How To Apply For Financial Aid

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

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.
    • Button: Create Your FSA ID Now

Complete the FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid -  Allow up to 10 business days for your FAFSA to be transmitted to our office

    • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the online application that is completed by current and prospective college students in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid
    • The completed FAFSA establishes eligibility for federal, state and university grants, loans, and work-study jobs.
    • You will need to know your social security number, tax information, and other personal information to complete the FAFSA. 
    •  If you are married spouse information is needed to complete the FAFSA
    • Select the correct academic year if you are married, you will need spouse information as well.
      • 2019-2020 is still open for this fall, spring, and summer
      • 2020-2021 is used for fall, spring, and summer academic year
    • Use school code 009936 when asked what school you will attend, whether attending the Lowell and/or Bedford campus. Only this code is needed at this time.
    • SAR Report - FAFSA - will send you an estimate of aid via the email address entered on the FAFSA called a SAR - Student Aid Report. This is a general estimate of what types of aid you may qualify for
    • You will not know your actual award until your file is reviewed and FAFSA will provide you an estimate with a SAR report

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, most documents 

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.

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, most documents 

Award 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
    • Awards are always estimates, pending verification information and enrollment in classes
    • Dropping, withdrawing, abandoning classes or changing enrollment which changes 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 Award is pending. Depending on the timing of your Financial Aid award, payment may be due. 

 

Last Modified: 11/27/19