Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  is the place to begin.  Please list MCC as your school of choice by using the federal school code:  
                                   002295,  MCC School Code

For the 2022-2023 academic year, you may complete the FAFSA anytime after October 1, 2021 using your 2020 Federal Tax return. The federal government must receive the form prior to June 30, 2023. This form must be completed to receive financial aid for the Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023 academic year semesters.

For the 2023-2024 academic year, you may complete the FAFSA anytime after October 1, 2022 using your 2021 Federal Tax return. The federal government must receive the form prior to June 30, 2024. This form must be completed to receive financial aid for the Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024 academic year semesters

Please click on "Steps to Completing Financial Aid" for directions on the Financial Aid process.
 
NETPARTNER  is the website to view the status of required documents and awards.  Use your MCC student ID and password to log-in.     If you are unable to access the site, please call or email the MCC IT Service Desk; 989-328-1246, and we can re-set your password.   
Please continue to check your student semester accounts  for the status of Financial Aid being applied to your account.
 
May 18, 2022, the Department of Education announced changes to the Requirements for Verification. This change is reducing the number of documents needed for institutions to process an aid file. If you have already submitted the needed forms, we will still review the documents as required. If you have not already submitted the needed forms, please log into My.Montcalm.edu and review the status of your file on NetPartner to see if documents are still needed. Below is the announcement from the Department of Education to institutions.
 
Changes to 2022-2023 Verification Requirements
PUBLICATION DATE May 18, 2022
DCL ID GEN-22-06
SUBJECT Changes to 2022-2023 Verification Requirements
SUMMARY This letter provides information about the extension of a waiver of certain verification requirements for the 2022-2023 award year as a result of the ongoing economic, social, and physical impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dear Colleague:

The Department of Education (Department) recognizes the need to continue to provide relief to millions of students and colleges facing challenges and barriers resulting from the ongoing national emergency. Therefore, we are continuing our waiver of certain verification requirements into the 2022-2023 award year. This means we are maintaining verification requirements that strictly focus on identity and fraud for the remainder of the 2022-2023 award year and waiving the remaining verification requirements.

As a reminder, this waiver applies no matter where institutions are in the verification process, e.g., if documents have been collected or requested, but verification has not been completed, or if an institution has not started the verification process or requested verification documentation. However, this does not exempt institutions from requirements to resolve conflicting information concerning a student’s eligibility. Please see the section below, “Reviewing Subsequent ISIR Transactions and Resolving Conflicting Information,” for more information. This waiver begins effective the date of this announcement and applies for the remainder of the 2022-2023 FAFSA processing and verification cycle.

Institutions maintain the discretion to select students for verification according to consistently applied institutional policies. However, the Department encourages institutions to consider amending such policies to limit selection in a manner that offers relief to students and families during the ongoing national emergency.

We are confident that institutions will be able to quickly implement these verification changes for students because they are the same changes the Department made for the 2021-2022 award year as outlined in DCL GEN 21-05.

 

Institutions are legally obligated to protect student information used in the administration of the Title IV Federal student financial aid programs. FSA partners must implement strong security policies and controls and undertake ongoing monitoring and management for the systems, databases and processes that support all aspects of the administration of Federal student financial aid programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (the HEA). Such systems, databases and processes include all systems that collect, process, and distribute information – including PII – in support of applications for and receipt of Title IV student assistance. DCL ID: GEN-15-18. 

To ensure compliance with privacy laws pertaining to the collection and processing of Federal Student Aid, required documents needed to process financial aid can be submitted in the following ways: Financial Aid File Upload Form, fax, mail, sent from MCC email address, encrypted or password protected email from outside email (non MCC email address), electronically submitted, or dropped off in the Financial Aid Office at the campus. 

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General Electronic Forms:
 
 
 
 

 

2022-2023 Aid Year:

 
 

Recent regulation changes made by the Department of Education have reduced the number of semesters that a student is eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant. Beginning April 15, 2012, the Department of Education started sending email notifications to students who might have a reduced Pell or no Pell eligibility.

At this time, the Department of Education is still providing details to the colleges and universities so that the financial aid offices will know which students have limited eligibility.

 

Information regarding Pell Grant eligibility can be found at Federal Pell Grants | Federal Student Aid.

The priority processing date for Fall 2022, is July 15, 2022.  This means that all required documentation must be received by this date to ensure any aid will be applied to your account by the August 10, 2022, bill due date.  After July 15, 2022, all files will be processed on a first come, first serve basis. 
 
The priority processing date for Spring 2023, is November 22, 2022.  This means that all required documentation must be received by this date to ensure any aid will be applied to your account by the December 14, 2022, bill due date.  After November 25, 2022 , all files will be processed on a first come, first serve basis. 
 
The priority processing date for Summer 2023, is April 21, 2023.  This means that all required documentation must be received by this date to ensure any aid will be applied to your account by the May 10, 2023, bill due date.  After April 21, 2023, all files will be processed on a first come, first serve basis.
 
Please be prepared to pay your bill or make payment arrangements if you are unable to meet this priority date.
 

Fall 2022 Semester - If your Financial Aid exceeds your bill, you can charge books to your Financial Aid beginning August 8, 2022, in the MCC Barnes and Noble bookstore. If you have a late starting course, you may charge at the bookstore a week before your course begins.

When a refund is being processed by the MCC Business Office, students will receive an email notification to their MCC student email address. The notification will include the date your direct deposit will be deposited into your bank account, or when your refund check will be mailed.

Due to Federal Regulations, one semester loans must be paid in two separate disbursements.

Fall 2022 Pay date is 9/19/22, 10/17/22 and at the end of the semester with the processing of Fall 2022 final grades (1/9/23). Students do not necessarily receive a refund on each pay date. 

 

Spring 2023 Semester - If your Financial Aid exceeds your bill, you can charge books to your Financial Aid beginning January 4, 2023, in the MCC Barnes and Noble bookstore. If you have a late starting course, you may charge at the bookstore a week before your course begins. Please review your semester statement for up to date information.

When a refund is being processed by the MCC Business Office, students will receive an email notification to their MCC student email address. The notification will include the date your direct deposit will be deposited into your bank account, or when your refund check will be mailed.

Due to Federal Regulations, one semester loans must be paid in two separate disbursements.

Spring 2023 Pay dates are 2/13/23, 3/13/23 and at the end of the semester with the processing of Spring 2023 final grades (5/30/23). Students do not necessarily receive a refund on each pay date. Please review your semester statement for up to date information.

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You may e-mail us at finaid@montcalm.edu  or call 989-328-1205
and we will be happy to answer any questions.