FAFSA Application Instructions

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.   The results of a student's FAFSA are electronically sent to CCCC when our Federal School Code of 001909 is included on the FAFSA. 

Please watch "How to Fill Out the FAFSA" 

To choose an alternate method to file the FAFSA please visit http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/options.htm

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 a FSA ID user name 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.
  • Review your information, and read and accept the terms and conditions.
  • Confirm your e-mail address using the secure code, which will be sent your unique e-mail address you entered when you created your FSA ID.  Once you verify your e-mail address, you can use it instead of your username to log in to the website.

Please access the Federal Student Aid Website for additional Information on Filling out the FAFSA and Federal Aid Programs. 

Tips for Completing the FAFSA

  • For the 2019-2020 Academic Year, you can apply between October 1, 2018 and June 30, 2020.
  • For the 2020-2021 Academic Year, you can apply between October 1, 2019 and June 30, 2021.
  • There are several Federal Student Aid Programs that have limited funds, so be sure to apply as soon as you can once the FAFSA is available for the year you will be attending school.
  • Students must complete 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.
  • Cloud County Community College Scholarship priority deadline is March 1st.   

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

A notification will be sent to the student along with a Financing Sheet and Offer Guide indicating offer eligibility, disbursement information, and steps to request Federal Direct Loans after the student's Financial Aid file is complete.