MCC is an affordable college plus there are many options for financial assistance. Estimate your cost using our calculator. Then explore the many financial aid choices - grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and more - to help fund your education.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
To get priority consideration for financial aid, submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1. MCC's school code is 002484.
Apply early so you can get the best financial aid package possible! Some funds are limited so the earlier you apply, the better your chances of receiving aid.
Do you have special circumstances?
Although the 2022-2023 FAFSA requires financial information from the 2020 calendar year, MCC understands that sometimes the information reported on the FAFSA may not accurately reflect your current financial status.
Such changes may be the result of the current COVID-19 pandemic or other circumstances beyond your control, and include the following for a student, parent, or student's spouse:
- Loss of job due to layoffs, furloughs, or illness;
- Reduction of income due to illness, quarantine period, or shelter-in-place order;
- Death of a spouse or parent; or
- Separation or divorce.
If you experienced a change in your financial status due to circumstances beyond your control, please contact your Financial Aid Advisor or the financial aid office at your campus to discuss your options.
We are here to help.
47% of MCC students received grants and scholarships - more than $30 million last year alone.
Most aid is either:
Awarded to a student with certain skills, talents or characteristics regardless of family financial situations.
Awarded to a student to cover the difference between what college costs and what the family can reasonably afford to pay (your financial need). Financial need is calculated by a standard federal formula:
Estimated cost of attendance - expected family contribution (EFC) = financial need
Your cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, books, supplies and other school-related expenses.
Your EFC is the number used to determine your eligibility for federal student financial aid. This number results from the financial information you provided in your FAFSA application.
Your EFC is reported to you on your Student Aid Report (SAR). Your EFC is not the amount you must pay your school.
General eligibility requirements
To receive financial aid from federal and state programs the student must meet the general eligibility requirements established by the U.S. Department of Education (some programs may have additional criteria):
- Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and complete any related requirements such as, but not limited to, completing the verification process.
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- Demonstrate financial need (if applying for need-based aid).
- Be working toward an eligible degree or certificate.
- Be enrolled in courses required for your declared degree or certificate (audited and other non-credit classes do not apply).
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by MCC's Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.
- Not be in default on any loan or owe a refund on any grant made under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, at any institution.
- Show you are qualified to obtain a college education (have high school or equivalent completion, or if enrolled in college before July 1, 2012 there may be alternatives).