Financial aids are a basic fundamental of which students depend to perform their postsecondary and higher education studies. It is important that the student learns the opportunities, rights, obligations, and how to obtain them. All students who enroll or wish to enroll in Mech-Tech Institute must visit our Financial Aid office for orientation and assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
How is Financial Aid Requested
The process of requesting financial aids appears complicated but is in fact very simple. We recommend that students become familiarized with the terms that they use during the process, the applications, and how they are obtained; the adequate moment to hand-in the applications and the procedure that will be used by the Institution to inform them of the result once the application and required documents are submitted.
Mech-Tech uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) provided by the United States Department of Education. To complete the Financial Aid application, all prospects must have the following:Social Security card. It is very important to enter the Social Security correctly in the application.
- Driver’s license (if any)
- Income Tax Return for the year previous to which the application is being completedIf married – include spouse’s tax return
- Dependent students will require parent’s taxes
- IRS Forms 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ
- Proof of registration in the foreign registry or permanent resident card (if not a U.S. Citizen)
The FAFSA application is completed by using the internet and accessing: www.fafsa.ed.gov. It is important to request a PIN number by accessing: www.pin.ed.gov, for the application’s electronic signature. Later in this Handbook detailed is offered on how to obtain a PIN and the different types of financial aids offered in our Institution.
It is important to know that students who possess a Bachelor’s Degree are not eligible for Federal Pell Grant and supplementary aid.
Mech-Tech Institute’s Federal School Code: 030255
If you have doubts with this process, you can call the Federal Student Aid Information Center 1-800-433-3243