The 2024-25 FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is different from previous years, but CCV is here to help you through the process. The first step to attending CCV is to complete our free application for admission. Once you submit your application, follow these clear steps to get started on financial aid. Have questions? Our financial aid team is here to help.

Applying for Financial Aid

  1. Gather documents you’ll need to fill out for the FAFSA®.
  2. 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. As you begin the FAFSA, you (and a parent/guardian or spouse if their information is required) need to create or retrieve your FSA ID. This lets you sign the FAFSA electronically and allows your contributors to agree to using their personally identifiable information to calculate your aid. If you are applying for the first time, you and your contributors should create an FSA ID 2-3 business days before you begin the FAFSA.
  3. Complete the Vermont Grant Application (for Vermont residents). Not a Vermont resident? Check with your home state’s higher education agency regarding possible state grant opportunities.
  4. Schedule an appointment with VSAC’s Educational Opportunity Center (EOC). VSAC Outreach supports adult learners in accessing college and career training services. In partnership with CCV, EOC counselors can connect students with local community resources or provide support in helping them enroll in school. Please call 877-961-4369 to set up a time to talk with an EOC counselor.
  5. 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 financial aid counselor about what aid you could receive? Contact your local financial aid counselor!

    Vermont residents may contact VSAC about State grant opportunities at 1-800-882-4166, by emailing, or by checking MyVSAC Work with Grants at
Which FAFSA should I file?
Semester AttendingFAFSA
Summer 20242023-2024
Fall 20242024-2025
Spring 20252024-2025
Summer 20252024-2025
What information will I need?
  • Verified account username and password (FSA ID)
  • Parent or spouse contributor name, date of birth, Social Security number, and email address
  • Income and asset information:
    • Tax return information if you filed taxes (and 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.” You’ll be able to import your tax information using the Financial Aid Direct Data Exchange on the FAFSA. The Direct Data Exchange is 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 YearTax or Income Year Used
How long will it take?

It takes most people less than one hour to fill out the FAFSA form, including gathering any personal documents and financial information needed to complete it.

Ready to get started?

Apply today or contact us with any questions.