Student Eligibility for Financial Aid
To receive aid from the student aid programs, you must:
- Have financial need, with the exception of some loan programs.
- Have a high school diploma, a General Education Development (GED) Certificate.
- Be accepted and enrolled as a matriculated student.
- Be working toward a degree or a certificate in a financial aid eligible program. Check with the Financial Aid Department to determine if your program is eligible.
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- Have a valid Social Security number.
- Return all required documentation to the Financial Aid Office.
- See Financial Aid Funds Defined to ensure you meet all criteria for loan programs.
- Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress as outlined in the 2021-2022 Financial Aid Handbook (PDF), see the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy section.
Applying for Federal Student Aid
- To apply for an FSA ID, go to studentaid.gov
- Go to studentaid.gov to apply online. (This takes up to 2 weeks to process after submitted to the Department of Education)
- To ensure that you have enough time to complete the Financial Aid process before payment/payment arrangement is due (one week into the semester), please start the Financial Aid process 8 weeks before classes commence. If your financial aid process is not complete by the payment/payment arrangement deadline, you will be responsible for all charges and will be reimbursed once your financial aid has been awarded/disbursed to your student account.
Federal School Code
The Title IV Code for Manchester Community College is 002582
Percentage of MCC Students
Receiving Financial Aid