Here’s how to pay for your education.

We don’t deny it: college can be expensive. Fortunately, students at MCC receive millions of dollars in financial aid to help cover the cost of college each year. This aid includes grants, scholarships, loans, and more. Our financial aid staff is here to help you complete your financial aid application and get the most value from your college education!

Have questions? Send us an email to [email protected] or give us a call at (810) 762-0144.

Apply for Financial Aid in

4 Easy Steps

Step 1

Complete the FAFSA.

Most grants and scholarships require a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. Submitting this important form is the first step in your financial aid journey.

Please Review Important Updates Regarding 2024-2025 FAFSA Apply Online
  • Information you will need to complete the FAFSA:
    • Your Social Security Number
    • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
    • Your federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)
    • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
    • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
    • An FSA ID to sign electronically.
    • School code for
      Mott Community College is
  • The following video explains how to complete the form:

Step 2

Review your Student Aid Report.

Once your application is processed, you will receive a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR), which summarizes the information you provided on your FAFSA. Review your SAR and make sure all of the information is complete and accurate. If there is any missing or incorrect information, then you should correct your FAFSA as soon as possible.

  • Your SAR may ask you to verify your financial aid documentation. You may also receive an email notification. If this applies to you, make sure you submit the requested documents promptly! It may take 2-4 weeks to verify documentation and determine your award package.
  • In order to complete this step, make sure you have completed your college application. Required documents will be requested via students’ MyBackpack accounts created during the application process.

Step 3

Notification of Your Eligible Financial Aid

Approximately 3-5 business days after submitting your FAFSA (or 2-4 weeks after completing verification) you can access your MyBackpack account to review your Financial Aid Offer Letter. This letter will describe your eligible financial aid. Aid may include federal and state-based grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans. Some awards may require further action or documentation. Complete the necessary steps to activate your student aid!

Students will have to pay any remaining tuition and fees after your financial aid is deducted from the total.

November 22, 2023
Ask Charlie