Welcome to the Financial Aid Office

The Financial Aid office welcomes you to register for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Please go to www.fafsa.gov  to take you to the official FAFSA web site.

Make sure to complete your 2019-2020 FAFSA for terms beginning with the Fall 2019 and ending with Summer 2020 semester by our MAY 1st deadline to qualify for the most financial aid available.

We offer FAFSA workshops if you need help with the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is is available online! 

To register call the Lowell campus at 978-656-3242 or Bedford campus to register at 781-280-3650.


The FAFSA workshop schedule for Spring 2019:

April 10 @ 3:00 p.m. Bedford and Lowell Campuses

April 17 @ 3:00 p.m. Bedford & Lowell Campuses

April 24 @ 3:00 p.m. Bedford & Lowell Campuses 

*Documentation and Requirements for FAFSA application:

  • 2017 U.S. income tax return—IRS Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ.
  • W-2 Forms and other records of money earned in 2017.
  • Records of 2017 un-taxed income such as Social Security Benefits, Workers’ Compensation, or Welfare.
  • If you are under 24 years of age (born before January 1, 1996), the same documentation is required for your parents. There are other reasons you may not need your parents information, such as being married, support dependents or a veteran of the armed forces.
  • Please visit the FAFSA checklist here: 

2019-2020 RECOMMENDED FAFSA DEADLINE FOR MASS RESIDENTS:

May 1stis the deadline to complete the 19-20 FAFSA if you would like to be considered to receive Mass State Grant funding. Please complete your 19-20 FAFSA at FAFSA.gov before this date.  If you have already completed your 19-20 FAFSA you will automatically be considered for this grant funding.

Please note: any student who is enrolled or plans to enroll in Summer 2019, the 2018-2019 FAFSA is required for consideration. If you have already completed the 2018-2019 FAFSA, you do not need to take any additional steps regarding the FAFSA unless otherwise instructed.

FAFSA WALK IN OR PHONE HELP:

You may call our offices or visit the Lowell or Bedford campus during our business hour of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. Please arrive no later that 4:00 p.m. at either office. Bedford can be reached at: 781-280-3650 and Lowell is at: 978-656-3242.

STUDENT OF FALL HEROES:
Federal Pell Grant funding for those who qualify may be available to dependent students of US Fallen Heroes. Up to $6095.00 may be awarded for the 18-19 academic year (information regarding 2019-2020 coming soon). Please click here for more information.

Verification Requirements for 2019-2020  & How to obtain an IRS Tax Return Transcript:
If your FAFSA is selected for verification, and you don't use the IRS Data Retrieval option or you changed the IRS data, you will be required to request a tax return transcript from the IRS and submit it to the Financial Aid Office. Click on this link for instructions for obtaining an IRS transcript.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Federal Direct Loan 150% Loan Limit Rule

As of July 1st, 2013, any first-time borrower, (which is defined as someone who has no outstanding balance on a federal FELP or Direct loan when receiving a Direct loan on or after July 1, 2013), will only be able to obtain Federal Direct Subsidized loans for a maximum of 150% of the published program length in which they are enrolled. Additionally, the subsidized loans that had been borrowed up to the 150% point will lose further government subsidy and interest will begin to become the student's responsibility if they do not graduate by the 150% point (and continue to be enrolled in the same or a shorter undergraduate program). From that point forward, these subsidized loans will become unsubsidized loans.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: You have a Financial Aid Advisor!
The Financial Aid Office provides personalized service to our students. Every student is assigned a financial aid advisor who is available to answer any questions or address any concerns that you may have about financing your education. Please feel free to call us or stop by the Lowell or Bedford office with any questions. Additionally, you may view your financial aid information and status online through your MCC MiddleNet account.

At Middlesex Community College we are committed to assisting students and their families in meeting the cost of a college education. Our goal is to ensure that there are no financial barriers that prevent you from earning a college degree or certificate. Financial aid is easier to apply for now, more than ever before, using the federal financial aid web site to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Most enrolled students can qualify. You can be full time or part time and receive federal and state financial aid.

You can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at any time after October 1 to receive funds for the following academic year, but you should apply by May 1st, if possible, since some grant funds are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. You must complete a FAFSA each academic year.

Contact Financial Aid Office

Bedford Campus
591 Springs Rd
Building #9, ground floor
Bedford, MA 01730
Phone 781-280-3650
Fax 781-280-3603

Lowell Campus
33 Kearney Sq
Lowell, MA  01852
Carol Cowan Center, third floor
Phone 978-656-3242
Fax 978.656.3322

Monday – Friday    
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.        

contact us via email at: financialaid@middlesex.mass.edu

Middlesex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies.  The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence.  Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

Last Modified: 4/8/19