Full and part-time students who are enrolled in a program of study at MECC may apply for financial aid to take credit classes. Noncredit and audited classes are ineligible for financial aid.
Deadlines to Apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA)
Although you can file the online FAFSA anytime, it is best to complete the FAFSA by the priority deadline of May 1st of the year that you plan to attend MECC. This ensures that you will receive consideration for all available aid that you might qualify for. The 2016-17 FAFSA covers the Summer 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017 semesters. You should try to complete the FAFSA at least two weeks prior to the first day of class of the first semester you attend.
Types of Financial Aid
Financial aid may come in the form of grants, scholarships, or a work-study position (part-time job). For more information on the many forms of financial aid available, click here.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
Obtain a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) at http://StudentAid.gov/fsaid. This is used as your electronic signature to sign your FAFSA. For more information on creating your FSA ID, please view the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLi0q7hkFns.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov and use the MECC school code 009629 on the application. It typically takes several days for the U.S. Department of Education to process your FAFSA and send you a Student Aid Report (SAR) based on the information that you supplied. MECC will inform you via an Award Letter sent through the U.S. mail if you qualify to receive financial aid.
24/7 Financial Aid and Student Accounts Support
For 24/7 support regarding your Financial Aid or Student Accounts information, you can use the MECC Self-Help Portal at https://mysupport.mecc.edu to search for Help Topics related to your questions. You can also view your Financial Aid and Student Accounts Trackers to see where you stand in the financial aid awarding process or when to expect your refund. If you don’t find the answers you are looking for, you can contact a customer service representative via the Live Chat link or call 1-844-MECC-4ME. For parents calling on behalf of your child, please read this important parent notice.