If you have questions about financial aid or need help completing and filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), our financial aid team is available to help!

Most financial aid questions can be answered quickly without a scheduled appointment. Before scheduling an appointment, please drop in to the Student Services Resource Center Virtual Chat Room for financial aid help during the following timeframes:

Day Time
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to noon

You can also send an email to fa@mc3.edu for assistance.

More complex financial aid concerns can be addressed by a member of the financial aid team during an appointment. We’re happy to meet with you to discuss your financial aid questions and help guide you through each step of the financial aid process. Students and applicants (those with an MCCC student ID) can connect with a financial assistance coach in a variety of ways:

  • Virtually – video, voice-only, text chat, and screen sharing is available
  • By phone – dial in for an appointment
  • In person at our Blue Bell and Pottstown Campuses

Making an appointment

Before scheduling an appointment, familiarize yourself with the two types of sessions offered and choose accordingly:

  • A 20-minute session for general financial aid matters, including but not limited to grants, scholarships, loans, FSA ID issues, academic progress, and income loss.
  • A 40-minute session focused solely on filing the FAFSA, assisting as needed. Please review the details for FAFSA assistance and come prepared.

Make a General Appointment      Make a FAFSA Appointment

If you do not yet have an MCCC student ID, but need FAFSA assistance, we encourage you to first apply to the College. You can also call us to schedule an appointment on your behalf.

What you need for a FAFSA appointment
  1. FSA ID and Password – You must have a FSA ID prior to joining the appointment. Visit the FSA ID website to create or retrieve your FSA ID. For assistance, contact the Federal Student Aid Contact Center by email, live web chat or phone at 1-800-433-3243 (TTY calls: 1-800-730-8913).
  2. Financial documents
    • The FAFSA for the 2022-23 academic year (fall 2022, spring 2023 or summer 2023) requires 2020 financial documents: federal income tax return(s) and/or W-2(s) and/or any other records of money earned (such as foreign income). 
    • Current savings statement, investments, and business or farm assets.
  3. Social Security Number and/or Alien Registration number, if you have one
  4. Driver's license number, if you have one
  5. If you are a dependent, have a parent with you, if possible. Not sure if you are a dependent student? Find out now.
    • Parents will also need the items noted above and are required to e-sign the FAFSA using their FSA ID and password, so ensure this is created/retrieved prior to your appointment. If your parent does not have a social security number they will not be able to obtain a FSA ID, and instead will sign a signature page and submit it by mail.

Additional assistance

Assistance is also available from the Federal Student Aid Contact Center at 1-800-433-3243 (TTY calls: 1-800-730-8913) or contact the Office of Financial Aid for help.

Learn more about Navigating the FAFSA.