Apply For Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid is an annual process.
A new FAFSA must be submitted for each academic year.
No financial aid awards will be made until all required information is submitted.

Application Process


  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the school year you are planning to attend. The FAFSA can be completed online at PLEASE NOTE: The School Code for FCC is 002071 (Step 6). You will need specific income information, such as completed tax forms, to complete the FAFSA. If you have questions or need assistance, contact the Federal Processor at 1.800.433.3243 or the FCC Financial Aid Office at 301.846.2480.  Click here to view or print Road Map for Financial Aid.

  2. If you are a new student, complete the FCC Admissions Application.  In order to receive financial aid, you must be pursuing an approved academic degree or certificate program at FCC.  (Your FAFSA will not load into our system unless you have a Student ID number).

  3.  Your FAFSA will be processed in approximately one week (if you apply online) and you will receive a Student Aid Report. If you listed FCC in Step 6 of the FAFSA, we will receive your information electronically.

  4. The Financial Aid Office at FCC will contact you regarding any additional information needed to determine your financial aid eligibility. 

  5. A separate application must be completed if you want to apply for Federal Work Study and Student Assistant employment.  Those applications are available here.

  6. To apply for Federal Direct or Federal Parent PLUS loans, complete the appropriate loan paperwork. Forms will be mailed to students once their eligibility has been determined or can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office. In order to apply for a PLUS or Direct Loan, you must have completed a FAFSA and submit required documentation to the Financial Aid Office.

  7. If you are interested in FCC Foundation scholarships, click on the Academic Works Scholarships link.

Ask Questions:  You may schedule an appointment with a financial aid counselor by calling 301.846.2620.

Printable Road Map for application process 

Financial Aid

Email: Financial Aid
Student Center, H-106

Phone: 301.846.2480
Fax: 301.624.2886

Current office hours:


8:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday - Thursday*
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

*Thursday hours:
Open until 6:00pm
(*Peak Hours:
January, July, August)

Student Accounts

Email: Student Accounts
Student Center, H105

Phone: 301.846.2658
Fax: 301.846.2648

Current office hours:

8:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday - Thursday:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

*Thursday hours:
Open until 6:00pm
(January, July, August)

10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.