What is financial aid?
Financial aid is money to help you pay for college. This comes in a few different forms:
CCV offers a quality education at the lowest cost of any college in Vermont and we are here to help you apply for and receive financial aid.
Applying for Financial Aid
- Create or retrieve your FSA ID. This is a username and password that lets you sign the FAFSA electronically. If you are a dependent student, a parent will need a FSA ID as well.
- Gather documents you’ll need to fill out the FAFSA.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). See the chart below for which FAFSA you should file. CCV’s school code is 011167.
- Complete the Vermont Grant Application (for Vermont residents). On the confirmation page after you’ve completed the FAFSA, there will be a link to the Vermont Student Assistant Corporation’s (VSAC) website. Not a Vermont resident? Check with your home state’s higher education agency regarding possible state grant opportunities.
- Complete the CCV Financial Aid Application for the academic year you plan to attend (see below).
- CCV will receive a copy of your FAFSA within a week after you complete it. You will be contacted via mail, phone or text if any additional documentation is needed. Want to talk with a counselor about what aid you could receive? Contact your local financial aid counselor!
Which FAFSA should I file?
|Fall 2017 – Summer 2018||2017-2018|
|Fall 2018 – Summer 2019||2018-2019|
What information will I need?
- Your Social Security Number (and your parents’ if you are considered dependent).
- Tax return information if you filed taxes (or your parents’ if you are considered dependent). See the chart below for the tax year you should use. These tax forms are usually called “1040” tax returns, or “W-2s.”For the 2018-2019 FAFSA, you’ll be able to import your tax information using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT). The IRS DRT remains the fastest, most accurate way to input your tax return information into the FAFSA form.
- If you did not file taxes, you should gather W-2s from all sources of income as well as any untaxed income. You will also need financial records of any benefit you received, such as child support received or paid, worker’s compensation, or disability income.
|FAFSA Year||Tax or Income Year Used|
Go to our academic calendar for financial aid deadlines.