Payne Hall building that houses Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office

The Financial Aid Office is here to assist you with the process of applying for financial aid. We are dedicated to helping with all financial aid questions and committed to improving the financial literacy of our students. You can reach out to us at any time if you have questions about funding your education at MVCC.

Where do I start?

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 our our step-by-step instructions on how to apply for financial aid.

The current FAFSA is the 2022-2023 application, which will be used for Spring 2023. You will need your 2020 IRS federal income tax information to complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA.

If you are applying for the Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or Spring 2024 semesters, you will need to complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA, which requires 2021 IRS federal tax information.

Am I eligible?

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.