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11:07 PM Tue, Nov. 20th

MCC announces earlier FAFSA filing date

The Student Services Center at Mohave Community College Neal Campus – Kingman.

The Student Services Center at Mohave Community College Neal Campus – Kingman.

KINGMAN – If attending the 2017 fall semester at Mohave Community College is in your future, now is the time to start applying for financial aid.

MCC administrators want all current and prospective students who plan to attend college next year to be aware of a change in the financial aid application period. The opening date to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), was moved up three months to Oct. 1. MCC administrators want students to apply sooner rather than later.

“You want to get your name on your list as soon as you can,” said MCC Spokesman James Jarman. “If you don’t, you could be out of the loop and out of money.”

According to a statement from MCC, many grants and scholarships are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so it’s important to get an application in soon.

The earlier you fill out an application, the sooner you’ll find out if you will be awarded financial aid, including grants, scholarships and work study opportunities.

You don’t need to be enrolled at MCC before applying, but completing the application sooner is one less step to take at the beginning of the new school year. Applications can be filled out at MCC if you don’t have a computer at home. There are computers available for use at student services in building 300 on the Neal Campus - Kingman. Any student services employee can assist should someone need additional help. There are also computers available at the Kingman branch of the Mohave County Library located at 3269 N. Burbank Street.

“We also want to raise awareness to high school kids who want to attend next year,” Garman said. “We want to get the word out to as many people as possible.”

For more information on FAFSA and paying for college, head to http://www.mohave.edu/admission-to-mcc/financialaid/ or call MCC Connect at 1-866-664-2832 or 1-866-MOHAVECC. MCC’s Neal Campus - Kingman is located at 1971 Jagerson Ave.