FAFSA Application Instructions

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.   Submitted FAFSAs are electronically sent to Cloud County Community College when our Federal School Code of 001909 is included on the FAFSA. 

Please watch "How to Fill Out the FAFSA" from the Federal Student Aid YouTube page.

The FSA ID username and password must be used to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites.  Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your Financial Aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents. 

Please watch "How To Create an FSA ID

Both the student and the parent of the student will need to create their own FSA ID username and password.

  • Create a username and password using your unique e-mail address.
  • Enter your name, date of birth, Social Security number, contact information, and challenge questions and answers.
  • Your FSA ID can also be associated with a phone number.
  • Review your information, and read and accept the terms and conditions.
  • Confirm your e-mail address/phone number using the secure code(s) sent to you.
  • Username, email address, or phone number can all be used to log into your FSA account.

Please access the Federal Student Aid website for additional information on completing the FAFSA and Federal Aid Programs and their general eligibility requirements

Tips for Completing the FAFSA


  • For the 2022-2023 Academic Year, you can apply between October 1, 2021 and June 30, 2023.
  • For the 2023-2024 Academic Year, you can apply between October 1, 2022 and June 30, 2024.
  • The 2024-2025 FAFSA (Fall 2024, Spring 2025, and Summer 2025) will not be open until December 2023.
  • Some Federal Student Aid Programs have limited funds, so be sure to apply early.
  • Students must complete/renew the FAFSA application for each academic year they will be attending.
  • Do not make assumptions about receiving Financial Aid until you have completed, submitted and received confirmation that you will receive Financial Aid.  

Priority Dates

 Academic Year

Priority Deadline to submit FAFSA

Priority Deadline to submit required documents

Fall Semester

June 1

July 1

Spring Semester

November 1

December 1

Summer Semester

April 1

May 1

Once a complete FAFSA has been submitted with all required documentation, an Aid Offer will be sent to the student along with a College Financing Plan detailing Aid eligibility, disbursement information, and steps to request Federal Direct Loans.

Cloud County Community College Scholarship deadline is typically March 1st.