File the FASFA starting October 1

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office assists with:

  • Financial Aid Application
  • Pell grants and federal loans
  • Veteran education benefits
  • Scholarship eligibility
  • Work-study jobs for students

See us when you:

  • Need help with the Financial Aid application
  • Have Financial Aid questions
  • Are unsure how to look up financial information in self-service

Applying for financial aid for college starts with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the application that determines your eligibility for federal and state student grants, work-study, and loan programs.

FAFSA Verification Process

Verification is a process used to confirm that the data reported on your FAFSA is accurate. The U.S. Department of Education selects about 30% of students for verification. If selected, you will be asked to provide documentation to support the information reported on the FAFSA.

MCC uses ProVerifier+an automated verification software solution enabling you to complete verification from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

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If you're selected for verification, you will be notified by email at the email address on file at MCC. Log into ProVerifier and see what documents are required. You will be required to submit documentation to be reviewed and processed before you can be awarded financial aid.

If your file has been fully processed by July 1, 2021, and you're registered for Fall 2021 classes, you'll be entered into a drawing for one of ten $100 gift cards to the MCC Store.

  • Verification Steps (effective 2021/22)
    1. Activate your ProEd Account using the email notification sent to your email address on file at MCC. The email will come from proverifier@dcemu.net
    2. In ProVerifier+, review the dashboard to see the items that need to be completed.
    3. Carefully complete and submit each outstanding item. Most items can be completed online and signed electronically.
    4. You will be able to request your IRS Tax Transcript (if applicable) inside the ProVerifier+ system.
    5. Upload any documents, if necessary.
    6. Upon receipt of all required documents, the automated verification process will begin.
    7. You will be notified via email or text if there are any questions, you have missing or incomplete items, or additional documentation is required.

Essential information needed to complete your FAFSA

Complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA if you’re attending in Spring 2024 or Summer 2024

  • Create an FSA ID. One parent must create an FSA ID if you are a dependent student.
  • Your Social Security Number (SSN) (you must enter it correctly on the FAFSA form!)
  • Your parents’ SSNs if you are a dependent student
  • Your driver’s license number if you have one
  • Your A-number if you are not a U.S. citizen
  • 2021 federal tax information, tax documents, or tax returns, including IRS W-2 information, for you (and your spouse, if you are married), and for your parents if you are a dependent student
  • Records of your (and, if you’re a dependent student, your parents') untaxed income, such as child support received, interest income, and veterans noneducation benefits
  • Information on cash; savings and checking account balances; investments, including stocks, bonds, and real estate (but not including the home in which you live); and business and farm assets for you and your parents if you are a dependent student

Complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA if you plan to attend in Fall 2024, Spring 2025, or Summer 2025

  • Create an FSA ID. Every contributor—you, your spouse, a biological or adoptive parent, or your parent's spouse who's required to provide information on the FAFSA form—needs one before accessing and completing their section of the online form. Note: Contributors without an SSN can create a StudentAid.gov account to fill out their portion of the 2024–25 FAFSA form online.
  • Your parents’ SSNs if you’re a dependent student
  • 2022 Tax returns
  • 2022 W2(s)
  • Records of child support received
  • Current balances of cash, savings, and checking accounts
  • Net worth of investments, businesses, and farm