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MCC Printing - Frequently Asked Questions

Student Printing Changes Effective June 6, 2014

Beginning Summer quarter 2014, registered students will receive free print credit of $5 approximately one week before the date of their first class. People not registered for classes will have to pay for printing and copying. Contact the Help Desk at 402-457-2900 with technical questions or refer to the information below.

Why is printing no longer free?
The massive amount of waste in recent years has continued to grow. Thousands of pages of abandoned prints are left in printers and recycle bins annually. MCC is committed to environmental sustainability.
What are alternatives to paying for printing?
You can save documents, library database search results, course notes, etc. to your USB disk drive or email them to yourself. You can then print them on your own printer, if you need to do so. The other alternative is to write citation lists and transcribe course notes.
How much does printing cost?
The cost is $0.05 per page for black and white (single-sided or duplex). This does not include specialized areas where large-format printing exists, such as Visual Arts where printing costs vary and are based on size and resolution.
Do students continue to receive free print credit each quarter?
Registered students will continue to receive $5 at the beginning of each quarter until Summer quarter 2015 when the print credit will no longer be provided.
When will I receive the free print credit?
Students registered for a quarter will receive $5 free print credit approximately one week before the date of their first class. Students who register late for classes will receive their credit within 1-2 days of registration. Only registered students receive the free print credit. If you have not received your print credit by the date of your first class, contact the Help Desk at 402-457-2900.
What happens to my free print credit at the end of the quarter?
If you are registered for the following quarter, your print credit will be adjusted to $5 approximately one week before the date of your first class. Your free print credit account can never be larger than $5; amounts left over from the previous quarter do not carry over.
Is there a discount for duplex (double-sided) printing?
Yes, the second side of the duplex print is free.
Can I get a refund for a print job that did not print?
Print jobs that do not print are normally not charged to your account. You can log onto your personalized PaperCut web page to check the status of your account.
Can I just make a copy by putting coins into the copier?
Yes, some Canon printer/copiers also accept coins and bills directly to allow you to make a copy quickly. These devices are located in:
  • FOC Bldg. 10 hallway
  • FOC Bldg. 8 Library
  • SOC CON Copy Center Room 159
  • EVC hallway
  • SRP hallway west side of Student Services
  • FRC hallway outside 102
How can I add money to my print account using cash?
You can add money to your print account by using one of the PaperCut PayStations located in:
  • FOC Bldg. 10 hallway
  • FOC Bldg. 22, student computer area
  • SOC CON Copy Center Room 159
  • SOC MHY commons
  • EVC hallway
  • SRP hallway west side of Student Services
  • FRC hallway outside 102
  • ATC hallway
Is there another way to add money to my print account?
You can add money to your print account using a credit card or PayPal account. From any computer in the world, you can log into your personalized PaperCut web page, click on the Add Credit link on the left-hand side of the webpage and follow the prompts.
Can I get a refund for the money that I have added to my print account but have not used?
The money that you added using either cash, credit card, or PayPal remains in your print account until you use all of it; there is no refund. Your print account remains active as long as you have an MCC user account.
 
 
 
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