Completing the FAFSA
To apply for both federal and state aid, you can apply electronically using FAFSA on the Web.
FAFSA on the Web has extensive online instructions, pull-down menus with multiple-choice questions to guide you through the program, and a convenient list of participating schools built in. The FAFSA on the Web application process will be faster if you have a pin number to electronically sign the application. You and your parent can request a PIN number at www.pin.ed.gov. The parent of a dependent student must apply for their own unique PIN number. The other option is to print, sign, and mail in the "Releases and Signatures" page of the application.
Complete your FAFSA. If assistance is needed, please contact the Financial Aid Office in S107 or by calling (708) 974-5726.
You also may apply by downloading, printing, and completing a PDF version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The third option is to call the Central Processing System at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) to request a paper application.
The FAFSA must be completed, signed, and mailed to the processing agent as instructed as soon after Jan. 1, as possible, each year for the following academic year. The FAFSA includes the following:
- Information from your parent's prior year U.S. tax return, if considered a dependent student for financial aid purposes.
- Information from your prior year's U.S. tax return.
- Moraine Valley Community College listed as one of the school choices. Our Title IV school code is 007692.
Moraine Valley Title IV Code
A Title IV code must be placed on the FAFSA in order for you to be considered for federal and state funds. Moraine Valley Community College's Title IV code is 007692.
To be eligible for financial aid, a student must be:
- a citizen of the United States or an eligible non-citizen. (Proof of citizenship may be required.)
- a resident of Illinois for at least 12 months prior to award year to qualify for Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) programs. Proof of residency may be required.
- able to demonstrate need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
- enrolled at Moraine Valley Community College in an eligible program. Eligible programs are those which lead to a degree or certificate which is at least 15 weeks in length and 16 semester hours. (An example of an ineligible program is Phlebotomy, which is only nine credit hours in length). Students enrolled in only developmental classes are ineligible for financial aid.
- in compliance with Moraine Valley Standards of Academic Progress for recipients of financial aid.
- able to demonstrate the ability to benefit from college-level classes (high school graduation or GED certificate). High school students are ineligible.
In addition, students must have a valid social security number. Males 18 years of age and older must be registered with the Selective Service. Contact your local post office to register.
Steps to Receiving Aid
Apply at fafsa.ed.gov or download a PDF version of the application at fsa.ed.gov. Complete it and mail to the Central Processing System directly. Financial aid is given on a year-by-year basis so you need to reapply each year.
If Moraine Valley Community College was one of your school choices on the FAFSA, you will receive a letter or email from the Financial Aid Office in approximately two weeks from time of application. The letter and/or email will include instruction regarding what other documentation is needed.
Remember, to receive financial aid, you must maintain a cumulative 2.0 grade point average (GPA) or better and earn credit in at least 67 percent of the cumulative hours attempted. Read the specific information regarding the academic standards of progress for financial aid recipients.
Financial aid deadlines are critical. Late filers may jeopardize their chances of receiving aid.
Institutional Program Deadline
Priority deadline for campus-based awards is May 1. This includes the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) and the Moraine Valley Board of Trustees Scholarship.
Eligible students must have all paperwork turned in to the Financial Aid Office by July 1 to be considered for a fall semester book voucher, December 1 for a spring semester book voucher, and May 1 for a summer semester book voucher.
Book vouchers are available two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester and the first two weeks of the fall and spring semesters. Book vouchers are available two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester and the first week of the summer semester.
Federal Program Deadline
The deadline for filing the federal financial aid application (FAFSA) is June 30, 2013 for the 2012-2013 academic year. All verification documents must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office (S107) prior to the student's last day of attendance.
State Program Deadline — Monetary Award (MAP)
As soon as possible after January 1. Awards made until funds are depleted.
Other State Programs
Contact the Financial Aid Office (S107) for details.