Paying For College

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Paying for College

Don’t let financial barriers stand in the way of your education and success. We can help you find ways to reach your goals and pursue your dreams. Learn the facts and utilize our tuition calculator to see how affordable Mitchell Community College can be. We invite you to contact a financial aid advisor to find out about payment options, financial aid and scholarships that can help you become a Mitchell student. To complete the package, we suggest exploring textbook rental at the campus bookstore.

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Step 1: Complete Your FAFSA

The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): MCC’s school code is 002947. Please note that you must also complete the Mitchell admissions process before the Financial Aid Office will be able to review the results of your FAFSA application.

To complete the FAFSA, you and your parents (if you are under the age of 24) will need to create an FSA ID. The FSA ID is used to electronically sign the FAFSA. Please keep your FSA ID in a safe place because you may need it to make corrections to your FAFSA and to reapply for aid in the future.

 The following information will be needed for the online application, so have it handy:

  • Prior-prior year completed federal tax form (1040)
  • All prior-prior year W-2 forms
  • Driver’s license (student only)
  • Social Security Card (student only)
  • If you are under the age of 24, have no children, and are not married, you are classified as a dependent student and you will need your parents’ prior-prior year federal tax returns and W-2s
  • Parents’ Social Security Number (dependent students only)
  • Parents’ Date of Birth (dependent students only)


Other information you may need (as applicable):

  • Record of amount of disability received in prior-prior year
  • Record of amount of Taxable Social Security benefits received in prior-prior year
  • Record of amount of child support paid OR received in prior-prior year
  • Pensions, annuities, retirement income
  • Current mortgage information IF you own a rental property, a business, or a farm

Dates You Plan to Attend College


Income Tax Year Info Required

Mitchell Priority Deadline for ALL Requested Documentation

July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022

(available 10/1/2020)


June 21, 2021 – Fall Term
November 1, 2021 – Spring Term
April 4, 2021 – Summer Term


Step 2: Review your Student Aid Report (SAR)
After processing your FAFSA, the Department of Education (DoE) will send you a Student Aid Report (SAR). The SAR summarizes the information you submitted on the FAFSA. In addition, the SAR contains comments alerting you of any incomplete information required for processing your FAFSA. It is very important you review your SAR carefully.
Step 3: Complete Verification (if required)
The federal government may randomly select your FAFSA for a process called verification. If selected, MCC’s Financial Aid Office will request additional student and/or parent documents. You will be notified of the request for information via letter and email. It is important to provide the requested documents in a timely manner. Once all of the requested documentation is returned to our office and processed, you will be notified of your financial aid eligibility.


Contact Information

Financial Aid Office
(704) 978-5435


Financial Aid / Veteran Affairs Team

Mark West, Financial Aid Specialist

Federal Work Study Coordinator / Serves students based on last name A – L
(704) 978-1352

Rachel Knox, Financial Aid Specialist

Child Care/Scholarship Coordinator / Serves students based on last name M – Z
(704) 878-3255

Gwen Ramirez, Financial Aid Specialist

Return to Title IV Coordinator / Serves students on Mooresville Campus
(704) 878-3254

Amanda Tompkins, Veteran Affairs Specialist
Candace Cooper, Financial Aid Director


Important Payment and Refund Information

2021 Fall (Opens PDF)
2022 Spring (Opens PDF)


Financial Aid Resources and Information

Financial Aid and Scholarships
We’re committed to providing you a quality, affordable education; therefore, we offer a variety of financial aid options, including federal Pell Grants and scholarships, to help make the Mitchell Community College experience a reality for you.

Tuition Calculator

You’ve decided you want to live the Mitchell Community College experience. You can use the state’s online calculator to estimate college costs and learn how you can pay for college.


Mitchell’s campus bookstore offers affordable options for you to purchase your software, supplies and textbooks, including an online book rental program that allows you to buy your required reading materials at a discounted rate.

Cashier's Office

Do you need to pay your tuition, set up a payment plan, receive a refund or obtain information on an outstanding balance? Our Cashier's Office can help.

Veterans Education Benefits

Local veterans and their families are important to us and our community. Mitchell Community College has an array of programs and services to help you achieve academic and personal goals. See how we can provide you with the educational and personal support you need to connect with the many financial resources available to help you fund your education.

Paying for Continuing Education Courses

Classes offered through Mitchell's Continuing Education Division may be paid for at the Continuing Education Center in Statesville or on the Mooresville Campus. The College also accepts payments via telephone once your registration form has been submitted.


Completing the FAFSA via Mobile App — A How To Guide (Opens YouTube video)


Websites to assist with Student Financial Literacy
CFNC Financial Literacy Resources 
CFNC Budget Calculator 
CFNC Savings Calculator 


For more information, please call (704) 978-5435 or email