Financial Aid Checklist

Financial Aid Checklist

1. APPLY EARLY AND INVESTIGATE ALL DEADLINES!

2. Apply for admission to MACC in Student Affairs or online.

3. Register for a program of study that will lead to a Certificate, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Science, Associate of Arts degree, or an Associate of Arts in Teaching.

4. Submit an official copy of your high school transcript be sent to the Office of the Registrar at MACC. A copy of your HiSET or G.E.D. scores may be substituted for this requirement.

5. Submit official transcripts from EACH college/university previously attended.

6. Apply for a FSA ID at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/creating-using-fsaid.pdf to sign the FAFSA on the Web electronically.

7. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (http://www.fafsa.gov) and list MACC’s federal school code, 002491, in step six (6).

  • Submit any additional documentation requested; such as, but not limited to, a Verification Worksheet and Tax Return Transcript.

8. Register for classes that are required for the degree you are currently seeking at MACC.  Financial aid will not cover courses that are not required for your degree.  Some financial aid programs have minimum credit hour requirements (i.e. student loans require enrollment in at least six (6) credit hours).

9. If applying for a loan, do all of the above, and also:

  • Read the MACC Student Loan Application Guide. Refer all questions and concerns to the Financial Aid Office for resolution so you fully understand the process before proceeding to the next step.
  • Complete Federal Direct Student Loan Entrance Counseling at StudentAid.gov.
  • If you are borrowing a loan at MACC for the first time, you must complete Student Loan Entrance Counseling in a live, in-person counseling session. Visit the MACC Student Loan Entrance Counseling webpage for a list of dates and times.
  • Complete a Federal Direct Student Loan Master Promissory Note at StudentAid.gov.
  • Complete, sign, and return a MACC Federal Direct Student Loan Data Sheet to the Financial Aid Office. A MACC Federal Direct Student Loan Data Sheet can be found at the MACC Financial Aid Forms webpage

Please Note that you must meet certain eligibility standards established by the federal, state, institutional and private aid sources. These may include but are not limited to the following: You must be making satisfactory academic progress as defined by MACC’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy; if you are currently in default on a previous student loan, you may not be eligible to receive any Title IV Aid (i.e., Federal Pell Grant, Stafford Loans, Work-Study, etc.); you must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen; and you must be registered with Selective Service (http://www.sss.gov/) if male, at least 18 years of age and born after December 31, 1959 , and not currently a member of the active armed forces. (Register online at www.sss.gov).

DEADLINES:

Tuition and fees are due by the first day of classes each semester, so the deadline you should adhere to is: “AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.” If you need financial aid to help you pay for your college expenses (tuition, fees, books, housing, meals, etc.), then it is in your best interest to complete all applications as soon as possible.

Financial aid cannot be processed if you miss deadlines; therefore, you must review the financial aid programs and apply timely.

Most financial aid programs cannot be processed during the last week of a semester. Applications and supporting documents must be submitted BEFORE the last week of a semester.

The last date to complete a FAFSA for the summer semester is June 30 each year.  You must complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA for the 2022 summer semester.  

If financial aid eligibility cannot be determined while you are enrolled, you may be charged a late payment fee, be dropped from your classes, or both, per the institution’s policy for non-payment.