Applying for Financial Aid

After submitting your Admissions application, students wishing to be considered for financial aid must file their FAFSA online or after January 1st each year. YCCC’s priority filing date is by May 1st. Students are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis and on the availability of funding.

In order to be eligible to receive financial aid, view these eligibility criteria .To assist you in completing the FAFSA, and in seeking other scholarship resources, we invite students and parents to use the Finance Authority of Maine’s education website as well as these federal resources at www.studentaid.gov.

Understanding how to remain in good standing in order to continue receiving financial aid, and understanding what you must do if you have to withdraw from all classes during a semester is important, and our college catalog discusses these 2 very important policies on page 25 .

Parents and students are encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval tool when completing the FAFSA as it may eliminate some documentation we may be requesting from you. Additionally, submitting your information in the FAFSA site will ensure security and lessen the possibility of making errors. View this brief FAFSA tutorial .

After your FAFSA has been submitted, the YCCC Financial Aid Office (FAO) should receive it and send you a notification within 1 to 2 weeks. Some students may be selected for a process called Verification, or a mini audit of your FAFSA application, and you’ll be asked to submit documentation to the FAO in order to complete your file. Once a student’s file is complete, he/she will be sent an award notification offer that the student will be required to act upon. View the Verification and awarding process in our most recent college catalog on page 21 .

Students may view their financial aid awards through a secure portal called Netpartner.

To learn more about Financial Aid options at YCCC click HERE.

For more information call 207.216.4411 or email finaid@yccc.edu