On this page, you will find video instructions on how to complete most financial aid tasks. If you can’t find the answers to your questions here, you can call the Financial Aid Office at 276-523-7470 or 276-523-2400 and ask for Financial Aid Office.


This video shows how to create your Federal Student Aid ID and password. You will use this to sign the FAFSA and access your financial aid history electronically.

File the FAFSA


The FAFSA is your electronic application for federal and state financial aid. This kicks off the application process.

After the FAFSA

This video shows what will happen with your FAFSA after you file and how to check your FAFSA processing status.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and Filing an Appeal Script

Federal regulations require that a student receiving financial aid make satisfactory academic progress (SAP) in accordance with standards set by the College and the federal government. This video shows MECC’s SAP policy, how you are notified of SAP notices, how to check your status and how to submit an appeal.

Check Your Aid Status

After you submit the FAFSA, we will contact you to let you know if we need additional information. This video shows you how we will contact you, how to check the status of your financial aid at MECC, and how to submit any requested documents.

How Much is My Aid?

Once you have responded to all requests for information, you will receive a financial aid notification. This video shows you how to view how much financial aid you have been packaged as well as whether it your courses are eligible for aid.

Know If You Owe

This video shows you how to determine whether your financial aid will cover all of your tuition charges or whether you will owe a balance. It also helps you determine whether you have financial aid available for books or other expenses.