Apply for Financial Aid

For assistance with the application process, please call the MCC Information Center at 816.604.1000.

Start the admission process

Although you can apply for financial aid before you are admitted to the college, it is best to start the MCC admission process first.

Follow these steps for MCC admission

Apply for financial aid

To determine general eligibility for financial aid, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each year you want to receive funds. Specific aid programs may have additional requirements in order to receive benefits.MCC's School Code is 002484.

The FAFSA for the upcoming aid year becomes available in October and it is best to get it submitted early (by February 1) to ensure you meet priority dates and can get the best financial aid package possible.MCC's School Code is 002484.

  1. Submit the FAFSA. It will help to have the following information/items:
  2. An FSA ID (user ID and password). You can apply for or request your FSA ID on the FAFSA website.
  3. Your driver's license number (if you have one)
  4. Your social security number (or permanent residence card if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  5. Current bank statements if you have checking or savings accounts
  6. MCC's School Code is 002484.
  7. Income information from the previous tax year (estimated income can be used if taxes have not been filed yet).
  8. 2021 tax information for your 2023-2024 FAFSA
    (fall 2023, spring 2024 and summer 2024)
  9. Use the IRS data retrieval tool (if it is an option with your circumstances) to automatically transfer your tax information.
  10. If you have a job but did not file taxes, your W-2 forms (these are mailed by your employer by January 31 each year)
  11. If you are 23 years old or younger you will likely be considered dependent (the application will guide you based on how you answer the questions) and will need your parents' income information. If your parent receives any child support payments for you, owns any businesses, or has stocks or bonds, a record of those items will also be needed.
  12. Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) for any additional steps you must take such as completing verification.
  13. 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:
  14. Federal student aid report
  15. Federal income tax return transcripts (PDF), tax worksheets and proof of income
  16. Copy of driver's license
  17. Eligible non-citizen proof
  18. Verification worksheet

After applying you need to enroll in classes so we can calculate the amount of aid you may receive.