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 Eligibility Requirements

Students eligible to receive financial aid, including grants, loans and work-study, are required to comply with all the terms and conditions under: Eligibility; Admission; Eligible Programs; Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP); Special Considerations; Financial Aid Suspension Appeal.

For Financial Aid purposes, an Academic Year is defined as follows:

30 Weeks of Instruction & 24 Credits

In order to qualify for financial aid, a student must:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have a High School diploma or GED certificate.  Effective July 1, 2012; new students without a high school diploma, GED or did not complete secondary school in a home school setting will not be eligible for Title IV funds. Students admitted prior to July 1, 2012 may continue to receive federal financial aid.
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program.  Most programs at MCC are considered “eligible,” but you may verify that with the Financial Aid Office.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen (NOTE: eligible non-citizens may be asked to provide appropriate documentation.)
  • Have a valid Social Security number
  • Register with Selective Service, if male
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Not receive financial aid at two schools during the same semester 

    Note:   Transient Students and Consortium Agreements
    Students who are taking classes at MCC, but earning their degree from another institution are considered transient students for financial aid purposes. Financial aid must be awarded by the Institution awarding the degree. The institution awarding the financial aid can include MCC‘s enrollment credits through a Consortium Agreement issued by and approved from a degree-granting institution.