Summer Session FAQ's
Is financial aid available for summer courses?
Yes, MCC has very limited funds available to help pay for summer courses. For the majority of students, the type of aid that is available is a Federal Pell Grant if the student has not already received their maximum annual award amount for the current academic year, or a federal student loan.
How does a student apply for financial aid for the summer?
The summer courses are considered the end of the academic year so students must complete a 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current academic year if one has not already been completed and submitted.
Is there a financial aid priority filing date for the summer sessions?
Yes, May 15th is the priority filing date for the summer sessions. Students who apply for financial aid by this date will receive notification of their estimated financial aid award prior to the start of the summer courses at the end of May.
Is there a deadline for applying for summer financial aid?
Yes, in order to process awards within the federally mandated time frame all summer applications must be received in the Financial Aid Office no later than June 15th.
How will the student know the type and amount of financial aid that they will be receiving for the summer sessions?
The Financial Aid Office begins mailing out estimated summer financial aid award letters in the beginning of May. The estimated award letters will be mailed to the students current address on file with the Student Information Center.
Can a student register for summer courses even though they have not received an estimated summer financial aid award letter?
Yes, actually students must be registered for courses before the Financial Aid Office will determine any award. Students do not have to pay for their summer courses up-front if they are applying for financial aid. However, students must understand that if the student is not eligible for financial aid or the financial aid award does not cover the summer session balance with the Student Accounts Office, the student is responsible for that balance.
PLEASE NOTE: Students will be charged a portion of tuition and fees for any class attended on the first day of class. If your financial aid is insufficient or not the right type, you must drop your class PRIOR to the first day to receive a 100% refund.