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                           8 Steps to Financial Aid at Mendocino College

Step 1        Request a PIN number

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

                         (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 2014 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.

File early…      
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.

Contact Us for more information.

Created: November 05, 2008 @ 03:06 PM
Last Modified: November 17, 2014 @ 08:23 AM


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