Can I receive federal financial aid as a part time student?
Yes, if you are determined to be eligible based on the results of your FAFSA.
Can I receive federal financial aid by taking just any course?
No, you must declare a major course of study and be working towards a degree in that course of study.
I’m in default on a previous student loan. Can I still receive financial aid?
If you are currently in default on a student loan then you are not eligible to receive financial aid. If your lender has determined that you are in satisfactory repayment then you may be eligible for aid.
Do I need a certain grade point average to receive financial aid?
Yes, you must comply with the MGCCC Financial Aid Policy on Satisfactory Academic Progress **please link to SAP**
If I have already earned a bachelor’s degree can I still receive financial aid?
You are not eligible for a Pell Grant, but you may be eligible for a student loan. Please submit all transcripts to MGCCC so that we may determine your eligibility.
If I am on financial aid warning or suspension can I still receive financial aid?
If you are on financial warning then you can receive all types of financial aid. If you are on suspension then you are ineligible for financial aid.
Do I have to be full-time to receive institutional or state aid?
Yes, for most state grants you do have to be a full time student (12 hours). Most institutional scholarships require you to be enrolled in and maintain 15 hours.
I probably don’t qualify for the Pell Grant. Should I fill out the FAFSA anyway?
Yes! Many families mistakenly think they don’t qualify for aid, but many do. Also, if you are interested in a student loan, you must fill out a FAFSA.
What expenses can I expect financial aid to cover?
Depending on your financial aid award, it may cover all or part of the following: tuition/fees, books/supplies, transportation, personal, school or miscellaneous expenses.