• Applying for Financial Aid


  • How to Apply for Aid at MHCC

    1. Complete the FAFSA online. MHCC's Federal School Code is 003204. For best results, renew your FAFSA before February 1 each year!

    2. Check for Missing Documents on your MyMHCC account. Sometimes extra info is needed. Complete any and all forms or requests for info that are missing, even if it doesn't apply to you. Check this screen frequently as items may be added later with no notice.

    3. Complete the required Financial Aid Orientation Form. This form will appear in your Missing Documents list once all items have been received and processed and your award offer is ready.

    4. Accept your award. You must accept or decline each type of award offered. If you want to use financial aid during summer term, or take less than 12 credits during any term, you must also complete the Credit Revision Form online. If you accept loans, complete the Entrance Counseling and MPN (Master Promissory Note) on studentloans.gov with your FSA ID.

    How do I pay for classes if I'm using financial aid?

    • If you have completed all the steps above before the term begins, your tuition and fees will automatically be paid during the second week each term.

    • If there is money left over after your tuition and fees are paid (minus any bookstore purchase you made with a financial aid voucher), the excess amount will be disbursed to you.

    • Disbursement is the second Wednesday of each term, usually in the afternoon. The day you receive your funds depends on which disbursement preference you chose when setting up your Mountain Card and if you finished all the steps in time.

    Next steps

    • Select disbursement preference. After you've registered for classes and completed the above steps, you'll receive the "Mountain Card" from Bank Mobile. Set up your disbursement preference after the card arrives.

    • View your Bookstore Authorized Amount. Starting two weeks before each term begins, you may check the Financial Aid screen on MyMHCC to see if you have funds available to spend in the bookstore. If you have a dollar amount listed next to the upcoming term, you may pre-order textbooks and pick them up starting on the Thursday before the term begins. The last day to charge items to your voucher is the second Monday of the term.

    • Did you apply late for financial aid or turn in missing documents late? Set up a payment plan on MyMHCC to ensure no holds or late fees are placed on your account. Once your award is ready and has been accepted, the remaining balance will be paid and any excess funds will be disbursed to you using your payment preference.

    Priority Deadlines

    To assure aid is ready by the start of the academic terms: File the FAFSA by these dates: Complete all MHCC paperwork
    by the following dates:
    Summer Term As soon after Jan. 1 as possible April 1
    Fall Term April 1 - earlier if possible July 1
    Winter Term July 1 - earlier if possible October 1
    Spring Term Nov 1 - earlier if possible February 1

    Remember:

    • If you missed deadlines, financial aid may not be available until after the start of the term. Keep checking your account for missing documents and turn them in as soon as possible. Please note that financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • It can take up to 6 weeks to complete all the steps outlined above. Plan ahead!
    • A payment plan option is available in the case that deadlines are missed.
    • File your FAFSA now (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
    • If you need help checking the status of your aid, please stop by the Orientation Center for assistance.