What is financial aid?
Student financial aid is funding that is available exclusively to students attending college. This funding helps in covering the many costs of college. Financial aid is available from federal, state, educational institutions, and private agencies (foundations), and can be awarded in the forms of grants, education loans, work-study, and scholarships. In order to apply for federal financial aid, students must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Make sure you're eligible to receive Federal Student Aid
Which FAFSA to complete?
To qualify for Federal Student Aid students must meet certain criteria set by the U.S. Department of Education. Basic Eligibility Criteria include (but are not limited to):
- Be a U.S. Citizen, a permanent resident, or an eligible non-citizen
- Have a Social Security number
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- Be enrolled in courses that apply to an eligible degree plan at MCC
- Cannot be in default on a federal student loan or owe a refund on a federal grant
- Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress
Create your StudentAid.gov Account
You must have a StudentAid.gov account to:
- Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- View your financial aid history at StudentAid.gov
- Complete federal student loan forms
If you have any contributors to your FAFSA, usually a parent/parents or spouse, they will also need to create a StudentAid.gov account.
Make sure you're admitted to MCC
In order for us to receive your FAFSA information, you must be admitted to MCC. If you’ve never attended MCC, or if you attended MCC or another Maricopa College in the past click here to update your admissions information or to start the admissions process for MCC.