Apply for Financial Aid

How to Apply for Aid at MCC

In order to be considered for financial assistance students must do the following:

  1. Be accepted for admission to the College as a regular student.  New students must complete and submit an “Application for Admission” to the Admissions Office.
  2. Complete the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” (FAFSA).
    Remember to release your information to Muskegon Community College, College Code #002297. After submission, we will receive an electronic Student Aid Report (SAR).  A valid SAR is a requirement for all aid programs based on financial need.

  3. Immediately respond to any requests.  Additional documentation, including copies of federal tax transcript, may be needed to complete your financial aid file.
  4. Finally, we will mail you an Award Letter and a Financial Aid Contract.  If you wish NOT to accept any part of your award package, a copy of the Award Letter will need to be signed and returned to the Financial Aid Office.

Admission and financial aid paper applications may be obtained or linked to from our Web site. In order to receive full consideration for financial assistance, completed applications must be on file at the College by the following dates:

FALL SEMESTER…………………………………… May 1
WINTER SEMESTER………………………………. October 1
SUMMER SESSIONS……………………………… March 15

Applications received after these dates will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis, if funds are available.

2015 Summer Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • Begin Priority Web Advisor Registration
    Monday, March 9
  • Begin Open WebAdvisor Registration
    Friday, March 13  
  • Payment Due Date
     Wednesday, April 22
  • Bookstore Charges for Financial Aid Students
    May 14-28
  • Last Day for Financial Aid Appeal
    Friday (12 noon), May 15
  • Summer Semester Start Date
    Monday, May 18
  • Enrollment Drop, Receive 100% Refund (12 week class)
    May 26
  • 50% Refund Date (15 week class)
    May 29
  • Last Day to Sign up for FACTS
    May 28 
  • Census Date
    May 30
  • Financial Aid Refunds starting
    For grants – by June 3
    For loans – 1st disbursement returning students, by June 4; 2nd disbursements by July 8

Most financial aid is awarded for only one academic year at a time. Students must submit new applications in order to receive consideration in a subsequent year.