Financial Aid

Important Financial Aid News

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Need assistance completing the FAFSA and TAP applications for 2024-2025?

There are several virtual FAFSA Completion Sessions available.  No need to come to campus!  Available dates and times can be found here: Please register ASAP.

This is a hands-on workshop, so be ready to complete your FAFSA during the program. If you are a dependent student, both you and your parent contributor(s) will need to be present for the workshop.
You will need to have the following information handy:
(1) FSA IDs for all contributors (if you do not already have a FSA ID, you will need to go to: to set one up.  This will need to be done 3-5 days prior to the workshop.
(2) social security numbers for you and your parent(s) (if your parents have them)
(3) date of birth – month, day, year - for your parent(s)
(4) knowledge of your legal parents’ marital status
(5) parent email address
(6) savings, checking, and investment balances for all contributors
(7) 2022 Federal and State tax forms
(8) Net worth of business and/or farm
(9) Child support received from the LAST complete calendar year


2024-2025 FAFSA Simplification Information:

The FAFSA Simplification Act represents a significant overhaul of federal student aid, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

  • The 2024-2025 FAFSA has fully opened and students are encouraged to complete a FAFSA as soon as possible.
  • The delay in the FAFSA opening will have a nationwide impact on post-secondary educational institutions.
  • On January 30, 2024, the Department of Education announced an additional delay in the delivery of 2024-25 FAFSA form information to colleges and universities across the country. The anticipated timeline to receive student FAFSA information is early March 2024.
  • The Expected Family Contribution (WFC) is being replaced by the Student Aid Index (SAI).
  • The term Contributor is anyone who is asked ti provide information on the FAFSA- the student, student spouse, parent(s), and stepparent(s) for examples.  Contributors are required to have a FSA ID.  
  • All contributors are required to provide consent to have their 2022 IRS tac data imported directly into the FAFSA.  Consent is required even if a contributor did not file taxes in 2022.  If a contributor does not provide consent, the SAI will not be calculated and financial aid eligibility cannot be determined.
  • We will continue to update this webpage as we receive more information from the Department of Education.


Are you a Spring 2024 admitted student? Complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA application today to have your financial aid in  order prior to the start of the semester.

If you are a New York State student, please make sure you have applied for the TAP Grant. If you missed  the link at the end of the FAFSA application, please complete on HESC ASAP.

  • Do you need to speak to someone at HESC? They are now taking 1-on-1 appointments through their new online appointment scheduler Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:30 pm. Schedule an appointment here: HESC Online Appointment Scheduler
  • Additional important information may have been sent to you via email from HESC. Please take a couple of minutes to read it now.

Monitor your CCC email for notifications and next steps.

Summer Financial Aid

Did you know that you could be eligible for grants (free money) to help pay for summer courses?

If you were a full-time student fall and spring semester and received the Federal Pell Grant, you could be eligible for additional Federal Pell Grant money if you are registered for 6 credits or more in your degree program. 

If you were part time either semester, you may even have eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant for one or more classes.

More information on Summer Financial Aid.