| Useful Suggestions
Apply early. Attempt to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible
after January 1.
a Federal Financial Aid PIN number
<http://www.pin.ed.gov>. To help facilitate the
on-line application process and to be able to access their financial
aid information, students and parents should sign up for a Federal
Financial Aid PIN.
Please come prepared to the Financial Aid Office. Don't assume that
we always know what you need or want.
your rights and responsibilities. Be sure to understand your
rights and responsibilities, as well as implications of all forms
that you sign. To ensure yourself the most aid possible, be organized
and take an active role in your financial aid processing.
materials provided by our office. All paperwork is sent for
a purpose and generally requires some action be taken on the part
of the student. If you don't understand the information or what
is required of you, bring the information with you when you stop
in to see us.
Please respond promptly to all requests for additional information
from our Financial Aid Office. DO NOT ignore requests for
additional information. Your financial aid processing will be halted
until the necessary paperwork is provided. Also, be sure to include
your name and social security number on all correspondence submitted
Financial Aid counselors. They are here to help you - make use
of them! Counselors will sit down with you and answer your individual
questions about financial aid at MCC. Come see them at our office
Bldg 6 Room 207, or e-mail a counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
address(es) current. Make sure your address(es) are current
with the Registrar. Both your home and local address should be kept
current. If they are not correct, you run the risk of not receiving
communication from us. This can slow down or halt the processing
of your financial aid.
copies! Keep copies of all documents submitted to the Financial
Aid Office and note the dates you submitted them. By
doing this you can reference these documents if necessary.
your loan application. If you decide to apply for a loan, you
will need to fill out a Stafford Loan Request Form. Loan request
forms may be obtained at our office or completed on-line.
Accept that we are all human and sometimes mistakes occur. The financial
aid process is a cooperative effort between both MCC and students.
Please be sure to include your name and social security number on
all correspondence submitted to us.