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A Guide to Applying for Financial Aid at Montgomery Community College

    1. Apply early!
    2. Make sure you have completed the MCC online Application for Admission. (A new application is needed if you have not attended MCC within the previous year.)
    3. Request official transcripts from all other educational institutions you have attended to be sent to the Admissions Office at MCC, including high school or equivalent and all colleges. (If you receive transcripts, do not open sealed transcript envelopes or they will no longer be considered "official".)
    4. Apply for a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID (see below).
    5. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at as soon after January 1 as possible for maximum consideration of all available student aid programs. We recommend that you submit your FAFSA by March 15.
    6. Once you complete the FAFSA you MUST contact MCC to complete your paperwork. This paperwork must be completed before you can receive financial aid.
    7. Activate your Montgomery Community College WebAdvisor account using the Set Up Guide.

Applying for a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID number

Go to to apply for a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID. You and your parents (if applicable) must apply for an FSA ID. The FSA ID, which consists of a user-created username and password, replaced the PIN required by FAFSA effective May, 2015. It allows users to electronically access personal information on all FSA web sites as well as electronically sign a FAFSA.



Before completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) . . .

  1. You and your parents (if applicable) should complete and file your federal income taxes before completing your FAFSA. To complete the FAFSA you will need: Student & parent(s) social security number(s), tax returns, social security & VA amounts received, W-2 forms, child support amounts paid or received, net value of assets, driver's license number, and MCC school code - 008087.
  2. After you file the FAFSA electronically you should receive a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR). The SAR summarizes the information you submit on the FAFSA. The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will be based on the financial information you provide on the FAFSA, and MCC will use it to award your financial aid. Review the SAR carefully for errors. If necessary, make corrections at
  3. If your financial aid application is selected for verification, MCC will require you to submit additional documentation. The federal government selects random FAFSAs for verification. Every student that applies at MCC will receive information by e-mail to complete. Return any information to MCC immediately after receipt. Financial aid files are not complete until all paperwork has been processed by MCC and an MCC Award Letter has been received by the student. All financial aid correspondence will be made via e-mail. To request a paper/mail version, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
MCC Financial Aid Priority Dates
Fall Term JULY 1
Spring Term NOVEMBER 1
Summer Term APRIL 1
MCC students who have not received an MCC Award Letter by these dates CANNOT be guaranteed financial aid for the term and should be prepared to pay their tuition and fees.

Financial Aid Team | (910) 576-6222

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Doni Cody

Financial Aid Director

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Tammy Owens

Financial Aid Assistant, Veterans Certifying Officer

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