MCC sees continued success with Highlander Restart program, putting former MCC students back on track to graduate

April 21, 2022

McLennan Community College is continuing to track and celebrate the success of students in the College’s debt forgiveness program, the Highlander Restart Program. This initiative aims to assist and provide resources for former students who owe the College money, want to re-enroll, and wish to complete a degree or certificate at MCC.            

Since launching in spring 2021, 180 returning students have enrolled and paid more than $45,000 in outstanding balances to the College. Eight students have completed the program and graduated while another eight will be eligible for graduation in the coming months. The College has also collected more than $368,000 in tuition and fees from students enrolled in the program and have forgiven close to $54,000 in student debt.

To participate, students must be in good academic standing and not have been enrolled the previous year. Students owing $500 or less are eligible to enroll immediately with no payment due. Students with balances greater than $500 must make payments to lower the balance to $500 before becoming eligible to enroll. Once enrolled in the program, students are responsible for the current enrollment cost and must take a minimum of six credit hours per semester while maintaining a 2.0 GPA on any new coursework. Additionally, students will complete financial literacy training and be matched with one of the College’s Success Coaches to help guide them through to graduation.

The College continues to reach out to former students that are eligible to benefit from the Restart Program in hopes of encouraging them to continue their education and earn their credentials. Former students interested in joining the program should complete the Highlander Restart Program form at, and an MCC representative will contact them.

Summer Minimester continues through May 11 with classes beginning May 12. Summer I registration continues through May 28 with classes beginning May 31. Summer II registration continues through July 9, and classes begin July 11. Fall semester registration continues through Aug. 20, and classes begin Aug. 22.

For more information about the Highlander Restart program, visit