The Application Process

Federal Student AidThe first step in applying for all forms of financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is available online, and the quickest way to apply is to visit the website www.fafsa.ed.gov. You must list MWCC’s federal school code on the application, which is 002172.You may also complete a paper FAFSA and apply through the mail, but this takes 4-6 weeks.The processed document, called a Student Aid Report (SAR), is returned to the applicant indicating eligibility. This SAR is electronically sent to the MWCC office of financial aid and constitutes the application for student financial assistance. When the SAR is received, the MWCC Financial Aid Application and verification materials will be sent to the applicant. These forms must be returned to the office of financial aid within 2 weeks of their receipt. You may print the forms required for completion of the financial aid process through links on this page. Please only submit forms requested directly by the MWCC office of financial aid, since not all applicants are required to fill out every form.The Financial aid process can be lengthy, you should allow at least 3-4 weeks prior to your enrollment for all paperwork to be finalized. When the process is complete, you will receive a Financial Aid Award Letter in the mail that outlines the type and amount of assistance that you qualify for. Award letters will be sent starting in early May for applicants who have completed the application correctly and provided all required documents. Late applicants will have their applications considered for an award on a rolling basis.

Financial Aid

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