Paying for College

Financial Aid

Don't let your degree cost more than it should!

Financial Aid can only be used for courses that apply to a student's degree program.

Fill Out the FAFSA

This is the first step to receiving any kind of aid.

Types of Aid

Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships is the option you should try first. It is a gift and no repayment is required! Grants are also known as “gift aid” and do not require any kind of repayment.


MCC Emergency Grant Application


Student Loans

Student loans have to be paid back. Talk to one of our advisors to find the loan that is right for you!


Veterans Program

Eligible veterans can apply for aid through the federal VA program.

Kelly Rasmussen

Kelly Rasmussen

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

(970) 542-3160
Office: Cottonwood 138

Tuition Disclaimer

During the 2021-22 academic year, some or all of the instructional formats may change due to an emergency situation affecting college operations, public safety, or public health, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Tuition and fees are charged at the beginning of the semester and will remain in place regardless of any changes in instructional format. Tuition and fees will not be refunded in the event the curriculum delivery format changes for any part of the 2021-22 academic year.

Financial Aid Refunds

Morgan Community College has partnered with BankMobile to deliver your financial aid refund. For more information about BankMobile, visit this link:

Course Program of Study (CPoS)

The U.S. Department of Education has required that institutions ensure financial aid funds are used to pay for courses that apply to a student’s degree program.

Course program of study (CPoS) refers to all courses needed to earn a credential.  It comprises all coursework, including developmental and pre-requisite courses, necessary to complete a declared  degree or certificate.  Only courses that count toward your program of study can be considered when determining aid eligibility for federal and state financial aid programs. Courses must be required for degree completion in order for those courses to count toward enrollment status requirements for Title IV federal aid and Colorado financial aid programs.

Financial Aid Impacted

CPoS applies to all  Title IV federal aid and Colorado financial aid programs.  Below is a list of the aid programs that CPoS could impact:

  • Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized, Unsubsidized, Parent PLUS)
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Work-Study
  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Colorado Student Grant
  • Colorado Career and Technical Education Grant (CTE)
  • Colorado Work-Study

How to Make Sure Your Degree Doesn’t Cost More Than it Should

  1. Check your program: Stay on track to graduate and take just the classes you need for your degree.
  2. Check your path: On the MyMCC dashboard, click on Degree Check icon. It will help you make sure the classes you’re registering for are required for your degree and track your progress towards graduation.
  3. Do a Degree Audit. You can do this in just 3 steps
    1. Check your program.
    2. Check your courses.
    3. Check your financial aid.

Contact your Academic Advisor for assistance or more information. You can also call (970) 542-3100 or email

CARES Act Reporting

Interim Recording Guidelines for Student Portion of the CARES Act Emergency Relief Fund

ED Releases Interim Reporting Guidelines for Student Portion of the CARES Act Emergency Relief Fund

By Megan Walter, NASFAA Policy & Federal Relations StaffThe Department of Education (ED) on Wednesday released reporting guidelines for institutions that have received the student portion of their Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) allocation, which will be used to make emergency grants to students. While ED develops a process for institutions to directly provide the required reporting data, it has in the meantime called for institutions to make easily accessible to the public — via the institution's website — the following items:

  • An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned the certification and agreement form and that the institution has used, or intends to use the funds to provide the mandated amount of at least 50% of the emergency financial aid grants to students.
  • The total amount of funds that the institution will receive, or has received under the HEERF student portion.
  • Of those funds, the total amount that has been distributed to students as of the date of reporting (i.e. the first 30-day deadline, and then every 45 days thereafter).
  • The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and therefore eligible to receive an emergency financial aid grant.
  • The total number of students who have received an emergency financial aid grant.
  • How the institution determined which students did, or will receive emergency financial aid grants and how much funding they did, or will receive.
  • Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the emergency financial aid grants.

Of note, ED made a change to when the 30-day reporting clock begins. Initially, ED had indicated that institutions were required to submit their first report 30 days from the date the institution signed the certification and agreement form. In this latest guidance, ED changed that date to 30 days from when the institution received its student portion of the HEERF.

ED noted that the above data points are to be reported in the aggregate and in a way that protects personally identifiable information, and should also be updated by the institution every 45 days after the first required 30-day reporting submission.

Helpful Resources

Financial Aid Checklist


Financial Aid Calendar


Purchasing Books Through Financial Aid




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