Eligibility Requirements for Federal Student Aid

In order to be eligible for financial aid you must:
  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • have a valid high school diploma or GED, or complete state approved home schooling
  • have demonstrated financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • be admitted into an approved degree or certificate program at FCC
  • maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • not be in default on a loan at any school
  • not owe a refund on a grant at any school
  • be registered with Selective Service, if required
  • be enrolled for at least six (6) credit hours (not including audited courses). Some students enrolled for fewer than six credit hours may be eligible for the Pell Grant.
  • attend courses - attendance must be confirmed before Federal Student Aid is disbursed
  • students are only eligible for up to 30 credit hours of developmental coursework
Eligibility requirements for state financial aid from the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) varies depending on the program. More information about state grants and scholarships can be reviewed here.
Financial Services Center  

Financial Aid

Email: Financial Aid
Jefferson Hall, 3rd floor
Phone: 301.846.2620
Fax: 301.624.2886

Current office hours:

8:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday - Thursday*
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m. *Thursday hours:
Open until 6:00pm
(January, July, August)

Student Accounts

Email: Student Accounts
Jefferson Hall, 1st floor
Phone: 301.846.2658
Fax: 301.846.2648

Current office hours:

8:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

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

*Thursday hours:
Open until 6:00pm
(January, July, August)

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