Applying for Financial Aid
Apply for Aid:
Every year students must complete a new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit it to the United States Department of Education for processing. You do not have to be enrolled full-time (12 hours) to receive federal aid. Generally, you will be eligible for federal aid if enrolled at least six semester hours. The FAFSA is an application for the following federal aid programs:
- SEOG (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant)
- State Grants
- Federal Work Study
- Subsidized Student Loan
- Unsubsidized Student Loan
- Parent Loan
Complete the FAFSA every year, as soon after January 1st as possible and before April 15th.
You may file electronically at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Apply for a PIN so you can electronically sign your FAFSA Application at www.pin.ed.gov.You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) at the address you listed on your FAFSA application. You will also receive an email notifying you when your FAFSA has been processed. Be sure to review your SAR for errors and make corrections as needed. If you did not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool please make certain to make a correction to your FAFSA and use this process. This simple step can save weeks on your application for aid.
You should always use your tax forms to complete this application. You may estimate your income, but be aware that estimating your income and taxes may mean your file will be selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education or by the Financial Aid Office at MCTC. If you choose to estimate your income information when filing the FAFSA, please review your Student Aid Report and make changes as necessary, particularly going back into your FAFSA to make corrections using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.List the MCTC College Code (040414) on your FAFSA Application as the #1 school.
Check your campus assigned email at least once per week for additional document requests (missing documents). You will also receive an email, at your campus assigned email address, when your financial aid award is ready for viewing. You only need to submit your award if you will be accepting student or parent loans.
Applying for Summer Financial Aid: All awards are initially offered for fall and spring only. You must request aid for summer by completing an application available in the Financial Aid Office.
The Office of Financial Aid for Mountwest Community and Technical College, in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, P.L. 89-329, as amended, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex in any of its policies, practices or procedures.