Summer 2024

Eligibility Requirements for Summer Aid

All federal and financial aid programs have specific eligibility requirements for summer and may differ between programs.

Important Dates for Summer 2024

Sessions: 10 weeks 1st 5 weeks 8 weeks 2nd 5 weeks
Tuition due date check on Student Center, click on the calendar deadline icon for 100% refund dates. 5/20/2024 5/20/2024 5/20/2024 5/20/2024
Semester Start 5/28/2024 5/28/2024 5/28/2024 7/1/2024
Semester End 8/1/2024 6/27/2024 7/18/2024 8/1/2024
Book Advances
Funds will disburse 9 business days prior to your earliest class start date.
Book Advances will be disbursed 9 business days prior to the earliest class start date.
Consortium Agreements Due
The Host school's summer term start and end dates must coincide with MCC's summer term dates.
5/30/2024 5/30/2024 5/30/2024 5/30/2024
Pell Recalculation Date
Last day to adjust your class schedule. Pell grant amounts will be based on the classes you're enrolled in on this date.
5/30/2024 5/30/2024 5/30/2024 5/30/2024
Start of FA disbursements - FA funds are applied to students' MCC accounts 6/4/2024 6/4/2024 6/4/2024 7/8/2024
1st Loan Disbursement - applied to students' MCC accounts 6/5/2024 6/5/2024 6/5/2024 7/9/2024
SAP & MTF Appeals deadline 6/6/2024 6/6/2024 6/6/2024 6/6/2024
30 Day Delay Loans Released
Loan disbursement dates for 1st-year students who are 1st-time student-loan borrowers.
1st disbursement is released 30 days after your earliest class start date
2nd Loan Disbursement (midpoint) 7/8/2024 6/12/2024 6/25/2024 7/16/2024

Late-starting courses - Classes that do not start on 5/28/2024 or 7/1/2024 (for the 2nd 5-week session) are considered late-start classes. Funds for late-start classes will be disbursed 3 days after the start of your earliest class.

NOTE: If you do not maintain your original level of enrollment or you drop a course or do not attend your class(es) or a class you're enrolled in gets canceled, your aid will be adjusted accordingly and you may incur a debt.

Levels of enrollment: full-time)12+ credits), 3/4 time (9-11 credits), half-time (6-8 credits).

Financial aid refunds will only be sent if you've been awarded. If you've signed up for direct deposit please allow 2-7 business days after the dates listed for financial aid disbursements. If you did not sign up for direct deposit you will receive a paper check which may take 7-14 business days after the dates listed for financial aid disbursements.

    Summer Financial Aid Steps:

    1. Register for summer classes. Note: you must be registered for summer classes for financial aid consideration.
    2. Make payment arrangements for your summer tuition
    3. Complete the 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA.
    4. Check your status regularly on your Student Center
    • Check your Task To-Do List and your Maricopa student email to see what documents are required
    • Allow 1-2 weeks processing time once all documents have been submitted
    • Review your Award Summary by clicking on the Financial Aid tile on your Student Center. Note: Grants are automatically accepted, but loans must be accepted or declined, if applicable.

    Criteria For Summer Financial Aid


    • Pell Grant eligibility is year-round and will be based on any unused Pell Grant funds from the 2023-2024 award year
    • Unused funds are determined by your EFC and your level of enrollment for fall 2023, spring 2024, and summer 2024 semesters
    • If you've received 100% of your pell grant for the 2023-2024 award year, you might be eligible for a summer Pell Grant if you're enrolled in 6 credits or more of eligible courses

    Direct Loans, Private Loans, and PLUS Loan

    • You must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits of eligible courses
    • You will be offered a student loan if you have not reached your annual loan limit for the 2023-2024 academic year and if you have not reached your total undergraduate aggregate loan limit

    Maricopa Grant (Funding is limited and restricted)

    Maricopa Grant is only available for the first five-week summer session. To be eligible:

    • Only available for classes taken at MCC that start before June 20
    • You must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 credits of eligible courses

    Consortium Agreements

    • You must be enrolled in at least one (1) financial aid eligible credit for Pell Grant funds
    • You must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 financial aid eligible credits for student loans
    • Consortium Agreements must be submitted by the deadline date May 30, 2024

    Federal Work Study

    Federal Work Study is available during summer as a student and as a non-student; conditions apply, and funding is limited. Before you can be offered FWS you must secure a job on campus. Visit Career Services for job postings.

    Student (taking summer classes)

    • You must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours during the summer
    • You must have unmet financial need for 2023-2024
    • If you are enrolled after July 1, 2024, MCC must have your 2024-2025 FAFSA information

    Non-Student (not taking summer classes)

    • You must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours at MCC for Fall 2024
    • You must have your 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 FAFSA information on file at MCC
    • All required 2024-2025 documents must be received and processed prior to start of employment
    • Earnings will be counted as a resource for 2024-2025

    Financial Aid Adjustments

    Your financial aid may be adjusted if:

    • you do not maintain your original level of enrollment
    • you do not attend your class or classes
    • you drop your late-start class/es
    • a class or classes you're enrolled in gets canceled

    Adjustments to your financial aid may cause you to incur a debt.