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Welcome to Financial Aid



2018-2019 Academic year:

Be sure to choose the 2018-2019 FAFSA tab to apply for financial aid for 2018 Fall, 2019 Winter, and 2019 Summer.

Good news! The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) for 2016 tax return information is available for use in the 2018-2019 FAFSA. If you have used the DRT in the past, you'll appreciate how much easier completing the FAFSA can be. As always, you may stop by the Financial Aid Office at either campus for assistance.

2019-2020 Academic Year:

Choose the 2019-2020 FAFSA tab to apply for financial aid for 2019 Fall, 2020 Winter, and 2020 Summer.

The 2019-20 FAFSA uses 2017 tax return information. If you have completed a FAFSA in the recent past, you'll appreciate how much easier completing the FAFSA can be. As always, you may stop by the Financial Aid Office at either campus for assistance.

Check out the FAFSA mobile app:

To download the app, visit Google Play or the Apple App store at the links provided below.

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For Students:

8 Steps to Filling Out the FAFSA® Form

For Parents:

The Parent’s Guide to Filling Out the FAFSA® Form

Student Rights & Responsibilities

According to the Student Right-to-Know Act (P.L. 101-542 (PDF)) of 1990, colleges and universities that administer federal Title IV funds must disclose certain information to prospective and enrolled students, parents and employees. Required student consumer information is already on our website, this link is meant to create a simple way to access all of the required information.

Students have the right to know:

  1. What financial assistance is available, including information on federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs?
  2. What is the cost of attendance and what are the policies for students who withdraw?
  3. What criteria are used to select financial aid recipients and what are the deadlines for submitting applications?
  4. How is financial need determined and how are costs for tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, personal and miscellaneous expenses, etc. considered in a budget?
  5. What resources (such as family contribution, other financial aid, assets, etc.) are considered in calculating financial need?
  6. What funds are in the student's financial aid proposal? What portion of these funds need to be repaid and what portion is grant aid?
  7. How is academic progress determined and what happens if the student is not making progress?

Students are responsible for:

  1. Reviewing information about programs at Mid before enrolling.
  2. Completing a financial aid application accurately and on time. Intentional misreporting on the application forms for federal financial aid is a violation of law and is considered a criminal offense subject to penalties under U.S. Criminal Code. Students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year.
  3. Submitting all additional documentation, verification, corrections and/or new information requested.
  4. Reading and understanding all forms they are asked to sign and keeping copies of them. Accepting responsibility for all agreements signed.
  5. Informing the loan holder of changes in their name, address, or enrollment status if the student has borrowed a FFELP or Direct loan.
  6. Performing work in a satisfactory manner during participation in the Federal College Work-Study Program.
  7. Knowing and complying with deadlines for application and renewal application.
  8. Knowing and complying with refund procedures.
  9. Attending classes.

Student Complaints

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs is the agency designated to review complaints against institutions of higher education. Complaints concerning Mid Michigan College education activities should be referred to this agency. Students or prospective students wishing to file a complaint may visit the website at

Students who do not reside in Michigan may contact the authority in their home state, which may be found on the website of the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.

Ombudsman for Students

The U.S. Department of Education provides an Office of the Ombudsman to help resolve loan disputes and problems. The following options are available for contacting the office: call toll free at (877) 557-2575, visit the website at or write to: Office of the Ombudsman, Student Financial Assistance, U.S. Department of Education, Room 3012, ROB #3, 7th and D Streets, SW, Washington DC 20202-5144.


The Higher Learning Commission will hear complaints related to general practices affecting accreditation. For more specific information go to the Higher Learning Commission website.


Complaints involving an active duty service member or veteran of the U.S. military may contact the DoD Post-Secondary Education Complaint System.

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Your education doesn't have to break your budget. At Mid, we connect 60% of our students attending part-time or more with some type of financial aid.

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