The 2018-19 FAFSA is available now! Need help completing the FAFSA? Try these online tutorials! You don’t have to wait until January.
Although the FAFSA is considered your application, one of your parents will have to provide some information on the FAFSA and sign it, if you are considered a dependent student. Any parent, who wants to electronically sign the FAFSA, will need his or her own FSA ID.
To avoid problems with your financial aid down the road, you (and your parent, if that applies) should create your own FSA ID. Do not let anyone create it for you.
Please visit the following site to create your FSA ID: https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm
On October 1, 2017, students can begin completing the FAFSA for the 2018-2019 academic year! Do not wait, go online today and complete your 2018-2019 FAFSA. When completing the 2018-2019 FAFSA, you will need your 2016 Federal Tax Returns.
Why should you complete your FAFSA early?
-By completing your FAFSA early, this increases the chances that the student will be able to receive the best possible award package.
-This also provides the student more time to turn in documentation to the school, if additional documents are needed.
If you need assistance with your FAFSA, please stop by any of your Financial Aid Office locations and someone will be able to assist you.
A FAFSA Alert from Financial Aid and Veteran’s Affairs
The Department of Education (ED) shared that the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) will be out of service for several months, advising that “students and families should plan for the tool to be offline until the start of the next FAFSA season,” which starts in October. The tool, which was disabled in early March, was taken down by the IRS due to security concerns. According to ED, the IRS is “working to identify the number of taxpayers affected by questionable use of the Data Retrieval Tool.” While the DRT remains unavailable, students and families can continue to file the 2017-18 FAFSA using information from previously filed 2015 tax returns. The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) released a statement yesterday afternoon urging ED to take immediate steps to mitigate the negative effects for students.
Dollars and Bills
Finish your FAFSA now don’t lose your classes!
July 7-9, 2015
Health Careers Building (Central Campus) – 4th floor
Sponsored by CPCC Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs
MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THIS EVENT!
- Finish the FAFSA. Let us answer your questions about the FAFSA.
- Turn in required paperwork. Submit all documents to secure your financial aid award before bills are due.
- Secure your classes. Your fall classes will be dropped on your designated date if your financial aid is not awarded or tuition bills are not paid.
- Learn about Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits. Receive information on available aid for veterans.
It’s been brought to our attention that there is a current phone scam involving callers contacting CPCC students, pretending to be from our Financial Aid office. Please know that this is a scam, CPCC Financial Aid will not ask you for money prior to or to process your financial aid claims. To learn more about this scam, go to http://www.wsoctv.com/news/business/consumer-advice/action-9-woman-looking-financial-aid-tricked-out-3/nc7hB/.
Should you need or want to learn more about your financial aid options at CPCC, please contact our financial aid office or visit the federal FAFSA page at https://fafsa.ed.gov/.
CPCC Open House
Thursday, Oct. 24; drop in from 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Worrell building, Taylor Gym (Central Campus)
1228 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204
You’re invited to CPCC’s Open House to find out what makes us one of the top community colleges in the nation! You will have the opportunity to speak with college reps and program chairs at more than 50 information tables representing academic programs, student services and college activities. Staff can also assist you during these breakout sessions:
• Get started (enrollment steps for new students)
• Paying for college (FAFSA, scholarship and loan information)
• Career and College Promise (dual enrollment)
• Featured programs (new academic programs at the college)
The College offers nearly 300 degree, diploma and certification programs across its six convenient campuses and online. You can gain industry-recognized credentials fast while enjoying smaller class sizes. Learn the skills needed for an in-demand career now or quickly earn your degree and transfer to a four-year college.
Full-time students typically attend a semester of college at CPCC for approximately $1,500. Many students receive grants and scholarships to ensure they receive a first-rate education without going into debt.
Our students find exciting, well-paying careers after they complete their studies. That’s why CPCC is an outstanding choice for college so you can get in, get out and get on your way to success!
Free parking is available in the faculty/staff deck on 4th Street (access Worrell building from deck).
Financial aid applications must be completed by selecting the “import” option using the IRS Data Retrieval tool on the FAFSA; otherwise an official IRS Transcript (directly from the IRS) is required.
Learn more by clicking on the following links to resources on the CPCC website:
- Visit Your MyCollege Account to find out if additional financial aid documents are needed, confirm your account balance, or check the status of your grades.
- Learn more about IRS Transcripts and the Verification Process.
- Watch online videos (similar to You Tube) to learn more about financial aid by visiting Online Financial Aid Videos
- Learn more about VA benefits on the Veterans’ Website.
- For information about the financial aid process, visit the Financial Aid Website.
- If you have already been awarded, but your aid is not enough to cover your bill, check Financial Aid Options.
If you are working directly with a Financial Aid Specialist and are awaiting an electronic correction, or if you have already been awarded, this message may not apply to you. Your immediate attention to your financial aid status is required. In-person service is available at each of our six campuses during normal business hours.