Student Services

Financial Aid - General Application Process

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.

 2014 Fall Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • Begin Priority WebAdvisor Registration
    April 7th
  • Begin Open WebAdvisor Registration
    April 11th 
  • Payment Due Date
     July 30th
  • Bookstore Charges for Financial Aid Students
    Start August 18th
  • Last Day for Financial Aid Appeal
    August 21st
  • Fall Semester Start Date
    August 25th
  • First Enrollment Drop and Receive 100% Refund
    August 25th through September 5th
  • 50% Refund Date
    September 6th through September 11th
  • Last Day to Sign up for FACTS
     September 11th 
  • Census Date
     September 12th
  • Financial Aid Refunds Processed
    For grants - 
    For loans - 1st disbursement start - 2nd disbursements 

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.