Full and part-time students who are enrolled in a program of study at MECC may apply for financial aid to take credit classes. Audited classes are not eligible 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 2021-22 FAFSA covers the Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 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.
Financial aid may come in the form of grants, scholarships, or a work-study position (part-time job). Click here for more information on the many forms of financial aid available.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
Obtain a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) . This is used as your electronic signature to sign your FAFSA. For more information on creating your FSA ID, please view the video at Creating Your Own FSA ID.
*For parents seeking support on behalf of your child, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 276-523-7470.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.studentaid.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 a Message sent to your Message Center on the Student Center in the Student Information System (SIS) if further information is needed or when a financial aid award is made.