Financial Aid

We know that paying for college can be hard. Whether you are attending full-time or part-time, we are here to help you through this process by providing information about federal, state, and institutional aid including grants, scholarships, loans, and work study. Financial aid staff are here to help you explore your options.

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Getting Started

If you are a dependent student, both you and your parent will each need to create an FSA ID and they must be tied to separate email addresses. It is important that you create your own FSA ID and not have someone else create it for you.

The MPCC school code is 002557. After you submit your FAFSA you will receive an email from the Department of Education with a link to your Student Aid Report, which will list the information you provided on the FAFSA and provide some eligibility information.

Click the Register button to create an account using an email address you will check regularly and have access to in the coming school year. MPCC awards over $1.2 million in scholarships each year. Apply by March 1 so you don’t miss out!

Important Reminders

  1. FAFSA School Code: 002557
  1. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is currently available for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school year. The 2021-2022 FAFSA requires 2019 tax information. The 2020-2021 FAFSA requires 2018 tax information
  1. Scholarships: apply by March 1

Next steps:

We will notify you by email if we need additional information to complete your financial aid offer. About 30% of students are selected for a process called verification which requires us to collect some extra documents from you. We will help you through the process if you are selected.

  • Review your Financial Aid Offer email and then Accept or Decline your awards on the Financial Aid Portal
  • Let us know about outside aid. Are you receiving a scholarship from an outside source or is your employer paying a portion of your expenses? Let us know so that we can take this information into consideration as it may change the financial aid you are eligible for.

Special Circumstances

If you have had a change in circumstances that affects your or your family’s ability to pay for college, we encourage you to contact us. Example of special circumstances include loss of employment, unusually high medical expenses not covered by insurance, or other changes in the family’s income or assets.

Contact Us

finaid@mpcc.edu

McCook Campus
800-658-4348 Ext 8111

North Platte Campus
800-658-4308 Ext 3705