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Mesa Community College Financial Aid Services Money A Problem? No Problem. www.mesacc.edu First You Get Your Money. Then Your Money’s Worth. At Mesa Community College, Building your future with we’ll do everything we can to an academic education is help you obtain the financial an accomplishment with aid you need to make your life-long rewards. Whether dream of higher education you’re hoping to transfer a reality. to a four-year university, accomplish one of our For 2009 – 2010, MCC awarded more than two-year career programs, $55 million in federal grants, loans, and student or improve your skill set for the job you already have, employment. MCC also awarded more than we want you to succeed. $4 million in scholarships.* *MCC Office of Financial Aid. 2010 Student Information System. $16,500 Tuition Grand Canyon Comparison University*** $11,400 2009 – 2010 University Annual Tuition for a of Phoenix** Full-Time Student $5,998 ASU* $2,130 * From http://students.asu.edu/tuitionandfees ** From www.phoenix.edu *** From www.gcu.edu Apply Early! Apply Now! To be considered an early applicant and to be given priority for other funds available, MCC must receive your accurate electronic or paper Student Aid Report (SAR) with all other required documents no later than the first Friday in April. You must also meet all student eligibility requirements (such as the Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress). This date is not a deadline, but a priority date for consideration for types of aid other than the Pell Grant. School priority dates are usually earlier than federal deadlines. MCC Public University Class Schedule Class Schedule English 101 VS. English 101 College Algebra College Algebra Introduction to Psychology Introduction to Psychology Introduction to Marketing Introduction to Marketing $ 852 $ 3,003* Based upon 12 credit hours for one semester. *Average cost for three Arizona public universities. Lots Of Options To Consider. Other resources to consider in paying for your education! Lots Of Help Once You Decide. Scholarships A scholarship is funding donated or There are several different forms of ﬁnancial provided by the college (for example, aid available for students enrolled at MCC. the Maricopa Community Colleges From federal grants to private scholarships Foundation) or private donors to work-study programs and more, the (individuals or organizations) for Financial Aid Ofﬁce will make sure that education expenses. These funds you’re applying correctly. do not need to be repaid as long as satisfactory academic standards are maintained. A wide variety of Federal Financial Aid scholarships are available based on speciﬁc conditions for eligibility, such as students exhibiting excellent Our federal government knows the Federal Direct Unsubsidized character, who have a record of importance of a college education. loans are awarded regardless of community service, or who are That is why, for many years now, ﬁnancial need and accrue interest pursuing a particular area college students have been while you are in school. of study. provided with government funding PLUS Loans: PLUS loans are It is a good idea to ask the Financial opportunities. To be eligible for designed for the parents of Aid Ofﬁce for help if you would any federally funded student like to learn more about private dependent MCC students. aid, you must complete the Free The loan is not based on ﬁnancial scholarships or if you are ready Application for Federal Student Aid to apply for the MCC Scholarship. need and is unsubsidized, (FAFSA), submit all documents We also encourage you to browse meaning interest accrues requested by the MCC Financial our website and apply for as many throughout the life of the loan. Aid Ofﬁce, and be registered at scholarships as are available. Just After the parent’s eligibility MCC. If it seems overwhelming, go to www.mesacc.edu/students/ is established and funds are remember we’re here to help you awarded, the MCC student scholarships and there you’ll ﬁnd an get your applications ﬁnished. entire list of possibilities. must attend school no less Take a look – federal ﬁnancial aid than half-time. Applying for scholarships is a great comes in a few different forms: grants, loans, and work-study Work-Study Programs: Through way to help pay for your college programs. the Federal Work-Study program education. Both MCC and private (FWS), students can be provided scholarship donors want to help Federal Grants: Federal grants today’s students open the doors with a job on campus while they are awarded solely based on to higher education and career attend school. You must apply for ﬁnancial need. Unlike loans, they federal ﬁnancial aid to determine success. Plus, scholarship and gift do not have to be repaid (unless, funding requires no repayment, if you are eligible for this program. for example, you are awarded and it can cut your tuition down to With FWS at MCC, you can funds incorrectly or withdraw from a fraction of the actual cost – if not acquire marketable job skills and school). The amount you receive altogether free! establish valuable friendships. For depends on your ﬁnancial need, example, many student employees cost of attendance, and enrollment Private Loans at MCC use their FWS supervisors status (full-time or part-time). as references for jobs off campus Many students are able to receive There are several different grants or after they leave college. If federal aid, but if your federal available for which you can apply. you enter this experience with aid does not cover all necessary Federal Direct Loans: Federal enthusiasm, determination, a education expenses, then loans Direct loans are provided to a willingness to learn, and a positive through private lenders are also student with the signed agreement attitude, then you will gain far available. It is important that you and understanding that they more than just funding for school. closely review the terms of private are to be repaid. Federal Direct loans and ensure that you are Subsidized loans are awarded receiving only money that you truly based on ﬁnancial need and the need. Contact the MCC Financial federal government pays the loan Aid Ofﬁce if you are interested in interest while you are in school. applying for a private loan. Outside Resources Veterans’ Beneﬁts and textbooks, with money left over each month for living There are resources beyond the Many veterans and dependents ﬁnancial aid we have already expenses. The MCC Ofﬁce of are unaware that they can earn discussed that can help you Veterans Services, located at the money while attending college Southern & Dobson Campus, with your college expenses. through the educational beneﬁts is proud to be a one-stop shop They include faculty/staff that are available to them. for veterans, aiding them in tuition beneﬁts, fellowships, The Department of Veterans all aspects of their academic essay contests, assistantships, Affairs is devoted to making progress at MCC. Veterans and employment reimbursement, education possible for veterans dependents just need to stop by AmeriCorps beneﬁts, vocational of all military branches and and ask about their beneﬁts to rehabilitation beneﬁts, tribal their dependents. The beneﬁts start the process of achieving funds, and more. You can always available cover the cost of tuition their goals! come to the Financial Aid Ofﬁce to get some ideas. Perhaps we’ll be able to point you in some Any veterans looking for assistance in reaching their educational creative directions for ﬁnding your objectives may also visit us online at www.mesacc.edu/veterans. funding. Presidents’ Scholarship The Presidents’ Scholarship is available to all Maricopa County high school graduates who have graduated within the past academic year. The scholarship is a tuition waiver that covers in-county tuition, and the registration fee, for up to 15 credit hours for four consecutive semesters, excluding summer sessions. Criteria: • must graduate in the top 15% of their graduating • must take at least 12 hours of courses at the class OR test at the Honors English level, 100 level or above, one of which must be an the reading-exempt level, and the math Honors-only class level listed at the website • must maintain good standing in the Honors • may not have attended any post-secondary Program, which includes completion of at least institution other than one of the Maricopa 12 hours each semester, one Honors-only Community Colleges class (earning a C or better), and a minimum GPA of 3.25 MCC Honors Achievement Award If you’re a student with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 and have completed 12 credits in the Maricopa Community Colleges, you qualify for membership in the MCC Honors Program. As a member of MCC’s Honors program, you also qualify for an Honors Achievement Award of up to $325 per semester. MCC Honors students are required to take at least one three-hour Honors class that will earn Honors credit on their ofﬁcial transcript. For more information, contact the Honors Program staff at 480-461-7079. Fast-Tracking The Dream The Fast Tracking The Dream program is a community partnership that seeks to minimize or remove the ﬁnancial barriers for obtaining a college education. The focus of the program is to improve access to a college education for low-to moderate-income individuals and to enhance the ﬁnancial literacy of participants in the program. Earned income that is deposited into a special savings account with an approved ﬁnancial institution is tripled to pay for tuition, books, fees, and course-required materials. To put your dream on the fast track, contact MCC Service-Learning at 480-461-7114. Federal Aid Options Summary FEDERAL ANNUAL AWARD STUDENT AID TYPE OF AID PROGRAM DETAILS LIMITS* Federal Pell Grant Grant Available almost exclusively to $555 to $5,550 for Does not have undergraduates; all eligible students will 2010–2011 to be repaid. receive the Federal Pell Grant amount for which they qualify. Federal Grant For undergraduates with exceptional $1,000 Supplemental Does not have ﬁnancial need; priority is given to Federal Educational to be repaid. Pell Grant recipients; funds depend on Opportunity Grant availability at school. (FSEOG) Leveraging Grant Provided to Arizona residents of highest Educational Does not have demonstrated ﬁnancial need; funds are $1,000 Assistance to be repaid. based on availability and eligibility. Program (LEAP) Academic Grant For undergraduates receiving Pell Grants First-academic- Competitiveness Does not have who are U.S. citizens enrolled half-time in year students: Grant (ACG) to be repaid. their ﬁrst or second academic year of study. up to $750 For ﬁrst-academic-year students who Second-academic- have completed a rigorous secondary- year students: school program of study, graduated up to $1,300 from high school after Jan. 1, 2006, and have not been previously enrolled in an undergraduate program. For second-academic-year students who have completed a rigorous secondary-school program of study, graduated from high school after Jan. 1, 2005, and have at least a 3.0 *Annual award limits are subject to change after 2010 – 2011. For the most current cumulative GPA at the completion of their information on award limits, visit ﬁrst year of postsecondary study. www.mesacc.edu/students/ﬁnancialaid FEDERAL ANNUAL AWARD STUDENT AID TYPE OF AID PROGRAM DETAILS LIMITS* Federal Money is earned For undergraduate and graduate students; $5,600 per Work-Study while attending jobs can be on or off campus; students academic year (FWS) school; does not are paid at least federal minimum wage. have to be repaid. Federal Perkins Loan Interest charged on this loan is 5 percent $3,600 for Loan Must be repaid. for both undergraduate and graduate undergraduate students; payment is owed to the school students that made the loan. Subsidized Loan Subsidized: U.S. Department of Education $3,500 to Direct Loan Must be repaid. pays interest while borrower is in school $4,500, depending and during grace and deferment periods; on grade level you must be at least a half-time student and have ﬁnancial need. Unsubsidized Loan Unsubsidized: Borrower is responsible for $2,000 to $6,000, Direct Loan Must be repaid. interest during life of the loan; you must be depending on at least a half-time student; ﬁnancial need grade level is not a requirement. Direct PLUS Loan Available to parents of dependent Maximum amount is Loan Must be repaid. undergraduate students and graduate cost of attendance or professional students enrolled at minus any other least half-time. Financial need is not a ﬁnancial aid the requirement. student receives; no minimum award PLUS Loans are unsubsidized: Borrower amount. is responsible for interest during the life of the loan. *Annual award limits are subject to change after 2010 – 2011. For the most current information on award limits, visit www.mesacc.edu/students/ﬁnancialaid FAFSA The First Step in Financial Aid With Just A Few All students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Simple Steps (FAFSA) if they are hoping to receive ﬁnancial aid for attending MCC. You Can Take A Giant One. Complete your application as soon Applying for ﬁnancial aid is simple enough. We’re here after January 1 as possible for the to help in any way you need. Once you’ve completed next school year. The Department the process successfully, you’ll be able to make that of Education must receive your giant step toward completing your educational goals application no later than June 30 and earning a degree – and with that, up to 37% for the upcoming school year. Don’t more income over the course of your career. worry! It’s easy to do. In fact, you can do it in ﬁve simple steps. STEP 1 STEP 3 Apply for a federal Personal Identiﬁcation Enroll into MCC Number (PIN) at www.pin.ed.gov Before your FAFSA can be processed by MCC, Your PIN is a four-digit number used to identify you must be admitted into the college. To do this, you as someone who has the right to access you need to complete the Student Information Form. your personal information on federal student It’s easy, and you can do it online. Just visit aid websites. If you’re a parent and you want to www.mesacc.edu and click “Enroll Today!” electronically sign a FAFSA for your child, you need Already admitted to MCC? Ready to ﬁll out the your own PIN. If you have more than one child FAFSA today? attending college, you can use the same PIN. Make sure you have the documents you need: STEP 2 • Federal PIN (students and parents) • Social Security number Fill out the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov • Driver’s License number Complete the Free Application for Federal Student • Alien Registration number (if applicable) Aid (FAFSA) on the website, the Renewal FAFSA • Most recent income tax returns or W-2* on the website, or a paper FAFSA as soon as • Records of untaxed income possible (after January 1 and no later than June (i.e., Social Security beneﬁts) 30 or the next school year). Regardless of the type Please keep a copy of all of your documents of aid for which you qualify, ﬁlling out the FAFSA is because they may be requested in order to your ﬁrst step. Applying online is fast and easy, complete your ﬁnancial aid at MCC. even if you’ve never completed the FAFSA before. You must get a federal PIN (see Step 1) in order to ﬁle the application. Once your FAFSA has been processed, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) in the mail *Can’t ﬁnd your tax return? informing you of the aid you can expect. Verify Get a free transcript from the IRS by calling the information for accuracy. Corrections may be 1-800-829-1040 and requesting a free copy submitted at www.fafsa.gov. of Form 4506-T (Request for Transcript and Tax Return). You may also download a request by going to the IRS website at www.irs.gov/faqs/faq/0,,id=199557,00.html. Now you can track your ﬁnancial aid processing online! Log on to ﬁnd these great features on your student account at My.Maricopa.edu: View the status of your ﬁnancial aid and scholarships. To view your ﬁnancial aid status, log on to your My.Maricopa.edu account using your MEID. All notiﬁcations from ﬁnancial aid are available on your “To Do List.” View any action items required on your part to complete the ﬁnancial aid process. To ﬁnd out if you have to provide any additional information and/or documentation in order to complete STEP 4 your ﬁle, log on to your My.Maricopa.edu MCC will review your FAFSA account using your MEID. On the “Student Center” tab, check your The assistants in the MCC Ofﬁce of Financial Aid will review “To Do List” for any items required your ﬁnancial aid information once we have received your for your ﬁnancial aid. Click on “details” FAFSA from the federal processor and after all other required and read the information provided with forms have been submitted. As a general rule, allow 30 days for each “To Do Item” and message center. processing. During the busier times of the year (January/June – August), it may even take longer – so don’t put it off! That’s it. It’s so easy. If any changes occur in your plans to attend MCC, such as your The short amount of enrollment status or your family’s ﬁnancial circumstances, report these changes, in writing, to the MCC Financial Aid Ofﬁce. time you put into applying Our ofﬁce must have your correct, complete information before could save you hundreds the end of the semester for the school year in which you are (maybe thousands) applying for ﬁnancial aid. Any request for federal student loans must be processed before your last day of enrollment for that of dollars in tuition. school year. STEP 5 Find out how much and what types of funding you’ve received The type of ﬁnancial aid awarded to you depends on your need, your level of enrollment, and when you completed your ﬁnancial aid application. Your ﬁnancial aid package could consist of a combination of grants, loans, scholarships, and student employment. To view your ﬁnancial aid award letter, log on to your My.Maricopa.edu account using your MEID. On the “Student Center” tab, scroll down to the “Finances” section and click on the “View Financial Aid” link. Select the “2011” link to view your ﬁnancial aid and/or scholarship award. You also will be able to view the disbursement schedules, the types of aid offered, and the amounts. Help in Person. Help Online. All To Help You Get What You Need. Visit These Websites to Help Find Additional Financial Aid Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation www.maricopa.edu/resdev/scholarships FinAid More than 1,500 Maricopa Community College students www.finaid.org benefit annually from scholarships funded by contributions This award-winning to the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation. Gifts from alumni, employees, committed citizens, corporations, and site has grown foundations help many students lacking financial resources to into the most achieve their educational and career goals. The Foundation comprehensive also actively seeks support for students who demonstrate outstanding academic potential. source of student financial aid The Arizona Community Foundation information, advice, www.azfoundation.org and tools—on or off The Arizona Community Foundation is the largest private the Web. It’s worth provider of scholarships in Arizona. Annually, ACF awards more than 1,000 scholarships totaling more than $3.9 million. taking a look. College Answer – Financing Your Education www.collegeanswer.com/financing/content/index.jsp Learn about the lending process, potential lenders, borrowing responsibly, exploring loan options, and repaying your loans on time. A Simple Do-It-Right Checklist 1 GET YOUR PIN 6 READ YOUR AWARD LETTER www.pin.ed.gov My.Maricopa.edu 2 FILE YOUR FAFSA 7 ACCEPT/DECLINE YOUR AID www.fafsa.ed.gov 8 LOAN APPLICANTS ONLY – 3 APPLY FOR MCC COMPLETE LOAN ENTRANCE www.mesacc.edu COUNSELING www.dl.ed.gov 4 APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS www.mc.maricopa.edu/students/ 9 COMPLETE MASTER PROMISSORY financialaid/ NOTE (MPN) www.dl.ed.gov 5 SUBMIT REQUESTED DOCUMENTS TO STUDENT 10 RECEIVE YOUR FUNDS FINANCIAL SERVICES More Helpful Websites Arizona College Scholarship International Education Student Aid on the Web Foundation Financial Aid http://studentaid2.ed.gov/ www.azcsf.org www.iefa.org getmoney/scholarship/v 3browse.asp Arizona Grants MENSA Education and Research www.azgrants.gov/AZGrants2009/ Foundation index.html www.mensafoundation.org Arizona Tribal Scholarships National Association of www.aasfaa.org Hispanic Nurses www.nahn-phx.org Chicanos Por La Causa www.cplc.org/education/ National Council of La Raza scholarship-programs.aspx www.nclr.org/content/search/ ?searchquery=scholarships FastAid www.fastaid.com NextStudent www.nextstudent.com/ Hispanic College Fund scholarship-search/ www.hispanicfund.org scholarship-search.asp Hispanic Scholarship Ronald McDonald House Fund (includes Gates Charities Millennium Scholars) http://rmhc.org/what-we-do/ www.hsf.net/Scholarships rmhc-u-s-scholarships/ .aspx?id=72 MCC Southern & Dobson Campus MCC Red Mountain Campus 1833 W. Southern Ave. 7110 W. McKellips Road Mesa, Arizona 85202 Mesa, Arizona 85207 Financial Aid Services Financial Aid Services 480-461-7441 480-654-7379 Toll-free 866-532-4983 | en español 480-461-7455 Banner Boswell Partnership for Nursing Education MCC Red Mountain MCC Southern & Dobson Campus Free parking at all MCC locations MCC Downtown Center: 480-461-6100 Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Center, Mortuary Science: 480-988-8501 Banner Boswell, Nursing Education: 623-974-7835 MCC Online: 480-461-7928 The Maricopa County Community College District is an EEO/AA institution.
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