Payne Hall building that houses Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office

Financial aid is funding to help students pay for college expenses, such as tuition, fees, room and board, and textbooks and supplies. Applying for financial aid can be complicated, but the MVCC Financial Aid Office is here to help you navigate the application process, understand the types of aid available, and improve your financial literacy. 


The Financial Aid Office periodically offers workshops to assist students and families with the financial aid application process. Learn more about Financial Aid Workshops. 

Applying for financial aid

Getting started

The first step to receiving financial aid begins with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All grant, loan, and work-study applicants need to complete this application to determine eligibility for need-based financial aid programs. Check out our step-by-step instructions on how to apply for financial aid.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA will be used for the Spring 2024 semester; you will need your 2021 IRS federal income tax information to complete the application.

The 2024-2025 FAFSA will be used for the Summer 2024, Fall 2024, and Spring 2025 semesters; you will need your 2022 IRS federal income tax information to complete the application.


To be eligible for financial aid, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen, or eligible non-citizen (green card holder)
  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalency (GED/TASC)
  • You must be enrolled in a degree program (matriculated)
  • You cannot be in default of student loans
  • You must be making good academic progress according to the federal guidelines found on our Standards of Academic Progress page
  • You must complete any additional documentation that the Financial Aid Office might request

MVCC school codes

  • FAFSA school code: 002871
  • NYS TAP school code: 2105

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Contact us

Phone: 315-792-5415
Office: Student Services Center in Payne Hall
Fax: 315-731-5852

Mail: Office of Financial Aid
Mohawk Valley Community College
1101 Sherman Drive
Utica, NY 13501


Business hours

MVCC's Financial Aid Office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.