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Priority Dates

Summer: May 1
Fall: May 30
Spring: Nov 30

We encourage you to complete your Student Center “TO DO” list by the priority dates. This is when our financial aid offices' high volume period starts.

Related Links

Here are some resources you may find useful while you are planning for college, researching financial aid available or applying for financial aid.  Each link will open in a new window.  Close the window when finished to return to this page.

Federal Student Aid

Get in-depth information on federal student aid programs, applying for financial aid and repaying student loans at StudentAid.gov (website available in English or Spanish). This is your primary resource for official information and rules regarding federal financial aid.

Planning for College

bigfuture by The College Board
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

First in the Family
http://www.firstinthefamily.org/

CollegePrep 101
http://www.collegeprep101.com/

Education Planner
http://www.educationplanner.org/

CashCourse (Financial Education)
http://www.cashcourse.org/

Research Financial Aid Options

Guide to Federal Student Aid (PDF)
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sites/default/files/funding-your-education.pdf

FinAid (Guide to Financial Aid)
http://www.finaid.org/

Early Estimate of Federal Aid Eligibility
http://www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov

Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE)
http://www.dhe.mo.gov 
http://dhe.mo.gov/ppc/studentsparents.php

Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/get_started.asp

Scholarwise (scholarship search)
http://mcckc.edu/ScholarWise/ScholarshipSearch.asp

Fastweb (scholarship search)
http://www.fastweb.com/

Applying for Financial Aid

FSA ID (used by students and parents to submit the FAFSA)
https://fsaid.ed.gov

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

Selective Service System (register for selective service or request a Status Information Letter)
http://www.sss.gov

Student Loans website -- Master Promissory Note (MPN), Entrance and Exit Counseling
https://studentloans.gov/

Educational Opportunity Center (free help)
http://mcckc.edu/EOC

Other Resources

Student Email Information
http://www.mcckc.edu/services/techline/techlinesupport/techlineemail.asp

A+ Guidelines (PDF)
http://mcckc.edu/pdf/financialaid/APlusGuidelines.pdf

Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculator
http://mcckc.edu/common/getstarted/GPACalc.html

Satisfactory Academic Progress
http://mcckc.edu/sap

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Student Access (view your Title IV loans and grants)
https://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
http://www.uscis.gov/

Information on Federal Tax Benefits for Higher Education
http://www.nasfaa.org/2015_tax_year
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/tax-benefits

MCC Contacts

Information Center
816.604.1000

Financial Aid Advisors
http://mcckc.edu/getstarted/fin_aid/resources/contacts.asp

Academic Advisors
http://mcckc.edu/advising/contacts.aspx

Services for Students with Disabilities
http://mcckc.edu/disability

Last Modified: 11/14/16