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 Winter Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • Begin Priority WebAdvisor Registration
    Monday, November 3rd
  • Begin Open WebAdvisor Registration
    Friday, November 7th  
  • Payment Due Date
     Friday, December 12th
  • Bookstore Charges for Financial Aid Students
    January 5-23, 2015
  • Last Day for Financial Aid Appeal
    Thursday (12 noon), January 8th, 2015
  • Fall Semester Start Date
    Monday, January 12th
  • Enrollment Drop, Receive 100% Refund (15 week class)
    January 22
  • 50% Refund Date (15 week class)
    January 28th
  • Last Day to Sign up for FACTS
    January 28th 
  • Census Date
    January 29, 2015
  • Financial Aid Refunds if awarded
    For grants – by February 4th
    For loans – 1st disbursement returning students, by February 11th; 2nd disbursements by March 19th

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.