Frequently Asked Questions
Your financial aid questions, answered.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov . CFCC will request additional information/forms at a later date if required.
The FAFSA is valid for one year only, so it is necessary to reapply each year. It is suggested that students complete their FAFSA on October 1.
No, you can apply for Financial Aid anytime after October 1, however, you need to complete the admissions applications before we can begin reviewing your financial aid. You also must be admitted into an eligible program before CFCC will notify you of your aid eligibility.
Yes. Many families mistakenly think they don’t qualify for aid. There are a few sources of aid, such as Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Parent PLUS loans, and Alternative Private Loans that are available regardless of need.
There is no specific cutoff. Each family’s financial situation is different.
Several variables, such as family size, number of family members in college, age of older parent, and income and asset information, are included in a student’s financial need calculation.
If your situation changes because of unusual circumstances after submitting the FAFSA, please complete the Request for Consideration of Special Circumstances , and contact the Financial Aid Director for an appointment to discuss.
Yes, there is financial aid available for the summer session. Contact the Financial Aid Office to inquire about your specific situation.
Financial aid recipients must meet both a “qualitative” and a “quantitative” standard to maintain eligibility for financial aid. Students must maintain a cumulative 2.0 grade point average (GPA) to meet the qualitative standard. Students must also successfully complete 67 percent of all credits in which they enroll to meet the quantitative standard.