Financial Aid Eligibility

To receive aid from our programs, students must:

  • Qualify for financial need.
  • Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, pass a test approved by the U.S. Department of Education, meet other standards the state establishes that the Department approves, or complete a high school education in a home setting that is treated as such under state law.
  • Be working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program.
  • Have a valid Social Security Number (unless homeland is Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).
  • Register with the Selective Service (if required).  Students can use the paper or electronic FAFSA to register, log on to sss.gov or call 1-847-688-6888 (TTY users can call 1-847-688-2567).
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  • Certify that you are not currently in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant.
  • Certify that you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes.

Important Dates

Fall 2019

  • Aug. 12 - Students may begin charging in the bookstore
  • Aug. 15 - Final registration
  • Aug. 16 - Classes begin - full semester and 1st mini session
  • Aug. 21 - Last day for 75% refund — 1st mini session
  • Aug. 26 - Last day for 75% refund — full semester
  • Sept. 6 - Last day to charge books
  • Sept. 20 - Financial aid checks mailed (full and 1st mini session)
  • Oct. 4 - Financial aid checks mailed (12-week session)
  • Oct. 11 - Financial aid checks mailed for 2nd disbursement of fall only full session
  • Oct. 14 - Students may charge books for 2nd mini session
  • Oct. 15 - Classes begin – 2nd mini session
  • Oct. 18 - Last day to charge books for the 2nd mini session
  • Oct. 20 - Last day for 75% refund – 2nd mini session
  • Nov. 15 - Financial aid checks mailed for 2nd disbursement of fall 2nd mini session only loans

CFCC Scholarship Application Period is currently closed – will re-open October 1, 2019!

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