Submitting the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an application that you prepare annually in order to determine eligibility for federal, state and institutional financial aid. To apply, fill out the electronic application at You will need to provide personal and financial information in order for your eligibility to be determined. You will need to refer to:

  • Your Social Security card and driver’s license
  • W-2 forms or other records of income earned
  • Your spouse’s Federal Income Tax Return, if you are married
  • Your parent(s)’ Federal Tax Form, if you are under 24 years of age
  • Records of other untaxed income received such as welfare benefits, Social Security benefits, TANF, veteran’s benefits or military or clergy allowances
  • Current bank statements and records of stocks, bonds and other investments
  • Business or farm records, if applicable
  • Your alien registration card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

Tips for Filling Out the FAFSA

  • Be aware of MCC’s important deadlines for filing. It is a good habit to fill out your FAFSA right after you complete your tax forms. The FAFSA takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.
  • You must have an FSA ID in order to sign your application electronically. If you are a dependent student, one of your parents is also required to sign the FAFSA (using their FSA). An FSA ID can be obtained at
  • To ensure that MCC receives your FAFSA, be sure to add our school code 001392.

Student’s Responsibility

Manchester Community College expects the student to initiate the application process in a timely manner, and considers it the student’s responsibility to complete the application on time. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Students and their families should be aware that they are completing applications for federal, state and institutional funds. Students are also expected to be familiar with the general provisions of financial aid. To help you understand this process, Financial Aid Workshops are held throughout the year. Information on financial aid programs, regulations and procedures are found in the College Catalog as well as on the Financial Aid Office web pages. Deliberately misreporting can result in criminal and civil liabilities. Late applicants will be awarded based on fund availability. Application materials cannot be accepted after the student’s last date of attendance.