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Apply for Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid is an important step for most students to ensure that you have the financial support needed to complete your studies at MHCC. Meeting all of the dates and deadlines is necessary to ensure that you get the support you need. 

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid can feel like a complicated process, but MHCC staff are here to help you with both the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA®) and the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA).

The FAFSA® Has Changed for the 2024-2025 Academic Year

Our financial aid team is working hard to process new aid packages, and we hope to start awarding aid by May 2024. Due to new rules and regulations, it may take longer than usual for new aid packages to be processed. Please monitor MyMHCC and your Saints email for updates and any needed documentation. Students will be notified when their package is ready. We appreciate your patience.

File the 2024-25 FAFSA® here

Dates and Deadlines

It’s important that you meet all deadlines to ensure that you get the maximum amount of aid possible to help you on your academic journey. If you miss deadlines, financial aid may not be available until after the start of the term. Keep checking your account for missing documents and turn them in as soon as possible. Take the time to learn more about the dates and deadlines for financial aid. 

View all dates and deadlines

Important Notes

MHCC is here to help you every step of the way.  

Plan ahead because it can take up to six weeks to complete all the steps outlined above. A payment plan option is available through MHCC in the case that deadlines are missed. 

Remember that you must file your FAFSA® application or ORSAA application every year. Applications open in October. If you need help checking the status of your aid, please stop by the student services hub.