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On your FAFSA, include the MCC school code, #002484, which is the same for all five MCC campuses (Blue River, Business and Technology, Longview, Maple Woods and Penn Valley).
The FAFSA process will tell you. Even if you do make too much, you could still be eligible for a loan. It's a good idea to fill out the FAFSA as early as possible each year to keep your financial options open.
The FAFSA is only step one of the financial aid process. When you receive notification it has been completed, visit myMCCKC to view and complete your Student Center “TO DO” list. Financial Aid status and updates are posted online in your Student Center.
The Financial Aid Payment Agreement is where you authorize MCC to pay any unpaid balance that includes tuition, fees, MCC bookstore charges, and miscellaneous charges with your federal award funds (such as grants and loans). If you DON’T AGREE, you must pay them out of your pocket; you will not be allowed to charge your books in the bookstore against your financial aid. BE CAREFUL, this choice is for the entire financial aid year (fall, spring and summer), and it can not be changed.
NO. If you don’t agree, you pay for books yourself and financial aid refunds will still begin processing two weeks after class starts.
If MCC has the results of your FAFSA, we will try to award you a Pell grant during the enrollment process or tell you why you are not eligible.
Pell grant may be awarded during the enrollment process. If you are eligible at the time of enrollment, you will be able to see if your anticipated Pell grant will cover all of your tuition and fees. If it does not cover all of the balance or if you have no aniticipated Pell grant you must choose a payment option for the balance. You can get an estimate of MCC tuition and aid by using the Cost Calculator.
You may be able to charge bookstore purchases before classes begin if you answered YES on the annual Financial Aid Payment Agreement and you have financial aid disbursed to your student account that exceeds the cost of your tuition and fees. Bookstore purchases may include used and rental books. Vouchers for financial aid begin 10 days before classes start through the 50% refund period of the start of the semester.
To see if you have funds to charge books click on the FA Bookstore Credit link in your Student Center through MyMCCKC beginning 10 days before classes start.
Yes. You will have to include parent information, unless you can provide proof of unusual circumstances as defined by the Department of Education. None of these are considered unusual circumstances:
Unusual circumstances do, however, include an abusive family environment or abandonment by parents. In such cases, an override in dependency status may be warranted. Contact your financial aid office to see if you are eligible.
No, an override or override paperwork will not carry over or one year to the next. The financial aid office must reaffirm the status each year.
These dates are when the high volume period starts in our Financial Aid offices. We encourage you to complete your Student Center “TO DO” list by the priority dates.
If you are eligible for aid, it will be processed during the next scheduled awarding period. If there is a balance due when you enroll you must choose a payment option for that balance.
You may sign up for the MCC payment plan for a non-refundable fee of $35 to secure your classes. For more information regarding the MCC payment plan review payment options page.
SAP measures completion of coursework toward a certificate or degree. Federal regulations require us to monitor your progress. If you fall behind in coursework, or fail to achieve standards for GPA and completion of classes, you may lose eligibility for federal and state aid.
What is required to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress?
The SAP regulations list the GPA and required pass percentage. See the Satisfactory Academic Progress (pdf).
The U.S. Department of Education requires us to verify the accuracy of FAFSA data. If you are selected for verification, you’ll be notified through your MCC student email and your Student Center “TO DO” list about the documents we need from you. Typically, we need an Institutional Verification Form (see Forms tab above) and tax documents (if you did not use the data retrieval option on your FAFSA). If you're married or dependent upon your parents, we'll need your spouse/parent tax return transcript as well. You need to submit these documents to your MCC campus Financial Aid Office within 45 days of notification. If you don't submit the required documents within 45 days, your financial aid will be inactivated until the documents are received.
Applying for loans at MCC requires additional processes. You must
Some examples of what dropping a class may do:
Contact the financial aid office prior to withdrawing to see what effect it will have on you.
If you plan to submit your FAFSA before you and/or your parents complete and submit your 2012 Federal Tax Return, then be sure to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to update your FAFSA record once the returns have been submitted and the income data is available to be retrieved.