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Financial Aid


Montcalm Community College has established a financial aid program of grants, loans, scholarships and work study opportunities in an effort to assist students with their expenses. Students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) used by the Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility for most aid sources. The amount awarded through each program depends greatly upon an analysis of the applicant’s financial situation.

Academic Year

For the 2023-2024 academic year, you may complete the FAFSA anytime after Oct. 1, 2022 using your 2021 Federal Tax return. The federal government must receive the form prior to June 30, 2024. This form must be completed to receive financial aid for the Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024 academic year semesters.


For the 2024-2025 academic year, you may complete the FAFSA anytime after Dec. 31, 2023 using your 2022 Federal Tax return. The federal government must receive the form prior to June 30, 2025. This form must be completed to receive financial aid for the Fall 2024, Spring 2025, and Summer 2025 academic year semesters.


2024-25 FAFSA Availability and Deadlines

The 2024-25 FAFSA is now available at but FAFSA results will not begin being sent to colleges until early March.


Students who have not already done so are encouraged to do their 2024-25 FAFSA online as soon as possible. This year’s FAFSA is shorter than in past years due to the FAFSA Simplification Act. For more information, please visit What is the FAFSA Simplification Act? | Federal Student Aid


For the latest updates and resources related to 2024-25 FAFSA, visit

Fafsa prep videos

Click the link above to watch step-by-step videos that will prepare you to fill out the FAFSA.



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Financial Aid GuideFollow the steps outlined in the Financial Aid Guide to gain access to financial aid.  Priority for Financial Aid will be given to students based on the date of their completed file, so it’s best to apply as soon as possible.

Financial Aid PoliciesView documentation requirements to receive financial aid, payment information, including distribution and refund policies.

Satisfactory Academic Progress PolicyStudents receiving financial aid at Montcalm Community College should review the guidelines for maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

Student LoansStudent can apply for a student loan to help cover educational costs.  Unlike grants or scholarships, money borrowed through student loans must be repaid.

Important Links & FormsStudents can access a variety of electronic and printable financial aid forms and find helpful links to both federal and state assistance.

Sources of Financial AidView a list of financial aid resources including grants, scholarships and federal student loans.

veterans/Military benefitsLearn more about specific educational benefits available to veterans, active military members, survivors and dependents.

Debt ManagementExplore a number of helpful tools designed to help students gain financial literacy.

Statement of Ethical Principles & Institutional Code of ConductThe primary goal of the financial aid professional is to help students achieve their educational goals through financial support and resources. National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) members are required to exemplify the highest level of ethical behavior and demonstrate the highest level of professionalism. 

Financial Aid