Our Financial Aid Office at Middlesex Community College assists students in obtaining funds available from federal, state, and institutional aid sources to make the degree and certificate programs affordable. One of the biggest myths about financial aid is that students have to be enrolled full time to be eligible. Students may be part-time (six credits each semester) and qualify for aid. Some students may be enrolled in only one course during the semester and be eligible.  Students cannot receive financial aid at two or more institutions at the same time.

Each year many students do not apply for financial aid because they think they will be not be eligible. We strongly encourage all students (day or evening, full or part-time) to apply for aid. The application is free and our staff is available to assist you with the process. Students may attend one of our FAFSA Workshops or stop by one of our offices for assistance.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for most federal, state and institutional aid, a student must:

  • Have a high school diploma, GED, or certified as home-schooled.  Beginning on or after July 1, 2012, passing an approved ATB test will not be sufficient to qualify for financial aid.
  • Be accepted into and enrolled in an eligible program of study at MCC
  • Have a valid Social Security number
  • Be a citizen, national or eligible non-citizen of the United States or its trust territories
  • Maintain at least half-time enrollment status each semester (except for the Federal Pell Grant awards)
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Not be in default on any previous student loan or in repayment of an educational grant
  • Comply with Federal and State regulations regarding controlled substances
Last Modified: 8/4/23