How to Apply for Financial Aid
You may start applying for financial aid for each academic year as early as January 1st. The earlier you apply the better chances you have for your application to be approved on time for registration. Click here to download the New Student Financial Aid Information worksheet. This will help you keep track of financial aid deadlines.
Follow these steps to begin the Financial Aid application process:
1.) Make sure to check the Eligibility Requirements page to see if you qualify for financial aid.
2.) Fill out an Application for Admission to the college if you have not yet done so. You may also pick up a paper application in the Admission’s Office.
3.) Once you receive your acceptance letter and student ID number from MCCC, you should activate your MCCC Student Email Account and WebPal Account to receive important information regarding your financial aid.
4.) Fill out the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA), available on the web. At the end of the application please make sure to add our school code, 002294, when asked. You may also obtain a paper FAFSA from your high school, or the Financial Aid Office located in the Administration Building, Room 159.
5.) Once we receive your FAFSA, the Financial Aid Office starts a process called Verification. Before we begin verification on your file, we will request documents from you needed to determine your financial aid eligibility. Financial Aid will notify you with what documents are needed by letter and at your MCCC Student Email Account.
Please visit the Verification page for more information on the types of documents Financial Aid will request.
6.) Depending on what kind of financial aid you are applying for, you may be required to fill out additional forms and applications. Please make sure you visit the following links to see what else may be required from you:Grants, Scholarships, Work Study, and Student Loans.
The Financial Aid Office reserves the right to request income and asset verification of financial statements submitted for need-based aid. Failure to provide the requested information will result in cancellation of award action. Falsification of income information submitted for the purpose of receiving financial assistance will result in cancellation of all future assistance and repayment of all prior assistance received falsely. If federal and/or state funds are involved, notification of the false information will be provided to the proper agencies (U.S Office of Education and/or Michigan Higher Education Assistance Authority) for their future disposition.