Financial Aid Freeze Dates
The Financial Aid Freeze Date is the point at which your enrollment status is locked for financial aid purposes. This is the date we take a "snapshot" of students' enrollment to establish the "official enrollment" for reporting purposes and financial aid eligibility. At this point in the term, credit hours are locked and financial aid for the term is adjusted to reflect the student's enrolled credits that are eligible to receive financial aid.
For example, if the student registered full time at the beginning of the term and then dropped credits before the financial aid Freeze date, aid is then revised to match their eligibility based on the number of credits enrolled in as of the Freeze Date and types of aid that were awarded. Credits added after the Freeze Date cannot be used to increase financial aid eligibility.
More information about the Financial Aid Freeze dates, please click here.
New FSA ID
The FSA ID - a username and password - has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and 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. If you do not already have an
FSA ID, you can create one when logging in to fafsa.gov, the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®) at
www.nslds.ed.gov, StudentLoans.gov, StudentAid.gov, and Agreement to Serve (ATS) at www.teach-ats.ed.gov.
More information on FSA IDs, click here.
Please click here, for more information about 2014 Education Credit Benefits.
Communication to Students
If you are a current student, emails should be sent from your CPCC student email account. When contacting the Financial Aid Office for information via email, please include your phone number, including area code, your student ID number and a brief message to help our staff expedite your questions. Emails which do not contain your student ID number will be returned to you for that information.
Barnes and Nobles Textbook Rentals
Barnes and Nobles is offering textbook rentals to CPCC students. The following are the basic rules and regulations of the textbook rental program.
More information on textbook rentals can be found on the CPCC Barnes and Nobles bookstore website.
New Priority Dates
You must complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to receive a federal grant or scholarship. While students may apply for federal financial aid throughout the year, CPCC has established the following financial aid processing priority dates for each enrollment period:
December 1st (Spring Semester)
May 1st (Summer Term)
July 1st (Fall Semester)
In order to ensure priority processing and "on-time" delivery of eligible financial aid, students must apply and return all requested forms/verification paperwork to their CPCC Financial Aid Office by the priority processing date. Meeting this priority date gives CPCC the necessary time to review and process your aid request accurately and on time, as determined by eligibility. It is recommended that you begin the financial aid application process at least 3-4 weeks before the priority processing date (for example, on or before the beginning of November 9, 2012 for the Spring 2013 semester).
In Order to Maximize Your Financial Aid
File your FAFSA each year before our July 1st deadline.
Upon notification of your selection of verification, immediately submit all requested documentation to our office for review.
Be sure all documents you submit to our office are signed.
Be sure your name and Student ID number are on all documents you submit.
Keep legible photocopies of all information you submit, and record the date you send in the documents.
If you need copies of your IRS forms, call the IRS at 1 (800) 829-1040 or complete and mail to the IRS Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return. Available at http://www.irs.gov
Regularly check your financial aid status through MyCollege All requests for information and changes to your financial aid package will be communicated via MyCollege and your CPCC Email account.