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Applying for Financial Aid

Students must complete a new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year and submit it to the U.S. Department of Education for processing. Students do not have to be enrolled full-time (12+ hours) to receive federal aid. Generally, students will be eligible for federal aid if they are enrolled in at least six semester hours. Mountwest’s school code is 040414. The FAFSA is an application for the following federal aid programs:

  • Pell
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
  • SEOG (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant)
  • State Grants
  • Federal Work Study
  • Subsidized Student Loan
  • Unsubsidized Student Loan
  • Parent Loan

Complete the FAFSA every year as soon after October 1, as possible. Try to complete the FAFSA before April 15*.

Students may file electronically at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. Apply for an FSA User ID so you may electronically sign your FAFSA Application. You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) at the address you listed on your FAFSA application. You will also receive an email notifying you when your FAFSA has been processed. Be sure to review your SAR for errors and make corrections as needed. If you did not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool please make certain to make a correction to your FAFSA and use this process. This simple step can save weeks on your application for aid.

You will use tax information from the previous tax year to complete your FAFSA. For instance, for award year 2019-2020, you will use the 2017 tax information to complete the FAFSA. List the College Code for Mountwest (040414) on your FAFSA Application.

Check your campus-assigned email at least once per week for additional document requests (missing documents). You will also receive an email, at your campus assigned email address, when your financial aid award is ready for viewing. You only need to submit your award if you will be accepting student or parent loans.

* April 15 is the deadline for State Aid. You may still file the FAFSA and apply for federal aid after April 15.

Applying for Summer Financial Aid

All awards are initially offered for fall and spring only. You must request aid for summer by completing an application available in the Office of Financial Aid.

If you need assistance completing the FAFSA, you can obtain information from the hotline at the Federal Student Aid Programs (1-800-4FED-AID), call us at 304-710-3370 or e-mail us at ofa@mctc.edu and we will be happy to assist you.

Financial Aid Employees available to assist you are:

Lisa Penix-Associate Dean of Student Services and Financial Aid Manager
Susan Levering- Senior Financial Aid Counselor
Shanice Wooding-Student Support Specialist
Vacant-Financial Aid Counselor

You may contact financial aid by emailing ofa@mctc.edu or calling (304)710-3370

Mailing Address:

Mountwest Community & Technical College
Office of Student Services
Attn: Financial Aid
One Mountwest Way
Huntington, WV 25701

The Office of Financial Aid for Mountwest Community & Technical College, in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, P.L. 89-329, as amended, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex in any of its policies, practices or procedures.

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