Complete the FAFSA
February is an important month for applying for financial aid. You will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Maryland State Financial Aid Application (MSFAA). Join Montgomery College Financial Aid Office's FAFSA and MSFAA Days! Counselors will be available to virtually assist on an individual basis.
FAFSA and MSFAA Days are held on most Mondays from 1-4 p.m. and Tuesdays from 4-7 p.m. in February. Register now!
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a free application form provided by the federal government. The College uses the information you provide on the FAFSA to determine your financial aid award. In addition to academic year financial aid for fall and spring semesters, there may be limited options for summer financial aid. Please note that the FAFSA is not applicable for noncredit classes.
How to File Your FAFSA
- Gather tax information for the most recent tax year you filed (e.g., US 1040 federal return). Also, have W-2 and 1099 forms handy. If you are eligible, you may use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to speed the file review process (download instructions for using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (PDF, ) ).
- Obtain a federal FSA ID (an electronic signature) for the student and at least one parent (for dependent students) at fsaid.ed.gov.
- Visit fafsa.ed.gov to file your FAFSA.
- After completing your FAFSA, complete the other steps in the MC financial aid application process.
Live Chat Help is available on each FAFSA page, and you may request an FSA ID while completing the online FAFSA. Watch the video below for answers to frequently asked questions. For help answering specific questions, call 1-800-433-3243.
If you have questions or need help at any step along the way, contact the Financial Aid Office at FinancialAid@montgomerycollege.edu or 240-567-5100.