Central Alabama Community College (CACC) joins the higher education community and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) to celebrate February as Financial Aid Awareness month.
As part of this initiative, CACC is promoting “File Your FAFSA Now” for the 2021-2022 academic year. The 2021-2022 academic year at CACC is Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022. A student planning to come Summer 2021 would also need to complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA. The FAFSA is the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid and is free to complete at fafsa.govand starts the process to apply for Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal Student Loans, Federal Work-Study and other federal or state funds that may be available. In addition, many scholarships (including CACC scholarships) require students to complete the FAFSA as a requirement to be considered. The 2021-2022 FAFSA opened on October 1, 2020 and uses the 2019 Federal Tax Return information. Applying for the FAFSA early is the way to go! Waiting until the last minute can delay the financial aid offer and cause a student to miss out on any funding that is first-come, first-served. If you are planning to attend CACC, remember to list CACC’s Federal School Code, 001007, so that the Financial Aid Office will receive your application. Once the FAFSA is completed, the Financial Aid Office may be required by the government to ask for additional information so remember to keep a check on your personal and school email for instructions to receive a financial aid offer.
CACC offers scholarships to eligible students. The application deadline is March 1st. To apply, go to www.cacc.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/ and complete the application and submit it electronically. Students must apply for admission and apply for FAFSA to be eligible. Everyone who plans to attend CACC is encouraged to apply.
The CACC Financial Aid Office is here to help all students and parents with financial aid questions and offer guidance on how to pay for college. Anyone seeking more information may email firstname.lastname@example.org.