Apply for Financial Aid for Summer, Fall Now!
CLARKSDALE – Current and future students interested in attending Coahoma Community College during the 2014 summer or fall semesters can get a jump on paperwork and avoid last minute stress by going ahead and filling out your financial aid paperwork now.
Even if your plans to attend aren’t finalized, CCC’s Financial Aid Director Patricia Brooks encourages students to get their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) done as soon as possible to help expedite the process. Future and returning students interested in receiving a Pell Grant must complete a FAFSA application.
“If students apply early, we can complete their financial aid; which will eliminate the game of musical chairs (for those who wait until the last minute),” said Brooks. “Students would not have a need to visit the financial aid station to complete the registration process.”
Here’s what you need to know about the financial aid process:
Interested in attending upcoming summer school session?
Students interested in attending an upcoming summer session must have completed a 2013-2014 FAFSA application. To complete the application, students will need their 2012 federal tax return transcript as well as their parents’ 2012 federal tax return transcript.
According to Brooks, any student who was enrolled part-time at any time during the 2013-2014 school year, or those who did not attend one or both semesters, can use the balance of their Pell Grant to attend a summer school session. High School Seniors graduating in May of this year ARE eligible to apply for their 2013-2014 FASFA to attend summer school.
Students who were full-time during both the fall 2013 and the spring 2014 semesters are not eligible to receive a Pell Grant to cover summer school expenses.
Planning to attend CCC during the 2014-2015 school terms?
Go ahead and get your copy of the FASFA application now. As an added convenience and to minimize input errors, the online FAFSA allows students to complete the application using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. Students and parents need to have their Federal Student Aid Pin Number on hand to complete the automatic retrieval process. Brooks said it takes about three weeks after IRS processes the tax information for individuals to use IRS Data Retrieval.
The FAFSA applications can be completed online at fafsa.gov. Be sure to designate Coahoma Community College School Code 002401 as a recipient to receive the data.
For questions about the FAFSA application process or for more information, contact CCC’s Financial Aid office at (662) 621-4200.