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FINANCIAL AID
Federal Financial Aid

piggy bank with graduaton cap and moneyFederal Aid Programs offer funds administered by the US Department of Education. Detailed information concerning these funds may be found at the Department of Education's website: www.studentaid.ed.gov, or in their publication The Student Guide available in the CVCC Financial Aid Office. You may also obtain information by calling the US Department of Education's toll-free number: 1-800-433-3243. TTY may call 1-800-730-8913.

In general, to apply for Federal Aid Programs, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually and demonstrate eligibility each time. The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  A paper copy of the FAFSA can be obtained from the web at www.federalstudentaid.ed.gov.

Available Federal Aid Programs:

Federal Pell Grant
Criteria: US citizen or eligible non-citizen with no prior bachelor's degree; enrolled in an eligible program of study, demonstrate financial need and meet eligibility requirements.
Application: FAFSA


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Criteria: US citizen or eligible non-citizen with no prior bachelor's degree; enrolled in an eligible program of study; demonstrate financial need and meet eligibility requirements.
Application: FAFSA

Federal Work Study (FWS)
Criteria: US citizen or permanent resident enrolled in an eligible program; demonstrate financial need and meet eligibility requirements.
Application: FAFSA

Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan and Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
Criteria: US citizen or permanent resident enrolled in an eligible program; enrolled at least half time; meet academic requirements; subsidized loan students must show financial need.
Application: FAFSA and CVCC Loan Application. Must complete entrance counseling requirements. Contact the Financial Aid office for more information.

Additional Unsubsidized Loan
Criteria: Independent student; US citizen or permanent resident enrolled in an eligible program; meet academic requirements; enrolled at least half-time.
Application: FAFSA and CVCC Loan Application. Must complete entrance counseling requirements. Contact the Financial Aid office for more information.

Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Student (PLUS)
Criteria: Parents of a dependent student who is a US citizen or eligible non-citizen enrolled in an eligible program; meet academic requirements; enrolled at least half time; the parents must also meet citizenship requirements.
Application: FAFSA and CVCC PLUS Loan Application
Award Amount: cost of attendance minus other financial aid

 
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