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Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for Financial Aid, you must meet all of the items listed below:

  1. You must have a high school diploma or GED.

  2. You must be matriculated (accepted into a degree or certificate program). 

  3. You must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.

  4. You must annually complete required forms as requested.

  5. You cannot be in default of a student loan.

  6. In compliance with the standards of academic progress.


To continue to be eligible for Financial Aid:

In order to retain your eligibility to receive both federal financial aid and state grants, students must maintain both good academic standing and progress toward their degree or certificate. This is commonly referred to as Standards of Academic Progress. Failure to maintain the academic standards set by the federal government or the state may result in the loss of federal and/or state financial aid. 

The student must not owe any refunds on Pell Grants, or other awards made, or be in default on repayment of any student loan. 

MVCC limits financial aid eligibility to two degree and/or certificate programs. The maximum credits that may be attempted at MVCC while remaining eligible for Financial Aid are 99 credit hours.  

Before receiving any financial aid funds in the form of a check, the Financial Aid office checks attendance for the students. If a student gets dropped from a class due to non attendance their Financial Aid will be adjusted. If a student has been dropped from all classes then the Financial Aid office will perform a Return to Title IV calculation and return any unearned Financial Aid.

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Office of Financial Aid

Utica Campus
Payne Hall 159A
Mohawk Valley Community College
1101 Sherman Drive
Utica, NY 13501
Tel:  (315) 792-5415
Fax (315) 731-5852

Rome Campus
Plumley Complex PC130
Mohawk Valley Community College
1101 Floyd Avenue
Rome, NY 13440
Tel: (315) 334-7709
Fax: (315) 334-7726