Workshops

Do you need to apply for Financial Aid?

  1. File the FAFSA and TAP applications ONLINE through the MCC financial aid website
  2. If you need assistance completing the FAFSA application, call 1-800-433-324.
  3. If you need assistance completing the TAP application, call 1-888-697-4372.
  4. You do not need to attend the workshop if you file these applications on your own.

  5. Or, register to attend a financial aid applications workshop. In the workshop, students are able to file their FAFSA and New York State TAP applications online, complete their Loan Entrance Counseling Requirements, and electronically sign their Federal Direct Student Loan promissory notes. Members of the MCC Financial Aid Office staff are present in the lab to provide assistance to students with these programs.

Workshop Sites

Downtown Campus - RM 274A, 2nd Floor
Brighton Campus - See schedule below

Please select a date on the calendar below to register for the Downtown or Brighton campus workshops:

 

Workshop Policies


If you file the application on your own, you do not need to attend the workshop!

  • Students and parents must apply for a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID before attending the workshop.
  • We encourage parents, stepparents, and or adoptive parents of dependent students to attend the workshop. Parents’ information is required in the application. At least one parent has to sign the FAFSA.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop begins and bring the required documentation.
  • Workshops are for MCC students only. 

Documents You'll Need

Bring the following documents to the workshop to file your 2017-2018 FAFSA and NYS TAP applications:

  • Your 2015 federal tax return
  • Your parents’ 2015 federal tax return, social security numbers, and dates of birth unless:
    • You were born before January 1, 1994
    • You are married
    • You have a child who receives more than half of his/her support from you
    • You are a veteran of the U.S. armed forces
  • Your 2015 NYS tax return
  • Your parents’ 2015 NYS tax return unless:
    • You married on or before December 31st of the calendar year prior to the beginning of the academic year
    • OR you have reached the age of 22 on or before June 30th prior to the academic year 
    • OR you are enlisted in full time active military service, was honorably discharged from such service, and has not and will not be claimed as a dependent by either parent
  • The total amount of untaxed income received during 2015.
    • If you, your spouse or your parents (if applicable) received any untaxed income during 2015, such as public assistance, social security benefits, or child support, you must report it on the financial aid application.

Bring the following documents to the workshop to file your 2018-2019 FAFSA and NYS TAP applications:

  • Your 2016 federal tax return
  • Your parents’ 2016 federal tax return, social security numbers, and dates of birth unless:
    • You were born before January 1, 1995
    • You are married
    • You have a child who receives more than half of his/her support from you
    • You are a veteran of the U.S. armed forces
  • Your 2016 NYS tax return
  • Your parents’ 2016 NYS tax return unless:
    • You married on or before December 31st of the calendar year prior to the beginning of the academic year
    • OR you have reached the age of 22 on or before June 30th prior to the academic year
    • OR you are enlisted in full time active military service, was honorably discharged from such service, and has not and will not be claimed as a dependent by either parent
  • The total amount of untaxed income received during 2016.
    • If you, your spouse or your parents (if applicable) received any untaxed income during 2016, such as public assistance, social security benefits, or child support, you must report it on the financial aid application.

Please select the date on the calendar below to register for the Brighton Campus or Downtown Campus workshops: