All financial aid starts with the completion of the online FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Follow the steps listed below to get started.
If you have not officially been admitted to the College, you must do that first before you apply for financial aid. Admissions is a part of the New Student Checklist.
To complete your FAFSA online go to fafsa.gov. If you will be attending school for any of the following semesters: spring 2016, or summer 2016, please complete the 2015-2016 FAFSA.
If you are currently attending school for the Spring 2016 semester make sure to complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA.
For detailed instructions on how to complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA watch the video below.
Once we receive your FAFSA information we will notify you through your Message Center located within your Student Center at My.maricopa.edu. If you are required to submit additional information the required items will be listed on your To Do List, or you may receive a message in your Message Center. Your To Do List is located on the right-side of your Student Center. Make sure to check your To Do List regularly for new items and updates. Once all necessary items on your To Do List are completed we can begin your review.
As a general rule allow 30 days for processing. Depending on the time of year our processing time may increase or decrease. As the beginning of a semester approaches, our volume increases, and it may take longer to process your file. Errors or inconsistencies can also slow the process. Find out about disbursements here.
Once your FAFSA, and all submitted forms and documents have been reviewed, we will package your financial aid award. A message notifying you of your financial aid award will be sent to your Message Center. You can also review your award letter on your online Student Center at My.maricopa.edu.
If you decide to apply for loans, read more on the Student Loans page.
It is important that you notify MCC Student Financial Services immediately if there are changes to your expected enrollment or if there are any changes to your name, address, or immigration status.
Keep your Award Notification letter with your records.
PII refers to information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, either alone or when combined with other personal or identifying information that is linked or linkable to a specific individual. More complete information is available here.
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