Financial Aid Office - Jefferson Davis Administration Building

Financial Aid at MGCCC

Welcome to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College! We are delighted that you have chosen MGCCC for your education and realize you may need financial assistance in achieving your educational goals.

With more than 70% of our students receiving some form of financial assistance, MGCCC works to make college available and affordable through a number of programs.

MGCCC administers federal, state, institutional and outside financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, work programs, and loans. Some aid programs require that you demonstrate financial need.

Estimating College Costs

When choosing a college and financial aid program, it’s important to understand the entire “cost of attendance” including tuition and fees, books and supplies, living expenses and other essentials.

To help prospective students and their parents or guardian estimate how much it may cost to attend Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, we’ve put together a net price calculator to provide a broad representation of expenses and costs incurred by full-time, first-time students for the upcoming school year. Estimate your student costs with our Net Price Calculator here.

Applying for Financial Aid: FAFSA 002417

The FAFSA, or (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the primary application for Federal Student Aid Programs.

For further details, see The Guide to Federal Student Aid (MGCCC’s FAFSA School Code is 002417).

Begin the FAFSA Application Process online

Types of Financial Aid

  • Scholarships

    There are nearly two hundred different Institutional Scholarships that students can apply for at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Browse our scholarships to discover the application process, eligibility requirements, and award amounts.

  • Grants

    Apply for government grants to help finance your education! Learn about Federal grant opportunities as well as several grants offered by the state of Mississippi.

  • Work Study

    MGCCC’s Federal Work-Study Program provides on-campus jobs for students demonstrating financial need. Eligibility is based on financial need, other aid awarded and availability of funds. Students are employed part-time, earn minimum wage, and are paid monthly.

  • Student Loans

    Learn the types of low-interest student loans available from the federal government. View loan limits, interest rates, and procedures to follow during school and after your graduate.

  • Tuition Waivers

    Mississippi Gulf Coast offers tuition waivers for full-time employees, retirees, and their spouses and dependents. We also offer tuition waivers for senior citizens.

  • MGCCC Fall CARES Grants

    Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will begin awarding CARES Grants to students enrolled for the Fall 2021 semester who experienced a hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For consideration, complete the Grant Application by November 15, 2021.

  • Professional Judgment

    Professional Judgment refers to the school’s authority to make adjustments, on a case- by-case basis, to information reported on the FAFSA so that the Department of Education can recalculate the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).The purpose of Professional Judgment is to determine an EFC that reflects a family’s current financial situation.

Financial Aid for Current Students

  • How-to Guides & Videos

    Do you need help filling out your FAFSA or getting specific forms from the IRS? We have video tutorials and online guides to help you finish your paperwork and get the financial aid you need.

  • Refund Information

    Learn how to access and manage your MGCCC financial aid as well as where and when you’ll receive the money you need from student loans, scholarships, and grants. Topics: Financial Aid Disbursement Schedule, BankMobile

  • Satisfactory Academic Progress

    Federal regulations require that all students make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in a program of study to maintain eligibility for financial aid. MGCCC has established minimum SAP standards that recipients must make toward completion of a diploma or degree program.

  • Forms

    Access the Financial Aid forms you’ll need to submit Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeals, verify your dependency status, and more.

  • Student Consumer Information

    Students seeking assistance obtaining student consumer information should contact the financial aid office at the campus they attend.

  • MGCCC Fall CARES Grants

    Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will begin awarding CARES Grants to students enrolled for the Fall 2021 semester who experienced a hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For consideration, complete the Grant Application by November 15, 2021.

  • Professional Judgment

    Professional Judgment refers to the school’s authority to make adjustments, on a case- by-case basis, to information reported on the FAFSA so that the Department of Education can recalculate the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).The purpose of Professional Judgment is to determine an EFC that reflects a family’s current financial situation.