What's Happening Now with Financial Aid

Early FAFSA Get your ducks in a row!

2018/19 FAFSA has been available since October 1st, 2017, for financial aid applications for the 2018/19 award year. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov using your 2016 taxes. Use the convenient IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import your tax information.

Complete the 2018/19 financial aid application process by May 1, 2018, and you will be entered into a drawing for one of four $250 gift cards to the MCC Bookstore!!
Don’t delay!!

  • There’s still time to apply for financial aid for SP18! Complete your 2017/18 FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov using your 2015 taxes.
  • Plan ahead! Student Loan Workshop Schedule for SU18 is coming soon!!
  • January 23 – First loan disbursement (for Repeat Borrowers)
    NOTE: Please allow up to two weeks for processing of the disbursement before the funds are sent to your BankMobile Vibe option.)
  • February 12 – 30-day loan (for New Borrowers); First loan disbursement (SP18 only loans)
    NOTE: Please allow up to two weeks for processing of the disbursement before the funds are sent to your BankMobile Vibe option.)
  • March 8 – Pell Disbursement; Second loan disbursement (for SP18 only loans.)
    NOTE: Please allow up to two weeks for processing of the disbursement before the funds are sent to your BankMobile Vibe option.)
  • March 12 – Priority Registration begins for SU18. Watch your email for your priority registration date.
    NOTE: After you register for classes, please allow 24-48 hours for the Office of Financial Aid 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 24-48 hours after registering
  • March 19 – General Registration for SU18 opens.
    NOTE: After you register for classes, please allow 24-48 hours for the Office of Financial Aid 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 24-48 hours after registering.
  • March 19 - End of semester cleanup for all financial aid disbursements.
    NOTE: Please allow up to two weeks for processing of the disbursement before the funds are sent to your BankMobile Vibe option.)
  • March 26-April 2 College closed for Spring Break

Quick Tips:

  • Federal financial aid will only pay for classes that count toward completion of the academic program that you are pursuing. Your academic program must be current in our system in order for your financial aid to transmit.
    • You can 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. Click on your program.
  • You can check your current balance at www.mchenry.edu/myMCC > Self-Service > Student Finance > Account Activity.