Student Financial Services

Student Checklist

Make sure you complete all of these important to-do items before the new semester begins!

Financial Aid

  • File your FAFSA. Not filing? Email us at
  • Sign your Award Letter on the MSMC Portal.
  • Selected for Verification? Check your MSMC Portal account for missing documents.
  • Complete Loan Documents, including Entrance Counseling, Master Promissory Note, PLUS Loan Request, and PLUS MPN.
  • Complete NYS Aid applications (ETA, TAP, etc.).
  • If you're eligible for Federal Work Study (optional), complete department selection on the MSMC Portal, under the Work Study tab and view required documents.

Student Accounts

  • Sign your Finance Contract.
  • View your estimated bill on the MSMC Portal.
  • Make a payment. (Fall 2020 payment is due August 17, 2020.)
  • Enroll in the Monthly Payment Plan (optional). The last day to enroll for the fall semester is September 15, 2020.
  • Purchase Mount Money (optional). Add money to your Mount ID card for use on and off campus.
  • Purchase Commuter Meal Plans (optional). Visit or call the SFS Office to get started.

Please note: Missing financial aid documents and/or failure to submit payment by the due date will result in a late fee up to $200.

Additional Resources

Remember, you can visit the MSMC Portal to sign your award letter, view missing documents, print financial aid forms, view your bill, and submit payments.

Download a printable copy of this checklist.