Financial Aid Basics
Financial Aid is any grant, scholarship, loan, or paid employment offered to assist a student meet college expenses. Financial aid can assist educational costs such as tuition, fees, books, supplies, and basic educational costs. There are four primary sources of financial aid: the federal government, the state, the institution/college, and private/outside agencies. Financial aid awards may include a combination of the various sources of financial aid.
Information You May Need BEFORE Completing the FAFSA:
- Student Federal Tax Return and W2's
- Spouse Federal Tax Return and W2's
- Parent Federal Tax Return and W2's
- Current bank statements, business and investment information, business and farm records, stocks, bonds, and other investment records
- Social Security Number for Student (Spouse or Parent if applicable)
- Driver's License Number
- CCCC Federal School Code: 005449
- PIN (Personal Identification Number) for student (Parent if applicable)
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How to Apply for Financial Aid:
Students interested in applying for financial aid assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To complete the financial aid application process, follow these steps:
- Obtain a Personal Identification Number (PIN) online at www.pin.ed.gov This PIN will allow you to electronically sign your FAFSA. If you are a dependent student, your parent will also need to apply for a PIN.
- Complete the FAFSA application. You have three options to complete the FAFSA:
- Write down your password
- Make sure you enter the correct school code(s)
- Print a copy of the application summary
- Your application has NOT been submitted until you receive a confirmation number
- Print or write down your confirmation number
- Your award is not final until you hear from the college(s) listed on the FAFSA
Students must complete a FAFSA each academic year.
The Office of Financial Aid has organized FAFSA Friday. At select times, on designated Fridays, Financial Aid staff members will be available to assist students and/or their parent(s) completing and submitting the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
Each student who receives assistance completing the FAFSA in the Office of Financial Aid during these weeks, not just on Fridays, will have the opportunity to enter his or her name in a drawing for a door prize.
This initiative is designed to raise awareness of the importance of completing the FAFSA as early as possible so students are considered for as much aid as possible. We are hopeful this will be an annual event at Central Carolina Community College.
Creating an environment of cooperation and solidarity throughout the community college is not only vital to the success of the Office of Financial Aid, but to the college in its entirety. We invite you to stop by to see what FAFSA Friday is all about!