All financial aid starts with the completion of the online FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Follow the steps listed below to get started.
If you have not officially been admitted to the College, you must do that first before you apply for financial aid. Admissions is a part of the New Student Checklist.
Go to the FAFSA Online website and get started. Make note of MCC's school code: 001077.
The Department of Education must receive your application no later than June 30 for the previous school year. See the Important Dates page to make sure you do not miss a deadline.
Once we receive your financial aid data from the Department of Education (DOE) federal processor, we will notify you through your online Message Center inside of your My.maricopa.edu Student Center if we require additional forms or documents. Only after all required forms have been submitted can we begin your review.
As a general rule, allow 30 days for processing depending on the time of year. As the beginning of classes approaches, our volume increases, and it takes longer to process your file. Errors or inconsistencies can also slow the process. Find out about disbursement here.
Once your FAFSA, and all submitted forms and documents have been reviewed, we will package your financial aid award. A message notifying you of your financial aid award will be sent to your Message Center. You can also be view your award letter on your online Student Center at My.maricopa.edu.
If you decide to apply for loans, read more on the Student Loans page.
It is important that you notify MCC Student Financial Services immediately if there are changes to your expected enrollment or if there are any changes to your name, address, or immigration status.
Keep your Award Notification letter with your records.