How To Apply For Financial Aid

For more information about the awards you have been granted, review the Award Guide for the 2017-18 award year.

The Financial Aid Office has a priority filing date of May 1, 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year for students who are registering for the Fall 2017 semester. It is recommended that students file their FAFSA beginning in November 2017 for the spring 2018 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.

Your FAFSA requires a title IV school code to identify the school you wish to send your FAFSA to. 

The Middlesex Community College Title IV Code is :



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 an FSA-ID to access, make corrections, and electronically sign the FAFSA. The FSA-ID is your electronic signature for the FAFSA.  Additionally, you will need your FSA-ID and your parents FSA-ID (if dependent) to make corrections to your FAFSA after you submit it. Before you begin the FAFSA process, obtain an FSA-ID by visiting www.fsaid.ed.govor you may apply for an FSA-ID at the same time you are completing your FAFSA.

Allow one week for your FAFSA to be processed, electronically. You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR), by e-mail or through postal service which you must review for accuracy and further instructions.  Once the college receives your application information, we will be sending you notices through the mail or your MCC email account.  Be sure to monitor your email account regularly for important information.

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: 3/20/18