Get involved and get money for your education.

It pays to consider all the options when searching for financial aid. You could offset college costs through national and community service.

MCC federal school code: 002872

MCC TAP school code: 2180

You may be able to get financial assistance in exchange for service at one of the following organizations:


This national service program offers opportunities to serve your country through community service. In return for successful completion of your service, you’ll receive an AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for educational expenses/training or to repay qualified student loans. In addition, you may receive a modest living allowance. Learn more about the Rochester AmeriCorps program.

NYS National Guard Recruitment Incentive and Retention Program

If you’re interested in the military, this may be the perfect program for you. Designed to recruit and retain quality members for the State Military Forces (Army and Air National Guard, Naval Militia), this competitive program will pay the cost of tuition up to a maximum of $4,350 per calendar year. For eligibility requirements and information on how to apply, visit the Education Services page on the NYS Division of Military & Naval Affairs website.

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)

The Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) is a training program of the U.S. armed forces located on college campuses across the country – including MCC. In exchange for a service commitment, you’re eligible for scholarships to assist with your educational expenses. For more information on ROTC programs, visit the websites below.