Applying for Financial Aid

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?

Complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA for the fall 2023 and spring 2024 semesters and for the summer 2024 term. This will require 2021 income information.

Complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA for the fall 2024 and spring 2025 semesters and for the summer 2025term. This will require 2022 income information.

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):

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.

Continue the FAFSA

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