Cape Fear Community College offers scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study programs that can help make your college education affordable.
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Attention 2020, 2021, and 2022 High School Graduates: You MUST complete the FAFSA in order to be eligible for the Longleaf Commitment Grant
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
- Go to fafsa.ed.gov and start your application. (Need a step-by-step guide? Check out this video .)
- CFCC College Code: 005320
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.
- 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.
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- 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.