All financial aid programs have specific eligibility requirements, application forms, and deadlines. When you receive financial aid, you have the responsibility to make sure you are doing everything you can to retain your eligibility. Complete information about financial aid is available in the Student Handbook, or from a Financial Aid Counselor.

General Eligibility Requirements for Federal Financial Aid

  • You must have demonstrated financial need for need-based federal student aid programs.
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • You must have a valid Social Security number (Except students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).
  • You must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program at CCV.
  • You must have a high school diploma, GED, or have completed a home school program.
  • You must be enrolled in at least 6 credits except for the federal Pell Grant program.
  • You must not be in default on federal student loans or owe a refund on previously awarded financial aid.
  • You must provide consent and approval to have your federal tax information transferred directly into your 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.
  • You must maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Federal financial aid can only pay for courses that meet degree or certificate completion requirements.

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