Learn what’s what when it comes to financial aid.

Want to know more about all the types of financial aid at Monroe Community College? Here’s a brief summary of the differences between grants, scholarships, work-study programs, loans, service-oriented programs and veterans benefits.

And remember, whether you plan to attend full-time or part-time, be sure to apply for financial aid as early as possible, as timing is critical. Learn more about each type of financial aid by visiting the sections listed below.

Brighton Campus

Building 6, Room 207

Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Phone:

585.292.2050 (24-hour automated voice response system)

Fax:

585.292.3840

financialaid@monroecc.edu

Damon City Campus

Floor 5, Room 5204

Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Phone:

585.262.1670

Fax:

585.262.1733

MCC federal school code: 002872

MCC TAP school code: 2180

Grants

  • Based on need
  • Do not need to be repaid
  • Grants offered by the federal government:

    • Pell Grant
    • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

  • New York State grant programs:
    • Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
    • Aid for Part-Time Study (APTS) program

     

Scholarships

  • Do not need to be repaid
  • Typically funded by government agencies, private companies or foundations, community organizations or educational institutions

Work-Study

  • Funds earned through part-time employment on the college campus or through community service

Loans

  • Must be repaid with interest
  • Money borrowed through federal loan programs or lending institutions:

    • Federal Direct Student Loan
    • Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
    • Alternative student loans

Alternative Aid (Service-oriented programs)

  • Require a service commitment
  • Financial assistance provided through programs like AmeriCorps, ROTC and the Montgomery GI Bill®

Veterans Benefits

  • US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits
  • State veterans awards
  • Tuition assistance