How To Apply For Financial Aid


The information below guides you through the Financial Aid Application Process at Middlesex Community College:

Priority Deadlines:

Your 2024-2025 FAFSA should be submitted by July 1, 2024 to be considered for state aid.

Your 2024-2025 FAFSA and financial aid file should be completed by August 1, 2024 to be packaged before the start of your Fall classes.

Once we have a complete financial aid file it may take up to 14 business days to review and provide an estimated financial aid package email.

Before you begin, how do you know which FAFSA to file?  Click here to find out.

FAFSA FSA-ID Requirement

    • An FSA-ID is needed to complete the online FAFSA application process
    • The FSA-ID is the login and password that you create to log in and complete FAFSA application for financial aid
    • If you are under age 24 both you, and at least one parent will need an FSA-ID. unless you qualify as an independent student.
    • Click here for instructions on how to create an FSA ID in 6 easy steps. 

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Complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).
Allow up to 10 business days for your FAFSA to be transmitted to our office (our school code is 009936)


How will students know the type and amount of aid they will receive?

The Office of Financial aid will notify students of their estimated award via your MCC email and the MyMCC student information portal.

Check your Middlesex Email account frequently

    • You will receive a welcome letter, that includes steps to check your award status
    • You may receive requests to complete additional information to verify what is entered on your FAFSA that may require the use of an online verification system.

Verification - Providing documents and information may be needed

    • Students and or parents may be required to verify information entered on the FAFSA.
    • Financial Aid will email the student if this information is needed
    • Providing the Financial Aid department with information promptly will expedite the award process.

General Financial Aid Package Information

    • You will receive an email with your award sent to your Middlesex email account
    • You must be enrolled in classes before an award amount is determined
    • Financial Aid packages are always estimates, pending verification information and enrollment in classes
    • Dropping, withdrawing, abandoning classes or changing enrollment may affect your award
    • You can check your award status from the MyMCC home page, under My Student Records, Financial Aid

Please note, you will receive a bill from the Student Accounts Office which may reflect a balance while your Financial Aid is pending. Depending on the timing of your Financial Aid award, payment may be due. 


Last Modified: 6/24/24