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 Scam Alert

Students and parents need to be aware of financial aid scams that generally take place throughout the year.  A family should be extremely wary of any company that charges money in order to process a financial aid application.  Remember that the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a FREE application. 

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FAS Important News

Financial Aid & Scholarships News

School Code:  003451

New IconThe 2014 Summer Financial Aid Application is now available!

New Icon2014-2015 PLUS applications are now available at studentloans.gov

Fall 2014 entering students will begin receiving financial aid award letters as of March 2014. 

Returning students will begin receiving financial aid award letters once Spring 2014 grades are processed and final eligibility is determined.

All students are encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st.

Don't forget that you need to be registered in your classes on or before the term's census date to be eligible for federal or state aid.

14/MY (Maymester)  Census date is 05/13/14

14/S1 (Summer I)    Census date is 06/10/14

14/S2 (Summer II)   Census date is 07/15/14

If you have classes that begin on an irregular date, the census dates may be different.

Did You Know?

12 Semester Lifetime Limit for Federal Pell Grant

The duration of a student's Federal Pell Grant eligibility is limited to 12 semesters, or until a bachelor's degree is earned, whichever comes first. This new amendment to the Higher Education Act, Section 401 (c)(5) is a federal mandate and not subject to appeal. For more information, click here.

Data Retrieval Tool

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (through the FAFSA website) is now available two weeks after filing your 2013 income taxes electronically.

File your taxes early and complete the 2014-2015 FAFSA.  Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool for faster and easier completion!

FAFSA Tips for Unique Situations  

Loan Quick Reference Guide:
A Quick Reference Guide for Choosing a Student or Parent Loan by fastweb.com

Award Notification Information

Other Important FAS Updates 


Financial Aid Dates

  • Jan Begin gathering financial records and plan to complete taxes early
    Jan Apply for a federal PIN for you and each of your parents (www.pin.ed.gov)
    Feb Submit the FAFSA- CCU Federal School Code is 003451
    Mar  1 Priority date for completing the FAFSA
    Mar  1 2014 Summer Financial Aid Application available online
    Apr  1 Summer semester Study Abroad Application deadline date
    May 30 Summer FA Application Deadline!
      Other Important Financial Aid Dates 

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