March - April - May 2019

What's Happening Now with Financial Aid


Early FAFSA
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Graduate Earlier! Year Round Pell can help you!

You may be eligible to receive federal Pell Grant funds up to 150% of your Pell Grant award for 2018/19 Summer classes. Register for summer classes today! For more information, see www.mchenry.edu/financialaid/grants.asp and select the Year Round Pell Grant.

  • There’s still time to apply for financial aid for Summer 2019! Complete your 2018/19 FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov using your 2016 taxes.

File your 2019/20 FAFSA at www.FAFSA.gov using your 2017 taxes. (Use the convenient IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import your 2017 taxes into your 2019/20 FAFSA.)

2019/20 FAFSA has been available since October 1, 2018, for financial aid applications for the 2019/20 award year.

Complete the 2019/20 financial aid application process by May 1, 2019, and you'll be entered into a drawing for one of four $250 gift cards to the MCC Bookstore. Don’t delay!


Plan ahead! If you want a student loan and you're a new borrower, register for a Student Loan Workshop

Register for a Student Loan Workshop

Student Loan Workshop Dates:

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., A119
  • Friday, April 5, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., A119
  • Monday, April 15, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., A119

April 15 - Priority Registration begins for Fall 2019. Watch your email for your priority registration date.
NOTE: After you register for classes, please allow 48 hours for the Office of Financial Aid and Veteran Benefits to evaluate your classes to make sure they’re part of the degree/certificate you’re pursuing. If they are financial aid eligible, your financial aid will post toward your tuition/fees. You can check your balance in your myMCC account 48 hours after registering.

April 22 – General Registration for Fall 2019 opens.
NOTE: After you register for classes, please allow 48 hours for the Office of Financial Aid and Veteran Benefits to evaluate your classes to make sure they’re part of the degree/certificate you’re pursuing. If they are financial aid eligible, your financial aid will post toward your tuition/fees. You can check your balance in your myMCC account 48 hours after registering.


Quick Tips:

  • To better identify our students, please provide a photo ID when checking in at the front desk in the Financial Aid Office A262.
  • Federal financial aid will only be applied to classes that count toward completion of your academic program. Your academic program must be current in our system in order for your financial aid to transmit.
    • Check your current academic program at www.mchenry.edu/myMCC > Self-Service > Student Planning.
    • All changes to an academic degree or certificate program, including the catalog year, may impact your financial aid. Please consult with an academic advisor to complete the Academic Program Change form if your degree is not current. (Note: You may not change your academic program if you are Maximum Time Frame). You can make changes to an academic degree or certificate program by notifying the Registration Office, A258, or by calling (815) 479-7632.
    • To ensure that all the classes for which you are registered count toward completion of your academic program, you can complete your Program Evaluation at www.mchenry.edu/myMCC > Self-Service > Student Planning. Select your program.
  • Check your current balance at www.mchenry.edu/myMCC > Self-Service > Student Finance > Account Activity.

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