Financial Aid at MCC

Review the regulations and eligibility requirements for specific financial aid needs


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Regulations & Eligibility requirements

All students are encouraged to apply for financial aid. Eligibility is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  

  • Financial aid is awarded based on financial need, maintaining enrollment in a degree or diploma program, satisfactory academic progress, and the number of credit hours a student is enrolled in.  Awards are made according to federal, state and local regulations.
  • A student’s need is determined by subtracting the expected family contribution (EFC) from the total educational cost (COA).  Information submitted on the FAFSA may be subject to verification.
  • Mayland Community College reserves the right to review and make adjustments to awards if a student becomes over awarded, if a student’s resources change, or if there are any other changes to a student’s financial aid.
  • If a student’s financial aid is still pending (has not yet been approved by the MCC Financial Aid Office), payment arrangements through the Tuition Payment Plan or 100% payment will be expected no later than the designated payment date for each registration period.
  • Federal regulations mandate that clock to credit hour conversions are required for students in certain certificate and diploma programs which could reduce a student’s Pell award amount.  Students in certain certificate and diploma programs defined as "clock hour" programs will be awarded based on the actual time in class/lab rather than on semester credit hours which could reduce a student's Pell award amount.
  • Students in default of a student loan or repayment of a grant cannot be awarded financial aid under Title IV Federal Regulations.
  • Students that have already earned a Bachelor's degree or a Graduate degree are not eligible for Pell grants or State grants but, based on the FAFSA, could be eligible to participate in the Federal Work Study Program.
  • Financial aid awards are not made on the basis of any disability, race, color, sex, or national / ethnic origin.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant and most other types of federal student aid, a student must:

  • Have financial need.
  • Have a high school diploma, a GED®, or have been home-schooled.
  • Be enrolled in a Pell eligible certificate / degree program.
  • Be a US citizen, permanent resident or other eligible classification of non-citizen.
  • Have a valid Social Security number.
  • Have and maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Register with Selective Service, if you are a male between the ages of 18 and 25.
  • Certify by signing a FAFSA that you will use any federal student aid funds awarded to you solely for educational purposes.
  • Certify by signing a FAFSA that you are not in default of any federal student loan and that you do not owe a repayment of any federal student aid grant.

Do I have to be fulltime?

No.  Students must earn a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester to receive financial aid as a full-time student, 9 – 11 credit hours per semester to receive aid as a three-quarter time student, and 6 – 8 credit hours to receive aid as a half-time student.  Less than half-time is defined as 1 – 5 credit hours per semester.

For financial aid purposes, full-time in the summer is still defined as 12 or more credit hours for the semester.

Do my grades affect my eligibility?

Yes.  Federal and state regulations require that students receiving financial aid maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Mayland Community College applies these standards to all federal and state financial aid funds in order to maintain a consistent procedure for all students receiving assistance.

What Programs are covered by Financial Aid?

Degree Programs

The following degree programs are approved for Pell Grants at Mayland Community College:


Degree Level

Major Code

Associate in Arts Associate Degree A10100
Associate In Science Associate Degree A10400
Associate Degree in Nursing Associate Degree A45110
Associate Degree GOT - Health Science
Associate Degree A55280
Business Administration Associate Degree A25120
Computer Engineering Technology Associate Degree A40160
Computer Information Technology Associate Degree A25260
Cosmetology Associate Degree A55140
Criminal Justice Technology Associate Degree A55180
Early Childhood Education Associate Degree A55220
Electronics Engineering Technology Associate Degree A40200
Horticulture Technology Associate Degree A15240
Human Services Technology Associate Degree A45380
Medical Assisting Associate Degree A45400

Certificate and Diploma Programs

The following certificate and diploma programs are Pell Grant approved and are exempt from clock hour or clock to credit hour calculation:



Major Code

Early Childhood Diploma D55220
Early Childhood Certificate C55220
Medical Assisting Diploma D45400

The following program is currently pending Pell Grant approval from the U.S. Department of Education:



Major Code          

Sustainable Agriculture

The following certificate and diploma programs are clock hour programs, from which Pell will be awarded using the clock hour calculations as set forth by the Department of Education:



Major Code

Diploma D55140
Certificate (1200 hrs.)
Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate C55120

The following diploma programs are Pell Grant approved, but are subject to the Department of Education's clock hour to credit hour conversion.  Clock to credit conversion programs are only eligible for partial aid.  Therefore, Pell will be awarded using the clock to credit conversion rate.



Major Code

Welding Technology
Diploma D50420

All undergraduate non-degree Pell programs which have courses that will not transfer for full credit toward and associate degree at Mayland Community College will be prorated using the clock to credit conversion formula as regulated by the U.S. Department of Education.

The following programs of study are NOT eligible for either Federal or State funding, but may be eligible for institutional funding through scholarships: 



 Major Code

Welding Level 1
Welding Level 2
Manicuring Nail Technology
Manicuring Instructor Training
Cosmetology Instructor Training
Early Childhood Infant Toddler
Early Childhood Administrator
Early Childhood Family Childcare
Nursing Assistant

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