Eligibility for financial aid is based on financial and household information reported on financial aid applications. Grant funding is limited.
Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial aid. The FAFSA opens October 1 for the following school year.
MC Participates in these Programs
Federal Direct Loan Program
A federal student loan program under which eligible students and parents borrow directly
from the U.S.
Department of Education to help cover the cost of higher education. Direct Subsidized, Direct
Unsubsidized and Direct PLUS Loans are types of Direct Loans. After you graduate, leave school, or drop
below half-time enrollment, you will have a six-month grace period before you are required to begin
FEDERAL PELL GRANT
This grant is designed to help undergraduate students who show need and have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. All students applying for financial assistance through Midland College must apply for a Federal PELL Grant first, through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The US Department of Education uses the data reported on the FAFSA in a formula established by Congress to determine a student’s financial need. Students who are in default or overpayments with any federal financial aid program are not eligible to receive a PELL Grant until the default/overpayment is resolved.
FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY GRANT (SEOG)
This grant is awarded to students with exceptional financial need. SEOG funds are limited, and priority for the award is given to students who receive a Federal PELL Grant with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of zero. Midland College automatically packages SEOG awards to students who meet the requirements on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. Eligibility for SEOG is determined with the data reported on the FAFSA. Students who are in default or overpayments with any federal financial aid program are not eligible to receive a SEOG Grant until the default/overpayment is resolved.
Federal Work Study (FWS)
This program is a need-based financial aid program that is based on information provided
on the FAFSA.
It provides funds that students earn through part-time employment to help pay the cost of their
educational expenses. Students must be enrolled at least 6 hours to participate.
Apply for Federal Financial Aid
Students interested in applying for federal aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Visit our Applying for Financial Aid web page, by clicking the link below, to learn more about the FAFSA.
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