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Office of Student Financial Services

Approximately 85% of MCLA students receive some form of
financial assistance.


Financial aid office

many ways to pay for college

When you complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) you automatically apply for a wide range of state, federal, and MCLA assistance, such as Pell Grants, Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants, MASS Grants, the College Work Study Program, Perkins Loans, and Federal Direct Student Loans. You can learn more about how to apply for financial aid here.

On October 1, the FAFSA opened for 2021-2022 academic year. We encourage students to complete their files by January 1 to meet the priority deadline.

If you haven't already, review the estimated annual costs to attend MCLA. Especially given the opportunities a quality MCLA education provides, it's surprisingly affordable. Looking for something more personalized? Based on the information you provide, our Net Price Calculator can tell you the price of attendance that students similar to you paid after financial aid.

Please be advised that, in an effort to promote social distancing and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Student Financial Services staff will be working remotely until January 4. Our staff will be available during our normal business hours of Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:45pm. Since we are working remotely, the best form of communication at this time is email, but we will return calls and be available to meet via Microsoft Teams. Please also be advised that it may take longer than usual to respond to your request(s), but we are all working together to ensure that MCLA continues to serve our students and will respond to your email as soon as possible.

Do you want to meet virtually with someone from Financial Aid? Book a virtual appointment here..

Applying for Financial Aid


Contact the Financial Aid Staff!


Bonnie J. Howland
Director of Student Financial Services

Carrie L. Alibozek
Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Lori Keating
Student Loan Coordinator

Jillian Galvagni
Financial Aid Specialist