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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
  • Go to 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