Types of Aid & Applying

First, Fill out your FAFSA.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in the financial aid process.

This application can be submitted online at www.fafsa.gov or by mailing a paper FAFSA directly to the federal processor. Mid's School Code for the FAFSA is 006768.

Note: The paper FAFSA version may be obtained online at https://studentaid.ed.gov/

Explore your Financial Aid Options:


We review your eligibility for federal grants upon receiving your FAFSA. Grants are awarded based on financial need and do not need to be repaid if the term attended is successfully completed.

Learn more about applying for Grants.


Mid has many scholarships available. As "the communities’ college," we believe in making post-secondary education as accessible as possible.

The application process is completed online. For the 2018-2019 academic year, use the link to apply for scholarships in the Fall of 2017. The online application is available from November 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018, for 2018-2019 academic year scholarships.

View the full list of Mid's scholarships.

Loan Options

Loans are federal student loans made available to college students who file the FAFSA and complete the loan steps above. You do not need a co-signor or a credit history to receive Federal Stafford Student Loans. Based on your financial need, you may be eligible for subsidized loans, meaning the U.S. government pays your interest while you are in school or unsubsidized loans, meaning interest accrues while you are in school.

For detailed information on Time Limitation on Direct Subsidized Loan Eligibility for First-Time Borrowers on or after July 1, 2013.

To view short videos about Student Loans, click here:

Financial Aid TV: Loans video screenshot

Get detailed information on Student Loans.

Remember: Loans MUST be repaid!

Borrow only what you need for EDUCATIONAL EXPENSES!

Work-Study Options

This employment program provides jobs for students with financial need to help meet college expenses. Employment is available for the Fall and Winter semesters at the Harrison and Mt. Pleasant campuses in various positions such as clerical, custodial, food service, computer services, book store, and library. There are also a limited number of off campus community service positions available, including elementary school reading tutors. You will receive an email notifying you of your eligibility once your application has been reviewed. An approved application does not guarantee a job and employment is dependent upon the availability of positions.

For more information about Work Study, check out this video:

To be eligible each year you must:

If you are hired for a work study position:

  • Funds are earned on a bi-weekly basis
  • Funds cannot be used to charge tuition, fees, or books

Click here for more information about Student Employment

Transfer Students

Transferring to Mid

Please note that your financial aid awards DO NOT automatically transfer between schools. You can only receive financial aid at one school per semester. If you would like that school to be Mid, you must give us permission to access your FAFSA information.

Guest students are not eligible for financial aid from Mid.

There are two ways to add Mid's school code to your FAFSA:

1. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov and make a correction to your FAFSA. Add Mid's school code of 006768 to your list of schools.

2. Or, call 1.800.433.3243 and request that Mid's school code be added to your list of schools. You will need your Data Release Number (DRN) which is located on the bottom left corner of your Student Aid Report (SAR).

You may be selected for verification after adding Mid to your FAFSA. This may require submitting additional documents such as tax forms to our FinAid office and can add up to an additional 4 weeks to the process time for your award.

Regarding Student Loans when Transferring:

Student loans DO NOT transfer from one school to another. In addition to filing the FAFSA, you may apply for any remaining federal student loan amounts you are eligible for on our loans page. Any loan funds you received this school year at other schools will be calculated into your maximum allowance. Maximum loan amounts per school year are as follows:

  • Dependent Freshmen (under 24 credits) $5500/year
  • Dependent Sophomores (over 24 credits) $6500/year

Additional Information:

You must be enrolled at least 6 credit hours per semester to qualify for federal student loans. Any Dependent student with a total loan debt greater than $18,500 must meet with the loan officer before his/her loan can be approved. Any Independent student with a total loan debt greater than $30,500 must meet with the loan officer before his/her loan can be approved. Your total loan debt includes all Federal loans received at all schools attended.

If you do not receive enough financial aid funds to cover your entire tuition, Mid does have a payment plan available. Read more on our Cashier's website. There is a $25 fee per semester for processing if you opt into the payment plan. You must still pay your enrollment fee of $50 on the day you register even if you are opting into the payment plan.

Veteran Educational Benefits

Mid would like to thank all of our armed forces for their commitment and sacrifices. We are dedicated to providing outstanding services to help veterans, service members, or eligible family members of disabled veterans achieve their academic and personal goals.

The Office of Financial Aid is the certifying office for Mid and is available to assist with any questions regarding VA Educational Benefits.

Visit Mid’s Veteran Services Pages for more information.


Once a student’s financial aid has been completely processed they may charge their tuition, fees and books against eligible financial aid awards. Some types of federal and state financial aid funds are limited. Mid students who apply by April 1st will be given priority when those funds are awarded by Mid. Students selected for verification may be required to submit documents to the Financial Aid Office at Mid.

For those students, Mid must compare the information from the FAFSA to the applicable tax forms and other required documents. Financial aid will not be awarded until all required documents are provided. If it is determined that additional documents are required, financial aid previously awarded may be cancelled. Falsification of income information submitted for the purpose of receiving financial assistance will result in cancellation of all future assistance and repayment of all previously awarded financial aid. If federal and/or state funds are involved, the appropriate government agencies will be notified including the U.S. Department of Education, Michigan Higher Education Assistance Authority, and/or the Office of Inspector General.

For more information on 'Verification', view this short video:

Students Transferring in to Mid:

Must add Mid’s school code, 006768, to their FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov. Students must renew their FAFSA each year.

Contact the financial aid office for spring and summer semester eligibility.

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