Admissions Events

FAFSA Fridays:
Muskegon Community College is offering help with the financial aid process for anyone considering attending college in the fall, regardless of which institution they choose. “FAFSA Fridays” at MCC can help you cut through the red tape!

If you are a potential college student, or the parent of a potential college student, odds are you have heard about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The earlier you submit the FAFSA, the better. Early applicants generally have a wider variety of financial aid opportunities than those who postpone the completion of the application.  Here are the dates and times available:

Month Date Year Time Location
October 21 2016 1:00P-3:00P L261&L263
November 4 2016 1:00P-3:00P L261&L263
November 18 2016 1:00P-3:00P L261&L263
December 9 2016 1:00P-3:00P L261&L263
February 3 2017 1:00P-3:00P L261&L263
February 17 2017 1:00P-3:00P L261&L263
March 3 2017 1:00P-3:00P L261&L263
March 17 2017 1:00P-3:00P L261&L263
March 31 2017 1:00P-3:00P L261&L263
July 7 2017 1:00P-3:00P L261&L263
July 21 2017 1:00P-3:00P L261&L263

For more information, you may contact MCC’s Financial Aid Office at (231) 777-0228, or visit

New Student Orientation (NSO) Schedule:
To schedule a New Student Orientation (NSO) you must have created a student inquiry/account after March 1, 2016.  If you haven’t and need to attend NSO please create an account.  This is not a new application.  If needed, you may fill out an application after completing the account information.  Please see the New Student Orientation page for more information and to schedule your NSO.  Below are the upcoming NSO events for new Winter 2017 students:

Month Date Day Time Location
October 26 Wednesday 4:00P-6:30P Gerber Lounge
November 1 Tuesday 9:00A-11:30A Gerber Lounge
November 5 Saturday 8:00A-1:00P Gerber Lounge
November 9 Wednesday 5:00P-7:30P Gerber Lounge
November 15 Tuesday 9:00A-11:30A Gerber Lounge
December 3 Saturday 8:00A-1:00P Gerber Lounge
December 6 Tuesday 9:00A-11:30A Gerber Lounge
December 7 Wednesday 5:00P-7:30P Gerber Lounge

Hot Jobs Connect – TBD
MCC comes together with our community business partners to discuss immediate and future employment needs.  High demand jobs require specialized training today and this event brings it all together in one place.  Community employment needs, training, and possible funding are addressed at this event.  Break-out sessions allow attendees to ask specific questions in regards to what all is involved in meeting the employment requirements of Muskegon County Hot Jobs. Pre-registration required.

Financial Aid Night – TBD
Financial Aid Night covers the ins and outs filling out the FAFSA.  When the forms should be filled out, where to look for notification of your Pell Award, as well as other verification forms that may need to be filled out before financial aid can be awarded.  Scholarships and other types of funding are also discussed.  Enrollment Representatives will be present to ask questions regarding how to become an MCC student. Seating is limited and reservations are required.

College Info for Parents – TBD
This event is specifically designed to help parents and students choose a college.  Comparisons are made between public and private colleges as well as differences between two and four year schools.  Cost of tuition, books, things to look for, questions to ask are all discussed to help you make that very important decision that affects the rest of your child’s life.  At the end you will learn about opportunities at MCC.  This informal format allows for questions to be asked throughout the session.  This has proven to be very useful information for selecting a college. Seating is limited and reservations are required.

College Visit Day for High School Juniors and Seniors
High school juniors and seniors can spend a half day at MCC and learn about the many opportunities that are available to them.  They will get a tour, play games, win prizes, and have lunch with our enrollment staff.  It is a fun day had by all.

College 101: Get the Answers – TBD
Worried about your child missing important deadlines for College?  Then this is the event to make sure you get everything done in a timely fashion to avoid unwanted enrollment obstacles. We discuss deadlines for FAFSA, registration, orientation, counseling, testing, purchasing books, etc.  This is a great opportunity to ask those questions about college that keep you up at night.  This is a great event to attend if your child is planning to attend the Fall semester.

MCC College Night – TBD
An event for high school students and parents  to meet with over 50 community colleges and university representatives to discuss educational goals. This event is only 1.5 hours long but full of valuable information to help you choose a college.  This event is only offered once a year. No pre-registration required