Applications received after the April 15th deadline without prior approval will forfeit MLC need-based aid.
Step One: Create your FSA ID
What is the FSA ID?
The FSA ID is your electronic signature when logging into the Federal Student Aid website. To submit a FAFSA, both a student and a parent must have a separate FSA ID created. The FSA ID includes both a username and a password that should be linked to a personal email address and cell phone number.
The FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the form that determines your eligibility for federal student aid and grant aid from MLC. The financial information entered on the form will generate the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) which is an index that helps determine eligibility for federal, state and institutional aid.
Domestic students will submit both the FAFSA and the MLC Financial Aid Application. Although this form is basically contact information, it also includes the MN State Grant Application on the back side for students either graduating from a MN high school or residents of MN.
Many students receive follow-up contact requesting additional documents. The government selects certain files for the Federal Verification process to ensure that federal aid is distributed to those who are eligible. It is not necessarily an indication that information was entered incorrectly. It is a system in place to double check information that is submitted on the FAFSA.
Students will be notified by email when their financial aid award is complete. The email will direct students to go to their Net Partner Account. Your financial aid award can consist of a combination of: