What is Federal Student Aid?
The majority of Federal Financial Aid is available through the federal government and eligibility is determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Traditional and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply for student financial aid. Selection to receive financial assistance through Cloud County Community College will be made without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, or handicap.
Requirements For Federal Student Financial Aid
Every student who meets certain eligibility requirements can get some type of federal student aid, regardless of age, or family income. The most basic requirements are that you must:
- demonstrate financial need (for most programs);
- be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
- have a valid Social Security number;
- Register (or have registered) for Selective Service if a male; between the ages of 18 and 25;
- have earned a high school diploma, GED certificate, or have been home-schooled;
- Enroll as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program
- Make satisfactory academic progress.
All students who are using Federal Student Financial Aid must have all previous college transcripts submitted and evaluated for Satisfactory Academic Progress before aid will be awarded.
Enrollment Status for Federal Financial Aid
Full-time status – 12 credit hours, or more, per semester
Three-quarter time status – 9-11 credit hours, per semester
Half-time status – 6-8 credit hours, per semester
Less than half-time status - 3-5 credit hours, per semester
If a student is enrolled in courses that do not count toward their degree or certificate program, they cannot be used to determine enrollment status unless they are eligible remedial courses.
Accuracy is of the utmost importance when completing the FAFSA, since verification may be required of the information submitted. If a student’s file is selected for verification, supporting documents will be requested.
It may take up to eight weeks to process your FAFSA application, so please apply early to avoid a payment contract or having to make payment arrangements with the business office. We have established the following priority dates for submitting the FAFSA and any forms and documents that Financial Aid may request:
2016-2017 Academic Year
Priority Deadline to submit FAFSA
Priority Deadline to submit required documents
June 1, 2016
July 1, 2016
November 1, 2016
December 1, 2016
April 1, 2017
May 1, 2017
FINANCIAL AID QUICK LINKS:
Cloud County Community College
Financial Aid Office
PO Box 1002
2221 Campus Drive
Concordia, KS 66901
Phone: 800.729.5101 ext 281
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
Monday - Thursday: 7 am - 5 pm