The Financial Aid Office is located on the first floor of Ivy-Scaggs Hall. MCC participates in a variety of financial aid programs in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time employment for eligible students.
To get started with the Financial Aid process, choose your student type below:
FINANCIAL AID DEADLINES
ADDITIONAL INFO & POLICIES
A student with suspension of financial aid eligibility may attend MCC at his/her expense unless he/she is also on academic suspension. The suspended student must attain a 2.00 GPA during that semester and attain the minimum cumulative grade point average outlined by the satisfactory academic progress policy for federal financial aid recipients in order to be reinstated.
Students should access EagleNet to view the types and amounts of aid he/she has been awarded.
Once all of the required information is submitted to the Financial Aid Office and grant eligibility is determined, a student receives an award letter. The award letter should be returned to the Financial Aid Office only if the student is declining his/her aid package.
Award letters are sent to notify students of Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), MTAG/MESG, and some institutional scholarships. The FSEOG funds are limited and will be awarded to students on a first-come, first-served basis, after the deadline dates. In August, supervisors of the Federal Work-Study Program notify students of interview opportunities.
Student loan awards are available for viewing on EagleNet once they have been awarded. Recipients of scholarship awards are notified by mail as selections are made.
In compliance with Section 493A of the Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended, certain consumer information will be made available to any student or prospective student at Meridian Community College. This information will include a description of all financial aid programs, application procedures, eligibility requirements, criteria for recipient selection, a statement of the rights and responsibilities of students, means of payments and any other financial aid information.
Information will also be made available concerning cost of attendance, academic programs, refund policy, student retention, the number and percentage of students completing programs if available, assistance for the disabled, and other general information pertaining to MCC. The financial aid office will provide this information to students requesting it or help students obtain the information.
Refund Policy for Students Who Receive Title IV Federal Financial Aid and Withdraw
Recipients of Federal Title IV Financial Aid who completely withdraw from classes are required to have their award recalculated. Federal Title IV Financial Aid includes: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Grant (LEAPP) and Federal Stafford Student Loans.
The Higher Education Amendments of 1998 define “withdrawal” as failure to complete the period of attendance on which federal aid eligibility was based. Therefore, this policy affects not only those individuals who complete the formal withdrawal notification process, but also those students who simply stop attending classes. In either case, when a recipient of Title IV funds ceases attendance during a term, MCC must calculate how much federal aid was earned and how much was unearned. The amount of aid a student has earned for the term is based on the length of time the student remains enrolled for that term. The unearned amount must be returned to the Title IV programs.
MCC will begin by determining the percentage of the term completed. This percentage is determined by dividing the number of calendar days completed as of the date of withdrawal by the total number of calendar days in the term.
The amount of federal aid earned is equal to the percentage of funds earned multiplied by the total amount of funds that was disbursed (or could have been disbursed) as of the day the student withdrew.