Recommended Deadlines

If you live in Maryland, it is best to submit the FAFSA prior to March 1 for the coming school year. The next year's FAFSA will be available on January 1. If you missed the March 1 deadline, you can still complete your FAFSA (link to and should do so as soon as possible.
Important Financial Aid Deadlines for Fall 2015 Semester

DROP ZONE!  Payment Due By

If You Registered for Classes

Completed Financial Aid File Deadline*

June 30, 2015
4:30 p.m.

April 22 - June 30
4:30 p.m.

June 1, 2015

July 30, 2015
4:30 p.m.

June 30 (after drop) - July 30
4:30 p.m.

July 1, 2015

August 14, 2015
4:30 p.m.

July 30 (after drop) - August 14
4:30 p.m.

If no aid has been awarded, pay bill or sign up for payment plan.

August 21, 2015
4:30 p.m.

August 14  - August 21
4:30 p.m.

If no aid has been awarded, pay bill or sign up for payment plan.

*This is the recommended date.  A financial aid file is considered complete when all requested documentation has been received.

Step 1.  Turn in all documents before your specified deadline (see above). Processing time can take up to 4 weeks. If you have an “incomplete” file, you must sign up for the payment plan by the due date to avoid the Drop Zone. If you have a “completed” file but are waiting for the award, you must sign up for the payment plan by the due date to avoid the Drop Zone. Log into People Soft as you may qualify for the deferred pending aid payment plan at no cost.

Step 2.  Check for awards on PeopleSoft Self Service. If award showing in PeopleSoft is greater than your tuition balance, no further action is needed. If additional information is requested, it will show up on your To Do List in PeopleSoft.

Step 3: If you are not awarded financial aid by your specified payment due date (above), OR if your award does not cover ALL CHARGES, you will be dropped from classes unless you pay your outstanding balance or enroll in the payment plan prior to your due date. You can initiate the payment plan through your PeopleSoft Self Service or contact the Student Accounts Office (301.846.2658) if you have any questions. Click here to view more DROP ZONE and payment information

Information about specific financial aid programs, including steps required to obtain a Federal Direct Student Loan can be found here.

New! Electronic Communication Notice: You must check your myFCC email account and PeopleSoft Self Service regularly for time sensitive requests and award status. Electronic communications will be the preferred method of communication.

Financial Aid


Email: Financial Aid
Jefferson Hall
Suite J-301 (third floor)
Phone: 301.846.2480
Fax: 301.624.2886

Current office hours:

Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m.- 8:00 p.m

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Student Accounts 

Email: Student Accounts
Jefferson Hall
Suite J-119 (first floor)
Phone: 301-846-2658
Fax: 301-846-2648

Current office hours:
Monday  - Thursday

8:30a.m.- 8:00p.m.

8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.


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