How To Apply For Financial Aid

FINANCIAL AID TV - A Playlist of Video Answers for applying for financial aid.


For more information about the awards you have been granted, review the Award Guide for the 2014-15 award year.

The Financial Aid Office has a priority filing date of May 1, 2014 for the 2014-2015 academic year for students who are registering for the Fall 2014 semester. It is recommended that students file their FAFSA beginning in November 2014 for the spring 2015 semester for full financial aid consideration. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form needed to apply for all federal and state financial aid programs, including loans.

It is strongly recommended that you apply for financial aid online at the federal financial aid application web site. You can complete this application online at  A paper version of the FAFSA can be downloaded from this site as well.

The Middlesex Community College Title IV Codes are:

Bedford Campus - 009936

Lowell Campus - E00562

Please select the campus code based on the campus that you will be attending.

Be sure you select the application for the correct academic year. We strongly recommend that you utilize the IRS Data Retrieval tool to complete your FAFSA.  Using the tool allows you to complete the process faster and will minimize the amount of follow-up required by the Financial Aid Office.  If you have not filed your taxes yet and complete the FAFSA using estimated tax information, you may also use the IRS Data Retrieval tool to make corrections to that data after you have filed.  Information on the tool and who is eligible to use it is available within the online FAFSA application and the link indicated above.

In order to complete the FAFSA online, both a student and at least one parent (if dependent) will need a federal PIN number to access, make corrections, and electronically sign the FAFSA. The PIN is your electronic signature for the FAFSA.  Additionally, you will need your PIN and your parents PIN (if dependent) to make corrections to your FAFSA after you submit it. Before you begin the FAFSA process, obtain a PIN by visiting or you may apply for a PIN at the same time you are completing your FAFSA.

Allow 2-4 weeks for your FAFSA to be processed. You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR), by e-mail or through postal service which you must review for accuracy and further instructions.

For those applicants selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education, a Verification Worksheet, along with documentation of your previous year income must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office. Typical documentation includes federal tax return transcripts (copies of federal tax returns are no longer acceptable), W-2's, or benefit statements.

If additional documentation is required you will receive a letter from the Financial Aid Office. For prompt service, respond to these requests as quickly as possible.

Last Modified: 11/13/14