Financial Aid at MCC

Types of Financial Aid available at MCC


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Types of Aid

Federal Programs

Federal Pell Grant

The purpose of the Federal Pell Grant is to provide eligible students with a foundation of financial aid for post-secondary education.  Students pursuing a Pell approved degree/diploma/certificate may be eligible for this grant, which ranges in amount, depending on the number of credit hours of enrollment each semester and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as calculated by the Department of Education.

The Pell Grant is made available through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Pell Grant Disbursement Schedule
2014-2015 Disbursement Schedule​

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

This grant is to help students demonstrating exceptional need to meet the cost of education.  Eligibility is determined from the FAFSA application.

Federal College Work Study Program

The Federal Work-Study Program is a federally funded program that provides an opportunity for students to work and earn money to assist with their educational expenses while enrolled at Mayland Community College.  Students must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which must be completed by the student each academic year.  For more information on the Work Study Program or to apply, contact the Financial Aid Office or print the application and fact sheet.

Direct Stafford Loans

Beginning July 1, 2013, Mayland Community College will no longer participate in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (also known as Stafford Loans or subsidized and unsubsidized student loans). 

Students interested in additional funding for college may be eligible for alternative loans through private lenders.  For more information about private educational loans and responsible borrowing, visit  Additionally, the Student Lending Analytics site offers students the opportunity to compare lenders and choose the one which best fits their needs.​

Students​ applying for alternative loans through private lenders may be required by the lender to submit the Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification Form.  The financial information required to complete this form can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office. 

Mayland Community College does not recommend or endorse any particular lending source.  We do not have a preferred lender list for alternative student loans.  Locating and choosing a private lender is the sole responsibility of the student.​  For more information, read the Code of Conduct.

Our students should also be aware that Mayland now offers a payment plan for those students required ot pay tuition out of pocket.  The Tuition Payment Plan offers a convenient monthly payment option with no interest or finance charges, and no credit check.​

State Programs

North Carolina Community College Grant

The North Carolina Community College Grant is funded by an appropriation made by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1999 and provides the largest financial need-based student assistance program in the history of the North Carolina Community College System. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the Community College System make these financial aid funds available to the neediest students who are not eligible for other financial aid programs that cover their required educational expenses. Students who are ineligible to receive a full Pell Grant award are considered for this need-based grant.  Eligibility is determined from the FAFSA application.

North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship

The North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship (NCELS) program was created by the 2005 General Assembly to provide financial assistance to NC students with need, who attend eligible colleges located within the state of North Carolina. This scholarship is offered by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority through College Foundation, Inc.

An applicant must:

  • be a NC resident for tuition purposes;
  • meet all the eligibility requirements for a Federal Pell grant, except the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) requirement;
  • enroll for a least six credit hours per semester as an undergraduate student in a degree, certificate or diploma program at an eligible North Carolina post-secondary institution;
  • meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements of the institution he/she is attending.

The NC Education Lottery scholarship is not offered for the summer semesters. Eligibility is determined from the FAFSA application.

Childcare Assistance Program

The Mayland Community College (MCC) Childcare Assistance Program is grant funded through the North Carolina Community College System to provide child care assistance for student-parents attending Mayland Community College, who otherwise would be unable to attend school.  Students who are enrolled at MCC for nine (9) or more credit hours may be eligible for these limited funds.  For more information on the Childcare Assistance Program or to apply, contact the Financial Aid Office or print the application and the fact sheet.


Mayland CC Foundation Scholarship Program

Through the MCC Foundation Scholarship Program, the Mayland Community College Foundation seeks to provide financial assistance to students who otherwise would not be able to continue their education.  This program offers many scholarship opportunities to Mayland students through the completion of a single, online scholarship application. 
Students may apply to the MCC Scholarship Program each semester by submitting the online application along with all supporting documentation during the following application periods:

  • Fall/Spring - March 15 - April 30
  • Spring Only - September 1 - October 15

Students who apply and are selected to receive a Fall/Spring scholarship are NOT eligible to apply for the Spring Only scholarship period.  Students who apply for a Fall/Spring scholarship but are not selected as a recipient are eligible to re-apply for a Spring Only scholarshp.

For more information on the MCC Scholarship Program or to apply, contact the Financial Aid Office or access the application here.

Other Scholarship Opportunities​

A number of other scholarships with varying eligibility criteria are available at Mayland, and students are encouraged to visit the Scholarship Opportunities page to learn more. 

The Mayland Community College Foundation awards scholarships without regard to race, creed, religion, color, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, or physical disability.

Click here for a full listing of even more scholarships available to Mayland students.

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