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Financial Aid

Apply for Financial Aid

Priority Dates

Fall Term - June 1
Spring Term - November 1
Summer Term - April 1

Steps to apply for Financial Aid

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at [FAFSA.gov] and include CACC’s School Code of 001007. If you are completing a FAFSA for the first time, you will need to create an FSA ID for yourself and a parent (if you are under the age of 24).

  2. The Enrollment Services Office must have a completed admission application and all official transcripts for financial aid application to be processed.

  3. After submitting your FAFSA online, please monitor your email for any messages from CACC Financial Aid or Inceptia, our verification partner.

  4. If you are selected for Verification, you will receive an email from Inceptia inviting you to sign up and complete the verification process through the Verification Gateway.

  5. Check your MyCACC portal for any additional financial aid requirements. Submit any requested documents or forms to Financial Aid

  6. After completing steps 1 through 5, you may begin checking your MyCACC portal for any financial aid awards. Please allow at least 6-8 weeks for processing. You may also email financial_aid@cacc.edu with any questions.

Helpful Resources

How to Create Your FSA ID
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What To Do If I Forgot My FSA ID Password
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Fall 2019 Timeline

Date Information
October 1, 2018 2019-2020 FAFSA is available to complete on FAFSA.gov
February 1, 2019 2019-2020 CACC Scholarship Applications due
June 1, 2019 Priority Deadline for Fall 2019 Financial Aid - FAFSA and any required documents. Check your MyCACC for requirements
August 15, 2019 Last day of Fall registration - all Tuition and Fees must be paid by 4:00pm
August 20, 2019 First Day of Fall Semester. Financial aid balances are available to charge books in the bookstore.
August 26, 2019 Last date to use financial aid balances in the bookstore.
September 2, 2019 Pell Grant refund checks mailed. Loan refund checks mailed, except for first-time borrowers
September 19, 2019 Loan refund checks for first-time borrowers mailed

Spring 2020 Timeline

Date Information
October 1, 2018 2019-2020 FAFSA is available to complete on FAFSA.gov
November 1, 2019 Priority Deadline for Spring 2020 Financial Aid - FAFSA and any required documents. Check your MyCACC portal for outstanding requirements
January 2, 2020 Last day of Spring registration - all Tuition and Fees must be paid by 4:00pm
January 8, 2020 First Day of Spring Semester. Financial aid balances are available to charge books in the bookstore.
January 14, 2020 Last date to use financial aid balances in the bookstore.
January 22, 2020 Pell Grant refund checks mailed. Loan refund checks mailed, except for first-time borrowers
February 7, 2020 Loan refund checks for first-time borrowers mailed

Summer 2020 Timeline

Date Information
October 1, 2018 2019-2020 FAFSA is available to complete on FAFSA.gov
April 1, 2020 Priority Deadline for Summer 2020 Financial Aid - FAFSA and any required documents. Check your MyCACC portal for outstanding requirements
May 21, 2020 Last day of Summer registration - all Tuition and Fees must be paid by 4:00pm
May 27, 2020 First Day of Summer Semester. Financial aid balances are available to charge books in the bookstore.
June 2, 2020 Last date to use financial aid balances in the bookstore.
June 10, 2020 Pell Grant refund checks mailed. Loan refund checks mailed, except for first-time borrowers
June 26, 2020 Loan refund checks for first-time borrowers mailed