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Student Financial Services

Financial Aid Office


CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION REGARDING LOAN REPAYMENT DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

FOR FREE FINANCIAL AID-RELATED GUIDANCE DURING COVID-19, VISIT STUDENTAIDPANDEMIC.ORG.

Please be advised that, in an effort to promote social distancing and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Student Financial Services staff will be working remotely through April 7th. Our staff will be available during our normal business hours of Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:45pm.

Since Student Financial Services is working remotely, the best form of communication at this time is email. Please also be advised that it may take longer than usual to respond to your request(s), but we are all working together to ensure that MCLA continues to serve our students and will respond to your emails/phone messages as soon as possible. ​


We recognize that college is a major investment for students and their families. Through state, federal, and institutional programs, MCLA offers financial aid to students who qualify.

When you complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) you automatically apply for a wide range of state, federal, and MCLA assistance, such as Pell Grants, Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants, MASS Grants, the College Work Study Program, Perkins Loans, and Federal Direct Student Loans. You can learn more about how to apply for financial aid here.

If you haven't already, review the estimated annual costs to attend MCLA. Especially given the opportunities a quality MCLA education provides, it's surprisingly affordable.

We are pleased to announce the creation of the Office of Student Financial Services, which combines the offices of Financial Aid and Student Accounts! This exciting opportunity addresses services relating to the most pressing financial concerns of our students and their families. This new venture will allow us to provide a more seamless experience for students and families between the two departments and ensure that they are able to successfully complete all stages of applying for federal and state financial aid, obtaining aid, processing student refunds, and processing payments to their student account. This combined effort will enhance our ability to counsel students on the financial aid process, provide information about funding, and service as point of contact for student account-related questions. Student Financial Services is located on the lobby level of Eldridge Hall (same location of Financial Aid and Student Accounts).

Questions? Contact the Financial Aid Staff!

Bonnie J. HowlandDirector of Student Financial Services
Carrie L. AlibozekAssistant Director of Financial Aid
Lori KeatingStudent Loan Coordinator
Jillian GalvagniFinancial Aid Specialist

Attention Returning Students: MCLA scholarships for returning students for the 20-21 academic year are available online now! Apply online at MCLA.awardspring.com today! Applications are due Tuesday, March 31st.

QUICK LINKS & FORMS

Free Application for Federal Student AID (FAFSA)

Summer Financial Aid Application

Verification Forms

FERPA Information Release

Frequently Asked Questions

Net Price Calculator

2020-2021 Estimated Sample Bills


CONTACT US

Telephone
413-662-5219

Toll Free
800-969-6252 

Fax
413-662-5105

Email 
finaid@mcla.edu

Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:30 am - 4:45 pm

Mailing Address
Financial Aid Office
MCLA 
375 Church Street
North Adams, MA 01247


Facebook logoVisit the Student Financial Services Facebook page for important announcements, scholarship notices and financial literacy information!