8 Steps to Financial Aid at Mendocino College
Step 1 Request a PIN number at www. pin.ed.gov
Step 2 Student must file an application for Financial Aid every year to be eligible. They may file as early as
January 1 of each year! Student files FAFSA online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
(Mendocino College's school code is 011672)
FILE EARLY! Priority Filing date is March 2nd to qualify for entitlement Cal Grants.
Mendocino College Priority Date is May 31st to get a check prior to start of the Fall 2012 semester.
Step 3 Submit your application to Mendocino College. Financial Aid receives FAFSA data from the U.S.
Department of Education (if you entered 011672 on your FAFSA). Students may qualify for an
enrollment fee waiver by completing a Board of Governor's Waiver application or filing a FAFSA.
Step 4 Check out WebAdvisor. WebAdvisor will list initial documents needed to start the process of
your financial aid file. Documents are available to download from our website or portal. WebAdvisor is
your link to check-up on your financial aid status. Recheck Web Advisor every few weeks.
Step 5 Student returns all required documents to the Mendocino College Financial Aid Office. All documents
are for the correct academic year, filled out correctly and signed where needed. Your file is ready
for review and is placed in date order on our processing shelf.
Step 6 File is reviewed for completeness by a technician. Corrections may be needed. MC grade transcripts
and all evaluated transfer work will be reviewed for Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students will be
notified if additional documents (Step 4 + 5 repeat) or a petition may be required.
Step 7 Mendocino College posts to WebAdvisor the students Financial Aid Awards. Look under financial aid
status by term in Web Advisor.
Step 8 Financial Aid checks are available to students who are making Satisfactory Academic Progress and have
a completed financial aid file. Students who complete their files by May 31st will receive a check the first
week of classes!
CLICK here for a list of dates and deadlines.
Return requested forms quickly…
Please remember that at every interaction between the student and the Department of Education there is a one in three chance of the student being selected for a process called verification, which requires the submission of additional forms. Financial Aid is a process. It is not complete until you receive your money.
If you are a DISLOCATED WORKER, please answer yes to the FAFSA question #101. You will be asked to provide information regarding last date of employment and current income (both taxed and non-taxed) so that we can make a special adjustment to your FAFSA to increase your eligibility. Check out the Mendocino College Web Site. Look under For Students>Financial Aid for more information about what is available.
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Created: November 05, 2008 @ 03:06 PM
Last Modified: February 10, 2012 @ 02:07 PM