About Financial Aid

About Financial Aid

The fund may come from the federal government, the state of Tennessee, MCA or even a combination. There is also guidance for you to seek private scholarships and other awards.

How to Apply

To apply for grants, work-study, scholarships (including HOPE), and loans, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The annual priority deadline is February 15.

MCA’s federal school code is 003507.

Types of Aid







Learn how to keep your financial aid.


MCA participates in a quality assurance program verifying the information provided on the FAFSA. The Department of Education randomly selects FAFSA applications that the Financial Aid Office is required to “verify” specific information. Verification is a process that requires the student and/or parents to submit household and tax information to verify the information provided on the FAFSA application in order to receive federal and state aid.

Learn more about FAFSA Verification.

Estimating Costs

Costs vary by degree program and level. Visit our Cost Estimate page to learn more.

How Aid is Applied

Your aid may be applied toward tuition, fees, and housing charges and will be based on the total number of credit hours taken in a term.

Refunds from excess financial aid are delivered to students after the beginning of the term. These funds are not available until enrollment has been confirmed and charges are credited or paid.

Financial assistance must be used for immediate payment of all current term fees.

Financial aid recipients who withdraw from MCA may be put into repayment for any disbursed financial aid. Students considering withdrawal are encouraged to notify Student Affairs before withdrawing from MCA.


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