absence defined by federal regulations of the return of Title IV student aid funds. Students who drop individual courses are not entitled to a refund for the course(s) dropped; only students who withdraw from the institution in keeping with official withdrawal procedures established by the Office of the Registrar are eligible for refunds.
Institutional charges include tuition, activity fee, student health fee, on-campus housing, Wellness Center fee, technology fee, microscope rental and any other equipment rental fee paid directly to the school. Parking fees, health insurance, disability insurance, fines, library charges, books, supplies, dues, liability insurance and any fee paid directly to a vendor on behalf of the student are not institutional charges and not included in refund calculations. Phase III of the Medical College of Georgia curriculum is defined by federal aid regulations as a modular curriculum. An individual clinical rotation, regardless of length, is a module. Students enrolled in modular curriculum who complete one or more modules during a semester are not entitled to a refund. In addition, students completing 60 percent or more of the total educational activities for the modules for which the student was registered at the beginning of the semester will not receive a refund. A refund of all non-resident fees, matriculation fees and other mandatory fees is payable in the event of a death of a student at any time during the semester. Full refunds of tuition and mandatory fees and pro rata refunds of electives fees will go to students who are:
Military reservists (including members of the National Guard) who receive emergency orders to active duty after enrollment. Active-duty military personnel who receive an emergency reassignment after enrollment. Otherwise unusually and detrimentally affected by the emergency activation of members of the reserve components or the emergency deployment of active-duty personnel who demonstrate a need for exceptional equitable relief.
Refunds to students receiving student financial aid will be coordinated with the Return of Title IV Funds regulations of the Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended, state scholarships and grant regulations, and the regulations of the individual private scholarships and loans, as appropriate.