Current Students

Questions about the application process? We're happy to help you! To contact us:

Phone:  413-538-2291, phone hours are 9:00am to 4:00pm
Stop by: 8:30am to 5:00pm. (Summer hours: Close at 4:00) 
Walk-ins are welcome-no appointment necessary!
We're located at 16 Skinner Hall.

Application Process:

U.S. citizens and permanent residents: Must re-apply annually for financial aid. File the FAFSA to apply for federal financial aid and the PROFILE to apply for institutional need-based aid. 

International students: Do not reapply for financial aid.  

Merit aid: Renewed automatically for students in good academic standing.

Frances Perkins Students please click here.

Aid Eligibility Notification: International students, and domestic students with applications completed by April 15, will be emailed an eligibility notification in early June.

Application Requirements 

To receive full consideration for need-based institutional funds be sure to follow these application requirements carefully:

  1. View your requirementsfinancial aid online. Check periodically as requirements may change.
  2. Look for reminders in your MHC email. We do not mail/email reminders to parents so please share this information.
  3. Meet the April 15th due date: Late applications are subject to a decrease in grant and a corresponding increase in student self-help (loan or campus employment) of $500. Applications completed after July 15th may not receive full consideration for institutional funding. 


  1. FAFSA: MHC school code: 002192
    The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for federal financial aid including grant and loan assistance. When filing the FAFSA, we strongly recommend that you choose the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer student and parent federal tax income information directly into your FAFSA. You may return to your FAFSA and select this option if you did not chose it initially. (How to complete the FAFSA, including using the DRT.) NOTE: Currently the IRS Data Retrieval Tool is unavailable. Tax information must be entered manually into your FAFSA at this time. For more information please see the IRS website.
  2. CSS / Financial Aid PROFILE MHC code 3529
    The PROFILE is used to determine eligibility for need based institutional financial aid. (Do not file the PROFILE if applying for federal aid only.)  If your biological or adoptive parents are separated, divorced, or were never married and do not live together, your noncustodial parent must also complete the PROFILE. For more information please review our non custodial parent policy
  3. Federal Tax Return Documents
    Federal tax return documents are not required of all current students reapplying for aid. Students who are required to provide tax return documents will be notified to submit tax documents to IDOC by the College Board's Institutional Documentation Service.  (If we require tax return documents, they must be sent to IDOC, not to our office, even if the IRS data retrieval option was used.)

Federal Verification  

In order to comply with federal regulations, we must collect additional documentation from students who have been selected for verification.  (Selection occurs after the FAFSA has been filed.) This documentation consists of a completed, academic year specific Verification Worksheet and a Tax Return Transcript, if the IRS data retrieval option was not used. If you have been selected for verification, the Verification Worksheet will appear as a required document under your financial aid online document tab. You may click on the document link in your documents tab and then print and complete the document. Be sure all federal verification documents are submitted directly to our office by  April 15.

Important note:

  • Make sure the FAFSA and the PROFILE are esigned and correct social security numbers are used.
  • Students on leave planning to return for the fall and/or spring semester should still complete all requirements by April 15.

Notification of Aid Eligibility

Students with completed applications by April 15 will receive an email with financial aid eligibility information in early June.