The Federal Pell Grant Program provides grants to undergraduate students who have financial need and meet the other general eligibility requirements for student financial assistance. Credit balances are paid at the end of the first nine weeks each semester (fall, spring). Pell Grants are awarded during the summer to students who meet the above requirements. For details about summer Pell Grants, contact the Financial Aid Office.

To Apply for a Pell Grant

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the internet at The paper forms are only available from the Department of Education. Students may obtain up to 3 paper copies by calling 1-800-433-3243. Financial aid personnel will gladly help with any questions about completing the application. The student should list all schools that he wants to receive the information.
Within two weeks after completing the FAFSA online, or four weeks if completed by paper, the school will receive the results electronically and the student will receive a Student Aid Report Information Acknowledgment (SAR). If the student did not list MCC on the original application, the student should add MCC’s school code online to their FAFSA as soon as possible.

If a student qualifies to receive a Pell Grant and has submitted all necessary documentation, an account is established so that he/she may charge tuition and fees in the Business Office.

Your financial aid will become active in the Bookstore approximately three days prior to class start date. Students receiving financial aid should direct questions or problems to the Financial Aid Office. You will need your student ID and a copy of your class schedule to use your financial aid and to purchase textbooks in the bookstore.