1

Apply for a U.S. Department of Education FSA User ID

Apply at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htmPlease note:  If you are a dependent student, one of your parents will also need to apply for a PIN.

2

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online

Apply at: http://www.fafsa.gov

MCC Federal School Code: 009981

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Eligibility
Students must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate financial need. (Some loan/scholarship programs are exempt.)
  • Demonstrate that you are qualified to enroll in the postsecondary education by completion of one of the following:
    • High school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate
    • Completion of a high school education in a home school setting approved under state law
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program.
  • Be a citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Have a valid Social Security Number.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.
  • Certify that you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes and certify that you are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant.
  • Comply with Selective Service registration, if required.