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Financial Aid

Financial Aid Information

Monroe Community College participates in Federal Title IV and New York State financial aid programs and has institutional grant/scholarship monies available. Annually, over 10,000 students receive financial aid totaling approximately $65 million dollars.

Students who need financial aid to attend MCC should carefully read all of the Financial Aid information in the online catalog. The Financial Aid Office is open on Mondays from 8:45 am-6:00 pm and on Tuesdays-Fridays from 8:45 am - 4:45 pm (when the College is open). Students are encouraged to ask questions. You can receive in-person assistance at the Brighton office (Building 1, Room 231), the Enrollment and Financial Services Department at the Downtown Campus (Room 210), by calling 292-2050, by visiting, or by e-mailing

Other Resources to explore Financial Aid Programs:

While the MCC Online Catalog describes Federal, New York State and college financial aid that may be available to matriculated students and how to apply for these programs, other sources that you can use to research financial aid include:

  • You can find out about Federal Title IV financial aid programs for which you may be eligible, by calling 1-800-4-Fed-Aid (1-800-433-3243) or on the internet at
  • New York State residents can find out about New York State programs by calling 1-888-NYSHESC (1-888-697-4372) or on the internet at .
  • MCC's website provides links to a number of free scholarship searches at

Many companies and labor unions have programs to help pay the cost of post-secondary education for employees, members, or their children. Students should also check foundations, fraternities or sororities, town or city clubs to see if financial assistance is offered. Be sure to include community organizations.

All financial aid information can be obtained at no charge to the student. If you inquire about financial aid and are asked to pay a fee by any organization please contact the MCC Financial Aid Office with details.

If you or your spouse are a veteran or the dependent of a veteran, veterans educational benefits may be available. Check with MCC’s Veteran's Office located in Veteran Services (Building 3, Room 108).