Steps to Apply

Request Information. Visit a Campus.

Financial Aid priority dates.

We encourage you to complete your Student Center “TO DO” list by the priority dates. This is when our financial aid offices' high volume period starts.

apply online for aid.FAFSFA application form.

Complete the Federal application for student financial aid.

Check your financial aid status.Go to myMCCKC to check your status.

Login to myMCCKC to check your financial aid status.

Apply for Scholarships.FAFSFA application form.

Estimate Costs.
Cost Calculator.


Need help?

Contact the Educational Opportunity Center for help with your application or financial aid process.

Office Location

3100 Main Street, Suite 100
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Phone - 816.604.4400
Fax - 816.759.4416

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


GENERAL Application Steps

To determine general eligibility for federal financial aid, you MUST complete these steps for each year you want to receive funds.    

  1. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA will require income information from the previous tax year and must be filed when applying for federal aid (Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loan, Work Study), need-based state aid (Access Missouri), and some MCC foundation scholarships. Use the IRS data retrieval tool (if it is an option with your circumstances) to automatically transfer your 2012 tax information to your 2013-2014 FAFSA or your 2013 tax information to your 2014-2015 FAFSA.
  2. MCC's School Code is 002484.

  3. Bring additional materials as necessary. Check your myMCCKC Student Email and Student Center To Do List for notice of required materials.  Your financial aid office will guide you concerning:
    • Federal student aid report
    • Federal income tax return transcripts, tax worksheets and proof of income
    • Copy of driver's license
    • Eligible non-citizen proof
    • Verification Worksheet:
      • Fall 2013, Spring and Summer 2014
        Please see your To Do List for the URL to download your 2013-2014 verification worksheet.
      • Fall 2014, Spring and Summer 2015
        Please see your To Do List for the URL to download your 2014-2015 verification worksheet.
  4. Request official transcripts be mailed to the student data center from all colleges previously attended (including any college classes you took during high school). Faxed transcripts are not official.  If you are returning to MCC after attending another college you must have new transcripts mailed to us.
    MCC-Student Data Center
    3200 Broadway
    Kansas City, MO 64111
  5. If you haven't yet, visit a campus counseling/advising center to declare a program of study.

  6. Most award amounts are based on your enrollment status.  Awards will be calculated AFTER you enroll in classes.

Note: Specific aid programs may have additional requirements in order to receive benefits.

Last Modified: 7/7/14