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 Spring 2015 Semester

DROP ZONE!  Payment Due By

If You Registered for Classes

Completed Financial Aid File Deadline*

Jan. 8, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Nov. 3, 2014 – Jan. 8, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Nov. 14, 2014

Jan. 21, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Jan 8 (after drop) – Jan. 21, 2015, 4:30 p.m.

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

Prior to session start date
At 4:30 p.m.

After Jan. 21, 2015,
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.

Helpful Links

Check your awards

FCC EFunds Card

Financial Aid Forms

FAQ for Peoplesoft

FAQ for myFCC


Maryland Dream Act

Maryland State Scholarships


Financial Aid


Email: Financial Aid
Enrollment Services Building
Suite J-301 (third floor)
Phone: 301.846.2480
Fax: 301.624.2886

Current office hours:

Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m (J301)
4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.–
There will be a financial aid staff member on the first floor of J building to assist students.

8:30a.m. - 4:30pm (J301)


Student Accounts Office

EmailStudent Accounts
Enrollment Services Building
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.