FAQ's - Click Question Below for Answer
Due to recent directives from the Department of Education, Midland College no longer accepts documents with sensitive data by email or fax. Documents may be submitted in person, by mail, or online.
Documents can be dropped off at the Financial Aid office in the Scharbauer Student Center at the main campus. Make sure masks are on before entering the building.
If you prefer to submit hard copies, the documents can be mailed. If you choose this option, mail all documents to the following address:
Midland College Financial Aid
3600 N. Garfield
Midland, TX 79705
Note: Due to COVID-19, the Department of Education has temporarily waived the notary requirement on all documents that require a notary signature.
To submit documentation online, combine all documents into one file. For example, a Suspension Appeal requires an appeal form, a letter, and any supporting documentation and all must be combined into one PDF file. We cannot process Financial Aid documents until all documents have been received. Partial submissions will not be accepted. To submit online, follow the steps below:
Steps to Upload Documents to the Financial Aid Portal
- Go to our Financial Aid Portal, by clicking this link: Financial Aid Portal
- Login using your SSN and Password. If this is your first time, click the "First Time
User" link under the Submit button in the Log In box.
- Once logged in, click the Menu icon on the top left and select the “Documents and
- Read through all important information. There will be a list of documents with a status
of Received or Not Received. Next to each document whose status is Not Received, you
may see the option to Upload. This option is not available for all documents.
- If there is an option to Upload, browse your computer for the saved file, select the file, then click the button to upload the file.
FINANCIAL AID PORTAL LOGIN LINK & INSTRUCTIONS
Click the link below and enter your Social Security Number (SSN) and password.
FIRST TIME TO ACCESS THE FINANCIAL PORTAL?
Click the “First Time User” link located under the Submit button and when prompted, enter your SSN to activate your account.
UNABLE TO ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT?
Until a FAFSA is received, you will not be able to access the financial aid portal.
STILL HAVING TROUBLE?
Email us at email@example.com for assistance.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information request to have your account reset:
- Student ID
- Last 4 of SSN
Visit our Applying for Financial Aid/FAFSA page for all FAFSA details and helpful video resources.
If you were awarded a Pell Grant, SEOG, TPEG or book scholarship, you are meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), and all other institutional charges have been paid, you may be eligible to purchase books at the MC Bookstore.
Charge @ Bookstore Dates
Login to My MC Portal to find the dates!
Once you have logged in, click the Students tab, then check the Financial Aid section for applicable "Charge @ Bookstore" dates. This is the same Disbursement Policy you received with your award letter.
**Bring your MC student ID and class schedule when purchasing with the Midland College Bookstore.
Your SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) GPA is different from your Academic GPA. All grades for courses taken at Midland College, including developmental courses, are included in your SAP and do count against you. Your Academic GPA will always be higher since you can make up grades and are allotted withdrawals. However on your SAP, everything counts, including F’s and W’s.
At this time we are waiting for further guidance from the Department of Education on how completely withdrawing or dropping a class will impact Satisfactory Academic Progress. Withdrawing from a course has the same effect as an “F” on your SAP GPA.
If you withdraw from a course, you may be responsible for charges if financial aid is impacted. As long as your SAP GPA is above 2.0, and you successfully complete at least 67% of your attempted courses, you will still be eligible for financial aid. If you fall below the 2.0, or the 67% requirements, you will be placed on warning. If you are already on warning, you will be placed on financial aid suspension.
I am struggling to keep my grades up. What resources are available to help me stay in good standing?
First, reach out to your instructors and ask for guidance. Instructors can be contacted via email and have office hours set aside to meet with students. Faculty contact information can be found in our online directory.
For additional resources, visit our Student Guide page and under student resource pages:
In the past, an additional application to receive aid for the summer was required. Has this changed?
Midland College has many programs and options for our students. If you are investigating the opportunities we offer, our Welcome Center is the perfect place to receive general information.
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