To apply for federal and state financial aid, you'll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The school code for Bay Mills Community College is 030666.
You should start by applying for a FSA ID (a username and password) through the U.S. Department of Education. Then you’ll need to gather the documents needed to complete your FAFSA. Typically, these documents include your social security number, alien registration number (if you are not a U.S. citizen), your most recent federal income tax returns, W-2’s, and other records of money earned, bank statements and records of investments (if applicable), and records of untaxed income (if applicable). If you are a dependent student, then you will also need most of the above information for your parents.
Once you’ve gathered the documents, you can complete the FAFSA. There are helpful hints on their website that explain each of the fields you’ll need to complete. You may also contact our Financial Aid Office about any questions you may have.
When to Apply - Financial Aid Deadline
BMCC recommends that you submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 so that you’ll meet the priority deadline of completing your financial aid file by June 30. This deadline is for new and returning students. If you have other sources of financial aid, such as a direct pay by your tribe or employer, please submit a copy of the documentation to the Financial Aid Office by August 1 of each year. If you only plan to attend in the spring semester, complete the FAFSA by October 1 and provide authorization of other financial aid by December 1.
If you miss the financial aid deadline, you may still apply for financial aid during the semester you are enrolled; however, you will be required to pay for your books at the time of purchase. You will also be required to pay in full or setup a payment plan (available for on-campus students) for your tuition and fees within five business days from the beginning of the semester. If you’re eligible for financial aid, refund checks will be issued during the semester for any excess financial aid.