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 Fall 2014 Semester

If You Registered for Classes
DROP ZONE!  Payment Due By
Completed Financial Aid File Deadline*

April 23, 2014 –

June 30, 2014

June 30, 2014,

4:30 p.m.

June 1, 2014

July 1, 2014 –

July 30, 2014

July 30, 2014,

4:30 p.m.

July 1, 2014

July 31, 2014 –

August 15, 2014

August 15, 2014,

4:30 p.m.

If no aid has been awarded, pay bill or sign up for payment plan.
August 16 – 22, 2014

August 22, 2014,

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)

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

Academic Works Scholarship online application

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:

8:30a.m.- 7:00p.m.
Tuesday - Friday 
8:30a.m. - 4:30pm


Student Accounts Office

Email: Cashier's Office
Enrollment Services Building
Suite J-119 (first floor)
Phone: 301-846-2658
Fax: 301-846-2648

Current office hours:

8:30a.m.- 7:00p.m.
Tuesday - Fridays
8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.