2018-2019 Catalog

Financial Aid

Financial aid is assistance available to help students with the costs of attending college. This assistance comes from the federal and state government, MCC, and private sources. Financial aid includes grants, federal work-study, student loans, and scholarships. Federal and state grants are only available to students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree.

Federal Pell Grant

This program provides a direct grant to students to help pay college costs. Amounts awarded to all federally eligible students depend on financial need (as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA]) and enrollment status.

Campus-Based Programs

The programs listed below are campus-based financial aid programs funded by federal and state government and by MCC. Since the funding available for these programs is limited, eligible students are awarded on a first come, first-served basis.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Students with exceptional financial need are eligible for this grant. Priority is given to students who are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant and meet the July 1 priority deadline.

Nebraska Opportunity Grant (NOG)

Nebraska residents with exceptional financial need are eligible for this grant. Students must be within 110 percent of the maximum EFC that is eligible for a Federal Pell Grant. Students who are not Nebraska residents and would like information about state grant programs in their state may call the Financial Aid office at 531-622-2330.

Grant/Scholarship Programs

Many scholarships are offered at MCC at various times during the year. Please check our website for the most current offerings.