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Financial Aid

Are you alarmed at the cost of college? Don’t be.

Cape Fear Community College offers scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study programs that can help make your college education affordable.

How to Apply

Apply for admission to Cape Fear Community College
  • If you have already applied, skip to step 2.
  • If you have applied to CFCC within the past year, you do not need to complete another application.
Apply for financial aid
Wait for CFCC Correspondence

CFCC will contact you via your CFCC email, typically within 7-10 business days with a financial aid award letter, or a letter requesting additional documents.

  • Please check your CFCC email account for important information from the Financial Aid Office including documents required to complete the application process and award notices.
  • New applicants should allow 4 business days in the creation of a CFCC email account.
  • You may elect to receive paper copies in addition to electronic correspondence by indicating that preference in WebAdvisor > Student Planning (Self-Service) > Financial Information > Financial Aid > Correspondence Option.

Financial Aid Eligibility
To receive aid, 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.
General Information