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MCC Federal Emergency Student Grant

On December 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) was signed into law. This law provided funds to be used for making emergency assistance grants directly to students. Priority for awarding emergency grants will be given to students with exceptional financial need, such as students who receive Federal Pell Grants. However, students who are not Pell Grant recipients or are enrolled exclusively in distance education or dual enrollment courses are also eligible to apply for an emergency assistance grant.

A student may use an emergency grant to pay for any component of their cost of attendance, including an outstanding account balance and/or tuition and fees, as well as for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care. In order to be eligible for an emergency assistance grant, a student must:

  • be registered for courses for the term the grant will be awarded
  • complete the Federal Emergency Grant Request form for the appropriate academic year
  • complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the same academic year (available at studentaid.gov)
  • demonstrate financial need
  • be eligible for federal funding

To apply for this free money, submit the FAFSA and emergency grant application form below for the appropriate academic year. Deadline for applications is

  • Fall 2021 semester – September 15, 2021*

Click here for the Federal Emergency Grant Application request form for 2021-22 

* The deadline for dual enrollment high school students for Fall 2021 semester is November 15, 2021 as those students will need to complete the 2022-23 FAFSA, available after October 1, 2021

Go to Virtual Financial Aid Counseling on Zoom 
to find out about our virtual drop-in sessions.


Our Financial Aid office knows education is an important investment in your future. At Middlesex we are committed to working with you to secure eligible funding to make that future a reality. Whether you are a full-time or part-time student, you may qualify for financial assistance that will reduce or cover your college costs. And, it’s free to apply so why not apply today?

Before you begin, check out the two videos below.

For more detailed instructions about applying for student aid click here

Contact Information

In Lowell, we are located on the third floor of the Cowan Center
     Financial Aid is in room 314, phone number: 978-656-3242

In Bedford, we are located in the Enrollment Center
     Financial Aid is on the first floor, phone number: 781-280-3650

Contact us by email
Financial Aid - financialaid@middlesex.mass.edu

Office Hours for both locations (by phone, email)
Financial Aid - Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Our Net Price Calculator tool is here to help you estimate how much it will cost to attend Middlesex Community College.

COVID-19 Information:

The Financial Aid Office is committed to assisting you through this difficult time. It is not too late to apply for financial aid. We are here to take your call, respond to email or support you with a Zoom meeting with a Financial Aid Counselor. We also have limited walk-in times by appointments. Please contact us at:


MCC's COVID-19 Information page can be found here:

Covid-19 Updates

Click on the MCC Cares tab to find out information on community and government support.

You can also contact other departments for:

Need assistance with your tuition account? Visit: www.middlesex.mass.edu/studentaccounts
Need assistance with advising? Visit www.middlesex.mass.edu/advising
Need assistance with registration? Log into MyMCC/My Registration or email registrar@middlesex.mass.edu

Choose from one of the links below for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions How to apply for financial aid?
FAFSA help and workshops Billing/Student accounts
Book advance information
Federal work study information
FERPA - privacy policy Grants
Loans Who is my financial aid advisor
How do I accept loans? Veterans resources
Important deadlines Forms
How do I register for classes MCC inter-campus shuttle schedule
Net price calculator
Summer sessions
Other important websites
Waiving health insurance fee MCC Bookstore Bedford Campus
Withdrawal policy MCC Bookstore Lowell Campus
Satisfactory academic progress information  
Last Modified: 7/27/21