How to Apply for Financial Aid

Admissions Financial Aid How to Apply for Financial Aid

Step One

Federal Application for Federal Student Aid Logo Fill out Your FREE APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL AID

MACU FAFSA Code 014101


You can also use the new myStudentAid app (found on Google Play and Apple App Store) to complete your FAFSA.

Step Two

Once you have completed your FAFSA, we encourge you to look into all available scholarships.  The key is to apply early and apply for everything that you qualify for.  Remember to read all of the information that you receive and keep a list or copy of your scholarship applications.  Here are some resources to assist you in building the best financial aid package available:

1.  Free Scholarship Searches:

2.  North Carolina Residents:  Any North Carolina resident student who thinks they are eligible for the NC Need Based Grant Program should apply at ncresidency.org. Directions and requirements are found on this site.

3.  Church Support:  Does your church offer a scholarship?

4.  Outside Support:  Many civic and community organizations offer scholarships to college students.  Your high school counselor may be able to help you with exact details on this.

5.  Federal Student Loans for Students and Parents:  If you decide to use the federal student loans offered thru your FAFSA, you will be required to learn the terms and conditions of your loan.  These requirements can be found at studentloans.gov. Loan entrance counseling and a Master Promissory Note are required by each loan holder before awards are processed.  You will need your FSA ID to log in and complete the session.  Your information will be forwarded to MACU once it has been completed.  Your loan information will also be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and schools determined to be authorized users of the data system.  Parents may also apply for the Parent Plus Loan thru studentloans.gov and clicking on the Parent Borrowers tab.  The completion of a Master Promissory Note is required for all Parent Plus Loans.

6.  Non-Federal Student (and Parent) Loans: