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Financial Aid 101



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Financial Aid 101

When should I apply?

Apply for financial aid as soon as you have chosen to attend BMCC. Don’t wait until you have received your admission letter to apply for aid.  The federal application lets you list all the schools you are thinking about attending so that each school can make award estimates.

The Financial Aid Office has set up deadlines so that you know what aid will be available when you have to buy books and pay your tuition.

For more information, go to our Application and Award Deadlines page.

Financial aid is meant to be in place before you start your classes.  Once a semester is over and you are no longer enrolled in classes, it may be too late for you to apply for and receive funding. In most cases, as long as you are still actively enrolled for a semester, you can still apply for financial aid late, but some types of aid may have limited funding. If you are a late filer, it may not be possible for you to receive funds to purchase books and supplies at the beginning of the semester.

It can take 6-8 weeks to process your applications. Remember to put BMCC as one of your college choices on your application. The college needs to know you applied for aid in order to make financial aid awards.  You must apply early to be paid early.

How do new students apply?

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